Kings Mountain Herald 6-22-23

Page 1

Albemarle’s KM Project Center now open

Kings Mountain Project Center, located in historic Griffin Drug at 129 West Mountain Street, is a meeting and education center open to walk-in visitors who want to learn more about the proposed Kings Mountain Mine project, employment information, and potential community investment. It’s also home to the Albemarle Kings Mountain Community Affairs staff.

“We’ll be open Tuesday through Friday every week, and we plan to have evening and weekend hours every month also,” said Albemar-

Kings Mountain celebrates Independence Day July 1

le’s Community Affairs Manager, and Kings Mountain native, Kirsten Martin. “We’ve held two board meetings already here at the Project Center for local nonprofits, and we have two more meetings on the schedule. So, if there are any small groups looking for a place to meet in the evenings, we have a space for up to 15 people.”

The Project Center is designed to serve the community, providing information about the proposed mining activities, and informing the community of the latest happenings. Whether you stop by to watch their state-ofthe-art mining videos on

Celebrate our nation’s independence, Saturday, July 1, as the City of Kings Mountain presents Revolutionary 4th! The city will produce this event in honor of our country on its 247th birthday.

Bring your family to Patriots Park in Downtown for food trucks, games, and inflatables. DJ Tony Cutlass and Eric Bowman will MC the event from Liberty Falls Amphitheatre. The event starts at 6:00 pm. Charlotte’s own New Local will take the stage at 6:30 pm.

The City of Kings Mountain will present their signature, unrivaled fireworks display at 9:45 pm now seen from Patriots Park with music that syncs to your radio at 101.1 FM. Yes! You can now see fireworks from Patriots Park!

Fireworks can also be viewed from several other areas in the city centered Gold Street. See map on the City

Important info for attending Revolutionary 4th celebration

City of Kings Moun-

tain Marketing, Tourism, and Special Events Manager Susan Mosk teamed up with Kings Mountain Police Chief Gerald Childress and Assistant Po-

lice Chief Chris Moore, to produce a fun video regarding the Revolutionary 4th event coming up on Saturday, July 1st.

The trio shared information regarding this family friendly event, so See INFO, Page 5A

Mountain Holiday reopens July 5

Mountain Holiday, at 110 West Mountain Street in Kings Mountain, will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

After two months, Mountain Holiday 2.0, as employee Camryn King called it in the store’s Facebook announcement, will be open for business. The interior paneling, flooring and drywall have been replaced with brighter, updated finishes. The color is light grey, and the flooring complements the store’s many showcases and fixtures.

events scheduled at Patriots Park

Throughout the month of June, Mauney Memorial Library has fun events scheduled for the entire family on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Patriots Park Amphitheatre, 220 S. Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain.

On May 2, the store suffered a flood, damaging the interior of the store. Many downtown merchants and business owners came out in support, helping quickly move inventory and fixtures to storage. Within the week, a new roof replaced the one that collapsed, and the interior restoration work began. Now that the work is complete, staff is working hard to fill the store with brands the community has come to know and love like Byer’s Carolers, Jim Shore, Willow Tree, and Corinthian Bells, among many others. The Christmas Room, along with its iconic mantle, will once again bring Christmas to Kings Mountain year-round.

InterActive Theater with Jef Lambdin was held last week on June 14. Whether onstage or roving, Jef Lambdin is a quiet kind of guy. He juggles and balances things. He gets confused at times. He sometimes even forgets what his hat is for! During his show Wednesday, he involved the 135 audience members to help him when he was confused and to play along with his mime, mask, and variety arts shenanigans. He even led the group sing-a-longs.

On Wednesday, June 21, entertainer Mark Lippard brings his fast paced, high-energy performance full of laughs, juggling, trick unicycling, fire-eat-

Baker Dental Care

Juneteenth celebration to be held on June 24

Juneteenth is scheduled for Saturday June 24 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deal Street Walking Track at 211 N. Cleveland Ave in Kings Mountain to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.

“Juneteenth is open to everybody,” said event organizer Katherine Pendergrass. “I hope the community comes out and joins us in celebrating during this fun filled community event. We will also have a DJ playing music.”


05/17/23 Complete Automotive Repair Repair Honest Work, at a fair Price M-F 8am - 8pm • Sat. 10am to 3pm TIRES & ALIGNMENT Lift Kits Performance Upgrades Exhaust Repairs & Interstate Batteries Towing Service Available 904 South Battleground Ave. • Kings Mountain, NC Shop: (704) 739-5376 • 704-484-1047 75¢ Volume 135 • Issue 25 Wednesday, June 21, 2023
703 East King Street, Suite 9 Kings Mountain, NC call us at 704-739-4461 • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. • Improved speech. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that your dentures might slip. • Improved self-esteem. Smile again and feel better about yourself. • Durable. Implants are very durable and with proper care, can last a lifetime. Just a few benefits of Dental Implants: To find out more about Dental Implants and schedule your next appointment
For Dental ImplantsLocally Here
Kings Mountain
Preventative, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
of Kings Mountain’s their website at www.King- book page at @cityofkmspe-
New Local, a band from Charlotte performs at 6:30 p.m. Photos by City of KM
Events include: • 10:00 a.m. – Opening / Welcome/ History • 11:00 a.m. – Puppet Show • 12:00 a.m. – KUS Dance Group • 1:00 p.m. - Todj Hunt • 2:00 p.m. - Cornell Cranke • 3:00 p.m. – More entertainment **Times are subject to change Davidson Alumni Resource Center, Inc is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
ing, balance, and surprising fun-filled audience participation. A full dinosaur dig is planned for Wednesday, June 28 for children six to 12-years old. Search sand pits for real shark teeth, dinosaur bones, and other fun items. At the event, you can get a dino balloon and face paint also.
Crowds joined in the fun at Patriots Park last week. See more photos on page 5A. (Photo by Anne Gamble) City of Kings Mountain prepares for a fun, family friendly Revolutionary 4th at Patriots Park. Pictured L-R: Assistant Kings Mountain Police Chief Chris Moore, Chief Gerald Childress, and Marketing, Tourism, and Special Events Manager Susan Mosk. Photo by City of KM

Robert Ray Scism

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Robert Scism left this earth on June 18, 2023.

He was born in Kings Mountain on November 19, 1939, the eldest of three sons born to the late John Mearl and Evelyn Wright Scism. He was also preceded in death by beloved brother, Haskel Scism. He graduated from Bethware High School where he played basketball and baseball, and was elected President of the Class of 1958.

His Vice-President was his sweetheart and soon-tobe-bride Rebecca “Becky” Falls. As an adult, he was a dedicated and hard-working employee for Waldensian Bakeries and Foote Mineral Mining, and ultimately retired after 25 years as the Director of Facilities Maintenance for Kings Mountain District Schools.

In the prime of his life, Robert had many interests. He was a voracious reader, covering a wide variety of topics, and appreciated learning and sharing new information. He enjoyed spectator sports, especially Dodgers baseball, Redskins football, Hornets basketball, David Pearson/ NASCAR, and PGA golf tournaments.

Having been raised on a farm, working the soil was second nature to him and sharing fresh produce from a bountiful garden brought joy. Gradually, what began as a hobby grew into a small enterprise as he partnered with his recently retired father-in-law in farming over 100 acres in soybeans while still working his “day job.”

An activity Robert and Becky always enjoyed together was traveling, driving to the beach in the summer and the mountains in the fall. At some point, they added Florida to their list of favorite destinations, going multiple times each year.

Most notably, and the hobby which provided the most satisfaction, was golf. Over the years, he won many tournaments, both individually and in team events, and shot several holes-in-one. He delighted in introducing young players to the game, often giving away club sets and bags, and coaching their swing. He joked that he only played on the days ending in “y”.

Robert was also a man of faith, and his faith was evident in all aspects of his life. He was a longtime member and servant/leader of Patterson Grove Baptist Church, serving for many years as music director and deacon, and taught Sunday School for over 60 years. He believed in the power of prayer and throughout each day communed with his Lord, praying for his family, friends, and co-workers. Even in the last year, when his sickness robbed him of the ability to engage in conversation, he would eloquently pray aloud.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 64 years, Becky; children Roxanne Scism Bridges and husband John, Lynn Scism and wife Cam, and Carla Scism Parham; grandchildren Thomas Bridges and wife Laura, Elizabeth Bridges

Galloway and husband Ben, Rebekah Bridges, Sarah Scism, Josh Scism, Taylor Parham, Victoria Parham West and husband Ryan, and Julia Parham Griffith and husband Dakota; great-grandchildren Sophia Bridges, Charlotte and Benjamin Galloway, Jude, Kendrick, and Quinn Parham, Seamus and Finnley West; Brother Don Scism and wife Susan; Sister-in-law Ann Scism.

Lying in Repose: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Patterson Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Tim Hendrick and Pastor David Webb officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM prior to the service at Patterson Grove Family Life Center. Interment will be in Patterson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials in Mr. Scism’s memory may be made to Patterson Grove Baptist Church Building Fund at 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services , Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Connie Blanton Cain

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Connie Blanton Cain, 67, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on June 13, 2023 at Atrium Health Main in Charlotte, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Harold D. Blanton and was preceded in death by her son, Kelby Burton and a brother, Eddie Blanton.

Connie worked in the textile industry for most of her life. She loved spending time with her grandchildren who were the center of her world. Connie possessed a green thumb and could grow any type of plant or flower. She spent many hours nursing plants back to health and helping them to flourish.

Connie liked to stay busy and enjoyed decorating for holidays. She was an avid animal lover, especially her beloved canine companions, Izzy, Abby, and Marley.



JUNE 7: Kristen Nicole Capps, 28, 426 Fulton Street, failure to appear, felony probation violation, no bond.

JUNE 10: Everett Franklin Cunningham, 41, 110 Stowe Acres, assault on female, no bond.

JUNE 10: Brittany Lynn Brakefield, 31, Belmont, simple assault, no bond.

JUNE 11: Crystal Michelle Bridges 45, Bessemer City, failure to appear, transported to Gaston County magistrate, $5,000 secured Bond.


JUNE 7: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported larceny of over $100 in merchandise.

JUNE 7: Walgreens, 601 East King Street, reported larceny of various types of merchandise.

JUNE 9: McCall Brothers, Charlotte, reported fraudulent use of credit/ debit cards.

JUNE 9: Dollar General, Shelby Road, reported larceny of laundry detergent.

JUNE 9: Walgreens, E. King Street, reported larceny of Arctic zone cooler.

JUNE 13: A resident of Asheboro reported that his vehicle was broken into on Holiday inn Drive and cash and a semi-automatic handgun taken.

JUNE 13: A resident of St. Cloud, Florida reported that his vehicle was broken

Peggy Cloninger Harmon

CONOVER, NC – Peggy Cloninger Harmon, 90, of Conover, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Carolina Caring Hospice in Newton.

A native of Cleveland County, Peggy was born on January 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Laben June Cloninger and Flossie Simmons Cloninger.

She graduated from Kings Mountain High School, Class of ‘51, and grew up attending Macedonia Baptist Church.

On September 15, 1957, she married William Erskine Harmon and they had 3 sons, Wm. Brett Harmon of Conover, Todd C. Harmon of Greensboro and Edward H. ‘Eddie’ of Kannapolis; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother, Reece Cloninger, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings James W. Cloninger, Joyce C. Haynes, Hazel E. Cloninger, Dorothy C. Goforth, Earl Cloninger, Flossie Z. ‘Dutch’ Cloninger, Betty C. Smith, Bobby J. Cloninger, and Annie C. Frederick.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 12:00 noon at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Rev. Daniel McGee officiated. The family received friends following the service.

Condolences may be sent to the Harmon family at

The Harmon family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828465-2111

She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her kindness, love, and spirit will be dearly missed by everyone whose life she impacted in some special way. She is survived by her daughters: Carol Spencer (Kevin), Kings Mountain, NC and Kimberly Thornburg (Joshua Marcum), Mooresboro, NC; mother: Dixie Blanton, Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Aryka Roberts, Roderick Roberts II, Hanna Allen, Jesse Marcum, and Jayden Marcum; siblings: Chris Blanton (Terri), Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Michael Blanton (Janice), Matthews, NC, Ann Blanton, Kings Mountain, NC, and Keith Blanton (Evelyn Harris), Matthews, NC.

Memorial service was held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Reverend Dr. Steve Taylor officiating Visitation was held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

Guest register is available at:

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

into on Woodlake Parkway and two laptop computers and window damage to his vehicle estimated at more than $6,000.


MAY 28: Officer Herndon said Carl Lee Roseboro, 1050 Mountain Crest Drive, operating a 2015 Ram, was driving through the parking lot at Kentucky Fried Chicken on E. King Street and his vision was obstructed by the A-post in his vehicle causing him to hit the concrete barrier that is around the bottom of the light pole. Property damage was estimated at $2,500.

JUNE 1: Officer Dee said Jennifer Rhoden, Kings Mountain, was on foot traveling west across NC 161 and was struck by a 2006 Nissan operated by Danielle Lee Walker, 612 Charles Street 22. Dee said the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing in a poorly lit area and she and a man were looking at their phone at the time of the impact. Rhoden was transported to Atrium Kings Mountain. Walker was cited for no liability insurance. Property damage was estimated at $1,000.

