KM Herald 9-20-23

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Dirty Grass Soul to appear at Patriots Park

Kings Mountain is proud to welcome Cleveland County's finest, Dirty Grass Soul to Patriots Park, on Saturday, October 14.

Formed in 2011, Dirty Grass Soul has earned a reputation as one of the southeast's emerging Southern Rock/Alt. Country bands with their

music falling somewhere between country, bluegrass, and southern rock and roll, reminiscent of acts like The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band.

“We are very excited to bring DGS to play in Kings Mountain,” states founder and lead singer Kevin Ded-

mon. “Anytime we get to perform close to home is a bonus, and Patriots Park has a great amphitheater where folks in Cleveland County can bring out the entire family to watch a show.”

CBMA nominees, The Main Event Band, and DJ Drew Fulton will open the

Volunteers, partners, and donors sound the alarm

Smoke detectors save lives

On Saturday, September 16, Kings Mountain residents received free smoke detectors installed in their homes in a program spearheaded by the American Red Cross and Kings Mountain Fire Department and sponsored by Albemarle Lithium. The Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross coordinated the effort.

Volunteers, firemen, Albemarle Staff, and Red Cross staff gathered for breakfast and a briefing at Albemarle’s Project Center at 129 W. Mountain Street before hitting the roads at 10 a.m. with red wagons filled with smoke detectors in various neighborhoods. Three teams walked on foot to greet neighbors and offer them free smoke detectors. Some residents already

had smoke detectors, while others did not. Several had no idea how old their smoke detectors were or if they worked. Some were skeptical but soon learned no strings were attached to receiving the smoke detectors. They just had to agree to allow the team to install the equipment.

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DOD enters agreement to expand domestic Lithium mining for

US Battery supply chains

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Industrial Base Policy, through its Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) office, entered an agreement with Albemarle Corporation to support the expansion of

domestic mining and production of lithium.

The $90 million agreement, entered into under Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III authorities and utilizing funds appropriated by the Inflation Reduction Act, will help support Albemarle’s planned re-opening of their Kings Mountain, N.C. lithium mine to increase domestic production of lithium for the nation’s battery sup-

ply chain. Albemarle estimates that Kings Mountain will be operational between 2025 and 2030.

“The agreement with Albemarle demonstrates the DoD’s ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of our warfighter, today and in the future,” said Mr. Anthony Di Stasio, MCEIP Director. “This investment directly supports President Biden’s See BATTERY, Page 5A

show. The event will start with a cruise-in and pre-show at 5:00 pm, followed by the concert at 6:00 pm.

Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

As always, KM events are FREE! Upcoming events include:

• September 15th-October

8th, Liberty Mountain-The Revolutionary Drama-Joy Performance Center

• October 28th, Adventure to Oz 6-9 pm-Patriots Park

• Oct. 31st, Great Pumpkin Parade 10 am-12 pm-City Hall

• Nov. 22nd, Christmas

Tree Lighting-Patriots Park

• December 2nd Christmas Kings Mountain Parade and Festival-Downtown Kings Mountain

For more information, contact the City of Kings Mountain's Marketing, Tourism, and Events Department at 704-730-2101.

City Council discusses KM Housing Authority

During the city council’s September 14 work session, Kings Mountain Housing Authority (KMHA) was a major topic of conversation. While the

city council took no action, the history and future of the fifty-six-year-old authority were discussed at length.

City Attorney Mickey Corey shared that the Kings Mountain City Council created the KMHA on December 17, 1966. The organization

has five board members appointed by the mayor, and no board member can serve more than five years.

Since the city council created the authority, Attorney Corey said they could See HOUSING, Page 5A

Current water projects in KM

The City of Kings Mountain is constructing two new lift stations along KM Blvd to assist with future economic development in the Western portions of the city.

Project Major’s lift sta-

tion will be located on the Casinos’ property near I-85 and is primarily funded by private developers to provide sanitary sewer along KM Blvd from I-85 north to Beason Creek. This project

includes a new 600,000-gallon-per-day lift station, gravity, and force main sewer.

Project Interceptor’s lift

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City of Shelby selects Assistant City Manager

City Manager Rick Howell has appointed Justin Longino as the newest member of the City’s management team. Mr. Longino will serve as

Assistant City Manager. “I’m excited to have Justin join our Administrative Team,” Howell stated. “He is very well-qualified and brings a solid background of local government management experience to the city’s day-today operations.”

As Assistant City Manager, he will report to the City Manager and plan, direct,

control, and evaluate the operation of programs, projects, and assigned departments. “I am excited to take on new challenges in Shelby and am grateful for the opportunity. I look forward to working with the experienced and professional staff and serving the citizens in my new role,” Mr. Longino stated.

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Brad Fraser appointed new Shelby Police Chief

City Manager Rick Howell appointed Brad Fraser as the next Chief of Police for the City of Shelby. Chief Fraser has served as the Interim

Chief of Police since April 1, 2023. “It is an honor to serve alongside the men and women of the Shelby Police Department in this role as we continue our commitment to excellence in service to our community,” Fraser stated.

Fraser has over 25 years of experience with the Shelby Police Department. He completed his Basic

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Shavon Jones Sparks KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Shandora Shavon Jones Sparks, 48, of Kings Mountain passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Shandora is preceded in

death by her mother Aloyse Jones, brothers: Robbie Greene and Ronald Hawkins and biological father: Robert Greene, Sr. Shandora is survived by her husband Tommy Sparks and children Caleb Sparks, Andrew Sparks, Thomas Sparks and Victoria Sparks.

In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her father Oscar Jones, brothers: Jacob Jones, Dillon Jones, Keith Hawkins, Darryl Hawkins and sisters: Selena Cope and Sandy Greene.

In her free time, Shandora enjoyed reading and was known to enjoy writing various styles of literature and was very talented in doing so.

Shandora loved her

Cherryville High School, Western Carolina University and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He owned and practiced optometry, in his offices at Blacksburg, York, Gaffney, Bennettsville, and Cheraw. Steve retired from York Vision Center in 2022 after 41 years of business.

Dr. Charles Steven Cadenhead, OD

YORK, SC – Dr. Charles Steven Cadenhead, OD, 71, of York, SC, passed away at Piedmont Medical Center on September 10, 2023.

He was born May 6, 1952, in Cleveland County, to the late Charles Luther Cadenhead and Mildred Eloise Thrift Cadenhead.

Steve graduated from

family dearly and made sure they knew it. She had a heart of gold and wanted to show love to those she cared about by cooking and bringing them food, calling to tell someone “happy birthday” or just let them know they were on her mind and she cared about them. She will be dearly missed by everyone that knew her.

Funeral services for Shandora will be held 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 21, 2023 in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Robert Wells officiating. A visitation will be held an hour before.

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jones Family.

Cameron Steven Loftin, Mason Alexander Loftin, Summer Rae Cadenhead, Dean Herschel Cadenhead, Charlene Rebecca Cadenhead, Symphony Cora Cadenhead, Alice Craneen Cadenhead-Jackson.

Roseberry sentenced

Floyd Ray Roseberry, the Cleveland County man who made bomb threats in a four-hour standoff at the Library of Congress on August 19, 2021, was sentenced to five years of probation by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras last Friday. Shortly after his arrest, Psychologist Dr. Teresa Grant for the D.C. Department of Behavioral

Health told Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui that she believed a psychiatrist in North Carolina had prescribed the wrong medication for Roseberry.

U.S. District Judge Contreras heard the case and said that Roseberry was experiencing a mental health crisis at the time of the threat. During the year he served in jail after his arrest, he stopped a violent assault on a guard, making him a target among the



SEPT. 6: James Cody Smith, 31, 222 Cameron Drive, DWI, $2,500 unsecured bond.

SEPT. 9: Michael Jeffery Ingram, 40, 1111 W. Gold Ext., violent domestic violence act, no driver’s license, revoked; fictitious registration plate, no bond.

SEPT. 9: Brandon Lamont Doster, 42, 6008 Mahogany Lane, aggravated assault, felony, no bond. Doster was transported to the Gaston County jail.

other inmates. “I’m very optimistic that this was the worst day of your life, and nothing like this will ever happen again,” Judge Contreras said. “I’ve watched all the videos, and I take full responsibility for what happened,” Roseberry said. “If I had been on the correct medication, it would not have happened.”

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 41 years, Patsy Williams Cadenhead; brother, Dr. Jack David Cadenhead, OD (Alisa); sister, Linda Cadenhead Loftin (Charles). He is also survived by God sons, Charles William Loftin, Jr, Jeff Steven Loftin (Angela); nephews and nieces, Shelly A. Cadenhead, Chad D. Cadenhead (Nicole), Brian L. Cadenhead, Tammi J. Cadenhead (Corrie), Katie M. Cadenhead (Anthony); greatnieces and great-nephews;

Steve’s graveside service was held 1:00 PM on September 16, 2023, at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain with Pastor Dennis Gomez officiating.

The family gathered at the home of Linda Loftin following the graveside service.

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Homecoming at Eastside Baptist, Sunday, October 1

On Sunday, October 1 (10:00 a.m.), Eastside Baptist Church in Kings Mountain will celebrate their 72nd anniversary which will also be Homecoming Sunday.

Rev. David Logeman will be the guest speaker. Rev. Logeman and his wife, Bonnie became members of Eastside Baptist Church a year ago and have become a vital part of the church family. Rev. Logeman is a 1973 graduate of Shelton College in Cape

Canaveral, Florida and before retiring spent over 15 years combined in the ministry as pastor, youth pastor and Christian school teacher. He and Bonnie have lived in Kings Mountain for over 20 years. They have two children and four grandchildren living near by.

Leading the music for Homecoming will be Ms. Liz Hill and special soloist, Mr. Mark Blanton, Sr. from Patterson Grove Baptist Church.

Rev. Ron Caulder, Eastside’s pastor, extends an invitation to all former members and friends of the church to join them in this Homecoming celebration.

Following the service, everyone is invited to remain for a covered-dish dinner in the church’s fellowship building.

Eastside Baptist is located at 308 York Road in Kings Mountain.

Rev. Caulder says, “Come and be our guests!”

Upcoming Public Hearings for the City of KM

Public Hearings were scheduled for Thursday, October 12, at 6 pm, in the Council Chambers at City Hall to consider rezoning requests from the following applicants:

• Kiamesha Young/ Owner Youngco, Inc., located on Margrace Road and consisting of approximately .86 acres, being further known as Cleveland County Parcel No. 11887 from Suburban Residential (SR) to Semi-Urban Residential (SU) – Case No. Z-23-8.

• Christina Hutchins, located at 808 Piedmont Avenue and consisting of approximately 1.4 acres, being further known as Cleveland County Parcel No. 8351 from Semi-Urban Residential (SU) to Auto-Urban Commercial

(AU) – Case No. Z-23-9.

• Crystal Matre/Owner RE-DO-IT, LLC, located at 301 Cherokee Street and consisting of approximately .34 acres, being further known as Cleveland County Parcel No. 8061 from Central Business (CB) to Semi-Urban Residential (SU) – Case No. Z-23-10.

• Thomas Fletcher/ Owner Lawndale Sand, LLC, located at 450 Countryside Road and consisting of approximately 41.18 acres, being further known as Cleveland County Parcel No. 10748 from Auto-Urban Commercial (AU) to Light Industrial (LI) – Case No. Z-23-11.

• Matthew Carpenter/ Owners IPKMCC 2022, LLC and WHC Humphries, LLC, located on the south-

SEPT. 9: Michael Brandon Brookshire, 34, 143 Mountain Side Drive, failure to appear, probation violation, felony; failure to appear larceny motor vehicle, felony; failure to appear conspiracy, felony, no bond.

SEPT. 10: Joy Lasha Douglas, 27, Rock Hill,S.C. , Failure to appear driving while license revoked; failure to appear follow too closely; failure to appear failure to secure passenger, $3,500 secured bond.

SEPT. 10: Edward Antonio Knight, 60, 142 Cambridge Oaks Circle, 43, failure to appear larceny; failure to appear communicating threats; summoned/ cited.

SEPT. 11: Khadijah Brianna Phillips, 29, 908 Grace Street, 29, simple assault, summoned, cited.

SEPT. 11: James McKenneth Moore, 25, Gastonia, failure to appear driving while license revoked, $1,000 secured bond.

SEPT. 12: Gilbert Olivera, 58, 198 Frank Burns Way, assault on female, no bond.


SEPT. 3: Robert Kirk Black Jr., 63, Charlotte, fictitious tag.

SEPT. 3: Annel Figueroa-Landa, Charlotte, no operator’s license.

SEPT 3: Crystal Davis, 38, 112 Peak Drive, re-

voked license.

SEPT. 3: Cameron Peeler, 24, Shelby, expired tag.

SEPT. 3: Xavier Stephens, 23, 1127 Phifer Road, no operator’s license.

SEPT. 3: Maggie Marshburn, 44, Mountainside Drive, revoked license.

SEPT. 3: Agular Antonio Soto, 57, Raleigh, no operator’s license.

SEPT. 3: McGinnis Adder Breland, 23, Bessemer City, revoked license.

SEPT. 3: Steve Hamrick, 32, 1006 N. Cansler, no operator’s license, no vehicle insurance.

