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Volume 135 • Issue 52

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 • 704-484-1047


Get ready! It’s that New Year’s Shooting time of year again!

Mayor Scott Neisler names Martha Lou Wells the recipient of the Kings Mountain Community Spirit Award for 2021, as Councilman Miller stands to honor her. Photo by City of Kings Mountain.

Wells receives 2021 Community Spirit Award for service to the town On December 14, Martha Lou Wells was proclaimed the recipient of the Community Spirit Award in a presentation by Mayor Scott Neisler during the city council meeting. Wells, a longtime resident of the City of Kings Mountain, had been noticed for her efforts to ensure that her neighborhood and surrounding community remain clean and beautiful. Throughout the year, Rob Wagman noticed Wells picking up trash along Phifer and Maner Roads as she walked, so he nominated her for the award. During the ceremony, the mayor commented, “If every citizen would take care of a little corner of the

town, what a great town this would be.” Under the guise of attending an award for her daughter, Wells attended the city council meeting and was completely surprised by the recognition. The recipient of the Community Spirit Award is an individual that best shows their spirit and love for Kings Mountain and makes an impact for the betterment of the community. The city honors and recognizes those individuals who have given their time, talents, and enthusiasm to make Kings Mountain a more enjoyable and flourishing environment to live, work, and play.

City Council approves budget amendments By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain city council met on Tuesday, December 14 to handle the city’s business. Several budget amendments were approved. The first budget amendment, in the amount of $1,300,000 to Project Ordinance 21-10, budgeted expenditures to complete the KM Boulevard lift station project based upon bids received. The second item, a budget amendment in the amount of $500,000 was to budget funds (Water Fund Balance) for the Brice Street Water/Sewer system rehabilitation project. This project is part of the Water/ Sewer system’s comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan that was originally slated for last budget year but was delayed due to COVID concerns/potential budgetary impacts. Later in the agenda, city

council awarded the contract for the Kings Mountain Boulevard Interceptor in the amount of $2,343,719 to the low bidder, Two Brothers Utilities, LLC. Two public hearings were scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm. The first is to consider an installment financing agreement in the principal amount, not to exceed $2,000,000, to pay for the cost of an expansion of the City’s Natural Gas Infrastructure to create additional system capacity. The second public hearing is to consider a request from Josh Butler, Baird Family LTD Partnership, owner, to rezone property located at approximately 202 El Bethel Road and consisting of 30.01 acres, from Rural to Suburban Residential. City council also adopted a Resolution to authorize the City Manager, or her designee, to execute North Carolina Department of Transportation utility easement agreements. See BUDGET, Page 5A

by MICHAEL E. POWELL Special to the Herald If you are new to the area you are in for a tried and true, traditional treat as both Cherryville New Year’s shooters groups prepare to start their 24-hour long welcome for the New Year 2022. The two groups carry on a centuries-old tradition brought over by their ancestors who arrived from Germany and other places in Europe back when this country was in its infancy. It is a cultural tradition that has survived to this day, in spite of its naysayers and critics and those who generally can’t (or won’t) understand why such traditions continue in the first place. See SHOOTING, Page 5A

After the chanter’s cry ends, “And for good luck, we’ll fire our guns,” this Traditional New Year’s Shooter member greets the New Year with a blast from his musket at the 2020/2021 event. (Photo by Michael Powell)

Catawba Two Kings Casino employees, patrons, and consultant donate to Toys for Tots campaign Employees and patrons of Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain and casino consultant Delaware North have donated more than $4,500 worth of toys to the regional Toys for Tots campaign to provide holiday toys to deserving children in York and Cleveland counties. The casino’s toy drive, which was initiated by Jennifer Elberson, Player’s Club manager for the casino, was promoted at the casino with donation boxes. The donation was coordinated with and presented to regional representatives of Toys for Tots and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, which operates the program nationwide. “I want to thank Delaware North and especially See TOYS, Page 5A