JUNE 8: Officer Rochford said Terry Lee Keeter, 605 Chestnut Ridge Church Road, operating a 2011 Chevrolet, rear-ended a 1990 Dodge operated by Faye Rigdon, 717 Gantt Street. Keeter was leaving

Road to turn left on NC 161 South and Rigdon, traveling north on NC 161, was turning right into the parking lot. Property damage was estimated at $2,500.

JUNE 10: Officer Cooke said Austyn White, Bessemer City, operating a 2007 Ford, was exiting the parking lot at Tobacco Barn onto Linwood Road eastbound. Sherika Williams, 110 Cambridge Oaks Circle 201, was traveling east on Linwood Road. Williams’ 2012 Merz was struck by White merging onto Linwood Road. Property damage was estimated at $2,000.

JUNE 11: Officer Butler said Aaron Young, Marietta, GA, operating a 2011 Toyota, and Shannon Lee Lemmons, 345 Dixon School Road, operating a 2011 Dodge, were traveling on I-85 south and Young was changing from the right lane to the left lane and hit the Dodge. Property damage was estimated at $2,500.

JUNE 11: Officer Herndon said Vivian Daniels, Grover, operating a 2013 Cadillac, and Earl Wayne Worcester, 401 Chestnut Street, operating a 2011 Nissan, were traveling on US 74 Business. Daniels said Worcester changed lanes and his Nissan struck her Cadillac. Worcester said he signaled to change

Come fall in love with an adoptable CARE dog at the Kings Mountain Farmers' Market this Saturday, June 24, 8 am to 12 pm.

The KM Farmers' Market is located downtown at S Battleground Avenue. Come hang out and pet some wonderful pooches while shopping locally and friendly.

Clifford's Army Rescue will be there with some of their adoptable dogs for you to meet.

Page 2A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Step out of the summer heat and come see what we’re up to at the new Albemarle Kings Mountain Project Center. Stop by anytime in June and pick up a Sweet Station ice cream coupon! HOURS WE’RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS, COME GET THE SCOOP ALBEMARLE KINGS MOUNTAIN PROJECT CENTER, 129 WEST MOUNTAIN ST. Tues., Wed., and Thurs., 9 am – 4 pm Albemarle Kings Mountain Mine Tour* Albemarle at the Kings Mountain Farmers’ Market UPCOMING EVENTS 704-734-2775 JUNE 22 JUNE 24 *Advance sign up required Check our website for evening and weekend hours. FOR MORE EVENT INFORMATION:
at KM Farmers Market June 24
CARE dogs


From Page 2A

lanes but did not see the Daniels vehicle beside him and hit the right side of the Cadillac. Property damage was estimated at $8,000.


JUNE 3: Jonathan Gary

Oliver, 48, 450 Dixon School Road, driving on revoked driver’s license, expired tag.

JUNE 4: Hershel Davis Jr., Green Meadows Drive, driving on a revoked driver’s license.

JUNE 7: Demetrie

Turner, 29, S. Battleground Avenue, expired tag, driving on a revoked driver’s license.

June 7: Donald Wayne Spencer Jr., 40, Hardin Drive, no operator’s li-

cense, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

JUNE 8: Shavone Green, 45, N. Piedmont Avenue, no liability insurance, no vehicle inspection.

JUNE 9: Keith Robert Stone, 37, Chestnut Ridge Church Road, speeding.

JUNE 9: Destiny Hush, Shelby, driving on a revoked driver’s license.

JUNE 9: Victoria Wilkins, 24, Belcaro Drive, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

JUNE 9: Benjamin Douglas Bridges, 19, Crescent Circle, driving on a revoked driver’s license, no attached numbered plate, no registration, fictitious tag. No vehicle insurance.

JUNE 10: Kelvie Brooks, Bridges Street, speeding.

JUNE 10: Wesley Thompson, 48, Brooklee

Drive, driving on a revoked driver’s license.

June 10: Soto Velasquez Royel Onofire, 22, Bridgeville, DE., speeding.

JUNE 10: Ellieger Zapata Paroda, 50, Country Creek Drive, no number plate, no operator’s license.

JUNE 10: Michael Lynn Winstead, 61, Bridges drive, no liability insurance, failure to display numbered tag on vehicle.

JUNE 11; Brenda Dennis, 55, Gastonia, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

JUNE 11: Damion Edwards II, Fort Washington, MD, speeding.

JUNE 11; Dillon Hall, 26, Bessemer City, no vehicle registration.

JUNE 11: Alina Marcella Drafton, 25, Charlotte, speeding.

CCSO Deputies monitor offenders on sex offender registry

The primary responsibility of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry is to register convicted sex offenders as required by law. North Carolina General Statue requires those convicted of sex offenses or of certain other offenses committed against minors to register as a sex offender.

Once a convicted sex offender is registered by the Sheriff’s Office, the general offender will receive a verification letter every six months and are required to report in person to the Sheriff’s Office. If the offender is classified as an aggravated offender or recidivist, they will receive their verification letter every three months.

The registry office processes address changes and any other updates and documents the changes in the offender’s file.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Investigators perform random

checks to ensure the registered offenders comply with the registry laws, investigate any complaints reported and charge offenders that are in violation of the law.

"The Office of Sheriff represents all people who live or visit Cleveland County. Our Deputies and I are here to serve you by providing you with professional law enforcement services to make our County a safe place to live or visit," said Sheriff Alan Norman.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation takes certain information provided by the Sheriff’s Office and makes it available to the public via the Sex Offender Registry website http://sexoffender.

Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 8:30am to 11:30 am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm for walk-ins and 8:00am to 4:00pm via phone, at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 Justice Place in Shelby. New registration requires an appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 704484-4787.

6 DAY FORECAST KINGS MOUNTAIN’S S E E U S F O R A L L Y O U R T I R E SEE US FOR ALL YOUR TIRE & A U T O S E R V I C E N E E D S AUTO SERVICE NEEDS • FULL SERVICE REPAIRS • TIRES & ALIGNMENTS • NC INSPECTIONS • CERTIFIED MECHANICS • FLEET RATES AVAILABLE • FRIENDLY SERVICE 404 E. King St., Kings Mountain, NC (Across From KFC) Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 • 704-750-4645 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK 83 64 TUES JUNE 27 PM THUNDERSTORMS THUR JUNE 22 77 64 FRI JUNE 23 SAT JUNE 24 81 64 SUN JUNE 25 83 66 83 65 MON JUNE 26 THUNDERSTORMS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS PM THUNDERSTORMS 72 64 Wednesday, June 21, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 3A *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of the publication date. Offer applies to new CDs only. $1,000 minimum deposit to open and is required to earn stated APY. Penalty for early withdrawal. IRA CD is subject to eligibility requirements. Offer not available to Public Funds, brokers, dealers and other financial institutions. Fees could reduce earnings. Offer subject to change without notice. Offer good at locations in Kings Mountain, NC only. **IRA CD must be opened in person and cannot be opened online. Start earning today with Bank OZK! Visit our Kings Mountain location or open an account online at** 7-MONTH CD OR IRA CD** SPECIAL 4.4 0 5. 13-MONTH CD OR IRA CD** SPECIAL 20 I-85 EXIT 104 • 570 Tribal Rd. Blacksburg, SC 29702 864-839-4900 OPEN 9-9 ALL YEAR OFHOME THE BIG ONES! Celebrate July 4th with Detectives at Shelby Police Department need the public’s help identifying the two suspects suspected of installing a skimming device at the Walmart in Shelby. If you have any information as to their identity, please contact Detective Stearns at 704-484-7153; reference case number 2023-002805. You can also provide your tip on the Cleveland County Crimestoppers P3 app completely anonymously. Shelby PD needs help identifying two men
the store.
Suspects install skimmer in Shelby Walmart. Photos by Shelby Police Department

County passes budget with no tax increase

County commissioners passed the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget with no tax increase to residents. The current property tax rate of 54.75 cents per $100 valuation will remain the same, as will the 14 cents public school tax, and the 8.75 cents fire tax.

Total revenue in the General Fund is budgeted at $134.6 million, approximately a $9 million increase from the prior fiscal year. Most of this increase is associated with the consolidation of the rescue squads into Cleveland County Government along with increased debt funding for the Justice Center project. All revenue projections were established maintaining a 54.75 cent tax rate. The budget includes a 5% cost of living increase for county employees. Seven new positions are

land County Sheriff's Office that includes four new deputies, victim’s specialist, shooting range officer, and mechanic.

County Commissioners have identified several key initiatives specific to promoting and improving community wellness with the top being an intentional focus on actively engaging in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Included under the Community Wellness Focus Atea arc:

• Improvement in Community Health Rankings

• Effective Use of Opioid Settlement Funds

• Expansion of Existing Trail Systems & Exploration of New Opportunities

The county plans to re-engage its focus on community health and re-focus on improving metrics. Cleveland County remains outside the top 80 in County population health. The pri-

remains premature death.

Chronic disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and substance abuse are among the leaders in the premature death category. Almost one-third of our county residents are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Our county's stroke rate is 80 per 100,000 (which is double the state average) and our overdose rankings are unproportionally high.

Cleveland County District Schools’ budget increased by $900,000 for teaching supplements, bringing the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget to $32.4 million.

Interim County Manager Todd Carpenter said the county is experiencing growth in population, property and sales tax, Jobs, housing, and industry.

The county also anticipates an additional $75,000 in revenue generated by Ca-

Largest flying American flag at Crowders Mountain

Parker Building gets new windows

In June Michael Parker installed new windows in his building at 119 W. Mountain Street. Before, smaller windows were used that only filled a portion of the original openings on the second floor facing

Cherokee Street. Those small windows have been replaced with large windows that allow light to flood into the building and provide westward views of the city.

Michael Parker, owner and president of Parker Construction and Develop-

ment, purchased the building located downtown. This building has housed Sagesport, Fulton’s, Myer’s Department Store, and Piggly Wiggly, among other businesses. As best as can be determined, the building is at least 100 years old.

Civilian Traffic Investigators legislation passed

On Wednesday, Jun 14, the NC House passed HB 140 - Civilian Traffic Investigators - by a vote of 100 to six. Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford, Majority Whip) is a lead sponsor of the bill. The legislation is now heading to Governor Roy Cooper, who is expected to sign it into law. HB 140, which was requested by the NC Association of Chiefs of Police, would allow local police departments to hire and train non-sworn, civilian traffic investigators to write reports on traffic incidents that only involve property damage. The purpose is to allow law enforcement agencies to direct resources to more serious crimes (e.g., assault, robbery, etc.) while allowing non-sworn personnel to investigate low-level traffic incidents. Under the bill, local police departments would be required to follow these guidelines in setting up the program: • Hire non-sworn civilian traffic investigators (CTIs) and require them to train for four weeks under an experienced law enforcement official.

• CTIs may only investigate traffic incidents that only involve property damage. Incidents involving serious injury, death, or suspected criminal misconduct would require involvement from sworn law enforcement.

• CTIs would be issued uniforms and markings on vehicles that are distinctly different from sworn police officers. Vehicles may use red flashing lights, not blue lights.

• CTIs may write reports but may not carry weapons. They must call law enforcement if they discover any form of potential criminal misconduct (e.g., discovery of contraband).

• CTIs would be authorized to tow vehicles and their reports would be admissible in court.

In addition, under the bill, the NC Justice Academy would be required to establish minimum training standards for CTIs across the State.

There are currently two municipalities in North Carolina that have the authority to operate a CTI program -- Fayetteville and Wilmington. These two cit-

ies were granted authority in 2007, and the program appears to be working well in those jurisdictions.

“This bill will support law enforcements agencies by allowing them to direct resources to more serious crime,” Hardister said. “At a time when law enforcement agencies are facing staffing shortages, it is important that we provide flexibility in how they operate. This is another tool that police chiefs can have in their toolbox to direct resources to where they are most needed.”

Fred Baggett, legislative council for the NC Association of Chiefs of Police, was quoted in the Carolina Journal as saying, “Authorizing all cities to have the option of using civilian traffic crash investigators will benefit the public by allowing sworn police officers to respond to higher-priority calls faster and help insure that when someone calls the police, a police officer is available instead of being tied up for 1-2 hours on a minor traffic accident.”

