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Appalachian Gear Company ramps up production with new KM facility Appalachian Gear Company, an outdoor lifestyle company specializing in American-made performance apparel and gear, is proud to announce its expansion into a new manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain. The move allows the brand to significantly increase production of its award-winning All-Paca™ products, while creating jobs in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Over the past 30 years, Appalachian Gear Company’s founders watched apparel manufacturing leave the United States. Since getting started in Charlotte in 2018, App Gear Co has always manufactured 100% of its fabric in its own facility, with product assembly taking place at various factories across the Southeastern U.S. As demand grew for the brand’s unique performance Hoodies, Crews, accessories, and gear, it became clear it was time to find a larger space that could accommodate the pace of manufacturing needed to

Workers install machinery in new Kings Mountain facility. Photos by Appalachian Gear Company

Pictured left to right: John Gage and Mike Hawkins in the new KM plant. keep up. As a result, App Gear Co’s founders returned to their roots and relocated

to historic Kings Mountain, where they started their first-ever manufacturing op-

eration. By staying in North Carolina, App Gear Co is able to have better oversight of the manufacturing process, ensure the production of higher quality garments and gear, and guarantee employees have a safe working environment. “App Gear Co really started growing two years

ago as more people began to find out about us, and then COVID struck,” says John Gage, co-founder of Appalachian Gear Company. “Ironically, 2020 was the year that our brand’s public awareness exploded, and we really struggled to keep up with demand in the face of global supply chain issues

that impacted our flow of raw material from Peru. I know to a lot of folks, the decision to find a bigger, better space to grow our business in the midst of all that was unthinkable, but we just see it as staying true to the entrepreneurial spirit that helped us start the brand See FACILITY, Page 4A

Butler continues the family’s reputation for quality auto service By Loretta Cozart

Attention to detail in the brickwork and color set the home apart as one built by a man of wealth. Photos by Loretta Cozart

When Mike Butler decided to open Butler’s Garage in 1995, little did he know that his son, Bryan, who was about to graduate college at UNC-Charlotte, would follow in his footsteps twenty-four years later. Mike started the business after taking early retirement from Winn-Dixie when the Kings Mountain store announced it was closing. He opened a onebay garage at 205 E. King Street and over the years, the business expanded to three-bays. “Opening a garage wasn’t such a far reach for my dad. His father, Claude ‘Smokie’ Butler, was a backyard mechanic who taught his kids mechanical See BUTLER, Page 4A

Library renovations now complete City of Kings Mountain adopts new Unified Development Ordinance By Loretta Cozart

During the last year, Mauney Memorial Library has undergone some much needed renovations, including a new roof, plasterwork, paint, window restoration, new storm windows, and

new flooring. The efforts taken by the city have returned the luster to this community landmark. One of the first projects was to restore the windows throughout the home, and there are more than forty of them. Each window had to be removed and taken offsite to clean, remove years of old paint, repaint, and See LIBRARY, Page 5A

By Kimberly Herndon, Senior Planner, City of Kings Mountain Planning Department

On Tuesday, June 29, City Council adopted the City of Kings Mountain Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO provides regula-

Pictured left to right: Mike and Bryan Butler in front of the new eight-bay facility at 404 E. King Street. Photo by Loretta Cozart

tions for land use and development in the City of Kings Mountain and its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. The new ordinance replaces the City of Kings

Mountain Zoning Ordinance, originally adopted in December of 1996, and the City of Kings Mountain Subdivision Ordinance, originally adopted in April of 1996, and all of the subsequent amendments. These ordinances had long served the community. With changing times, it was time

for the ordinances to changes as well. The need for a UDO came about as a result of a number of factors. In 2019, the North Carolina General Assembly adopted a complete reorganization of the state’s planning and development See ORDINANCE, Page 8A

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Ervin Bolin KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Ervin J.V. Bolin, age 90, went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2021. He died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at his home in Kings Mountain. Larger than life, J.V. (while these were just initials, he coined himself “James Valentino” in his Navy days) lived many places in North and South Carolina. Born in Smyrna, South Carolina on August 25, 1930, he was the oldest of Madison Monroe and Hester Hudson Bolin’s nine children. Though he moved frequently during his early childhood, Kings Mountain was home. He graduated high school in 1949 from Bethware and joined the Navy shortly afterwards. After enlisting in the Navy, he took a train across the country to San Diego, California for basic training. From there, he sailed on the U.S.S. J. E. Kyes (DD-787) to serve in the Korean War. He often reminisced of the experiences he had during this time. After returning from serving in the Navy, J.V. married his high school sweetheart, Florene Chapman (known and loved as “Rene”). They celebrated their 59th anniversary before Rene’s death on December 15, 2013. They had two boys: Dennis, the creative, and Danny, the athlete. After a short stint in Charlotte, J.V. and his family built a house (that is now filled to the brim with memories) on the farm where he spent his childhood. J.V. retired in 1990 after spending 40 years with Winn-Dixie. A grocery store man to the end, he always enjoyed perusing produce departments. Over the past year, he did this with the love and support of his former “price changer” and current daughter-in-law, Leslie Bolin. An avid farmer, he was proud of his Black Angus cows and summer garden. A rabid sports fan, he pulled for the Atlanta Braves (as well as every team that boasted one of his grandchildren as a player). A saved man, he was a life-long member and attendee of David Baptist Church. A storyteller, he loved sharing his past with any willing audience. A child at heart, J.V. loved traveling, music, and a good hound dog. As a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather he was proud of his family. J.V. is survived by his eight younger siblings: Max Bolin (and wife Joyce), Hazel Wilson, “Lib” Gault, Faye Brock, “Pat” Cover, “Becky” Dye, Joyce Shuford (and husband “Buzz”), and Bob Bolin (and wife Jean); his sons and their wives: Dennis Bolin and

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wife Leslie, and Danny Bolin and wife Melany; his grandchildren: Christina (“Crissy”) Huitt and husband Justin, Adam Bolin and wife Sarah, Drew Bolin and wife Soma, Courtney Bolin and husband William Gabler, McKenzie Phillips and husband Dustin, Noah Bolin, Zac Bolin, Zoie Bolin, Daniel Bolin, and David Bolin; his great-grandchildren: Gabriel, Gideon, and Maddie-Grace (the children of Justin and Crissy Huitt); Gracee, Abbee, and Chloee (the children of Adam and Sarah Bolin), and Bree and Harper (the children of Dustin and McKenzie Phillips). The family wishes to thank the many friends and loved ones who called, visited, and loved J.V. over the past few years. especially those who kept in touch throughout the pandemic. The funeral will be held at David Baptist Church in Kings Mountain on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Taule officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. at the church. He will be interred at the David Baptist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to David Baptist Church Missions Fund, 2300 David Baptist Church Road, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 or Tri-County Animal Rescue, P O Box 483, Alexis, NC 28006. Arrangements are with Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Condolences may be made online at

Catherine Joan Burroughs Gore KING MOUNTAIN, NC – Catherine Joan Burroughs Gore, 87, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Atrium Health Cleveland. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Jett and Ada Seagrazes Burroughs. Joan was a hard working woman who worked in the textile industry, at White Oak Manor of Kings Mountain, and at CVS pharmacy. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Gore; son, Mark Harmon; brothers, Joe and Jack Burroughs; sisters, Myra Watterson, Mauline Burroughs, and Betty Burroughs Herndon. She is survived by her son, Norman Harmon; daughter, Lisa Harmon Ryals and husband Jerry of Texas; stepchildren, Keith Gore and wife Terry of GA, Carson Gore of Kings Mountain, and Kay Gore Lee of GA; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at 2pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Mountain Rest Cemetery of Kings Mountain with the Rev. Brian Taule officiating. The family received friends following the service at the graveside. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain. Online condolences:

Louise Dover KING MOUNTAIN, NC – Helen “Louise” Lovelace Dover, 88, of Kings Mountain, NC and long-time resident of Baker Street, passed from her earthly home to her Heavenly home at 4:15pm on July 14, 2021, at Peak Resources of Cherryville. She was born on April 20,1933 to the late Geneva Putnam Lovelace and Alonzo Lovelace. She is preceded in death by her late husband Paul Mitchell Dover; sons, Steven and Ronald Dover; and daughter, Katheryn Jackson. Louise was a dedicated member or Royal Praise Ministries in Kings Mountain. Everyone that knew her called her Mama Dover or MawMaw. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Louise lived to see five generations and is survived by two daughter: Teresa D. Jackson and husband, Bishop Brady Jackson of Kings Mountain, and Kimberly Smith and husband Jamey Sr. of Blacksburg, SC; grandchildren, Crystal Wingender and husband Phil, Timothy Jackson and wife Hope, David Jackson, Melissa Jackson, Brady Jackson Jr. and wife Teresa Lynn, Nikki Nolen and husband Alex, Jamey Smith Jr., and Matthew Smith; great grandchildren, Alex, Travis, Tyler, Anthony, Kaylee, Caleb, Elijah, Maddy, and Dessa; great-great granddaughter, Brynlee. Funeral services were held 11 am, Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel of Kings Mountain. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed in Bethany ARP Church Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain. Online condolences:

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ARRESTS July 6; Jennifer Nicole Messer, 36, Gastonia, felony possession methamphetamine, possession oxycodone, possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors, $10,000 bond secured. JULY 7; Timothy Richard Stamey, 30, 616 E. Gold Street, child support, $1,550 bond secured. JULY 7: Thomas Lee McGill, 71, 108 Curry Road, $5,000 bond unsecured. JULY 8: Cassie Annette Norris, 23, Gastonia, felony possession methamphetamine, possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor, no bond. JULY 8: Cassie Annette Norris, 23, Gastonia, felony probation violation, no bond. JULY 8: Andrew Robert Hudachko, 35, 104 Butternut Drive, assault on female, injury to personal property, $1,000 secured bond. JULY 9: Lea Kimber Cole, 37, felony larceny, possession stolen goods/ property, $2,500 secured bond. JULY 10: William Copeland Erschen, 18, York, SC, assault on officer inflicting physical injury, felony; resist public officer, disorderly conduct, $5,000 secured bond. JULY 11: Michael Jeffrey Ingram, 38, 310 Silver Street, assault on female, communicating threats, two counts order for arrest/ failure to appear, $2,000 secured bond. Held in the Cleveland County Detention Center. JULY 11: Mary justice Hallbrook, 47, Clover, SC,

Food Pantry at E. Gold St. Wesleyan July 22 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, located at 701 E. Gold St., will be open this Thursday, July 22nd from 5:30 - 6:15 PM. They will meet you at the back of the church building.

