KM Herald 9-7-22

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Two City of KM employees retire Carolina 85 Logistics Center fully leased

Kings Mountain resident to be featured in Times Square

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Asher Maples of Kings Mountain will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 17, as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Times Square of roughly 500 photographs includes children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. These collective images promote the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in a very visible way. The photo of Asher was selected from more than 2,400 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. His photo will be shown on two Jumbotron screens in the heart of Times Square, thanks to the support of ClearChannel Outdoor. The two screens are located above Dos Caminos restaurant in Father Duffy Square. The presentation will be live streamed on the NDSS Facebook page from 9:3010:30 a.m. ET on September 17.Asher is pictured in an up-close head shot smiling and showing off his two bottom teeth. The New York City Buddy Walk will follow the Times Square Video presentation® in Central Park. The flagship Buddy Walk has taken place in New York City since 1995 as part of the National Buddy Walk Program. Buddy Walk events are held in hundreds of cities across the country, as well as select international locations. For more information about the New See ASHER, Page 5A


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ElectriCities Director Ed Miller recently awarded Nick the organization’s 2022 Public Partner Distinguished Service Award and said of him, “He joined the Kings Mountain Energy Department as a line worker. Fueled by his love of the city, his dedication improved the lives of its residents, and his commitment ensured the safety of electric department employees.”Mayor Scott Neisler read a proclamation honoring Nick and noted his progression through the ranks to Assistant City Manager. On August 18, 1986, he joined the city working in property maintenance. In 1988, he transferred to the Electric Division. And ten years later, in 1998, he was named Director of Electric Utilities. He was named Director of Energy Services in 2012, when the city combined the Electric and Gas Departments.

On Wednesday, August 31, two employees of the City of Kings Mountain Energy Services Department retired after decades of service to the community. Assistant City Manager and Director of Energy Services Nick Hendricks retired after 36years of working for the city. The same day, Energy and Compliance Specialist Holly Black also retired after 23-years of service.

“The implementation of Dark Fiber as a fifth utility established Kings Mountain as a trailblazer for other utilities across the state. He always, always does what is best for the city and everyone involved,” the mayorNickconcluded.wasgiven a rocking chair to use while enjoying his retirement.

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City of KM to salute Military and First Responders September 10


Big Red’s Café opened a second location inside the new Goodwill in Shelby at 1005 E Dixon Blvd. It makes sense, considering that the café is a Christian-based business. Michael and Nakisha Wenzel took ownership of Big Red’s Café in Kings Mountain almost two years ago and their business has thrived despite COVID. The time was right to expand.Management of the Shelby Goodwill reached out to the Wenzels, asking if they would consider opening a café inside their store. To make their decision, the couple drove to Rockingham where a similar concept is being tested. After talking with those owners, the Wenzels decided to move ahead with the project. The challenge, they only had one week to pull the shop together… and they finished in time for the grand opening. The second location of Red’s Café currently offers smoothies, coffee, tea, pastry, grab & go items, chicken salad, wraps, and fruits. As soon as possible, they plan to add soups, sandwiches, and salads. Nakisha is excited for a unique feature in the new See BIG RED’S, Page 5A

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September 11, 2022, marks the 21st anniversary of 9/11, a series of attacks on America that began the morning of September 11, 2001. To commemorate the incredible heroics of that fateful day, the City of Kings Mountain will honor the military and first responders on Saturday, September 10, during the LIVE at Patriots Park Concert Series featuring FREEBIRD: The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute and the Dirty Grass Soul. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.Men and women, who serve or have served in the military or as a first responder, are encouraged to attend and bring their families to this special event. A Cruise-In, also hosted by the City of Kings Mountain, will begin at 5:00 p.m. Agencies all over Cleveland County are encouraged to bring a service vehicle to the Cruise-In. To register, contact the Special Events Department at 704-730-2101. This year, September 10th is sure to be memorable in Kings Mountain. Please join us to salute all our community heroes. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. For more information on the Concert or Cruise-In, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at closureofkmspecialevents.FacebookYousMountainEvents.Com.www.King-mayalsovisittheirpageat@city-Seepage3Aforroadinformation.

Carolina 85 Logistics Center is fully leased, with Utz Brands, Inc and Ferguson occupying the building.

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In an article in the Charlotte Business Journal last week, it was reported that Utz Quality Foods and Ferguson have fully leased the Carolina 85 Logistics Center. Both companies have signed leases and will each occupy half of the 300,240-square-foot building.

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Big Red’s Café second location now open inside the new Goodwill store at 1005 E. Dixon Blvd., in Shelby.

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The project was originally brought before city council as a manufacturing facility in May 2020 and in June 2021, Kings Mountain City Council approved construction. During the July 2021 city council meeting, plans for the building changed for use as a warehouse and distribution center.On April 28, Utz Brands, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, announced that the company’s subsidiary, Utz Quality Foods, LLC, had purchased a brand new, recently completed snack food manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain from Evans Food Group Ltd. d/b/a Benestar Brands and relatedTheaffiliates.totalpurchase price of the transaction was approximately $38.4 million, and included the existing building, land and pork-rind production equipment. Utz will convert the space into a fully operational snack food manufacturing facility. It is estimated the project for UTZ alone will add over 115 local jobs.

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GastonHomecomingChurchBaptistWestoverCounty’s 10th Confirmed Rabies Case of 2022

AUG. 26: Kimberly Dawn Wells, 49, Bessemer City, possess drug paraphernalia, $2,500 secured bond. The suspect was cited for revoked license and no liability insurance.AUG 27: Denysia Monique Blackeney, 21, 304 Ebenezer Road, driving while license revoked, speeding, reckless driving, $500 secured bond. The suspect was cited for expired tag and rear lampsAUG.violation.28:William Foster Bridges, 158 Fawn Drive, driving while license revoked, failure to appear, $500 Trenton Marshal Adams, 36, Bessemer City, DWI, $10,000 secured bond.AUG. 29: Ralph Alexander Hall, 34, Dallas, first degree trespass, $10,500 Matthew Chandler Whitworth, 37, Gastonia, driving while license revoked, fictitious/altered tag, $1,000 secured bond. AUB. 30: Tina Marie Williams, 52, Gastonia, driving while license revoked, not impaired, no vehicle insurance, $1,000 secured bond. AUG. 30: Juan Flores Melecio, 25, Forest City, DWI, driving left of center, no operator’s license, $6,000 secured bond.


INCIDENTS AUG. 24: A resident of Bridges Drive reported a beak-in and theft of a portable wireless Bluetooth KaraokeAUG.speaker.24: A resident of Alex D. Owens Drive reportedAUG.fraud.25: A resident of S. Battleground reported fraud. AUG. 25: A resident of Belcaro Drive reported theft of aAUG.firearm. 26: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported larceny of over $100 worth of merchandise.

AUG. 26: A three vehicle wreck happened on Phifer Road, according to Officer Geissinger. Sarah Nicole Best,556 Waco Road, operating a 2014 Chevrolet, was sitting on West Gold Street at the stop sign waiting for the traffic to clear up when she was flagged by another vehicle to turn left. She turned left and struck a 2000 Jeep operated by Natalie Marie Hord, 402 Baneberry Drive, the Chevrolet spun and struck a 2014 Chevrolet operated by Isaac Charles Harrison, 411 Wintergreen Court. Property damages were estimated at $4,500.AUG. 26: Officer Rochford said Cleveland County EMS transported injured in two vehicles to Atrium Cleveland after a wreck on NC 161. Jean Whitlock Murray, 308 Fairdale Street, operating a 2017 Honda, was turning left onto East Gold Street failing to yield the right-of-way and struck a 2015 Nissan operated by Amisha Asbury, 414 Belvedere Circle. Property damage was estimated at $10,500.

AUG. 27: Officer McKinney said Justin Alan Moore, 717 Canterbury Road, operating a 2010 Nissan, hit a deer on Woodlake Parkway doing estimated $3,000 property damage.

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AUG.22: Officer Graham said Robert Meraboy, Charlotte, operating a 2018 Chevrolet, was exiting the parking lot of Little Caesars on King Street near N. Deal Street, turning left onto King. Lureen Helton, 612 Hillside Drive, operating a 2015 Honda, exiting the parking lot of Kentucky Fried Chicken on East King, traveling West, the Honda striking the Chevrolet. Property damage was estimated at $9,500.

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AUG. 26: Ernest Lee Spence, 52, 901 Manor Road, fictitious tag, no registration of vehicle, no new certificate of title.AUG. 27: Roger Steven Conrad Jr., 56, 1115 Rollingbrook Road, parking in fire lane.AUG. 27: Kacie Michelle Harris, 34, 609 Stony Point Road, no operator’s license, fictitious/borrowed tag.

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WRECKS AUG. 21: Officer Butler said Gloria Tate Hardin, 208 Waco Road, operating a 2011 Chevrolet, was exiting the parking lot of Kentucky Fried Chicken on E. King Street, pulled onto US 74 Business, and hit a 2013 Hyundai operated by Shelley Powers, 509 Wilson Street. Property damage was estimated at $7,000.

The Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement stresses the importance of having an up-to-date rabies vaccination for all your pets. By keeping your pet’s current on their rabies vaccines, you are protecting them from contracting the disease from wildlife and spreading the disease to your family and other animals, and people in the community. Furthermore, it is important to never handle or transport sick wildlife. The animal could have rabies. Gaston County residents should contact Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement to capture and transport sick wildlife.Thisrepresents the tenth confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. No further information is currently available. Kings Mountain Gastonia Police Department is investigating the shootings of a 27-year-old man, a 19-year-old man, and an 18-year-old man that occurred on Friday, September 2, at approximately 9:50 p.m. outside a home in the 200 block of N. King Street.The 18-year-old, identified as Omar Hardin of Gastonia, died early this morning at the hospital. The 19-year-old and 27-year-old remain in the hospital with serious injuries.There is no suspect information currently, but detectives believe that this is an isolated incident. A handgun was located at the scene. This remains an activeAnyoneinvestigation.with information regarding this investigation, or other dog fighting activity in Gaston County, is asked to call 704-866-3320.

AUG. 27: Officer Cutler said Calla Ann Johnson, 106 Wells Street, operating a 2011 Chevrolet, was trying to change lanes on the US 74 Bypass and sideswiped a 2007 Ford operated by Forrest Wayne Smart, 114 Mountain Ridge Road. Property damage was estimated at $2,700. AUG. 28: Officer Cutler said a three-vehicle wreck happened on I-85 South at the time traffic was congested due to another crash further up the road on I-85. Wyatt Shaut of Grover, operating a 2013 Hyundai, was unable to slow down and rear-ended a 2017 Toyota operated by Justin Ruppe of Pelzer, SC which rear-ended a 2001 Nissan operated by Jessica Hawkins, 210 Jim Patterson Road. Property damage was estimated at $11,000. AUG. 30: Officer Bullins said Latasha Watkins, Cambridge Oaks Circle 103, operating a 2010 Kia, rearended a 2020 Volvo operated by Mary Suzanne Shaffer of Shelby. The accident happened at the stoplight on US 74 business at Countryside Road. Property damage was estimated at $2,000.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens that a Skyboat NC contractor plans to have nightly closures on Interstate 85 in Cleveland County for interchange improvements near the Two KingsTheCasino.N.C. Department of Transportation is overseeing the construction at the I-85/ Dixon School Road interchange.From Sept. 6-8, I-85 South will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. near Dixon School Road. During the closures, traffic will be detoured on and off the ramps with police presence. This project is necessary to accommodate the additional traffic volumes resulting from the construction of the Two Kings MotoristsCasino.areencouraged to plan for delays and use extra caution in the work zone. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media. On Sunday September 4, at 11:32 am, Gaston County Police responded to the 4000 block of Stoney Oaks Drive in the southwestern portion of Gaston County in reference to a vehicle left abandoned on privateWhenproperty.Gaston County Police Officers arrived, a silver Lincoln Town Car was located off a private roadway. The vehicle appeared to have been wrecked and was stuck down a slight embankment. Officers checked the area for the driver or any passengers. No one was located. A loaded assault style rifle was observed in the car. County Police processed the vehicle and recovered the unsecured weapon for public safety. The vehicle was towed from the property. A second call was placed by at approximately 3:23 pm to Gaston County Communications. The reporting person stated they heard gunshots and saw a suspicious subject in the same area where the vehicle was previously located. Officers responded back to the area. A search was conducted but no one was located.Ataround 4:30 pm, officers responded to the 4000 block of Stoney Oaks Drive when a reporting person called in stating an unknown subject was holding a gun to their father’s head in a garage of a residence. The suspect fled on foot. A Gaston County Police K9 Unit was utilized to track the suspect. During the track, the K9 team located a second assault style rifle and bag hidden a short distance from where the Lincoln Town Car was located earlier during the day. As officers continued searching for the suspect, the K9 Unit alerted on an abandoned car in the immediate area. At this point, the suspect fired multiple times upon the K9 Unit and three police officers. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect complied with the officers’ commands. Officers then rendered immediate medical aid. The suspect was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. No officers were injured during the incident. For transparency purposes, the State Bureau of Investigations is investigating the officer involved shooting. Body Worn Camera footage will not be released until the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office and State Bureau of Investigations have been consulted.Thesuspect has been identified as Matthew Curtis Buford, 33, of 900 Junius St. in Gastonia. He has been charged with 4 counts of attempted 1st degree murder, 1 count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, 1 count of 2nd degree kidnapping, 1 count of assault by pointing a gun, 1 count of assault on a law enforcement K9, and 1 count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is encouraged to call Detective J. P. Brienza at the Gaston County Police at 704-866-3320. Information can also be reported through Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. Information leading to the arrest of involved parties can result in a reward up to $1,000.

