KM Herald 8-2-23

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NC BeachBlast Festival returns Aug. 18 and 19

The City of Kings Mountain brings the Beach back to downtown as the NC Beach Blast Festival comes to Patriots Park Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19!

Presented by Carolina Power Partners, the festival blasts off Friday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. with DJ Eric Bowman, followed by Too Much Sylvia at 6:30 pm.

On Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m., enjoy a full day of music and family fun with DJ Johnny B and four of the hottest Carolina Beach Music bands in the Southeast – Jim Quick and Coastline, Cat5, Swingin’ Medallions, and Band of Oz.

Vendors will be on hand with great food and beverages, and beginning at 12:00 p.m., Festival goers can shop till they drop on the Boardwalk Vendor Row with over 50 vendors!

There is fun for the whole family – with inflatables, games, the Rotary Splash Pad, Water Wars, watermelon eating, hula hoop, Beach Party costume contests, the big beach ball

Nightly revival in KM this week

Bring your chair or blanket and join David Creighton and Asley Short Creighton for Revival in the Mountain at Kings Mountain Walking Track, beside the YMCA on Cleveland Avenue, nightly from Aug 2 – August 5, 6 pm to 8 pm, for worship and the word of God. There will be different speakers and praise groups each night.

Wednesday: Pastor Steve Taylor and Heaven Bound Trio; Thursday: Pastor John Howze and The Hamptons; Friday: Pastor Sean Wease and The Douglas Band; and Saturday, Pastor Mike Chambers and Kings Highway.

drop, pirates, mermaids, and an all-new BeachBlast Golf Cart Parade. To register for the golf cart parade, please call 704-730-2101. We look

forward to seeing you at the 2023 NC BeachBlast Festival. For more information, go to

Country artist Chris Lane says ‘Howdy’ to Cleveland County

New students or incoming kindergartners residing in the Cleveland County Schools district should present an official birth certificate, not the hospital's birth record, and a certificate showing that the student has received the required immunizations.

Transferring students should also provide a previous year’s transcript or report card to document grade placement.

Kindergartners should pass a physical examination - a physician's signature is required on a form

Cleveland County

How to enroll your student in Cleveland County Schools SCHOOLS

provided by the school system. Kindergartners must be five years old on or before the first day of school of the year they will enter school. If a child is homeless or is identified as being homeless, he or she shall be immediately enrolled in and allowed to attend school, even if the child or his or her parents cannot produce such records.

In addition, parents must show proof of residency, See SCHOOLS, Page 5A

Free Drive-thru Backpack Giveaway Saturday

Bynum Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, at 213 N. Cansler Street in Kings Mountain, presents a drive-thru Backto-School Backpack Giveaway this Saturday, August 5, from 11 a.m. until all are distributed. Please enter the church parking lot from Cansler Street.

Back-to-School Bash at Galilee UMC

Galilee United Methodist Church announces its Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 5, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at 117 Galilee Church Road in Kings Mountain. Giveaways and events include free bookbags, school supplies, games, a bouncy house, crafts, and food. All are welcome.

Country artist Chris Lane will headline the music portion of the 9th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival Saturday, Aug. 5, in Uptown Shelby. A native of Kernersville, N.C., Lane learned to play guitar after sports injuries led him to curtail his ambition of playing professional baseball.

The singer/songwriter’s debut single “Broken Windshield View,” released in 2014, sold 11,000 downloads in its first week and reached No. 45 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His debut album, “Girl Problems,” included the singles “Fix,” his first No. 1, and “For Her.” “Fix” See LANE, Page 4A

IMC – Metals America plans major expansions

Prime Materials Recovery, Inc. announces contracting an SCR 4500 copper rod system from the Southwire Company for installation at its subsidiary, IMC – Metals America, LLC in Shelby, NC. This new line will be installed in a purpose-built plant at the existing site, marking PMR/ IMCs entry into the ETP copper rod market.

In a separate initiative, IMC will also increase OF copper rod production capacity by purchasing and installing a new line from Upcast OY based in Pori, Finland.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with industry leaders like

Southwire and Upcast OY with these initiatives. We look forward to these successful projects and years of effectively serving our customers and these markets,” said Bernie Schilberg, CEO of Prime Materials Recovery.

Sitework is expected to begin in the 3rd quarter of 2023 and will bring 75-80

See IMC, Page 4A

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At 7 p.m., Band of Oz plays at Patriots Park. Cat5 Band keeps the music flowing at 1 p.m. Jim Quick and Coastline play Saturday at morning at 10 a.m. Swingin’ Medallions go on stage Saturday at 4 p.m.

Colleen Reynolds Tate

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC–Colleen Reynolds Tate, 87, of Kings Mountain, NC, entered her eternal rest on July 28, 2023, while at her son’s home in Duluth, GA.

Colleen was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late CS and Lillie Marie Eaker Reynolds and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Fred Tate. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory “Greg” Tate, her sister, Sarah Moree Grayson, and her brothers, Jimmy, Floyd, Pat, Thomas, Roy and Carl Reynolds.

Colleen was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a Sunday School teacher, led Girls in Action, was an Acteen leader and enjoyed helping with church plays. She began her career in nursing

in 1952 at the tender age of 16 when she began volunteering at Kings Mountain Hospital as a Candy Striper. She later worked as a nursing assistant, ward secretary and pharmacy technician. After her retirement, Colleen continued to stay busy by creating beautiful tapestries and artwork and attending Metrolina Expo where she sold her wares.

Colleen was a dedicated employee of Harris Funeral Home for 25 years. She assisted countless families during their time of grief and her compassion and care always made those difficult times easier to navigate.

Colleen and Fred were always civic minded and dedicated to helping their community become a better place. She served on the first Bethlehem Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary as well as the Bethware Progressive Club’s Ladies Auxiliary. Colleen enjoyed being outdoors, tending to her beautiful flowers, spending time at the beach, and was an avid reader. She always placed others before herself and was a born caretaker.

Colleen was a wonderful cook and loved nothing more than feeding those she cared for. She was a wonderful and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Her contributions to her community and family

will be remembered for a lifetime and her love and compassion will never be forgotten by everyone who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son: Mike Tate and wife Susan, Duluth, GA; daughter-in-law: Kim Porter

Tate, Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Brooks Tate (Elizabeth), Kristen Marie Peeler (Cody), Catherine Sullender Stocks (Carl), and Sarah Marie Tate; great grandchildren: Callahan Gregory Tate, Skyler Mae Peeler, Ashlynn Rose King, Damon Tate Stocks, and Avianna Tate and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Steve Taylor and Reverend David Blanton officiating.

Visitation will be on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service in the Christian Activity Center of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Interment will be held in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.

Guest register is available at:

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

Coffee & Conversation with the city manager

Mark your calendar for City of Kings Mountain’s Coffee & Conversation with City Manager Jim Palenick from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 18, at Chat-n-Nibble Restaurant at 415 N Piedmont Ave. in Kings Mountain.

If you are interested in what’s going on in Kings Mountain or have questions you would like to ask, meet the new city manager to start a conversation.

Next month, Coffee & Conversation will be held



JULY 18: Denis Wayne Heath, 43, 110 Benfield Road, resist arrest, revoked driver’s license, $5,000 secured bond.

JULY 18: Linda Pruitt Davis, 58, 643 Oak Grove Road, failure to appear, $390. Secured bond.

JULY 18: Jessica Kamille Adams, 33, 1 Chesterfield Court 39, first degree kidnapping, felony; failure to appear robbery with dangerous weapon, felony; failure to appear conspiring to rob with a dangerous weapon, felony; $140,000 secured bond.

JULY 19: Jacqueline Denise Smith, 60, 142 193 Cambridge Oaks Circle, failure to appear simple assault, criminal summons.

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Friday, September 15, at Kings Mountain Family YMCA at 211 Cleveland Ave.

Chief Childress from Kings Mountain Police Department invites residents of the Linwood & Northwoods communities to join him for an informal meet and greet session on Monday, August 7, from 6:30 pm-8 pm at People Baptist Church at 1010 Groves St. Kings Mountain.

JULY 25: Jason Matthew Greene, 44, 409 N. Battleground Avenue I, failure to appear, probation violation, $10,000 secured bond.


pher McKinney, 28, Robinson Road, no operator’s license, no registration.

Timothy Justin Sparks, 36, is wanted by Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. He is described as 5’11” and weighing 210 lbs. He has tattoos of a skull on his left shoulder, an eye in flames on his left arm, 1986 on his right knee, a skull on his left calf, skulls on his right calf, and on his torso - chest he has skulls. He also has a scar on his left arm. An alert on the CCSO website identifies him as a

gang member. Sparks is wanted for obtaining property under false pretense, felony eluding arrest, larceny, and possession of stolen property.

If you have any information regarding this individual, please call Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-4844822.

JULY 19: Christopher Martin Jones, 44, 539 Stony Point Road, 29, misdemeanor larceny, written promise.

JULY 19: Tyler Elias Waston - McClain, 19, Kingstown, misdemeanor drugs, DWI, $2,500 secured bond.

JULY 21: Dustin Taylor Moore, 20, 822 Second Street, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, non-impaired, $2,000 secured bond.

JULY 21: Lester Hughes, 56, Atlanta, GA, assault on female, no bond.

JULY 24: Thomas Lee James, 32, 218 Lackey Street, failure to appear common law robbery, failure to appear assault on female, $75,000 secured bond.

Monday afternoon, just before 6 p.m., Daniel Gonzales of Hickory turned himself in to Lincolnton Police.

Gonzales said he was parking his SUV on Sunday, July 30, when he accidentally hit the gas. Afterward, he panicked and left the scene. He shared that story with family members who advised him to turn himself in and accompanied him to the police department.

Lincolnton Police were searching for a driver after an assault with a vehicle occurred at Walmart located at Lincolnton, NC. Six migrant workers were hit in what ap-

pears to be an intentional assault with a vehicle. All six were transported to Atrium Health–Lincoln with various injuries. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

The Lincolnton Police Department asks if anyone has any information regarding this incident, please get in touch with the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900. Detective M. Diallo is the lead investigator in this case.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been all over the news as we grapple with how it will impact our lives. “Some forms of AI might make some tasks easier, but as with any new technology, scammers will try to use it to deceive people,” North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein warned citizens in a consumer alert Friday. “Scammers are already at it; they’re using AI to mimic the voice of a loved one who claims to be in a distressing situation, tricking their victims into sending money or personal information. Commonly, scammers use AI in kidnapping scams by mimicking the voice of a kidnapped family member and demanding a bogus ransom payment.”

Here’s what you can do to avoid AI scams:

On Saturday, July 29, at about 6:20 pm, the Gaston County Police responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Lakefront Dr. Belmont, NC about a missing person.

Brianne Maurine Fry, age 26, was reported missing by family members.

