KM Herald 6-28-23

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City hires new Marketing, Tourism, and Events Manager

With the season of concerts and special events already in full swing in Kings Mountain, Susan Mosk, the city’s new manager of Marketing, Tourism, and Events hit the ground running on her first day on the job. “We have been busy refocusing the whole department, just continuing to do our events and that lane of the department is moving, and is continuing to move well, very well,” she said.

“We continue to expand into the other two lanes focused on marketing and

KM Independence Celebration July 1

tourism,” she added. Last night, City Council decided during their June meeting whether to contract with Kings Mountain Forward, Inc. for ongoing services in support of the Municipal Service District; the Downtown; and small business corridors within the City of Kings Mountain and that will guide the city in moving forward. “If that contract is approved, our department will be working with those folks, and I’ll be the liaison See HIRE, Page 5A

Pickin’ at the Park returns on Thursdays

Thursday nights in Downtown Kings Mountain sound much sweeter as the City of Kings Mountain and the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame partner to host Pickin’ at Park in Patriots Park at 220 South Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain. Join Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame Board

Member and Kings Mountain resident Drew Fulton and other talented musicians as they play tunes at the Patriots Park gazebo.

The pickin’ starts at 6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun. Want to participate? All pickers are welcome! No registration is required.

For more information on Pickin’ at the Park, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame at 704-860-4068.

Pickin’ at the Park returns to Kings Mountain’s Patriots Park on Thursday evening.

Sec. Granholm toured Albemarle

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited Albemarle Corporation in Kings Mountain on Monday afternoon to kick off a four-state southern tour she calls the “People Powered Summer Road Trip.” While at the facility, she visited the Albemarle’s mine, Dry Room in the Battery Materials Innovation Center, the Technology Center, and the Experience Center.

Secretary Granholm commented on the importance of starting her tour here, “First of all, we started here in North Carolina, because it has been an amazing attractor of investments,

Traffic advisory

Travel to be impacted during Revolutionary 4th celebrations

The City of Kings Mountain looks forward to the Revolutionary 4th celebrations scheduled for July 1, 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, Highway 161/Cleveland Avenue and surrounding side streets.

Use extreme caution when traveling these roads due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians. Please plan to travel using different roads if you are impacted by this change. The city thanks citizens for their cooperation in this matter.

Celebrate our nation’s independence on 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 See CELEBRATION, Page 5A

Rides, Inflatables, Games and more at Revolutionary 4th

When residents of Kings Mountain attend the Revolutionary 4th Festival, they attend for two reasons, FIREWORKS and FOOD! For the littlest residents of our city, Revolutionary 4th will offer a whole lot more.

Presented by Groves Insurance, children up to 12 can step inside an awesome KIDS ZONE featuring rides, inflatables, games, and of course the Patriots Park Splash Pad. Found at the upper end of the park, The Groves Insurance, Revolutionary 4th Kids Zone will open July 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Candidate filing begins Friday, July 7

both in the electric vehicle supply chain, but overall. The number is that there’s over $8.6 billion worth of investment just in clean energy since the President took office.”

“Of those key investments is a partnership with Albemarle through our battery grant. That was what they competed for and got,” she continued. “The whole point here is to have the whole supply chain for all these clean energy technologies in the United States. And the South is becoming a real up-and-


Candidate filing for the November 7, 2023, Municipal Election begins at Noon on Friday, July 7, 2023, and ends at Noon on Friday, July 21, 2023. Forty-seven seats across 13 municipalities and the Cleveland County Water Board will be on the ballot.

If more than two candidates file for any City of Shelby seat, Shelby will have a Primary Election on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, to narrow the field.

General Candidacy Requirements:

• Candidates must be 21 years old on Election Day. N.C. Const. Art VI. Sec. 6.

• Candidates must be

registered voters of the municipality at the time they file for office.

• Candidates must reside within the municipal corporate limits.

• For an office that is elected by district or ward, the candidate must reside within the district or ward.

• Candidates must file a notice of candidacy with the county board of elections office in the county

of their residence and pay a filing fee set by the municipal governing board during the filing period.

• The notice of candidacy includes a question about any previous felony convictions and will require disclosure of any convictions.

• A candidate may not file for more than one office in the same election.

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Haven Haas Barshaw


Haas Barshaw, 23, formerly of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on June 17, 2023 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.

She was born in Cleveland County, North Carolina. Haven had a devout Christian faith that was evidenced by her love and compassion for others. Haven enjoyed competition cheer for several years and was passionate about her career in interior design.

She possessed the will of a champion and was confident in everything she set her mind to.

Haven was a loving person who always put others needs ahead of her own. She could be described as a born leader to whom people were drawn to, feisty, and head strong, yet always compassionate to everyone she met.

Haven loved everyone but had a small circle of friends whom she would do anything for. If you were loved by Haven, you knew you were loved. She was a wonderful wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend whose strength, determination, and love will live on in the hearts of others for all-time. This world has lost a fighter with grit, fire and a determination who was substantially stronger than most of us.

She is survived by her husband: Jason Barshaw, Raeford, NC; mother: Lisa Buckner Sanders (Eric),


Kings Mountain, NC; father: Thad Wesley Haas Jr., Hickory, NC; sister: Brandi Gilbert (Garrett) and nephew, Grayson Gilbert, Vale, NC; grandfather: Chester Buckner, Kings Mountain, NC; best friend: Nicole Palmer, Charlotte, NC; loving aunts, cousins, and family.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Reverend Jeremy Mahaffey officiating Visitation was held on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM prior to the service in the parlor of Harris Funeral Home. Internment was a private family burial. Guest register is available at:

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


JUNE 11: Michael Scott Howard, 27, 2027 Sparrow Springs Road, Gaston County, possession stolen property, felony, $25,000 secured bond.

JUNE 13: Horta Betanchi Valing, 46, 41 Chesterfield Court, simple assault, summoned/cited.

JUNE 20: Adan Jiminez Zamora, 36, 216 Katherine Street, possession of stolen property, felony, $10,000 secured bond.


JUNE 17: A resident of Branchwood Circle reported larceny of money.

JUNE 18: A resident of Fulton Street reported larceny of shoes.

JUNE 19: Dollar General, York Road, reported a break-in and larceny of various miscellaneous items.

JUNE 21: A resident of Raven Drive reported damage to property.

JUNE 21: A resident of Independence Court reported a break-in and larceny of cash and jewelry.

JUNE 21: A resident of Walnut Street reported $500 damage to an above ground swimming pool.


JUNE 14: Officer Cooke said a 2003 Volvo operated

by Sharian Bridges, 941 York Road, struck a 2016 Hyundai operated by Yadhira Vanessa Aleman, 146 Rollingbrook Road at the intersection of West Gold Street and Cansler Street. Property damage was estimated at $2,000.

JUNE 17: Officer Black said Michelle Ledbetter Cooke, Peoria Lane, operating a 2016 Honda, and Christina Brooke Sarris, Gaffney, SC, operating a 2013 Toyota, were traveling north on NC 216. Cooke was behind Sarris who went to make a right turn into the entrance of a parking lot. Property damage was estimated at $4,000.

JUNE 17: Officer Rochford said Kiera Parker. Kings Oak Circle Apartments, operating a 2003 Honda, was backing from a West Gold Street parking lot and struck a parked, unoccupied 2013 Nissan owned by Coley Shinn, 811 West Gold Street Trailer 13. Property damage was estimated at $2,500.

June 21: Officer Medlin said Callista Coleman, 141 Castle Court, operating a 2008 Chrysler, was making a right turn onto NC 161 South when she struck a 2017 Mitsubishi operated by Kimberly Lowder, York, SC. Property damage was estimated at


JUNE 21: Officer Moore said Rebecca Stoner, Harrisburg, operating a 2022 Honda pulled out of the gas station parking lot at ingles on Shelby Road and clipped the back right of a 2007 Cadillac owned by Marcus Hodges, 103 Stowe Acres. Property damage was estimated at $3,000.


JUNE 14: Colton Timothy Preston, 22, Midland, NC, no seat belt, stop sign violation.

JUNE 14: Cortney C ole, 32, Casar, expired tag.

JUNE 14: Antonia Vasquez, 46, Gastonia, no operator’s license, red light violation, failure to drive on right side of highway.

JUNE 15: Jonathan Clark, Mooresboro, speeding.

JUNE 15: Adam Lee Hamrick, 212 Walker Street, passing violation.

JUNE 15: Cassanora Leeann Haley Chambers, 19, Tepee Drive, speeding.

JUNE 15: April Michelle Smith, 29, Shelby, revoked driver’s license, expired tag.

JUNE 20: Elizabeth Whisnant, 38, 705 West Gold Street, expired tag.

The Gaston County Police Department, with assistance from its Fugitive Apprehension and Suspect Tracking (FAST) team and the Belmont Police Department, has arrested Chucky Elmore Jr. Elmore was wanted in Gaffney, South Carolina, for attempted murder as well as for a parole violation by the North Carolina Department of Probation and Parole.

Detectives with the Gaston County Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) were contacted by officials from Cherokee, South Carolina, and given information that Elmore was attempting to hide out at a residence in Gaston County. SIU detectives set up a surveillance operation and were able to identify Elmore getting into a vehicle and leaving the residence with a female. FAST team members then attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle Elmore was in and a short pursuit ensued. Officers from the Belmont Police Department were

able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device that ultimately led to the apprehension of Elmore without any harm to the public or law enforcement personnel. The driver of the vehicle, Tiffany Martin, was also arrested and charged with Fleeing to Elude Arrest and served with an outstanding warrant for Financial Card Fraud.