Gaston County’s 10th Confirmed Rabies Case of 2022. On Tuesday, August 30, at 1:29 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement was notified of a positive rabies specimen that was sent to the North Carolina State Lab on Friday, August 26. On Friday, August 26, at 6:22 pm, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call regarding a dead bat that was found on the porch of a residence in the 1000 block of Mountainbrook Drive, Gastonia, NC 28052. The homeowner’s cat had either killed or found the bat and brought it to the porch. Animal Care and Enforcement collected the bat and sent a rabies specimen to the North Carolina State Lab. The bat tested positive for rabies. The cat was up to date on its rabies vaccinations and received a booster. Animal Care and Enforcement notified the animal owner and conducted a neighborhood canvas around Mountainbrook Drive in Gastonia, NC to notify the community of the positive rabies result and to verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services.

Thursday, September 22 at 7pm Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 11th at Westover Baptist Church, 114 Westover Drive, Kings Mountain. Starts at 10:00 am followed by singing with The Drye Family. Everyone is welcome.

AUG. 27: James Scott Wilson, 61, 813 Ellison Street,AUG.speeding.28:Danaid Wend Dawkins, 45, 117 Ann Street, fictitious tag. AUG. 29: Raymond Lee Herndon, 65, 112 Gold Mine School Road, speeding.

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Inaugural Induction

• Partial Barricade placement will begin at 8:00 a.m. – some roads will still be accessible during this time, but vehicles must be moved by 2:00 p.m.

Tickets still available for Music Hall of Fame’s Ceremony QUARTET

Several roads in the downtown Kings Mountain area will be impacted during the City of KM 2022 Live Music at Patriots Park Concert Series and the Cruise-In to be held on September 10. Railroad Avenue, West Gold Street surrounding Patriots Park and a portion of West Mountain and South Cansler Streets will be closed beginning 2:00 p.m., September 10th and remain closed or barricaded until 11:00 p.m. Further information regarding road closures is listed below.

• Arrival time for Cruise-In participants will begin at 4:00 pm with the Cruise-In beginning at 5:00 p.m.-Concert will begin at 6:00 p.m.

• Participants in the Cruise-In and concert goers, must use thoroughfare King Street to Cansler Street for access to Railroad, Mountain, and Gold Street Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling through Downtown Kings Mountain due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians walking. Please plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by this change. For more information on the Concert Series or Cruise-In, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at cialevents.bookmaysMountainEvents.Com.www.King-YoualsovisittheirFace-pageat@cityofkmspe-

KM road closures for 2022 LIVE Music and Cruise-In at Patriot’s Park

The Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame in partnership with the Don Gibson Theatre will host their instationsworkedDover,jockeylegendaryandJoiningtheShelby,bothandSeptembermonyinductioninauguralcere-Saturday,17.EarlScruggsDonGibson,nativesofhighlightfirstclass.ScruggsGibsonarediscHughwhoatlocalWOHSShelbyandWKMT in Kings Mountain, Bobby Rogers, owner of Bobby’s Music Shop and Rogers Theatre, Kings Mountain native and renowned record producer, Ron Feemster, and JB and Kathleen Lewis as well as Herman and Jean Dawson, owners of J&K PerformersRecords. included Jacktown Ramblers, Carolina Quartet, Dale Brittain with Randy Saxon, and Randy Escobedo. The Dancing Fleas, Chris Ferree and the Medicine Crow and Bobby Hicks will join the performers on stage with a full stage jam session at the end of the program. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still on sale for this event at Don Gibson Theater’s website under upcoming events. Great food, great music and honoring our musical pioneers! You don’t want to miss this event.

• Additional Barricade placement will begin at 2:00 p.m.• Roads closed at 2:00 p.m. and remain closed until 11:00 p.m. (ALL unauthorized vehicles will be towed after 2:00 p.m.)

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hastime,During150time,foraroundhasMountainKingsbeenalongalmostyears.thatalothappened here. Luckily, cameras have been in existence since before the Civil War and many things have been photographed and filmed in Kings Mountain. I enjoy looking at old photos and film because pictures really are worth a thousand words. A source of many photos of our early residents is When you reach their website, just click on Images and you will see 918 listed for your viewing enjoyment. There you will find many older photos, even one of Patterson Grocery Company taken in 1880 that occupied the same building where 133 West is now. Out front a constable stands with locals. In the window is a sign for Southern Vaudeville. In the doorway hangs bunches of bananas. That photo is 142 years old! You can also search these photos by year. A lot of images are from the 1974 centennial. But many are just images from everyday folks, like the Carpenter family or other photos of early families. These images were provided by the KM Historical Museum and Mauney Memorial LibraryAndprimarily.thereare other things to be found in the archive, including maps. You can sort by year and look at older mills, schools, and events that are only memories now. Those of us who have been around a while will get a nice little walk down memory lane. If you go back to the homepage, you can also search for “H. Lee Waters Kings Mountain” to find two films shot between 1938 and 1942. Together, both films last about an hour. And if you have a Smart TV, you can watch them on your television. The films shot between 1937 – 1940 show a prosperous community. Of course, the crowd might have just come out because they heard H. Lee Waters would be in town. That is hard to know definitively.The film taken in 1942 shows primarily schools and clubs. A good portion shows Kings Mountain High School Band marching on the field behind Central School. But there are a few images from what I believe to be DavidsonWatersSchool.was sure to go inside businesses, ones we can often only see from an exterior photo. He visited West Mountain Street and Battleground Avenue, even including the Dodge dealership on Railroad Avenue and Mountain Street. Many car models were then shown near Kings Mountain Baptist Church. Waters was a savvy busi-

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In the September 24, 1952 edition of the Kings Mountain Herald, the community had the opportunity to view the new fall fashions during a fashion show held in the gymnasium at Central School on Ridge Street. The show, called the Fall Fashion Frolic, was sponsored by Kings Mountain Junior Woman’s Club in cooperation with the Kings Mountain Merchant’s Association. Participating firms included Belk’s Department Store, Dellinger’s Jewel Shop, Grayson’s Jewelry, Plonk Brothers and Company, Keeter’s Department Store, Myer’s Dress Shop, Reba’s Fashions, and Wee FolkThisShop.joint event showed localthenotWhileoftowardorganizationsbetweencooperationmanydifferentworkingacommongoal“shoppinglocal.”thephrasewascommonatthetime,sentimentwastobuytosupportlocal


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you to go to school, President Biden has shown that you were a bigDon’tdummy.knock yourself out. Just sit back and the government will throw you some crumbs to take care of you. In a move that Biden had promised during his campaign, he erased between $10,000 to $20,000 of debt from millions of Americans college spending spree extravaganza. Years ago, Americans started learning to spend money like it was water. Maybe they thought, “I won’t have to pay it back.” Their dream has come true. You and I along with the rest of America’s tax payers will get to pay at least a half trillion dollars of this debt. This is just what you had been hoping for! More taxes! Oh wait, just those rich people in America will have to pay this off, right? Wrong! Every American, on some level, will share in this new financial burden.Universities are legally raping America’s families because we sign up and agree to pay the tuition. We do it to ourselves. Universities don’t put a gun to the heads of Americans and make us pay. Americans foolishly agree to this debt. Yet, most universities are the last sector in America to feel the pain of the economy. In 20202021, most of them received millions of free government paycheck protection program money. This is more government money (read “debt”) that will be eaten by you – the taxpayer. Millions of American businesses also received tens of thousands to millions of dollars of free PPP money in the last two years that will also slam all Americans in moreSometaxes.tenured professors are making over $200,000 a year. Many university presidents across the country are making over $1,000,000 a year, plus major perks. Many university coaches make a million or more a year. Universities spend money like it is water. They are the ones who need to be lending and collecting or forgiving some of this debt, notYouyou.probably already paid once. Now we get to pay more for the students and the universities who just kept spending money. Why are you to be held responsible for the foolish people who borrow $50,000 to $100,000 and more? I believe in helping people, but Biden needs to pass some of this lending and collecting burden to the universities. You, the taxpayer, keep giving the money. The universities want $30,000 to $50,000 a year and more. American families foolishly swallow the poison. Next, their financial insanity becomes everybody’s problem. Does this seem right to you? Sadly, millions of Americans rack up college debt and never complete their degrees. Millions more get degrees they never use. You don’t need a college degree for a lot of jobs. Most jobs do require training that can be accomplished in far less time and Congratulationsmoney. if your debt is $10,000 to $20,000 lighter, but your debt will still have to be paid, by your friends, family, neighbors, and others.Consider spending the first two years in a community college or trade school. You can move on to the big-name school for your junior and senior years. The first two years are generally electives and classes you don’t enjoy that much anyway. You’ll save a lot of money and maybe grow up some before you land in a dorm room 200 miles away from home.

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Skyeline Construction to hold ribbon cutting on first project in KM 707 W. Mountain Street front elevation. Photos by Skyeline Construction LLC. The homes kitchen boasts granite countertops and includes an appliance package. (Photos provided by Skyeline Construction, LLC) dustry to her business. “In this project, we purchased a single lot two blocks away from West School in a desirable neighborhood. We’ve seen prices skyrocket lately, knocking many potential first-time buyers out of home ownership in many areas. I decided to purchase this lot for our first home project and hope to buy more lots soon to give buyers an opportunity to purchase a home in Kings Mountain,” Hinson said.She is a general contractor with both residential and commercial experience. She also enjoys helping other general contractors on their projects.InAugust, Skyeline Construction completed their renovation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center’s 4th Floor. Rebecca is the daughter of James and Vanilla Hinson, and the granddaughter of Mary and John Parker of Kings Mountain.

and programs on topics that are critical to our community such as federal and state advocacy and public policy, health and wellness, education, and employment. NDSS creates resources to support individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and caregivers across the lifespan and hosts awareness and engagement events throughout the country including the National Buddy Walk® Program, the Times Square Video presentation and New York City Buddy Walk®, Racing for 3.21 on World Down Syndrome Day, Run for 3.21, DC Golf Outing, the annual NDSS Gala & Auction, and various other events. Visit for more information about NDSS.

com/duffusmatthewBethE.Coiner is a modern dancer turned jeweler. She approaches each design much like a piece of choreography, drawing from the inherent movement found in natural and architectural landscapes. Her tiny sculpture designs are textured and intimate, creating wearable urban and rural vistas. She finds specimens in the natural world and transform them into wearable art. Her bespoke jewelry process refers back to an old style of jewelry making. It’s an intimate, tailor-made process of repurposing under-worn, or family heirloom jewelry into a re-imagined design for my clients. Each project has their own unique stories, little memories. Memories that remain after the sentimental materials have undergone their transformation into a new design. She likes to think there are similar parallels along the idea of intimacy with both her dances and jewelry for her collections and bespoke projects. When choreographing a solo or duet, instead of a large group, the dance is scaled down to focus on gestures and an unspoken narrative to tell a story. With her jewelry, the dance piece is present on a very macro scale. It reveals itself in the curvature of a tiny shell, or the repetition of shapes and textures, as well as how each piece relates to the body. In my creative process, the jewelry is the solo dancer, and the wearer is the stage. When Beth isn’t at her workbench making jewelry, she’s usually dancing. Born and raised in the suburbs of Vancouver, BC, Canada, Allegra Klett-Wilson made her way south via Seattle WA. She had been designing & crafting jewelry for over 20 years and officially established Allegra Nichole Designs in 2014 in Kings Mountain. In the fall of 2021, she moved her studio and home to Union Grove, N.C. where she is surrounded by 6 acres of woods. The area is rich in culture, history, and is so peaceful and inspiring. Allegra’s work embodies a unique and eclectic collection of jewelry combining silversmithing with natural stones. Self-taught and not liking to follow the rules, she creates intuitively, letting her materials do the talking. Having previously received a Regional Artists Project Grant, Allegra purchased a hydraulic press that changed how she creates her designs. She discovered the long-lost art of Die Struck Jewelry and is now able to create timeless and modern heirlooms to be passed on for generations. Her designs combine natural gemstones, pearls, Czech glass, and die struck impressions in sterlingDougsilver.Knotts has been making pottery since 1972. When he was a sophomore in college, his major was English. “I decided to switch to an Art major after a couple of ceramic courses,” he said. After graduation, Knotts worked as a park potter in Alabama. It was production, but he was able to teach children that came through the park. He then worked at Toe River Arts Council in Mitchell County NC and after that he joined the NC Visiting Artist Association. He was placed at a Community College and worked at different schools in that area teaching and producing. Eventually he became known for his bird pots. He got the idea of birds from his grandfather. “He worked at a hospital, and he would carve birds out of wood and give them to the sick children in the hospital. I make bird pots because of those experiences; also, to continue to sell pots I needed something different.” Today, he is Associate Professor of Art at Gardner-Webb University. Studio Woodcarver and Sculptor since 1994, David Caldwell’s experience includes carving for the Shelby Carousel restoration, Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders, and Bob Trotman Studios. His work can be seen in churches from New York to San Francisco. He is a three-time recipient of the NC Regional Artist Grant.