SEPT. 4: Najee Ocebesion Gainesgist, 28, 834 Mountain Crest Drive, no license, no insurance.

SEPT. 4: Bridget Smith, 135 Ark Street, revoked license.

SEPT. 4: Richard Cavanaugh, 30, Carlin Drive, red light violation, revoked license.

SEPT. 4: Melissa Ellis, 35, Judy Court, expired tag.

SEPT. 4: Billy Lee Williams, 31, Shelby, expired tag.

SEPT. 4: Charee Degree, Shelby, expired tag.

SEPT. 4: Titus Campbell, 36, Cherryville, revoked license.

SEPT. 5: Thomas Ray McMurtree, 36, 306 S. Juniper Street, revoked license.

SEPT. 5: Halee Marie Willis, 24, Shelby, safe movement violation.

SEPT. 5: April Dawn Miller, 45, Shelby, revoked license.

SEPT.5: Connie Ann Dayton, 5, 1601 Shelby Road, expired tag, no inspection.

SEPT. 5: Paul Phillip Tate, 70, 213 Ebenezer Road, stop sign violation.

SEPT. 5: Shenita Roberts, 226 Landry Drive, safe movement violation.

SEPT. 5: Christopher Steele Barber, 37, 103 Fulton Street, revoked license.

SEPT. 5: Curtis Lee Shade, 52, Shelby, expired tag. No inspection.

SEPT. 5: Deleguane Alson Ray, 26, Yarbro Road, revoked license.

SEPT. 6: Casilda Badillo Perez, 57, 917 Sterling Drive, no operator’s license.

SEPT. 6: Ivan Roselio Chavez, 36, Rock Hill, SC, no operator’s license.

SEPT 6: James Lee Skidmore Jr., Gastonia, expired tag.

SEPT. 10: Isaac Hopper, 31, Gastonia, speeding.

SEPT. 10: Timothy Lawing, 23, 306 E. Ridge Street, revoked license.

SEPT. 11: Nautica Loreal Smith, 25, Shelby, revoked license, expired tag.

SEPT. 11: Sabretta Willis, 37, 213 Thornburg Drive, expired registration plate.

SEPT. 11: Brooke Marie Wright, 32, Ark Street, stop sign violation.

SEPT. 11: McKenneth James Paul Moore, 25, Gastonia, revoked license.

SEPT. 12: Charles Edward Caldwell jr., 31, 115 Miranda, revoked license.

SEPT. 12: Cory Connard, 103 Cindy Lane, parking in fire lane.

SEPT. 12: Yvonne

Ellerbe, Gastonia, expired tag, no inspection


SEPT. 9: A resident of N. Watterson Street reported larceny of a firearm.

SEPT. 11: Ingles, Shelby Road, reported larceny of cooked chicken wings.

CCSO arrests juvenile posing as police officer

east side of Dixon School Road and west of Kings Mountain Lake 2, known as Dixon Ridge, consisting of approximately 384.745 acres, being further known as Cleveland County Parcel Nos. 11599, 65944, 11598, 12880, and 12879 from Special Use Conditional District (SU-CD) and Suburban Residential (SR) to Planned Development District (PD) – Case No. Z-23-12.

In addition, a Public Hearing was scheduled at the same date and time to consider an amendment to the Table of Permitted Uses (for Resource Extraction in Heavy Industrial) to the City of Kings Mountain UDO.

On September 16, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office was given information about a white male subject conducting traffic stops on Highway 161 just south of the Cleveland County line in South Carolina.

The suspect was a white male wearing black tactical gear. It was reported this male was driving a dark-colored Dodge Charger displaying emergency lights. The male claimed to be either a Clover Police Officer or a South Carolina Highway Patrolman.

Cleveland County Dispatch was alerted for our assistance in a traffic stop by York County Deputies at the North Carolina State line. The suspect had red and blue light bars mounted inside his vehicle. These lights were still activated when CCSP arrived to assist the York County Sheriff’s Office with the traffic stop.

The subject was iden-

tified as a juvenile, so no information was released. He was taken into custody without incident.

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First COKM Citizens Academy starts Sept. 28

The first City of Kings Mountain Citizens Academy will be held in the Fall of 2023 and will consist of fifteen citizens who are chosen through an application process. The application link is available at, under Administration, or by visiting the City Clerk’s office at City Hall.

The academy will be a commitment of eight weeks and consist of six weekly sessions, attendance at the Thursday, October 12 Work Session, and a graduation ceremony during the Council meeting on Tuesday, November 28.

The proposed date of the first session is Thursday, September 28. Each session will begin with a light meal at 5:30 pm at the assigned weekly location.

Staff will form a curriculum of instruction that will blend small group discussions, field trips, and presentations that will provide the citizen with valuable information to help them better understand all City functions.

The City of Kings Mountain Citizens Academy is designed in the spirit of transparency, openness, and participation. The citizens are the City’s stakeholders, and they have a right to participate to be involved in the governance of their communities. Citizens will learn about how municipal government is structured, as well as gain knowledge of the different factors that impact the decision-making process for Staff and Council.

This academy will be a positive avenue for citizens to interact with Council and Staff that they are not accustomed to seeing when they pay their utility bill at City Hall. While the goal is to provide participants with good informa-

tion and convey a positive image of the City of Kings Mountain, this may also be an opportunity for them to ask questions about where their tax dollars are being spent and how their utility rates are determined. It is important for both Council and Staff to be prepared to answer these types of questions and address their concerns.

The City Council first expressed interest in creating a Citizens Academy in the spring of 2018 to educate the citizens of Kings Mountain about the goals and objectives of their city government and to familiarize citizens with how City government operates. Another goal of the academy was to inform citizens on how they might become involved in decisions that have a direct impact on them and their community by serving on one of the City’s many boards and commissions.

“Meet the Candidates” at KM Woman’s Club

The GFWC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Monday. September 25 at 6:00 p.m. at their clubhouse at 108 East Mountain Street.

This is one of the last opportunities for citizens to hear candidates present their platforms and to speak with them directly before the November election.

The moderator will introduce each candidate running

in the current election, and each has 3 minutes to speak.

After all presentations are completed. attendees can talk personally with candidates.

The Meet the Candidates Forum is sponsored by the Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program of the GFWC NC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, chaired by Ann Bennett.

In 1905, women in the community organized the

Kings Mountain Civic League to help care for Mountain Rest Cemetery, among other needs. In 1923, the league joined the Federation of Woman’s Clubs. Ida Pauline Mauney Neisler donated the land on East Mountain Street, and in 1932, the newly completed Kings Mountain Woman’s Clubhouse opened. For the last 118 years, it has served as a hub for civic and community gatherings.

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This gorgeous antique car was parked near Albemarle’s Project Center on Saturday afternoon. The Horseless Carriage Club fall tour was held in Shelby last week, and many cars from the early 1900s could be seen driving the streets of Kings Mountain last weekend. This car was a beauty. Photo by The Imperial Mercantile

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

A few years ago, an acquaintance mentioned that Reynolds owned a car dealership in Kings Mountain, but I was unaware because it was before my family moved to town. As things go, I got distracted with life and forgot to follow up on the story.

Recently, I had a moment to peruse The Kings Mountain Herald at and stumbled upon an article that shared the story of Warren Reynolds selling his car dealership to E.E. Marlowe.

The Official announcement of the sale of Reynolds Motors, Kings Mountain Dodge - Plymouth dealer, to Marlowe’s, Inc., a new corporation headed by E. E. Marlowe, was covered in the June 11, 1953,

paper. Under terms of the transaction Marlowe’s, Inc., acquired the Kings Mountain dealership for Dodge and Plymouth passenger cars and Dodge trucks, as well as the inventory of parts and equipment of the former dealer. The sale of the brick garage building was not involved, being retained by Mr. Reynolds, and rented by the new dealer.

E. E. Marlowe, president and general manager of the new corporation, said that Marlowe’s, Inc., was an expansion of his former tire and appliance business, which he continued to operate at the same location as a division of Marlowe’s, Inc. Martin Frederick is manager of the tire and appliance division, located at 222 W. Mountain street, while Miss Marilyn Lewis was office manager and Bobby

Etters was in charge of the firm’s tire recapping plant.

At the Dodge Plymouth division, 507 E. King Street. Jack Arnette, long associated with Mr. Marlowe, was the parts manager. Fred Dixon was the sales manager, Mrs. F. E. Powers was the office manager, and Jim Dover was the service manager.

The Dodge-Plymouth division featured a complete service department, including bodywork.

Marlowe’s, Inc.’s Incorporators were Mr. Marlowe, Mrs. Marlowe, and their son Earl Marlowe.

In a joint announcement upon completion of the transaction, Warren E. Reynolds, the retiring dealer, said, “I wish to commend the new dealer to all my friends and patrons. I have enjoyed serving the Kings Mountain people for many years, and I ap-

preciate very much their kindness to me.”

So, now I know Warren Reynolds, with whom I am familiar because my next-door neighbors were his brother Howard Reynolds and his wife, Evelyn (Eb). I was aware that Warren had businesses, but not a car dealership.

The car dealership was on the lot where Silver Express is now.

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Football star Aaron Rodgers and life changes

National football star Aaron Rodger’s football career may be over, but maybe not. It’s hard to keep a good man down.

Sometimes, there is too much to overcome to come back.

Many of us watched the mega-media debut of Rodgers as a New York Jets quarterback. His move from Green Bay after 18 seasons catapulted him to New York City celebrity status. He came to the Jets after a hugely successful career with the Packers. His accomplishments were many and include a Super Bowl ring. He has received the Super Bowl MVP award and four NFL MVP awards. He was touted as the man who would revitalize the Jet’s program and lead them to glory.

Rodger’s financial package to make the move from Wisconsin to the Jet’s program was $75 million dollars

Looking Back

over two years. The money is guaranteed even though he may never play again. Rodgers reportedly took a salary cut to make the move. During last week’s Monday night football game, on the fourth play of the game, Rodger’s Achilles heel tendon was torn during the play. The injury requires surgery and the rest of the season to rehabilitate. The spirit of the electrified crowd spiraled south quickly as Rodgers was transported off the field.

Unfortunately, Rodgers’ injury goes along with the game of football and can happen in most any sport. People can – and do – get hurt. There are no guarantees in sports. Life also has no guarantees. We aren’t guaranteed another day.

Regardless of the size of the financial package, doctor’s report, health, prior success, or talent,

none of us can count on anything for sure.

We can say we are going to travel to a certain city and do business. Yet, there is no guarantee we will be able to complete the trip. We can promise we will work a job for 10 years but it all depends on our health and good fortune. We aren’t assured of another day. We hope; we have faith; we trust; we believe; and we try to make good on our commitments. After this, it’s all in the hands of God.

We do hope Aaron Rodgers recuperates and is able to end his career on a higher note. I suspect that, after last week, and going forward, he might be happy to end his football career by simply being able to play and walk off the field.

Depending on our circumstances, our lives and perspectives seem to always be changing.

A personal take on Liberty Mountain

I am writing this article to inform you about an incredible educational opportunity happening over the next three weekends in downtown Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama is an exciting and dramatic retelling of the Battle of Kings Mountain and the events of the Revolutionary War that made it so essential. But I am also writing because I believe it is good to record history in books, but far better to immortalize it on stage. I should know. I’ve seen this firsthand over seven seasons of performing in Liberty Mountain. And I saw it this past summer when my family and I spent time in Boone, North Carolina, playing our part in recreating the life and adventures of Daniel Boone, even fighting the same Battle of Kings

Mountain in the nation’s longest-running outdoor Revolutionary War drama, Horn in the West. We could tell both stories once Liberty Mountain moved back from summer to its original Fall Season. And more importantly, this fact-filled, excitement-packed event is now available during the school year. As a local public educator myself, and after arranging a group of my own students to see Liberty Mountain, I believe this is an opportunity every school administrator, Social Studies, and even Language Arts teachers should present and incentivize for their students. Here, we have a piece of local history with gigantic national implications. Even Thomas Jefferson wrote in letters that the Battle of Kings Mountain helped ‘turn the tide of the American Revolution’ after a series of British atrocities had taken See LIBERTY, Page 5A

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LORETTA COZART new officers of the organization and State Commander C. Leroy Shuping, Jr., in white cap near the center, of Greensboro, who conducted the installation. C. E. Warlick, on Mr. Shuping’s left, assumed the duties of commander of the local post of which he was an organizer in 1924. Pictured, left to right, are Millard Prince. James Bennett. Clyde Whetstine. C. T. Carpenter. Jr., Sam D. Collins, Commander Shuping, Commander Warlick, John W. Gladden, Fred Haithcox, Hubert Aderholdt, Ross Alexander, and Bill Jonas. The remaining officers were not present. (Photo by Hubert Carlisle) Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial


From Page 4A place in the South. Liberty Mountain makes history vibrant and compelling. Through a little theatrical magic, the events of 1780 become more real than any lecture, any textbook, or any lesson plan could accomplish.

The historical dramas I’ve been a part of can share the subtle human aspects of history that sometimes get blurred behind names and dates and heavy-handed statistics. Liberty Mountain was constructed by its playwright, Bob Inman, in a brilliantly immersive style, he puts you in the action. He answers the big questions: what did the American Revolution do to the American Family? How great was the cost willing to be paid by average everyday people caught up in these events?