On Sunday, July 30, the area around Fry’s residence was searched for most of the day and Fry’s body was located

in Lake Wylie at about 7:45 pm. No foul play is currently suspected. The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information pertinent to this investigation, please call the Gaston County Police Department at 704866-3320 or call 911.

JULY 17: Witnesses said that David Eugene lackey, 104 Edison Street, operating a 2005 Ford on NC 161, appeared to suffer a medical issue when he left the road and his car hit a utility pole on the left side of the highway and into Hardee’s restaurant injuring the driver and three people inside the building. Property damage was estimated at $100,000 to the building and $10,000 to Lackey’s vehicle. EMS transported the driver and one pedestrian to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Officer Butler was investigating officer.

JULY 17: Officer Hernandez said Andrea Jackson Wray, Spruce Street, operating a 2020 Dodge, was turning left on Shelby Road to get on El Bethel Road at a green stop and go but did not yield to oncoming traffic and struck a 2009 Kia operated by Betty Howell Page, 1411 S. Battleground Avenue. Property damage was estimated at $6,000.


JULY 20: Robert Pryor, 45, 501 St. Luke Church Road, revoked driver’s license.

JULY 21: Mark Smith, 51, Siena Drive, expired tag, no inspection.

JULY 21: Jaren Christo-

line, be sure to wait a few seconds before picking up the phone again to place your call to ensure that the scammer has been disconnected from your phone line.

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• Be cautious of unsolicited calls claiming to be a loved one. If you’re suspicious about a call you receive from someone claiming to be a loved one in distress, hang up, do not press “redial,” and contact the person directly using a trusted phone number. Ask questions that only your real family member would be able to answer. If you received the call on a land-

JULY 21: Joshawa Alexander Lunceford, 24, 1235 Stony point Road, expired tag, no inspection.

JULY 21: Gerald Lee Pope Jr., 46, Shelby, revoked license, no registration, no insurance.

JULY 21: John Steven Carpenter, 41, Bessemer City, no operator’s license, fictitious tag.

JULY 22: William David Morgan, Jr., 51, Bessemer City, revoked license.

JULY 22: Jesse Frank Absher, 42, expired tag, no registration.

JULY 23: Shauntae Monique Twine, 29. N. Gaston Street, no registration, revoked license, stop lamps violation.

JULY 23: Sean Faulkner, 40, Concord, no registration, no insurance, no operator’s license.

JULY 23: Alyson Beth Kimbro, Ike Brook Drive, driving while subject to impairing substance.

JULY 24: Devonte Littlejohn, 30, Belcaro Drive, expired tag, no inspection.

JULY 24: Darnell Keyes-Walker, 53, Gastonia, speeding, expired tag.

JULY 26: Kimber Lea Cole, 38, Biggerstaff Court, unsafe movement.

cial media. Regularly review and remove audio recordings of yourself and loved ones from social media platforms to prevent scammers from manipulating voices. Make sure to See AI, Page 4A

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Registration for afterschool care at North and Bethware is now open

Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County (B&GCCC) opened registration for afterschool care on Tuesday, August 1. During the school year, B&GCCC provides afterschool activities at two Kings Mountain Elementary Schools: Bethware and North, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration is $25. The weekly fee is $30. Full or partial scholarships are available for those with demonstrated financial needs.

If seating is available on school buses, B&GCCC may offer transportation from other KM elementary schools to the Bethware and North sites.

Historically, there are 25-30 kids each day at each site. To register visit www.

bgccleveco. org. The mission of Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club provides a safe place to learn and grow, build ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, have life-enhancing and character development experiences, and develop a feeling of hope and opportunity. They support the BGCA National Youth Outcome Initiative, which focuses on three life-changing goals for every child: academic success, good character and citizenship, and

Back-to-School Prayer Rally at Family Worship, Aug. 13

a healthy lifestyle. They give youth the resources and support they need to do well in school, make healthy choices, and become great citizens.

Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County is a notfor-profit organization. Their annual budget is currently more than $650,000. Revenues include support from United Way, private foundations, federal and state grants, corporate and individual donations, and annual fundraisers. A small portion comes from membership dues we charge to participants, but this is not a large part of their funds.

The annual Back-toSchool Prayer Rally is scheduled for Sunday, August 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the Family Worship Center, located at 1818 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain.

The event is sponsored by KM Ministerial As-

sociation. It is their hope that a number of Kings Mountain students will lead in the prayers for our schools again this year.

Everyone is invited to come and pray for our schools, especially students, parents, administra-

tors, and other employees of our eight schools along with pastors and their members from the various churches in our community.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s rally.

Albemarle featured at Chamber’s Business Over Breakfast

Sarah De-

gnan, Community Affairs, will speak about the business of Lithium and its impact on Cleveland County during the Chamber’s Business Over Breakfast event on Wednesday, August 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Cleveland County Country Club, 1360 E Marion St in Shelby. She will address the overall work Albemarle has been doing, including pre-feasibility studies and

community engagement.

“We take pride in being part of the Kings Mountain community,” she said.

“We consider the well-being of our neighbors as an essential component of our business decisions. We are excited to share some history and an update on the proposed mine project and answer questions from the group.” To register, visit

The Davidson Association shines spotlight on good health

On Friday, August 3rd, Davidson will host NC MedAssist, sponsored by Albemarle, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Zion Church Baptist Church at 220 N Watterson St in Kings Mountain.

This program will distribute a variety of Over-the-Counter medications to those who show up. You do not have

to register or have an appointment to participate. Just show up, and stock your medicine cabinet for free.

On August 19, Davidson Association will host their annual Community Health Fair at Mt. Zion. Over 20 vendors are scheduled to be there, including Atrium, Kintegra, Cleveland County Health

Department, Alzheimer’s Association, Lupus Foundation, and others. You can have your A1C, BMI, Blood Pressure, and more checked free of charge. This event is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Davidson Alumni Resource Center, Inc is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Real to Reel Film International Film Festival starts August 9

Cleveland County Arts Council announced that the “Real to Reel International Film Festival” will open its doors to embrace filmmakers and film lovers from August 9 -12, at Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain. The organization aims to showcase thought-provoking films and offer a venue where movie lovers who appreciate independent vision can celebrate this unique art form.

Viewers can expect to find a great lineup of films from around the world, a chance to view Q&As with many filmmakers, and other fun events. More than 35 independent films and 1 minute, 30 seconds to 90 minutes are available during this four-day event.

For more information about this year’s festival, contact Violet Dukes at the Cleve-

land County Arts Council by email at or by phone at 704-484-2787. You can also visit the film festival website at for film trailers and more information.

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Seasonal turnover impacts the taste of the city’s water

The Community Math Academy changes children’s lives

The Community Math Academy at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 220 Watterson St., ended on Friday, July 28. Several members of the Davidson Association participated as staff including Valerie Boyd, Wenella Smith, Geraldine Dye, Jean Bell, and Raymond Mitchem.

The Math Academy is designed to help students, over the summer, develop a more positive attitude toward math and increase and strengthen their math skills and concepts.


From Page 1A and “Big, Big Plans” went platinum and “I Don’t Know About You” went triple platinum.

Fans on Court Square will also be listening for “Howdy,” “Stop Coming Over,” “Ain’t Even Met You Yet” and “Fill Them Boots.” Off course they hope to hear “Big, Big Plans,” the song he composed to accompany his proposal to his now-wife Lauren Bushnell. The couple married in 2019 and have two sons.

Lane has been nominated for an iHeart Radio Music Award, an ACM Award, Radio Disney Music Award, and a Canadian Country Music Association Award for “Tailgate to Heaven” with Shawn Austin. Other notable collaborations are “Small Town on It” with Scotty McCreery, “Tequila on a Boat” with Dustin Lynch, and more recently “Dancin’ in the Moonlight” with Lauren Alaina.

On his way to Shelby, Lane will perform in Chicago with Darius Rucker, Jo Dee Messina, Jackson Dean and Drew Green, followed by a performance in Mount Pleasant, Mich., with Kane Brown and Restless Road.

Opening for Lane at 7:00 PM will be singer/ songwriter/guitarist Greylan James, a Knoxville native now living in Nashville. In 2018, James was ranked one of the best guitarists in the world under 21 by Guitar Center Magazine’s Brotherhood of the Guitar 100.

There are also parent and family engagement sessions. In addition to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, other Math Academies were held at various locations throughout Cleveland County this year including Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Kingstown, and at Step Ahead. The Executive Director of the Community Math Academy is Tropzie W. McCluney.

“The success of the Math Academy has been astounding as the data shows that our graduates show growth in math," says McCluney in an interview with the Her-


“Through data, we know 95.2% of our participants graduate high school. We hope to track where these graduates go after graduation and what career paths they take,” McCluney said. “We know our efforts will result in more productive citizens who will contribute exponentially to our local economy.”

Cleveland County Schools does not fund the program, but the staff is approved by the Cleveland County superintendent.

On July 25, the City of Kings Mountain shared a Facebook post about potential changes in the taste of water. “Some city water customers may be experiencing a change in the taste of their water. First and foremost: yes, the water is safe to drink. The issues are purely aesthetic, and the water remains completely safe to drink and use for all purposes.

“The city’s water source is Moss Lake. Like many large reservoirs, Moss Lake is influenced by environmental factors and experiences seasonal variations caused by temperature, sunlight, rainfall, and runoff. Recently, the lake has undergone a turnover. Turnover is a natural occurrence where cooler water from deeper in the lake rises and mixes with warmer water from the surface. The process can churn up organic materials from the bottom of the lake, which releases compounds that cause an unpleasant taste and odor. Customers typically describe it as earthy, musty, or dirty.


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James’ songs have been recorded by Chris Young, Blake Shelton, Chris Janson, and Kenny Chesney, whose recording of “Happy Does” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

James is currently playing the No Bad Vibes Tour with Old Dominion, Frank Ray, and Kassi Ashton. His recording of his song “2 Years Back” is receiving a lot of play on SiriusXM The Highway and he is named a Highway Find, a recognition that carries weight with country music fans.

“We believe we’ve hit another home run with this entertainment lineup,” says Eddie Holbrook, chairman of the local ALWS committee. “When we say thanks to the community for its support of the ALWS, we say it in a big way.”

Music, games, a circus, and just plain fun will lead off the day in Uptown Shelby at 3:00 PM. The 7th Inning Stretch Festival is the opening event for the 2023 American Legion World Series (ALWS), scheduled for Aug. 10-15 at Shelby High School’s Keeter Stadium. For information about the national baseball tournament, visit For more information on the 7th Inning Stretch Festival, visit or follow the Festival on Facebook. All entertainment is free; food, beverages, and trinkets must be purchased. Uptown restaurants and stores will be open most of the day.

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of lake ‘turnover’ allows tirety of the lake as oxygen becomes more available.

and aesthetically pleasing.