Bash at The Grove Family Fun Day August 8 Oak Grove Baptist Church will hold “Bash at the Grove Family Fun Day” on August 8, 2021 at their church ball field. This is a community wide event. Everyone is welcome. Activities include: Screamer Slide, Fun House Bounce, Obstacle Course, Caterpillar Kickball, Soccer, Cornhole Toss, food and fellowship. Oak Grove Baptist is located at 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

failure to appear, $5,000 unsecured bond. JULY 12: James Mathew Hemphill, 56, 217-A Waco Road, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, cash bond $405.00. JULY 13: Brittany Michelle King, 26, 410 Gold Creek Tri., Apt. 101, assault with deadly weapon, minor present, $1,000 secured bond. JULY 14; John Fitzgerald Ross, 55, Kings Mountain, second degree trespassing, $500 secured bond. JULY 14: Emma Caroline Kirk, 24, 902 Grace Street, felony obtaining property by false pretense, $5,000 secured bond. JULY 14: David Clinton Brown Jr., 29, 902 Grace Street, felony obtaining property by false pretense, no bond. JULY 15: Quintin Alexander, 43, 128 Apt. 307, Kings Oak Circle, felony death by distribution, $50,000 secured bond. WRECKS JULY 6: Officer Carpenter said Caroline Barber, 103 Fulton Drive, operating a 2018 Dodge, was attempting to turn left into a parking lot on NC 161 and another motorist motioned her to continue and she struck a 2005 Honda whose driver left the scene. Property damage was estimated at $5,000 to each vehicle. JULY 10: Officer Price cited Jovan Clayton Dawkins, Shelby, operating a 1997 Ford, with driving while license revoked, impaired revocation, and careless driving after his vehicle ran off the roadway near 1902 Shelby Road, traveled across the grass median that divides the west and east-bound lanes and crossed the roadway in front of a 2008 Chevrolet operated by Fred Ferrce Kiser, 132 Graystone Drive. Property damage was estimated at $20,000. Cleveland County EMS transported Kiser to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Dawkins reported to the officer that he removed his attention and was looking for a cell phone. JULY 10: Officer Warlick said Christopher Martin Jones, 539 Stony Point Road 29, was struck by a 2014 Hyundai operated by Christy Clark Myers, 208 Orr Terrace. Witnesses said Jones was crossing US

74 Business where there is no designated cross walk for the intersection and the vehicle had a steady green light. Cleveland County EMS transported the pedestrian to a Gastonia hospital. Property damage was estimated at $1500. JULY 12: Officer Graham said Andy Lazaro, Cape Coral, Florida, operating a 2020 Freightliner for Penske Leasing & Rental of Matthews, struck a 2014 Kia operated by Benita Johnson, 334 Crocker Road at West Gold and S. Cansler Streets where there is a flashing yellow light for the traffic traveling north and south on S. Cansler and had the right-of-way, according to police. Property damage was estimated at $2500. JULY 13: Officer McKinney said Tiara Camp, 117 Cambridge Oaks Circle, operating a 2009 Kia, rear-ended a 2016 Honda operated by Sheronda Byers, Blacksburg, SC. Byers had stopped on NC 161 waiting to turn left. Property damage was estimated at $1700. INCIDENTS JULY 6: A resident of Northwoods Drive reported that a motorist crashed into her mailbox doing $400 damage. JULY 6: A resident of E. Ridge Street said someone took aa package containing a $487 icemaker from her residence. JULY 7: A resident of West King Street reported a break-in and theft of two firearms. JULY 8: A resident of West Gold Street reported damage to three motor vehicle doors. JULY 8: A resident of Loblolly Lane reported theft of a 2003 silver Mustang and NC license tag. JULY 9: A resident of Pennington Place reported financial fraud. JULY 11: Tobacco Barn, 716 Cleveland Avenue, reported theft of a camera and damage to property. JULY 13: Ingles, Shelby Road, reported shoplifting of $270.84 in beer.. JULY 14: Ingles, Shelby Road, reported shoplifting of dog food, diapers, orange juice and oral pain reliever. JULY 15: A resident of York Road reported food stamp fraud.

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Never leave a child alone in Potato Project a car, not even for a minute needs your help In response to the latest hot weather, Kings Mountain Police Department has partnered with Safe Kids Cleveland County to host a Hot Car Awareness event. Using a large digital thermometer to display the temperature inside and outside a vehicle, Chief Lisa Proctor and Detective Sergeant Lance Hamrick demonstrate how temperatures can quickly climb to dangerous levels. The Kings Mountain Police Department used the display to show the difference in a car’s temperature one hour apart. The photos show the drastic change in a very short period. Last year, a total of 26 kids died in the North Carolina, related to being left in hot cars. Since 1990, 212 children have died across the US. As evidenced in the display, a vehicle parked outside with temperatures in the high 80s, can see temperatures rise inside the vehicle at 88.4 degrees to 133 degrees in one hour. At the two-hour mark, the car’s internal temperature reached 145 degrees. “The unfortunate thing is that these tragedies are completely avoidable,” said Jessica Crawford Safe Kids Coordinator for Cleveland County. “By taking simple steps, we can help one another prevent the tragedy of child heatstroke.” In the last 20 years,

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Safe Kids from all over the world have partners with agencies such as Kings Mountain Police Department to bring awareness and prevent deaths to children ages 0-18. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more at risk of heatstroke as their body heat rises three to five times faster than an adult. On an 80-degree day, the inside of a closed car can, within minutes, exceed 100 degrees. Cracking a window does not help keep the inside of a car cool.


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Awareness campaigns, such as Safe Kids N.C.’s “Look Before You Lock” campaign, along with hot car displays, help educate the public on the grave dangers of leaving a child in the car for just one minute. Detective Hamrick stated, “we feel it is our duty to not only protect our smallest citizens but to help prevent unnecessary injury and death when possible.” Please spread the word to never leave a child alone in a car not even for a minute. Safe Kids North Carolina reaches out to parents, caregivers, and children to prevent childhood injuries. For more information, visit The display was moved to Patriots Park for the car show and concert last weekend to bring additional awareness and exposure to more people in other communities as well.

The Cleveland County Potato Project is asking for help from the community. Dry weather conditions have prevented the growth of tender young sweet potato slips. A three-acre plot has been plowed up and replanted. This site has totally missed all the rain that most of the county has enjoyed. Re-planting is an extra expense for the project, and they are asking for financial donations to offset this cost. Approximately $3,000 is needed for this purpose. We have been asked, “why bother?” The reason is simple; this is our most productive plot. For the past three years this one plot has produced over 40,000 pounds per year. When you consider that this will give you 120,000 servings, the cost is much cheaper than buying potatoes. Keep in mind, sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritional foods from the garden. When people ask if the senior citizens who lead this project are crazy, most would answer, “Of course.” But they may be motivated by the story a lady told as she was picking up a box of sweet potatoes. Seems she had been caring for three small grandchildren for a period of time and the only food they had was our sweet potatoes. “Over the course of the past 12 years you hear numerous stories like that, and it makes you thankful for having good food available at all times. So,

Red Glover loads the potato slips on the truck for their trip back to Cleveland County. growing potatoes and giving them away is a small way of expressing appreciation”, a quote from Bill McMurrey, a long-time volunteer. Anyone or any group wishing to contribute may do so by saying a prayer, volunteering, or donating. Donation may be Matt Waller traveled to Baily, NC to pick made by send- up potato slips from Red Glover Farming. ing a check Photos by Matt Waller to CCPP, 107 in a field, be sure to blow Quail Hollow Dr., Kings Mtn., NC, your vehicle’s horn as you 28087. If you see a Potato pass: it gives workers a bit Project volunteers working of cheer from your support.

Community partners host a free Healthcare Olympics resource drive-thru event On Thursday July 29, from 3 – 5 pm, the Cleveland County Health Department, Department of Social Services, and other community partners are hosting the Healthcare Olympics, a drive-thru community resource fair with free giveaways including, but not limited to diapers, wipes, medicine lock boxes, goodie bags, and more! The event will take place in the front parking lot of the Cleveland County Public Health Center located at 200 S Post Rd, Shelby. Come learn more about the services offered at the Cleveland County Health Department and Department of Social

Services, Safe Kids Cleveland County, Child Care Connections, Cleveland County Partnership for Children, Medicaid Transformation, and more! The event is open to everyone. Safe Kids Cleveland County will be demonstrating the dangers of hot cars. Diapers were donated by March of Dimes and Seventh Generation. “Due to our involvement in the COVID-19 response, the Cleveland County Health Department has had more interaction with county residents and community partners than ever”, said DeShay Oliver, Deputy Health Director. “However, we want

people to know that while disease prevention and mitigation is a major role of public health, we offer a broad array of health services at the health department. This drive-thru is an opportunity for the health department and many of our community partners to educate community members about the services available to them while also providing free resources to help support healthy lifestyles in a COVID-friendly and convenient drive-thru format.” For more information, call 980-484-5336 to speak with Nurse-Family Partnership Nursing Supervisor, Dashé Lawton.

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NC announces second COVID vaccine lottery winners The second winners of the state’s Your Shot at $1 Million Summer Cash Drawing and Summer Cash 4 College drawings were announced this week in Raleigh. Natalie Everett of Pineville received a $1 million prize as the state’s second Your Shot at A Million Summer Cash Drawing winner. Sixteen-year old high school student Jessica Klima of Greensboro won a $125,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.