I play Scottish Major Patrick Ferguson, ‘The Bad Guy’ in Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama. A formidable threat to the patriots living in the Southern Colonies, whose prowess and successes as an officer tragically demonstrated the powerful resolve and determination of the Overmountain Men to stop him. As far as plays go, this is one of the few I’ve ever heard of that spans three hundred miles of Southern Appalachian regions and namesakes. The entire South united against this one man and his army of a thousand militia, recruited from the same colonial communities that rose up against him. It is a must-see event for anyone wanting to enrich their appreciation and deepen their understanding of a place where the American Revolution touched down like a tornado and tore through the Carolinas. If local citizens, freshly invigorated patriots who had been mostly apathetic mountain people and farmers up to this point, had not risen up and risked their lives and livelihoods, America as we know it would not exist.

It is my honor and privilege to play a part in breathing this history back to life year after year, everywhere this story is being told. I’m writing this article because these productions require the local and not-so-local community’s support in keeping interactive, entertaining reenactments alive for decades to come. Horn in the West, written by Dr. Kermit Hunter, has been performed in the high country of North Carolina for over seventy years, successfully portraying the Battle of Kings Mountain a hundred miles away


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from where it happened. Why shouldn’t Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama reincarnate this story in the heart of the town named after it even longer, perhaps forever?

It’s only possible if we are brave enough to go beyond remembering and follow the Overmountaineers’ example and their journey. We might disrupt our comfortable lives momentarily and travel to the mountain ourselves. Fortunately, for us, we have the Joy Performance Center, downtown Kings Mountain, with performances happening the next three weekends, 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, and matinee performances at 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. (The only exception is Saturday, October 7th, the show that day is a special event.) Thanks to the efforts of our ancestors, Liberty Mountain happens indoors in a temperature-controlled space, but the gunfire is real, so is the heavy haze and confusion of battle, the potent sting of sacrifice, and victory’s eternal rewards; these parts of the history are alive and well in the story we tell.

I’m writing this article to present this challenge to Shelby, North Carolina, Sevierville, Tennessee; to people in South Forks, near Sycamore Shoals, Guilford, Tryon County, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia; to every American community shielded by this epic battle: come to Kings Mountain and see yourself.

two minutes to leave your house when a fire strikes? According to the Red Cross, you should know two ways out of every room, and never return to a burning home once you get outside.

You just never know when one thing you do might save someone else’s life, and such was the case last Saturday. One resident had smoke detectors but wasn’t sure how old they were. So, the team offered to replace them with new ones with a 10-year battery life.

As KMFD Lt. Trevor Mashburn began installing the smoke detector, he smelled natural gas. So, he spoke with the homeowner, who agreed for him to scan the house for a natural gas leak. When his scan turned up nothing, Trevor reached out to Kings Mountain’s Natural Gas Services, and they came right over.

Their staff discovered that the source of the odor was a gas leak in the basement,


From Page 1A station will be beside the Intermediate School on Kings Mountain Boulevard. Proj-


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Mr. Longino is a native of Iredell County and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in business administration from UNC


From Page 1A Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission in June 2003. He


From Page 1A also dissolve it. Additionally, since the mayor appoints board members to the KMHA, he can remove them. KMHA also owns all the units, not the city.

City Manager Jim Palenick said, “To distill down to its core, the purpose of any housing authority is to provide safe, fair, decent housing to a community’s low to moderate-income residents so that everybody has access to good quality, decent housing.”

“The Department of Housing and Urban Development operates many programs and has for many decades supplied the funding that housing authorities use to build, maintain, and redevelop this kind of housing.

“Housing authorities across the country are very activist, very progressive, and they have successfully built new construction and put lots of investment and reinvestment back into this housing in a progressive way. There

and natural gas levels far exceeded normal amounts. The home was evacuated, the gas was turned off, and the home was aired out. Kings Mountain Fire Department blocked the street until the all-clear was given to keep passersby out of harm’s way.

The purpose of the visit was to install smoke detectors to keep the resident safe, but that visit likely saved a life. Were the gas leak not discovered, the outcome could have been tragic for the resident and his neighbors.

In a two-hour timespan, volunteers knocked on 100 doors, engaged 57 residents, and installed 33 smoke detectors.

If you would like smoke detectors installed in your home, contact the American Red Cross at 919-675-2270, or call Kings Mountain Fire Department at 704-734-0555 to schedule the installation of smoke detectors. The risk of dying in reported home structure fires is 55 percent lower in homes with working smoke alarms than in homes with no alarms or none that worked. Make a call today to protect yourself, your loved

ect Interceptor is funded by private developers to provide sanitary sewer capacity between KM Blvd. and Crocker Road. This project includes a new 2.0 million-

Wilmington. His local government experience includes serving as Town Manager of Troutman, North Carolina, from 2015 to 2019, and worked as a consultant with Centralina Regional Council from 2020-2021. Most recently, he served as Town Manager of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, since 2021.

received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in 2007. He has over 3,000 hours of law enforcement training and professional development.

Fraser began his career as a Patrol Officer with the Shelby Police Department in 1998 and has served as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and was ap-

are huge amounts of money available if you know how to get it.

“I am very concerned that none of these things have happened in this community, and certainly not well. I’ll say it out loud. I don’t think the KMHA is in good form right now. I think it has a real issue with its management structure. If we want to see the future be better for the housing authority, we really ought to get concerned about who the board members are.

“And simply having board members on something like this is probably not the way to go, because if you don’t have a background in finance, real estate development, and housing, you will not be an effective board member. After that, you hire very effective staff. If you don’t do either, you have a serious problem. That is where we are.

Palenick asked, “When was the last time the housing authority invested in these properties? Housing is a real issue in this community –good, quality, safe housing for people who need housing.

That is what the KMHA’s

ones, and your pets. Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter serves more than 935 thousand people and has an annual goal of reaching 500 residents across our 12 Counties with Home Fire Preparedness resources. In Kings Mountain alone, they exceeded 20% of that annual goal. The chapter serves the counties of Alleghany, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Watauga, and Wilkes.


From Page 1A April 2022 Presidential Determination for Critical Materials in Large-Capacity Batteries.”

This agreement represents the continuation of the MCEIP five-year investment plan to secure supply chains for minerals and materials critical to the DoD and the commercial sector. The DoD is committed to continuing to work with industry to ensure the continued availability of these essential resources.

gallon-per-day lift station, gravity, and force main sewer. The new sewer system will run from Beason Creek towards Dick Elam Road along the Boulevard.

He also served in several professional organizations, including the Chair of Civic Education for the North Carolina City and County Management Association, President of the Troutman Rotary Club from 2019-2020, and President-Elect for the Boiling Springs Rotary Club.

pointed Captain in 2014. “Chief Fraser has been an exemplary leader with over 25 years of professional law enforcement experience, and I am confident in his abilities to lead the Shelby Police Department moving forward,” stated City Manager Rick Howell.

board's charge is to be concerned about.”

When discussing the KMHA board, Palenick pointed out five key factors:

1. Is the board consistent with the law?

2. Were they appointed properly?

3. Who are they in terms of their background?

4. Are they fulfilling what the city hopes they will do regarding the kinds of people we want on that board?

5. Is there some direction?

Attorney Corey advised, “The city could effectively take over KMHA, essentially dissolving the corporation with the NC Secretary of State. To do so, there are two options:

1. Take that body and what it does under an existing city department

2. Establish a Redevelopment Commission that oversees, manages, and does what the authority is supposed to do.

While no action was taken, the conversation regarding KMHA’s future has begun.

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Major Patrick Ferguson (played by Jeremy Homesley) prepares for battle. Photos by Torrence Photography Sunrise on W. Mountain Street. (Photo by Loretta Cozart)

Find Hope in Jesus

Hopelessness. I see it in the eyes of people I meet. Today, hopelessness looms like a dark thundercloud waiting to burst. To be sure, there are plenty of current events to cause concern and to set one on edge. From global disasters to civil unrest, the media does an excellent job of keeping the negative in the headlines. It is easy to feel helpless and hopeless. To personalize this as your-

self, what has me feeling desperate and hopeless? Is it a family issue?

Could it be financial woes or trouble at your workplace?

For those who find themselves in lessthan-ideal circumstances, there is hope. If you recall, ‘Stinkin’ Thinkin’ will not cure hopelessness; only Jesus can. Hope in Jesus offers an unshakable foundation that transcends earthly struggles.

By embracing Christ’s teachings and promises, we can find eternal bless-

ings and joy. One of my favorite hymns, The Solid Rock, puts it this way:

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

Hope in anything other than Christ will fail. When we put our hope in our money, we fail. When we hope in the government, we fail. When we put our hope and trust in anything other than Christ, we fail.

No wonder the hymn writer calls Christ the ‘solid rock’ while everything else is sinking sand. The truth is, Christ is the firm foundation and only hope for this life and life eternal. Please understand that there will be times when we take our focus off of Christ and onto the problems of life. Losing sight of Christ is nothing new for humans. The book of Psalms is full of laments, complaints, and questions. Yet you will find them turning back to the Lord. I often quote the Psalmist to encourage myself and remind me

that God is in control.

“Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

Psalm 42:11

This week, challenge yourself to read God’s word and remind yourself of our hope in Christ Jesus.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

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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

Advent Lutheran Church 230 Oak Grove Rd. • Kings Mountain

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

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

NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171

Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

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

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

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

Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697

Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 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

Church 602 Dixon School Road

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

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 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

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

Kenny Spangler, President


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Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., Zeta Mu Omega Chapter holds chapter retreat

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Mu Omega Chapter, held its annual Chapter Retreat on Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12. The group convened at the Hilton Garden Inn- Charlotte/Concord NC.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is America’s first Greek letter organization established by African-American college-educated women.

Founded on January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC, Alpha Kappa Alpha is America’s first Greek letter organization established by African-American college-educated women.

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s main objective is “To be Supreme in Service to All Mankind.”

Currently, Alpha Kappa Alpha has over 355,000 members worldwide.

Zeta Mu Omega’s retreat theme was “Nurturing Our Ivy – 68 years on the Vine” to commemorate the 68 years that the Gastonia Chapter has been serving

the community. It was a time to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha and Zeta Mu Omega Chapter, find opportunities to get MORE involved, and share ideas about the chapter’s future of the chapter as it relates to the current International Program.

Zeta Mu Omega’s Program Committee planned retreat activities where members were engaged TO ENGAGE MEMBERS in interactive activities, games, strategic planning, membership, sisterly relations, AS WELL AS and updates TO and THE proper use of, sorority documents.

The chapter’s vice-president, Miss Whitney Hill opened the retreat with a hearty welcome and prayer.

President, Mrs. Cassie Watkins, communicated the State of the Chapter Address and reminded members of the importance of strengthening the bonds of sisterhood. The keynote speaker for the event was Mrs. Carolyn G. Randolph of Columbus, Georgia, Alpha Kappa Alpha So-

Nominations now open for 2023 Distinguished Women’s Banquet

The Cleveland County Commission for Women will host its thirty-first Distinguished Women’s Banquet on Nov. 2nd at 6:30 PM at the LeGrand Center.

The group wants to honor women who have made significant contributions to the lives of others and to the community. Consequently, the Commission is soliciting nominations from the community to find these women.

Nomination forms may be picked up at:

• Shelby: Cleveland County Memorial Library

• Boiling Springs: YMCA Ruby Hunt Library

• Kings Mountain: Mauney Memorial Library

rority, Incorporated International Secretary. She reminded members of their commitment to Alpha Kappa Alpha, the sorority’s code of ethics, and the importance of sisterhood and inspired members to embrace the retreat theme and each other.

As a component of the retreat, Sorority members kicked off efforts to continue the CHIPP Partnership (Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack) which addresses childhood hunger by providing “Power Packs” for children at Ridgeview Charter School, Gastonia, NC. Members donated non-perishable food items for weekend and holiday meals for children.

Over 80 Zeta Mu Omega Chapter members attended the retreat. Zeta Mu Omega encourages community members to follow the chapter on its social media page to learn more about the chapter’s Program Initiatives as they work to provide dynamic services to the community.

Battle of KM Commemoration to

be held on October 7

Mark your calendar now for the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain on Saturday, October 7, at Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Road, Blacksburg, SC. Parking will be offsite at Kings Mountain State Park. Please follow the signs to the parking area.

The commemoration honors those who fought 243 years ago. The day’s events include:

• 11 a.m. - Wreath Laying Ceremony at US Monument

• 1 p.m. - Guest Speaker, Dr. Eddie Lee, Professor of History at Winthrop University

• 3 p.m. - Arrival of Overmountain Victory Trail Marchers Kings Mountain National Military Park preserves and commemorates the site of the October 7, 1780, Revolutionary War battle that turned the tide of the war.

By exploring our Visi-

• Lawndale: Spangler Library Applications must be returned by mail by September 18th to the Post Office Box in Shelby. They also may be emailed or given to a member of the Commission, or emailed to by the September18th deadline. Mail to Cleveland County Commission for Women, P.O. Box 1953, Shelby, NC 28151-1953.