Exhibitions include: GreenHill (NC), Gardner-Webb University (NC), Tryon Fine Arts Center (NC), Lauren Rogers Museum Of Art (MS) Teaching: Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Cleveland County Arts Council.Regina Bos is a graphic designer, painter, and small business owner. A graduate of Monmouth University, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Computer Graphics and Design. Regina has always been creative with exploring artistic mediums and began focusing her work within the Encaustic Medium in 2014. Mainly self-taught, she has also attended numerous workshops around the country. In 2018, the Encaustic Museum of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, added her art to their Permanent Collection. Regina was a featured artist at the Propeller Art Gallery in Toronto during the International Layers of Meaning Encaustic Exhibition and received an award in the Annual Visual Harvest Exhibition with the Gaston Art Guild in the Rauch Gallery at Gaston College. Most recently, Regina was a grant recipient from the North Carolina Art Council, Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council, and the Cleveland County Arts Council. Ron Philbeck is a potter specializing in wheel thrown, sodium vapor glazed pottery. The limited production and one-of-a-kind pots are created at his studio in Shelby, N.C. Ron believes that pots should be well made, pleasant to look at, and easy to use. His work can be found in collections and kitchens around the world. Painter Chrys Riviere-Blalock studied at Meredith College, Parsons The New School for Design, and Appalachian State University. She has taught studio and art history classes in colleges and universities for over 25 years, served as an exhibition juror and visiting artist at colleges in North and South Carolina, and led undergraduate art travel/study programs in France. She is a 2011 and 2014 recipient of the NC Regional Artist Project Grant from the NC Arts Council. Her work was selected for a solo exhibit on view 24/7 at the Hearst Tower Plaza during the 2012 Democratic National Convention and has been shown in NY at Artists Space and the Prince Street Gallery, in MS at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, in NC at GreenHill Center, the Bascom, the Hickory Museum of Art, & by the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission. Artist residencies include Mountain Gateway Museum and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, where she is a 2014 Hambidge Fellow. In 2020 she was invited by the US State Dept. to exhibit work at the US Embassy in Riga, Latvia as part of their “Art in Embassies” program. Her work is in both national & international public & private collections.For more information about the exhibit, call the Arts Council, 704-484-2787 or visit are interested in applying for the an Artist Support Grant can receive more information September$3,000.Artistsbe31,Januaryprojectsistencouragedterdisciplinaryforming,representingartist-support-grants/,craft,per-traditional,andin-artformsaretoapply.TheArt-SupportGrantswillsupportoccurringbetween1,2023,andDecember2023,butallfundsshouldexpendedbyJune30,2023.mayrequestuptoThedeadlineisNoon,12th.

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FromASHERPage1A York City Buddy Walk on September 17 or the National Buddy Walk Program please visit Since 1995, the National Buddy Walk Program has been the premier Down syndrome awareness, advocacy, and peer-to-peer fundraising program in the world. It was created by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for local and national incentives to support the Down syndrome community. Today, roughly 150 Buddy Walk events take place in cities across the country and in select international locations. To learn more and find a Buddy Walk near you, visit infocusEngagement.vocacy,&offocusingsyndromeadvocates1979,communities.uedpirations,,realizetheirlifeas-andbecomeval-membersofwelcomingFoundedinNDSSsupportsandfortheDowncommunitybyonthreekeyareasprogramming:ResourcesSupport,Policy&Ad-andCommunityWithintheseareasNDSSengagesvariousactivities,events,

In addition, spectators of any age will not be permitted to congregate outside of the stands or viewing area of the game. Fighting, rough play, the use of threatening language, or the creation of an unsafe environment will not be tolerated.Failure to comply with these guidelines will be grounds for removal from current and future athletic events without ticket reimbursement.

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The Cleveland County Arts Council is pleased to present an exceptional exhibit featuring artwork by recent Cleveland County Regional Artists Grant Recipients: Regina Bos, David Caldwell, Beth E. Coiner, Matthew Duffus, Darrin Griggs, Allegra Klett-Wilson, Doug Knotts, Ron Philbeck, and ChrysTheRiviere-Blalock.ArtistSupport Grant, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic and professional development.Over the past 26 years Cleveland County has had 42 artists receive this grant, some of them multiple times. The artists who are part of this exhibit received the grant during the past 10 years. Join us to celebrate these artists and their accomplishments.Theexhibit will be up through Sept. 29. The Arts Council is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 400 and Saturday, 10:00 – 2:00 and is located at 111 S. Washington Street in Shelby.Darrin Griggs, 55, is a printmaker producing primarily woodcut but also lino prints. All his prints are from his own original drawings, mostly of his environment on the family farm in Grover, where he is at least the fifth generation to live on the same property in Cleveland County. Darrin moved back to NC in 2019 after 24 years in Oslo, Norway, where he worked as journalist for a global business newspaper, while traveling Europe, Asia, and the Mideast as a specialist in the sector for offshore oil and gas.Agraduate of Shelby High School, Darrin began drawing well before grade school and has continued all his life. He originally started his studies at Western Carolina University as a drawing student for several years before focusing on creative writing. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, writing and editing, at WCU, graduating summa cum laude, Darrin went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at UNC Greensboro. After 31 years as a journalist, he is now spending his time switching back and forth between his twin loves of writing and drawing, by working on a novel, drawing, and producing art Matthewprints.Duffus is the author of the novel “Swapping Purples” for Yellows, the collection Dunbar’s Folly and Other Stories, and the poetry chapbook Problems of the Soul and Otherwise. He was born in Pennsylvania and spent time living in Maryland, Indiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, and Tennessee, before finally settling in North Carolina, where he has lived for the past fifteen years. Along the way, he received graduate degrees in English and creative writing from the University of Mississippi and the University of Minnesota and worked as a graduate instructor and research assistant, apartment caretaker, bookseller, concessions supervisor, and residence hall director. Matthew taught at Gardner-Webb University, but has recently accepted a position at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana He can be found online at https://matthewduffus. com & on twitter https://twitter.

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BIG RED’S From Page 1A store. “We also have a community garden with raised beds inside the café. Our store there is 2,000 sq. ft., so we had the space to add three raised beds to grow basil, lettuce, chives, oregano, and mint. Once the plants get bigger, we will offer it to customers to encourage them to use fresh ingredients in their diets,” she shared. In addition to the Goodwill and Big Red’s Café, the couple also has access to the 2,000 sq. ft. Community Room within that space where they plan to hold classes and events, like what they do at their Kings Mountain location.

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On Tuesday, September 20, at 12:30 p.m., Rebecca Hinson, owner and CEO of Skyeline Construction LLC will hold a ribbon cutting for the company’s first home built at 707 West Mountain Street, in Kings Mountain. The 1,600 sq. ft. three-bedroom two bath home is in in-fill project in the West End Historic District where new construction is rare, and most homes were built between 1882 andRebecca1955. is a native of Kings Mountain and graduated from Kings Mountain High School. She brings 15-years of executive leadership in the real estate in-

To provide a fantastic, safe, and enjoyable gameday experience for you and your family, Cleveland County Schools has implemented a few new guidelines for our spectators for our high school football and basketball games. All spectators of eighthgrade age or younger must be accompanied by a legal guardian or responsible adult (21 Years of Age or Older) to enter and remain inside the stadium or gymnasium. The legal guardian or accompanying adult will is always responsible for the child’s supervision and actions at all times.

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THANKS!Maybe the above info clues you in to why the topic of this article, as noted by the title, has flooded my mind. Romans 3:23 tells us that we have all sinned and Romans 6:23 shares that the penalty for our sin is death - not just physical, but eternal separation from God. That means we all need a Savior. The Good News is that “God

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And Jesus loved me and you and the world, past, present, and future and the Father that He willing laid down His life for us. AWESOME! (That’s a substitute for WOW!)Ohyes. The operative word in the last paragraph is “receive”. Have you repented (turned away from your sinfulness) and received God’s gift of salvation? It’s a limited time offer. Since we have no promise of tomorrow, I’d take care of this right now if I were you. Believe me, you’ll be glad you did. And then you too will say, “WOW!” Can’t remember if it was from my grandfather or my father that I first heard this story, but I always liked it. It seems that a guy who hadn’t played his trumpet lastdraftedhighschoolsincewasattheminutetofill in for a trumpeter in the community marching band for the 4th of July parade. He had protested in vain and was doing the best he could, but missing about as many notes as he was hitting, when a young lad on the sidelines hollered, “Hey mister, what kind of a tooter are you?” The man lowered his horn just long enough to reply, “Sonny, I ain’t no tooter at all. I’m a substi-tooter.” So I guess that describes me for the next few weeks. I used to contribute to this column when I pastored 2nd Baptist on Linwood and I shared a few columns as a “foreign correspondent” after retiring to Aruba to pastor Good News Baptist Church in Orangestad. But for the last five years, my wife and I have lived in Hudson, FL and are involved in the ministry of FBC, Hudson. So I am honored that the KM Ministers Association tracked me down and offered me this opportunity.


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so loved the world (that includes you and me) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever, (that includes you and me potentially) believeth in Him should not perish (receive our just penalty), but have everlasting life. (John 3;16) In other words, Jesus, the second person of the Triniity, God in the flesh (John 1:14) became the substitute to receive God’s wrath upon my sin and your sin in our place. WOW! Let that sink in for a few minutes. Jesus stepped out of heaven and chose to lay aside His Godly position to walk as you and I walk on earth, facing all the temptations you and I face in principal and yet without sin (Hebrews 4:14) so that being blameless of any sin of His own, He qualified to act as our substitute and die in our place, taking our punishment of death upon Himself then be buried and raised again on the 3rd day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) in victory over sin and the grave to provide God’s free gift of faith to trust His grace (Ephesians 2:89) for our salvation. Again, WOW!Ilike to receive gifts and this one takes the cake. WOW! God loved this sinner so much that He allowed, no, actually required His own Son to be my substitute (and yours if you will receive it) providing my ticket to heaven through the forgiveness of my sin debt and His presence and guidance for daily living so that He can bless me while I live on earth.

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The Patrick Senior Center in Kings Mountain will be hosting a Yard Sale/ Bake Sale/Craft Sale Fundraiser on Friday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will be held inside and outside, rain or shine.The public is welcome to come shop that day. Anyone age 55 and up who would like to rent a table to sell items can call Karen Grigg at the Patrick Center at 704-734-0447 (please reserve by September 9). The cost is $5 per table and proceeds will go to our SHOP Food Pantry (Seniors Helping Other People).


