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Kings Mountain It’s the Great Pumpkin Kings Mountain! Corporate Center StoryWalk to run month of October coming to KM By Loretta Cozart Last week, Keith Corporation shared more information about Kings Mountain Corporate Center, a 164-acre, master-planned business park in Kings Mountain. The business park will be located at 705 Canterbury Road behind

Hanes Brands. Building One, with 1,015,740 square feet under one roof, will offer all utilities including water, sewer, gas, and electricity provided by City of Kings Mountain. With approximately 136-acres, Building One will be built using tilt-wall See CORPORATE, Page 3A

Work begins to expand Catawba Two Kings Casino pre-launch facility By Loretta Cozart Work has begun to add an additional 500 gaming machines to the Catawba Two Kings Casino prelaunch facility in Kings Mountain that opened July 1. Initial site work began in September on the expansion, which will be attached to the current facility and once again constructed using prefabricated modular structures. When the expansion is completed, which is expected by the

end of 2021, the temporary casino will feature 1,000 gaming machines. “With the overwhelming success of the Catawba Two Kings Casino’s prelaunch facility since opening, it makes sense to work as quickly as possible to See CASINO, Page 2A

Pastor Scott Whitney stands beside East Gold Street Wesleyan new Blessing Box. See photo on page 3A. Photo by Iris Frady

Blessing Box dedicated to Emalea Christine Fulbright On Sunday, September 12th, East Gold Street Wesleyan Church dedicated their new Blessing Box in memory of Emalea Christine Fulbright. Emalea is a precious child of the church who went to be with Jesus earlier this year. All members of the

community are encouraged to “Take what you need and give what you can.” at the Blessing Box. It’s the desire of the church that this new ministry will be well received and supported by the friends of the congregation. If you have question about how you can ‘bless’ this ministry, please contact Pastor Scott Whitney at (704) 739-3215.

The City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department is proud to partner with the Mauney Memorial Library to present It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown StoryWalk. This unique StoryWalk will feature the timeless Peanuts tale of Linus Van Pelt’s dream to meet the Great Pumpkin! Located at Patriots Park in Downtown Kings Mountain, this safe, outdoor event will begin Friday, October 9th, 2021 and run throughout the month of October. This month long event allows for families to visit at their leisure to prevent any mass gatherings. Photo ops will be available in Linus’ pumpkin patch. Festive music will fill the air. “The Mauney Memorial Library has hosted the StoryWalk experience at the Gateway Trail”, says Christina Martin, of Mauney

Memorial Library. “We placed pages of a children’s storybook along the walking trail for families to enjoy. We are excited to partner with the Special Events Department to host this event at Patriots Park.” The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard

Library. “This passive activity connects literacy, the great outdoors, physical activity, and the magic of the holiday season,” says Christy Conner, Special Events Director for the City of Kings Mountain. “How can you and your family participate? It’s simple. Bring your imagination, talk a walk, read a book and have

an adventure.” Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain. Fun for the entire family, mark your calendar today! For more information, call the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.kingsmountainevents. com

Woman’s Club benefit concert October 23 Dancing Fleas to perform The Dancing Fleas will perform a special 90-minute benefit concert for the GFW Kings Mountain Woman's Club on Saturday October 23, at 6 pm in the Joy Performance Theater at 202 South Railroad Avenue Kings Mountain. Doors open at 5:30 pm. General admission tickets are $25 and Balcony seats are $30. Tickets can be purchased by visiting PayPal (PayPal.Me/7nana) or by contacting Denise Cobb 704477-4285. For safety, masks are encouraged, but not required. All proceeds to benefit the Kings Mountain Woman's Club.

Dancing Fleas will perform on October 23 at 6 p.m. at Joy Performance Theatre. Photo provided

Boys and Girls Club planned for North Elementary School By Loretta Cozart During the September 28 Kings Mountain City Council Meeting, Executive Director Josh Propst addressed the council with news that Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland County will open a new club at North Elementary School by the end of the year. “We spoke with Dr. Fisher, and he directed us to North Elementary. We attended Parent Orientation and we asked parents if they thought a club would

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be something the school needed. We stopped taking names at 80, because we ran out of paper. This tells us that Kings Mountain needs a Boys and Girls Club, and they need it now,” Propst said. With him at the presentation were Cleveland County

Boys and Girls Club Board President Rick French and former Cleveland County Commissioner Susan Allen. In his presentation, Propst mentioned that the Boys and Girls Club started in the county in 1966. Their mission is to “enable all young people in our community,

especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The club offers after-school programs and encourages the community to invest in their children, not in prisons. He also shared, “Eighty percent of our participants make the A/B Honor Roll. Last year, we opened a club at Caser School. That club currently has 58 children participating.”

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■ POLICE ARRESTS SEPT. 27: Pamela Kandel Jay, 59, 608 Gantt Street, simple assault, $1,000 secured bond. SEPT. 27: Ann Elizabeth Sprouse, 52, 205 Linwood Road, assault with deadly weapon, misdemeanor, no bond, domestic violence. SEPT. 28: Christopher Glenn Wall, 41, Grover, possession of Adderall, possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors, citations. SEPT. 28: Alexander William Wilson, 48, 112 Guyton Loop, felony possession methamphetamine, possession drug paraphernalia, $10,000 secured bond. SEPT. 28: Brittany Weathers Walker, 31, Bessemer City, possession drug paraphernalia, $1,000 secured bond. CITATIONS SEPT. 24: Jerry McCree, 64, 1058 Margrace Road, no vehicle registration, expired driver’s license, no new certificate of title. SEPT. 28: Angela McEntire, 35, 1015 2nd Street, revoked tag, no liability insurance. WRECKS SEPT. 21: Officer Joel said Clyde Scronce, 133 Dunes Drive, was backing his 2007 Ford toward a gas pump at Circle K and Tawuan Neely, York, SC, was pulling away from the gas pump when Scronce bumped the passenger side of the Honda doing no damage to his vehicle and approximately $600 damage to the Honda. SEPT. 23: Officer Butler said Kenneth Anderson, Bessemer City, was transported by KM Rescue to Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, after he suffered health issues at the wheel of his 2003 Mazda on NC 161. The vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a NCDOT sign, traveled the corner lot at the intersection of NC 161 and Gold Street and Deal Street. The vehicle returned to Deal Street and hit a trash can, ran off the left side of Deal Street and struck the chain link fence surrounding Mountain Rest Cemetery and struck numerous grave markers and decorations. Property damages were estimated at $5,000 to the chain link fence and trash can, unknown damage to headstone inside the cemetery, $200 to

Sulphur Springs Methodist BBQ Fundraiser Sulphur Springs Methodist Church is having a drive through BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, October 9, noon until. Plates are $12.00 which include BBQ, slaw, hushpuppies, fries, drink, and dessert. The location is 1642 Sulphur Springs Rd., Shelby. For more information, call John Thompson at 704492-4945.

CASINO From Page 1A provide additional gaming opportunities for our patrons across the Charlotte region,” said Mike Ulizio, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. The Catawba Nation and its consultants, including hospitality and gaming company Delaware North, SOSHNY Architects and developer Skyboat Gaming, are simultaneously continuing planning and development work on the permanent casino resort project. The timing for construction of that project is also being determined. Modular units began delivery last week. The Catawba Two

the street sign, and $2,500 to the vehicle. SEPT. 24: Officer Joel said Craig Hawkins, 403 Branch Street, was exiting Walmart crossing marked pavement and Roy Olen White, 122 Campbell Road, operating a 2005 GMC, traveling West on Gold Street Extension, hit the pedestrian’s left leg below the knee, did not knock him over but threw him off balance, according to witnesses. Cleveland County EMS treated White at the scene. SEPT. 26: Officer Graham said Ann Postell, 310 Crescent Hill Road, had parked her 2017 Nissan at Phifer Road Washerette and returned to find it was damaged by another vehicle whose driver left the scene. Property damage was estimated at $1,500. SEPT. 27: Officer Carpenter said vehicles operated by Wanda Rote, Bessemer City, and Devin McFarlain, Charlotte, hit on the I-85 Northbound ramp from US Highway 74 Bypass. Property damages were estimated at $3,000. SEPT. 28: Officer Carpenter said that Elizabeth Ann Kimble, 221 Parkdale Street, operating a 2009 Hyundai, was attempting to change lanes and hit a 2010 Volk operated by Mark Odell, 625 Sunny Side Shady Rest. The accident happened on NC 161. Property damages were estimated at $3,500. SEPT. 28: Officer Carpenter charged Haley Roberts, Lowell, with leaving the scene of an accident in the parking lot at 610 East King Street. According to witnesses, Roberts, operating a 2015 Nissan, backed into a parked 2006 Dodge owned by Mindy Morrow, 606 E. Ridge Street. Property damages were estimated at $3,000. SEPT. 28: Officer Butler said Kevin Allran, Iron station, operating a Lincoln County Board of Education bus, was attempting to turn north on Country Club Drive from US74 Business and struck a 2006 Ford operated by Donna Ingle, 1532 N. Piedmont Avenue, at the stop light at the intersection of Country Club Drive and US 74 Business. Ingle was transported to Atrium Health for a possible wrist injury. No injuries were reported to the six passengers in the bus or the passengers in

Kitchen closed at American Legion O t i s D. Green American L e g i o n Post 155’s kitchen has been closed indefinitely, resulting in the suspension of all food services. As a result, the monthly Veteran’s Breakfast has been put on hold until further notice. Kings Casino is practicing safety procedures and protocols to best protect guests and employees from COVID-19. All employees are required to wear a mask, and guests are encouraged to wear one as well. Disposable masks are available for guests when they enter the casino. Updates on the expansion construction will be posted to the casino’s Facebook page: https:// TwoKingsCasino/. Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort is being developed by the Catawba Nation at a 17-acre site at 538 Kings Mountain Blvd. in Kings Mountain. The site is near Interstate 85 Exit 5 and about 35 miles west of Charlotte.

