KM Herald 9-21-22

Page 1

Worley hired as City of KM Economic Development Manager

City of Kings Mountain hired their new Economic Development Manager Michael Worley about a month ago and, he has made great strides to meet with businesspeople in town. He is familiar with Kings Mountain, having gone to high school in Gastonia and is from the Chapel Grove/Crowders Mountain area of Gaston County.

Michael comes to Kings Mountain with a diverse background, giving him a unique perspective in his new role with the city. His own experiences in a variety of business helps him understand the challenges if running a business.

He has been in sales and marketing since 1999, when he started out selling Kirby vacuums door to door, earning top awards, and winning trips across the world. Michael has managed various businesses in some form since starting a from Southeastern Theological Seminary. he has held an Auctioneer See WORLEY, Page 2A

Sales tax increase on the November ballot

On November 8, Cleveland County voters can weigh in on a proposed sales tax increase during the General Election. The proposed increase would increase county sales taxes from 6.5 percent to 7 percent, and the funds generated would be earmarked for Cleveland County Schools (CCS). The sales tax increase equates to 25 cents for every $10 spent.

Assistant County Manager Kerri Melton spoke during the recent Cleveland County Board of Commissioners meeting saying, “One of your strategic goals was to continue to partner with Cleveland County Schools with the goal to increase teacher supplements and develop a long-term school capital improvement plan. This board has continued to be forward thinking. You realize school capital is a huge part of the county budget and want to continue that momentum of planning for the future and

planningDuringahead.”ajoint planning meeting held between Cleveland County School Board and Cleveland County Board of Commissioners on August 8, Consultant K-12 Studio Director Ben Thompson shared the findings of a study that assessed the current conditions of CCS facilities. The study found that the funds needed to bring all CCS schools up to date would cost $148 million dollars. And those figures do not include

Regardingescalation.theproposed tax increase Melton continued, “Article 46 is one of those opportunities that we have to prepare for the future and help fund those projects that are identified,” she said. “Although minimally invasive to taxpayers or to our residents, it will generate $3 million in revenue which would be used for school capital.”

Key facts to know about the sales tax referendum:

• Sales and use taxes do not apply to commonly pur-

chased items like unprepared food (i.e., groceries), gasoline, prescription drugs, and motor vehicles.

• Passing this sales tax referendum will not affect Cleveland County’s property tax rate. An additional one-quarter of a percent sales tax would generate twice as much revenue as having one cent added to the property tax rate.• Sales tax generates revenue from visitors, in addition to residents. Everyone who shops in Cleveland County pays sales tax.

• A total of 46 counties in North Carolina have approved the one-quarter of a percent sales tax referendum including county neighbors Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba, and Rutherford Counties.

The Sales Tax Referendum will be located at the end of the ballot. When voting, you will be asked to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” a one-quarter of a percent increase to the local sales and use tax.

Potato Project harvesting last week of September

Donations of time and money needed

Clev. County Music Hall Of Fame Inaugural Induction Ceremony is a rousing success

On Saturday evening, September 17, Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame (CCMHF) celebrated the rich history of the county at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby during its inaugural induction of prominent musicians and individuals dedicated to the love of music in thePriorcommunity.tothe induction ceremony, a dinner was held in the theater’s gathering space and entertainment was provided. Vice President of the CCMHF Angela Padgett said of the event, “I am overwhelmed by the positive response and support of the community. We had no idea the turnout would be this good, this being our first year. The committee is pleased that we have such dedicated support from the community.”Masterof Ceremonies

Sarah Lee Owensby, morn-

And with the soaring cost of food, energy, and rent, cash for many has become tighter than ever.

You can help by contributing to the Cleveland County Potato Project, 107 Quail Hollow Dr. Kings Mtn. NC, 28086. The organization is a 501c3 charity. For more information, contact Doug Sharp at 704 472 5128.

ing co-host of 96.9 The Kat, introduced The KAT Awards Presenter Teen Miss Mountie Cindi Stinchcomb following opening remarks by CCMHF President PhilCCMHFWeathers.Board member

Jeff Champion presented their first inaugural Hastings Award to Calvin and Terresa Hastings. The couple donated the WOHS property to the Hall of Fame for use of as the organization’s home. Both Don Gibson and Earl Scruggs once performed at the station, and the building was an integral part of the music scene in Cleveland County for decades.


Oliva Wilson was crowned the 2022 KMHS Homecoming Queen on Friday, September 16. She was nominated by the Kings Revue. Olivia is the daughter of Jeff and Erin Wilson. She is pictured with her dad. See additional Homecoming photos on pagePhoto7A. by Gary Smart Cleveland County Potato Projects plans to harvest potatoes at the Patterson Springs plot on Sulphur Springs Rd the last week of September. Unfortunately, that was the only plot that survived this year. According to Doug Sharp last week, he reported as only he can, “If you are keeping score, it is Deer 2, Potato Project 1.” Potatoes from this nonprofit feed many Cleveland County residents annually. MICHAEL WORLEY, Economic Development Manager A good crown enjoys dinner before the inductionPhotoceremony.provided Streetscape work has begun in the 200 Block of W. Mountain Street. Please support local businesses during this time. Remember: Buy local, or bye-bye local. Photo by Loretta Cozart
704-466-6008 122822 SERVICES Hord Services, Inc. Land ClearingHauling Container • 704-484-1047 75¢Volume 134 • Issue 38 Wednesday, September 21, 2022 703 E. Kings St., Suite 9, Kings Mountain • call us at 704-739-4461 • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. • Improved speech. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that your dentures might slip. • Improved self-esteem. Smile again and feel better about yourself. • Durable. Implants are very durable and with proper care, can last a lifetime. Just a few benefits of Dental Implants: To find out more about Dental Implants and schedule your next appointment Baker Dental Care Preventative, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry Locally Here In Kings Mountain For Dental Implants



SEPT.9: David Dwayne Welch, 54, 607 Sterling Drive, simple assault, assault on female, $5,000 unsecured bond.SEPT. 10: Wendy Dawn Shelby, 44, 316 Fulton Street, injury to real property, $2,500 April Danielle Davis, 38, Shelby, assault with deadly weapon intent to kill, felony, no bond.

SEPT. 12: Ashley Nichole Johnson, 33, 305 York Road, habitual larceny, felony, 4 orders for arrest, no bond.


SEPT. 4: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported that a suspect took items without paying.

SEPT 6: Jack’s Jewelry & Loan, 106 Cleveland Avenue, reported that suspect pawned $140 worth of tools and Springfield rifle and wasn’t the SEPT.owner.7: A resident of N. Tracy Street reported that two vehicles at her residence were scratched.SEPT.7: A resident of W. Ridge Street reported fraud.

SEPT. 7: U-Haul Company pf Arizona reported that a $35,000 10-foot box truck rented to a suspect was not returned to the business on ShelbySEPT.7:Road. A resident of Bridges Drive reported theft of a lawnmower valued at $200.SEPT. 8: A resident of Orr Terrace reported larceny of seven $20 bills and seven $1 bills of US currency.


From Page 1A License since 2016.

Since 2017, he is a REALTOR/Broker and has practiced Real Estate.

He and his wife started

SEPT. 9: Cash Pro Pawn, 101 S. Battleground Avenue, reported a suspect pawned a Stallard 9mm handgun and was not the rightful owner.

SEPT. 9: Italian Garden and Pizzeria, 213 East King Street, reported theft of a blue plastic and wooden bench from outside the business.

SEPT 10: Mountaineer Tavern, 724-C York Road, reported damage to a front glass door by someone pushing on it and causing the glass to break.SEPT.11: A resident of Marcella Drive reported that a suspect cut and damaged a catalytic converter from a vehicle and took the equipment.

SEPT.11: Scotchman Store 3725, 2120 Shelby Road, reported theft of 33 NC lottery tickets valued at $620.

SEPT.12: A resident of Second Street reported a suspect dumped a large amount of cut wood into his property and damaged the residence

SEPT.13: Sept. 13: A resident of Shelby reported theft of a Taurus 9mm handgun from his vehicle parked on Battleground Avenue.

SEPT.13: City of Kings Mountain, 101 W. Gold Street, reported meter tampering and theft of an electrical meter valued at $120.


SEPT. 3: Zackary Bryan Todd, 20, 141 Campbell Road, no vehicle insurance.

SEPT. 4: Erica Denise Mayhew, 57, Grace Street, revoked driver’s license, no number plate.

a brick-and-mortar auction business in Dunn, NC in 2018 and a year later began pursing online sales and marketing. As he pursued this new venture, he shifted to virtual auctions.

He now runs an online consulting business with

SEPT. 6: Martha Louise Black, 43, 605 Sterling Drive, expiredSEPT.tag.7: Cynthia Bridges Hunt, 53, 613 Floyd Street, trespassing.SEPT.7: Jessica Lashon Byrd, 31, 938 Long Branch Road, revoked driver’s license.SEPT. 9: Sommer Nicole Webb,33,106 Wells Street, expiredSEPT.tag.9; Jordan Alex Hildreth, 21, 814 Landing Street,20, failure to stop at the scene of a crash.

SEPT. 9: Rodney Avery Boyd, 47, 227 Walker Street, expiredSEPT.tag.9: Brittany Nichole Johnson, 32, Bessemer City, fictitious number plat, no registration, no new certificate of title, no electronic inspection.

SEPT.9: Xavier Obrien Stephens, 22, 1127 Phifer Road, expired tag, no inspection, headlight violation, no Operator’s license.

SEPT.9: Jahrell D’Andre Smith, 20, 215 Belcaro Drive, no operator’s license, expired tag, headlamp violation.

SEPT. 9: Tony Anthony Falls, 65, 814 Margrace Road, fictitious tag.

SEPT. 9: Demetria Donu Leon,47, Grover, no operator’s license, speeding in a school zone, reckless driving.

SEPT. 10: Teresa Layne Hughes, 67, Bessemer City, no operator’s license.

SEPT. 10: Jessica Denise Adams,38, 703 Groves Street, expired tag.

a partner that helps both brick and mortar, as well as virtual business get more clients through innovative marketing techniques. Since 2020, they specialize in helping business move toward their identity and who they specifically need

Two KM men arrested on drug charges

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s, CIT Divisions and Gaston County Police conducted a vehicle stop in Kings Mountain. During the vehicle stop, Deputies located 224 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of heroin and 1 gram of fentanyl all having a street value of $12,000.Both Brent Dwaine Bingham and Keith Hillard Wood Jr. both of 133 E A Bingham Road, Kings Mountain, were arrested

and charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of trafficking Opium or Heroin, and possession of a controlled substance with

the intent to manufacture, sell or Bothdeliver.Bingham and Wood were placed in the Cleveland County Detention Center.

Eastside Baptist celebrates Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 2

Eastside Baptist Church in Kings Mountain will celebrate their 71st Anniversary, which will also be Homecoming Sunday on Sunday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Jason Ballard will be the guest speaker. Rev. Ballard is the new Associational Mission Strategist for the Greater Cleveland

to target to grow. He is also a public speaker for public, private, and business events.Throughout his career, Michael has worked with several government officials on various projects as a consultant to better serve

County Baptist Association (located in LeadingShelby).themusic for Homecoming will be Ms. Liz Hill and special soloist, Mr. Mark Blanton, Sr. from Patterson Grove Baptist ChurchRev. Ron Caulder, Eastside’s pastor, extends an invitation to all former

the community during economic downturns as well as prosperous times.

He and his wife, Tabatha currently live in Kings Mountain and have two small children: Lily-Ann, 7 and Micah, 4. “My ties to Kings Mountain go back as

members and friends to join in this Homecoming celebration. After the service, everyone is invited to remain for a covered-dish dinner in the church’s fellowshipEastsidebuilding.Baptist is located at 308 York Road in Kings Mountain. Come and be their guest!

far as I can remember. And my ties to Kings Mountain have gotten deeper as I married a Kings Mountain Mountaineer, Tabatha,” Michael said. If you see him out and about in town, be sure to stop and welcome him to Kings Mountain.

Page 2A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 21, 2022
OctoberSaturday1st,2022 220 South Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain
6 DAY FORECASTKINGS MOUNTAIN’S 91 55 SEPT.THUR22 76 48 Sunny SEPT.FRI 23 SEPT.SAT24 79 55 Mostly Sunny SEPT.SUN25 85 59 80 54 SEPT.MON26 78 50 SEPT.TUES27 Mostly Sunny SunnyAM ShowersSunny Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 3A Start earning with Bank OZK today! *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of the publication date. Offer applies to new CDs only. $1,000 minimum deposit to open and is required to earn stated APY. Penalty for early withdrawal. IRA CD is subject to eligibility requirements. Offer not available to Public Funds, brokers, dealers and other financial institutions. Fees could reduce earnings. Offer subject to change without notice. Offer good at location in Kings Mountain, NC only. ** IRA CD must be opened in person and cannot be opened online. І Member FDIC Visit our Kings Mountain location or open an account online at** 8 month CD or IRA CD Special 13 month CD or IRA CD Special 21 month CD or IRA CD Special 2.20 2.75 3.00 % % % APY * APY * APY * Scenes from KM Homecoming Parade (See more photos on page 5A - Photos by GARY SMART

Pieces of Kings Mountain History


the city’s marketing theme has changed recently from the historical theme to a more forward-thinking one, it is important to remember from where we came.

Many of the locals still carry the names of their ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War battle that “turned the tide of success and brought for us our seal of independence” as Thomas Jefferson once wrote.

I dare to say that the reason we have the Kings Mountain National Military Park is because the citizens of Kings Mountain had a dogged determination to see the battle be


While reading the program, I found the following passage. I have taken the liberty of using the men’s full names when I knew them. “A meeting of the citizens of Kings Mountain and vicinity, on Saturday May 24, 1879, to take the initiatory steps towards the celebration of the centennial of the battle of Kings Mountain. Dr. James Wright Tracy, was called to the chair; Isaac Walton Garrett and William Andrew Mauney were appointed secretaries.” Others noted in the meeting were Capt. William T. Reilley Bell, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Dixon, P.S. Baker, Dr. T.J. Walker, F.S. McGinnis, and R. S. Sugg.”