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Beth Macy presents her new book, ‘Raising Lazarus,’ September 22 at Gaston College

Join Broad River Genealogy Society on Sunday, September 11 at 3 p.m., for a presentation by Dr. Ashley Oliphant and her mother Beth Yarbrough about their book, Jean Laffite Revealed. The mother-daughter team will dive into their research on the Pirate Jean Laffite connection to Lorenzo Ferrer in Lincolnton, NC. Might they be the same man?One of America's Longest-Running Mysteries takes a fresh look at the various myths and legends surrounding one of the last great pirates. Beginning in 1805, the book traces Laffite through his rise to power as a privateer and smuggler in the Gulf, his involvement in the Battle of New Orleans, his flight to Texas, and his eventual disappearance in the waters of the Caribbean. With stunning revelations, this book picks up the trail of his complicated life. They also give us a history lesson about the times and places surrounding the unfolding drama.Lorenzo Ferrer came to Lincolnton in 1839, and the authors believe he was the New Orleans pirate Jean Laffite. He lived in Lincolnton near the Court Square until 1875, when he died at the age of 96. Their book used primary archival documents found in seven states gathered over a 2-year period to prove that Laffite faked his death in the 1820s, hid in Cuba for a time with the help of some well-placed friends, and then re-entered the United States using the alias, Lorenzo Ferrer. He settled first in Mississippi to take advantage of the cotton boom of the 1830s, but he transitioned up to North Carolina as that economic opportunity began to fade. “We were able to prove that it was Laffite's relationship with the Lincolnton Henderson family that brought him here from Mississippi, where several of them had gone for the cotton boom,” Dr. Oliphant shared. Their book was published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press in 2021, and they are actively working on the sequel, as they continue to uncover more information to support their case. They also travel around the country presenting their research findings.Refreshments to follow the presentation. Broad River Genealogy Society meets at American Legion Post 82 is at 1628 S. Lafayette St. in Shelby. The meeting is open to all persons interested in local history and family lineage.

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 • LIVE at Patriots Park FREE Concert Series and Cruise-In with FREEBIRD, Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute and Dirty Grass Soul • Cruise-In, 5:00 p.m. • Dirty Grass Soul, 6:00 p.m.• Salute to Military and First Responders, 7:30pm • FREEBIRD, 8:00 p.m. OCTOBER 1, 2022 • LIVE at Patriots Park FREE Concert Series and Cruise-In with Gabriel Sanchez Presents the Prince Experience and New Local • Cruise-In, 5:00 p.m. • New Local, 6:00 p.m. • Prince Experience, 8:00 p.m. OCTOBER 28, 2022 • Great Pumpkin Parade-Ages 0-5 • Parade-City Hall to Patriots Park, 10:00 a.m. October 29, 2022 • The Wonderful Adventure to Oz-All Ages • Oz Character Meet and Greet Down the Yellow Brick Road-6:00 p.m. • Trick or Treating, 6:00 p.m.• Band of Oz, 6:30 p.m. NOVEMBER 11, 2022 • Veterans Day Parade and Observance•Parade-Joy Theatre to Patriots Park, 10:30 a.m. • Observance-Patriots Park, 11:00 a.m. What’s happening at Patriots Park?

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The Patrick Center will have a bake sale table at the event and will be accepting baked goods to sell at the table. If you would like to donate a baked good, please call the Patrick Center or bring it by on the morning of the sale. Come enjoy a morning of shopping while supporting our efforts to feed seniors in need in the Kings Mountain area! The Patrick Center is located at 909 E King Street in Kings Mountain.

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Beth Macy, author of the NY Times bestseller “Dopesick,” the inspiration for the Peabody Award-winning Hulu series that received 14 Emmy nominations, will appear at a free community event to speak about her new book, “Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis.” The event takes place on September 22 in the Myers Center Auditorium at Gaston College.“Raising Lazarus” features work conducted by Olive Branch Ministry, a faith-based agency that serves Gaston County and a co-sponsor of Ms. Macy’s presentation. The agency, established by Karen Lowe and Michelle Mathis, is on the front lines of battling the opioid epidemic. Ms. Lowe stated, “While this work is hugely difficult and full of loss, it is also full of hope. That is our missionto extend hope and extend life.” She continued, “We are thrilled Beth Macy will speak about the challenges and successes she has seen among people living the opioid epidemic. We expect her stories will give strength and hope to those living with OUD, their families and friends, and the professionals who treat and provide them with support.”

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“We are honored to host this event on our campus. Because the pain caused by opioids is so widespread, we want to do our best to educate and inspire our students and the residents of Gaston and Lincoln counties to do all they can to end the stigma associated with this terrible epidemic”, said Luke Upchurch, Executive Director of the Gaston College Foundation. Ms. Macy will speak from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Myers Center auditorium at Gaston College, Dallas, on September 22. From 10 to 10:30, she will autograph copies of “Raising Lazarus” that will be sold at the event. Register at oflimited.ticketscom/e/400272274147www.eventbrite.https://forfreetotheevent.SpaceisAvirtualpresentationtheeventisalsoavailable.Thispresentationissponsored by Gaston Together, Olive Branch Ministry, and the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition. For more information, please oids.”toaandcounselorsfessionals,mentfirstourIoid.fentanyl,overdosesseeingcountiescanthatciesCoalition,inOurforcausingbrainsbecauseour“,ChiefofGastonCountyPoliceDe-andChairmanoftheControlledSubstancesCoalitionsaid,oftensaywecannotarrestwayoutofthisproblemopioidsrewiretheofpeoplewithOUD,atreacherousdiseasethebalanceoftheirlives.countyhasastrongassettheControlledSubstanceswhichbringsagen-togethertofightabattlenosingleorganizationfix.ButGaston,likeallacrossthenation,isagrowingnumberofanddeathsfromasyntheticopi-Aswefightthisbattle,givemydeepestthankstoharmreductionpartners,responders,lawenforce-officers,treatmentpro-andpeersupportwhosededicationcompassionaremakinggreatdifferenceasweworkdefeattheevilthatisopi-

The Kings Mountain Gateway Trail committee announces their brand new four-seater John Deer Gator. Many trail sponsors helped with the purchase of this important vehicle, which will be used to monitor the 7 1/2 miles of trail.

The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Come out for the last concert of the summer at the Bobby Bell Pavilion, located at 126 W Marion Street in Shelby, from 6-9 pm on Thursday, September 15th. Donna the Buffalo will be performing. The concert is free. (Photos provided)

Shelby Alive Presents Donna the Buffalo on Thursday, September 15th

Donna the Buffalo draws on a lot of musical influences, from country and rock ‘n’ roll, to bluegrass and old-time fiddle, as well as Cajun and Zydeco. Donna The Buffalo has become a lifestyle for its members and audiences. The band has played thousands of shows and countless festivals. They’ve opened for The Dead and have toured with Peter Rowan, Del McCoury, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale, Rusted Root, and Railroad Earth to name a few. Learn more on their website: donnathebuffalo. com

• October 14 - MountainsTo-Sea Trail Hike in Haywood County, MountainTrue'sNC Western Regional Director, Callie Moore will lead this fall scenic hike on a section of the Mountains-To-Sea trail accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Jackson-Haywood County line. This high-elevation hike in the Middle Prong Wilderness affords sweeping views of our beautiful National Forests.

The Uptown Shelby Association’s annual summer concert series concludes in September with Donna the Buffalo! Come out for the last concert of the summer at the Bobby Bell Pavilion, located at 126 W Marion Street in Shelby, from 6-9 pm on Thursday, September 15th. Dress to party in your favorite music festival attire: bohemian and rock and roll vibes, with lots of fringe, denim and flower crowns! Shelby Alive concerts are free, thanks to the generosity of these sponsors: American Restoration, City of Shelby, Steffes, BWF, Go Big Print, HomeTrust, Backstage Productions, and Cormetech. Learn more about Uptown Shelby and Shelby Alive at uptownshelby.comDonnatheBuffalo offers everything you want in a roots band -- songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community.

• September 17 - Urban E-bike Tour of Downtown Asheville, NC Join MountainTrue’s Director of Health Communities, Chris Joyell, for an e-bike tour of Asheville’s urban core and learn how redlining has shaped the city, urban infrastructure and planning, and what the future holds for Asheville.•September 30 - Plant & Mushroom Identification Hike near Burnsville, NC Join David Jarjoura of the Asheville Mushroom Club and Josh Kelly, MountainTrue’s Public Land Biologist, for a hike along the Mountains-to-Sea trail at Woods Mountain. Learn about local ecology, fire ecology, and how to identify plants and mushrooms.•October 8 - Pilot Cove Loop Fall Scenic Hike in Mills River, NC Join MountainTrue’s Ecologist and Public Lands Director Bob Gale for a gorgeous and educational hike of the Pilot Cove Loop Trail in Pisgah National Forest. This hike offers breathtaking views of fall foliage and, if we are lucky, glimpses of the Monarch Butterfly migration.

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• October 15, 22, or 29Get on the List for a Pop-up Fall Float down the Broad River near Boiling Springs, NCGet on the list for a pop-up fall float on the Broad River. The event date will be announced based on predicted water levels and weather forecasts.•November 11 - Forest Communities and Tree Identification Hike near Linville, NCJoin MountainTrue’s Ecologist and Public Lands Director Bob Gale for an immersive hike of source-fir forest and high-elevation red oak communities. Learn how to identify forest communities and individual tree species, including red spruce, Fraser fir, yellow birch, fire cherry, mountain ash, and sugar maple.•January 1, 2023 - First Day Hike on the Appalachian Trail near Franklin, NC Join MountainTrue's Western Regional Director, Callie Moore to get a crisp start to the new year with a hike on the Appalachian Trail. Check out views of Nantahala National Forest that are only available in winter. Bird watching and winter tree identification are additional activities on this MountainTrueouting. champions resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities. We are committed to keeping our mountain region a beautiful place to live, work, and play. Our members protect our forests, clean up our rivers, plan vibrant and livable communities, and advocate for a sound and sustainable future for all. MountainTrue is active in the Broad, French Broad, Green, Hiwassee, Little Tennessee, New, and Watauga watersheds and is home to the Broad Riverkeeper, French Broad Riverkeeper, Green Riverkeeper, and Watauga Riverkeeper. North Carolina educational institutions are joining forces with a key Honduran university to educate and train thousands of students for the next generation textile workforce to meet a rising tide of nearshoring and onshoring in Honduras, Central America, and the United States.With backing from the U.S. Department of State, North Carolina State University, Gaston College, and Catawba Valley Community College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Honduran-based Central American Technological University (UNITEC) today at a signing ceremony at Gaston College in Dallas,High-levelN.C. U.S. and Honduran government officials, including Jose W. Fernandez, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment; Jennifer Knight, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce; and Hector Zelaya, private secretary to Honduran President Xiomara Castro, participated in a roundtable discussion with textile executives and educational leaders as well as today’s MOU signing ceremony.TheU.S. Department of State issued a statement of public support today for the MOU and the unique collaboration between the U.S. and Honduran institutions.The groundbreaking initiative will launch a series of educational workforce development programs, ranging from training and certificate programs to undergraduate and graduate degrees, in textile-related areas of study.The partnership comes at a defining moment for the U.S., Honduras, and Central America, which are seeing historical levels of investment in textile and apparel production stemming from a global supply chain crisis that has driven a significant shift in sourcing out of Asia to the U.S. and theNearlyregion.$1 billion of historic textile and apparel investment is anticipated in the U.S. and Central America this year alone. And this partnership also creates an educational pathway to economic opportunity in Honduras and the region that not only creates a skilled and resilient workforce but can also help to address the root causes of irregularCurrentmigration.growth projections indicate a need for more than 10,000 new skilled workers in the textile industry in Honduras alone over the next five years. To meet these needs, educational programming is needed at all levels. The U.S. and this region are inextricably linked through a textile and apparel co-production chain under the ductioncentralandmilliontheinhasmentpublicAmerica-DominicanU.S.-CentralRe-FreeTradeAgree-(CAFTA-DR)thatgenerated$12.6billionannualtwo-waytradeinsectorandsupports1workersintheU.S.theregion.NorthCarolinaplaysaroleinthisco-pro-chain.Itisthesec-

Forest and a visit to Wayah Bald and the historical Wilson Lick Ranger Station.

ond largest state for textile employment nationally with over 36,000 workers, and the state’s $2.7 billion in textile-related exports leads the nation. The Northern Triangle, including Honduras, is a major export destination for U.S. yarns and fabrics that come back as finished items under the U.S.-CAFTA-DR trade agreement.Inaddition to participating in the signing ceremony and the earlier industry roundtable, Under Secretary Fernandez, Deputy Assistant Secretary Knight and Secretary Zelaya toured two of Gildan’s yarn-spinning facilities in Salisbury, N.C., a leading apparel manufacturer that has invested over $700 million since 2013 across its network of yarn-spinning facilities in the United States.Under Secretary Fernandez said, “The United States is very supportive of the academic partnership announced here today which will lead to increased opportunities in co-production and will benefit both the United States and Central America. Investment in workforce and adherence to strong labor standards and good labor practices are essential to creating sustainable and resilient supply chains.”

