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Unified Development Ordinance approved and other business by City Council By Loretta Cozart After months of work involving city staff and consultants, Kings Mountain’s new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) has been approved. The new zoning ordinance replaces former zoning used by the city. All cities within the state had to develop and implement a new UDO that had to be implemented July 1. The motion to adopt was made by Councilman Allen and the vote was unanimous. Architect Can Fleiger spoke against approval of the UDO saying he was doing so reluctantly. “I favor UDO’s that support neighborhoods and encourage neighborhoods to grow.” His concerns were regarding the term ‘detached residential’ and how that might impact single family housing in Kings Mountain. Prior to the vote on the UDO, Mayor Neisler said, “I want to thank the folks in our Planning and Development team and consultant Kelly McCormick. You guys

have really been working tirelessly, specifically Kimberly, and I think we’ve got a really great plan going forward. Now, is it going to be perfect? If you think this is going to be perfect, you are going to be terribly wrong and terribly disappointed, because it is going to need to be tweaked. The comprehensive plan will follow this, and we’ll be working on that until the end of the year.” In councilman’s remarks, Councilman Keith Miller made a public apology saying, “Thursday night we had a UDO meeting, and we had some passionate conversations. In the course of that passion, I think I was discourteous to Councilman Allen, Ron Humphries, and our consultant Kelly. I apologize for my intemperance, and I apologize to this body.” City Manager Marilyn Sellers reported on various projects in town: • The Meadowbrook waterline project should be complete with paving this week. See COUNCIL, Page 8A

Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris cuts the ribbon to open Catawba Two Kings Casino as tribal leaders and dignitaries look on. See more photos of the event on page 4A and 5A. Photo by Catawba Nation

Catawba Nation and government leaders celebrate opening of Catawba Two Kings Casino The Catawba Two Kings Casino pre-launch facility in Kings Mountain opened to the public at noon on July 1, after Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris cut a ceremonial ribbon with tribal, local, and state government leaders. The 500-slot temporary facility was built in only four months using prefabricated modular structures on part of a 17-acre site just off Interstate 85, about 35 miles west

of Charlotte. The facility, which will be open 24 hours daily, is providing an initial opportunity for patrons in the Charlotte region and beyond to game with limited food and beverage services and other guest amenities. For the Catawba Nation, July 1 opening represented the culmination of three decades seeking to finally benefit from the federal service area of six North Carolina

counties, including Cleveland County, that it was assigned by Congress in 1993 to recognize the tribe’s aboriginal and historical ties to the state. “Catawba Two Kings Casino represents the righting of a historical wrong for the Catawba Nation,” Chief Harris said. “But it is also so much more. It represents a prosperous future and renewed kinship between the Catawba Nation and the many com-

munities that now occupy Catawba ancestral lands, including Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, and the State of North Carolina. “For many of us, it represents a bright future – a future with more jobs and educational opportunities. We are thankful for the relationships that have been created in each community, for our partnerships with Delaware See CASINO, Page 4A

Fabulous Fable Forest at Patriots Park July 14 Mark your calendar now for this fun family-friendly event. Members from the audience perform alongside two actors (equipped with a gigantic trunk full of puppets, costumes, and props) to bring classic fables like "Tortoise and the Hare", "Lion and the Mouse", and "The Boy who Cried Wolf" to life! This program will take place at Patriots Park Amphitheatre on July 14 at 10 am. This interactive production is sure to be a hit and

leave your audience laughing for weeks. The show is full of silly comedy, interactive games, and engaging storytelling. The audience will be on the edge of their seats, laughing the whole way. You've never seen these fables presented like this before. For questions, or to join our Friends of the Library, email info@mauneylibrary. org or call the library at (704) 739-2371. The Friends of the Mauney Memorial Library thank the community for its

Wells Fargo’s KM branch closing July 14

The Printin’ Press purchased by Westmoreland Printers

By Loretta Cozart Wells Fargo Bank at 125 S. Battleground Avenue will close its Kings Mountain branch on Wednesday, July 14, according to Mike Hughes, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo State and Local Government Relations, due to more transactions being handled digitally. Wells Fargo’s ATM will remain open at 1027 Shelby Rd, in the parking lot of Walmart Neighborhood Market.

The Printin’ Press, Inc. and Robert Bolin are pleased to announce the sale of the company to Westmoreland Printers, Inc, effective July 1, 2021. Wes Westmoreland said of the acquisition, “I was born in Kings Mountain, my grandfather, Jim Hambright, graduated from Kings Mountain High School. I am most pleased to have a footprint in the city.” He continued, “Kings Mountain is a growing and vital city in the county, and we fully intend to maintain a presence in town

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to continue to serve individuals and businesses in the area.” “I never really considered selling the business to anyone other than Westmoreland,” Bolin stated. “They have a well-established reputation for quality and customer service. My primary goal was to ensure that the customers the Printin’ Press has served for over 40 years would be well served in the future.” Though his father was a local veterinarian, Westmoreland followed the family legacy of printing, the fifth

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generation of the family to do so since JF Westmoreland opened a printing company in Thomasville, NC in 1887. Westmoreland Printers was founded in 1999, and is headquartered on East Dixon Boulevard in Shelby. Westmoreland Printers is the most awarded printing company in the region, having received well over 100 gold, silver, and bronze awards from the Printing Industries of the Carolinas and the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen See PRINTIN’ PRESS, Page 5A

Kings Mountain Police Chief Lisa Proctor with Sgt. Keith Davis and Mayor Scott Neisler. Photo by Karen Tucker

Sgt. Keith Davis retires June 30 By Loretta Cozart During the June 29 City Council meeting, Sergeant Keith Davis was awarded his service weapon and badge by Mayor Scott Neisler in anticipation of his retirement on Wednesday, June 30. Sgt. Davis began his employment with the Kings Mountain Police Department on June 7, 2000, as a Patrol Officer. On June 25, 2001, Sergeant Davis transferred to the COPS Division. On July 22, 2002, Sergeant Davis moved to the Patrol Division and on September 26, 2008, he was promoted to Corporal. He remained in the Patrol Division until January 24, 2020,

at which point he was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Lake Patrol and has remained in this position since that date, performing a very dedicated and dutiful service. “As Sergeant, Davis was a dedicated public servant having conducted himself in a professional manner, earning the respect of those with whom he served, and those he was entrusted to serve, contributing to the betterment of his department and the community as a whole,” said KM Police Chief Lisa Proctor. It is customary to present an officer with 20 years or more of service with their service weapon and badge worn and/or carried by him.

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■ OBITUARIES memory may be made to Eastside Baptist Church at 308 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Brackett Falls KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Betty Brackett Falls, 91, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on June 29, 2021 at Atrium Kings Mountain. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Haskell and Nettie Jenkins Wilson and was preceded in death by her first husband, Rob Brackett and her second husband, James J. Falls. Betty was also preceded in death by her stepson, Dennis James Falls, a brother, Lowery Wilson, and her sister, Margie Hord. She retired from Burlington Industries after more than forty years of dedicated service in the textile industry. Betty was a longtime member of Eastside Baptist Church where she and James were very active. She enjoyed traveling and loved going on bus tours. Always a social person, Betty never met a stranger and could entertain people for hours with her stories. She loved to play the piano, shopping, working word search puzzles, and completing coloring projects. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Betty possessed a kind and loving spirit that will be missed greatly by everyone who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughter: Jean Falls Moore (Rick), Kings Mountain, NC; daughter-in-law: Teresa Falls, Bessemer City, NC; grandchildren: Tim Moore, Kings Mountain, NC, Karla M. Drennan (Randy), Kings Mountain, NC, Kandas Broome (Matthew), Waxhaw, NC, and Russell Falls (Jennifer), Bessemer City, NC; great-grandchildren: McRae and Wilson Moore, Sarah and Lily Drennan, MaKayla and Morgan Broome, and Dylan Falls; great-great grandchild: Lincoln Viele; brother: Gary Wilson, Knoxville, TN; sister-in-law and dearest friend: Betty Roper, Kings Mountain, NC. Funeral service was held on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Eastside Baptist Church with Reverend Ron Caulder officiating. Visitation was Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Memorials in Betty’s

Lillian Ann Smith Bryant SHELBY, NC – Lillian Ann Smith Bryant, 73, of Shelby, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Hospice at Wendover, Shelby. Born in Catawba County, on June 19, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Turley Farrow Smith and Ella Mae Mellon Smith. She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Royster Avenue Church of God. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Tony Sutherland; three brothers, Tom, James, and Robert Smith; and six sisters, Betty Strange, Lucille Barns, Elizabeth Davis, Lula Huffman, Helen Swink, and Clara Smith. She is survived by her two sons, Brian Sutherland and wife, Cheryl and Steven Sutherland and wife, Lori all of Kings Mountain; three daughters, Sheila Ray and husband, Jeff of Shelby, Debra McKee and husband, Scott of Shelby, and Kimberly Sutherland of Gaffney; two sisters, Norma Gedeist and Carolyn Wright and husband, Hubert all of Fallston; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 9 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home, Fallston. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at noon at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Shores officiating. The burial will follow the service in the Rose Hill Memorial Park. A guest register is available at Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.

