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This photo was taken on July 30, from the intersection. The panorama shows Cherokee Street going South to the left, Mountain Street going West in the center, and Cherokee Street going North to the right. See sidewalk photo on page 3A. (Photo by Loretta Cozart)

Streetscape update By Loretta Cozart Progress was made last week on Phase 2A of the Streetscape Project in downtown Kings Mountain. Curbs are in place and a section of stamped concrete sidewalk was poured at the southwest

corner of Mountain and Cherokee Streets in front of ScissorSmith & Co. Salon. During the June 26 city council meeting, Assistant City Manager Nick Hendricks reported that he anticipates the project to be complete the first part of

August. “That’s when we hope to have traffic flowing through there again,” he said. In June, it was explained that plantings will not be added until the Fall, to give plants a better opportunity to survive.

City budget $ 53.9 million City Manager Marilyn Sellers updated the Council on the m a j o r budget highlights for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 during a special meeting held on June 14. The budget ordinance before them was $53,904.833. Highlights of the budget included: • No property tax rate increase, which remains at .43 cents per $100. Each penny on the tax rate generates approximately $190,000. The city has one of the lowest rates in the region and the state and no change is

recommended at this time. The city must continue to evaluate annually, given the economy and inflation and increase in recurring costs and the ability of the Electric Fund to transfer monies. City of Kings Mountain is approximately 8 cents below their peer group average as defined by the Local Government Commission and we offer more services. The city offers several services, the tax rate is lower and there are very few in their peer group that operate their own water source, Moss Lake, and operates the Senior Center and a municipal library. Kings Mountain is one in two cities in NC that operates five utilities. The city is proud of its rate

and all that it offers the citizens. • No proposed adjustments to City General Fund fees • No proposed Electric rate increase • No proposed Water rate increase • No proposed Wastewater rate increase • No proposed Natural Gas rate increase • No proposed Sanitation or Stormwater rate increase at this time, but Sellers noted that on June 9th, she received a notice from Cleveland County that tipping fees for landfill disposals will be increasing 10%, but the city had already prepared the budget. The See BUDGET, Page 5A

City works hard to keep electric rates low, but increases are coming By Loretta Cozart During the Kings Mountain City Council meeting on July 26, Assistant City Manager Nick Hendricks explained a necessary update on utility costs that will

increase electric rates by approximately 5 percent. According to Hendricks, Natural Gas prices impact 85 percent of Kings Mountain residents through their electric bills because Kings Mountain Energy Center is a natural gas fired power plant. Until recently, natural gas prices remained low. But prices have been on a steady increase, climbing

200 percent since 2020, Hendricks said. Since then, natural gas prices have increased from $2.80 to $6.00 per dekatherm unit now. And that cost could increase to $8 soon. Futures indicate those rates could go up to $11 by 2023. “The only time we increase rates is when we increase the base rate, and we have not increased our base See INCREASES, Page 4A

Casino project on hold during investigation By Loretta Cozart According to, Catawba Two Kings Casino project is on hold due to a federal investigation related to prominent politicians benefiting from casino profits. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Chief Bill Harris issued a written statement that read, “To the

extent that the NIGC has identified areas of concern, we have made corrections or are now actively engaged in resolving those concerns with them.” At issue is that people related to prominent politicians may have benefited from the casino, including Democratic Whip John Clyburn’s brother James. And

Representative John Clyburn sponsored the bill preventing the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from suing the federal government because they allowed taking seventeen acres of Land into Trust for the tribe in NC. According to the Wall Street Journal article, other politician’s relatives were See CASINO, Page 4A

Monty Thornburg honored by the city and community By Tabitha Thomas The l a t e Monty Thornburg was honored at the Patrick Senior MONTY C e n t e r THORNBURG on Friday, July 1. During the annual Independence Day Celebration, the staff and participants took a moment to remember Monty and all his contributions to the Patrick Center and the Kings Mountain Community. Monty was Program Director of the Patrick Center for over 30-years and led the way for the construction A plaque honoring the late Monty Thornburg as Program of the beautiful building Director of the Patrick Center for over 30-years. See MONTY, Page 4A Photo by Tabitha Thomas

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Otis Cleo Falls, Jr.

Harry Eugene Childers

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Otis Cleo Falls Jr, 95, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on July 25, 2022 at Peak Resources Cherryville. He was born in Cleveland County, NC to the late Otis Cleo Falls Sr. and Lona Sipe Falls. Otis was also preceded in death by his first wife, Delores Bridges Falls and second wife, Melba Pasquier Falls; brothers, Doug Falls and James Edward Falls; sister, Betty Falls Mullis; step-son, Steven Pasquier, step-grandson, Gray Stewart, and son-in-law, Jeff Lyman. Otis served in the United States Army, 11th Division Airborne and was the former owner and operator of Falls Exxon, in uptown Kings Mountain. He was a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC and former longtime member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain where he taught Sunday School for many years. Otis loved his community and was very active in serving others. He was a former Boy Scout Leader, at one time having the largest troop in North Carolina. Boy Scouts of America presented him with the Silver Beaver Award for his dedicated service to the organization. He was also active in the Jaycee’s and served as a mentor for countless children in the Kings Mountain community. He is survived by his daughter: Linda Falls Lyman, Beaufort, SC; sons: Rick Falls and wife Brenda, Gastonia, NC; Kenny Falls and wife Leslie, Kings Mountain. NC; step-daughters: Sidney Stewart and husband Arkin, Fort Mill, SC; Lucy Plyler and husband Charles, Ellenboro, NC; stepsons: Jeff Pasquier and wife Karen, Rancho, NM; Danny Pasquier and wife Lisa, San Antonio, TX; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, and 2 step-great grandchildren Graveside service will be held at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 A.M with Reverend John Bridges, officiating . Visitation will be held immediately following the service in the cemetery. Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Memorials may be made to: Boy Scouts of America, Piedmont Council, 1222 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 or a Youth Charity of Donor’s Choice. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals. com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

CARTERSVILLE, GA – Harry Eugene Childers of Cartersville, GA passed away Thursday July 21, 2022 and was affectionately known as “Mr. Bruton” and “Pops” to family as well as to friends he quickly considered family. Harry was a proud Tar Heel, born and raised in Kings Mountain, North Carolina by his late parents, Charlie Jesse and Marylou Scruggs Childers. Mr. Childers served our country in the United States Army. As a servant to Christ, the Childers’ lives included many mission trips with youth groups from Tabernacle Baptist Church and “Pops” was the man behind the wheel of the bus quite often. Harry cared for young people. He was interested in them and followed their lives and interests into adulthood. He cared for many and took their interests and situations to heart. Harry Childers greatly valued his family. His family did not have the requirement of being kin by birth, rather in the sense of being inclusive of all who wanted to be included, and Harry and Gail opened the gates wide to their inner circle of family. “Mr. Bruton” was a fierce protector and watched over us with the utmost vigilance as our guardian. He loved us in a way that made us never doubt that he was there in our lives, and he gave us all courage to do our best at whatever it was that we aimed to do. He was generous with his time, supportive and ever present. He will be missed tremendously. Harry’s career was spent in Atlanta as a skillful superintendent for Specialty Interior Finishes where he thrived and was well respected. In retirement, he found a spot that was perfect for him as a member of the Owen Funeral Home staff. His calm and caring countenance comforted people from all walks of life and Harry loved working in a spot that seemed perfect for him. In his free time through the years, “Pops” loved watching old westerns on television in his Cadillac of recliners and playing golf or fishing with his buddies, and collecting vintage cars, among which were his ’74 and ‘00 Corvettes and his shiny, red hot ’40 Ford coupe. He also loved sports of all kinds and spent time attending events while supporting the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes, Kings Mountain Mountaineers, his home team, as well as his grandchildren and great

Family Worship Center Blood Drive A Blood Drive will be held on August 15, from 1-6 p.m. at Kings Mountain Family Worship Center, 1818 Shelby Rd., Kings Mtn. Donors will receive a beach towel and a $20 e-gift card which can be used at various restaurants and retail locations.

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■ POLICE grandchildren in their various events. Harry had friends all over and he helped whenever needed without fail. He would want everyone to know that his most important relationship was with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Harry gave freely of his possessions, his genuine interest, and his time and many talents. People learned gentle lessons from Harry Eugene Childers that still carry them through life. If you didn’t want to know his opinion, you just shouldn’t have asked. He was brutally honest and genuinely good to the core, a sensible and solid man. Harry is preceded in death by three siblings, Dick, Wayne and Lillie Mae. He is survived by his wife of 53 wonderful years, Gail Davis Childers. Also surviving are his son Tony (Theresa) Childers of Kings Mountain, NC and his daughters, Connie A. McSwain, Cindy (Tom) Farmer of Cartersville; a brother, Charles Childers of Pine Hurst, NC; grandchildren: William McSwain, Chris (Randi Winn) McSwain, Morgan (John) Cadell, Jordan (Jake) Moore, Thomas (Mayara) Farmer, Cathryn Farmer, and Reagan Childers; great-grandchildren: Keirsten, Landan, Joel, Lilly Kate, Julianna, Elizabeth, Scout, Elijah, Joanna, and Stone. In Pops’ heart were also those he helped to lovingly raise and guide in life: John and Jennifer Appling, Kelley Bryson Price, Keith and Myra Hufstetler, Matt and Abbey Tillman, Brock and Haley Hufstetler, and the families of Christy Robbs Jones and Cindy Robbs Sanders. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Jacobs, Rev. Chris McSwain and Rev. Josh James officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Interment will be at 10:30 am on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Georgia National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Tom Farmer, Thomas Farmer, Chris McSwain, Landan McSwain, John Appling, Keith Hufstetler, Brock Hufstetler and Mark White. Honorary pallbearers are Van Gilstrap, Michael Howren, Gene Lewis and Jack Reeves. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Harry “Pops” Childers to Tabernacle Baptist Church Youth Ministry. Please visit www. to leave online condolences for the family. Owen Funeral Home 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, is honored to serve the friends and family of Harry Eugene Childers.