MountainTrue announces fall guided adventures U.S. institutions partner with Honduran university to prepare students for textile jobs

MountainTrue’s Fall Guided Adventures are now open for registration. These outings give people across our region opportunities to get outside, enjoy nature, and learn from expert naturalists and ecologists. Visit MountainTrue’s website at heartRufusCallieWesternnearHikebyRiverkeeperBoilingFloatGuidedoutings/.org/eventscalendar/category/todayturesable,you.ciationnewexpertopportunityadirectly.”theycities.ecology,theourisadventurepartSusannityadventure.ourcationalofPublicnatureitage.architecturalandaroundwillmunitiesMountainTruewithtourwillyoursureoutdoororCarolina’sexploringendar/category/outings/’renewtoWesternNorthnaturalwondersyou’realreadyanintrepidenthusiast,thereistobeaneventthatpiquesinterest.Historybuffslovetheupcominge-bikewhere,inpartnershipTheFlyingBike,ourHealthyCom-DirectorChrisJoyellleadagroupofcyclistsDowntownAshevilleexplorethearea’srichandculturalher-Ifyou’dratherexplorethanthecity,joinourLandsTeamforoneourmanyscenicandedu-hikesormembersofWaterTeamforariverMountainTrueCommu-EngagementDirectorBeansays,“thebestaboutjoiningaguidedwithMountainTrueyoudon’tjustgettohearexpertstafftalkaboutforestcommunities,riverandhistoryofourYouexperiencehowfeel,smell,andsoundAsaparticipantontrip,youwillhaveampletolearnfromourstaffandleavewithaunderstandingandappre-oftheworldaroundWithlimitedspotsavail-theseGuidedAdven-willsellout.Signupathttps://mountaintrue.MountainTrue’sFallAdventures:•September9-MoonlightontheBroadRivernearSprings,NCPaddlewithourBroadDavidCaldwellthelightofthemoon.•September9-Waterfall&WayahBaldVisitFranklin,NCJoinMountainTrue’sRegionalDirector,Moore,forahiketoMorganFallsintheofNantahalaNational

KM’s Kobe Paysour stands out in Carolina’s 63-61 win at ASU


Mountaineers shutout Burns Bulldogs 27-0, idle Friday before beginning BSC play next week

Mountaineers’ Xzorion Lenair returns a kick in Friday’s game with the Burns Bulldogs at Gamble Stadium. KM’s Caleb Holland (3) turns the corner on the Burns defense in Friday’s game at Gamble Stadium.

Former Kings Mountain High School football star Kobe Paysour stood out in several Mountaineer victories during his prep days and Saturday was a big factor in another Mountaineer team – the Appalachian State Mountaineers – losing one of the highest scoring games in North Carolina collegiate football history.The redshirt freshman wide receiver helped his North Carolina Tar Heels edge Appalachian State 63-61 in PlayingBoone.inthe place of UNC All-American wide receiver Josh Downs, who was injured in Carolina’s game the week before, Paysour caught all eight passes that quarterback Drake Maye sent his way for 92 yards and a touchdown. His longest catch was for 21 yards.

Kings Mountain’s Curtis Simpson (9), Rodney Unnash (40) and Javier Currie (33) sack Burns quarterback Ben Mauney in Friday’s game at KM’s Gamble Stadium.

The Tar Heels fell behind 21-7 early but made a huge comeback and the lead changed hands numerous times the rest of the way.Paysour started his freshmen through junior seasons at KMHS and set school records with 71 receptions for 1,596 yards and 26 touchdowns. Before his senior season, Cleveland County Schools were closed because of COVID and he played his senior season at Gaffney High School and led the Indians in receptions and yardage. He returned to KMHS after Gaffney’s season ended and had the grades and credits to enter Carolina in the spring semester. He spent last football season as a redshirt.Hewas a High School All-American his sophomore year at KMHS when he caught 60 passes for 1,138 yards and 16 touchdowns. For his prep career he caught 195 passes for 3,912 yards and 51 touchdowns, including 37 passes for 534 yards and five TDs in seven games at Gaffney. He was All-Conference all four years of his high school career and was an All-American his sophomore year at KMHS.

Page 1B 1B Wednesday, September 7, 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 SIMPSONCURTIS Kings becausedidn’thimyards.MauneypassingtaineersyardsBulldogsinKMmiddlehad204withbalancedthat.”andourwastheirtrolledofLloyd.notedputagainthetouchdownsMountaineersandEskridge,son,byatfirstkeptandopponentsothertwoHunterSeptemberplaybeginopenTheunbeatenvictorywithFridaytheirMountaineersMountain’scompletednon-conferenceplayatGambleStadiumanimpressive27-0overthepreviouslyBurnsBulldogs.MountaineershaveandatethisweekandwillBigSouthConferenceathomeonFriday,16againsttheHussHuskies.TheBulldogs,whohadbigvictoriesovertheir3Anon-conferenceForestview42-0Crest35-12comingin,thegamecloseinthehalfandtrailedjust7-0thebreak.ButwithgoodblockinglinemenlikeAlexJack-MichaelLubas,IsaiahDaltonSmith,TrestonSpikestheputtwomoreontheboardinthirdperiodandscoredinthefourthstanzatothegameaway.“Weplayedreallywell,”KMheadcoachGreg“Wewonbothlinesscrimmage.Wecon-theclockandkeptdefenseonthefield.Itagoodnight.Thatwassecondshutoutinarowwe’rereallyproudofKingsMountainhadaoffensiveattack138yardsintheairandontheground.Burnsagoodnightintheofthefieldbutthedefensecameupbigscoringsituations.Thefinishedwith116rushingbuttheMoun-heldtheirtalentedquarterbackBentoaseasonlow78“Wewantedtogetafterearlyandmakesurehehavetimetothrowhisreceiversarere- ally dangerous,” Lloyd said. “They have good running backs. I thought AJ Richardson and Curtis Simpson, our defensive ends, put a lot of pressure on them.” Kings Mountain’s defense set the tone for the game shortly after the opening kickoff when a Burns punt was partially blocked and the Mountaineers took over at the Burns 22. On KM’s fourth offensive play, quarterback Lamont Littlejohn hit Thomas Fair with a 12-yard pass for a touchdown and Jaden Ellis kicked the point-after with 5:45 on theTheclock.Mountaineers would threaten again on their next possession, driving from their own five following a Burns punt to the Burns 24 but the Bulldogs’ Lamont Wilson intercepted a pass. And, they drove from their own seven to the Burns 26 late in the half but a field goal attempt missed with five seconds on the clock. Kings Mountain had back-to-back scoring drives that ate up most of the third quarter to take a 21-0 lead. Taking over on their own 44 after Caleb Holland’s kickoff return, the Mountaineers covered the 56 remaining yards in eight plays to take a 14-0 led on Holland’s 13yard run off tackle and Ellis’s PAT with 7:48 on the clock.After the ensuing kickoff, Burns put the ball in play at its own 22 and, on first down, Mauney fumbled while being sacked by Simpson. Richardson scooped the ball at the nine and took it in the end zone, giving KM two TDs in just 21 KM’ TD drive began at the 11:23 mark of the fourth quarter when the See FRIDAY GAME, Page 2B

Photos by Gary Smart Mountaineers’ Robert Kendrick turns the corner on the Burns defense in Friday’s game at Gamble Stadium.


KM’s Zay Smith goes around left end in Friday’s game with the Burns Bulldogs at Gamble Stadium. Kings Mountain’s Rodney Unnash is about to lower the boom on Burns ball carrier in Friday’s game at Gamble Stadium.

BIG SOUTH 3A STANDINGSFOOTBALL Teams Conf. All Kings Mountain 0-0 3-0 South Point 0-0 3-0 Stuart Cramer 0-0 2-1 Crest 0-0 2-1 Ashbrook 0-0 1-2 Forestview 0-0 1-2 Hunter Huss 0-0 1-2 North Gaston 0-0 0-3 LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Kings Mountain 27, Burns 0 Central Cabarrus 32, Huss 27 West Meck 14, Ashbrook 9 Forestview 13, Freedom 7 Crest 54, Shelby 49

FRIDAY GAME From Page 1B KM defense forced a three and out. Taking over on their own 33, the Mountaineers covered the distance in just eight plays with the big one being a 42-yard reception by Jake Lloyd for a first down at the Burns five to set up a three-yard TD run by Richardson.Burns took over at its own 22 and found itself in another deep hole as KM’s Rodney Unnash sacked Mauney for a seven yard loss. They had to punt with 5:32 left and wouldn’t touch the ball again until just 32 seconds remained on the clock.“Ithink we won all three phases of the game,” Lloyd said. “I thought our special teams were really good and did a good job. It was a good night and our second shutout in a row and we’re really proud of that. We came out in good shape. We didn’t get anybody hurt and we should be healthy when we start conference play.” With an open date this week, Lloyd said the Mountaineers will work on “fundamentals and our passing game. We’re off to a good start but we can get much better. We’ll probably work some with new guys and try to improve overall.”

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KM’s Teddy Jeffries (21) takes the handoff from QB Lamont Littlejohn in Friday’s game with the Burns Bulldogs at KMHS.

Kings Mountain’s band keeps the crowd in the game as the Mountaineers defeated Burns 27-0 Friday at Gamble Stadium.

– High school women’s golf, Kings Mountain at South Point (Cramer Mountain). 4 p.m. – Middle school golf, East Lincoln and West Lincoln at Kings Mountain (Kings Mountain Country Club). 5:30 – High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Hussmen’scolnschool4:30Wed.,Forestview.Sept.14p.m.–Middlesoftball,WestLin-atKingsMountain.6p.m.–Highschoolsoccer,HunteratKingsMountain.

Middle school men’s soccer, Burns at Kings Mountain. 4:15 p.m. – Middle school softball, Burns at Kings5:30Mountain.p.m.

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Pasour is setting up a point for the Lady Mountaineers in last week’s win over Ashbrook at Parker Gym. Addi Peeler serves for the Lady Mountaineers in last week’s BSC opener with Ashbrook at the KMHS gym.

Sara Eagle's name was omitted from last week's KMHS cross country story. Eagle finished 19th in the two-mile scrimmage at KMHS.

Photo by Gary Smart

High school cross country, Kings Mountain, Burns, Crest and Shelby in Cleveland Co. meet at Cleveland Community College.2p.m.

Wed., Sept. 7 4:30 p.m. – Middle School football, Crest at Kings4:15Thurs.,Mountain.Sept.8p.m.–

Myracle Davis gets one of her 15 kills in last week’s Big South season opening win over the Ashbrook Green Wave at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Photos by Gary Smart Meile Songaila dips a point over the net for the Lady Mountaineers in last week’s opening BSC game with Ashbrook at ParkerCamdenGym.

Middle school men’s soccer, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln.4:15 p.m. – Middle school softball, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln.4:30 p.m. – Middle School cross country, Kings Mountain, Thomas Jefferson and RS Central at East Rutherford. 6 p.m. – High school men’s soccer, Ashbrook at KingsTimeTues.,Mountain.Sept.13TBA–


Kings Mountain High’s women’s cross country team finished second and the men third in a seven-team run last week at York, SC Comprehensive High School. Divinity Ervin led the Lady Mountaineers with a second place time of 22:45.

Isaiah Watts once again led the Mountaineers, finishing second with a personal best time of 18:34. Kings Mountain was scheduled to go to Gastonia Ashbrook Tuesday for the Green Wave’s luminary race.

BIG SOUTH 3ASTANDINGSVOLLEYBALL Teams Conf. All Kings Mountain 1-0 10-2 Forestview 1-0 3-0 Stuart Cramer 1-0 5-1 Ashbrook 0-1 0-3 North Gaston 0-1 3-4 South Point 0-1 3-3 Crest 0-0 4-5 Hunter Huss 0-0 2-1

KM girls XC second, men third at York Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team opened Big South 3A Conference play Friday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium with a sweep of the Ashbrook Green Wave.The varsity won 25-4, 25-9, 25-5 after the JVs won 2-0 with identical 25-8 scores. Camden Pasour had a big night for the varsity ladies with 27 assists and 14 service points.Meile Songaila registered 15 kills and also had a block and four serve receptions. Myracle Davis added 12 kills, Paige Bagwell eight kills and three assists and Caroline Barber 14 service points, eight serve receptions and four digs. In the JV game, Abigail Hedgepath had 16 assists, Brooke Hamrick five kills and seven service points and Ava Tipton eight serve receptions and seven service points.Ina non-conference match with a good Hickory team on Tuesday, the varsity won 2520, 25-19, 20-25, 26-24 and the JVs won 25-7, 25-14. All of the Lady Mountaineers had a good all-around game. Songaila had 16 kills, 16 digs, 19 service points and two blocks. Davis added 22 kills and five blocks. Pasour had 15 service points, 25 assists, three kills, 10 digs and one block and Bagwell provided 13 assists, 11 kills, two service points and five digs. The JV ladies won 25-7, 25-14. Ava Tipton had six serve receptions, five digs and three service points. Abigail Hedgepath added two digs, six kills, 11 assists and three service points; and Brooke Hamrick had five kills, one block, two digs and nine service points. Kings Mountain was scheduled to host Hunter Huss yesterday. The Lady Mountaineers will travel to North Gaston Thursday and Forestview September 13 before returning to their home court on September 15 against South Point.