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■ POLICE ARRESTS JUNE 18: Christopher Shane Peavy, 41, 312 S. Oriental Ave., DUI, $2,500 unsecured bond. JUNE 19: Howard Glenn Matthews, 48, 520 Harmon Court, larceny misdemeanor probation violation, no bond. JUNE 20: Amanda Mae Bazzle, 38, 209 Orr Terrace, larceny, $1,000 secured bond. JUNE 20: Thomas Stephen Jones, 37, Clover, SC, driving while license revoked, failure to appear in Gaston County, speeding and driving while license revoked, transported to Gaston County jail. $1,500 unsecured bond. JUNE 20: Sebastian Dean Rhodus, 27, 809 Ellison Street, assault on a female, no bond. JUNE 20; Jennifer Dawn Adams, 42, Cherryville, school attendance law violation. Criminal summons. JUNE 20: David Alexander Wilson, 39, 113 Goforth Road, felony larceny of motor vehicle, $75,000 secured bond. Suspect was transported to Gaston County law enforcement. JUNE 21: James Eric Lee Masters, 32, Bessemer City, failure to appear, $500 secured bond. JUNE 22: Walter Paul Pheasant, 48, 101 Dutchess Drive, assault on a female, no bond. JUNE 22: Thomas Jay Grigg, 35, 102 Mail Road, failure to appear, speeding, 4500 secured bond. JUNE 23: Kason Flay Wat-

kins, 24, Grover, assault on a female, no bond. JUNE 23: Dylian Anthony Michael Slagle, 22, 1203 Northwoods drive, driving while license revoked, $1,500 secured bond. JUNE 24: Jason Howard Wilson, 47, 1432 Second Street, failure to appear, possession stolen goods, $500 secured bond. JUNE 25: Demonte Benard McClure Jr., 25, 612 Charles Street, Apt. 29, assault o n a female, injury to personal property, assault by pointing a gun, no bond. Suspect was transported to Gaston County jail. No bond. JUNE 26: Louis Lorenza Duncan, 42, 1910 Alpine Drive, simple assault, transported to Gaston County jail, $5,000 unsecured bond. JUNE 26: Tommy Lee Christopher Sears, 31, 1205 Whales Road, two counts communicating threats, second degree trespassing, $2,000 secured bond. JUNE 27: Richard Lee Shrader, 50, Gastonia, open container, transported to Gaston County Jail, $1,000 secured bond. JUNE 28: Larry Darnell Pressley Jr., 37, Gastonia, possession of stolen goods, $500 secured bond. JUNE 29: Cleveland Delonte Mitchell, 37, Gastonia, DUI, $2,000 unsecured bond. JUNE 30: David Scot Noblett, 40, 824 Second Street, order for arrest, assault with a deadly weapon, $5,000 secured

bond. INCIDENTS JUNE 2: A resident of Shelby Road reported credit card fraud. JUNE 3: A resident of Margrace Road reported theft of hedge trimmer, two chain saws, toolbox, and hand tools and 15 gallons of gasoline from a 1997 Ford on S. Battleground Avenue. JUNE 3: Williams Pipeline, Grover, reported damage to a natural gas exchange at a natural gas sub-station, 939 York Road, by someone leaving the scene. Property damage was estimated at $10,000-$20,000. JUNE 4: A resident of Lynn Street reported financial card fraud. JUNE 4: A resident of Shelby reported property damage of over $1,300 to a residence at 10 Chesterfield Court by someone pouring white paint on the kitchen floor and damaging a coffee table and windowpane. JUNE 6: A resident of Wilson Terrace reported theft of a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan. JUNE 8: Battleground Petroleum, 726 York Road, reported $4,800 damage to barrier pole, gutter and metal roof. JUNE 8: A resident of N. Piedmont Avenue reported theft of a 1992 Ford Dump truck. JUNE 9: A resident of Spruce Street reported theft of shoes and a wooden baby gate valued at over $250. JUNE 10: A resident of W. King Street reported theft of

firearms valued at $980. JUNE 1; A resident of Phifer Road said a person posing as an authorized realtor took cash from him. June 14: A resident of York Road said an unknown suspect used someone else’s Facebook profile to get him to send Bitcoin transaction. JUNE 14: A resident of Bartow, Fla., reported that the toolbox compartment of his truck was broken into on Woodlake Parkway and an assortment of tools, and an electric grinder were stolen. JUNE 14: Shivans Kings Mountain Inc, reported a customer passed a $100 counterfeit bill. JUNE 16: Walgreens, East King Street, reported shoplifting. JUNE 16; A resident of N. Cansler Street reported financial card fraud and theft of a wallet. JUNE 19: A resident of Phifer Road reported theft of nearly $1,000 in household items. JUNE 20: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported shoplifting. JUNE 22: A resident of Oak Grove Road said his personal check was forged and cashed without his permission. JUNE 28: Rainbow Temple Ministry, Second Street, reported damage to a church door. JUNE 28: YMCA, Cleveland Avenue, reported someone spray painted graffiti on two brick pillars and a brick wall.

Gaston County Police charge man with possession of child pornography Gaston County Police have charged Andrew David McCullough, age 39, of 703 E. Main St. Dallas, NC with two felony counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a child, two felony counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a child, and one felony count of solicitation of a child by computer/electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act. The charges stem from a search warrant executed by Gaston County Police, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and the Dallas Police Department. The search came as a result of a cybercrime tip received from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The tip involved the solicitation/enticement of a minor over the Internet using Facebook Messenger. During the ensuing investigation, a juvenile victim was identified, which led to the County Police obtaining a search warrant for the home of Andrew McCullough. During the search, County Police detectives seized electronic storage devices belonging to McCullough. Forensic examinations were performed on the devices, which led to the discovery of images and

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Chief Harris encourages the community to work together to build a future By Loretta Cozart In an emotional speech during the ribbon cutting at Catawba Two Kings Casino on July 1, Chief Bill Harris spoke of the shared history of the of people of this area with the Catawba Nation. He also spoke of the Catawba Nation’s role in defeating the British alongside the other patriots at Kings Mountain. “It has been a long time coming to get us here. But when you look at us getting here, it comes down to, ‘How did we get here?’” “It started out with a community having conversations with a nation and realizing we have a lot in common. We share a past, and it was time to come back and open the past back up.” “Today it is about working together. But it is also about building a future. And that is

CHIEF BILL HARRIS going to take all of us to make that happen. Recognizing that each of us brings something to the table is what everybody has to remember.” “First and foremost, it isn’t about Catawba, it is about people, and people sharing.” “I’d like to say on behalf of the Catawba Nation, I thank all of the dignitaries here today,

to acknowledge each of you, and the willingness to right an historical wrong for your native sons and daughters, and to catch the vision to rebuild our combined communities, economically and socially. We would not be here today celebrating the reunion of friendship dating back 250 years.” “Two-hundred forty-five

years ago this week, on the 4th of July, 1776, Congress wrote, ‘The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’” “In my thoughts, those are the words that the Catawba leaders heard in that Declaration of 1776. And with that Declaration, they recognized the fight for freedom. And they fought side-by-side with the patriots in this war for Independence, even though they

were fighting against a former ally.” “In the Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, which is considered a major turning point of the War of Independence, (the) Catawba were there fighting side-byside, shedding their blood. With that, I’d like to share the words of my grandfather Peter Harris. He spoke these words after there was a new nation.” “He wrote, ‘I am one of the lingering survivors of an almost extinguished race. Our graves will soon be our only habitation. I am one of the few stalks which still remain in the field after the tempest of the Revolution has passed. I fought the British for your sake. The British have disappeared. But, nor have I gained. I pursued the deer for sustenance. The deer are disappearing, and I must starve. God ordained me to be in the

forest and my ambition is to be within its shade. But the strength of my arms decays, and my foot fails me in the chase. The hand which fought the British for your liberties is now open for your relief. In my youth, I bled in that battle that you might be independent. Let not my heart in my old age bleed for the want of your commiseration. May this cry coming from the grave, awake in America’s heart some sense of justice.’” “In my heart,” Chief Harris said, “I believe the words of my grandfather are addressed here today. For with this celebrated day, his children’s, children’s, children’s, children’s, children have successfully awakened America’s heart to a sense of justice. May this day bring peace to the warrior’s heart of Peter Harris, my grandfather.”



