Kings Mountain Herald 8-9-23

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Beware of individuals claiming to be with CCS

On Friday evening, August 4, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office was told of suspicious individuals visiting homes and claiming to be affiliated with the Cleveland County Schools. They issued the following warning, “Please be vigilant and cautious if anyone ever comes to your doorstep

The Skillet is open downtown

representing themselves as school personnel, especially if you find their behavior or intentions suspicious. We strongly encourage you to contact your local law enforcement immediately. The safety of your children is of the utmost importance, and we want to ensure that everyone feels secure in your neighborhood and homes.”

Kings Mountain has a downtown restaurant once again! The Skillet, at 238 Cherokee Street, held a soft opening on Wednesday, August 2, and is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with plenty of parking outside. They are closed on Sunday.

Currently, the restaurant is dine-in only, with no to-go orders being offered. “That will only be for a short time, as the staff becomes acclimated,” said owner Iris Hubbard. “We’ll add that shortly, once we get settled in.”

The restaurant is a casual, family-friendly concept, with country music playing in the background. Customers seat themselves, and the atmosphere is welcoming. Folks can choose to sit at tables, or the bar made from reclaimed wood

Sign up to enter your golf cart in the BeachBlast Golf Cart Parade. (Photo provided)

Golf Cart Parade added to BeachBlast Festival

The Sights and Sounds of the Beach would not be the same in Downtown Kings Mountain without a Golf Cart Parade.

Golf Cart Parades are all the rage at the beach. The City of Kings Mountain’s Marketing, Tourism and Events Department is adding this fun addition to the 2023 NC BeachBlast Festival, to be held on August 19, and they want you to participate.

Make plans to register your golf cart for the parade by sending an e-mail to

Registration is free.

The Golf Cart Parade will line up Saturday, August 19, at West Elemen-

tary. Golf Carts must be lined up and ready to roll by 2:00 pm. West Elementary is located at 500 West Mountain Street, Kings Mountain.

Requirements for this parade are:

1. Golf Carts must be insured.

2. Operators must have a valid Driver’s License.

3. Golf Carts must be decorated with family-friendly beach-themed decorations.

For more information, call the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-7302101 or visit their website at www.kingsmountainevents/ nc-beachblast-festival.

School orientation meeting schedule

Kings Mountain and Grover schools hold orientation meetings on Thursday, August 10, at various times depending upon the school. Middle School student orientation is on August 14. Students return to the classroom on Wednesday, August 16. Below is a list of schools, meeting

Cleveland County


times, and details.

Elementary Schools:

• Bethware Elementary School, at 115 Bethware Drive, has its back-toschool orientation and Title I Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, August 10, from 3 – 6 p.m. for Pre-k – 4 grades. Parents and students will participate in a Buccaneer treasure hunt that takes See SCHOOL, Page 7A

The morning started early for volunteers and corporate sponsors for the free over-thecounter medicine giveaway by NC MedAssist on Friday, August 4, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Kings Mountain.

Volunteers met the day before to prepare 512 pre-orders. Items were sorted, bags filled and alphabetized, and tables set for Friday’s event. Despite all the early work, the group gathered early again the next morning, some with coffee in hand, and with smiles on their faces for what the day would bring.

Workers stayed busy, from when the doors opened until closing time. Everyone worked diligently to fill orders, answer questions, and serve those who attended the event. It was a wonderful

near the kitchen and watch as their orders are being prepared.

The tables are covered in paper, so children can create masterpieces while they wait for their meals. A special display for their artwork is right across from the bar seating. To control costs, om-

elets, skillets, pancakes, and sandwiches aren’t made to order. What you see on the menu is what you get. “It helps us prep and keeps our pricing affordable,” Iris said. w

But they do offer buildyour-own biscuit options. Basic biscuits are offered with scrambled egg and

cheddar cheese. And you can add meat for a small upcharge.

Iris wants folks to know, “We serve good old breakfast food all day, with a great family atmosphere.”

The Skillet is Iris Hubbard’s second restaurant in Kings Mountain, along with 133 West.

day for the citizens of Kings Mountain. By day’s end, another 220 bags had been filled for those who walked in, with a total count of 732 families benefiting from the efforts of all involved.

The event was sponsored by Albemarle Lithium and supported by community partners: The Davidson Association, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, NC Department of Insurance, City of Kings Mountain, WNCAP, and Patrick Senior Center. NC MedAssist provides OTC medications at no charge to everyone through Mobile Free Pharmacy events such as this one. They are also a nonprofit pharmacy providing access to prescription medications to qualified uninsured North Carolina residents.

The community gathered to celebrate National Night Out in Kings Mountain last Tuesday, August 1 at Patriot’s Park. The event, sponsored by the City of Kings Mountain gave the community the opportunity to meet local law enforcement and first responders while enjoying food,music and a variety of family friendly activites. See more photos on page 8B.

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The Skillet is open at 238 Cherokee Street. (Photo by Loretta Cozart)
732 families benefit from OTC giveaway, Albemarle Lithium played a key role
Margo Plonk of Albemarle Lithium verifies paperwork as she pulls it for a visitor. See more photos on page 5A. Photo by Loretta Cozart


Diane Fite Harper

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC–Diane Fite Harper, 80, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on July 31, 2023 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC. She was born in Mecklenburg County, NC, daughter of the late John Lawson Fite and

Ronald “Ron”



Ronald “Ron” Baxley, 65, died Monday, July 31, 2023 at his home. Born in Hopkinsville, KY he was the son of the late James and Katherine Geraldine Luckey Baxley. Ron

Gladys Wilkinson Fite and was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Carolina Harper and her beloved furbaby, Mary. Diane attended East Carolina University and UNC at Chapel Hill where she earned a teaching degree she used to teach art.. She retired from Kings Mountain High School after 30 years of service sharing her love of art with countless students. Diane was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain. She was an avid reader, voracious political spectator and an accomplished artist and painter. After her retirement, Diane volunteered with Pathways in Gastonia, NC and later became a certified drug and alcohol abuse counselor and led the Women’s Program at Pathways. Her intelligence and strength

was an avid Tar Heel and Braves fan. He enjoyed good music and acting goofy amongst others. He never met a stranger and excelled at being a loving father, husband and grandfather. He enjoyed attending First Wesleyan Church with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Laura Mathis Baxley of the home; daughters, Jennifer Shehan and husband Heath of Kings Mountain and Amber Rochette and husband Jason of Knoxville; sister, Karen Dunn and husband John of Kings Mountain; brother, Steven Baxley and wife Carolyn of Charlotte; grandchildren,

guards held their opponent’s star to only 17 points, well below her average of 45 points per game. In her junior year she was tapped as a member of The National Honor Society and named a Junior Marshall in recognition of her superior leadership and academic skills. In her senior year she was elected Queen of May by the students of KMHS.

Mary Ann Beam Huffstetler


a beautiful Saturday evening, Aug. 5, Mary Ann Beam Huffstetler left her frail body and became a citizen of God’s glorious kingdom. Now she is celebrating with her mother and daddy and her two big sisters and two big brothers who she adored. Our hearts are broken but we rejoice in the knowledge that one day soon, by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we too will join that happy band.

Mary Ann graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1957 and attended Limestone College. She married Palmer E. Huffstetler on Aug. 9, 1958. Mary Ann was born at her parents’ home place in Kings Mountain, N.C., on Nov. 29, 1938. She started school barely one block from her home at West School on Mountain Street. At about age 7 she began to take piano lessons and became quite adept in playing that instrument. In her early years she played piano for the Wednesday night prayer service at Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain. She continued formal piano instruction until she reached the age of 14. Although she played with unusual feeling and expression, she played only for her personal enjoyment. She was an excellent basketball player at Kings Mountain High School where she lettered in both her junior and senior years.

Mary Ann was selected to play on the Cleveland County All-Star team with another teammate. The two

were admired by everyone who knew Diane. She was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt and friend to many who will be missed dearly. She is survived by her daughter: Katherine Harper (Greg McGinnis), Kings Mountain, NC; siblings: Jane Fite Moore (Randy), Belmont, NC, John Lawson Fite Jr. (Nancy), Washington State and Sandra Wilson, Kings Mountain, NC and a host of loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals. com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Brennan and Sawyer Shehan and Charlie and Nora Rochette; mother-in-law, Shirley Caveny Mathis of Kings Mountain; and niece and nephews, Ann, Keith and Kagen. A memorial service was held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at First Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain with the Rev. Caleb Williams officiating. The family received friends following the service, in the church.

Funeral services are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation in Kings Mountain.

Valerie Baity Coleman

Valerie Baity Coleman age 90, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

Born on May 7, 1933, in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Pinkney

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office released its July statistics. During the month, there were 9,536 calls for service, 185 arrests, and 1,188 papers served, includ-

On Thursday, August 3, at 5:36 p.m., officers from the Shelby Police Department responded to the 300 block of Grice Street regarding calls of shots being fired in the area.

Upon their arrival, officers located a white male in the front yard of 347 Grice Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. After the arrival of Cleveland County

Baity and Eloise Early Baity.

Mrs. Coleman was a graphic designer and worked for the Northeast Georgian. Valerie is described by her family as being a very creative person who loved art and making creative crafts. She was a member of the Demorest Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Gina Coleman Rice; brothers, Arthur Pinkney Baity, Jr., and David Baity; and sister, Linda Baity Bennett; and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Donald W. Coleman of Mt. Airy, Georgia; sister, Deborah Baity Austin (Rodney)

ing 367 criminal, 582 civil, and 239 subpoenas.

One hundred eighty-five incident reports were handled: 167 were criminal, and 18 were non-criminal. One-hundred concealed carry permits were issued.

EMS and medical first responders, the male was pronounced deceased on-scene.

The victim was identified as Stacey Mills McSwain, 49, of Shelby. The Shelby Police Department Criminal Investigations Team is actively investigating this incident, and no arrests have been made at the time of this release.

Anyone with informa-

of Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren, Michelle Rice, Shaun Rice, and Jasmin Rice, great-grandchildren, Aethan Hightower, Deoen Hightower, Savannah Rice, and Devon Rice; and several nieces and nephews. Valerie never met a stranger. She loved people and her happy and loving personality immediately drew people to who in her many international travels with her husband. Many of those people became lifelong friends. Our family’s loss is heartbreaking and she will be missed and loved always.

A Memorial service was held in Mt. Airy, Georgia on July 29, 2023.

Narcotics seized were 120,510.0 DU pills, Cocaine 15.0 g, Marijuana 420.1 g, Meth 308.7 g, and Fentanyl/ Heroin 34 g. The monthly average of inmates handled by the sheriff’s office was 246 males and 41 females.

tion concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Shelby Police Department at (704) 484-6845. You can also report information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers of Cleveland County at (704) 481-TIPS or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app on your mobile device.

Mary Ann was named a delegate to Girls’ State at UNC Greensboro and was also a delegate to the NC National Honor Society Convention in Durham, NC, in 1957.