the Ford. Property damages were estimated at $4,500. INCIDENTS SEPT. 21: A resident of Landry Drive reported an incidence of Cyber hacking. SEPT. 22: A resident of Gantt Street reported theft of a white Sentra Nissan valued at $1,100. SEPT. 22: A resident of Autumn Woods Drive reported an incidence of fraud. SEPT. 22: Mr. Tire, 407 S. Battleground Avenue, reported damage to a glass garage door window. SEPT. 23: A resident of Ramseur Street reported theft of a stone bird bath angel. SEPT. 23: Farmers Home Furniture, 401 S. Battleground Avenue, reported damage to a 2003 Isuzu. SEPT. 23: A residence of Ramseur Street reported theft of a concrete statue of a soldier kneeling at a cross. SEPT. 23: A resident of Southwood Drive reported he was bitten by a dog on Kaitlyn Drive while jogging in the area SEPT. 24: LGI Homes, Belcaro Drive, reported a break-in and theft of vinyl flooring and door frame casing valued at $4,100 SEPT. 25: Cherokee Street Baptist church, 421 Cherokee Street, reported a break-in and theft of guitars and cases, church keys, currency, and damage to a chain link fence valued at over $1,000. SEPT. 25: A resident of Walker Street reported theft of a Buddha statue. SEPT. 26: CVS Pharmacy, 1017 Shelby Road, reported shoplifting of cosmetics. SEPT. 26: A resident of Bessemer City reported theft of a 2007 Pontiac on US Highway 74 West. SEPT. 27: Metrolina Motorsports, Inc.,714 Cleveland Avenue reported that the fence was cut, and garage windows broken with pending inventory assessment of items stolen. Police are continuing the investigation. SEPT. 27: A resident of Walker Street reported financial card fraud.

Hospice “Reflections” Sharing Group “Reflections” is a support group offered by Hospice Cleveland County. Through the use of group dynamics and personal reflections, we come to a better understanding of why we feel the way we feel and what may help us cope better. The next Reflections Groups will be Zoom Online Support Groups on Thursdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. If interested, please call: Susan Bowling 980-295-8595 or Lynn Thomas at 980-2958596. Hospice will then provide the participant with instructions and information for joining this online group.

A temporary “prelaunch” gaming facility opened July 1, with 500 gaming machines to provide an initial opportunity for patrons to game with limited food & beverage and other guest amenities. At full buildout, the casino resort project is expected to create thousands of permanent and construction jobs in the region. The Two Kings name celebrates the Catawba Nation’s history and hopeful future in their ancestral lands in North Carolina, paying tribute to the 18th century Catawba Chief King Hagler and the City of Kings Mountain.

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Sheriff’s office arrests two, seizes $350,000 in methamphetamines On September 30, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office partnering with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted a drug bust operation in Grover. The operation yielded 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of Methamphetamine. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office ordered the drugs from a known dealer in the Atlanta area and with the help of the DEA the operation was successful. These drugs were destined for the Charlotte region and would have flowed back to local dealers in Cleveland County. Adrian Sanchez, 43, of Jonesboro, Georgia, and



Pablo Gutierrez, 51, of Mexico were transported to the Cleveland County Detention Center and received No Bond. The street value of the drugs seized would be approximately $350,000. The Sheriff’s Office

takes complaints of drug sales very seriously. Sheriff Norman requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/ Narcotics Division at 704484-4987.

$350,000 in methamphetamines seized.






Five men added to the Sheriff’s Most Wanted list in September During the month of September, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office declared five individuals as Most Wanted. Maurice Lamont McCleave, 30, is described as a 6’,1” black male weighing 165 pounds and is wanted for discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a felon, and injury to property. Brandon Allen Curry, 32, is described as a 5’, 6” tall white male weighing

170 pounds and having multiple tattoos on his arms and neck. He is wanted for death by distribution (OFA). Robert Terrell Brown, 39, is described as a 5’, 10” tall black male weighing 170 pounds and having tattoos on his upper and lower arms. He is wanted for common law robbery and larceny of a firearm. Blair Timmons Sutton, 50, is described as a 5’, 6” tall white male weighing 170 pounds and having tat-

toos on both arms and legs. He is wanted for statutory rape / sex offenses. Robert Lee Price, 53, is described as a 5’, 10” tall white male weighing 190 pounds and having tattoos on his chest. He is wanted for possession with intent to sell methamphetamine (6 OFA’s). If you know the whereabouts of these individuals, please contact Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4888.

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HAWKINS YARD DECORATED FOR FALL Fall has arrived and Kay and Tommy Hawkins have decorated their yard for the season. Mums, pumpkins and hay bales decorate their beautifully manicured yard on Woodside Drive in the Linwood Community. Interspersed among the decorations are Tommy’s bird feeders. If you haven’t quite gotten into the fall season yet, drive by and see. Their display sets the bar high, so you can get inspired and welcome fall with your own decorations at home. Photos by Loretta Cozart

Kings Mountain Corporate Center, a 164-acre, master-planned business park is coming to Kings Mountain. The business park will be located at 705 Canterbury Road behind Hanes Brands.

CORPORATE From Page 1A concrete construction with a cross-dock configuration. The building is a speculative property and

could be used for either warehouse or manufacturing. The property has extensive I-85 frontage with access to the interstate by two interchanges. The

parking lot will have 900 spaces for cars and 350 spaces for trailers. The property or buildto-suit for purchase or lease by The Keith Corporation. Industrial De-

velopers on the project are Alan Lewis and Justin C. Curis. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located 26 miles northeast via I-85.

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If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. –Milton Burle

Pieces of Kings Mountain History It is important to cultivate friendships. The sentiment seems simple and LORETTA one that COZART should happen without thought, but it is easier said than done. We all lead busy lives with responsibilities taking us from pillar to post. But friends and family are the foundation of our lives. Without them, life would have little meaning. Last month, I lost two family members. My mother and my fatherin-law both passed away within two days of each other. It was a dark time for me, my husband, my siblings, and all our children. As we took care of the necessities that funerals

require, we helped each other cope. My husband and I were mourning two losses. Our children arrived from their homes far away and took care of us. They helped with the funeral arrangements, fed, and supported us. My siblings and I gathered to mourn. We talked of the old days, the stories my mother and grandmother had shared with us. We remembered funny things that happened during our childhood. With seven people in our household, there was always something to laugh about. Then, like a flash, everything was done. With funerals finished, we tried to get back to the normalcy of life. But that is easier said than done. Mourning is a process. My first outing was to

report on the September 11 Memorial held at Kings Mountain Fire Department. Afterward, several friends come over and expressed their condolences. Those dear friends thought enough to say something, and it was very comforting. If you ever question whether you should express condolences, do. It means a lot to those who have lost a loved one. Often when someone experiences a tragedy, like the loss of a family member, we pause what we are doing and lift them up in prayer and ask God for His divine help to support them. It is what we do as Christians, but I suspect all religions have a similar custom. In the weeks that have passed since those funerals, I have felt being lifted in prayer. It is a very com-

forting feeling, and I am grateful to all who took a moment to think of me and my family. As I pondered what to write this week, I thought about my friends. All of us have experienced loss during this pandemic in one way or another. It is hard to avoid, even if you take the greatest of care to protect yourself from the virus. During this dark time in our nation’s history, we need to take a moment and think of others and the ways we can help them. Helping others is great therapy that benefits you and those for whom you care. Friends are the flowers in our garden of life that we need to nurture and cultivate. Even if we can’t see friends in person, we can make a phone call,

send a card or a text. Social media is a great way to stay in touch. Think of our elderly. They are especially isolated during the pandemic. If you have an elderly neighbor, do something kind for them, call, or drop them a goodie basket. Little gestures go a long way. One of my favorite authors is poet Kahlil Gibran. In his book, The Prophet, he writes about life. I have read that book since I was 17-years old and each time, I learn something new that has gotten me through the first 61-years of my life. A portion of his poem on friendship is my favorite: “And let your best be for your friend. If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? Seek him always with hours to live. For it is his to fill your need but not your emptiness. And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” So, go cultivate your friend garden. Think of those who have lost a family member, or someone you haven’t talked with in a while, and give them a call. You never know. Loneliness is a dark spot, and you could be the ray of sunshine that person needs. If we are our brother’s keeper, it is time to get to tending that garden.