ARRESTS JULY 23: Phillip Boling, 35, Mooresboro, driving while license revoked, no vehicle registration, $2,000 secured bond. JULY 23: Lauren Alani Lawson, 25, 539 Patterson Road, Misuse of 911 system, $500 secured bond. JULY 23: Joshua Lee Michael Sherbert, 24, Gastonia, order for arrest, failure to appear, $1,000 secured bond. JULY 23: Bryan Adam Abee, 35, 305 York Road, driving while license revoked, expired registration, parking at fire hydrant, $1,000 secured bond. JULY 24: Gregory Dean Fite, 54, Kings Mountain, shoplifting, $1,000 unsecured bond. JULY 24; Romulus Leaire Thompson, 40, Gastonia, DWI, $2,500 unsecured bond. JULY 25: Demarkus Verell Young, 40, Gastonia, DWI, resist, delay, obstruct, driving while license revoked, $2,500 secured bond. July 27: Johnnie Hogue Jr., 68, 714 Bridges Drive, possession marijuana Schedule II, possession Schedule VI, cocaine, possession drug paraphernalia, $7,500 secured

bond. INCIDENTS JULY 19: A resident of Galilee Church Road reported theft of a handgun. JULY 21: A resident of Hillside Drive reported damage to a house on Meadowbrook Road by someone shooting with a pellet gun. JULY 24: Dollar General, Dollar General, York Road, reported shoplifting. WRECKS JULY 1: Officer Carpenter said Faron Philon of Grover, operating a 2016 Chevrolet, rear-ended a 2013 Ford operated by Daisy Kay of York, SC on I-85 Offramp where Kay had stopped at a red stop and go signal. Property damage was estimated at $4,500. JULY 3: Officer McKinney said Joseph Hunter Blanton, 104 Hillock Lane, operating a 2003 Ford on NC 161 reported that a driver in a black pickup truck struck his vehicle causing his vehicle to spin around and hit a utility pole. Property damages were estimated at $6,500. CITATIONS JULY 4: Ashley Corine Courtemanche, 33, 719 Canterbury Road, revoked driver’s

license. JULY 4: Rodney Avery Boyd, 47, 229 Walker Street, expired tag, revoked license. JULY 5: Holli Danielle Watkins, 42, Bessemer City, no registration, seat belt violation. JULY 9: Todd Eugene McGee, 35, Bessemer City, expired tag, no inspection. JULY 11: Demetra Lafay Davis, 31, Lancelot Lane, speeding. JULY 13: Tommy Lee Moore, 45, 827 Mountain Crest Drive, seat belt violation. JULY 13: Kimberly Walker Mays, 49, 326 Saint Luke Church Road, no vehicle registration, no insurance, fictitious tag, revoked tag. JULY 13: Hansana Sengphet, 63, 809 Cleveland Avenue, speeding. JULY 13: James Timothy Johnson, 133 Yarboro Road, consume alcoholic beverage in passenger area of motor vehicle. JULY 13: Autumn Sierra Gill, 25, displaying expired tag on vehicle. JULY 13: Johnny Roosevelt McKinney, 200 Maner Road, stop sign violation. JULY 13: Arnold Robert Miller, Grover, seat belt violation.

LETTER TO EDITOR Otis Falls Otis Falls passed on Monday, July 25th. He was 95. Can you imagine all he experienced in those more than nine decades? I cannot, but in the brief time our lives crossed I can tell you I came away with lifelong riches. As a very young man, I met Mr. Falls in the course of him tending to the Kings Mountain community from his service station downtown on the corner of Battleground Road. My grand parents and parents frequented the station. Actually, by choice it was their only service station. I quickly learned it was partly

because of the extraordinary service whether topping off your tank or solving the technical ailment of the day for your car. But this was not what really made the difference. This was not the enduring impact to me and everyone that passed through that station. If you had the blessing of stopping at that simple yet hallowed place, you found an oasis. The greatest of smiles always welcomed you. Outstretched arms met you declaring a clear “You can believe we are with you…we are going to take care of you”. And Mr. Falls moved to every person with great purpose…an urgency…almost like a father

welcoming home a son or daughter. He shined on that hill downtown, a lighthouse among a sea of people, meeting needs beyond the obvious, rescuing hometown Mountaineers and any other passers-by tossed by the rolling waves of life, planting hope and peace, and supplying faith that goes beyond the day, beyond this life. You will always be with us Otis Falls. Well done… good and faithful servant. C. Baumgardner Kings Mountain, NC

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City considering zero interest loans for downtown merchants By Loretta Cozart On August 11, Kings Mountain City Council will meet to consider zero-interest loans that could help merchants downtown who have been impacted by Streetscape disruptions to their businesses. In his opening remarks, Mayor Neisler alluded to this meeting, and added, “That is going to get formulated to make it better.” In his remarks, Councilman Keith Miller men-

tioned that Councilman Jay Rhodes formulated the idea of tax increment incentive financing to help with downtown buildings and that efforts are being made downtown. He also added that the DDRAC committee had already met twice since the new ad-hoc committee was formed. “We are excited to hear their recommendations regarding painting of buildings downtown,” he said.

Road closures planned for KM BeachBlast The City of Kings Mountain is looking forward to this year’s NC BeachBlast Festival located at Patriots Park. A portion of Railroad Avenue and West Gold Street surrounding Patriots Park will be closed beginning at midnight Thursday, August 18th, and remain closed or barricaded

until midnight, Sunday, August 21st, 2022. Please use extreme caution when traveling on Cansler Street due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians. Please plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by this change. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

This first section of sidewalk, in front of ScissorSmith & Co. Salon, shows what the stamped concrete will look like throughout the downtown. (Photo by Loretta Cozart)

COVID numbers increase, county remains at medium level for virus Cleveland County is still classified at medium risk for COVID-19 during the recent rise in numbers across the state. Between July 1 and July 22, 1,792 individuals were tested for the virus. The



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numbers were flat compared to the week prior. Of those tested, 502, or 28 percent, tested positive. Despite the flat numbers from the week prior, the counties moving to high risk increased to 61. Cleveland County is one of 36 counties which continued to test at the medium level. Only three counties tested low for COVID. As the new COVID BA.5 variant makes its way throughout the state, the

CDC reminds citizens to get vaccinated and boosted, including a second booster if you are eligible, it is still the most effective tool to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID19, as well as long COVID. Get prepared for COVID-19 waves by: • Staying up-to-date on vaccines and boosters. • Having a supply of athome tests on hand. Stop the spread by testing more often and taking precautions

if you are positive. Find testing locations and ways to receive free, at-home tests at: FindTests. • Having a plan on how to seek treatment if you test positive. Find out where treatment options are near you at: FindTreatment. • Considering an extra layer of protection of masks in higher risk indoor settings and/or if you are high risk.

Larry Hamrick, Sr. honored by Rotary By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain Rotary Club recognized Larry Hamrick, Sr. for his generous donation to the KM Rotary Foundation - weekend backpack food program during its regular meeting on Thursday, July 28, at the Patrick Senior Center. Hamrick made the donation in memory of his wife Evelyn. The Rotary's weekend backpack food program is in its 12th year. It started serving 10 children at one of Kings Mountain’s elementary schools. The program now serves an average of 125 children weekly, distributed among four elementary schools and the KM Middle School. The program works out of a facility donated by First Presbyterian Church. Bridges Hardware donates the food bags.

Larry Hamrick, Sr. was honored by KM Rotary Club for his generous donation to the KM Rotary Foundation - weekend backpack food program. Pictured with him are Hamrick’s son Larry, Jr., and his daughter-in-law Florrie. Photo by Amanda Justice

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine endorsed by CDC CDC has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older. Novavax is a protein subunit vaccine. These vaccines package harmless proteins of the COVID-19 virus alongside another ingredient called

an adjuvant that helps the immune system respond to the virus in the future. Vaccines using protein subunits have been used for more than 30 years in the United States, beginning with the first licensed hepatitis B vaccine. Other protein subunit vaccines used in the United States today include those to protect against influenza and whooping cough.

Two doses of Novavax are given in the primary series, 3–8 weeks apart. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should also receive 2 doses, given 3 weeks apart (a 3rd primary dose is not currently authorized). Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is not authorized for use as a booster dose.

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Back-to-School Prayer Rally The Back-to-School Prayer Rally is scheduled for Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at David Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. This year’s Prayer Rally will be mostly led by students who are enrolled in our Kings Mountain schools. Everyone is invited to come and pray for our schools. It is our hope that each of our eight

(8) schools will be represented by administrators, teachers, assistants, and other school employees along with parents and students from our various schools. It is also our plan to have our pastors and churches to partner with the schools in Kings Mountain during this upcoming school year and to pray daily for our schools

and to offer whatever help


Mountain has, allows the city to switch to cheaper energy sources without penalty. “The city’s contract allows for that flexibility. If we can find cheaper sources, we can buy it,” Hendricks said. But with all energy sources costing more now, natural gas is the best option. “You will see me recommend an increase in your purchase power adjustment,” he told city council. “Today our citizens pay 9.4 cents per Kilowatt hour. With the new increase, I am going to be recommending for the current billing cycle 10 cents per Kilowatt hour, which is 4.7 cents lower than the national average. And our increase is only a five percent more than what our citi-

zens currently pay,” Hendricks said. In 2018, the cost for Kings Mountain’s electricity was 10 cents per Kilowatt hour, and the city lowered that rate for 2019. Relatively speaking, citizens will see a little bump in their next bill, but it will be no more than the amount charged by the city in 2018. “We’ve made some very good decisions to keep our electric rates low and the increase only addresses the cost we pay for the commodity. When citizens see their bills, I hope they know we are trying our best to hold these prices low. But this issue is bigger than all of us,” he said.

All are connected to a company called Kings Mountain Equipment Supply and that company gets 20% of the casino’s profits, according to the Wall Street Journal. Delaware North announced last year that Catawba Two Kings Casino would break ground

on its permanent facility last January, but that has not yet happened. The construction project was slated to take a little more than a year to complete. This is an ongoing story, and the Herald will carry more details as they become available.

From Page 1A rate throughout the last several years. Everything is a total pass through, and we are going to experience tough times throughout this summer and into winter,” Hendricks said. “There is nothing we can do about this whatsoever.” “Since 2021, the cost of all energy sources has increased dramatically. Electricity costs are going up. The average increase nationally is 25 percent. Other cities have raised their rates between 25 percent and 32 percent in the last month,” he said. “The national average for residential electricity is approximately 14.7 cents per kilowatt hour.” The contract Kings

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

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rally there will be a time of food and fellowship. Please note that there are no plans to have a prayer walk at each school. Come and pray with us!

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MONTY From Page 1A that currently houses the center. He also served as Funeral Director at Harris Funeral Home and was active at his church and with many organizations in the Kings Mountain area. Monty took care of animals, as well as people, and radiated love and joy wherever he went. During the luncheon, the staff The Indoor Walking Track of the Patrick Senior Center was named presented a plaque in honor of Monty Thornburg on July 1. honoring Monty Photo by Tabitha Thomas and named the Indoor Walking Track feel his presence all over “My pastor recently quoted after him. this building.” Director a hymn which says, ‘It alParticipant Dale Lieser Tabitha Thomas agreed. ways makes a difference played “You’ll Never Walk “It’s as if he still walks the when Jesus passes by.’ Alone” on the piano while halls here, and we can feel That’s how I feel about photos of Monty were dishim around us,“ Thomas Monty. He made such a played in a slide show presaid. “‘You’ll Never Walk difference, and we are sentation. Alone’ seemed to be the thankful for him passing Staff member Bonnie perfect song to have Dale by all of our lives.” Hale shared some thoughts play in Monty’s honor, The staff and particiabout Monty. “Somesince Monty never let any- pants along with the City one once said ‘there are one walk alone, and he still of Kings Mountain will alsome who bring a light so ways hold Monty close to walks with us.” bright to this world, that Volunteer Janet Beani their hearts, and his legacy even after they are gone, shared some memories and will always live on at the the light remains.’ I don’t thoughts as well. She said, Patrick Center. know about you all, but I











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Director General of WHO Appoints Prof. Alain Labrique Director of the Department of Digital Health and Innovation The World Health Organization Director General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus has appointed Professor Alain Labrique of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Director of the WHO Department of Digital Health and Innovation. Labrique is a Belgian citizen, born and raised in Bangladesh of Indian/Belgian parents. Dr. Alain Labrique

is married to Kimberly Hoyle Labrique, formerly of Kings Mountain, and has two children, David (19yo) and Natalie(15yo). He is the son-in-law of Ann Evans Hoyle and the late Jerry Deams Hoyle of Kings Mountain. Since 2008, he and his family have lived in Baltimore, Maryland (US), frequently traveling around the globe to work on global health challenges.