She was named a debutante and made her debut before Western North Carolina Society in Shelby in 1957. She began courting her future husband on New Year’s Eve night, 1951. After attending Limestone College, she and Palmer were married at Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain. Palmer entered Wake Forest Law School that Fall and Mary Ann became the secretary to the Director of Admissions at Wake Forest (Dr. Louis Aycock) and the Assistant Director (W.G. Starling).

She held that position for the three-year period Palmer attended law school. Following the couple’s residency in Winston-Salem, they lived in Kings Mountain, Orlando, Raleigh, and Cherryville, where they have resided since 1964. Mary Ann concentrated her time on rearing their three sons but also found time to actively serve her church and assist in her sons’ school activities. At First United Methodist Church she served in various capacities including choir member, Sunday school teacher, worship committee member, pictorial church directory chair, and as a member of the sanctuary committee during the construction of the new church facility in 1971-72. In addition, she served as vacation church school director and as a teacher. She was a member of the Aunt Pearl Harrelson Circle and later the Ida Wright Circle at Cherryville First United Methodist Church.

Mary Ann and Palmer

enjoyed traveling with their children and grandchildren and, in their later years, in the western states, the South Carolina beaches, and Florida. She had a lifetime love of music, often spending hours at her piano playing classical selections, Broadway hits, and romantic songs of the 1940s and 1950s. During the early 2000s she displayed her writing skills while penning several essays on special stories of her youth. Her expressions were open and heartfelt with feeling and emotion.

Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, her three sons, Palmer, Jr. (Tiffne), Ben (Pam), and Tad; three grandchildren (Palmer III, Alice Ann, and Benjamin Beam); two great-grandchildren (Sadie Grace and Eliza); and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her as a gracious and caring person who shared an unforgettable smile with everyone she greeted. She was preceded in death by two sisters (Dorothy Harrill, and Margaret Harmon) and two brothers (Walter and Bill Harmon), as well as her parents, Ben and Sarah Mae Beam.

A Memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Zack Christy officiating. The family received friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. A private burial service will be held in Kings Mountain at Mountain Rest Cemetery.

The family extends its gratitude and deep appreciation to the management and staff of Peak Resources, Cherryville for their kindness and warm, encouraging support during Mary Ann’s time there.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church, 601 North Pink St., Cherryville, N.C., 28021. Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Huffstetler.

Gaston County Police detectives and specialists with Animal Care and Enforcement, assisted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), executed a search warrant on Wednesday, August 2, at a residence at 945 E. 6th Ave. Gastonia, NC, as part of a dog fighting investigation.

The search warrant resulted from a nearly twomonth-long investigation into a report of numerous dogs at the location being used for dog fighting. The Human Society of the United States was contacted to assist in evaluating and rescuing the dogs at the residence. Fourteen (14) dogs were located during the search and seized. The dogs were rescued by the HSUS and taken for medical treat-

ment and further evaluation.

On Saturday, August 5th, the Gaston County F.A.S.T team arrested the following individuals involved in this case:

Henrique Durant, 945

E. 6th Ave, Gastonia, was charged with 15 counts of Felony Dog Fighting and 15 counts of Cruelty to Animals. Durant was given a $150,000 secured bond.

Ukema Miller, 945 E. 6th Ave, Gastonia, received one count of Misdemeanor An-

imal Cruelty. Miller was given a $5,000.00 secured bond.

The investigation into this case is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. J. Brienza at 704-8663320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information currently available.

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Kings Mountain Police Department Criminal Investigation Division (CID) received a report of a sexual assault on a minor on July 28, CID Special Victims Detectives investigated the incident further and interviewed the alleged victim.

After consulting with the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office, felony warrants were secured and served on Amanda Buchanan Justice, 35, Phifer Road, Kings Mountain.

Justice turned herself in to Kings Mountain Police (CID) on August 3 without incident. Justice was transported to the Cleveland County Magistrates Office, where she received a $20,000 secured bond.

Justice was released to the custody of the Cleveland County Detention Center, and she posted bail and was released by Thursday afternoon. The victim’s information was not released due to their status as a juvenile.

Justice has been

charged with two counts of felony statutory sex offense with a child under 15. This investigation is still ongoing by Special Victims Detectives. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Kings Mountain Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (704) 734-0444 or to submit a tip through Cleveland County CrimeStoppers P3 Tip App.

Amanda Justice served as a youth minister at New Life Family Worship Center and No Compromise Youth Ministry According to her LinkedIn page, she is self-employed at J’s Hair Salon on King Street in Kings Mountain. After being arrested,



JULY 26: Anthony Steven Hedgepath, 38, Dallas, failure to appear driving while license revoked, $1,000 secured bond.

JULY 26: Michael Alan Dixon III, 32, Bessemer City, drug equipment/paraphernalia, $15,000 secured bond.

JULY 26: Paul Phillip McCleary, 71, Kings Mountain, failure to appear, assault on disabled person, $5,000 secured bond.

JULY 27: Jason Andrew Payne, 44, 206 Park Drive, communicating threats, misdemeanor breaking and entering, damage to property, $20,000 secured bond.

JULY 30: Anthony Allen Kelly, 41, 606 York Road, obtaining property by false pretense, $5,000 secured bond.

JULY 31: Christopher Frankie Glenn Jenkins, 25, Blacksburg, SC, possession stolen property, felony, $10,000 secured bond.

AUG.1: Willie Darryl Harris Jr., 57, 105 Cloninger Street, assault on female, failure to appear; failure to appear assault with a deadly weapon; communicating threats, no bond.

AUG. 2: Aubrey Renee Williams, 31, Kings Mountain, interfering with electric monitor, $5,000 secured bond.

AUG. 3: Terry Lee Keeter, 58, Kings Mountain, protection order violation, taken into custody.


JULY 22: A resident of Bennett Drive reported larceny of a lawnmower valued at $200.

JULY 29: A resident of Fulton Street reported $1,000 damage to an automobile.

JULY 30: Dollar General, Oak Grove Road, reported shoplifting of foodstuffs.

JULY 31: U-Haul International reported theft of a Ford Econoline valued at $40,000.

AUG. 1: A resident of Lunsford Drive reported a break-in and theft of a bassinet, a 55-inch TV, and miscellaneous items valued at $1,000.


JULY 19: Officer Hernandez said a 2021 Nissan operated by Sarah Lee Davis, Lake Montonia Road, and Christopher Shelton, Campobello, SC, hit at the light on York Road and Broadview Street. Davis said she saw the stop and go signal turn yellow before the intersection and impacted into the 2022 Jeep operated by Shelton turning left on a green light, according to witnesses. Property damage was estimated at $3,500.

JULY 21: Officer Herndon said Dariyon Black, 110 Tepee Drive, operating a 2013 Nissan, and Lavon Robertson, 107 Water oak Street, operating a

2007 Dodge, collided on NC 161 when Black pulled out into the highway from the parking lot of Bojangles. Robertson was transported to the hospital.

Property damage was estimated at $7,000.

JULY 21: Officer Matheson said Peter Jackson, 220 Dixon School Road, operating a 2021 Nissan, was in the turning lane approaching the stoplight on NC 161 and Talmadge Wright, Grover, operating a 2016 Chevrolet, was waiting at the light, and then started to merge in front of the Nissan.

Property damage was estimated at $3,000.

JULY 23: Officer Herndon cited Karen Burris, Galilee Church Road, operating a 2016 Jeep, with failing to stop at a red light at the intersection of NC 161 at I-85 and Broadview Drive. The Jeep struck a 2005 Chevrolet operated by Randy Grice, of Clover, SC. Burris was transported by Cleveland County EMS to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Property damage was estimated at $27,000.

JULY 24: Officer Carpenter said Myra Stroud, Grover, operating a 2018 Toyota, traveling West on Fulton Drive, was stopped for a red stop signal at Phifer Road. Joshua Elmore of Blacksburg, SC, operating a 2008 Chevrolet, was also traveling behind Stroup who began to back up and hit the Chevrolet. Property damage was estimated at $3,000.

JULY 25: Officer Graham said James Sepulveda Jr., Charlotte, operating a 2010 Dodge, was backing from the parking lot of the ABC Store on Cleveland Avenue, and hit a parked 2013 Honda owned by Santana Enfinger, 1002 Groves Street. Property damage was estimated at $4,000. Sepulveda was cited for fictitious tag and no insurance.

JULY 25: Officer Rochford said Robert Lewis Williams, Cherryville, operating a 2007 Ford with a trailer attached to the rear of his vehicle, was attempting to pass Anthony Garcia, 1557 Lewis Farm Road, in the parking lot at 1557 N. Piedmont Avenue. The trailer struck the 2009 Cadillac operated by Garcia. Property damage was estimated at $5,000.

JULY 26: Officer Geissinger cited Kimber Lea Cole, 102 Biggerstaff Court, with distracted driving after the 2012 Honda Cole was driving left the road and hit a telephone pole. Property damage was estimated at $2,000 to the vehicle and $1,000 to the telephone pole.

JULY 28: Officer Hernandez said Ivan Cesar Garrido Mar, Tamaulipas, Mexico, operating a 2016 GMC, was towing a 2013 Chevrolet and a

2003 Chevrolet on I-85 South in the right lane when the rear of the 2003 Chevrolet started to sway back and forth, and he could not control it because he believed a tire was exploding. The GMC hit the center guard rail and damaged a street sign and rolled over with all three vehicles. No injuries were reported. Property damage was estimated at $15,000 to the vehicles and $3,000 to the street sign and guard rail.

JULY 28: Officer Carpenter said Cristin Renee Stone, 712 Bethlehem Road, operating a 2015 Honda, was traveling East on West Gold Street at the intersection of Meadowbrook Drive. Madisin Grace Goble, Grover, operating a 2012 Volk, traveling North on Meadowbrook Drive, struck the Honda in the intersection. Property damage was estimated at $2,000.

JULY 28: Officer Geissinger cited Jordan Kendrick, 417 N. Tracy Street, operating a 2017 Ford on West King Street, with failure to yield right-of-way after an accident at West King and Cansler Streets with a 2019 Jeep operated by Lucas Hood, Ellenboro. Property damage was estimated at $5,000.

JULY 30: Officer Hernandez said both drivers claimed the green light at the stop and go signal at El Bethel Road and Shelby Road. Dale Rex of Shelby, operating a 2022 Honda, said he was in the right lane on Shelby Road and the light was green when he came into the intersection. Marquez Jizibel, Frank Burns Way, operating a 2002 Lexus, said she was driving on El Bethel Road to turn left onto Shelby Road. Property damage was estimated at $4,000.


JULY 26: Tim Cush, 35, 818 2nd Street, driving with revoked license, expired tag.

JULY 26: Julius Lamont Hardy Jr., 29, Shelby, expired tag, no inspection.

JULY 26: Darius Etheridge, Gastonia, revoked license, expired tag.

JULY 27: Shereka Smarr, Alpine Drive, expired tag.

JULY 27: Regina Williams, Gastonia, shoplifting.

JULY 27: Matthew Wilson Payne, 33, Bethlehem Church Road, expired tag.