A second meeting was planned for July 25, 1879, and in that meeting the King’s Mountain Centennial Association was formed. The Executive Committee included the names of Governors of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.Committees on “Invitations and Correspondence,” “Ways and Means,” “Historical Records and reported:Session,Sixtiethtee,bybringgionmeanscessful,eventthattion”“Police.”“Monument,”Relics,”“Troops.”and“Transporta-formed.Itisobvioustheplannersofthisknewthattobesuc-influentialmenoffromacrossthere-wouldbeneededtotheirgoaltoreality.InaReportsubmittedtheLibraryCommit-SenateReport557,Congress,FirstMr.Swanson“Itwasabattle

in which there was not a regular soldier of the American Army, but was fought solely by the people of a few States who helped to create the country and to win its independence”Ithumbles me to realize that the citizens of Kings Mountain continue to associate themselves so closely with the Battle of Kings Mountain, not to be boastful or to brag. No. We do so to honor those patriots who sacrificed much for our freedom. These men left their families during the height of harvest season, with the possibility of Indian raids upon their families eminent, to put an end to the threats issued to them by Maj. Patrick Ferguson. Maj. William Chronicle and Col. Frederick Hambright, with their “Lincoln County Men,” were chosen to lead the men to Little Kings Mountain where the contingent of 990 men met and defeat Ferguson.Theydid their jobs and hastily returned home to their families without desire for fanfare or praise. To them, God, Home, and Country meant KingsTheeverything.citizensofMountaincan be proud of what was done in this place, the first meeting of the centennial committee met in Gregg Johnson’s building on Battleground Avenue, where Mauney Brothers Store, later Roses, once did business. The site has also been a bank and post office. Indeed, they laid the groundwork

Looking Back

Will you own an electric car?


will. Many of us? We’ll hold out for as long as possible.

I’m all for electric cars, especially if someone else is buying them! If 20 percent of America’s driving population goes to the electric vehicle (EV), then surely gasoline will become cheaper. Less people buying gasoline will reduce the demand and it should reduce the price. WeCaliforniahope. will not allow the sale of gasoline cars by 2035.This same state told EV drivers not to charge their electric cars during the past Labor Day weekend when the temperatures were expected to hit triple digits for millions of residents due to it putting a drain on the power grid.

This brings us to the same crisis every community will face. America’s

power grids aren’t ready to accommodate millions of EVs plugging in a for a recharge. The prospects of city and regional blackouts are alarming. You can forget charging your car. You won’t be able to charge your cell phone or have air conditioning or heat during a blackout.

I’m not opposed to electric cars. I AM opposed to them being crammed down our throats. The manufacturers are being pushed to eventually eliminate all gasoline vehicles. We will see how this goes over the next 10 years.

Also, plan to spend some money. A local salesman talked to me about an electric Mustang. Stickered at $48,000, but they were asking $58,000 because, as he said, “We can get it.” I didn’t want the car to begin with but was curious about the car.

It sounds time consuming to recharge an EV, although some EVs are promising up to a 150-mile charge in a short amount of time.EVscould mean fewer people on America’s interstates. Currently in most American communities it’s much easier to go home to recharge at

your own power station. Cross-country driving will be out of the question or very difficult in an EV for the next two or three years.

Currently an EV will go about 250 to 350 miles on a charge. This means you will always be searching for the next power station. This will be a major lifestyle

Therechange.are reports that “Pilot” and “Flying J” (gas stations) will have charging stations installed by 2025 and are spending a billion dollars to upgrade their facilities. They will also want to recoup their costs. The car will cost you more money. You will spend anywhere from $2,000 (low minimum) to $6,000 to install a station in your home and this is all variable. To keep your car charged at home will cost you about what you spend on your monthly electric bill now. So, figure your electric bill doubling, if you’re

Youlucky.maybe wanting something different in your life and an EV may be just what you want. There is a lot to consider and on some level they will impact all our lives…eventually.

This drawing of the town of Kings Mountain ran in Harpers Weekly magazine dated October 30, 1880. It was recently found by Hayne Neisler, who sent this image to the Herald. The citizens of Kings Mountain and their guests celebrated the centennial that day near the old Gold Mine across from Paul Hord’s Fish Camp. Roads to the battleground were not good in those days. Yet, a centennial marker was placed, and visitors made the trip just to see it. The town of Kings Mountain was featured in an article honoring the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain. The highlight of the celebration was the unfurling of a giant American flag as depicted in sketch above. The flag was flown from the pinnacle of Kings Mountain on a 70-foot flagpole and could be seen in clear weather from the observation deck of the Commerce Hotel in Lincolnton over twenty-five miles away. The flag was a gift from the Airline Railway to the town of Kings Mountain. If anyone knows what happened to the huge flag, please share. James H. Moser’s illustration of the King’s Mountain centennial celebration was featured on the cover of Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper on October 13, 1880. Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial for the formation of the Kings Mountain National Military Park in October 1931. Not only having ancestors participating in the battle, but also having other ancestors play key role in preserv- ing the battleground is something which many in our community can take immense pride.
Page 4A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Published every Wednesday • USPS 931-040 by CF Media • Periodicals postage at Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Office: 503 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150 P. O. Box 769 • Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Phone (704) 484-1047 • Fax (704) 484-1067 To Submit Local News Lib Stewart - Staff Writer Loretta Cozart - Staff Writer Gary Stewart: Sports Editor Scott Helms - Display Advertising • 704-473-0080 Kathy Reynolds - Legal Notices & Subscriptions 704-484-1047 Classified Advertising classifieds@cfmedia.info704-484-1047 Mike Marlow - Circulation FIRST MEDIA CFIRST MEDIA, INC “Creating Business For People” Kings Mountain Herald’s publisher and its advertisers are not responsible or liable for misprints, typographical errors, misinformation herein contained. We reserve the right to edit, reject or accept any articles, advertisements, or information to be printed in this publication. We will provide ad proofs for prepaid ads or ads that are placed by established clients. No proofs may leave our premises without payment and permission and are copyright by Community First Media. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher. No individual or business is permitted to place or attach any flyer, poster or any type of advertisement of any kind to our boxes or on our racks. CANCELLATION OR CORRECTION DEADLINE: The cancellation deadline is the same as the order deadline because much of our cost is involved in the production of the ad itself. If you have to cancel an ad after deadline, it may be necessary to charge for the time and materials we’ve already spent on creating the ad. APPROVAL: All content is accepted subject to approval by the publisher. ERRORS: We want your ad to be accurate and correct, and normally there will be no errors. However, should there be an error and it is our fault, we will give you a correction letter and return (or give credit) for the actual space occupied by the incorrect item. Of course you should notify us of the error, before the ad runs a second time. SUBSCRIPTIONS Annual mail subscription rates. Prices include 6.75% NC State Sales Tax Gaston & Cleveland Counties $38 • Other NC Counties $43 • Outside NC $58 Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. POLICIES • Submission of news items and social notes are recommended to be done a week in advance. Submission of items is not a guarantee that they will run in the newspaper. • Weddings (2 columns by 10” maximum size) will be published with photo for $90. • Engagements (2 columns by 7” maximum size) will be published with photo for $60. • Obituaries begin at $25. Letters To The Editor Do you have questions or concerns about what’s happening in your community? Are there good things happening in your neighborhood? Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. We welcome your comments!* Send to: The Kings Mountain Herald, PO Box 769, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or email to: *Letters to the editor must be signed and include address and phone number. Letters are limited to 500 words or less and are subject to Editorial review. Thank you letters are required to be placed as paid personal notes. DEADLINES: Advertising: Display Ads: 3 p.m Friday; Classifieds: 12 p.m. Friday; News & Social Notes: 3 p.m. Friday; Letters To The Editor: 3 p.m. Friday; Obituaries: 9 a.m. Tuesday DEADLINES FOR DISPLAY & CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 12:00 NOON FRIDAYS OPINION TODAY’S QUOTE: The best road to progress is freedom’s road. –John F. Kennedy

More Scenes from KM Homecoming Parade by GARY SMART

Gov. Cooper announces $100M federal grant for I-85 corridor


Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden last year to make improvements along the vital corridor of Interstate 85 between Charlotte and the South Carolina line.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will receive $100 million in Infrastructure Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant funding for its I-85 Funding Transportation Utilizing Resilient, Equitable Solutions project, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Thursday. This is part of $1.5 billion awarded this round nationwide through the competitive grant program for highway, multimodal freight and rail projects under the 2021 Law. Over the next five years, approximately $ 8 billion will be provided nationwide for the INFRA program.“Strengthening infrastructure and making transportation safe, clean and more resilient will build a stronger North Carolina,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “These funds will deliver critical transportation improvements, better connect our people to high-speed internet and move our state forward on clean transpor-

Fall Paint and Sip

Join Cleveland County Arts Council for an evening Paint and Sip session featuring beautiful fall Pumpkins September 27 from 6-8 p.m., where you can create your own fun masterpiece in just a couple hours. Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by-stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we will make it happen! The event is open to those 16-years old and older.

Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional) Pre-registration (payment) is required for classes. You may pay with PayPal, can call the Arts Council at 704-4842787, or visit the office to pay. You MUST pay for a class to be considered registered. ALL classes are held at the Arts Council unless otherwise stated. Masks will be worn, and social distancing will be enforced. Minimum number per class is four.

tation.”The grant will support the widening of about 10 miles of I-85 in Gaston County from six to eight lanes – relieving traffic congestion on one of the Southeast’s busiest highways, as well as new connections for bicycles and pedestrians along that stretch. It will also enable the installation of broadband infrastructure and electric vehicle charging stations along the route in both Gaston and Cleveland counties.

“This is great news for North Carolina,” said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette. “When we can invest in critical parts of our transportation network, it creates better and safer connections between our rural and urban areas, strengthens our supply chains, and gives our state a much-needed economic boost.”The announcement comes a month after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that North Carolina is scheduled to receive nearly $60 million in federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grants to fund six major transportation projects. Those improvements include reconstructing 28 bridges in the mountains, extending a bicycle and walking path to underserved communities in Winston-Salem, and advancing planning for a passenger rail service through North Carolina.

NC extends grants for early care and learning teacher pay

Grant support to boost compensation for North Carolina’s early care and learning teachers and staff will continue through December 2023, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

Since October 2021, the NCDHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education has distributed $655 million in Child Care Stabilization Grants to 4,247 child care centers and family child care homes across the state. Funded by the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act, the grants have helped North Carolina’s long under-paid child care programs begin to rebound from forcareucatorscrucialtowardanothercompensationtionfullywillpensationefits.boostwhich–componentinitiativesallocatedtionary$150DCDEEprogramsfundingtightpensesbusinesspandemic-drivenlossesandex-andcompeteinthejobmarket.Withtherunningoutandstillstruggling,willuseaboutmillionindiscre-ARPAfundingforworkforcetocontinueoneofthegrantscompensationsupports,havehelpedtoteacherpayandben-However,thecom-supportgrantsnotbelargeenoughtoreplacethestabiliza-grantsfunding.“Thisextensionofgrantsisimportantsteprecognizingtheworkofearlyed-andhelpingchildprogramsstayopenthefamilieswhocount

on them,” said Susan Gale Perry, NCDHHS Chief Deputy Secretary for Opportunity and Well-Being. “At the same time, we can’t rely on temporary solutions; we need long-term investment to strengthen the early care and learning workforce and ensure access to high quality care. This workforce is fundamental to our economy and foundational to the well-being of children and atvisitcarevaluegov/Stabilization-Grants.visitCareforforce.presentstategoparentswhatteachersearlyworkforceyear.265,000andteachersearlychildren.learninghigh-qualityneedolina.drenfamiliesingthestartsGrowingfamilies.”theeconomywithstrengtheningearlycareandlearn-professionalsthathelpraisetheirchil-andraiseNorthCar-Towork,parentsaccesstoaffordable,earlycareandfortheiryoungNorthCarolina’scareandlearningprovideeducationcareformorethanchildreneachInvestingintheofhigh-qualitycareandlearningwillgivechildrentheyneedtosucceed,theconfidencetobacktoworkandtheahighlyproductiveandfuturework-TolearnmoreandapplyNorthCarolinaChildStabilizationGrants,ncchildcare.ncdhhs.Tolearnmoreabouttheofthestate’searlyandlearningnetwork,

Nominations now open for 30th Distinguished Women’s Banquet

The Cleveland County Commission for Women will host its thirtieth Distinguished Women’s Banquet on Nov 3rd at 6:30 PM at the LeGrand Center.

Valerie Boyd (704-7394207) is Chairing the 2022 Banquet Committee with Tanzy Wallace (704-3005439)TheCo-Chairing.groupwants 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

• Lawndale: Spangler

LibraryApplications must be returned by mail by September 22nd to the Post Office Box in Shelby, or they may be emailed or given to a member of the Commission by the September 22nd deadline.

Foothills Glock Challenge slated for November

Fall is a wonderful time to hone your shooting skills before you head out for the first hunt of the season.

Locally, North Carolina Wildlife Commissions announces the Foothills Glock Challenge on November 19 and 20 at the Foothills Public Shooting Complex at 238 Fielding Road in Cherryville. Volunteers are also needed for this event.

In less than 10 years, the Wildlife Commission has acquired, renovated, or built 13 shooting ranges in North Carolina, creating safe access to target shooting and limitless educational opportunities. Prior to these secure areas to shoot, target shooting was typically done on game lands, resulting in safety concerns and damage to natural Annualresources.visitation to the

Wildlife Commission ranges hovers around 58,000, and fees to users are free to minimal. The agency’s goal is to provide a safe shooting opportunity within a 50mile radius of every North Carolinian. Careful evaluation goes into each selecting site, including a landscape review, sound study, environmental assessment, and public information meeting.

Over the years, the design of the facilities has evolved. Sites now feature baffles, controlled access points, acoustical panels for noise reduction, shoot tubes and adjustable seats. Lead reclamation is also a priority.