However, at times the treatment process cannot remove 100% of these taste and odor compounds. We are doing what we can to mitigate the issue, including adding activated carbon to the treatment process and increasing distribution system flushing. The taste should return to normal soon.”

Clean Lakes Alliance, a non-profit that monitors water quality explains turnover this way, “Twice a year, unseen forces churn water from the depths of our deeper lakes and deliver oxygen and nutrients essential to aquatic life. This temperature-driven process

cards in response to a phone call. Always verify the legitimacy of the request independently before acting. Once the scammer has received money, it is largely irreversible.

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theria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, red measles (rubeola), rubella, and (German measles). Children under five must be immunized against Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and a Hepatitis B vaccine is required for children born on or after July 1, 1994.

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“Oxygen is most commonly depleted at the bottom of the lake by oxygen-hungry bacteria. These bacteria consume dead algae that sinks to lake floor,” they explain. If the oxygen were not replenished, then lake life would suffer. Specifically, the lake would have low oxygen dead zones that harm fish and other aquatic life. While the lake’s turnover can cause unpleasant side effects, like a change in taste, it also provides suitable habitat for fish and aquatic organisms to thrive in Moss Lake.

stop, evaluate, and verify the situation so you don’t lose money.

If you think you or somebody you know has been the victim of a scam, contact our office’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint online at

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Guffey presented a story of the Catawba Indians during the American Revolution

sley Guffey took deeper dive into the Catawba people and their participation and involvement in the American Revolution during his presentation at Kings Mountain Historical Museum on Saturday, July 29, at 1 p.m.

Guffey looked at why the Catawba fought on the Patriot side during the war, the effects of that decision on the tribe, and post-war tribal relations with the United States..

Ensley Guffey has completed many degrees, including an associate of arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in History, and a Master of Library and Information Science.

Since 2020, he has been the tribal archivist for the Catawba Indian Nation, working out of the Catawba Nation Archives in the Catawba Cultural Center on the Old Reservation outside of Rock Hill, South Carolina. He cares for a multi-media collection there, including documents, pottery, projectile points, traditional regalia, and audio and video in various formats.

In 2021, Guffey authored a story in the Catawba Nation’s Newsletter shedding greater light on the Catawba Indians’ role in the Revolutionary War, and he permitted the Herald to share that story. Their nation suffered as greatly as the colonies, if not more, due to death from new illnesses, exile of the tribe to Virginia for a portion of the war, and the burning of their homes by the British.

“Indeed, the young George Washington felt that having Catawbas

under his command in the Ohio River Valley was important enough to repeatedly complain to Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie that not enough was being done to recruit and guide Catawba fighters to his command. The military alliance with Britain and its colonies thus allowed the Catawba to begin to recover from the hard times of the 1740s and early-1750s. Tragically, in 1759, smallpox once again swept through the Nation, reducing the total population to an estimated 250-330 people. In military terms, the Catawba could field 400 warriors when the French and Indian War began in 1754, but by 1760 warfare and disease had reduced this number to less than 75.

“The Catawba’s service in the French and Indian War enabled King Hagler (Chief Nopkehi) to successfully negotiate with the Royal Governor of South Carolina for the creation of a 144,000-acre reservation for the Catawba, albeit at the cost of relinquishing any claim to the rest of the Catawba’s traditional lands. Nopkehi did not live to see the establishment of the reservation by the Treaty of Augusta (1763), however, as he was killed by a Shawnee raiding party while travelling between colonial towns in yet another round of diplomacy.

“The reservation gave the Catawba legal protection against continued white encroachment, and at least a chance at reversing their population decline. Further, British victory in the French and Indian and Seven Years Wars largely put an end to inter-tribal warfare among


the Iroquois, Catawba, Cherokee, and Shawnee, providing further relief for the struggling Catawba Nation. However, by 1763, the diminution of the Catawba people had largely put an end to the Nation’s ability to influence colonial diplomacy, as they were no longer large enough to field a military force of any significance.

“Nonetheless, the Catawba’s prowess in battle, and their skill as riflemen, trackers, and scouts was still highly regarded. With the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, the South Carolina Council of Safety immediately courted the Catawba as allies, promising gifts and pay for soldiers in return for military service, indicating that, despite their reduced numbers (only about 400 people in total by 1775), Catawba warriors were still thought to confer a tactical advantage in battle. Of all the southeastern tribes who participated in the war, the Catawba were the only one who fought from beginning to end for the Rebel cause. In large part, this may be because the state’s Rebel government included many of the men who had negotiated the Treaty of Augusta, and the Catawba deemed them more likely to uphold the treaty and protect their reservation, and this was indeed a promise made by officials in Charleston.

“In any case, the Nation’s small number of warriors served widely and well. Catawba riflemen would take part in the defense of Charleston and the Battle of Sullivan’s Island in 1776, rode with Rebel partisan rangers against maraud-

ing bands of escaped slaves and Loyalist units in the Carolina backcountry in 1775-1776 and again in 1780-1781. Catawba scouts and riflemen served with Colonel Andrew Williamson’s forces against the Cherokee in 1776, and invaded Georgia as part of General Benjamin Lincoln’s campaign in 1779. Later, under General Thomas Sumter, and as part of Colonel Henry Lee’s Legion, they saw action at the Battle of Haw River (a.k.a. Pyle’s Massacre) and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781.

“The Catawba also carried out a remarkable withdrawal of their people from South Carolina after the Rebel defeat at the Battle of Camden in 1780, when Catawba lands came under direct British control. Rather than switch sides, the Catawba called their warriors home to lead the women, children, and elderly north to Virginia and safety before returning to the fight later that year. In response, the British burned the abandoned Catawba homes and fields to the ground.

“A company 50 Catawba warriors, led by Captain Thomas Drennan and by far the largest sin-

gle Catawba contingent of the war, returned to the Carolina backcountry in 1781 under General Thomas Sumter to help wage a vicious guerilla war against Loyalist forces and sympathizers. Drennan’s company provides the most detailed information we have about individual Catawba in the Revolution thanks to a pay bill submitted in 1783 that lists the names of 41 Catawba who were confirmed to have served in the unit (spelling and capitalization as in the original document).

“It is worth noting that the company included both General New River, the leading Catawba chief during the Revolution, and his eventual successor, Jacob Scott. After the war, and despite the promises of the South Carolina government, the treaty of Augusta was honored more in the breach than the observance, and even appeals by Catawba Revolutionary veterans to their old commander during the French and Indian War, George Washington, failed to put an end to the encroachment of white settlers onto Catawba land. Nevertheless, the Nation could be proud of its military ser-

vice. Between 1754 and 1781, Catawba warriors had fought the Cherokee, Iroquois, Shawnee, the militias of New France, the French regular army, Loyalist Tory militias, Tarleton’s Rangers, and the regular British Army under General Lord Cornwallis to name just a few. In doing so, they not only gained military honor, but through their service ensured the survival of the Catawba Nation itself. “Catawbas who fought during the Revolutionary War as proven by the 1783 pay bill include Genl. Newriver, John Brown, Robbin, Willis, Suggar Jamey, Pintree George, Morrison, Henry White, John Cagg, Quash, Littel Mick, Patrick Readhead, Billy Williams, Big Jamey, Billy Cagg, John Connan, Doctor John, Chunkey Pipe, Capt. Petter, Billy otter, Littel Aleck, John Eayrs, Petter Harris, Jacob Earys, billey Readhead, John Tompson, Jove, Pattrick Brown, George Cantey, Jacob Scott, bobb, James Eayrs, Littel Stephen, Littel Charley, John Celliah, Petter George, George White, Jack Simmons, Billey Scott, Young John, and Tom Cook.”

Medicaid expansion starts Oct. 1 pending Budget approval, or separation from the Budget

NCDHHS announced in July that the anticipated start date for Medicaid expansion would be Oct. 1. This announcement is part of a compromise agreement NCDHHS obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that will allow the department to move forward with the required public notices for beneficiaries, counties, and providers while still awaiting authority from the NC General Assembly (NCGA).

To launch expansion on Oct. 1, a budget must be en-

acted by the NCGA by Sept. 1, or authority granted separately from the budget. The work the department is doing now will reduce the original implementation period from 90-120 days upon receiving legislative authority to 30 days, so enrollment can begin more quickly.

If NCDHHS does not have the authority to move forward by Sept. 1, the earliest fallback date is Dec. 1, 2023, and depending on how late authority is given, it could fall into 2024. NCDHHS is opening the public comment period

on the State Plan Amendment for Medicaid Expansion’s Alternative Benefit Plan, a legal document required to be submitted to the federal government. Comments will be accepted until Aug. 15, 2023.

NCDHHS appreciates the leadership of the NCGA and Gov. Cooper in securing the passage of HB76, which set the state on the path to expanding Medicaid and enabling access to care for more than 600,000 North Carolinians.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5A OPEN HOUSE KEETER STADIUM VETERANS FIELD August 8, 2023 7-9PM Open to players, coaches, families and fans!
Catawba Archivist Ensley Guffey speaks to crowd about the Catawba people and their participation and involvement in the American Revolution at KM Historical Museum on Saturday, July 29.

From fighting Cancer to celebrating Christ

Part 1

Imagine my surprise (although many of us know this surprise all too well) - the dreaded phone call from the doctor’s office: you have cancer. It had only been a year since recovering from a heart attack and surgery, and I felt great. How could this be? You know what comes next! Doctors’ visits and test after test confirming the worst: stage four metastatic

prostate cancer. How could this be? I’m only 51!

For this month, I would like to take you along on my journey from cancer to celebrating Christ through meditating on Psalm 42

Yes, it’s ok to open your Bible and the newspaper at the same time!

As I read verse 1, I could completely relate, “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” Here’s the question: Why is the deer panting? Why is the deer so thirsty?

The picture is that of a deer in the desert. The deer is in trouble; the deer is me. He is desperate, and so am I, panting for the one thing that can sustain us in a dry and weary

land. We often find ourselves in a desert, and sometimes it’s not of our own making. Either way, here we are. What’s next? What do we do when we don’t know what to do?

As I came out of the shock of hearing I not only had cancer, but cancer that may well kill me quickly, I felt like that deer. I am in a desert that I didn’t create or ask for, but here it is. What now? Why this? Why now? Does God not know I have five kids, an amazing wife, and a growing ministry? These questions and more ran through my mind. What is running through your mind today? We all have a journey to walk,

and we must learn how to walk it by faith, day by day. You can see we have much to think about and learn on this journey. Can I leave you with my first step from God’s Word today? Wherever you find yourself, whatever ever season you are in, knowing the Living God through the person of Jesus Christ is as critical for you as it is for me. Matthew 5:6 reminds us of God’s promises in Christ, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Even through cancer!) See you next week!