The Gaston County Police Department has an unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our citizens. Gaston

County Police Chief Stephen Zill stated, “The swift resolution of this intense situation is a testament to the bravery, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to public safety exhibited by the members of the Gaston County Police Department and its partners at the Belmont Police Department.” Elmore is being held at the Gaston County Jail without a bond pending extradition. Martin is being held at the Gaston County Jail on a $45,000 secured bond.

With the July 4th holiday approaching, Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable, and safe for everyone. The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (2022) found in their annual report a significant increase in fireworks-related injuries in recent years. Between 2006 and 2021, injuries caused by fireworks increased by 25%. Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman urges families to stay safe during their holiday celebrations by following

these safety tips:

• Never allow children to play with or light fireworks, including sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby while lighting fireworks in case of an emergency.

• Never use fireworks while using or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• When your fireworks have finished burning, soak them with water before throwing them out to avoid a trash fire.

• If your fireworks malfunction or do not go off, do not attempt to handle or relight them. Soak them with water and throw them away.

• Light only one firework at a time and move back as quickly as you can.

• Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures, or flammable materials.

• Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting. Keep a safe distance.

VFamiliarize yourself with your area’s rules and regulations on fireworks. Ensure the fireworks you are using are not restricted or prohibited.

• Rember to have fun!

Sheriff Alan Norman says, “Knowing the risks of using fireworks and keeping in mind these safe handling tips can ensure you and your family have a fun and safe Independence Day”.

Gaston County Police is proud to announce the establishment of the Highway Interdiction and Traffic Safety (HITS) team. This team is dedicated to enhancing roadway safety and combatting illegal activities on our roadways. HITS will play a crucial role in ensuring our communities’ safety and protecting all motorists’ well-being.

The primary objective of HITS is to proactively address the various challenges associated with highway safety, including but not limited to speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, and drug trafficking. This newly formed unit will collaborate with local and state agencies to effectively enforce traffic laws, identify criminal activity, and safeguard our road-

ways from potential threats.

Moreover, HITS will actively collaborate with community organizations, schools, and other stakeholders to educate the public on safe driving practices, the danger of impaired driving, and the importance of reporting suspicious activities. Through these educational initiatives, HITS aims to foster a culture of responsible driving and enhance public awareness about each individual’s role in ensuring roadway safety.

Assignment to this team is considered a collateral duty assignment, which will not require any additional officers. HITS will initially consist of eight County Police officers that will receive specialized training in traffic enforcement, crash investigation, and car seat installa-

tion. Sergeant R.C. Parsons will lead this team as he has completed advanced training in traffic crash investigation, completed the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate program through the NC Justice Academy, and is a Child Passenger Safety Technician. “By combining targeted enforcement with comprehensive education, we can create a safer environment for all motorists, allowing them to travel with more confidence and peace of mind,” added Sergeant R.C. Parsons.

HITS will continue to build upon the mission of the Gaston County Police Department to enhance safety and security through police services which reflect our compassion and concern for the quality of life of all citizens.

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Gavin Alexander Plyler, age 24.

On May 5, 2020, at approximately 9:16 p.m., law enforcement officers responded to a shooting at a home on East Park Avenue, Gastonia, North Carolina. Officers located Mr. Plyler on the couch suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr.

Plyler later died from his injuries. Anyone with information about this case should contact the Gastonia

The Gaston County Police Department has joined forces with the Alliance for Children & Youth to promote safe sleep for infants in our community. The idea to provide Gaston County residents in need cribs for free came from the Gaston County’s Community Child Protection and Child Fatality Prevention teams. The teams had identified a disturbing rise in infant sleep related deaths during the past few years. Gaston County experienced 7 deaths involving children this way in both 2019 and 2020. In 2021, an extensive review of all local infant deaths found that number rose to 13. The teams collaborated with

multiple community partners to brainstorm solutions.

The Cribs were purchased by the Alliance for Children & Youth and are being distributed at the Gaston County Police Department. The Police Department is located at 420

West Franklin Boulevard in Gastonia. Recipients will be required to complete a registration form when they pick up their new crib. Cribs will be given to community members in need.

■ OBITUARIES Page 2A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Police Department at (704) 8666890 or the State Bureau of Investigation at (919) 6624500. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY KSM Castings USA, Inc. seeks a Facilities Supervisor in Shelby, NC. Bachelor’s degree in Facility Management, Engineering, or related, or foreign equivalent, required. Multiple openings. Email resume to: Cleveland Co. Sheriff offers reminders for a safe Independence Day holiday SHERIFF NORMAN GCPD FAST team arrest SC man wanted for attempted murder CHUCKY ELMORE JR. TIFFANY MARTIN GCPD announces HITS team enhancing roadway safety Governor Cooper offers reward for information on Gaston Co. murder Groups partner to promote safe sleep Pictured are Front row, L-R: Crime Analysis Bettina Bissell, Det. Heather Lloyd, Sgt. Jennifer Hamrick, Officer Leah Byrum, and Cold Case Manager Charlie Craig. Back row, L-R: Alliance for Children & Youth Executive Director Arin Farmer, Det. Jim Shaw, Sgt. Josh Hamlin, Det. Heath King, Captain Billy Downey. Photo by GCPD


Workplace safety inspections by the U.S. Department of Labor in Alabama and Florida have found three Dollar General locations exposing employees to fire hazards and other unsafe conditions.

In October 2022, inspectors with the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration discovered spare shelving, rolling containers and merchandise blocking exit routes and creating fire and entrapment hazards at a Dollar General store in Addison, Alabama. OSHA also noted walkways blocked by merchandise and unsafely stacked items, which exposed workers to trip and struck-by hazards. A few weeks later, the agency’s inspectors visited a Haleyville store, about 35 miles away, in November 2022 and found similar violations.

In December 2022 in

Astor, Florida, OSHA found Dollar General allowing merchandise and other items to block access to fire extinguishers and permitting employees to store materials improperly in the working space around an electrical panel, both violations often found at the company’s locations.

Following these inspections, OSHA issued citations to Dollar General Corp. for a total of eight repeat violations and proposed penalties of $1,098,292. Since 2017, the company has faced more than $21 million in fines after more than 240 inspections nationwide.

Between Feb. 1, 2022, and April 20, 2023 — in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia alone, inspectors have assessed Dollar General nearly $9 million in proposed penalties after 28 investigations.

“In one workplace after another, our investigators continue to find the same hazards at Dollar General stores,” said OSHA Area Director Joel Batiz in Birmingham, Alabama. “The Dollar General Corporation needs to make changes to address the recurring violations before there is a tragedy.”

Based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC operate about 19,000 stores and 28 distribution centers in 47 states and employ more than 173,000 workers. In fiscal year 2022, the company reported more than $9 billion in net sales.

Dollar General has contested the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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Pieces of Kings Mountain History

When I was a child, we lived about six blocks from downtown Kings Mountain. Around us were small houses and many families planted gardens near their homes in the summer.

went inside to visit. Yes, it was a different time back then.

My Grandma Husky lived in Lowell. Her house had a large backyard, big enough for a large garden of several acres. Grandma had a cow and from it she got her milk. She also had a chicken coup, with hens and a rooster. She bought chicks in the spring and raised them inside until they were big enough to stay in the coup.

I don’t remember grandma doing it, perhaps she had gotten too old by the time I came along, but cousins told me the process grandma took when slaughtering a chicken. It was traumatic for children to witness, but it was the way things were done back then. Raise it, kill it, dress it, and eat it.

Grandma’s garden was unlike many you see today. I only remember the corn and a few other vegetables planted in neat rows. In between groupings of vegetables, she also planted flowers. Cockscomb and sunflowers being ones that come to mind. She also canned fruits and vegetables in preparation for winter. Peaches and blackberries. Oh,

she loved peaches and blackberries. She had a huge pantry filled with every vegetable you could imagine. That pantry was her ‘store’ in the wintertime. She often shared those provisions with her children should tough times come their way. She was a generous soul. I particularly remember eating corn, specifically silver queen corn from grandma’s garden. Toma-

toes were also a favorite of mine. On July 4th, I remember eating watermelon and riding on my cousin’s shoulders. We ate fresh watermelon, and the juice would run down our chins. It made us laugh. And each of the kids got a package of firecrackers and sparklers to celebrate the holiday. Our parents left us on our own outside to play with our firecrackers while they

Looking Back

Hayne Neisler shared another great story about a Kings Mountain Native, Jake Early.

Nearly fifty-five years ago, Sports Illustrated ran a story about baseball immortal Ted Williams. The Splendid Splinter, as he was called, recounted the most embarrassing day in his twenty-one-year career in major league baseball.

In 1939, as a rookie playing for the Red Sox against the St. Louis Browns, Williams started a rally by doubling to right field. As he took his lead off second, Williams was picked off by Senator catcher Jake Early. Later in the game, Williams again doubled to the outfield. Determined not to be picked off again by the rifle armed Early, he took a small lead off second base. Despite this caution, Early again picked off Williams causing the large Boston crowd to jeer the young rookie. Williams later ex-

plained, ”I felt like digging a hole behind second base and disappearing from the crowd. That was the only day in my long career I felt humiliated.”