JULY 31: David Marshall Weiss, 35, Gastonia, failure to reduce speed to avoid collision with a vehicle.

JULY 31: Maya Camille Green, 19, Mooresboro,


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The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. –John

Take a stand to protect our children

In the last few weeks, I have reported several stories that spotlight the fact that the exploitation of children is prevalent in our society. It occurs in all cities, not just our city. That is the sad truth.

very close to home right here in Kings Mountain.

I do not write about this topic because of a movie I saw or my personal life experience, although both play roles. I write about this because it is worthy of repeating. All children, the community’s children, are worth protecting, and it is the community’s responsibility to guard their innocence until they are old enough to make certain decisions for themselves as adults.

As parents, we know it is impossible to protect our children all the time. We all do our best to do so. For those of us who work, daycare is a necessity. We want our children to become socialized and ready for school, so we enroll them in preschool. We want them to receive religious training, so we take them to church and put them in Sunday School. We enroll them in sports, music, or whatever interest they want to pursue, all the while asking friends for recommendations of people or organizations they trust.

This week an individual in Kings Mountain was charged with taking liberties with a child. This is the fifth story I have written in as many years as a reporter, and it hits

When is this going to stop? We must protect our children against those who could exploit them, which begins with changing laws. We need to make laws stricter, so they deter such behavior. Adults should leave children alone, with no exceptions. If they cannot control themselves, then they need to be incarcerated. The law should be crystal clear. But not all current laws in NC protect children completely between the ages of 12 and 18.

The legal age of majority (adulthood) in N.C. is 18 years for voting and other adult privileges; however, the age of consent for sexual intercourse is 16. Really? I did not consider my daughter an adult at 16, but the state of NC would have treated her as such concerning sex.

People cannot buy alcohol until the age of 21. Why are laws regarding sex more lenient than those for buying alcohol?

The repercussions of such behavior can be far more life-changing than a hangover. It makes no sense to me.

NC has what is known as the Romeo and Juliet exemption intended to prevent young people who are close in age and involved in a consensual sexual relationship from being charged with statutory rape.

This exemption is for a minor of any age and someone at least 12 years old and no more than

four years older than the minor. For example, a 17-year-old who has consensual sex with a 15-year-old cannot be criminally prosecuted in N.C. So, someone has decided that a 15-yearold can have sex with someone who is 12 with no repercussions. That is just wrong.

We have made laws to deal with such specific cases, only to find that the laws create loopholes to avoid jail time for such behavior. These laws may have been written with certain situations in mind.

And what happens to someone convicted of being a sexual predator?

Once a sexual predator has completed their jail time, including probation, not all must remain on the sex offender registry. In many cases, the offender remains on the list for 30 years. However, under North Carolina law, someone who committed a nonviolent sex offense may request removal from the list after ten years. It just requires a lot of paperwork and money.

Nonetheless, I urge parents and citizens to monitor the Sex Offender Registry. The purpose of North Carolina’s Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs is to assist law enforcement agencies’ efforts to protect communities by requiring persons who are convicted of sex offenses, or certain other offenses committed against minors, to register with law enforcement agencies, require the exchange of rel-

Looking Back

It is not often we get a glimpse back at Kings Mountain in 1890 from an outsider’s point of view. But Hayne Neisler found that glimpse in an article published in the Sept.12,1890, Mecklenburg Times, about what Kings Mountain was like 133 years ago.

The article reads, ‘’I will say to all the hungry, tired travelers stopping at Kings Mountain, if you want to get full and rested and feel good all over, just stop at Uncle Dick Cansler’s, in addition to a fine hotel he owns Three

Mineral Springs almost within a stone’s throw of his house. Either of these springs will make the sick well and the well, weller. I know whereof I speak; I tried it.

“After staying two days, I could eat up an acre of burnt wood and still be hungry. Cansler’s hotel is fitted up with a good bathing house. Dr. Tracy, an old physician of forty years practice, told me the water has cured some of his patients that he could do nothing with.

“Among the hotel patrons I met was Mr.John

evant information about those offenders among law enforcement agencies, and to authorize the access to necessary and relevant information about those offenders to others.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation takes certain information provided by the Sheriff’s Office and makes it available to the public via the Sex Offender Registry website aspx. If you look in the left sidebar, you will see Email Alerts. Click on that

and enter your address. Through this tool, you will be notified of offenders by address, within a short distance of your home.

It is best to know who lives near you, so you can take steps to protect your children. On Sunday, I looked at the neighborhood in Kings Mountain where I grew up while writing this story and found 10 sex offenders living within one mile of my childhood home.

A pound of prevention is worth an ounce of cure and will keep you

informed of who lives around you. And that is a good step toward protecting your family. In the meantime, call your elected officials and demand stronger laws protecting children. God’s children are not for sale, and the community needs to take a stand to protect those who cannot protect themselves. More importantly, it sends the strong message that this community expects good behavior from individuals considering living here, especially when it comes to our children.

Seek medical truth, enjoy your life

would soon take her life.

Freeland and his wife of Charlotte, Mrs. DuBoise of Charleston, S.C., and Miss Eva Battle and brother of Tennessee.

“Among the enterprises of the town is a cotton factory running on full-time with 40 looms and 2,500 spindles and a mica mill owned by W.O. Ware & Son. Next, but not least, is a new canning factory owned and operated by T.R. Hay, which has a capacity of 1,000 cans per day. He cans apples, peaches, pears, plums, prunes, blackberries, all


Does your doctor make you feel good? Does he or she tell you what you want to hear just to make you happy? If so, you probably should look for another doctor. No one enjoys leaving the doctor’s office feeling bad. We don’t want to hear, “You need to change your lifestyle.” We don’t want to hear, “You need to cut way back on your sugar intake.” We enjoy our habits. Habits are hard to break. My wife’s grandfather loved smoking. He wouldn’t give it up even after numerous cancer surgeries. He died at age 65.

A friend died recently. She died from what is often called fatty liver disease. Six months before she died, she told me she was terminal. She said, “I guess I drank too much alcohol throughout my lifetime.” She went on to tell me that her family doctor two years prior had said her issue wasn’t severe and that she didn’t have to worry.” She was very displeased with her doctor’s passive attitude about her condition that

Another friend of mine was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His doctor’s approach to his condition was that, “They would watch it. When it became worse, they would do something about the cancer.” They watched it and they watched it kill my friend. Within a year it was out of control and had spread outside his prostate. The doctor’s relaxed attitude about a serious situation did not go well for my friend.

Many doctors want to make you feel good. Of course, we don’t want a doctor whose goal is to make us feel bad. Typically, they don’t want to lose you as a patient. Still, they should diplomatically tell you what you may not want to hear.

Keep in mind the doctor ordinarily knows more than we do. However, YOU do know how you feel. Be aware of your family history. In this information age you have to do some self-study. There is a lot of information on-line about most conditions you are facing. You have to research thoroughly though because often you can find whatever response you want on the Internet. Ask your doctor questions about your research. Tell him or her that you want to make

good choices. Be willing to travel to another town if your doctor refers you to do so, or to seek out someone who might be able to provide the care you need.

The bottom line is we have to take personal responsibility for our health and do the best we can. Even when we do everything we can think of to do, these bodies – our bodies – are subject to disease and death.

Richard Thousand is with the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic. He was recently talking to me about the many medical advances made in recent years and noted more are on the way. He then said something I had only heard my dad say many times, “Glenn, we aren’t going to get out of this world alive. From the moment we are born, there is something that is trying to kill us. Eventually, it’s going to happen.”

The bottom line is do the best we can with the information we have. Be diligent. Be thorough. Seek the truth from your doctor. Finally, enjoy your life. After all… we all only get one.

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Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial Kings Mountain around the turn of the century. (Photo courtesy Ellen Baker Abernathy)

Residential gas meter maintenance continues

The City of Kings Mountain wants residents to be aware that beginning Monday, August 7, the Gas department will continue maintenance on

gas meters, such as painting. The gas technician(s) will provide a courtesy knock before proceeding to the meter. If you have any questions, please contact the gas department at 704-734-4516.


Catawba Two Kings Casino supports local food initiatives with $10,000 for non-profit organizations

The Catawba Two Kings Casino's Share Change program raised $10,000 from April through June for two local charitable organizations addressing food insecurity.

Common Ground Café and the Kings Mountain Rotary Club’s Weekend Backpack Program each received S5.000 through the campaign, which enables casino patrons to donate the remaining change on slot vouchers by dropping them in the Share Change ticket boxes located on the casino floor.

With these donations, the program has provided $80,000 to organizations in local communities since it began in July 2021. The casino launched the Share Change program several weeks after its July 2021 opening. New charitable recipients are designated every three months by the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority's board of di-


"We thank our loyal patrons for continuing to be generous in supporting the Share Change campaign," said Kathy George, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. “These funds will help these two initiatives to address food insecurity in our community."

Since 2018, Common Ground Café’s volunteers and supporters have worked together to provide nutritious meals and education through community pop-up events. While its board and staff are actively working toward it becoming the area's first donation-based restaurant, Common Ground Cafe is currently meeting an important

need by providing weekly meals to seniors ages 70 and older who are unable to prepare or cook meals on their own.

The Kings Mountain Rotary Club started the Weekend Backpack Food Program 12 years ago with only 10 students at one elementary school. Today the club feeds 130 to 135 students weekly, supporting four Kings Mountain elementary schools and the Kings Mountain Middle School. The cost is between $2,000 to $2,200 per month, depending on the cost of food, which is steadily increasing.

The club furnishes food weekly from September through May, including breakfast, lunch, snacks, juice, and a later-day meal. School guidance counselors select children in need, and no child is turned away as the guidance counselors know they can add more students as needed.


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FREE Admission for Seniors over 55. Peanut butter and saltine cracker donations accepted for the Leona Neal Senior Center
Thursday, August 10 Senior Citizens Day
Friday, August 11 Salute to Academic Achievement Day
Golden Knights Perform FREE Admission for Veterans & Active Military Special Recognition throughout the day
Saturday, August 12 Military Appreciation Day,
Special appearance by Miss Collegiate America Anna Lunday
Sunday, August 13 Salute to Healthy
admission for Youth through College age fans wearing a team jersey
August 14 Youth Athletic Day FREE
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Daily August 10-15 PEANUT BUTTER
August 10-15, 2023 Museum of Flight Warbirds Appear
Patrick Senior Center distributes info to the community regarding SHIIP. Photos by Loretta Cozart Both recipients and volunteers enjoyed the day together. Visitors enjoy cotton candy courtesy of the City of Kings Mountain. Catawba Nation officials recently presented each of two local non-profit organizations with S5,000 raised from patron donations collected through the Catawba Two Kings Casino’s Share Change campaign. Pictured at above (from left to right) Dwayne Rogers, a member of the Catawba Nation Executive Committee; Nancy Hillman, executive director of Common Ground Café; Dena Nesmith with the café; and Kathy George, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. At below (from left to right) are Rogers, Linda Newsome and Mary Grace Keller with the Kings Mountain Rotary Club, and George.