Page 4A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Published every Wednesday • USPS 931-040 by CF Media • Periodicals postage at Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Office: 503 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150 P. O. Box 769 • Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Phone (704) 484-1047 • Fax (704) 484-1067 To Submit Local News Lib Stewart - Staff Writer Loretta Cozart - Staff Writer Gary Stewart: Sports Editor Scott Helms - Display Advertising • 704-473-0080 Kathy Reynolds - Legal Notices & Subscriptions 704-484-1047 Classified Advertising 704-484-1047 Jimmy Black - Circulation FIRST MEDIA C FIRST MEDIA, INC “Creating Business For People” Kings Mountain Herald’s publisher and its advertisers are not responsible or liable for misprints, typographical errors, misinformation herein contained. We reserve the right to edit, reject or accept any articles, advertisements, or information to be printed in this publication. We will provide ad proofs for prepaid ads or ads that are placed by established clients. No proofs may leave our premises without payment and permission and are copyright by Community First Media. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher. No individual or business is permitted to place or attach any flyer, poster or any type of advertisement of any kind to our boxes or on our racks. CANCELLATION OR CORRECTION DEADLINE: The cancellation deadline is the same as the order deadline because much of our cost is involved in the production of the ad itself. If you have to cancel an ad after deadline, it may be necessary to charge for the time and materials we’ve already spent on creating the ad. APPROVAL: All content is accepted subject to approval by the publisher. ERRORS: We want your ad to be accurate and correct, and normally there will be no errors. However, should there be an error and it is our fault, we will give you a correction letter and return (or give credit) for the actual space occupied by the incorrect item. Of course you should notify us of the error, before the ad runs a second time. Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. POLICIES • Submission of news items and social notes are recommended to be done a week in advance. Submission of items is not a guarantee that they will run in the newspaper. • Weddings (2 columns by 10” maximum size) will be published with photo for $90. • Engagements (2 columns by 7” maximum size) will be published with photo for $60. • Obituaries begin at $25. Letters To The Editor Do you have questions or concerns about what’s happening in your community? Are there good things happening in your neighborhood? Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. We welcome your comments!* Send to: The Kings Mountain Herald, 503 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150 or email to: *Letters to the editor must be signed and include address and phone number. Letters are limited to 500 words or less and are subject to Editorial review. Thank you letters are required to be placed as paid personal notes. DEADLINES: Advertising: Display Ads: 12 p.m Friday; Classifieds: 12 p.m. Friday; News & Social Notes: 3 p.m. Friday; Letters To The Editor: 3 p.m. Friday; Obituaries: 3 p.m. Mondays DEADLINES FOR DISPLAY & CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 12:00 NOON FRIDAYS SUBSCRIPTIONS Annual mail subscription rates. Prices include 6.75% NC State Sales Tax Gaston & Cleveland Counties $45 • Other NC Counties $48 • Outside NC $63
The largest flying American flag in the world measures a total of 7,410 square feet and is a hung on a pole that stands over 225 feet in the air. It was initially erected by the Gastonia AMVETS Post 920 in 1999. The flag measures 65 feet tall and 114 feet wide with a total weight of 180 pounds. It can be clearly seen from over 30 miles away. The flag is flown on July 4, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day. There are 2 flags larger than this in California, but neither is flown, and there is a larger free flying flag that hangs over the George Washington Bridge, that was installed in 2013.
The Parker Building had new windows installed two weeks ago. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Shuttle service available for Revolutionary 4th

Heavy traffic is expected in downtown Kings Mountain, July 1, as the City of Kings Mountain hosts the Revolutionary 4th Celebration at Patriots Park

The city offers shuttle pick-up and drop-off services at the following locations:

• First Baptist Church-located at 605 West King Street, Kings Mountain

• Patrick Senior Center-located at 909 East Kings Street, Kings Mountain

• Parkdale Mill-located at 500 South Railroad Avenue,

Kings Mountain, a 10-minute walk to Patriots Park.

Shuttle Service will ONLY be offered to and from Patriots Park. Shuttle service will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 11:00 p.m.

The city urges patrons attending the event at Patriots Park to use the shuttle services as parking may be scarce downtown. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling through Downtown Kings Mountain due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Revolutionary 4th celebrations will impact travel Saturday, July 1

The City of Kings Mountain looks forward to the Revolutionary 4th celebration scheduled for July 1st, at Patriots Park. Many roads within the city will be impacted during this event including Battleground and Railroad Avenues, Cansler, Gold, and Mountain Streets Downtown, and Hwy 161/

Cleveland Avenue and surrounding side streets.

The city advises citizens to “Use extreme caution when traveling these roads due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians. Please plan to take different roads if you are impacted by this change. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.”

June 21


From Page 1A their giant TV screens or want to team more about how lithium is a muchneeded resource for renewable energy, their doors are open, and they want to meet you.

Kirsten said, “We want to be accessible and transparent every step of the way. I am very excited about our new downtown Project Center and look forward to engaging di-


From Page 1A prepare ahead. No alcohol will be allowed in the park for Saturday’s celebration. Also, no pets are allowed, except for service animals. If you bring a service ani-

rectly with our community.”

“We have the Project Center so anybody with questions can come to get answers. We want to make sure people know we’re here, we have a phone number, we have a website, we have a newsletter, and we have emails. We have many, many, different channels to contact us. If we have the answer, we’ll give it to you. If we don’t, we’ll tell you that, or that we’re we not sure yet and we will get back to you.”

KM Project Center

mal, be sure to bring your paperwork to verify. If you can’t show the papers, you will be asked to leave the park. And, no personal fireworks are allowed, including sparklers. Finally, note that no smoking or vaping is allowed in the park for this event because lots of children will be in atten-

will hold its first mine tour on Thursday, June 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. Email to register for the tour, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis. They will create a waitlist if they reach capacity.

To learn more about Albemarle Kings Mountain, or to read their newsletter, The Element, visit or call (704) 734-2775.


To view the video, visit the City of Kings Mountain Special Events Facebook page. Mosk, Childress, and Moore did an excellent job making the video, so be sure to ask for their autographs when you see them.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5A
Jef Lambdin performs juggling and balancing acts at last week’s event held by Mauney Memorial Library aat Patriot’s Park. (Photos by Anne Gamble) The crowd at Patriot’s Park applauds this young man as he finishes assisting.

My Big Mouth

(3rd Part of “Get a Grip” Series)

Have you ever been itching to say something about someone, even though you shouldn’t?

It was just too good to not tell. If not, maybe you said some choice words to a family member, friend, or stranger out of anger. After you spoke, you regretted saying it, but it was too late; the damage was done. Apologies didn’t repair the relationship. Gossip and vulgarity are just a couple of examples of how we don’t always use our words in a positive manner. Our tongue is the small thing that can

cause great devastation. James

3:5 (NLT) “In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.”

Sometimes talking too much is the culprit. Proverbs 10:19 (CEV) says, “You will say the wrong thing if you talk too much--so be sensible and watch what you say.”

Guard It It truly takes effort to be quiet when we want to complain or use our words inappropriately. However, there are habits that we can develop to help us. Before we speak we should ask ourselves, “Do I really need to say this? Will this benefit the listener?” Ephesians 4:29 (AMP) says, “Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever

come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].” In other words we need to think before we speak and that takes discipline. Proverbs 13:3 (AMP) says, “The one who guards his mouth [thinking before he speaks] protects his life; The one who opens his lips wide [and chatters without thinking] comes to ruin.” I read a plaque at a carnival that said, “Oh Lord, help me this day to keep my big mouth shut!” I laughed, but it is true. When we practice self-control instead of saying whatever we feel like saying, it will keep us out of trouble and protect our relationships.


“Father, I praise you because out of your mouth comes knowledge and understanding. Forgive me for gossipping, complaining,

swearing and all the ways I have sinned with my words. Forgive me for how I hurt others by something I said. Show me how to restore the relationship. Please touch their hearts and help them to forgive me.

Purify my heart, because out of the heart the mouth speaks. I also ask you to set a guard over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips to keep me from speaking thoughtlessly. I pray that you teach me to use wise and gracious words. Help me to get a grip on what I say and how I say it. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. In Jesus’ name I pray – Amen.”

Danyale Patterson would love to hear from you! Contact her at to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007 Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

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

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Page 6A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Wesleyan Church 1508 N. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain, NC
St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256
Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) IMPORTS STEIBEL ED C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby • 704-484-3204 F a i t h Faith F a m i l y Family F u r n i t u r e Furniture Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Psalm 37:7 Our Mission: Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ
gathering mothers to pray.

“A FRESH LOOK” Art Competition and Exhibit

The public is invited to come out and view “A Fresh Look” art exhibit and competition at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. Artists from around the region have submitted over eighty works of art to be judged for cash prizes. The theme for this show is very open, allowing for a wide variety of subject matter to be entered. Artists have entered work in a variety of media: oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and collage.

Artists and guests will gather at a public reception on Saturday June 24th from 6-8 pm. Awards will be presented at 7 pm. This event is open to the public, and dress is casual. Winners will then be posted on Southern Arts Society’s website and Facebook page. The exhibit is on view through July 29. Artwork in the exhibit is available for sale.

Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Ave. at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues in the historic Southern Railway Depot. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing art exhibitions and competitions, programs, and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Gallery

Hours: Tues through Sat, 10 am to 3 pm, and by Appointment. Admission is Free. For more information, please visit SouthernArtsSociety. org, or call 704.739.5585. Email southernartssociety@

Pauley selected Artist of Choice by SC250th Sestercentennial Commission

When patrons arrive to see performances of “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” at the Joy Theatre in Kings Mountain, North Carolina this Fall, they’ll also be treated to a stunning lobby display of portraits by renowned artist Thomas Kelly Pauley. The portraits capture not only the likenesses, but also the personalities of the key figures at the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780. The subjects include such notables as Isaac Shelby and John Sevier, who helped lead Patriot militiamen to victory at the battle, along with British Major Patrick Ferguson, who died leading the Loyalist defenders.

Pauley has recently been selected as the Artist of Choice for the 250th commemoration of the Revolution in South Carolina. The state has formed the SC250th Sestercentennial Commission to spearhead the commemoration, which culminates in 2026. Pauley’s portraits of the heroes of the Revolution – including the leaders at Kings Mountain – will be on display at numerous historic sites throughout South Carolina throughout the celebration.

South Carolina played a key role throughout the Revolution in the quest for independence from British rule. More battles and skirmishes during the conflict

Girl Talk Ministry’s Journey to becoming Summit

Girl Talk Ministry an-

were fought in South Carolina than in any other state.

“Liberty Mountain,” written by playwright Robert Inman and directed by Caleb Sigmon, depicts the dramatic events leading to and including the Battle of Kings Mountain, which historians call the turning point of the Revolution. Patriot militiamen soundly defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, forcing the British to retreat from their campaign in the Carolinas.

Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit, produces the play. Sigmon Theatrical, LLC, Artistic Director Caleb Sigmon, and Bob Inman are the creative team. Gilbert and Jancy Patrick are the Founding Sponsor. Albemarle is the Presenting Sponsor. KM Tourism Development Authority is a Major Sponsor. Performances of “Liberty Mountain” begin Friday, September 15 and run through Sunday, October 8. More information, including ticket ordering (online sales begin July 15th), is available at www. libertymountaindrama. com and 704-730-9408. Group discounts and VIP packages are available.

The producers of “Liberty Mountain” also urge the public to visit the Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina to experience first-hand the hallowed ground won by the Patriots in the historic battle.

nounces the Journey to Becoming Summit on July 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 Destiny Ministry Center at 4004 York Highway in Gastonia. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The goal of this event is to empower, uplift, and encourage girls to find

strength in God and their support system to overcome any obstacle that they may be facing in life. The event is free.

“We can’t allow our adversities in life to cripple the calling God has destined for us! The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but through the blood of Christ Jesus we shall live and declare the

works of the Lord,” said founder Tiana Roberts. Participants can register at

Donations will be accepted, and parents are required to stay and be a part of the summit. The girls will NOT be allowed to be dropped off and then picked back up.



Barbara Strouph

1 cup Campbell’s new Cream of broccoli soup

½ cup milk

1 tsp. soy sauce

Dash of pepper

1 bunch of fresh broccoli

1 can French-fried onions

In a ½ quart shallow casserole, combine soup, milk, soy sauce and pepper. Stir in broccoli and ½ can of onions. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with remaining onions. Bake 5 minutes.


Millie Shytle

1 can French-style green beans

1 can Shoe Peg corn

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 can cream of celery soup

1 small carton sour cream

Mix. Pour into 9x12-inch casserole dish.


1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

½ box Cheez-Its, crushed

1 stick melted butter or margarine. Mix all topping ingredients and put on top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


CASSEROLE Letha Sheppard

1 (2 ½ lb.) chicken

1 (16 oz.) can peas, drained

1 (16 oz) can carrots, drained

1 can cream of mush-

room soup

1 (8 oz.) pkg. stuffing mix

1 egg

¼ cup melted butter

Cook Chicken until tender, bone, and chop chicken.

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

Reserve broth. Place chicken in greased dish. Combine peas, carrots, and soup in a bowl. Mix well. Spoon over chicken. Combine stuffing mix, egg, and reserved broth. Spread over casserole, dab with butter. Bake at 300 degrees for 35 minutes.


Jean Moore

2 cans cherry pie filling

1 box white cake mix

2 cups pecans, chopped

2 sticks butter, melted

1 large carton Cool Whip Spread pie filling in bottom of 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle cake mix over this. Add pecans on top of this. Dribble melted butter over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When cool, spread Cool Whip on top.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7A we know insurance can be complicated. luckily, we’re experts. simple human sense AGENCY NAME GOES HERE CITY • 000.000.0000 Warlick and Hamrick Insurance Kings Mountain • 704-739-3611
Catawba Potter, watercolor by Dianne Garner. (Photos provided) Abstract #2, acrylic on tile by Arlene Calvert. NC Beach, egg tempera by 61 Martha Moore. MacRae Meadow Winter, oil painting by Timmy Hord.