According to an article in the January 30, 1958, Kings Mountain Herald, Jake Early was a graduate of the baseball sandlots in See JAKE, Page 5A

Grandma once had a Kingsnake that lived in her garden, and we were told to watch out for it. The Kingsnake kept mice and other predators away. But when the Kingsnake got into the chicken coup, that was the end for him. Grandma said once a snake gets in the chicken coop, you can’t keep it away. So, it had to go. A tough lesson in life.

Thinking of my grandma, I take note that she and grandpa were

married 100 years ago this year, and that she survived the depression taking care of her family as best as she knew how. After grandma moved so her children could care for her, we found jars of blackberries dated from the 1940s in her pantry. Long after she died, I also found a photo of grandma preparing some blackberries for canning. She had a big grin on her face, admiring several gallons of blackberries she had picked. It made me smile too. The depression was

hard. And those hard times families faced back then made an indelible mark upon them and their children. Waste not, want not. My grandma lived that motto.

I’m writing this article in honor of my grandma, Rosa Alice Jenkins Husky and all those who worked like her to survive the depression and feed their families. I am writing this for their children who survived those days, too. Waste not, want not. It is a lesson that is important to remember.

Are Presidential candidates sinners?

Are the Presidential candidates all sinners? This could be a potential question for an upcoming town hall meeting or debate.

Answers by the candidates would be interesting. Would any candidate admit to being a sinner? Would some of them deny ever having sinned? Would they say something like, “I sinned a long time ago.” Or, I might have sinned some as a young adult.”

If any would admit to having sin in their lives, would they be comfortable explaining which sins they have committed? Probably not because any admission would become fodder for the other candidates to beat on them throughout the campaign. Of course, the media would freeze the admission into print to be replayed multiple times.

What would they admit to? Do political candidates ever admit to being wrong? Doing wrong things and saying wrong words some-

times are accidental but which of them would be willing to admit to even an accidental moral or ethical slip?

The truth is that all the Presidential candidates are sinners. If they say they have never sinned then they are liars. The Bible says, “If we say we have not sinned we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us,” 1 John 1:9. Another verse says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23.

Jesus Christ is God’s measuring stick. He’s the only human the Bible says Who ever lived without sin. According to the verse of scripture we have come short of Jesus Christ.

The bottom line is that we are all sinners. Thus, so are all the Presidential candidates.

Politicians, like most all humans, are more comfortable pointing out the failures and sins of the opposing candidate. We all do this to some extent. We point out the wrong things that others are doing. This makes us feel a little more righteous. However, when we point our finger at someone else, we always have three more pointing

back at us.

How could there ever be a town hall meeting or political debate without blasting the opposition and condemning every movement the opponent ever made? In our world it would be a difficult achievement. Most of the Republican candidates have already been criticized for not condemning former President Donald Trump enough.

Hopefully in the myriad upcoming television political speeches and discussions we will hear more about what each candidate has done and what he or she will do if elected.

Unfortunately, I am not really interested in spending endless hours listening to political rhetoric. Summer is here in its full glory. Daylight in my area starts about 5 a.m., and lasts until almost 9 p.m. I want to be outside walking, biking, and enjoying life. I’ll review all the candidates and have my voting decision made by election day.

Between now and then they can hash out and beat out their failures and sins among themselves.

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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.”

Museum’s 20th Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction date set

Every September, Kings Mountain Historical Museum hosts a fundraiser to generate revenue necessary to support our programming. The Annual Reverse Raffle and Auctions has been acclaimed the “best event of the year in Kings Mountain” and this 20th annual fundraiser will be held in-person at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center in Kings Mountain on Saturday, September 16. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The museum issued an announcement stating, “We anticipate a sold-out event


From Page 4A Kings Mountain. He spent 19 years in professional baseball, 13 of which were in the major leagues.

He broke in with Jacksonville in the Sally League in 1936, and the next year came to the Charlotte Hornets where he hit .310 for the club which was edged for the Piedmont League title by the Norfolk Tars, who had the great second base combination of Jerry Priddy and Phil Rizzuto.

Early moved up to the major leagues with the Washington Senators in 1939 and spent 12 of his ensuing 13 years under the big top with the team in the nation’s capital. The other big-league season for the big hard-hitting catcher was with the St. Louis


From Page 1Af for the city with them.”

Susan pointed out that even if this contract were approved, there are more steps required before that relationship can be finalized.

City manager Jim Palenick began his role in January and restructured the departments within the city to be more efficient. His leadership guides Susan in her role. “Our City Manager has a vision, which will help me guide groups like this to create Community Action Plans that make sense, and then put strategies in place and not just do

with 300 tickets bought by individuals throughout the region, and we offer a Grand Prize of $10,000! Each ticket is $125 (Entry for 2 People). It also includes 2 drink tickets per person, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a 1 in 300 chance of winning the $10,000 Raffle Prize, along with other raffle items!” This event is a great opportunity for local business owners to showcase their business while investing in the community. Kings Mountain Historical Museum is currently welcoming event

Browns in 1947. He played on the American League all-star team in 1946 and closed his baseball career with the Charlotte Hornets in the Tri- State League in 1954.

By 1958, the 43-yearold Kings Mountain native caught over 800 games in his pro diamond career and posted a lifetime batting average of .280.

After retiring from baseball, Early returned to Kings Mountain where he coached Kings Mountain American Legion junior baseball team. He also served as the Kings Mountain recreation director and supervises the playground program here during the summer. Jake Early was born on May 19, 1915, in Kings Mountain and died on May 31, 1985, in Melbourne, at the age of 70.

things randomly that don’t connect to the whole picture. We must connect the whole picture first.”

Susan and her husband moved to Kings Mountain in 1992. Then they owned a gym in south Gastonia, GC Fitness Today. Later, they sold that business to the YMCA and Susan stayed on as an employee with them.

In that role, Susan forged many relationships and took on a variety of jobs. “I had quite a few different roles as you usually do during 15 years of anything, anywhere. One of the interesting roles I had was community health. I led the YMCA in the community in policy changes and Community Action Plans around healthy liv-

sponsors as well as in-kind donations for auction items. The Museum is recognized


From Page 1A 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 page 5A.

For more information on Revolutionary 4th, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com.

You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

ing, access to food, tobacco sensation, walking trails, sidewalks, infrastructure changes, and corporate wellness plans.,” she said.

“I led that initiative for many years and forged relationships with the hospital, the health department, the mayors, the city leaders, and the school system to make significant change. I spent a lot of years doing that and then I went back into operations and finished my career with the YMCA as the district executive over several different locations.”

Susan described what working with small community groups was like in that role. “I was always working with councils and people that never knew each other that came from

different parts of the community, who needed to sit at a table and work on something together they all thought they were passionate about but really didn’t understand. Suddenly, they jelled into a group, and I took busload of them to Washington, DC, and to site visits to see how it looked in other communities, really getting them to feel it, and them wanting to come back and make it happen in their small towns.”

“ Gaston County has 14 municipalities, so we couldn’t do this in all of them. We had to take the groups that were in significant readiness, as many I see are Kings Mountain right now. I see the similarity to Belmont, when

I worked with Richard Boyce and Adrian Miller, pastors, and community leaders in 2008 -2009. And now, 15 years later, look what Belmont has become. They were ready. They needed to get moving and I was so excited to be a part of that Genesis.”

When COVID hit, YMCAs were hit hard, as was Susan’s role. “I was caught up in that change and my next role took me into hospitality. I worked for a company that manages and opens hotels.”

Working in that industry gave Susan an understanding of the hospitality business and its importance to the community. “Now I have that hospitality tool and know the importance of hospitality and the im-

portance of occupancy taxes. And I had the opportunity to work with two tourism development authorities to determine what those tourism dollars could be best used for in the community,” she said.

“You know, I’m a firm believer that He just fills your toolbox with the tools that you’re going to need somewhere down the road for others.”

In her spare time, Susan volunteers teaching group exercise at Kings Mountain Family YMCA. Susan’s husband is Douglas Mosk, and they have three children: Tyler - 27, Michael -25, and Madison – 20. Their sons live in Dallas, NC and Madison is a senior at UNCW living in Wilmington.

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A Priceless Keepsake

(4th & Final Part of “Get a Grip” Series) When something is valuable to us we hold on to it. I have journals that I have kept since I was 12 years old. My mother-in-love has items that have been in her family for several generations. She periodically tells my husband and I to not disregard them when we inherit them, because they are meaningful. Others have photos, scrapbooks, and other keepsakes to remind them of pleasant memories, personal growth or special relationships. Although much

of what we treasure tends to be tangible and will perish eventually, there is an invaluable gift that will last throughout eternity.

Romans 6:23 (AMP) says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Cherish The Gift Salvation is truly a gift, because we can’t earn it; we believe and receive it. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT) says, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” However, it is to be handled and taken care of

with great love, intentionality and diligence by being quick to repent when our thoughts, words and actions are not aligned with the word of God. Also, making time each day to talk to God about his desires for our lives shows that our salvation is a priority. Phillppians 2:12 (AMP) says, “So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ].”


Lord what kind of love is this that you would lay your life down and take the punishment of sin for

us. It is an extreme, indescribable love; my heart is overjoyed. You knew I would mess up, but you love me anyway. I praise you as my personal Savior, Redeemer, and friend. Thank you for being the sacrificial lamb for my sins. What an amazing gift you have given me. Forgive me for when I have not taken this gift of salvation seriously by being more consumed with what I want instead of allowing you to lead my life. I surrender to your will today. Help me to get a grip on my salvation and never let go. May I please and honor you. I love you. 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.