From fighting Cancer to celebrating Christ

Part 2

In part one, I invited you to come along on a journey. It’s not a journey I wanted to make, but it is a journey I was called to walk by faith. The journey comes with a question, “How do we move from cancer to celebration?”

I am 51, a husband of almost thirty years, a father of five, and a pastor fighting for my life with stage 4 cancer. No wonder I chose Psalm 42 to invite you to walk through with me as we both learn to walk through tough seasons of life. Last

week we saw a deer in verse 1, and the deer was in trouble; that deer is you and me!

Again I invite you to open your Bible and look at Psalm 42:2-3 There is simply nothing that clarifies life more than a diagnosis that may well take your life. Instantly, things that were once important become trivial, and the things we once ignored become precious. This is how this deer feels. Once he took water for granted, but now he longs for it; he dreams of calm, flowing, refreshing, life-giving water. Verses 2 and 3 bring us into the reality of this picture. The psalmist knows instantly what he needs more than anything and where he is to find it. My dear friends, Jesus Christ is a Friend that sticks closer than a Brother,

the Water that brings us life. The psalmist longs and desperately needs to be in God’s presence; then he knows everything will be ok. Once the shock began to wear off (if it ever does completely), we began to process the next steps. There is a biblical principle that is really helping me in my journey. This principle involves me separating those things in life which I need to entrust to my Lord and DO, and things I must entrust to my Lord and NOT try to do. This distinction is critical for the journey ahead of all of us. In my fight, this means that since I have an aggressive type of cancer, I must fight it aggressively. But what about my prognosis? Do you see? There it is- one thing to trust and

do, and another to entrust and slide across to my Lord who is always with me through His Word and prayer. I must decide to trust the Lord and live by first taking my treatments (that are working! Praise the Lord!) and entrusting the length of my life to the One who holds me in the palm of His soveriegn hands. Let us begin to understand how to trust God and obey from the practical to the profound and entrust to God what is not our responsibility. As we do this day by day, we will begin to experience the Water that brings life as we trust and entrust our Lord Jesus Christ to do what is best for our good and his glory.

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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

First Presbyterian


107 E. King St. • Kings Mountain


Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

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

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

704-629-3571 Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Ch. Rd. 704-739-4555


East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/ KM Hwy. 704-739-7367

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331

El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174

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

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

First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266

Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011

Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benfield Rd. 704-740-7212

Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

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

King’s City Church 1128 York Road 704-739-8496

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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School lunches remain free this year

All schools in Kings Mountain and Grover have been approved as CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) Schools for the 2023-2024 school year. Cleveland County Schools (CCS) is eligible to be a CEP school district in 2023-2024 because the overall district-wide percentage of identified free and reduced students is over 62.5%.

Specifically, CCS is at 64.71%. This designation is good for four years and is reviewed annually. As a CEP school district, all CCS students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch free of charge, regardless of free or reduced status. Additional items will be available for

purchase à la carte. CCS uses a new program this year for cafeteria sales called LINQ Connect. You must sign up online to deposit funds for ala-carte items into your student’s account.

As an account holder, you can use LINQ Connect for on-demand access to your student's secure school account to easily make payments, link student accounts, access menus, and track à la carte purchases.

Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods, and beverages are prepared and served by qualified School Nutrition professionals. CCS provides students with access

BeachBlast Festival nominated for CBMA 2022 Event of the Year

to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutritional needs of students.

According to the Cleveland County Schools’ website, there are several rules to share with your student relating to school lunches:

• Breaking in line is unfair to all concerned. Students who break the line will be disciplined.

• Students or parents cannot bring in fast food.

For the most accurate pricing information, and LINQ Connect to put money into a student’s lunch account, visit, click on Schools, and drop down to Lunches. In the menu, click on Pre-payment Options.

Davidson Association Health Fair Saturday, August 19

Davidson Association’s Health Fair is Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes 20+ vendors from Kintegra, Atrium Health, and Cleveland County Health Department.


From Page 4A kinds of vegetables, and gets ready for sale for all his goods from hotels in Charlotte. The only trouble he has is demand is greater than the supply.

“Mr. A.M. Campbell, a mining expert who represents a wealthy company, is opening up some fine iron ore and will soon have improved machinery in operation. He has bought 400 acres

The public is encouraged to participate to learn more about ways to keep themselves healthy.

The event will be at Mt Zion Baptist Church Life Center at 220 N. Watterson

of land and says he has no doubt of success, he is an enterprising go-ahead man, has no such a word in his book as fail. He drives out to the mine every morning and back in the evening. He has a Waterbury clock attached to his buggy to time his going in and out. When the speed of the horse slackens, he sets the alarm on his clock and lets her go faster.

“Capt. R. Goldsworthy, of London, an expert in the tin mine business is in Kings Mountain

The City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department is celebrating the nomination of the 2022 NC BeachBlast Festival for the Carolina Beach Music Awards “Event of the Year.”

The NC BeachBlast Festival is one of six events nominated for this prestigious award.

Each year, members of the Carolina Beach Music Awards Association nominate the best in Beach Music entertainment, such as radio announcers, bands, events, and clubs. After the nominations are announced, members then vote for the official winners of each category.

“It is really great that the CBMA has named the 2022 NC BeachBlast Festival as one of the top 6 events in

the Southeast as announced on FM 94.9 The Surf.” says Mayor Scott Neisler. “For one weekend in the Piedmont of the Carolinas, we take our shoes off and pretend to walk in the sand enjoying some great beach music. This is a well-deserved accolade for our staff because we have no beach!”

The Carolina Beach

Music Awards will be held on November 12th. The awards ceremony will air online at The event will begin at 3:00 pm. This will be the NC BeachBlast Festival’s sixth nomination. BeachBlast took home the award in 2020.

Make plans to enjoy the 2023 NC BeachBlast Festival Friday, August 18th at 6:00 pm and Saturday, August 19th, at 10:00 am. The event will be held at Patriots Park.

Library’s Great Southeast Pollinator Census August 18

Mauney Memorial Library is sponsoring a meet-up for the Great Southeast Pollinator Census hosted at the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail at 807 S. Battleground Ave. in Kings Mountain on Friday, August 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a citizen science project created by the University of Georgia. This project is designed for everyone to participate and make a positive impact in pollinator conservation. To participate, arrive at Kings Mountain Gateway Trail at 9 a.m. to receive instructions.

To create a pollinator haven in your yard, follow

these steps to attract them:

• Step 1: Evaluate your garden space. How much sun does it receive? Does it hold water or have good drainage?

• Step 2: Consider having your soil tested at your local Extension office. Results will help you pinpoint soil nutrition deficiencies.

• Step 3: Choose plants considering your planting site and lifestyle. If you are a traveler or busy outside of your home, choose low-


Street in Kings Mountain. Davidson Alumni Resource Center, Inc is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

prospecting for tine, and everything points to the opening of a rich mine in the near future. If so, Kings Mountain will be the garden of the South. We think their future is bright, they are on a boom in the building line. Six brick stores are going up, and several wood buildings. Kings Mountain is putting on airs just as they do in all prosperous towns.

“The girls wear red dresses and yellow shoes and scramble their hair and eat with a fork. The boys part their hair in the middle and walk with canes and smoke cigarettes.”


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them to their classrooms, and to stations sharing information on transportation, telehealth, car riders, etc.

• East Elementary School, at 600 N. Cleveland Ave, holds its drop-in back-to-school and orientation and Title I Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, August 10, from 4 – 6 p.m. Parents are asked to go to the cafeteria at 4 p.m. for the Title I Annual meeting, where they will receive information regarding their student’s classroom assignment. Kindergarten students meet in the gym for orientation. Grades 1-4 Meet and Greet sessions will be held in their



Betty Ruff

3 bananas, mashed

1 tsp. vanilla

1 jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved

1 large can crushed pineapple, drained

2 cans sweetened condensed milk

1 small container Cool Whip

Blend the above ingredients well. Pour mixture in ice cream churn. Add sweet milk to fill line. (I use 1 percent AND I chilled milk overnight in the refrigerator.) Chuck used less than 1

assigned classrooms. Information on transportation, virtual health, etc., will be held in the gym.

• Grover Elementary School, at 206 Carolina Avenue, has its drop-in backto-school and orientation and Title I Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, August 10, at 10 a.m., and again at 1 p.m. Parents are asked to go to the cafeteria for the Title I Annual meeting, where they will also receive information regarding classroom assignments, transportation, orientation, telehealth, etc.

• North Elementary School, at 900 Ramseur Street, meets for its backto-school and orientation and Title I Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, August 10, at p.m. for all students, Pre-k through 4th

bag of ice and ¾ box of ice cream salt. It was done in no time. Chuck layered ice and salt, ice, and salt.


Sue Shuler

3 lbs. fresh peaches or 2

cans peaches, drained

½ cup sugar

1 cup flour

½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. baking powder

½ cup milk

Butter a 9x13-inch pan.

Slice and arrange peaches in bottom of pan. Mix rest of ingredients. Pour on top of fruit, spread to cover most of fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for

grade. Class assignment letters will be mailed the first week of August.

• West Elementary School, at 500 W. Mountain Street, holds its Meet and Greet from 1 – 2 p.m. and again for a second session from 5 – 6 p.m. Two Title I Annual Public Meetings will be at 2 p.m. and again from 4:30 – 5 p.m.

• Pre-k parents will visit the gym for their required orientation.

• K-4 Meet and Greet sessions will be held in classrooms

• The Title I Annual Public Meeting will be held in the Media Center.

Intermediate School: Kings Mountain Intermediate School, at 227 Kings Mountain Boulevard, has a Drop-in Orientation and Title I Annual Public

er-maintenance plants. Lean towards natives.

• Step 4: To attract the most diverse types of insects, vary flower form color and size. Plant in mass. Don’t plant one milkweed plant hoping to attract Monarch butterflies. If you have the room, plant 5, 7, 9 or more of each plant variety to ensure the butterflies can easily find the plants. Remember, though, even a large pot of pollinator plants on a patio balcony can make a difference!

• Step 5: Make sure your choices include August bloomers for the census next year.

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Feeding the Flock,” a cookbook by A new Beginning Baptist Church.)

1 hour Serve with milk or ice cream. Serves 10-12.


Fritzy Sellers

2 sticks margarine, melted

2 cups chopped pecans

2 cups plain flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

PAT into Pizza pan and bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.


8 oz. cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

1 large Cool Whip

Spread over crust. Layer strawberries on top (3 pints). Cover with strawberry glaze. Chill and enjoy!

Meeting scheduled for 5th and 6th graders on August 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parents should visit the gym for bus and car rider information.

Middle School: Kings Mountain Middle School, at 1000 Phifer Road, has an orientation for 7th and 8th graders on August 14 at 1:30, or 5:30 p.m. Orientation lasts one hour. Parents should enter the front of the school and proceed to the gym. From there, parents will be dispersed to classrooms.

High School: Kings Mountain High School, at 500 Phifer Road, has its orientation on August 10. Ninth graders meet in the auditorium from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Grades 10 – 12 attend a drop-in orientation from 1 – 3 p.m.

