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Juneteenth Observance planned at Patriots Park BIG BANG BOOM performs June 15 at Patriots Park. Photo by Eric Morgensen Photography

Big Bang Boom at Patriots Park BIG BANG BOOM's live show kicks on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at Patriots Park with a high-energy performance that get both parents and children out of their seats and moving. From calling the kids on stage for the "SpongeBob Chorus" to the "Parents vs. Kids Hokey-pokey Challenge," Big Bang Boom has made certain that there is no sitting down at this fun and energetic show! Playing covers with a

twist combined with their hard rocking funky original music has made BIG BANG BOOM the highest demanded children's act in North Carolina. Kick off Summer Reading at Mauney Memorial Library with this high-energy “kindie” rock band that you and your kids will love! The program takes place at Patriots Park Amphitheatre, 220 South Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain.

Mauney Memorial Library and the City of Kings Mountain will host a Juneteenth Observance, Friday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m., in Patriots Park and the Liberty Falls Amphitheatre. What is Juneteenth? On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed. Members of the community, as well as musician Jett Edwards, will participate in the Juneteenth observance commemorating this historic event. A special showing of Bright Star Touring Theatre’s, Black History Heroes, Soldiers and Spies will be presented on the Amphitheatre’s media screen as well. Black History Heroes, Soldiers and Spies is production featuring several important figures from American history are brought to the stage to share the importance of their work. Audiences will join the courageous Buf-

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falo Soldier, Colonel Charles Young as he helps settle the American West and some of our first National Parks. They’ll also meet The Tuskegee Airmen as they take flight to help win WWII and Mary Elizabeth Bowser as she spies for the Union during The Civil War.

The event, scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain. For more information, please call Mauney Memorial Library, at 704739-2371.

The Voltage Brothers will take the stage at 6:30 pm on Saturday, July 2 at Patriot’s Park.

Two celebrations, one city

City of KM celebrates Independence Day, July 2 The Nantz’s trees were clipped, breaking the tops of trees. See more photos on page 8A. Photos by Pucky Nantz

Celebrate our nation’s independence as the City of Kings Mountain presents Red, White, and Boom! On Saturday, July 2, 2022, the city will produce two events simultaneously to honor our

country on its 246th birthday. Bring your family to Patriots Park in Downtown for food trucks and inflatables. DJ Tony Cutlass and Eric Bowman will MC the event from Lib-

erty Falls Amphitheatre. The Voltage Brothers will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. An amazing patriotic laser light show will take over Patriots Park at 9:45 p.m. The City of Kings Mountain will present

their signature, unrivaled fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. as well from the Deal Park Walking Track (located behind the YMCA) with music that syncs to your radio at 101.1 FM. See CELEBRATIONS, Page 8A

Storm hits KM, Pickin’ at the trees down Park Thursday By Loretta Cozart

A strong storm swept through Kings Mountain on Wednesday afternoon, June 8, around 5:30 pm, breaking

trees and in one case, dropping it into a homeowner’s pool. Several citizens reported damage, including Mary “Pucky” Nantz and Jennifer Ann Conner, who had large trees down in their yards. No injuries from the storm were reported and most of the damage was to the trees, and not to other property.

Thursday nights in Downtown Kings Mountain will sound much sweeter this Summer as the City of Kings Mountain and the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame partner to host Pickin’ at the Park. Pickin’ at the Park is a free acoustic jam session which will run every Thurs-

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■ OBITUARIES

Thomas Richard Reynolds

Andrew (Andy) Henry Janelle

Thomas Richard Reynolds, age 76, of Kings Mountain, NC passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. Richard was born April 11, 1946 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Dorothy Buckalew and Tom Reynolds. Richard was a 1964 graduate of Kings Mountain High School. He married the love of his life, Cecile Williams on January 1, 1965. Richard was retired Police Chief of Kings Mountain Police Department where he served the community of Kings Mountain for over 30 years. After retiring from Kings Mountain Police Department, Richard continued to serve the citizens of Cleveland County as a deputy of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years. Richard was a faithful member of the First Wesleyan Church of Kings Mountain. Richard’s passion and friendships evolved around the Midway I and Midway II fishing lakes in Kings Mountain where he loved to fish. Most of all, Richard loved and served his family with all he could give. Richard is survived by his wife, Cecile Williams Reynolds; his son Mike Reynolds (Teresa) of Greenville, SC; and his son Todd Reynolds (Michelle) of Trinity, NC; his granddaughter Elizabeth Reynolds Ottaway (Alek) of High Point, NC; his grandson Andrew Reynolds of Greensboro, NC; his sister Chris Moudy of Kings Mountain, NC and his aunt Colleen Tate of Kings Mountain, NC. Richard was preceded in death by his father Tom Reynolds, his mother Dorothy Buckalew Reynolds and his infant brother Michael Colon Reynolds. Richard leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish his memories. A visitation for Richard will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM at First Wesleyan Church, 505 Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2:00 PM. Committal will follow the service in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC. Attending current and retired Law Enforcement Officers are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers and reserved seating will be provided. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 505 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086, www.engagefwc.com. Richard’s family would like to thank Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain, NC for assisting Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive, Greenville, SC. with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mackeycenturydrive.com for the Reynolds family.

Gastonia, NC – Andrew (Andy) Henry Janelle of Gastonia, NC, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2022, in the care of Gaston Hospice, Robin Johnson House. Andy was born on November 23, 1939, in Manchester, NH, where he lived until his graduation from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1956. The first in his family to attend college, he graduated from General Motors Institute in Flint, MI in 1960 with a BS in mechanical engineering. From there, he embarked on a successful career in business and manufacturing. Andy held engineering and managerial positions at General Motors, Foster Grant, and Blum’s Inc. before becoming the VP of Operations for Ilco-Unican and later Schlage Lock, in Rocky Mount, NC. Later in his career, he was the CEO of Ren Electronics and finally Cablelink in Kings Mountain, NC. Throughout his career, Andy was involved in numerous civic and community organizations. After retiring in 1998, Andy enjoyed golfing with friends and cruising around the world with his beloved wife Margie. His family and friends will always remember his great intellect and sharp wit. Preceding Andy in death were his wife, Margorie (Schnakenberg) Janelle; parents, Alphee and Lucille Janelle; sister, Lorraine Truesdell and grandson, Christopher Burgess. He is survived by his children, Christopher (Sherri) Janelle, Denise (Richard) Hill and Michael Janelle; stepson, Jim Schnakenberg; brother, Armand Janelle; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 9 nieces/nephews. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC, with Deacon Bill Melton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Robin Johnson House, 5005 Shepards Way Dr., Dallas, NC 28024. Condolence messages may be made online at www. mcleanfuneral. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Janelle family.

CCSO inmate dies while in custody On June 7, at approximately 1:49 a.m., Brandon Allen Curry, an inmate at the Cleveland County Detention Center from Shelby was found unresponsive in his cell. Officers administered CPR on Mr. Curry while emergency medical services (EMS) were called. All attempts by Officers and EMS to save Mr. Curry’s life were unsuccessful. Mr. Curry was pronounced dead by EMS. Standard protocol of the Sheriff’s Office is to contact the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations to investigate any in-custody death. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a parallel internal investigation. In efforts to prevent compromising the ongoing investigations, no further statements will be made at this time.

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KM, Gastonia men charged in Dollar General robberies On June 8, Deputies with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle related to multiple “smash and grab robberies” in our region. The occupants of the vehicle have been linked and charged with 8 break-ins of Dollar General Stores in Cleveland County, with thefts of mostly cigarettes. Suspects in the case include Gregory Travis Gene Hopper, 41, 906 Church Street, Kings Mountain, and Jason Spurling, 43, 305 Hoyle Circle, Gastonia. Both were given no bond. The suspects were charged with eight counts of Breaking and Entering, six counts of Larceny, and Possession of Burglary Tools. These break-ins and larcenies occurred over the past couple of months. The first reported to the Sheriff’s Office on April 19, and the most recent reported on June 4. As a result of these break-ins deputies were conducting surveillance and high visibility patrols near area Dollar General Stores. On June 8, around 5:00 a.m. a deputy spotted a vehicle near a Dollar General Store that matched the suspect vehicle captured on video surveillance during one of the previous break-ins. The deputy stopped the

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vehicle and contacted the occupants. The occupants were evasive in their responses and made several statements that the deputies found to be untrue. Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered masks, a crowbar, black trash bags, and a BB pistol, all items used in the previous Dollar General Store break-ins. Subsequently, deputies arrested the occupants for possession of burglary tools and notified detectives who responded and assisted with the case. As a result of the evidence discovered during the vehicle stop and subsequent investigation, detectives have been able to link these suspects to other “smash and grab” break-ins at Dollar General Stores throughout the region, including cases in South Carolina. Charges are anticipated in those cases as well. The Dollar General Stores in Cleveland

County were located at the listed locations: • 125 N. Academy Street, Mooresboro, NC • 2526 Blacksburg Road, Grover, NC • 924 Margrace Road, Kings Mountain, NC • 3020 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC • 845 Old Stubbs Road, Cherryville, NC • 4820 Fallston Road, Fallston, NC • 217 N. Main Street, Boiling Springs, NC • 1810 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC Sheriff Norman said “boots on the ground led to the arrest of these suspects. I feel certain that this investigation will continue to grow across State lines as more victims are identified. People like these suspects should have been gainfully employed but instead chose to steal. The local establishments, in turn, must pass their loss along to the hardworking people of our County and State.”

Marlow wanted for death by vehicle O n June 13, Clevel a n d County Sheri f f ’ s Office shared t h a t MARLOW Ronnie Edward Marlow, 53, is wanted for death by vehicle (NCSHP) and was added to the Most Wanted List. Marlow is described as weighing 210 pounds, 5’,8” tall, with scars on his left cheek. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s office by using their mobile app or by calling 704.484.4822.

Sheriff adds Russel to Most Wanted List Africa Mekeda Russell, 24, has been added to the Sheriff’s M o s t Wanted RUSSELL List. She is described as 5 feet tall, and 201 lbs. Russell is wanted for felony possession of Cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of Schedule II CS.