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

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

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

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

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

Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

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

Eastside Baptist Church

Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member

230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171

Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 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

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015

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

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

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

Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972

Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310 David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Ch. Rd. 704-739-4555

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215

East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/ KM Hwy. 704-739-7367

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

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

Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714

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

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

King’s City Church 1128 York Road 704-739-8496

Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

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

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

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Patrick Sr. Center July events July library news

The Patrick Center is a SHIIP site and can help with Medicare questions and check to see if you qualify for Extra Help with your drug costs. They can also assist with transportation, loan equipment, incontinence supplies, nutritional supplements, and other services.

Please call the center at 704-734-0447 for more information or to sign up for programs. Programs are open to people ages 55 and up unless otherwise noted.

July 2023 Special Events:

• Red Cross Blood Drive:

Tuesday, July 11, 10am2:30pm. Please call Karen at the center to schedule an appointment.

• Computer Scams Presentation by Justin Rowley:

Tuesday, July 11, 10-11am. Also available via Facebook Live.

• Aloha Bingo Party:

Thursday, July 13, 1010:30am before Bingo.

• Voter Registration: Friday, July 14, 10am-2pm.

• NASA Presentation by Kenny Mitchell: Monday, July 17, 10-11am. Open to the public.

• Art Night with Kathy: Thursday, July 20, 5:30-8pm. Open to all ages. Cost is $20. Sign up and pay fee at the front desk.

• Cornhole Tournament: Friday, July 21, 12pm-until. Call the center to sign up.

• Memory Bear Workshop: Wednesday, July 26, 9am-12pm. Call to sign up.

• Dulcimer Class by Regena Baynard: Wednesday, July 26. Call to sign up.

• Trip to Concord Mills Mall: Monday, July 31, 9:30am-3:30pm. Cost is $2.

Sign up and pay fee at the front desk.

Ongoing Activities at the Patrick Center

• Ceramics: Mondays, 9:30-11:30am.

• Facebook Chat: Mondays, 10-10:45am. (Online via Facebook) Cancelled for July 3.

• Seniors in Motion: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 10:30am-11:30am. Suggested donation of $1 per class for non-YMCA members.

• Quilting: Mondays, 12:30-3pm.

• Beginner Quilting: Thursdays, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm.

• Intermediate Line Dance (Dance Floor Rockers): Mondays, 1-3pm.

• Intermediate Line Dance (Southern Class): Thursdays, 10-11:30am. *Cancelled for July-August. Class will resume the first Thursday after Labor Day.

• Beginner Line Dancing: Mondays, 11:30-12:30pm.

• Clogging: Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm & Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm.

• Knitting: Tuesdays, 8:30-10:30am.

• Veterans Meeting: 1st Tuesdays, 9-10am.

• Bible History: Tuesdays, 10-11am.

• REFIT Dance Exercise: Tuesdays, 11am-12pm.

• Monthly Birthday Celebration: 4th Tuesdays, 10-


• Chair Volleyball: Tuesdays, 1-3pm and Fridays, 122pm.

• Tai Chi for Arthritis: Wednesdays, 9-10am.

• Jewelry Class: Wednesdays, 10-11am.

• Canasta: Tuesdays, 1-3pm.

• Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 11:45-12:45pm. (Fee required)

• Dutch Lunch Bunch: 2nd Wednesdays. July 12 – Court Street Grill in Lincolnton. Please sign up at the Front Desk and pay $2 bus fee.

• Blood Pressure Clinic: 1st Wednesdays, 10-11:30am.

• Food Giveaway: 3rd Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Please call to sign up each month.

• Online Book Club: 4th Wednesdays, 4pm via Zoom. Please call Mauney Memorial Library to join.

• Bridge: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1-4pm.

• Healthy Lifestyles Class: Thursdays, 8-9:30am.

• Gentle Exercise: Thursdays, 9:30-10:15am.

• Bingo: Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am.

• Coffee & Conversation: Fridays, 8:30-10am.

• Chorus: Fridays, 1011am.

• Friday Lunch: Fridays, 11am-12pm. Call to sign up by Thursday at Noon. Cost is $4.

• WII Bowling League: Fridays, 12-1pm.

• Ping Pong/Corn Hole: Fridays, 12-2pm.

• Shred Truck: Bring your items to be shredded at any time the center is open and put them in the locked bin in the lobby.

KM celebrates the importance of supporting local artists and craftspeople

In the heart of our beloved downtown area, a vibrant community of artists and craftspeople thrives, bringing life, creativity, and cultural richness to our town. As residents, it is crucial for us to recognize the invaluable contributions of these talented individuals and actively support their work. By championing local artists and craftspeople, we strengthen our community, preserve our artistic heritage, and foster sustainable economic growth.

Kings Mountain is blessed with a wealth of artistic talent, from painters and sculptors to jewelry makers and woodworkers. These individuals pour their passion, skill, and creativity into their craft, producing unique and captivating pieces that embody the spirit of our town. By choosing to support them, we invest in the flourishing artistic ecosystem that defines Kings Mountain.

One of the most compelling reasons to support local artists and craftspeople is the economic impact it has on our community. When we purchase their creations, we directly contribute to the local economy, keeping money circulating within our town. These artisans are often small business owners who rely on the support of their neighbors to sustain their livelihoods. By buying their art and crafts, we provide them with opportunities to grow, hire local talent, and contribute to the overall economic well-being of Kings Mountain.

Moreover, embracing and supporting local artists and craftspeople fosters a sense of pride and identity within our community. Their work reflects our unique history, culture, and natural surroundings. By preserving and promoting their creations, we ensure that the essence of Kings Mountain remains

Mauney Memorial Library has the following events scheduled during July. The library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit

The library will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4.

Beach Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 3 rd & Wednesday, July 5th-Saturday July 8th, Mauney Memorial Library. Search the library for summer clues and win a prize!

Special Storytime at Moss Lake (Preschool 0-5 yrs.)

Tuesday, July 11th 10:3011:30 am. Join Miss Anne at the Moss Lake Picnic Shelter for a special storytime!

Family Game Day Carnival (Family)

Wednesday, July 12th 10am - Noon, Library Community Room. Gather for a fun afternoon of games! Featuring the hot new games OuiSi™, KMOpoly™, and more. Snacks will be served.

Tie-Dye Shirts (Ages 10-17)

(Registration Required)

Thursday, July 13th 2 pm

Make your own wacky designs on a tie-dye shirt to take home!

Painting with Melody (Adults) (Registration Required)

Saturday, July 15th 10am – Noon. Library Community Room. Paint along with Melody Griffin in this free class.

Lego Club (ages 6-12)

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

Sugar Scrub Laboratory (Registration Required) (Teens and Adults)

Friday, Jul 21st 2 pm –3 pm, Library Community Room. Make three types of skin-softening sugar scrubs and unleash your creativity by making your own custom hand & foot scrub! All material will be provided.

Cancer-Fighting Foods (Registration Required) (Family)

Monday, July 24th 10 am - NoonLibrary Community Room Levine Cancer Institute is hosting free nutrition education on cancer-fight-

ing foods to help lower the risk of cancer. Research has shown that diet is one of the leading risk factors for many cancers. Free recipe cards and measuring cup sets will be handed out at the event, while supplies last!

Field Day

Wednesday, July 26th 10 am, Patriots Park. We’re wrapping up Summer Reading with tons of fun outdoor activities and treats!

Technology Assistance Make an appointment 704-739-2371

Library Storytime in Person (preschoolers)

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am, Mauney Library Community Room. Come to the library to enjoy a story, music, and a take-home craft with Miss. Anne. Zoom’N On-Line Book Group (Adults)

(Registration Required) Read. Relish. Recap. Read a book of your choice and share with the group.

Fourth Wednesday of every month 4:00-5:00 pm Register: event calendar. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Help transcribe Revolutionary War records to celebrate nation’s 250th anniversary

alive and vibrant. Their art tells our story and adds an artistic dimension to our downtown, drawing visitors and inspiring creativity in both residents and visitors alike.

Supporting local artists and craftspeople also enhances the overall quality of life in our town. Their works adorn our homes, businesses, and public spaces, creating a visually appealing environment that reflects the diversity and talent of our community. By investing in local art and crafts, we cultivate a vibrant and inspiring atmosphere that contributes to the well-being and happiness of our residents.

As we navigate the post-pandemic recovery, supporting our local artists and craftspeople is more critical than ever. Many artisans faced significant challenges during these trying times, with art shows and markets being canceled and galleries temporarily closed. By actively seeking out and purchasing their work, we can help them rebuild and regain their creative momentum.

Kings Mountain is a community with a deep appreciation for art and culture. Let us celebrate the talents of our local artists and craftspeople by attending local art events, visiting galleries and studios, and purchasing their works. By doing so, we ensure that their creative spirit continues to thrive, our community remains vibrant and distinct, and the legacy of our artistic heritage endures for generations to come.

So, next time you stroll through downtown Kings Mountain, take a moment to pause and appreciate the artistry around you. Consider investing in a piece that resonates with you, supporting the very fabric of our community. Together, let's build a stronger, more vibrant Kings Mountain by embracing and supporting our exceptional local artists and craftspeople.

In celebration of the upcoming 250th anniversary of American independence, the National Archives and the National Park Service are collaborating on a special project to transcribe Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, ca. 1800 - ca. 1912. These Revolutionary War Pension Files consist of applications and other records pertaining to claims for pensions and bounty land warrants. These records may contain valuable details about Revolutionary War veterans and their families, such as rank, unit, period of service, age, residence, date and place of marriage, and date and place of death of spouse. Also, within these records, can be found copies of marriage or other family records, information pertaining to

military activities, or details about soldier’s lives, along with letters, diaries, family trees, or even photographs. If you are interested in helping with this project, visit https://catalog.archives. gov/ You will need to have an account in the National

Archives Catalog to contribute transcriptions, tags, and comments. Visit the Register and Get Started page for stepby-step instructions. Check out their Resources page for instructions to help you with your work as a Citizen Archivist.