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Mountaineer hitting practice begins at Carlton Stadium, jamborees Wednesday at Shelby and Friday at Gaffney

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers began fall football practice Saturday morning at Shu Carlton Stadium and are continuing to hit every day this week in preparation for a couple of jamborees this week and the regular season that begins on Friday, Aug. 18 with a 7:30 home game against the Shelby Golden Lions.

New head coach Strait Herron said he was extremely pleased with how things went Saturday and looks forward to several good sessions in the coming days.

The Mountaineers will compete in the annual Cleveland County Jamboree Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Shelby High School. Kings Mountain will get a strong test as it goes up against a very talented AC Reynolds team in the 6 p.m. contest.

Friday night the Mountaineers will travel to Gaffney for a 6 p.m. clash with Catawba Ridge in the McDonald’s Classic.

After those two bouts, the Mountaineers will turn their attention to their longest rival, the Shelby Golden Lions who will come here for a 7:30 p.m. clash at John Gamble Stadium.

Coach Herron said he has been highly-pleased with how the Mountaineers are coming along in his new system and feels they will be at full strength for the beginning of the season. One of the team’s top players, UNC recruit Curtis Simpson, sat out Saturday’s practice with a slight injury but is in top shape this week.

“Everything’s going really well,” he said. “Our quarterback situation is up in the air after just one day of hitting but we have some good, talented kids that know how to play. But we still have a long way to go.”

Three quarterbacks show a lot of promise, including Kandon Zolo who is a senior transfer from Clover, SC; Darion Velez-Dixon, a junior transfer from East Mecklenburg; and TJ Armstrong, a sophomore who was the JV Mountaineers’ QB last fall.

“We’ll try to rotate as best we can and hopefully three or four series on offense will get them all in,” he said.

The Mountaineers have several returning on offense, including last year’s leading rusher Teddy Jeffries. Jaden Gash, Qua Sanders and Bryson Brown are returning receivers and will be good targets for the QBs.

The offensive line looks strong, led by 6-1, 240pound returnee Alex Jackson who can play any position. Sophomore Dom Davis is “a gritty little player,” according to Coach Herron and he will be joined by other hope-

Kings Mountain High football players go through their first hitting practice Saturday at Shu Carlton Stadium. When KMHS was based at Central School on Ridge Street, this is where the Mountaineers played their home games and it was called City Stadium. They moved into their current stadium, John Gamble Stadium, in 1967. City Stadium was later renamed Shu Carlton Stadium in memory of Coach Carlton who led the Mountaineers to their first and second conference championships in 1955 and 1956. The 1963 and ‘64 Mountaineers, coached by the late Bill Bates, also won championships there.

fuls like transfer Brayden Barnes, Matt Rikard, Chris Benton and others.

Coach Herron expects his players to get at the top of their game every Friday night as the Big South is always one of the toughest 3A leagues in the state. He sees Crest and South Point as the Mountaineers’ toughest conference foes.

“Crest is a big one,” he said of the Mountaineers’ final regular season foe. “They have the Green kid who is very good and they’re talented as always. And South Point’s going to be really good. What they do is very hard to stop. And, Ashbrook has a lot of good players and they’ll be pretty good.”

But, he knows the Mountaineers have talented players who can be right up there with the best of them.

“We think we’ve got a chance,” he said. “We have a good enough defense to give people some problems.”

The offense has a lot of potential, too, led by the above-mentioned line.

“It’s coming down to who will be the starting quarterback,” he said. “All the quarterbacks are coming along. The quarterback is the key guy on offense. Coach Bolton has them on the right track. Ours is a tough offense to run but Coach Bolton has them on the right track.”

Kings Mountain has good numbers with about 55 players on varsity and 50 on JVs. Fortunately, the Mountaineers haven’t had any major injuries thus far. He said it’s “hard to say” right now if the

Just like in “days of old,” Kings Mountain High football cheerleaders lead the way down Gaston Street from Central School to Shu Carlton Stadium for first hitting practice Saturday morning. The Mountaineers are preparing for their home opener against arch rival Shelby on Friday, August 18 against their longest rival, the Shelby High Golden Lions. The Mountaineers will be competing for a half of football in the first game of the Cleveland County Jamboree in Shelby and on Friday will play in the McDonald’s Kickoff Classic in Gaffney, SC at 7 p.m.

Mountaineers will be a running or passing team.

“We really need to practice more running but we also put a lot of emphasis on passing,” he said. “We looked pretty good with both Saturday. We were lucky we didn’t get anybody hurt. Coming out healthy is a good sign. We’ve been piddling with injuries all summer but we’re healthy. We just hope the guys learn all these new things we’re doing.

“In the past we’ve gone with a true Air-Raid offense but we may not go as fast with it this year. We still won’t huddle very often but we’ll probably go a little slower.”

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A good crowd braved the heat to watch Kings Mountain High’s first practice session Saturday morning at Shu Carlton Stadium.

New entry/traffic pattern for KMHS football parking

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

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

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

The changes include:

• General home parking,

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

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

EMT Pathway provides huge results during inaugural year

At the July 24 meeting, the Cleveland County Board of Education received an update regarding Emergency Medical Technology, the newest Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway.

As part of the update, CTE Director Rhonda Benfield mentioned the following highlights that occurred during the pathway’s inaugural year:

• Nine students completed the program successfully

• Two students have been hired and are work-

ing with the Cleveland County EMS

• Three students were credentialed as Emergency Medical Responders

• Three students were credentialed as Emergency Medical Technicians

• Each of the nine students obtained eight Federal Emergency Management certifications

• Students earned a total of 166 certifications

Additionally, each student earned certifications for the following:

• Western Shelter Deployment

• American Heart Association Basic Life Support


• National Incident Management Systems

• Emergency Vehicle Operator

• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

• Bloodborne Pathogens

• American Health and Safety

front circle of the KMHS main office.

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

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

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


CHAMPIONS – The City of Bessemer City would like to invite the public to Stinger Park on Friday, August 4th at 6:30 PM to celebrate the 2023 Dixie Youth World Series Champions! They would like to take this time to recognize their own Dixie Softball Ponytails as they arrive back in the Bessemer City. Show your hometown spirit by wearing green and gold! Access Stinger Park from the Primary School Entrance (555 Stinger Park Way BC, NC 28016).

See It. Report It.

Sandy Hook Promise’s Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows students, parents, and community members to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. The website can be accessed by visiting, clicking on Team CCS, and scrolling down to “Say something – report anonymously here.

Your tips are uploaded with secure intel to a live 24/7 crisis center where all tips reported are managed until the cases are resolved. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm, and other forms of threatening behavior.

NCDHHS is encouraging North Carolinians to be aware of the potential dangers of having wounds or cuts open to saltwater or brackish water following reports of three deaths from Vibrio infections in North Carolina residents.

Vibrio are bacteria naturally found in warm waters, so people with open wounds, cuts, or scratches can be exposed to these bacteria through direct contact with seawater or

brackish water. Vibrio can also cause disease in those who eat raw or undercooked oysters and shellfish. Vibrio cases in North Carolina are rare but can cause severe illness.

Since 2019, eight of the 47 reported cases among North Carolina residents have been fatal. While healthy individuals typically develop mild illness, Vibrio infections can be severe or life-threatening for people with weak-

ened immune systems or chronic liver disease.

If you start to see signs of a skin infection after contact with brackish waters or seawater, you should contact your health care provider. Other symptoms include diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, fever, and chills. More information on Vibrio can be found on the CDC’s website and NCDHHS’ website.

As the school year begins on August 16, it is good to remember that tips can be submitted anonymously through Cleveland County School’s secure website connected to Sandy Hook Promise.

• Submit a tip, it is easy and completely confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. Call 911 immediately if you believe you are experiencing an emergency.

• You can also call their 24/7 Crisis Hotline Counselors At 1-844-5-SayNow.

• The Say Something SHP app is available for download at Google Play or Apple Store.

• And you can request Fol-

low Up Information On The Tip You Submitted.

What Should You Report? You can help save lives by reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment. Here are examples of some of the most common behaviors and incidents to report:

• Acts of violence, with or without weapons

• Verbal or physical abuse, assault, or harassment

• Sexual abuse, assault, or harassment

• Threats seen on social media

• Bullying, fighting, harassment, or intimidating behaviors

• Bragging about weapons or a planned attack

• Depression, anxiety, or loss of self-control

• Hopelessness, excessive guilt, or worthlessness

• Reckless behavior, theft, and petty crimes

• Social isolation or withdrawal

• Substance or alcohol abuse

• Suicide threats, cutting, or other self-harm

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• Any other troubling situation or behavior

After you provide as much information as you have about a safety or mental health concern, here are the next steps:

• A Crisis Counselor reviews your information and replies to your tip with a private chat message.

• You chat anonymously with the Crisis Counselor and answer any follow-up questions.

• The Crisis Counselor lets you know once they’ve gathered all the necessary information.

• If you learn any new information, you can return to your tip’s chat later and update your Crisis Counselor.

The mission of Sandy Hook Promise is to educate and empower youth and adults to prevent violence in schools, homes, and communities. Submitting a tip is a great first step in making your schools and communities safer while helping someone in need.


In the July 26 Herald, it was reported that UnCommon Artisans had posted on July 23 that they had found a new store location downtown. While this was the case when we inquired, the deal fell through early

in the week. By the time we became aware of the situation, the paper had gone to press. We strive to bring the community the most up-todate information and regret it was not the case in this instance.

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Pictured, Front Row, L-R: Rhonda Benfield, CTE Director; Michael Lubas, graduate; Szemere Satchell, graduate; Sammy Davis, Deputy Director EMS; Karl Lynch, Instructor; David Trammel, Instructor; and Dr. CCS Superintendent Stephen Fisher. Back Row, L-R: Board of Education members Rodney Fitch, Scott Spurling, Danny Blanton, Ron Humphries, Chairman Robert Queen, Vice Chairman Joel Shores, Greg Taylor, and Ronnie Grigg. Photo by CCS
NCDHHS urges caution after three deaths due to Vibrio

Mount Olive Baptist celebrates Centennial Homecoming Aug. 13

Mount Olive Baptist Church in Kings Mountain

celebrated its centennial with two special events: a 100th Anniversary Celebration Banquet on Saturday, March 25, culminating on Homecoming Sunday at Mt. Olive on Sunday, August 13, where Rev. Charles L. Webber is Pastor. The Chairman of the Church's 100th Year Committee was Deacon Charles W. Stephens.

Four Castle brothersLim Jr., Ed, Oliver, and Jerry, Sr. - founded the church a century ago. The oldest of them, Lim Jr., was a runaway slave. His younger brothers Ed, Jerry, Sr., and Oliver, all born after the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, grew up together on a plantation in Chester County, SC, with their parents Lim Castle, Sr., and his wife Lizzie Carter Castle. After fleeing to Kings Mountain on North Carolina's southernmost border, Lim brought his younger brothers to join him. They settled in the Compact Community, where they owned and operated a sawmill.