Children’s scavenger hunt at the library

A children’s scaven-

ger hunt is being held at Mauney Memorial Library the first week of July. Dates include Monday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 8. The library will be closed July 4. Children can search the library for missing items and will prizes. The library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain.

Regular library hours are Monday from 9 a.m. until 8

p.m., Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and Sunday the library is closed. For more information on this and other events, call 704739-2371.

Author Dan Pezzoni featured at Earl Scruggs Coffee with the Curator June 21

Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join Earl Scruggs Center on Wednesday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. for Coffee with the Curator in the museum’s Great Hall.

Many people have an original copy of Architectural Perspectives of Cleveland County, North Carolina in their homes. The book serves as one of the greatest individual documentations of Cleveland County’s beautiful historic structures.

Now after twenty years the Historic Shelby Foundation is working on a second volume which will focus on structures in Cleveland County from 1945-1975.

Join Earl Scruggs Cen-

Moss Lake passes weekly water standards test

ter Assistant Director Zach Dressel and author Dan Pezzoni as they introduce this new project and show the process that the Historic Shelby Foundation is using to see it through. As always, come prepared to join in on the discussion and be sure to register in advance so we will have plenty of coffee for everyone. You won’t want to be dozing off during this fascinating Coffee with the Curator.

MountainTrue Riverkeeper Float Fest this weekend

Riverkeeper Float Fest

is June 24 River and Earth

Adventures’ New River Outpost in Todd, NC from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will take place Appalachian Mountain Brewery will offer local craft beer, food, and live music.

The day’s events include tubing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., live music from noon to 4 p.m., nature walks and talks from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a fly-fishing clinic at noon with Boone’s Fly Shop.

Tubers are asked to bring sun protection, towel, change of clothes, river shoes/sandals (no flip flops), bag for spare clothes, and a dry bag for phone/keys.

Riverkeeper Float Fest proceeds benefit MountainTrue’s Watauga Riverkeeper and help protect clean water in the High Country.

Pre-registration ticket sales ended Tuesday, but you

are also able to purchase tickets at the door.

Limited parking is available across the street from River & Earth Adventures. Free parking will be available in the lots surrounding the shuttle pick-up/drop-off location. Shuttle pick-up/drop-off is at ASU Peacock Traffic Circle. Shuttles provided by River & Earth Adventures will take attendees directly to the Float Fest location. A separate tubing shuttle will pick tubers up at the end of the tubing trip and bring them back to Float Fest.

Last week, Moss Lake passed MountainTrue’s weekly waters standards test. This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 14th, 2023. MountainTrue Broad Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 15, at 3:40 p.m.

Located in Western

North Carolina, MountainTrue works to protect the places we share by championing resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities in the Southern Blue Ridge. With four in-house riverkeepers looking after the French Broad, Broad, Green, and Watauga rivers, MountainTrue is its own ecosystem of water defenders and protectors.

From May to Sep-

tember, MountainTrue Riverkeepers and volunteers collect weekly water samples from the Broad, French Broad, Elk, Green, Hiwassee, New, Nottely, and Watauga River watersheds. We process and analyze each sample and post the results to the Swim Guide platform before the weekend, so you know where it’s safe to swim.

They use testing data

to track down sources of bacterial pollution and push for better policies to address the long-term issues affecting our rivers, lakes, and streams. To learn more about our clean water efforts, check out iloverivers. org. MountainTrue’s Clean Water Program is powered by our volunteers, members, and donors.

Flu vaccine available at Health Department

The Cleveland County Health Department joins the NC Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in urging everyone to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the flu. Everyone over the age of 6 months is encouraged to be immunized.

It is not too early. The vaccine is safe and effective and the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting the flu.

In addition to vaccination, continue practicing healthy habits to protect yourself from flu and other viruses:

• Cover your nose and mouth with tissue when you cough or sneeze.

• Throw the tissue in the trash promptly after use.

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Germs spread this way.

• Stay home if you are sick. You should stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone and other symptoms have improved, except to get medical care.

“Steps to prevent the flu are very similar to the steps we encourage individuals to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including getting vaccinated,” said DeShay Oliver, Cleveland County Deputy Health Director. “Individuals who are at highest risk of severe illness from the flu are like those factors that place individuals at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 including being 65 or older, having underlying health conditions, being pregnant, having a weakened immune system, or living in a congregate

living setting. You can get your flu vaccine at the same time you get your COVID vaccine, including the updated bivalent booster.”

Flu vaccine will be available at the Cleveland County Health Department beginning Monday, October 3, 2022. The vaccine is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, no appointment necessary. Please note, appointments are required for the COVID-19 vaccine by calling 980-484-6019.

The flu vaccine is free of charge for children 18 and younger who have Medicaid, do not have insurance, or are underinsured (meaning insurance does not cover the flu vaccine). The vaccine will also be free for uninsured (non-Medicaid) pregnant women 19 and older who are serviced by

the health department and women 19 and older who have a family planning waiver (Be Smart) and are receiving services at the health department. If you have insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, we will bill these third-party payers. If you do not meet the above criteria or do not have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, the charge for the vaccine is $55. We also have available a limited number of the Flublok vaccines for those 18 and older and High Dose flu vaccines for those 65 and older. Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid can be billed for these vaccines, or the cost is $90. If you have questions or need additional information, you may call the Cleveland County Health Department Immunization Clinic at 980-484-5100. You may also find additional information about the flu at

Page 8A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Canoers on Moss Lake and paddle safely knowing the water quality is measured weekly. Photo by MountainTrue

KM sports fans mourn loss of one of its all-time greats, Otis Cole

Kings Mountain lost one of its greatest athletes May 18 when basketball star Otis Cole,71, died when a blood clot caused cardiac arrest.

Cole was an All-American basketball player during the Mountaineers’ glory years of the late 1960s and early ‘70s under the late Bobby Hussey. He was the father of one of Kings Mountain’s best ever allaround athletes, Shonda Cole, who was an All-American volleyball player at the University of South Carolina and a star in the pro ranks. From 1968 to 1970 he teamed with other stars such as fellow high school All-American George

Adams, Ken Mitchem, Rick Finger, Charlie Barnes and others to post a three-year record of 66-7.

At Florida State he helped the Seminoles to a runner-up finish to UCLA in the 1972 national tournament. Cole was All-Conference all three of his varsity years at KMHS, and his senior year he was All-American and played in the prestigious East-West all-star game. He scored 1,292 points in his three-year varsity career and went on to score 1,361 points at Florida State.

Although he followed his sports over the years, Cole also took up the game

of golf and was good at that, too. His wife, Joanne, noted that Otis and his KMHS teammates Charlie Barnes, Steve Spencer and Rick Finger would meet at the Cherokee Grill once a week to eat and cherish their long friendship.

Mrs. Cole said Otis called Finger, who is a retired doctor, to tell him about his cancer and Finger, Barnes, and Adams came immediately to help. Upon his death many of his former teammates and friends came to the home and/or funeral including FSU great Ron King and other Seminole teammates.

Steve Spencer came all the way from Virginia. She re-

called that about 20 years ago UCLA great Bill Walton sent Otis a huge autographed action picture of the two competing against each other in the national championship game.

“Otis was such a loving person,” Mrs. Cole said. “He never met a stranger.”

Mrs. Cole, the former Joanne Kilgore, said she knew Otis when they were students at KMHS but they didn’t date until later. They were married in 1984.

Cole was preceded in death by his father, Otis Cole Sr., sisters Cherlyn D. Cole and Grace Setzer, and granddaughter Taylen Allen.

KM spring football workouts continue at Gamble Stadium

Kings Mountain High football players and coaches continue to be optimistic about the Mountaineers’ chance of having a good team in the fall 2023 season. Drills continue every weekday with one of the largest groups of prospects in years.

“That’s a good problem

to have,” said first-year head coach Strait Herron.

“We have a list of 112 players (JV and varsity) and that’s a good problem to have. If those numbers hold up we will be able to two platoon.”

The Mountaineers recently went to a 7 on 7 in Gaffney and Herron said “the kids are picking things

up. Our offensive coordinator said 85 percent of his offense is in. That’s good that they picked it up so fast. The defense is a little easier to do but we really don’t know where people will be playing yet.”

The Mountaineers won’t be able to hit until the end of July. They can put on helmets only for about 2 1/2

weeks, he said. The Mountaineers will get a good look against other teams in upcoming jamborees, including the annual Cleveland County Jamboree in Shelby where they will face Kannapolis A.L. Brown. They will also face Catawba Ridge in a jamboree in Gaffney, SC.

Page 1B 1B Wednesday, June 21, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald |
OTIS COLE Kings Mountain High School football players go through conditioning drills last week at John Gamble Stadium. The Mountaineers have a good turnout of veteran and young players that hope to make a run in the Big South Conference and beyond.

Pinnacle Classical Academy graduates receive scholarships, awards

The 38 seniors of Pinnacle Classical Academy’s class of 2023 were awarded a total of $7.3 million in four-year academic merit and athletic scholarship awards, averaging nearly $200,000 in cumulative awards per graduate. At their senior signing ceremony, held during their senior scholarship and awards night, members of the class of 2023 signed their names on placards representing the college or branch of the military they will be entering.

The following seniors received local scholarships and awards:

• Clary Construction

Scholarship: Rosemary Costner

• Classical Foundations

Program Scholarships: Lydia Canipe, Sarah Carpenter, Emily Evans, Owen Slagle

• Commissioner Ronnie Whetstine Scholarship: Logan Christopher

• Curtiss Wright Sons and Daughters Scholarship: Sarah Carpenter

• Dearmin Family Farm Bureau Scholarship: Melissa Morehead

• Dr. Stephen F. Grinton

Scholarship: Emma Fletcher

Essay Competition: Amy Brooks

• Nikki Korson Scholarship: Emma Fletcher

• No. 3 Ruritan Scholarship: Emma Sarratt

• Pinnacle Award: Rosemary Costner

• Prospere Audent Scholarship: Kody Lineberger

• Senator Debbie Clary

Scholarship: Amaysa Beaver, Kody Lineberger

• Shelby Alarm Scholarship: Sarah Carpenter

• Shelby Exchange Club

ACE Award: Amauria Archie

• Troy Sewell True Grit

Scholarship: Sarah Carpenter

Counselor at Gardner-Webb University, presented Amaysa Beaver with an $80,000 scholarship and Aiden Leon with a $72,000 scholarship. The following seniors received special recognition:

• Class valedictorian: Emma Sarratt

• Class salutatorian: Amy Brooks

maJo Eskridge, Emily Evans, Aiden Leon

• Cum laude: Anna Craig, Ethan Jaynes, John Lowry, Brayden McCombs

• National Honor Soci-

ety: Amaysa Beaver, David

Briceno, Amy Brooks, Lydia

Canipe, Sarah Carpenter, Rosemary Costner, Emma

• Reagan Leadership Medal: Amy Brooks

Six members of the class of 2023 also received national recognition from the College


• Amy Brooks: National Rural and Small Town Award

• Rosemary Costner: National Rural and Small Town Award

Fletcher, Mason Guffey, Melissa Morehead, Carmen Newton, Emma Sarratt, Owen Slagle, Jacey Stroup, Erin Wall

• Citizenship Award: Amy


• Boys State: Mason

Guffey, Kody Lineberger

• Emma Fletcher: National Rural and Small Town Award

• Aiden Leon: National African American Recognition Award, National Hispanic Recognition Award, National Rural and Small Town Award

• Aspire

Scholarship: Emma Fletcher

• Cahill-Caunt Scholarship: Owen Slagle

• Caldwell Family Scholarship: Jacey Stroup

• Excite Tech Scholarship: Owen Slagle

• Ingles Markets Scholarship: Lydia Canipe

• Math in the Real World

Scholarship: Mason Guffey

• National School Choice

Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ

• Volare Audent Scholarship: Lydia Canipe

In addition, Benjamin Flournoy, Senior Admissions

• Summa cum laude: Amaysa Beaver, David Briceno, Amy Brooks, Lydia Canipe, Sarah Carpenter, Kaleigh Clark, Rosemary Costner, Emma Fletcher, Maddie Fletcher, Mason Guffey, Kody Lineberger, Carmen Newton, Emma Sarratt, Owen Slagle, Jacey Stroup, Erin Wall

• Magna cum laude: Em-

• Girls State: Emma Sar-


• Governor's School: Owen Slagle

• Emma Sarratt: National Rural and Small Town Award

• Owen Slagle: National Rural and Small Town Award

Let’s talk about doubt. We all have it. We all use it. Even in the most certain areas, doubt is always present. I can have a trail cam picture of a certain buck that shows up at a certain time of the day, and set up there on the following day, and still have doubt the buck will show up. I can catch fish for five straight days off one point, and can show up the next day, and doubt will still rear its head to play with my head about the possibility of a sixth straight day. Pure doubt itself is agnostic. It only moves to belief or unbelief after more knowledge. For instance, I may want to buy a new bow and want the fastest one on the market. Right now, I have doubts as to which one that is. And not only that, but I also really don’t care what brand it is.