Children’s scavenger hunt at the library

A children’s scavenger hunt is being held at Mauney Memorial Library through Saturday, July 8. 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.


Ruth Conder

2 lbs. ground beef

1 cup onion, chopped

½ cup Cheddar cheese

½ cup cracker crumbs

1 gg, beaten

2 Tbsp. ketchup

2 Tbsp. evaporated or plain milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix above ingredients well. Form patties. Roll in flour and brown in frying pan. Drain.

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

Layer mushroom soup with patties in crockpot. Cook on high 3-4 hours.



Debbie Varner

½ cp crushed Wise potato chips

½ cup melted margarine

½ cup grated Parmesan


8 boneless chicken breast halves

In shallow bowl, combine crushed potato chips, Parmesan cheese, and salad dressing mix. Dip chicken in melted margarine and then roll in potato chip mixture to coat all sides. Place in a greased baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until chicken juice runs clear. Makes 8 servings.


Sandra Dukeman

2 packs Jell-O vanilla instant pudding

1 cup sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

12 oz. vanilla wafers

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from ‘’Star Spangled Recipes’’ by American Legion Auxiliary of North Carolina.)

3 cups milk

8 oz. Cool Whip

6 bananas (if large, use less

In large mixing bowl, add pudding, milk, sour cream, and Cool Whip. Whip. Mix well until consistency of pudding. Then add vanilla flavoring and mix into pudding. Layer pudding, wafers, and bananas in 9x12 Pyrex dish.

Do not use too much pudding on bottom to insure you have enough for the middle and top layer. Crumble a few wafers on the top if you like. Refrigerate overnight.

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UGA Pet Health Center reopens on Classic Campus

Mural by son of 1975 CVM alumnus makes whimsical welcome to visitors

Alumni leave their mark on the College of Veterinary Medicine in many ways, but Dr. Jerry Eskridge’s imprint on the renovated Pet Health Center on University of Georgia’s Classic Campus is a particularly colorful one. A flash flood in January forced the PHC – the college’s only small animal first-opinion practice – to relocate to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital while renovations were done.

Dr. Sara Gonzalez, clinical assistant professor of community practice and section head for the clinic, said the repair project offered an opportunity to refresh the clinic and improve the client experience.

“As a primary care veterinary clinic, most of our patients and clients visit on a consistent basis for their wellness and minor illness care,” Gonzalez said. “At their next visit, they can expect to see an updated lobby and exam rooms with new furniture and floors, as well as some design touches to make our space feel more modern and comfortable.”

Before the center reopened to the public in May, a lobby mural painted by Will Eskridge, the youngest son of Dr. Jerry Eskridge, DVM Class of 1975, put a whimsical touch on the updated space. Although he didn’t

follow in his father’s professional footsteps, Will’s work as an artist was influenced by Jerry Eskridge’s career choice just the same.

Jerry Eskridge grew up in Shelby, N.C., roughly half-way between Asheville and Charlotte, and earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went to work in management at a local textile mill, but soon felt called to the veterinary field. He was in his late 20s with a wife and young daughter. His wife, Lynn, embraced the career change wholeheartedly –working as a waitress to support the family while Jerry was in school.

After completing his premed work at North Carolina State, Jerry Eskridge was accepted in UGA’s CVM. The family relocated to Athens, where Will’s older brother, Rame, was born on his father’s first day of school.

Two years after grad-

uation, Eskridge started Kings Mountain Animal Hospital. He was the epitome of the country doctor

there for 40 years, Will said, holding the line on $8 rabies vaccinations long after other practices

started raising their prices.

Every pet the family had was a stray or abandoned animal Jerry Eskridge took in through his practice, and that fostered Will’s love of the outcast animal.

He paints pet portraits but also vivid, lively, and incongruous portraits of raccoons, opossums, bats and alligators with cherry pie, ice cream sandwiches, popcorn, and choco-tacos.

The elder Eskridge gradually curtailed his activities as he got older but didn’t fully retire until age 80 in 2019.

“It was a challenge getting him to retire. He loved it. He clearly loved the science of it, and I think that was his social outlet. He didn’t really hang out a lot, but I think he enjoyed

seeing people and talking to people to that degree,” Will said.

“He got a little bit of a late start (in his career). That’s why he worked so long,” Will Eskridge said. Eskridge died at age 83 in February of 2022, months before Will received the commission to paint the PHC mural. “That’s why I was happy to get this all worked out,” Will said of the job. “I wish he was still here to see it.”

This article is reprinted by permission of the author, Amy H. Carter, Communications Manager, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Sorority’s paper drive-thru event uplifts the local community

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated chapters

Zeta Mu Omega and Omega Sigma Omega held a Paper drive-thru event on Saturday, June 17 at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is known internationally for their “Service to Mankind” and their strong bond to “Sisterhood.”

This project was a collaborative effort implemented by chapter members of the Uplift Our Local Community Initiative. Uplift Our Local Community is one of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated six initiatives with each initiative designed to positively impact and enhance the lives of others.

Various paper products


From Page 1A comer with respect to industrial manufacturing. But you’re also seeing the goods spread across the country, and the president has a goal of getting manufacturing of the clean energy technologies in all pockets of America.” When asked what her goal was for the trip, Secretary Granholm said, “One of the most important things to take away, for folks who live here, is to understand that this is really happening and that the South is leading on these clean energy technologies. So, the bottom line is for costs, for energy security, for jobs and for the climate. We want communities in the South to benefit from these investments to really get excited about this economy that is being created in the United

were distributed including paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper plates and cups as well as copy paper. The community came out in large numbers. At one-point cars were lined up from the church’s parking lot down the block reaching just short of the traffic light.

Members of the sorority, dressed in their pink and green colors distributed the products under a pink tent.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is known for its iconic Salmon Pink and Apple Green signature colors. This event was such a success the chapter members say they may have another Paper drive-through this fall.

States as a result of the investing in America agenda.”

In response to a question regarding the Republican’s concerns about loans and investments to companies that operate also in China, Kent Masters, CEO of Albemarle Lithium said, “Well, Albemarle operates in China, but 85% of the world’s Lithium supply chain is in China today and it’s pivoting to the West, and we’re participating that. So, we’ll continue to operate in China to produce materials there and maybe export or produce it there. But we’re also investing in North America and trying to develop a local supply chain, that happens to be in China today and North America. The real benefit for the U.S. is we have resources, and we have conversion in the technology. In China, it’s short on resources.”

Secretary Granholm concluded, saying, “Our goal

is to have the whole supply chain here. We know that China has had as a strategic goal to Bigfoot, whether it’s battery technology or solar panel technology. And we want to get on that, because the president’s goal is to have an industrial strategy that makes America be an irresistible nation to invest

in, and to have a whole supply chain back here, including the manufacturing, soup to nuts, from the inspection to responsible extraction of critical minerals, all the way to the electric vehicle, and the charging stations, etc. The president’s goal is to bring manufacturing to the United States as a result

of these investments. Just in the value space, just about one-hundred and sixty announcements of companies have come or have expanded in the United States inb the battery supply chain. Likely, the vast majority of those might have been in Asia, and in China. And now they’re in the United States. So, the

strategy is to bring all of that back. Our grants have been very carefully vetted. We have a whole process that is making sure that American taxpayer dollars are not going to benefit China and that we are not leasing our intellectual property, but in fact we are bringing investments to the United States.”

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Dr. Jerry Eskridge served the families and pets of Kings Mountain for more than four decades. Photo by the Eskridge family Will Eskridge, son of Jerry and Lynn Eskridge, pauses for a photo while painting the mural at UGA’s Pet Health Center. Photos by UGA CVM Eskridge puts the finishing touches on the mural featuring a variety of pets. Alpha Kappa Alpha Paper drive-thru event helps the community and builds the bonds of sisterhood. Pictured are Whitney Hill, Geraldine Dye, Michelle Mack, Pamela Mitchell, Robin Gibson, Barbara Dillard, Mary Accor, Cassie Williams Vanessa Manning, Tiffany Smith, Katherine Pendergrass. Photo provided Cars lined up along Watterson Street, waiting their turn to receive needed paper products.

Rolling Ribbon Cutting held in KM

On Wednesday at 10:30

a.m., Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce held a Rolling Ribbon Cutting for three new Kings Mountain businesses during one of the rainiest days of the week. Despite the weather, the event was well attended as fellow business owners, city officials, and family attended in a show of strong community support.

On Q Financial – The Ingle Team kicked off the event at 129 S. Battleground Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Branch Manager Bill

Ingle thanked everyone for their support as he cut the ribbon and confetti flew. Afterwards, attendees were given a tour of the offices

Just before 11 a.m., the group walked around the corner to Brittany Austin & Co Huitt Realty’s new office at 144 W Mountain St. Mayor Neisler congratulated Austin and her team, welcoming them downtown. Brittany and her family, along with members of the city council, participated in the ribbon cutting.

Brittany thanked everyone for attending the event on such a momentous day for both her and her family.

The final ribbing cutting was held at The Imperial Mercantile at 138 W. Mountain Street across the alleyway at 11:30 a.m.