Looking Back

This photo of the Kings Mountain School Band ran in the Herald on May 7, 1936. Pictured left to right, Front Row: Patsy White, Peggy Baker, Ben Long, Edgar Cooper, Bill Blanton, Miles Mauney, Ernest Mauney, Robert Falls, Martha Lou Mauney, Dick Baker, Pal Stewart, and Ottie White. Second Row: D. F. Hord, Clemsonsee McDaniel, Buddy Parrish, Bill Fulton, Bill Davis, Margaret Cooper, Buren Neill, Charles Thomasson, and George Mauney. Third Row: Gene Tate, M.J. Bell, Eugene McSwain, Martin Harmon, Drace Peeler, Rhodes Elam, Mack Sealy, Hal Olive, Dorothy Plonk, Bobby Allran, and Professor Hendricks. Photo Herald Archives

Do you ever wonder, is God mad at you? We all may have some issues with the past. Past problems, past mistakes, past Glenn Mollette sins, past Guest Editorial decisions and past ignorance. We live and we learn if we are fortunate enough to live. Sadly, too many obituaries are of

young adults who were barely starting life. Some young adults don’t think that much about the past because so much of life is in front of them – they hope. Most of us believe life is in front of us. It’s difficult to imagine not existing, but as we all know, life ends. If you live long enough, you’ll make enough mistakes that will embarrass you, worry you, frighten you, or simply

make you wonder if God is mad enough to assign you to an everlasting hell. Usually, the pain or aggravation of life’s past problems, valleys, hurts and pain is enough hell for all of us. If hell is any worse than the weight of life’s regrets, sorrows and foul-ups then it surely is more than a terrible place. People who live long lives typically remember 50 years ago like it’s today. Throughout all of

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life, sadly, what we often are weighted down by are our transgressions or mistakes. Often it may not be some egregious sin but simply something we wish we could do one more time because we know if we could try again, we could do it better. Unfortunately, we don’t get a second chance. We have one opportunity to raise our children. We have one span of time to be good to our parents. We have one brief work career that we both work hard at and do well or ‘fiddle-diddle’ it all away. Hindsight is always 20/20, but at the time we can’t

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stop long enough to see what we are doing. Most of the time our lives are filled with good deeds, lots of good events and lots of good memorable occasions that we should dwell more upon. We forget most of these but the bad stuff always rises to the top. Bad stuff is like bad news. Bad news travels fast. Good news may or may not get around. The bad stuff is typically what climbs its way to the top of our minds and camps out there to torment us. The work of the Devil is surely to imprison us, if possible. The work of



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Free Speech Week October 18 – 24

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Free Speech Week is an annual, non-partisan celebration of freedom of speech and of the press. It takes place annually during the third full week in October and recognizes free speech and press in the United States. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to free speech and press. The week urges Americans to learn about their rights and be aware of them. There are some limitations to the exercise of free speech and press. Time, place, and manner are dictated by legal doctrine and enforced by the Constitution and the Supreme Court. By understanding how the First Amendment works, Americans can better exercise their rights. A great way to learn is by studying the history behind free speech and press. It’s important to study the early years of the United States – it is the 1st amendment of the US

Last Saturday, White Plains Shrine Club held their Barbecue. As usual, sales were brisk, and the group sold out before noon. Pork butts sold for $45, and Boston Butts sold for $40. By the pound, the cost was $10, and plates and plates cost the same. Sandwiches were two for six dollars. Shriners arrived early to cook, and lines formed as the community supported the White Plains Shrine Club’s charities. The White Plains Shrine Club is based on the principles of brotherhood, fellowship, love, relief, and truth. They meet on the third Thursday of each month. The meal is at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Meetings held at Fairview Lodge #339 on Landing St. Families are welcomed.

Constitution. The country ratified it on September 25, 1789. Even so, it took two years before being adopted. Other areas to study include early court cases like Schenk v. United States in 1919. You can find more by visiting the Bill of Rights Institute. The idea for Free Speech Week was introduced in 2003 by The Media Institute. The American Association of Advertising Agencies, American Bar Association, Americans for the Arts, the National Constitution Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities united to help launch the first celebration in 2005.

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Cleveland County incentivizes COVID-19 vaccine for residents

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To increase the percent of Cleveland County residents who are fully vaccinated, Cleveland County Commissioners authorized use of grant dollars to launch a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for Cleveland County residents. This local program is like the NCDHHS Summer Card program that concluded at the end of August. Beginning October 4, 2021, any Cleveland County resident twelve years of age or older who receives a first or second dose COVID-19 vaccine will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Children between the ages of 12-15 must have a parent or legal guardian present to consent to the vaccine and to receive the gift card on the child’s behalf. Cards will be available while supplies last. You may schedule an appointment for the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Cleveland County Health Department by calling 980484-6019. Cleveland County residents who receive their first or second dose vaccine at a provider other than the

The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be highly effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, anyone under the age of 12 doesn’t have the option to get a COVID-19 vaccine yet. They are relying on others to get their shots to protect them and help keep them healthy and in school. “We hope offering an incentive will help increase vaccination rates,” said Doug Bridges, Chair of the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. “We are also hopeful that incentivizing the second dose in addition to the first dose will help close the gap between those who are partially vaccinated and those who are fully vaccinated, giving them the highest level of protection possible.” If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: https:// To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and teens, please visit: https://covid19.ncdhhs. gov/teenvaxfacts.

Cleveland County Health Department on or after October 4th, may bring proof of their vaccine to the Cleveland County Health Department to receive their $50 gift card while supplies last. Currently, in Cleveland County, 49% of the population ages 12+ is fully vaccinated, compared to 61% of the population ages 12+ in North Carolina as a whole. “Our county’s vaccination rate continues to lag behind the rest of the state of North Carolina,” said Tiffany Hansen, Cleveland County Health Director. “When comparing our county’s daily case rates and test positivity rates to other counties with higher vaccination rates, we see that our county’s case and test positivity rates are significantly higher. Furthermore, in just the past five weeks, a total of 48 Cleveland County residents have died from COVID-19. Of these, only five were vaccinated, meaning approximately 90% of all COVID-19 deaths in Cleveland County since the third week in August have been unvaccinated.”




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Health Dept. urges everyone to get flu vaccine By DeShay Oliver, Deputy Health Director Cleveland County Public Health Center The Cleveland County Health Department joins the NC Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in urging everyone to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the flu. Everyone over the age of 6 months is encouraged to be immunized. It is not too early. The vaccine is safe and effective and the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting the flu. In addition to vaccination, continue practicing healthy habits to protect yourself from flu viruses: • Cover your nose and mouth with tissue when you cough or sneeze. • Throw the tissue in the trash promptly after use. • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. • Stay home if you are sick. You should stay home

for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone and other symptoms have improved, except to get medical care. “Steps to prevent the flu are very similar to the steps we encourage individuals to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including getting vaccinated. Also, individuals who are at highest risk of severe illness from the flu are very much in alignment with those factors that place individuals at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 including being 65 or older, having underlying health conditions, being pregnant, having a weakened immune system, or living in a congregate living setting. We encourage everyone 6 months and older to get the flu vaccine, this year more than ever, to help protect yourself, our community and our already highly strained healthcare system.” Flu vaccine became available at the Cleveland County Health Department on Monday, October 4. The vaccine is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, no appointment necessary. The vaccine is free of charge for children 18 and

younger who have Medicaid, do not have insurance, or are underinsured (meaning insurance does not cover the flu vaccine). The vaccine will also be free for uninsured (non-Medicaid) pregnant women 19 and older who are serviced by the health department and women 19 and older who have a family planning waiver (Be Smart) and are receiving services at the health department. If you have insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, we will bill these third-party payers. If you do not meet the above criteria or do not have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, the charge for the vaccine is $50. We also have available a limited number of the Flublok vaccines for those 18 and older and High Dose flu vaccines for those 65 and older. Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid can be billed for these vaccines, or the cost is $85. If you have questions or need additional information, you may call the Cleveland County Health Department Immunization Clinic at 980484-5100. You may also find additional information about the flu at

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Prepared for eternity October 3, 2020, was the saddest day of my life; watching my number one cheerleader and f r i e n d crossover DANYALE PATTERSON to the other side broke my heart. She was the one person who had known me the longest, and she had sacrificed more for me than anyone else. My dear mother, Mrs. Edlena Davis had finally left this side of pain and trials to enter into her eternal rest. I was extremely sorrowful, and I felt like I had a

deep hole in my soul. Yet, as I looked at her body lying peacefully in her bed while praise and worship music was softly playing, a burst of joy rose up in me and I exclaimed, “Mama, you made it!” I was very happy for her, because I knew she had prepared herself for eternity! I had heard her pray fervently whether she was in the kitchen, in her bedroom, or in church. In addition, she talked about Jesus being her friend, and she showed me how to have a relationship with him, not just be a church attender. She even had spiritual encounters throughout her life that she didn’t like to share, because she thought people would think she was crazy or wouldn’t

believe her. I always told her if it happened in the Bible, I believe it can happen now! Here’s one account that she had: “I was in bed, and I felt my breath leave my body. Then suddenly, I was standing in front of Jesus. He was wearing a white robe and he was glowing. I was running so fast toward him, and I didn’t have any pain in my knees. Jesus held up his hand and pointed down. I said, “Oh no! I’m going there to hell!” He shook his head and said, “No. Your time is not yet.” Then, he blew on me, and I was back in my body.” Apostle Paul confirms her story with a similar experience in 2 Corinthians 12:2. He

states: “I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows.” My mother lived a full and long life of having an experiential and authentic relationship with her Redeemer. She persevered and fought the good fight of faith. Since I observed the fruit and power of the Holy Spirit operating in her life, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, she was ready to meet her Lord and Savior! How about you - are you prepared for eternity? PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father the world says it’s crazy to believe in you, but I ask that

you cause me to know you better. Open my eyes, so I may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. I repent of my sins and ask you to forgive me of everything I have said and done that has offended you. Wash me thoroughly and make me brand new. I surrender my heart and will to you Lord. May I never be ashamed of your name! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.” Danyale Patterson is cofounder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at www.danyale. com to get spiritual resources, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256 Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007 Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church 1621 County Line Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516

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

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

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

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

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Ave. 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

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Wreaths Across America Dec. 18 By Loretta Cozart Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that veterans laid to rest at Mountain Rest Cemetery are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, the ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 2,500 participating locations, will be on Saturday, Dec. 18. On that day, at noon, Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter will host a wreath laying at Mountain Rest Cemetery. The event is open to the public. All veterans, active-duty military, and their families as well as the local community are all invited and encouraged to attend and learn more about Wreaths Across America’s yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. This event will help to teach not only the next generation but all community members and

visitors about the services and sacrifices of our nation’s military. With COVID-19 numbers increasing, many events in which DAR members could participate have been cancelled. So, the DAR has set the goal to place wreaths in the veteran’s section, along those individually order wreaths purchased for specific veterans in other areas. This year’s goal is to raise awareness and place wreaths on 500 wreaths. Each wreath sponsorship costs $15, with $5 going to the DAR Chapter.