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Temple Baptist Church

612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

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

El Bethel United Methodist 122 El Bethel Rd.• Kings Mountain

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Page 6A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, August 2, 2023 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 Ave. 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711
Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216
Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) IMPORTS STEIBEL ED C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby • 704-484-3204 F a i t h Faith ~ F a m i l y Family ~ F u r n i t u r e Furniture Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask
who gives generously to
without reproach, and it will be given him.
Battleground Community Church

NATURE’S SERENITY": Land and Seascapes by Kathleen McDermott and Ronald Shepard at SASi

Southern Arts Society presents its newest exhibit featuring the artworks of two local established and award-winning artists - Ronald Shepard of Gastonia, NC, and Kathleen McDermott of Rock Hill, SC. Though newly acquainted, the two artists have a shared interest in nature, which made titling their exhibit easy.

“Nature’s Serenity - Land and Seascapes” allows viewers to immerse themselves in cloud-filled blue skies, green trees, mountains, beaches, lakes, and rocky outcroppings. It’s easy to imagine yourself stepping into familiar surroundings, realistically depicted in pastel, oil, and acrylic.

Kathleen McDermott is a traditional landscape artist. She grew up on a back road dairy farm in far western NY State and has always loved the forests, fields, and fabulous rural skies. Kathleen has been drawing and painting all her life. Being a self-taught artist with no formal training, her obsession and passion has been to create scenes from her imagination. She sometimes uses reference photos but enjoys seeing what develops as she paints. Kathleen continues to grow as an artist by staying involved in local art organizations wherever she lives. From Jamestown, NY, to Horry County, SC, she is now active in the Catawba River Art Guild, centered in York County, SC.

Originally from Vermont, Ronald Shepard moved with his wife, Sharon, to Gastonia, North Carolina in 2008. As a retiree, Ron took up art in November 2011. While mostly self-taught, he has taken art

workshops by Alain Picard, Karen Margulis, Moore School of Art, Daniel Edmondson, and Albert Handel. Winning regional awards for his art boosted his desire to continue to learn and study. He is fluent in oil, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, and his favorite medium, soft pastels. Ron generously teaches workshops and private lessons in Gastonia, Kings Mountain, and York, SC. Ron's love for nature goes back to his childhood, where he spent most of his time in local woods observing trees, lakes, ponds, brooks, rocks, and various aspects of the terrain. He and his family spent many weekends camping in Leantos and tents. Summer vacations were spent at the ocean in Maine. Ron's art speaks to both Northern and Southern Landscapes and Seascapes. He is an active member of the Southern Arts Society, where he practices his art.

The public is invited to meet artists Kathleen McDermott and Ronald Shepard at a public reception Saturday, August 5, from 6-8 pm. This event is free, and the dress is casual. You can view the exhibit now through September 15th. Work in the exhibit is available for sale.

Southern Arts Society

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

Carolina Low Country, oil painting by Kathleen McDermott. Sundial, pastel painting by Ronald Shepard.

Appointment. Admission is Free. For more information, go to SouthernArtsSociety.

Email southernartssociety@

Home canning and steps to avoid Botulism

• Do not use a boiling water canner for low-acid foods because it will not protect against botulism.

According to the CDC, home-canned vegetables are the most common cause of botulism outbreaks in the United States.

Botulism is a rare but severe illness caused by a toxin that attacks the body’s nerves. It can cause difficulty breathing, muscle paralysis, and even death. Clostridium botulinum bacteria most often make the toxin. Improperly canned, preserved, or fermented foods can provide the

conditions for the bacteria to make the toxin. You cannot see, smell, or taste the toxin, but taking even a tiny taste of food containing it can be deadly. Botulism is a medical emergency.

If you or someone you know has botul ism symptoms, contact your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately. Protect yourself, your family, and others by following these tips:

1. Use proper canning techniques.

The best way to prevent foodborne botulism is by following instructions for safe home canning from the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning. Only use recipes and cookbooks that follow the steps in the USDA guide. Don’t use other recipes, even if you got them from a trusted friend or family member.

2. Use the right equipment for the kind of food you are canning.

Low-acid foods are the most common source of botulism linked to home canning. These foods have a pH level greater than 4.6. Lowacid foods include most vegetables (including asparagus, green beans, beets, corn, and potatoes), some fruits (including some tomatoes and figs), milk, all meats, fish, and other seafood.

Pressure canning is the only recommended method for canning low-acid foods.

• Do not use an electric, multi-cooker appliance, even if it has a “canning” or “steam canning” button on the front panel. When pressure canning,

keep the following things in mind. • Use a recommended pressure canner that holds at

least four one-quart jars sitting upright on the rack. See STEPS, Page 8A

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Monumental Recipes,’’ a cookbook by Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.)


Mary Lou Scism

2 c. all-purpose flour

2 c. sugar

½ c. unsweet cocoa

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

1 c. evaporated milk

½ c. shortening

1 tsp. vanilla

2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9x2 round cake pans. In med. bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, and salt. Beat in milk, coffee, Crisco, and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high 2 minutes. Pour into pan and bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean after inserting in center of layer. Cool and frost with favorite frosting.


Gloria Valentine

1 (29 oz.) can sliced peaches, undrained

1 (18.25 oz.) pkg. butter pecan or yellow cake mix

½ c. butter, melted

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup flaked coconut

In the bottom of an ungreased 13x9 baking pan, pour in peaches and syrup. Cover with dry cake mix, drizzle butter over the top. Sprinkle with pecans and coconut. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.

Makes 18-24 servings.



Brenda Self

2 cans cherry pie filling

2 sticks butter, melted

1 can crushed pineapple

1 box Duncan Hines butter cake mix

Pour cherries in bottom of 9x13-inch pan. Pour in crushed pineapple that you have drained ½ juice. Then spread dry cake mix over pineapple and pour melted butter over cake mix. Bake in 350-degree oven about 30-35 minutes.



Blue Durham

4 c. Pet milk

½ tsp. salt

1 T. vanilla

2 ½ c. sugar

4 eggs

6 c. milk

2 (8 oz.) jars maraschino


1 jar cherry juice

BLEND SUGAR AND EGGS. Add canned milk, salt, cherry juice, and milk. Pour in 1 gallon ice cream churn. Add cherries. To freeze, follow directions on churn.

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Edge of the Pond, oil painting by Kathleen McDermott. Marsh Trail - Vereen Gardens, oil painting by Kathleen McDermott. Around the Bend, pastel painting by Ronald Shepard. Birch Stand, a pastel painting by Ronald Shepard. Home canning is an excellent way to preserve and share garden produce with family and friends. But it can be risky, even deadly, if not done correctly and safely.


From Page 7A

• Be sure the gauge of the pressure canner is accurate. Many county extension offices will check gauges. Contact the pressure canner manufacturer for other options.

• Clean lid gaskets and other parts according to the manufacturer’s directions.

• Vent the pressure canner before pressurizing and follow recommended cooling steps.

• Use up-to-date processing times and pressures for the kind of food, the size of jar, and the method of packing food in the jar. Pay special attention to processing

times for low-acid foods.

3. When in doubt, throw it out!

Do not eat the food if you doubt whether safe canning guidelines have been followed.

Home-canned and store-bought food might be contaminated with toxins or harmful germs if:

• the container is leaking, bulging, or swollen.

• the container looks damaged, cracked, or abnormal.

• the container spurts liquid or foam when opened

• the food is discolored, moldy, or smells bad

More Ways to Prevent Botulism

• Refrigerate any canned or pickled foods after you open them.

• Always use tradi-

tional methods when preparing Alaska Native foods.

• Refrigerate homemade oils infused with garlic or herbs and discard unused oils after four days.

• If you bake potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil, keep them hot (at temperatures hotter than 140°F) until they are served, or refrigerate them with loosened foil to get air.

To learn more about safe canning, download the USDA’s Complete guide to home canning at https://nchfp. usda/GUIDE01_HomeCan_rev0715.pdf.

Page 8A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, August 2, 2023 Thursday, August 10 Senior Citizens Day FREE Admission for Seniors over 55. Peanut butter and saltine cracker donations accepted for the Leona Neal Senior Center Friday, August 11 Salute to Academic Achievement Day Saturday, August 12 Military Appreciation Day, Golden Knights Perform FREE Admission for Veterans & Active Military Special Recognition throughout the day Sunday, August 13 Salute to Healthy Living Day Special appearance by Miss Collegiate America Anna Lunday Monday, August 14 Youth Athletic Day FREE admission for Youth through College age fans wearing a team jersey Tuesday, August 15 #ALWS23 August 10-15, 2023 Museum of Flight Warbirds Appear Daily August 10-15 PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE
Daniel Cortez explains the characteristics of the Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato he offers at the Kings Mountain Farmers’ Market. The tomato has a slightly smoky, sweet flavor and is a little less acidic than other varieties. Photo by Loretta Cozart

New entry/traffic pattern for KMHS football parking

Kings Mountain High School has announced the following changes for the entry/traffic pattern for spectator parking at KMHS Friday night football games.

“Our aim is to alleviate traffic congestion on Phifer Road and have a quicker

and safer entry for all spectators into the parking lot,” said athletic director Matt Bridges. “We’ve designed the new pattern making it more convenient for all spectators.”

The changes include: • General home parking,

visitor spectator parking and visitor handicapped parking: Spectators will enter at the Phifer Road stoplight entrance leading into the student parking lot like years past.

• All drop-offs. All dropoffs must be made in the

front circle of the KMHS main office.

• TD Club parking pass holders and home handicap parking. Spectators will now enter through either Kings Mountain Blvd./ Intermediate School Road that is located at the new

power station or the Gary Stewart Blvd., situated behind the middle school to access the Brinkley Field House and the Touchdown Club members/TD Club parking pass holders lot located on the middle school intramural field.

No one will be allowed to drive past the old field house to enter the Touchdown Club parking area. All TD Club parking passes will have to enter those parking areas by the softball and baseball fields

Football workouts at KMHS

Kings Mountain High School's football team went through its first day in shorts and helmets Monday at John Gamble Stadium. Only and two hours on the field are allowed through Saturday. Beginning Monday two practices per day will be allowed and complete un during just one session. During the second practice only helmets, shoulder pads, shorts, t-shrrts and football shoes are accept

#ALWS23 presented by 2023 August 10-15 Museum of Flight Warbird Appearances August 12 Golden Knights Perform Approx. 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 1B

15-Time Grammy Winner Ricky Skaggs headlines

Inaugural Concert in Brinkley Amphitheater

Performance by Master Bluegrass Musician set during Gardner-Webb’s Homecoming

on Oct. 28

Gardner-Webb University officials are pleased to welcome 15-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs as the inaugural headline performer in the Brinkley Amphitheater. The concert is set during GWU Homecoming festivities on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $35 and go on sale July 28.