David Stone and his family welcomed everyone inside from the rain to their spacious store. Mayor Neisler complimented Stone and his team for reclaiming the Imperial Theater and adding lofts on the second floor. “David did such a wonderful job here and the lofts upstairs are just what the city needs in downtown Kings Mountain,” Mayor Neisler added.

Local farmers bring fresh vegetables and fruits to your table

Kings Mountain’s

Farmers’ Market is bursting at the seams with fresh food options not found at local chains. A variety of vegetables were available at the farmer’s market last Saturday. There were many standards available, and these fruits and vegetables are freshly picked and bursting with flavor.

If you enjoy cooking and trying new vegetables, there are options for every palate: green onions, herbs, Crispino iceberg lettuce, sweet beets, yellow beans, kale, candy carrots, tomato, plump blackberries, honey, to name a few. Other items, like fresh flowers, meats, and items from Kings Mountain are also available.

Two unique options from the farmer’s market include mushrooms, and not just your everyday

button variety. Lion’s mane mushrooms are said to be good for brain function and offer a mildly sweet flavor and a tender texture that mimics shellfish like scallops, crab, or lobster. For that reason, they are often turned to as an accompaniment or alternative to seafood.

Chestnut mushrooms, recognizable by their brown caps, have been described by foodies as mildly sweet, nutty, and rich. The earthy flavor possesses a hint of pepper which gives Chestnut a delectable finish.

Remember to Shop Local in Kings Mountain, whether it be at a farmer’s market, local retailer, restaurant, or coffee shop. The money you spend here

stays here, being recycled back into the community.

The Kings Mountain Farmers’ Market is held in downtown Kings Mountain at the old Wells Fargo parking lot owned by Phil and Sandie Dee. Sponsors include The Davidson Association, Cleveland County, City of Kings Mountain, Kings Mountain Rotary Club, Albemarle Corporations, and NC State Extension.

Davidson Alumni Resource Center, Inc is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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On Q Financial - The Ingle Team, along with staff, city council members, and friends participated in the ribbon cutting. Photo by Loretta Cozart Brittany Austin & Co Huitt Realty cut their ribbon with the help of family, friends, and other community leaders. Photo by Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce David Stone cut the ribbon at The Imperial Mercantile, along with family, colleagues, and council members on Wednesday.
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Photo by Ellis Noell Shoppers find a variety of local vegetables and goods at Kings Mountain Farmers’ Market. See more photos on page 2B. Photos by Loretta Cozart A variety of vegetables greet you at the Kings Mountain Farmers’ Market.

More scenes from Farmers’ Market

For the 16th consecutive year, Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” This year, the hospital ranked among the Top 50 in the country in eight pediatric specialties – including the cardiology and heart surgery program, which ranked No. 8 in the nation. Levine Children’s Hospital remains the only children’s hospital in Charlotte to be awarded this prominent distinction.

“This remarkable recognition – which Atrium Health Levine Children’s has earned every year since opening its doors – is a reflection of our incredible teammates and their deep commitment to caring for our smallest of patients and their families,” said Ken Haynes, president of Advocate Health’s southeast region, which Atrium Health is a part. “As a parent of four myself, I know that the health and safety of our children is the top priority. This honor not only demonstrates that our care teams deliver the best and safest treatment options in the country, but it also emphasizes what makes Levine Children’s stand out among the rest – the warm, personal and unwavering approach our teammates provide for every patient experience. And of course, this award would not be possible without our amazing donors – including the Levine family. We are deeply grateful for their continual contribution to our North Carolina community and beyond.”

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are considered the most comprehensive source of qualityrelated information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. Rankings are determined based on key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers, through a detailed survey that looks at measures such as patient and family satisfaction, patient safety and outcomes, infection prevention, reputation, and compliance with best practices.

Levine Children’s Hospital received a Top 50 national

ranking in the following specialties:

• Cancer

• Cardiology & Heart Surgery Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

• Neonatology

• Nephrology

• Orthopedics

• Pulmonology

• Urology

“To be nationally ranked across eight specialties, including being one of the top 10 best heart programs in the country, is affirmation of the commitment we made to the Charlotte community to provide the best care close to home,” said Dr. Stacy Nicholson, president of Atrium Health Levine Children’s. “In delivering top, innovative technologies and therapies with a highly individualized approach, we see more than 130,000 patients annually from all over the state, nation and world. To know that patients travel to us from outside of the region to receive care is certainly meaningful, but to know thousands of families can stay at home to receive the highest level of care their child needs, that is why we exist.”

“Though we have received this distinction for 16 consecutive years, it’s an honor that still continues to humble and strengthen us over time,” said Callie Dobbins, senior vice president of Levine Children’s. “Each day and each patient renew our dedication to achieving incredible medical milestones, while also creating a fun, loving environment for kids simply to be kids. Families can have peace of mind that their children are receiving the best care at Atrium Health Levine Children’s.”

In addition to more than 30 specialty clinical programs, the families cared for by Levine Children’s have access to an entire network of children’s services, including the area’s only Level I pediatric trauma center in the region. With over 150 pediatricians across North Carolina and South Carolina, families throughout the region have immediate access to best-inclass primary care, with a direct line to Levine Chil-

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are in and ready for salads or pickling. Fresh cut flowers are a great addition to your home in the summer. From Page 1B
Lion’s Mane Mushrooms mimic the flavor of shellfish in dishes. Photos by Loretta Cozart
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Atrium Health Levine named a Best Children’s Hospital for sixteenth year

Hands-on camp introduces students to career opportunities in farming

County Extension Director and Agricultural Agent Greg Traywick shared that NC State Extension partnered with Cleveland County Schools vocational agriculture instructors to provide a weeklong hands-on camp that exposed rising 7th through 12th graders to career opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness. Nearly 40 students participated in the camp during June 12-16, 2023.

Funding for the camp, including bus transportation and meals, was provided by the Career & Technical Education Department of Cleveland County Schools in conjunction with their REVup Summer Careers Experience, which immersed other students in career exploration in the health care, technology, skilled trades, and public services fields.

The agriculture camp featured tours of the Tryon International Equestrian Center,

Livestock Exchange (livestock auction facility), Cline’s Nursery (ornamental plant production and sales), ASR Grain Company (row crop farming and grain marketing services), Wilson Farms of Shelby (small grain production and straw bale manufacturing), Shelby Corn Maze (agritourism venue), Case Farms (commercial broiler houses), Willis Farm of Belwood (sorghum syrup, corn and grits manufacturing), Toluca Grain and Hay (hay & straw reprocessing), Knob Creek Orchards (commercial blackberries, strawberries, peaches, apples and pears), Parker Family Feed Company (farm supply and feed dealer), Bell’s Dairy (commercial dairy operation with a new robotic milker), Martin Charolais (beef production), Lewis Farms (assorted fresh produce grower), and Newgrass Brewing Company (value-added

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Agricultural Students visit farm facilities throughout the area. Photos by Cleveland County Schools Included on the tour was a farm that produces meat and milk products. Students had the opportunity to see heavy farm equipment during the weeklong hands-on camp.

Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ

I have hunted big game most of my adult life. I have written about my experiences over 20 years. Those experiences are not spectacular. Most of them have come in random places at random times, and without the resources to make them anything special. That is, I have only paid for one hunt but have relied on special friends for the opportunities I have been given. I have no trophies that would cause anyone to think I am some special or gifted hunter. I am a blue-collar, mediocre private land hunter. Don’t get me wrong, my Midwest opportunities are special, and they create for me an opportunity that many don’t have. But even these only come because of special friends and their unmerited graciousness to me. I have also made ministry to men

the biggest part of my life for these past 20 years as well. During that time, I have traveled and spoken at places I would have never dreamed. But again, most of the places fall within what most of us would call normal churches and venues. None of them fall into stadiums or coliseums. I have written 5 books. Four of these are compilations of my articles. Again, nothing outstanding. And their sales? Mediocre at best. But compared to some others, I have been beyond blessed and extremely successful. Why am I telling you all of this? Because I want us all to see that privilege and blessings are not always by our good decisions. That our positions, prosperity, and health are not all actions of our decisions or our free will. Some things – in fact many many things are pre-determined by God. For instance, we had no say in what country we would be born in, what race we would be, what would be our men-

tal capabilities – or incapabilities, or who, or what our parents would be. We had no say if our mother would be a drug addict, or our father would begin abusing us as a child. These were forced on each of us by God and by a sinful world. Why? I don’t know. But what I do know and believe is this. Jesus sat and ate with tax collectors and “sinners.” He was criticized for it because everyone believed, at that time, tax collectors were dishonest and sinners were well, sinners. And those who were born blind or had other handicaps, were believed to be that way because of their sin or the sin of their parents. But Jesus knew better, and that’s why he went to them. He understood that many of their predicaments had nothing to do with any decision they made. It had everything to do with what God determined and what sin in

general, destroyed. He went to the hurting, hungry, and handicapped, and healed, fed, and restored. And then told his apostles to do the same. He used this sentence. “I desire mercy and not sacrifice.” He was telling the religious crowd that while your religious activity was fine and your spiritual sacrifices were okay, the compassion and kindness you show to those who have not had your privileges are the best.

Remember, if you are one who God has blessed with basics or abundance, find those who seemingly haven’t been. It will remind you to be humble in your position and thankful for your determined and unmerited blessings. And perhaps who will be the one God uses to heal, feed, and restore – until God makes everything right in heaven.