On hand recently at Catawba Two Kings Casino for the presentation of toys collected for Toys for Tots are (L to R): Associate Marine Jeff Tanguay, who oversees the regional campaign for York County; Chuck Kilroy, lead consultant for Delaware North; Marine Sergeant Major Tommy Ayers; Marine Sergeant Linda Scott; Dr. James Magar, who leads the Cleveland County Toys for Tots campaign; Marine Sergeant Rick Hinson; and Jennifer Elberson, Player’s Club manager at the casino. Not pictured is Rene Thomas Estes of the Cleveland County Toys for Tots program. Photo provided

Ray Scott to perform at the Legion January 7 Sons of the Legion at Kings Mountain American Legion Post 155 welcomes international recording artist Ray Scott on January 7 for an intimate acoustic music experience. The Dustin Cole Project will open the performance at 6:30 pm and Ray Scott takes the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each, and capacity is limited. To reserve your tickets, call 704-674-6353 or message the American Legion Post 155 directly on Facebook. Tickets are Cash Only and will be available for pick up at will call the night of the event. Doors open at 5:00 pm the night of the event.

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Veronica Adkins “Nikki” Petry GAFFNEY, SC—Veronica A. Petry, 38 of Gaffney, SC, died Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born March 15, 1983 in Tazewell County, Virginia, she was the daughter of Charles Allen and Sandra Anette Boyd Adkins. A US Army veteran, Mrs. Petry was employed with Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was a member of North Point Church in Gaffney, SC. She taught in the children’s ministry. She graduated Kings Mountain High School, Class of 2001. With her love of music and playing clarinet and the saxophone, brought her to play in the high school band. She was team captain in Volleyball and were conference champions. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband of 14 years, Samuel Eugene Petry II, her son, Tripp Petry of Gaffney, SC, her siblings, Marisa Fraizer (Christopher) of Spartanburg, Zenas Adkins, Elizabeth Atkins, and Celena Atkins, all of Kings Mountain, NC, numerous nieces and nephews, along with many great friends. Visitation was at 3:00 – 3:50 PM Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307. A funeral service was at 4:00 pm at the Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jack Phillips. The family would like to give special thank you to Gigi McElrath for the excellent care given to Veronica. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or online at or radio station 88.3 online at https://donor. An online guest register is available at The J. F. Floyd Mortuary is serving the family.

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Kick-off business year right at the Cleveland County Small Business Center The Small Business Center is interested in making your business a client. There are numerous benefits to becoming a client of this State agency, the Small Business Center Network (SBCN). One of these benefits is the availability of a referral to special business lenders, loan sources, and professionals. Their services are free and confidential. SBC seminars are free, but preregistration is required. To register for an SBC seminar, do one of the following: • Register at the Small Business Center Network. • Stop by the Continuing Education Department at CCC and fill out a registration form. • Download the registration form and • mail the completed form to the Continuing Education office. • email the completed form to All SBC seminars are co-sponsored by the Cleveland County Chamber, the Uptown Shelby Association, and the Cleveland County Business Development Center. The Small Business Center at Cleveland Community College sponsors

and presents other seminars and training workshops in their partnerships with various Cleveland County and North Carolina organizations. Please call 704-669-4015 or 704-6694146 if interested in these schedules. Contact Steve Padgett, Director, CCC Small Business Center located in the LeGrand Center, 1800 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 669-4146 FIRST QUARTER WORKSHOPS: Marketing Your Business • Thursday, January 6, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Marketing and Sales • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Business Taxes • Thursday, January 13, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Tax Planning • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Donor Driven Major Gifts—Non-Profit Fundraising in a Post-COVID World • Thursday, January 20,

from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Nonprofit • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center eCommerce..Growing Your Sales with Shopify • Thursday, January 27, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Marketing and Sales • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Small Business Startup: Ready, Set, Go! • Tuesday, February 8, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM • Topic: Start-up Assistance • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Website Development for Small Businesses • Thursday, February 10, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Technology • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Operating a Home-Based Business • Thursday, February 17, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Start-up Assis-

tance • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Introduction to QuickBooks (Part 1) • Thursday, February 24, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Business Accounting and Budget • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Introduction to QuickBooks (Part 2) • Thursday, March 3, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Business Accounting and Budget • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Business Registration Basics • Monday, March 7, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM • Topic: Start-up Assistance • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Financing Your Small Business • Thursday, March 10, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Financing • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community