Ticket link: https:// ieticket/web/seatcartgrp. php?section_id=30&refresh=1690560672

Skaggs, along with Kentucky Thunder, will bring his legendary style and energy to Boiling Springs and launch a venue that will host a variety of arts and entertainment for years to come.

“This is precisely how we wanted to open our new amphitheater—a nationally recognized musician bringing his tour to our campus on one of the biggest days of the year (Homecoming),” applauded Gardner-Webb President Dr. William M. Downs. “Personally, I can’t wait…I’ve been watching the new venue take shape each and every day, and now we can mark our calendars for what will certainly be a memorable inaugural concert. This is a great win for GWU and for our community.”

The 800-seat Brinkley Amphitheater is named for David and Marie Brinkley, longtime University donors who provided the lead naming gift. Additional support for the outdoor performance complex came from a $500,000 budget appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly, with endorsements from the Boiling Springs Town Council and the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. Several other university donors

have also generously provided financial contributions towards this project.

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin over 60 years ago. By age 6, he was playing mandolin on stage with bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe and appeared on TV with Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs at 7. By age 21, Skaggs was already considered a “recognized master” of bluegrass, one of America’s most demanding art forms. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.

Skaggs emerged as a professional bluegrass musician in 1971, when he and his friend Keith Whitley were invited to join the legendary Ralph Stanley’s band the Clinch Mountain Boys. He then went on to record and perform with progressive bluegrass acts like the Country Gentlemen and J.D. Crowe & the New South, whose self-titled 1975 Rounder Records debut album was instantly recognized as a landmark bluegrass achievement. He then led Boone Creek, which also featured Dobro ace and fellow New South alumnus Jerry Douglas.

But Skaggs turned to

Duke provides tuition grants for Carolina students this fall

Beginning this fall, Duke University will provide full tuition grants for admitted undergraduate student residents of North Carolina and South Carolina whose families have a total income of $150,000 or less.

For Duke undergraduate students from North Carolina and South Carolina with total family incomes of $65,000 or less, the university will provide full tuition grants, plus financial assistance for housing, meals, and some course materials or other campus expenses, without needing student loans.

This additional financial aid for undergraduates reflects Duke’s commitment to our students from the Carolinas. By providing more equitable access to a Duke education and ensuring students have the additional support and resources they need to truly thrive. At the same time, here at Duke,

we will also make our campus community stronger. Students receiving enhanced aid offers in this program will first have the work-study in the aid offer replaced by the outside scholarship. Once that has been replaced, additional aid will reduce Duke's grant/ scholarship assistance.

Note that there are two exceptions to the above:

• Veterans Benefits: Students receiving Chapter 33 and/or Yellow Ribbon will not have other aid reduced when the VA benefit is received.

• Students whose parents have no expected contribution on the CSS Profile: Students in the lowest income ranges whose parents cannot contribute to college costs may have the student contribution reduced before other aid. The aid office knows students in this category and will do this automatically before reducing other aid.

the more mainstream country music genre in the late ‘70s when he joined Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band, replacing Rodney Crowell. He became a recording artist in his own right in 1981 when his Epic label debut album, “Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine,” topped the country charts and yielded a pair of #1 hits. Overall, his productive stay at Epic Records would result in a total of 12 #1 hits. Additionally, he garnered eight Country Music Association Awards—including the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy in 1985.

Skaggs’ 1997 album, “Bluegrass Rules!,” released on his newly-formed Skaggs Family Records label, marked a triumphant return to bluegrass—which he’s solidified ever since with a series of Grammy Award-winning albums, recorded with his amazing bluegrass band, Kentucky Thunder (eight-time winners of the IBMA ‘Instrumental Group of the Year’). Skaggs’ label has also served as a home for similar bluegrass and roots music-oriented artists including The Whites.

Opening for Skaggs &

Kentucky Thunder will be Will Jones, who grew up in Virginia listening to the twangs of mandolin, banjo and fiddle played by his dad. Jones was a fast learner and by the time he was 7 years old, he played lead guitar in his father’s regional touring band. Jones’ music is described as country with a sharp bluegrass edge that’s undeniable in the timbre of his voice and the storytelling in his songwriting.

Gardner-Webb student

Lindy Bryson will have the honor of being the first musician to perform on

the Brinkley Amphitheater stage as she opens for Jones. Bryson started singing in church when she was 3 years old and has loved music ever since. Her new song. “Muddy Waters,” won first place in the Don Gibson Singer Songwriter Competition.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 working days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4270 or email with your request.

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15-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs will be the inaugural headline performer in the Brinkley Amphitheater on October 28. Eight-time IBMA winners Kentucky Thunder will open for Skagggs. (Photo provided)

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CCC Joins Carolina Cyber Network

Cleveland Community College has joined the Carolina Cyber Network (CCN). This fast-growing organization is dedicated to closing the critical gap in cybersecurity workforce needs and available workers.

“Cleveland Community College is pleased to join the Carolina Cyber Network,” said Dr. Jason Hurst, president. “We look forward to collaborating with our colleagues across the state to address the pressing issue of the cybersecurity talent gap. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive training program that produces highly skilled cybersecurity professionals for years to come.”

In addition to joining the Carolina Cyber Network, CCC is seeking the Center of Academic ExcellenceCyber Defense designation for its IT Network Technician degree program. The designation is awarded by the joint sponsors of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Organizations that receive this designation must

be regionally accredited U.S. institutions of higher education and must meet rigorous requirements related to producing cybersecurity professionals. It can take a year or more to complete the application process.

Joining the Carolina Cyber Network with CCC are the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Isothermal Community College and Johnston Community College. CCN now has 18 four-year and twoyear member schools, all in North Carolina.

“We are excited to partner with these schools to further grow and strengthen the cybersecurity talent pool available in North Carolina,” said Dr. Mark Sorrells, president of Fayetteville Technical Community College, which is a co-founder and leader of the three-year-old CCN organization.

Sorrells said the four new CCN members exhibit the core values of the Carolina Cyber Network: equipping students with “hands-on” technical skills, essential life skills and work-based learn-

ing experiences that prepare the students to be “job-ready” to serve the state’s communities through employment in public and private agencies.

aIn addition to Fayetteville Tech and the four new members, CCN members are Blue Ridge Community College, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Catawba Valley Community College, Elizabeth City State University, Forsyth Technical Community College, Gaston College, Montreat College, North Carolina A&T State University, Piedmont Community College, Richmond Community College, Stanly Community College, Wake Technical Community College and Wayne Community College. Learn more about the Carolina Cyber Network at

Learn more about the CAE-CD designation at

Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ

One of the aspects I dislike about hunting and fishing is getting ready for the first day. Whether it’s the first turkey hunt of the year or the first deer hunt, there’s always the need to make sure nothing is forgotten on that opening day. One of my on-going paranoias is to be in a tree stand when a deer walks by and realize I have forgotten my trigger release. I’ve actually dreamed several times about such an episode. The first day of fishing is the same way. Gathering up rods and reels and making sure licenses are bought and boat registrations are up to date always makes me have second thoughts about going. There have been times I have decided to stay at home just because I was not willing to take the time to get everything together and accounted for. After that first time, things are just so

much easier because most of the stuff never leaves my hunting vehicle. I decide to go, hop in my little SUV, and boom! I’m hunting. For years, I’ve made promises and plans to have everything organized and put in a particular place before that first day. And I do a pretty good job of having most of my stuff in one area. But the time between the last day of the season and the next opening day seems to cause my gear to disperse in regions all around my house and storage buildings. As a result, I dread making that first trip because I’m usually spending all day getting ready. There’s got to be a better way. There is. The seasons that are the easiest to come into are the ones where I begin getting ready weeks before opening day. It’s really not that hard. Except for fishing, there are concrete opening days for most hunting seasons. With a little backward planning, it’s easy to give myself plenty of time to gather up my gear a little at a time. When I do that, I’m not pressing to get ready just before that

opening day. I just arrive seamlessly. Instead of an all-or-nothing night, I just do a little at a time to where it almost seems I’m doing nothing. Spending ten minutes, weeks before an opening day, seems insignificant at the time and relieves so much pressure the day and night before a big hunt. I love it when that happens. What goes for opening days also goes for the most difficult moments of our life. While these occasions may not have specific days and times, they are certain. Most people panic when they happen because they are caught completely unaware. Those who handle these situations the best are the individuals who have been putting a little spiritual truth into their lives day by day and week by week. Don’t wait until you’re under the pressure of a pending circumstance. Stow away God’s word now and you will be ready and prepared when the day comes. gary@

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald |
Gary Miller has written Outdoor Truths articles for 20 years. He also speaks at wild-game dinners and men’s events for churches and associations. GARY MILLER

Warbirds, Golden Knights, and Blaze Battalion JROTC return for 2023 ALWS

The Executive Committee of The American Legion World Series (ALWS) is pleased to announce that some of its 2022 guests will return for the 2023 ALWS, scheduled for Aug. 10 – 15 at Shelby High School’s Keeter Stadium.

USAA Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 12, will be especially thrilling with the pilots of three T-28 warbirds from the Museum of Flight executing a flyover and the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights performing a 35-minute program between the second and third games of the day.

The T-28s, single-engine, vintage aircraft, generated excitement in 2022, and the pilots are eager to return. These World War II-era fighters are among the fastest propeller-driven airplanes ever built.

The U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps used various models of the T-28 as trainers beginning in the 1950s; the military took the planes out of service as trainers in the 1980s. The planes also were used as counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War. The T-28 pilots will perform a flyover every day of the six-day tournament.

The T-28s and the Golden Knights’ plane will be publicly displayed Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport.

The Golden Knights will perform a 35-minute program over Veterans Field at 6:00 PM Saturday. The Golden Knights flew to Shelby to perform on Championship Day in 2022, but cloud cover prevented the performance.

The two Golden Knights demonstration teams travel the United States (and occasionally overseas), performing for public audiences at venues ranging from relatively small civic events to nationally and internationally televised events, such as Monday Night Football games, NASCAR races, and large international airshows. The two 12-member teams travel around 240 days per year and use the team’s two Fokker C-31A Troopship jump aircraft as their primary means of transportation and sometimes the UV-18C Twin Otter Series 400 made by Viking.

Two Blaze Battalion JROTC units from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will post the colors at all games Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Under the direction

of COL (R) Jeffrey Gaylord, the award-winning Battalion is returning for the third consecutive ALWS.

USAA representatives Robert Warren and Steve Cochran will join the fans for USAA Military Appreciation Day and participate in Veterans Field ceremonies.

Other military guests include two Shelby natives, one who serves in the Florida Army National Guard, and another who served as a U.S. Marine in three foreign

deployments will be among the special guests for USAA Military Appreciation Day.

