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106 East Mountain Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Volume 134 • Issue 23

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 • 704-484-1047


KMHS graduates awarded $3 million in scholarships By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain High School Class of 2022 graduates were awarded $3,056,798 in scholarship money during the Senior Awards Night program held on Thursday, June 2. The three top scholarship award recipients were Junior Boakye - $172,000 from the RW Andrews Scholarship, Mark Petrilli - $80,000 as a Goodnight Scholar, and Cooper Putnam – $60,000 from NCSU

Centennial. Three Dover Foundation Scholarships were awarded: $20,000 to Jonah Patrick, $15,000 to Sally Ozmore, and $10,000 to Sage Wright. The $10,000 State Employees Credit Union Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Whitaker and the $8,000 Harry Clarke Memorial Scholarship went to Mark Allen. The following students received the noted awards See SCHOLARSHIPS, Page 5A

The crowd packed Patriot Park this past Saturday, June 4 for the A1A-Ultimate Jimmy Buffet Tribute concert. Blackwater Band opened the show at 6 p.m. A Cruise-In was held at 5 pm. See more photos on page 3A and 4A. PHOTOS BY DAMIEN OBRIEN

Taco Tuesday - Beef Our Community at 133 West By Loretta Cozart Downtown restaurant, 133 West selected Kings Mountain Gateway Trail as their sponsored nonprofit in the month of June for “Taco about Tuesday Beef Our Community.” Five percent of Tuesday sales for the month of June will be donated to the Gateway Trail. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and looks forward to a great month supporting this Kings Mountain non-profit. 133 West is located at 133 West Mountain Street in downtown Kings Mountain. Due to Streetscape work, West Mountain Street is closed for construction. However, the Cherokee Street parking lot behind the restaurant is open with ample parking. A sidewalk leading from the parking lot provides easy access to the restaurant for dine-in or carryout. For more information, call 704-750-4100.

Streetscape work continues with sidewalks being taken out by Greene Building Construction along W. Mountain Street. Photo by Scott Neisler

The sidewalk leading from the Cherokee Street parking lot provides easy access to 133 West. Photo by Loretta Cozart

KMHM needs help with Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit The Kings Mountain Historical Museum needs your help! They are coming up on the 20th year for the Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit at the museum. This annual exhibit fills the museum with a model train display assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Train layout by Bill Ware. (Photo provided) If you didn’t already know, this train layout belongs to Mr. inisce over and experience. We know here Bill Ware (pictured), and he has devoted 19 at the museum how much this enchanting years of volunteering to setting up his train Christmas memory, and Bill Ware, means to layout in the the community. museum for To continue this tradition this year, volunvisitors to teers are needed to help Bill with running come remSee TRAINS, Page 5A


The Original Drifters to headline the NC BeachBlast Festival Have you heard the news? For the first time in the 23 year history of the NC BeachBlast Festival, Kings Mountain will welcome a national act to headline the

event. Who is this national act? The City of Kings Mountain will welcome The Original Drifters to the NC BeachBlast Festival, August 20, 2022.

The NC BeachBlast Festival is a two-day event kicking off Friday, August 19, 2022. More details including a full line-up coming soon!

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Claude S. Dixon, Jr. CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Claude Solomon Dixon, Jr. passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Cleveland County Hospice in Shelby, NC. He was born on June 13, 1928, in Cherryville, NC, to the late Claude S. Dixon, Sr. and Mamie Louise Byers Dixon. Claude, or “Papa” as he was so affectionately called by many, was a graduate of John Chavis High School in Cherryville, NC. He served in the United States Army, receiving the Occupational Medal (Germany) and an honorable discharge in 1952. His life’s career was working for The Cherryville Eagle, the hometown newspaper that he had sold on street corners as a boy and grew up to work there for many years as a Print Editor, even continuing after the newspaper was obtained by The Republic Newspaper Company. He retired from The Eagle after over 50-plus years of employment. He was well-known in the community, due to his work on the newspaper, but mostly because of his gentle demeanor and willingness to help however he could. His stellar work ethic was honored when he was inducted into the Cherryville Hall of Fame. Claude was a lifelong member of Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church in Cherryville, where he faithfully served as the Sunday School Superintendent and a Choir member. He is the recipient of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, presented to him by Governor James G. Martin. He loved reading the newspaper, sporting a dapper hat or cap with khakis and a collar shirt, keeping his car impeccably clean, and spending time with his family and friends. He spent his last years at Somerset Court of Cherryville, where he was everyone’s “Papa”. In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his longtime devoted partner, Ms. Hattie Davis Roberts; one sister, Virginia Delores Dixon Twitty (Joseph); his niece, Angela Twitty Richardson; and his brother-in-law, Nelson Braxton. Claude leaves to cherish precious memories: one daughter, Claudia Stowe (Christopher) and granddaughter, Calli Lauren Stowe of Charlotte, NC; one sister, Johnnie Louise Dixon Braxton, of Lynchburg, VA; nephew, Peter Richardson, great-niece, Allie Delores Richardson both of Lilburn, GA, great-nephew, and Peter Christian Richardson, II, of Daytona Beach, FL. He leaves behind a loved and adored adopted family consisting of a daughter, Zita Roberts of Durham, NC; two grandsons: Andre Roberts of Durham, NC, and Anthony Roberts (Amber) of Kings Mountain, NC; great-grandchildren: Remun Roberts (Ta’leea) of Salisbury, NC; Julius, Israel, Zion and Gabriel Roberts,

all of Durham, NC; Jakarri Roberts, Katlynn Roberts, Tyler McIntyre, and Noah Parks, all of Kings Mountain, NC; a long-time dear friend, Elsie “Boots” Foster of Shelby, NC; and many friends. Public viewing was at Costner Funeral Home, 2425 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC, on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 3 until 7 p.m. Funeral arrangements were at Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church, Cherryville, NC, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 with burial at Cherryville City Cemetery. Costner Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Dixon.

James Albert Childers KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – James Albert Childers, 90, of Kings Mountain, NC, went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2022 at his home. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Teal and Myrtle Mauney Childers and was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Libby. James was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Childers, a sister, Annie Mae Berry, and a son-in-law, Scott Fite. He was a lifelong member of Dixon Presbyterian Church. James served his country honorably in the US Army. He retired from Minette Mills in Grover, NC after 33 years of service and worked in the family poultry business for most of his life. James was an avid Atlanta Braves and Duke Blue Devils fan. He loved spending time gardening and enjoyed his family’s annual beach trips together. James loved his family immensely and especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren. His kindness, guidance, and love will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 71 years: Margaret Earle Childers, of the home; daughters: Trudy Bridges and husband Kevin, Kings Mountain, NC and Ann White and husband Gary, Shelby, NC; grandchildren: Jason Fite, Shelby, NC, Ethan Fite and wife Monica, Greenville, SC, and Katie Kates and husband Adam, Kings Mountain, NC; siblings: Robert Childers and wife Doris and Mary Goforth, both of Kings Mountain, NC. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the parlor of Harris Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Reverends Randy Patterson and Graham Wood officiating. Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Memorials may be made in honor of James’ memory to Dixon Presbyterian Church at 602 Dixon School Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or to Hospice of Cleveland County at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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Joe King KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Joe King, 69, of Kings Mountain, NC, went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2022 at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He was born in Cleveland County, NC on January 8, 1953, to the late Ellis Harmon and Maude Jolly King. Joe faithfully attended Bethel Baptist Church in Shelby, NC. He retired from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Terri Cash King; brothers, Tommy, David, Bobby, and Jimmy King; and a sister, Barbara Wright. Joe is survived by a son, Wayne King and fiancé, Nikki Massey; two sisters, Janelle Wood and husband John, and Susan King; a grandson, Noah King; and a number of nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Joe’s life was held Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 6:30 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 606 South Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC. Dr. Tim Sims officiated. The family received friends prior to the service at the church from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Interment was private. Pallbearers were deputies from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Honorary pallbearers were active and retired law enforcement officers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 606 Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC 28150. Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, NC 28052.

CCSO adds Lee to Most Wanted Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has added Cameron Vestavion Lee, 34, to their Most Wanted list. Lee is described as 6’ 01” tall and weighing 180 pounds. He is wanted for attempted murder and discharging weapon into occupied vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s office by using their mobile app or by calling 704.484.4822.

On June 3, William Millard Stamey, age 83, of the 900 block of Kelly Rd. in Mt. Holly, NC was reported missing by family members. He was last seen on June 3, around 8:00 a.m., leaving his residence. When Stamey was last seen, he was driving his 2021 GMC Canyon Elevation 4 door pick-up truck, red in color, with running boards. The vehicle has a NC registration plate of JER-1792. His truck was captured on a traffic camera headed south on Hwy 21 near Gold Hill Rd. outside Fort Mill, SC at 3:22 p.m. on June 3. William Millard Stamey is a white male, age 83, 6ft 2in tall, 170 lbs. He has thin/balding hair, and he wears glasses. When he was last seen he was wearing khaki pants and a cowboy hat. He has


cognitive issues and may be confused and/or appear impaired. A photo of Stamey and a photo of his GMC Canyon is included with this release. If you see William Millard Stamey or have any information regarding his disappearance, please contact the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or call 911.

■ POLICE ARRESTS MAY 27: Trenton Marshal Adams, 35, Bessemer City, DWI, review of monies $503., $1,000 secured bond. He was also cited with revoked driver’s license, improper equipment (lamps) and failing to give signal. MAY 27: Tracy Delmar Love, Jr., Gastonia, assault on a female, no bond. MAY 27: Melisha Dawn Cook, 50, 825 Floyd Street, three counts failure to appear, $8,500 secured bond. MAY 28: Elizabeth Rebecca Ellis, 46, Kings Mountain, order for arrest, driving with license revoked, $2,000 secured bond. May 28: Kevin Shane Clark, 46, 319 Wilson Terrace, possession-controlled substance, felony, $2,500 secured bond. MAY 30: Pamela Pope Cavender, 53, Gastonia, misdemeanor larceny, $2,000 secured bond. JUNE 1: Brian Keith Benton, 36, Bessemer City, possession heroin, felony; possession drug paraphernalia, $1,000 secured bond. INCIDENTS MAY 24: Sunbelt Rentals, Charlotte, reported theft of four multi-gas detectors valued at $3,200 from an office building on Holiday Inn Drive. MAY 27: Pelican’s Snowballs, 1000 Shelby Road, reported theft of a TIPS jar containing assorted currency.