There are two more $1 million and college scholarship drawings and getting your shot now gets you entered twice for each drawing. Those vaccinated prior to June 10 are entered once. The next two drawings will occur on July 21 and Aug. 4. New entries will close at midnight on the Sunday prior to the Wednesday drawing. North Carolinians 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, in-

cluding people vaccinated at a pharmacy participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, are automatically entered into the drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are automatically entered into the drawings to win $125,000 toward post-secondary education, awarded by funding a savings account in the NC 529 Plan.

Butler’s Tire and Auto Service opened the doors of its new facility in May 2020, during the height of the pandemic, and business hasn’t slowed down since. Photos by Loretta Cozart

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work; they had a garage on their property. Dad started buying equipment and pretty soon he was doing a lot of the pre-work with Kings Mountain Auto Sales, getting their cars ready to sell. They kept him really, really busy. His reputation just grew from there. He always had cars in the lot and had the reputation for hiring good mechanics,” Bryan said of his dad. After college, Bryan became a commercial relationship banker with a huge territory in western NC and worked in that field for 25-years. I did a lot of driving,” he recalls. “One day, dad came to me and said he was going to retire. Mom had retired and he was ready to do so, too. The more I thought about it, I thought maybe I could take the business, grow it, and have someone run it for me. My wife, Stephanie, was supportive of me and said we were in a good place in our lives to try and that I should go for it. When I asked dad about it, he said he thought that would be cool.” Two years later, Bryan and Stephanie bought a lot at 404 E. King Street, just down the block from the shop’s old location. “The rest is history. I disappeared from the banking industry and started doing this. I just wish I had done it 10-years earlier.” Mike now helps in the business. “I put dad on special projects. He’s my goto-guy for the motors and the bigger jobs that we get around here; I don’t think I’ve ever seen him happier. To be able to work with my dad now is really great, because I had been away from Kings Mountain for a long time.” Butler’s Tire and Auto Service currently has eightbays, with a mechanic working in each. They shop specializes in full-service work and are one of a few in town that do. “We do everything, from tires, to engines, to transmissions. Some places won’t do valve cover gaskets, but we do it all - including tires. We are a one-stop-shop,” Bryan said. “And we keep all the work in-house.” “We bought all-new

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Mike and Bryan Butler pose in front of the new facility with the iconic 1948 Ford Bryan bought last year. ROTARY® equipment when we opened this shop. They are well-known for lifts and alignment machines. And we are the only shop in town with a zero entry lift, so low cars like Corvettes can drive straight onto the lift and not worry about rubbing. People who lower their cars can come here and to get alignments and things like that.” Bryan says he focuses on customer service, offering a 2-year warranty on most repairs. “We are a good old family business with a good reputation. If someone is unhappy about something, they can just come talk with me. I’ll be glad to have a conversation with them and make it right.” Bryan said, “Our reputation is something I want to continue to build upon. That’s why we have been for around so long.” When asked where he sees the business going, Bryan said, “I feel we are going to continue to grow. We’ve got two-acres here and have plenty of room if we want to expand. I am always looking for other ventures, like popular franchises that might be a hit here. I own the property next to me it has good road frontage on King Street. So, I keep my options open.” “But my first job is to make sure this place does really well. So far, it’s been really good. We are growing every month and that’s all you can ask for,” he said. “I am excited I am part of the future here. If



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I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it right. I want everyone to come here and feel comfortable while they sit in the lobby. Customers can watch TV and enjoy a free water or coffee. If you have to get your car fixed, and you have to stay here, I want you to be comfortable. This is my vision built on my father’s reputation.” When asked about the 1948 Ford he drives around town, Bryan shared the story. “We moved back to Kings Mountain about a year ago and we were looking for a house with property. We came across the Herndon residence and went to see it. That truck was in the garage. So I asked, ‘Does the truck come with the house?’” It did, and Bryan didn’t have to do anything to the truck; he drives it as he found it. “All I did was put stickers on the side and put gas in it. That’s it. It is definitely a conversation starter.” Bryan Butler and wife Stefanie now live in Kings Mountain with their two boys, Ethan, 20, a junior at Virginia Tech, and Corbin, 9, who is in the fourth grade. One day, Bryan may have a similar conversation with his sons about taking over Butler’s Tire and Auto Service. But for now, he’s glad to be back home in Kings Mountain with his family carrying on the family tradition in a business his father started over 25 years ago. Kings Mountain Herald’s publisher and its advertisers are not responsible or liable for misprints, typographical errors, misinformation herein contained. We reserve the right to edit, reject or accept any articles, advertisements, or information to be printed in this publication. We will provide ad proofs for prepaid ads or ads that are placed by established clients. No proofs may leave our premises without payment and permission and are copyright by Community First Media.

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Two chandeliers, which are period to homes of this age, Two-story columns on the front porch had to be repaired and were donated to the library. Photos by Loretta Cozart repainted as part of the renovation.

LIBRARY From Page 1A reglaze. It was a painstaking process, but worth the effort. Storm windows were also installed and are allowed under the house’s designation with the National Historic Register because the original windows are single-pane, and the storms will help protect them. The cost to restore the windows and add storms was approximately $75,000 - $80,000. Library Director Christina Martin explained the process, “All the windows were marked and each one removed. After the windows were restored, each window was returned to its original space. We learned that a small detail in each window indicated the wealth of Dr. J.G. Hord. The window company owner came to give us an estimate and he touched this little piece of gingerbread and asked, ‘Do you know what that means? It means they had money.’” The small pieces of gingerbread in each window were hand carved, which took time and added to the cost of the home. The house was built in a time when Kings Mountain had fewer than 3,000 people, and the majority of the homes in town were built by the mill at a cost of $1,200 or less. Yes, Kings Mountain did have its share of nicer homes at the time, but the majority were modest dwellings for millworkers and shopkeepers. Without records, it is unclear the exact cost to build the Hord Mansion, but from the home’s detail one can see that Dr. Hord was a wealthy man. Another project undertaken by the city was new flooring. The mansion’s original floors

are wood, which give and flex when walked upon. In years past, tile was installed over the wood, but it cracked due to flexing. Now the entire main floor of the original 1923 mansion has luxury vinyl plank flooring installed. It continues from the front door throughout the original structure. The house also had two additions, one in 1988 and the other in 2000. “Our plan is to extend this flooring to those areas when the budget allows to give the three areas a single cohesive look,” Martin said. Another touch to unify the facility is new paint. The original home has been painted a lovely blue/gray paint color and the trim repainted white. It adds a soothing mood to the space and encourages readers to relax and enjoy their time at the library. The front room to the right of the foyer is now a reading room. In years past, it housed the card catalogue and, later, four computers. Now seating once again invites readers to sit and read. Last spring, the roof was replaced. The original tiles had seen better days and water was leaking into the house, so much so that plaster on the ceilings and walls had to be replaced in several rooms upstairs after repairs were complete. The new roof is metal, made with a similar pattern and color to the original clay tiles. This roof should protect the structure for decades, if not longer. “We are getting away from paper signs here at the library. Using the Cricut machine that we have in our MakersSpace, we made signs in-house that gives Mauney Memorial Library a more polished look. We utilized the city’s new color scheme and that adds a nice touch, too,” she said. When asked about the ge-

The small hallway leads to the new employee breakroom, a quiet spot to relax and enjoy lunch. The light fixture above is also period to the house.

Luxury vinyl plank tile has been installed throughout the original 1923 mansion’s downstairs footprint.

Signs for the library using the city’s new color scheme, are made using their MakerSpace Cricut machine.

Due to a leaky roof, the plaster failed and had to be redone. This is the parlor before renovation. nealogy collection, Martin replied, “We have the history and genealogy in the main collection. However, any items that we only have one of are housed in our archive room upstairs and visitors can request to see those files. We have filing cabinets filled with family histories and church histories upstairs to keep them safe.” Aside from the roof and windows, the front columns of the Hord Mansion were also repaired, due to cracks in the stucco. A pink substance was put on them as part of the repair process. “Several folks called us about that, and we reassured them it was only temporary,” Martin shared. Most visitors do not go up-

stairs in the library, but these rooms once housed a teacherage and apartments for a time. Now they serve as an office, storage, archive, and a break area. Over the years, the floors became worn, and the roof leaked allowing water to enter. The ceilings and walls have been replastered and the floors refinished. And city employees have taken an interest in the project. “Every light fixture up here period to the 1920s. Lights on either side of the hallway are cast. One is stamped 1914 and the other 1920. One of the guys in public works is an antiques collector and he found two crystal lights from a house built in 1920 and he gave them to us. He is a good friend of the library,” said Martin. The parlor, a smaller room sandwiched between what were once two bedrooms, sits behind the Juliette balcony seen from the front of the house. Before

the renovation it was a work room, with a copier and other office equipment stored there. After restoration, it has taken its place again as a parlor just outside the Librarian’s office. The room has been replastered and repainted, and the floors now restored. Martin shared, “When guests and dignitaries visit, as did city council last week, we welcome them in the parlor. It is the little jewel of this home. The transformation is just amazing and it is now a relaxing space.” “During the renovation, some molding was missing upstairs, so Darryl Dixon took a piece to Cleveland Lumber and they made us new molding to match,” Martin said. “I was really impressed with their work, I must say.” Future renovation plans for the library include replacing the shingles roofing on the additions with a metal roof also. We would also like to extend the luxury vinyl flooring to the additions too, to give better flow to the entire house. “When the question comes up if we are moving anytime soon, I tell people we aren’t going anywhere. This is where

we are going to be,” Martin says with a smile. While the library bears the name of Jacob S. Mauney, the Mauney’s never lived in this home. Dr. J.G. Hord built this home for his family in the early 1920s. It is believed to be the first building in town designed by an architect, but no plans exist, and the architect’s name is not known. Two years were required to build the house. After its completion in 1923, Mrs. Hord was known to have beautiful roses and flowers in formal gardens on the property. The Hord family was large and social, and the house offered a great vantage point from which to watch President Hoover’s 1930 ride through town, which one of the Hord daughters remembers doing. Dr. Hord died three years after moving into the house. In 1947, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob S. Mauney decided to buy the Hord mansion and donate it to the city in memory of their parents as a home for the library. It was a fitting memorial to the couple who had been so actively involved in the education and betterment of Kings Mountain.