You can sponsor a wreath for $15 that can be ordered at Each sponsorship goes toward a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the grave of an American hero. Please take a moment to honor local veterans now, so they won’t be forgotten. Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America, said “With each local event held across the country, volunteers help build community awareness and understanding of the organization's yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. Considering the current health crisis, we feel events like this one have taken on even more meaning by providing the opportunity for people to safely participate in something that is both educational and fun, while supporting and giving back to the community when it is needed most.”

Two weeks of history worth remembering every year By Randell Jones The Kings Mountain Story never gets old. You can follow it across its 330-mile landscape in four states commemorated along the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail and at Kings Mountain National Military Park. You can relive the history now, free online for the next few weeks, through the “New Kings Mountain Story” video trilogy at Faced with the threat of a loyalist army under British command coming into their Overmountain region to “hang your leaders and lay waste your country with fire and sword,” a mustering of state militiamen gathered on September 25, 1780. They were under the command of their respective North Carolina and Virginia colonels and united at Sycamore Shoals at today’s Elizabethton, Tennessee. Family members came along to prepare their brothers, sons, fathers, husbands to go off in defense of their homeland. They departed on September 26, cresting the Appalachian Mountains at Yellow Mountain Gap on September 27, and traversing the Blue Ridge plateau on September 28. They encamped that night near today’s Spruce Pine at the mouth of Grassy Creek. On September 29, the daring force of Overmountain men on foot and horseback

split their force of a thousand to descend the face of the Blue Ridge Mountains on two paths. The men were riding under Cols. Isaac Shelby, John Sevier, William Campbell, Andrew Hampton, and Charles McDowell. Half passed through Gillespie Gap and camped that night at Turkey Cove in the Catawba River valley. The other half backtracked some to Hefner Gap, descending to camp at North Cove. They had feared running into the loyalist troops of Major Patrick Ferguson during this descent with their forces split. But they had to prevent his coming up one route as they descended another. On September 30, the separate forces united at Quaker Meadows in today’s Morganton. It was the plantation home of brothers Col. Charles McDowell and Maj. Joseph Mc Dowell. They were joined there by 350 North Carolina militiamen who had marched up the Yadkin River for three days under Col. Benjamin Cleaveland and Major Joseph Winston. On the morning of October 1, the united force of 1,400 men forded the Catawba River at Greenlee Ford and marched out of the Catawba River valley, stopping their march because of heavy rain that persisted through October 2. They huddled on Bedford Hill under a dripping tree canopy as their only shelter for two days. On October 3, they de-

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scended into the Broad River valley at Cane Creek, camping that night encouraged by news they would find Ferguson’s army at Gilbert Town (adjacent to today’s Rutherfordton) the next day. On October 4, they discovered, however, that Ferguson had already retreated from Gilbert Town, having gotten word from two loyalist traitors among the Overmountain Men that this force of militiamen was headed toward him. The patriot militia force had lost Ferguson’s trail. This is where the traditional telling of the Kings Mountain Story can now change with the uncovering of new history in the last five years. As is revealed in detail in Episode 2, “A Broader, Bolder Kings Mountain Story,” of the video trilogy, something else was happening while these Overmountain Men were searching for Ferguson. A force of South Carolina militiamen and Lincoln County (NC) militiamen had been gathering and trying to join up with the others at Quaker Meadows. These forces, under the command of Cols. James Williams and William Graham, marched east of the South Mountains hoping to catch up with them at Gilbert Town. Through an exciting series of circumstances and decisions, they did unite at The Cowpens on October 6, but not before See TWO WEEKS, Page 8A

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NATURE and TRAIL Exhibits at Southern Arts Society A “Nature Reconsidered” art competition and “Trail” photography competition opened last week at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. Both are judged shows with cash prizes. “Nature Reconsidered” is an art exhibition and competition sponsored by Southern Arts Society that aims to explore the ever-changing relationship between humans and nature. Artists were asked to create work that references, investigates, challenges, and/or celebrates our relationship with the natural world. There is a wide variety of media featured in the show - painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), drawing, glass, photography, and mixed media. Thirty-eight artists from around the region entered 76 pieces of work for this year's exhibit. While most entries reflect the beauty of our natural world, there are several that play on the impact or interference of man with our environment. The “TRAIL” photography competition is sponsored by the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail and Southern Arts Society. This exhibit features photos taken on the Gateway Trail over the past two years. There are 13 entries from five photographers in this show. The butterfly garden at the top of the Gateway Trail continues to be a prime spot for great photos. Much of the trail is surrounded by trees which requires photographers to be patient and search out interesting flora and fauna to capture on film. Judging both shows is Michael Grady, an exhibiting artist, writer, and Professor of Art at Appalachian State University. Mr. Grady grew up in South Carolina but lived for three decades in New York and San Francisco before relocating, in 2008, to his ancestral homeland in North Carolina. Grady has a special interest and expertise in spirituality and art, expressive arts therapy, and Asian philosophy and culture. Grady sees the future of art as necessarily integrating a variety of cultural concepts; self and community; spirit and healing. He has exhibited his paintings and lectured in Germany, New Zealand, China, and throughout the U.S. The public was invited to meet the artists at a reception Saturday October 2 from 6-8 p.m. Awards for both competitions were announced at 7 p.m. More of the work in the exhibit can be seen on the website and Facebook page of Southern Arts Society. “Nature Reconsidered” and ‘Trail” will be on display in the galleries of Southern Arts Society through November 5. Visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while visiting the gallery. Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Avenue in the historic Southern Railway Depot, at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing exhibits, programs, and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Admission is Free. For more information, visit www., or their Facebook page. Contact 704.739.5585 or email

Trail - Bumble Bee by Ellen Devenny

crumbs Beat milk until thick. Add the lemonade and sugar and beat well. Sprinkle one cup crumbs on bottom of oblong or square casserole dish or pan. Put above mixture on crumbs. Sprinkle 1/2 cup crumbs on top. Freeze. Cut in squares to serve. GOLF BALLS Chris Scruggs 1 stick margarine 1 pkg. chopped dates (8 oz.) 1 small can coconut 1 cup brown sugar 1 6 oz. pkg. pecans 2 cups Rice Krispies Melt butter and sugar and cook 5 minutes. Add dates and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add pecans, coconut, and Rice Krispies. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar.

Nature Exhibit – Fall Tree with collage by Dianne Garner . (Photos provided)

Nature Exhibit – On Alert - acrylic by Mary L Brown

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Trail - Seeing Red by Kathy Livermore

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine NC bipartisan support for energy independence boosters are here Governor with utility and stakeRoy Cooholder input and reper, Senate viewed every two years President to allow for improving Pro Tem Phil and emerging technoloB e r g e r , gies. H o u s e • Requires 45% of Speaker Tim solar power to come Moore, Sen- GOV. COOPER from a competitive bidate Demoding process among cratic Leader Independent Power ProDan Blue, ducers (IPP) and 55% and House from Public Utilities, Democratic which will help reduce Leader Robcosts and encourage inert Reives novation. reached an • Makes energy efTIM MOORE agreement on ficiency improvements key energy SPEAKER OF HOUSE more affordable for legislation. more North Carolinians, The bipartisan compro- particularly those with low mise is expected to move to moderate incomes. Conthrough the legislature sumers would benefit from next week. access to low to zero interAmong other things, est capital and the ability the bipartisan energy to qualify based on factors compromise includes the beyond credit scores and following highlights: collateral. They could also •Requires the NC Utili- pay down the cost of these ties Commission (Utilities improvements through a Commission) to follow the monthly payment that is least cost pathway in re- taken care of by the resultducing carbon emissions ing savings on their lower by 70% by the year 2030 cost electric bill. and achieving carbon neu• Requires Public Utiltrality by 2050 without ities to use securitization sacrificing reliability. The at 50% to retire coal-fired plan will be developed by power plants resulting the Utilities Commission in lower cost to consum-

ers. • Provides for the Utilities Commission to develop multi-year rate plans and performance-based incentives on ratemaking. This provides the utility a better pathway to invest in what’s needed to make the clean energy transition and align more of their earnings to match energy efficient savings and other public interest goals. It also includes strong protections that limit the utility’s ability to over earn. • Helps ensure reliable energy by maintaining the Public Utility vertical integration model with a Utilities Commission that retains robust regulatory authority and discretion. Regarding the legislation, Governor Roy Cooper said, “This bipartisan agreement sets a clean energy course for North Carolina’s future that is better for the economy, better for the environment, and better for the pocketbooks of everyday North Carolinians, I am encouraged that we have been

Chamber Business After Hours cancelled By Loretta Cozart Due to high COVID19 numbers, Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christine Cribb cancelled both the September and October Business After Hours events. “We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, members,

TWO WEEKS From Page 7A the heroic “midnight ride of Edward Lacy” on October 5 and the hurried march of the Overmountain men from their camp at the Ford on Green River (today’s Alexander’s Ford in Polk County). Covering 22 miles in one day on horseback and on foot, the Overmountain men joined others at The Cowpens (near today’s Chesnee, SC), 1,800 men strong. Scouts soon reported Ferguson’s whereabouts. The officers moved through the camp selecting the 900 best marksmen and putting them on the 900 sturdiest horses. At 9 o’clock, they rode out into a cold, dark, October night. And it began to rain. They rode on, taking off their hunting frocks and wrapping them around their rifles and powder to keep them dry. They forded a rain-swollen river at Cherokee Ford. The rain-softened ground muffled the clap of their

and associates very seriously. Our popular Business After Hours event for September and October have been postponed due to Covid. Thank you sponsors PSU and HomeTrust Bank,” Cribb issued in an email on September 28. She urged the public, “Keep an eye out for updates in the Monday Minute.” Our Mission: Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