MAY 29: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported theft of $400 worth of merchandise by a customer who loaded it into a shopping cart and left the store. MAY 30: Walgreens, 601 E. King Street, reported a customer exited the store without paying for $731.18 in merchandise. WRECKS MAY 27: Officer Hoyle said Thomas Edward Smith, 1004 Second Street, operating a 1996 Jeep on Gold and S. Juniper Streets, rearended a 2003 Buick operated by John Edward Heath, Shelby, doing estimated damage of $4,000. MAY 30: Officer Cutler cited Donna Faye Sapp, 539 Stony Point Road 14, with failure to maintain lane control, license restriction violation, expired tag, and expired inspection after she lost control of her 1997 Suzi on N. Battleground Avenue, sideswiped a parked 2016 Kia owned by Thomas Melvin Curry, 416 N. Battleground Avenue and hit a mailbox at 416 N. Battleground. Property damage was estimated at $7,250. MAY 31; Officer Cutler cited Jary Magdiel Barahona Herrera of Shelby with failure to reduce speed after a three-car crash on US 74. One person was transported by EMS to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Herrera was driving a 2018 Ford, Tommy Lee Deskin, Shelby, was driving a 2018 Nissan and

Robert Owens, 107 Croft Drive, was driving a 2013 Honda. Property damages were estimated at $16,500. CITATIONS MAY 18: Jonathan David Dawkins, 49, 1818 Alpine Drive, revoked driver’s license. MAY 27: Morgan Shaneka Angelica Dillard, 34, 103 Guyton Loop, allowing unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle. MAY 28: Jessica Lynn Yow, Bessemer City, no driver’s license. MAY 28: Michael Lee Wells, 18, Bessemer City, no safety helmet, careless driving. MAY 28: Ernest Dale Jones Jr., 35, Grover, revoked tag. No insurance, no vehicle inspection. MAY 28: Ronnie Fain Fountain, Jr., 51, 929 Church Street, revoked driver’s license. MAY 29: David Thomas Walker, 37, Bessemer City, no insurance. MAY 31: Krystal Jeane Lowrance, 44, 205 Duke Street, fictitious tag. MAY 31: Mandy Christine Nichole Quevedo, 30, 216 Catherine Street, revoked driver’s license, improper equipment, lamps. MAY 31: Brianna Leigh Powers, 25, 422 Belvedere Circle, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. JUNE 1: Lisa Joyce land, 43, 113 Cloninger Street, no driver’s license, fictitious tag.

GCPD charges man and woman with sex offenses involving a juvenile Gaston County Police have charged Jerry Douglas Gillespie, age 36, and Ashley Jordan Hardee, age 32, of 66 Rex Ave. Gastonia, NC with multiple sex offenses involving child. Gillespie is charged with one felony count of First-Degree Statutory Rape of a Child, two felony counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, and one felony count of Sex Act by Substitute Parent on a Child. Hardee is charged with one felony count of First-Degree Statutory Rape of a Child, one felony count of Indecent Liberties with a Child, one felony count of Child Abuse



by Sexual Act, and one felony count of Incest. The investigation and resulting charges stem from a report made to the police by

Gaston County Child Protective Services after the victim disclosed the abuse to a social worker. After Gillespie and

Hardee were arrested, another child came forward. As a result of that investigation, Gillespie was charged with four felony counts of Indecent Liberties with a Minor and Hardee was charged with two felony counts of Indecent Liberties with a minor. Both remain in custody at the Gaston County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. M. Rheinson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-8618000. There is no further information currently available.

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Scenes from City of KM Concert PHOTOS BY DAMIEN OBRIEN


Rodney “Bo” Jordan AKA: Shorty

June 9th Love, Your Family

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Scenes from City of KM Concert


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KMHM Annual Reverse Raffle and Auctions Sept. 17 Be a part of the development of Kings Mountain Historical Museum! Please support the museum during this time to help us with our fundraising efforts! Proceeds go toward the everyday operations of the museum. Kings Mountain Historical Museum is located in the heart of the historic City of Kings Mountain. They collect, preserve, and interpret original historical resources that help foster a deeper understanding of the unique history and cultural identity of Kings Mountain and the surrounding area. Last year, over 2,000 local and out-of-town visitors ben-


and scholarships: • American Legion Outstanding Senior Boy: Charlie Melton • American Legion Outstanding Senior Girl: Baylee Briggs • KMHS Mountaineer Good Citizen: Saniya Wilson • Ralph Schuessler Award: Chris Saldo (posthumously) and Lisa Saldo • $1,500 Carolina Credit Federal Union - Silas Edmonson • $1,000 Dean B. & Carolyn L. Westmoreland Scholarship: Madison Smith • $1,000 Coach Blalock Scholarship - DJ Black • $1,000 KM Women's Club Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship - Aleiyah Yarbro • $500 Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship - Jada Goode • $1,000 Jonathan Peeler Memorial Scholarship - Silas Edmonson • $172,000 RW Andrews Scholarship - Junior Boakye • Coach Bill Bates Award to Gardner-Webb University - DJ Black • Veterans Affairs Scholarship - Avery Philbeck • Gardner-Webb University Scholarships- DJ Black, Junior Boakye, Ethan Capps, Ryan Carr, Katherine Knight, Jordyn Sanders, Amari Smith, Laura Soto-Uribe, Ava Thompson, and Sage Wright. • $1,000 Kings Mountain Rotary Club Scholarships: Aleiyah Yarbro, Madison Smith, and David Aleman $500 Kings Mountain Rotary Club Scholarships: Kaylee Boatman • $1,000 Bridges Hardware Career and Technical Education Student of the Year: Charlie Melton • $250 Myra McNeely Scholarship from Cleveland County Arts Council: Garry Moore • $500 Shelby VFW George Loris Dover Post 4066 Scholarship: Todj Hunt • $500 Sandy Kistler Memorial CTE Scholarship: Aleiyah Yarbro

efited from the educational exhibits, programs, and services offered by the Museum at no cost to the public. As our visitation and museum collections continue to steadily increase, so do our funding needs. We would love for you to be a part of it! 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 19th annual fundraiser will be held in-person at the Joy Performance Center. They hope you will join them for this event, held on September 17 and anticipate a sold-out event with 300

tickets bought by individuals throughout the region. They we offer a Grand Prize of $10,000. With only 300 tickets, you have a 1 in 300 chance to win!!! Unique auction items and great raffle prizes are also offered! Tickets can be purchased online and at the museum, or from board members after June 1st, Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., or you can call the museum at 704739-1019 and purchase right over the phone. Each ticket is $125 providing entry for two People, food, and drinks. It also includes a 1 in 300 chance of winning the $10,000 Raffle Prize, along with other raffle items.

• $500 CTE Honor Society: Grace Payseur • $650 Donald Deal Scholarship: Junior Boakye • $350 Donald Deal Scholarship: Tyler Smith • The Walter and Florence Perry Scholarship - Shelby Presbyterian Church - Mark Petrilli • Male Athlete of the Year: Zeke Cannedy • Female Athlete of the Year: Saniya Wilson • Female Mountaineer Career Athlete: Aaliyah Byers • Male Mountaineer Career Athlete: Peyton Fisher • Chuck Gordon Dedication Award: Parker Key • US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award - Kohen Johnson and Sage Wright • US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award BreAnn Jenkins • US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award - Abbey Ogle • The Charlotte Touchdown Club Bronko Nagurski High School Student Athlete of the Year: Jonah Patrick • Wendy's High School Heisman Athlete Recognition: Charlie Melton and Ashlyn Wood • $3,000 ADK Helen Logan Memorial Teachers Scholarships: Kalin Brooks • $100 Principal's Pick Art Award - Danielle Pillado • $50 Principal's Pick Art Award - Garry Moore • $500 Sylvia Holmes Scholarship - Katherine Knight • $500 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omega Sigma Omega Scholarship Shaniah Wright • $1,000 Carl F. Mauney Memorial Scholarships: Shaniah Wright • $1,000 Ollie Harris Scholarship - Kaylee Boatman • $1,500 Sonny Peeler Memorial Scholarship: Silas Edmonson • $1,000 Jim Scruggs Scholarship: Kalin Brooks • $200 Ida Pauline Mauney Neisler DAR Scholarship: Saniya Wilson • $750 KM Hall of Fame Scholarships - DJ Black,

Sally Ozmore, BreAnn Jenkins, Cooper Putnam, Jonah Patrick, Jacie Jarvis and Parker Key • $1,000 KM Hall of Fame Scholarship - Saniya Wilson, Peyton Fisher and Junior Boakye • $200 Shelby Exchange Club ACE Award: Emma Short • $500 KM Elite Scholar Mark Allen • $250 KM Elite Educational Award - Silas Edmonson • $500 KM Booster Club Scholarship - Silas Edmonson • $1,000 Darrell L. Keller, CPA, PA Accounting Scholarship - DJ Black • $150 KMHS Theater Department Scholarship Parker Robinette • $2,000 Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship - Mark Allen • $1,000 Making it Work Scholarship - Cooper Putnam • $500 Shelby Negro Women's Club Scholarship Madison Smith • $250 Steve Wells Memorial Scholarship - Mary Bearfield and Isabelle Walton • $5,000 Joseph B. Freeman - DJ Black • $2,000 Joseph B. Freeman - Madison Smith The $500 Cleveland County Education Foundation A. Mickey Church Scholarships were awarded to: Angel Aguado, David Aleman, Mark Allen, Mary Bearfield, Michelle Bedoya, Kofi Boakye, Kaylee Boatman, Baylee Briggs, Evan Briggs, Kalin Brooks, Macey Deering, Ryan Dixon, Kaemon Edmonson, Peyton Fisher, Lily Gold, Jada Goode, Nicholas Harrison, Monica Head, Ethan Humphries, Jacie Jarvis, BreAnn Jenkins, Kohen Johnson, Laney Johnsonbaugh, Parker Key, Emma Laughter, Kendall Leonhardt, Caleb Martin, Charles Melton, Madeline Nolen, Sally Ozmore, Abigail Parsons, Jonah Patrick, Mark Petrilli, Dylan Phelps, Avery Philbeck, Karissa Poteet, Trinity Price, Cooper Putnam, Aydin Roper, Tyler Silaphet, Ryan Siphanthone, Tyler Smith, Rachel Whitaker, Noah Wilson, Ashlyn Wood, Sage Wright, Shaniah Wright and Aleiyah Yarbro. Athletic Commitments: Saniya Wilson (Catawba College - Basketball), Trinity Price (Lenoir Rhyne University - Swimming), Alex Barr (Lenoir Rhyne University - Swimming), Kaylee Lavin (Cleveland Community College - Softball), Andrea Melton (Cleveland Community College - Softball), Bruce Brown III (Ramah Academy - Football), Zeke Cannedy (Johnson C. Smith - Basketball), Parker Key (Lees McRae - Cross Country), Aaliyah Byers (Wright State University - Volleyball), Peyton Fisher (High Point University - Baseball), Kohen Johnson (Cross Country - Cleveland Community College), Jacie Jarvis (Salem College - Volleyball), Karlee Nantz (Cleveland Community College - Softball), and Rayna Brown (Cleveland Community College - Cross


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Due to the impact the city’s progress is having on downtown businesses while improvements are made, the highlighted public parking area on Cherokee Street, behind the downtown shops, is designated for use by the residents and patrons of downtown businesses only during all Saturday hours until further notice. The parking lot can be accessed from E. Gold Street to Cherokee Street. Photo by City of KM Country and Track and Field) The Career and College Promise program at Cleveland Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees while they are still in high school. These are the juniors and seniors at KMHS who graduated from CCC in May 2022. Associate in Arts: Emma Laughter, Aydin Roper, Jonah Patrick Associate in Science: Caleb Martin, Michelle Bedoya, Mary Bearfield Criminal Justice Certificate: Jacqueliine Bernabe-Hernandez, Jada Goode, Makayla Jarvis, Caleb Martin, Madison Smith School-Age Education certificate: Kailey Duncan, Aliza Edmonson, Monica Head, Maddy Nolen, Abbey Ogle, Jordyn Oliver, Trinity Pearson, Jordyn Sanders Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration certificate: Camden Deaton, Drake Putnam, Seth Wyte Collision Repair certificate: Alex Barr, Austin Brackett, Maddox Brown, Timothy Harrelson, Kristofer Smith, Isabelle Walton Medical Office Assistant: Trinity Pearson Other Scholarships: Mark Allen - Scott Ellis Scholarship, Campbell University Housing Scholarship, J. A. Campbell Scholarship,