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humanity. Providing us with the opportunity of salvation and eternal life, that which we do not deserve. But that is just like God’s love, stimulated by His character, not our virtue. Out of this love, God provides a home for those who open their hearts to receive His Son, Jesus, as their Lord and Savior. By confessing our sins to Him, we are assured of an eternal dwelling. The word “dwell” here in verse 6 means to reside or to settle down and be at home with. As David wrote this psalm as an old man, I believe he is saying that he never wants to step away from God. He had been down that road before and it had caused him great sorrow. Only through confession could his fellowship with God be restored. There is no better place to be in our lives than to be in relationship and fellowship with God. We

God Is Good! One of the had seen tragedies, phrases many disappointments churches use often and failures, but is the phrase “God he also had come Is Good!” The to know God as pastor will say to a good Shepherd his congregation who gives to His “God is good” and children more than the congregation they deserve. Pastor responds “All the The good ShepRon Caulder time” and then all herd provides sevEastside Baptist join together by eral things: saying “All the *Provision-I time God is good!” have all I need. While this may seem el*Peace-I have rest from a ementary, it is good to know weary journey. that God is good in all our *Protection-I have guidups and downs of life. We ance in times of Confusion. all have experienced these in *Presence-I have a comour lives. In the 23rd Psalm, panion when the way is David describes God as a lonely. shepherd who provides for *Paradise-I have a home His followers. awaiting me in heaven. David is an old man when David knew that God was he wrote the 23rd Psalm. He beneath him in green pas-

tures, beside him in still waters, before him at the table of his enemies, behind him in pursing him with goodness and mercy, beyond him in preparing a heavenly home. For some people, all of this may seem to be too good to be true. But it is true! In Psalm 23 (verse 6) David proclaims, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Why is God good? He is good because of His infinite love for us. God’s nature is to love—sacrificially, selfishly, extravagantly—beyond our wildest expectations. Never was this truth more magnificently portrayed as on the old rugged cross by His sinless Son dying on behalf of sinful

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 all have had times when we were out of step with God but thank God He is always willing, ready, and able to restore us to Himself. If you could ask God for one thing, what would you request? David tells us what he would ask. He longs to dwell in the house of God. He wants to move in with Him… forever! He doesn’t seek a temporary assignment, but rather a lifelong residence. While God’s home is something we don’t deserve, it is freely given through His Son who is also described in the New Testament as our “Good Shepherd.” Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” (John 10:11, NKJV). God is good and His goodness is seen throughout Scripture of how He cares for us in the here and now…through all the storms of life and when the toils of this life are over

we, through Christ, have an eternal dwelling. While we don’t deserve all of this goodness, we should be grateful for a loving, compassionate, and gracious heavenly Father who walks with us every day and knows our every need. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Amen!

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855

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

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

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

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

First Presbyterian Church 107 E. King 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 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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■ LIFESTYLES Winners announced for

Real to Reel Film “A FRESH LOOK” SASI Festival is back Art Competition and Exhibit in-person at the Joy Theatre

“A Fresh Look” art exhibit and competition continues through July 30 at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. Twenty-eight artists from around the region entered work to be judged for cash prizes. Artists were asked to show their most recent work taking a fresh look at the world around them or try a new medium or technique. The open theme allowed for a wide variety of expressions by the artists. Artists entered work in a variety of media: oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, photography, mixed media and collage. Judging the exhibit was Andrew Leventis, an Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Andrew earned a BFA from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and an MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Venues exhibiting his work include York Art Gallery, UK; the Venice Arsenale, Italy; the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Korea; and Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Ohio. His work has been featured in art periodicals such as Aesthetica Magazine and New American Paintings. Examples of his work can be seen at www. andrewleventispainting. com and on Instagram @andrewleventisstudio. Mr. Leventis selected First, Second and Third Place awards along with three Merit Awards from Seventy-three works of art entered in the show. In addition to selecting the winning artwork, Mr. Leventis shared in a jurors statement his thought process in choosing the awards saying “In judging the show, I looked for unique perspectives, and I was particularly impressed with artists who portrayed adventurous subject matter. I often feel that as artists, we choose subjects we think others will find beautiful, but we forget that it is up to us to point out overlooked elements in the mundane that will resonate with the viewer. I try to remind myself that paint can make the object I choose to depict more interesting than it really is… The artists I selected for awards presented unpredictable subjects in ways that made me see them as beautiful, or they depicted subjects that were perhaps more familiar, but they made me reexamine them through means of wonderful craftsmanship and skill.” First place was awarded to Lori McAdams for, “At the Coffeeshop”. Mr. Leventis’ comments “Her scratchboard and ink process, along with her delicate handling of portraiture captivated me. There are many wonderful things Our Mission: Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

wall at the left of the composition becomes radiant, the beauty of its aged and worn surface made apparent through Lori’s handling of warm and cool color applications. Also intriguing is the unexpected color on the man’s face- blues, violets, greens, and reds which Lori anticipates that the viewer’s eye will optically mix to read as shadow. The picture appears wonderfully unscripted, with the subject’s face First place winner: Lori McAdams – candid and unselfcon“At the Coffeeshop” scious. It portrays in a

Second place winner: Michael Phillips – “Fall Harvest” Photos provided

Alex Pietersen’s photograph, “Unhinged” won third place. about this picture, but a few that I will point out here are her use of vivid color- the surface really seems to glow. The other is the mundane subject matter of the coffeeshop, which she has absolutely brought to life. An ordinary

memorable way what might happen inside a coffee shop on any given day. Congratulations to Lori on her award and on her remarkable artwork.” Second place went to

Michael Phillips for “Fall Harvest”. Mr. Leventis says “This excellent oil painting impressed me with its subtle tonal variations in its regions of land and sky. Michael deftly handled the shades of phthalo greens and earth tones one sees in a fall landscape. Anyone who has tried their hand at painting a landscape knows how difficult it is to mix green paint convincingly, so that it reflects the greens that occur in nature. Congratulations to Michael on his excellent painting.” Choosing Alex Pietersen’s photograph, “Unhinged” for Third Place was, Mr. Leventis said, “based upon its portrayal of a dilapidated building exterior and collapsing door. The combination of new, organic growth covering the old is an evident theme of the work, as well as Alex’s thoughtful contrasts of texture, light, and space. Congratulations to Alex on his outstanding photograph.” Three merit awards were given to Patricia Pietersen for “Spooling” (photography), Mimi Irwin for “L’arch a Aurebeau” (acrylic painting), and Ron Shepard for “Misty Bay” (watercolor). The winning artwork with judge’s comments and the entire exhibit can be viewed online at or visit their galleries in person through July 30. Artwork in the exhibit is available for sale. Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Ave. at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues in the historic Southern Railway Depot. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing art exhibitions and competitions, programs and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat, 10 am to 2 pm, and by Appointment. Admission is Free. For more information please visit SouthernArtsSociety. org, or call 704.739.5585. Email southernartssociety@

(The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Feeding the Flock,’’ a Cookbook published by members of A New Beginning Baptist Church of Kings Mountain.) CHEESY HASH BROWNS Fritzy Sellers 1-2 lb. bag hash browns 1 med. onion, chopped. 1 can cream of chicken soup. 1 stick butter or margarine 2 cups shredded cheese 9this is for the top) ¼ t sp. Pepper ¼ tsp. salt 8 oz sour cream Thaw hash browns. Add other ingredients. Melt butter in casserole dish. Add the above ingredients. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE Betty Ruff 1 large can sweet potatoes (mashed) ½ stick margarine melted. ¼ cup orange juice ½ cup light brown sugar 1 cup sugar ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ cup margarine

Chopped pecans Mix all together and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. MEAT LOAF Leslie and Doug Ramsey 1 ½ lb. ground beef 1 onion, chopped. 1 ¼ tsp. salt ½ can tomato sauce. 1 cup crackers 1 egg, beaten. ¼ tsp. pepper Mix all ingredients together and form loaf in a shallow pan. 1 ½ cans tomato sauce 3 tbs. vinegar 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce ½ cup water 3 tbs. brown sugar 2 tbs. mustard Mix and pour over meat loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. BLACK WALNUT POUND CAKE Fritzy Sellers 2 sticks margarine 2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup black walnuts

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The Cleveland County Arts Council is excited to be back at the Joy Theatre to offer fantastic cinema to film festival goers for the 22nd year. “We are pleased to be back with an amazing line up of independent films,” commented Festival Director Violet Arth. The schedule and synopsis of the films are on the website,,” said Arth. The screenings will take place in the beautiful Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave. in Kings Mountain, July 2124. The screenings will begin at 7:00pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings plus the 10:00am Kids Fest and a 1:00pm Saturday matinee. Advance tickets, $8 per session or a Festival pass for $35 are available now on the website or by calling the Arts Council, 704484-2787. Ticket prices at the door are $10 per session or a Festival pass for $40, children ages 12 and under are admitted free. A VIP Pass ($50) which includes special seating in the balcony of Joy with comfy chairs and tables, food, and drink server, one complimentary drink per night, free popcorn throughout the festival is also available. “A feature that we are continuing this year, that we did last year due to the pandemic, is to share interviews from several filmmakers online,” says Noel T. Manning II, Real to Reel co-founder, and selection committee member. “These filmmakers will share thoughts on their craft, their film, and the impact of film festivals on independent cinema,” added Manning. These Q&A sessions are available on our YouTube channel, https:// . The selection committee screened nearly 120 film submissions, from amateur and professional filmmakers, including animated shorts, live-action shorts, documentaries (shorts and feature-length),

feature-length narrative films, and films made by children ages 14 years and younger. International countries of origin for submissions include Canada, Hungary, India, Australia, Belgium, and Argentina, among others. The festival will screen 45 films based on the selections made by the committee. Awards categories will be classified by their student/ amateur or professional submission status. Last year’s Real to Reel Film Festival was held totally online due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions. “We are glad to be back in person at the Joy but we’re even more excited to once again bring diverse, educational and entertaining independent films to our community and beyond,” said Shearra Miller, President of the Cleveland County Arts Council. Real to Reel is a competitive film festival with monetary awards presented to the winners in both the professional and amateur categories. The Best of Show Award will be $1,000. The professional winners will receive a $500 award. Amateur winners will receive a $250 award and the Best of North Carolina Award $300. For more information about this year’s festival, contact Violet Dukes at the Cleveland County Arts Council by email violet. or phone 704-484-2787. You can also visit the film festival website at The mission of the Real to Reel International Film Festival is to offer a forum for independent film, video, and multimedia artists from around the world to showcase their talents and expose the works of these artists to our region.