I am agnostic. I have one parameter. It must be the fastest. When I find out (gain more knowledge) I move from doubt to belief in one and unbelief in another. Doubt is defined as hesitation or uncertainty between two positions. It is a fixed position between two or more points. Biblical doubt is confusing sometimes. Sometimes the original text refers to unbelief and not pure doubt. Sometimes, there is an honest question about it, as to when Jesus asked Peter, “Why did you doubt?” Here’s what I want you to know. Don’t let doubt cause you to doubt. Let me write that again. Don’t let doubt cause you to doubt. Let me illustrate. In the scriptures, there was a paralyzed man who sat at the pool of Bethesda. He had sat there for 38 years waiting to be put into the pool when the waters were stirred, thinking he would be healed. And for 38 years he wasn’t the first one in. And then Jesus healed him. But he had 38 years of minding-filling belief about his physical state. Now he is healed but must lay down each night for sleep. I wonder how long – for how many months or years, he opened his eyes in the morning and thought “I wonder, can I still walk? I wonder, is the miracle still effective? I wonder, is the healing still working? I wonder, are Jesus’ words still good?” Doubt. Now some would criticize his doubt, but his doubt was legitimate. It came from a mindset that had been established for 38 years! It would take a while to change this.

But if we looked at his heart. When HE looked deep in his heart. He knew. He believed. And he got up another day, until his life was over.

What about you. Have you let the devil or others, or even yourself, tell you your doubt has hindered God’s desire and ability to bring that miracle into your life? Here’s how you can know. Look at your heart. Listen to your heart. When it comes to Jesus, and your belief in him and his goodness and his ability…. What does your heart say?

Don’t listen to your mind. The Apostle Paul said, “Take every thought captive.” Why? Because he knew that some of us have decades of a faulty mindset and it may take years for our mind to match our heart. But until then, keep chasing away those thoughts, and one day you’ll just get up without ever even remembering the days you couldn’t walk. God is still the same. Don’t let doubt cause you to doubt.

Page 2B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023 To Place Your Ad Call Scott Helms at 704-473-0080 Today! $1500only 52 WEEK CONTRACT per week 26 WEEK CONTRACT $1800 per week only BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS & SERVICE GUIDE Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby Come Pull Your Own Parts! We buy copper, aluminum, aluminum cans, cars, steel, cast iron, tin, and brass U Pull Hours: Open 7 Days A Week! 8:00am - 5:00pm Scrap Metal Hours: M-F 8-5 • Sat 9-2 1025 County Home Rd., Shelby • 704-482-4888 12/27/23 SAVE ON PARTS 110123 S S Scism & Son Paint & Body Shop Phillip Scism Charles Scism 2027 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain 704-730-0050 Serving you since 1997! AUTO BODY SHOP 400 Linwood Rd. • 2027 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain 704-739-6999 Light To Heavy Towing, Recovery & Equipment Hauling and Medium to Large Truck Storage and Truck Parking 110123 NEED A TOW? 12/27/23 LICENSED BONDED, INSURED, WORKMAN’S COMP. SHL Cleaning Service Email: Website: Quality Work Work Guaranteed Or You Don’t Pay A Thing! Don’t A Free Estimates • Commercial • Office • Rental • Foreclosures • Contractors • Trailers CLEANING 12/27/23 1011 Grove St. Shelby 704-600-6182 (behind KFC) Open daily at 11am Pizza Buffet • Pasta • Create Your Own Pizza • Toasted Subs Take-Out • Delivery • Grubhub • Doordash Gluten Free Pizza Available! Pizza Factory PIZZA • PASTA • SUBS “ C a l l U s A n d C o m p a re O u r R a t e s ” “Call Us And Compare Our Rates” WITHERSPOON INSURANCE W LOW DOWN PAYMENTS CALL TODAY FOR YOUR QUOTE! 071223 • AUTO • HOME • LIFE • HEALTH • COMMERCIAL • • • • • • MOTOR • MOTORCYCLES • RVs • CYCLES • • GOLF CARTS 125 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC Across From First Baptist Church INSURANCE 704-480-9595 TIRES & ALIGNMENT Lift Kits • Performance Upgrades Exhaust Repairs & Interstate Batteries 11/15/23 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR C o m p l e t e A u t o m o t i v e Re p a i r Complete Automotive Repair Honest Work, at a fair Price Shop: (704) 739-5376 M-F 8am - 8pm Sat. 10am to 3pm Towing Service Available 904 South Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain, NC
Coach Rico Feemster, right, works with a prospect in football workouts at Kings Mountain High School. Gary Miller has written Outdoor Truths articles for 20 years. He also speaks at wild-game dinners and men’s events for churches and associations.

DMV schedule changes to increase walk-in availability

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles reminds customers of changes announced in February to appointment scheduling, walk-in availability, and office hours in order to improve service at its 115 driver license offices across the state.

From Monday, May 1, all customer services statewide have been provided on a walk-in basis after noon. Appointments will only be available in the mornings through the 11 a.m. hour and can be booked at

“We’re making adjustments to increase walk-in availability because that’s what we’ve heard our customers want,” said NCDMV Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, “and given that about 25% of appointments are no-shows, we will be better able to maximize efficiencies by shifting to more walk-in availability.”

Even with this change, walk-in customers may still have the opportunity for morning-hour service if there is time between scheduled appointments or if a customer does not appear for a scheduled appointment.

Walk-In Wait Time Tool Online:

As appointment scheduling shifts toward more walk-ins, a new feature is

available on the NCDMV office locations webpage to show the public the current estimated wait time at driver license offices. This allows customers to see the current estimated wait time at various locations so they can make the best decision on which office to go to, or whether they want to try again another day.

Saturday Hours Began June 3:

As in years past, NCDMV is preparing to offer Saturday hours at 16 locations this summer during its peak season. These offices will open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from June 3 to Aug. 26: Asheville, Charlotte-University City, Charlotte South, Fayetteville West, Greensboro East, Greensboro West, Greenville, Hudson, Huntersville, Jacksonville, Monroe, Morganton, Raleigh North, Raleigh West, Wilmington South,

Gov. Cooper signs sports wagering into law

and Winston-Salem South. DMV is exploring the potential for adding more Saturday locations as staffing levels permit. Tips to Improve Your DMV Experience: DMV offers the following tips for an improved customer experience:

• Renew early – Don’t wait until the last minute to renew your driver’s license. DMV sends a reminder card to the address on file six months before the expiration date. Customers can renew at any time during this sixmonth window.

• Renew online – In most cases, unless they renewed online last time, customers can renew their credential online.

• Be prepared – Check the DMV website to make sure you bring the required documentation for your desired service. One frequently forgotten item is a printed document proving liability insurance.

• REAL ID – Customers have more time to get their REAL ID as the federal implementation date requiring a REAL ID to fly commercially or to visit federal, military, and nuclear facilities has been moved back two years to May 7, 2025.

Pick up your copy of the Kings Mountain Herald at one of the following locations:

In Grover: Carolina Crossing Restaurant; 218 S. Main St. Grover Post Office; 102 Mulberry Rd. JK’s Food Mart; 2738 E. Cherokee St. Mike’s Food Store; 2731 E. Cherokee St.

Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 347, Sports Wagering/Horse Racing Wagering, into law on Wednesday, June 14. The bipartisan legislation will authorize and regulate wagering on professional, college and amateur sports and on horse racing in North Carolina.

“This legislation will help North Carolina compete, make sure taxpayers receive a share, create many good-paying jobs and foster strong economic opportunity,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “As we move forward, we should work to make sure more of the revenue is used to invest in our public schools, teachers and students.”

Governor Cooper was joined by representatives from professional sports organizations including the Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Football Club, NASCAR and the PGA Tour. The Governor was also joined by Rep. Zack Hawkins, Rep. Jason Saine and Sen. Paul Lowe for the bill signing.

House Bill 347 charges the North Carolina State Lottery Commission with

regulating sports wagering and will be responsible for issuing licenses and collecting any license application fees. Licenses will be valid for five years and types of licenses include interactive sports wagering license, service provider license and sports wagering supplier license.

The legislation will create two ways to place a sports wager – in-person at a place of public accommodation or as a registered player via an interactive account. The interactive sports wagering operator would be responsible for ensuring the identity and age of any person trying to place a wager. To place a wager, a person must be at least 21 years of age.

Sports wagers would be authorized on professional sports, college sports, electronic sports, amateur sports or any other event approved by the Commission.

This bill invests the proceeds collected in the Department of Health and Human Services for gambling addiction education and treatment programs; North Carolina Amateur Sports; 13 public universities; major events fund to help bring sporting events and festivals to the state; the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council and the state’s General Fund among other purposes.

How to prepare for extreme heat days

Piedmont Ave.

Mountain Market; 506 Waco Rd.

Mountain Street Pharmacy; 709 W. Mountain St.

Mountain View Restaurant; 100 E. King St.

Parker’s Amoco and Tires; 908 Shelby Rd.

Rick’s Ole Country Store; 1557 N. Piedmont Ave.

Scotchman; 2120 Shelby Rd.

Shell; 511 Linwood Rd.

Silver Express; 501 E. King St.

Sub Factory; 311 S. Battleground Ave.

Swooger’s; 1016 Shelby Rd.

Three Point Market & Grill; 102 Goforth Rd.

Tom’s Family Mart; 733 Stony Point Rd.

Walgreens; 900 Shelby Rd.

Walmart Neighborhood Market; 1011 Shelby Rd.

Woodbridge Handy Mart; 987 Stony Point Rd.

YMCA; 211 N. Cleveland Ave.

Summer begins today, June 21, and with it comes hot days. Prepare now for extremely hot days by following the advice from the American Red Cross.

Different from a particularly hot day in a week, extreme heat days are a series of hot days that average higher than normal temperatures for our area. Extreme heat is deadly and kills more people than any other weather event. But we can take action to prepare and protect ourselves during a series of hot summer days.

To prepare, learn how to stay hydrated, gather supplies, and make plans to stay cool.

How to Stay Hydrated: You need to drink enough water to prevent heat illness. An average person needs to drink about 3/4 of a gallon of water daily. Everyone’s needs may vary.

• You can check that you are getting enough water by noting your urine color. Dark yellow may indicate you are not drinking enough.

• Avoid sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic drinks.

• If you are sweating a lot, combine water with snacks or a sports drink to replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.

• Talk to your doctor about how to prepare if you have a medical condition or take medicine.

Gather Emergency Supplies: Gather food, water, and medicine. Stores might be closed. Organize supplies into a Go-Kit and a Stay-at-Home Kit. In the event of a power outage, you may lose access to clean drinking water. Set aside at least one gallon of

drinking water per person per day. Consider adding drinks with electrolytes. Include sunscreen and widebrimmed hats.

• Go-Kit: at least three days of supplies that you can carry with you. Include backup batteries and chargers for your devices (cell phone, CPAP, wheelchair, etc.).

• Stay-at-Home Kit: at least two weeks of supplies.

• Have a 1-month supply of medication in a child-proof container and medical supplies or equipment.

• Keep personal, financial, and medical records safe and easy to access (hard copies or securely backed up). Consider keeping a list of your medications and dosages on a small card to carry with you.

Plan to Stay Cool: Do not rely only on electric fans during extreme heat. When temperatures are in the high 90s, fans may not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.

• Spending a few hours each day in air conditioning can help prevent heat illness.

• If you have air conditioning, be sure that it is in working order.

• If you do not have air conditioning or if there is a power outage, find locations where you can stay cool. For example, a public library, shopping mall, or a public cooling center. Plan how you will get there.

• Additional resources may be available from See HEAT, Page 7B

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 3B Simply return the information below to receive local news and area happenings by mail. In County (Cleveland) $43.00 Out-of County (NC) $48.00 Out-of State $63.00 New Subscription or Renewal Subscription to be sent to: NAME:__________________________________ PHONE: ______________________ ADDRESS:_____________________________________CITY____________________ STATE:____________________________ ZIP CODE:___________________________ Mail Payment to: Kings Mountain Herald 503 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150 or call Kathy at 704-484-1047 Check Credit Card Or Subscribe online at Card #_____________________________________ Name on Card_______________________________ Exp. Date V-Code___________ SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call or mail this form to keep up with all the local news with a mailed subscription to Support Local Journalism. In Kings Mountain: Amiya Express; 212 W. King St. Bojangles; 218 N. Cleveland Ave. Chat & Nibble; 415 N. Piedmont Ave. Cherokee Grill; 222 S. Railroad Ave. Circle K; 225 N. Cleveland Ave. Circle P; 301 Phifer Rd. Community Thrift; 245 S. Battleground Ave. Dennis’s #3; 1909 Shelby Rd. Dollar General; 298 Oak Grove Rd. Dollar General; 1103 Shelby Rd. Food Lion; 1307 Shelby Rd. Food Lion/Dollar Tree; 601 E. King St. Grandpa’s Country Store; 903 Bethlehem Rd. Highway 29 Grill; 1842 S. Battleground Ave. Ingles; 2111 Shelby Rd. King’s Food Store; 320 Waco Rd. KM Hospital; 706 W. King St. KM Pharmacy; 1110 Shelby Rd. KM Post Office; 115 E. Gold Street KM Travel Plaza; 400 Dixon School Rd. Linwood Produce; 805 Cleveland Ave. Love’s Fish Box; 1100 Shelby Rd. Mike’s Food Store; 314 N.