Campbell University Band Scholarship, and the Truist Business Fellows Scholarship David Aleman - William W. and Theresa B. Fleming Scholarship Endowment Alex Barr - Lenoir Rhyne Scholar, LR Athletic Scholarship, Legacy Scholarship Mary Bearfield - College of Charleston Merit Scholarship and Dixon Presbyterian Church Scholarship Michelle Bedoya - UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Covenant Junior Boakye - GWU Honors Music Scholarship Kaylee Boatman - Chick Fil A remarkable futures scholarship Kalin Brooks - Appalachian Excellence Scholarship and Ben F. Beam Scholarship from Central United Methodist Church Alena Brown - Salem College Founders Award Aaliyah Byers - Wright State Full athletic scholarship Ezekiel Cannedy - Johnson C Smith full athletic scholarship Khamani Davidson - Wingate Merit Scholarship Ryan Dixon - Wingate University Merit Scholarship Seabron Echols - Mars Hill Presidential Scholarship, Mars Hill Academic Scholarship, and Mars Hill Music Scholarship Peyton Fisher - High Point University Presidential Scholars, High Point University Business Fellows Jada Goode - NC A&T merit scholarship

Brittaney Hammett - Mars Hill Presidential Scholarship Jacie Jarvis - Salem College Scholar BreAnn Jenkins - Beacon Scholarship - University of Tennessee Knoxville Kohen Johnson - CCC Athletic Scholarship Parker Key - Lees McRae Merit Scholarship, Lees McRae Athletic Scholarship Michal Lasco - Theater Scholarship from Brevard College Kaylee Lavin - Athletic Scholarship to Cleveland Community College Andrea Melton - Athletic Scholarship to Cleveland Community College Karlee Nantz - Athletic Scholarship to Cleveland Community College Maddy Nolen - Elon Presidential Scholarship, Elon Honors Fellow Scholarship Abby Parsons - Appalachian Excellence Scholarship Danielle Pillado - Chick Fil A Leadership Scholarship Trinity Price - Lenoir Rhyne University Merit Scholarship, Lenoir Rhyne Engaged Scholarship Cooper Putnam - Crumley Roberts Scholarship Sel Randolph - Coastal Carolina Scholar Award Ava Thompson - GWU Church Matching Scholarship Saniya Wilson - Full athletic scholarship from Catawba College Ashlyn Wood - Salem College Merit Scholarship Shaniah Wright - $7,000 Academic NC A&T Scholarship – renewable.


ing into January 2023 another week.) The museum will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. They will be closed Christmas Eve and are always closed on Sundays and Mondays. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and

work with trains. Additionally, anyone that can help initially with the set up and the taking down at the end, would be greatly appreciated. Please respond if interested, or email the director at, or call the museum at 704-739-1019.

From Page 1A the trains during the day at the museum which would run from November 25th-December 31st (and maybe extend-

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The Importance of Private Worship L a s t week we considered God’s call to worship as more than an invitation... He comm a n d s Rev. Robert worship! Patrick, III Pastor As Creator, He Boyce Memorial AARP has the right to require that everyone and everything He has made offer Him praise, honor, and glory. This is His command for those on earth, and Revelation describes this happening in heaven! Does the word “wor-

ship” bring to mind a gathering of people? God certainly commands assembling with others for worship! But God’s word also indicates the importance of private worship. Private worship one offers God in times of solitude is foundational to public worship. Scripture is filled with instances of believers worshipping privately before God. The Patriarchs are described as worshipping God in private. In Genesis 12, when Abram reaches Canaan after leaving his home, he builds an altar and calls upon the name of the LORD. Such private worship of God

Mark’s gospel records Jesus arising early in the morning that He might go to a desolate place to pray. Jesus shared glory with His Father from all eternity, then longed for His presence after incarnation, and sought it in private devotion. On the night of His betrayal the intimacy of His communion with His Father is displayed in the prayers He prayed. Is private worship important to you? Do you regularly make time to quiet yourself, to seek God in His word, in prayer, and praise? A marriage relationship won’t remain intimate if a husband and wife only see each other

is repeated, not only by Abraham, but also Isaac, then Jacob after him. Daniel was famously devoted to private worship. An exile in Babylon, he was subject to the edicts of the king of Babylon. When King Darius signed an injunction forbidding prayer made to any deity, the judgment for violation was to be cast into a den of lions. But Daniel would not cease his private worship of the LORD! Three times a day he got down on his knees, offering thanks and prayer to God in his upper chamber with his window open to Jerusalem, even at the risk of his life!

one day a week, and only in the company of others. Neither will one’s relationship with the LORD grow in intimacy and depth without regular, private worship. Apart from private worship of God, one’s heart can become dull toward public worship. Robert Murray McCheyne wrote, “What a man is on his knees before God, that he is, and nothing more.” Does time in private worship strengthen your love for the Lord and desire for intimacy with Him? This is the fruit of faithful private worship of God, which then overflows in public worship!

Allen Memorial Baptist Church Bible School Spark Studios Vacation Bible School will be held at Allen Memorial Baptist Church now through June 10th, 5:45 pm-8:30 pm for ages 3-6th grade . A meal will be served nightly. The Church is located at 1222 Longbranch Rd., Grover.

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

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold St. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247

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

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

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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 Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496 Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors 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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I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1–4

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Mauney Memorial library news for June By Mari Slaughter Mauney Memorial Library invites everyone to participate in events being held during the month of June. Activities include: Garden Party at the Gazebo Join us for gardening demonstrations and light snacks while making your own seed ball to take home! (while supplies last) Wednesday, June 8th 10 am – Noon Patriots Park Gazebo STEM Toy Saturdays Enjoy a rotating selection of fun STEM (Science, Technology, Electronics, Mathematics) Toys. Saturday, June 11th 10 am – 12:30 pm Harris Children’s Wing Ages: 6 -12 Big Bang Boom! Kick off Summer Reading with this high-energy “kindle” rock band that you and your kids will love! Wednesday, June 15th 10 am – 11 am Kings Mountain Patriot Park Amphitheater, 220 S. Railroad Ave

Storywalk Kickoff Read “How to be a Pirate” by Sue Fliess and participate in fun activities with Judy Ford during kick-off. Then enjoy story on your own by following page-by-page around Deal Park walking track with a new story every every week. Wednesday, June 15th 1:30 pm Deal Park Walking Track (Next to YMCA) Deep Sea Readers Come to Patriots Park every Friday for adventures in reading with Deep Sea Readers! Join Checkers and Snoozer from Checkers Library TV as they explore the ocean, while you enjoy free snacks and crafts! Beginning June 17th every Friday 10 am Kings Mountain Patriots Park, 220 S. Railroad Ave.

For over 10 years Mr. Rocky has been touching hearts and minds of families. Rocky’s passion for teaching the ones who will be in charge of our future dates back to 2006. Mr. Rocky’s credentials 1 & 2 in Early Childhood Development led him to being a teacher for all ages, including children with disabilities and special needs. Mr. Rocky’s Music Enrichment for Children originated in the city of New York across 5 different children centers; where he taught music that allowed the children to be interactive, to be creative, and to learn all at once. And because of the great response from the children, and the likes of their parents; Mr. Rocky has been able to take the Music Enrichment on the road to places like Charlotte’s Festival in the Park, North Charleston Arts Fest, A Taste of Colorado, Charleston STEM Fest, birthday parties for kids, and special appearances in schools. Wednesday, June 22nd 10 am Patriots Park Amphitheater, 220 S Railroad Ave Family event

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BROCCOLI RICE CASSEROLE Barbara Devane Bridges 1 large onion, chopped 1 stick margarine 2 cups rice, cooked 2 pkgs. Frozen broccoli, chopped and cooked 1 can cream of chicken soup Salt and pepper ½ lb. sharp cheese, grated Combine rice, ½ of the margarine, soup, salt, and pepper. Sauté onion in ½ the margarine; combine with the rice mixture. Put broccoli in a casserole and pour rice mixture over. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 8 to 12. BEAN CASSEROLE Orangrel Jolly 2 (9 oz.) pkgs French-style green

beans 1 (3 ½ oz.) can French’s onions 1 can cream of mushroom soup Cook green beans 1 minute longer than on label. Drain beans keeping ½ cup liquid. Put beans in casserole dish. Stir in soup, onions and ½ cup liquid. Bake for 15 minutes or longer at 400 degrees. OKRA FRITTERS Lydia Jane Edwards ½ lb. okra, sliced 1 med/ onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1 egg ½ cup flour ½ cup corn meal Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into hot grease.

RITZ CRACKER PIE Peggy Ramey 20 Ritz crackers ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 3 egg whites ½ cup nuts Crush crackers with rolling pin; add ½ of the sugar and all the nuts. Beat 3 egg whites until stiff; add 1 teaspoon vanilla and the remaining sugar. Mix all ingredients. Fold in the cracker mixture- do not use mixer. Grease pie pan with butter, shape mixture into crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool. FILLING: Whip ½ pint cream, pour into crust and sprinkle coconut on top. Cool Whip, etc. can be substituted for whipped cream.

available in the Mauney Library Makerspace and enjoy free refreshments. This program is reserved for teens only. Wednesday, June 22nd 1:30 – 3 pm Mauney Memorial Library Community Room Family Movie Day Enjoy the movie with free popcorn and drinks! Wednesday, June 29th 10 am – Noon Patriots Park Amphitheater, 220 S Railroad Ave Family event Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne Follow along with stories and songs from the comfort of your home. Register: event calendar Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 am Event URL will be sent via registration email. Ages: preschoolers Library Storytime in Person Come to the library to enjoy a story and sing songs

in group projects, snacks provided. Third Thursday of every month 3:30 – 4:30 pm Library Community Room Ages: 6-12 years old

Mauney Library Community Room Ages: preschoolers Drop-In Computer Lab for personalized help with any technology questions you may have. Thursdays, June 2, 23, and 30 Noon – 4 pm Carolina Room at Mauney Library This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS250229-OLS-21).