Property damage was esti-

GCPD charge man with child sex crimes

■ POLICE ARRESTS DEC. 11: Abagail Faith Soyak, 563 Mary’s Grove Church Road, possession of marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, citation. DEC. 16: Datrixian Nehemiah Seigle, 18, 308 W. Gold Street I., violating release and release order and given an order for arrest, communicating threats, no bond. DEC. 16: Stephanie Marie Williams, 33, 108 Stowe Acres, assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, $2,500 secure bond. DEC. 17: William Tracy Herndon, 56, 200 Spruce Street III, larceny, $500 unsecured bond. DEC. 21: Samantha Lee Baumgardner, 28, 406 Greyfield Drive, trafficking opium, heroin, $75,000 secured bond. INCIDENTS DEC. 7: A resident of Morris Street reported identity theft. DEC.14: Cash Pro Pawn, 101 S. Battleground Avenue, reported recovered stolen property, a Magnum Blower backpack. Dec. 12: NC Ventures LLC, Conway, SC,

reported larceny of currency. DEC. 17: A resident of Fulton Street reported damage to a rear window of a 2004 Jeep Liberty. DEC. 17: Walmart, 1011 Shelby Road, reported shoplifting of nearly $75 worth of various items. DEC. 18: Food Lion, East King Street, reported larceny of more than $100 worth of various items. DEC. 20: VGO 27, Bethlehem Road, reported that a customer Pumped 17 gallons of gasoline and didn’t pay for it DEC. 21: Weiner Works, 1009 Shelby Road, reported a breakinto a bathroom and $500 damage to a wall. DEC. 21: A resident of Shelby Road reported theft of an Amazon box containing a CHI computer part valued at $119.89. WRECKS DEC. 17: Officer Moore said Marilyn Brock, Bethlehem Road, operating a 2019 Dodge, turning left on Spring Street from US 74, struck a 2007 Ford operated by Nicholas Swann, Mary’s Grove Church Road.

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mated at $1,500. DEC. 17: Officer Graham said Rebekah Summerlin, Meadowbrook Road, operating a 2018 Honda, rear-ended a 2017 Toyota operated by Clarence Denton III, Suzanne Street. Property damage was estimated at $1,300. CITATIONS DEC. 16: Willie Douglas Sahms Jr., 49, Bessemer City, no registration, fictitious tag, no liability insurance, failure to carry driver’s license.

Gaston County Police have charged Bryan Louis Blackman, age 38, of 208 School St. in High Shoals, with nine felony counts of first-degree statutory rape of a child and eight felony counts of indecent liberties with a child. The investigation and resulting charges stem from a report made to the police by the victim’s mother after the victim disclosed the abuse. Blackman is currently in custody at the Gaston County Jail under a $1,500,000 bond. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact

College Small Business Center Cash Flow & Sales Forecasting for Beginners • Thursday, March 17, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Cash Flow Management • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center ABCs of Trademarks • Monday, March 21, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Managing a Business • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Basics of Bookkeeping • Thursday, March 24, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Business Accounting and Budget • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Preparing for Growth—Finding Your Customers • Thursday, March 31, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Topic: Marketing and Sales • Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center

Bryan Louis Blackman Det. T.D. Pilkington at 704866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information currently available.

DEC. 17: Tonya Michelle Best, 46, 1008 Ganley Street, revoked license, fictitious tag, borrowed license plate. DEC.18:


Brooklyn Bradley, 20, 805 Phillips Drive, revoked license, expired tag, speeding, improper passing.

Trash pickup, holiday schedule City offices will be closed Monday, January 3, 2022, in observance of the New Year holiday. Garbage collection

for that week will also be delayed one day. Mauney Memorial Library follows this same holiday schedule.