The Castle brothers joined one of the first Black churches in Cleveland County, Long Branch Baptist Church in Grover, NC. Built by former slaves, Long Branch was about six miles from Kings Mountain. As the Castle family grew, it became increasingly dif-

ficult for them to make the arduous 12-mile round-trip journey on Sundays by mule wagons or horse and buggy for Long Branch worship services and Sunday School. So, the brothers and other Long Branch members who lived in the Compact Community began to canvass family and friends to determine the level of sentiment for building a church more conveniently located in their community and found enthusiastic support.

Led by the eldest and visionary Lim Jr., the brothers formed a church construction committee. They began fundraising, negotiating land purchases for the church site and trees for construction

FDIC Executive Secretary

Debra Buie Decker speaker at Mount Olive Church Sun.

The guest speaker for Mount Olive Church’s Homecoming Sunday is Debra Buie Decker, the great-granddaughter of Lim Castle, Jr., a runaway slave, and the oldest founder of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She is the granddaughter of Louie Castle Oates, a lifelong member of Mount Olive who was recognized by many during her senior years as “Mother of the Church.’’ She is the fifth cousin of Chancellor Lee Adams, a recent high school graduate, and the youngest member of the Castle family to join Mount Olive.

Washington, DC, appointed on April 25, 2022. Her office organizes and manages meetings of the Board of Directors and other committees established by the Board; she oversees the Corporation’s regulatory review process and keeps official agency records and archives. She also oversees the agency’s employee ethics and alternative dispute resolution programs. Before this role, she was special Counsel to several Deputy General Counsels, and Counselor in the United States for two successive presidents of the International Association of Deposit Insurers headquartered in Switzerland.

confirmed by the Senate.

determining which minister to call upon to organize the church. While under construction, members of the future church met at the home of Jerry, Sr.

In early March 1923, the Castle brothers laid the cornerstone of the new Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with this symbolic act, the dream of having their own church in their own community became a reality. Since 1923, 45 members of the Castle family - spanning six generations - have been church members.

She is the daughter of the late Catherine Oates Buie and the late Sampson Buie, Jr., formerly of Greensboro, NC. Her mother grew up in Mount Olive Church and was a public-school teacher for nearly 30 years. Her father served as Senior Pastor of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church in Goldston, NC, for 40 years, and Associate Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, for 50 years. He held various leadership roles in the State of North Carolina in administration, community service, and education.

A true public servant with over 30 years of federal government service, Decker is Assistant General Counsel and Executive Secretary of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in

Decker was promoted to Deputy Executive Secretary for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, D.C., effective March 1, 2020. She assumed that role at an unprecedented time in American history as COVID-19 escalated into a pandemic. This public health crisis triggered volatility in the nation’s financial system prompting emergency implementation of various federal economic stimulus programs, many supported by the FDIC.

In that role, Decker and her staff provided legal and logistical support for the FDIC’s Board of Directors and the standing and advisory committees established by the board. Each of the five board members Is appointed by the President of the United States and

In addition to planning and managing band committee meetings, and issuing board orders and decisions, Debra serves as the FDIC’s Federal Register Liaison for the publication of FDIC and interagency rules, policies, and requests for public information; the Corporation’s Court Docket Clerk; the FDIC’s Agent for Service of Process at Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and under certain circumstances, Administrative Law Judge. She is the first African American woman to be appointed to this position in the 87-year history of the FDIC. She is an Elder and former Sunday School teacher at Olive Branch Community Church in Sandy Spring, MD. She is also an avid supporter of African and African American theatrical arts and culture, and Christ-centered financial services for families in underserved communities in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

She and her husband, D, Desmond Decker, reside in Bethesda, MD. They have two children. Their son, D. Desmond Decker II, lives in Silver Spring, MD. Their daughter, Sierra Leola Decker, is a graduate student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

The Joy Performance Theater renovations continue in downtown Kings Mountain. Last week, facade work brought the marquee back after removing it the week prior. With the theater sporting appropriate period mid-century colors, this jewel will soon reclaim center stage in the downtown district. Appropriately, Liberty Mountain will be the first performance once renovations are completed. Photo by

Atrium Health seeing an increase in COVID cases

Atrium Health cautions that there has been an increase in COVID cases and has issued a warning about a surge in COVID cases in our area.

In a press release from Atrium Health on August 7, it shared “Like many hospitals around the region, we are seeing an increase in COVID19 cases and hospitalizations. The numbers are a slight up-

tick and a good reminder to stay vigilant as we head into the fall respiratory season.

“It’s a good time to revisit precautions to protect yourself from COVID-19 and other illnesses – avoid someone if they are sick, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home if you don’t feel well.”

Atrium Health seeing an increase in COVID cases

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CLEVELAND COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY ACCEPTING SINGERS – Rehearsals begin September 5th, 6:30 - 8:30 for the Cleveland County Choral Society at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Shelby under the direction of Kenneth Brooks. The Choral Society will accept singers from September 5 - September 19. Dues are $30.00 per singer. Performances will be Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. Performances will be at Central United Methodist Church in Shelby. The Cleveland County Choral Society is a non-auditioned community choir. Our mission is to promote and provide quality choral music for the citizens of Cleveland County and surrounding communities. Our program this season consists of a Dan Forrest arrangement of "Joy To The World," Mack Wilberg's "The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy," Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," and other favorite Christmas selections.

FDA approves first oral treatment for Postpartum Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zurzuvae (zuranolone), the first oral medication indicated to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in adults, on Friday, August 4. PPD is a major depressive episode that typically occurs after childbirth but can also begin during the later stages of pregnancy. Until now, treatment for PPD was only available as an IV injection given by a healthcare provider in certain healthcare facilities.

“Postpartum depression is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition in which women experience sadness, guilt, worthlessness—even, in severe cases, thoughts of harming themselves or their child. And, because postpartum depression can disrupt the maternal-infant bond, it can also have consequences for the child’s physical and emotional development,” said Tiffany R. Farchione, M.D., director of the Division of Psychiatry in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

“Having access to an oral medication will be a beneficial option for many of these women coping with extreme, and sometimes life-threatening, feelings.”

As with other forms of depression, PPD is char-

acterized by sadness and/ or loss of interest in activities one used to enjoy and a decreased ability to feel pleasure. It can present with symptoms such as cognitive impairment, sadness or inadequacy, loss of energy or suicidal ideation.

The efficacy of Zurzuvae for treating PPD in adults was demonstrated in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter studies. The trial participants were women with PPD who met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for a major depressive episode and whose symptoms began in the third trimester or within four weeks of delivery. In Study 1, patients received 50 mg of Zurzuvae or placebo once daily in the evening for 14 days. In Study 2, patients received another zuranolone product that was approximately equal to 40 mg of Zurzuvae or placebo, also for 14 days. Patients in both studies were monitored for at least four weeks after the 14-day treatment. The primary endpoint of both studies was the change in depressive symptoms using the total score from the 17-item Hamilton depression rating scale (HAMD-17), measured at day 15. Patients in




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

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

Allen L. Davis, Executor

Estate of Thelma W. Davis; aka, Thelma White Davis 115 Lakeshore Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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Donald Wayne Moore, Plaintiff Vs Tammy Spangler Canipe, Defendant


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

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the Zurzuvae groups showed significantly more improvement in their symptoms than those in the placebo groups.

The treatment effect was maintained at Day 42—four weeks after the last dose of Zurzuvae.

The labeling contains a boxed warning noting that Zurzuvae can impact a person’s ability to drive and perform other potentially hazardous activities. Patients also may not be able to assess their degree of impairment.

To reduce the risk of harm, patients should not drive or operate heavy machinery for at least 12 hours after taking Zurzuvae.

The most common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea, fatigue, nasopharyngitis (the common cold), and urinary tract infection. The use of Zurzuvae may cause suicidal thoughts and behavior. Zurzuvae may cause fetal harm. Women should use effective contraception while taking, and for one week after taking, Zurzuvae.

The daily recommended dose for Zurzuvae is 50mg. It should be taken once every day, for 14 days, in the evening with a fatty meal.

The FDA granted this application Priority Review and Fast Track designation. The approval of Zurzuvae was granted to Sage Therapeutics, Inc.









Having qualified on 3rd of August, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of BOBBY HAROLD DOWNS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Renee Downs Smith, Executrix on or before the 9th of November, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of August, 2023.

Renee Downs Smith, Executrix

Estate of Bobby Harold Downs

409 Wes Cook Road Casar, NC 28020 KMH (8/09, 16, 23 & 30/2023)




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

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

John Wayne Yarbro

1824 Shelby Road

Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086

Executor of the Estate of George W. Yarbro

J. Charles Hoyle, PC

J. Charles Hoyle

Attorney at Law

207 Hoyle’s Road Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086

(704) 734-1050

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

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

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

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

This the 19th day of July, 2023.

Christine Marie Palmer Charpentier, Executor

Of the Estate of Robert Arthur Charpentier

121 Buckhaven Court Lawndale, NC 28090

Attorney for the Estate:

Robert H. Lutz

Lutz Law Firm, PLLC 310-8 East Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (7/19, 26, 8/02 & 09/2023)

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KINGS MOUNTAIN FARMERS' MARKET THIS WAY– While the market is easily accessible on Battleground Avenue at the old Wells Fargo Bank building, there is plenty of parking behind downtown, on Mountain Street, via a short walk down Cherokee Street. What is a short walk for those who strive to eat healthy?
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NCSHP holds ceremony for Honorary State Trooper

CJ Berry is no stranger in his community. He is an eager and energetic 18-year-old who loves the

law enforcement profession and travels the state to meet with first responders to express his admiration.




Having qualified on 13th of July, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of JOEL RONNIE WESSON, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, David Pless, Executor on or before the 9th of November, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of August, 2023.

David Pless, Executor

Estate of Joel Ronnie Wesson

815 Poplar Springs Church Road

Shelby, NC 28152

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CJ was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but that hasn't held him back from his goal of being an active member of law enforcement in North Carolina. He is already an honorary police officer for departments across the state, including Wilmington, Oak Island, King, and Winston-Salem. But CJ wanted to add

the State Highway Patrol to his resume. The Patrol family gladly accepted, but CJ added one condition--he wanted to be their helicopter pilot as well. A few phone calls, signatures, and handshakes later, it all came together.

On July 28, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol held a ceremony to make CJ Berry an Honor-




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

This the 19th day of July, 2023.

Brittany Cinquino, Administratrix

Estate of: Randall Gene McSwain

P.O. Box 11153 Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

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

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

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

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

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

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

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

Jane Tate Williams, Co-Ex.

1523 Martin Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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


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

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

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

Claudia Grace Mills, Administratrix

Estate of: Betty Anne Reynolds

809 Ramseur Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Counsel for the Estate


233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

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

This the 2nd day of August, 2023.

Barry Stowe Bridges

Administrator CTA of the Estate of Betty Lou Bridges Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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

ary Trooper and Pilot. The event took place at Calvary Baptist Church in King, NC. NCSHP members, along with family, friends, media affiliates, and supporters of CJ were in attendance.