About 91,000 pounds of lead have been removed from our ranges —that’s an estimated 5.5 million rounds!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5A Back-To-School FULL SERVICE REPAIRS • TIRES & ALIGNMENTS • NC INSPECTIONS CERTIFIED MECHANICS FLEET RATES AVAILABLE • FRIENDLY SERVICE 404 E. King St., Kings Mountain, NC (Across From KFC) Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 • 704-750-4645 LIKE FACEBOOKONUS SEE US FOR ALL YOUR TIRE & AUTO SERVICE NEEDS
Cleveland, Gaston Counties


Now that’s a word I can relate to. My parents believed in applying the “book of larnin’ to the seat of knowledge” if you know what I mean. We called the episodes of corporal punishment, “going for a ride on the merry-go‘round.” Daddy would hold my left hand and chase me around in circles as I tried to flee from the switch or belt.I still remember vividly

with a “Kodak” moment emblazoned in my brain of the day he was about to deliver the above

of sense then although I can still see the tear rolling down his cheek as he spoke. But it became clear when I had to give my 4 year old daughter her first real spanking for some infraction of house rules

and then lying about it. I rolled my belt up so only about 4 or 5 inches was to be wielded and tapped her rear end a couple of times, trying to maintain a stern face. She cried of course and I told her to stay in her room till she could apologize to her Mom for the sin and then I went to my room and cried like a baby. I didn’t want to inflict pain on my child, but as parents, we had the responsibility of teaching her right from wrong and felt more than words were sometimes required in the process.

God teaches His chil-

dren in much the same way. We are given warning after warning in Scripture to heed God’s commandments. But we are also shown episode after episode where God’s chosen people, Israel, failed to heed the warnings and followed after false God’s. Proverbs 13:24 and 19:18 speak to instructing parents of the need for stern discipline of disobedient children if we truly love them. And Hebrews 12:5 - 11 expounds upon this as does many other Scriptures.

God punishes His children because He loves them and wants to bless them, but can only do so if they obey His FurtherWord. explanation of this principle is found in Deuteronomy 11:26 - 28.

God says we have only 2 options. (v.26) #1 - Walk in obedience to My Word and obey My commandments and I will bless you. (v.27) #2 - Walk in disobedience to My Word and disobey My commandments and I will curse you. (v.28) Now I am not the smartest cookie in the jar, but I didn’t have to think twice about which option I favored. Unfortunately not enough sometimes, but when He has gotten my attention and I repented and turned back to the straight and narrow, I have indeed been forgiven and blessed. But to be honest, I think the greatest punishment for me has been remembering the times I have sinned. Those memories for me encourage Obedience.

Concord 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. • Bessemer City, NC

Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Ave. 704-739-6811

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

Mount BaptistMissionaryZionChurch 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

Mountain View Agape Church 506 704-739-0160SpringsSparrowRoad

Mt. BaptistOliveChurch Compact School Road 704-739-4516

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

New JesusChurchBeginningsofChrist 541 Crocker 704-730-9507Road

New ZionChapelBynumAMEChurch N. Cansler 704-739-2606Street

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. 704-487-7128Road

New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco 704-724-0414Road

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833

Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York 704-739-7831Road

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826

Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves 704-739-0398Street

Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent 704-739-5580Circle

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Saint LutheranMatthew’sChurch 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood 704-739-4216Road

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

St. Paul MethodistUnitedChurch N. Cansler 704-739-1256Street

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail 704-692-3007Road

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

TrueHolinessGospelChurch 1608 Shelby 704-739-6764Road

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

Advent Church,LutheranNALCMember 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171

Anew BaptistBeginningChurch 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch 704-739-7700Street

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

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont 704-739-4917Drive

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

Central MethodistUnitedChurch 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 BaptistSouthernChurch 246 Range 704-739-4152Road

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

Concord MethodistUnitedChurch 2404 Tryon Courthouse BessemerRd. City, NC 704-629-3571

ChurchCornerstoneOfGod 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773

IndependentCornerstone Baptist 107 Range 704-737-0477Road

Kings Mountain Church In don’t looking for, to

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so.


Page 6A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Our Mission: Moms In Prayer schoolsimpactsInternationalchildrenandworldwideforChristbygatheringmotherstopray.
Directory Notice:
order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you
see the church you’re
be sure
check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193Tire Inc. We Support ourWe our local churches churches. 228 S. Washington St. Shelby Compliments of & Gift Gallery The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Securitywww.shelbyalarm.comOperated&SurveillanceSystemsSpecialistsforover32YearsKenny Spangler, President C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby 704-484-3204 You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) IMPORTSSTEIBELED
United Methodist Church

Scenes from 2022 KM Homecoming


HOMECOMING QUEEN – Olivia Wilson, daughter of Jeff and Erin Wilson, nominated by Kings Revue. Katelynn Platt, daughter of Shannon and Edmond Platt, nominated by the Interact Club. Carter Grace Reed, daughter of Mara Leigh and Jamie McGinnis, nominated by Tri-M Music Honors Society. Karlie Postell, daughter of Wayne Worcester and Carolyn Postell, nominated by the Caged Bird Society. Railey Bolt, daughter of Katie and Jonathan Bolt, nominated by ITS. Ashley Laye, daughter of Greg and Jennifer Laye, nominated by Mounties Make a Wish. Megan Carley, daughter of Kathleen and Dennis Carley, nominated by the Math Club. Hannah Bess, daughter of Charlotte Bess and Kodi Reid, nominated by FCCLA. Maggie Honeycutt, daughter of Susan and Shane Crawford, nominated by Art Club. September Perry, daughter of Sandy and Tip Phomsom, nominated by KM Marching Band. Taylor McSwain, daughter of Chad and Jennifer McSwain, nominated by KMBA. The Homecoming Court reacts to the selection of the Homecoming Queen. Anna Holder, daughter of Grant and Angela Holder, nominated by the Ambassadors. Paige Bagwell, daughter of Brent and Shannon Bagwell, nominated by the Beta Club. Cheyenne Mullinax, daughter of Eva and Steve Mullinax, nominated by Drama Club. Katelyn Fleming, daughter of Julie and Jeff Fleming, nominated by FCA. Saylor Goforth, daughter of Brett and Jody Goforth, nominated by Milestones Yearbook. Taniya Brown, daughter of Robert Brown Jr and Tinika Brown, nominated by Varsity daughter of Kolita Williams and Glenda Tate Williams, nominated by Student Participation Organization. Brayden Deaton, daughter of Ashley and Brad Deaton, nominated by the Science Club. Autumn Short, daughter of Tui and Von Silaphet, nominated by Anime Club. Jackie Echols, daughter of Kevin and Mindy Echols, nominated by the Symphonic Chorale. Maley Bridges, daughter of Chad and Keisha Bridges, nominated by the HECS. Sindy Ulloa Vasquez, daughter of Maria Vasquez & Kelvin Ulloa, nominated by NAHS. Photos by GARY SMART
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7A AGENCY NAME GOES HERE CITY • bestinsuranceagency.com000.000.0000 we care about your community. because it’s our community too. simple human sense Warlick and InsuranceHamrick Kings Mountain • 704-739-3611


From Page 1A

Board member Andrew Fulton introduced two hit records being inducted by artists from Cleveland County: Patty Loveless’ “Timber I’m Falling in Love,” and Alicia Bridges “I Love the Nightlife.” Crimson Rose performed both songs. CCMHF’s 2022 Inductees were honored individually. First recognized was J & K Music Shop, owned by JB and Kathleen Lewis and Herman and Dean Dawson. The shop was located at 127 W. Graham Street in Shelby for 30 years and the music from 45rpm records filled homes in the community.Accepting the award was Candace Humphries who later commented, “Last night I had the honor of accepting the plaques for my great aunt and uncle, JB and Kathleen Lewis and my grandparents Herman and Jean Dawson, who owned and operated J&K Records, as they were part of the inaugural class of inductees into the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame. Thank you, Phil Weathers, and the board of the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame for remembering and honoringBobbythem.”Rogers, owner of Bobby’s Records and Rogers Theatre, was also inducted for his contributions to the community. Accepting the award on behalf of the Rogers Theater Restoration Project were Montana Judd and Brittany Payne, owners of the Rogers Theatre. Montana noted that Bobby Rogers was actively involved int the community and was the last surviving member of the Shelby Optimist Club.

Sarah Lee Owensby pre-

sented the award to Theron Feemster, with whom she attended Kings Mountain High School. Describing Feemster, she reminisced about his days as a drummer in the high school marching band and noted, “When he performed, that was the most lit that band ever was!” She went on to share that Feemster and his family helped many by sharing their love of Jesus and reminding everyone, “With God, all is possible.”

In his senior year, Feemster was accepted into the Berkley School of Music. The caveat was that he had to be able to read music, which at the time he could not. However, he taught himself to read music in a brief time and went on to college. While there, he laid down some beats in his dorm room and his roommate shared them with a friend in the music business. From that, Feemster’s beats became the theme song for Men in Black II.

Feemster described that his creativity comes from God talking to him in the quiet moments. He shared, “If God created you – he only creates masterpieces. So never think of yourself as less. You are beautiful to God and to me.” He performed and improvisational song on the spot, drawing his energy from the crowd.

Hugh Dover was inducted into CCMHF by Andy Foster, former announcer at WOHS. Hugh was married to Sue Haynes for 57 years. He served his county in WWII and was assigned to the War Crimes Trial as a member of the guard. During his time at WOHS, he often invited Don Gibson and Earl Scruggs to perform at the radio station. He is most beloved for singing “Happy Birthday” to those celebrating birthdays in the community.

Executive Director of the Don Gibson Theater Stan Lowrey honored Don Gibson who recorded 350 songs, 96 of which charted. Twenty-three of his songs were in the topten, and six songs went to #1. Dale Brittan and Randy Saxon performed “Blue Blue Day.” The Carolina Band performed “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Oh, Lonesome Me.”

The final inductee was Earl Scruggs, presented by Earl Scruggs Center Board of Director JT Scruggs who said, “Earl was very humble. Of this award he would simply say, ‘This is great.” Earl Scruggs loved to come back home and love to talk about Cleveland County. He shared that Earl was an innovator and liked trying new things. He never sat still. Aside from Elton John, the Earl Scruggs Review, a collaboration between Earl and his sons, was the most popular acts on college campuses in the 1970s.Randy Escobedo became friends with Earl in the 70s and strived to play the banjo like him. Earl once shared with Randy that, after developing three-finger picking style at 10-years-old, he “ran through the house yelling to his family, ‘I got it, I got it!’”

Randy performed “Earl’s Breakdown,” “Flint Hills Special,” “Foggy Mountain Breakdown, and “The Ballad of Jed Clampet.” The Jacktown Ramblers performed “I Wonder Where You Are Tonight,” “Groundspeed,” and “Tickle the Tomcat’s ConcludingTail.”the event was a final jam session performing, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” including the entire company, Chris Ferree and the Medicine Show, The Dancing Fleas, and

BobbyMembersHicks. of the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame include President Phil Weathers, Vice President Angela Padgett, Treasurer Patti Weathers, Secretary Mary Fox, and board members Jeff Champion, Ryan Fox, Andrew Fulton, Mike Hayes, Ronnie Whisnant, and Tommy Burns.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to G.S. 163-33(8) that a General Election will be held on November 8, 2022 for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, state and local judges, district attorney, county offices, and local referenda.

The polls will be open for voting on Election Day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. All voters registered with the Cleveland County Board of Elections are eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are already registered to vote need not re-register. Residents who are not registered to vote or those registered who need to make changes must do so by Friday, October 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Same-day registration will be offered at Early Voting locations only. One-Stop Early Voting will begin Thursday, October 20, 2022 and continue through Saturday, November 5, 2022.

There are THREE one-stop early voting locations for this election:

Shelby Location: Eugenia H. Young Memorial Library 104 Howie Drive Shelby, NC 28150

New COVID boosters available soon

Updated boosters are becoming available in North Carolina this week, following the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that people 12 and older can receive an updated booster to protect against the latest COVID-19 variants.

On September 6, Atrium Health announced it is preparing to offer the new COVID19 vaccine booster designed to protect against COVID variants. The FDA amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna (18+) and Pfizer-BioNTech (12+) COVID-19 vaccines to now allow for the bivalent or “updated booster”. Both pharmaceutical companies cite the updated booster will provide broader protection against current circulating variants.

The updated booster is referred to as a bivalent vaccine as it targets both the original coronavirus strain and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. It relies on safety and efficacy data from initial clinical trials, studies of bivalent boosters, and extensive safety and effectiveness monitoring. This process is similar to the

one used to create the annual flu vaccine, which targets new strains each year.

As of mid-August, these subvariants made up nearly 90% of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina. People ages 5-11 years can still receive the original booster, but it is expected that the updated booster will be available for younger people in the coming weeks.

For the week ending September 8, Cleveland County reported 306 new coronavirus cases for the week ending Sunday. That number is up 5.88% from the previous week. Despite this, the total number of deaths decreased while the number of tests increased.

North Carolina reported 12,138 new coronavirus cases in the week, with a positivity rate of 15-19.9 %. Hospitalizations across the state were reported at 132.29 at covid.cdc.

gov.COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status. People should get the updated COVID-19 booster two months after they finish their primary series or any booster dose. Go to to find your COVID-19 booster location.