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A Company of Readers Book Club Meet with other book club lovers to discuss what you have been reading for the month. This is a unique group. There is not a designated read. Monday, June 27th 5:00 – 6:00 pm Mauney Library Community Room Ages: Adults Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. For the latest in library news and events, visit

Things to do with the family at Crowders Mountain State Park Crowders Mountain State Park offers a variety of things to do to keep you and your family entertained and healthy, and offers great activities that bring you and your family closer to nature. The park is a wonderful place for a hike. Backside Trail starts at the Linwood Access Area and ends at the summit of Crowders Mountain. Take note that just before reaching the summit, hikers will climb up 336 wooden steps. It is a terrific way to get your steps in. It is .9-mile hike one way and is considered a strenuous hike. Crowders Trail includes one state road crossing and provides access to the Crowders summit via the Backside Trail. This is a 2.8-mile hike one way and is considered a moderate hike with a natural surface. Family Camping Trail gives campers access to the family backpack camping area. It is 1-mile hike one way and is considered a moderate hike. Fern Trail is a loop trail that connects with the Turnback Trail and follows a creek for some portions of the trail. It is a .8-mile hike and is considered easy. Paddling and Fishing: Watch a long, lazy afternoon slip away while enjoying the park’s beautifully wooded lake. Located near the park office and picnic areas, the seven-acre manmade lake has parking nearby. Fish from choice fishing spots on the banks or try your luck on their fishing pier. Visitors and anglers may launch personal canoes and kayak. Only human and electric pow-

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group picnics. Reservations are suggested to be certain they are available. Use of the shelters is free of charge and on a firstcome, first-served basis unless a reservation is requested. Three access points are available to visitors of the park: Sparrow Springs Road Access and Visitor Center 522 Park Office Lane Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Linwood Road Access 4611 Linwood Road Gastonia, NC 28086 GPS: 35.2409, -81.2693 Boulders Access 108 Van Dyke Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 History of the park: When exploratory drilling and excavation began in 1970, the threat that Crowders Mountain would be mined led local citizens to seek its preservation. The Gaston Conservation Society was organized to block mining operations and encourage the state to acquire and protect the mountain. Based upon the group’s proposal and local support, the state approved Crowders Mountain as a potential state park. A year later funds were appropriated for land acquisition. The park was created in 1973 but did not open to the public until 1974. It was not until 1978 that the summit of Crowders Mountain was included within the park boundary. The Pinnacle and additional acreage were acquired in 1988. In 2000, an additional 2,000 acres was purchased connecting the park to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.

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Neighbor 2 Neighbor Foundation, Inc. Presents: 2022 Historical Gathering of Reconnecting Families, “The Gathering,” from July 14 to 16. A Historical Charity Event Grand Finale is scheduled for July 16, from 4pm – 8pm, with a charity dinner. Tickets are $85 for the Purple, Black & Gold Semi Formal Ancestral Dinner,” an evening of historical elegance honoring our ancestors.” The Keynote Speaker will be the Honorable Mayor Scott Neisler Mayor of Kings Mountain, who will speak about “Embracing Our Diversity” at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center 909 East King Street in Kings Mountain. Also, in attendance will be N2NF/ Historical Society for Reconnecting DNA Families representatives: retired Rock Hill, South Carolina Chief of Police, John Greg-

ory and former Johnson C. Smith University Football Wide Receiver, Mr. Kelvin M. Hopkins, and Madam Johnsie R. Brevard, Neighbor 2 Neighbor Foundation, Inc. Founder/CEO, the three-day, tri-county event coordinator. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early due to limited seating by visiting PayPal:, or to mail in check or money order to N2NF, P.O. Box 1302, Kings Mountain North Carolina 28086. For additional information, email: n2nfoundation@, or call (704) 9499973. N2NF is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Board President is Emily Blake Reid, Administrator Assistant is Glenda Tate-William.

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City of Kings Mountain Memorial Day Observance PHOTOS BY GARY SMART

Presentation of the Wreath (L-R) Adam Gordon of Gordon’s Mortuary and Webster Decker (Tim) New Commander American Legion Post 155.

The City of Kings Mountain held their annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30 at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Joel Rountree U.S. Army National Guard Colonel was the guest speaker.

A Toast of the Flag Abraham Ruff U.S. Army, SGM.

Pastor Gabriel Thomas led the opening prayer.

Closing Prayer by Pastor Tommy Runyon U.S. Navy, MM1/SS.

Mayor Scott Neisler

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Neisler LEC addition nears completion Over the past couple of years, the walls of an enlarged facility for adult daycare have slowly been taking shape on the Kings Mountain Boulevard. In just a few weeks, the construction will come to an end, and a dream that started six years ago will finally be a reality. “It was in 2016 that our board decided to proceed with a 10,000-square-foot addition to our 14,000-square-foot facility,” says Life Enrichment Center (LEC) Executive Director Toni Camp. In November of 2019 the Kings Mountain LEC broke ground. Things were going along quite well – for a while. “Then Covid happened,” says Camp.

“What were we to do?” The need was too great to be ignored, says Camp, and families were struggling more than ever to find relief from the grind of in-home caregiving. “So we continued with construction,” says Camp. That commitment proved difficult at times during the past two years, but the process is finally nearing completion. With locations in Shelby and Kings Mountain, the LEC offers adult day care services to the aging population as well as younger adults with physical and developmental disabilities. When it opened in 2004, the Kings Mountain location served six participants. By the time the renovation was approved, it was serving 65 participants a day with a growing waitlist. “There were just so many families who needed our services,” says Camp. The LEC got its start in 1980 in a Sunday school room at John Knox Presbyterian Church, and it grew from there.

The first center, located in Shelby, was built in 1995, and was eventually replaced by a new, 25,000-square-foot facility in 2011. The new addition will allow the Kings Mountain facility to echo the Shelby location’s ability to serve younger and older adults in different areas of the same facility. The calendar at both LECs keeps participants busy with activities like horticulture, talent shows, cooking and music therapy.

KMHS track and field awards night The Kings Mountain High School track and field teams held their awards program Wednesday night. There were six All-Conference Lady Mountaineers and 11 men. Pictured with their awards from left to right for the ladies team: Carly Evans All Conference 4x800, Divinity Ervin All Conference 4x800, 1600, 3200 and MVP Track, Sindy Ulloa All Conference 4x800, Janiya Hunt All Conference 100m dash and Coach's Award, Thalia Kushman All Conference 4x800, and Rayna Brown All Conference Pole Vault. Not pictured Alexis Jackson MVP Field. On the guys side, Max

Thompson All Conference 4x800, 800m and Coach's Award, DJ Black All Conference 4x100, 200m, and MVP Track, D'Andrea Hoyle All Conference Long Jump, Triple Jump, and MVP Field, Andre Willis All Conference 110HH, 300 hurdles, and 4x100, Parker Key All Conference 4x800, 1600, and 3200, and Hunter Cruise All Conference 4x800. Not pictured JJ Thurman All Conference 100m and 4x100, Nicholas Harrison All Conference Pole Vault, Alex Jackson All Conference Shot Put, Zavian Smith All Conference 4x100, and Isaiah Watts All Conference 4x800.


Free tennis clinics at KMHS courts Veteran tennis coach Ed Guy will hold a summer tennis clinic for beginning and experienced players next week at the KMHS tennis courts. There is no charge but everyone is expected to take four cans of tennis balls. Dates and times for be-

ginners are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.12 noon. For experienced players it will be 9-12 on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information call Coach Guy at 704473-3608 or email him at


Sara Renner knows first-hand how amazingly helpful the LEC’s services can be. Her 22-year-old daughter, Mary, has been a participant at the Kings Mountain facility for more than two years. “I just love the staff there – I can’t say enough wonderful things about them,” says Sara Renner. “They provide so many activities – it has allowed Mary to develop her skills and keeps her active and happy. Many times she doesn’t even want to come home!” The enlarged Kings Mountain LEC is located at 222 Kings Mountain Boulevard, and the Shelby LEC is located at 110 Life Enrichment Center Boulevard. For more information about either of the LEC locations, visit the organization’s website at

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Gardner-Webb Recognizes Cleveland Co. students for Academic Achievement, Service and Volunteerism Winners Honored for Leadership in Classroom and Community

PCA Thunderbirds won archery championship titles in three divisions in the 2022 North Carolina Scholastic 3-D Archery 3D State Championship in May. Photo provided

PCA archers sweep state championships Pinnacle Classical Academy's archery team, the Thunderbirds, competed in the 2022 North Carolina Scholastic 3-D Archery 3D State Championship and won the state championship titles in all three divisions. Over 130 archers competed in the event, which took place on May 21 at the Sage Creek 3D Archery Range in Mount Airy. Emma Gladden (grade 3), Ryleigh Dellinger (grade 5), Anzlee Kilby (grade 7), Aidyn Smith (grade 7), Carter Ross (grade 9), Caleb Yates (grade 9), and Heather Carswell (grade 10) all won individual state titles. "We are so proud of the members of our archery team, which has won numerous state and national championships over the

years," said Dr. Shelly Bullard, the school's headmaster. "And we are so grateful for our parent-led coaching organization that does such an excellent job working with students. Sara and Todd Tongel started the Thunderbirds almost nine years ago, and with the assistance of other parents have built a powerhouse archery dynasty here at Pinnacle." "Significant archery scholarships are one reason why the 30 members of the class of 2021 were offered a combined $4,093,820 in four-year academic and athletic scholarship awards," Dr. Bullard added. The Thunderbirds will compete in the 2022 Scholastic 3-D Archery 3D National Championship in Illinois in June.

"The Athletic Department is very proud of our archery team," said Brandon Gosey, Pinnacle Classical Academy's Athletic Director. "The Thunderbirds continue to set the bar higher and higher each year for all teams across the state and country. The team's determination and commitment to the sport are second to none! The Thunderbirds' success continues to put PCA Athletics on the map, and we wish them the best of luck at Nationals." Pinnacle Classical Academy is currently accepting forms for enrollment in August. For more information, please call (704) 740-4040, or visit


Cross Country runners named All-Academic Five members of the Cleveland Community College Cross Country team achieved Region 10 All-Academic honors for the Fall Semester. To be eligible, athletes must pass a minimum of 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The athletes also must have participated during the semester

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University recently held a ceremony to recognize Student Academic Achievements, Leadership, Service, and Volunteerism. Winners of these awards exemplify the University’s core values of faith, service and leadership in their classrooms and communities. In recognition of the award presentation, each student may choose one book for purchase by Gardner-Webb’s Dover Memorial Library. The book will be inscribed with the student’s name and the date of the award presentation. Following are the winners from Cleveland County, N.C. From Boiling Springs: • Matthew Steven Barger, who received a Master of Divinity degree, is one of the winners of the Daniel E. Goodman Review & Expositor Award given in memory of Daniel Goodman, former professor of New Testament, who passed away in January 2009. Presented to students who have excelled academically in their studies at the School of Divinity. Award recipients receive a one-year subscription to the academic journal, Review & Expositor. • Marina Bradic was presented the Criminal Justice Administration Academic Leadership Award. •Elin Wera Linnea Hellberg is the winner of the Dr. A Frank Bonner Master of Business Administra-

tion Academic Excellence Award. • Maria Roriz Jardim, who received a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, won the Finance Award. From Kings Mountain: • Hannah Carolyn Ray, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, earned the Charles and Sybil Shelton award presented to a senior who has provided outstanding servant leadership through opportunities offered by the Office of Christian Life and Service. Presented in memory of Charles and in honor of Sybil, this award recognizes Charles’ volunteer mission service and leadership of several mission trips for GWU students. From Mooresboro: • Amanda Scruggs McBrayer, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree, earned the TA to Teacher Program Grit Award. From Shelby: • Katie Canipe, received the Professor James Rash Award, given to the student who exhibits outstanding creativity, productivity, craftsmanship and presentation in the areas of ceramics, art appreciation, drawing and painting. • Mariah Case Hamby is one of the winners of the Daniel E. Goodman Review & Expositor Awards given in memory of Daniel Goodman, former professor of New Testament, who passed away in January 2009. Presented to students who have excelled academically in their studies at the School of Divinity. Award recipients receive a one-year subscription to the academic journal,

Review & Expositor. • N. Thomas Manning, received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, and was recognized with the Outstanding Male Graduate Award, which is nominated and voted on by the faculty. • Mary Elysabeth Thompson, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, was winner of the Excellence in Technical Theatre award. • Micah Zehnder won the Art History Research Award, which is a monetary award presented to the student whose research results in a well-written paper that clearly presents an original idea in the field of art history. • Matthew Waller is the winner of the Gerald and Sharon Keown Annual Hebrew Award given to the student who demonstrates mastery of Hebrew at the level the student has taken. The award includes a gift to encourage and assist the student in continued engagement with biblical Hebrew. The award is named in memory of Dr. Gerald Keown, Professor of Old Testament Interpretation from 1996 to his retirement in 2019, and his beloved wife Sharon. • Erin White was the winner of the Gil Blackburn Excellence in Western Civilization Award, named for Blackburn, who served as professor of History and vice president and dean of Academic Affairs from 1968-2004. This award is given to an outstanding freshman or sophomore student in the Western Civilization courses.