■ POLICE ARRESTS JUNE 2: Tammy Allen Clark 46, 1401 Shelby Road, possession of meth, felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, $2,000 secured bond. JUNE 2: Tammy Allen Clark, 46, 1401 Shelby Road, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, $2,000 secured bond. JUNE 2: Jamie Christopher Wilkins, 48, 204 Walker Street, assault with a deadly weapon, $2,000 secured bond. JUNE 2: Angel Gail Fowler, 42, 204 Walker Street, communicating threats, simple assault, $2,000 secured bond. JUNE 3: Germale Montana Roseborough, 35, Rock Hill, SC, violation of domestic violence order, no bond. JUNE 4: Jaquayla Marie McClure, 19, 221 N. Watterson Street, misdemeanor larceny, criminal summons. JUNE 4; Joseph Carter Glover, 33, Bessemer City, driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond. JUNE 4: Christian Hart Hambright, 27, 140 Wright Road, possession with intent to sell, deliver marijuana, felony, simple possession Schedule III, $7,500 secured bond. JUNE 5: Celetha Latoria Jackson, 40, 221 N. Watterson Street, driving while license revoked, not impaired, two counts; speeding, $1,500 secured bond. JUNE 5: Kristopher Bradley Fox, 33, Charlotte, injury to personal property, citation. JUNE 6: Michael Seun Ajayi, 39, 612 Charles Street, 92, assault on a female, no bond. JUNE 7: Rodney Avery Boyd, 47, 227 Walker Street, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, order for arrest, expired

registration, $1,000 secured bond. JUNE 8: Datrixian Nehemiah Seigle, 18, 510 N. Piedmont Avenue, injury to personal property, $500 secured bond. INCIDENTS JUNE 2: A resident of Belcaro Drive reported theft of cash. JUNE 6: A resident of Charles Street reported theft of a wallet containing cash and driver’s license. JUNE 7: A resident of Somerset Drive reported vehicle break-ins and theft of three wallets containing personal items, credit and debit cards and keys. JUNE 7: A resident of Garrison Drive reported theft of a 1995 Subaru Legacy SW and a 1998 Buick LeSabra Custom 4S. JUNE 7: Walmart, 1011 Shelby Road, reported a customer walked away with groceries he didn’t pay for. JUNE 7: A resident of Clinton Drive reported theft of a silver-colored van. JUNE 7: Mike’s Food Store, 314 N. Piedmont Avenue, reported that a customer took 50 bags of assorted potato chips and threw them on the ground. JUNE 8: KM Laundry, East King Street, reported the break-in of two drink machines doing damage of $700 and theft of $400 in US currency from the machines. JUNE 8: High Road Auto, 512 Linwood Road,

reported theft of a Catalytic converter from a vehicle with estimated cost of $500. CITATIONS JUNE 2: Kevin Shane Clark, 46, 1401 Shelby Road, revoked license, no insurance, open container, expired tag. JUNE 2: Jeffrey Scott Martin, 34, 1142 Rollingbrook Court, no vehicle registration, no certificate of title, no tag number displayed. JUNE 2: Robert Todd Smith, 28, Bessemer City, expired tag. JUNE 3: Bobby Ray Cline, 36, Dallas, expired tag, no inspection, license plate frame violation. JUNE 3: Sheila Denise Carnes, 47, 119-15 Mountainside Drive, expired tag, altered tag, no vehicle inspection. JUNE 4: Joseph Carter Glover, 33, 808 Bethlehem Road, revoked license, expired tag, no inspection. JUNE 4: Christopher Michael Huntsinger, 309 S. Juniper Street B, fictitious tag. JUNE 5: Jaquayla Marie McClure, 19, 221 N. Watterson Street, revoked driver’s license. JUNE 6: Cassie Ann Conard, 18, 414 Scotland Drive, improper equipment, head lamps. JUNE 9: Joyce Sutton Wood, 57, 125 Stewart Road, no liability insurance. WRECKS MAY 25: Officer Carpenter said Ashlie Dye,

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132 Dixon School Road, operating a 2016 Hyundai, attempted to merge into the turn lane on NC 161 at East Gold Street and struck a 2015 Jeep operated by Brooklynn Cogdell of Shelby. Property damage was estimated at $2,500. JUNE 2: Officer Price said Barbara Lawing of Cherryville, operating a 2017 Nissan, rear-ended a 2009 Honda operated by Beverly Perkins, 158 Galilee Church Road, operating a 2008 Honda. The accident happened on US 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $1,600. JUNE 8: Officer Childers said Jacques Luc Everson, 402 West Mountain Street, operating a 1997 Dodge, reported he had something in his eye and in the process of cleaning the glasses fell off and he looked down and ran off the road to avoid striking another vehicle and then hit three vehicle in the parking lot on S. Battleground Avenue. The other drivers were listed as Tommie Lee Bright, 134 Ole Farm Place, operating a 2009 Honda, Keith Swaney, 102 Fulton Drive, operating a 2012 Nissan, and Joshua Taylor, Cherryville, operating 2015 Chevrolet. Property damages were estimated at $3,500.


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Tickets on sale now for Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame’s inaugural Induction Ceremony Induction Ceremony to be held Sept. 17, 2022 at the Don Gibson Theatre The Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame in partnership with the Don Gibson Theatre invite you to join them Saturday, September 17, as they induct their first class of musical pioneers into the Hall of Fame. Tickets are now on sale for this event by visiting the box office at the Don Gibson Theatre, ordering by phone at 704.487.8114 or purchasing online at www. dongibsontheatre.com. The Don Gibson Theatre is located at 318 Washington Street, Shelby. Earl Scruggs and Don Gibson, both natives of Shelby, highlight the first class. Joining Scruggs and Gibson are, legendary disc jockey Hugh Dover, who worked at both local stations WOHS in Shelby and WKMT in Kings Mountain, Bobby Rogers, owner of

Bobby’s Records and Rogers Theatre, Kings Mountain native and renowned record producer Ron Feemster, and JB and Kathleen Lewis as well as Herman and Jean Dawson, owners of J&K Records. Also, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, will be two hit records recorded by artists from Cleveland County. This year, the records will be “I Love the Nightlife” by Alicia Bridges and “Timber I’m Falling in Love” by Patty Loveless. Musical guests will be on hand to honor the inductees. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm followed by the ceremony at 7:30pm. The Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame was established in 2019. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to honor the legacy of pioneers from Cleveland County whose talent has enriched the musical landscape of the area in which they live/lived while giving the tools needed to future generations of musicians

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DON GIBSON to hone their craft. In 2021, Calvin and Teresa Hastings donated the WOHS studios on Hwy 74. In that building, the Hall of Fame plans to house a museum as well as recording studio and a

learning center for students, who want to play an instrument. For more information on the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame and the induction ceremony itself,

HUGH DOVER contact the Hall at 704-6925246 or visit their website at www.ccmusichallofame.

org You may also visit their Facebook page at @ CCMUSICHALL.

Helping home births and assisting with baby formula shortage Women representing the March of Dimes movement visited Sen. Ted Alexander’s office last week. “We had a long and thoughtful discussion regarding how the March of Dimes is helping to relieve stress on our hospitals and their staff through the promotion of doulas,” said Senator Alexander. Senator Ted Alexander with March of Dime representatives. A doula acts Photo provided as a mediator between patients conduct childbirth at risk pregnancies. These and hospitals. They help home for low/middle doulas will be certified

and are trained in case of pregnancy complications. This allows doctors and medical staff to focus on high-risk pregnancies.

The March of Dimes is promoting community milk banks which may help to alleviate national baby formula shortages.

Angela Malloy, third from left, runs the only community milk bank in our state, located in Cumberland County.

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Mimi Mercier Bowman’s dog, Emmy, wasn’t going to be denied entrance to her favorite Kings Mountain shop, Uncommon Artisans. The duo enjoys visiting Cobb, with her shop’s welcoming atmosphere offering lively conversation and humor, along with great coffee, making it a great place to shop. Join Cobb in her ongoing Scrabble game or submit a suggestion to name the Kat! Photo provided


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OPINION

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

TODAY’S QUOTE:

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

Forty-two years ago, the Herald carried a story on downtown LORETTA revitalCOZART ization. What was written then is pertinent today as small businesses along Mountain Street and Cherokee Street struggle to keep their doors open. The first section of the city’s current Streetscape project will not be completed until sometime in July. And the second part of that same phase will not be completed until the Fall. Even though businesses nearby have not yet dealt with construction at their own front doors, they have certainly felt it in their cash registers already. This situation is even worse for shops whose customers have difficulty reaching, or cannot access their businesses at all, due to construction. If shoppers are cut-off from downtown businesses, how are those businesses to survive while the city repairs its

infrastructure and prepares the downtown for future growth? It makes no sense to take on infrastructure projects at the expense of current businesses already invested in the community if those businesses die in the process. How the city, and the community, supports these small business owners will determine how the business climate of Kings Mountain is perceived by potential new investors going forward. It will be interesting to see if the city is willing to step-up and do anything to help those businesses who are negatively impacted by the customer desert their Streetscape project itself in has created. Here is the short article published on August 29, 1979. “Downtown revitalization? It was interesting to note in a story last Thursday that a downtown revitalization program Is now on the city’s priority list.” “This Is not the first time this program has been talked, but we sincerely hope it Is the last: last be-

cause this time something positive will have been done in this area,” the article pointed out. “The interest was there before in some minds, but lip service doesn’t get the job done. The downtown business community is the heart of this city. It always has been. It was the center around which life here revolved.” “This comment is in no way meant to snub the business sections lying without the downtown because those areas are of great and vital service to the community at large. What is meant here about creating a positive atmosphere in the downtown area goes deeper than just business,” the writer added. “The mayor has made some strong statements about this time a revitalization program getting all the attention it deserves and then some. But this project is going to require a lot of assistance from the city officials, businesspeople and private citizens working in concert.” “And in order for this push to be successful, a lot

of attitudes in the downtown area are going to have to change. We don’t believe new life will ever be pumped into the downtown business district if individual businesses feel, or are made to feel, they are fighting this battle alone.” The story concluded, “Sure, the businesses are owned by Individuals or companies and offer different types of services to the public. But the General Business District is

still a community, and in any community, it takes cooperation between all concerned to keep that community breathing.” Two decades ago, the revitalization topic was important, and it remains important today because these projects impact the lives of people who run businesses in downtown Kings Mountain. Their very existence depends upon it. The city’s infrastructure projects should do no

harm to local businesses. The fact that a project could have a negative impact should have been taken into consideration as a worst-case scenario during the project’s planning stages, especially if the work impacts how customers access these small businesses. How the city deals with this issue will be a bigger tell and their response could impact future business growth for decades to come.

Looking Back Protecting our children from the shooters

The photo is taken on West Mountain Street looking west toward Battleground Avenue. Considering the drugstore on the corner, and the unpaved street, an estimated guess as to the date of the photo is 1890 – 1910. In 1890, a fire burned all the buildings on the east side of Battleground Avenue, then called Railroad Avenue, all the way down to Mauney Brothers Store. The Mountainview Hotel can be seen across the railroad tracks and was razed by the Cash brothers in the late 1940’s to build the Joy Theater.

Letter to the Editor: We are Lucky to have Tim Moore This past week I presided over my first Town and State Dinner at the Raleigh Convention Center for the NC League of Municipalities (NCLM). It is an event where city officials and state legislators enjoy fellowship as we share ideas on how we can make our state even better. North Carolina is in great

shape. Compared with other states as our legislature has been fiscally responsible and it starts with good leadership. We are blessed! The Local Government Commission oversees all NC cities and with 539 cities there are some in distress. The General Assembly included in its budget 25 million dollars for the NC League of Municipalities to help cities that

need help administering and reporting requirements for their share of the American Recovery Plan grants. Also, they gave monies to help those distressed cities with their financial condition by funding NCLM in developing new software for financial reporting required by the state each year. While doing an interview with Tim Moore, I felt so grateful that Tim rep-

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Most federal career politicians end up very wealthy. They Glenn Mollette make Guest Editorial good salaries. They have great health insurance and very nice retirement packages. They typically develop political action committees that cover expenses the government doesn’t pay. When they retire, they can donate campaign funds they have accumulated throughout the years to their own non- profits and administer the funds. Most Americans know

how lucrative a lifetime of “public service” can become and few really care. Most of us have more to worry about than the jet-setting lifestyles of our rich and famous U.S. Senators and Representatives. What torches many of us is their inability and often flat-out refusal to do anything. Too many of them are spineless wimps who are terrified of casting a vote that might hinder their reelection. You’ve probably noticed that most, and often all, of the Republicans vote the “party line” and all the Democrats do the same. How does this help us? I’m tired of the “red versus the blue” debates and/or arguments and

vice-versa. Doesn’t anybody have an opinion that differs from their “grand ole party”? It’s obvious that Americans are torn into shreds over the gun issue. There is no perfect answer. However, doing nothing isn’t working to save the next group of children begging for help in 911 calls. The least our leaders can do is raise the age to 21 to own any kind of labeled assault weapon. Personally, I would push for 25 but honestly there is no “golden number”. Old people can go crazy with assault-style weapons as easy as eighteen-yearolds. We’ve seen more school shootings from See SHOOTERS, Page 5A

resents us! Not only has he taken care of us by always listening and always responding he must be mindful of what is best for the whole state. Most importantly, I appreciate Tim Moore and what he means to our community and his dedication to our citizens. He is always on the go. But when he is home and you see him, tell him how much we appreciate his dedication and sacrifice to us all! President Scott Neisler, NCLM

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No-cost dental and medical Liberty Mountain returns to the Joy Performance Center clinic screening June 25 On June 25, the North Carolina Baptist Men and Elizabeth Baptist Church will be providing a no-cost dental and medical clinic screening. This service is to be conducted by application only and will be held at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Rd. in Shelby.

on Friday, June 24

There is limited availability, thus having an application does not guarantee an appointment. Applications must be submitted by 12 p.m. on June 17. The link to the application may be found by visiting https://files.constantcontact.