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– High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at North Gaston.6 p.m. – High school men’s soccer, Burns at Kings4:15Mon.,Mountain.Sept.12p.m.–

Chad Christopher Blanton, Executor Estate of: Horace Edward Blanton 119 Stone Crest Rd Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (8/31, 9/07, 14 & 21/2022)

Having qualified on 9th day of August, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of KENNETH DALE SMITH, 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, Wendy Elizabeth Dedoming, Administratrix, on or before the 17th of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


Lynn Anderson Paul, Executrix Estate of: Wanda Gail Anderson Sherman 1302 Hammock Avenue Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28/2022)

This the 24th day of August, 2022.



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.


JohnAnd/orRussell Taylor, Co-Executor Estate of: William Smith Jones 21802 Farmridge Lane Oakboro, NC 28129 KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28 /2022)

Thomas Franklin Deviney, Co-Executor Estate of: Faye Morrison Deviney 1061 Barnette Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 DeborahAnd/or Deviney Ward, Co-Executrix 217 Hicks Hill Rd PO Box Lawndale,437NC 28090 KMH (8/24, 31, 0/09 & 14/2022)

This the 17th day of August, 2022.

Governor Roy Cooper presented Coach Mike Krzyzewski with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the State’s Highest Honorary Society, for his significant impact on the State of North Carolina during his tenure as Men’s Basketball Coach at Duke University and in for his significant work in communities across North Carolina on September 1. “Thank you for your dedication to the young people you’ve served on and off the court, and congratulations on joining the company of so many outstanding North Carolinians,” Governor Cooper said. “No matter what shade of blue you wear on game day, it’s impossible to deny the essential role that Coach K has played in uplifting education, preparation for life, Duke University and, of course, the greatest rivalry in sports history.”“I’m a North Carolinian. It’s been an honor to be part of Durham and see Durham grow into the magnificent city it has become,” Coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “It’s an amazing honor for me to accept the award, not only for me, but for my family and for Duke, because it’s a team award.”“Itmeans so much for us gathered here to honor the great Coach Krzyzewski,” Duke President Vincent E. Price said. “His name is not only on our court, it’s also on buildings across Durham, it’s in the minds of everyone who loves college basketball, and it’s in the hearts of loyal Duke fans around the world.” During his 42 seasons as a coach, Coach Krzyzewski’s teams won 5 NCAA tournament championships, 15 ACC tournament championships, and 6 Olympic gold medals. He has had 1,202 career wins, the most in the North Carolina Athletic Association (NCAA) history, 535 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) wins, the most in league history, has led his team to 13 Final Four appearances, the most in NCAA history, and has won 15 ACC Tournament championships, the most in league history. In addition to his successes on the court, Krzyzewski has been recognized nationally for his philanthropic efforts, and is known for his efforts to mentor students. He is an honorary chairman of the Duke Children’s Hospital and on the board of the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. He also started his own charity, the Emily K Center, a non-profit organization in Durham that provides quality educational experiences to young students in the community.Priortohis career at Duke, Krzyzewski served in the Army, directing service teams

Coach Mike Krzyzewski presented the Order of The Long Leaf Pine for three years and served as Head Coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 15th day of August, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of FAYE MORRISON DEVINEY, 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, Thomas Franklin Deviney, Co-Executor and/or Deborah Deviney Ward, Co-Executrix, on or before the 24th of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 24th day of August, 2022.

This the 7th day of September, 2022.


Having qualified on 16th day of August, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of CARL LEE SIMS, 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, Tracy Evette Wimbush, Administratrix, on or before the 24th of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


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.



William Mark Jones, Co-Executor Estate of: William Smith Jones 159 Pleasant Ridge Church Road Shelby, NC 28152

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The Earl Scruggs Center announced the addition of a historically significant instrument custom built for and owned by Earl Scruggs to its exhibits. A display highlighting the Jim Faulkner-built Mark V “Ruben” banjo, prominently featured alongside Earl Scruggs Revue era memorabilia, opened to the public on Friday, August 26. The banjo is on long-term loan to the Center by instrument collectors Aaron and Darlene Carr from West Monroe, Louisiana. Luthier Jim Faulkner became well known for his replica pre-war Gibson necks and his perfected flat-head tone rings, which were used on Gibson’s top-of-the-line Mastertone model banjos in the 1960s. In 1970-1971, Faulkner custom built the Mark V “Ruben” top-tension banjo for Earl Scruggs, who played the instrument in shows with the Earl Scruggs Revue. “The Faulkner Mark V ‘Ruben’ Banjo is more than just a banjo that was owned by Earl Scruggs, it is a symbol of the mutual respect shared between two masters of their craft,” said Zach Dressel, Assistant Director for the Earl Scruggs Center. “We are extremely honored to tell this story as it provides more context to the character of our namesake while at the same time giving proper attention to a person who earned respect in the world of banjo building.” The instrument remained in the Scruggs family’s possession until 2018, when it was sold through Gruhn Guitars in Nashville. Noam Pikelny, renowned banjo player and admirer of top-tension banjos, owned the instrument for some time. The banjo is currently owned by Aaron and Darlene Carr, who have generously provided it for display at the Earl Scruggs Center. “Earl was starting a new era of music with his sons when Faulkner built this banjo for him and he took it with him into that new era,” said Aaron Carr. “When we visited the Earl Scruggs Center, we were impressed and felt like the banjo belonged there. We are proud to have this unique instrument displayed for others to enjoy.”Earl’s personal mark appears in several ways on the instrument. He engraved his name on various parts of the banjo and evidence of wear is visible. In addition, the display includes the original instrument case and ancillary objects used by Earl. “The personal touches all over this instrument make it even more impressive and special,” said Darlene Carr. “The use of the instrument is obvious from the wear on the back of the resonator. This wasn’t just one of many banjos that Earl owned, it was one that he played.”Visitors can see the Faulkner Mark V “Ruben” banjo in the Turning Road Gallery, which explores Earl’s expanding musical tastes after Flatt & Scruggs parted ways and his influence on music and the world. The Earl Scruggs Center, located in Shelby, NC, is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, with extended hours until 6 pm on Wednesdays. Learn more about the Earl Scruggs Center by visiting www.earlscruggscenter. org.

Goc. Roy Cooper presented Coach Mike Krzyzewski with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. ( Photo provided) Earl Scruggs playing his custom Jim Faulkner-built Mark V “Ruben” banjo. Photo by The Earl Scruggs Center

ESC announces addition of a custom built banjo owned by Earl Scruggs



Albert M. Eatmon, Executor Estate of: Linda W. Eatmon 4462 Hoover Rd Lawndale, NC 28090 KMH (8/24, 31, 0/09 & 14/2022)



STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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.

Wendy Elizabeth Dedoming, Administratrix Estate of: Kenneth Dale Smith 405 North Post Road Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (8/17, 24, 31 & 9/07/2022)


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.

The above listed Items will be sold or otherwise disposed of unless claimed within 30 days of this publication. To claim this item, bring proof of ownership and identification to: NC State Highway Patrol Troop H District 4 Office 1914 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28150

This the 7th day of September, 2022.

Tracy Evette Wimbush, Administratrix Estate of: Carl Lee Sims 3009 Keswick Terrace Indian Land, SC 29707 KMH (8/24, 31, 9/07 & 14/2022)


The North Carolina State Highway Patrol in Cleveland County is holding the following item of found unclaimed property: Glock Model 23 .40cal Pistol (BFWX224)

Judy Brown Wagner, Executrix Estate of: Helen Margie Connor 117 Fenway Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (9/07, 14, 21 & 28/2022)

Having qualified on 1st day of August, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA W. EATMON, 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, Albert M. Eatmon, Executor, on or before the 24th of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 24th day of August, 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 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.

Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of BRENDA KAY ALLEN (22 E 541), 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 Shannon Allen, Administrator, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before November 17th, 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.the17th day of August, 2022.

• Submit Housing Application Form and Enrollment Deposit by Jan. 25, 2023.



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 as Administratrix of the Estate of CHERIE LYNN BESS aka CHERIE WEBB BESS (22 E 569), 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 November 17, 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 Thisundersigned.the17thday of August, 2022. A. Susan AdministratrixBiggersofthe Estate of Cherie Lynn Bess aka Cherie Webb Bess Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (8/17, 24, 31 & 9/7/2022)

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 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.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NUMBER: 22 E 753 In the Matter of the Estate of: REBECCA GLOVER GREENE aka REBECCA G. GREENE, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS 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)

Mavia Lee explained that the early option allows students to get the application process out of the way earlier and receive acceptance sooner. “Becoming a part of our Early Admissions Advantage program removes the stress and gives students a chance to enjoy all the traditions of their senior year and more time to plan,” Lee noted. “In addition, applying to Gardner-Webb’s Early Admissions Advantage program can help candidates with strong applications to stand out from the crowd.”Tobeeligible for GWU Early Admission Advantage for Fall 2023, students are required to meet the following deadlines:•Complete the Gardner-Webb Application and FAFSA by Nov. 21, 2022.

The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734KMH4595.(9/7 & 14/2022) Students who complete required checklist items by Jan. 25, 2023, will receive additional benefits College-bound students, who are ready to join the Runnin’ Bulldog family at Gardner-Webb University, now have the Early Admission Advantage option for Fall 2023. Students who choose this option and meet all the qualifications and deadlines will be accepted for the fall and be notified of an estimated financial aid package by Jan. 16, 2023. Students admitted as part of the new early action program will receive additional scholarship opportunities, priority housing, and free parking for the 2023-24 academic year. “At Gardner-Webb, we want to get out of the gate early,” explained President William Downs. “We want to compete now for the best and brightest who will comprise the GWU Class of 2027, and we want to get them started on their path to success immediately. The decision of where to attend college is a big one, and preparations for university life should not be left to the last minute. With our new Early Admission Advantage initiative, students can gain the assurances they need in order to be ready for Fall 2023.”Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Having qualified on the 28th day of July, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of Grace K. Blanton Francis (22 E 663), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to Terry R. Francis and Phyllis Francis Clark, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before November 17, 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 unThisdersigned.the17th day of August, 2022. Terry R. Francis and Phyllis Francis Clark Co-Executors of the Estate of Grace K. Blanton Francis c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (8/17/2022, 8/24/2022, 8/31/2022, and 9/7/2022).


• Priority Housing Selection will close on March 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Students can learn more about Gardner-Webb and Early Admission Advantage at Dawg Day events on Sept. 24 and Nov. 19. Activities include a campus tour, information fair with faculty from various areas, and an option to visit with the Financial Planning staff. The day wraps up with a free meal and three tickets to a home football game, parking pass included.

Having qualified on 17th day of August, 2022 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of JASPER CORNELL LITTLEJOHN, 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 24th of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 24th day of August, 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)



Having qualified on 17th day of August, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of MICKEY JEAN ESTES, 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, Amanda Curtis, Administratrix, on or before the 24th of November, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 24th day of August, 2022.

Amanda Curtis, Administratrix Estate of: Mickey Jean Estes 213 Pleasant Ridge Church Rd Shelby, NC 28150 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW KMH (8/24, 31, 9/07 & 14/2022)



Shannon AdministratorAllenof the Estate of Brenda Kay Allen c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (8/17/2022, 8/24/2022, 8/31/2022, and 9/7/2022).


Brenton S. Begley, Administrator-CTA Estate of: Jasper Cornell Littlejohn McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (8/24, 31, 9/07 & 14/2022)

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).

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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.

All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 31st day of August, 2022.



• Priority Housing Selection will open on Feb. 27, 2023, at 6 a.m.

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.



This the 31st day of August, 2022.