You can now schedule a booster if you’ve been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine for 6 months or more and are at high risk. This includes people who are: • 65 or older. • 18 and older and: • live or work in a nursing home or other long-term care residential facility. • have a medical condition that puts you at high risk for severe illness, for example obesity, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. • work in a high-risk profession, meaning you encounter a lot of people, and you don’t know their vaccination status, for example, health care workers, first responders, teachers, food processing workers, retail and restaurant workers, and public transportation workers. • live or work in a place where many people live together, for example, homeless shelters, jails, migrant farm housing, dormitories or other group living settings in colleges or universities. • These are just examples and not meant to be a complete list. Although the vaccine is still great at protecting you from serious illness, a booster gives your body the ‘boost’ it needs to keep fighting COVID-19 over time. Talk to your doctor to see if a booster is right for you. Vaccines are the best protection from COVID19. The COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death,

even against the widely circulating Delta variant. In some cases, additional vaccine protection is recommended like an additional dose (for immunocompromised people) and boosters (for certain people). Pfizer Boosters are now available for high-risk groups. To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians at high risk for serious illness or exposure who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) vaccine for six months or more can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have authorized and recommended “booster” vaccine shots to provide continued protection. You can now get a Pfizer Biotech booster in North Carolina if it has been at least 6 months since your second Pfizer shot, and one of the following is true: Getting ready for your booster: You would need to know the dates of your vaccination, confirm if you got the Pfizer vaccine originally, and be ready to find a vaccine location near you at You may also find information on at-home vaccination and free transportation on the vaccine finder page. Be sure to select “Pfizer-BioNTech” to search locations that have Pfizer in stock. Additional doses authorized for immunocompromised people Emerging data suggest some people with moderately to severely compro-

mised immune systems do not always build the same level of immunity after vaccination and can get extra protection from an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. These additional doses are approved and available now for those who qualify. Moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments? These conditions and treatments include but are not limited to: • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy • Receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-Tcell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy) • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome) • Advanced or untreated HIV infection (people with HIV and CD4 cell counts <200/mm3, history of an AIDS-defining illness without immune reconstitution, or clinical manifestations of symptomatic HIV) • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

horses’ hooves. Neither did they raise a tell-tale cloud of dust. They were able to get to within a quarter mile of Ferguson’s encampment atop Little Kings Mountain before dismounting. They encircled the mountain in two columns. Each man turned to face the hill. The war and the world were about to change. It was Saturday, October 7, 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The full story of the muster and the march is shared along the 330-mile Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail with segments lying in four states. The traditional telling and the new story mentioned here both appear in “A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail” by Randell Jones. Copies are available at National Park Service bookstores along the trail or online at Watch a “New Kings Mountain Story” video trilogy free online at now through October 17.

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Kings Mountain’s D’Andre Hoyle on his way to the end zone in Big South win over Forestview Friday night at John Gamble Stadium.

Mountaineers edge good Forestview team, but biggest test comes Friday at South Point Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers passed their first major test in the Big South Conference Friday night, falling behind early but coming out strong in the second half to defeat the Forestview Jaguars 28-14. The win leaves the Mountaineers tied for first place in the BSC with Crest, which like Kings Mountain had to come from behind to beat South Point and remain unbeaten in the conference. “We knew it was going to be a slugfest,” KM head coach Greg Lloyd said about his good friend Chris Medlin’s Forestview eleven. “They are a very good team and put up a hard fight.” Both offenses had some success early but couldn’t finish off drives. It was the Jaguars’ defense that finally dented the scoreboard with 1:15 left in the first quarter. Their Jacob Neely broke in front of a KM receiver for an interception and 70 yard return for the TD and a 7-0 lead. Early in the second quarter,

KM’s Peyton Fisher recovered a fumble at the Forestview 21, and three plays later Robert Kendrick went 14 yards around right end for a touchdown. Jaden Ellis’ PAT with 9:20 on the clock tied the score. Forestview responded with its best drive of the night, staying on the ground for 11 of their 12 plays and eating 8:33 off the clock to get inside the KM one. With their big package in the game, the handoff went to a big lineman in the backfield but KM’s defensive line and linebackers stopped him a foot short of the goal line. “That was very big,” noted Coach Lloyd. “It kept us tied and let us go into the second half with some momentum. It was probably the play of the game.” The defensive momentum carried over to the second half as it held the Jaguars to three-and-out after the kickoff. KM took possession at its own 47, and after two runs by Thomas Feemster See FORESTVIEW, Page 2B

Things won’t get any easier for Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers when they travel to Belmont Friday night to take on the South Point Red Raiders. In fact, it will be their toughest test yet. “South Point is very good,” Mountaineer coach Greg Lloyd says of the team that had Crest beaten last Friday before falling by one point in the final minute. “They played really well and had a great chance to win,” Lloyd said. “They were up 26-13 with nine minutes left and Crest put up a couple of late drives to win.” This will be Kings Mountain’s first battle with the Red Raiders in several years as they played at the 2A level during the most recent NCHSAA realignment. Regardless of their classification it’s tough to beat them, especially on their home turf. Even with last week’s loss, there is no doubt the Raiders

(5-1) are still a championship threat in the Big South as well as the upcoming state 3A playoffs. With just three regular season games remaining after this week, this game is a big one for both teams. The Red Raiders are still in a flex bone, or as they call it Red Bone offense. It has been successful for them for many years as they’ve won numerous conference and even some state championships with it. Their go-to running back is senior Tyson Riley who is averaging 189 yards rushing per game. The team is averaging over 290. They don’t throw the ball a lot, but their quarterbacks are very accurate and their receivers can catch the ball and go a long way with it. Their leading receiver is 6-5 tight end Jackson Blee who is averaging over 40 yards per reception. “They have a big offensive See SOUTH POINT, Page 2B

The Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 honorees will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Because of Covid, the 2020 induction ceremony was cancelled. All persons attending are strongly encouraged to wear masks and social distance as much as possible. Tickets are on sale by all members of the Hall of Fame committee and will also be available at the door. No more than 250 people will be allowed inside. The Class of 2020 includes Diane Williams, Joseph Bell Jr., Jim Medlin, Tim Riddle, Marquiz Williams, David Ray Robinson and the 1998 KMHS men’s track team. The Class of 2021 includes professional baseball player Will Wilson, longtime KMMS coach Monty Deaton, and former Lady Mountaineer basketball great Trina Hamrick. Distinguished service awards will be presented to retired KMHS principal Julie Rikard and John Gamble for their long time support of all levels of Kings Mountain sports.

KM Middle girls unbeaten in East King Mountain Middle School’s softball team carried an unbeaten 9-0 record into a Tri-County Conference home game yesterday against East Lincoln. A 16-1 win over Lincolnton Thursday clinched the #1 seed from the East Division for the upcoming conference championship playoffs. Avery Cruise pitched a complete game. Prior to that victory, the Lady Patriots defeated a good Burns team 10-7 and West Lincoln 2-0. Against West, which was the Lady Patriots’ toughest game of the year, Maddie Huffman went the distance and struck out 11. The game was tied going into the sixth inning when Addie Carpenter’s single drove in Ava Broome. Just prior to that, Cruise had the defensive play of the game. Playing third base and with two outs and a runner on second, a rocket See UNBEATEN, Page 2B




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From Page 1B quarterback Jonah Patrick hit D’Andre Hoyle on a quick slant and he made several good moves around would-be tacklers and turned it into a 42-yard touchdown and a 13-7 Mountaineer lead. “D’Andre made some really big plays for us,” Lloyd noted. “Jonah made a nice throw and D’Andre went all the way with it. It was a big lift for us. “Lamont Littlejohn ran the offense well, too,” he added. “Both of our quarterbacks did a good job.” Kings Mountain’s defense held the Jaguars to three and out at their own 30, and Jake Lloyd blocked Neely’s punt and went untouched down the visitors’ sideline 20 yards for a touchdown with 6:13 on the clock. Robert Kendrick ran a two-point conversion to put the Mountaineers up 21-7. It was Lloyd’s second blocked punt for a touchdown in the past three games.

Forestview was able to answer by faking a punt and throwing 29 yards to Nathaniel Aguilar to the KM 32. They worked the ball to the KM two, and big tackle Ethan Barnett came on to plow through the KM defense for a two-yard TD to cut the margin to 21-14. The Mountaineers put the win in the bag, going 76 yards in eight plays to score on a one-yard sneak by Littlejohn. Starting out first and 18 following a holding call, Hoyle got things going with a 44-yard catch and run to the Jaguars’ 32. Other big plays during the drive were a 28-yard reception by Peyton Fisher and a 15-yard run by AJ Richardson to the one. “Defensively, I thought Richardson had a big game,” Lloyd said. “Fisher played really well and also made a lot of good catches on offense. We did a nice job covering kicks. The blocked punt was big and it turned into a touchdown. We had some big plays in all three phases of the game.”




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The Kings Mountain Middle School band comes into the stadium to play with the high school band at Friday night’s varsity football game with Forestview.

KMMS FOOTBALL ROSTER 1 Trenton Pettis 50 Matthew Kiser 2 Jamerius Williams 52 Coley Peters 3 Aiden Smith 55 Blake Wilson 4 Josiah Guyton 56 Nick Moss 6 Josiah Hill 60 Masen Logan 7 Tucker Robinette 61 Colt Dixon 8 Jayden Watkins 62 Ke’Ja Baker Parker 10 Vance Johnson 63 Dylin Hopper 11 Mark Cruz 64 Jordan Torres 12 Lucas Ward 65 Steven Sanders 15 William Vaughn 66 Austyn Clark 17 Brayden Parson 68 Samuel Bryson 18 Ethan Dibruno 70 Daeshawn Camp 19 Jonathan Patterson 72 Andrew Rikard 20 Lyric Phonephet 74 Weston Randle 21 Timberdale Randle 75 Uriah Johnson 22 Kayden Marthers 76 Aj Fulton 23 Semaj Odems 77 O’Ryan Dorsey 25 Lathan Feemster 79 Cameron Zuniga 30 Roberto Lopez 84 Xavier Oliver 32 Aiden Kendrick 85 Dominic Davis 33 Christian Adams 95 Zaire Holmes 40 Janyrie Huskey 44 Ja’Isaac Middlebrooks 99 Justin Lawson Head Coach – Kenny Bridges Assistants – Wilder Clark, Rodney Brown, Jacob Lineberger, Matt Carpenter, Tony Boyd, Craig Huffstetler.