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The doors open. (Photos by Catawba Nation)

Catawba Nation members pose with Chief Harris (center) and Assistant Chief Jason Harris to the right.

Catawba Nation members pose with Chief Harris.

County Commissioner Johnny Hutchins

Crowds Gather in a long line to enter the casino.

CASINO From Page 1A North and SkyBoat Gaming, and for the invaluable leadership that came from local officials in making this project a reality,” Harris said. Harris was joined at the ribbon cutting by Catawba Assistant Chief Jason Harris, Catawba Council members and Catawba Gaming Commission officials, state and local government officials and representatives of Delaware North, the Catawba’s consultant on the casino project, and SkyBoat Gaming, its developer. “What an exciting day it is to finally get this entertainment complex open,” Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler said. “It brings so many positive aspects to our community -- job creation, new housing opportunities, support for the Catawba Nation, and a significant economic

impact to our community for years to come.” About 250 people, including a significant number of Catawba Nation members, are employed at the pre-launch facility. It also created construction jobs in the region, with more to come when construction begins on an introductory phase of the $273 million full casino resort. “This new entertainment facility is another step in creating jobs and economic benefits by making Cleveland County a destination for people throughout the Charlotte region and beyond," Cleveland County Commissioner Johnny Hutchins said. “We thank the Catawba Nation and its partners for seeing this through and look forward to the casino resort’s continued development.” Construction on the introductory phase – which will be part of the permanent casino and feature an additional 1,300 slot machines, restaurants, and other ame-

nities – is expected to begin by year’s end and will take about a year to complete. The full casino resort project is expected to create 2,600 permanent jobs at full buildout and thousands of construction jobs in the region. “Delaware North is incredibly proud of our partnership with the Catawba Nation,” said Lou Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North, the project consultant. “Two Kings will be a world-class destination for hospitality and entertainment, as well as an enduring driver of economic opportunity for the region. We are grateful to everyone in Kings Mountain, Cleveland County and the state of North Carolina who helped to make today’s ribbon cutting possible.” The Catawba Nation’s Tribal-State Compact with the State of North Carolina will allow the state to share in revenues generated by the new casino. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s approval of the compact earlier

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this year allows the Catawba to conduct Class III gaming, including operating slot machines and table games. In March 2020, the U.S. Department of the Interior, following a thorough, yearslong review, took 17 acres of land into trust status in Cleveland County, North Carolina, for the Catawba Nation. The action recognized the Catawba Nation’s historical and ancestral ties to its aboriginal lands throughout North Carolina, as evidenced by names such as Catawba County and Catawba College, as well as in the six counties, including Cleveland County, specifically identified by Congress as part of the Catawba’s service area. The compact with North Carolina acknowledges this connection to North Carolina as well. In addition to creating revenue for the State of North Carolina, the casino will help support an education fund that will benefit environmental conservation,

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Put NC Back to Work Act vetoed by Gov. Cooper

Elizabeth Harris, Tribal Administrator of the Catawba Nation

Mayor Neisler welcomes the Catawba Nation and speaks of the project’s seven year history.

Media and dignitaries converge after ceremony concludes.

On a Friday afternoon ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Cooper vetoed SB 116, the Gov. Cooper "Put North Carolina Back to Work Act." Governor Cooper vetoed legislation that passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. SB 116 would have made unemployment benefits non-taxable income and withdrawn our state from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Agreement (FPUC.) The bill would have also used $250 million in the American Rescue Plan Act money to subsidize childcare for qualifying children. Governor Cooper made the following statement on SB 116, "Unemployment is declining with more people getting vaccinated and into the workforce as North Carolina has strengthened work search requirements for those receiving benefits. The federal help that this bill cuts off will only last a few more weeks and it supplements North Carolina’s state benefits, which are among the stingiest in the country. Prematurely stopping these benefits hurts our state by sending back money that could be injected into our economy with people using it for things like food and rent. I support strong efforts to make more quality childcare available and to provide businesses with funds for hiring bonuses and the bill falls short on both of these." Representative Jason Saine said, "Unfortunately the governor is short-sighted in his veto. We really need to get this economy back to full strength and providing childcare for those who need it to get back to work is a priority of the house."


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State announces winners for COVID vaccine incentive lottery drawing The first 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. Shelly Wyramon, of Winston-Salem, received a $1 million prize as the state’s first Your Shot at A Million Summer Cash Drawing winner. Fourteen-year-old Vania Bazan Martinez, a high school freshman in Wilmington won a $125,000 scholarship toward a college education. There are three 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 three 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, including 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. Some eligibility restrictions may apply. See the official rules for details. Learn more at For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and to find a vaccine location near you, visit YourSpotYourShot. or call 1-888-6754567.

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What Does America Need? finds within. The Joshua 4:2 - “And seeds of hatred and you shall swear, ‘The division are dividLord lives,’ in truth, ing us and pitting us in judgment, and in against each other. righteousness; The Abraham Lincoln nations shall bless said long ago that a themselves in Him, house divided against And in Him they shall itself cannot stand. glory.” We need to be This past SunPastor united as the United day we celebrated Ron Caulder States of America! our nation’s 245th Eastside Baptist We need a renewed birthday. Over these love for this coun245 years our nation try…a country that has endured and survived many challenges. Why? I believe it is has a stained past, yes, but also because of the grace of God help- a country that has blessed the ing us to overcome insurmount- lives of her citizens with liberty and freedom and have helped able odds. The pandemic beginning in many other nations to know the early 2020 certainly has been same. We can’t undo the past but and continues to be one of the we can forge forward with the greatest challenges in the life- desire of our founding fathers in time of many of us, but there are becoming a more perfect union. other threats looming both on the I like that word “becoming.” national and international level. I don’t think the solution is to However, one of our greatest throw in the towel and start over. threats is the discord our nation Let us build upon the foundation

that all people are created equal and all people are loved by God and so should we love all people. As a nation we are and have been on a journey. Let us stand up for the basic principles upon which this nation was founded. I, for one, don’t find anything wrong with being a patriot. I respect our national flag of red, white, and blue. We would not be experiencing the freedom we have today had it not been for brave patriots who fought and died that we, today, enjoy the liberties we have. I am still filled with emotion every time I sing ‘America, the beautiful” or “God Bless America.” We need to be thankful that we live in America. We need a renewed sense of gratitude. Our nation was conceived in the noble hearts of courageous, righteous men and women. She was born in the throes of holy prayer at Plymouth Rock by men and women of strong faith who held

the highest ideals found in the word of God. America today still stands as a fortress of freedom, loved by all free men, respected by the liberty-loving peoples of the earth, and feared by the enemies of God and human liberty. It’s quite apparent that more people want to come to America than any other place on earth. Why? Because America is, despite what many are saying today, is a land of opportunity for those who desire to have a better life and are willing to work hard to achieve it. Many of you, like myself, know this from personal experience. Anything worth having is worth working for. We must continue working together to make America an even better place. I, for one, stand up for my country… “My country ‘tis of thee, sweet of liberty, of thee I sing…” Now, while patriotism and

thanksgiving are so needed today, our greatest need is a more noble and sincere faith in God. I’m reminded of the words found in Proverbs 14:34: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” What we are as a nation we owe to our underlying faith in God. We see this faith with the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock praying on their knees. We see it with General George Washington at Valley Forge praying for guidance and strength in the crisis of battle. We see it with President Lincoln calling the country to national repentance in the midst of civil war. Time and time again, we have seen our national leaders and spiritual leaders praying for strength in time of crisis. We need to be praying to God today because of the numer-

ous crises we are experiencing as a nation. We need the omnipotent, benevolent hand of God to reset the spiritual life of this nation. We need to take seriously our nation’s motto: “In God We Trust.” Back in May we observed the National Day of Prayer. Every day needs to be a national day of prayer. This means we all need to be on our knees and praying to God to heal our land and search our hearts for any sin that we need to confess to Him and then repent. This means we must each take on a personal responsibility to pray for forgiveness and self-renewal and to love God, to love this nation, and to love one another. When we do these things, God’s blessings will flow! Quoting again from the prophet Jeremiah: “….The Lord lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him they shall glory.” (Jeremiah 4:2).

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

David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Rd. • 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

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

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Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477 Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310 David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Road 704-739-4555

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East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/ KM Hwy. 704-739-7367 Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055 Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331 El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174

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

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

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

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First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266 Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011 Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benfield Rd. 704-740-7212 Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811

Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week.