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Exploring North Carolina State Parks can be exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous. Whether you are boating, paddling, surfing, swimming, or otherwise immersing yourself in the water, safety is just as important as having fun. Swimming Many state parks across North Carolina offer great opportunities for swimming, and safety is essential for all ages when enjoying this activity. If the park you are thinking about visiting has lifeguards, make sure you swim when and where the lifeguard is present. If you are at a park without lifeguards, be sure you are completely qualified to be swimming there and use the buddy system. Below are some general safety tips: • Know your ability. • Swim only in designated areas. • Use the buddy system. • Pay close attention to children. • Enter the water feet first. • Dress appropriately for the activity you are taking part in. • When available, swim at beaches patrolled by lifeguards. • Always swim with a buddy and have adult supervision for all children.



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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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Gardner-Webb President Dr. William Downs named one of Charlotte’s 2022 Most Admired CEOs Downs Selected by Charlotte Business Journal as One of Three Honorees in Education Category Gardner-Webb University President Dr. William Downs has been chosen to receive an elite honor. The Charlotte Business Journal (CBJ) selected him as one of Charlotte’s 2022 Most Admired CEOs. The awards recognize leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and made significant contributions to the Charlotte community. Downs was among 40 honorees handpicked from more than 140 nominations made by members of the business community. Further, he was one of only three selected from the education category. Nominations for the award are limited to CEOs who have been an executive leader in their businesses or organizations for at least three years. A CBJ data team led by Amy Shapiro

Dr. William Downs (Center) selected as one of Charlotte’s 2022 Most Admired CEOs by the Charlotte Business Journal. (Photo provided) researches the nominations and presents the information, which is meticulously studied by CBJ Editor-in-Chief Robert Morris, and the other senior members of the editorial team, including Jen Wilson and Erik Spanberg. “I am excited to see Dr. Downs was selected by our newsroom as a Most Admired

CEO for 2022,” praised CBJ Market President and Publisher TJ McCullough. “Since he has arrived at Gardner Webb, he has moved the needle and continues to do so. I am proud to be an alumnus.” Downs begin his term as Gardner-Webb University’s 13th president on July 1, 2019. He was selected unani-

mously by the Gardner-Webb Board of Trustees after a highly competitive one-year national search. “It is very fitting that Dr. Downs was chosen for this award,” commended Board of Trustee Chair Gary Smith. “Since Dr. Downs arrived at Gardner-Webb University three years ago, he has worked tirelessly to promote our great university. Under Dr. Downs’ guidance, we have experienced a significant upgrade in our social media presence as well as the marketing of our university. He has visited numerous high school principals, community college officials, and others to spread the good news about a Gardner-Webb education. Dr. Downs has vigorously promoted the Gardner-Webb campus in Charlotte to the community as an opportunity for us to serve that area more effectively. The Board of Trustees is proud of Dr. Downs’ hard work and being selected as one of Charlotte’s Most Admired CEOs.” Since his arrival on the GWU campus, Downs has championed significant im-

provements in every area and has remained firmly committed to Gardner-Webb’s Christian mission and purpose. “We have a strong team and a distinctive mission,” affirmed Downs. “Like everybody else, Gardner-Webb had to navigate its share of unanticipated challenges over the past three years; perhaps better than many, however, we have seized upon new opportunities to reinforce the quality of our educational products, to extend our brand recognition, and to sharpen our plans for serving the region. I couldn’t be prouder to work alongside the professionals at GWU.” Some of the accomplishments include streamlining the core curriculum, increasing enrollment with record numbers of new undergraduates, hiring new leadership in advancement, business and academics, leading the first athletics brand update in over 35 years, expanding grant and research work on campus, reorganizing the academic units and securing funds for a new amphitheater complex. Downs’ career spans over two decades of service

in higher education. Before GWU, he was dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, N.C. He had been at ECU since 2014 and was also the W. Keats Sparrow Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts and a professor of political science. He’s also held positions at Georgia State University and was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. A Raleigh native, Downs earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science (with a minor in journalism) from North Carolina State University (Raleigh) in 1988, and his Master of Arts (‘90) and Doctoral (‘94) degrees in political science from Emory University (Atlanta). Downs is married to Kimberly Harwood Downs and has two children, Rachel and Bradley. Downs and the other winners will be recognized for their achievements at The Most Admired CEO Awards dinner on June 16 in Charlotte.

Cleveland Community College Spring Honor Rolls Cleveland Community College President Jason Hurst has announced the President’s and Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester. To be named to the President’s List, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and receive a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average. The following students were named to the President’s List (listed alphabetically): Kierra Addison Ingrid Aguirre-Torres Abigail Aldridge Yadhira Aleman Mark Allen Faith Anthony Dylan Arms Anna Ashley Kenzie Atkins Laine Bailey Autumn Barrett Taylor Baumgardner Burgess Beam Jessie Beaver Ashlyn Becatti Andrew Bell Kimberly Bennett Hunter Black Taylor Black Mary Bledsoe Kandis Bohannon Jaxson Bolin Zoie Bolin Tracy Bolinger Brandy Bradley Gracie Bradley Hailey Bragg David Briceno Charles Bridges Sydney Bridges Amy Brooks Chase Brown Kevin Buchanan Mary Buckner Ashley Buckton Jada Cape James Cardell Logan Carlisle Sarah Carpenter Rylie Carroll Garett Carver Kacie Clark Lily-Grace Clark Caitlin Cobb Joshua Coburn Andrew Cook Gracie Cooper Rosemary Costner Cait'lynn Crotts Grant Dalton Vanessa Davis Ryan Doherty Jada Donaldson Brody Douglass Kelsey Downs Kenzie Drewery Shelli Duffy Bailey Dulin Annagrace Earwood Chasity Ebert Tera Ely Dillon Evans

Emma Fletcher Bella Freeman George Gallo Phineas Garlock Asia Gash Alexander Geissinger Heather Gibson Kayla Gibson Victoria Glasgow Allison Glover Emma Goforth Saylor Goforth Brandon Goodwin Carolina Grajales Ashley Greco Julian Green Jessica Greene Georgia Greene Shacorya Grissom Mason Guffey Markus Hager Breanna Hambright Ronald Hamrick Annabelle Hamrick Carlie Hamrick Emma Harrill Brooklyn Hartgrove Elizabeth Hartsell Trinity Hatchel Jessica Henderson Madison Hennessee Alexis Hillegass Jackson Hillegass Ashley Hillman Stefanie Hindall Ashlea Hodge Anna Holder Hayley Hope Tanner Horne Brandon Hoyle Ashley Hoyt Jay Humphries Tally Hunt Halle Hurst Noah Johnson Isabelle Karis Katlin Kuykendall Savannah Lacount Robert Lance Justin Lattimore Kolby Laughter James Laws Cade Ledbetter Jade Ledford Jonie Lingerfelt Clayton Linnens Rachel Littlejohn Lawton London Alana Lovelace John Lowry Andrew Lutz Juan Martinez Perez Katelynn Mathis Elijah Mattox Allie Mauney Kaylee Maynor Alley McBee Avery McCaw Mallory McCraw Morgan McCraw Abby McDaniel Charlie McGill Hannah McGirt Ashanti McGuire Jack McKinney Deborah Mc-

Mahan Kayla McNeilly Desiree McSwain Hannah Miller Katherine Minowicz Jacqueline Misener Patrice Moore Rosetta Moore Richard Morrow Amanda Moses Madeline Nolen Janey Ollis Peyton Osborne Lauren Owens Sally Ozmore Natosha Pack Carly Pasco John Pasour Jonah Patrick Nicholas Patterson Yahreia Peeler Soulivanh Phaengkhamhak Chanae Pickett Raeford Porter Karissa Poteet Victoria Powell Jamyiah Pressley Megan Pressley Katelyn Price McKenzie Pullen Lana Pyron David Ramsey Jonathan Ramsey Haley Ray Makylah Reid Diamond Rico Laura Roberts David Robinson Brianna Rochford Kelsey Rodriguez Ashlyn Russ Mara Sanders Emma Sarratt Saige Scott Madison Self Kynlee Sellers Madison Shaffer Kristyn Shasteen Miranda Shealy Parker Shope Jeb Shuler Noah Sigmon Peyton Sisk Makayla Skipper Owen Slagle Alexander Smith Megan Sourisoud Jessica Spangler Sherri Splawn Seth Spurling Hannah Spurling Sadie Spurling Derrick Stahlman Dylan Steeves Megan Steffey Tracy Stewart Jude Stilwell Deanna Stines Landon Stowe Matthew Strickland Laura Swink Amelia Tallent Hoang Dang Khoa Tang Alison Tarte Andrew Tharrington Annette Toms

Rebecca Trahan Sasha Tribble Chris Trotter Keisha Turner Hannah Vagnozzi Kayce Vandervort Christian Vogus Molly Vogus Brandon Walker Johnathan Walker Ansley Walker Erin Wall Olivia Waters Ashley Whitaker Zackery Whitaker Alyssa Whitney Elijah Wilbanks Brandon Wilkinson Jackson Williams Jackson Wilson David Wippler Jonah Woodall Caleb Wright Lizaveta Yuzvuk Cyrus Zarif


• To make certain that the public is safe, responsible, and free to enjoy boating activities throughout the state, the Wildlife Resources Commission enforces laws and regulations that all should observe. In addition, most individual park sites offer more locally specific information on boating safety. To learn more about boating safety at a NC state park, visit that park's website or contact its staff for more information. Paddling If you are paddling, be aware of what conditions are

expected in the park. In areas of open ocean, paddling can be a high-risk activity that should not be undertaken alone, or by any novice, firsttime, or inexperienced ocean paddler. Check the safety rules for any state park site you plan to visit and experience through paddling. Make sure to choose a form of paddling that is appropriate to your experience level –open ocean versus sheltered bays or wetlands, guided versus unguided, and so on –so that you can have the best possible experience exploring your state parks.