Gaston County Police Dept. investigates shooting

On Saturday, June 17, 2023, at approximately 10:00 am, the Gaston County Police responded to 125 Grissom St, Gastonia, North Carolina in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located a subject who had sustained a gunshot wound. The suspect in this incident was located and taken into custody.

The subject who sustained the gunshot wound, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to Caromont Regional Medical Center.

Emergency surgery was required. The victim is currently recovering from his injuries.

Charlie Marshall David,

How to effectively freeze vegetables

127 Grissom St, Gastonia, NC has been charged and arrested for the shooting. He is currently in the Gaston County Jail being held with no bond. Charlie David’s charges include attempted first-degree murder, and assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. C. Cogdill at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information currently available.

Crowders Mountain State Park awarded $2M for improvements

The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority, which oversees the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF), recently approved $13.7 million to fund 11 capital improvement projects for North Carolina state parks, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The Authority approved the investments at its first quarterly meeting in 2023, held in January.

“These much-needed park improvement projects will bring several of our state parks facilities at some of our most visited parks up to modern standards to improve our visitors’ experiences in the parks,” said N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary D. Reid Wilson.

“We remain grateful to

the General Assembly and Governor Roy Cooper for providing significantly increased investments in the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund over the last two years, a clear recognition of the importance of




Having qualified on 12th of June, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of NANCY ELAINE LEWIS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Jervey Frank Lewis, Executor on or before the 21st of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of June, 2023.

Jervey Frank Lewis, Executor

Estate of Nancy Elaine Lewis

1085 NC 120 Hwy Mooresboro, NC 28114

KMH (6/21, 28, 7/05 & 12/2023)




Having qualified on 8th of June, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of RONALD COLEMAN SELF, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Barry Coleman Self, Executor on or before the 14th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of June, 2023.

Barry Coleman Self, Executor

Estate of Ronald Coleman Self

P.O. Box 2193

1018 Providence Rd Shelby, NC 28151

KMH (6/14, 21, 28, 7/05/2023)

our state parks to the people and economy of North Carolina.”

Crowders Mountain State Park will receive $2M for overlook and trail improvements.

To say that COVID-19 transformed daily life would be an understatement. Few, if any, aspects of life were untouched once the virus hit.

One aspect of daily life that changed considerably is the way people shop for food. As recommendations to remain home and out of crowded places spread, many people felt that shopping in bulk, or at the very least, meal-planning and buying necessities for a few weeks at a time, would reduce the number of trips they needed to make to supermarkets or small food stores. In addition, due to shortages on popular foods, many people have purchased items they did not necessarily need in anticipation that such foods may not be available in the coming weeks or months.

Large packages of meat and poultry can be broken down and frozen easily. But what about the fresh produce that many people rely on for important nutrients? Fresh vegetables only last so long, so people need to learn how to safely freeze fresh vegetables to avoid throwing them out. To freeze vegetables properly so they retain their flavor and texture, it is important to freeze them within a few hours of picking them from a garden or taking them home.

Certain vegetables can be frozen in their raw state. The texture might change slightly upon thawing, but they will remain flavorful. Other vegetables may require blanching before freezing. Blanching requires scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a brief time.

Blanching helps stop the enzymes that cause vegetables to decay, a process that can occur even in frozen storage. Items that do well with blanching include spinach, kale, winter squash, and broccoli, according to

Another way to freeze produce is to remove the air that can compromise the food. You can do so by filling containers or bags and pushing out the extra air. Vacuum sealers can work to remove the air and help preserve items in the freezer longer; otherwise, use a tray pack method to freeze items. Place chilled and drained blanched vegetables in shallow trays or pans. Freeze them until the vegetables are firm and then

quickly fill freezer bags or containers, says the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Remember to label and date containers so items can be used in the order in which they were packed. Most vegetables maintain high quality for eight to 12 months at 0 F or lower, according to the University of Georgia. Freezing fresh vegetables is an option when stocking up on essentials. Flavor and texture can be retained and items will not need to be discarded before they can be eaten.

The dangers of mowing too low

Spring marks the return of many things. Trees and flowers begin to bloom again in spring, while warmer temperatures are welcomed back with open arms. Grass also begins to grow again in the spring. That means it’s not too long before homeowners have to dust off their lawn mowers and get to work. Those who don’t necessarily enjoy mowing the lawn may be tempted to cut their grass very low, as doing so can mean longer intervals between mowing sessions. However, mowing grass too low can have a very adverse effect on a lawn.

• Cutting too low can in-




Having qualified on 12th of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of THOMAS EDWARD McSWAIN, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Joyce B. Ussery McSwain, Administratrix on or before the 31st of August, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 31st day of May, 2023.

Joyce B. Ussery McSwain, Administratrix

Estate of Thomas Edward McSwain

705 Hampton St Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (5/31, 6/07, 14 & 21/2023)




Having qualified on 1st of June, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of BRENT JONES McSWAIN, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Janet Davis McSwain, Executrix on or before the 7th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of June, 2023.

Janet Davis McSwain, Executrix

Estate of Brent Jones McSwain

2328 Ben Jones Rd Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (6/07, 14, 21, & 28/2023)

jure the grass. Cutting grass too low can injure the grass, creating what’s essentially a domino effect of problems to come. Injured grass will focus on its recovery efforts, thereby making it vulnerable to other issues.

• Cutting too low promotes weed growth. Injured grass is vulnerable to invaders, including weeds and insects. Weeds and insects can attack grass as it recovers from in-

know it, their lawns are overcome with a host of problems. • Cutting too low allows crabgrass to thrive. Crabgrass See MOWING, Page 7B




Having qualified on 1st of June, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of SYBIL BRIDGES WILLIS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Jeffrey Talmadge Willis, Executor on or before the 7th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of June, 2023.

Jeffrey Talmadge Willis, Executor

Estate of Sybil Bridges Willis 3105 Briar Stream Run Raleigh, NC 27612

KMH (6/07, 14, 21, & 28/2023)




Having qualified on 20th of April, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of LUCILLE PRICE HOLLAND, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Kenneth Charles Holland, Executor, on or before the 14th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of June, 2023.

Kenneth Charles Holland, Executor

Estate of Lucille Price Holland 1203 Cherryville Rd. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (6/14, 21 28 & 7/05/2023)

Page 4B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Tips for tick season

Tick season is from April to September in North Carolina, and everyone must take special care to prevent ticks from biting you, your children, and your pets.

Ticks are small, bloodsucking arthropods that can transmit diseases to humans and animals. Most of the tick-borne diseases in North Carolina are from a bacterial infection and can cause flu-like symptoms in people, according to NCDHHS. They can be treated with antibiotics if caught early. Untreated, they may lead to serious health problems, including death in rare cases.

Several illnesses transmitted by ticks are found in North Carolina: Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) and other Spotted Fever Rickettsial Diseases (SFR), and STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness)

Most tick-borne illnesses are characterized by rash, fever, and flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache muscle aches and joint pain. Prompt medical treatment, often with antibiotics, helps alleviate symptoms and prevent the development of more serious illness and long-term aftereffects.

Ticks are common in all areas of North Carolina. The more time spent outdoors, especially in wooded areas, can increase your risk of acquiring a tick-borne illness. Tickborne illnesses are easily prevented by taking measures to reduce tick bites while outdoors.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, tick exposure can occur yearround, but ticks are most active during warmer months (April-September). To reduce your chances of being bitten by a tick or acquiring a tickborne illness remember:

• Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Spending time outside walking your dog, camping, gardening, or hunting could bring you in close contact with ticks.

Many people get ticks in their own yard or neighborhood.

• Treat clothing and gear




Having qualified on 26th of May, 2023 as Ancillary

Administrator of the Estate of GERALD HERBERT GRIGG, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Ancillary Administrator on or before the 7th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of June, 2023.

Brenton S. Begley, Ancillary Administrator

Estate of Gerald Herbert Grigg

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (6/07, 14, 21 & 28/2023)




Having qualified on 2nd of June, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of ELNORA HUNT; AKA, ELNORA C. HUNT, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Pattie M. Hunt, Executrix on or before the 14th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of June, 2023.

Pattie M. Hunt, Executrix

Estate of Elnora Hunt; aka, Elnora C. Hunt

320 Horseshoe Dr. Shelby, NC 28150

Counsel for the Estate


233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (6/14, 21, 28 & 7/05/2023)




Having qualified on 19th of May, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of LARRY LOWELL SALE, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Kelly Sale Bridges, Administratrix on or before the 31st of August, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 31st day of May, 2023.

Kelly Sale Bridges, Administratrix

Estate of: Larry Lowell Sale

405 E. Homestead Ave. Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (5/31, 6/07,14 & 21/2023)

with products containing 0.5% permethrin. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing and camping gear and remain protective through several washings. Alternatively, you can buy permethrin-treated clothing and gear.

• Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellentsexternal icon containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE), para-menthane-diol (PMD), or 2-undecanone. EPA’s helpful search toolexternal icon can help you find the product that best suits your needs. Always follow product instructions. Do not use products containing OLE or PMD on children under 3 years old.

• Avoid Contact with Ticks

• Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.

• Walk in the center of trails. After You Come Indoors

• Check your clothing for ticks. Ticks may be carried into the house on clothing. Any ticks that are found should be removed. Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing after you come indoors. If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed. If the clothes require washing first, hot water is recommended. Cold and medium temperature water will not kill ticks.

• Examine gear and pets. Ticks can be carried into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and daypacks.

• Shower soon after being outdoors. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has been shown to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease and may be effective in reducing the risk of other tickborne diseases. Showering may help wash off unattached ticks and it is a good opportunity to do a tick check.

• Check your body for ticks after being outdoors. Conduct a full body check upon return from potentially tick-infested areas, including your own backyard. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body. Even after being bitten,




Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Clifford Wade Ward, 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 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 14th day of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 14th day of June, 2023.

Eric David Ward



106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021

Telephone: 704-435-4907

KMH (6/14, 21, 28 & 7/05/2023)





In the Superior Court of Cleveland County, Take notice that the nuncupative will of Toney Michael Beck is to be submitted for probate in the Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina. This notice is to inform any next of kin or unknown heirs of the Estate of Toney Michael Beck, that they have the right to oppose the probate of the nuncupative will of Toney Michael Beck.

This the 31st day of May, 2023.

233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

Counsel for the estate: McIntyre Elder Law

KMH (5/31, 6/07, 14 & 21/2023)




Having qualified on 24th day of January, 2023 as Administrator

CTA of the Estate of Madgie Weaver Edmondson: aka, Madgie Ola Edmondson, deceased, owning real property in 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, Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator CTA, on or before the 7th day of September, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of June, 2023.

Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator CTA

Estate of: Madgie Weaver Edmondson; aka, Madgie Ola Edmondson

112 S. Tryon Street, Suite 700 Charlotte, NC 28284

Counsel for the estate:


KMH (6/07, 14, 21 & 28/2023)

it takes several hours for the tick to transmit the pathogen. Prompt removal can greatly reduce your chances of becoming ill. After being outdoors, a thorough “tick check” can help you detect any unwanted passengers. Pay particular attention to the scalp, and any areas where clothing is tight, such as waistbands, groin, armpits, etc. where ticks like to hide.

If a tick is found, CDC recommends removing it as soon as possible. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers works very well.

How to remove a tick

• Use clean, fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.

• Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouthparts with tweezers. If you cannot remove the mouth easily with tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.

• After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.

• Never crush a tick with your fingers.

Dispose of a live tick by:

• Putting it in alcohol,

• Placing it in a sealed bag/ container,

• Wrapping it tightly in tape, or

• Flushing it down the toilet.


If you develop a rash or fever within several weeks of removing a tick, see your doctor:

• Tell the doctor about your recent tick bite,

• When the bite occurred, and

• Where you most likely acquired the tick.

Nail polish, petroleum jelly or hot matches will not make a tick let go. Wash your hands and the bite area with soap and water and clean the bite with disinfectant.

For later identification should you become ill, you can save the tick in a jar, plastic bag, or tape it to an index card using clear tape. Make sure you write down the date the tick was removed. If you develop any flu-like symptoms over the next several weeks, see your doctor and let him/her know you were bitten.

Don’t forget your pets. If you have dogs and cats that go outdoors, be sure to ask your vet to suggest the medication that is best to protect your pets from ticks.




Having qualified on 26th of May, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of SAMUEL ARTHUR SMITH, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, David William Lamb, Jr., Administrator on or before the 7th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of June, 2023.

David William Lamb, Jr. Administrator

Estate of: Samuel Arthur Smith 125 Sam Smith Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (6/07,14 , 21 & 28/2023)




Having qualified on 2nd of June, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of ROBERT MONROE BRAMLETT, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Kristi Ann Leming, Administratrix on or before the 14th of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of June, 2023.

Kristi Ann Leming, Administratrix

Estate of Robert Monroe Bramlett 3207 Starrland Drive.