And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son I John 5-7

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July Library news Story Walk: Walk the beautiful Kings Mountain Gateway Trail while reading along with the story of the week! New story every Monday! The Gateway Trail is located at 807 South Battleground Ave. in Kings Mountain. Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne on Tuesday, Thursday, July 10 – 29, and on Friday July 30, at 10:30 to 11:00 am. Visit event calendar to register. Miss Anne presents a Bedtime Story every month, live over Zoom! and is scheduled for July 27 Go to Scroll down to calendar date and click on link for the event. Spoon Man: Jim Cruise, Wednesday, July 7 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. "The Spoon Man," presents a music-filled experience unlike any other! This program will be presented virtually by visiting https://www.facebook. com/mauneylibrary. The Fabulous Fable Forest: Wednesday, July 14: Members from the audience perform alongside two actors (equipped with a gigantic trunk full of puppets, costumes, and props) to bring classic fables like "Tortoise and the Hare", "Lion and the Mouse", and "The Boy who Cried Wolf" to life! Mr. Chicken’s Barnyard Review began June 18, Friday at 1 pm and continues each Friday through July 23. You’ll be busting at the seams with this all-new musical comedy adventure full of puppetry, magic tricks,

stories, and hysterical antics. Join Mr. Chicken and his wild collection of hilarious animals, including Russell the Crow, Elrod the Chicken, and many other animal friends as they embark (and cluck) on a barnyard adventure for the entire family. Come back each week for a new adventure! This program will be presented virtually, with a special guest appearance by Mr. Chicken during Field Day on Wednesday, July 28 at 10 am at Patriots Park. Week Four: Mr. Chicken Goes to the Wild West Week Five: Mr. Chicken Goes to the Aquarium Week Six: Mr. Chicken Goes Camping Presented by Sigmon Theatrical Go to URL: https://www. for this virtual event. A Tangle of Tales: Wednesday, July 21 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Three favorite folk tales from around the world come to life with a touch of the familiar and a taste of the new. Using a variety of puppet styles, "The Frog Prince" from Germany, "Three Billy Goats Gruff" from Scandinavia and "The Three Little Pigs" from England are each told with refreshing wit and

wisdom. In between each of the tales there’s a whole menagerie of zany characters to see and enjoy. A skinny ant dances a lively jig; "block heads" learn how to get along; and the zaniest creatures of all, the "Wobblies", open the forty-five minute performance with an extraordinary ballet choreographed to Kablevsky's "The Comedian's Suite". Tangle of Tales is fun for everyone! Field Day at Patriots Park: July 28 at 10 am in Patriots Park. Come out to the park and enjoy carnival games, frozen treats, and more. Salsa Challenge: August 4 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Test your cooking skills with friends and family in our Salsa Challenge! Fifteen teams will create their best salsa using the ingredients and equipment provided. This program will take place at Liberty Falls Amphitheatre in Patriots Park. Registration required, one registration per team. For questions, or to join our Friends of the Library, email info@mauneylibrary. org or call the library at (704) 739-2371. The Friends of the Mauney Memorial Library thank the community for its continued support. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit www.

NPS shares photo of battleground centennial celebration By Loretta Cozart Each week, Kings Mountain National Military Park posts various items of interest. Last week they posted a story about the dedication of the Centennial Marker located on the southwest portion of the battleground plateau that was dedicated in 1880. Here is what they posted. The act of constructing stone reminders of past deeds is a practice that can be traced back into Ancient History. Monuments help us remember a person and their deeds long after that person has left us and serve as visual aids in retelling their stories. Follow along with us as we examine some of

the monuments placed on Kings Mountain National Military Park with #MonumentalMondays! On October 5, 1880, a commemoration began marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain. The nation the Patriot soldiers had fought and died to create was now 100 years old, and the ensuing three days were a mixture of commemoration and celebration. Crowds gathered on the rocky ridgeline that was once a battlefield and shared the history as they listened to keynote speakers. The central event of this event was the unveiling of a new monument, the “Centennial Monument”

designed and paid for by the Kings Mountain Centennial Association. The resulting marker began with a base 18 feet square, rising in 5 pyramid steps to a “foursided, grey granite shaft.” Set into this granite were four marble slabs, each inscribed with an element of the battles history: one describing the battle, another explaining the significance of the fight in the American Revolution, and the other two dedicated to the Patriots who fought and died on those hillsides. Overall, the new monument measured 28 feet in the air, a welcome culminating addition to the efforts of preserving and remembering the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Woman’s Club holds another indoor yard sale this Saturday By Anne Gamble GFWC NC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club holds its annual Indoor Yard Sale at the clubhouse was so successful, they decided to continue it this Saturday, July 10, from 7 am until noon. All proceeds go directly into our Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship Fund. The Woman’s Club gives a $1,000 scholarship each year to a senior boy or girl attending a 4-year university in North Carolina. Huge variety of items from household, craft, home decor, toys, and clothing. Come early so you do not miss out on the best selections. The GFWC NC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, and club president, Denise Cobb, invites the public to join us in raising funds for the future. “We value our students in Kings Mountain and want to support them in their pursuit of a 4 year

degree at a North Carolina institution.” See GFWC NC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club Facebook page, gfwcnckm,

for more information and updates. Kings Mountain Woman’s Club is located at 108 East Mountain Street.

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Something old, Something New,’’ a cookbook published by The White Plains Shrinettes.) OVEN BBQ CHICKEN Scottie Yarbro 2 Tbsp. cornstarch ½ cup water ½ cup catsup ¾ cup vinegar ½ cup molasses ½ cup soy sauce 1 clove garlic, mashed. 1 frying chicken Blend cornstarch in water in saucepan; add remaining ingredients, except chicken. Boil for 1 minute. Brush sauce on chicken. Bake at 325 degrees for 1½ hours or until tender. Do not baste while cooking. MEAT LOAF Lorena Falls 1 ½ lb. ground beef

2 cups breadcrumbs 1 onion, chopped. 1 cup milk 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 6 Tbs. brown sugar ½ cup ketchup 4 tsp. mustard Mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, milk, eggs, and salt. Put mixture in beef pan. Pour mixture of brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard over meat loaf before baking. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE Luci Bowen 1 large can chunk pineapple, drained. 1 c. sharp cheese, grated. ½ c. sugar 3 Tbsp. flour ½ stick margarine, melted. ½ c. Ritz cracker crumbs Combine pineapple and cheese. Mix flour and sugar together. Pour into a greased 2-quart casserole.

Cover with Ritz crackers. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. ORANGE CRUSH CAKE Millie Shytle 1 cup vegetable shortening. ¼ c. butter 2 ¼ cups sugar 5 eggs 3 c. plain flour 1 c. Orange Crush 1 tsp. orange flavoring 1 tsp. vanilla Cream shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add orange drink alternately with sifted flour. Add flavorings. Bake in a 10-inch tube pan for 1 hour at 300 degrees. FROSTING ¼ cup butter 3 oz. cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar. 1 tsp. orange flavoring ½ tsp. vanilla flavoring Combine and blend well.

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This is an old black and white photo of the 1880 commemoration at the battlefield. In the middle of the image is a large mass of people, a sea of wide brimmed hats and more stylish caps, tightly gathered together to hear the historical remarks. Beyond the crowd, a few scattered trees dot the hillsides, and other small groups of people gather in conversation or making their way towards the large crowd. The foreground shows four ladies and one man, sitting possibly on a fallen log or large rocks that can be seen dotting the surrounding clearing. The ladies wear dark jackets with bright hats decorated with flowers and ribbons. The man is wearing a dark suit and fedora hat, holding in one hand what appears to be a collapsed umbrella, as he looks back towards the camera. His is the only face that can be fairly clearly seen, all the rest blurred from movement or turned away facing the crowd. Photo courtesy NPS Kings Mountain • 704-739-3611

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Scenes from Red, White & Boom!