Governor provides a Day of Personal Observance Leave for state employees Governor Roy Cooper today signed Executive Order 262 to provide up to eight hours of paid Personal Observance Leave to employees of Cabinet Agencies. Other state agencies, commissions, boards, or offices may choose to adopt the policy for their personnel. The leave may be used by eligible employees for any single shift or calendar day of personal significance, including but not limited to days of cultural or religious importance. This is another step to help ensure that North Carolina can continue to attract, retain, and support top talent in its workforce. “North Carolina is at its best when we celebrate our diversity and show respect for the cultural and faith traditions of all North Carolinians,” Governor Cooper said. “We’re proud of our diverse, talented state government workforce and encourage employees to use this leave to observe a date that’s important to them, their family or their

community.” Personal Observance Leave will become available to eligible state employees for use beginning no later than June 16. This means that employees scheduled to work on Sunday, June 19 may request to use this leave to observe Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, or may use it for a future occasion of importance to them. Likewise, employees with Monday-Friday work schedules may request to use this leave the Friday before or Monday after Juneteenth. As with other forms of leave available to state employees, use of Personal Observance Leave should be requested at least two weeks before the leave is taken, unless impractical, and approved by the employee’s supervisor. When necessary to avoid impact to agency services – for example, if many employees request Personal Observance Leave on the same day – supervisors may ask

employees to take their leave at different times. The Order directs employers to treat Personal Observance Leave requests as sincere and legitimate. Employees do not need to explain or justify use of this leave. A set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for employees and managers is available on the NC Office of State Human Resources website here. The day of Personal Observance Leave will be available to eligible state employees in addition to the 12 existing paid state holidays. Per statute, the Holidays Policy provides 12 paid holidays per year including Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Veterans Day, and three days for Christmas. Other paid holidays include New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and two days for Thanksgiving.

Five things to know if COVID-19 cases rise in your area A significant increase in positive cases of COVID19 led Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to raise its COVID-19 Community Level to “Medium/ Yellow,” which means people with underlying medical conditions or who are at higher risk for severe disease, should take more precautions. In Cleveland County, the COVID-19 level is still low. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an increase in cases and won’t be the last. But as our community continues to adjust to the ebbs and flows of this disease, Katie Passaretti, MD, Atrium Health vice president and enterprise chief epidemiologist, shares five things to know when COVID-19 cases rise. Every wave is differ-

ent. This most recent increase wasn’t as sharp as when omicron first hit our area. The illnesses haven’t been as severe for as many people as we saw with the delta surge. But it has reached the point where many of us have friends or family members who either recently had or currently have COVID-19. The good news is that we aren’t seeing the same increases when it comes to COVID-related hospitalizations. That’s because the illnesses haven’t been as severe, and more people are vaccinated or have recently had COVID-19. Masks – and distancing – still work. At this point in the pandemic, we know what works. The same things that have gotten us through the last several

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years still make a difference: Stay home if you’re sick Wear a mask indoors and keep your distance from others to reduce potential spread Stay up to date on your COVID-19 (and soon flu!) vaccines, including any recommended boosters These precautions are especially important for those who are at higher risk because of medical conditions, age, or vaccination status. And if you’re vaccinated but haven’t gotten your booster(s) yet, there’s never a bad time. Vaccinations make a difference. A big part of the reason we aren’t seeing a massive increase in hospitalizations is because a large portion of our community is vaccinated, combined with the fact that a lot of the people have had a recent infection. Vaccines continue to be the safest and most effective method to prevent severe illness. Boosters are now available for everyone over the age of five and many people are now eligible for a second booster. The vaccine landscape will probably change further over the course of the summer with changes to vaccine options, potential

SHOOTERS From Page 4A those under 21 which makes it a reasonable place to start. Establishing a six-month waiting period to buy an assault-style weapon will not hurt anyone. Background checks are vital but again will not be a cure-all because often the shooters have unblemished back-

Historians agree that the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780 turned the tide of the American Revolution and began the series of victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later. The rugged Patriot frontiersmen who defeated a larger, better-trained force of Loyalists at Kings Mountain secured for all of us the freedoms we enjoy today. We will soon begin our seventh season of “Liberty Mountain,” the Revolutionary War Drama, at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. It’s a compelling story of the settling of the Carolinas by pilgrims from the Old World who came to our land to build new lives, raise good families, and worship as they pleased. Our production is an action-filled 90 minutes that intimately portrays the lives of these hardy men, women, and children. It is an immersive experience of special effects, sights, and sounds. Audiences in our previous seasons have come away entertained and inspired. “Liberty Mountain” features a cast of more than 30 actors in a fast-moving, action-packed drama. Playwright Robert Inman says, “The talented cast and

crew bring our audience a production that is true to history, highly entertaining, and inspiring. Every American should know the story of Kings Mountain and the crucial role it played in granting us the freedoms we enjoy today.” Director Caleb Sigmon has been guiding “Liberty Mountain” since its premier in 2014. He says, “We use the entire auditorium to bring the story to life. We immerse the audience in the action. It’s great entertainment for the entire family.” The play incorporates authentic weapons and costumes. “Liberty Mountain” opens on Friday, June 24, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Sunday, July 17. Fridays and Saturdays have 7:30 p.m. performances. Matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays begin at 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 4 will have a

matinee only at 3:00 p.m. The box office opens 1 hour before each performance. Tickets are available online, by phone, 704-730-9408, or at the box office for walkups. Come 30-minutes early to attend our educational weapons display and other activities or stay after the show to “Meet the Cast” for autographs and photos. Adding to your “revolutionary” experience is a display of Revolutionary War historical portraits by renowned artist, Thomas Kelly Pauley. Liberty Mountain is produced by Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc. with Gilbert and Jancy Patrick as the Presenting Sponsor and is also funded in part by a grant from the Kings Mountain Tourism Development Authority. Questions should be directed to jim@kmlt.org or call the box office at 704-730-9408.

USDA lauds NC for quickly expanding access to baby formula T h e U.S. Department of Agriculture praised N o r t h Carolina for its GOV. COOPER quick response to reach a deal with baby formula manufacturers and expand access for families in need during the nationwide shortage. North Carolina was the first state in the country to reach a contract modification that expands access to formula for WIC participants in the state. North Carolina was the first in the country to reach an agreement with manufacturers to expand baby formula access to WIC participants during the nationwide shortage Earlier this week, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced that families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) can now use their benefits

for 55 additional formula products temporarily available for WIC recipients today as part of its efforts to support families during the nationwide shortage. “Giving these families more flexibility in the brand of baby formula they buy is the right thing to do during this shortage period,” said Governor Roy Cooper. In addition, Food and Nutrition Service recently encouraged state agencies to work with their infant formula manufacturers to identify and implement temporary flexibility in their contracts to allow WIC participants to purchase alternate sizes, forms, or brands of infant formula during the ongoing shortage. North Carolina and its formula manufacturer, Nestle Gerber, are the first to have put this into action by agreeing to a contract modification that expands access to formula for WIC participants in the state. “When formula supply began to tighten, we looked at all avenues to ensure safe and nutritious

options for North Carolina babies and families,” said North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. “We immediately began working with our federal partners and with our contracted WIC manufacturer, Nestle Gerber, to give families in the WIC program the flexibility to choose different sizes, types, and brands of formula during the shortage. We negotiated and implemented these changes as quickly as possible to relieve some stress that WIC-participating families felt.” Food and Nutrition Service is encouraged by the action taken by North Carolina. “We are grateful for the leadership and teamwork of North Carolina and Nestle Gerber to increase formula access for WIC families in their state,” said Dean. The agency recently shared best practices with WIC state agencies to help them establish contract flexibilities that will help WIC participants access the formula they need.

for approval for vaccines in children 6 months to 5 years of age and potential for additional COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations as we face what has the potential to be a challenging, combined COVID and flu season. It is likely we are nearing the peak of the current wave. What I am even more

concerned about is being prepared for the coming fall, which has the potential to be a perfect storm of both COVID and flu cases, creating strain on the health care system. It won’t last forever. We’re expecting a slight increase as we reach the top of this wave and then maybe another week or

two of increased cases before, they start to go back down again. This wave seems to be following the pattern of other waves we’ve seen. They last for a few weeks, and we really need to buckle down and take precautions, but they don’t last forever. Enough

grounds. All schools must pay for a couple of armed guards to patrol and protect their students. Even then a surprise attack by two or three people with assault-style weapons and body armor could easily overpower guards carrying semi-automatic weapons. Yet, the presence of armed security is better than leaving our children defenseless.

One local county I know fairly well has several schools spread out over the county. They have one sheriff and he has two underpaid deputies. By the time he and the deputies could ever possibly even show up, dozens if not a multitude of children would be dead. This sheriff’s department is very underfunded and would have to wait for state police to arrive.

The local state police post is one hour away. It is unimaginable how many children could be killed. Such school systems have no choice but to come up with armed security guards to protect the children. Who ever dreamed you would read something like this in your local paper? I never dreamed of a country where it would need to be written.

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The Priority of Family Worship G o d commands that His people worship Him! In fact Psalm 150 calls for worship from “everything Rev. Robert that has Patrick, III Pastor breath.” The dec- Boyce Memorial AARP laration of God’s unsurpassed worth is the focus of life in heaven, and our lives should reflect this priority on earth! We grow in intimate communion with God as we seek His face privately through time in His word and in prayer.

If private worship is vital to a personal, intimate relationship with God, then family worship is equally important for the ordering of Christian home life. Moses gave this mandate for families in Deuteronomy 6: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and

when you rise.” This call to love God whole-heartedly is joined to teaching children the Word of God. This includes training in the law of God and remembrance of the saving works of God. So woven into family life is this instruction that should be carried out at home, on the road, and even when lying down and getting out of bed! Passover observance also mandated the dinner table as a place for retelling and celebrating of the work of God. Why is worshipping God at home so important? It’s a blessing when churches have strong Sunday School and youth programs! But life’s most important and

earliest lessons are taught at home. A home life centered around God’s Word, where children grow up hearing the Bible read, prayer made, and God’s praises sung, establishes a family identity and priority that helps shape children’s lives. It has been said that peer pressure is only as strong as family identity is weak. Those are words worth consideration! Today it seems family identity is often built upon material possessions, parents’ careers, youth sports, family hobbies, academic accomplishment, etc. There is nothing wrong with any of these things, but they don’t maintain a family in intimate relationship with

God and with each other. The family that spends time together in God’s word, prayer, and praise will find a spiritual bond that lasts beyond sports, careers, and hobbies. Studies show that when families emphasize worship at home, there is a higher, lasting participation rate in the public worship of the church. Where it is absent, spiritual life often withers away. The family that prays together stays together, and the family that worships together honors God. Is family worship a priority of your home life?