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Scenes from KM’s LIVE at Patriots Park Concert and Cruise-In

Patriots Park was filled to overflowing during last week's Concert and Cruise-in featuring D.J. Jim Shaefer and the Voltage Brothers. Photos by Loretta Cozart

Mayor Neisler paused for a photo with the Dukes of Hazard car while judging. This powder blue Chevy got good attention.

This Camaro got good attention due to its unique features.

Three girls pose for their mom.

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ORDINANCE From Page 1A regulations. State standards from 1905 to present day were revised, consolidated, and clarified. The new Chapter 160D mandated that every city and county development regulation in the state to be updated by January 1, 2021. Due to the effects of Covid 19 a six-month extension was allowed, thus bringing the new deadline to July 1, 2021. The City of Kings Mountain UDO became effective on July 1, 2021 in compliance with the state law. The city planning staff worked with Kendig Keast Collaborative, a consulting firm known for their work in land use codes and specializing in performance zoning. Bret Keast, Principal, and Kelli McCormick, Senior Associate, worked with the city planning staff to evaluate the existing city ordinances and draft a new unified ordinance to carry the city into the future. A series of community meetings were held via Zoom

and in-person. The City Planning & Zoning Board hosted public input sessions, board workshops, and participated in joint workshops with city council. Edits and public hearings continued until the time the ordinance was adopted. One goal of the UDO process was to make the code more user friendly and understandable. The entire ordinance was moved to EnCode Plus software. The use of EnCode allows the ordinance to be easily accessed by any from the city’s web site. The code is now a searchable document and can easily lead users to the sections in which they have interest with a simple search by topic. Reference sections appear as interactive links for easy access to charts, tables, and diagrams. Definitions are also linked to text for clarity. Another feature of the software is its link to the official zoning map. Once updated, users can search by property address and easily access zoning information

as well as information linked to the Cleveland and Gaston County GIS databases. The map function will go live once the official zoning map is updated with the proper zoning terminology. The UDO replaced the old Euclidian zoning model that had been used since the 1990’s with a hybrid zoning classification system that merges aspects of Euclidian zoning with performance based zoning. In so doing, the zoning classifications were changed. An example of this type of update that effects residential properties is in the difference between the old Residential-10 zoning and the new Suburban Residential Classification. Residential 10 (R-10) zoning was converted to Suburban Residential (SR). The Suburban Residential (SR) classification now allows for three different development types based upon the desired character of a neighborhood. Standard lots (S) is most similar to the old R-10 designation. Cluster (C) and

Planned (PL) are additional designations in this classification that allow for higher density development upon compliance with additional development standards. This approach allows housing to be addressed with residential standards, allow for clustering, and bonus techniques compatible with resource protection and quality design. The UDO and the related Official Zoning Map are the first steps in moving the development and land uses forward. The City of Kings Mountain and surrounding ETJ are currently experiencing record growth and development requests. Ensuring that land use compatibility is maintained, and that growth is managed in a controlled fashion are critical to community development and sustainability. Development guidelines can often be perceived as difficult or overbearing. In reality, good development is always welcome in a community and encouraged. Development increases the tax base, allows for vari-

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ety of housing options, new commerce, new jobs, and quality of life. The UDO can be accessed on the City of Kings Mountain website on the Community Planning & Economic Development page. The link is: http://online. The UDO and official zoning map did not make broad scale changes to zoning classifications. If your property was zoned residential prior to July 1, 2021 it is still zoned residential today. The name of the zone has changed. Some changes have been made in allowances and setbacks within zoning classifications. A table of uses is included in the UDO that outlines what uses are permitted in each of the zones. Some uses require special use permits and other uses are limited. Terms and definitions are included to provide clarity. Questions and concerns about land use and the UDO may be addressed to the planning office.

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Zoning permits, rezoning applications, subdivision requests, address requests, and text amendments will be handled as in the past. Forms for such requests continue to be available online. In the near future, these forms will be moved to OpenGov, a new online format being implemented by city staff. At that time, all new applications will come through the online portal and be reviewed by staff. A new zoning map will be generated in conjunction with the comprehensive plan that is being written. The City of Kings Mountain had paused its work on the Vision 2040 Comprehensive Plan due to Covid 19 and the inability to host community input sessions in person. The planning staff has restarted these efforts and will work to complete the new plan by the end of 2021/early 2022. Based upon the findings of the comprehensive plan and analysis of existing land uses, economic forecasts, development needs of the community, and supply of undeveloped land, the zoning map will be updated to meet the needs of the future of the community. Public input is welcomed as this process moves forward.

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KM’s Cannon in tonight’s East-West All-Star game Recent Kings Mountain High graduate Chance Cannon will be playing outside linebacker for the West team in tonight’s annual East-West All-Star football game at Greensboro’s Grimsley Stadium. Game time is 8 p.m. Except for last year when the game was cancelled because of COVID 19, the game has been played every July on the final day of the North Carolina High School Coaches Clinics. Many players from past games have gone on to make their marks in college and professional football. The first all-star football

game was played in 1949. Coach Bob Jamieson, Director of the NCCA, received the keys to the stadium from the contractor at 4 p.m. on the day of the game. Coach Jamieson then went onto the field at his school and coached the West team against the East’s Leon Brogden, Wilmington’s legendary coach. The football game has featured hundreds of future NCAA Division I stars and many have gone on to successful careers in the NFL. Over 3,400 North Carolina boys have had the chance to wear the royal of the East or the scarlet of the

West. Cannon was one of the key players for the Mountaineers in one of their most successful runs in their 99year history. During the spring 2021 season which was cut to seven regular season games because of the COVID epidemic, he and his teammates went undefeated through the Big South Conference and finished 8-1 overall. Players and coaches to represent KMHS in the East-West Game: 2021 – Chance Cannon 2020 – Quintin Davidson, James Ussery. 2019 – Kaylon Wade, Jeremiah Brown.

2018 – Jerdon Pressley. 2017 – Head coach Greg Lloyd 2017 – Darian McClain 2017 – Cooper Short 2011 – Cedric Thompson 1999 – Julius Curry 1999 – Frank Hopper 1988 – Coach Dennis Hicks 1986 – Edwin Sherer 1980 – Kevin Mack 1973- Mark George 1967 – Coach Bill Bates 1965 – Hubert McGinnis

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Football mini-camp will be held at KMHS Kings Mountain High football coaches will be holding a minicamp Monday through Thursday July 26-29

from 5:30-8 p.m. for all persons interested in playing football for the Mountaineers this fall.

KMHS football will be streamed

Quarterback Jonah Patrick warms up on the sidelines for Mountaineers.

A Mountaineer makes a fingertip catch in last week’s 7-on-7 with West Lincoln at Gamble Stadium.

Kings Mountain High School and the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club will continue to stream games this upcoming football season. The streaming began last year due to limited COVID attendance and was a huge success for people who could not watch the game because of health, age, etc. David Brinkley, president of the Touchdown Club, noted that the first several games were a test and after purchasing a new camera the quality was substantially better the rest of the year. “Overall, we had tremendous success in households watching the games,” he said. “We had upwards of 1,000 households watching every Friday night. With that success, our sponsors had broad exposure to advertise their business along with our supporters who also participated financially in this endeavor.” Because the streaming reached so many people, especially those who are unable

to personally attend games, Brinkley said the KMTD decided to continue the streaming this season and is asking for sponsors. Sponsorships for individuals and businesses are as follows: Title sponsor - $2,000 (two available), includes all packages listed below. Bug sponsor - $500 (no limit on availability), includes electronic logo display on a 15-second rotation. Coaches show - $1,000 (5 available) includes Bug, Tuesday night interviews after the previous game with Coach Lloyd and players. Pregame show - $1,000 (five available) includes Bug, Pregame interviews with Coach Lloyd. Halftime show - $1,000 (one available) includes Bug, recap of the first half and coverage of special events. Scoreboard - $1,000 (one available) includes Bug, local games scores updated during See FOOTBALL, Page 2B

Schedule for tryouts at KM Middle School

A KM receiver is off to the races after catching a pass against West Lincoln. See more photos on page 2B.

Here is the schedule for tryouts for Kings Mountain Middle School sports for the fall 2021 season. In order to participate, you must have an up to date physical. Golf – Tryouts August 25-27 at 3:30 p.m. at Kings Mountain County Club. Softball – Tryouts August 23-25 from 3-5 p.m.

Boys soccer – Workouts August 16-20 from 3-4:30 p.m. Tryouts August 23-25 from 3-4:30 p.m. Football mini camp – August 2-5. First official practice is August 9. Cross country – Tryouts/practice August 30 from 3-4:15 p.m.

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KM defensive coordinator Darrel Wilson gives his men instructions during 7 on 7 with West Lincoln.

A KM receiver is ready to catch a pass in 7-on-7 with West Lincoln.

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More scenes from KM’s LIVE at Patriots Park Concert and Cruise-In

Side view of the first place 1938 Terraplane Cruise-In car show winner.