D’Andre Hoyle (1) salutes Jake Lloyd as he goes down the sideline for a touchdown after intercepting a Forestview pass.

SPORTS THIS WEEK Wed., Oct. 6 4:30 – Middle school football, Kings Mountain at Lincolnton (Varsity begins at 5 p.m.) 6 p.m. – High school soccer, Hunter Huss at KMHS. Thur., Oct. 7 4 p.m. – High school volleyball, South Point at Kings Mountain (JV/V DH).

4 p.m. – High school tennis, Crest at Kings Mountain. 7 p.m. – JV football, South Point at Kings Mountain. Fri., Oct. 8 7:30 – Varsity football, Kings Mountain at South Point Mon., Oct. 11 4:15 – Middle school softball, Lincolnton

at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school soccer, Lincolnton at Kings Mountain. 6 p.m. –High school soccer, Kings Mountain at North Gaston Tues., Oct. 12 4 p.m. – Middle school golf, conference championship at West Lincoln TBA – High school tennis, Big South

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tournament at North Gaston 3 p.m. – High school golf, Kings Mountain, South Point and Forestview at Cramer Mountain CC. Wed., Oct.13 4:30 – Middle school football, North Lincoln at Kings Mountain (varsity begins at 5) 6 p.m. –High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Forestview.

BIG SOUTH FOOTBALL STANDINGS Teams Crest Kings Mountain South Point Forestview Stuart Cramer Ashbrook Hunter Huss North Gaston

Conf. W-L 4-0 3-0 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-3 0-4

All W-L 4-1 5-1 4-2 3-3 3-3 1-3 0-4 0-7

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Kings Mountain 28, Forestview 14 Crest 27, South Point 26 Stuart Cramer 33, Hunter Huss 8 Ashbrook 47, North Gaston 20 FRIDAY’S GAMES Kings Mountain at South Point Ashbrook at Stuart Cramer Crest at Shelby

BIG SOUTH VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS Teams Kings Mountain Crest Forestview Stuart Cramer North Gaston Ashbrook Hunter Huss

Conf. W-L 9-0 6-1 6-3 3-6 1-6 1-7 0-8

All W-L 13-2 13-1 11-4 7-8 2-11 1-9 1-10

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Kings Mountain High’s Cross Country team participated in the Wendy’s Invitational at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte last weekend. The meet included some of the best teams in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. Parker Key led the Mountaineers with an 18th place time of 17:49. Thalia Kushman led the KM women with a 31st place finish in 22:02. KM’s next meet is October 19 at Ashbrook.

KMHS spikers split with Kell Kings Mountain High’s volleyball teams split with 4A power Ardrey Kell in non-conference action last week at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The JVs won 25-18, 25-17 and the varsity Lady Mountaineers gave Kell a tough battle before falling 3-2. Kings Mountain got off to a good start, taking the first set 25-18. The visitors tied it with a 25-20 win before KM came back to take a 2-1 edge with a 26-24 win. Kell rallied with a 25-23 win to tie the se-

ries and captured the deciding fifth set 15-9. Meile Songaila gave a strong overall effort with 12 service points, 12 kills, 42 serve receptions, two blocks and 21 digs. Aaliyah Byers provided four service points, 29 kills, 17 serve receptions, one block and 26 digs. Paige Bagwell had 49 assists, nine service points, four kills, a block and 14 digs and Caroline Barber added 26 serve receptions and 26 digs.

Kings Mountain Middle School quarterback Aiden Smith looks for a receiver in last week’s 12-0 loss to East Lincoln at John Gamble Stadium. Photo by Gary Smart

Patriots lose 4-3 on PK’s The KMMS Patriots lost a tough game in penalty kicks to North Lincoln last week, 4-3, after going through two overtime periods. Scoring KM goals during regulation play were Joseph Williams and Alex Suarez. Scoring PK's were Connor MacPherson,

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 27th of September, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of DOROTHY M. CAPPS; AKA, DOROTHY McNEELY CAPPS, 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 Donna Collier, Administratrix on or before the 6th day of January, 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 6th day of October, 2021. Donna Collier, Administratrix Estate of: Dorothy M. Capps, AKA; Dorothy McNeely Capps 1725 Robinwood Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 KMH (10/06, 13, 20 & 27/2021)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 20th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of BILLY DEAN NALLEY, 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, Ashley Page, Executrix on or before the 6th day of January, 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 6th day of October, 2021.


Paige Bagwell dished out 49 assists in last week’s game with Ardrey Kell at the KMHS gym. Photo by Gary Smart

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of MAJORIE LEE BRIDGES; AKA, MARJORIE BRIDGES; AKA, MARJORIE L. BRIDGES, 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, June Bridges Evans, Executrix on or before the 29th day of December, 2021 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.

June Bridges Evans, Executrix Estate of: Marjorie Lee Bridges; AKA, Marjorie Bridges; AKA, Marjorie L. Bridges PO BOX 341, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 320 College Farm Road, Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (9/29, 10/06, 13, & 20/2021)

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of HERMAN EUGENE BRIDGES, 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, June Bridges Evans, Executrix on or before the 29th day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporrations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please accept this as information that R. D. Harrell Company, Applicant and MPB Development Co., Inc., Owner have requested an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the above referenced parcel as follows: Rezone property located in the City of Kings Mountain currently owned by MPB Development Co., Inc. and being located on Kings Mountain Boulevard. Property being further known as Parcel Number 11912 and consisting of 29.77 acres more or less, from RO (Residential-Office) to Conditional District Semi-Urban Residential (CD-SU) – Case No. Z-15-6-21.

June Bridges Evans, Executrix Estate of: Herman Eugene Bridges PO BOX 341, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 320 College Farm Road, Shelby, NC 28152

The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on October 26th, 2021 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 704-734-4595.

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This the 29th day of September, 2021.

Having qualified on 17th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of WANDA ROSS TIMMS, 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 Denise Timms, Executrix on or before the 29th day of December, 2021 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 29th day of September, 2021. Wendy Denise Timms, Executrix Estate of: Wanda Ross Timms 103 White Plains Dr Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (9/29, 10/06, 13, & 20/2021)

This the 29th day of September, 2021.

Ashley Page, Executrix Estate of: Billy Dean Nalley 104 Billet Dr Shelby, NC 28152


Tristan McCorkle, and Suarez. The Patriots were defeated by Burns Middle School 2-1. Scoring the KM goal was Connor MacPherson, assisted by Joseph Williams. The Patriots were defeated by Lincolnton Middle 4-0.

INVITATION FOR UPSET BID In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 160A-269, the City of Kings Mountain hereby notices receipt of an offer of $6,000 and required five percent (5%) deposit for a parcel of real property, being located on or about Phifer Road also known as Parcel 9843, Tax Map No. KM51, Block 1, Lot 2 and consisting of approximately 1.33 acres. This property is to be sold subject to any easements and rights of way that are currently on record. Within 10 days of October 6, 2021, any person desiring to upset the bid offer shall submit a bid that is not less than $6,350 which is 10 percent (10%) of the first $1,000 and five percent (5%) of the remainder added to the original bid. When a bid is raised, the bidder shall deposit with the City Clerk five percent (5%) of the increased bid, and the Clerk shall re-advertise the offer at the increased bid amount. Bidders shall not attach any conditions to their bids. This procedure shall be repeated until no further qualifying upset bids are received, at which time the City Council may accept the offer(s) and sell the parcel to the highest bidder(s). Bids shall be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk, 101 West Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, October, 18 2021. Bid deposit shall be in the form of certified check, cash or official bank check (no personal checks) made payable to the City of Kings Mountain. The City of Kings Mountain reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and further reserves the right to reject, at any time all bids. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the upset bid process, contact City Clerk Karen Tucker at (704) 734-0333. KMH 10/6/2021

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Kings Mountain Middle School cheerleaders perform for the home crowd at halftime of last week’s game at John Gamble Stadium. Photo by Lizzie Ingram









Having qualified on 3rd of Sept., 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of ETHEL H. TIGNOR, 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 at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 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 8th of August, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of COLEMAN WHITWORTH, 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 at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 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 22nd day of September, 2021.

This the 22nd day of September, 2021.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION 21 E 799 NOTICE OF EXECUTOR Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Betty Jo Ledford of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said Betty Jo Ledford to present them to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of December or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This the 15th day of September, 2021. Thomas G. Ledford, Co- Executor Executor for the Estate of Betty Jo Ledford 503 North Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150 And/or Robin C. Kiser, Co-Executrix Executor for the Estate of Betty Jo Ledford 1115 West Cabaniss Road Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (9/15, 22, 29 & 10/06/2021)








Having qualified on 7th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of CAROLYN ARCHER BRADLEY; AKA, CAROLYN DALE BRADLEY, 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, April Dawn Melton, Executrix on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 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 16th of June, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of MICHAEL SCOTT JENKINS, 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 at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 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 15th day of September, 2021.

This the 22nd day of September, 2021.

April Dawn Melton, Executrix Estate of: Carolyn Archer Bradley; AKA, Carolyn Dale Bradley 317 Yarbro Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th of August, 2021 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of REBECCA ANN BROOKS WALLACE, 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, Karen Wallace Bollinger, Co-Executrix and/or Debra Wallace Neill, Co-Executrix on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 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 15th day of September, 2021. Karen Wallace Bollinger, Co-Executrix Estate of: Rebecca Ann Brooks Wallace 1648 Maple Springs Church Road. Shelby, NC 28152 And/or Debra Wallace Neill, Co-Executrix Estate of: Rebecca Ann Brooks Wallace PO Box 912 Boiling Springs, NC 28017 KMH (9/15, 22, 29 & 10/06/2021)





Having qualified on 15th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of BOBBY JOE HARRIS, 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, Romona D. Bradley, Executrix on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 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 the 27th of August, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of EDWIN REID COSTNER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Clay Reid Costner, Executor on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 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 13th day of August, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of MICHAEL L. SILVER I 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 Vickey W. Silver, Administratrix on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 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 22nd day of September, 2021.