Gastonia, NC 28052

Counsel for the Estate

McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (6/14, 21, 28 & 7/05/2023)



Having qualified on 17th of May 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of Barbara Ann Davidson (23 E 59), 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, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before September 4, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 31st day of May, 2023.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Barbara Ann Davidson Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (5/31, 6/07,14 & 21/2023)

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B

Dobby and Jacquard weaving plant needs experienced help for all production positions. Pay depends on experience. Benefits include health insurance and 401K. Please apply in person at 216 Wilbur St., Blacksburg, SC.


FOR DOMESTIC WORK. In Shelby. All work pertaining to home maintenance such as cleaning, small repairs, such as leaks, gutter cleaning, lawn care, painting etc. No smoking and must have own transportation. (704) 418-6116



TOR. Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Forest City, NC is seeking a full-time Youth

Pastor/Associate Pastor. Send resume to or mail to 2676 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 286-9294


SITION. Cleveland Electrical Contractors is seeking to hire full-time electrical helper. Experience is preferred, but not required. Eagerness to learn, ability to work with others, and work under supervision. Seeking someone dependable, with integrity and professionalism. Willing to provide training for someone who is interested in the field of electrical work. Call 704.487.5755 to schedule an interview.

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



ESTATE SALE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 23, 24 & 25; 9AM-until. Furniture, tractor, antique car, tools, etc. 1681 Bostic Sunshine Highway, Bostic, NC 28018



New, $75. Men’s used cruiser bicycle, $35. Must sell. 828782-7221.

SELF PLAYING PIANO ROLLS. 29 rolls available, still in boxes. Will sell seperate. $10/piece. Call: 704-7340650.


$1275 Tandem axle trailer, 2 inch ball. (704) 300-1818 kim_


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


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

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


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


CHEAPER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. Cut, Seed, Lawn Aeration, Plant Grass, Bushhogging, Driveway Grading. 704-297-1326, 980-291-2357. Cash Only.

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


DYE CAST. 1980’s-1990’s. 1/24 scale cars with cases. (704) 600-8541

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



VESEAT. Reclining head rest and reclining seats. USB ports both couch and loveseat. Thick leather. Color gray. Have receipt. $3,000 firm. 704-4666370.


TORY TIRES. 2019 Toyota Tacoma Factory Tires, P245/75R16-Hankook, 11,000 miles. Black wheel covers and lugs included. $400. (704) 6920385

GOLD DREDGES: 2” Proline

$2,000. 4” Keene Triple Sluce w/air $3,500. 6” Keene Triple Sluce w/air $5,000. Trailer

$1,000. 304-483-5015, 304483-7658.

KNOBBY VISITED ... Visit to see a photo -

SWEET POTATO PLANTS. Also have vegetables for sale. Lewis Farms, 5120 Fallston Rd.,

1/2 mile north of Fallston on Hwy 18. (704) 472-0940




Tour concert tickets for sale. 2 tickets. Venue: PNC Music Center, June 28th. Seats: 02, Row U, Seats 29 & 30, $500 per ticket. 704-466-2414

ITEMS FOR SALE. Winchester 12 Ga.-Model 1300 Definder, Martin Sigma Guitar-1970, Ruger Blackhawk Single-Six-22 Pistol and 4 Michelin TiresP265/70R16. 704-473-5455

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

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


MAKE HOME OWNERSHIP A REALITY. RENT TO OWN Mobile Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, in Rutherfordton, NC, $49,999 (828) 544-0900 WOOD FLOOR SANDING EQUIPMENT, EVERYTHING. Best Offer! Well kept, top of the line, all you will need to sand & finish beautiful wood floors. (828) 342-2461


ING. Now taking applications. $15.00 per hour. 828-755-7335.

ONE ON ONE CARE, INC. Is hiring for Day Program Activity Coordinator. Includes some transport. Mon- Fri- 7am-3pm Also hiring for 2nd and 3rd shifts in the Residential homes, rotating schedule. Off every other weekend. If interested, apply at 203 Lee St., Shelby, NC 28150

PART-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC. Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Forest City, NC is seeking a part-time Minister of Music. Send resume to mountvernonforestcity@


SURGE PRESSURE WASHING, INC. House washing starting @$99.

(704) 284-9292


READING ROCKS. I can help your child improve his reading and take the feeling of fear when it comes to reading and make it a thing of the past. Your child will enjoy reading again and experience the world through words. I am a Certified English Teacher from North Carolina. My fee is $20.00 per hour online and $40.00 for private sessions. The parent, guardian, or authorized caregiver must be in attendance during one on one lessons. Payment is done through the cash app., with no personal checks. I have worked with at-risk students and will have a form to fill out so I can design a lesson plan for your student. (828) 755-5340



YARD SALE: 112 ROBINSON ROAD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC. Sat., June 24, 2023 from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM at 112 Robinson Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Bunk bed, mattresses and sheets included. Kitchen table and 6 chairs. Household items. Clothes. Rain date: sale will be July 1, 2023.


EACH. MULCH - GRAVELSAND. 704-473-0584 or (704)

OLD GAMBLING MACHINE. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818

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

MOVING SALE: COUCH & LOVESEAT- perfect condition, washer & dryer- excellent shape, double headboard & footboard w/mattress

DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 NEW 6X12 TRAILER “RENT TO OWN”. No Credit Check! $582 Down-$161 per month. Includes Tax & Title Fee. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895

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

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta-over 20 varieties, Daylily, Iris, Yellowbells, Crape Myrtle, Weeping Cherry Trees. 206 Woodburn Drive, Forest City. 828-245-0245.



WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-652-9425 or cell 954-614-2562.

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


Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay

YORKIE PUPPIES. I have some beautiful yorkie puppies for sale. They were born 5/3/23 and are currently 6wks old. They will be ready to go 6/23-24th. Tails are docked, will have 1st set of shots, will have CKC paperwork, and come with a puppy pack. (252) 432-4136

14-WK LAB MIX, MALE PUPPY. $150. 5-yr female Maltese shih-tuz cross, buff and white, loves women, not spayed. Asking $450. Both wormed, groomed, shots UTD. Vet Checked. No calls after 10pm. 828-391-0919.

TOY & MINI AUSSIES. UTD on shots and worming. Blue eyes, paper trained. 828-289-6756.

9 WEEK OLD CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 2 males. $350 each. Call or text 704-466-6983. AKC/CKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. Total price $350 READY TO GO! 3rd shots and 3rd deworming. Call/ txt for more info 1/M 2/F Location: Shelby, NC (704) 4773900 wbmanning33@gmail. com



Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023 All Classified Ads That Have Been Paid and Placed Online or Published in Print Will Not Be Refunded if Ad is Cancelled. PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS ANNOUNCEMENTS TRUMP 2024. TRUMP 2024 Refrigerator Magnet - Show your support NC4Ever@USA. com DID KNOBBY VISIT YOUR HOME? Visit or click the qr code. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. Craft Market Saturday, June 17; 10am-3pm. Come support your local community and enjoy good food! 758 NC 120 Mooresboro (864) 491-2199 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 EMPLOYMENT WEAVETEC INC. Established or mail to 2676 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 286-9294 mountvernonforestcity@ BUSINESS SERVICES 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. BUSINESS SERVICES J & W LAWN CARE. Mowing, trimming, leaf removal, pressure washing driveways & patios. Call Jeff for pricing. 704418-5178. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR available for deck repairs and small repairs. Stairs, deck and porch railings, etc. Call Bob 828-476-6058. (828) 476-6058 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. RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION. Site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, concrete, excavator work. 828-453-8113. WILL CLEAN HOUSES. Reasonable rates. Call or text me at 704-419-9016 (704) 4199016 TREE SERVICE REMOV-
AROUND ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES. Booths are available for rent. Mon-Sat., 10 am-5 pm. 704312-6113. 4133
Rd, Shelby, NC 28150
FARMALL SUPER C 1953 Model with Implements. $2500 or Best Offer! 704-5388706 (704) 538-8706
FOOT BOX BLADE: 5 shank, brand new. $950. Also plate compactor, $350. 828-2891817.
boxsprings, desk. 704-472-3262. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-980-0788 or 828286-8674. FOR SALE KNOBBY LAST VISITED YOUR HOME. Fun Locally Designed Refrigerator Magnet Don’t Wait! Email for details and to see a pic NC4Ever@ 7 TON GOOSENECK 25 FOOT. Lay Flat Ramp “All Rubber Seal Lights” Tool Box & More! $12,900 OR No Credit Check Rent to Own. From $639 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 ITEMS FOR SALE. Echo Backpack Blower, $125; New, Echo Weedeater, $75, and Edge, $30. 704-729-6108. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 GLASS DISPLAY CABINETS. I have two glass display cab-
Can send picture by
“Must Have Title” J
Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895
CIGARETTES ELECTRIC CLOCK. Call or text: (704) 300-1818
fast. (828) 577-4197
FARM & GARDEN NEED SOMEONE TO CUT HAY. 1/2 for you, 1/2 for me. Mt. Vernon area, Rutherford County, next to airport. 828287-0053. LANDSCAPING/ROCK BUCKET FOR SALE. Fits John Deere front end loader. Slightly used! $1500 (704) 813-2289 6588 INTERNATIONAL 4WD TRACTOR 177 Horsepower with Turbo. Price Reduced to $19,500 for quick sell! Call 704487-6929 or 704-689-6042 NEEDED HANDYMAN OR WOMAN that drive and handle a wheelchair. Also want to buy a used utility vehicle. Call 828248-2184.
WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.
(2 TRACTS) WITH HOMESITE 4108 Sam Powell Dairy Rd - Roanoke Rapids, NC Info: https:// NCAL#561 Health Services ATTENTION OXYGEN THERAPY USERS! Inogen One G4 is capable of full 24/7 oxygen delivery. Only 2.8 pounds. FREE information kit. Call 866-579-0885 Home Improvement BCI Walk In Tubs are now on SALE! Be one of the first 50 callers and save $1,500! CALL 855-7371822 for a free in-home consultation. Home Improvement Eliminate gutter cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced debris-blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. Call 1-877-649-1190 Miscellaneous FREE high speed internet for those that qualify. Government program for recipients of select programs incl. Medicaid, SNAP, Housing Assistance, WIC, Veterans Pension, Survivor Benefits, Lifeline, Tribal. 15 GB internet service. Bonus offer: Android tablet FREE with one-time $20 copay. Free shipping & handling. Call Maxsip Telecom today! 1-877-224-7739 Miscellaneous AUTO INSURANCE STARTING AT $49/ MONTH! Call for your fee rate comparison to see how much you can save! Call: 833-472-0580 Miscellaneous LONG DISTANCE MOVING: Call today for a FREE QUOTE from America’s Most Trusted Interstate Movers. Let us take the stress out of moving! Speak to a Relocation Specialist, call 833-5868395. Miscellaneous PROTECT YOUR HOME from pests safely and affordably. Pest, rodent, termite and mosquito control. Call for a quote or inspection today 877-5936072 Miscellaneous DENTAL INSURANCE from Physicians Mutual Insurance Company. Coverage for 350 plus procedures. Real dental insurance - NOT just a discount plan. Do not wait! Call now! Get your FREE Dental Information Kit with all the details! 1-844-4968601 www.dental50plus. com/ncpress #6258 Miscellaneous Safe Step. North America’s #1 Walk-In Tub. Comprehensive lifetime warranty. Top-of-the-line installation and service. Now featuring our FREE shower package and $1600 Off for a limited time! Call today! Financing available. Call Safe Step 1-855931-3643 Miscellaneous Replace your roof with the best looking and longest lasting material – steel from Erie Metal Roofs! Three styles and multiple colors available. Guaranteed to last a lifetime! Limited Time Offer - $500 Discount + Additional 10% off install (for military, health workers & 1st responders.) Call Erie Metal Roofs: 1-855585-1815 Miscellaneous SAVE MONEY ON EXPENSIVE AUTO REPAIRS! Our vehicle service program can save you up to 60% off dealer prices and provides you excellent coverage! Call for a free quote: 877-324-4071 (Mon-Fri :9am-4pm PST) Miscellaneous DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER? You may qualify for a substantial cash award - even with smoking history. NO obligation! We’ve recovered millions. Let us help!! Call 24/7, 844641-0129 Miscellaneous Denied Social Security Disability? Appeal! If you’re 50+, filed SSD and denied, our attorneys can help! Win or Pay Nothing! Strong, recent work history needed. 877-553-0252 [Steppacher Law Offices LLC Principal Office: 224 Adams Ave Scranton PA 18503] Miscellaneous Don’t Pay For Covered Home Repairs Again! American Residential Warranty covers ALL MAJOR SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES. 30 DAY RISK FREE/ $100OFF POPULAR PLANS. 888993-0878 Sale Dish Network: Only from Dish- 3 year TV Price Guarantee! 99% Signal Reliability, backed by guarantee. Includes Multi-Sport with NFL Redzone. Switch and Get a FREE $100 Gift Card. Call today! Call today! 1-877-920-7405 Time Share Wesley Financial Group, LLC Timeshare Cancellation Experts. Over $50,000,000 in timeshare debt and fees cancelled in 2019. Get free informational package and learn how to get rid of your timeshare! Free consultations. Over 450 positive reviews. Call 844-2136711learn how to get rid of your timeshare! Free consultations. Over 450 positive reviews. Call 844-213-6711 STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED NETWORK ADS CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED TO PAGE 7B




Having qualified on 12th of June, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of ROBERT DREW MUNOZ, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Melinda Munoz, Executrix on or before the 21st of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of June, 2023.