The city has seen many downtown investments: Trackside Hall, Stonewright Properties, sale of McGinnis building and many others, a lot of subdivisions are being reviewed now, completion of the Kings Mountain Boulevard line extension from Phifer Road to Kings Mountain Intermediate School, completing the transmission easement right-of-way to the new substation, #5, located on Kings Mountain Boulevard, integration of the AMI project with the NorthStar Billing Software, completion of the final Duke purchase power agreement – tis resulted in a refund of almost $700,000, I-85 natural gas connection to York Road station in progress, new second gate station with a 5-year payback, more aggressive ordinances dealing with minimal housing and new non-residential code. Clint Houser, Codes Director, reported that thus far in this current budget year, 7 dilapidated structures have been demolished, 10 minimal housing conditions abated, 66 junk vehicles removed, 225 community appearances violations abated, and they conducted over 1700 building inspections and issued 727 building permits. LED lighting changeover project is in progress, Phase IIA of Streetscape is in progress, improved concerts and growth of Special Events at the park and amphitheater, new subdivisions on the horizon, casino development and progress with all the utility deadlines met for the pre-launch facil-

BUDGET From Page 1A city manager spoke with the County Manager, and he agreed this was late notice but there was a delay in the results of the outside landfill study. He stated that if this is a hardship then we could make it effective mid-year in January. So, we are currently evaluating and will bring a recommendation. It looks like this is an impact of $25,000$30,000 annually. Important items discussed during the year included: The city is in the process of completing an UDO, Comprehensive Plan, setting up a Strategic Plan to be led by an outside consultant as requested, 3rd party Comprehensive Plan Pay & Classification Study, Utility infrastructure upgrades, Project South, Grant received in the amount of $39 million for new wastewater project to provide wastewater needs to the southeastern portion of Cleveland County and this is huge, a major economic project. The city completed the loop system at all three major utilities, $1.8 million EPA Grant received for sewer improvements, new Economic Incentive Policy to retain and attract new businesses, implemented Open Gov – an online permitting system to allow automation of codes and planning development permits, thus allowing developers and citizens expedited review processes.

ity, expansion of that facility, improvements being made at Exit 5 by the DOT – Staff has been working with the DOT, Benestar was completed – the infrastructure and now it has been sold to a larger company, several promising Economic Development inquiries with about five spec buildings. The city is very fortunate that they have not had to partner to bring these spec buildings in the county, they have been coming to the city, including one 300,000 square foot building, 1.2 million square foot building, which is the largest in the Southeast in progress, street paving project is almost complete – and the city is getting ready for the next phase. City Manager Marilyn Sellers said she “could go on and on but we are a really blessed city.” She said that she is proud to be city manager. She thanked the management team and the staff who have worked diligently to produce budget requests that are responsible, and she is proud. She also said city employees have a lot of passion and pride for the community. She also said, “Thanks also to Nick Hendricks, Assistant City Manager, for his expertise in utilities and the projects. Thanks to Chris Costner, Finance Director, for his financial expertise and for the great audits we have received. We have so much to be proud of.” She also thanked City Council for their leadership.

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The Labrique family will be moving to Geneva, Switzerland, where the WHO is headquartered. Dr. Labrique currently serves as Professor of Global Disease Epidemiology and Control in the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is also the Associate Chair for Research. He is the founding Director of the JHU Global mHealth Initiative, a multidisciplinary center of excellence in Digital Health, spanning the entire University. Since 2010, Dr. Labrique has been leading research in the application of Digital Health innovations to strengthen health systems and support frontline health workers in Low and Middle income countries. Labrique has worked closely with Ministries of Health and Implementing Agencies across South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America to identify digital strategies to strengthen primary health care and Universal Health Coverage. Recognized as a global thought leader on digital technology, he brings to the position over a decade and a half of experience in problem-solving with appropriate technologies and innovations, coupled with a deep understanding of global health policies and programs. Labrique

led one of the largest digital health intervention studies, mCARE, which demonstrated improvements in maternal and newborn health outcomes in rural Bangladesh, notably a 20% reduction in perinatal mortality. He previously served as the Co-Chair of the firstever WHO Digital Health Guidelines and numerous technical reports on the monitoring and evaluation of innovations and technologies. He has been a committed mentor, educator and advisor to hundreds of students at Johns Hopkins University and other partner institutions around the globe. During the COVID19 pandemic, Dr. Labrique supported numerous initiatives combatting the spread of the virus, spearheading the National Pandemic Pulse — four rounds of a nationally representative US survey identifying key inequities around the impact of the pandemic in this country. Over a dozen publications and policy briefs have been generated by this work to help guide national COVID-19 policies and guidelines. In 2011, Dr. Labrique was identified by the Rockefeller Foundation and UN Foundation as one of the top 11 mHealth innovators. He is a passionate inventor and has developed new technologies for the detection

of vitamin A deficiency in low-resource settings, among several patent-filed inventions. He has served on numerous advisory and governing bodies for technology and innovation companies and NGOs, and has supported the National Academies of Science, Technology and Medicine and several philanthropic foundations in developing their digital health strategies and goals. Labrique and his team have advised multiple governments around the globe, in developing national digital health strategies and implementation plans. Dr. Labrique holds a PhD in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, a Master’s in Epidemiology / Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (USA) and a Master’s in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (USA). He was a visiting Professor at Xiamen University in Fujian, China, and serves as an advisor to the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology’s mHealth Center. He is fluent in English, Bengali and French.

Summer P-EBT reaches $2 billion milestone The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has begun issuing Pandemic-EBT benefits for summer 2022. Between July 20 and 30, the families of approximately 948,000 children in the state will each receive a one-time payment of $391 to purchase healthy meals during summer break. With these benefits, NCDHHS has now issued more than $2.16 billion in total P-EBT benefits to North Carolina families since the COVID-19 response began in 2020, helping families buy food for the 1.48 million North Carolina children. "Kids need enough healthy food every day to grow, develop, and stay healthy, and that doesn’t change just because school is out for the summer," said NCDHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. "Supporting children is a top priority and we are going to keep using every tool we have to support them and their families." Children who received free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program in May 2022 are automatically eligible for Summer P-EBT. "Food fuels the body and mind for students to learn and grow both inside and out of the classroom," said Catherine Truitt, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction. "While summer is about adventures and play, students need access to healthy meals to fuel their

fun. I’m thankful we’ve been able to make such a difference to students and families through P-EBT." Eligible children can still receive Summer P-EBT benefits if they apply for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program or apply for the Food and Nutrition Services program, by Aug. 31, 2022. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, parents should contact their student’s school or school district. To apply for FNS, go to FNS. If approved, these families would receive Summer P-EBT benefits in

late September or October. For more information about P-EBT and how to become eligible, visit PEBT. Families can check their eligibility for Summer P-EBT using the new P-EBT eligibility quiz on the P-EBT website. P-EBT is a temporary food assistance program authorized and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the NC Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction.


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Live with Purpose Have you ever thought to yourself, why am I here? What is my purpose in Dr. Jonathan life? I M. Bundon am sure Worship Pastor we have First Baptist Church all asked ourselves some variation of those questions. In his book The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky rightly asserts, “The mystery of human existence lies not

in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” Permit me to share a conversation I had with a dear lady and how it applies to all of us. Recently, I visited my grandmother, who is just a few months shy of turning 96 years old. We recalled fond memories of her growing up and raising kids on the farm. We laughed at some of the funny activities past and present from her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. There was joy in her sharing. She frequently quoted scripture and how God had

blessed her. Here is my dear grandmother, whose sight and hearing are failing and whose mobility has slowed, yet she smiles and laughs. Why? She still lives with purpose. Granny B declared, “God has a purpose for me as long as the Lord has me on this earth.” Today I ask you, what are you living for? Have you found, as Dostoyevsky challenged us with, something to live for? Take comfort; if you are here, God has you here for a purpose. I am not naive in thinking that many of you

have had a pain-free life or are not currently enduring some hardship. For some, life was all too short, while some reading this will wonder why you are still here. Take heart and know that God loves you, there are people who care about you, and you have a purpose today. Regardless of age, you are unique, and your life has meaning. Let’s take a look at people throughout the Bible: -Timothy was in his late teens or early twenties when he accompanied the Apostle Paul on his second missionary journey.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 -Noah was over 500 years old when he began construction on the ark. -Moses was in his 80s when he led his people out of slavery. -John wrote the book of Revelation when he was almost 100. Throughout scripture and history, God has used people for His glory and given them purpose. The apostle Paul reminds us, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24 There is no start date or expiration date on your purpose. I do not know who

needs to read this today, but I hope to encourage you through God’s Word. You may not be able to do everything you once did, but you can still be a mighty prayer warrior and encourage others. I am inspired to run this race every day by people, young and old. Indeed, “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24 To be sure, I am grateful for my Granny B, who prays for me and has spurred me on toward love and good deeds in Christ Jesus. I hope we can be that for each other. And so, my friends, run this race and live this life with purpose.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855 Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496 Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206 First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

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

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

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

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

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

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Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062 Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888 Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516 Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927 Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496 Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811

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Ormand descendants gathered for the photo at the Old Furnace in Bessemer City on Saturday, July 30 for the 125th reunion. Due to the lens used, the distortion makes the furnace appear smaller and the people on the edges of the photo appear larger. (Photo provided)

125th Ormand Family August library news Reunion held July 30 By Mari Slaughter

The first Ormand Old Furnace Family Reunion was held in 1897. One hundred twenty-five years later, the family still gathers at the Old Furnace in Bessemer City to celebrate their family and history. The family gathered at the Old Furnace Picnic Grounds, 517 Long Creek

Rd, Bessemer City on July 30 to celebrate and enjoy lunch together. Afterward, the family gathered in front of the Old Furnace as 70 family members posed for posterity. James Ormand built his furnace as part of the Ormand Mining Company, which was part of Tryon County. The furnace was known for processing iron

ore, and it is believed that iron processed here was used to make cannon balls for the American Revolution. All Ormand/Ormond/ Ormon/Orman families are included in this reunion each year. For more information or to be added to their list, contact reunion@

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(Ed. Note- The recipes in today’s’ Cooking Corner’ are from “Monumental Recipes’’ Vol 2 published by Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.) CHICKEN PARISIAN Ann Bennett 6 med. skinless, boneless chicken breast 1 can cream of mushroom soup ¼ cup cooking sherry 1/2 cup plain yogurt ¼ t. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper Place chicken in baking dish Combine all other ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour. CHICKEN POT PIE Connie Phifer Savell 2 ½ lb. chicken, cooked and cut into pieces

2 cups chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken soup ½ c. margarine, melted 1 c. self-rising flour 1 c. buttermilk Place chicken in 9x12 inch baking dish. Bring to a boil in a saucepan chicken soup and chicken broth. Pour over chicken. Mix margarine, flour, buttermilk. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn heats up to 450 degrees to brown for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. EASY BBQ Sandy Venator 4 to 5 lb. Boston Butt 2 T. BBQ Pork Rub 2 cups vinegar 2 T. brown sugar, packed ½ t. red pepper flakes ½ t. salt