From Page 2B • Wear a lifejacket, children 13 or under must. • Inexperienced paddlers should not stray far from shore. • Paddlers should avoid motorboats – high-use areas. • Stay out of designated swim areas. • Return to shore immediately during lightning or thunderstorms. • Take advantage of free boating safety courses. • Pay attention to changes in the weather.

The following students are named to the Dean’s List. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5: Marion Abee Caleb Adair Hope Allen Logan Babiec Heather Bailey Jordan Bailey Molly Beam Addison Beaver Keaton Berryman Aaleyiah Bess Madison Biddix Daniel Blanton Jacob Blanton Kaylee Boatman Angelica Booker Daniel Briceno Kennedi Brooks Graham Brown Clayton Brown Courtney Brownlee Cynthia Calhoun Sammy Campbell Lydia Canipe Savannah Carroll Chantee Chambers Diancil Chavez Jason Chioino Rachel Christenbury Kaleigh Clark Timothy Collins Leslie Cook Sara Crawford Brianna Crespo Sierra Crocker Evan Cross Brendan Curtis Dillon Dankowski

Erica Davis Christopher De Varona Gavin Dedmon Richard Dees Mason Dugas Braeden Duncan Bethany Dunn Zane Easler Patience Eason Briana Eddings EmmaJo Eskridge Bella Farrington Peyton Fisher Maddie Fletcher Jessica Floyd Kyle Flynn Savannah Friday Amelia Friday Alejandro Galvan Mariah Gaston Jonathan Goforth William Greene Carter Greene Sydney Hamilton Ethan Hamm Brett Hamrick Kelsey Hamrick Zyiaa Hamrick Luke Hardin Breyasia Hartgrove Cameron Hatten Marissa Hayes Kristin Hill Ryan Hillman Ashley Hollifield Harrison Hooper Reshaun Hopper Kansas House Jessica Hudson Hunter Hutchins Euzelia Jackson Jaylen Jenkins BreAnn Jenkins Gregory Johnson Lori Johnson Nicholas Johnson Mary Johnson Kathryn Jones Shelby Keener Neleigh King Taylor Kyle Caleb Lafunor Emma Laughter Wayne Ledbetter, II Alexus Lee Paige Lewis Kody Lineberger Brenda Manning Matias Marchesini Baylee Marx Nicole May Morgan McCurry Heather McNeely Adrian McSwain Tucker McSwain Sarah Meade Jacob Merchant Alexandra Millenovich Austin Milling

Brundon Moore Rachel Morgan Jada Moton Isabella Mowery Kyle Murphy Carmen Newton Alexander Nivens McKenzie Oakes Abigail Ogle Alex Owensby Mary Payne Trinity Pearson Jamie Perry Eliana Philbeck Rachael Poston Bobby Pruitt Lauren Ramsey Bethlehem Reinhardt Emma Richardson Tamera Robinson Quinten Romo Ryan Ropp Jadalin Ross Ashley Ross Jennifer Rudisill Dallas Rudisill Payton Saleet Ashley Sarratt Addison Sheely Caroline Shields Courtney Shull Heath Slaton Maresa Smith Brittney Sorrells Lashay Sowell Aaron Spangler Shelby Stilwell Sadie Street Tiffany Stroud Jacey Stroup Austin Stubblefield Cassidy Swofford Alaina Taylor Jacob Taylor Melody Taylor Daniella Tomasetti Davis Turner Miriam Vargas Saenz Erika Vinesett Nathan Voci Stockton Ware Lauren Weidenhamer Lana Welborn Abbie Wellmon Elisha Wellmon Jacob Whetstine Natalie Williams Trista Williams Eula Wilson Sierra Wimbush Bowden Witcher Lillian Wolma Gavin Woolery Sage Wright Jesse Yarbro

Waterfalls • Stay on developed trails and don't stray from observation decks and platforms. • Pay attention to the warning signs and rules you see posted near waterfalls. • Never climb on or around waterfalls. Rocks are more slippery than they look. • Never jump off waterfalls or dive into plunge pools. Rocks and logs are often beneath the surface of the water but difficult to see. Currents caused by a waterfall can drag and keep you underwater. • Watch children care-

fully. Children should always be under the immediate supervision of adults when visiting any waterfalls. Pets should also be supervised. They can easily underestimate the slickness of rocks and the flow of water. • Never play in the stream or river above a waterfall. You can easily be swept over the falls by currents. Do not try to take photos or selfies at the top of a waterfall! People lose their footing while paying attention to their photo set-up and fall over. • Slippery rocks and mud are common along trails as

you near waterfalls. Use extra caution on the trail as you approach waterfalls. • Since many waterfalls are in remote areas, a medical rescue could take hours. • Wear hiking shoes with a good grip. Flip flops and sandals make you particularly vulnerable to slipping or injuring yourself. • Bring a picnic and plenty of water. Reaching some waterfalls in your state parks requires a challenging hike! • Plan ahead to ensure you will be back at your campsite or parking area before sunset.

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Atrium KM among thirteen hospitals rated with “A” grades The Leapfrog Group has awarded 13 Atrium Health hospitals with top-rated “A” grades on its spring 2022 patient safety report card. Atrium Health has the most “A” ratings of any health system in North Carolina. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades recognized Atrium Health’s achievements

in protecting patients from preventable harm and error while in the hospital. The 13 Atrium Health hospitals that received an “A” rating are: • Atrium Health Kings Mountain • Atrium Health Cleveland • Atrium Health Lincoln

LEGAL NOTICE EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of JAMES ROBERT LEDFORD (22 E 482), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Derek Lee Reese, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before September 8, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 8th day of June, 2022. Derek Lee Reese Executor of the Estate of James Robert Ledford c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (6/08,15, 22 & 29/2022)


said Dr. Scott Rissmiller, enterprise executive vice president and chief physician executive for Atrium Health. “When it comes to our patients’ care, nothing is more important than their safety. I am incredibly proud of our teammates in our hospitals across the southeast for their dedication to quality care that prevents harm and provides healing through the highest standards of safety.” The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. Leapfrog assigns A-F grades to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, ac-

• Atrium Health Stanly • trium Health Cabarrus • Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center • Atrium Health Mercy • Atrium Health University City • Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Davie Medical Center • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center “These grades reflect our deep commitment to safe care,”

This the 25th day of May, 2022. Chris White, Administrator Estate of: George W. White 3041 River Road Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (5/25, 6/01, 08 &15/2022)


According to new research from BBB’s Give. org, 41% say they would not donate to a charity they supported in the past upon learning that the charity’s culture tolerates discrimination against people served. By comparison, 34% would not donate to charities using culturally insensitive images and language, and 17% would not donate upon learning the charity’s board is not diverse.

The standards-based, charity-evaluation group today released the Special Donor Trust Report: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The report, a survey of more than 2,100 adults in the United States and more than 1,000 adults in Canada, explores whether donors value DEI in charities, and whether DEI is a meaningful consideration in the giving process among the general public and dif-


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This the 8th day of June, 2022. A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Gary Wayne Simpson Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150


Karen A. Tucker City Clerk KMH (6/1 & 6/8/2022)

Harrill Gene Washburn, Jr., Executor Estate of: Raye Washburn Scism: aka, Doris Raye Scism 740 River Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139 KMH (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022)



In the Matter of the Estate of: THOMAS DWIGHT LEDFORD aka THOMAS D. LEDFORD, Deceased

In the Matter of the Estate of: MELVIN ROGER HAMMOND, Deceased


Having qualified on the 26th day of May, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MELVIN ROGER HAMMOND, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)

There will be a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget.

This the 18th day of May, 2022.


Dana Michelle Hammond Hamrick, Executrix 103 Southern Pine Drive Shelby, NC 28152

The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to be effective July 1, 2022 for the City of Kings Mountain has been presented to the City Council and is available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 101 West Gold Street during normal business hours and on the City’s website at


Having qualified on 12th day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RAYE WASHBURN SCISM; AKA, DORIS RAYE SCISM, 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, Harrill Gene Washburn, Jr., Executor, on or before the 18th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of June, 2022



Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of GARY WAYNE SIMPSON (22 E 485), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before September 8, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


Chaderick Ray Ledbetter, Administrator Estate of: Roger Dean Ledbetter 731 Angels Way Lane Horse Shoe, NC 28742

better able to serve its constituents, and incorporates broader perspectives. While each charity’s DEI journey is complex and unique, the pursuit of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive charity is part of an organization’s strategy to be ethical, effective, and trustworthy.” Other report highlights See CHARITY, Page 5B


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This the 18th day of May, 2022.

ferent demographic groups. “A lot has been said about diversity, equity, and inclusion, but not from the perspective of individual donors” said H. Art Taylor, President and CEO of BBB’s, “Our survey shows that most people assume a diverse, equitable, and inclusive charity is more trustworthy,


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 10th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ROGER DEAN LEDBETTER, 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, Chaderick Ray Ledbetter, Administrator, on or before the 18th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

its teammates accomplish to prevent injury, falls and errors, Atrium Health also uses large databases of data and benchmarking from thousands of other hospitals across the country to identify areas for improvement. Atrium Health has received numerous awards recognizing its high-quality care, including the 2021 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award and previously the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize. It also is ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation.

Forty-one percent wont’ donate to a charity tolerating discrimination, study shows

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 19th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of GEORGE W. WHITE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Chris White, Administrator, on or before the 25th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

cidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. “An ‘A’ safety grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “These communities should be proud.” Atrium Health has a long-standing commitment to innovation, advancing health in communities and providing access to patient- and family-centered care that is both safe and of exceptional quality. In addition to the daily work,

Having qualified on the 25th day of May, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of THOMAS DWIGHT LEDFORD aka THOMAS D. LEDFORD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executors on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 1st day of June, 2022 Thomas G. Ledford, Co-Executor 503 N Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150 Robin C. Kiser, Co-Executor 1115 West Cabaniss Road Shelby, NC 28150 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)





Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of CAROLYN JO LANKFORD (21 E 758), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to Richie Gary Canipe a/k/a Gary Richie Canipe, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before September 8, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 8th day of June, 2022. Richie Gary Canipe a/k/a Gary Richie Canipe Executor of the Estate of Carolyn Jo Lankford c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (6/08,15, 22 & 29/2022)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 17th day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of QUEEN ELIZABETH HERNDON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jeffrey S. Herndon, Executor, on or before the 25th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 25th day of May, 2022. Jeffrey S. Herndon, Executor Estate of: Queen Elizabeth Herndon 104 Timms St. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (5/25, 6/01, 08, 15/2022)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: CHERYL ANN FLOYD, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 6th day of May, 2022 as Co-Executrices of the Estate of CHERYL ANN FLOYD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executrices on or before the 27th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 25th day of May, 2022

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

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: NANNIE JEANETTE BOLIN ROBINSON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 25th day of May, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Nannie Jeanette Bolin Robinson, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administratrix on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 1st day of June, 2022 Joyce Robinson Houser, Admin 2946 Sparrow Springs Road Gastonia, NC 28052 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: GEORGE WEBB PLONK, SR., Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 26th day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of GEORGE WEBB PLONK, SR., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 10th day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 8th day of June, 2022 George Webb Plonk, Jr., EX 110 Brandon Place Winston-Salem, NC 27104 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (6/8, 6/15, 6/22 & 6/29/2022)


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CHARITY From Page 4B include: • 54% of U.S. respondents assume that having a diverse, equitable, and inclusive board

and staff has a positive effect on how trustworthy the charity is. • Close to 20% of participants say that representation (of race and ethnicity, disability status, gender iden-

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM WINFERD NORSWORTHY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, William Norsworthy, Administrator, on or before the 1st of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of June, 2022. William Norsworthy, Administrator Estate of: William Winferd Norsworthy 1304 Rainbow Dr Shelby, NC 28152

Page 5B tity, sexual orientation, and religious identity) in the community served by a charity is “highly important” (rated as 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale) in their giving decision. On the flip side, between 25 and 30% report attributing low importance (rated as 1 or 2 on a 10point scale). • One-third of participants consider demographic information reported by the charity about people served to be “very useful” in their giving process.