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

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

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

Kings Mountain First Church Of The Nazarene 127 Countryside Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516

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

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

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 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

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Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961 Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700 Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

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Different ways to treat 4 tips for backyard Dad for Father’s Day barbecue success

The month of June is filled with many different celebrations. Once summer arrives in June, schools shut down for a few month’s worth of vacation and most recreational attractions, such as amusement parks and boardwalks, begin operating at full capacity. June also is the month to show dads how much they are loved and appreciated. This year Father’s Day takes place on Sunday, June 21, and marks the 110th anniversary of this day for dads. Even though Father’s Day began as a regional event in the state of Washington, nearly 60 years later it would be recognized as a national holiday across the United States. Father’s Day also is commemorated elsewhere in the world at various times of the year. According to the most recent census data and statistics, there are 8.6 million fathers and father figures in Canada and 72 million in the United States. The following are some ways to treat dads this Father’s Day. Participate in his hobby Dad likely has some favorite hobbies, such as playing a favorite sport, boating, hunting, woodworking, or restoring a classic car. Ask-

ing to join in to learn the ropes of his favorite hobby can be an ideal way to spend time with Dad and show you care. Tackle his chores Provide Dad a weekend off from his normal tasks around the house if they are within your skill set. Volunteer to mow the lawn, weed the garden, run for groceries, or get the car washed. You also may want to help him finish a project he started but hasn’t yet completed. Take in a show or a game Maybe Dad has a favorite team he follows or a comedian he loves to watch. Purchase tickets so you can go in person. If that’s not possible, make home viewing a special event by clearing a few hours of your

schedule and setting up a comfortable viewing area. Make some special snacks and stream his favorite programming right at home. Give him “his” space Dads often make sacrifices for their families, and this could mean compromising on his comfort and pleasure to ensure everyone else has what they need. Create a spot that is entirely his own. This may involve renovating the basement or garage for hobbies or hanging out. Even a free-standing shed in the backyard can be billed as a “Dad Zone,” giving your father a place to which he can retreat for some peace and quiet. Start thinking of special ways to show Dad he deserves top billing.

When the weather warms up, the opportunities to enjoy more time outdoors increase. For many people that means firing up the grill to cook dinners in the backyard and also to host friends and family for outdoor gatherings around the patio. Barbecuing is enjoyed around the world and is especially popular in the United States, where even presidents have touted the virtues of cooking outside. Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter and even Ronald Regan hosted barbecues with tasty grilled or smoked food during their terms. Barbecues are especially popular in spring and summer. Memorial Day often marks the unofficial kickoff to the summer barbecue season. After Memorial Day weekend, the smell of barbecue often can be detected on a nightly basis in suburban neighborhoods. Follow these tips to make backyard barbecues even more successful this year. 1. Make food safety a priority. A successful barbecue is one in which everyone goes home sated and stuffed with delicious foods. However, ensuring people don’t fall ill also is vital. Keep in mind that the temperature outdoors impacts the rate of spoilage for raw and cooked foods.

Always keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold (place items on ice or in coolers). The Food and Drug Administration, advises moving leftovers indoors promptly and discarding any items that have been sitting outside for longer than two hours at room temperature. Items should be moved indoors or discarded even more quickly in especially hot conditions. 2. Learn how to smoke. Grilling is one skill, and smoking is another. As the popularity of food smokers has increased, prices have come down. Novices can visit barbecue competitions and talk to professionals about their tips for smoking foods, or learn more by watching tutorials online. Smoked foods take a lot of time to cook, allowing hosts an opportunity to mingle with guests. 3. Keep things simple. Serve only a handful of items to cut down on the amount of preparation required. Two main proteins and maybe three side dishes is adequate. Chips or other pre-made

snacks can fit the bill. Condensing options also reduces how much you have to manage. Be sure to have options for those with food allergies or intolerances when planning the menu. 4. Set up clusters of seating. Grouping sets of chairs at tables around the yard encourages guests to mingle. Also, it helps space out people for social distancing and avoids a bottleneck around the food. Make the most of barbecue season by embracing strategies to be successful hosts and hostesses.

Father’s Day gift ideas for all types of dads Coffee drinkers live longer, This Father’s Day, families will gather to thank dads for all they do. Gifts often are part of Father’s Day celebrations, and here’s a list of gift ideas for dads with various interests. Gaming Dad The draw of popular video games doesn’t abate for some men as they get older. If your dad is at home with game controller in hand, then gifts that feed his hobby can be ideal. Virtual reality has made great strides. Devices that enable VR game play and other entertainment may appeal to Dad. There are a few options on the market, like the Oculus, Pico Neo, HTC Vive, and Valve Index. Another option is to gift the Nintendo Switch Console, which enables your dad to play at home connected to the television or on the go with the handheld controller and screen combination so he never misses a chance to engage in game play.

Sports Dad Tap into your father’s love of sports with gifts tailored to his passion. Baseball and soccer are played during warm months, so tickets to a game is something dads and their children can do together. You also can cheer his team on in front of a new bigscreen television he gets for being such a great dad. Outdoorsman Dad If your dad is most at home with a fishing pole and tackle box, kayaking a nearby body of water, or hiding in a tree stand during hunting season, then gifts that cater to his love of the great outdoors are perfect. Insulated thermoses, waterproof bags for storing phones or wallets, multitools, backpacks, and hiking boots make great gifts. Techy Dad Does the idea of the latest “smart” offering get your father all revved up? Then purchase gifts that cater to his love of gad-

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In an article released by WebMD on May 31, it was reported that those who drink two to four cups of coffee a day, without sugar, live longer compared to those who don’t drink coffee, according to lead author Dan Liu, MD, of the School of Public Health at Southern Medical University in Guangdong, China. “Previous observational studies have suggested an association between coffee intake and reduced risk for death, but they did not distinguish between coffee consumed with sugar or artificial sweeteners and coffee consumed without,” wrote Liu and colleagues in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. To learn more, the investigators turned to the U.K. Biobank, which recruited about half a million people between 2006 and 2010 to take part in questionnaires, interviews, physical measurements, and medical tests. Out of this group, 171,616 of them completed at least one dietary questionnaire and met the criteria for the coffee study. Results showed that 55.4% of them drank

coffee without any sweetener, 14.3% drank coffee with sugar, 6.1% drank coffee with artificial sweetener, and 24.2% did not drink coffee at all. Coffee drinkers were further sorted into groups based on how many cups of coffee they drank per day. The study determined that coffee drinkers were significantly less likely to die. Over the course of about seven years, 3,177 of the people being studied died, including 1,725 who See COFFEE, Page 8A

(Ed. note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from Monumental Recipes, a Centennial celebration collection of recipes by the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.) HERBED SPINACH Jim Champion 10 oz. frozen spinach, chopped 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded ¼ c. onion, grated 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 c/ herb-seasoned stuffing ¼ c. butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook spinach in boiling water, drain and press out as much liquid as possible. In a large bowl, combine soup, cheese, onion, and garlic. Add spinach and blend well. Pour into a greased baking dish. Toss stuffing mix with butter and sprinkle over dish. Bake for about 30 minutes. SQUASH PATTIES Louise Lynch 2 cups raw yellow squash,

grated ½ med. onion, grated 2 tsp. sugar 6 tsp. flour 1 tsp. Salt Dash of pepper Mix all ingredients together and cook on hot greased griddle like pancakes. Barely salt after cooking and don’t let griddle get too hot. May also fry in hot oil by dipping tablespoon at a time. Brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serves 4. 24 HOUR SLAW Louise Dover 1 ½ quart shredded cabbage 2 med. carrots 2 med. onions 2 med. green peppers Liquid for slaw 1 cup vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tsp. mustard seed 1 tsp. salt

Mix liquid, add salt and mustard seed. Bring to boil. Let cool. Mix vegetables and liquid. Pack in jars, covered dish or Ziplock bag. Let stand in refrigerator 24 hours before serving. Good for 2 weeks when kept refrigerator. CUBE STEAK AND GRAVY Jerry Tessneer 1 lb. cube steak 1 cup flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can cream of chicken soup Flour and salt and pepper your cube steak. Then fry it until it is brown on both sides. Put your soups in a large pot. Mix it well and put your cube steak in the soup and let it simmer for about 1 hour. It will melt in your mouth.


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CELEBRATIONS From Page 1A Whether you choose to celebrate from Patriots Park (220 South Railroad Avenue) or the Deal Park Walking Track (211 North Cleveland Avenue), Red, White and Boom in Kings Mountain will be a blast. For more information on both Red, White and Boom celebrations, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com/redwhite-boom. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

COFFEE From Page 7A from cancer and 628 from heart disease. After accounting for other things that might impact their risk of death, like lifestyle choices, the investigators found that coffee drinkers were significantly less likely to die from any cause, heart disease, or cancer than those who didn’t drink coffee at all. This benefit was seen across types of coffee, including ground, instant, and decaffeinated. The protective effects of coffee were greatest in people who drank about two to four cups a day, among whom death was about 30% less likely, regardless of whether they added sugar to their coffee. People who drank coffee with artificial sweeteners did not live significantly longer than those who drank no coffee at all. While researchers questioned the addition of adding sugar to one’s diet, a spoonful with your coffee will not negate the life extending benefits compared to drinking black coffee alone.

Jennifer Ann Conner took this photo of her pool area on Tuesday before the storm. (Photos provided)

During the storm. Photo by Pucky Nantz

CASES From Page 5A of our population is protected now through either vaccination or prior infection that we don’t anticipate seeing the kind of massive and severe global spread we saw early in the pandemic. The predominant variant right now is BA.2.12.1, which is a subvariant of omicron. It’s proven to be more transmissible than omicron itself, which we already know spreads pretty easily. But the protection from vaccines appears to be holding up in terms of severe disease. And while getting it again is possible, it almost acts like a booster for your system, so a second case is likely not as severe. Endemic is possible. This wave is actually further proof that we are closer to that endemic stage. This is another subvariant versus a new variant. While we are seeing a rise in cases in the community, we are not seeing a significant rise in people being hospitalized for COVID-19. These are good signs. It’s extremely important that we stay humble though, because we don’t know what’s coming. But we are seeing good signs we are getting closer to endemic, and that COVID-19 will one day be something we’re able to live with, like flu and other respiratory viruses.

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New Summer Programs at The Schiele! School is out and the fun begins with all new and returning programs at The Schiele Museum! From June 4 to August 12, the museum will host daily programs filled with adventures with experts! The Schiele offers a special guided walk to explore different species of plants on the Nature Trail. The Forest Ecology Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. during weekdays and is included with The Farm admission. “During our Forest Ecology Tour, visitors will see a variety of animals and plants, many of which have important uses to us, as well as wildlife,” Vanesa Chavez, Outdoor Program Specialist, said. “Prepare for a fun hike through our urban forest and conversation about the agriculture used by the Catawba!” After a Nature Trail hike, head over to The Farm for special weekend animal feeding programs Farm Friends. Tickets are $5 per person, including The Farm admission. “Our Farm Friends program lets visitors get up close and personal with our agriculture critters,” Lillie Reiter, Live Animal Manager, said. “You can learn the importance of their roles here on The Farm.” If it’s too hot for you outside, The Schiele also offers an indoor animal feeding program with their ambassadors. Keeper Talk programs begin at 1:15 p.m. during weekdays and is included with exhibit admission.