7-UP CAKE Kathy Whitlowe 1 box yellow cake mix 1 box instant vanilla pudding ½ cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 cup 7UP Combine all ingredients and pour into greased and floured Bundt pan Bake at 450 degrees for 40 minutes. GRANDMA ROSS PEACH COBBLER Amanda Mitchell ½ cup evaporated milk ½ cup whole milk 1 cup sugar 1 cup flour 1 stick margarine 5 to 6 cups peaches Mix well the milk and flour. Melt 1 stick margarine and put in a 9x13 inch dish. Add crust mixture to margarine and then add peaches. Bake in 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until done.

nity Room Ages: Adults • CPR & First Aid Training Learn how to respond to cardiac arrest and first aid emergencies in this hands-on class. AED (authomatic external defibrillator) training included. This class is FREE. If you wish to receive AHA Certification, cash payment of $35 is due at time of class. Monday, August 22nd 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Library Community Room (Registration is required). • STEM Toy Saturdays Enjoy a rotating selection of fun STEM (Science, Tech-

Battle of Kings Mountain’s first shot fired By Loretta Cozart Hayne Neisler found another interesting article to share with the Herald about the Battle of Kings Mountain. And, according to an affidavit, the story shares the name of the man who fired the first shot. The following article that ran on the September 27, 1930, in the Washington Post. ‘’Virginia man now owns gun that fired first shot at the Battle of Kings Mountain,” the headline read. “The man that fired the first shot was Phillip Greever, private in William Campbell’s Virginia regiment. The gun is a heavy, long-barrel, smooth bore musket with short, curved stock.” “The Greever family still

owns the musket and men in the Greever family over the years have used the weapon to bring down deer, bear and wolf and more likely than not elk, buffalo, and panther that once inhabited Holston County, Virginia. The story of how the first shot happened was in a sworn affidavit Phillip Greever made in 1823.” “Colonel Campbell, leading his men up a hill to Ferguson’s position, had instructed his troops to hold their fire until within close range. Greever was in the forefront, a step or so ahead of the running advance. Suddenly Greever spied a Tory ahead behind a tree, in the act of taking aim. Without waiting for the order to fire, Greever quickly leveled and

discharged his musket, bringing the Tory down.” “After the first charge was over says tradition, some of the Patriots, Greever among them, busied themselves in giving what aid they could to their wounded foes. He came upon a Tory lying beside a tree on the hillside, his hip shattered by a musket ball, piteously calling for water.” “Going to a spring down the mountain side, Greever filled his coonskin cap with fresh cold water and carried it to the sufferer. The grateful fellow responded in friendly appreciation and began to talk about his peculiar hard luck. He said ‘’ The very first shot broke my thigh. Greever stared at him in surprise and said ‘Well, I was the man who fired that first shot!!!!’”

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nology, Electronics, Mathematics) Toys. Saturday, August 27th 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Harris Children’s Wing Ages: 6 -12 • Cricut Basics for Beginners Learn the basics of using a Cricut cutting machine and make a simple craft using Cricut Design Space. This class is reserved for those with no prior experience. Registration Required Wednesday, August 31st 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mauney Library Community Room Ages: Adults Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit www. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Shelby Goodwill will relocate to 1005 E. Dixon Boulevard in Shelby on Friday August 26. The store is in the former LIDL grocery store just east of Earl Road at US 74. Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont issued a statement on their website, “We’re excited to open several new Goodwill stores this year, not only to provide great donating and shopping options to more people in our community, but also to help more people pursue the life they want to achieve. The money we make from selling donated goods in our retail stores funds job training courses, employment services, job search support, family stabilizing services and more to thousands of people in our community each year – all of which we offer free of charge. In fact, you may know someone

who is well on their way to a brighter future after accessing our programs and services.” Several positions are currently open: • Frontline Retail positions include Cashier, Donation Material Handler, Apparel Quality Specialist, Apparel Hanger, and Custodian. • Management positions include Retail Shift Manager and Assistant Store Manager. Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will host a Job Fair for their new Shelby store on Thursday, August 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This event will take place at their existing Shelby Store at 445 Earl Rd, Shelby. For more information, visit their website.

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Winners for “A FRESH LOOK” Art Competition and Exhibit By Exhibits Chair Jewel Reavis Visitors to Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain have one more week to view their current art exhibit “A Fresh Look”, on view thru July 29. Artists from around the region submitted over sixty works of art to be judged for cash prizes. Artists were asked to show their most recent work taking a fresh look at the world around them. The theme for this show is very open, allowing for a wide variety of subject matter to be entered. Artists have entered work in a variety of media: oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, photography, mixed media, glasfs and collage. Participating artists in the show are Susan Arrowood, Janet Baxter, Todd Baxter, Susan Carlisle Bell, Carl Childs, Randall Conklin, Anne Cowie, Ellen Devenny, Darlene Godfrey, Jennifer Kirk Hamilton, Claye Hodge, Timmy Hord, C.M. Kakassy, Rose Mary Little, Lori McAdams, Bertie McClain, Fred Mead, Martha Moore, James L Norman, R. Michael Phillips, Alex Pietersen, Patricia Pietersen, Lu Reeves, Cass Roberts, Dr. Bradley Sabelli, Ron Shephard, Jean Silver, and Cam Tracy. Judging this year’s show was Myles Calvert, Associate Professor of Art at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Calvert selected first, second and third place prizes along with three merit awards. It took several hours and looking multiple times at each of the works entered to make his final decisions in selecting the awards. Mr. Calvert said of viewing the exhibit “there is a strong showing of works on paper, with a welcome yet surprising resurgence of colored pencil and experimental techniques used throughout the exhibition. The majority of the works are quite small, lending themselves to close up viewings and scrutiny of the details, gestural marks, and finishing touches”. Mr. Calvert awarded First Place to Todd Baxter of Rock Hill, SC, for his colored pencil piece “PJ’s and Puppets”. Mr. Calvert gave the following comments on selecting Baxter’s work for the top prize “A mastery of material control, color theory, and patience… a professional approach to everyday subject matter that is often overlooked, quickly viewed, or captured for a social media / digital platform. I was specifically drawn to the simple effect (difficult to execute) that suggests focal range between the face and softer approach to the paper bag puppet. The artist directs us to the most important area in the composition - the joyful smile.” Second Place was given to Anne Cowie of Belmont for her graphite piece “Rapt Rock”. Calvert commented on her drawing “Gestural marks that allow for the material to respond, and not be forced into a direction or form. Decisions regarding composition

KMPD reminds citizens to “look before you lock” for children in your car. Photos by Loretta Cozart

First place winner was Todd Baxter of Rock Hill, SC, for his colored pencil piece “PJ’s and Puppets”.

Look before you lock: never leave a child in a car alone By Loretta Cozart

Second Place winner was Anne Cowie of Belmont for her graphite piece “Rapt Rock”.

Third Place winner was Lori McAdams of Belmont for her colored pencil, in, and watercolor piece “Princess Phone”.

appear reactive, opposed to planned, which loosens any constraints when viewing a recognizable object. The artist hints towards shapes but allows open areas for the viewer’s mind to continue and rework beyond the frames edge. Considered decisions when framing the work should also be noted as it neither distracts nor makes a statement.” Third Place went to Lori McAdams of Belmont for her colored pencil, in, and watercolor piece “Princess Phone”. Mr. Calvert said of McAdams work “An excellent example of how everyday objects resonate through memory, history, and art movements. Objects become iconic based on design and will continue to inspire trends of the future. An excellent handle and use of color, with a playful approach to a split composition. Excitement is in the details and ornate specifics, which are rendered tightly, allowing for a delightful viewing experience up close and from across the room.” Mr. Calvert also selected three works of art for Merit Awards. These went to James L Norman of Kings Mountain for his oil on canvas work “Yarn & Roses”; to Rose Mary

Little of Gastonia for her oil on canvas “Looking at You Kid”; and to Ellen Devenny of Kings Mountain for her photograph “Grayson Highlands”. The winning artwork with judge’s comments and the entire exhibit can be viewed online at www. or visit their galleries in person through July 29. Artwork in the exhibit is available for sale. Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Ave. at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues in the historic Southern Railway Depot. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing art exhibits and competitions, programs and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat, 10 am to 3 pm, and by Appointment. Admission is Free. For more information, please visit, or call 704.739.5585. Email southernartssociety@

If you drove by Kings Mountain Police Department recently, you noticed a police vehicle out front with a large, digital thermometer next to it. The display is to remind everyone not to leave a child alone in a vehicle. That warning is especially important in hot weather. Outside, the temperature on July 30 before noon was 85.5 degrees. Inside, the vehicle’s temperature soared to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 53 percent of hot car deaths are because an adult accidentally leaves a child in a vehicle. “In 2019, we saw the highest number of deaths, 53, because children were forgotten, according to Jan Null, who has been tracking vehicular heatstroke deaths since 1998,” NHTSA’s website reports. “Among the trends he discovered over the years: • About 46% of the time when a child was forgotten, the caregiver meant to drop the child off at a daycare or preschool. • Thursdays and Fridays — the end of the workweek — have had the highest deaths. • More than half of the deaths (54%) are children under 2 years old.” The average number of children who die after being left in a hot vehicle in NC is 36. However, in 2018 that number soared to 52.

The temperature inside the vehicle was up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit before noon. As temperatures heat up during the summer, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds North Carolinians of the dangers of leaving children and pets inside cars. “The fun of summer can quickly become tragic

if parents mistakenly leave their child or pet inside a car,” said NC Department of Insurance Commissioner Causey. “It only takes 10 minutes for the temperature to rise to dangerous levels, so be sure to look before you lock.”


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KINGS MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL WORKOUTS – Patriots go through passing drills Monday at KM Middle. Photos by Lizzie Ingram

Black/Gold game Monday at Carlton tral School and then walk to the stadium as the Mountaineers did when the high school was at Central. The Mountaineers will travel to Polk County for a scrimmage on August 10 and will host the annual Cleveland County Jamboree before opening the regular season on Fri., Aug. 19 at Shelby. Their first regular season

Kings Mountain High’s football team will hold its annual Black and Gold game Monday, August 8 at Shu Carlton Stadium. The Kings Mountain varsity and JVs team as well as the Kings Mountain Optimist and KM Elite will be involved in the event. The high school teams will bus from KMHS to Cen-

Patriots run through some plays in early workouts Monday at Kings Mountain Middle.

home game will be August 26 against Asheville, followed by a home game with county rival Burns on September 2. The Mountaineers open Big South Conference play September 16 at home against Hunter Huss. The Mountaineers opened official fall practice Monday. The first day of full hitting is Saturday.

KMHS football 100th year anniversary dinner Oct. 20 The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club will host a 100-year KMHS football anniversary dinner Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. at John Gamble Stadium. The dinner is free to any former football players, managers, trainers, coaches and KMTD members. Each individual is allowed one guest over the age of 16. It

is a requirement to sign up at kmfootball100years@gmail. com. You will need your current membership card and another form of identification to get through the gate. This event is not open to the public. You can join the KM Touchdown Club at one of the levels offered below to help KMHS athletics:

First down club - $100. Second down club - $200. Third down club - $500. Coach’s club - $1,000. Mail you membership to KMTD Club, PO Box 2017, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Members can also purchase a parking pass for $30. These will also be available at the games and club dinners.