Kings Mountain Location: H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center 909 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

10/20/2022 to Friday 10/21/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM

Monday 10/24/2022 to Friday 10/28/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM

Saturday 10/29/2022 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Sunday 10/30/2022 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Monday 10/31/2022 to Friday 11/04/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM

Saturday 11/05/2022 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Any qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot by mail. Mail-in absentee ballots can be requested using the NC State Absentee Ballot Request form and returned to the Cleveland County Board of Elections or through online portal located at The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Completed ballots should be returned to the office on or before Tuesday, November 8, 2022 by 5:00 pm. If they are returned by mail, they must be post marked by Tuesday, November 8, 2022 and received no later than Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

The Board of Elections will meet each of the following dates for the purpose of approving absentee ballots: October 4 (5:00 pm), October 11 (5:00 pm), October 18 (5:00 pm), October 25 (5:00 pm), November 1 (5:00 pm), and November 7 (5:00 pm). Absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day at the Board of Elections office. Absentee ballots postmarked by November 8, 2022 will be approved and counted on November 18, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Boiling Springs Location: Boiling Springs Town Hall 114 E. College Ave. Shelby, NC 28152 Caliber WSM 1869-1969 Golden Spike Commemorative Winchester Model 94 30-30, Thompson Center Arms .50 Caliber Muzzler Loader, Lone Star Commemorative Winchester Model 94 30-30 1845-1970, Browning A Bolt Caliber 300 w/Scope, Winchester Model 100 Caliber. 308 w/Bushnell Scope, Browning (Belgium) Bar Caliber .270 w/Nikon Scope, Browning (Belgium) Bar Caliber 30. U6 w/Simmons Scope, Winchester 7MM Ren Mag w/Nikon Scope, Remington 7MM-08 Rem Model Seven w/Scope, Ruger Model 10722 .22 LR Caliber 10/22 w/Bushnell Scope, Colt Single Action Frontier Scout 22/R, West Virginia Centennial Model 1963 w/Pearl Handles, Browning (Belgium) 9MM, Browning (Belgium) Caliber 6 MM 35 w/Pearl Handles, Astra-Unceta Y Cub (Spain). MOUNTS: Deer Heads, Bear Head, Elk, Caribou, Bear Paw Ashtrays. FURNITURE: Rattan Couch, Loveseat, Chairs, Coffee Table, End Tables, & Sofa Table, Antique Hall Tree, Wrought Iron Table & Chairs, Couches, Recliners, Rockers, Maple Oval Table & Chairs, Server, Hutch, Link Taylor Bedroom Suite, Bed & Dresser w/Mirror, King Bed, Sresser w/Mirror, Chest & Nightstands, Pedestal Table & 4 Chairs. CHINA, GLASSWARE & PORCELAIN: Heartland China /Serving Pieces, Covered Antique Dishes, Milkglass, Glass Butter Mold, Fenton, Porcelain Dolls, Porcelain Chamber Pot, Jewel Tea Pitcher, Collection-Angels, Figurines, Glas-Crystal & Clear, Carnival Glass. HUNTING ITEMS: Large amount of Ammo, Deer Stands, Keller Golden Eagle Bow & Arrows, Reloading Press, Brass Tumbler, Hunting Pictures, (3) Framed Bowie knives, Remington Safe, Reloader, RCBC Virratory Case Cleaner, Model #801 Knight & Hale Elk Call, Carl Zeiss Diascope 65 T FL w/Sporting Scope Tripod Carrier. MISC: Outside & Inside Statures, (Large Collection), Flower Pots, Bird Cage, Electrolux Sweeper, Pictures, Windstar Heater, Lamps, Linens, Towels, Sheets, Rainbow Vacuum, Samsung & Toshiba Flat Yard

Unofficial election results will be released no earlier than 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 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 10, 2022 at 9:00 am.

The Canvass meeting will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00 am.

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

Candace Humphries with plaques for J & K Music Shop, owned by JB and Kathleen Lewis and Herman and Dean Dawson. Dover of WOHS. The Carolina Band performs three Don Gibson songs. CCMHF board member Tommy Burns, grandson of Hugh Dover, with Randy Escobedo, and Bobby Hicks, the fiddle player for Porter Wagoner and Bill MonroeEntertainment during dinner. Photos by CCMHF Kings Mountain’s Ron Feemster was inducted into CCM- Theron Feemster talks with
Page 8A The Kings Mountain Herald |,ChairmanCountyBoardofElectionsThursday
Sale Conducted By: Elliott/Dixon Auctions LLC. 1512 Burke Road • Shelby, NC 28152 704-472-5000 NCAL#3806 6.75% SALES TAX NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS Go to auction (7760) to view listing and see pictures. SAT., SEP. 24TH, 10:00 AM 1715 ALPINE LANE, GASTONIA, NC PARTIAL LISTING: VEHICLES, LAWNMOWERS, 4 WHEELERS, ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES: 2002 Ford F250 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel 4X4 Trk, 2001 Cadillac Deville, Rokon Aqua Thac & TrailBreake, JD 325 Mower w/Bagger, Honda Foreman 4 Wheeler, 2 Push Mowers. GUNS: Browning A Bolt Caliber 325 WSM. W/ Scope, Browning 12 G A500G, Browning A. Bolt
w/Zeiss Scope,
Screen TV’s, Large Amount Artifical Flowers, Christmas
Decorations, Large Igloo Coolers, Pots & Pans, Corningware, Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ Crockpots, Small Appliances, Large amount Kitchen Items. APPLIANCES: Whirlpool Refrigerator/ Freezer, Whirlpool Washer & Dryer, GE Refrigerator/Freezer, GE Microwave. TOOLS & YARD ITEMS: Misc Hand Tools, Craftsman Tool Boxes, Craftsman Electric Tools, Delta Drill Press, B&D Work Bench, Homelite Chain Saws, Trimmers, Hand Tools,Yard Tools, Ramset Dyna Drill. PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE! TERMS: Cash, Approved Checks, Credit Cards (3% added) 6.75% tax. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. ESTATE (LIVING) AUCTION RICHARD BROOME LIVING ESTATE

KM rebounds from opening kickoff return to beat Huskies

The son of a former Kings Mountain football player returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to give visiting homecoming foe Hunter Huss an early lead of 7-0 but the Mountaineers rebounded for a 44-14 victory in their first Big South 3A Conference game Friday at John Gamble Stadium.

The Huskies, who came to town with less than 30 players and would lose a few more from injuries during the contest, stayed right with the home team for the first half after sophomore Jayden Gash, whose father Daryl played for the Mountaineers in the early nineties, made that early stunner.The Huskies’ defense held the Mountaineers to three and out on their first possession but the KM defense began turning the tide moments later when it blocked a Huss punt which Robert Kendrick recovered at the Huskies’ 38. Teddy Jeffries had three straight carries behind good blocking by the O-line to set up a three-yard touchdown run by big AJ Richardson and Jaden Ellis split the uprights for the tying extra point. Kings Mountain didn’t trail again but Huss was still in the game until late in the third quarter when the Mountaineers broke away from a 22-14 halftime lead to put its fourth straight win in the bag and drop the Huskies to 1-3.“Everybody was slow getting going,” noted KM

offensive coordinator/line coach Kevin Cruise. “We didn’t play our best but we got a lot better in the second

Thehalf.”Mountaineers took the lead for good after the second Huss possession. After Ellis’s kickoff was returned to the Huskies’43 the Huskies were penalized 25 yards for holding and a late hit on the same play. Facing third and six from the Huss 18, KM’s Jason Melton sacked Huss QB Javorion Brown to force a punt which gave KM the ball at the Huss 45. A 28yard Lamont Littlejohn to Jake Lloyd pass gave the Mountaineers a first down at the Huss 17 and Caleb Holland covered the distance on just two carries to put the Mountaineers up

13-7.The Mountaineers covered 65 yards in less than two minutes to take a 19-7 lead on consecutive catch and run pass plays from Littlejohn to Xzorion Lenair for 37 yards and 25 yards and the TD to Teddy Jeffries. The Huskies dialed long distance again, though, as Headley got loose for a 75-yard TD to make it

Kings19-14.Mountain moved the ball steadily down field behind the running of Holland and Jeffries and a big sweep of left end by Zay Smith to the Huss nine. Ellis came on to kick a 28yard field goal to put the Mountaineers up 22-14 at intermission.Thedefense came up big with a blocked punt at

the 6:58 mark of the third quarter that set up the Mountaineers at the Huss 13. Holland had runs of six and 12 yards sandwiched around a five-yard illegal procedure call and Ellis again was true on the PAT for a 29-14 lead.

With Huss attempting to go for it on a fourth and 10 from their own 45 to get back in the game, KM’s Curtis Simpson and Eli Lipscomb sacked Headley. Littlejohn’s scrambling pass of 12 yards to Jake Lloyd and Zay Smith’s first down run of 10 yards for a first down at the Huss 12 set up a Jeffries’ twoyard TD run and a twopoint conversion pass from Bryson Brown to Simpson for a 37-14 lead with 10:18 left.

With Huss facing third and 23 from its own 15, Simpson and Eli Lipscomb combined for a sack and the Huskies had to punt. Xzorion Lenair returned it from the 50 to the Huss 11. Smith got off a 10-yard run for a first and goal at the one. Huss was able to come up with two tackles for minus four yards before Robert Kendrick scored from five yards out and Ellis kicked the PAT to round out the scoring.

“It was good to get off to a 1-0 start in the conference,” said Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd. “Huss came to play. They were improved and we were impressed. They played really hard and they have good team speed.”

Next inWildcatsup:Dallas

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers will end the first half of their regular season Friday night when they travel to Dallas to take on the North Gaston

TheWildcats.Mountaineers go into the Big South Conference game with an unbeaten 4-0 overall record while the Wildcats are 0-4. But just like KM’s opponent last week, the Hunter Huss Huskies, the Wildcats have some really good players who can be hard to contain.Leading the pack for new head coach Dan Rothwell is sophomore running back JJ Gordon who is their leading rusher and scorer. Junior quarterback Tj Belton is also impressive as a runner and passer. He has some good receivers in Jurnee Lattimore and Isaiah Banks.

The Wildcats have been in every game except a 65-14 defeat to a very good Chase team. North was in every other game early but fell in the second half to East Gaston 28-8, 4A Alexander Central 17-8 and Big South Conference foe Gastonia Forestview 20-0 last week.

“In a lot of ways, North Gaston is similar to Hunter Huss,” noted Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd.

“Their numbers are not great but they have some people with good speed. Their quarterback is a dual threat and they played very good defense against Foerestview. They only gave up 20 points. They’re very capable of making big plays. We have to put in four good quarters.”

“They have a new coach and he’s trying to put his stamp on things,” noted KM line coach and offensive coordinator Kevin Cruise. “They have several good athletes.”

Kings Mountain High junior outside hitter Meile Songaila was named North Carolina’s Outstanding Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of August 22-28 by MaxPreps.MaxPreps is an American website that specializes in coverage of American high school sports. This siite is owned by Paramount Global and is a division of CBS Sports. Founded on August 1, 2002, the company has covered up to 29 sports including boys,

girls and co-ed sports. MaxPreps is currently headquartered in El Dorado Hills, Songaila’sCalifornia.statistics for the week were 79 kills, 5.27 kills per game, 55 digs. 3.67 digs per game, 68 receptions, 4.53 receptions per game, five assists, three aces and five blocks.Kings Mountain High volleyball is undefeated in the Big South Conference.

Kings Mountain running back Caleb Holland (3) turns the corner on the Hunter Huss defense in Friday’s game at Gamble Stadium. KM won 44-14. Photos by Gary Smart Teddy Jeffries turns the corner on the Hunter Huss defense in Friday’s Big South game at Gamble Stadium. KM’s AJ Richardson and his teammates close in on Huss quarterback Javorion Brown in Friday’s game at Gamble Stadium.
Page 1B 1B Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | K INGS M OUNTAIN M OUNTAINEERS 105 York Rd., Kings 704.734.4782Mountain Breakfast Special! All Day... All The Time... $399 Combo! 6” sand. & drink ©CommunityFirstMedia ATHLETE OF THE WEEK MICHAELLUBAS
KM’s ofMaxPrepsSongailaNCPlayertheWeek


This week, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the first National Participation Survey in three years. The survey was suspended for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic on high school athletic and activities programs across the country.Thedata released saw a 4% drop in participation nationally from the 201819 survey to the data in the

2021-2022 survey. North Carolina specifically experienced a 9.1% decline in participation during that period, with a significant decline of 12.5% in women’s“Assports.welook at the participation numbers from last year, it is obvious to us that we are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker.

“We believe that

Kings quarterback looks Photos by Gary Smart Alex Jackson (57) blocks running back Teddy Jeffries (21) in Kings Mountain’s Big South opener with Hunter Huss Friday at Gamble Stadium. KM’s Xzorion Lenair returns a kick in Friday’s game with Huss at KMHS. KM’s Jake Lloyd (4) and his teammates tackle Huss QB Javorion Brown inside the Huskies’ one yard line in Friday’s game at Gamble Stadium. KM’s Zay Smith is open for a big gain in Friday’s win against the Hunter Huss Huskies.
Page 2B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 SERVICE To Place Your Ad. Call, Scott Helms at 704-473-0080 $1500onlyonly52 CONTRACTWEEK per week 26 CONTRACTWEEK $1800 per weekonlyonly BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS & SERVICE GUIDE 11/02/22 SS Scism & Son Paint & Body Shop Phillip Scism Charles Scism 2027 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain 704-730-0050 Serving you since 1997! AUTO BODY SHOP 12/28/22 1011 Grove St. 704-600-6182Shelby (behind KFC) Open daily at 11am Pizza BuffetPizza • PastaPasta • Create Your Own Pizza • Toasted Subs Take Take-OutOut • DeliveryDelivery • GrubhubGrubhub • DoordashDoordash Gluten Free Pizza Available! Pizza Factory PIZZA • PASTA • SUBS 704-466-6008 122822 SERVICES Hord Services, Inc. Land ClearingHauling Container 12/28/22 EMPLOYMENT Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby Come Pull Your Own Parts! We buy copper, aluminum, aluminum cans, cars, steel, cast iron, tin, and brass U Pull Hours: Open 7 Days A Week! 8:00am - 5:00pm Scrap Metal Hours: M-F 8-5 • Sat 9-2 1025 County Home Rd., Shelby • 704-482-4888 12/28/22 SAVE ON PARTS 400 Linwood Rd. 2027 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain 704-739-6999 Light To Heavy Towing, Recovery & Equipment Hauling and Medium to Large Truck Storage and Truck Parking 11/02/22 NEED A TOW? 12/29/22 WORKMAN’SBONDED,LICENSEDINSURED,COMP. CleaningSHLService Quality Work Work Guaranteed Or You You Don’t Pay A Thing!Don’t A Free Estimates • Commercial • Office • Rental • Foreclosures • Contractors • Trailers CLEANING “ C a l l U s A n d C o m p a re O u r R a t e s ”“Call Us And Compare Our Rates” WITHERSPOON INSURANCE WLOW DOWN PAYMENTSPAYMENTS CALL TODAY FOR YOUR QUOTE!QUOTE! 071223 • AUTO • HOME • LIFE • HEALTH • COMMERCIAL• • • • • • MOTOR• MOTORCYCLES • RVs •CYCLES • • GOLF CARTS 125 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC Across From First Baptist Church INSURANCE 704-480-9595
Mountain reserve freshman
TJ Armstrong
for a receiver in Friday’s game with Huss. Armstrong was injured late in the game but it was not serious and he should be back this week.
See PREP, Page 3B
prep sports participation dropped 9.1% during COVID

KM volleyball continues unbeaten with wins over Raiders and Jaguars

Kings Mountain High’s volleyball team continued its Big South 3A Conference unbeaten string last week with 3-0 wins over South Point and Forestview. The Lady Mountaineers will have their biggest test Thursday when they travel to Cleveland County rival Crest and they will stay on the road next Tuesday at Gastonia Ashbrook.