Kings Mountain celebrated our nation’s independence with Red, White, and Boom this past Saturday, July 3. The crowds gathered at Patriot’s Park and and the Deal Park Walking Track in Kings Mountain. They enjoyed food from the food trucks, inflatables and music performed by ACE Party Band. The fireworks display began at 9:45 pm. See more photos on page 2B & 3B


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• The city received DOT hydraulic calculations, so the city is close to meeting all the DOT requirements. The stormwater calculations are actually better with the streetscape. As soon as the city gets DOT approvals the city will go out for bids on the project. The contracts will set the schedule and the city hopes for completion in the fall, depending upon delivery of materials. Wi-Fi is being installed in the downtown area. During the regular meeting, Councilwoman Annie Thombs made a motion to approve a Developer Agreement to construct a 300,000 square foot shell building and provide financial incentives for PROJECT JOE (Equus Partners). Councilman Butler was absent from the room, but all other council members approved. Councilman Allen made a motion to adopt an ordinance amending the zoning map of the City of Kings Mountain, NC to rezone property located in the City of Kings Mountain at 1050 York Road, Highway 161. Property being further known as Parcel Numbers 12771 and 63398 and consisting of 0.73 acres and 7.16 acres, totaling 7.89 acres, from Heavy Industrial (HI) to Light Industrial (LI) – Case No. Z-6-5-21. The vote was unanimous. Councilman Rhodes mad a motion to deny an ordinance to remove property consisting of 7.16 acres, Parcel #63398 located in the City of Kings Mountain along York Road, Highway 161, from the Thoroughfare Protection Overlay District – Case No. Z-5-5-21. That vote was unanimous. A motion to Adopt an Or-

• Mauney Memorial Library will start in-person programming after Labor Day, along with in-person story time. Part of the library’s strategic plan was to have an outreach program in the community. They are going to start with Ramseur Park area. That is the park that was built by staff. So, they will be working with the Housing Authority and engaging kids in programs and giving away free books promoting reading and literacy. They will be going there quarterly. • Mauney Memorial’s 1923 house renovations have been completed and the mayor and city council is invited for a tour on July 12 at 3 pm. The community has shown a lot of support for the library. • Project CHIPPY (Benestar): Electric infrastructure is 90% complete and the natural gas is about 50% complete. So city staff is meeting the target date and Benestar will be online later this summer. • The new ball field at the Intermediate School: 90% of the materials have been received. Sellers feels the city is on target to be completed in late August. • Delivery 5 Distribution and Transmission Project: Moving along as expected, right away acquisitions and site preparations are being solidified. That project is on schedule. • Streetscape Project: All infrastructure downtown is complete: gas, electric, water, and sewer, with the exception of electrical for new lighting. The streetlight fixtures have been identified, and the cost is being evaluate. came in high, so

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dinance approving the Sandee Run Subdivision, Phase I Preliminary Plan – Case No. MJS-17-5-21 was made by Councilman Hawkins. The vote was unanimous. Council discussed a motion to authorize the Mayor to execute into an agreement for an easement with Albemarle for a 30-ft. wide sewer right of way. Assistant City Manager Nick Hendricks explained, “What we are looking to do is ask the mayor to execute. We are in a time crunch. At the end of Tin Mine Road there was 17-acres of land that the city purchased. Adjoining that acreage, the north side of Rockwood Lithium the was land that we did not purchase. There is a sliver of land that Rutherford Electric has an easement that we are requesting to obtain so we can continue to bring the sewer through that area down through the Hagen property and over to Exit 5 for future development. There would be no cost to the city to do this.” Councilman Rhodes made the motion to authorize the mayor to execute the easement agreement and the vote was unanimous. This 17.11 acre tract was once owned by the Hagen family but was sold by the city in an upset bid process last year to E5 Holdings. In the consent agenda, city council unanimously approved the following items: Authorize the City Manager to sign any additional Budget Amendments relating to end of the year closeout of the 20202021 budget in order to ensure statutory compliance for the FY ending on June 30, 2021 (Copies of the Budget Amendments will be available for your review). Listed below are three budget amendments which require Council approval:

• Budget amendment in the amount of $250,000 to budget additional funds to be transferred to the Workers Compensation Internal Service Fund due to several significant claims that continue to require funding and to increase/replenish fund balance in this account. The city is partially self-insured for Workers Compensation. Council approval is required due to the fact that we are transferring monies between departments/functions. • Budget amendment in the amount of $570,000 to budget for stop loss revenues received through 5/31/2021. This represents funds paid to the City by our insurance company for amounts exceeding our per person maximum. Council approval is required due to the fact that we are increasing total budget in the fund. • Budget amendment in the amount of $500,000 to establish budget for transferring funds to the Capital Reserve Fund. This is needed for future capital and to replenish the fund for dollars transferred related to 2020-2021 capital (Streetscape). Council approval is required due to the fact that we are transferring funds between departments/ functions. Reappropriate remaining budget in the 2021-2022 budget to expedite payment of the various vendors/final delivery for purchases/projects in progress at year end. Adopt a Grant Ordinance for anticipated American Rescue Plan Act funds which have been allocated to City of Kings Mountain in the event funds were received prior to year-end. This is to ensure that the city has complied with the NC Statutory budgeting requirements. Adopt a resolution, pursuant to N.C.G.S § 160A-31, directing

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the City Clerk to investigate the sufficiency of a petition for voluntary contiguous annexation from Kenneth F. Davis and Amy C. Davis for property identified as Cleveland County Tax Map 4-59, Block 1, Lot 11U, or Deed Book 1719 Page 1172 and consisting of 29.88 acres, more or less. Award a Downtown Façade Grant to Gregg and Cheryl Johnson, for property located at 213 South Battleground Avenue, in the amount of $4,540.00. Adopt a resolution to add language to all downtown grant applications to include a requirement for proof of commercial property insurance which verifies coverage of the property for full replacement value. This is a recommendation from the Main Street Coordinator. Applications are available for review in the City Clerk’s office. Adopt a Resolution of Intent to consider closing a portion of James Street, which lies between Grace Street and the Norfolk Southern Railroad right of way. Schedule a Public Hearing for Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to consider closing a portion of James Street. Schedule a Public Hearing for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to consider an application from Stella N. Putnam (Owner Neisler Brothers Inc.) to rezone property fronting South Battleground Avenue and consisting of approximately 8.93 acres being further known as Parcel #12841 from Residential R-10 to Light Industrial (LI). Adopt a resolution to receive an Offer to Purchase from Earthfall Production, Inc. for property containing approximately 1.33 acres located near Phifer Road and begin the upset bid process. Adopt a resolution to amend

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the number of members on the Kings Mountain Tourism Development Authority from seven (7) members to eight (8) members. This addition will not negatively impact the required ratio of members who collect occupancy tax. This is a recommendation from the Nominating Committee. Approve the following appointments and reappointments to the Boards and Commissions listed below. These are the Mayor’s recommendations and were approved by the Nominating Committee: Planning & Zoning Board Kyle Yarbro – initial appointment to fill the unexpired term of Maury Williams - term expiring 12/31/2022 Moss Lake Commission Trip Boinest – initial appointment for a Moss Lake POA seat - term expiring 6/30/2024 Main Street Advisory Board Jim Champion – reappointment for a full term – term expiring 6/30/2024 Christina Bell Hill – initial appointment - term expiring 6/30/2024 Brenda Lovelace – initial appointment - term expiring 6/30/2024 Patrick Senior Center Advisory Board Cathleen “Cass” Roberts – initial appointment - term expiring 6/30/2024 Regena Baynard – initial appointment - term expiring 6/30/2024 Janie McVay – initial appointment - term expiring 6/30/2024 KMTDA Board Brenda Lovelace – reappointment for a full term – term expiring 6/30/2024 Chuck Kilroy – initial appointment from Delaware North - term expiring 6/30/2024 KM Transportation Committee Gerald McMahan – reappointment for a full term – term expiring 6/30/2024 City council closed the regular meeting for a closed session to consult with legal counsel regarding a possible real estate acquisition. No action was taken on this matter when the regular meeting resumed, and the meeting was adjourned.

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Trina Hamrick, leading scorer on KMHS’s championship 1983 girls basketball team, now a successful businesswoman in Kings Mountain and Charlotte.

Trina Hamrick’s parents look on as their daughter accepts the game ball from head coach Nancy Scoggins after Trina scored her 1,000th career point in a game against East Rutherford in 1983 at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

Lady Mountaineer basketball star Trina Hamrick to be inducted into Kings Mountain Hall of Fame Trina Hamrick had no intentions of playing basketball when she entered Kings Mountain Junior High School in 1980. But seeing how tall she was, coaches Candy Albergine and Becky Summit took an immediate interest in her. “They were my P.E. teachers and asked me to come out for the basketball team,” Hamrick recalled. “I went out not so much for the fun of playing, I just wanted to go to the games. I had no clue I would ever be successful with it. I couldn’t even do a lay-up. But they worked with me and I ended up really loving the game. They were excellent coaches.” Hamrick was so successful in basketball, she is the third-leading scorer in KMHS history and her 1,160 points came in just three years as the high school back then was 10th through 12th grades. Her career point total is third best in school history behind Shonda Cole’s 1,326 and Tameeka Anderson’s 1,235 and they were four-year varsity players. “At first, I didn’t like basketball,” Hamrick recalled recently while taking a break in her hair salon in Kings Mountain. “Coach Albergine and Coach Summitt made us run suicides ‘til it just tired us out. But, after they worked with me and saw that I could play the game I fell in love with it. They’d make us run suicides if we missed a foul shot or lay-up, and it paid off.” Hamrick was an instant success at KMHS where she played for David Brinkley and Nancy Scoggins.