Members of the Commission are: Betsy Wells, Diane Davis, Cathy Robertson, Debra Blanton, Mary Accor, Valerie Boyd, Joyce Coleman, Shirley Lail, Linda Martin, Robert Miller, Tanzy Wallace, Jill Camp, and Christine Cribb.

Distinguished Women


(1992) *NC Senator Helen Rhyne Marvin, *Joyce Cashion, * NC Representative Edith Lutz, *Martha Lee Scruggs, *Rosalynd Gil-

liatt, *Grace Hamrick, *Doris Borders, Patty Dorian, *Dorothy Edwards, * Aileen Ford, *Ellen Powell, Dot Roark

(1993) Chinetta Brooks, *Arrie Ellis, * Virginia Raymer

(1994) Marietta Floyd, Jacqueline Lavender, * Thelma McVae

(1995) Nancy Abasiekong, Suzi Kennedy, Linda Thrift

(1996) Anganette Homsley, *Dr. Lonnie Proctor, Elizabeth Shipley

(1997) Dr. Dottie McIntyre, *Esther Plummer, Kay Archer Price,* Betty Withrow

(1998) *Julia Banks, *Adelaide Craver, Anne Short

(1999) *Barbara Brock, * Erma Drum, Madge Wray

(2000) *Rosaline Hunt, Emily Ousley,* Jackie Roun-

tree (2001) Commissioner Mary Accor, the late Fay Webb Gardner, *Katie Norris, Page Sherer (2002) *Beverly Shuford, * Kathleen Hamrick,* Ezra Bridges

(2003) Karla Haynes, *Brenda Page, *Betty Roberts (2004) LouVerne McCray, Jane Bryson Blake, the late Bess Gardner Hoey (2005) *Betty Jean Mauney, *Aloyse Jones, * Annie Farley Dawkins

(2006) Margie Christopher, Shirley Lail, Phyllis

Sims (2007) Dr. Nellie Aspel, *Lucille Evans, *Mary Neisler (2008) Shirley Brutko, *Daeira Roberts, *Evelyn

West (2009) Jo Boggs, Lillie

Hinton, Zita Roberts (2010) *Sibyl Dixon, Jeanne Patterson, Suzette Ross, Elizabeth “Lib” Stewart (2011) *Lou Ballew, * Helen Barrow, Elizabeth “Lib” Revels,* Ruth Wilson (2012) the late Annie Ross “Guynell” Beam, Dr. Collette Deviney, Patti Ellis Norman, Stella Neisler Putnam

(2013) Dr. Laura Bingham, Jane Cooke, Mary Degree, Dr. Jane King (2014) Libbey Lavender, Dr. Linda Hopper, Betsy Wells (2015) Dr. Shannon Kennedy, Sharon Martin, Marguerite Mebane (2016) Gaye DeVoe, Shearra Miller, Macy Stinchcomb, Rev Frances Webber (2017) Doris H. Dedmon, Ramona Gash, Kathryn Hamrick, Kathy Wilson (2018) Tropzie W. McCluney, Bess-Alice H. Phifer, Venita A. Roberts

(2019) Susan Allen, Betty Gamble, Dr. B. J. Zamora

(2020) No Banquet— COVID

(2021) Carol Ann Hoard, Lisa Proctor, Teresa Wingo

(2022) Amy Ledford Allen, Julia Clark-Smith, Annie C. Thombs

*now deceased Valerie Boyd is the 2023 DW Banquet Chair,, 704-739-4207, Tanzy Wallace is the 2023 DW Banquet Co-Chair,, 704-3005439, and Betsy Wells is the 2023 DW Publicity Chair,, 704-477-7024.

NCDOT’s Fall Litter Sweep began last weekend

The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking volunteers to pick up roadside litter during the 2023 Fall Litter Sweep, which is from Sept. 16-30.

The Litter Sweep is one of NCDOT's roadside litter removal initiatives. Residents throughout the state are encouraged to participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina's roads.

"North Carolina's beauty

spans from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, and safeguarding its litter-free charm is a collective effort," said David Harris, the state's Roadside Environmental engineer.

"By participating in the Fall Litter Sweep, you are helping to ensure a clean and green North Carolina that we can all take pride in."

During this two-week period, NCDOT's maintenance crews dedicate their

time to clearing litter from our roadsides and collecting trash bags that are filled by volunteers. People interested in volunteering during the Fall Litter Sweep can request gloves, safety vests, and bags from their local county maintenance office. For those eager to lend a hand, simply contact your local litter management coordinator to get started.

tor Center, which includes a 26-minute film, exhibit area, and 1.5-mile battlefield trail, you will learn why the battle occurred, who the Overmountain men were, and how the outcome of the battle helped to change the course of the Revolutionary War.

Park grounds are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; this includes all trails and restrooms.

The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The 1.5-mile self-guiding walking trail allows visitors to see both battlefield perspectives. It starts by winding below the northern slope of the ridge, where a portion of the Patriot forces assaulted the ridge top. The trail then turns back and runs along the ridge where the Loyalists' forces surrendered. Wayside exhibits around the trail highlight battle events. The Centennial Monument, U.S. Monument, and Ferguson's Grave are key features along the trail. The trail is for foot travel only, except for motorized wheelchairs. Although the trail is paved, it is steep in places. Benches are located along the trail.


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½ cup chopped nuts

1 cup powdered sugar

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3 cups milk

1 cup self-rising flour

8 oz. cream cheese

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Layer 1: Combine butter, flour and nuts overheat (or with melted margarine.) Place in bottom of dish. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Layer 2: Combine cream cheese, sugar and 1/2 Cool Whip. Place over 1st layer.

Layer 3: Combine pudding and milk. Pour over cheese mixture. Top with rest of Cool whip and nuts.


Fritzy Sellers

1 bottle (8 oz.) Italian

dressing ¼ cup mayo (Miracle Whip

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

2 cups (5 ½ oz.) rotini

cooked and drained

4 oz. Provolone cheese, cubed

½ c. chopped red pepper

2 cups broccoli florets

½ cup sliced carrots

½ c. red onion rings

Mix dressing and seasoning in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix lightly.


Donna Melton

8 oz. Cool Whip

1 (3 oz.) box orange


2 cups miniature marshmallows

2 cups mandarin

oranges, drained

8 oz. sour cream

Mix Cool Whip, sour and

(Ed. note) The recipes in this week’s Cooking Corner are from “Feeding the Flock” by A new Beginning Baptist Church.)

Jell-O together. Fold in marshmallows and oranges. Chill.



Leslie Ramsey

2 Tbsp. oil

1 lb. ground beef

½ cup chopped onion

½ med. green pepper, chopped

2 (8 oz,) cans Heinz tomato sauce

1 or 2 tsp. chili powder

½ clove garlic, minced

1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans

1 tsp. salt

Cook and stir garlic and meat in hot oil. Add beans with liquid, onions, and pepper. Add sauce, salt, and chili powder. Stir often.

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Public Hearing for Dixon Ridge scheduled October 12

Last week, the Herald reported that development plans were filed for Dixon Ridge to rezone a 384-acre property along a growing economic development corridor adjacent to Shepard Mountain in the Dixon Community, just across I-85 from Catawba Two Kings Casino.

The request would facilitate a mixed-use project with up to 5 million square feet of new buildings and is one of the largest development proposals in the city’s history.

During last week's City Council Work Session, a Public Hearing for the project’s rezoning was added to their October 12 meeting.

Insignis Partner’s press release states, “The Dixon Ridge project envisions a vibrant mix of industrial, research and development, and residential space at a key intersection on Interstate 85 near Dixon School Road. Insignis' plans include over 57 acres of open space, pickleball and tennis courts,

parks, walking trails, and a greenway trail system for pedestrians and bicyclists connecting to nearby city-owned lake properties.”

The mixed-use development includes about 5 million square feet of new buildings consisting of 1,600 apartments and townhomes, industrial and office space. Insignis expects the project to exceed $750 million in value at full build-out. Insignis' plans include over 57 acres of open space, pickleball and tennis courts, parks, walking trails, and a greenway trail system for pedestrians and bicyclists that will connect to nearby cityowned lake properties.

"We see this development as truly transformational to the community and the region," Palenick said. "Much like Research Triangle Park has come to define the Raleigh-Durham metro, Dixon Ridge presents a similarly seminal opportunity for the future of Kings Mountain."

“Dixon Ridge is an exciting project that has been

planned with the utmost care to be what the developer and city desire for the future of Kings Mountain. It addresses our housing needs and provides good paying jobs for our citizens,” Mayor Neisler said. “Thanks to our city manager and Insignis Partners’ Development team for working so hard on this project that took many months to hammer out. It also serves as a template for future development that will surely streamline the process of our city's economic development to keep our city moving forward.”

However, not everyone is excited about the project. Thrive Kings Mountain released a statement on Thursday, August 31, expressing their opposition to the proposed Dixon Ridge development. According to spokesperson Christina Hildebrand, the organization found the proposed plans unfavorable. Specifically, Thrive Kings Mountain opposes the proposed dense residential housing on the

Rendering of Dixon Ridge provided by Insignis Partners. side of Shepard Mountain with access from Alex D Owens Drive, as well as the proposed over 3 million square feet of industrial and office space.

The statement shared that the development “looks small, but these buildings will be HUGE…a football field is 57,600 sq ft. The industrial office space covers over 50 football fields. The residential area is over 40 football fields.”

The primary concern for the Shepard Mountain community is that “the topography of this area with steep hillsides, creeks, and rock formations will require significant blasting of the hillside, which will cause severe ecological damage to the area as well as reduce property values significantly.”

In January, Thrive Kings Mountain opposed the 3.5 million square feet warehouse space proposed by

development partners Insignis Partners and Panattoni Development Co. Inc. with more than 200 acres. The newly announced Dixon Ridge encompasses 384 acres. The rezoning and development agreement filing begins a public process to unfold over the next several months. Both Kings Mountain staff and elected officials will review the project moving forward.

Hospice & Home Care Foundation of NC pilot program builds nurse pipeline

According to a study released by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, about 100,000 registered nurses left the workforce during the past two years due to stress, burnout, and retirement, and another 610,388 reported an intent to leave by 2027.

The Hospice & Home Care Foundation of North Carolina piloted an innovative way to increase the pipeline of Registered Nurses (RN), specifically in home health and hos-

pice care. Golden LEAF funding and the State Employees Credit Union helped start the pilot in several North Carolina communities.

In 2019, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $200,000 to the Hospice & Home Care Foundation of North Carolina to support a three-year pilot program to develop both clinical rotation opportunities for RN students and a comprehensive, preceptor-based onboarding training program to in-

tegrate newly graduated RNs into home health and hospice employment.

“While you can specialize in many areas as a nurse, there was not a curriculum or onboarding training process to help nurses specialize in home health and hospice care,” said Judy Penn, Executive Director of the Hospice & Home Care Foundation of North Carolina. “With this funding, we produced the curriculum for nursing schools and a more intense clinical rotation for home

health and hospice nursing students.”

Although it is not required, because home

health and hospice care are so autonomous, most employers will not hire a new nurse without at least

a couple of years of experience. The results of the pilot program have proven successful.

Public meeting for proposed improvements to Bessemer City intersections

The N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to learn about a developing project to improve safety and traffic flow on N.C. 274 at N.C. 275, White Jenkins Road, and Oates Road.

The proposed project includes:

• Closing the existing intersection of White Jenkins Road, N.C. 275, N.C. 274, and Oates Road.

• Creating a cul-de-sac and dead-end White Jenkins Road, maintaining access to homes, businesses, and churches nearby.

• Creating a new signalized intersection approximately 200 feet to the east where N.C. 275 will be realigned to meet N.C. 274 safely.

• Realigning Oates Road to create a new signalized intersection approximately 860 feet to the west at the existing intersection of N.C.

274 and Mall Ridge Drive. All access to homes and churches on Oates Road will be maintained.

• Converting the intersection of Fairview Drive and N.C. 275 to an all-way stop intersection.

A public, drop-in style meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Miracle Tabernacle International Ministries, 120 White Jenkins Road in Bessemer City. People may attend the meeting anytime to discuss the project with NCDOT staff.

People who cannot attend the meeting may submit comments in writing, by email, and by phone through Oct. 6. All comments received will be reviewed and considered as the development process continues.

More information and project maps are available on the NCDOT Public Meeting website.

To send comments or

learn more, email US274-IntersectionImprovements@PublicInput. com or call 984-205-6615, Code 3294. People can also mail comments to NCDOT Division 12 Project Team Lead Bryan Sowell at P.O. Box 47, Shelby, N.C., 28151.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Alecia Hardy at 919-707-6072 or as early as possible so arrangements can be made.

People who speak Spanish and have a limited ability to read, speak, or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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KM’s Simpson chosen for NC Shrine Bowl team

Kings Mountain High football standout Curtis Simpson has been selected to play in the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl game in December.

He is the seventh Mountaineer and the second in the past three seasons to be chosen for the honor. Previous players include quarterback George Harris in 1955, running back Ken Baity in 1957, lineman Calvin Stephens in 1985, linebacker Aubrey Hollifield in 1986, former North Carolina Tar Heel and current KMHS assistant coach Riko Feemster in 1998, and current University of Missouri standout Day Day

Wilson in 2021. Simpson is one of the top defensive standouts in the 101-year history of KMHS football. He already has 30 tackles this season, including 15 solo tackles and 10 tackles for loss.