The Lady Mountaineers defeated Forestview 25-13, 29-27 and 25-15 last Tuesday. Meile Songaila was strong along the nets with 24 kills and also provided eight service points and 11 serve receptions.Camden Pasour dished out 20 assists to go with four service points, one kill and seven digs.

Paige Bagwell had 14 assists, seven service points and threeMyraclekills. Davis provided 13 kills and three blocks.

In JV action, KM won 2523, 21-25 and 15-8.

Abilgail Hedgepath had three kills, 18 assists, nine digs and three service points.

Kenzlie Morris had six kills, two digs and eight serviceMeganpoints. Harris had nine kills, five serve receptions and four service points.

Ava Tipton had 18 serve receptions, 11 digs and 12 service points.

The Lady Mountaineers swept both matches against South Point with the JVs winning 25-6, 25-6 before the varsity won 25-14, 25-8,

25-10.Songaila had 15 service points, 20 kills, five serve receptions and 14 digs.

Davis had 22 kills and two blocks.Pasour provided seven service points, two kills, 22 assists and nine digs.

Bagwell added 13 service points, one kill, 18 assists and eightCarolinedigs. Barber had seven service points, six assists, 20 serve receptions and 19 digs.

Hedgepath led the JVs with 17 assists and four digs.

Ruby Osborne had four kills and a Brookeblock.Hamrick had seven kills and six digs.

Kings Mountain cross country sweeps county meet at CCC

The host Kings Mountain High men’s and women’s cross country teams rolled to victory in the annual Cleveland County meet held last week at the new 5K course at Cleveland Community College.

The Mountaineers compiled 26 points to Shelby’s 44 and 55 for Crest. Burns competed but did not score as aTheteam.Lady Mountaineers won by 15 points over Shelby, 32-37. Crest was third with 73 and Burns did not score as a team.

Kings Mountain’s Isaiah Watts was the individual champion with a personal

best time of 17.49. Shelby’s Damon Cook took second in 18:49. KM’s Max Thompson was third in 19:49 and Marty Lovingood fifth in 20:52.06. Hunter Cruise ran eighth and Nathan Inthavong ninth to give the Mountaineers five top ten finishes.Nicholas

Horn ran 17th, Nathaniel Kiser 21st, Marcus Williams and Luis Cedillo tied for 23rd, Hayden Huss ran 27th and Eric Bell 28th.Shelby’s

Aly Hollifield

edged KM’s Divinity Ervin in 21:30 for first place in the women’s race. But Kings Mountain had four runners

in the top five and six in the top ten. Brooke Waseman was third in 23:59, Nicole Poston fourth in 25:33, Sarah Eagle fifth in 25:35, Sindy Ulloah eighth in 26:30 and Kallie Hope 10th in 27:02.Other KM runners were Kinley Putnam who finished in the top 15 with a time of 27:26, Alyssa Deal 22nd in 32:41, Wren Ballard 23rd in 32:42, and Emily Phelps tied for 25th.

Kings Mountain will travel to Freedom High in Morganton today for the annual Freedom Invitational.

JVs rout Hunter Huss 43-6, North Gaston here Thursday

Kings Mountain High’s JV football team rolled to its first Big South Conference win and third straight overall Thursday with a 43-6 victory at Hunter Huss.

Kings Mountain’s defense got the rout underway with a safety and an early 2-0 lead, and then Zay Wilson took the ensuing kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown and Vance Johnson added the PAT for a 9-0 advantage.Quarterback

TJ Armstrong scored from one yard

out on KM’s second possession and a Johnson PAT made it 16-0.Dom Davis scored on a two-yard run to extend the lead to 22-0 at the end of the firstArmstrongperiod. recorded his second TD on a two-yard run and a Jonson PAT made it 29-0.Davis scored from four yards out and Johnson added another PAT to make it 36-0 at halftime.KM’sfinal score came on

a seven yard TD by Josiah Hill. Johnson’s fifth PAT of the night finished the scoring.

KM scored in all three phases of the game and the defense limited the junior Huskies to minus 84 yards total offense, no first downs, forced five turnovers and recorded five sacks through threeThequarters.JVsreturn to John Gamble Stadium Thursday for a 7 p.m. game with the North Gaston Wildcats.

Patriots rout West Lincoln in first conference game

Kings Mountain Middle School’s football team opened conference play Wednesday at John Gamble Stadium with a 42-0 win over West Lincoln. The win gave the Patriots a 1-1 overall mark heading into a game yesterday at North ChristianLincoln.Jarrett returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Dakota Smith added a twopoint conversion to get the routNazirunderway.Davis had three TD receptions as well as a two-point conversion run.

Devin Hopper had a pair of TD caches and Xavier Hutchens added another receiving score.

Camren Houser also had a rushing touchdown.

Defensive standouts included Malachi Powell with a forced fumble that was recovered by Graylon Koontz; and Brandon Ayers and Jarrett Linder each had a sack.


Kings Mountain High’s Kaliyah Watson shot a 48 to finish fourth in last week’s Big South Conference match at Cramer Mountain Country Club.

South Point won with a 140, followed by Crest 165, and Ashbrook with a 205.Caroline

Allen of Forestview and Amelia Connor and Madison Pruden of South Point shared medalist honors with 44s.

Kings Mountain was scheduled to host Monday’s match at Kings Mountain Country Club.

Wed, Sept. 21

TBA – High school cross country, Kings Mountain at Freedom Invitational (Freedom HS, Morganton)

6 p.m. – High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Forestview.Thurs.,Sept. 22

4 p.m. – High school tennis, Kings Mountain at North Gaston.

4 p.m. – High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Crest.4:15 p.m. – Middle school softball, North Lincoln at Kings Mountain.

7 p.m. – High school JV football, North Gaston at Kings

7:30Fri.,Mountain.Sept.23–Highschool football, Kings Mountain at NorthMon.,Gaston.Sept. 26

2 p.m. – High school women’s golf, all Big South teams at Crest (Riverbend).

4:30 p.m. – Middle school cross country, KM, Burns and Crest at Shelby.

6 p.m. – High school soccer, South Point at Kings Mountain.Tues.,Sept. 27

4 p.m. – Middle school golf, Kings Mountain, West Lincoln and East Lincoln at Cowan’s Ford

4 p.m.- High school tennis, Kings Mountain at Forestview.4p.m.

– High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook.Wed.,Sept. 28

4:15 p.m.- Middle school soccer, West Lincoln at Kings


– Middle school softball, West Lincoln at Kings Mountain.

4:30 – Middle School football, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln (5th quarter; varsity at 5 p.m.)

4:15 p.m. – Middle school softball, Kings Mountain at Burns.

Teams Conf. W-L All W-L

Kings Mountain 1-0 4-0 1-0 2-2 Point 1-0 Gaston Cramer

Last week’s

Kings Mountain 44, Hunter Huss 20, North Gaston Point 47, Stuart Cramer Crest 33, Ashbrook

Friday’s games

Kings Mountain at North Gaston Forestview at Ashbrook Hunter Huss at South Point Crest at Stuart Cramer


Teams Conf. W-L All W-L

Kings Mountain 5-0 14-2 Crest 5-0 9-5 Forestview 4-1 7-1

Stuart Cramer 3-2 11-6

South Point 2-3 6-5 North Gaston 1-4 4-8

Ashbrook 0-5 0-7

Hunter Huss 0-5 2-6

Watson shoots 49 in BSC golf match

Kings Mountain’s Kaliyah Watson shot a 49 to finish third in Monday’s Big South Conference golf match at Kings Mountain Country Club.South Point won with a 132, followed by Crest 168,


la st year’s data indicates we may be encountering some lingering effects of the COVID-19 shortened season. Perhaps shorter seasons coupled with overlapping seasons may have contributed to a sharper decline in participation for North Carolina than we have seen in other states.”

The NCHSAA data for 2021-22 show a 3700-student rebound in football, a 17.3% increase from 202021, with 11 programs returning to the field. Lacrosse experienced a similar return with all 14 men’s programs that did not field teams in the COVID year returning to play for 2021-22. The Men’s

Forestview 194 and AshbrookSouth200. Point’s Madison Pruden was the medalist with a 42.The BSC teams play Monday at Riverbend Golf Course in Shelby.

Lacrosse total participation numbers bounced back 895 students, increasing 32.7% from the COVID-shortened year. Women’s Lacrosse saw an increase of six teams and 299 students, up 13.7%.

Tucker added, “We remain encouraged that student-athletes and their communities are returning to normal and continue to expect rebounds in participation at our member schools. We continue to believe that education-based athletic programs are tremendous enrichment opportunities for young people in our state’s schools and remain committed to ensuring those opportunities remain available for all young people across our state.”

Lady Mountaineer Kaliyah Watson tees off in Monday’s BSC golf match at Kings Mountain Country Club. Kings Mountain’s Christian Johnson turns the corner in KM Camren Houser scores for the Patriots in last week’s game at Gamble Stadium. Photos by Lizzie Ingram
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 3B
4-0 Crest 1-0 4-0 North
0-1 0-5 Ashbrook 0-1 1-4 Stuart
0-1 2-3 Hunter Huss 0-1 1-4
14 Forestview
0 South

How to protect your verified social media account

Social media has long been a favorite haunt of scammers. In this new phishing scam, con artists are going after businesses and individuals with verified accounts - a measure that was supposed to help prevent scams!

The Better Business Bureau explains how the scam works: You receive a direct message or email that appears to come directly from Twitter, Instagram, or another social media platform. It states that your verified account has been flagged, and you'll need to re-verify it. You could allegedly lose your verified account badge if you don’t respond. For example, some Twitter users have reported receiving direct messages or emails stating that their blue verified

badge has been marked as spam and, if they don't appeal the decision, it will be deleted.Thescam message asks you to click on a link or download a form to start the appeal process and re-verify your account. If you click, you may download malware onto your laptop or mobile device. This can collect your personal data without your knowledge. If you fill out forms or reply with the requested information, scammers may be able to hack your account or use your personal information to commit identity theft.

How to avoid social media scams:

• Understand how social media platforms work. Get to know a social media platform's policies before you start using it. For example,



Having qualified on 6th of July, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of DONALD LEE ROSS (22 E 549), 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 Mildred Sue Ross, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before December 21st, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 21st day of September, 2022.

Mildred Sue Ross Executrix of the Estate of Donald Lee Ross c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (9/21, 28 10/05 & 10/12/2022)




Having qualified on 25th day of August, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of HORACE EDWARD BLANTON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Chad Christopher Blanton, Executor, on or before the 1st of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 31st day of August, 2022.

Chad Christopher Blanton, Executor Estate of: Horace Edward Blanton 119 Stone Crest Rd Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (8/31, 9/07, 14 & 21/2022)





TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed on September 12, 2022 in the above entitled special proceeding. The nature of the relief being sought is as Petitionfollows: to Identify Unknown Heirs of JOSEPH SCOTT PEELER who died on January 9, 2022 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than November 1, 2022, and upon your failure to do the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for relief sought.

This the 21st day of September, 2022.

/s/ A. Susan AdministratrixBiggersCTAof the Estate of Joseph Scott Peeler 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 Telephone: 704/482-7300.

North Carolina State Bar Number 18089 KMH (9/21, 28 &10/05/2022)

Twitter never sends emails with a request for login credentials, nor do they send emails with attachments. If you are clear on the platform's policies and procedures, you’ll be less likely to fall for correspondence from a scammer - even if it looks legit.

• Be wary of unsolicited messages. Whether it's a DM, an email, or a message on a messaging app, be skeptical about out-of-theblue messages, especially if they ask you to click on links or open attachments. Instead, go straight to the source - the platform's offi-

cial customer service center - to find out if the message is real.•Look for the signs of a scam. Poor spelling, bad grammar, pressure to act now, and scare tactics are all red flags that indicate a scam.•Always protect your personal information. Never give your login credentials or other personal information to a stranger without verifying the legitimacy of their request. Most reputable companies won't ask you for your login information.

Bank of America supports program aimed at reducing health disparities

Atrium Health announced today a $10 million gift from Bank of America to establish “Meaningful Medicine,” a program uniting the best innovations within health care, social impact, and workforce development to directly target health equity and economic mobility goals within Charlotte.

In partnership theHealth,sites.tocludinghealthcommunitythetheingreerstoprivilegedforandstudentsgramMeaningfulCharlotte,legePiedmontlenburgSchoolsCharlotte-Mecklenburgwith(CMS),Meck-County,CentralCommunityCol-andYMCAofGreaterAtriumHealth’sMedicinepro-willsupportCMSatTitleIschoolsexpandopportunitieseconomicallyunder-CMSgraduatesattainhealthcareca-withfamily-support-wages.Additionally,programwillprovidemostvulnerableinthewithembeddedsupportsystems,in-convenientaccessnewvirtualhealthcare“Together,withAtriumweareaddressingrootcausesofinequal-

ity through a commitment to advancing health and economic opportunity across diverse communities,” said Kieth Cockrell, president of Bank of America Charlotte – a steadfast supporter of workforce development, education and health equity. “When communities have greater access to health care, they also experience lower unemployment rates and higher“Byincomes.”improving the wellbeing of our students across Charlotte, we are not only investing in their health, but in our collective future,” said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. “These young girls and boys will be the future doctors and nurses that will serve the needs of our growing community in the decades to come – and Atrium Health is proud to help model for the nation how health systems, businesses, schools and public officials can work together to have a meaningful impact in historically underserved communities.”