Hamrick and her teammates led Scoggins’ 1983 team to the Southwestern Conference championship, the school’s first in the “modern” era. She averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game. “Nancy Scoggins was a really, really good coach,” Hamrick recalled. “She made us do a lot of pushups but it paid off because we won the conference. We had some awesome coaches in David Brinkley and Nancy Scoggins.” The ’83 team finished with a 22-5 record, one of the school’s best-ever in girls basketball. She was named the Conference Player of the Year and was KM’s first female basketball player selected for the prestigious North Carolina East-West All-Star game. She scored 70 points in three games in the SWC tournament and had a season high 31 points in a Christmas tournament win over West Mecklenburg. But, probably her most memorable moment was when the Lady Mountaineers’ game with East Rutherford was stopped after she scored her 1,000th career point and Scoggins presented her with the game ball. The team had a big party afterward. “When they stopped the game I had no idea what they were doing,” she noted. “I saw my mom and dad in the gym and wondered what was going on. Then they announced it and gave me the game ball, and I just thought ‘wow, this started as fun and ended a blessing.’” Hamrick had numerous offers from colleges, but she loved cosmetology and

that was her life’s dream. It has continued to be for years as she owns a beauty salon in downtown Kings Mountain and is a teacher and consultant for a beauty college in Charlotte. “I knew that’s what I wanted to do and it has given me a good life,” she said. “I took cosmetology three hours a day in high school under the late Vivian Whitworth; now I’m walking in my calling.” Basketball’s still in her blood, but as a fan watching her granddaughters play in Gaston County. “My memories of high school are still there, though,” she said. “Crest and Shelby were always our big rivals. It felt like when it came to Shelby we got intimidated. Shelby had some bullies. They had three on me elbowing me all night. That was the first game I ever cursed. Jimmy Curry was in the stands and he told me afterward, ‘Trina, you cursed.’ I’ve never been one to curse but they were bullies and I got intimidated.” She credited Mrs. Whitworth, her coaches, and teachers Eugene Bumgardner and Steve Baker for encouraging her. Hamrick said except for some recreation league softball, she hasn’t actively participated in sports since high school. “I worked two jobs for 11 years, at my shop and in cosmetology education in Charlotte,” she noted. “Now I’m a career planning specialist and plan to move to Belmont soon to be closer to my work. “Life has been good to me,” she said. “COVID came along and I had dou-

Trina Hamrick was also an All-Southwestern 3A Conference volleyball player for the Lady Mountaineers. ble pneumonia and was in ICU for five days and in the hospital for 10. It was a sad situation. The doctors didn’t think I would make it, but God…” After that, Hamrick said she had to re-think her life. “I sold my home in

Grover and got rid of some responsibilities I didn’t need,” she said. “I just wanted life, peace, happiness and to be free. God has given that to me. I am in a good place.” She said being selected unanimously for the Hall

of Fame is a blessing. “I want to thank everybody that believed in me,” she said. “I greatly appreciate this honor. It is a great feeling to be thought of in that manner. I am ecstatic.

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On Sunday, June 27 Staff Parish and the United Methodist Youth Fellowship of Central United Methodist Church, Kings Mountain planned a farewell luncheon and a surprise musical performance for Gene Bragg, their Director of Discipleship Development. Pictured: front L-R: Emma S., Melissa B., Kalin B. and Ruby O. Back row L-R: Junior B., Eli O., Gene Bragg, Edward V. and Declan S. (Photos provided by Candy Love)

The Youth Band put together a performance in less than two weeks for Gene Bragg. They performed “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” during the luncheon.

$3 Million in grants available to NC minority owned small businesses from Wells Fargo Wells Fargo July 1 announced $3 million in grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to help underserved small businesses in rural and Southern Appalachian communities manage the economic effects of COVID-19. Wells Fargo has selected Appalachian Community Capital Development (ACC), Carolina Small

Business Development Fund (CSBDF) and Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIFund) to join the Open for Business Fund, a nationwide small business recovery effort. The funding will help increase access to capital with low rate

loans for minority-owned businesses in rural communities across North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and, West Virginia. The Open for Business Fund is a roughly $420 million small business recovery effort across the U.S. to help entrepreneurs recover and rebuild. The initiative focuses on three key areas: increas-

ing access to capital through CDFIs, technical assistance, and long-term recovery and resiliency programs. “The Open for Business Fund enlists the expertise of organizations like ACC, Carolina Small Business Development Fund and NCIFund to urgently assist small business owners with capital and technical assistance so they

can preserve local jobs in some of the most negatively impacted communities,” said Juan Austin, Community Relations senior manager for Wells Fargo. “By working with these organizations and other CDFIs, we can ensure that local minority-owned small businesses receive the resources they need to keep their businesses open.”

Funding four Black-led CDFIs across the Southeast The Open for Business Fund grant to Appalachian Community Capital Development Foundation, a CDFI intermediary with more than 20 members serving Appalachia, will support four Black-led CDFIs. Piedmont Business Capita l in North See GRANTS, Page 5B

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INVITATION FOR UPSET BID In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 160A-269, the City of Kings Mountain hereby notices receipt of an offer of $4,500 and required five percent (5%) deposit for a parcel of real property, being located on or about Phifer Road also known as Parcel 9843, Tax Map No. KM51, Block 1, Lot 2 and consisting of approximately 1.33 acres. This property is to be sold subject to any easements and rights of way that are currently on record. Within 10 days of July 7, 2021, any person desiring to upset the bid offer shall submit a bid that is not less than $4,820 which is 10 percent (10%) of the first $1,000 and five percent (5%) of the remainder. When a bid is raised, the bidder shall deposit with the City Clerk five percent (5%) of the increased bid, and the Clerk shall re-advertise the offer at the increased bid amount. Bidders shall not attach any conditions to their bids. This procedure shall be repeated until no further qualifying upset bids are received, at which time the City Council may accept the offer(s) and sell the parcel to the highest bidder(s). Bids shall be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk, 101 West Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2021. Bid deposit shall be in the form of certified check, cash or official bank check (no personal checks) made payable to the City of Kings Mountain. The City of Kings Mountain reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and further reserves the right to reject, at any time all bids. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the upset bid process, contact City Clerk Karen Tucker at (704) 734-0333. (KM 7/7/2021)

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GRANTS From Page 4B Carolina, Albany Community Together, Inc. (ACT!) in Georgia, Bronze Valley in Alabama, and Small Business Capital Fund of MS, Inc., in Mississippi, will each receive $75,000 for lending capital and/or convertible notes; $75,000 for operating capital, includ-

ing loan loss reserves; and $50,000 to be used as grants to Black/African American owned businesses. “We’re excited to be one of Wells Fargo’s Open for Business grant recipients,” said Donna Gambrell, President and CEO of Appalachian Community Capital. “The funds will boost ACC’s efforts to serve diverse communities and small business owners


in the Appalachian Region, particularly minority-owned small businesses that have been hard hit by COVID19.” Supporting underserved entrepreneurs, including minorities, veterans, lower income individuals and firms in rural communities throughout North Carolina Carolina Small Business Development Fund will use the funds to provide low-interest loans, ranging from $2,500 to $75,000 to small businesses for working capital and equipment purchases. Applicants will also be eligible for free technical

assistance from CSBDF’s Business Solutions Team. “CSBDF’s mission is to drive economic development in North Carolina through service to small businesses,” said Kevin Dick, CSBDF President and CEO. “By utilizing the grant from Wells Fargo, we will be able to pursue our mission in a flexible and comprehensive way throughout the State of North Carolina. Wells Fargo has once again stepped up for businesses in underserved communities through its investment in CSBDF.” Serving businesses

Page 5B owned by Black entrepreneurs in rural and economically disadvantaged communities in North Carolina and West Virginia Natural Capital Investment Fund will use the grant to launch the Building Equity (BE) Fund to rapidly deliver capital and high quality wrap around technical assistance to borrowers. “Natural Capital Investment Fund will deploy the Building Equity Fund to deliver affordable capital and help Black-owned businesses increase their equity,” said Marten Jenkins, NCIFund CEO. “We

couldn’t pursue this new approach without Wells Fargo’s support, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to deepen our commitment to serving disadvantaged entrepreneurs.” In 2020, Wells Fargo’s local giving in North Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi also included donating more than $38 million to fund nonprofits that are focused on providing capital, technical assistance and networks of support for entrepreneurs.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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. Dryer, 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. Donna L. Dryer, Administratrix Estate of: Faila Eleanora Allen 1522 Imperial Dr Durham, NC 27712







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.

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 7th day of July, 2021.