This the 15th of September, 2021.

This the 15th day of September, 2021.

Ramona D. Bradley, Executrix Estate of: Bobby Joe Harris 2060 Stoneview Circle Shelby, NC 28150

Clay Reid Costner, Executor Estate of: Edwin Reid Costner 426 Lorna Street Charlotte, NC 28205

Vickey W. Silver, Administratrix Estate of: Michael L. Silver I 167 Brown-Waterson Road Cherryville, NC 28021

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Having qualified on 15th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of EUGENE WEBBER, JR., 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, Tonya Arrington, Executrix on or before the 29th day of December, 2021 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 22nd of September, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of JAMES MONROE HARDIN, 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 Burnett Hardin, Executor on or before the 29th day of December, 2021 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 20th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of SHELIA COLLINS NALLEY, 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, Ashley Page, Executrix on or before the 6th day of January, 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 29th day of September, 2021.

This the 29th day of September, 2021.

This the 6th day of October, 2021.

Tonya Arrington, Executrix Estate of: Eugene Webber, Jr. 2400 Elizabeth Avenue Shelby, NC 28150

William Burnett Hardin, Executor Estate of: James Monroe Hardin 114 Prestwick Court Shelby, NC 28152

Ashley Page, Executrix Estate of: Shelia Collins Nalley 104 Billet Dr. Shelby, NC 28152

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EMPLOYMENT CARPENTERS & CARPENTER HELPERS NEEDED. Lake Lure area. Pay between $14 and $18 per hour. Must have dependable transportation. Dale Fender 828-289-9399.

CHARITY BIBLE COLLEGE FALL CLASSES. Charity Bible College offers 12 weeks of classes supplemented with out of class assignments toward a degree in Theology or Christian Education. Classes resume each Monday night 6:30pm to 9:00pm starting October 4th through December 20th, 2021. CBC is affiliated with Macedonia Baptist College of Midland, NC as a part of their satellite school program. For information call or email us! (704) 419-4574

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

BUSINESS SERVICES JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511


BUSINESS SERVICES BRADFORD PEAR TREES REMOVAL Whole tree or limbs. FREE Estimates. 828395-0758. IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062.

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 LOOKING FOR 1961 CLASS PHOTO. For Compact High School, Kings Mountain, NC. (240) 422-1907

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568 ALL WELCOME. North Carolina State Good Sam Rally Fall Festival Oct 28 thru 31st. Located at Tom Johnsons Campers, 1885 US-70 Marion, NC 28752. Call 1/800225-7802 or 828-724-4105 to Register. Cost $20.00. Door Prizes, Live Music, Bingo, Crafts, Food Trucks, Dog Show, Much More

REUNIONS THE ANNUAL OCTOBER GETTYS REUNION will not be held this year because of the Covid virus. For more info, call (704) 487-5480

EMPLOYMENT TOP DOG FAST FOOD NOW HIRING! Good pay with bonuses. Cooks, other positions. Apply in person. 351 Oakland Road, Spindale. NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516.


COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 480-9340 ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Production Worker, Warehouse, Screen Department needed. Apply in person M-F 10am3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042 NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. CONNECTED KIDS CDC. Call Mandy or Erica. 704-487-5792. NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. Berryland Clubhouse Inc. Blom@BLC. Ask for Tina Pettis. 704-313-7019. FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY SALE SAT., 10/9 Antiques, furniture, tools, new Halloween costumes, sterling silver/costume jewelry. 4133 Polkville Rd., Polkville (226) GASTON COUNTY 3 HOMES/FAMILIES YARD SALE. Sat Oct 16th, 8:00am until. Too many items to list. 12317 Hunting Ridge Drive, Belmont, NC 28012 BIG YARD SALE Sat, Oct. 9th, 8am-1pm. Rain dateOct. 16th. Lots of Christmas items for inside and outside, Furniture, Household goods, Handmade crafts, Old English Bantam Chickens, Wall Hangings, Clothes and lots more. 879 Marys Grove Road, Cherryville, NC 28021

ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION: Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

FOR SALE JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. LA 145, 48” cut, 22HP V-twin. Runs good, 471 hours $600. (704) 466-2184 BOAT MOTOR, TRAILER, BIRD CAGE. Aquarium, rabbitt cage. Boat, motor, trailer $1500. Large bird cage $50. Aquarium/stand 50gl $100. Rabbit cage $40. Text for photos. (704) 600-5596 DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. CPAP SO-CLEAN 2 SANITIZER. $195 Brand new unopened in the box. SoClean 2 CPAP sanitizing machine. Keeps your equipment in tip-top shape. Being sanitized it will keep your lungs healthy and help prevent contracting respiratory viruses. A necessity with Covid and upcoming flu season. This is CHEAPER THAN WALMART prices! (704) 472-5871 CHEST OF DRAWERS & PYREX. Antique Chest of Drawers, 3 drawers, Handcrafted $55. VTG Pyrex Bowl, Square Flowers 4 QT. White Green $10 (704) 300-4705

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. For Info Call (704) 484-4112

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. WHIRLPOOL AIR CONDITIONER. 18,000 BTU, 220, thermostat control $200. Wolff system Solar Wave tanning bed. /runs on 110 outlet $400. (704) 297-0063

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METAL BURNING BARRELS. Plastic Barrels solid top, $10. #2 totes $75, Food grade $100. Plastic barrels with lids, rings, also 30 gallon jugs plastic $20. Call Jeff, Hickory, NC. (828) 327-4782

PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272.

POMERANIAN PUPPIES. Can register CKC. 8 wks old, shots UTD, have records. Variety of colors $1200. (828) 289-8952

MITER SAW. Scroll saw, tiller, weed trimmer, treadmill, furniture items. No Saturday calls. (828) 286-3529 POWER CHAIR IN GOOD CONDITION. Must sell! $350. All electric power chair hoist with slide in unit $350. (704) 466-2409 IVERMECTIN HORSE WORMER $7. Antifreeze $6 per gallon. Hundreds of Saddles on sale now at Bridges Riding Equipment. 5 miles south of Boiling Springs on Hwy 150. Call (704) 434-6389 HANDI-QUILTER, SWEET 16 QUILTING MACHINE. Plus table with sides, bobbin winder, stitch regulator. Only serious buyers need call. (704) 434-6337 HORSE HAY FOR SALE. $6-square and $40-round. 704-692-6325. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704472-8865 - Cletus; 704-3005341- Todd (704) 692-1627 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 HALLOWEEN / CHRISTMAS Decor, Toys, Gifts and clothing at 70%-90% OFF original retail. SIDE DOOR SALE. Oct 2nd 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar Forest City. 132 Commercial Drive, Forest City. FRIDGIDARE WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER. Good clean 15,000 BTU. Do not need. Asking $80 (704) 419-3862 TWIN BEDS, desk, book case, night stand, mattress, comforters, and linens (706) 318-1654

UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ilene McMurry. Call 828305-3272, ask for Charles.

WANT TO BUY PROPERTY WITH A CREEK. Does anyone have property with a creek for sell? If so, please call 704-477-3460. DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 CRESTM IDDLE@AOL . COM WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

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

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

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

FOR SALE 3x8 Welding Table. South Bend Commercial Lathe, 2 Large Steel Racks, 1 Small Rack. Call 828-7554273 Leave Message ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895.

FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

BLACK LAB FOR SALE. “Still in the pup stages”, but he’s over 1 year old. I need at least $200. Serious inquires may call (704) 473-8300


6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

EZ-GO GAS GOLF CART. Needs repair, $800 Troy-Bilt push mower with grass catcher, $100. (704) 477-6458

FREE TO GOOD HOME. 5 year old neutered male cat. Due to my allergies, I have to find him a new home. Always inside cat. Loves lazing in the sun on the screened porch. Shots are current and have all vet records. 704-284-3382.

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

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

CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895.

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587


CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

FARM & GARDEN 1950 8N FORD TRACTOR. Looks & runs good. Lots of new parts, nice paint job, 18mos ago. $3500. (704) 4662184 YANMAR 26HP DIESEL TRACTOR Rebuilt head. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, new antifreeze. Comes with new 30’’ reversible pan scoop. Excellent condition! $4625.00 ‘’NO TRADES’’ (704) 718-9122 NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

BOATS PONTOON Great Deal! Pontoon Boat For Sale. 22 ft with Trailer, 50hp Johnson, Fish Finder, runs good. $4500.00. Call 828-223-8808

PETS & LIVESTOCK REHOMING (F)GIANT & (F) TEACUP SCHNAUZERS 1 Giant (5yr) and 1 Tcup (6yr 3pd) Schnauzers separately. Indoor only. No small children. (214) 784-5498 TOY AUSSIEDOODLES. Pups. Mother toy Aussie. Father AKC toy Red Poodle. (704) 530-6448 jlittlehorse@