“We’re real happy for him,” said Mountaineer Coach Strait Herron. “It’s interesting. They picked him as a linebacker. They’re going to run a 3-4 scheme and I was called early on and asked if he could play as an outside linebacker. I think that’s also the plan that North Carolina has for him.

“This is a great opportunity for him.”

Mountaineers host dangerous Wildcats Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers will return home Friday night to host a dangerous North Gaston eleven at 7:30 at John Gamble Stadium.

It will be the Mountaineers’ first home game since their season opening win over the Shelby Lions and it just may be their toughest test since then.

This is a vastly improved North Gaston team that opened its Big South Conference season last week with a 26-20 victory over Forestview and is 3-1 overall. The Wildcats lost their season opener to a strong East Gaston eleven 29-14 but has since reeled off victories over Bessemer City 10-6, Cherryville 55-7 and Forestview.

Kings Mountain comes in at 4-0 with wins over Cox Mill, Burns and Hunter Huss to go with that season open-

ing 34-17 win over Shelby. The Mountaineers are preparing this week against a North Gaston offense that is not used by many schools now.

“They run a double-wing,” noted KM Coach Strait Herron, “and that’s an offense that is hard to defend. They try to get you defending manto-man. It’s like you’re being in a goal line defense all the time. You have to play physical and be able to do it all night.

“They will spread some and that worries me,” he added. “We’re not used to playing that type of offense. It’s hard to simulate in practice. It’s unorthodox.

“But I think we’ll be okay if we play as hard as we did last week at Hunter Huss. I know Coach Bolton can dial See WILDCATS, Page 4B

KM spikers remain undefeated in BSC

Kings Mountain High’s volleyball team remained unbeaten in the Big South 3A Conference and ran its record to 17-1 overall with a 25-6, 25-7, 25-14 sweep of the Forestveiw Lady Jaguars Thursday. The JVs also recorded a sweep, 25-6 and 25-9.

Several players had strong all-around performances for the varsity. Meile Songaila, who now has over 1,000 kills in her four-year career, added 18 to her total to go along with 10 serve receptions, three

Mountaineers open Big South play with 41-0 victory over Hunter Huss

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers opened Big South 3A Conference play Friday night in Gastonia with a 41-0 victory over the Hunter Huss Huskies.

The Huskies put up a challenge in the first half, holding the score to 14-0, but couldn’t hang with the defending Big South champion Mountaineers in the second half. It was the Mountaineers’ first shutout of the season after opening the year with victories over non-conference foes Shelby, Cox Mill and Burns.

“I felt good about our effort in every aspect of the game except for the penalties,” Coach Strait Herron said. “Our defense played lights out and the offense did a really good job, and so did the special teams. Our offense controlled the ball well. We had no turnovers. That’s definitely plusses.

“I thought Curtis Simpson was tremendous and we have to give the whole defense credit for doing a great job. They kept the pressure on all night and Coach Carroll and the defensive staff did a great job. I thought our linebackers Antonio Armstrong and Jason Melton and the defensive line put pressure on them all night long.”

Kings Mountain drove the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown with

former Huss player Jayden Gash setting the tone with a 40-yard pass reception on the second offensive play. Gash would finish the night as the game’s top receiver with four catches for 69 yards.

His catch put the Mountaineers at the Huskies’ 14 yard line but after a false start penalty they were backed up to the 19. Four plays later Ja’Qualyn Sanders scored from the three, Max Thompson added the PAT from placement and the rout was on.

The Mountaineers’ second period TD that resulted in a 14-0 halftime lead got started when the Huskies went for a fourth and one at their own 35 yard line but couldn’t pick up the first down.

After a penalty the Mountaineers found themselves at the Huss 39 but Huss was flagged on the next play for pass interference which put KM on the 24. It took just two runs by Robert Kendrick for 17 and seven yards to get into the end zone.

The Mountaineers threatened again, driving to the Huss 27 before losing the ball on downs with 16.3 seconds left on the first half clock.

A pick six by Eli Lipscomb ran the score to 21-0 with just 57 seconds gone off the third quarter clock and it became

evident that the Mountaineers were their way to a 4-0 record heading into home games the next two Fridays against North Gaston and Forestview.

To their credit, the Huskies were able to drive to the KM 33 before losing the ball on downs at the 3:37 mark of the third. Just seven plays later the Mountaineers were in the end zone again – this time on a five-yard keeper around right end by quarterback Zandan Zollo – and with Thompson’s PAT the score moved to 28-0. The big plays were runs of 17 yards by Kendrick and 32 and 13 yards by Josiah Hill.

After the Huskies fumbled a punt, the Mountaineers had to go just 14 yards to go up 35-0 on a 10-yard run by Zollo and another Thompson PAT with 3:49 left on the clock.

Following the ensuing kickoff, KM’s Barry Moore intercepted a pass but backto-back 15-yard penalties set the Mountaineers back to their own 25. Behind the running of Thomas Feemster and freshman Savion Lindsay the Mountaineers made it to the one yard line with just two seconds remaining. Lindsay scored as the final buzzer sounded to account for the final tally. See BIG SOUTH, Page 2B

digs, a block and eight service points. Camden Pasour dished out 33 assists and also had two kills, five serve receptions, five digs and 10 service points.

Myracle Davis had nine kills and three blocks. Jessie Ozmore had eight digs, 10 serve receptions and nine service points.

Abigail Hedgepath had a good all-around game for the JVs with 21 assists, a kill and 14 service points. Campbell Benton had seven See SPIKERS, Page 4B

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Kings Mountain’s line makes a big hole for Robert Kendrick to run through in Friday’s 41-0 win at Hunter Huss.
Photos by Gary Smart KM’s Thomas Feemster runs through the Huss defense in Friday’s Big South game in Gastonia. Jayden Gash returned to his former school Friday and he and his fellow Mountaineers shutout the Hunter Huss Huskies 41-0. KM quarterback Zandan Zollo rolls out in last week’s Big South game at Hunter Huss.

KM’s Eli Lipscomb (34) and Curtis Simpson (9) making life hard for Huss quarterback Javarion Brown.

KMHS women golfers second to South Point

Kings Mountain High’s golf team finished second to South Point in a match last week at Crowder’s Mountain Golf Course.

The Lady Red Raiders finished with 118 points to KM’s 155. Forestview was third at 156 followed by

Ashbrook 163 and Crest 166. North Gaston, Hunter Huss and Stuart Cramer competed but did not have enough golfers to qualify for a team score. Sophie Trabenski of South Point was the medalist with a 38.

Kings Mountain was led by Kaliyah Watson with a 48. Jaiden Earle shot 52 and Mylin Eckard 55.

Kings Mountain was scheduled to compete yesterday at Cramer Mountain in a match hosted by South Point and Stuart Cramer.

JV Mountaineers blank Huss, go to North Gaston Thursday

Savion Lindsay went 44 yards on the first play from scrimmage to spark Kings Mountain High’s JV Mountaineers to a 30-0 victory over Hunter Huss Thursday night at John Gamble Stadium.

The victory left the Mountaineers 3-0 at home and 3-1 overall heading into a game Thursday at 7 p.m. at North Gaston.

The Huss kicker almost missed the ball on the opening kickoff attempt and it only went four yards. Lindsay’s run took just three seconds and the rout was on.

With Huss at the KM 37 on a second and nine play, an apparent pick six and TD by KM’s Jayden Williams was nullified and the Mountaineers were penalized back to their own 47. They ran the ball three times for 52 yards, the final carry resulting in

a 20-yard Lindsay TD run behind a good block from Sa’Marion Dawkins. Lindsay ran a two-point conversion to put KM up 14-0 with 7:09 on the first quarter clock.

KM’s defense forced a three-and-out and the offense drove 67 yards to go up 21-0 on a pass from Lindsay to Jakelyn Littlejohn and an extra point by Ethan Reed to make it 21-0 with 2:48 on the first quarter clock and that score stood until halftime.

The Mountaineers’ Marquavius Fewell blocked a Huss punt and it went through the back of the end zone for a safety to move the score to 23-0 with 3:45 left in the third period. The Huss free kick went out of bounds at their own 29 and a nine-yard run by Lindsay and two for 20 by Littlejohn and Reed’s extra point com-

pleted the scoring.

Kings Mountain will be on the road for the next two games, playing at North Gaston Thursday and at Forestview on September 28. Their next home game will be against the South Point Red Raiders on October 5. All JV games begin at 7 p.m.


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“The offense controlled the ball well,” Coach Herron said. “We had no turnovers.

That’s definitely plusses.

“I thought Zollo did a good job commanding the offense. All night long our offense did a really good job.”

Herron said no others had “resounding injuries” during

the game. “We didn’t add anybody to our list. (Running back) Teddy Jeffries does have a fractured elbow and he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.”

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KM’s Thomas Fair (44) brings down Huskies’ QB Javarion Brown in last week’s game in Gastonia. (Photos by Gary Smart) KM quarterback TJ Armstrong looks to throw downfield in last week’s game at Hunter Huss. Quarterback Micah Byers hands off to Savion Lindsay in last week’s KM JV win over Hunter Huss. Photos by Gary Smart Ethan Reed kicks off for the JV Mountaineers in last week’s win over Hunter Huss at Gamble Stadium. Kings Mountain’s Jakelan Littlejohn (9) runs behind the blocking of Savion Lindsay (7) in last week’s JV win over Hunter Huss at Gamble Stadium.

Bands, Stands & Fans

Kings Mountain supporters, cheerleaders and the Mountaineer band were among the hundreds packing the visitors’ side for the KM-Hunter Huss Big South Conference opener Friday night at the Huskies’ field in Gastonia. They were treated to a 41-0 victory which ran the Mountaineers’ record to 4-0. The Mountaineers will be back in John Gamble Stadium Friday at 7:30 when the North Gaston Wildcats come to town. The JV Mountaineers will play at North Gaston at 7 o’clock Thursday night. Photos by Gary Smart


Request for Prequalification 1st Tier Subcontractors Cleveland County Justice Center

2023, to vote on the following contests:

Water Board Commissioner; Belwood Mayor; Belwood Commissioner; Boiling Springs Council Member; Fallston Council Member; Grover Mayor; Grover Commissioner; Kings Mountain Mayor; Kings Mountain Ward #1, Ward #4, Ward #3, At-Large Council Member; Kingstown Council Member; Lattimore Mayor; Lattimore Alderman; Lawndale Commissioner; Mooresboro Mayor; Mooresboro Council Member; Patterson Springs Commissioner; Polkville Mayor; Polkville Commissioner; Shelby Mayor; Shelby Ward #2, Ward #3, Ward #6 Council Member; Waco Mayor; Waco Alderman

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One-stop early voting will begin Thursday, October 19, 2023, and will continue through Saturday, November 4, 2023. There is ONE early voting location for this election. Schedule is as follows:

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Voters who are not registered in the county by October 13, 2023, may still register and vote during the one stop early voting period. Persons who register during one-stop early voting will be required to provide proof of residency. Any qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot by mail. Absentee ballots will be available starting Friday, October 6, 2023. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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The Board of Elections will hold meetings each of the following dates for the purpose of approving absentee ballots if necessary: October 17 (5:00pm), October 24 (5:00pm), October 31 (5:00pm) and November 6 (5:00pm). Absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day at the Board of Elections office. Absentee ballots postmarked by November 7, 2023, and received by November 13, 2023, will be approved and counted at the Canvass Meeting.

Unofficial election results will be released no earlier than 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Official election results will be certified at the Canvass Meeting.

The Sample hand-to-eye count will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Thursday, November 9, 2023 (9:00am).

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Please call the Cleveland County Board of Elections with any questions concerning voter registration, absentee ballots, location of polling places, voter id, and other election matters at (704) 484-4858 or by visiting our website at www.

Douglas W. Sharp, Chairman Cleveland County Board of Elections (KM_9/20, 9/27, & 10/4/2023)

Yates-Metcon, as Construction Manager on behalf of Cleveland County, for the New Cleveland County Justice Center located in Shelby, NC is requesting interested subcontractors to prequalify. Prequalification forms can be requested by contacting or by contacting Tina Harris at (910) 521-8013. The deadline for Prequalification is November 16, 2023.

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From Page 1B up some things where we can be competitive.”

Kings Mountain will still be without the services of last year’s leading rusher, Teddy Jeffries, who may not be back for at least this week and the next two.

“I think a big key for us


From Page 1B kills and five service points, and Kenzlie Morris had eight kills.

The Lady Mountaineers swept North Gaston last Tuesday night with the varsity winning 25-5, 25-5, 25-13 after the JVs won 25-1, 25-5. For the varsity, Songalia had 15 kills, five serve recep-

will be getting first downs,”

Coach Herron said. “I thought quarterback Zandon Zollo had a really good game last week and will need to continue that. He commanded the offense well and we ran the ball well.”

The Mountaineers will stay at home next Friday night to face the Forestview Jaguars.

tions and eight service points. Pasour had 27 assists, four serve receptions, three kills, four digs and five service points; Davis five kills and a block; Alexa Jones six assists, four kills, two blocks, two digs and 12 service points and Ozmore 14 service points, two digs and three serve receptions. For the JVs, Benton had 20 service points and Hedgepath seven service points and four assists.