LTCOL Butler Strain III is a veteran of the U.S. Army and active in the Florida Army National Guard with more than 20 years of service. CPL Patrick Tiernan served as a U.S. Marine in Cuba, Afghanistan, and Iraq; after exiting the military, he earned a history degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and now works for the Social Security Administra-


“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome back the Museum of Flight’s warbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights and the Blaze Battalion JROTC to this year’s event,” says Robert Farrow, the ALWS Executive Committee member who coordinates aerial events. “It’s an honor to showcase these iconic aircraft and the remarkable talents of the Golden Knights. We can’t wait to share this experience with our visitors.

The ALWS focuses on excellent baseball, but these additional events create another level of excitement.”

For more information about special guests or about tickets for the 2023 ALWS, visit or call the office at 704466-3103. General admission tickets are available in advance. Day passes will be available only at the Keeter Stadium ticket office once the games begin.

Goodwill training opens doors to a new career

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont has multiple career training courses open for enrollment, including a new course in banking and IT, computer skills, customer service, Microsoft Office, construction, and warehouse logistics. These

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Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of George W. Yarbro of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of the said George W. Yarbro to present them to the undersigned by November 2, 2023, or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate, please make immediate payment.

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

John Wayne Yarbro

1824 Shelby Road

Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086

Executor of the Estate of George W. Yarbro

J. Charles Hoyle, PC

J. Charles Hoyle

Attorney at Law

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

KMH (8/02, 09, 16 & 23/2023)





File No: 23 CVD 191

Donald Wayne Moore, Plaintiff Vs Tammy Spangler Canipe, Defendant


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action in District Court of Cleveland County bearing file number 23 CVD 191. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: ABSOLUTE DIVORCE. You are required to make a defense to such pleading not later than 40 days from July, 26, 2023, and upon your failure to do so the Plaintiff seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.

KMH (7/26, 8/02 & 09/2023)

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This training course is a hybrid (virtual and in-person at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus). The class meets Monday – Wednesday for six-hour daytime classes.

Professional business attire is required during all athome and in-person classes

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To apply to BankWork$, you must pass a reading and math comprehension assessment and undergo an Interview & Selection process. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high




Having qualified on 18th of July, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of THELMA W. DAVIS; AKA, THELMA WHITE DAVIS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Allen L. Davis, Executor on or before the 26th of October, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

Allen L. Davis, Executor Estate of Thelma W. Davis; aka, Thelma White Davis 115 Lakeshore Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (7/26, 8/02, 09 &16/2023)


Request for Prequalification

1st Tier Subcontractors Cleveland County Justice Center

Yates-Metcon, as Construction Manager on behalf of Cleveland County, for the New Cleveland County Justice Center located in Shelby, NC is requesting interested subcontractors to prequalify. Prequalification forms can be requested by contacting or by contacting Tina Harris at (910) 5218013. The deadline for Prequalification is September 29, 2023, at 5:00 pm.

Project Description: The Cleveland County Justice Center is located at 100 Justice Pl, Shelby NC 28150. The project replaces the existing Courthouse, Detention Center, and Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Facility. Prequalification for 1st Tier Subcontractors is being solicited for the following bid package(s):

04A - Masonry

Forms may be submitted electronically via email, mail, fax, or hand-delivery to Yates-Metcon. Please make sure, if submitting a handwritten form, that all information is clearly printed. Yates-Metcon will request illegible information be resubmitted and this will delay the prequalification process.

Email: Mail: PO Box 1149, Pembroke, NC 28372 KMH (8/02/2023)

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Having qualified on 6th of July, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of VIOLET S. MICHAEL; AKA, VIOLET SANDERS MICHAEL, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Pamela M. Mitchell, Administratrix on or before the 12th of October, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of July, 2023.

Pamela M. Mitchell, Administratrix

Estate of: Violet S. Michael; aka, Violet Sanders Michael 205 Claytenna Rd

Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (7/12, 19, 26, 8/02/2023)





Having qualified on the 13th day of July, 2023, as Executor of the Estate of ROBERT ARTHUR CHARPENTIER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned on or before October 19, 2023, or this notice will be pleased in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment.

This the 19th day of July, 2023.

Christine Marie Palmer Charpentier, Executor

Of the Estate of Robert Arthur Charpentier

121 Buckhaven Court Lawndale, NC 28090

Attorney for the Estate:

Robert H. Lutz

Lutz Law Firm, PLLC

310-8 East Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (7/19, 26, 8/02 & 09/2023)

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Photo from US Army Golden Knights Media Page,


From Page 4B and certifications needed to operate a forklift professionally. The Forklift training course – which is offered at

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Having qualified on 7th of June, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of BETTY ANNE REYNOLDS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Claudia Grace Mills, Administratrix on or before the 2nd of November, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.

All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

Claudia Grace Mills, Administratrix

Estate of: Betty Anne Reynolds

809 Ramseur Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Counsel for the Estate


233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (8/02, 09, 16 & 23/2023)




In the Matter of the Estate of: WILLIAM A. TINSLEY aka WILLIAW ASHMORE TINSLEY, Deceased.


Having qualified on the 14th day of July, 2023 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of William A. Tinsley aka William Ashmore Tinsley, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executors on or before the 28th day of October, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, Admin. CTA CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KM (7/26, 8/2, 8/9 & 8/16/2023)



In the Matter of the Estate of: SHUFORD KIRK PEELER, JR., Deceased.

Having qualified on the 6th day of July, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of Shuford Kirk Peeler, Jr., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 14th day of October, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 12th day of July, 2023.

Linda W. Peeler, Ex. 811 Meadowbrook Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086


P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 & 8/2/2023)




In the Matter of the Estate of: THOMAS A. TATE aka THOMAS ARLIS TATE, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 18th day of July, 2023 as Co-Executors of the Estate of Thomas A. Tate aka Thomas Arlis Tate, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executors on or before the 28th day of October, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

Jane Tate Williams, Co-Ex. 1523 Martin Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Dexter Cline Tate, Co-Ex. 1828 County Line Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086


P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KM (7/26, 8/2, 8/9 & 8/16/2023)

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Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of SARAH KATHLEEN SHAW of Cleveland County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of October,2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of July, 2023.

Personal Representative: WILLIAM LOWELL SHAW, II

Attorney for the Estate and Personal Representative: MARTHA WALLACE, ATTORNEY KING LAW OFFICES, PC 209 S. DEKALB ST. SHELBY, NC 28150

KMH (7/12,19, 26, 8/02/2023)



Having qualified on 14th of July 2023 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Betty Lou Bridges (15 E 300), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Barry Stowe Bridges, Administrator CTA, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before November 2, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

Barry Stowe Bridges Administrator CTA of the Estate of Betty Lou Bridges Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (8/02, 09, 16 & 8/23/2023)



Having qualified on 29th of June 2023 as Executor of the Estate of Frances Bowen Talent (23 E 291) deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Adam Michael Bowen, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before October 12, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 12th day of July, 2023.

Adam Michael Bowen

Executor of the Estate of Frances Bowen Talent

c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (7/12, 19, 26, 8/02/2023)



Having qualified on 13th of June 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of Louise Thigpen (23 E 462) deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Debbie A. Cheek, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before October 12, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 12th day of July, 2023.

Debbie A. Cheek Executrix of the Estate of Louise Thigpen c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (7/12, 19, 26, 8/02/2023)

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Having qualified on 13th of July, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of RAFAEL LUGO, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Eliezer Lugo, Executor on or before the 2nd of November, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

Eliezer Lugo, Executor Estate of Rafael Lugo 139 Shady Hollow Circle SE Cleveland, TN 37323

KMH (8/02, 09, 16 & 23/2023)




Having qualified on 7th of June, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of RANDALL GENE MCSWAIN, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Brittany Cinquino, Administratrix or McIntyre Elder Law on or before the 19th of October, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 19th day of July, 2023.

Brittany Cinquino, Administratrix

Estate of: Randall Gene McSwain P.O. Box 11153 Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (7/19, 26, 8/02 & 09/2023




Having qualified on 19th of May, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of LARRY LOWELL SALE, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Kelly Sale Bridges, Administratrix on or before the 26th of October, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

Kelly Sale Bridges, Administratrix

Estate of: Larry Lowell Sale 405 E. Homestead Ave.

Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (7/26, 8/02, 09 &16/2023)




Having qualified on 17th of July, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of CARLA JO PIERCY, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Melissa Renee Scism, Administratrix on or before the 2nd of November, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

Melissa Renee Scism, Administratrix

Estate of: Carla Jo Piercy 118 Ferntree Dr. Grover, NC 28073

Counsel for the Estate

McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (8/02, 09, 16 & 23/2023)

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B

email burnshigh50th@, with subject line “CLASS REUNION.” (Include name and phone number.) You will be contacted.



GUST 15! burnshigh50th@


UNION. Picnic: Sept 1st, 5pm. Holly Oak Park, Shelby. Dinner & Dance: Sept 2nd, 6pm. Senior Center, Shelby.



Part time positions transporting students and clients. Cleveland County area. Great for senior citizens. 704-466-5189.


ER. Automotive experience needed. (704) 445-0970


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


NEEDED. Must have transportation. Salary based on experience. Call Keith at 704472-0853.

LAWNCARE HELPER. Experienced preferred, but not necessary. Drivers license preferred. 704-526-6640.


SOCIATE PASTOR. Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Forest City NC is seeking a fulltime Youth/Associate Pastor. Send resume to or mail to 2676 Hudlow Rd. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 286-9294

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

PART-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC. Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Forest City NC is seeking a part-time Minister of Music. Send resume to mountvernonforestcity@ or mail to 2676 Hudlow Rd. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 286-9294 mountvernonforestcity@


ISTER. Eastside Baptist Church of Shelby, NC is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor/Youth Minister. Preferred qualifications are experience in student ministry, seminary education and ordination. Please send cover letter and resume to office@ or to ATTN Personnel Committee, Eastside Baptist Church, 1165 Wyke Rd., Shelby, NC 28150.

WEAVETEC INC. Established Dobby and Jacquard weaving plant needs experienced help for all production positions. Pay depends on experience.

Benefits include health insurance and 401K. Please apply in person at 216 Wilbur St., Blacksburg, SC.


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

ALL LAWNS $35. Call Joe’s Lawn Service. We will also Bid on Smaller Lawns! (Serving the Cleveland County Area) (828) 799-1292


RAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.


Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449.

RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION. Site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, concrete, excavator work. 828453-8113. ERIC MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & Reliable! (704) 300-2332

HANDYMAN LAWNCARE. CHEAPER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. Cut, Seed, Lawn Aeration, Plant Grass, Bushhogging, Driveway Grading. 704-2971326, 980-291-2357. Cash Only. SURGE PRESSURE WASHING, INC. House washing starting @$99. (704) 284-9292


NOW ENROLLING NC PRE-K. Must be 4 by August 31st, 2023. Please inquire at Connected Kids Child Development Center at 600 N. Morgan St, Shelby or call Carol Rikard, Damitra Cannon or Katina Smith at 704-4875792.