Patriots run the bank to get in shape for 2022 football season.

Daily Schedule Thursday Senior Citizens Day

Game 1: 10:00 AM Game 2: 1:00 PM Game 3: 4:00 PM Game 4: 7:30 PM

Saturday USAA Military Appreciation Day

Game 7: 1:00 PM Game 8: 4:00 PM Game 9: 7:30 PM

Assistant coach Jacob Lineberger watches the Patriots to through early workouts Monday at KMMS.

Head coach Kenny Bridges sends his Kings Mountain Middle School football players through early workouts Monday.

YMCA’s volleyball tournament this Saturday, August 6 Kings Mountain Family YMCA’s Mountaineer Mayhem Vollyball Tournament 2022 is this Saturday, August 6, at the YMCA soccer fields at Davidson Park at 215 S. Sims Street in Kings Mountain.

Bump. Set. Spike. Bring a team of four for a night of volleyball under the lights at Davidson Park. Only 12 teams per age group can participate. Age groups include: • Adults – 18 and up, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; cost per team is $100 • 6th and 7th grade, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; cost

per team is $80 • 9th – 12th grade, from 9:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.; cost per team is $80 To register your team, visit or visit Kings Mountain Family YMCA. Funds raised go toward scholarships at the YMCA. Food Trucks will be available.

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YMCA receives $750K state grant, city council adds $200k-plus for improvements By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain Family YMCA received approximately $1 million dollars in upgrades at the facility and slated to begin later this year, thanks to a grant of $750,000 from North Carolina and $200,000-plus additional funding from the city of Kings Mountain. During the July 26 City Council Meeting, Vice President and Sr. Executive Director of Cleveland County Family YMCA Kevin Osborne addressed the council requesting $200,000 to complete the upgrade projects that are needed at Kings Mountain Family YMCA. The vote carried 6 -1. Board Chair Sandie Dee and Osborne began the project in June of 2021, when they reached out to NC House Speaker Tim Moore for state grant funds. Dee addressed the council sharing the process behind their request with the city. “We met with City Manager Marilyn Sellers, Assistant City Manager Nick Hendricks regarding the $1 million in upgrades that are needed at the YMCA, and they have been very receptive.” The plan is to remove the kiddie pool at the YMCA facility and replace it with a splash pad and a large slide that will serve more children. Lighting at the Davidson Park YMCA athletic fields are also being updated to LEDs. When the Herald visited the YMCA on July 30, the kiddie pool area was not being used and that space must be fenced to protect young ones from accessing it without supervision. According to YMCA staff, “Drowning is the leading loss of life for children ages 1 to 4 years old. The splash pad will provide plenty of opportunity for water fun without that danger. There will be buckets that dump water, among other features to keep the young ones busy and stay cool.” The large slide will provide older children the opportunity to cool off in the water. It will be a major feature and will be visible from Cleveland Avenue. “We anticipate this will be a major draw for the community,” Osborne said. “The current kiddie pool will go away, as we add these new features for our younger children.” Kings Mountain Family YMCA is the only pool in town that is accessible to anyone. Members have exclusive

use of the pool for 10 hours each week. Aside from those few hours, anyone can swim there. The cost for non-members is $4 per person. But individual and family scholarships are available YMCA fundraisers throughout the year funds these scholarships. On Saturday, the pool was busy with activity as children played, families swam, and seniors were involved in water aerobic exercises. Lights on the YMCA’s athletic fields are also being upgraded to LEDs. The poles are being tested and replaced, if necessary, to ensure all are in good condition to serve the citizens of Kings Mountain for years to come. Because the lights are already maintained by the city, they continue to be responsible for them. Some additional funds my be appropriated should poles need to be replaced. “These are already our responsibility, so we will use our buying power to purchase what is necessary to get the lighting on the fields right to better serve the needs of our community,” Hendricks said. City of Kings Mountain owns the YMCA facility, and it handles all the maintenance. And Kings Mountain Family YMCA manages all the programs. The purpose of city partnering with the YMCA was to encourage citizens to live healthier lifestyles in a family centered atmosphere. “This major upgrade to the YMCA athletic fields and pool area is a win-win situation for the whole community of Kings Mountain. It is a win for the city as it receives these major upgrades to the facilities to which they own. It is also a win for the YMCA, and it is a major win for the health of the community. With this lighting upgrade, children and adults will get to play outdoors longer and with the new splash pad zone and new slide the YMCA pool will become a favorite hangout spot for the town on hot days. A huge thank you to Mrs. Sellers, Mr. Hendricks, and Mayor Neisler as it is with their support that we are able get all of these wonderful new upgrades,” Board Chair Sandie Dee said. Construction on the splash pad and slide will begin after the pool closes for the year. Once the ball fields are not in use, the light poles will be tested and converted to LEDs. All work will be completed before the Spring of 2023.

Yetis announce Basketball, Volleyball Coaches At a recent conference, Cleveland Community College President Dr. Jason Hurst announced who will serve as head coaches for the Yetis’ first men’s and women’s basketball teams and women’s volleyball team. • Men’s basketball – Mr. Grayson Pierce, head coach Pierce is a graduate of Crest High School where he was a member of the boys’ basketball team. He went on to play at LeesMcRae College until an injury ended his career as a player. Pierce transferred to Appalachian State University to complete his college education. After graduating from Appalachian, he served as an assistant varsity coach at Crest for one season, then moved to head coach of the JV team at Kings Mountain High School for two seasons. Pierce became the head coach of the men’s varsity team at Kings Mountain in 2011. • Women’s basketball – Mr. Ford Scooter Lawrence, head coach

Lawrence currently serves as the TRIO Talent Search Success Coach at CCC. He is a graduate of Shelby High School, UNC Pembroke and Lander University. He has been coaching for 10 years, most recently as the head coach of the Shelby High School women’s team, which he led to a state championship in 2021. He is a three-time conference coach of the year, twotime district coach of the year and the 2021 North Carolina Associated Press Coach of the Year. • Women’s volleyball – Ms. Jamie Wilson, head coach Wilson graduated from Crest High School and Appalachian State University. She comes to CCC from Crest where she served as varsity volleyball coach. She has more than 17 years of coaching experience and has been named the Big South Coach of the Year six times. --MORE-In addition, Dr. Hurst announced the Yetis new head baseball coach, John See YETIS, Page 7B

Slide selected for YMCA. (Photos provided)

Proposed layout for the new slide and splash pad at KM Family YMCA.

CelebraƟng 100 Years on the Gridiron! Publication Date Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 (Advertising Deadline August 3rd)

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7th Inning Stretch Festival returns to Uptown Shelby

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The local American L e g i o n World Series committee is pleased to announce that the popular 7th Inning Stretch Festival is returning to Uptown Shelby after a two-year absence caused by the COVID-19 virus. The Festival is sponsored by The American Legion Department of North Carolina. This year’s headliner concert will feature country music artist Josh Turner, a native of South Carolina, and a multi-platinum-selling star. For nearly two decades, he has been one of country music’s most recognizable voices, selling more than 8.5 million units and amassing more


Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin, Randy Travis, and Hank Williams. In his official biography, he says, “I’ve always said that any song you hear coming from my voice, you’re going to hear bits and pieces of those five guys.” Turner paid tribute to those five and other artists in his album, “Country State of Mind,” released in 2020. Turner has received six Inspirational Country Music Awards and has been nominated for two Grammy® Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and one CMT Award. A secondary stage with local performers will feature Tangerine Trees, a Beatles tribute band, and two other groups. The Giggle Box Circus will perform and living statues will interact with the crowd. Gymnasts, kids’ crafts, two inflatables manned by Cleveland County YMCA staff, stilt walkers, mascots from local athletic teams, and more, will mean twice as many activities for the younger set than in any other year. The Road to Hope 5K will once again kick off the 7th Inning Stretch Festival. The proceeds from

race registrations will go to Road to Hope Shelby, which passes the funds to programs that include Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), Kids Camp, Young Adult Camp, Outward Bound, college scholarships, retreats, training and counseling, equipment grants, and The Spirit of Blue Foundation. The Little Miss ALWS Pageant has become increasingly popular since its inception as part of the Festival in 2015. Girls from infants through 12 years old compete for nine positions as queens, each one assigned to a regional team as a goodwill ambassador. “After two years without the Festival because of COVID-19 concerns, we are excited to bring back the event that is our ‘thank you’ to the community for its support of The American Legion World Series,” says Eddie Holbrook, chairman of the local ALWS committee. “We believe we have a lineup that will please every attendee from the youngest to the oldest and music that will brighten everyone’s day.” For a list of Festival events and times, visit or call 704-6006599.




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How to help ease school anxiety With the school year coming in a month, it is time to start preparing your children for the upcoming year. Getting your kids ready for school this fall goes beyond preparing them for the first day. From getting the right amount of sleep to eating the right foods, Atrium Health Levine Children’s pediatricians are sharing how you can set your child up for a healthy, successful year. “School anxiety or nervousness is very common among my patients,” says Dr. Chpryelle Carr, pediatrician at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Rea Village Pediatrics. “The most important thing parents can do is to acknowledge the fear. Ignoring anxiety or stress related to school can often make their feelings worse.” • Look for things that your child is interested in. If your child is a budding artist, for example, talk with your child about fun art projects you think they will do at school. Discussing any concerns with their teacher or school can also help ease nervousness. See if you can meet the art teacher or visit the art room in your child’s school before school starts. • Discuss what your kids are nervous about and ways to work through it. If it’s getting on the bus, for example, go over the bus route and walk to the bus stop before school starts to help your child become familiar and comfortable. Being there during the initial encounter can help alleviate some anxiety when they face situations alone. • Let your child know they are not alone with their feelings. “I encourage parents to discuss their own school anxiety with their children and ways they worked through it,” says Carr. Your pediatrician is another great resource. They often have recommendations on books, groups and articles that can be helpful for parents and children. The back-to-school jitters. Almost all of us remember feeling uneasy when thinking about the start of a new school year. What will my new teacher be like? Will I have friends in my class? How do lockers unlock, anyway? Sometimes, however, back-to-school jitters turn into back-to-school anxiety. Crystal Bullard, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Atrium Health, urges parents to expect

some back-to-school anxiety, to prepare for it and to recognize when anxiety may require additional help. “Most people are going to feel anxious about things that are new, and a new school year is obviously a change,” Dr. Bullard says. “It’s normal to have anxiety, but sometimes the anxiety becomes more of an issue, causing problems for a child’s normal daily functioning.” Tips to Ease Back-toSchool Anxiety: If parents feel that children are becoming anxious, Dr. Bullard encourages them to talk openly with their children. 1. By simply creating an open conversation, parents can take the first step toward alleviating children’s anxiety by normalizing their concerns. • Ask which part of the new school year makes them feel worried, and listen attentively when they share their feelings. • Tell your children that you understand that they’re nervous, and that’s it’s OK to feel worried. 2. Determine what steps can be taken to alleviate children’s worries. • Back-to-school orientations can be helpful in decreasing fear. If a child is nervous about getting lost in a new school, finding a locker, or getting a new teacher, these events can take some of the mystery – and uncertainty – out of a new school year. • Take children to meet their new teachers, wander the halls, explore the playground and locate lockers and bathrooms. 3. Help children organize school materials. • Don’t assume that children already have organizational skills, but instead, ask them if they’d like to arrange their materials together. • Where is the best place to store their planner? • Where should they keep their gym clothes? • Where’s a convenient place to keep their schedule? “Preparation is the key in decreasing anxiety. Prepare for the things that will be new to them during the next school year,” Dr. Bullard says. “During the weeks before school begins, transition back into a school schedule, waking up and going to bed at appropriate times. This helps transition the body back into the school routine.”