Having qualified on 30th of August, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of NATHERN LEWIS LANKFORD, 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, Tracy N. Lankford, Administratrix on or before the 6th 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 6th day of September, 2023.

Tracy N. Lankford, Administratrix

Estate of: Nathern Lewis Lankford

213 Old Mill Rd. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/06, 13, 20 & 27/2023)




Having qualified on 9th of June, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of MICHAEL ALLEN MELTON, 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, Vickie B. Melton, Executrix on or before the 6th of December, 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 6th day of September, 2023.

Vickie B. Melton, Executrix

Estate of Michael Allen Melton

505 Crawley Gin Road Shelby, NC 28150

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/06, 13, 20 & 27/2023)




The Defendant, Michelle Davis, that in action entitled as above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina for the Complaint. Defendant will further take notice that they are required to appear at the office of the Superior Court of said State and County and answer or respond to the complaint filed in said action or action or the Petition will apply for relief demanded in said Complaint.

This the 6th day of September, 2023.

Brenton S. Begley

Attorney for Plaintiff

233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/06, 13 & 20/2023)

KMHS volleyball sweeps Maiden

Kings Mountain High’s volleyball teams swept Maiden in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday.

The varsity won 25-10, 25-9 and 25-16 after the JVs came from behind for a 2125, 25-21, 15-10 win in the opener.

Camden Pasour had 28 assists, seven serve receptions, nine digs, five service points and five kills for the varsity. Meile Songaila added 14 kills, 14 service points, four serve receptions and eight digs, and Myracle Davis had 12 kills.

Alexa Jones dished out 12 assists to go along with eight

digs, four serve receptions and five service points. Mary Grace Hogue added five kills, three digs and nine service points and Jessie Ozmore had seven service points, nine serve receptions and 12 digs.

For the JVs, Madi Brooke had eight serve receptions, 20 digs, three assists and 11 service points.

Abigail Hedgepath had 18 assists, six digs, seven kills and three service points.

Campbell Benton had eight kills and two digs and Ruby Osborne six kills, a block and four serve receptions.




Having qualified on 14th of September, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of CHARLES T. 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, Myra D. Griffith, Executrix on or before the 20th of December, 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Myra D. Griffith, Executrix Estate of Charles T. Davis 2549 Wood Rd. Mooresboro, NC 28114

KMH (9/20, 27, 10/4 & 11/2023)




Having qualified on 12th of September, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of LLOYD DIXON SELF, 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, Terry Melton, Administratrix on or before the 20th of December, 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Terry Melton, Administratrix

Estate of: Lloyd Dixon Self

125 Corine Court Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (9/20, 27, 10/04 & 11/2023)




Having qualified on 21st of August, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of EDWARD DAVES LEE, 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, Teresa Lee Olsen, Executrix on or before the 30th 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 30th day of August, 2023.

Teresa Lee Olsen, Executrix

Estate of Edward Daves Lee 2320 New House Rd Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)

Duke Energy grant supports Lineworker Academy

Duke Energy and its Foundation have been strong supporters of the Electrical Lineworker Academy since it began in 2017. At the ceremony for the 24th graduating class on Sept. 8 Craig DeBrew, government and community relations manager, Duke Energy, presented a $20,000 grant check to Steve Padgett, Cleveland Community College Foundation Board vice chair. The money will help support the continuing operation of the Lineworker Academy.

Over the last six years, the two organizations have donated a total of $544,508 to the program.

“Our industry depends on a pipeline of highly skilled workers,” said DeBrew. “Cleveland Community College is playing a crucial role

in helping to provide the workforce needed to make the electric grid more reliable and resilient.”

Partners like Duke Energy and its Foundation help CCC create and sustain programs that meet workforce needs. Their support has helped the College build the Lineworker Academy into a program that is known for quality instruction and a focus on safety. Students from around the country have discovered this program and chosen it over options much closer to their homes because of the value and quality reputation of the program. In addition, the program has attracted several international students, some of whom choose to stay in the U.S. and some who return to help improve the power grid in their home country.





Having qualified on 13th of September, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of CURTIS WADE COLLINS, 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, Robin Klutz Collins, Executrix on or before the 20th of December, 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Robin Klutz Collins, Executrix

Estate of Curtis Wade Collins 214 Vauxhall Drive Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/20, 27, 10/4 & 11/2023)



Having qualified on the 11th of August 2023 as Executor of the Estate of Carolyn W. Rikard (23 E 114), 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 Marty Charles Rikard, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before December 8, 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 6th day of September, 2023.

Marty Charles Rikard

Executor of the Estate of Carolyn W. Rikard c/o A. Susan Biggers

Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

KMH (9/06, 13, 20 & 27/2023)

Page 4B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 20, 2023
W-L All W-L Kings Mountain 1-0 4-0 Crest 1-0 4-0 South Point 1-0 3-1 North Gaston 1-0 3-1 Forestview 0-1 1-3 Hunter Huss 0-1 1-3 Stuart Cramer 0-1 0-4 Ashbrook 0-1 0-4 LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Kings Mountain 41, Huss 0 Crest 68, Ashbrook 20 South Point 29, Cramer 0 North Gaston 26, Forestview 20 FRIDAY’S GAMES North Gaston at Kings Mountain South Point at Hunter Huss Stuart Cramer at Crest Ashbrook at Forestview
Teams Conf.
Safety Around Water: Recently, every 2nd grader at East Elementary took swim lessons and water safety at Kings Mountain Family YMCA. Later in the year, students from Bethware, North, West, and Grover will travel to the Dover Y in Shelby for their classes. (Photo by YMCA) At the recent graduation ceremony for the 24th class of the Electrical Lineworker Academy, Duke Energy representative and CCC Trustee Craig DeBrew made a check presentation.

CCC Volleyball Wins First Region 10 Match

The Cleveland Community College volleyball team won their first Region 10 match in program history. The Yetis defeated Davidson-Davie Community College, 3-1, at Yetis Gymnasium on Thursday night.

North Carolinians urged to get Fall COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot

The team is on the road for their next three matches. They return to play at home next Thursday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. for another Region 10 match-up versus Guilford Technical Community College.




Having qualified on 8th of August, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of ROBERT MILTON BEAM, 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, Robert Michael Beam, Administrator on or before the 30th 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 30th day of August, 2023.

Robert Michael Beam, Administrator

Estate of: Robert Milton Beam

1129 Sellerstown Rd. Cherryville, NC 28021

Counsel for the Estate


233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)




Having qualified on 25th of August, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of BETTY JEAN CANNON, 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, Betty Sue Garrett, 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 13th day of September, 2023.

Betty Sue Garrett, Executrix

Estate of Betty Jean Cannon 401 Caleb Rd Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate


233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/13, 20, 27 & 10/04/2023)




Having qualified on 13th of July, 2023 as Administratrix

CTA of the Estate of ALFRED WRAY RICHARD, 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, Amy Elizabeth Richard Breen, Administratrix CTA on or before the 30th 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 30th day of August, 2023.

Amy Elizabeth Richard Breen, Administratix CTA

Estate of: Alfred Wray Richard 1336 Williamson Rd Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)


Having qualified on the 23rd day of August, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of Karen Elizabeth Everette, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 22nd day of December, 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Brenda Clay, ADM 3925-5 Robert Ridings Road Shelby, NC 28150

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

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

KM (9/20, 9/27, 10/4, & 10/11/2023)

Everyone 6 months and older should get the fall COVID-19 vaccine with their flu shot. Because the COVID19 virus continues to evolve, the updated COVID-19 vaccine is designed to match the changed virus and help protect people from serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

The new vaccine becomes available when North Carolina

is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infections. Providers began pre-ordering the fall COVID-19 vaccines on Sept. 8, and supplies could begin coming into the state at the end of this week, with more availability starting next week. Talk to your local pharmacy, grocery store, doctor, or other provider about scheduling an appointment.




Having qualified on 16th of August, 2023 as Ancillary Administrator of the Estate of FRANKLIN C. EAVES, 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, Alma Jackson, Ancillary Administrator on or before the 30th 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 30th day of August, 2023.

Alma Jackson, Ancillary Administrator

Estate of: Franklin C. Eaves

1841 Lowman Rd Shelby, NC 28150

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)




Having qualified on 31st of August, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of CHARLES JACOB DAY, 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, Christol Cole, Administratrix on or before the 13th of December, 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 13th day of September, 2023.

Christol Cole, Administratrix

Estate of Charles Jacob Day

204 South Shelby St. Blacksburg, SC 29702

Counsel for the Estate


233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/13, 20, 27& 10/04/2023)




In the Matter of the Estate of: CARL EDWARD PRICE, JR., Deceased.


Having qualified on the 12th day of September, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of Carl Edward Price, Jr., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 22nd day of December, 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Susan B. Randall, Ex. 149 Rollingbrook Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (9/20, 9/27, 10/4, & 10/11/2023)





Having qualified on the 21st day of August, 2023, as Executor of the Estate of KENNETH BOYD WILLIS, 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 November 28, 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 30th day of August, 2023.

Kimberly W. Elliott

Of the Estate of Kenneth Boyd Willis

130 Merton Road Lawndale, NC 28090

Attorney for the Estate:

Robert H. Lutz Lutz Law Firm, PLLC

310-8 East Graham Street

Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)

Health officials also recommend everyone 6 months and older get their annual flu shot, ideally before the end of October. This year, for the first time, there is also an RSV vaccine to protect people 60 years and older.

For people with health insurance, most plans will cover the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. The state will also receive a limited supply of free vaccines for uninsured or underinsured adults through the federal

Bridge Access Program. Children insured by Medicaid or uninsured or underinsured can get vaccines at no cost through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, which offers vaccines to eligible children through age 18.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit, call the CDC-INFO Contact Center at 800-CDC-INFO, or visit to contact a local health department.




Having qualified on 14th of September, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of FLORA M. 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, Myra D. Griffith, Executrix on or before the 20th of December, 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Myra D. Griffith, Executrix Estate of Flora M. Davis 2549 Wood Rd. Mooresboro, NC 28114

KMH (9/20, 27, 10/4 & 11/2023)




In the Matter of the Estate of: BLANCH BERNARD ELLIOTT, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 11th day of September, 2023 as Co-Executrix of the Estate of Blanch Bernard Elliott, 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-Executrix on or before the 22nd day of December 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Chyrl Elliott Hood, Co-Executrix

7399 Old Shelby Road Vale, NC 28168

Andrew Elliott, C-Executor 135 Parwin Road

Spartanburg, SC 29303

Nichole B. Greene

GREENE LAW OFFICES, PLLC 806 North Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (9/20, 9/27, 10/4 & 10/11/2023)




Having qualified on 15th of August, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of JAMES DAVID WALDROP, 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, Sandra Waldrop, Administratrix on or before the 6th 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 6th day of September, 2023.

Sandra Waldrop, Administratrix

Estate of: James David Waldrop 130 Forest Morrison Rd. Lawndale, NC 28090

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/06, 13, 20 & 27/2023)




Having qualified on 11th of August, 2023 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of MARY RUTH BOWEN PRESTON, 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, Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA on or before the 30th 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 30th day of August, 2023.

Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA

Estate of: Mary Ruth Bowen Preston 1811 Sardis Rd. N. Charlotte, NC 28270

Counsel for the Estate

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

KMH (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B
In the Matter of the Estate of: KAREN ELIZABETH EVERETTE, Deceased.



The Eaker Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 1pm, Bethlehem Community Church, 6753 Hwy 182, Cherryville


9-24-23 at 1:00 pm at Corinth Baptist Church, 729 West NC 10 Highway, Vale, NC. Due to Covid and weather restrictions in the past 3 years we were unable to have annual Parker Reunion, which was previously held at Pisgah Church in Casar NC. We’re looking forward and excited about continuing our Parker Family Reunion at our new location. Bring your favorite dish and come join us. Guest speaker Clayman Parker.



TENANCE HELPER. Job consist of weeding, leaf blowing, general lawn help. $12/hour. 15-18 hours week. Afternoons. 828-447-4012.

RETIRED RN WILL CARE FOR your loved one. Availability 8am-12pm, Monday-Friday. I am a caregiver in the afternoons. 828-980-4731.


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


AGENT. Groves Insurance is growing! We are seeking a motivated and customer-oriented licensed Insurance Agent to join our team. We offer a competitive base salary, plus commission and performance-based incentives, health insurance assistance, retirement plan and paid time off. (704) 734-4810

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


ER $15 HOUR. Don’t bother calling if you don’t want to work. Must speak English. 704-5266640.

TEMPORARY OFFICE WORK IN HOME. $10 per hour. Twice a week. 4 hours per day, 1-5pm. Work references required. Background check will be done. Call or text after 12pm. 828305-1834.


TEMPORARY JOB FOR YARDMAN to do detailed work. $10 per hour. Twice a week. 4 hours per day after 12pm. Must have own tools. Work references required. Background check will be done. Call or text after 12pm. 828-305-1834.