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

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

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 9th day of June, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of CLAYTON JUNIOR RICHARD, 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, Betty Richard, Administratrix on or before the 16th 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 16th day of June, 2021. Betty Richard, Administratrix Estate of: Clayton Junior Richard 714 Elam Road Lawndale, NC 28090 KMH (6/16, 23, 30 & 7/07/2021)








Having qualified on 21st day of April, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of VENITA HOWELL; AKA, VENITA MARIE HOWELL, 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, Roger Howell, Executor on or before the 26th 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 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 23rd day of June, 2021.

This the 7th day of July, 2021.

Roger Howell, Executor Estate of: Venita Howell; AKA, Venita Marie Howell 264 Cedar Lake Farm Road Cherryville, NC 28021

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 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. Josephus Daniel Baldree II, Executor Estate of: Margaret Wacaster Baldree: AKA, Margaret W. Baldree 11110 Bladworth Court Charlotte, NC 28277 KMH (6/30, 7/07, 14 & 21/2021)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 8th day of June, 2021 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of CHARLES RANKIN ROSS: AKA, CHARLES R. ROSS, 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, Julie R. Crotts, Co-Executrix and Rita Scism, Co-Executrix on or before the 16th 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 11th day of June, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of BEATRICE KAYE KEOWN EARLS; AKA, BEATRICE KAYE EARLS, 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, Tammy Michelle Cogdell, Administratrix on or before the 16th 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 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.

This the 16th day of June, 2021.

This the 30th day of June, 2021.

Tammy Mitchell Cogdell, Administratrix Estate of: Beatrice Kaye Keown Earls: AKA, Beatrice Kaye Earls 3268 Pearidge Road Bostic, NC 28018

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

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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.

Having qualified on 27th day of May, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of PHILLIP MITCHELL MCMURRY; AKA, PHILLIP M. MCMURRY, 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, Stacy Ann Thomas, Executrix on or before the 16th 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 16th day of June, 2021.

Rita Scism, Co-Executrix Estate of: Charles Rankin Ross: AKA, Charles R. Ross 137 Deer Brook Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Sammy Seagle, Executor Estate of: Mary Jane Seagle 2118 Curt Ledford Road Lawndale, NC 28090

Stacy Ann Thomas, Executrix Estate of: Phillip Mitchell McMurry; AKA, Phillip M. McMurry 105 Santa Clara Dr Shelby, NC 28152

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This the 16th day of June, 2021. Julia R. Crotts, Co-Executrix Estate of: Charles Rankin Ross: AKA, Charles R. Ross 5642 Valleyfield Road Hickory, NC 28602

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EMPLOYMENT SHELBY CAREGIVER Parttime 2 Saturdays a month 10 am to 2 pm. Non smoker, good driver with car. Spend time with learning disabled adult female. Socialize, shop, lunch, sightsee. $12 an hour. Leave message at 828-894-8356.

POP UP MARKET Thur., July 10th, 2021 at BIG RED CAFE located at 830 E. King St., Kings Mountain, NC

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 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. CNA LOOKING TO SIT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. 20 plus years experience. Excellent references, bathe, lite housekeeping, lite cooking, meds, run errands. 980-295-6484 HELP WANTED FULL-TIME DELIVERY DRIVER. Farmers HOME Furniture – Forest City, NC. In need of a full-time delivery driver. This position includes loading and unloading of merchandise off a truck. Assembling merchandise. Assisting customers in loading merchandise. Delivering merchandise into customers homes. Warehouse maintenance. Must be 21 years old, have a valid drivers license, and be able to lift and maneuver heavy furniture. Farmers HOME Furniture is an employee owned company based out of Dublin, GA with over 250 stores across the southeast! Needs: Full-Time – 40 Hours A Week With Benefits Valid Drivers License With A Clean Driving Record. (CDL NOT REQUIRED) Must Be 21 Years Old. Contact: Mary Terry Store Manager – 828247-6595. 226 West Main St, Forest City, NC 28043. Applications can be submitted online at or at www.indeed. com ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Also hiring for Agency QP. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. CURRENTLY SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE Mechanic and a PartTime Automotive Parts Runner. Valid driver’s license required and your own tools. Position would be good for someone retired. 704-4829789. NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. (704) 473-0341

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




RESTAURANT FOR SALE OR LEASE. Set-up for Bar, 3 TVs, seating for 60, furnished w/equipment, coolers/freezers, grill/fryers. Some Financing Available. 828-287-8668.

MOVING SALE Sat. July 17th, 8am until. Clothing, household items, collectibles, floral arrangements, misc. 1525 Stony Point Road, Shelby, NC 28150


MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., July 10th, 7am-12pm. Lots of great finds! 3877 Polkville Road, Shelby Shelby, NC 28150 CHURCH FUNDRAISER Sat. July 10th, 8am-3pm. Lots of stuff. Calvary Tabernacle, 541 Crocker Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GASTON COUNTY 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

BIG YARD SALE Sat., July 10th, 8 AM-1 PM. Household items, Furniture and Clothes. 879 Mary’s Grove Road. Cherryville, NC 28021

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME for all your pressure washing needs. Offering: mulching, trees and bushes trimmed, clean flower beds, minor repairs, decks stained & restored. Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449.

1 DAY ONLY! SAT 7/3/21. Store Consolidation Sale. Includes fixtures, shelving, registers, coolers, and miscellaneous items. Doors open at 10am. 2772 E. Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702.

ROB’S LAWN CARE. I do lawns in the Shelby Area. Reasonable Rates! Call 704487-5065 or (704) 297-0325 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 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367. IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

FOR SALE PRICE REDUCED, 2 GRAVES AT CLEVELAND MEMORIALPARK. Near bell tower, choice spots. $1000 each. 2 crypts $2000 ea. (704) 482-4617

HANDYMAN: REMODEL, RESTORATION AND RENOVATION. Interior and Exterior Painting. Apex. Call Michael, 828-748-5740. TIMBER & GRADING. BUYING STANDING TIMBER, 10 ACRES OR MORE. Land clearing, Culverts, Driveways, Sediment control. 828-289-0742. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058.



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.

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.

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

10” RADIAL ARM SAW, 6” Jointer, 36” Wood Lathe, $600 for all. Acetylene tanks and torch, $350. 828-245-7708. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. 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. 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389

1 BIG OVER-STOVE MICROWAVE. ALSO 1 SMALL MICROWAVE. Call for info. (704) 473-5771 TABLE SAW $60. Belt and Disc Sander $70, 10 speed Free Spirited Men’s Schwin bicycle $60. (704) 482-2912 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. HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME for all your pressure washing needs. Offering: mulching, trees and bushes trimmed, clean flower beds, minor repairs, decks stained & restored. Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449. 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. 828-245-5895. 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.

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.

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.


PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BACK! Magnets for your Fridge, Coins, Buttons, Flags, Hats, Mini Hoops, Great Selection, more! TrumpShops@mail. com REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 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 PIANO AND FURNITURE. Free. You haul. Moving, must get rid of furniture. Westbrook Console Piano, 5 pc. dining room set, bdrm. set, couch, desks. Shelby area. 704-4841077.

2 MAN BASS TRACKER. 2 seats and trolling motor, $750. 704-351-9084.

PETS & LIVESTOCK LAYING HENS FOR SALE $12.00 each. Lawndale area. 704-472-9481, leave a message. FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Females only! $200. Call 704-418-7420, (704) 718-3827 FREE TO A GOOD HOME, 4 year old black Lab mix. She is crate trained and needs a place to run. (704) 477-0839 AKC BOXER PUPPIES. 1 male boxer puppy, 1 female boxer puppy. (704) 853-9300 brend ar jac kson75@g mail. com MINIATURE POODLE PUPPIES. 10 lbs when grown. $1000. Vet checked. (828) 289-8844 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.

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

SANSABELT JEANS. Never been cuffed, 36 long, NEW, 4 pairs. 828-286-4599.

KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087


FORD MOTORS AND TRANSMISSIONS. 2.3, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.4, starting at $200. Call 828-287-3820.

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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

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 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.

CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY. This little girl is looking for her forever family. Born April 25th, she is vet checked and ready to go. Asking $600. (704) 734-7088 CKC GOLDENDOODLES. 6 ckc goldendoodles taking deposits now! Both parents on site. Will be ready to go home first week of Aug. $300 deposit, total $1800 (704) 349-8005 BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES for sale. Now taking deposits. Will be ready July 7th. First shots and dewormed. 704-692-6787.


(3) MALE BICHON-FRISE PUPPIES. All white, pure bred, 12 weeks old, had all shots & worming by vet. 828289-1306.