Having qualified on 30th day of August, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of WANDA GAIL ANDERSON SHERMAN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Lynn Anderson Paul, Executrix, on or before the 7th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of September, 2022.

Lynn Anderson Paul, Executrix Estate of: Wanda Gail Anderson Sherman 1302 Hammock Avenue Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28/2022)




Having qualified on 25th day of August, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of HELEN MARGIE CONNOR, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Judy Brown Wagner, Executrix, on or before the 7th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of September, 2022.

Judy Brown Wagner, Executrix Estate of: Helen Margie Connor 117 Fenway Drive Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28/2022)

KMHS Athletic Dept. Good Citizen Award goes to Evan Goodnite

The Kings Mountain High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce their Good Citizen Award goes to Carson Epps, the outstanding fourth grade student from East Elementary School.Carson is a talented and hard working student. He completes all tasks to the best of his ability and works well with others. He enjoys answering questions in class. Carson is responsible and challenges himself with set-

ting and achieving various goals.Carson likes playing basketball and baseball. He is a leader on the court as well as often getting together teams to play basketball and recess.

East School sends best wishes on all Carson’s successes now and in the future.

Carson is the son of Megan Carson (mom) and Jeffrey and Kristie Epps (dad and step-mom). His sister is Jaden Epps.

KM Family YMCA: On the course for a cause


golf tournament on September 30, at Kings Mountain Country Club. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be given, and snacks are provided. Cost per individual

is $75, or $300 per team. Golf for a cause. The annual tournament helps provide financial assistance to give opportunity to participate in the following Y programs: After School, Summer Camp, Sports Assistance, Open Door Assistance, Teen Programs, Health & Wellness Programs, among others.

For more information, contact Kevin Osborne at 704-739-9631.



Having qualified on 29th day of August, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of WILLIAM SMITH JONES, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, William Mark Jones, Co-Executor and/ or John Russell Taylor, Co-Executor, on or before the 7th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of September, 2022.

William Mark Jones, Co-Executor

Estate of: William Smith Jones 159 Pleasant Ridge Church Road Shelby, NC 28152

JohnAnd/orRussell Taylor, Co-Executor

Estate of: William Smith Jones 21802 Farmridge Lane Oakboro, NC 28129

KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28 /2022)




Having qualified on 6th day of September, 2022 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of AMBER COOPER BLACKWOOD; AKA, AMBER C. BLACKWOOD, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Catherine Marie Tate, Co-Executrix and/or Samantha Jeanne Tate, Co-Executrix, on or before the 14th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of September, 2022.

Catherine Marie Tate, Co-Executrix

Estate of: Amber Cooper Blackwood; aka, Amber C. Blackwood 600 Landing Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

SamanthaAnd/or Jeanne Tate, Co-Executrix

Estate of: Amber Cooper Blackwood; aka, Amber C. Blackwood 409 Palm Frond Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 KMH (9/14, 21, 28 & 10/05/2022)

Mark McDaniel presented the plaques to Principal Miriam Harvey and student Carson Epps.
Page 4B The Kings Mountain Herald |

Answers about the new Omicron variant boosters

Opinions vary about the need to get the new COVID-19 boosters, especially those for

the Omicron variant. To help with this decision, WebMD has created a list of questions and answers to frequently asked questions about the shots pro-




In the Matter of the Estate of: REBECCA GLOVER GREENE aka REBECCA G. GREENE, Deceased


Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Rebecca Glover Greene aka Rebecca G. Greene, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said Rebecca Glover Greene aka Rebecca G. Greene to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, Katherine Lea G. Proctor, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 7th day of December 2022 or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 7th day of September, 2022

Katherine Lea G. Proctor, Executrix of the Estate, c/o Loann S. Meekins Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 KM (9/7, 9/14, 9/21 & 9/28/22)



Having qualified on 27th day of July, 2022 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of Joseph Scott Peeler (22 E 188), 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 A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before December 14, 2022, 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 14th day of September, 2022.

A. Susan AdministratrixBiggersofthe Estate of Joseph Scott Peeler Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

KMH (9/14, 21 & 28/2022 & 10/5/22)



Having qualified on 18th of August, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of GLENN A. SHORT (22 E 729), 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 Bessie M. Short, Administratrix, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before December 1st, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the Thisundersigned.the31stday of August, 2022.

Bessie M. AdministratixAllenof the Estate of Glenn A. Short c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (8/31, 9/7, 14, 21 /2022).

duced by Moderna and Pfizer/ BioNTech, based on information provided by the CDC and Keri Althoff, PhD, and virologist Andrew Pekosz, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health epidemiologists.NewCOVID boosters that target the fast-spreading Omicron strains of the virus are rolling out this week, with the CDC recommending these so-called bivalent mRNA shots for Americans 12 and older.

Q: Who is eligible for the new bivalent boosters?

A: The CDC greenlighted the upgraded Pfizer/BioNTech shots for Americans 12 and older and the Moderna booster for those 18 and over, if they have received a primary vaccine series or a booster at least 2 months before.

The boosters have been redesigned to protect against the predominant BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the virus. The Biden administration is making 160 million of the booster shots available free of charge through pharmacies, doctor’s offices, clinics, and state health departments.Q:What about children under 12?

A: The new boosters are not approved for children under 12. Additional testing and trials need to be conducted for safety and effectiveness. But officials recommend that children 5 and above receive the primary vaccine series and be boosted with one shot. Children 6 months to

under 5 years are not yet eligible for Pfizerboosters.saidit hopes to ask the FDA for authorization in 5- to 11-year-olds in October.

Q: How do the new bivalent boosters differ from previous shots?A: The new shots use the same mRNA technology as the prior Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines and boosters but have been upgraded to target the newer Omicron strains. The shots use mRNA created in a lab to teach our cells to produce a specific protein that triggers an immune-system response and make antibodies that help protect us from of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causesTheCOVID.recipe for the new shots incorporates the socalled “spike protein” of both the original (ancestral) strain of the virus and more highly transmissible Omicron strains (BA.4, BA.5). Once your body produces these proteins, your immune system kicks into gear to mount a response.

It’s also possible – but yet to be determined – that the new bivalent boosters will offer protection against newer but less common strains known as BA.4.6 and BA.2.75.

Q: Are there any new risks or side effects associated with theseA:boosters?Health experts don’t expect to see anything beyond what has already been noted with prior mRNA vaccines, with the vast majority of recip-



Having qualified on 19th of August 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of LUTHER CHARLES CLAYTON (22 E 245), 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 A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before December 1, 2022, 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 31st day of August, 2022.

A. Susan AdministratrixBiggersofthe Estate of Luther Charles Clayton Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

KMH (8/31, 9/7, 9/14 & 9/21/2022)




Having qualified on 31st day of August, 2022 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of MARY HELEN MCCURRY KIRBY; AKA, MARRY HELEN KIRBY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, James Beheler, Administrator-CTA, on or before the 14th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of September, 2022.

James Beheler, Administrator-CTA Estate of: Mary Helen McCurry Kirby; aka, Mary Helen Kirby 112 Whipporwill St Grover, NC 28073

ients experiencing only mild issues such as redness from the shot, soreness, and fatigue.

Q: Do I need one of the new shots if I’ve already had past boosters or had COVID?

Yes. Even if you’ve been infected with COVID in the past year and/or received the prior series of primary vaccines and boosters, you should get a bivalent Omicron shot.

Doing so will give you broader immunity against COVID and help limit the emergence of other variants. The more Americans with high immunity, the better; it makes it less likely other variants will emerge that can escape the immunity provided by vaccines and COVID infections.

Q: How long should I wait, from the time of my last shot, before getting a new booster?

A: The bivalent boosters are most effective when given after a period has passed between your last shot and the new one. A 2-to-3-month waiting period is the minimum, but some evidence suggests extending it out to 4 to 6 months might be good timing.To determine when you should get a new booster, check out the CDC’s Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters website.

Q: What if I’ve recently had COVID?A:There are no specific rules about a waiting period after COVID infection. But if you have been infected with the virus in the last 8 weeks, you

may want to wait for 8 weeks to pass before receiving the bivalent booster to allow your immune system to get greater benefit from the shot.

Q: If I never got the original vaccines, do I need to get those shots

A:first?Yes. The bivalent vaccine has a lower dose of mRNA than the vaccines used in the primary series of vaccines, rolled out in late 2020. The bivalent vaccine is authorized for use as a booster dose and not a primary vaccine series dose.

Q: Do the Omicron-specific boosters entirely replace the otherA:boosters?Yes.The new booster shots, which target the original strain and the Omicron subvariants, are now the only available boosters for people ages 12 and older. The FDA no longer authorizes the previous booster doses for people in the approved age groups.

Q: What if I received a non-mRNA vaccine produced by Novavax or Johnson & Johnson? Should I still get an mRNA booster?

A: You can mix and match COVID vaccines, and you are eligible to get the bivalent booster 8 weeks after completing the primary COVID vaccination series – whether that was two doses of mRNA or Novavax, or one shot of J&J.

Q: How effective are the newA:boosters?Scientists don’t have complete effectiveness data





Having qualified on 22nd day of August, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of RANDY STEPHEN ROPP, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Russell Stephen Ropp, Administrator, on or before the 1st of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 31st day of August, 2022.

Russell Stephen Ropp, Administrator Estate of: Randy Stephen Ropp 5111 Westgate Dr Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (8/31, 9/07, 14 & 21/2022)




Having qualified on 14th day of July, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of LOUENIA TATE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brandy Tate, Administrator on or before the 7th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of September, 2022.


For Lease of Municipally-Owned Property and Sublease of Norfolk Southern Railway Property

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 160A-272, has stated their intentions of entering into a Lease and Sublease with the Southern Arts Society, Inc., as declared by Resolution adopted at their regular meeting of Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

The property being considered for a Lease and Sublease is described as follows:

1. Property Location: That property known as the Old Kings Mountain Depot and Norfolk Southern Railway Property, such being located at 301 North Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

2. Lease Payments: The rental rate shall be One ($1.00) Dollar due annually, with such Lease and Sublease being for a term of nine (9) years.

A full and complete copy of the Lease and Sublease, which is subject to the approval by Norfolk Southern Railway, is being proposed and will be considered by the City Council at the regular meeting of October 25, 2022 and is on display at the office of the City Clerk for the City of Kings Mountain, located at City Hall, 101 West Gold Street, Kings Mountain, NC.

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

KMH (9/14, 21, 28 & 10/05/2022)




Having qualified on 29th day of June, 2022 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of JAMES EDWARD WILLIAMS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator-CTA, on or before the 14th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of September, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator-CTA Estate of: James Edward Williams McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (9/14, 21, 28 & 10/05/2022)

Brandy Tate, Administrator Estate of: Louenia Tate 512 Richard Steven Dr Dallas, NC 28034

KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28/2022)




Having qualified on 15th day of July, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of HOWARD TATE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Merenda D. Tate, Administratrix on or before the 7th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of September, 2022.

Merenda D. Tate, Administratrix Estate of: Howard Tate 203 Mt. Sinai Church Road Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28/2022)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B



SHS CLASS OF 1970 REUNION. The Shelby High School Class of ‘70 Reunion will be held the evening of Saturday, October 15. For details, contact Judie Young Davidson at (352) 3391801


Salary: $13 - $17 an hour Job

Type: Full-time Experienced Maintenance Technician for a busy apartment complex with at least 1 year experience working with Apartment Maintenance. Must be willing to be on call. Work hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Must pass Back Ground and Drug Test. Please email resume:

MOTOR WINDER Experienced AC motor winder needed. Competitive pay, benefits, and relaxed atmosphere (704) 947-1811

EXPERIENCED GARMENT AND TEXTILE SEWING. Experienced sewing positions. FT 1st-Shift. M-F 8:30-5. Parttime also available Competitive pay. Great Environment. English and Spanish-speaking staff. Located in Lincolnton (310) 874-8516

ED.PARThodgesinternational.netcontact@TIMEPAINTERNEEDFor rental properties. (704) 473-4299

CNC MACHINIST & GENERAL LABOR Carolina Textile Sales, 521 N Sims Street KM. Full Time, 1st Shift, Mon-Fri. Experience preferred for CNC Position. Pay based on experience. Apply in person or contact Brandon (704) bmccomas221@aol.com739-1646

FABRIC CUTTING SUPERVISOR - LINCOLNTON. The Cutter Supervisor position will program, set up, operate and maintain automated (Tukatech) equipment and hand cutter to cut fabric to product specifications. Meet production, quality, and safety requirements. Keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies. Perform cutting operations to assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards., cuts fabric and material handling and bundling operations. Manages cutting staff. 1st ShiftM-F 8:30 - 5. Located in Lincolnton (714) 916-9513 hodgesinternational.netcontact@

WANTED: ELECTRICIAN. To do light electrical work around my home. (704) 487-9437


Electrical Contracting is seeking full time electrician and laborers. Experience is preferred but not required. Electrician starting pay $15.00 – $30.00 based on experience Laborers starting pay $10.50 - $15.00 based on experience. Please contact Joe Greene for more information. (704) jojoe5656@outlook.com473-6862

ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby NOW HIRING TENT INSTALLERS & Warehouse Manager. Must be able to pass drug screen and Valid drivers license. Call (704) 692-4576



CLEVELAND COUNTY 5 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat Sep 24th, 8am-12pm. Furniture, household items, clothes, toys, electronics, misc. 1400 Lackey Street, Shelby, NC 28152


ATTENTION MUSIC! The song, “I, THE INDIVUDUAL’S SONG” by Pops Hoyle is now available on Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify and more. “Perhaps it was a time when everyone believed in freedom of industry, body and mind.”