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 ASSEMBLY POSITIONS. PEAK WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS is hiring Assemblers in Forest City, NC. Pay is $16.50 for 1st Shift and $17.50 for 2nd and 3rd Shift! Apply in person at 160 Ash Drive, Forest City (Off of highway 221 headed toward Chesnee) or apply online and if applying in person bring proof of identity and proof of authorization to work in the United States.

1st Shift: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Friday; 2nd Shift: 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM Monday - Friday; 3rd Shift: 9:30 PM - 6:00 AM Sunday - Thursday (Overtime is required depending on production needs) We would love to have you on our team! Some heavy lifting. Overtime is required. 8-10 hour workdays. Mechanically inclined position. Previous forklift experience preferred. (828) 447-1018


RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION. Site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, concrete, excavator work. 828453-8113.


SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets or Stain Decks. Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-429-7511, 828429-3743. Ask for James. (828) 287-9272 jballard591@gmail. com

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


sion, 2 Ton GMC Box Truck / 5 speed manual w/ Steam Cleaner Bed - 500-Gal Tank and Pump, 53’ Dry Van, JD430, JD D110, DR Bush Hog, Stihl Backpack Blower BR340, Husqvarna 150 bt, 2 Makita Backpack Blowers, Toolboxes, Bicycle, Trailer Hitches, Gaskets, Hydraulic Filters, Seals, Bolts, New 1 Row Planter, Tractors, Implements, Trailers, TD15 Dresser, Pressure Treated Lumber, Tools and Much More If you would like to Consign items to this Auction, call us at 828-593-9649 EDWARD JOHNSON AUCTIONEERS, INC 828-593-9649 NC8134 NC8496 (828) 593-9679



BIG YARD SALE. Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 7:00-12:00. Furniture, pictures, household items. Much more. 109 Cameron Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086


SALE! Sat., Sept. 23rd, 2023 from 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM & Sat. Sept. 30th, 2023 from 7:30 AM11:30 AM at 1350 Moonshadow Lane, Shelby, NC 28150

HUGE YARD SALE. FUND RAISING Benefit for Special Needs Child, Dawson Newton, to help with Medical Expenses, Sat., September 23rd, 2023 from 7am UNTIL. Located at Lily Memorial Baptist Church, 406 Whitener St., Shelby, NC 28152





22, 8:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday, Sept., 23, 7:30AM-12PM.




447-5579. ALL OAK, SOMEWHAT GREEN CUT short for small stoves or midsize 16’’-18’’ long. Cut, split, delivered. $75. 1/2 ton load. 828-395-0758.



FLOOR TILE, OAK ENGINEERED WOOD. Great quality 18 x 24” tile. Perfect for a bathroom or foyer. Will cover 57 square feet $100. Oak engineered wood will cover 120 square feet $200. (407) 5792473


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 I SUPPORT TRUMP 2024. Trump for President fans show their support with this patriotic (easily removable) magnet

COMPOST TUMBLER with stand and book. $250. Call Bill at 704-692-2092.

“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 IVERS & POND UPRIGHT PIANO FREE! Will give Away. Call 704-419-3980. 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. HUNTING, FISHING AND ARCHERY EQUIPMENT. (828) 748-2027.

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

LITTLE BEAVER AUGER BITS, POINTS, blades, $150. 40¢ per ft., take all of 4 inch corrugated plastic pipe $140. 828657-4223.

SHIPPING CRATE $35.00. I have wood shipping crates for sale with lids. 3 different sizes. I can send pictures of them. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@

TWO BURIAL LOTS AT ROSE HILL Memorial Park Cemetery. $1600 for both or $800 per lot. (704) 297-0098

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

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


BODY SHOP TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT. Cash Only. Items for sale include tools, hot water pressure washer, 3 tool chests, 2 welders, air compressor, 60’s Mustang body, old Mercury body, and tons of Mopar parts and pieces. (704) 419-3422 1999 DODGE 1500. I have 1999 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine. Doors have been sold. (704) 300-1818 kim_

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-980-0788 or 828286-8674.

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

BLACKHAWK LEFT HANDED HOLSTER $35. I have Blackhawk left handed Sherpa level 2 sportster holster fits colt 1911 or anything like it with or without a rail. (704) 300-1818


SKID STEER WORK and Trackhoe work. RV Transport and set ups in Local Campgrounds. Driveway repairs, gravel hauling, Culvert pipe installed. Campground sites built to your specs. Call 704-4735600. (704) 473-5600

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.


30 Years Experience. Free Estimates! Call (704) 692-4449 WILL CLEAN HOUSES. Reasonable rates. Call or text me at (704) 419-9016

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


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.

Toys, Girls (infant-toddler) clothes and shoes, plus sized women’s clothing, holiday, books, men’s clothing, home decor, outdoor items, etc. TONS of stuff! 211 Courtland Street, Spindale, NC 28160

ANNUAL BARN SALE. Sat., Sept. 30, 9AM-2PM. Household items. Proceeds help support local charities. 1706 Grassy Knob Road, 1.5 miles off Highway 9.



$695. September Special, Good mobility chair, Shoprider Streamer, 245 lb limit, delivered, charger, warranty. Scooterman John (704) 951-4224


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

SEVERAL SMALL ANTIQUE TABLES. I have several small antique tables I would like to sell. Please call 828-289-7685.

CRAFTSMAN LAWN TRAITOR 22 HP. High Performance Pro Kohler Engine. Automatic Trans. 46” cut. $400. Call 704419-3980. LAWNMOWERS FOR SALE. Husqvarna-22 HP, 46”cut, nice mower. Husqvarna-32 HP, 48” cut, Husqvarna-26 HP, 54” cut, John Deere -25 HP 54” cut, Real nice mower. Craftsman-18 HP, 46” cut, 2 yrs. old and 5x8 Trailer. 704-300-8683.

2-MAN DEER STAND, APPROX. 14’ high, can be less, $90; men’s mountain bike, 16spd., w/helmet, $100; set of folding loading ramps for pickup, 1500 lb capacity, $110. Cell, 828-289-0901

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

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

WANT TO BUY RECORD PLAYERS THAT WORK WITH an adapter that plays 45’s & 78’s. Must be able to load and play more than 1 at a time. 704-435-8956.

WANT TO BUY USED BUICK, TOYOTA or HONDA with Less than 90,000 Miles. Call 980745-5396 or 980-880-7324

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

WE’VE GOT THE KNIVES &COINS! Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-6006996 or (980) 295-5568

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

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

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

CASH FOR US COIN COLLECTIONS. Buying old Pre 1964 U.S. Coins. Silver or Gold or entire collections no matter what condition they’re in. Searching in the Cleveland, Lincoln, and Gaston County. Call me at

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2023 Community Health Assessment underway

To improve our community's health, the Cleveland County Health Department is conducting a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA). The role of a CHA is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the

availability of resources within the community to address these factors. A CHA has been conducted in Cleveland County every four years since 1985, with the most recent assessment published in 2019. These assessments contain a wealth of


Advertise to Bid

1st Tier Subcontractors Cleveland County Justice Center

Yates - Metcon, Joint Venture as Construction Managers at Risk, on behalf of Cleveland County will receive Sealed Bids from Prequalified Bidders on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cleveland County Administrative Building, 311 E. Marion Street, Shelby NC, 28150 and immediately thereafter opened and read for the furnishing of labor materials and equipment for the: Cleveland County Justice Center.

Project Description: The Cleveland County Justice Center located at 100 Justice Pl, Shelby, NC 28150 is a multi-story structure that will bid in multiple phases. The project replaces the existing Courthouse, Detention Center, and Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Facility.

BP03A Foundation Concrete

BP04A Foundation Masonry

A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. and onward. The meeting will address project-specific questions, issues, bidding procedures, and bid forms. A walk-through of the site will take place immediately following the meeting. The Pre-Bid will take place at the Yates-Metcon office at 404 E Marion Street, Suite 6, Shelby, NC 28150.

Any bid package that does not open on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, will Re-Bid Tuesday, Tuesday, October 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cleveland County Administrative Building, 311 E. Marion Street, Shelby NC, 28150 immediately thereafter a public bid opening and read for the furnishing of labor, materials, and equipment for the Cleveland County Justice Center.

For questions contact Jay Patel at 910.733.4463 or

KM (9/20/2023)




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

WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-6529425 or cell 954-614-2562.


information about critical issues in Cleveland County and have been used by county agencies to develop, implement, and evaluate services and programs for residents.

Local partners serving on a Community Health Assessment Steering Committee have developed a 2023 Community Health Assessment Survey for community members and will review the data once it is collected.

Community participation is extremely important. This is your opportunity to have a voice in local programming that affects the future health of Cleveland

County. The survey will open on September 1, 2023, and the response deadline is September 30. The survey process is being conducted in two formats this year— electronic and hardcopy.

Participation in the online survey is confidential. At the close of the survey, participants will be offered the opportunity to register to win one of seven Amazon gift cards in the amounts of 1 @ $750, 2 @ $500, and 4 at $250.

Don’t have internet access or prefer a paper copy? Commu-




Having qualified on 14th of September, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of PEARL J. MOON, 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, Phyllis Moon Abdelaziz, Administratrix on or before the 20th of December, 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 20th day of September, 2023.

Phyllis Moon Abdelaziz, Administratrix Estate of: Pearl J. Moon 2200 Kingston Rd Kingstown, NC 28150

KMH (9/20, 27, 10/04 & 11/2023)



PITT BULL PUPPIES FOR SALE. 1 litter, 6 months old; 1 litter, 5 months old; brindle and white. $200. Call 704-734-7243

nity members may also pick up a hardcopy of the 2023 Community Health Assessment survey at any of the following locations:

Patrick Senior Center in Kings Mountain, Neal Senior Center in Shelby, all Cleveland County YMCA branches, Mt. Calvary Community Center, Davidson Association of Kings Mountain, Shelby Housing Authority, Mauney Memorial Library in Kings Mountain, Spangler Library in Lawndale, Young Library in Shelby, Cleveland County Chamber, and Cleveland County Health Department. Completed surveys may be returned where you picked them up or at the front desk of the Cleveland County Health De-

partment located at 200 S Post Rd, Shelby, NC 28152. They may also be mailed to Anne Short at the Cleveland County Health Department. Individuals who complete the hardcopy format may also register for a chance to win gift cards. Community Health Assessments are conducted in all counties in North Carolina on a three to four-year cycle to provide residents with up-to-date information about issues and needs in their counties. Agencies throughout the county will use the information collected from the 2023 CHA to set priorities, plan programs, and begin new initiatives.




Having qualified on 17th of August, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of MILDRED FAYE WHITE, 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, Sandra White Thackrah; FKA, Sandra Faye Hamrick, Executrix on or before the 30th 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 30th day of August, 2023.

Sandra White Thackrah; FKA, Sandra Faye Hamrick, Executrix Estate of Mildred Faye White 283 Faye Toney Rd Mooresboro, NC 28114 KMH (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)


1993 HYDRA SPORTS 18’9”

BOAT. Open title. Boat needs work, it’s been sitting for a few years. 150 Mercury motor, runs good. Asking $4,200 OBO. (704) 418-9331


CHICKENS For sale. Laying hens and roosters. Please call or text 704-473-9866 (704) 473-9866

DACHSHUND PUPPIES. Father is red standard, Mother is Black and Tan miniature. Call for more information! (704) 9744056 daniel.edens2@gmail. com

LABRADOODLE PUPS. Beautiful rust, black, blond, and white pups, family raised. Shots and wormed, dad registered poodle, mom is F1 Labradoodle. 9 weeks old and ready to go! (704) 974-6760

FREE KITTENS To a good home. 2 males and 7 females are available. 704-562-0370.

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

NEEDS A FAMILY TO LOVE. Black/white Pekeazhu 18mth male, sweetheart, smart, just needs a patient, understanding & loving owner. Price Negotiable (801) 696-3262


704-4734997. (704) 473-4997


$235.00 OBO. Used one time! (704) 718-9122

5’ WOODS BUSH HOG. In excellent condition $1050. (704)



TORS. $2500. 7 ft, Big Rhiyo

Scrape Blade $900. 10ft Cultipacker Double Roller $400. 828-289-4619, (704) 538-3756


CUE HAY. $40 bale or buy in volume for better rate. (704)



HAY for sale. Solid bales at $6 per bale. 828-447-6296.


SALE. 2013 New Holland, needs $300 worth of parts.

$9,000. 828-429-3100.


SALE. 4x5 Round Bales in barn, $55 each. Fescue and Orchard grass. Rutherford County. 828-429-3100.



JUN BASS BOAT. He does not text so must call Ray @ 252361-5259. Boat, 150 HP motor and galvanized trailer. Titles in hand. Kinston, NC (252) 3615259 jarmansusan@yahoo. com

BOXER PUPPIES, CKC REG. Shots & worming UTD. 8 wks old. Big Healthy Pups. $300 ea. (704) 466-3135

BALL PYTHONS, 8 WEEKS OLD. Many different colors & genetics. Males & females.