• Younger respondents, people of color, and LGBTQ+ participants are more likely to (a) report hearing about a specific charity having a lack of DEI, (b) report positive associations related to a charity having a diverse, equitable and inclusive board and staff, (c) place high importance in representation on a charity’s board and staff, and (d) say that demographic information reported by the charity would be “very useful.”

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 31st day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of DONNIS C. GOLD; A/K/A, DONNIS ASHLEY WARE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Steven A. Canipe, Executor, on or before the 8th of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 8th day of June, 2022.

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Steven A. Canipe, Executor Estate of: Donnis C. Gold; a/k/a, Donnis Ashley Ware 8165 Hampton Street Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (6/08,15, 22 & 29/2022)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 6th of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RUBY FAYE CALDWELL LEE; AKA, RUBY C. LEE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law, 112 S. Tryon St., Ste. 760, Charlotte, NC 28284 on or before the 25th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 25th day of May, 2022. Eric Scott Halus, Executor Estate of: Ruby Faye Caldwell Lee; aka, Ruby C. Lee Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law 112 S. Tryon St. Ste. 760 Charlotte, NC 28284 KMH (5/25, 6/01, 08, 15/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th of April, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of BETTY J. CHAMPION; AKA, BETTY CARTER CHAMPION; AKA, BETTY JEAN CHAMPION, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned James Jones, Executor on or before the 1st day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of June, 2022. James Jones, Executor Estate of: Betty J. Champion; aka, Betty Carter Champion; aka, Betty Jean Champion 138 Ben Carpenter Road Cherryville, NC 28021

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 19th day of May, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of CAROLYN PORTER PHILBECK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Sharon O. Kelly, Administratrix, on or before the 25th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 25th day of May, 2022. Sharon O. Kelly, Administratrix Estate of: Carolyn Porter Philbeck 1160 Southwood Dr. Clover, SC 29710 KMH (5/25, 6/01, 08 &15/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 9th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of RUTH MOORE WITHERS, 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, Rudolph Brett Withers, Administrator, on or before the 18th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022.

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

Rudolph Brett Withers, Administrator Estate of: Ruth Moore Withers 8054 Catawba Cove Drive Belmont, NC 28012

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



NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 20th day of May, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of BILLIE MAE McCURRY ROBERTS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Administrators on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

Having qualified on 26th of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of ENNIS HARTWELL JOHNSON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Mark Johnson, Executor on or before the 8th day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of June, 2022

This the 8th day of June, 2022.

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

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

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

Having qualified on 31th of May, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of LOIS MARY TENHENGEL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at c/o McIntyre Law Firm, 233 E Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 8th day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 8th day of June, 2022.

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

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

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EMPLOYMENT ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Screen Department, Loader. Apply in person M-F 8am-3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042

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

BUSINESS SERVICES TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 4185736 childresstracy1@gmail. com JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568 NEEDED HANDYMAN. Handyman needed to clean up around old farm. Also needing a good used utility vehicle, mule, etc. Call 828248-2184 FREE MOBILE HOME TRAILER. Great for scrap metal. Easy access. Approximately 60 feet. 828-429-7200.

REUNIONS 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. The SHS Class of 1980 is having its 42nd class reunion October 1, 2022. For more information please contact: Pam Blanton Williams at 704-692-2472 or email: or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704284-3303

EMPLOYMENT ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 NEEDED PART-TIME CLASS A TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER. Off weekends. Apply at Hardin’s Rental; 365 Oak Street Extension, Forest City or call 828-286-7871 ext. 4. HOTEL INDUSTRY POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Lake Lure Inn is seeking Line Cooks, Bussers, Dishwashers, Servers & Banquet Attendants, FT & PT positions available. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Apply in person: 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure or online at EOE (828) 625-2525 jbelcher@ COATS PERFORMANCE YARNS (CLEVEMONT). Coats Performance Yarns (Clevemont) 501 York Road, Kings Mountain. Apply Within. 8 hour shifts. For more information, email Kimberly. or call 704-739-4119.

COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (light tractor work, soil sampling and analysis) at reasonable prices. Standard lawn package: (mowing, trimming, blowing off driveways and porches.) (704) 692-0662 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750 REED’S LAWN SERVICES. Mowing, trimming, edging, bush trimming and more. Free Estimates. Yards starting at $40. (704) 772-5654 NEW RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SERVICES are now available. Badger Plumbing is now open to service you at reasonable rates. Call 704524-3387. MALE CNA WILL SIT WITH family member on weekends. 704-584-8543. No calls after 6 pm, please. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. CONCRETE WORK: DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, SLABS, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864-577-5953 or 828-755-7649. HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449. EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332

DENTAL Insurance If you’ve put off dental care, it’s easy to get back on track. Call Physicians Mutual Insurance Company now for inexpensive dental insurance. Get help paying for the dental care you need.





UPRIGHT FRIDGIDARE FREEZER. $200 FIRM. 704477-3400 or (704) 470-5655

2 FEMALES MIXED PUPPIES. Poodle/Dachshund. 8 weeks old, $300 ea. Had first shots and dewormed. 704813-7411.




4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808



SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., June 11th, 7 am-Until. Furniture and more. 1597 S Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC 28152 BIG YARD SALE. Sat, June 11th, 6 am-Until. Furniture, Bedding, Electronics, Clothes and more. 316 Maner Rd (Near KM High School), Kings Mountain, NC 28086 TOWNWIDE YARD SALE, MOORESBORO Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:00AM until. Mooresboro, NC 28114

GASTON COUNTY BIG YARD SALE. Fri & Sat, June 10th & 11th, 8am-1pm. Rain date June 17th & 18th. Also free 10x14 utility building. You move. 1903 Hunt Ave, Gastonia, NC 28054

RUTHERFORD COUNTY YARD SALE: Sat Jun 11th, 2022 from 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM. Futon, Power Washer, Vacum, Artwork much more. 376 Edwards St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

FOR SALE 2 CEMETERY PLOTS, MONROE NC, Lakeland Memorial Park, Garden Section, 1/2 Price OBO. (704) 562-2509 THREE WALLS OF BLACK METAL and wood adjustable shelving removed from small retail store. $225. Call 828447-8833. ITEMS FOR SALE. 2-50 inch console cabinets, used treadmill, 2 shoulder/back massagers, Flute and set of 4 Ram Truck 8 lug rims. Each item is negotiable. Please text to 704-473-3804. LARGE REAR TINE GARDEN TILLER. $250. Leave message. (704) 862-7161 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. TIRES & ALUMINUM WHEELS. 265x70x17 Still mounted. Off of a 2008 Chev Silverado. Good condition! $250.00 (704) 472-7116 WESLO PRO CROSSWALK 7.9 TREADMILL Like New! Used just a few times. Comes with owner’s manual. $150.00 Call between 10am and 8pm (704) 472-0611 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC RIDING MOWER. LT-155 Auto trans, 38” deck, Kohler engine. Runs great, always garaged. As is $450. Call Rob 9am-9pm, 704-538-9743. (704) 538-9743 5 COUCHES & LOVE SEAT SETS. Like new, 3 never used. Red, Brown, Beige, Grey, $500 set. King & queen beds with Free mattresses. 2 King & queen bedroom suites $200-$500 ea. Metal office furniture, desks, chairs, file cabinets etc. 98-552-9027, 864-805-0175. 50’X30’ STORAGE BUILDING. $500 Nego. Great deal. Live in or rent. 980-522-9027, 864-805-0175.



BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $725.00. Pride 4 wheel Scooter, breaks down into 3 pieces, 35 lbs or less. Delivered & Tech warranty Call Scooterman John (704) 9514224 mobilityservices07@

PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. Small Japanese Maple. 828-245-0245. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-6926767, (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 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

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


LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560

RENT TO OWN DUMP TRAILERS. 7 ton $1400 down, $599 month. 5 ton $1000 down, $399 month. Limited supply. “Rent to own on all trailers”. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867 STOVE AND REFRIGERATOR. White Frigidaire Stove, smooth top, electric-. Also, White Frigidaire Refrigerator, side by side with ice and water in door - $175ea. Call: 980329-2648, 704-435-8382 WEBBER SUMMIT GRILL. 4-burner, with side burner, in great condition, has Rotisserie. Call 704-472-2248. $500 or best offer. B ALLIS CHALMER TRACTOR with cultivator, motor locked, $400. Various other scrap metal. Camper for junk. Make offer. 828-245-7151. SEASONED FIREWOOD. Small stove wood bundles, stretched wrapped. $5 each. 312 Helton Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-3970 TWO CEMETERY PLOTS side by side, two closing of graves, two vaults. Shriner Section, Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, SC. 864592-3132. CRYPT BURIAL PLOT. inside of a Beautiful Mausoleum located at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Sale for: $4000. Call us for more information at 704-477-8405.


Product not available in all states. Includes the Participating (in GA: Designated) Providers and Preventive Benefits Rider. Acceptance guaranteed for one insurance policy/certificate of this type. Contact us for complete details about this insurance solicitation. This specific offer is not available in CO, NY; call 1-800-969-4781 or respond for similar offer. Certificate C250A (ID: C250E; PA: C250Q); Insurance Policy P150 (GA: P150GA; NY: P150NY; OK: P150OK; TN: P150TN). Rider kinds: B438, B439 (GA: B439B).

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PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 CHERRY DINING TABLE W/ CHAIRS. 6pc. oak bedroom suite. Bakers rack & table. Two antique cabinets. Great prices. 704-434-5068, leave message.

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

FARM & GARDEN COMPLETE HAY BALING EQUIPMENT. Vermeer 405 round baler, $7500, Kunn 9.5 disc mower, $6000. Gill twin V rake $2500. Kunn folding tedder, $2500. Scott Cole (704) 472-4450 FOR SALE HUSQVARNA 48 INCH Cut Riding Mower. Original Owner. Model YTH 2348 $350.00. 828-863-0596 will Deliver for a fee. 4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808 336 JOHN DEERE HAY BALER. Looks Good and Been In The Dry! $3000 Call (704) 692-3168

CUB CADET LAWN MOWER. Cuts and runs good. 2166 model. Shaft driven. Sell or trade. $800. 828-429-8833.