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Gov. Cooper signs State Disaster Declaration for the City of Cherryville

On Thursday, June 22, Governor Roy Cooper signed a state disaster declaration for the City of Cherryville in Gaston County that suffered damages from straightline winds and a supercell thunderstorm on May 16. The declaration makes additional assistance available to the city.

“This state disaster declaration will help the people of Cherryville as they recover from strong winds and a thunderstorm,” said Governor Cooper.

The Governor’s Order authorizes state-funded disaster assistance in the form of public assistance grants to eligible local

governments for debris clearance and emergency protective measures. This disaster declaration expires sixty days after issuance.

Following state of emergency declarations from the Mayor and City Council of Cherryville on May 17, local and state emergency management officials conducted a joint preliminary damage assessment and determined that Cherryville has incurred more than $10,000 in disaster-related damages.

The City of Cherryville would not qualify for federal assistance based on the preliminary damage assessment.




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

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YMCA; 211 N. Cleveland Ave.

Point Rd.

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

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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

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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.

Voluntary frozen fruit recall due to Listeria

SunOpta Inc’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of specific frozen fruit products linked to pineapple provided by a third-party supplier due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. While six retailers were included in the recall, only Whole Foods, Target, and Aldi either indicated sales in NC, or did not differentiate sales by state.

• Whole Foods: 365 Organic Tropical Fruit Medley, 365 Organic Pineapple Chunks, 365 Pineapple

Chunks, 365 Organic Whole Strawberries, 365 Organic Slice Strawberries and Bananas, and 365 Organic Blackberries distributed to select stores throughout the US from November 1, 2022, to June 21, 2023.

• Trader Joe’s: Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend distributed to select distribution centers or stores in AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, and Washington DC from March 28, 2023 to April




Having qualified on 19th of June, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of JAMES RICHARD PANTHER, 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, Bianca Long, Executrix on or before the 28th 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 28th day of June, 2023.

Bianca Long, Executrix

Estate of James Richard Panther

1159 Cleveland Ave Grover, NC 28073 KMH (6/28, 7/05, 12 & 19/2023)




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


Counsel for the Estate:



106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021

Telephone: 704-435-4907

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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

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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

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11, 2023.

• Aldi: Season’s Choice Tropical Blend distributed to select distribution centers or stores in AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WV from October 11, 2022, to May 22, 2023.

To check codes included in this recall, visit and search SunOpta. There have been no illnesses associated with this voluntary recall to date.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can

cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.




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)


Grover Town Council July 10, 2023 6:00 P.M. Grover Town Hall 207 Mulberry Road Grover, NC 28073

CASE 23-16 ZONING MAP AMENDMENT: Janet Adams is requesting to rezone parcel 70092, located at 217 Hardin Circle, from Restricted Residential to Residential.

The Grover Town Council may change the existing zoning classification of the entire area covered by the petition, or any part thereof, without the necessity of withdrawal or modification of the petition or further publication of notice.

A list of the permitted uses and proposed map amendment is available during regular business hours in the Cleveland County Planning Department, 980-484-4975.

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Having qualified on 28th of June, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of CARRIE LEE CLONINGER; AKA, CARRIE R. CLONINGER, 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 Cloninger, Administrator on or before the 28th 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 28th day of June, 2023.

Kenneth Cloninger, Administrator

Estate of: Carrie Lee Cloninger; aka, Carrie R. Cloninger

PO Box 365, Cherryville, NC 28021

201 W. Ballard St., Cherryville, NC 28021

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (6/28, 7/05, 12, & 19/2023)z




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)

Narcan/naloxone now available for free

Cleveland County Health Department now has Narcan/ naloxone available for anyone, for free! Come through our drive-thru Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 200 South Post Rd, Shelby NC.

Narcan/naloxone is used to reverse opioid overdose and saves lives. According to the National Institutes of Health, families with loved ones who struggle with opioid addiction should have naloxone nearby; ask their family member to carry it; and let friends know

where it is. People should still call 911 immediately in the event of an overdose.

Naloxone is being used more by police officers, emergency medical technicians, and non-emergency first responders than before. In most states, people who are at risk or who know someone at risk for an opioid overdose can be trained on how to give naloxone. Families can ask their pharmacists or health care provider how to use the devices.




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 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 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


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

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B

burg, SC.


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




Tandem axle trailer, 2 inch ball. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@

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.

KNOBBY VISITED ... Visit to see a photo -


ITEMS FOR SALE. Winchester 12 Ga.-Model



2016 BAYLINER. 60

RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION. Site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, concrete, excavator work. 828-453-8113.

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


RAGE 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. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.


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

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


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


CLINER LIFT CHAIR, $200 ; Recliner lift chair, $300; Recliner lift chair, $100. Bookcase, $50; Antique China Cabinet and Buffet $500. Prices may be negotiable. Must sell quick. Please call (704) 418-3799

4” DREDGE, THREE STAGE SLUICE with air, $2,000. Price negotiable. Call 704-418-9331


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

TOYOTA SET OF FACTORY 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

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 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

TRAILER-BUY-SELL-TRADE! “Must Have Title” J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

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


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


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.



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


TOR/ASSOCIATE PASTOR. 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

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@ or mail to 2676 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 286-9294 mountvernonforestcity@


J’S LANDSCAPING & MORE. Tree cutting, haul off junk, lot clearing, grass & limb cutting, construction. Call anytime 828744-2920.

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

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

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 atrisk students and will have a form to fill out so I can design a lesson plan for your student. (828) 755-5340 jakesnoop20@



MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE/ YARD SALE, July 1st, 7am12pm. Items going for CHEAP. Follow signs to the garage if it rains. 1622 Lithia Springs Rd., Shelby, NC 28150

2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., July 1st, 7am-12pm. Lots of little girls clothes size 4T-5T, shoes size 12. Women’s clothes size 16 and 22 and smaller. Variety of other items. 1341 Union Church Road, Lawndale, NC 28090

POLK’IN AROUND ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES. Booths are available for rent. Mon-Sat., 10am-5 pm. 704312-6113. 4133 Polkville Rd, Shelby, NC 28150




ta-over 20 varieties, Daylily, Iris, Yellowbells, Crape Myrtle, Weeping Cherry Trees. 206 Woodburn Drive, Forest City. 828-245-0245.

PROPANE TANK 100 LBS, USED. I have a used 100lbs propane tank, that is full of propane. Can send pictures by Phone (704) 300-1818 kim_

SIDING EQUIPMENT. Tapco 10’ 6”. Bender with Stand & Coil

Holder. Walk Boards (2) 24’, (1)

16’. (4) Ladder Jacks and (4) Ladder Stabilizers. Fiberglass Ladders, (4) 8’, (2) 16’, (2) 24’. Aluminum Ladders, (1) 40’. Delta 8” Sawbuck Frame and Trim

Saw. (704) 473-4931

CO2 TANK 20LBS. Have 2, $150 I have two co2 tanks, one is full and the other is 1/3. Can send pictures by phone. (704) 300-1818

MEN’S CRUISER BICYCLE. New $75. Men’s used cruiser bicycle $35. Must sell. 828782-7221.


ROLLS. 29 rolls available, still in boxes. Will sell seperate. $10/piece. Call: 704-734-0650.

$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.

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

6 FOOT BOX BLADE: 5 shank, brand new. $950. Also plate compactor, $350. 828289-1817.

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-980-0788 or 828286-8674.


Designed Refrigerator Magnet

Don’t Wait! Email for details and to see a pic NC4Ever@

GLASS DISPLAY CABINETS. I have two glass display cabinets. Can send picture by phone (704) 300-1818 kim_

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

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

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

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






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

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.


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 fast. (828) 577-4197

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

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


NEED SOMEONE TO CUT HAY. 1/2 for you, 1/2 for me. Mt. Vernon area, Rutherford County, next to airport. 828287-0053.

NEEDED HANDYMAN OR WOMAN that drive and handle a wheelchair. Also want to buy a used utility vehicle. Call 828248-2184.



a good

828-287-9456. 10 CHICKENS. 2 roosters, 4 hens, 4 chicks. $140 for all or $15 each. 704-273-8105. WHITE LABRADOR PUPPIES. AKC Registered Champion Blood Line White Labrador Puppies available. Mom and Dad on site. 8 pups available. Place orders now. $1,000 each. 704-473-4299.

GERMAN SHEPHERDS PUPPIES. Out of the old time large boned dogs. Seeing and believing their size. Delivery may be possible. If no answer, leave message. 828-208-1004.

HALF BASSET HOUND PUPS. Ready for new home, 4 males, 3 females, rehoming fee $25 each. 828-289-1258.

TOY POODLE PUPPIES. CKC registered. Males only, $400. (704) 477-6762

MINI LONG HAIRED DACHSHUNDS. Male & female, white, black & tan. 6 weeks old. 1st shots & wormed. (704) 300-7225 HAVE UNWANTED HORSE OR PONY? We will provide a loving home. Grandson needs new pet. 704-466-6983.

10 WEEK OLD CHIHUAHUA PUPPY. 1 male. $350. Call or text 704-466-6983.

AKC REGISTERED LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES. Ready to go. Have had 1st & 2nd shots/wormed. Yellow & Black $500. Call or text 828429-0210.