First Place in the Cruise-In car show went to this 1938 Terraplane. Photos by Loretta Cozart

Crowds come out to enjoy the car show and a little music. Photo by Angela Padgett Second place in the Cruise-In car show went to this 1962 Ford Thunderbird once owned by Sammy Davis, Jr. The car is now owned by Larry Wyley.

Second and third place vehicles were owned by the same couple. Third place went to the Wiley’s 1958 Chevy Impala.

Food vendors did a brisk business. Photo by Angela Padgett See more photos on page 4B

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The crowd gathers before the music begins at the LIVE at Patriots Park concert. (Photos by Angela Padgett)

Having a good time dancing. Even puppies love a fun day in Patriots Park.

Pop-up COVID vaccine clinics scheduled for county KM clinic July 30 The Cleveland County Health Department will be offering pop-up COVID19 vaccine clinics at various locations in Cleveland County throughout the month of July in an effort to make accessing the vaccine as convenient as possible for community members. The only clinic in Kings Mountain will be at Kings Mountain Family YMCA on July 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., a few weeks before school starts. The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, July 21 Episcopal Church of the Redeemer 510 W Sumter St. Shelby, NC 28150 4:00 – 6:00 pm Friday, July 23 Dover Foundation YMCA 411 Cherryville Rd. Shelby, NC 28150 8:30 am – 11:30 am Friday, July 30 Kings Mountain Family YMCA 211 Cleveland Ave. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 8:30 am – 11:30 am See CLINIC, Page 5B

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Joseph Rochel Hendrick, Sr., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, care of: Thomas J. Gorman, Esquire, Gorman & Associates, P.A., 13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 200, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277, on or before the 21st of October, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 21st day of July, 2021. Joseph Rochel Hendrick, Jr., Executor KMH (7/21, 28, 8/04 & 11//2021)


RESOLUTION 21-25 INTENT TO CONSIDER CLOSING A PORTION OF JAMES STREET WHEREAS, N.C.G.S. § 160A-299 authorizes the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain to close public streets and alleys; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain considers it advisable to conduct a Public Hearing for the purpose of giving consideration to the closing of a portion of James Street, an undeveloped road which lies between Grace Street and the Norfolk Southern railroad right of way. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain the following: 1) A Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 31st day of August, 2021 in Council Chambers at City Hall to consider a Resolution closing a portion of James Street, an undeveloped road which lies between Grace Street and the Norfolk Southern railroad right of way. 2) The City Clerk is hereby directed to publish this Resolution of Intent once weekly for four successive weeks in the Kings Mountain Herald.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 22th day of June, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of MARY JANE SEAGLE, 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, Sammy Seagle, Executor on or before the 30th day of September, 2021 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.

3) The City Clerk is further directed to transmit by registered or certified mail, to each owner of property abutting upon that portion of said street, a copy of this Resolution of Intent. 4) The City Clerk is further directed to cause adequate notices of this Resolution of Intent and scheduled Public Hearing to be posted as required by N.C.G.S. § 160A-299. PASSED AND ADOPTED this, the 29TH of June, 2021. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA BY:

This the 30th day of June, 2021.

G. Scott Neisler, Mayor Sammy Seagle, Executor Estate of: Mary Jane Seagle 2118 Curt Ledford Road Lawndale, NC 28090 KMH (6/30, 7/07, 14 & 21/2021)

ATTEST: Karen A. Tucker, City Clerk KMH (7/21, 28, 8/04, 11/2021)

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The vaccine is free and open to everyone ages 12 and older. Registration is encouraged, but not required by calling the Cleveland County Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Line at 980-484-6019. Everyone 18 and older who receives a first dose

COVID-19 vaccine at one of these events or at the Cleveland County Health Department during the month of July will receive a $25 Visa gift card. Anyone 18 and older who drives someone to receive their first dose vaccine is also eligible to receive a $25 Visa gift card. In addition to receiving a gift card, everyone 18 and older who receives a first dose vaccine will be entered twice into the

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NCDHHS Your Shot at $1 Million Summer Cash Drawings and everyone under the age of 18 will be entered twice into the Cash 4 College drawing for the chance to win a $125,000 college scholarship to support post-secondary education. “In Cleveland County, 35% of our population is fully vaccinated and 37% of our population has received at least one dose of the vaccine,” said DeShay

Oliver, Deputy Health Director, Cleveland County Health Department. “Our vaccine uptake locally is quite a bit behind the state of North Carolina, with 45% of our state’s population being fully vaccinated and 48% having received at least one dose. This is very concerning with the more contagious and dangerous Delta variant now being the most dominant coronavirus variant in the US and in NC,” she added.

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According to NCDHHS, nearly 100% of all new COVID-19 cases are in people who are not vaccinated, with most new cases being among our young people due to lower vaccination rates in these age groups. “I think some parents are less inclined to get their children vaccinated because young people have a lower risk of severe illness from the virus,” Oliver said. “However, it is im-

portant for parents and others to understand that while the risk of severe illness in young people is lower, there is still a far greater risk of severe illness from the virus than there is from the vaccine. Over 300 children under the age of 18 have died from COVID19 in the US. Furthermore, even if you have a mild case of COVID-19, research shows you may still struggle with longterms ef










Having qualified on 2nd of July, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of JOHNNY MARSHALL BRADLEY, 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, Mickey R. Bradley, Executor on or before the 14th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 15th of July, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of JOHN CAROL CHAPMAN, 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, Barbara Carico Chapman, Executrix on or before the 21st day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 21st day of June, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of WILLIAM WHISNANT; AKA, WILLIAM ALEXANDER WHISNANT, 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, Betsy Beason, Administratrix on or before the 7th day of October, 2021 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 14th day of July, 2021.

This the 21st day of July, 2021.

Mickey R. Bradley, Executor Estate of: Johnny Marshall Bradley 1770 Melrose Dr. Shelby, NC 28152

Barbara Carico Chapman, Executrix Estate of: John Carol Chapman 117 Zebbie Road Casar, NC 28020

Betsy Beason, Administratrix Estate of: William Whisnant; AKA: William Alexander Whisnant 400 Christopher Road Shelby, NC 28152

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This the 7th day of July, 2021.







Having qualified on 28th day of June, 2021 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of FAILA ELEANORA ALLEN, 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, Donna L. Dyer, Administratrix CTA on or before the 7th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 28th day of June, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of ELIZABETH S. WILLIS, 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, Adrienne W. Dawkins, Administratrix on or before the 7th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of July, 2021.

This the 7th day of July, 2021.

Donna L. Dyer, Administratrix CTA Estate of: Faila Eleanora Allen 1522 Imperial Dr Durham, NC 27712

Adrienne W. Dawkins, Administratrix Estate of: Elizabeth S. Willis 207 Freshwater Drive Grover, NC 28073

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 30th of June, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of DAVID EDGAR ELLIS, 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, Phillip J. Snyder, Jr., Executor on or before the 7th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 7th day of July, 2021. Phillip J. Snyder, Jr, Executor Estate of: David Edgar Ellis 618 Carters Ridge Rd Spruce Pine, NC 28777 KMH (7/07, 14, 21 & 28/2021









Having qualified on 22nd day of June, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of ELIZABETH COLEEN ELLIS KISER; AKA, ELIZABETH ELLIS KISER, 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, Danny K. Kiser, Executor on or before the 30th day of September, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 15th day of June, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of MARGARET WACASTER BALDREE; AKA, MARGARET W. BALDREE, 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, Josephus Daniel Baldree II, Executor on or before the 30th day of September, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of June, 2021.

This the 30th day of June, 2021.

Danny K. Kiser, Executor Estate of: Elizabeth Coleen Ellis Kiser: AKA, Elizabeth Ellis Kiser 211 El Bethel Church Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Josephus Daniel Baldree II, Executor Estate of: Margaret Wacaster Baldree: AKA, Margaret W. Baldree 11110 Bladworth Court Charlotte, NC 28277

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Having qualified on 7th day of June, 2021 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER EUGENE BEAVER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Kirstin Kaila Kale, Administratrix CTA on or before the 14th day of October, 2021 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 14th day of July, 2021. Kirstin Kaila Kale, Administratrix CTA Estate of: Christopher Eugene Beaver 1526 Malden Ct. Crouse, NC 28033 KMH (7/14, 21, 28 & 8/04/2021)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Stella N. Putnam, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following: Rezone property located in the City of Kings Mountain currently owned by Neisler Brothers, Inc. and being located at approximately 1119 South Battleground Avenue. Property being further known as Parcel Number 12841 and consisting of 8.93 acres more or less, from R-10 (Residential) to L-I (Light Industrial) – Case No. Z-18-5-21. The public hearing will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734-4595. KMH (7/14, 21/2021)




STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF LATTIE LEE WEHUNT BINGHAM Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Lattie Lee Wehunt Bingham, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 21st day of October, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 21st day of July, 2021. Helen B. Hester Executrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th day of May, 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of RUTH HELMS CAMP; AKA, RUTH H. CAMP, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jonathan Camp, Administrator CTA on or before the 21st day of October, 2021 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 21st day of July, 2021. Jonathan Camp, Administrator CTA Estate of: Ruth Helms Camp; AKA, Ruth H. Camp 1524 Reflection Pointe Blvd1526 Malden Ct. Belmont, NC 28012 KMH (7/21, 28, 8/04 & 8/11/2021)

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CHILD CARE 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 “WHERE BEAUTY NEVER ENDS.” We offer Wigs/ Braiding & Crochet Hair/ Hair Care Products & More! NorWat Beauty located at 1121 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm. 704-481-7011

EMPLOYMENT NEED HELP TO SIT WITH ELDERLY LADY. Days, Nights and Weekends. In the Bostic Community, Rutherford Co. Compensation depends on qualifications. (She does have cats) If interested call Cathy @ 828-447-2419 PART-TIME CHURCH HOSTESS FOR FLORENCE Baptist Church. Duties will include but not limited to: Managing Wednesday Night Fellowship Suppers, Meals for Bereaved Families, Vacation Bible School snack suppers and other special fellowship events. For more information visit the church webpage www.fl or call the church office 828-245-5411. NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. MILLIKEN JOB FAIR. Be part of a company that has been in business over 150 years and has been voted the worlds most ethical company many times over. First Staffing is hosting a job fair Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 9 am to 2pm at Milliken’s Golden Valley location at 2080 Hwy 226 Bostic, NC. Starting pay $14.00/hr Call 828-245-8787 for more details. (828) 2458787 FULL TIME EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL MECHANIC ASE Certified A Plus. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby NC POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT COUNTRY INN SHELBY. Positions open for Housekeepers and Laundry attendants. First shift positions only. Competitive salary and family oriented work environment. Apply in person at Country Inn & Suites, 2001-A East Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC. POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT HAMPTON SHELBY. Positions open for Housekeepers and Breakfast attendants. First shift positions only. Competitive salary and family oriented work environment. Apply in person at Hampton Inn & Suites, 2001-B East Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC.