SHIHTZU PUPPIES FOR SALE. One black and one black and white male. These sweet boys are so lovable and have great personalities. They are well socialized, love kids and are ready for their forever home June 13 (11weeks old). They have been dewormed and had their first 2 sets of shots. Potty training has started. ShihTzu do not shed and are hypoallergenic. We take great care and time with our pups. Woof! (616) 485-5061 MINIATURE DONKEY. Solid White. 3 years old, $250. (704) 435-9779 FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERDS. No papers. Parents on Site. Black and Tan. One solid black. Ready for Pick up. $500. Call 828748-9614 or 828-460-8187 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $2 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. (704) 476-9943 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW! Two litters of cream and parti F1 Standard Goldendoodles. CKC. Second shots. Dewormed 4X’s. Males $800/ Females $1000. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 CANE CORSO PUPS, AKC CHAMPIONLINE. AKC REGISTERED ITALIAN MASTIFF CANE CORSO PUPPIES. ONLY A FEW LEFT PLEASE ASK FOR UPDATED PHOTOS. WE HAVE KENNELS IN USA, NC, HAWAII, OHIO AND CANADA! $2500.00 (705) 626-0546 SHELLYHAGGLUND705@GMAIL.COM KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-2455895. AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. 4 females. 1 solid brindle, 1 brindle with white, 2 fawn with white. Tails docked, dew claws removed, 1st shots and wormer up-todate. $800 ea. Pictures upon request. (704) 853-9300 LABRADOR PUPPIES: SILVER, BLACK, CHARCOAL. Silver, black, and charcoal lab pups available. Ready for pickup June 4, will come with AKC papers and up-to-date on shots/ dewormer. Black labs $950, silver/charcoal $1300. Text/call 704-692-1795. (704) 692-1795

BOATS 19’ SKI BOAT WITH TRAILER. 1991 Century Arabian. 3.2 Mercruiser. Interior & exterior is in real good shape. Boat runs very well. Call Richard (828) 429-3791

PETS & LIVESTOCK LAB PUPPIES. WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL lab puppies ready to go now to their forever homes. Black, yellow, chocolate, and silver labs. 700 with CKC Registration paperwork and health records of up to date shots and wormings. Silvers are 1000. (704) 418-9006 AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS AKC Golden Retriever Puppies available. Wormed weekly starting at 2 weeks old. Come with vet check and 1st puppy shot. $900. Contact Thomas at (252) 337-5981 (252) 337-5981 nandtward2020@gmail. com AKC LAB PUPPIES. There is one black male and one yellow male left. These puppies have been dewormed and will have their first puppy shot. (252) 286-5023

3 KITTENS TO LOVING HOMES. 8 WEEKS OLD. LITTER BOX TRAINED. 3 MALES. NEED TO BE NEUTERED. CUTE AND PLAYFUL. 2 ORANGE, 1 GRAY. Free! (704) 487-0740 YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059 LAB PUPPIES FOR SALE $600. Born April 20, ready for pick up June 11. They will be vet checked, wormed, and up to date on first round of shots. $600 each, with $200 deposit. Blonde and Chocolate available. Text 828-980-0998 for details, photos available. (828) 980-0995


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COVID numbers in NC, and Bobs Creek State Natural Area Cleveland Co., on the rise opens in McDowell County More than half of North Carolina’s counties are in the medium to high range for COVID, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID Data Tracker. One week ago, only Durham County was in the orange level, indicating that more than 200 people had tested positive in that county during the prior seven days. As of June 2, CDC’s COVID data for Cleveland County indicated that 146 people tested positive for the virus within the prior seven days. The reported case rate for the county was 149.06, an increase of 114.71%. Less that ten deaths were reported, but the death rate for the prior seven days was suppressed in the report. The percentage of those who tested positive was 10.92%. Of the approximately 97,947 people living in Cleveland County, 67.6% have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, and 50.9% are considered completely vaccinated. Of those over 65 years old who are at greatest

risk, 95% have received on COVID vaccine, and 84.7% are considered fully vaccinated. The CDC reports that only 40.3% of these people have received booster vaccines. CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET) shows that overall rates nationwide of COVID-19-associated hospitalizations have increased since the week ending April 2. Notably, adults ages 65 years and older have seen the sharpest increase in rates, from 6.7 per 100,000 population on April 2, to 24.3 per 100,000 population on May 14. Among this group, older adults ages 85 and older have had the largest increase in hospitalization rates, increasing from 14.8 per 100,000 population on April 2, to 68.7 per 100,000 population on May 14. COVID-19 cases are increasing across the country, yet vaccination rates among children ages 5 through 11 years old continue to lag behind other age groups, which leaves them at increased risk for serious ill-

ness. As of June 1, 2022, 35.9% of children ages 5 through 11 years old have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to 69.5% of children ages 12 through 17 years old. Since the pandemic began, more than 4.8 million children ages 5 through 11 years old have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 15,000 have been hospitalized, and almost 200 have died. CDC also strengthened its recommendation that adults ages 50 years and older, as well as those 12 years and older who have weakened immune systems, should get a second booster at least four months after their first. Older Americans have the highest coverage of any age group of first booster doses, but most received their last dose (either their primary series or their first booster dose) many months ago, leaving many without optimal protection against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. As of June 1, a total of 1,002,993 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the United States.

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) Secretary Reid Wilson participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Bobs Creek State Natural Area in McDowell County on Thursday, June 2. “North Carolina is a beautiful place, from the shining coast to right here in the foothills,” Governor Cooper said. “Bobs Creek State Natural Area will help protect our water quality while providing a space for North Carolinians to gather and enjoy nature.” “The official opening of Bobs Creek State Natural Area is the result of years of hard work and generous donations to the state,” said NCDNCR Secretary Wilson. “As the property

Bobs Creek Wilderness by Damon Hearne of the state’s most significant ecological landscapes, benefitting the citizens and local economy in McDowell County and the entire region of Western NC for years to come through future outdoor recreation opportunities.” “We are so grateful to Governor Cooper and our legislators, partners in federal and state government agencies, conservation partners and private donors who were instrumental in establishing Bobs Creek

of the people of North Carolina, this area and its unique ecosystems will be permanently protected. We look forward to future low-impact recreational opportunities, such as hiking or bird watching.” “Foothills Conservancy of NC’s staff and board of directors are honored to have Governor Cooper join our land trust for this momentous occasion,” said Foothills Conservancy Executive Director Andrew Kota. “Bobs Creek State Natural Area protects one







AKC CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Two males: one blue brindle, one solid black. Tails and ears docked. For info: Ronnie, 704-974-2716 WHITE HOMING PIGEONS FOR SALE. Suitable for ceremonial white bird release. $20. (704) 472-9481 PETS LIVESTOCK. ADGA Registered Nigerian Dwarf Kids, Some Polled, Blue Eyed and Moon spots all handled Daily! $150.00 to $350.00 828-248-2125

BOXER PUPPIES. CKC REGISTERED. These are big healthy puppies, up on shots and worming. They are $300 each. (704) 466-3135

CARS & TRUCKS 1978 CHEVROLET STEP VAN for sale. $2,000 or OBO. 350 motor, good transmisson. Call 386-235-7753.



2009 DODGE JOURNEY. In excellent condition, looks good. 147K miles. $6500 (704) 964-5201 2011 FORD FUSION SEL. Fully loaded, leather seats, aluminum wheels, 114,000 miles, $5,995. 828-287-3820. 2010 KIA SOUL 112,770 miles, Call for Price, clean low miles (704) 748-1890





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

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


MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.


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

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME. $600 deposit, $600 month. 704-300-3647

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

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BOBS CREEK From Page 7B State Natural Area,” said State Parks Director Dwayne Patterson. “We look forward to protecting these lands for generations and offering low-impact access so that North Carolinians and our visitors can come to appreciate North Carolina’s Foothills as much as we do.” In 2017, Governor Cooper signed House Bill 353

to establish Bobs Creek State Natural Area. There were three phases of land acquisitions that led to the completion of the natural area. With more than 6,000 acres of space, Bobs Creek contributes to a landscape network of nature preserves connecting the South Mountains to the Blue Ridge slope. The state natural area will be managed by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation for passive recreation, water quality protection, preservation of rare

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 plants and diverse natural ecosystems. The division oversees the state’s 41 state parks and supports other recreation providers. North Carolina has become a leader in the fight for the planet. Last month, Governor Cooper released his recommended budget for FY 2022-2023, Building on Success, which includes investments to advance clean energy, prioritize clean air and water and upgrade wastewater and other critical infrastructure. In January 2022, the

Governor signed Executive Order 246 which lays out the next steps to transition North Carolina to a clean energy economy and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions while creating economic opportunities across the state. The Foothills Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to conservation in Western North Carolina by permanently protecting land and water for the benefit of people and all living things.

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How to Get Underutilized COVID Funeral Assistance Funds Dear Savvy Senior, I recently saw a news segment on TV about a government funeral assistance program available to families who lost loved ones during the pandemic. What can you tell me about this? I lost my 78-year-old mother to COVID in 2021 and want to find out if I’m still eligible for any funeral funds, and if so, what I need to do to get them. Still Sad Dear Sad, I’m very sorry about the loss of your mother. The government program you are asking about is the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or FEMA). This program is part of the American Rescue Plan, a stimulus package passed in 2021 in an effort to help the country financially manage amid the pandemic. This program, which has no end date, offers up to $9,000 to cover the cost of a funeral for someone who died of COVID-19 as far back as January 2020.

Unfortunately, less than half the people believed eligible for funeral assistance have actually applied for it. Here’s what you should know about the program’s requirements and how to apply. Where to Start? To apply for COVID-19 funeral assistance, you must do it over the phone by calling FEMA at 844-6846333, anytime Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The application process takes about 20 minutes. After you apply, FEMA will provide you an application number, which you may use to create an online account at if you choose. You will then need to submit supporting documents, including a death certificate for your mother, but it must state that her death “may have been caused by” or “was likely the result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19like symptoms. Her death must also have occurred in the U.S. on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

If you don’t have this, you won’t be eligible. You’ll also need to submit proof of funeral expenses, such as itemized receipts, invoices or funeral home contracts. These supporting documents can be submitted either online (through your account), by mail (P.O. Box 10001, Hyattsville, MD 20782) or via fax (855-261-3452). After the paperwork is received, it takes FEMA about 45 days to make an eligibility decision. Families who had multiple deaths due to the coronavirus can also apply. One family can receive up to $35,000 across multiple funerals. Reimbursements can be used to cover any portion of funeral expenses including burial plots, caskets, preparation of the body, cremation, urns, clergy, services and headstones as well as costs related to state or local ordinances and producing death cer-

tificates. But be aware that pre-paid funerals are not eligible for reimbursements. Any payment made specifically for a funeral prior to death is considered a duplication and is not eligible. If FEMA approves your application, the funds will either be deposited into your bank account or sent by mail via check, usually within a few days of approval. If, however, you receive a letter from FEMA saying you’re ineligible, or if the amount awarded is not enough, you have the right to appeal within 60 days of FEMA’s decision letter. For more information on the COVID Funeral Assistance program, visit economic/funeral-assistance. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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