“Visitors can join us for an informal meet ‘n greet with our Animal Ambassadors and their caregivers,” Reiter said. “Guests can ask questions, meet an animal, and watch an animal feeding!” Kids, young or old, enjoy The Schiele’s gemstone mining experience. Back for another great season, visitors can sluice for their own mineral treasures to take home. Tickets are $4 per person. “Participants of all ages learn about North Carolina’s most common rocks, gems, and minerals using simple identification methods,” MC Cox, Outreach and Volunteer Manager, said. “You can discover how many we use every day!” Gemstone mining isn’t the only returning program on The Schiele’s summer agenda. The Catawba Village is open daily for guests to discover. “We want visitors to come in to our Bark House and question what kind of methods this tribe used to cook their breakfast,” Hannah Salemi, Museum Program Specialist, said. “The study of the Catawba connects us to our region's history, to the beginning of human influence and partnership, and it is a really beautiful experience.” For more information on The Schiele’s summer programs including how to purchase tickets, please visit SchieleMuseum.org or follow The Schiele Museum on social media.

CATAWBA VILLAGE is open daily for guests to discover. (Photos provided)

The Forest Ecology Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. during weekdays and is included with The Farm admission.

The Farm Friends program lets visitors get up close and personal with agricultural critters.

The Schiele’s gemstone mining experience allows visitors to sluice for their own mineral treasures to take home.

Keeper Talk programs offers an indoor animal feeding program with their ambassadors.

Soccer Camp at the YMCA. Photos provided

Everyone belongs at the Y! The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, faith, and responsibility, the Y is dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Cleveland County Family YMCA has branches in Kings Mountain, Shelby, and Boiling Springs. Youth and Family Programs March 1 - August 1: 2022 Summer Day Camp: Spend your summer at the YMCA and discover what camp is all about. Each week is jam-packed with swimming, group games, field trips, crafts and SO MUCH MORE. Our summer camp program is about building character, teaching responsibility, honesty, faith, and care for others. Your child will discover fun, friends, and themselves! We offer traditional day camp, as well as sports camps (see sports section) for ages 5-12. Day camp is Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parent’s Night Out & Family Events: Parent’s Night Out events take place every third Friday of the month. The event lasts from 6pm to 9pm. Registration can be completed online or at the Welcome Center. The cost is $10.00 for both members and non-members. This includes dinner! Be sure to ask about the 2022 Father Daughter Dance! Grab the princess in your life and accompany her to our annual dance. You will enjoy an event of dinner, dancing, and memories that will last a lifetime! This annual event will take place in the spring at the Trinity Barn in Kings Mountain, N.C. Child Watch Programs: In Child Watch, we welcome your children to visit our drop-in childcare so that you can achieve your wellness goals. This is a benefit for family members. We accept ages 8 weeks to 8 years old Monday - Friday from 9am - 12pm, Monday - Thursday from 4pm -7pm & Saturday from 8:30am to 7:30pm. Contact: Ranata Wingo, Family Director rwingo@clevecoymca.org 704.669.3685. Youth & Adult Sports: Volleyball Session 1 June 6 - 10 Session 2 July 18 - 20 Ages 7 - 13 Soccer Session 1 June 13 - 17 Session 2 July 11 -15 Ages 5 - 16 Basketball Session 1 June 20 - 24 Session 2 July 25 - 29 Ages 5 - 16 Speed & Agility Session June 27 - July 1 Ages 7 - 13 Multi-Sports Session July 5 - July 8 Ages 7 - 13 Golf Session August 1 - 5 Ages 7 – 13 KM Swim Lessons 2022 Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and challenging sport. We

use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water, and develop skills that last a lifetime. The YMCA has over 100 years of experience teaching kids and adults how to swim, providing a safe and rewarding place to enjoy aquatics. Believe it or not, now is the perfect time for you or your child to learn how to swim! YMCA swim lessons are progressive, so everyone continues enhancing their Summer camps introduce both boys and girls to various sports. skills in each lesson. Group Swim Lessons (Ages 3-6) – June 6 – July 21 Group Swim Lessons (Ages 7-14) – June 6 – July 21 Private (1 on 1 Ages 3-6) – June 6 – July 28 Private (1 on 1 Ages 7-13) – June 6 – July 28 Private (1 on 1 Ages 14-99) – June 6 – July 28 Adult Sports: Adult Basketball: We offer a recreational league and a competitive league. Registration is from February 28 - March 27 and late registration will be from March 28 - April 1 at Kings Mountain Family YMCA. Adult Volleyball: Come join us for a co-ed, recreational adult volleyball league at the Y! Registration will be from June 27 to July 31. Late registration will be August 1 to August 5. Captain’s meeting: Monday, August 8 at 6:30pm Kings Mountain Family YMCA. Health, Well-Being & Fitness: We know that staying healthy involves more than working out. Our programs and services focus on the entire family’s health, while providing a variety of fitness and wellness programs to serve a person’s unique needs. See YMCA, Page 4B


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For the 15th consecutive year, Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Children’s Hospitals.” This year, the hospital ranked among the top 50 in the country in eight pediatric specialties and remains the only children’s hospital in Charlotte to be given this prominent distinction. “It’s amazing to think that Levine Children’s Hospital first opened its doors to our community 15 years ago, earning the title of a ‘Best Children’s Hospital’ every single year since,” said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. “This recognition speaks to the dedication of our incredible teammates, who work tirelessly to serve our youngest patients – and their families – with superior care. It’s not only about finding the best and safest treatment options for each individual patient, but also about adding a warm, personal touch to every experience. That’s what sets Atrium Health apart from all the rest.” U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are considered the most comprehensive source of qualityrelated information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. Rankings are determined based on key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers,

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Extreme heat 15 ways to keep forecast this week cool when it’s hot

Heat can kill people because it pushes the human body past what it can handle. In extreme heat and high humidity, water evaporation is slowed, and the body must work extra hard to keep a normal temperature. Most heat problems occur because the person has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children and those who are sick, or overweight are more likely to give in to extreme heat. Conditions that can bring on heat-related illnesses include still atmospheric conditions and poor air quality. People who live cities may be at greater risk from the effects of a long heat wave than those living in rural areas. Asphalt and concrete store heat longer and slowly release heat at night. This can make temperatures rise at night in a city, called the "urban heat island effect." A heat wave is a long time of extreme heat. It is often with high humidity. These conditions can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don’t do what they ought to do to keep themselves safe. Ways to get ready for long periods of heat: • You should make an emergency kit and family communications plan. • Put in window air conditioners snugly; insulate if needed. • Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation. • Put in short-term window reflectors for use between windows and drapes, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside. • Weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool air in. • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, aw-

nings or louvers. Outdoor awnings or louvers can lower the heat that comes in a home by up to 80 percent. • Keep storm windows up all year. • Listen to local weather forecasts. Stay alert about upcoming temperature changes. • Know those in your neighborhood who are elderly, young, sick or overweight. They are more likely to be harmed by excessive heat and may need help. • People living in cities may be at more risk from the long periods of heat than people living in rural areas. • Get trained in first aid to learn how to treat heat-related emergencies. Know the Terms Learn what these words mean to help you know about extreme heat hazards. • Heat Wave - Long period of excessive heat, often shared with excessive humidity. • Heat Index - A number in degrees Fahrenheit (F) that tells how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to the air temperature. Being in full sunshine can raise the heat index by 15 degrees. • Heat Cramps - Muscular pains and spasms caused by do a lot of heavy actions. Heat cramps are not the worst. They are often the first signal that the body is having trouble with the heat. • Heat Exhaustion Typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. There is

more blood flow to the skin. This causes blood flow to decrease to the main organs. This causes a form of mild shock. If not treated, the person’s problems will get worse. Body temperature will keep rising, and the victim may suffer heat stroke. • Heat Stroke - A life-threatening condition. The victim’s temperature control system, which makes sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high to cause brain damage and death if the body is not cooled quickly. • Sun Stroke - Another way to say heat stroke. • Excessive Heat Watch – There is a good chance for an excessive heat event to meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours. • Excessive Heat Warning - Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least two days (daytime highs=105-110° Fahrenheit). • Heat Advisory - Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for one to two days (daytime highs=100-105° Fahrenheit).

Grants available: Cleveland County Community Foundation now accepting applications from nonprofits The Cleveland County Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2022 grant program. Eligible organizations include 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions. Grants will be awarded in support of a broad range of charitable purposes, but priority will be given to include human services projects and programs that address basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, that help families achieve financial stability, and that help individuals overcome life obstacles to become productive members of society. Priority will also be given to education initiatives, especially those that focus on financial literacy for adults and youth, youth mentoring, and character development. Award amounts will be determined based on the merits of the proposed project. Previ-

LEVINE From Page 2B been recognized for outstanding clinical care and milestones, including: • Launching the only pediatric heart surgery program in the region, which performed 19 pediatric heart transplants in 2021 – the most on the entire East coast – and the only program to care for patients with congenital heart disease from before birth through adulthood. • Serving as the first team in the Charlotte region to offer a new, FDA-approved therapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in children and teens. • Creating the largest pediatric dialysis center in the Carolinas and the largest Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the area, with the highest level of expert care for families.

ous awards have ranged from $1,000 to $5,000, but the Foundation will consider awards up to $5,000. To begin the application process, visit fftcgrants.communityforce.com and select “Cleveland County Community Foundation” to access the online application. Returning applicant organizations can log in to the Online Grants Center using their previously established ID and password. Firsttime applicant organizations can create a new account. Completed applications must be submitted by noon Friday, July 8. The online application closes promptly at 12

p.m. and will not accept late submissions. Please contact Alex Wiltberger with further questions about the application process at awiltberger@fftc.org or at 704.973.4914. About Cleveland County Community Foundation: The Foundation is a permanent endowment established in 1985 by local leaders to benefit a broad range of charitable purposes. As an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, the Cleveland Foundation assists donors in making charitable contributions to the community, provides services for nonprofit organizations to create new or manage existing endowments, and awards grants to organizations serving the Cleveland community. For more information visit www.clevelandcounty-cf.org. Submitted by Alex Wiltberger

• Establishing the region’s first and only accredited cystic fibrosis center and the region’s only orthopedic congenital hand program. • Forming the largest team of pediatric epilepsy providers in the area, with state-of-theart technologies. Providing the region’s only robot-assisted urologic surgery, helping urology rank as a top 50 specialty for the first time since Levine Children’s Hospital’s establishment. “Being nationally recognized as a top children’s hospital is an honor that continues to humble and strengthen us over time,” said Callie Dobbins, senior vice president of Levine Children’s. “Achieving this status is something that must be earned through clinical excellence, which is why we treat each day as a unique opportunity to improve the value of what we bring to our patients

and their families. The medical milestones we have achieved over the past year were fulfilled with the sole purpose of providing families peace of mind that their children are receiving the best care at Levine Children’s.” In addition to more than 30 specialty clinical programs, the families cared for by Atrium Health Levine Children’s have access to an entire network of children’s services, including the area’s only Level I pediatric trauma center in the region. With over 150 pediatricians across North Carolina and South Carolina, families across the region have immediate access to best-in-class primary care, with a direct line to Levine Children’s Hospital should a child need the specialized level of care available there.

Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn’t just about comfort. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The following tips can help you keep cool all summer long according to Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD of MedicineNet. • Alter your pattern of outdoor exercise to take advantage of cooler times (early morning or late evening). If you can’t change the time of your workout, scale it down by doing fewer minutes, walking instead or running, or decreasing your level of exertion. • Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light color. • Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics. • Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors. • Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler even in an air-conditioned house. • Try storing lotions in the refrigerator to use on hot, overtired feet. • Keep plastic bottles of water in the freezer; grab one when you’re ready to

go outside. As the ice melts, you’ll have a supply of cold water with you. • Take frequent baths or showers with cool or tepid water. • Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water along with sports drinks or other sources of electrolytes. • Some people swear by small, portable, battery-powered fans. At an outdoor event I even saw a version that attaches to a water bottle that sprays a cooling mist. • I learned this trick from a tennis pro: if you’re wearing a cap or hat, remove it and pour a bit of ice-cold water into the hat, then quickly invert it and place on your head. • Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these will promote dehydration. • Instead of hot foods, try lighter summer fare including frequent small meals or snacks containing cold fruit or low-fat dairy

products. As an added benefit, you won’t have to cook next to a hot stove. • If you don’t have air-conditioning, arrange to spend at least parts of the day in a shopping mall, public library, movie theater, or other public space that is cool. Many cities have cooling centers that are open to the public on sweltering days. • Finally, use common sense. If the heat is intolerable, stay indoors when you can and avoid activities in direct sunlight or on hot asphalt surfaces. Pay special attention to the elderly, infants, and anyone with a chronic illness, as they may dehydrate easily and be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Don’t forget that pets also need protection from dehydration and heat-related illnesses too.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City Council of the City of Kings Mountain will conduct a public hearing held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, in accordance with N.C.G.S. § 160A-102 to consider the adoption of an Ordinance which will amend the City Charter for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina as to the following: • Move Cleveland County parcel number 63207 that was previously assigned to Ward Four into Ward One due to this parcel being closer in proximity to other parcels that have been placed into Ward One. Interested parties may also view a copy of the complete Ward map in the lobby area of City Hall as of the date of this ad. City of Kings Mountain Karen Tucker, City Clerk

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Page 4B do, and we take great care in matching members with the right personal trainer. Group Exercise: Group exercise is one of many ways the Y supports members in achieving their health and wellness goals. The YMCA Group Exercise Programs improve health, encourage social interaction and with motivating music, are one of the most enjoyable ways to move and feel great. Highly trained staff¬ members lead the programs and often tailor them to the specific needs of the community. Each month a new schedule is produced with the Group Exercise classes offered for that month. Wellness Orientations: Are you new to the YMCA? Come in and meet with one of our experienced Wellness Coaches for an orientation. We will guide you through the proper use of equipment along with demonstrations of various exercises. We can also give general recommendations on your diet, along with how to begin your fitness journey. Call or drop by to schedule your appointment. Classes are free for members. LIVESTRONG: LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is a free program designed for cancer survivors 18 years and older who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. Participants receive a FREE 12-week Family Membership Plus and may use YMCA facilities at any

YMCA From Page 1B At the Y, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions so you can know the best ways to stay fit. With a recently updated free-weight room as well as upgrades to our upstairs wellness area, we have everything you need to start your journey. We offer the latest fitness classes, personalized training programs, sports leagues for all ages and SO MUCH MORE. Trainer Tip Tuesday & Thursday: Our trained YMCA staff are happy to assist you in as many ways as we can. Keep an eye out on our social media pages for Trainer Tip Tuesday & Thursday. Our trained staff¬ will be recording short videos on various tips and tricks in the fitness industry. From diet to technique, we are here to help. New content will be uploaded weekly. Personal Training: YMCA Personal Training is a oneon-one session with a personal fitness trainer. Our trainers are educated professionals often with years of experience who can help any YMCA member including working professionals, new moms, seniors, and triathletes. YMCA personal trainers come from as many different backgrounds and walks of life as our members

time. This program is free to all members and nonmembers. Lil’ Ninjas Awaken potential, build focus, confidence, and develop self-control in your child without Lil’ Ninjas Self Defense Class: Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., and each class lasts 45 minutes. The LOFT Functional Training Center: This diverse space is about building community and enabling achievement for all ages and abilities. Functional fitness trains your muscles to work together and prepares them for daily tasks by simulating movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. It trains your whole body while emphasizing core stability. The LOFT is currently only available for personal training sessions, group exercises, and bootcamps. Check our website for updates on classes and bootcamps. For more information, contact the Kings Mountain Family YMCA at 704-7399631. Hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Cleveland County YMCA is a 501(C)(3) NonProfit Organization. Donations are tax-exempt.

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Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of JAMES ROBERT LEDFORD (22 E 482), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Derek Lee Reese, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before September 8, 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 June, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of DEBRA JOY DARST, 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, Paul Remone Darst, Executor, on or before the 15th of September, 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.

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Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of GARY WAYNE SIMPSON (22 E 485), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before September 8, 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 17th day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of QUEEN ELIZABETH HERNDON, 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, Jeffrey S. Herndon, Executor, on or before the 25th of August, 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 9th day of June, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of GEORGE PINKNEY WILSON, 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, Chad Everett Wilson, Executor, on or before the 15th of September, 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 15th day of June, 2022.

This the 25th day of May, 2022. This the 8th day of June, 2022.

Chad Everett Wilson, Executor Estate of: George Pinkney Wilson, Jr. 3216 West Zion Church Road Shelby, NC 28150

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Gary Wayne Simpson Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

EXECUTOR’S NOTICE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 19th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of GEORGE W. WHITE, 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, Chris White, Administrator, on or before the 25th of August, 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 as Executor of the Estate of CAROLYN JO LANKFORD (21 E 758), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to Richie Gary Canipe a/k/a Gary Richie Canipe, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before September 8, 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 8th day of June, 2022.

Chris White, Administrator Estate of: George W. White 3041 River Road Shelby, NC 28152

Richie Gary Canipe a/k/a Gary Richie Canipe Executor of the Estate of Carolyn Jo Lankford c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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This the 25th day of May, 2022.

Jeffrey S. Herndon, Executor Estate of: Queen Elizabeth Herndon 104 Timms St. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (5/25, 6/01, 08, 15/2022)

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: THOMAS DWIGHT LEDFORD aka THOMAS D. LEDFORD, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 25th day of May, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of THOMAS DWIGHT LEDFORD aka THOMAS D. LEDFORD, 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 3rd day of September, 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 1st day of June, 2022 Thomas G. Ledford, Co-Executor 503 N Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150 Robin C. Kiser, Co-Executor 1115 West Cabaniss Road Shelby, NC 28150 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)


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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: NANNIE JEANETTE BOLIN ROBINSON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 25th day of May, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Nannie Jeanette Bolin Robinson, 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 3rd day of September, 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 1st day of June, 2022 Joyce Robinson Houser, Admin 2946 Sparrow Springs Road Gastonia, NC 28052 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)

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The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.com curity Administration, IRS or FBI do not call people with threats or promises of money. • Do not trust your caller ID, as scammers can spoof legitimate numbers. If you receive a phone call, check with the real agency by

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: JEWELL JONES NORWOOD, Deceased

This the 15th day of June, 2022 Michael Odell Norwood, Ex 800 Princeton Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (6/15, 6/22, 6/29, & 7/6/2022)

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

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

In the Matter of the Estate of: GEORGE WEBB PLONK, SR., Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on the 26th day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of GEORGE WEBB PLONK, SR., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 10th day of September, 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 8th day of June, 2022 George Webb Plonk, Jr., EX 110 Brandon Place Winston-Salem, NC 27104

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: CHERYL ANN FLOYD, Deceased

Having qualified on 6th of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RUBY FAYE CALDWELL LEE; AKA, RUBY C. 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 at McIntyre Elder Law, 112 S. Tryon St., Ste. 760, Charlotte, NC 28284 on or before the 25th day of August, 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.

Eric Scott Halus, Executor Estate of: Ruby Faye Caldwell Lee; aka, Ruby C. Lee Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law 112 S. Tryon St. Ste. 760 Charlotte, NC 28284 KMH (5/25, 6/01, 08, 15/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 6th day of May, 2022 as Co-Executrices of the Estate of CHERYL ANN 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-Executrices on or before the 27th day of August, 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 25th day of May, 2022

Teresa Burgess, Co-Ex. 280 Ninety-Nine Island Road Blacksburg, SC 29702 Kathy Tallent, Co-Ex. 206 N. Cansler Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15/2022)

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM WINFERD NORSWORTHY, 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, William Norsworthy, Administrator, on or before the 1st of September, 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 1st day of June, 2022. William Norsworthy, Administrator Estate of: William Winferd Norsworthy 1304 Rainbow Dr Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (6/01, 08, 15 & 22/2022)

This the 25th day of May, 2022.

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

a government agency. • Social Security numbers are never “suspended.” The Social Security Administration will never threaten to arrest you because of an identity theft problem. • Never provide your bank account or other personal information to anyone who calls you claiming to be associated with the IRS. The IRS generally makes its first contact with

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 1st day of June, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JEWELL JONES NORWOOD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 17th day of September, 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.

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Having qualified on 4th of April, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of BETTY J. CHAMPION; AKA, BETTY CARTER CHAMPION; AKA, BETTY JEAN CHAMPION, 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 Jones, Executor on or before the 1st day of September, 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 1st day of June, 2022. James Jones, Executor Estate of: Betty J. Champion; aka, Betty Carter Champion; aka, Betty Jean Champion 138 Ben Carpenter Road Cherryville, NC 28021

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 31st day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of DONNIS C. GOLD; A/K/A, DONNIS ASHLEY WARE, 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, Steven A. Canipe, Executor, on or before the 8th of September, 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 8th day of June, 2022. Steven A. Canipe, Executor Estate of: Donnis C. Gold; a/k/a, Donnis Ashley Ware 8165 Hampton Street Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (6/08,15, 22 & 29/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 19th day of May, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of CAROLYN PORTER PHILBECK, 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, Sharon O. Kelly, Administratrix, on or before the 25th of August, 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 25th day of May, 2022.

Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

Sharon O. Kelly, Administratrix Estate of: Carolyn Porter Philbeck 1160 Southwood Dr. Clover, SC 29710

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

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

In the Matter of the Estate of: BILLIE MAE McCURRY ROBERTS, Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 20th day of May, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of BILLIE MAE McCURRY ROBERTS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Administrators on or before the 3rd day of September, 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.

Having qualified on 26th of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of ENNIS HARTWELL JOHNSON, 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 Mark Johnson, Executor on or before the 8th day of September, 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 1st day of June, 2022

This the 8th day of June, 2022.

Steven Carroll, Co-Admin. 1115 Market Street Fort Mill, SC 29708

Mark Johnson, Executor Estate of: Ennis Hartwell Johnson 2025 Lake Vista Dr Mount Holly, NC 28120

Alisa C. Criswell, Co-Admin. 10301 Shady Rest Lane Charlotte, NC 28214 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)

Having qualified on 31th of May, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of LOIS MARY TENHENGEL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at c/o McIntyre Law Firm, 233 E Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 8th day of September, 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 8th day of June, 2022.

Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

Laura E. Tenhengel, Executrix Counsel for the Estate c/o McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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ANNOUNCEMENTS GOLDEN SOLUTIONS INSURANCE, LLC. “Local help with your Medicare Questions”. Claudia Vaughn, 231 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC, 704-477-1426, claudiamvaughn@gmail.com SE NECESITA COCINERA BORICUA PARA COCINAR POR UNA PERSONA CINCO DIAS DE LA SEMANA EN MI CASE O SUYA. Lime s Sr. Nieves (704) 418-6116

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103

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

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LEGAL SALES REP / CLIENTSVCSREP. NY Law Firm is seeking s/o experienced in Sales to convert calls, emails, online chats to signed legal retainers (sales) in the E-Commerce Online Marketplace Legal field. Competitive candidates must be organized, have very strong communication skills and be able to manage time effectively. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is Full-time, 40 hours/week, may require evening hours/ weekends, holidays and overtime. Primarily remote work but may have to attend in-person meetings periodically and for training in the Spindale/Rutherfordton areas. When become eligible, benefits include 401k (w/ co match), possible Health Insurance, Dental, Life Ins, Vision, EAP, paid time off and potential for bonuses. Potential clients call us for help and are under a lot of duress. Therefore candidates must be empathetic and good listeners and have strong interpersonal skills. A legal background is preferred but not required. You will be trained to understand the inner workings of all areas of our practice, work with our attorneys and paralegals, billing and ethics. Only serious candidates with experience in Sales (not Retail Customer Service) will be considered. We are an EOE. (212) 2955811 EliR@amazonsellerslawyer.com

REUNIONS 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. The SHS Class of 1980 is having its 42nd class reunion. October 1, 2022. For more information please contact: Pam Blanton Williams at 704-692-2472 or email: Pamw784@gmail.com or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704-284-3303

LEGAL NOTICES AT&T TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY AT&T Mobility is proposing to modify an existing wireless telecommunications facility on an existing water tank located at 12 Oak Street, Belmont, Gaston Co., NC 28012. The modifications will consist of the collocation of antennas at varying heights not to exceed approx. 126ft above ground level the 114 ft tall water tank. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Project 6122004177 - TC EBI Consulting, 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York, PA 17403, or at (339) 234-2597. (339) 234-2597

EMPLOYMENT CHICKEN LAYER HOUSE HELP NEEDED. Help needed for egg laying houses. Ellenboro, New House, Hopewell area. 8 to 12 am, at least 6, preferred 7 days a week. Salary negotiable depending on duties. Call 828-748-7432. Ask for Jim or leave message. (828) 7487432 jdcovington@hotmail.com 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 FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 HOTEL INDUSTRY POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Lake Lure Inn is seeking Line Cooks, Bussers, Dishwashers, Servers, Banquet Attendants, and Groundskeeping Assistants, FT & PT positions available. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Apply in person: 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure or online at www. lakelure.com EOE (828) 6252525 jbelcher@lakelure.com NEEDED: HOUSEKEEPER. Twice a month in Gastonia. Also need handyman for bathroom tile. Please leave voicemail if no answer and phone number. (980) 745-5396 COATS PERFORMANCE YARNS (CLEVEMONT). Coats Performance Yarns (Clevemont) 501 York Road, Kings Mountain. Apply Within. 8 hour shifts. For more information, email Kimberly.Durden@coats. com or call 704-739-4119.

MARINA CASHIERS & BEACH LIFEGUARDS. Lake Lure Tours is seeking motivated individuals to fill CASHIER positions at the Marina and LIFEGUARD positions at Lake Lure Beach. FT & PT positions available. No experience required. Competitive pay! Apply in person at 2930 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC or online at www.lakeluretours.com. (828) 625-1373 jbelcher@lakelure.com

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BUSINESS SERVICES SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 CONCRETE WORK: DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, SLABS, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864-577-5953 or 828-755-7649.

LESSONS FREE FLY FISHING CASTING LESSONS. Call 828-748-2027.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY MULTI-FAMILIES YARD SALE SAT. JUNE 18TH, 7 AM - Untll, 207 Quincy Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 4 FAMILY YARD & MOVING SALE Sat. June 18, 2022- 7am Until. Baby stuff, tools, furniture, clothes, misc. 308 Whisnant St, Shelby, NC 28150 GASTON COUNTY BIG YARD SALE Sat Jun 18th, 2022 from 7:00 AM 1:00 PM. Do not miss this sale! Bottles, collectibles, comics, albums, books, toys, collectible VHS, porcelain, fishing supplies, old jewelry, military surplus, and much more (Ranlo) 3611 Mitchem Road Gastonia, NC 28054 BIG YARD SALE. Fri & Sat, June 17th & 18th, 8am-1pm. Rain date June 24th & 25th. Also free 10x14 utility building. You move. 1903 Hunt Ave, Gastonia, NC 28054

FOR SALE BIG TRUCK TIRES FOR SALE. 11R225, 11R245, Low Pro 245. All virgin tires. $25 per tire. (704) 740-9238

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367. 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) 418-5736 childresstracy1@gmail.com COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (light tractor work, soil sampling and analysis) at reasonable prices.Standard lawn package: (mowing, trimming, blowing off driveways and porches.) (704) 692-0662 YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750 NEW RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SERVICES are now available. Badger Plumbing is now open to service you at reasonable rates. Call 704-524-3387. MALE CNA WILL SIT WITH family member on weekends. 704-584-8543. No calls after 6 pm, please.

PELLET WOOD FIRED GRILL. Green Mountain Daniel Boone, under warranty, like new. Includes grill grate/ cover. Two meat probes and grill temperature, controlled remotely. New $938. Sell for $825. (704) 4721188 ITEMS FOR SALE. 2- 30 inch ceiling fans -$75 each, 1 -3 point dirt scoop-$200, 6 ft. land rake-$400, 1 maltese male dog$600. 704-538-3809.

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TIRES & ALUMINUM WHEELS. 265x70x17 Still mounted. Off of a 2008 Chev Silverado. Good condition! $250.00 (704) 472-7116

BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-2455895.

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

WESLO PRO CROSSWALK 7.9 TREADMILL Like New! Used just a few times. Comes with owner’s manual. $150.00 Call between 10am and 8pm (704) 472-0611

TREASURED PIANO SEEKS GOOD HOME. Upright Piano, Faber Piano Co + Bench with storage $200. Piano belonged to my grandmother. In 1922, it traveled by wagon on dirt roads to a train station in Old Richmond, NC, was carried by train to Galax, VA, and by wagon again to the bride’s new home. Has had many hymns and singalongs played over the years, much loved. Trying to find it a good home. Located just off Hwy 74 between Shelby and Forest City. (806) 731-9657 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. 3 plots, Curbside, close to office. $800 each. Current market value is $1850 each. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. Fountain Section. Seller pays transfer fee.704-472-963.Barbra.peeler7@gmail.com. (704) 472-5963 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC RIDING MOWER. LT-155 Auto trans, 38” deck, Kohler engine. Runs great, always garaged. As is $450. Call Rob 9am-9pm, 704-538-9743. (704) 538-9743 2 CEMETERY PLOTS, MONROE NC. 2 Cemetery Plots Monroe, NC, Lakeland Memorial Park, Garden Section, 1/2 Price OBO. (704) 562-2509 kevinmhelms@gmail.com RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. 5 COUCHES & LOVE SEAT. SETS. Like new, 3 never used. Red. Brown, Beige, Grey, $500 set. King & queen beds with Free mattresses. 2 King & queen bedroom suites $200$500 ea. Metal office furniture, desks, chairs, file cabinets etc. 980-552-9027, 864-805-0175. ITEMS FOR SALE. 50 T post 2 rolls of goat wire, 5 panel gates, Remington model 66 nylon stock rifle and other misc. items. 704-842-1794 or 704-915-9323. JOHN DEERE D130. 22HP, 42” cut, 61 hours. 704-460-5933 S&B COLD AIR INTAKE. 3: Cat Back Exhaust, for 2016 and up Chex. Colorado V-6. $300 for both. (704) 473-4567

THREE WALLS OF BLACK METAL and wood adjustable shelving removed from small retail store. $225. Call 828-4478833. ITEMS FOR SALE. Used treadmill, 2 shoulder/back massagers, Flute and set of 4 Ram Truck 8 lug rims. Each items is negotiable. Please text to 704473-3804.

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”.

MOBILITY COLBALY Drive Colbalt, 175lbs limit. Delivered, training, warranty. Scooter John. (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@gmail.com BOFLEX XTL FOR SALE. $100. (704) 460-8373 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 980-0881

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $725.00. Pride 4 wheel Scooter, breaks down into 3 pieces, 35 lbs or less. Delivered & Tech warranty Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@ gmail.com YAMAHA GRAND PIANO FOR SALE. NINE FOOT YAMAHA GRAND PIANO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WELL MAINTAINED. PERFECT FOR AUDITORIUMS AND CHURCHES OR LIVING ROOMS. $10,000. (704) 695-1885 YLAMAR007@ GMAIL.COM 4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808 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 828245-5895.

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

WANT TO BUY 2 STORM WINDOWS 24 X 55. Call: 704-487-5480 CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN 4 FT. CORSICANA BUSH HOG. $450. (704) 473-4997

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895. ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

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

TRAILER. 8 x 5 trailer. Treated Lumber for base. Gently used. Located in Kings Mountain. (704) 974-3296 sonjat1@ yahoo.com FOR SALE HUSQVARNA, 48 INCH Cut Riding Mower. Original Owner Model YTH 2348 $350.00 828-863-0596 will Deliver for a fee. 26HP DIESEL DEUTZ ALLIS. Includes 5’ bush hog and 4’ box blade, has quick hitch, 1,150 total hours, runs smooth, $4,900 obo. Large spools of smooth galvanized wire used for fencing or grape vines. Call for price. 20 new vinyl windows for sale for half price, thermo pane. Call for sizes and price. (828) 302-5110

WEBBER SUMMIT GRILL. 4-burner, with side burner, in great condition, has Rotisserie. Call 704-472-2248. $500 or best offer. B ALLIS CHALMER TRACTOR with cultivator, motor locked, $400. Various other scrap metal. Camper for junk. Make offer. 828-245-7151. SEASONED FIREWOOD. Small stove wood bundles, stretched wrapped. $5 each. 312 Helton Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-3970

FIREFIGHTER GIFTS Gifts for Firefighters and friends. Visit online to see if your favorite FD is listed. Email us if you don’t find it. NC4Ever@email.com

BOXING BAG AND STAND, $150. Mini-trampoline, $25; Total Gym, $500; Emmett Kelly figurines. Call to find out which ones we have and prices. Call or text 704-418-3799.

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175.

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

CUT THE CABLE. Watch 7,000 TV Channels, New Movies, Children, Adult, Sports, NFL, NBA. Only $250. Sell this box and get $50. (704) 962-9007 SWEET POTATO PLANTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE at Lewis Farms on Hwy 18 (1/2 mile North of Fallston). 704-4720940.

FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828245-5895. 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.

FOR SALE BY OWNER. 1988 Chrysler New Yorker $2000; 1996 Mercury Marquis $2500; 1982 GMC Full Size Truck $2000. Call 828-223-1982 1995 FORD RANGER. ALUMINUM RIMS with tires, set of 4, 225/R70/R14, $800. China cabinet $350. 3 piece white wall cabinets $250. TV stand, $50. Dresser with mirror $75, oil heater $125, door $40, wood bed (no mattress or box spring) $85. Table with 4 chairs $125. Gun cabinet $65, stainless settle kitchen sink $65. Roll away bed, no mattress $50. 40 boxes yard sale stuff $300. Treadmill $250, 100 lb propane tank for 2 bottles $185. Baby stroller $50, desk $50, Home Lite water pump $250, (3) 26” girls bikes $75 each. Baby changer $50. 18x20 building $900, with contents $1800. (803) 818-1215

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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, 704-692-4449.

EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062.

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TWO CEMETERY PLOTS SIDE BY SIDE, two closing of graves, two vaults. Shriner Section, Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, SC. 864592-3132. CRYPT BURIAL PLOT. inside of a Beautiful Mausoleum located at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Sale for: $4000. Call us for more information at 704477-8405. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383.