The ceremony began with the NCSHP helicopter landing for CJ, followed by remarks from

Major J. D. Dodson and the presentation of CJ's Honorary Trooper credentials and Pilot's Wings. NCHP congratulated CJ on his new position among the ranks of the State Highway Patrol. “We are honored to have been able to share in this celebration with you and your family,” a spokesperson said.





Having qualified on 28th of July, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of RODNEY O’NEIL PETTY, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Rodriguez Petty, Administrator on or before the 9th of November, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of August, 2023.

Rodriguez Petty, Administrator

Estate of: Rodney O’Neil Petty

302 Webb Farm Rd. Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (8/09, 16, 23 & 30/2023)




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

This the 26th day of July, 2023.

Kelly Sale Bridges, Administratrix

Estate of: Larry Lowell Sale

405 E. Homestead Ave.

Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (7/26, 8/02, 09 &16/2023)




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

Melissa Renee Scism, Administratrix

Estate of: Carla Jo Piercy

118 Ferntree Dr. Grover, NC 28073

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (8/02, 09, 16 & 23/2023)

In the Matter of the Estate of: WILLIAM A. TINSLEY aka WILLIAW ASHMORE TINSLEY, Deceased.
CJ Berry was made an Honorary Trooper and Pilot. Photo by NCSHP

21, 2023, in Shelby. For registration details and more info, email burnshigh50th@, with subject line “CLASS REUNION.”

(Include name and phone number.) You will be contacted. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RESPOND BY AUGUST 15! burnshigh50th@



TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Shelby Automotive is looking for a reliable and knowledgeable service technician with a minimum of 5 years experience in the automotive industry. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Experience in luxury vehicles is a plus. Monday-Friday 8am5pm with paid holidays. Call 704-484-9900 or email resume to (704) 484-9900


DANT PART-TIME. Keeping the laundromat clean and tidy, including but not limited to mopping floors, cleaning washers and dryers, cleaning tables, cleaning restrooms, and doing wash dry fold for customers who wants this service. The candidate needs to be responsible and require minimum supervision to perform the duties, be prompt, and enjoy working with people. Please apply at under “APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT”. This position is for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm, minimum 15 hours per week. mantendra la lavandería limpia y ordenada, lo que incluye, entre otros, trapear pisos, limpiar lavadoras y secadoras, limpiar mesas, limpiar baños y lavar y secar para los clientes que desean este servicio. El candidato debe ser responsable y requerir una supervisión mínima para desempeñar sus funciones, ser rápido y disfrutar trabajando con personas. Favor solicite en bajo “SOLIC-

ITUD DE EMPLEO”. Debe tener seguro social o W7 para solicitar. Esta posición es para los jueves, viernes y sábados, de 10 am a 3 pm, mínimo 15 horas por semana. laundryhelp@carolina.

LAWNCARE HELPER. Experienced preferred, but not necessary. Drivers license preferred.



ER. Needing a NON CDL driver (class C). Part time, 2 to 3 days a week. 24 foot box truck driver. Local deliveries. (828) 286-7871 dispatch.

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

WEAVETEC INC. Established Dobby and Jacquard weaving plant needs experienced help for all production positions. Pay depends on experience. Benefits include health insurance and 401K. Please apply in person at 216 Wilbur St., Blacksburg, SC.


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

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

EXPERIENCED ROOFERS NEEDED. Must have transportation. Salary based on experience. Call Keith at 704-4720853.

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

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

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


ERIC MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & Reliable! (704) 300-2332

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. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

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

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449.

RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION. Site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, concrete, excavator work. 828-453-8113.


CHEAPER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. Cut, Seed, Lawn Aeration, Plant Grass, Bushhogging, Driveway Grading. 704-297-1326, 980-291-2357. Cash Only.

SURGE PRESSURE WASHING, INC. House washing starting @$99. (704) 284-9292

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






7 TON GOOSENECK 25 FOOT. Lay Flat Ramp “All Rubber Seal Lights” Tool Box & More! $12,900 OR No Credit Check Rent to Own. From $639 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

BOAT & RV COVERS-WE INSTALL. 14 on Site that you can look at and touch! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895



ABSOLUTE AUCTION. New Old Stock Filters of All Kinds Sold by the Pallet. Oil Filters, Fuel Filters, Hydraulic Filters. Lots start closing Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 @ 10 am Pickup Location: 1009 Spartanburg Hwy Hendersonville, NC 28792 BID ONLINE: WWW. EJ-AUCTION.COM Brands: Quaker State, Valvoline, Micro Top, Hastings, Baldwin, AutoPro, Ace, Wix, Fram, Purolator, Mann Filter, Mighty, Luber-Finn, Warner and more. EDWARD JOHNSON AUCTIONEERS, INC NC8134 NC8496 (828) 593-9649 ejohnson@ej-auction. com

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895


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

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

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788


TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867

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


BEST GIFTS IN THE CAROLINAS. Visit to see the best gifts in the Carolinas. New arrivals. Don’t Wait!


2 Utility Buildings Full Of Flea Market Items. Want To Sell The Items. Come See! (828) 4475760

399 River Ridge Parkway, Rutherfordton. BF GOODRICH T/A TIRES. 4 like new! ( Size 265/70/170) $400 OBO (704) 300-1818 kim_ FOUR CEMETERY PLOTS. Located at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, NC. All four plots are next to sidewalk at the Bell Tower “Great Location”. $1250 each or all four $4500. call (704) 466-8295 WOOD WORKING TOOLS. Drill Press, Joiner, Table Saw, Wood Shaper, Betted Sander, Band Saw, Radial Arm Saw, Air Compressor, They All Work. Range from 1946-1984. $500 firm. Call (704) 692-1054

All kinds of Pallet Racking, Commercial Ice Freezer, 2 Rig Master Power Auxiliary Power Units, Husqvarna Walk Behind Mower 500,000 + Air-Kraft Seal Air Bubble Mailers sold by the Pallet. Brand new in boxes never opened. Pickup Dates: Monday, August 21st, 2023, thru Friday, August 25th, 2023, 7:00 am till 4:00 pm. Forklift will be available for loading. No Saturday or Sunday pickups. EDWARD JOHNSON AUCTIONEERS, INC. NC8134 NC8496 (828) 593-9649



FAMILY YARD SALE Sat Aug 12th, 2023 from 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Dining table and chairs, tons of name brand clothes (all sizes), toddler boy clothes, toys, home decorations, and lots of other miscellaneous items. 1310 Stony Point Rd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086



Chevy Silverado, good shape, $200 for all. 5x10 utility trailer $500.

Two Yamaha Sea-Doos w/trailer $3200 for all. 828-305-4941.


PRICES! Single Car $288 Down from $89 month. Double $395 Down from $123.45 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

STEEL BUILDINGS (OPEN OR FULLY ENCLOSED) 14 on Display. 12’ Wide to 40 EVEN 60 Clear Span. “We do Grading, Gravel, Concrete” TURN KEY! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

CO2 TANK 20LBS. Have 2, $150 I have two co2 tanks, one is full and the other is 1/3. Can send pictures by phone. Also have several soda kegs. OBO (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@

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

TRAILERS, TRAILERS! DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

NEW 6X12 TRAILER “RENT TO OWN”. No Credit Check! $582 Down-$161 per month. Includes Tax & Title Fee. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 LIVESTOCK TRAILER Tandem axle trailer, 2 inch ball.10’x5’. $1175 (704) 300-1818

OLD SCHOOL. GAS JUGS $20 I have 1 gallon and a 2.5 gallon. These are old school filler necks with air release ports. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@

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

KODAK PRINTER. $30. Trampoline for sale. $75. 828-7554199. ITEMS FOR SALE. Green Egg Grill with table & cover-$125, New AC 5200-$125, Pressure washer 2500 PSI-$125. 704729-6108.

SAMSUNG 27 CU. FT. REFRIGERATOR. Stainless steel. 3 yrs. old, excellent condition. $700. Text (704) 692-9129 FREEZER AND TILLER FOR SALE. 13 cu. ft. upright Frigidaire, 2 years old $400. Craftsmans 6HP Rear Tine Tiller with reverse, 3 years old $400. 704575-2360. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-980-0788 or 828-286-8674. FIREWOOD, BUNDLE PACKS. 7-10 sticks per 23-25 pound pack. Stretch wrapped. $5 ea. Can deliver, minimum 15 packs. 704-458-3081, (704) 435-3970

3 MOBILES RENT TO OWN!! RENT TO OWN3 Mobiles 2/2 and 2/1 in Rutherfordton, NC, $5000 down-monthly payment is $730 -$930. (727) 667-8879

GE WHITE TOP AND BOTTOM refrigerator. $150 OBO. Electric space heater. 828-2895242

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

Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, August 9, 2023 All Classified Ads That Have Been Paid and Placed Online or Published in Print Will Not Be Refunded if Ad is Cancelled. PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS ANNOUNCEMENTS NEWS Visit to get the latest news 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 SEEKING TALENTED MUSICIANS & PERFORMERS! Join us for exciting gigs, collaboration, and growth. All genres are welcome. Apply now with your contact info and examples of your artwork: goshelbytalent@ REUNIONS BURNS HIGH CLASS OF ‘71. SAVE THE DATE! — Burns High School Class of ‘71 reunion to be held Saturday, October
LENOIR, NC. Lots Start Closing on Friday, Aug. 18th, 2023 @ 10 am. Bid Online at: WWW. EJ-AUCTION.COM – Pickup Location: 408 Jason Place SW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Partial Listing: 1931 Model A 4 Door, 1931 Model A Victorian 2 door, 2014 Peterbilt, 2014 Peterbilt Cummins (not running), 1989 Freightliner 3406 Cat, 1995 53’ Lufkin Trailer, 2020 Peterbilt 579, 2 Large Industrial Fans,
Don’t miss this great garage/yard sale! We’ll be selling like-new furniture and dinnerware sets, gently-used cookware, small kitchen appliances, and many other household items. College student friendly! Very close to Gardner Webb. Time: August 12th from 9 am - 3 pm. Address: 134 Creekside Drive Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 4727357 BIG YARD SALE GREAT SELECTIONS. Sat., Aug. 12th, 2023 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. LOTS of household items, women’s clothing, and small kitchen appliances!! 818 Dawn Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 RUTHERFORD COUNTY YARD SALE AND BAKE SALE. August 8th-12th; 9am until. Final sales by August 12; 2pm. Clothing, furniture, toys, books, more. 828-245-4496. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043 ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on Facebook. 828-382-0075. FOR SALE TORO ZERO TURN LAWNMOWER. $4000 firm. 50” cut, mulching kit, extra set of blades. 803-818-8485 JOHN DEERE DIESEL TRACTOR $2800. Snapper riding mower $125. Fender,
& bumper,
CAMPBELL PIANO. WITH BENCH. Excellent condition. $400. (704) 4775008 PHILLIPS C-PAP MACHINE $80. 3 Door Rabbit Cage $30. 2 New Black Pioneer Speakers S-CR 400-K, $30. Weather-Tec Bed Mat for Ford F-150 also fits Crew Cab $50. 68 Parakeet Bird Boxes. (704) 739-7621 LARGE DINING ROOM TABLE, FRENCH, 44x84’’, can expand to 44x96’’, 6 new upholstered chairs, great shape $350. New air-fryer, professional BCP model $110. Surround sound system, Polk, $120. Refrigerator beer dispenser, 4 extra barrels, 1/2 barrel, pony cakes $350. Hitch lift for trucks, easy installation, lift 500lbs. $320. Gym equipment: bench weight, make offer. Weights $1.00/pound. Elliptical machine $275. Professional French fry cutter $95. Food steamer, new $85. 828-286-8093,
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PLOTS. Four spaces in peaceful Rose Hill Memorial Park cemetery at Lawndale, NC. Favored location: Section 2, Lot 79. $3600 for all four or can sell in pairs ($1800) plus $50 (half the transaction fee).

TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383.

DISCOUNT APPLIANCES. Refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves. 704-477-4766. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby, NC. (704) 477-4766



DECK. To fit John Deere LT160, automatic 38” or 42” cut. 704476-9273 (704) 538-3809

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.


Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-6926767, (704) 487-0228


TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197

WANT TO BUY CARS& TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006




CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 472-0006


LECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-6529425 or cell 954-614-2562.


AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.



HAY, 4 x 5 bales, $30/bale. 828-305-2679.


TRACTOR. 177 Horsepower with Turbo. PRICED TO MOVE.... NOW $16,000. Call 704-487-6929 or 704-6896042.


WANT TO BUY. 14’-17’ Aluminum John Boat. 704-300-8201.


YORKIE TERRIER. Female, 6 months old. All shots. Asking $900.00 OBO. Comes with other items. 704-2970063, can leave message.


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

BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES. AKC Registered. Oakhill Weircreek Cross. Parents on site. 2 sets of shots and wormed. Ready by Aug. 9th. $400/ea. 704-692-6787.

TOY & MINI AUSSIES. UTD on shots and worming. Blue eyes, paper & crate trained. 828-2896756.

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


J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

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

FOUR ROOSTERS TO GOOD HOME. 5 months old. Negotiable. (828) 429-7486

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

FREE KITTENS TO A GOOD inside home. Please call after 4:00 pm. Text anytime. (828) 201-3861



MORE INFO CALL 704-5344368 (704) 534-4368 PIGLETS FOR SALE. About 20 total even mix of male and female. Some “Mini” pigs and some mixed “Pot Belly” and “Mini”. Very people friendly and with many different temperaments $75 for the males and $100 for females. Good for pets or processing. Call for more information. Rutherfordton (704) 807-9583 DOUBLE-DOODLE PUPPIES

CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Two litters of Cane Corso Puppies. First litter- June 25th & Second litter- July 4th (706) 872-5276

AKC EUROPEAN DOBERMAN PINSCHERS. Full AKC. Born 6/30/23. Health guarantee. Bloodline health proven. Tails docked, dew claws removed. Quality proven, indoor kept, socialized. Vet records provided. 1st set shots, FULL VET EXAM, references of pups w/bloodline. Parents health tested as well. Sire is black and tan, Dam is blue. Wilson, NC 252-360-9827 (252) 360-9827


1997 FORD F-SUPER DUTY CHASSIS CAB Diesel, 5 Speed Manual Transmission, Good Condition! White. 57,300 miles, $10,000 Call (828) 429-5199 1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. Number matching. 143,000 miles. White. $7,000. 2015 Indian Chieftain. Black. 12,000 miles. $12,500. 704300-9233. 2010 HONDA CIVIC CPE. 120,344 miles, Call for Price, (704) 748-1890

1995 GMC SONOMA P/U. Extended cab, 193K miles, new AC compressor, plugs, wires, alternator, radiator & distributor.


COUNTS. On Spring & Fall Weeks. 7 houses, 3 ocean front, some with golf carts. Call Tammy Patterson, 704-418-4756.


CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.


RENTAL. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Cancellation for Week 6/24-7/1. Summer weeks also available. 704-473-1494.



OPEN HOUSE- August 5th and 6th. 12PM - 3PM. Completely renovated home on quiet street. Close to Shelby High School. 3 Bd 2 Bth. 408 Morton Street, Shelby, NC 28152 (281) 222-3091 benjamin.henry@

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



POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 4 acre lot on quiet country road. $52,000. Owner financing available. 828-429-3287.


bath. Rent $1965, Deposit $1975. 704-214-4180. 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments, 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby, NC or call for more information 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.


TOR. 314 1980s model 314. 14

HP. Single owner. 932 hours. Good condition. Mower panel 4-5 years old, $700. Shelby (704) 477-2464

MORKIE PUPPIES. Adorable yorkshire terrier/maltese babies ready for their new homes. Very sweet personalities will make excellent family companions. First vaccination and wormings started on pee pad training. Text for more information (828) 284-4621

AKC REGISTERED WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER. 9 weeks old health guaranteed. Vet checked. 1 male 1 female. (864) 706-6158 vbragg3@

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE. Rare black with a little marking on legs. Ready for their new home. Had shots and wormed. Wonderful companion. Sell or trade. No answer, leave message. 828675-4968.

FOR SALE. 5 male puppies born June 14th. 2 black, two tan and one red. Ready for their forever home on Aug 9th. $800 each is a steal for this amazing breed. Deposit of 50% will hold your pick. Call 513-502-8245 or email for more information or pictures. This breed is expected to weigh 45 to 50 lbs as an adult. Mom is a 2 year old 45 lbs labradoodle and Dad is a 1-3/4 year old 47 lbs Goldendoodle. Great with any size children. (513) 5028254


AKC Great Danes born 6/5/23. Vet Checked, health guarantee. Experienced breeder. Blues, Blue fawns, fawns and blacks. Prices: $800-1200. Males and females available. (704) 4181441, southernbelledanes@


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

Sites. (704) 435-0938


LAKE JAMES OPEN HOUSE. Come visit me at an Open House for this beautiful property, 6338 North Shore Drive, located in Nebo, NC and 4 miles from Lake James State Park. Sunday, August 6th, 2:00-

5:00. Hosted by Sharon Kelly, Coldwell Banker King. 979690-6781 (979) 690-6781


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

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

2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES for rent in Shelby, NC. $800-$875 including water. Call 828-234-8147

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOME. For rent in Kings Mountain. NO Pets, NO Smoking. References Required. Call Keith, 704-4183790.


2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month. 828-382-0475.

How to Plan a Green Funeral

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about green funeral options? At age 80, I would like to preplan my funeral and make it as natural as possible.

Old Environmentalist

Dear Environmentalist, Great question! Green funeral options are becoming increasingly popular in the United States as more and more Americans are looking for environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional funerals. Here’s what you should know about “green burial” and “green cremation” options, along with some tips to help you locate services in your area.

Green Burial

If you wish to be buried, a green/ natural burial will minimize the environmental impact by forgoing the embalming chemicals (which is not required by law), traditional casket and concrete vault. Instead, you’ll be buried in either a biodegradable container or shroud with no vault, and you won’t be embalmed. This allows the body to decompose naturally and become part of the earth.

If you want to temporarily preserve the

body for viewing or a memorial service, instead of embalming, you can request dry ice or Techni ice, a refrigeration unit, or a nontoxic embalming agent.

You’ll also be happy to know that green burials are much cheaper than traditional funerals, which average around $8,000 in 2023. By scrapping the coffin, vault and embalming, which are expensive, you’ll save yourself several thousand dollars on your funeral costs.

To find green burial services in your area, a good first step is to see if there’s a certified green funeral home in your area and contact them. The Green Burial Council offers an online directory of providers and other resources at

If there isn’t one nearby, your next step is to contact several traditional funeral homes to see if they offer green funeral service options – many do.

You’ll also need to find a green cemetery. There are nearly 100 green cemeteries throughout the U.S., along with more than 300 traditional (hybrid) cemeteries that offer green burials too.

To find them, the New Hampshire Fu-

neral Resources, Education and Advocacy website has a list at NHfuneral. org. Or, if you own rural property you may be able to have a home burial there, if your state and county allow it.

If, however, there are no green cemeteries nearby you can still make your burial more environmentally friendly by not being embalmed. And, if the cemetery allows, using a biodegradable casket or shroud and skipping the vault. If a vault is required, ask to have holes drilled in the bottom, or use a concrete grave box with an open bottom so the body can return to the earth.

Green Cremation

If you would rather be cremated, you have some green choices here too. While cremation has always been touted as being more eco-friendly than a typical burial, a traditional cremation, which uses high heat to incinerate the body, does emit greenhouse gases into the air.

A green cremation, however, uses water and potassium hydroxide to reduce a deceased body to its basic element of bone ash within a few hours. This green technique, which is known as alkaline hydrolysis, is a little more ex-

pensive than traditional cremation but, unfortunately, it’s not legal in every state. Contact some local funeral providers to find out if this is available in your area, or Google “alkaline hydrolysis cremation” followed by your city and state.

Another green consideration is deciding what to do with the remains. Instead of scattering, which can be harmful to the environment, there are a wide variety of biodegradable urns that dissolve into the earth or water over time, and memorial urns that will grow a plant or tree in combination with your ashes.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7B
$4000. OBO. 815-252-4753. 2006 FORD MUSTANG 73,121 miles. Call for Price, (704) 7481890. sales@ctcautosports. com 2000 DODGE CONVERSION VAN. 116,000 actual miles, leather, electric, front and back ac. $8500 obo. Showroom perfect. 864-579-8888
RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal
2007 HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE. Approx. 25,000 miles, JnR air ride on rear, LA Choppers Strip Bar handle bars, Polk Audio speakers, tweeters and amp, Screaming Eagle stage one intake, with K&N filter, Road King seat. $9,500. 704-418-
HOA fees.
2860. MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING.
has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications now. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street,
Lions@ RPMMANAGED.COM 1624-2 S. POST ROAD. Shelby, NC. Singlewide, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Rent $1075, Deposit 41075. Application Fee $25 per adult.
5 bedroom,
2 BEDROOM SINGLE LEVEL TOWNHOUSE with 2 Baths. Convenient to Uptown Shelby near Country Club. $1300 per
$1300 deposit. No
Shelby, NC (704)
7723 (704) 482-7723
ROAD. Shelby, NC.
Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

Scenes from National Night Out 2023

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Abbigail O’Neall was recognized by KMPD for her resilience and positive attitude. (Photos provided by City of KM) Abbigail's family beams with pride. Chief Childress has sworn in a few new officers. Detective Hoyle and other KMPD Officers serve hotdogs to the gathered crowd. Nakisha Wenzel of King’s City Church leads the crowd in fun activities Community Line Dance. Dance Magic’s Integrity Dance Team. (Photo by Chris Jolly) Dance Reflections takes the stage. Inflatables keep the kiddos and their parents busy. It’s watermelon time! Preparing to dance. Photo by Chris Jolly Pies to the face! This young archer takes aim.
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