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NC announces record $789.4M for drinking water How to keep kids active after school and wastewater project funding statewide With Cleveland County Schools returning to the classroom on August 17, it is good to plan now for the school year ahead and find ways to keep you kids active after school. “As classroom requirements increase, PE and recess often get pushed aside,” says Dr. Stephanie Sherrill, pediatrician at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Suburban Pediatrics. “Many kids also face a mountain of homework after school, so it can be difficult, but not impossible, to fit in fitness.” Here’s how you can make sure your kids stay fit after sitting all day at school: • Keep your own fitness level up. It’s easy to go home after a long day and just ‘veg out.’ Exercise can be great for stress relief and is key to managing many chronic diseases. It can be as easy as walking, riding a bike, bowling or putting on some good tunes and dancing around the house! Yoga is another great family activity that can be accessed online for free and quickly for those with time constraints. • Go on an outdoor adventure. Here are some easy ways to get a breath of fresh air and have some fun: • Check out a local greenway for a walk or bike ride

or one of our great state parks for a hike. • In the fall, complete a ‘maize maze.’ There are several in the Charlotte area. • Try letterboxing. Great for young kids, this activity involves giving kids clues that lead them to a box that you’ve hidden outdoors. The box contains a notebook and a rubber stamp that they can make an imprint of in their own personal book. In turn, they leave an impression of their personal stamp in the box’s notebook to prove they found the box. “I have done this with my own kids while on vacation at the beach, in the mountains and at their grandmother’s house, and it’s always a hit!” says Sherrill. • Get sporty. From soccer to swimming to cheer, getting kids interested in sports not only builds fitness but also teaches them teamwork and self-confidence. Check out local programs and parks with seasonal as well as yearround sports, like pickle ball. It may take a while for your children to find their passion but getting out there is the first step. “Bottom line, your kids want to spend time with you, so get active with them. You’ll get as much out of it as your kids do,” says Sherrill.

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that communities statewide will receive a record $789.4 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help pay for 385 projects statewide, including 140 construction projects. “Clean drinking water is necessary for healthy families and thriving communities and businesses,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “The historic level of investment provided by the American Rescue Plan will help increase resiliency, support economic growth in our state and improve access to clean water in the communities that need it most.” Five projects will provide water connections in underserved or disadvantaged communities: • Sampson County will receive $13,283,000 to provide water system connections for the community of Ivanhoe. • Nash County will receive $12,775,170 to extend

waterlines to connect Nash County Area II and Northern Nash water systems. • Greenevers, in Duplin County, will receive $1,300,466 to install waterlines for 63 new connections in underserved areas. • Edgecombe County will receive $1,126,850 to install waterlines and 20 new services to disadvantaged areas. • McDowell County will receive $815,437 to extend waterlines to a potentially underserved block group. Other notable projects include: • Andrews, in Cherokee County, will receive $13,798,000 for drinking water line replacements and wastewater treatment plant upgrades. • Fairmont, in Robeson County, will receive $15,000,000 for wastewater collection system rehabilitation. • Cliffside Sanitary District, in Rutherford County, will receive $2,861,966 for wastewater system repairs and treatment plant retrofits. • Edenton, in Chowan


LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 24th day of June, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of AGNES JEANETTE ROBINSON; AKA, AGNES STATON ROBINSON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, David R. Robinson, Executor, on or before the 20th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of July, 2022. David R. Robinson, Executor Estate of: Agnes Jeanette Robinson; aka, Agnes Staton Robinson 709 Huntingtowne Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (7/20, 27, 8/03 & 10 /22)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 5th day of July, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of VIOLET E. MOORE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, David Harrill Moore, Executor, on or before the 13th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 13th day of July, 2022.

Having qualified on 19th day of July, 2022 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of LILLIAN ESTELLE SANDERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Kathy Lovelace; aka, Cathy Loveless, Co-Executrix and/or Jane Starnes, Co-Executrix, on or before the 27th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 27th day of July, 2022. Kathy Lovelace; aka, Cathy Loveless, Co-Executrix Estate of: Lillian Estelle Sanders 822 Stoney Point Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

County, will receive $4,854,725 for two new water wells and to conduct Asset Inventory and Assessments. • Sanford, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs, in Lee and Wake Counties, are jointly receiving $55,000,000 for a regional project involving expansion of Sanford’s water filtration facility. • Lake Lure, in Rutherford County, will receive $200,000 to conduct an asset inventory assessment of their sanitary sewer system, which is located beneath the lake. • Ocracoke Sanitary District, in Hyde County, will receive $5,753,000 for a water tank replacement and asset inventory and assessment of their drinking water system. • Littleton, in Halifax County, will receive $2,276,500 for wastewater treatment plant improvements and pump station rehabilitation.

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Infrastructure received more than 700 applications from 94 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, requesting more than $3.1 billion. This funding round included the first awards of American Rescue Plan Act water and wastewater funding on the state level, as well as $174,846,696 in funds that were appropriated in the 2022-23 state budget, signed by Governor Cooper on July 11, 2022. “These funds will replace aging infrastructure and help utilities remain viable, which benefits the health and economic well-being of communities across our state,” said DEQ Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser. A list of all projects funded statewide by town or county is available online. The Division of Water Infrastructure website features a map illustrating the statewide distribution of funded See PROJECT, Page 5B

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: DOROTHY DUFFY NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 28th day of July, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Dorothy Duffy, 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 5th day of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 3rd day of August, 2022


Cristina D. Hayes, Ex. 408 Johnsfield Road Shelby, NC 28150

Jane Starnes, Co-Executrix Estate of: Lillian Estelle Sanders 702 Woodside Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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Having qualified on 20th day of July, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of FAY CANIPE COSTNER; AKA, FAYE CANIPE COSTNER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Dale W. Costner, Administrator, on or before the 27th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 26th day of July, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA FAYE SCISM PAUL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Wayne Rex Paul, Executor, on or before the 3rd of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 27th day of July, 2022.

Wayne Rex Paul, Executor Estate of: Linda Faye Scism Paul 112 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd Kings Mountain, NC 28086

David Harrill Moore, Executor Estate of: Violet E. Moore 1025 Mt. Sinai Church Road Shelby, NC 28152

Dale W. Costner, Administrator Estate of: Fay Canipe Costner; aka, Faye Canipe Costner 172 Bald Mtn. Road Casar, NC 28020

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In the Matter of the Estate of: ELLA PEARL FORD, Deceased

In the Matter of the Estate of: LAWRENCE ELLIS HOYLE (Deceased)

In the Matter of the Estate of: WILLIAM LESTER BLANTON aka BILL BLANTON, Deceased


NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 12th day of January, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Lawrence Ellis Hoyle, 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 20th day of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 20th day of July, 2022 Janice R. Hoyle, Executrix c/o Loann S. Meekins TEDDY MEEKINS & TALBERT, PLLC 301-A E. Warren Street Shelby, NC 28150 KM (7/20, 7/27, 8/3, & 8/10/2022)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 8th day of July, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of William Lester Blanton aka Bill Blanton, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 20th day of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 20th day of July, 2022 Christopher Blanton, Administrator c/o Loann S. Meekins TEDDY MEEKINS & TALBERT, PLLC 301-A E. Warren Street Shelby, NC 28150 KM (7/20, 7/27, 8/3, & 8/10/2022)

Having qualified on the 8th day of July, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Ella Pearl Ford, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Administrators on or before the 28th day of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 27th day of July, 2022 Edward Scott Ford, Co-Administrator 207 Ganley Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Regina Ford McGinnis, Co-Administratrix 209 Ganley Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (7/27, 8/3, 8/10 & 8/17/2022)

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Gov. Cooper announces electric-powered boat manufacturer in McDowell County Forza X1, Inc., the builder of an innovative line of electric-powered boats, will invest $10.5 million to establish a new manufacturing plant in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will create 170 jobs in Marion. “The strong momentum for our emphasis on the clean energy economy is putting money in the pockets of every day North Carolinians in both urban and rural areas like McDowell County.” said Governor Cooper. “While the number of electric cars is rapidly expanding, so will electric boats made by Forza X1 right here in our state.” Forza X1 and its parent company Twin Vee PowerCats Co. are independent marine manufacturers headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida. Forza X1 is developing

an innovative line of recreational boats that will be environmentally friendly and powered by a proprietary electric outboard motor designed and integrated with the company’s own control system. The company plans to offer a combined boat and motor package, featuring lithium battery packs, which will provide families and water recreation enthusiasts an enjoyable time for an affordable price, while preserving ecological balance for the planet. “Forza X1 is thrilled and honored to relocate our cutting-edge manufacturing and product development operation to McDowell County. Our marine electrification mission is significant and timely and will thrive in

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 17th of June, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of WILLIAM FRANK McDANIEL, SR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned William Frank McDaniel, Jr., Executor on or before the 20th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of July, 2022. William Frank McDaniel, Jr., Executor Estate of: William Frank McDaniel, Sr. 128 Westfield Rd. Shelby, NC 28150

North Carolina’s outstanding business climate,” said Joseph Visconti, CEO of Forza X1. “The people of McDowell County and the state have been very supportive and wonderful to work with. We are looking forward to breaking ground on our state of the art manufacturing facility and hiring some outstanding local talent.” Although wages for the new jobs will vary depending on position, the average salary will be $51,047, above the current average wage in McDowell County of $39,071. The state and local area will see an additional impact of more than $8 million each year from the new payroll. “Innovative companies like Forza X1 expect to see innovation from the business locations they select,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary

Machelle Baker Sanders. “I’m pleased that the innovative workforce strategies in our First in Talent strategic plan are getting results and keeping the state ahead of our competitors.” Forza X1’s project in North Carolina will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of 12 years, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $479.1 million. Using a formula that considers the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $1,367,100, spread over 12 years. Payments for all JDIGs only occur following performance verification by the departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment tar-

gets. JDIG projects result in positive net tax revenue to the state treasury, even after taking into consideration the grant’s reimbursement payments to a given company. Because Forza X1 chose a site in McDowell County, classified by the state’s economic tier system as Tier 2, the company’s JDIG agreement also calls for moving $151,900 into the state’s Industrial Development Fund – Utility Account. The Utility Account helps rural communities across the state finance necessary infrastructure upgrades to attract future business. “Forza X1, Inc. is bringing an especially unique and timely product to the market,” said N.C. Senator Ralph Hise. “Congratulations to this impressive and innovative company for expanding economic opportunity and jobs, in choosing to locate their new boat manufacturing facility in McDowell County and Marion.”