BUSINESS SERVICES TRIPLE D PAINTING LLC. All your painting needs, free estimates, over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 MULCH YOUR HOME & BUSINESS. Mountain Landscape Creations will improve the appearance of your home and business with professional mulching services. Free estimates & coverage area prep included. (828) 429-5563 TRACTOR & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE. Bush Hog, scrape driveway, gravel parking pads, lot clearing and much more. Reasonably priced and insured. Call Chuck 704-692-7536.

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058.

3 RIDING LAWNMOWERS. 2 Snappers and 1 Toro. Call for information, 704-482-4730. NEW FURNITURE FOR SALE. Red Couch and loveseat, $500.00; Beige Couch, Loveseat, end tables and coffee table, $800.00; Brown leather couch w/recliner, $500.00. 864-805-0175. DALE EARNHART SR. SOUVENIRS for sale. 704-4660401, (704) 487-9653 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. CAMPER COVER. LEER Fiberglass Camper Cover with Front and Side sliding windows, Excellent Condition, Fits Toyota Tacoma. $400. Call 603-988-3430 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. MAPLE DINING TABLE, 2 leaves, 6 chairs; brand new large microwave; retro 50’s metal dining table, 1/insert; Raytheon Collector’s T.V. 704860-4247

KENMORE CHEST FREEZER. 20 years old. Runs good. Best offer. 828-429-4794 KIMBALL SPINET PIANO. Excellent condition. $900. (704) 472-1355 NOW ENROLLING NC Pre-K, North Carolina’s state funded kindergarten program for four-year-olds that promotes school readiness. Students must be 4 years of age on or before August 31, 2021. To apply, call 704-487-5792 and ask for Erica or Mandy or come by Connected Kids CDC, 600 N. Morgan Street, Shelby, NC.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY INSIDE MOVING SALE. 7am Until both Fri and Sat July 23rd and 24th. Everything must go. 1021 South Patterson Road, Shelby Shelby, NC 28152

BIG YARD SALE. Sat., July 24th, 2021. 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM at 194 Carolina Drive, Cherryville, NC Cherryville, NC 28021

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. 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.

ALL TERRAIN MWD ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. Frontier V6 (A7) by Magic Mobility. “Like New!” Must See! Cost $7000 will take $2000. Call (864) 491-3439

MOPED FOR SALE. Call 704735-1593


ROOFING, SIDING, GUTTERS, LEAF GUARDS. Tim’s Roof Contractors is your local professional on all types of shingle roofing, metal roofing, Flat roofing and we install all styles and colors of vinyl siding, soffits, fascia trim and aluminum wrap. We are highly rated on Google 4.9 stars with 135 reviews/ BBB accredited with an A+ rating/ Background checked plus Owens Corning Preferred Contractors status. We offer Free Quotes / Roofing repairs and replacement services. Call us to talk to the local pro for services in Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. Call us today 980-522-5606 or contact us through our website We would like to earn your business. (980) 522-5606


RUTHERFORD COUNTY ESTATE/YARD SALE Fri.Sat., Aug. 6-7, 8-5; Furniture, household, tools, rods/reels, canning jars, more. 650 Gun Club Road, Bostic, NC 28018

FOR SALE BEVELED GLASS DISPLAY CHART TABLE. Versatile 36”-square shadowbox display coffee/chart table with beveled glass top. 17” tall. Showcase your favorite personal collectibles, Display space has a forest green faux velvet mat. One pull-out storage drawer; one pull-out for adding displays. Glass has surface scratches but overall table is in excellent condition. (828) 288-0730 5-PIECE PATIO GLASS TABLE/SWIVEL CHAIRS. 5-piece tempered glass 48inch round tempered glass dining table with 4 rocker/ swivel chairs. Rustproof aluminum frames. Durable weather-resistant chair fabric. Save for a few surface marks, in excellent condition. 828288-0730 (828) 288-0730 CAMPFIRE WOOD BUNDLES FOR SALE. Seasoned wood, stretch wrapped. Similar size to convenience stores/ home centers. $4.50 per bundle. (704) 435-3970 KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272.

LOTS OF ITEMS TO SELL. Too much to list. I would like to hire someone to do some work. 828-469-6412 PRICE REDUCED, 2 GRAVES AT CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK. Near bell tower, choice spots. $1000 each. 2 crypts $2000 each. (704) 482-4617 FORD MOTORS AND TRANSMISSIONS. 2.3, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.4, starting at $200. Call 828-287-3820. CANNING JARS $4 DOZ. Motorcycle $1800. Tool & dye tools $1500. Few antiques. (704) 750-4133 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. 50+ TRAILERS IN STOCK NOW. More on the way! Areas largest selection, quality, best price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. 828-2455895. ENCLOSED TRAILER IN STOCK. Dump trailers in stock and more on the way! J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895.

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16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

FEMALE GOLDEN COMETS. 12 wk old Golden Comet Pullets. These calm and curious chicks will soon be prolific layers of brown eggs. Currently housed with our adult layers, they free range every evening. $15 each. One free with purchase of 10. Email or call and leave a message. (704) 739-7806 ldb157722@

UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389 55 GALLON PLASTIC BARRELS with LIDS & RINGS $20 Ea. Food Grade Water Totes $100. Burning Barrels & Plastic Open Top $10. Call Jeff (828) 327-4782 CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron (919) 3147579 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

LOST & FOUND MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ileene McMurry and picture of Bryce Clemmer for Rutherford County Woodworkers Album. Call 828447-1314.

BOATS 22 FT PONTOON FISHING BOAT. 50 HP motor, $5,000. 828-223-8808.

PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXER PUPS, 6 MONTHS OLD. UTD on all shots. $900 negotiable. (704) 750-4081 RHODE ISLAND REDS 12 weeks - $8.00 each, Laying Hens - $12.00-$14.00, and others. 704-473-1311. FIB LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. UTD on shots and dewormed. $600 each. Ready July 31. Reserve yours now. $100 deposit. Henry L. Miller 1608 Walls Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040. YOUNG PULLETS hatched on April 7th. Easter Eggers, RIR and Golden Comet Chass. #10.00 each. 509432-4914 AMERICAN CHINCHILLA RABBITS 4 does and 3 bucks available for $25/ each. One pedigreed buck with papers $50. This breed is perfect for pet, meat, or fur. Call Valerie. (574) 229-3676 FREE KITTEN 15 Weeks Old. Black Female. Spayed. Has Rabies Shots. Very Loving. (704) 473-8517 SIAMESE KITTENS Would love 1 or 2. Will give excellent home in country. 704-4622651 (H) or 828-461-1654 (C).

WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828652-9425 or 954-614-2562. NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. LOOKING FOR A MEDIUM SIZE USED TRACTOR AND BUSH HOG. Prefer John Deere. 704-466-0401, (704) 487-9653 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 4875244 CRESTMIDDLE@ AOL.COM WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579

YORKIEPOM SUPER CUTE! 8 weeks old, utd on shots & wormer, will be small like the parents. Ready to meet their new FAMILY! $800. CALL OR TEXT: 704-6005388 (704) 600-5388 BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES for sale. Now taking deposits. Ready July 7th. First shots and dewormed. 704692-6787. FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Females only! $200. Call 704-4187420, (704) 718-3827 AKC BOXER PUPPIES. 1 male boxer puppy, 1 female boxer puppy. $600 Text or call (704) 853-9300 AKC REGISTERED LABRADORS Chocolate AKC Registered Labradors for sale. Vet checked, 1st shots and papers in hand. $800.00 (828) 345-6215 FREE TO GOOD HOME. Young Pet Rabbit. Solid white. Serious owners please. Call Amy (704) 460-5857

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN 1979 YANMAR 2210. 22hp diesel, 12 Forwards, 4 Reverses, with shuttle shift. Rebuilt head with new gasket. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze, and wheel spacers. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, with new antifreeze. Excellent condition! $4400.00 OBO. (704) 718-9122

CKC REGISTERED GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 8 weeks old, shots, worming UTD, will be natural family protectors. $300 each. (704) 466-3135 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.

4X5 ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $35 per Bale OBO. (704) 215-0214


NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.


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CARS & TRUCKS 2011 FORD RANGER XLT, 4.0 engine, 4 door, aluminum wheels, bedliner, 54,000 miles, V6, auto., $8,995. 828287-3820 2009 FORD EDGE 147,862 miles, Call for Price, $1299 DOWN (704) 748-1890

CARS & TRUCKS 1993 FORD F-150 CARGO VAN for Sale. 60,000 actual miles. 6 cylinder, AT, AC, new tires, Excellent condition. $5,950.00. 704-487-0550 or 704-678-3954.