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

CHICKENS FOR SALE. Laying Hens, Roosters and Pullets for sale. Call 704-974-6219


USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881. LTX384 JOHN DEERE 4 wheel steering, 23HP, like new. $3500. (704) 538-1152 2 GRAVES AT CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK. Near bell tower, choice spots. $2000 each. 2 crypts $5000 ea. (704) 482-4617 ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818 CABRIOLET VW. Best Offer! Parts only. Does not run. Call (704) 300-1818 1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine and new radiator. (704) 300-1818 5-SHELF PULASKI LIGHTED CURIO CABINET, $195.00. Grained oak and glass. Plate glass shelves easily lift out for cleaning. Entire back of cabinet is a mirror. Lighted interior. Single door with double beveled glass panels. Excellent condition. 80”H x 28”W x 15”D. 160 lb. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron (919) 3147579 “COVETED VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Burial Plots For Sale. Will Sell Together or Individually. Price Negotiable. (919) 272-5503

YANMAR 2210 TRACTOR 2WD, 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. Looks new. Ready to work! Excellent condition! $4750 OBO. (704) 718-9122

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


LAWNMOWER FOR SALE. 54” commercial circle turn John Deere. New belts, battery, PTO, sharp blades. Great mower. Asking $3,500 OBO. Michael, 828-395-3847. NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272. 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@ HOSTA PLANTS For Sale. Several hundreds - Yellow Bells, Iris in buckets, Day Lilies in buckets, Trees. 828-2450245. HORSE PASTURE FOR RENT 13 acres with water in South Shelby. 704-472-5844 or 704473-2119.

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 1997 FORD CROWN VICTORIA Runs good. Needs new windshield and tires. $1,500.00. 704-481-9208. 1996 FORD F-150 142,000 miles. Runs good, has bedliner & tool box. $1800. After 5pm call or text. (980) 320-6484 2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL-1. Silver, V6 Auto, 3rd Row Seat, Sunroof and Moonroof, Leather, 196,000 miles, Rebuilt Motor, DVD Player, Chrome Wheels, $7900. Call (704) 300-1818


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

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











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

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

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 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY MOUNTAIN TOP. Yellowtop Estates, Big Rock Road, Bostic, N.C. $63,500 Possible Owner Financing. 1.95 Acres; Gated Community, Paved Roads, View Blue Ridge - Midway of Ashville/Charlotte. For Sale by Owner: 850-893-1697, Tallahassee, FL 32309

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

Governor signs executive order:

Page Postsecondary appointed DA student-athletes can in Gaston Co. now be compensated District 38 On Friday, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order establishing rules for how student-athletes enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution in North Carolina can earn compensation or obtain representation, for use of their name, image and likeness while enrolled at the institution. These rules will set a standard for individual institutions to use as they formalize their own policies and procedures. Governor Cooper intends to work with the legislature on potential legislation to supplement this Executive Order. “This order ensures that North Carolina has rules in place to let collegiate student-athletes earn compensation from their name, image and likeness. Treating these athletes fairly and uniformly will help our state remain a competitive and desirable place to get educated and compete,” said Governor Cooper. On July 1, the National

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s new rules took effect, allowing student-athletes to benefit from their name, image, and likeness, following the enactment of state laws across the country and the US Supreme Court ruling finding that the NCAA’s restriction of certain benefits for student-athletes violated antitrust laws. The NCAA says these rules will be in place until Congress passes federal legislation setting a uniform standard for name, image, and likeness compensation. At least twenty-five states have enacted laws or issued executive orders allowing for student-athletes to receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness, with as many as ten laws and executive orders taking effect yesterday. Under the Order, compensation for a student’s name, image and likeness will not affect a student-athlete’s scholarship eligibility.

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Travis Page to serve as District Attorney in Prosecutorial District 38, serving Gaston County. He will fill the seat to be vacated by the Honorable Locke Bell who is retiring at the end of this month. “Travis is an experienced attorney with comprehensive knowledge of the workings of the criminal justice system and how to keep making it better,” said Gov. Cooper. “I’m confident that he will provide steady leadership for the Gaston County community.” Travis Page is a Partner at Arthurs & Foltz, LLP. Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor at Cleveland Community College and an Assistant District Attorney for Gaston and Wake counties. He earned his Bachelor of Science at Appalachian State University and his Juris Doctor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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

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


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

OAKLAND ROAD, 2BR BRICK APARTMENT. All electric. Appliances, water, sewer, and garbage furnished. $550 + deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Gosey named as new Athletic Director for Pinnacle Classical Academy Brandon Gosey, an educator and coach with 14 years of experience in the Cleveland County and Rutherford County Schools, has been named Pinnacle Classical Academy’s Athletic Director. A graduate of Western Carolina University, Gosey has worked as head coach of East Rutherford High School’s varsity cross country and track teams and Coordinator of Isothermal Community College’s Adult High School. Since 2014, he has served as an elected member of the Rutherford County Board of Education. Gov. Patrick McCrory appointed Gosey to the Southern Regional Education Board, and House Speaker Tim Moore named him to the Opioid Sentencing Reform Task

BRANDON GOSEY Force. Gosey is currently a member of the Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the North Carolina State Bar. “We are thrilled that Brandon Gosey has joined the staff of Pinnacle Classical Academy,” said Dr. Shelly Bullard, the school’s headmaster. “He has an exceptionally rich and varied background in coaching, teaching, leadership, and community service.” “Research shows that

exercise leads to improved motor skills, better thinking and problem-solving abilities, stronger attention skills and improved learning,” said Gosey. “As the newly hired Athletic Director, I am excited to bring a holistic approach to learning that includes both the mind and the body.” “Pinnacle Classical Academy offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in physical activity and healthy competition,” Gosey added. “It is my desire to work closely with our coaches, administrators, families, and student body to provide opportunities for all students to engage in athletic opportunities that will improve their physical fitness, mental clarity, sportsmanship, and academic success.”


Video Calling Solutions for Tech-Challenged Seniors network – home Wi-Fi is not required.

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some simple devices that can help tech-challenged seniors with video calls? My 80-year-old mother has been isolating herself for months now in fear of the coronavirus and I haven’t been able to see her faceto-face in quite a while. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, Video chatting is a great way to stay connected and keep tabs on an elder parent when you can’t be there, but it’s even more important now during this pandemic as many isolated seniors are also suffering from chronic loneliness. To help connect you and your mom virtually, there are various products on the market that offer simple video calling for seniors who have limited ability or experience with technology. Here are four devices to consider. GrandPad: This is a top option for simple video calling, and much more. The GrandPad is an 8-inch tablet specifically designed for seniors, ages 75 and older. It comes with a stylus, a charging cradle and 4G LTE built-in so it works anywhere within the Consumer Cellular

Ready to go right out of the box, GrandPad provides a simplified menu of big icons and large text for only essential features, providing clutter-free, onetouch access to make and receive video calls, send voice emails, view photos and videos, listen to personalized music, check the weather, play games, browse the Internet and more. A GrandPad tablet costs $250 plus $40 monthly service fee and is sold through Consumer Cellular at or call 888-545-1425. Amazon’s Echo Show: With its built-in camera and screen, the voice-command Echo Show also provides a simple way to have face-to-face chats with your mom, but she’ll need home Wi-Fi installed. Echo Shows, which come in three screen sizes – 5-inch ($90), 8-inch ($130) and 10-inch ($230) – will let your mom make and receive video calls to those who have their own device, or who have the Alexa app installed on their smartphone or tablet. Once you set up her contacts, to make

a call your mom could simply say, “Alexa, call my daughter” And when you call her, she would ask Alexa to answer the call (or ignore it). There’s also a feature called “drop-in” that would let you video call your mom’s device anytime without her having to answer it.

Home Wi-Fi is also required.

Available at, the Echo Show also offers thousands of other features your mom would enjoy like voice-activated access to news, weather, her favorite music and much more.

Facebook Portal: If your mom is a Facebook user, a voice-command Facebook portal (see is another simple way to stay connected – home Wi-Fi is needed.

If you decide to order an Echo Show device for mom, be sure your ask Amazon to mark it as a gift so it doesn’t get tied to your Amazon account. For instructions to help your mom set it up, or if she doesn’t have a smartphone, go to display.html, and type in “Help Loved Ones Set Up Their Echo Show Remotely” in the “find more solutions” bar. ViewClix: This is a smart picture frame specifically designed for elderly seniors that lets family members make video calls, send photos and post virtual sticky notes with messages to their loved ones ViewClix from their smartphone, tablet or computer. Seniors, however, cannot initiate video calls from their ViewClix.

Available in two sizes – 10-inch for $199, and 15-inch for $299 – you can learn more about this product at

Portals, which come in three sizes – the original 10-inch Portal ($179), the 8-inch Mini ($129) and the massive 15-and-a-half-inch Portal Plus ($279) – are like Echo Shows, except they connect through Facebook. With a Portal, your mom can video call your smartphone or tablet (and vice versa) using Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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