• Submit the Admissions offer confirmation form by Dec. 1, 2022. • Incoming Student Housing Applications open on Dec. 1, 2022.

Gardner-Webb Offers Early Admission Advantage for Fall 2023

The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain has called a public hearing regarding an application for rezoning. Christopher Todd Bolin, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following: Rezone approximately .65 acres of land, identified as Cleveland County Parcel 12086 located on Shelby Road. The property is currently zoned Suburban Residential (SR). The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned to Suburban Commercial (SC). Case Z-22-10


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CLEVELAND COUNTY ESTATE SALE SATURDAY. Sat Sep 17th, 7AM. Includes furniture, tools, household, lawn and garden equip. Items sold “as is” and cash only. 223 Buck Chapman Road, Casar, NC 28020


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GUN, DOLL AND HORSE SHOWS. Visit the Online Mall at to get free details on upcoming Gun, Doll & Horse shows TheUncleBobby@mail. com

EMPLOYMENT 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 8p8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby CARPENTER/HANDY MAN to remodel rentals. Pay based on experience. 336-225-1050.

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 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) ross.consignment@gmail.com447-6971

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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


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COMMUNITY YARD SALE: SAT., SEPT. 10TH, 2022 from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Grey Fox Forest Community Yard Sale. Multiple families participating. Start your Saturday off at our location to maximize your time. Furniture, household items, clothing, toys and more! Too much to list! 1351 Moonshadow Lane, Shelby, NC 28150

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ELECTRICAL HELPER POSITION. Cleveland Electrical Contractors is seeking to hire full-time electrical helper. Experience is preferred, but not required. Eagerness to learn, ability to work with others, and work under supervision. Seeking someone dependable, with integrity and professionalism. Willing to provide training for someone who is interested in the field of electrical work. Call 704.487.5755 to schedule an interview.


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FOR SALE 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 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-429-9165. 1 GRAVE PLOT. Located in Cleveland Memorial Park. $900. (704) 692-0402 ATTENTION BARGAIN HUNTERS. 100 YRS. PLUS. Chest of drawers w/matching dresser w/ mirror, wood dining chairs, antique table saw, several drills, skill saws, vinyl records. Call for Price. 704-482-4815. ROUND KITCHEN TABLE w/4 chairs. 42” dia, 29” ht, 18” leaf. $150. 704-477-1936.

WOODBRIDGE/MOSS LAKE KINGS MOUNTAIN. Sat., Sept. 10th, 2022, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE! Visit all Woodbridge sections, North, South, East, West & Main. From all locations take Hwy 74, Moss Lake/Waco Exit. Go north on Stoney Point Rd. See direction signs at Woodbridge Handy Mart at the corner of Stoney Point Road and New Camp Creek Church Road. Kings Mountain, NC 28086



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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 REUNIONS ERHS CLASS OF 1971 50TH class reunion Sept. 10, 6pm, Gun Club, Bostic. $10. Email Cherry Garmon luvalab11@aol. com, Lynn Tate ldtate3974@


ERSNOWLinda.Lewis@abm.comProvided.8pm-8amShifts,,8am-8pm,$13.35/Hr.,TrainingSendResumeTo:HIRINGTENTINSTALL& Warehouse Manager. Must be able to pass drug screen and Valid drivers license. Call (704) 692-4576 HVAC INSTALLER HELPER. Job Type: Full-time. Pay: $15.00 – 22.00 per hour. Qualifications: Some basic mechanical, installer knowledge. Ability to learn and grow. Ability to read and understand written instructions of diagrams and blueprints. Have own tools. Can complete simple low voltage connections on furnaces, air handler, and air conditioners. Job duties include: installation of HVAC equipment, ductwork, controls & repair components Work well with others as a team.Also will provide on the job training for installing: Coolers, freezers, beer caves, ice machines and other refrigerant equipment. Willing to pay for technical training to further your education in the HVAC field. Apply in person or email ven@csimechanical.comPhone:DixonMechanicalsteven@csimechanical.comresume:;CSILLC1243–1EastBlvd.,Shelby,N.C.28152704-600-6267Email:steAYUDANTE DE INSTALADOR DE HVAC. Tipo de trabajo: Tiempo completo Pago: $15.00$22.00 por hora. Calificaciones: Algunos conocimientos básicos de mecánica e instalación. Capacidad de aprender y crecer. Capacidad para leer y comprender instrucciones escritas de diagramas y planos. Tener herramientas propias. Puede completar conexiones simples de bajo voltaje en hornos, controladores de aire y aire acondicionados. Las tareas laborales incluyen: instalación de equipos HVAC, conductos, controles y componentes de reparación. Trabajar bien con los demás como equipo. También brindará entrenamiento en el trabajo para instalar: refrigeradores, congeladores, cuevas de cerveza, máquinas de hielo y otros equipos refrigerantes. Dispuesto a pagar por su entrenamiento tecnico para continuar su educación en el campo HVAC. Aplicar en persona o enviar su currículum por correo electrónico: CSI Mechanical LLC 1243-1 East Dixon Boulevard. Shelby, N.C. 28152 Teléfono: 704-600-6267 Correo electrónico: PART-TIME SEASONAL PHOTOGRAPHER POSITION. Shooting photos of children for optimist clubs, recreation centers, etc. You select your own jobs, so you decide how much or how little you work. Reliability / Consistency / Trustworthiness is a MUST! Must have patience & work efficiently with children. Must have reliable transportation. Must live in Shelby area (within a 25 min. radius of Shelby High School). Work as little or as much as you want. Shoot Information: Most shoots consist of one or more photographers. Locations consist of ballfields / gyms / recreation centers. Most shoots leave between 3:30pm- 4:30pm through the week, 6:00am- 7:30am on Saturdays, & 11:30am- 1:00pm on Sundays. Travel time may be anywhere from 5 min. to 2 hours. Applicants may have background checks, and/or drug tests done to qualify. Email me if cam.bumgarner@gmail.cominterested.

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704600-6996 (980) 295-5568


ERHS CLASS ‘72 50TH REUNION September 17; 6:309:30PM. Green River Plantation. $25 ea. CASH collected at entrance of Pavilion on reunion night. Heavy pick up foods, tea, and lemonade. Must notify one of the following by Sept. 5: Becky Hunt Carson, Burwell Byers, Martha Gordon Hopper via Facebook, or Vivian Lowery Whittemore @ vivianwhitte@

EMPLOYMENT 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) 739-1646 bmccomas221@aol. com

YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property cleanup. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750 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 landproshelWILLby@gmail.comCLEAN HOUSES AND BUSINESSES. Worked 15 years in hotel housekeeping. Reasonable rates. Call for details. (704) 419-9016 bmcvene@att. netCOPPERHEAD

BUNN COMMERCIAL COFFEE BREWER with upper and lower warmers $40. Craftsman chainsaw 3.7/18’’ with case $100. New Chicago Demolition Hammer $100. RV- EI- Traveler gas/electric refrigerator 20’’x22’’x20’’ $40. Vitro 3 burner counter top stove 20 1/2’’x16 1/2’’ $30. 828-4530828. 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

KMHS CLASS OF 1972 REUNION. Kings Mountain High School Class of 1972 cordially invites you & your guest to our 50th Class Reunion on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Time 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Kings Mountain American Legion, 613 E Gold St., KM. There will be music, food & social times. RSVP to Diane Russell, 708 Oakland St, Kings Mtn., NC 28086 by 9-21-22. Cost per person $35. Questions/Concerns call 704699-9296 or 704-739-2368 (704) 699-9296 WEIGHT WATCHERS. Open at the Neal Senior Center 100 T R Harris Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 Hours: Thursday 5:00pm - 6:30pm; Workshop at 5:30pm; Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00am; Workshop at 9:00am. More information and a promotional code for $10 off contact: molly.d.blanton@ CREST 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 either or text/call Allen Gold at 704-418-1403. KINGS MOUNTAIN HIGH 1982 REUNION. KMHS 40th class reunion. Home football game at KMHS on September 16th at 7:00 with a special section just for our class. Wear your KM Mounties shirts if possible. T-shirts with the class of 82 available. Let us know if interested. Reunion Party Saturday 9/17 at the Crow’s Nest at KMCC at 7 pm with heavy appetizers, cash bar and DJ. You can also go to class-of-82 for updates. If anyone has any photos they would like to contribute for a video, please contact Gina Melton Flowers 704747-5447. The cost will be $15.00 per person for the reunion party at KMCC payable at the door. Let us know if you will be bringing a guest with you. Cash only. Dress will be casual. Please invite our classmates. We will need to know about how many will be attending so we can plan accordingly. If you would like to help in any way, just let us know. BINGO at the Neal Senior Center in Shelby. Call 704-482-3488 for information. MEDICARE AND YOU. Learn About Your Medicare Options... You’re Invited! to a FREE Medicare Workshop. Learn the basics of Medicare and know your medicare options. Understand Rx Drug Coverage. Choose a date convenient for you. Medicare Workshop Seminars: Tuesday, Sept. 6th at Golden Coral, 1712 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby at 11:00am and Tuesday, Sept. 20th at Lilly Bean, 108 E. Warren St., Shelby at 9:00am. Call Ty Penhall to Reserve Your Seat 704489-6970, United Healthcare (sponsored by: NC Insurance Exchange. *Not connected with the U.S. Government of Federal Medicare program.

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LINCOLN COUNTY SPACE FOR LEASE, 1000 SQ.FT. On a busy Hwy 10 West in Vale, NC. Highspeed wi-fi and ample parking. Great for office, retail, showroom, etc. Available mid August. $850 month. 828394-9328 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828382-0475.

LOOKING TO ADOPT SMALL DOG. Looking for a long haired small dog or puppy. Call (704) 312-6193 CKC MALE YORKIE POO PUPPY. Wormed & groomed, shots & vet checked. 12 wks old. $850. Female adult Poodle, $450. Manx kittens full blooded, parents on site, 2 males. No tails. $300. Inside raised. (828) 3910919 2 BABY PIGMY GOATS. for sale. 1 male, 1 female. Call 704813-6905 for more information. KITTENS NEED LOVING HOME. Call (704) 434-4918 FULL BLOODED BASSET HOUND PUPS. Ready for rehoming, no papers, 1 male, 1 female, rehoming fee $300 each. 828-289-1258. LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. Ready for new home on Sept 24th. Vet checked, dew claws removed, wormed, 1st shots before pickup. 5 left. 4 black males & females, 1 yellow male. (980) 238-9108 YORKIES, CHORKIES, STANDARD AND TCUP puppies ready for new home. Text for more information and photos (919) 229-1059

4 CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE at Cleveland Memorial Park. $500 ea. or OBO. $195 transfer fee paid by buyer. Text or call Margie at 980-214-7125.


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 CALL 704-484-1047 at 12:00

I have one male and two females CKC Toy Poodle puppies, born May 25, 2022. . Puppies will leave home with up to date shots and also be taken to the vet before departing to their new home. They are easy with kids and other house pets, for more information and pictures please text me or call me at (252) 9337331 221 FARMERS MARKET/ FLOCK SWAP and Small Animals. 221S across from Timken. Saturdays 8am-12. Buyers/ sellers welcome. $5 setup. Info: 828-305-1409, 828-863-4074.


Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 NEVER BE HOMELESS! RV 30’ FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW MOTOR, sleeps 4 (I am working on getting 50 to 100 miles per gal on ‘gas vapors’) $9,500 firm. 828453-0828. MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 1999 E 320 BENTZ. Gold, new tires, good credit, $3500. 2014 Indian Chief, Vintage Red, $10,000. (704) 300-9223 BEACH.OCEANVACATIONSLAKESMYRTLE Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. BEACH HOUSES AT OCEAN LAKE 2BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, golf cart, Wifi, Weeks and weekends available. Halloween weekend open. 704-473-1494 SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938



WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-652-9425 or cell 954-614-2562. BOATS 22’ USED PONTOON BOAT All aluminum deck under the carpet. No wood to rot. Premium pontoon construction no leaks or damage. An Evinrude SP48 with a new power head and electronics. No tilt control needed. New steering cable. Don’t let the 1994 age fool you, this is better built than any new boat. Trailer is a 1999 Shore LandR with new tires and brakes. The seats shown are Sun Lounger fold outs. Brand new but not installed. Everything is good except the tachometer. (828) 337-0506 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 FARM & GARDEN ROUND BALER, VERMIER 405H. Field ready, shed kept, ready to bale. $5500. Gill twin V rake, 8 wheels $2500. (704) 4724450 WANT TO BUY USED UTV (utility vehicle) w/2 wheel drive, rear wheel drive. Also handyman with a chainsaw available. 828-2482184. 2018 TROY-BILT 46” RIDING LAWN MOWER 19HP B&S, very low hours, perfect cond. Bagging attachment. $1250.00 firm! (843) 609-5903

7 LABRADOODLE AND 4 POMERANIAN 3 solid red and 4 solid white ( Poodle full size Dad and Labrador Mom both AKC) Labradoodle Puppies 8 weeks. $600 each. 2 male and 2 female brown and white Pomeranian Puppies CKC parents. 8 weeks week of 9/2 $1000 each. (864) 492-5138 dvTOYcaldwell38@gmail.comPOODLEPUPPIES

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APPROXIMATELY 400 SQUARE FEET OF 3/4 inch oak hardwood flooring. New, unfinished. $5 per square foot. 603315-1920. 2 CEMETARY PLOTS FOR SALE. Cleveland Memorial Park. Upfront near fountain. $2000 each. (704) 477-1998 HEAVY DUTY WOODEN PALLETS made completely of 2x4s. 40”x16ft, 50”x12ft. $10 each. Forest City, NC. 828-4295199. CAR, CHOPPER, TRACTOR FOR SALE. 2002 Honda Accord, runs and drives excellent, good tires. Black/silver-$2,850-Negotiable. Also, 2001 UMC Chopper, Chromed out. Loaded. $10,500. Also, 1952 Ford 8N Tractor. Completely restored with all attachments. $8,500-Negotiable. 704477-2991 WEATHER TECH FLOOR MATS. Brand new and still in boxes. Fit 2013-2018 Rav4. $200. (704) 214-7794 A CRYPT MAUSOLEUM at Rose Hill Cemetry in Fallston. Call 704-477-8405 or 704-7393770. SKS RIFLE New, excellent condition. $800. 828-403-7797

GREAT DANE PUPPIES CKC Great Dane Puppies, will come UTD on vaccinations with CKC paperwork. (704) 734-8538 GOATS, ALL NANNYS, 6 months and older, $100 to $150. Also sheep $150 each. Call for info 828-429-6319. AKC REGISTERED LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES. Ready August 27. Shots, wormed, parents onsite. 2 black, 4 yellow. $700. Text 828-4290210. CARS & TRUCKS 2014 NISSAN ROGUE for Sale. Good condition, Avg. 25 MPG, Automatic, 4 Door, Color-White.150,000 miles. $11,500. 2017 TOYOTA COROLLA 112,200 MILES, $16,800 (704) 692-4405 SBELL82559@ CAMPGROUND.SCENICGMAIL.COMCAMPERSRIDGECOUNTRY

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CLEVELAND COUNTY FOR SALE BY OWNER. ONE BEDROOM, ONE BATH OLDER HOME in QUAINT MILL VILLAGE SETTING in DOUBLE SHOALS COMMUNITY. $55,000. Serious Inquiries Only! “No Financing”. Located at 3308 Champion St., Shelby, NC 28150 (704) 4720006

RESTAURANT351-5432BOOTHS/ COMMERCIAL/ THREE TOTAL STRONG AND STURDY COMMERCIAL RED BOOTHS. WILL SEAT UP TO FOUR PEOPLE. WILL SELL SEPARATE TOO. MUST HAVE TWO PEOPLE AND A TRUCK TO TRANSPORT. $375 (828) 289-0290 Susm4@ LOST & FOUND DG OUR CAT IS MISSING. WE WANT HER HOME WITH US. SHE IS A BLACK AND WHITE CAT LIVING AROUND THE AREA OF 1110 TONEY ROAD IN BOSTIC, NC. SHE HAS BEEN WITH US FOR MANY YEARS AND IS PART OF OUR FAMILY. FOR HER SAFE RETURN, I AM OFFERING A $100.00 REWARD. PLEASE HELP US BRING HER HOME. I CAN BE CONTACTED AT (828) 755-5340 WANT TO BUY WOULD LIKE TO BUY: 1963 Yearbook from Polkville School. Also a 1968 yearbook from Burns High. Call (704) 538-1496 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 692WANT8496 TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up 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. 704-6926767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 1951, 52, 53, 54 BELWOOD High School Yearbooks. Also 1963 Fallston High School Yearbook. Leave message. (704) 538-7075 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 BUYING BASEBALL CARDS AND RECORDS LOOKING FOR 50S, 60S, AND 70S BASEBALL CARDS IN ANY CONDITION. PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR CARDS THAT ARE SITTING AND COLLECTING DUST AS WELL AS OLD ROCK AND ROLL RECORDS. CLEVELAND AND GASTON COUNTY KINGS MOUNTAIN SHELBY AND CHARLOTTE AREAS CALL TIM 661-312-6159 (661) 3126159 DANNY’SLIVE.COMSAVEYOUREARTH@AUTOWERKS.Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

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 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 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

PETS & LIVESTOCK MALTESE & POMERANIAN PUPPIES AVAILABLE. Vet checked, shots & worming. Ready to go. (828) 289-8952 MINI GOLDENDOODLES F1B AND F1BB Puppies available! F1b Mini goldendoodles (25lbs) and F1bb Mini Goldendoodles (15lbs). Located in Sneads Ferry. $1,500. Raised by experienced breeder and raised in our home. Dogs are up to date with deworming and shots. Come visit and take home your puppy today! Go to our website PUPPIES.APPLEHEADnon372@gmail.cominfo.veranchpuppies.comwww.nati-formore(818)631-5327kelliecan-CHIHUAHUA 8 wks old. Shots & worming UTD. $400 each. (704) 473-4559 COCKAPOO PUPPIES BORN JULY 23. Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. Ready September 8. $1,000. Call Greg after 8am. 828-305-2181. CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES I have 3 females and 3 males. Born July 17th. Will be ready for forever home September 10th. Asking $500. For more info please call 704-692-6126 (704) 692-6126

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828289-1488.

FOR SALE EMERALD GREEN ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES. Dynasty brand. $550 for 27 bundles. You pick up in Bostic, Golden Valley (828)

CLEVELAND COUNTY SLM MORTGAGE & BUSINESS SERVICES. In Foreclosure? Behind on your mortgage? Thinking about filing for bankruptcy? Need help? Give us a call, 704-674-1117 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2BR, 2BA, 1100SF, heat pump, 10 acres partly wooded, rolling, secluded, pond. $249,000. Text 828-919-1477 or leave message. Additional 14 acres available. 342 Right Prong Rd., Ellenboro, NC. Ellenboro, NC 28040 FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH DOUBLEWIDE.. Rent $1250, Deposit $1250, Application Fee $25. 124 Deer Meadow Lane, Lawndale, NC 28090. 704-214-4180. MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 4734299 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 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 HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 4872&36354 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704739-0259. OUTSIDE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN. Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home on large lot. No pets or smoking. References required. No texts please. 704418-3790 NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843957-9299. GASTON COUNTY 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

2 CEMETARY PLOTS FOR SALE. Cleveland Memorial Park. $2000 each. (704) 473-2456 RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-9800853, 704-476-9383.

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ULTRA COMFORT POWER LIFT CHAIR. Sells for over $1200. Enjoy this hybrid version of a traditional style power lift recliner. The UC480 Medium Large Recliner Chair was designed as a combination medium/large-size recliner that fits individuals of different heights. The plush, biscuit-back design and luxurious chaise pad makes this everyone’s favorite seat in the house. (704) 692-2255 JAZZY SELECT 6 $475. Mobility chair, delivered, warranty & charger. 245 lb wt capacity. Call Scooterman John (704) mobilityservices07@gmail.com951-4224

WANT TO BUY 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) 583-6835 ing@spartanphotocenter.comMarket-

PETS & LIVESTOCK GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. I have four males and two females AKC German Shepherd, born June 18,2022. Puppies will leave home with up to date shots and also be taken to the vet before departing to their new home. They are easy with kids and other house pets, for more information and pictures please text me or call me at (252) 933-7331 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) 245-5895

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For extra peace of mind, your mom can purchase Snug’s premium plan ($10/ month) where in addition to notifying her emergency contacts, Snug will request an in-person wellness check by a police officer who will visit her house to confirm she’s OK and provide assistance as needed. The app works with iPhone and Android smartphones.

Technology devices: You may also want to invest in some simple technology aids to keep your mom safe. One of the most commonly used devices for this is a medical alert system that cost about $1 per day. These systems come with a wearable “help button” that would allow her to call for help 24/7.

Another option that’s becoming increasingly popular is smart speakers, like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. These devices work with third-party applications – and MySOSFamily. com – that would let your mom to call multiple emergency contacts with a simple verbal command.

Check-in app: If your mom uses a smartphone, a great solution to help ensure her safety is Snug (, a free app that would check in on her every day to confirm she’s OK. This app is used by thousands of elderly seniors who live alone and want to make sure that if something happens to them, their loved ones will be notified quickly so they can receive help in minutes, rather than days. Here’s how it works. After downloading the app, your mom will choose what time(s) throughout the day she’d like for Snug to check in. Snug will send a push notification at those times asking your mom to check in by tapping the big green check button on her smartphone screen. If she doesn’t check in within 10 minutes or respond after multiple pings, Snug will notify her emergency contacts and share her last known location so that she can receive fast help.

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On August 24, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the first officially licensed, limited-edition bobblehead of Bo, Gardner-Webb University’s official live mascot, who began his service on August 26th, 2021. The bobblehead is being released to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Bo becoming the mascot. The special edition bobblehead, representing Bo as a puppy, was produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.Sitting on a circular red and green base bearing his name on the front and Gardner-Webb on the back, the Bo bobblehead is in a sitting position and wearing a red collar with a tag that reads BO. The bobbleheads, which will be individually numbered to 2,022, are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads, which are scheduled to ship by August 31st, cost $30 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. Bo, who celebrated his first birthday on May 4th, is an English Bulldog who came from a breeder in Garner, North Carolina. He officially started his duties as an ambassador on August 26th, 2021, and like his predecessors, he has been busy representing Gardner-Webb on campus and in the community. He can be seen connecting with alumni and supporting the Runnin’ Bulldogs at home athletic and other community and outreach events. “I suppose you know your mascot has truly made the big time when it shows up as a limited-edition bobblehead!” observed Gardner-Webb President William Downs. “We hope our fans and alumni act fast to secure their own keepsake celebrating our beloved Bo.” The first recorded usage of the bulldog as a mascot for Gardner-Webb was in 1922. Throughout the years, the bulldog has been represented in numerous forms. Live bulldogs, costumed mascots and athletic branded logos have all been featured in some fashion for GWU. =Bo is the university’s seventh live mascot, dating back to Butch I, who served from 1944 to 1953. Butch II and Chins followed before there were no live mascots for over four decades. The live mascot program returned with Barney from 2010 to 2014 before he was replaced by Roebuck. “Bucky” was designated with Mascot Emeritus status.“We’re excited to create this bobblehead of Bo, the busiest bulldog in North Carolina,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “Gardner-Webb is in good paws with Bo representing the university and we think alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Gardner-Webb com-

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Worrywart Daughter Dear Worrywart, There are actually several different types of check-in services, along with some simple technology devices that can help keep your mom safe at home while providing you some peace of mind. Here are some top options to look into.

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services that check in on elderly seniors who live alone? I live about 200 miles from my 82-year-old mother and worry about her falling or getting ill and not being able to call for help.

Gardner-Webb mascot “Bo” bobblehead unveiled

Check-in calls: If your mom doesn’t use a smartphone, another option to help ensure her safety is a daily check-in call service program. These are telephone reassurance programs usually run by police or sheriff’s departments in hundreds of counties across the country and are usually provided free of charge. Here’s how they work. A computer automated phone system would call your mom at a designated time each day to check in. If she answers, the system will assume everything is OK. But if she didn’t pick up or if the call goes to voice mail after repeated tries, you (or whoever her designee is) would get a notification call. If you are not reachable, calls are then made to backup people who’ve also agreed to check on your mom if Thenecessary.fallback is if no one can be reached, the police or other emergency services personnel will be dispatched to her Tohome.find out if this service is available in your mom’s community, call her local police department’s nonemergency number. You should also check with the Area Agency on Aging in your mom’s area – call 800-677-1116 for contact inIf,formation.however, her community doesn’t have a call check-in program, there are businesses like CARE (Call-Reassurance. com) and IAmFine ( that offer similar services for under $15 per month.

Daily Check-In Services for Seniors Living Alone

And be sure to check out Amazon’s Alexa Together (, a new $20 monthly subscription service that helps families support and keep tabs on their older loved ones who live alone through an Alexa-enabled device.