“Marion and McDowell County welcomes Forza X1 to our community. We are excited about their investment and commitment to new jobs and investment for our community,” said N.C. Representative Dudley Greene. “I think the strong workforce and sense of community cooperation we offer here will work together to make sure Forza X1 enjoys much success in North Carolina.” In addition to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., other key partners on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the GoldenLEAF Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, McDowell County, the City of Marion, and the McDowell Economic Development Association.


responsibility for awarding federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Other responsibilities include developing a state water infrastructure master plan, recommending ways to maximize the use of available loan and grant funding resources, and examining best and emerging practices. The application period for the next round of funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, which will include the first ARPA stormwater funding, ends on Sept. 30 at 5:00 p.m. The application training schedule is available at: divisions/water-infrastructure/i-need-funding.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 22nd day of June, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of PHLIZA MICELL PENDERGRASS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 13th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 13th day of July, 2022.

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

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Phliza Micell Pendergrass McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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From Page 4B projects in the Spring 2022 funding round. The State Water Infrastructure Authority approved the awards during the July 14 meeting. Funding this round also came from the Viable Utility Reserve and the Drinking Water and Wastewater State Reserves, funded from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the State, and the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds. Projects funded from the Viable Utility Reserve are conditional upon approval by the Local Government Commission. The Authority is an independent body with primary







NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 18th day of May, 2022 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of EUGENE WINFRED LAND, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nathan Forb, Administrator-CTA, on or before the 27th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 18th of July, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of MARTHA LOUISE REYNOLDS; AKA, MARTHA H. REYNOLDS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned David Christopher Reynolds, Executor on or before the 27th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st day of June, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of RICKEY LYNN WILLIAMS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 27th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 27th day of July, 2022. This the 27th day of July, 2022. Nathan Forb, Administrator-CTA Estate of: Eugene Winfred Land McINTYRE ELDER LAW 112 S. Tryon St., Suite 760 Charlotte, NC 27284 KMH (7/27, 8/03, 10, & 17/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 5th day of July, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of CLYDE RAY HASKIN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 20th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

David Christopher Reynolds, Executor Estate of: Martha Louise Reynolds, aka, Martha H. Reynolds. 1197 Highfield Drive Lawranceville, Ga. 30043 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (7/27, 8/03, 10 & 17/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 22nd day of June, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of GORMAN RAY LAIL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 27th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of July, 2022.

This the 27th day of July, 2022. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Ricky Lynn Williams McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (7/27, 8/03,10 &17/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 1st day of July, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of RUBBY VIOLA COBB ;AKA, RUBY NEOLA COBB, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 3rd of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 3rd day of August, 2022.

This the 27th day of July, 2022. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Clyde Ray Haskins McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Gorman Ray Lail McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Rubby Viola Cobb: aka, Ruby Neola Cobbl McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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SHS CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. Shelby High Class of ‘77 will hold their 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Izzi Q Barbecue located at 127 W. Marion St., in Uptown Shelby. $25 per person and that’s all inclusive; venue, food and music. Desserts by Betsy Lutz McPherson. Checks can be mailed to Donna Blanton Rash at 1045 Allison Dr., Shelby NC 28150

1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. SHS Class of 1980 is having our 42nd reunion of Oct 1, 2022 at the Don Gibson Theatre. Social hour begins at 6:30 with dinner and dancing to follow. Meal will consist of chicken, barbecue, sides, desserts and drinks. Cash bar available with DJ to provide music.$50 per person and $90 per couple..Please respond by September 15th. Payment may be made to Pam Blanton Williams, 1615 Wesson Rd, Shelby, NC 28152 or through paypal @PamelaWilliams911. Any questions please contact Pam Blanton Williams 704-692-2472 or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704284-3303

REUNIONS SHS 50TH REUNION Shelby High Class of 1972, 50th Reunion, October 8, 2022. For more information, contact ShelbyHigh50thReunion@gmail. com or call (704) 418-2712 S h e l by H i g h 5 0 t h R e u n i o n@


ANNOUNCING OUR NEW OFFICE LOCATION. The SALVATION ARMY of Cleveland & Rutherford County’s Office is now located at 310 West Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152. Phone (704) 482-0375

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

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

ON-LINE RESELLERS STOCK UP! with no limits on quantities:- Electronics with values to $39.95 ALL ONLY $1.99! (savings to 95% off retail). Side door sale, next to Mighty Dollar FOREST CITY Saturday August 6th, 9am5pm, CASH ONLY. $$$$$$FALL, SCHOOL, HALLOWEEN & CHRISTMAS all arriving at SIDE DOOR sale, Saturday, August 6th, 9am-5pm, CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar Forest City. All 70-95% off retail. Door busters: 6 to 10 pack adult & children socks only $2.99, Backpacks $2.99. 75TH SKINNER FAMILY REUNION. INVITATION TO THE 75th SKINNER FAMILY REUNION. DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SKINNER AND ELIZABETH AIKMAN. SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2022 at TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 746 TRINITY CHURCH ROAD, MOORESBORO, NC. GREETING 12:30 TO 1:00. PRAY AND EAT AT 1:00 UNTIL “BRING A PICNIC BASKET”. COME AND VISIT, TALK ABOUT OLD TIMES AND REMINISCE. BRING ANY OLD PHOTOS AND SHARE STORIES, PRINTED FAMILY TREES AND BOOKS FILLED WITH INFORMATION OF THE PAST. INFO CONTACT: rskinner@carolina. NEW! SOUL’S HARBOR MINISTRIES BIBLE STUDY @ Manor on Main 226 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120. Additional events: Youth rallies, game nights, prayer nights! We can’t wait to meet you! (704) 812-8026

VENDING ROUTE DRIVER/ MERCHANDISER POSITION. Part time Position available (approximately 24 hours per week). Vending Route Driver/ Merchandiser position available for Snack, Beverage Route, in the Shelby NC area. The right candidate will be motivated, a self-starter and customer service oriented. Duties include, loading box truck with beverages and snacks, driving to accounts, filling and servicing vending machines. Vending machine service includes, collecting money, rotating products. The role is approximately 20% driving and 80% stocking, moving, loading product. Regular and repeated lifting, sliding, pushing, pulling of 40lbs is required. • Base pay starts at 11/ hr. Weekends off! Clean driving record required. Employees must consent to background check and drug screening. Please call 704-466-3241 between the hours of 9am until 4pm Monday thru Thursday or e-mail rick@toprowvending. com WESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH JOB OPPORTUNITY. Westview Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. This person must be dependable and above reproach in all areas. Primary duties will include producing a newsletter weekly, recording all church finances, and assisting staff when needed. Reliable computer skills are necessary. Competitive compensation and hours will be discussed during the interview. Please submit resumes to westviewbaptistc@ by August 5, 2022. CARPENTER/HANDY MAN to remodel rentals. Pay based on experience. 336-225-1050. UNARMED SECURITY. A SERVICES GROUP is seeking Unarmed Security Guards to work in the Shelby area. We are looking for qualified applicants who want to work part-time in a commercial retail environment. Get your steps in all while you get paid. If interested call or email (864) 432-3678 EXPERIENCED CARE GIVER. I will care for your elderly or disabled in Cleveland County area. Excellent references. Call for info. 70-435-3315. LOOKING FOR PART-TIME DRIVERS. In Cleveland County Area. Must be 21 years or older and have good driving record and be able to pass drug test and background check. Great opportunity for retirees. 704-466-5189 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby







NEW COMPANY SEEKING BRAND PARTNERS New company launch - August 1, 2022. Get positioned now! Our company has partnered with a major manufacturing company resulting in a BRAND NEW COMPANY... We will launch an online marketplace featuring liquid nutraceuticals using cutting-edge nanotechnology that provides superior absorption... as well as... a line of bath, body, and home care products using the highest quality, clean, green, toxin-free ingredients. The company has also acquired the Exclusive Rights to a proven product that helped launch a well-known Billion $ brand. I know some of the principals involved... this is the REAL DEAL... this will make waves in the industry. This is a personal invitation to join us NOW before the masses find out... we are positioning people NOW. This is your chance to get ‘first mover advantage’, since we have the unique ability to position people on our team now … BEFORE the official company launch. For a sneak peak and more info, go to https://ytmfunnel. com/tour/#100820. You can either watch it happen or be part of it. I would rather you be part of it! (919) 229-5229 robin.healthandwealth@

PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062.


READY, SET, LEARN! PRESCHOOL. Hi families! I’ve recently started an in-home, small group private preschool or mom’s morning out program for little ones ages 18 months to 4 years old in Cleveland County. Our inhome preschool program is unique. We aren’t your traditional family child care program but we also are not a center preschool program. We are the best of both worlds…a small, close knit, home-like environment that offers rich, hands on, educational opportunities for preschool aged children to help prepare them for kindergarten success & beyond. If you’re looking for a halfday preschool, we’d love to have your little one join us At Ready, Set, Learn! Preschool to get a head start on “learning to love and loving to learn”. (704) 9743288 RSLPreschool2022@

MWP LANDSCAPIMG AND HAULING. Let MWP take care of your service needs. Bush hogging, Land clearing, Fallen tree debris clean-up, Demolition, Hauling and more. Call for more information and a free estimate. (877) 416-9752 TRENT’S HANDYMAN SERVICES. Will do any small handyman projects. From changing light fixtures to pressure washing and yard clean up!! Need something painted? I’ve got you! Give me a call or text. Quality work at its best!! (828) 695-7768 GRAVEL $170/TON. Miscellaneous junk removal, Trenching excavator, $75/hr, $50/unload. Firewood, tree-trimming except over house. Estimate, 864490-9803 complaints or problems. EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. We also stain decks. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. (828) 429-7511 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 2950750



YARD SALES 2 DAYS YARD SALE. Fri, August 5th & Sat, August 6th. Both days 7 am-Until. 401-1 Holman Dr, Shelby, NC 28150 3 DAY MOVING ESTATE SALE. Fri., Aug 5th & Sat., Aug. 6th 2022 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sun. Aug. 7th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Household Items, Yard Tools, Furniture & MUCH MUCH MORE! At 916 Sarratt Dr., Shelby, NC 28152

McDOWELL COUNTY GIGANTIC SIDEWALK YARD SALE. Sat., August 6, 7:30am until. Over 60 participating merchants and individuals. Historic Downtown Marion Business District. Marion, NC 28752


BIG MOVING SALE FRI., AUG. 5th, 2022 from 8:00 AM until Sat Aug 6th, 2022 from 8:00 AM until. 2142 US Hwy 74 business, Ellenboro, NC 28040. Moving Sale, Kids Stuff, Furniture, Much More! MOVING SALE JULY 28-AUGUST 6. Walk behind weedeater, full 20lb. propane tank $25, drill press, LOTS more! Call 321-501-5563. 142 Vanity Lane, Ellenboro, NC 28040



CALL US FIRST. Pressure Washing, Deck Restoring, Handyman Services, Hot Water Tanks, Minor Repairs, Much More! Over 25 years Exp, Honest Dependable, Call 704-6924449

3 DAY MOVING ESTATE SALE. Fri., Aug 5th & Sat., Aug. 6th 2022 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sun. Aug. 7th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Household Items, Yard Tools, Furniture & MUCH MUCH MORE! At 916 Sarratt Dr., Shelby, NC 28152

TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

MULTIPLE FAMILY YARD SALE. August 6th. 7am to 12pm. Items including: Home decor, fishing equipment, boys bike and nerf gun collection, pottery, clothing, art, books and much more. 1615 Wesson Rd, Shelby, NC 28152

COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (light tractor work, soil sampling and analysis) at reasonable prices. Standard lawn package: (mowing, trimming, blowing off driveways and porches.) (704) 692-0662


USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 980-0881 ZERO TURN LAWN MOWER. 48 inch, commercial, Kohler motor, good condition, $1500 OBO. 828-657-4445. Leave voicemail if no answer.