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

CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

THE SCREEN SHOP. For Windows and Doors. Can make, repair, and recover any screen for your windows and doors. For three generations, The Screen Shop has been serving Cleveland and surrounding counties. (828) 381-1422

GRAVEL $170 / TON. Miscellaneous junk removal, Trenching excavator, $75 / hr, $50 / unload. Firewood $65-$85 shorted truck load, tree-trimming except over house. Estimate, 864-490-9803 complaints or problems.

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

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

HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Ray at 704-8137623

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

NEED YOUR HOME CLEANED? Did you know that having a clean home is one of the secretes to happiness? Let me make you happy by making your home sparkle and shine. I do basis or deep cleaning at reasonable rates. Email me at call or text me at (704) 419-9016

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. We also stain decks. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. (828) 429-7511

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704472-9367.

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058

COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (bushhogging, box blade and loader work) at reasonable prices. (704) 692-0662

YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 2950750

GASTON COUNTY BIG YARD SALE. Fri Sep 23rd, 8am until. Mens, women’s kids clothes, toys, kit & household items. Too much to list. 720 Bell Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

RUTHERFORD COUNTY MAN SALE! TOOLS, TOOLS, TOOLS! Friday & Saturday September 23-24; 8am-until. Compound mitresaw with laser, benchtop bandsaw, scrolls and much more. Lots of tools. Anything you’re looking for may be here. 216 Courtland Street, Spindale, NC 28160


16 FT. ALUMINUM WALK BOARD New. 1000 watt generator, Never used. (704) 7358998

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Good hardwood. 8 ft. bed pickup load. Deliverable. $75. 704284-1694.

2005 HONDA RUCKUS MOPED. Broken. Needs Work. $150. 704-419-5054. Leave Message.

MISCELLANEOUS HUNTING EQUIPMENT. Bowtech compound bow $300. Free fly fishing lessons. 828-748-2027.

JAZZY SELECT 6 $475. Mobility chair, delivered, warranty & charger. 245 lb wt capacity. Call Scooterman John. New Jazzy, 275 wt Ltd, $1195. Jazzy with lift seat, 225 wt Ltd, $650. (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@

RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-476-9383.

BURNING BARRELS $15. Water Totes $60 to $100. Plastic Barrels with Lids & Rings $20. Solid Top Plastic Barrels $10. 15 Gallon Plastic Barrels $10. (828) 327-4782

JOHN DEERE 160 MOTOR Kawasaki, FB460V. Murray 12HP/40’’ Motor B&S Power Built 12HP, Craftsman LTX1000 Motor B&S inter/twin 20-OH, Craftsman LT 1000 Motor Craftsman I/C 17HP, no batteries, no gas, being sold for parts. $1,000 for 4 units or $300 each. 828-453-0828.

1998 MACK C5200P. Very good condition. 169,000 miles. One Owner. 22 ft. fully dry box with 2500 lb. lift gate. Serviced every 8000 miles. Good heat and air. (704) 472-1754

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

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

WANTED: OLD CAMERA GEAR. Wanted: your old film and digital cameras, lenses, flashes and tripods. We will buy or trade for new gear. We are not buying Polaroid, Ansco or Kodak. Bring it in for a quote, no quotes by phone. (864) 5836835 tocenter.comMarketing@spartanpho-


DANNY’SLIVE.COMSAVEYOUREARTH@AUTOWERKS.Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.


FREE POWER WHEEL CHAIR Free! Small adult or teen power wheelchair. Got a newer one and this one has been sitting in garage. Needs new batteries. Call 704-477-7787 (704) 4729274

JOHN DEERE ZERO TURN, 42 in. cut, 400 hrs. Looks, runs, cuts good. $1800 or OBO. 704487-0500 or 704-678-3954.

LIKE NEW, MEN’S HUFFY BICYCLE. Great Condition Must See! $50.00. Great Trail Rider. Call 828-782-7221

1998 HONDA CIVIC $600. 2 riding mowers $100 each. 3 push mowers $20-$50 each. Set of 13’’ tires $80. 15’’ tires $30 each. 828-223-1982.

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Small hardwood mix for small wood stoves. Cut, split, delivered $85/load. 828-395-0758.

HEAVY DUTY HEDGE TRIMMER. SunJoe Electric, telescoping, pivoting head. Used once -$65. Also, 4” steel pipe, schedule 60, 134’, 6 pieces, 20’ t0 24’. $500. 704-692-9415.

SOLID OAK GRANDFATHER CLOCK. Handmade, excellent condition, must see. Can be seen at 478 East Church Street, Bostic, NC.



RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPO’S. LARGE SELECTION! CASH or RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK! J Johnson Sales 2690 Hwy 221 South, Forest City Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12 (828) 245-5895

NEW USED REPO BUILDINGS. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Sat. 10-12 J Johnson Sales 2690 US Hwy 221 South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

METAL ROOFING IN STOCK! Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

ALL TRAILERS CASH, FINANCE, CREDIT CARDS or RENT TO OWN. J Johnson Sales Forest City, NC. Thursday - Friday 10-5, Saturday 1012. Ph. (828) 245-5895

STEEL CARPORTS & GARAGES 12 wide, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 30 wides on display. Large onsite display. J Johnson Sales Forest City 2690 Hwy 221 South. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. Ph.(828) 2455895

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH SCRATCH PADS! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

A CRYPT MAUSOLEUM at Rose Hill Cemetry in Fallston. Call 704-477-8405 or 704-7393770.


CREST Plate includes 2 hotdogs, chips and drink, deserts. Price is $6.00, all proceeds go to family for donations. Contact Jennifer Moore 828-744-1095 also doing Raffle.

LAND PROS LAND MANAGEMENT We offer commercial and residential forestry mulching, land clearing, lawn care and light duty skid steer work. We are located in Shelby, N.C. We offer our services in Cleveland and surrounding counties. We offer free estimates! (704) 300-8763 landproshelby@

NEW 16’X16” METAL LOG BOARD. $350. New 1000 watt generator, $200 Never used. (704) 735-8998


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) BUY. Mobile home wheels or tires. 14.5”. 704-4773537



WANT BUY INEXPENSIVE, and boxsprings. Absolutely no Hal, (828) 4477476 PAYING (704) 692WANT8496 TRUCKS.

1949 FERGUSON TE20 TRACTOR. Made in Coventry, England in former RAF WWII airplane factory. New front tires/tubes, 12V alternator, voltage regulator, recently rebuilt starter, battery, great. Located near Belmont. (704) 460-0283
Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Open at the Neal Senior Center 100 T R Harris Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 Hours: Thursday 5:00pm6:30pm; Workshop at 5:30pm; Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00am; Workshop at 9:00am. More information and a promotional code for $10 off contact: ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW. Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2022. At T&H EQUIPMENT located at 1721 South Post Rd., Shelby, NC. “FREE Admission” Tractors Welcomed! Call Hal at 704300-3071 or Neal at 704-4815800, 10am-2pm GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103 NOW OPEN. Come See us at Ross Consignment, LLC where you will find a large selection of name brand clothing and shoes for the entire family along with home décor, furniture, jewelry, pet supplies and more. We are located at 127 West 2nd Street, Rutherfordton. For more information check us out on Facebook. Call/text us at (828) 447-6971 ross.consignment@ COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. SHS Class of 1980 is having our 42nd reunion of Oct 1 2022 at the Don Gibson Theatre. Social hour begins at 6:30 with dinner and dancing to follow. Meal will consist of chicken, barbecue, sides, desserts and drinks. Cash bar available with DJ to provide music.$50 per person and $90 per couple.. Please respond by September 15th. Payment may be made to Pam Blanton Williams, 1615 Wesson Rd, Shelby, NC 28152 or through paypal @PamelaWilliams911. Any questions please contact Pam Blanton Williams 704-692-2472 or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704-284-3303 SHS CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. Shelby High Class of ‘77 will hold there 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Izzi Q Barbecue located at 127 W. Marion St., in Uptown Shelby. $25 per person and that’s all inclusive; venue, food and music. Desserts by Betsy Lutz McPherson. Checks can be mailed to Donna Blanton Rash at 1045 Allison Dr., Shelby NC 28150
CLASS OF 1970 REUNION. The Crest High class of 1970 is holding a 50th class reunion on Saturday Oct. 22, 2022 at the Legrand Center in Shelby from 6pm to 10pm. Price per person will be determined by the number of commentments. Respond to 418-1403.orcrestclassof1970@gmail.comeithertext/callAllenGoldat704HOTDOG BENEFIT FOR CRYSTAL HENSON at Boiling Springs Masonic Lodge October 8th from 12-6 pm.
FULL mattress
memory foam.
Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006
major tune up, all fluids/oils serviced. Rear tires good. New radiator hoses and thermostat. Hydraulics work good. Fresh Rustoleum rattlecan paint job. Runs
$2400 OBO.
405H. Field ready, shed kept, ready to bale. $5500. Gill twin V rake, 8 wheels $2500. (704) 472-4450 WANT TO BUY USED UTV (utility vehicle) w/2 wheel drive, rear wheel drive. Also handyman with a chainsaw available. 828-248-2184. BOATS 2003 - 1700 LUND BOAT. 140 H.P. Four Stroke Johnson. Onboard charger. 55 thrust 12 volt Minn Kota trolling motor. Lawrence fish finder. Many more extras. $15,000. Call (704) 4779631 PETS
BOER BOEL REGISTERED MASTIFF PUPPIES. Seven males and females, 9 weeks old. Up-to-date on shots and deworming. $800. Ready for forever home. Call or text 704-600-5388, can arrange facetime. FAINTING GOATS FOR SALE. Wethers and nannies. Please call 828-248-8060. CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUEDTOPAGE7B CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

North ReadingElementaryBuddy

North Elementary School students have a special visitor and reading buddy one day per week. Dixie is a 10-year-old Boykin Spaniel and a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dogs International.She has been specially trained and evaluated for outstanding temperament and for the ability to provide comfort and support for children. Dixie enjoys lying by students while getting petted as they read a book to her and greeting children in the hallway be-

tween readers. She even makes visits to classrooms where students can pet and talk to Thisher."Tail Waggin' Tutor' program builds excitement about reading and may motivate a child to go home and read to their own dog. Dixie also helps children develop a better understanding of a dog, such as how to safely pet and interact with a dog, practice empathy and social skills, and learn how to teach a dogNorthtricks.students have recently learned how to help teach her how to "give paw". Studies have shown

a decrease in blood pressure and stress levels during Therapy Dog visits, and overall increased happiness, calmness, and emotional well-being. When Dixie is off duty, she enjoys playing fetch with tennis balls, camping, going to Lowes, and going on car rides. Dixie's handler is North's school psychologist, Krista Kiser.


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.

BEACH HOUSES AT OCEAN LAKE 2BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, golf cart, Wifi, Weeks and weekends available. Halloween weekend open. 704-4731494




CLEVELAND COUNTY EXTREMELY NICE, 2 BEDROOM HOME in Kings Mountain. Nice yard. Great neighborhood. Stove, refrigerator, new H&A. No pets. $1500 month. (704) 473-5240

3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE. Attached 2 car garage, large detatched garage, updated throughout. Lawn maintenance included. Shelby/Waco area. $1450 month, $1450 security deposit. (704) 236-8198

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM, 124 Deer Meadow Lane, Lawndale, NC Doublewide. Rent $1,250. Deposit-$1,250. Application Fee $25. 704-2144180.

135-11 WIGGINS LANE, Kings Mountain, NC. Single Wide. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom. Rent $800 Deposit $800. Application fee $25. 704-2144180.

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME. Very clean, in small quiet park. Cleveland Mall area. References & criminal background check required. $700 month, $700 deposit. No Pets. (704) 481-0925

2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE HAS 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

1991 ROLLS-ROYCE. Low mileage, $24,000. Also nice marble top kitchen table with 4 chairs, $200. 704-284-1641

1995 FORD RANGER 160K mileage, custom grill, toolbox, chrome fenderwell, Gold color. Nice looking truck. $3,000. 704-466-2184.


AVAILABLE 2 ACRE TRACT. Hidden pasture, wooded house-site, rough-in driveway, NC highway 9 south, road frontage, minutes from stores in Tryon, Columbus, Landrum, SC. Light zoning, low property taxes, county water available. Year-round creek on back property line, 3 phase electric available. Reduced to $47,900. For further information call John between 10am-8pm. 828-8630596 or Peter 828-606-6712.


CLEVELAND COUNTY CAMPER WEEKLY RENTAL. 100 Kentbury Dr, Grover, NC. $325 weekly includes power & water. $1,000 deposit, $25 Application fee. 704-214-4180.

HOUSE FOR RENT. 3 BR, 1 BA, Center H&A, Deposit-$850, Rent-$850. 704-4733730.

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


FOR LEASE- OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. breakroom included. Brand new HVAC, brand new flooring, and ground level entry. $1125 per month including water. 112 E. Dixon Blvd., Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. Call (704) 923-1698

MOBILE HOMES & In Kings Mountain. P. Call (704) 739-4417 (704) (704) 473-4299

GASTONIA-RENT LOCAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location behind the library, 4 offices, break room, front end reception area, and waiting room. $1250 a month plus utilities. Call Zeus Realty at (980) 989-7316

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT. Ellenboro, New House Road and Shelby. No calls after 9pm. 828-305-1650, 828-755-5670.