NEW CUB CADET ZT1. 54P Zero turn mower w/Kawasaki 23HP engine, 54’’ deck, bought 01/2022. Moving, must sell. $3800. 828-429-8833. FREE FRESH PEPPERMINT. Large area of peppermint FREE to anyone interested. Used for cooking and tea. Call 704-487-7858. 4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808 336 JOHN DEERE HAY BALER. Looks Good and Been In The Dry! $3000 Call (704) 6923168 COMPLETE HAY BALING EQUIPMENT. Vermeer 405 round baler, $7500, Kunn 9.5 disc mower, $6000. Gill twin V rake $2500. Kunn folding tedder, $2500. Scott Cole (704) 472-4450

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GCPD charges two Fifth rabies case in Gaston County in Heroin death On Saturday February 5, Gaston County Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Reynolds Drive in Gastonia, in reference to a Cardiac Arrest. The victim, Jennifer Messer, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead on the scene. During the investigation, Gaston County Police discovered evidence Victoria Elizabeth Prince sold Heroin to Ms. Messer before her death. Autopsy and toxicology reports from the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Ms. Messer died from an overdose of illegal drugs. Throughout the investigation, the Gaston County Police Gaston consulted with Gaston County District Attorney Travis Page. At the conclusion of the investiga-

VICTORIA ELIZABETH PRINCE

GARY LOUIS HAMPTON

tion, Victoria Elizabeth Prince of 1081 Parkview Drive, Gastonia, was charged and arrested for the Death by Distribution. She is currently in the Gaston County Jail under a $250,000 secure bond. Gaston County Police also charged and arrested Gary Louis Hampton of 5924 Crawford Road in Gastonia, NC, for his role in the death of Jennifer Messer. Mr. Hampton was

charged with Conspiracy to Sell/Deliver Heroin. He is currently being held in the Gaston County jail under a $10,000 secure bond. This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. C. Cogdill at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704861-8000. There is no further information available currently.

On Wednesday, June 8, at 12:19 pm, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call regarding a positive rabies specimen from Griffin Animal Disease Laboratories in Monroe, NC. On Saturday, May 28, at 9:02 am, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call for service in near Hamilton Drive off Old Providence Road in Gastonia, NC where a raccoon was found. It was alert and responsive but appeared unable to move. Carolina Wildlife agreed to take the raccoon, but later determined that it was too sick to rehabilitate. The raccoon specimen was sent to Griffin Laboratories where it tested positive for rabies. Animal Care and Enforcement completed

a neighborhood canvas around Hamilton Drive, Gastonia, NC to notify the community of the positive rabies result and to verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services. The Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement stresses the

importance of having an up-to-date rabies vaccination for all your pets. By keeping your pet’s current on their rabies vaccines, you are protecting them from contracting the disease from wildlife and spreading the disease to your family and other animals and people in the community. This represents the fifth confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year.

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PETS & LIVE STOCK

PETS & LIVE STOCK GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES. AVAILABLE 8/25. 5 males and 5 females. Both parents are AKC registered. Born 6/2/22. Located in Kings Mountain. $1,200. Deposits being taken. (704) 974-3296 sonjat1@ yahoo.com WHITE SIBERIAN HUSKIES I have 5 beautiful female huskies. blue eyes and brown eyes with a white wooly coat. I have both parents on-site. Registered and will come with full paperwork, vet health checked, and first set of shots. For more information text. (828) 850-9655 Chuffman820@yahoo.com SUMMER LOVE 2 boys and 2 girls ...Party Yorkies...guaranteed promise to fall in love. All current with shots and worming. Vet approved. CKC registered. Ready for their forever home. Bargain priced at $1,200 each. Call 704-473,7042. (704) 4737042 rvcollins70@gmail.com CHICKENS. Laying hens, hen with 5 chicks, 20 assorted chicks (2 wks. old), Roosters2 Rhode Island Blues and 2 Game. 704-473-1311. AKC REGISTERED CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. Call or text for info. (704) 418-9244 CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Very beautiful, black/tan - $400 each - Call or text before 9 pm. 704-880-7200. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. MULTIGENERATIONAL F1B, CKC, 1 male and 1 female, current shots, 4 months old, non shed (828) 607-1541 graceisours@hotmail.com

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YORKSHIRE TERRIER 10 WK MALE. Male teddy bear Yorkie, vet checked, up to date shots, tail docked, dewclaws removed, personal puppy starter pack. Traditional black/tan ready for forever home. Shelby area. Call 704692-3698 (704) 692-3698 MINIATURE DONKEY. Solid White. 3 years old, $250. (704) 435-9779 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW! Two litters of cream and parti F1 Standard Goldendoodles. CKC. Second shots. Dewormed 4X’s. Males $800/ Females $1000. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 2 FEMALES MIXED PUPPIES. Poodle/Dachshund. 8 weeks old, $300 ea. Had first shots and dewormed. 704-813-7411. WHITE HOMING PIGEONS FOR SALE. Suitable for ceremonial white bird release. $20. (704) 472-9481 KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895. LAB PUPPIES. WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL lab puppies ready to go now to their forever homes. Black, yellow, chocolate, and silver labs. 700 with CKC Registration paperwork and health records of up to date shots and wormings. Silvers are 1000. (704) 418-9006 dudet4268@yahoo.com

SHIHTZU PUPPIES FOR SALE. One black and one black and white male. These sweet boys are so lovable and have great personalities. They are well socialized, love kids and are ready for their forever home June 13 (11weeks old). They have been dewormed and had their first 2 sets of shots. Potty training has started. ShihTzu do not shed and are hypoallergenic. We take great care and time with our pups. Woof! (616) 4855061 sddrv19@gmail.com AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES AVAILABLE. Wormed weekly starting at 2 weeks old. Come with vet check and 1st puppy shot. $900. Contact Thomas at (252) 337-5981 (252) 337-5981 nandtward2020@gmail.com

CARS & TRUCKS

VACATIONS

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2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT. 4-WD, Graystone Metallic. With towing package. Approximately 98,000 miles. Nice looking truck. (828) 6575567

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.

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2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS. 16,500 miles, 6 speed manual, Corsa Cold Air Intake, Boria Exhaust, Hurst Shifter, Car cover. $24,000. If no answer leave message, (704) 473-4567

BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.

2009 DODGE JOURNEY. In excellent condition, looks good. 147K miles. $6500 (704) 9645201

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CAMPERS 2008 5TH WHEEL MONTANA. 2 previous owners. Very clean inside, lots of storage, fireplace. $22,500. Call: 704-418-6389. 2005 34 FOOT JAYCO EAGLE. RV on permanent site, gated community at Lake James Landing. Wrap-around deck with roof, large lot with outside building for golf cart. Swing, fire pit, lot has parking for boat. Location on front row. River view, lake view. Close to boat landing & pavilion. Must see! 828-2451600 or 828-429-0559. COLEMAN ROYALE POP-UP CAMPER. New ceiling, refrigerator, heater, A/C, gas stove, TV, new floor. (704) 477-9631

ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $2 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. (704) 476-9943 YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 2291059 dreameycowgirl97@ gmail.com

1984 FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW MOTOR HOME. 30 FT., 85,987 miles. $8,995 firm. Never be homeless! 828-453-0828.

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LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE HAS 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

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FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299. 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE. Attached 2 car garage, large detatched garage, updated throughout. Lawn maintenance included. Shelby/Waco area. $1350 month, $1350 security deposit. (704) 236-8198

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704739-0259.

OUTSIDE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN. Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home on large lot. No pets or smoking. References required. 704-418-3790 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

RESIDENCES AT HUMBOLDT PARK (55+) Refreshed Units Available Now! Quiet, Comfortable, 55+ Community. Shelby’s best Senior Living! Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. 715 Dellinger Rd, Shelby, 704-705-4516 or 704705-4533 (Leave a message if voicemail) rentals@ thehumboldtpark.net

HUGE, REFRESHED APARTMENTS! GREAT LOCATION! Love where you live! Available now! 2 bed/1bath; approx 1000 sqft. Modernized large floorpan, ample bedrooms with two closets, eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookups. Professionally managed by Property Management Corp. Call today to schedule a tour or apply. $875 Month. (704) 705-4516 rentals@ chamberlainoaks.net RUTHERFORD COUNTY DONKEYS FOR RENT. $50.00 per month. Call 828-412-2237. 3BR, 2BA, WOODED PARK. 1 Acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh. Landlord onsite. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

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By JIM MILLER Editor

Adaptive Clothing Takes the Stress Out of Dressing Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of clothing options are available to mobility challenged seniors who have a difficult time dressing? Looking for Mom Dear Looking, The chore of dressing and undressing in traditional clothing can be difficult, time-consuming and even painful for millions of people with certain health and mobility problems. Fortunately, there’s a wide variety special clothing, known as “adaptive clothing,” that can help with most dressing challenges. Here’s what you should know. What is Adaptive Clothing? Adaptive clothing is specially designed garments for people with mobility issues, disabilities and cognitive challenges who have a difficult time getting dressed. This type of clothing incorporates discreet design features to make dressing and undressing easier, while still having the outward appearance of typical clothing. Depending on your mom’s needs, here are some of the many different types of adaptive clothing options that could help.

For self-dressing seniors who suffer from Parkinson’s or other disabilities that affect dexterity, there are pants, shirts, dresses and outerwear made with Velcro or magnetic closures instead of buttons and zippers, which are much easier to fasten and unfasten. But be aware that magnetic closures are not suitable for those who have pacemakers. For those who are disabled or who have limited range of motion and need assistance dressing, there are adaptive pants with zippers or snaps on both sides of the pants that are easier to pull on. And a wide range of rear closure shirts, tops and dresses with Velcro or snap fasteners in the back for those who can’t raise their arms over their head. For wheelchair users there are higher back and elastic waistband pants that don’t slip down, as well as pants with fabric overlaps at the seat to allow for easier toileting access. For people with tactile sensitivity, there are garments you can purchase that have soft and stretchy fabrics without tags and are sewn with flat seams to help preventing chafing.

And for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease there are one-piece jumpsuits that have a back-zipper access to prevent the wearer from disrobing inappropriately. Where to Shop? Because each person’s dressing needs and style is so specific, finding appropriate adaptive clothing can be difficult. Recently, mainstream clothing stores like JCPenney (jcpenney.com), Target (target.com) and Tommy Hilfiger (usa. tommy.com) have started offering a line of adaptive clothing for adults that combines fashion and functionality, but their instore options are limited. To get a bigger selection, visit the store’s website and type in “adaptive clothing” in their search engine. You can also find a large selection at online stores that specialize in adaptive clothing like Buck & Buck (buckandbuck.com) and Silverts (silverts.com). Both of these companies have been selling adaptive clothing for decades and offer a wide variety of garments to accommodate almost any need, condition or style, for independent self-dressers and for those who need help.

Some other adaptive clothing sites you should visit include Joe & Bella (joeandbella.com), Ovidis (ovidis.com), and IZ Adaptive (izadaptive.com), which sells clothing primarily designed for wheelchair users. And, if your mom is in need of adaptive footwear, Velcro fastening shoes (instead of shoelaces) have long been a popular option and can be found in most local shoe stores. Some other new lines of adaptive shoes that may interest her include Kiziks (kizik.com) and Zeba (zebashoes.com), which make fashionable sneakers and comfortable walking shoes that just slip on, hands-free, along with Billy Footwear (billyfootwear.com) and Friendly Shoes (friendlyshoes.com), which makes uniquely designed zip-on shoes. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.