Prices vary. Call Mark (704) 470-5947

TOY TEACUP CKC SHIH-POO PUPPIES. UTD shots, worming, groomed, vet checked. Available 9/22/23.Tails docked, Dew claws removed, Parti Colors, males $800, females $1000. No codes. Female Pom mix, 6 yrs old, very sweet, loves to be held & car ride. Spayed. Needs to be only dog. $300. Lab mix 6 months old $150, ego. 828-3910919. (828) 391-0919

BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES AKC Registered. Parents on site. 2 sets of shots and wormed. $400 ea. 704-6926787

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

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

2003 TOYOTA PRIUS White, Mileage-300K, Cold air, Good tires. $3,500. 704-942-4788.



2 BA Brick House, 1,371 sq.ft. corner lot. As is $220,000. 704812-8247


SUNNYVIEW, NC FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 4 acre wooded house lot on quiet country road. $52,000. Owner financing available. 828429-3287.


comes to electricity. NO TITLE. Bought her S.C. (704) 323-0949

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


1996 DODGE RAM VAN. 1996 Dodge Ram Sterling Series Conversion Van 179,731 miles Motor good, Interior good, Needs electrical work. $2500 (704) 482-4771

2003 FORD F-150 4X4, RED, ex-cab, short bed, has oil pressure problem, $2100. Call anytime 704-418-6080 or 704-3002502.

UNRESTRICTED, WELL, SEPTIC, STORAGE. Private 1.68 ac with driveway, clearing, well with solar pump, septic, insulated and floored 12’x32’ storage building plus 8’x20’ steel shipping container. Secluded and roomy, no restrictions, could be for homesite, business, small farm, whatever you want. (828) 429-5081


TRAILER LOT around Kings Mountain area. 704-739-2086.





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.


4 Door, 4 Cylinder, Dark Blue, Grey Leather Interior, Automatic, only 75,000 miles, Sunroof, Michelin Tires, Excellent Condition. $8300. Call 704-974-4851

1995 FORD TAURUS 180,000 MILES. $1600, 1995 Clean Grey Ford Taurus good running car. Good tires. Heat and air work. (704) 884-6779

2001 HARLEY ELECTRAGLIDE. Looks Good, Runs Good! Black with Chrome. Hard saddlebags and quick detach Tour-Pak. New front tire. 79,000 miles. Crash bars with highway pegs. Most comfortable seat. Extra passenger backrest. Tool bag included. $5500. 704-466-5378 Call or Text (704) 466-5378 2015 HARLEY SPORTSTER 1200. 7199 miles, $11,500 obo. Call Kenneth 704-472-0448.



AVAILABLE. 680 NC HWY 226 Casar, NC. Monthly rent is $500 that includes up to $125 in utilities. Deposit is $375. App Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY 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. MOBILE

2 bedroom, 2 bath 14x70. All need repairs. Call for info. (704) 482-7086

HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR,1 BA. Central H/A, Nice backyard, Washer/Dryer Hook up, $750/ mth + $750 deposit, in Shelby. 704-466-1003. NICE, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE for rent. Central heat/ air, well insulated, ceiling fans in each room. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, custom made drapes, garage. Nice neighborhood. (704) 418-6116

HUD SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older). Now accepting applications. 934 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC, 28150. (704) 4806786 112 BOWEN ST., SHELBY, NC. Duplex, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. Rent $675, Deposit $675. App Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

135-127 WIGGINS LANE. Kings Mountain, NC. Singlewide. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Rent $1375. Deposit $1375 Ap Fee $25 per adult. 704-412-4180.


2 BR, 1 BA, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer furnished. Nice area in Shelby. Background checked. 704-313-7357.


1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications now.

Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC (704) 4827723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@ RPMMANAGED.COM

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210


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.


OAKLAND 2BR HOUSE. Like new, SS appliances, only well qualified need apply. $895. 828-351-3322 or

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE in Forest City. $1300 plus deposit. Recently renovated, new heat pump. Leave voicemail. 828-458-7403. (828) 458-7403 ACADEMY HEIGHTS APARTMENTS in Rutherfordton for our 1BR units Available Now. Designed for the elderly (62 or older) or persons with disabilities. Unique community with 8 bedroom/bath units, shared living room, kitchen and laundry room. Accessible units designed for persons with disabilities, subject to availability. Visit us at 210 Clubhouse Dr. or call (828) 286-3599 for more information. $25 application fee, credit/criminal check required. Rental Assistance Available. Equal Housing Opportunity. Professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer.

2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $700 per month. 828-382-0475.

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WANT TO BUY CARS & TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 472-0006 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. FARM & GARDEN HAY BALES FOR SALE. Good grass, 4x5 large hay bales. $40 each. 828-4294900. 2017 KIOTI CS2210 4WD Compact Tractor w/Front End Loader & 60” Belly Mower 22-HP, 90 Hrs. $12,500. Call (704) 482-6489 or (704) 473-2830. HOWSE 6 FT. BUSH HOG. for sale. New blades.
TRUCKS 2009 PONTIAC G6 4 door, Red. 38500 miles, Runs great. Call or text (828) 490-0559 CAMPERS 2017 CUSTOM TEARDROP CAMPER. $1800 obo. Bought this late last year to fix to my likings, that’s when work got into the way. No time for her, she camps and hauls beautifully, very light. Needs someone to make her there own. She has power Inverter, but has been bypassed with a smaller one. I have no clue when it
SALE. (1) 3 bedroom, 2 bath 14x70. (2)
weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704)


WHEREAS, the offices of Mayor and two (2) of the Council Members for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina are elected at-large; but the five (5) remaining members of the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain are elected based upon the establishment of Wards, which are set out in the City Charter; and

WHEREAS, based upon there having been newly annexed areas since the last redrawing of ward lines for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, it is necessary that those newest annexed areas be made a part of the existing Wards, which result is considered an amendment to the City Charter; and

WHEREAS, the newest annexed areas which do need placement would be Cleveland County Tax Parcel Nos. 61845, 12130, 57010, 12133, 52294, 62675, 62668, 10699 and 11158; and

WHEREAS, a Resolution indicating the intent of the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina to amend the City Charter as to placement of annexed properties into wards was adopted and a Notice of Public Hearing was published in the August 16, 2023 edition of the Kings Mountain Herald; and

WHEREAS, a properly advertised Public Hearing was conducted at the Regular Meeting of August 29, 2023, and at such, maps were on display and used in the Public Hearing and public comment was solicited concerning these issues; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C.G.S. §160A-101, the City Council is required to, as equally as possible, make a division of population as between the City’s Wards or Electoral Districts; but that it is not necessary in this instance, in that there is only one occupied residence on the parcels mentioned above, so that such requirement may be dispensed with; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C.G.S. §160A-102, the City Council is authorized to amend the City Charter for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina and its Ordinances, so as to amend the Electoral Districts or Ward Lines.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED by the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, in Regular Session, assembled this the 14th day of September, 2023, as follows:

SECTION 1.: That those Ward Lines as are in existence and established on this date, are hereby amended.

SECTION 2.: That parcels 61845, 12130, 57010, 12133, 52294, 62675, 62668, and 10699 shall be placed into Ward 5.

SECTION 3.: That parcel 11158 shall be placed into Ward 4

SECTION 4.: That this ordinance shall be and remain in full force and effect from and after the date of its adoption.

SECTION 5.: That a Notice of this Ordinance of Amendment shall be published as is required pursuant to N.C.G.S. §160A-102.

PASSED AND ADOPTED, this the 14th day of September, 2023.


Liberty Mountain opens to high acclaim

“Rousing!” “A great way to tell our history.” “Very entertaining.” Typical comments from audience members after the first weekend of “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” performances at the Joy Theatre in Kings Mountain, NC. The play continues for three more weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 8.

Liberty Mountain tells the story of the hardy pioneers who settled in the Carolinas in the 1700s, many of them Scots Irish fleeing economic hardship and religious persecution in Ireland. They found themselves caught up in the conflict with Britain over independence for the American colonies, and

when threatened with loss of life and home, fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. A determined force of Patriot militiamen soundly defeated a Loyalist army at the battle, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution.

“This is the most professional, experienced cast we’ve had during our eight seasons of Liberty Mountain,” says Caleb Sigmon, who has directed the play every year since its beginning. “They are passionate about the play, and they give spirited performances. Our enthusiastic audiences tell us we’re doing a great job of entertaining.”

Playwright Robert Inman, who did extensive research

before writing the play ten years ago, says, “We were determined from the beginning to be historically accurate. At the same time, we insisted on being thoroughly entertaining. We want audiences to leave the theatre saying they saw good storytelling about the people and times that laid the groundwork for the great democracy America has become.”

“Liberty Mountain” performances include Friday evenings, Saturday matinees and evenings, and Sunday matinees for the next three weekends. Information and ticket ordering at www.libertymountaindrama. com. Or call Kings Mountain Little Theatre at 704-730-9408.

Atrium Health now offers 24-hour virtual primary care


KMH (08/20/23)

Need to see a doctor at 2 a.m.? With Atrium Health Primary Care Virtual Family Medicine, North and South Carolina patients can see a family medicine provider anytime – and for most of their healthcare needs. From preventive medicine and sick visits to care for chronic conditions, appointments are available 24/7 and performed over secure video chat. Visits are also available for mental health screenings, chronic disease management, and online prescription refills. Atrium Health’s virtual family medicine practice offers a digital healthcare service to individuals who want to establish a virtual primary care relationship and have virtual healthcare appointments with a dedicated, trusted physician.

“Right now, we have board-certified family medicine physicians who make up this virtual-only practice,” says

Dr. Brian Kersten, an internist at Atrium Health Primary Care Mecklenburg Medical Group.

“The specialty part is all the care is intended to be given virtually, without having to physically visit a doctor’s office. We can take care of nearly all of our patients’ needs without ever needing a true face-to-face evaluation.”

Virtual primary care helps patients who do not need a high degree of hands-on, in-person care or who have busy lives, perhaps travel frequently, and want high-quality, accessible primary care with a board-certified physician. Additionally, it is helpful to those patients who may not live close to an Atrium Health practice. Whether managing a chronic condition, seeking care for something new or just trying to stay healthy, each visit is customized to the patient’s unique needs. Patients must be

in North or South Carolina at the time of their visit.

“We have 24/7 urgent care video visits for immediate care needs,” Kersten says. “The difference here is that you can schedule an appointment with a family medicine physician who knows you and your medical history. You can look online and choose the best appointment for you, like if you were making an online appointment for an in-person visit.”

While virtual primary care can meet many healthcare needs, there may be instances when in-person care will be needed. Atrium Health’s virtual primary care team can coordinate the right care with specialists or with a provider of the patient’s choice. Patients should check with their insurance carrier to confirm coverage before scheduling.

How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Cybercrimes

Dear Savvy Senior,

I spend a lot of time online and love the convenience of paying bills, shopping, and keeping up with my grandkids on Facebook and Instagram. But a few months ago, my computer was infected with malware, and I just found out some cyber crook opened up a credit card using my identity and went on a shopping spree. Do you have some simple tips to help me stay safe while online?

Paranoid Patty

Dear Patty,

Unfortunately, cybercrimes against seniors continue to be a big problem in the U.S. According to the FBI 2022 Elder Fraud Report, cybercrime cost Americans over age 60 more than $3 billion last year, a whopping 84 percent increase from 2021.

While anyone can be subject to cybercrimes, seniors are frequent targets because they tend to be more trusting and have more money than their younger counterparts. But there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from online fraud, hacking and scams. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Strengthen your passwords: A strong

password should contain at least 12 characters and include numbers and a special character, like an exclamation point or asterisk. Be sure to change up your password across different sites to ensure a hacker would not gain access to all accounts through one password. And keep a written list of all your passwords stored in a safe secure place.

On your smartphone or tablet, be sure to set up a four or six-digit PIN to protect your device.

Opt out of pop-ups: To protect yourself from computer viruses and other forms of malware, make it a habit to avoid any pop-up style message when you’re on the web. Sometimes hackers disguise their malware as pop-up advertisements or “special offers” when you’re shopping or reading online. Clicking on these pop-ups can lead to viruses or data breaches.

If you encounter a suspicious pop-up message, don’t click on anything in the window. Simply leave the site or close out of your web browser.

When in doubt, throw it out: Sometimes online hackers will send you an email or text message and pretend to

be someone they’re not in order to convince you to share valuable information with them, such as your Social Security Number, address or credit card information. This is called phishing.

If you receive a message from an unknown sender, do not respond or click on any links or attachments. Instead, either ignore the message or delete it.

Share with care: There is such a thing as oversharing, and it definitely applies to online profiles. On social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, online hackers can easily gather information about you from what you post – like where you live. Ensure that your privacy settings are up to date so that only people who follow you or are your Facebook friend can see your posts.

Verify websites: Before you shop or access your bank online, double check the validity of the website you’re using. Reputable sites use technologies such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) that encrypt data during transmission. You will see a little padlock icon in your browser and usually “https” at the front of your address bar to confirm it’s a secure con-

nection. If you don’t see it in the web address that you’re on, you should not trust that website with your passwords, payment or banking information.

Have some back-up: Practicing safe habits will protect you and your information, but you don’t have to rely on just yourself to stay safe. Anti-virus software works in the background to protect your computer from a variety of malware and helps to make it easier for you to avoid threats while surfing the web.

For more information on how to safeguard your personal technology devices and information, visit Consumer.ftc. gov and search “Protect Your Personal Information and Data.” And to report fraud and identity theft go to and

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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