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $725.00. Pride 4 wheel Scooter, breaks down into 3 pieces, 35 lbs or less. Delivered & Tech warranty. Call Scooterman John 704-951-4224 or Mike 704438-1292. Wt limit 225 lbs TOOLS & COLLECTIBLES DOLLS for sale. Great price. Call 704-434-7833 for more information. LIFT CHAIR FOR SALE. In good condition. $200. Call: 704-482-1363.

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-3820075.

DRIVE COLBALT 195lbs cap. Delivered, training, tech warranty. Call Scooterman John 704 951 4224 or Mike (704) 438-1292 mobilityservices07@

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.



BARN ESTATE SALE. Thursday, Aug. 4th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Friday, Aug. 5th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Tools, hardware, sleds, some vintage/antique items. Rain or shine, in the barn. 180 Kentucky Street, Spindale, NC 28160


NEW HOPE PRESCHOOL IS REOPENING! First Day of School: Tuesday, September 6th. Preschool every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9:00 - 12:00. Welcoming All 3 and 4 Year old children to come share a wonderful year of learning, growing, and fun! Registration Fee: $50 Monthly Tuition: $175 New Hope Baptist Church, Earl, NC. Email or call for more information! (803) 389-3282 newhopepreschool04@gmail. com



SOLID WOOD DRESSER W/MIRROR. Victorian Style Dresser with Mirror. Solid wood in good condition. $125.00 Pick-up only. (704) 692-4765

WILL CLEAN HOUSES AND BUSINESSES. Worked 15 years in hotel housekeeping. Reasonable rates. Call for details. (704) 419-9016 AFFORDABLE HOME SOLUTIONS NC. Roofing, vinyl siding, painting, window replacement, leaf blaster pro gutter protection. Free estimate. 828405-2303. (828) 405-2303

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPO’S. LARGE SELECTION! CASH or RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK! J Johnson Sales 2690 Hwy 221 South, Forest City Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12 (828) 245-5895 NEW USED REPO BUILDINGS. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Sat. 10-12 J Johnson Sales 2690 US Hwy 221 South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 ROUGH CUT PINE LUMBER FOR SALE. 1”x8”x12’, $5.50; 1”x6”x12’, $4.50. Call (980) 241-9010 STEEL CARPORTS & GARAGES. 12 wide, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 30 wides on display. Large onsite display. J Johnson Sales Forest City 2690 Hwy 221 South. Thursday Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. Ph.(828) 245-5895

ALL POOL EQUIPMENT AND chemicals for 24 ft. above ground pool, except pool and liner. $200.00 for all. 828-9802493. MOVING SALE. Beautiful Oak China cabinet with table and 6 chairs. $500 for both or will sell separately. Oak Corner China Hutch $300. 704-477-6114. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

BAR STOOLS. 2- SADDLE SEAT BAR STOOLS with Stainless Steel Frames and Swivel Pedestals in good condition. Pick-Up or Will Deliver. (704) 692-4765 wilcurb@aol. com RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895

RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. TWO PEAVY COLUMN PA SPEAKERS. Each with four 10 speakers. Fully functional. In excellent condition! $225.00. (704) 524-8761 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 9800881 LADDER RACK: Fits 8 ft. Dodge pickup bed. Welded, one piece construction. $400. Jackson Corbin 828-980-1823.

LEXINGTON SOLID WOOD BEDROOM FURNITURE for Sale: 6 pc. solid wood bedroom furniture. Includes 2- night stands, Queen Size Head/Foot Board and frame, Dresser with Mirror and Chest. Pick-Up or will deliver. (704) 692-4765


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YETIS From Page 2B Grigg. Coach Tyler Dawson recently left the Yetis to pursue another coaching opportunity. • Baseball – Mr. John Grigg, head coach Grigg is a Cleveland County native who graduated from Burns High School and Lenoir-Rhyne University. He served as the pitching coach for the Forest City Owls in

2021 and the Gem City Bison in Wyoming in 2022. He joined the Yetis coaching staff in 2022 as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Renovations are already underway in the gym as the College prepares for basketball and volleyball teams to take to the court next year. Yeti Nation is growing, and exciting times are ahead.

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34 cases of Monkeypox reported in NC, none reported in Cleveland County North Carolina’s first case of Monkeypox was identified on June 23. As of July 25, 34 cases have been reported statewide. All reported cases at that date were reported in men, 18-years of age and older. Four cases were reported in Buncombe County, three in Wake County, and 18 cases in Mecklenburg County. Of the nine remaining coun-

ties identified, each only had one case. No cases were reported in Cleveland County. All monkeypox cases in North Carolina have been in men who have sex with men, consistent with findings from other jurisdictions. NCDHHS is working with local health departments and community partners to identify

and respond to every case of monkeypox. Vaccines are available to protect against monkeypox or to reduce disease severity. Testing is widely available and encouraged if you had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with monkeypox, or have unexplained bumps, sores, blisters, or pimples that look like

monkeypox. Contact your healthcare provider or local health department to arrange for testing if needed. NC DHHS has expanded the vaccine eligibility criteria to include: • Anyone who had close contact in the past two weeks with someone who has been diagnosed with monkeypox, See MONKEYYPOX, Page 8B




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BOATS 18” BAYLINER BOAT. Walk through windshield, Mercury 120HP outboard. With trailer. $3500. (828) 429-6185

2 MISSING PITBULLS Missing since 6-22-2022. I live in Harris, NC but they were spotted near HWY 74 around the Facebook Data Center. I’m not sure if someone picked them up or they kept going. Female Rednose Pitbull - Microchipped - No collar on when she went missing. White on her chest. Blue tattoo from being fixed. Male Merle Bully that is mostly Gray with black spots and white chest and white front legs. - Microchipped and has also been fixed!! They are out there somewhere and they need their medicine also. No questions asked, just want my babies home ASAP! REWARD!!! (828) 429-4094 becca.ann08@


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DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12, 10x16 Delivered & Installed Available. J Johnson Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2. Ph. (828) 2455895

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A steady crowd visited the WWII Living History Day Timeline Event at the museum. (Photos by Loretta Cozart)

World War II Living History Day at the KM Historical Museum

Several reenactors take a break from the heat, using a tent to shield them from the sun.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum held its World War II Living History Day Timeline Event on Saturday, July 30 on the museum grounds at the corner of E. Mountain Street and Piedmont Avenue, as young and old came to remember the sacrifices made for freedom by “The Greatest Generation.” Despite the heat, support from the community was steady from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Reenactors, presented by the 508th Headquarters-HQ Company, dressed in full military uniform from WWII

interacted with the museum guests telling of the U.S. military involvement in the European Theater of Operations. The focus was on Airborne Operations, Parachute Infantry Regiment, during World War II. The living history event, focused on how a headquarters company operates, specifically medical, demolition, and communications. In addition, the Robert Barber House and George Washington Cornwell House were open for viewing throughout the day.

A family looks at an early Captain America Comic that originated during WWII.


local health departments and healthcare providers to fulfill vaccine requests based on the current eligibility criteria. • Buncombe (828) 250-5300 • Cumberland (910) 433-3600 • Durham (919) 560-9217 • Forsyth (336) 703-3100 • Guilford (336) 641-3245 •Mecklenburg (980) 314-9400 • New Hanover (910) 7986800 • Pitt (252) 902-2300 • Wake (919) 250-4462 Additional vaccine locations currently include: • Duke Clinic (Duke patients only) - Contact your Duke PCP or Specialty Care Pro-

vider • Haywood Health & Human Services (828) 452-6675 • Henderson County Dept. of Public Health (828) 694-6015 • Orange County Health Department (919) 245-2400 • WNC Community Health Services (828) 285-0622 Monkeypox virus can be spread person-to-person through infected body fluids (including saliva and lesion fluid), items that have been in contact with infected fluids or lesion crusts, and respiratory droplets. The incubation period is usually 7−14 days but can range from

From Page 7B • and Gay or bisexual men or transgender individuals who report any of the following in the last 90 days: • Having multiple sex partners or anonymous sex • Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection • Receiving medications to prevent HIV infection (PrEP) The health departments below have vaccines and are working with all other

5−21 days. People with monkeypox are infectious from the start of symptoms (before the rash forms) until the lesions heal and new skin forms underneath scabs and the scabs have all fallen off. On July 23, the World Health Organization declared Moneypox a public health emergency of international concern.

The young man explains to his family the uses for each item on display.


How to Sell Unwanted Burial Plots

Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about selling unwanted burial plots in my hometown cemetery? When my parents died about 25 years ago my husband (at the time) and I bought two plots near them in the same cemetery. But we’ve gotten divorced since then and have both moved out of state. Besides that, I would like to be cremated instead of buried. Looking to Sell

for it. Here’s are a few tips to get you started.

Dear Looking, Life changes such as relocating, family disputes and divorce, along with the growing popularity of cremation in the U.S., is causing more and more people to sell previously purchased burial plots they don’t intend to use any longer. But, depending on where you live and the location of the cemetery, selling a plot can be difficult. And, if you do sell it, you’ll probably get less than what you initially paid

Some states require sellers to offer the plot back to the cemetery before selling it to others.

Contact the cemetery: Your first step in selling your unwanted burial plots is to contact the cemetery and find out if they would be interested in buying them back, or if you’re allowed to sell them yourself to another person or family. And if so, what paperwork will you need to complete the sale and is there a transfer fee?

Selling options: If you find that it’s OK to sell your plots yourself, many people choose to use a broker. There are a number of companies, like and GraveSolutions. com, that will list your plots for sale and handle the transaction for a fee and possibly a commission. If you

go this route, you’ll sign paperwork giving the broker permission to work on your behalf. Listings can last up to three years or until the plots sell.

Alternatively, or simultaneously, you can also list them yourself on sites like The Cemetery Exchange, along with eBay and Craigslist, and handle the transaction yourself. In the ad, be sure to post pictures, describe the area where the cemetery is located and give the plot locations. What to ask: Appropriate pricing is key to selling your plots. It’s recommended that you find out what the cemetery is selling their plots for today and ask at least 20 percent less. If you’re pricing too close to what the cemetery charges, there’s no incentive for potential buyers. Beware of scammers: If you choose to sell your plots yourself, it’s not

unusual for scam artist to reach out and try to get your personal financial information. Phone calls tend to be more genuine than emails and text messages. Donate them: If you don’t have any luck selling your plots, and if money isn’t an issue, you can donate them to charity such as a religious congregation, a local veteran’s group or an organization that aids the homeless. To get a tax deduction, you’ll need an appraisal, which a cemetery or broker may supply for a fee. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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