FREE KITTENS. Free kittens to a good home. Please call after 4:00 pm or text any time. (828) 201-3861

WINSTON CIGARETTES ELECTRIC CLOCK. Call or text: (704) 300-1818

SHANIA TWAIN “QUEEN OF ME” Tour concert tickets for sale. 2 tickets. Venue: PNC Music Center, June 28th. Seats: 02, Row U, Seats 29 & 30, $400 per ticket. 704-466-2414

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

6588 INTERNATIONAL 4WD TRACTOR. 177 Horsepower with Turbo. Price Reduced to $19,500 for quick sell! Call 704487-6929 or 704-689-6042



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


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) 477-3900

Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, June 28, 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 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 WILL SIT WITH YOUR LOVEDONE. Light house work, and errands if needed. 30+ years of experience. Call 828-289-0676 WEAVETEC INC. Established 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., Blacks-
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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 TRAILERS, TRAILERS! DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 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 7 TON GOOSENECK
HP Mercury, In excellent condition. Sun top and cover $12,000 OBO. 704-692-3545
Months old.
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PCA archer wins national championship; youth archery team places 3rd in nation

Makenzie Glenn, a ninth grader at Pinnacle Classical Academy, won the individual national championship title in the youth female pins division at the 11th annual Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) 3D National Championship. The event was held on June 15-18 in Rend Lake, Illinois.

Heather Carswell, an eleventh grader, placed fourth in the nation in the young adult division, and the school’s youth team placed third in the nation. Pinnacle Classical Academy had the highest ranked school youth team at the national championship, placing behind two club teams.

“What an amazing weekend,” said Todd Tongel, coach of the Pinnacle Classical Academy Thunderbirds archery team. “These students and parents traveled ten hours to compete against the best young archers in the country and held their own once again.”

“We are incredibly proud of Makenzie’s accomplishments since first picking up a bow just two short years

ago,” added Makenzie’s parents, Neal and Sunny Glenn of Shelby. “We are just elated that she has found her passion and her home among the Thunderbird family at Pinnacle Classical Academy.

We are so very thankful for all of her incredible coaches, her teammates, and their families.”

Earlier, at the North Carolina S3DA

3D State Championship, held on June 10


Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 162A-209(b), notice is hereby given by the Water Resources Department of the City of Kings Mountain of a public hearing to be held on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 West Gold Street, Kings Mountain, NC. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comments regarding the Water and Wastewater System Development Fee Study (Study) which is being considered for adoption by the City Council.

The public may view the Study in its entirety on the City of Kings Mountain website under the Water Resources tab.

City of Kings Mountain Karen Tucker, City Clerk

KMH (6/28/2023)




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.


MINI SCHNAUZER FOR SALE. Beautiful mini Schanuzer puppies for sale. White, Brown and Parti. (704) 534-4368 lpastore3@

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

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

in Mount Airy, the middle school (youth) team won the state title, and four Thunderbirds (Heather Carswell, Makenzie Glenn, Anzlee Kilby, and Aidyn Smith) received shooter of the year awards. Several members of the archery team won individual titles as well:

• Jr Eagle pins female 1st place: Brylee Gladden

• Eagle Pins female 2nd place: Emma Gladden

• Eagle female barebow 1st place: Emma Perkins

• Youth pins female 1st place: Makenzie Glenn; 2nd




Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Carmen Lynn Coles of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of the said Carmen Lynn Coles to present them to the undersigned by September 26, 2023, or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate, please make immediate payment.

This the 28th day of June, 2023.

J. Charles Hoyle

207 Hoyle’s Road Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086

Administrator of the Estate of Carmen Lynn Coles

J. Charles Hoyle, PC J. Charles Hoyle Attorney at Law

207 Hoyle’s Road Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 (704) 734-1050

KMH (6/28, 7/05, 12, & 19/2023)

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

DODGE Ext Cab,. 2WD, 5.2 Gas, auto, SWB, Drive anywhere, $3900 (704) 600-5534


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

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES for sale. (828) 980-8119

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


AKC REGISTERED CANE CORSO PUPS. 3 boys, 1 girl. Ready to go. Shots current. Call Ronnie for more info. (704) 974-


DOG KENNELS 5X10, 10X10, 10X20. Dog Houses, Tops for Kennels. “Delivery & Setup Available” J Johnson Sales 2690


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


OCEAN LAKES BEACH RENTAL. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Cancellation for Week 6/24-7/1. Summer weeks also available. 704-473-1494.

BEACH RENTAL: Beautiful Oak Island, NC. 3BR, 2BA house & 2BR, 2BA. Near beaches, restaurants. Close to Wilmington, Myrtle Beach. 828744-9191. OCEAN LAKES, BIG DISCOUNTS. On Spring & Fall Weeks. 7 houses, 3 ocean front, some with golf carts. Call Tammy Patterson, 704-418-4756. SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

place: Dinah Gladden

• Youth open female 1st place: Anzlee Kilby

• Youth Barebow male

3rd place: Chase Abernathy

• Youth pins male 1st place: Aidyn Smith; 3rd

place: Jon Gavin Dellinger

• Young Adult (HS) pins female 1st place: Heather Carswell

• Young Adult male barebow 1st place: Hunter Gladden




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)

CLEVELAND COUNTY 104 KENTBURY DRIVE, GROVER. NC. Single Wide. 2bedroom, 2 bath. Rent $975, Deposit $975. Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-41080

HARLEY DAVIDSON 1997 FAT BOY. Excellent condition. Beautiful, chrome, new rebuilt engine. Plenty extra equipment, tires, wheels, etc. Must see. $6,500. Call 704-692-9117

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

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






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

107-2 OAK STREET, LAWNDALE. NC. Duplex. 2 bedroom

1 bath. Rent $975, Deposit $975, Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. 127-1 WIGGINS LANE. Kings Mountain, NC. apartment. 2 bedroom 1 bath. Rent $975, Deposit $975, Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

802 S. WASHINGTON ST. SHELBY, NC. 2 bedroom, Rent

MILL-SEC K9 OBEDIENCE Board and Training. Contact us for your free evaluation.


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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7B
221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 CARS & TRUCKS 1998 DODGE 1500 Quad. 4x4, SWB. Parked 1 year, won’t start, $3500. Both for $6000. (704) 600-5534
AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 472-0006 RUTHERFORD COUNTY IS IT TIME? Own your on home in the country. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 2 acres. 6 miles north of Ellenboro. Repainted roof interior and exterior, new carpet in bedrooms, and wood cabinets throughout. Large deck, good driveway. Come help pick your carport. 828-435-5746 FOR RENT
$25 per adult.
MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704)
HOUSE. Semi furnished. Credit & Criminal background check. No pets allowed. Serious inquiries only. (828) 3950708 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. LINCOLN COUNTY 357 CAR FARM ROAD #3. Single Wide, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rent $875, Deposit $875, Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180. 2437 SUN VALLEY TRAIL #9. Lincolnton, NC. Single wide. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Rent $975, Deposit $975, Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180 2438 SUN VALLEY TRAIL #8. Lincolnton, NC. 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rent $975, Deposit $975, application For $25 per adult 704-214-4180. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month. 828-382-0475.
$975, Deposit $975, application
$25 per adult. 704-2144180.
weekly. $325 weekly,
$800. Application fee,
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Makenzie Glenn pictured with parents.


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How to Locate Interesting Volunteer Opportunities in Your Area

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some good organizations or websites for locating interesting volunteer opportunities?

I’ve been doing some volunteer work since I retired last year, but most of the jobs I’ve tried haven’t been very fun or satisfying.

Retired Volunteer

Dear Retired,

For many retirees, finding a volunteer opportunity that meets your interests, utilizes your talents and fits your availability can be challenging. To help you find some interesting and satisfying volunteer opportunities, here are some tips and online tools that can help you search.

Getting Started

Volunteering is a great way for retirees to make a positive contribution to their community and stay actively engaged, not to mention it’s good for your health too. But how can you find the right opportunity for you? Start by asking yourself some basic questions like: What types of organizations or activities are you interested in? What kind of skills can you offer a volunteer

organization? How much time are you willing to give? What do you want to gain from your experience (for example, meet new people, learn new skills, help those in need, exposure to a particular issue)?

Once you get a general idea of what you’d like to do, there are dozens of volunteer websites that can help you search for different opportunities in your area and virtually.

Most sites work like search engines that let you choose an area of interest and type in your ZIP code or city and state. The sites will then give you a list of opportunities that you can check into. Depending on your interest and expertise, here are some top websites to help you get started.

General volunteer sites: To find a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in your community that serve causes like children, animals, seniors, education, health, the arts and more check out sites like,, and

Retired volunteer sites: If you’re interested in opportunities targeting older adults and retirees, some good options include AARP’s, along with AmeriCorps Seniors (, which matches retirees with community projects and organizations that need experienced volunteer help.

AmeriCorps Seniors offers three different programs: RSVP, which has a variety of volunteer activities with flexible time commitments; the Senior Companion Program that brings together volunteers with homebound seniors who have difficulty with dayto-day living tasks; and the Foster Grandparent Program that matchers volunteers with kids in the community that have exceptional needs.

Niche volunteer sites: There are also a number of niche websites to help you look for specific types of volunteer opportunities in your area. For example, to find natural and cultural volunteer opportunities in places like national and state parks, see Volunteer. gov. If you’re interested in emergen-

cy preparedness and disaster response volunteer services, try or If you have a knack for construction or have an interest in learning about interior design, see Or, if you’re interested in longer-term volunteer opportunities check out and, which offers threemonth to two-year programs in the U.S and abroad.

Professional volunteer sites: If you have expertise in areas like business planning and development, marketing, communications, finance, fundraising, web and graphic design, or writing and editing there are sites like Catchafire. org and that can link you to volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations in need. Or you can help entrepreneurs and small business owners through the SCORE. org volunteer mentoring program.

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

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