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. I have full blooded German Shepherd puppies for sale $400 ea. Mother is registered and has all AKC papers. Father is full blooded but not registered. Call Perry for more info. (883) 305-2683 PUPPIES & NUMEROUS DOGS FOR SALE. Starting at $100. “All Lap Dogs”. Chihuahua & Feist. They are small, beautiful and loving! Serious inquiries may call (704) 473-8300 MALE LLAMA for sale or want to buy female llama. Please call 828-248-8060. LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS. Chocolate & silver. Parents are AKC registered but selling pups at unregistered prices. DOB 8/8/21, 1st shots & worming. Chocolate $400, Silver $600. Call or text. Please leave message. (828) 429-0210 FREE CHICKENS STILL LAYING. AND 1 Pot Belly Pig. You must pick up. 704-926649 (704) 739-9040 5 SAUSAGE HOGS. Weigh about 800-900 lbs. 2 or 3 weigh about 500 lbs. Have to look at them for prices. 40 cases used, clean Mason jars, $4 case. 10 Chihuahua puppies. $100 each. 6 wks old. Need to find homes. (704) 308-4721 LAYING HENS FOR SALE $10EA. Call (509) 432-4914 GOLDEN DODDLE Puppies For Sale Cream colored Ready Sept 11 $600.00 each First shots and De-wormed Henry Miller 1608 Walls Church Rd, Ellenboro Nc 28040 GUINEA CHICKS, $5; BANTAM BABIES, $3; Quail, 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895. HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269

CARS & TRUCKS 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Bad engine, Body & Parts good! Rebuilt transmission (Under Warranty). Good tires and battery. 160,000 miles, $1600. (704) 473-9254 2002 HONDA CR-V. Sunroof very clean and well maintained. Clear title, all service records and local auto mechanic for all service repairs (828) 429-9473 rwalters89@ 2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $3900, call 828-980-8461 (828) 9808461 mjohnson2837@gmail. com 2007 FORD F-150 4WD. No mechanical problems, new brakes, 143k miles. $8500. (704) 616-5522 CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED TO PAGE 7B

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2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI. 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 4820441


2007 ITASCA NAVION $15,500. 23ft. Sleeps 5, 2 A/C, 2.7L diesel engine with 20,710 miles, non smoker. Contact: jeffnc@mailrub. net or call (910) 442-8771

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. For rent, 2 bedroom 2 bath with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart inc. Summer & Fall availability. Halloween weekend open. 704-4731494.












MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299

2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147


2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. Available Oct 1st. $500 month, $500 deposit. 704-300-3647.

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

1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit:

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480

COVID, please apply now to HOPE – don’t wait until you are facing an eviction notice.” The state climbed in U.S. Treasury rankings. North Carolina’s collective ERA programs, including the HOPE Program and the 12 entitlement community programs, moved from No. 6 to No. 5 in terms of ERA dollars spent. “NCORR has established a program that is both fast and federally compliant,” added Hogshead. “That means working to distribute federal aid funds quickly while following the requirements and rules that accompany such federal funding. A major priority for the program is detecting and preventing fraud.” Those federal compliance and fraud prevention efforts were recognized

in a recent U.S. Treasury press release which stated, “North Carolina’s program has a robust compliance team and an outside vendor supporting their internal audit procedures to guard against instances of fraud.” This week, the HOPE Program also announced a change that will increase the number of months applicants are eligible for emergency rent assistance. HOPE applicants can now receive a total of 15 months of rent assistance – 12 months of past-due rent and three months of future rent. The increase will extend the months of assistance beyond December and help to keep people safe in their homes through the winter months. HOPE is still accepting applications for rent and utility bill assistance

FOR LEASE - OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. Break room included. $1250 per month. 112 E. Dixon Blvd. Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 923-1698

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. PRIVATE RV/MOBILE HOME hookup. Text to 336-4143618 for more information.

from low-income renters in 88 counties. Applicants can apply online at HOPE. or call 888-9ASKHOPE (888-927-5467) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both English- and Spanish-speaking staff are available to assist callers. The HOPE Program is also accepting landlord referrals of tenants who may be unable to pay rent due to the pandemic. Landlords can submit tenant names and contact information through the HOPE Program website or by contacting the HOPE Call Center at 888-9ASKHOPE (888-927-5467). A program specialist will contact the tenant to help start the application process. The HOPE Program is managed by the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency, a division of the Department of Public Safety. To learn more, visit

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 4 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE. Rutherford County. Partially furnished, resort area, no pets. Background check, application info required. $1200 + deposit. (704) 482-2810

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

NC HOPE Program serves more than 86,559 households ranks No. 2 nationwide The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program continues to rank No. 2 in the nation for number of households served and No. 6 for spending of federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program funding. The latest U.S. Department of the Treasury rankings, which reflect ERA program standings through Aug. 31, note the program has distributed more than $275.9 million or 53% of the first round of ERA funds since May. The HOPE Program, launched May 17, continues to accept applications for financial assistance with rent and utility payments. “HOPE has helped more than 86,559 households with rent and utilities since May, and we have the funds to help many more,” said N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency Director Laura Hogshead. “If you have experienced a financial setback from

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

ICC AREA Small efficiency apartment. Includes electric, water, sewer and garbage. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Go, take a hike! MountainTrue leads hike through Pisgah National Forest Join MountainTrue’s Public Lands Director and Ecologist, Bob Gale, as he leads a beautiful and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest on Saturday, October 9. This hike offers breathtaking views of the fall foliage and potential glimpses of the Monarch Butterfly migration. They will be hiking the Pilot Cove Loop Trail in Pisgah, which is approximately 4 miles long. While there are some steep inclines, Bob will be making frequent stops to rest and interpret the surrounding flora and fauna. • What: Fall Scenic Hike • Where: Pilot Cove Loop Trail • When: Saturday October 9 from 9a.m. – 4 p.m. This 3.8-mile moderate loop trail begins by opening to a beautiful rocky outcrop before traveling through recently logged forests as well as much older sections of forest. This trail begins in a

lesser-known part of Pisgah National Forest and winds upward among the brightly colored sourwood and black gum trees. There are some steep inclines on this trail, but frequent stops will be made to rest and interpret the surrounding fauna and flora. MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities. They are committed to keeping the mountain region a beautiful place to live, work and play. Their 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. Sign up here to participate: https://mountaintrue. org/event/fall-scenic-hikein-the-mills-river-area/


How Does Social Security Work When a Spouse or Ex-Spouse Dies? Dear Savvy Senior, Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to find out if me or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for anything? Divorced Survivor Dear Divorced, If your ex-husband worked and paid Social Security taxes and you and/or your daughter meet the eligibility requirements, you may very well be eligible for survivor benefits, but you should act quickly because benefits are generally retroactive only up to six months. Here’s what you should know. Under Social Security law, when a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, certain members of that person’s family may be eligible for survivor benefits including spouses, former spouses and dependents. Here’s a breakdown of who qualifies. Widow(er)’s and divorced widow(er)’s: Surviving spouses that were married at least nine months are eligible to collect a monthly survivor benefit as early as age 60 (50 if disabled). Divorced surviving spous-

es are also eligible at this same age, if you were married at least 10 years and did not remarry before age 60 (50 if disabled), unless the marriage ends. How much you’ll receive will depend on how much money (earnings that were subject to Social Security taxes) your spouse or ex-spouse made over their lifetime, and the age in which you apply for survivor benefits. If you wait until your full retirement age (which is 66 for people born in 1945-1954 and will gradually increase to age 67 for people born in 1960 or later), you’ll receive 100 of your deceased spouses or ex-spouses benefit amount. But if you apply between age 60 and your full retirement age, your benefit will be somewhere between 71.5 – 99 percent of their benefit. There is, however, one exception. Surviving spouses and ex-spouses that are caring for a child (or children) of the deceased worker, and they are under age 16 or disabled, are eligible to receive 75 percent of the worker’s benefit amount at any age. Unmarried children: Surviving unmarried children under age 18, or up to age 19 if

they’re still attending high school, are eligible for survivor benefits too. Benefits can also be paid to children at any age if they were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled. Both biological and adoptive children are eligible, as well as kids born out of wedlock. Dependent stepchildren and grandchildren may also qualify. Children’s benefits are 75 percent of the worker’s benefit. You should also know that in addition to survivor benefits, a surviving spouse or child may also be eligible to receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255. Dependent parents: Benefits can also be paid to dependent parents who are age 62 and older. For parents to qualify as dependents, the deceased worker would have had to provide at least one-half of the parent’s financial support. But be aware that Social Security has limits on how much a family can receive in monthly survivors’ benefits – usually 150 to 180 percent of the worker’s benefit. Switching Strategies Social Security also provides surviving spouses and ex-spouses some nice strat-

egies that can help boost your benefits. For example, if you’ve worked you could take a reduced survivor benefit at age 60 and switch to your own retirement benefit based on your earnings history – between 62 and 70 – if it offers a higher payment. Or, if you’re already receiving retirement benefits on your work record, you could switch to survivors benefits if it offers a higher payment. You cannot, however, receive both benefits. You also need to know that if you collect a survivor benefit while working, and are under full retirement age, your benefits may be reduced depending on your earnings – see For more information on survivor benefits, visit Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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North Elementary celebrates International Dot Day By Anna Hughes Students and faculty at North Elementary School celebrated International Dot Day on September 15. They dressed in dots to recognize that “We all can make our Mark”. Students completed many fun activities that included creating their own dots, transforming dots, and

much more. Students also met and listened to the author Peter Reynolds on a FlipGrid Live. Dot Day is a celebration of creativity, courage and remembering to never give up! International Dot Day began in 2009 in honor of the book, The Dot, by Peter Reynolds.

L-R: Holly Robinson, Principal of West Elementary School; Kara Messer, 4th grade student and Mark McDaniel, KMHS Booster Club President. (Photo provided)

Kara Messer selected as KMHS Booster Club Good Citizen West Elementary School selected Kara Messer as the fourth grade Kings Mountain High School Booster Club Good Citizen. Kara is an outstanding hard worker and gives her best at school every day. She is kind to her classmates and goes out of her way to include others.

Her favorite subject at school is reading. Kara loves being outside, drawing and playing with animals. Kara is the daughter of Tamera and Kevin Messer. Congratulations Kara for being such a great example to your fellow students at West Elementary.

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