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2004 BMW RT 1150 Hard bags, 86K miles, blue. (704) 538-8625

1987 TOYOTA 2WD PICKUP, 4 sp transmission, 22R motor. Also additional 4 sp motor and transmission. $1000. 704482-4730 (704) 482-4730

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

VACATIONS BOOK NOW, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BEACH HOUSE. In the heart of Myrtle Beach. Fully furnished. $650 week. No text. Call 704-418-3790. OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659, (803) 635-9831

2000 CHEVROLET VENTURE 2000 Chevy Venture van. 190k original miles. Same owner since 2001. Runs well, new battery. Needs some tlc. Asking $1050. 704-477-7787 1988 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA 5.0 engine. $1,000. Also 2015 VIP moped with three helmets. $1,000. 704-470-5275


NEW 2021 SUZUKI DR 650 DUAL SPORT MOTORCYCLE. Asking $5750. Mint condition, warranty transferable. Call 864-279-7840. Inman, SC.

CAMPERS 2009 DUTCHMAN CAMPER. $6700. (704) 472-2566








RV LOT FOR RENT. Water and sewer availability. On gravel lot. Call (704) 538-6633

32.6 ACRES ON HULL ROAD Northern Cleveland County. Small stream. $3400 per acre. 704-473-2897, (704) 538-9979

POLK COUNTY POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-429-3287.


OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart. Weeks & weekends available. 704-473-1494.

1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $20,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit:



ELDERLY LADY IN KINGS MOUNTAIN. Needs to rent an enclosed trailer, 12’ wide with side door. To be parked in my yard while home repairs are being done. Call Ms. Bowlin, 10am-7pm (704) 739-3313

accessible as non-disposable treatments. I’m proud to work with Senator Bennet on this legislation that builds upon our previous work to provide Americans with access to the most cutting-edge care options regardless of where they are being treated.” “The need for at-home treatment has been underscored during the COVID19 pandemic,” said Senator Bennet. “We can improve the health and quality of life of our seniors by giving them access to appropriate care that incorporates cutting-edge technology from the comfort of their homes. This bipartisan legislation will help home health care workers provide their patients with the best, highest-quality care in their own homes while reducing hos-

pital visits and health care costs.” In 2015, Senators Burr and Bennet introduced the Patient Access to Disposable Medical Technology Act to modernize Medicare coverage of durable medical equipment to include disposable technologies in home health care settings, which was later signed into law as part of a larger funding bill. Currently, CMS has not fully implemented this updated payment pathway, slowing treatment options for Medicare patients. The Better Wound Care at Home Act would put disposable durable medical equipment, such as the commonly used negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device, on a level playing field with non-dis-

DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME 3BR, 2 BA. Call 704300-5293 for details. No Pets. MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $190 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-4871114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2BR, 2BA MOBILE HOME. Nice neighborhood. No pets. No Smoking. $800 deposit, $800 month. Call 828-4293424. (828) 429-3424


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

OAKLAND ROAD, 2BR BRICK APARTMENT. All electric. Appliances, water, sewer, and garbage furnished. $550 + deposit and references. 828-248-1776.

HOUSE FOR RENT, KINGS MOUNTAIN. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. No pets. $240 week. Available July 12, 2021. 704718-2653.

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

2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Senators introduce bipartisan legislation to enhance access for innovative at-home treatments On July 15, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Better Wound Care at Home Act, bipartisan legislation to update payment rules at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to give Americans better access to cutting-edge technology and treatment options used in home health settings. “Outdated Medicare payment methods and billing rules shouldn’t limit treatment options for Americans,” said Senator Burr. “It’s important that seniors receiving care at home have access to the most up-to-date and innovative treatments. This legislation will ensure just that by modernizing CMS payment policies to make disposable wound treatments as readily

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posable NPWT devices, giving Americans more options of treatment and better access to cutting-edge technologies. Specifically, this legislation would standardize the payment methodology nationally by applying a neutral area wage index for payments made to home health agencies (HHAs), clarify that payments to HHAs for disposable NPWT devices are to be made for the device itself, not accompanying professional services, and reduce administrative burdens by streamlining the billing forms. Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives on April 5, 2021.

Need a new driveway? Look out for asphalt paving scams If your driveway needs paving or repairs, don’t trust just anyone to do the job. The BBB has received numerous reports of unscrupulous contractors who trick homeowners with supposedly good deals. Homeowners end up with shoddy pavement -- or nothing at all -- to show for what they paid, and in some cases have lost over $8,000 in the process. How the Scam Works A contractor leaves a pamphlet or shows up at the door. They claim they’ve been doing work in the

area and just happened to notice the condition of your driveway or sidewalk. Since they're already working nearby, they can give you a discount. If the price is agreeable, they will then ask for a large percentage of the fee up front. There is some hesitancy if there is a question on the price or details about the business and where it's located. Once the transaction is complete, the scam contractor may disappear completely. The contact number or email may not work, quickly helping you realize that the contact information was a sham. If you protest, the contractor may use intimidation tactics, such as threatening a lawsuit, to See SCAM, Page 8B


Stretching Tips to Help Seniors Gain Flexibility and Reduce Pain Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer some good stretching tips for seniors who are staying home during the pandemic? I’ve gotten so stiff and achy in recent years that I have a hard time doing basic activities like bending over to tie my shoes. Stiff as a Board Dear Stiff, Of all possible exercises, stretching tends to be the most neglected, yet nothing is more vital to keeping an aging body limber and injury free. As we age, our muscles naturally lose their elasticity if you’re not active, which can make common dayto-day activities like reaching down to tie your shoes or looking over your shoulder to back your car out of the driveway, difficult. But the good news is, by incorporating some simple stretching exercises into your routine (at least three times a week) you can greatly improve your flexibility, as well as enhance your balance, posture and circula-

tion, relieve pain and stress, and prevent injuries. In addition, stretching is also important as a warm-up and cool-down for more vigorous activities, and leg stretching is an excellent way to prevent nighttime leg cramps too. Simple Stretches Stretching exercises should focus on the muscles in your neck, shoulders, arms, chest, back, hips, thighs, hamstrings and calves. If you’ve had hip or back surgery, you should talk to your doctor before doing lower-back flexibility exercises. While stretching, it’s very important to listen to your body. You want to stretch each muscle group to the point where the muscle feels tight. If it hurts, you’ve gone too far. Back off to the point where you don’t feel any pain, then hold the stretch for 10 to 20 seconds. Relax, then repeat it three to five times, trying to stretch a little farther, but don’t bounce. Bouncing greatly increases your chance of injury.

It’s also a good idea to warm up a little before you start stretching by walking in place and pumping your arms. And remember to breathe when you stretch. Also, keep in mind that muscles that have not been stretched in a while take time to regain their flexibility. So be patient and go slow. If you don’t have much experience with stretching, the National Institute on Aging offers a free guide that provides illustrated examples of flexibility exercises to help you get started. Go to, and type in “Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from The National Institute on Aging” to view it online. There are also senior fitness programs, like SilverSneakers ( and Silver&Fit (, that are currently offering online flexibility and balance videos that can guide you through a series of stretching exercises you can do at home during the pandemic. There are also a wide variety of

stretching exercise DVDs or videos you could purchase at sites like or Yoga and Tai Chi Another great way to improve your flexibility is through gentle yoga or chair yoga. In chair yoga you replace the yoga mat with a chair where most poses can be duplicated. This is much easier on tight, inflexible muscles. Tai chi and qi gong are also great exercise options for improving balance and flexibility. To get started, there are many DVDs and videos that offer instructions and routines for seniors you can do at home. The YMCA has also launched a new series of free, online health and fitness videos at that includes gentle yoga, chair yoga and tai chi videos. 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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PPP Loan forgiveness deadline approaches By Loretta Cozart If your business received a PPP Loan this year, time is fast approaching to apply for loan forgiveness. Borrowers use local lenders to manage their loans, so the application for loan forgiveness must be submitted through those lenders. To complete the correct forms, borrowers should contact your PPP lender to complete the correct form. Your lender can provide you with either the SBA Form 3508, SBA Form 3508EZ, SBA Form 3508S, or a lender equivalent. The 3508EZ and the 3508S are shortened versions of the application for borrowers who meet specific requirements. Your lender

can provide further guidance on how to submit the application. Next, you need to compile your documentation which is comprised of payroll expenses and non-payroll expenses. You need bank statements, tax forms, and payment receipts to support your forgiveness application. Check with your lender for the exact documents they require. This task takes the most time to gather, so give yourself plenty of time to pull that documentation together. Complete your loan forgiveness application and

submit it to your lender with the required supporting documents and follow up with your lender to submit additional documentation as requested. Consult your lender for additional guidance and provide requested documentation in a timely manner. Continue to communicate with your lender throughout the process. If SBA undertakes a review of your loan, your lender will notify you of the review and the SBA loan review decision. You have the right to appeal certain SBA loan review decisions. Your lender is responsible for notifying you of the forgiveness amount paid by SBA and the date on which your first payment will be due, if applicable.

SCAM From Page 7B convince you to pay up. In other cases, the contractor work, once complete, is shoddy and unprofessional, but the full payment has been made. Reaching the company the contractor was allegedly representing is impossible, or another company was impostered in the process. In any of these scenarios, the chances of getting a refund or the work fixed are slim. How to Avoid Contractor Scams • Be wary of unsolicited offers. Most scams involving contractors begin when a random contractor tries to go out

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 of their way to offer an estimate that was never requested. • Research companies and contractors before you hire. Start with BBB. org. If the contractor has multiple negative reviews and complaints, don’t hire them. Often, a simple internet search will reveal companies or individuals that have been involved in fraudulent activities or provided unsatisfactory work to previous clients. • Get everything in writing. Ask for an estimate in writing before payment is even discussed. Don’t let a contractor start working on a project until a written, signed contract outlining start and complete dates, a detailed description of the work to be provided, material costs, payment arrangements, and warranty

information is provided. • Stagger payments. Most contractors will require a percentage of the total price up front, but it should never be the full price before the work has begun. Instead, make an agreement to stagger payments, so work can be inspected at various stages of the project. • Use safe payment methods. Paying with a credit card provides some peace of mind, since the credit card company will help you if the company is fraudulent. If you use a check, write them out to a company, not an individual. Paying cash or using an electronic wallet app is risky, since there is no way to stop the payment or get cash back if anything goes wrong.

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