YARD SALE AND BAKE SALE. August 2nd-5th & August 8th12th; 9am until. Final sales by August 12th, 2pm. Clothing, furniture, toys, books, more. 828245-4496. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043

COUCHES, PIANO, HOME DECOR, KITCHENWARE. Thursday, July 27 through Wednesday, August 2; 9am-5pm daily. Wedding dress-size 20, flowers, riding mower-needs repair, clothing & shoes (infant-size 20), holiday items. 385 Eastview Dr., Bostic, NC 28018



Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on Facebook. 828-382-0075.



2 Utility Buildings Full Of Flea Market Items. Want To Sell The Items. Come See! (828) 4475760 CO2 TANK 20LBS. Have 2, $150. I have two co2 tanks. One is full and the other is 1/3. Can send pictures by phone. Also have several soda kegs. OBO (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@

CEMETERY PLOTS. Located at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, NC. All four plots are next to sidewalk at the Bell Tower “Great Location”. $1250 each or all four $4500. call (704) 466-8295 WOOD WORKING TOOLS. Drill Press, Joiner, Table Saw, Wood Shaper, Betted Sander, Band Saw, Radial Arm Saw, Air Compressor, They All Work. Range from 1946-1984. $500 firm. Call (704) 692-1054


USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-980-0788 or 828-286-8674.

ROSE HILL CEMETERY PLOTS. Four spaces in peaceful Rose Hill Memorial Park cemetery at Lawndale, NC. Favored location: Section 2, Lot 79. $3600 for all four or can sell in pairs ($1800) plus $50 (half the transaction fee).

BOX BLADE $400. Dirt Scoot $300. Boom $100. 704-7398213

HALF RUNNER GREEN BEANS. Other stuff coming soon. Call after 3pm. 704-4707830.


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


7-10 sticks per 23-25 pound pack. Stretch wrapped. $5 ea. Can deliver, minimum 15 packs. 704-458-3081, (704) 435-3970

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



SAMSUNG 27 CU. FT. REFRIGERATOR. Stainless steel. 3 yrs. old, excellent condition. $700. Text (704) 692-9129

WANT TO BUY CARS& TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 472-0006


I have 1 gallon and a 2.5 gallon. These are old school filler necks with air release ports. (704) 3001818

TRAMPOLINE WITH SAFETY NET. Bounce Pro 14’ Trampoline. Safety Net. Steps for children included. $150. (828) 6383820

KODAK PRINTER. $30. Trampoline for sale. $75. 828-7554199.

LARGE DINING ROOM TABLE, French, 44x84’’, can expand to 44x96’’, 6 new upholstered chairs, great shape $350. New air-fryer, professional BCP model $110. Surround sound system, Polk, $120. Refrigerator beer dispenser, 4 extra barrels, 1/2 barrel, pony cakes $350. Hitch lift for trucks, easy installation, lift 500lbs. $320. Gym equipment: bench weight, make offer. Weights $1.00/ pound. Elliptical machine $275. Professional French fry cutter $95. Food steamer, new $85. 828-286-8093, 399 River Ridge Parkway, Rutherfordton.

WE’VE GOT THE KNIVES &COINS! Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

DUMBBELLS, iron, 830 pounds, never used. $900. 828-248-2065.


“Must Have Title” J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895


WANT TO BUY MOWING DECK. To fit John Deere LT160, automatic 38” or 42” cut. (704) 538-3809

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


3 Mobiles 2/2 and 2/1 in Rutherfordton, NC, $5000 down-monthly payment is $730 -$930. (727) 667-8879

ITEMS FOR SALE. Green Egg Grill with table & cover, $125; New AC 5200, $125; Pressure washer 2500 PSI, $125. 704-

CELEBRITY 4WH SCOOTER $645. Lightly used, has new batteries, extra padded air seat, charger, delivered, tech warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@

LIVESTOCK TRAILER $1275. Tandem axle trailer, 2 inch ball.10x5 (704) 300-1818 kim_

BF GOODRICH T/A TIRES. 4 like new! ( Size 265/70/170) $400 OBO (704) 300-1818 kim_

4 SEWING MACHINES. Bernina Deco 650, Baby Lock, Singer Quantum XL-100, Nelco Ultra. Sewing cabinet and lots of threads. All for $1000 or OBO. Will sell Individually. 704-3007187

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488.

FARM & GARDEN HAY FOR SALE. Spring Hay, 4 x 5 bales, $30/bale. 828-305-

Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, August 2, 2023 All Classified Ads That Have Been Paid and Placed Online or Published in Print Will Not Be Refunded if Ad is Cancelled. PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS ANNOUNCEMENTS SEEKING TALENTED MUSICIANS & PERFORMERS! Join us for exciting gigs, collaboration, and growth. All genres are welcome. Apply now with your contact info and examples of your artwork: GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103 REUNIONS BURNS HIGH CLASS OF ‘71. SAVE THE DATE! — Burns High School Class of ‘71 reunion to be held Saturday, October 21, 2023, in Shelby. For registration details and more info,
AUCTIONS ABSOLUTE ONLINE AUCTION Con-Tech Systems Ltd. Stabilization Geo-Engineering Lots Start Closing Thurs. Aug 3rd at 10 am Bid Online: www.ej-auction. com Pickup Location: 1832 University Commercial Place Charlotte, NC 28213 EDWARD JOHNSON AUCTIONEERS, INC. 828-5939649 NC8134 NC8496 (828) 593-9649 YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY BIG YARD SALE GREAT SELECTIONS. Sat., Aug. 12th, 2023 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. LOTS of household items, women’s clothing, and small kitchen appliances!! 818 Dawn Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat, Aug. 5th, 8 AM-1 PM. If rain, Sat., Aug. 12th. To much to list. Lots of good buys. 311 Stowe Acres, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 2 DAY YARD SALE. Fri., Aug. 4th, 8 AM-2 PM and Sat., Aug. 5th, 7:30 AM-2 PM at 625 Charles Road, Shelby, NC 28152 MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., Aug 5th, 2023 from 7:00 AM - Until. We will have TV’s, Bicycles, Clothes, Household Items and lots of other miscellaneous items for sale. Boiling Springs, NC area. 104 Maxwell Avenue, Shelby, NC 28152 MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. 2 Days - Fri. Aug. 4th, 2023 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM & Sat. Aug. 5th, 2023 from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM at 625 Charles Road, Shelby, NC 28152 McDOWELL COUNTY GIGANTIC SIDEWALK YARD SALE. Over 60 participating merchants and individuals. Saturday, August 5, 7:30am until noon. Historic Downtown Marion Business District. Marion, NC 28752
729-6108. STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 FOR SALE PHILLIPS C-PAP MACHINE $80. 3 Door Rabbit Cage $30. 2 New Black Pioneer Speakers S-CR 400-K, $30. Weather-Tec Bed Mat for Ford F-150 also fits Crew Cab $50. 68 Parakeet Bird Boxes. (704) 739-7621 KOHLER & CAMPBELL PIANO. WITH BENCH. Excellent condition. $400. (704) 477-5008 8X10 TRAILER, NEW DECKING AND RAILING, $950. Large Generator, $125. 2 Deck Tool Chest $85 (like new). 3 Piece Living Room Set $100 obo. Curtis (large) Generator $100. (704) 477-9899 GE WHITE TOP AND BOTTOM refrigerator, $150 OBO. Electric space heater. 828-289-5242 FOUR
SALE. 13 cu. ft. upright Frigidaire, 2 years old $400. Craftsmans 6HP Rear Tine Tiller with reverse, 3 years old $400. 704575-2360.
Sales, 2690 221South,
(828) 245-5895
TON GOOSENECK 25 FOOT. Lay Flat Ramp “All Rubber Seal Lights” Tool Box & More! $12,900 OR No Credit Check Rent to Own. From $639 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 NEW 6X12 TRAILER “RENT TO OWN”. No Credit Check! $582 Down-$161 per month. Includes Tax & Title Fee. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 BEAUTIFUL CEMETERY PLOTS, GASTON MEMORIAL. 3 Available. Will sell one at a time. Need to sell. Make offer. 919-272-5503, call/text. STEEL BUILDINGS (OPEN OR FULLY ENCLOSED) 14 on Display. 12’ Wide to 40 EVEN 60 Clear Span. “We do Grading, Gravel, Concrete” TURN KEY! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 FOR SALE TRAILERS, TRAILERS! DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 NEW CAR SHED LOWER PRICES! Single Car $288 Down from $89 month. Double $395 Down from $123.45 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867 TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-9800853, 704-476-9383. DISCOUNT APPLIANCES. Refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves. 704-477-4766. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby, NC. (704)
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Atrium Health earns national recognition for stroke treatment

Atrium Health has received the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke” Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award at 11 facilities across North Carolina and Georgia. The designation honors

Atrium Health for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

Atrium Health stroke centers that earned the recognition include: Atrium Health’s

Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health Pineville and Atrium Health University City, all in Charlotte; Atrium Health Cabarrus, in Concord; Atrium Health Cleveland, in Shelby; Atrium Health Kings Mountain, in Kings Mountain; Atrium Health Lincoln, in Lincolnton; Atrium Health

Union, in Monroe; Atrium

Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem; Atrium Health

Floyd Medical Center, in Rome, Georgia; and Atrium

Health Navicent The Medical Center, in Macon, Georgia.

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.




LAWN AND GARDEN SPRAYER. Gas, new hose, 30 gallon tank, $235. 518-321-5662.

“Get With The Guidelines – Stroke” provides health care professionals with the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients.

“Atrium Health is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping patients have the best possible chance of survival and reduced disability after a stroke,” said Dr. Rahul Karamchandani, George Shinn endowed cerebrovascular chair and stroke medical director at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and clinical assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. “We are committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and this award demonstrates that our multidisciplinary stroke teams put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis.”

Each year, program participants apply for the award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, participants also provide education to patients to help them manage their health and rehabilitation once at home.

“We are incredibly pleased to recognize Atrium Health for its commitment to caring for patients with stroke,” said Dr. Steven Messe, volunteer chairperson of the American Heart Association stroke sys-



Great Danes born 6/5/23. Vet

Checked, health guarantee. Experienced breeder. Blues, Blue fawns, fawns and blacks. Prices: $800-1200. Males and females available. (704) 418-1441

FULL BLOODED GREAT PYRENEES PUPPIES. 9 week old Great Pyrenees puppies for sale. 4 boys and 3 girls. 5 pure white and 2 rare grey patchwork. All shots and wormed. So beautiful and playful! Great as livestock guardian dogs or just as pets (like mine). Mom and dad on site. $300 (May be negotiable). I just need them to have great homes!! (704) 953-1776

tem of care advisory group and professor of neurology and director of fellowships of neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “Participation in ‘Get With The Guidelines’ is associated with improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

Atrium Health also received the association’s

Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite award at Atrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Cleveland, Atrium Health Lincoln, Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Union, Atrium Health University City and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with a clot-busting drug to treat ischemic stroke.

Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Cabarrus also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy award. For this award, hospitals successfully reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment to remove the clot causing the stroke. Those honored treat at least 50% of applicable patients within 90


FREE KITTENS to a good inside home. Please call after 4:00 pm. Text anytime. (828)


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

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minutes for direct arrival and within 60 minutes for transfers.

Additionally, Atrium Health received the association’s Target: Type 2 DiabetesSM Honor Roll award at Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Cleveland, Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, Atrium Health Lincoln, Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center, Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Union, Atrium Health University City and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 80% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “overall diabetes cardiovascular initiative composite score.” This level of recognition above and beyond the achievement awards recognizes a hospital’s targeted approach to providing quality care for patients with type 2 diabetes.

In addition to these accolades, Atrium Health Lincoln received the association’s newest award: Rural Stroke Bronze, which focuses on rural hospitals that work with varied patient care dynamics. This recognition showcases facilities that provide CT imaging in less than 25 minutes from patient arrival, less than 90 minutes from emergency department arrival to patient transfer and telestroke consultation, among other unique performance metrics.


2006 FORD MUSTANG, 73,121 miles. Call for Price, (704) 7481890


P/U. Extended cab, 193,000 miles, new AC compressor, plugs & wires, alternator, radiator & distributor. $4500. 815-252-4753.

DODGE Conversion Van. 116,000 actual miles, leather, electric, front and back ac. $8500 obo. Showroom perfect. 864-579-8888

Look out for asphalt paving scams. Don’t trust anyone to do the job if your driveway needs paving or repairs. BBB

Scam Tracker has numerous reports of unscrupulous contractors who trick homeowners with supposedly good deals. Homeowners end up with shoddy pavement -- or nothing at all -- to show for what they paid and, in some cases, have lost more than $8,000.

How the scam works: A contractor leaves a pamphlet or shows up at the door. They claim they’ve been doing work in the area and just happened to notice the condition of your driveway or sidewalk. Since they’re already working nearby, they can give you a discount. If the price is agreeable, they will ask for a large percentage of the fee upfront. There is some hesitancy if there is a question about the price or details about the business and its location.

Once the transaction is complete, the scam contractor may disappear altogether. The contact number or email may not work, quickly helping you realize the contact information was a sham. If you protest, the contractor may use intimidation tactics, such as threatening a lawsuit, to convince you to pay.

In other cases, the contractor’s work is shoddy and unprofessional once complete, but the full payment has been made. Reaching the company, the contractor allegedly represented is impossible. In any of these scenarios, the chances of getting a refund or the work fixed are slim.

How to avoid contrac-


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• Be wary of unsolicited offers. Most scams involving contractors begin when a random contractor makes an effort to go out of their way to offer an estimate that was never requested.

• Research companies and contractors before you hire.

Start with If the contractor has multiple negative reviews and complaints, don’t hire them. A simple internet search often reveals companies or individuals involved in fraudulent activities or provided unsatisfactory work to previous clients.

• Get everything in writing.

Ask for an estimate in writing before payment is even discussed. Don’t let a contractor start working on a project until a written, signed contract outlining start and complete dates, a detailed description of the work, material costs, payment arrangements, and warranty information is provided.

• Stagger payments. Most contractors will require a percentage of the total price upfront, but it should never be the full price before the work has begun. Instead, agree to stagger payments so that work can be inspected at various project stages.

• Use safe payment methods. Paying with a credit card provides peace of mind since the credit card company will help you if the company is fraudulent. If you use a check, write it to a company, not an individual. Paying cash or using an electronic wallet app is risky since there is no way to stop the payment or get some money back if anything goes wrong.

1975 F1000 TRACTOR. Very good condition. New tires, alternator & battery. $3700. 864-2192021.


GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE. Rare black with a little marking on legs. Ready for their new home. Had shots and wormed. Wonderful companion. Sell or trade. No answer, leave message. 828-6754968.


SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 9 weeks. No papers. Parents on site. Black and tan. Ready now. 828-748-9614, 828-460-8187.


$225. Female Boxer pup, 7 months old. Papers, tail docked, shots worming. Location: Shelby, NC must go. (704) 477-3900

AKC DACHSHUND PUPPIES. For Sale AKC Dachshund puppies, 2 black females left. Wormed and vet checked. Shots are up to date. They are 8 weeks old and ready to go. $500. 704473-1393 (704) 473-1393

CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Two litters of Cane Corso Puppies.

First litter- June 25th & Second litter- July 4th (706) 872-5276

KOI FISH FOR SALE. 2”-4” all colors; wholesale price $1. each- minimum 25 fish. (864) 546-2778 brendasherman9@

CONTURNIX QUAIL $5. Quail Chicks $3 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Bob Whites $8.00. Hatching Eggs. Guineas $10. 704-4769943 (704) 476-9943 jw28178@

BABY CHINCHILLAS. I have a pair of baby Chinchillas for sale (Both Males) one a beautiful White Mosaic the other a Blue/ Grey. They are 8 weeks old and very sweet and friendly. They come with a brand new single level Critter Nation Cage with all accessories. $150.00 Experienced Owners Preferred! (828) 205-3133

DOUBLE-DOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. 5 male puppies born June 14th 2 black, two tan and one red. Ready for their forever home on Aug 9th. 800.00 each is a steal for this amazing breed. Deposit of 50%will hold your pick. Call 513-502-8245 or email for more information or pictures. This breed is expected to weigh 45 to 50 lbs as an adult. Mom is a 2 year old 45 lbs labradoodle and Dad is a 1 3/4 year old 47 lbs Goldendoodle. Great with any size children.

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GREAT DANE PUPPIES FOR SALE. Will be ready July 16th.

Dad is 100% Blue European Great Dane. Mom-70%. 704477-9117.

AKC EUROPEAN DOBERMAN PINSCHERS. Full AKC. Born 6/30/23. Health guarantee. Bloodline health proven. Tails docked, dew claws removed. Quality proven, indoor kept, socialized. Vet records provided. 1st set shots, FULL VET EXAM, references of pups w/bloodline. Parents health tested as well.

Sire is black and tan, Dam is blue. Wilson, NC 252-360-9827 (252) 360-9827

Available” J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 PIGLETS FOR SALE. About 20 total even mix of male and female. Some “Mini” pigs and some mixed “Pot Belly” and “Mini”. Very people friendly and with many different temperaments $75 for the males and $100 for females. Good for pets or processing. Call for more information. Rutherfordton (704) 807-9583




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PRICES REDUCED MOBILE HOME LOTS. In Cleveland & Rutherford Counties. Some with water & septic. Owner financing with low down payments. Call Bryant Realty, (704) 567-9836

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RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK PUPPIES $600. 10 week old RR puppies. Have first shots, dewormed. 3 females, 2 males. Text 828829-6831. (828) 829-6831

AKC REGISTERED GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES. President Gerald Ford bloodline, first shots, dewormed, 4 weeks old, $2,000 each. 704-884-6805.

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OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803718-2659.


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2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704739-0259.


2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month. 828382-0475.


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available. 828429-3287. FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES for rent in Shelby, NC. $800-$875 including water. Call 828-234-8147 SUPER NICE HOUSE FOR RENT. 3 BR, 2 BA in Boiling Springs Area. 2 Living rooms, New appliances. $1,200/ mth. 2 months due at signing. 704-4346406. FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOME. For rent in Kings Mountain. NO Pets, NO Smoking. References Required. Call Keith, 704-4183790. MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704) 473-4299 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments, 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby, NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications now. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC (704) 4827723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@ RPMMANAGED.COM HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren

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The Hidden Danger of Untreated Heartburn

Dear Savvy Senior,

Is regular heartburn or acid reflux anything to worry about? I eat a lot of Rolaids throughout the day to help manage it, but it’s gotten worse with age and it keeps me up at night too. What can you tell me?

Belching Bob

Dear Bob,

Almost everyone experiences heartburn or acid reflux from time to time, but frequent episodes can signal a much more serious problem. It’s estimated that more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, with around 15 million people who suffer from it daily.

Heartburn symptoms show up in a variety of ways – as a burning pain behind the breastbone, indigestion, or a sour or burning taste in the back of the throat. Other symptoms may include chest pain, excessing belching, a long-term cough, sore throat or hoarseness.

If you’re plagued by heartburn two or more times a week, and it’s not responding well to over-the-counter antacids you need to see your doctor,

who may refer you to a gastroenterologist. Frequent bouts may mean you have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERDs, which can severely irritate and damage the lining of your esophagus, putting you at risk of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer if it’s not treated.

Lifestyle Adjustments

Depending on the frequency and severity of your heartburn, there are a number of lifestyle adjustments you can make that can help provide relief and avoid a more serious problem down the road, such as:

• Avoid trigger foods: Some foods can trigger heartburn symptoms like citrus fruits, tomatoes, fatty foods, chocolate, garlic, onions, spicy foods, mints, alcohol, coffee and sodas. You should keep a food diary to track which foods cause you the most problems and avoid them.

• Eat smaller, slower and earlier: Smaller portions at mealtime and eating slower can help reduce heartburn symptoms. You should also wait at least three hours after eating before lying down or going to bed.

• Lose weight: Having excess weight around the midsection puts pressure on the abdomen, pushing up the

stomach and causing acid to back up into the esophagus.

• Quit smoking: Smoking can increase stomach acid and weaken the valve that prevents acid from entering the esophagus.

• Sleep elevated: To help keep the acid down while sleeping, get a wedgeshaped pillow to prop yourself up a few inches. If that’s not enough, try elevating the head of your bed six to eight inches by placing blocks under the bedposts or insert a wedge between your mattress and box spring. Wedges are available at drugstores and medical supply stores. Sleeping on the left side may also help keep the acid down.

Treatment Options

If the lifestyle adjustments don’t solve the problem, or if antacids (Tums, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta or Alka-Seltzer) aren’t doing the trick, there are a variety of over the counter (OTC) and prescription medications that can help, including:

H-2 Blockers: Available as both OTC and prescription strength, these drugs (Pepcid, Tagamet, Axid and Zantac) reduce how much acid your stomach makes but may not be strong

enough for serious symptoms.

Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI): If you have frequent and severe heartburn symptoms PPIs are long-acting prescription medications that block acid production and allow time for damaged esophageal tissue to heal. They include Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Zegerid, Protonix, Aciphex and Dexilant. Prevacid, Nexium, Prilosec and Zegerid are also available OTC.

But be aware that long-term use of PPIs can increase your risk for osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease.

If the medications aren’t enough, there are also surgical procedures that can tighten or strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter so gastric fluids can’t wash back up into the esophagus.


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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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