4 BR MOBILE HOME Beautiful location, mountain views with Broad River access available. Rutherfordton address, just inside Polk Co. Close to TIEC & easy commute to Rutherfordton, Forest City, Spartanburg, Hendersonville. Updated bathrooms, fresh paint & carpet. $1500 deposit, references required. (704) 913-5802

2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

We future Mountaineer at Smart)
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7B PETS & LIVESTOCK AKC REGISTERED LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES. Ready. Up to date on shots, wormed, parents onsite. 1 black male, 1 yellow male. $600. Text 828-429-0210. AMERICAN PIT BULLS. $350 each. 3 males, 4 females. Text 704-74-8055, Call (704) 9748055 AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE. Call 704747-7441. FREE TO GOOD HOME. Black Labrador. 2.5 years old, spayed, very friendly. Needs outdoor space. (704) 913-1290 TOY POODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. CKC registered, 1st shots and wormed. $500. 704477-6762 KITTENS NEED LOVING HOME. Call (704) 434-4918 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 7 wk old Chihuahua puppies, 3 males and 2 females. $400 ea. Dewormed. No papers. Will be toy size. TEXT for more info (704) 860-2647 TINY POMERANIAN PUPPIES AVAILABLE. Blue, Vet checked, shots & worming. Ready to go. (828) 289-8872 FREE KITTENS. to a good home. Call 828-201-3861 after 4 pm. APPLEHEAD CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 8 wks old. Shots & worming UTD. $400 each. (704) 473-4559 PETS & LIVESTOCK 5 LABRADOODLE 2 POMERANIAN PUPPIES. 5 Labradoodles: 8 weeks, 3 red 2 white $600 each. 2 Pomeranians: Sable and White, male, and female $1000 each. UTD Vaccine and Worming all. All ready today. Don, 8 years record. 864-492-5138 (864) dvcaldwell38@gmail.com492-5138 2 BABY PIGMY GOATS. for sale. 1 male, 1 female. Call 704813-6905 for more information. COCKAPOO PUPPIES BORN JULY 23. Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. Ready September 8. $1,000. Call Greg after 8am. 828-305-2181. DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12, 10x16 Delivered & Installed Available. J Johnson Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2. Ph. (828) 2455895 GOATS, ALL NANNYS, 6 months and older, $100 to $150. Also sheep $150 each. Call for info 828-429-6319. PETS & LIVESTOCK MALTESE & POMERANIAN PUPPIES AVAILABLE. Vet checked, shots & worming. Ready to go. (828) 289-8872 CARS & TRUCKS 2001 DODGE RAM 2500. One owner, SLP, Quad cab, automatic, 2 w/d, 160K miles, Tow package, 5.9 cummings diesel. Good tires.$18500, 828-4470774. 2021 NISSAN MURANO 18,500 miles, $42000 obo. Excellent condition! This is my daily driver so miles will change. Loaded! Certified preowned! Still under manufacturer warranty! No lowballers please! This vehicle has been maintained and kept in like new condition. All service records available. Please leave a message or text me & I will call you back! 704-740-0747 Thanks! I do have additional pictures I can send! (704) 740-0747
Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites.
435-0938 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 1999 E 320 BENTZ. Gold, new tires, good credit, $3500. 2014 Indian Chief, Vintage Red, $10,000. (704) 300-9223
HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street,
MOVE487-6354INSPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS.
CLASSIFIEDS CONT’D FROM PAGE 6B Auctions cap10%Lumberton,SeeAuctionConstruction-Truck-FarmTue,Sept27th8AMmeekinsauction.comNCNCLN858buyerspremiumw/4k Home Improvement Eliminate gutter cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced debris-blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. Call 1-877-649-1190 Miscellaneous TOP CA$H PAID FOR OLD GUITARS! 1920-1980 Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg. And Gibson Mandolins / Banjos. 833649-2292 Miscellaneous PROTECT YOUR HOME from pests safely and affordably. Pest, rodent, termite and mosquito control. Call for a quote or inspection today 877-593-6072 Miscellaneous DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER? You may qualify for a substantial cash award - even with smoking history. NO obligation! We’ve recovered millions. Let us help!! Call 24/7, 844-641-0129 Miscellaneous Denied Social Security Disability? Appeal! If you’re 50+, filed SSD and denied, our attorneys can help! Win or Pay Nothing! Strong, recent work history needed. 877-553-0252 [Steppacher Law Offices LLC Principal Office: 224 Adams Ave Scranton PA 18503] Miscellaneous Safe Step. North America’s #1 Walk-In Tub. Comprehensive lifetime warranty. Top-of-the-line installation and service. Now featuring our FREE shower package and $1600 Off for a limited time! Call today! Financing available. Call Safe Step 1-855-931-3643 Miscellaneous Replace your roof with the best looking and longest lasting material – steel from Erie Metal Roofs! Three styles and multiple colors available. Guaranteed to last a lifetime! Limited Time Offer - $500 Discount + Additional 10% off install (for military, health workers & 1st responders.) Call Erie Metal Roofs: 1-855-5851815 Miscellaneous DENTAL INSURANCE from Physicians Mutual Insurance Company. Coverage for 350 plus procedures. Real dental insurance - NOT just a discount plan. Do not wait! Call now! Get your FREE Dental Information Kit with all the details! 1-844-4968601 com/ncpresswww.dental50plus.#6258 Miscellaneous Prepare for power outages today with a GENERAC home standby generator $0 Money Down + Low Monthly Payment Options. Request a FREE Quote – Call now before the next power outage: 1-844-938-0700 Miscellaneous DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER? You may qualify for a substantial cash award - even with smoking history. NO obligation! We’ve recovered millions. Let us help!! Call 24/7, 844-641-0129 Miscellaneous AUTO INSURANCE STARTING AT $49/ MONTH! Call for your fee rate comparison to see how much you can save! Call: 833-472-0580 Sale DISH Network. $64.99 for 190 Channels! Blazing Fast Internet, $19.99/mo. (where available.) Switch & Get a FREE $100 Visa Gift Card. FREE Voice Remote. FREE HD DVR. FREE Streaming on ALL Devices. Call today! 1-877-920-7405 Time Share Wesley Financial Group, LLC Timeshare Cancellation Experts. Over $50,000,000 in timeshare debt and fees cancelled in 2019. Get free informational package and learn how to get rid of your timeshare! Free consultations. Over 450 positive reviews. Call 844-213-6711 NETWORKCLASSIFIEDSTATEWIDEADS Carolina Your Link to Local Classifieds! CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon
caught this
on camera
the Homecoming parade last (Photoweek.byGary


from the bivalent vaccines yet. But because the new boosters contain mRNA from the Omicron and the original strains, they are believed to offer greater protection against COVID overall.Cellular-level data supports this, with studies showing the bivalent vaccines increase neutralizing antibodies to BA.4/BA.5 strains. Scientists regard these kinds of studies as surrogate stand-ins for clinical trials. But officials will be studying the effectiveness of the new boosters, examining to what degree

they reduce hospitalizations and deaths.

Q: How long will the boosters’ protection last?

A: Research shows that vaccine effectiveness eventually wanes, which is why we have the boosters. Scientists will be monitoring to see how long the protection lasts from the bivalent boosters through studies of antibody levels as well as assessments of severe COVID illnesses over time, throughout the fall and winter.

Q: Is it OK to get a flu shot and a COVID booster at the same time?

A: Yes. In fact, it’s important to get a flu shot this year because some experts believe we could see overlapping COVID-influenza

1 can cream of mushroom soup on top. Crumble saltine crackers over top of soup. Slice cheese and cover top of saltines completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

surges this fall – a phenomenon some have fancifully called a “twindemic.” Getting a flu shot and COVID booster -- simultaneously, if possible – is particularly important if you’re in a high-riskPeoplegroup.whoare susceptible to severe complications from COVID -- such as older people, people with weakened immune systems, and those will chronic health conditions -- are also especially vulnerable to severe influenza complications.Q:Willanew booster mean I can stop wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding crowded indoor spaces, and taking other precautions to avoid COVID?

Cheddar cheese. Pour into greased 11x7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until mixture is set.

A: No. It’s still a good idea to mask up, keep your distance from others, avoid indoor spaces with people whose vaccine status is unknown, and take other precautions against COVID.

Although the new boosters are front of mind, it’s a good idea to also use other tools in the toolbox, as well, particularly if you have contact with someone who is older, immune-suppressed, has a chronic condition that puts them at higher risk from COVID.

Keep in mind: The community risk of infection nationwide is still high today, with about 67,400 new cases and nearly 320 deaths reported each day in the U.S., according to the latest CDC reports.

Bake at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes until brown.


(Ed. note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from Monumental Recipes, a Centennial celebration collection of recipes by the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.)


Diane Ruppe

1 can asparagus, drained 1 can cream of mushroom

1soupcan green peas. Drained 2 eggs, boiled Saltine crackers 8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese In loaf pan layer asparagus, green peas, and boiled egg slices. Repeat layer. Add


Arlene McMurtry

4 cups milk

¼ cup butter 1 cup uncooked quick cooking grits 1 large egg. Slightly beaten 1 t/ salt ½ t. pepper 8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Bring milk to boil in large pan over med. high heat. Whisk in butter and grits. Reduce heat, simmer whisking constantly for 5-7 minutes or until grits are done. Stir in egg, salt, pepper, and


Mary Jo Stewart

2 or 3 chicken breasts 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup 2 (10.5 oz.) cans chicken broth

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup buttermilk 1 t. salt ¼ t. pepper

½ cup butter, melted Cook chicken breast and remove bones. Place in 9x13 casserole dish

Bring to boil chicken soup and chicken broth. Pour over chicken. Mix flour, buttermilk, salt, pepper, and margarine. Pour over chicken.

Linda Rome

2 c. Golden Delicious

½Applescupmelted butter

1 c. sugar

2 eggs beaten

1 unbaked pie shell

Mix all ingredients together.

Place in unbaked pie shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 60 minutes. IT

Dear Savvy Senior, What kind of changes can Medicare beneficiaries expect to see in the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law? I’m enrolled in original Medicare and have a Part D prescription drug plan but spent more than $6,000 out-of-pocket last year on medications alone.

Overpaying Paul

Dear Paul, The climate, tax and health care bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden last month includes signifi cant improvements to the Medicare program that will kick-in over the next few years.

These changes will lower prescription drug prices for millions of seniors by allowing the government to negotiate drug prices for the first time and capping seniors’ out-of-pocket drug costs at $2,000 annually. Some other popular changes will include free vaccinations, lower insulin costs and expanded subsidies for lower income seniors.

Here is a breakdown of the changes to ex-

pect in Medicare and when they will roll out.

2023: Starting this January, all vaccines covered under Medicare Part D, including the shingles vaccine, will be free to beneficiaries. And the skyrocketing cost of insulin will be capped at $35 per month. This will be a significant saving for the more than 3 million Medicare enrollees who currently use insulin to control their diabetes.

Also starting next year, drug makers will be penalized in the form of “rebates” that they would be forced to pay to the government if they impose price increases that exceed general inflation.

2024: Cost sharing for catastrophic coverage in Part D will be eliminated. Under the current Part D benefit, once your out-ofpocket costs reach $7,050 in 2022, you enter “catastrophic” coverage but are still responsible for 5 percent of your prescription drug costs, with no limit.

But in 2024, people with Part D coverage will no longer be responsible for any outof-pocket drug costs once they enter cat-

astrophic coverage. This is significant for seniors who use expensive medications for conditions like cancer or multiple sclerosis.

Also starting in 2024 through 2029, Part D premiums will not be allowed to grow faster than 6 percent per year.

And for lower income Medicare beneficiaries, eligibility for the Part D Low Income Subsidy (also known as Extra Help) will be expanded to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, from today’s limit of 135 percent. This change will mean about 500,000 more seniors will qualify for financial assistance to help pay some or all of their prescription drug premiums and deductibles.

2025: One of the biggest cost reduction measures for Medicare beneficiaries will begin in 2025 when out-of-pocket spending on Part D prescription drugs will be capped at $2,000 per year. This will be a major savings for the more than 1.5 million beneficiaries who currently spend more than $2,000 outof-pocket each year.

2026: When Medicare’s Part D program

was enacted in 2003, negotiating lower drug prices was forbidden. But because of the Inflation Reduction Act, starting in 2026 Medicare will be empowered to begin negotiating prices with drug companies for 10 of the most expensive drugs covered under Part D. In 2027 and 2028, 15 drugs would be eligible for negotiations and in 2029 and subsequent years, 20 drugs would be chosen.

And, in addition to all the Medicare improvements, the Inflation Reduction Act also extends the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) premium subsidies for three years that have helped millions of Americans gain coverage before they’re eligible for Medicare.

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.

Page 8B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 21, 2022
How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Your Drug Costs CROSSWORD PUZZLE CLUES ACROSS 1. Fall down 5. Gas usage measurement 8. Golf score 11. A superior grade of black tea 13. Wrath 14. Eating house 15. Delay leaving a place 16. People now inhabiting 17.MyanmarCanadian yers 18. Walks back and forth 20. Frequently 21. Humans have two 22. Surrounds with armed 25.forcesMade proper 30. Medical buildings 31. Patty Hearst’s captors 32. Hits with a drop shot 33. Italy’s PM 1919-20 38. Promotions 41. En __: incidentally 43. Queens baseball team 45. Commoner 47. Expenses in insurance world (abbr.) 49. Payroll rm 50. Broadway actress Daisy 55. Skipper butter ies 56. Hint 57. Daniel __, French com59.poserEnglish children’s author Blyton 60. Midway between east and southeast 61. Spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation 62. Patriotic women’s group 63. The woman 64. Tall, slender-leaved plant CLUES DOWN 1. Parts per thousand (abbr.)2.Jump3.Eaten as a vegetable 4. Residual paresis after anesthesia5.Brunchtime staple 6. Makes money off of 7. Re ned 8. Nocturnal S. American rodents9.From a distance 10. Of cials 12. It helps you see 14. Central Canadian indigenous person 19. Invests in little enter23.prisesThey help in tough 24.situationsIndustrial port in Poland 25. Type of screen 26. Peyton’s little brother 27. Alcoholic beverage 28. Newspapers need it 29. Herbal tea 34. Distinctive practice 35. Exercise system __-bo 36. Explosive 37. Belonging to a thing 39. Presidential candidates engage in them 40. Of the Swedes 41. Meadow-grass 42. “Rule, Britannia” com46.45.44.poserHooray!GreekcityOnewayto do it by 48.47.exampleImitated“Gameof Thrones” actress Headey 51. Swiss river 52. Drought-resistant plant 53. A French abbot 54. One point east of 58.northeastGetfree of