Melinda Minoz, Executrix

Estate of Robert Drew Munoz

1283 Dalesford Dr Alpharetta, Ga. 30004

KMH (6/21, 28, 7/05 & 12/2023)




Having qualified on 25th of May, 2023 as Co-Administrator and Co-Administratrix of the Estate of DARRELL M. FORBES; AKA, DARYLE M. FORBES, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Darrell Forbes Jr., Co-Administrator and/or Tina Champion, Co-Administratrix on or before the 31st of August, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 31st day of May, 2023.

Darrell Forbes Jr., Co-Administrator

Estate of Darrell M. Forbes; aka, Daryle M. Forbes

103 McGinnis Dr. Grover, NC 28073


Tina Champion, Co-Administratrix

806 Southridge Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (5/31, 6/07, 14 & 21/2023)




Board and Training. Contact us for your free evaluation. 828755-7335.

2 LOVING, FRIENDLY DOGS. POMERANIAN, 5 years old w/ chip, POMERANIAN mix, 9 years old w/chip. UTD on shots. 828-305-1121.

GREAT PYRENEES PUPPIES Shots and wormed. $50. 980989-9244 or 704-396-6636.



AKC MINI SCHNAUZER PUPPIES. Vet checked and first shots. Call or text. (704) 9150004




Having qualified on 27th of April, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of RUSSELL SPARKS DAVIS, SR., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, G. Bryon Gragg, Jr., Resident Process Agent at 9 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 21st of September, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of June, 2023.

Robert Grier Davis, Executor

Estate of Russell Sparks Davis, Sr. 2824 Belaire Circle Atlanta, Ga. 30340

Counsel for the Estate

Resident Process Agent

G. Bryon Gragg, Jr. 9 East Marion Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (6/21, 28, 7/05 & 12/2023)




The proposed 2023-2024 Budget for the Town of Grover has been presented to the Town Council and is available for public inspection in the Clerk’s Office at Grover Town Hall. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Tuesday and Thursday –Friday. The office is closed on Wednesday. There will be a public hearing on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grover Town Hall Community Room for the purposes of discussion and adoption of the proposed budget. Citizens are invited to make written and oral comments.




CONTURNIX QUAIL $5. Quail Chicks $3 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Bob Whites $8.00. Hatching Eggs. Guineas $10. 704-476-9943 (704) 476-9943

Free nicotine replacement therapy to quit tobacco now available

If you are ready to quit tobacco, help is free through Cleveland County Health Department. They continue to offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy in the form of patches, lozenges, and gum with no prescription necessary to


From Page 4B needs ample sunlight to grow. By cutting grass too low, homeowners may unknowingly be promoting crabgrass growth. Crabgrass is unsightly and can rob surrounding grass of the moisture it needs to grow. So lawns cut too low may not only lose their lush appeal thanks to the


From Page 3B local government or community groups.

• Make sure you have plenty of lightweight, loose clothing to wear.

• Create a support team of people you may assist and who can assist you. Check in with them often to make sure that everyone is safe.

Learn Emergency Skills:

• Learn how to recognize and respond to heat illness.

• Learn First Aid and CPR.

• Be ready to live without power. Utilities may be offline. Be ready to live without power, gas, and water. Plan for your electrical needs, including cell phones and medical equipment. Talk to


2007 BUICK LACROSSE Owned by same family since new. Black leather interior, heated seats, am/fm/cd, sunroof. Low miles for the year. New tires. MAKE OFFER. (704) 692-1851


SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938


1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200 SPORTSTER $4,000 or OBO. 980-429-7018.


BEACH RENTAL: Beautiful Oak Island, NC. 3BR, 2BA house & 2BR, 2BA. Near beaches, restaurants. Close to Wilmington, Myrtle Beach. 828744-9191.

OCEAN FRONT UNIT(S). Coastal Myrtle Beach, SC. Ocean waves and sandy beach 704 538 7661 Owner Finance (704) 538-7661

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

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





individuals 18 and older.

Pharmacy hours are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 200 S. Post Road in Shelby. For more information, or to check availability, call 980-484-5164.

unattractive appearance of crabgrass, but also because areas surrounding the crabgrass patches might turn brown due to lack of water.

• Cutting too low can stress the grass. Cutting too low also makes lawns vulnerable to summer heat. Without blades tall enough to block some of the summer sun, grass can quickly succumb to summer heat, leading to dried out, discolored lawns.

your doctor. Plan for backup power. Plan to Stay Connected:

• Sign up for free emergency alerts from your local government.

• Plan to monitor local weather and news.

• Have a backup battery or a way to charge your cell phone.

• Have a battery-powered radio during a power outage.

• Understand the types of alerts you may receive and plan to respond when you receive them:

• A WATCH means Be Prepared!

• A WARNING means Take Action!



2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments, 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby, NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. For Rent. $675 month. Free Water. 704-718-9651. MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704) 473-4299

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





3 males 3 females. Located in Mount Olive NC. You can come pick out your puppy in person or I can deliver within 2 hrs from Mount Olive NC. Puppies will come up to date on shots, worming, akc registration, health certificate, litter certificate, and fresh grooming with nail trim. Will be ready Friday June 16th 2023. (984) 277-1686

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

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

MINI SCHNAUZER FOR SALE. Beautiful mini schanuzer puppies for sale. White, Brown and Parti. (704) 5344368


Cow. Just calved. Good family cow. Broke to hand milk. $1000 nego. (704) 349-3523

REGISTERED CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Papers in hand. Parents on site. Shots & worming UTD. 9 wks old. $800. Call/text 704-419-0852.

AKC REGISTERED LABRADOR PUPPIES. These are beautiful AKC registered puppies from champion bloodline. Both parents on site. Vet-checked, dewormed, first shots. We have three available, Two males and one female. All are black. Born 3/29/23. $800. Call or text (704) 473-4891

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES for sale. (828) 980-8119


CKC Registered, 1st shots & wormed. $500. (704) 477-6762

AKC REGISTERED CANE CORSO PUPS. 3 boys, 1 girl. Ready to go. Shots current. Call Ronnie for more info. (704) 9742716


GREAT DANE PUPPIES. Ready to go June 4th! Will come up to date on vaccinations and be microchipped. $1600 each.

Males and females available!

Blue Merle, Blue Fawn, Lilac Merles, Blue Mantle. (704) 7348538

1998 DODGE 1500 Quad 4x4, SWB. Parked 1 year, won’t start, $3500. Both for $6000. (704) 600-5534 2021 DODGE Ext Cab, 2WD,

Gas, auto, SWB, Drive anywhere, $3900 (704) 6005534

HARLEY DAVIDSON 1997 FAT BOY. Excellent condition. Beautiful, chrome, new rebuilt engine. Plenty extra equipment, tires, wheels, etc. Must see. $6,900. Call 704-692-9117


802 S WASHINGTON ST. SHELBY NC. 2 bedroom, Rent $975, Deposit $975, application Fee $25 per adult. 704-2144180.

127-1 WIGGINS LANE. Kings Mountain, NC. apartment. 2 bedroom 1 bath. Rent $975, Deposit $975, Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, Shelby. (704) 487-6354

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


2007 HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE 25,000 miles, JnR air ride on rear, LA Choppers Strip Bar handle bars, Polk Audio speakers, tweeters and amp, Screaming Eagle stage one intake, with K&N filter, Road King seat. $9,500. 704-418-1837.


SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

135-9 WIGGINS LANE, KINGS Mtn, NC. Newer Single Wide. 3 bedroom 2 bathrooms. Rent $1375, Deposit $1375. Application Fee $25 per adult. 704214-4180. 357 CAR FARM ROAD #3. Single Wide, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rent $875, Deposit $875, Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

100 KENTBURY DRIVE, GROVER. NC. Camper for rent weekly. $325 weekly, deposit $800. Application fee, $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

2 BEDROOM 1 BATH BRICK HOUSE. Semi furnished. Credit & Criminal background check. No pets allowed. Serious inquiries only. (828) 395-0708

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




SINGLE WIDE. 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rent $975, Deposit $985, Application fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.


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

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7B

Fill in the blank squares so that each row, each column, and each 3 by 3 block contain all of the digits 1 thru 9 using logic.



Health Insurance Options After a Spouse Retires

Dear Savvy Senior, My 63-year-old wife, who’s doesn’t work, is on my health insurance plan through my employer. When I retire next month and go on Medicare, what are our options for getting her health coverage until she turns 65? Is there some kind of Medicare coverage for dependent spouses?

Need Insurance

Dear Need,

Unfortunately, Medicare does not provide family coverage to younger spouses or dependent children when you qualify for Medicare. Nobody can obtain Medicare benefits before age 65, unless eligible at a younger age because of disability. With that said, here are your best options for covering your wife.

Affordable Care Act: In most cases, your best choice is to get your wife an individual health insurance policy through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance Marketplace (a.k.a. Obamacare). The Marketplace offers comprehensive health coverage, and she won’t be denied coverage or charged extra for preexisting health conditions.

And thanks to the American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act, the Market-

place now provides enhanced subsidies through 2025. If your income falls below the 400 percent poverty level after you retire – anything below $73,240 for a couple or $54,360 for a single in 2023 – your wife will be eligible for a tax credit that will reduce the amount you’ll have to pay for her policy. The Marketplace also ensures that households with incomes above that 400 percent poverty level will not have to pay more than 8.5 percent of their income for a benchmark policy.

To see how much subsidy you may be eligible for, use Kaiser Family Foundation calculator at

To shop for Marketplace plans in your state, visit or call 800318-2596. Or, if you want some extra help, contact a Marketplace-certified agent or broker at

COBRA: Another option is the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), which is a federal law that would allow your wife to remain with your company insurance plan for at least 18 months after you make the switch to Medicare. But not every employer plan is COBRA eligible. Contact your employer

benefits administrator to find out if yours is one of them.

You also need to be aware that COBRA is not cheap, requiring you to pay the full monthly premium yourself. But, if you’ve already met or nearly met your employer plan’s deductible or out-of-pocket maximum for the year, and don’t want your wife to start over with a new plan; or if you find your employer’s health plan to be more affordable than the Marketplace plans, it makes sense for your wife to keep her current coverage under COBRA.

Short-Term Health Insurance: If you can’t find an affordable Marketplace plan and COBRA is too expensive, the next option is short-term health insurance. These plans, which are not available in every state, are cheaper, bare-bones health plans that provide coverage for one to 12 months and may be renewed for up to three years in some states. But be aware that shortterm plans don’t comply with the ACA so they can deny sick people coverage, they don’t cover preexisting conditions, and they can exclude coverage essentials like prescription drugs.

To find and compare short-term health plans, try sites like


Healthcare sharing ministries: One other coverage option you should know about is healthcare sharing ministries (HCSM). These are cost-sharing health plans in which members – who typically share a religious belief – make monthly payments to cover expenses of other members, including themselves.

HCSM’s are cheaper than paying full out-of-pocket costs for traditional health insurance but be aware that HCSM’s are not health insurance. They don’t have to comply with the consumer protections of the ACA. They can also reject or limit coverage for having pre-existing health issues and can limit how much you’ll be reimbursed for your medical costs.

To look for HCSM plans, comparison shop at the three largest providers:, and

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

Page 8B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 21, 2023
CLUES ACROSS 1. Excited movements 8. Soap opera actress Patsy 13. Unknowing 14. Dangerous mosquitos 15. Exaggerated and sensationalized 19. Military policeman 20. Touch softly 21. Wrap 22. A story of one’s life 23. Midway between east and southeast 24. Toward the mouth or oral region 25. A list of dishes available at a restaurant 26. Changes the meaning of 30. Semitic Sun god 31. Sneaker parts 32. Capital of Zimbabwe 33. Breezed through 34. Partner to pedi 35. Becomes less intense 38. Bottoms 39. Tested 40. Vistas 44. Take care of 45. Traditional rhythmic pattern 46. S. African political party 47. Cologne 48. Men 49. The Science Guy 50. Gospel author (abbr.) 51. Act of signing up 55. Human feet 57. A very short time 58. Streetcars 59. Cuplike cavities CLUES DOWN 1. A type of pool 2. Malaise 3. Seasoned 4. A pair 5. Young male 6. Make a mistake 7. Experienced 8. It often accompanies injury 9. Old world, new 10. Commercial 11. Course of lectures 12. Promote 16. Female horses 17. Greek mythological gure 18. Small amount 22. Orthodox church altar 25. Actress Tomei 27. Excited 28. Looked directly at 29. Popular cold desserts 30. More reasonable 32. Disk above the head of a saint 34. Devoted to the extreme 35. Make an effort 36. It’s in the surf 37. Member of aboriginal people of Japan 38. Discounts 40. Cliff in Hawaii 41. Extremely wild person 42. All persons 43. Aromas 45. Popular kids’ game 48. A dif cult situation 51. Popular Georgia rockers 52. It’s in all living cells 53. Unspoken language 54. ‘Talk to you’ abbreviation 56. In uential lawyer ANSWER KEY
? ? ? ?
Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. It only takes a little to lose a lot.

Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.