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COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW YEAR – Kings Mountain’s Home for Christmas events ended on December 18, but Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza and the Mayor’s Downtown Fantasy Light Show will continue through the month of December, ending as Kings Mountain rings in the New Year. As an informal countdown on New Year’s Eve, citizens gather to watch the last few minutes of the Fantasy Light Show before the lights go dark until next December. By Loretta Cozart

City council to review animal ordinance in January By Loretta Cozart Clevel a n d County Animal Services Director Tony Adair made a presentation to Kings Mountain city council during the December 14 meeting, asking that Kings Mountain consider adopting the a new ordinance for the city. Cleveland County Animal Services is now a stand-alone department and is no longer a part of the health department. “This is a tremendous change,” said Adair. “The shelter now has a welcoming atmosphere.” Animal Services needed an

ordinance review since it had been so long since the last one. Over the course of a year, Animal Services rewrote the county’s animal ordinance with the assistance of an Animal Advisory Board. “We had to make both technical changes and conduct a comprehensive review to bring the ordinance up-to-date. We had to focus on the manner of keeping animals, specifically as it relates to protection from the weather and providing a clean and sanitary area of confinement,” Adair explained. Some pets fair better than others as it relates to weather variables. Some aged, young, infirm, and breed specific animals can

be highly susceptible to weather extremes. And areas in which pets are maintained can have a major impact on the animal’s health. Well maintained areas contribute to disease control and general wellbeing. In 1995, the commission made everything non-criminal in the county’s animal ordinance. Looking at surrounding counties, it was determined that Cleveland County is the only one that didn’t have both civil and criminal remedies for animal ordinance violations. Looking at Kings Mountain specifically since August 2020, the city had 686 calls for service, which took 295 service hours. And thirty-one percent of the calls were priority calls,

meaning Animal Services had to respond in one-hour or less. Call types include AtLarge, related to animals running at-large – 43%, Dangerous or Aggressive, Animal Bites – 30%, Animal Cruelty or Neglect – 10%, and Other, like injured animals or non-vaccinated – 17%. Animal ordinance violations will now go through a review process to keep enforcement equal and fair. The new county ordinance will be phased in over three years. Modifications to the ordinance include tethering. As of January 2023, no single-point tethering will be allowed. At that time, dual-point or multi-point teth-

ering using a trolly system will be required. The system will prevent tangling and strangulation. Dog licensing was required between 1951 until 1995. Licensing will help with pet redemption, should a companion pet be found wandering without identification so it can be reclaimed quickly. Fees are designed to be minimal to cover the cost of program management and to help with the cost of pet overpopulation. The program is being phased in over 36-months in the county with a program implantation slated for January 2023 to allow for vaccination overlap concerns. In the county there is no leash law, which becomes a safety issue when animals

wander on public roadways. Mayor Neisler said he appreciated the county updating their old ordinance and asked, “So what are our next steps? Are you going to get us a copy of what you want to see us enact?” Adair answered, “Yes. City council would then review the ordinance and determine if you want to adopt it. If there are no objections, or any additions you would like to incorporate at the city level that we can enforce on the city’s behalf.” City attorney Mickey Corry then added, “The intent is for city council to have something to review at the January meeting.”

Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause club combines camaraderie, caring By Alan Hodge

of them live in our areaBelmont, Mt. Holly, Gastonia, and Charlotte to name a few locales. All you need is a Jeep and a willingness to help other folks in need. A classic example of the club in action took place December 17-19 when a group of members made their way to Kentucky in the aftermath of the deadly tornado outbreak. “You could see the damage on TV but when you

Folks who own Jeeps do all sorts of things with them from stump jumping to cruising boulevards looking cool. But there’s one group of enthusiasts, Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause, that uses their vehicles to help others. The club was founded in 2019 by Karen Finley and her husband Larry after he put forth the idea of a Jeep show to help raise funds for the Love Like Lauren Foundation which is a charity helping children with cancer. From there, the club and the number of worthy causes it helps raise awareness for has grown. “We are not your aver-

are actually there it’s unreal,” Karen said. “It was like going down a regular road and everything was destroyed.” The club gathered food, bottled water, and toys from a variety of local donors and loaded them in two trailers. Donors included Gaston county citizens as well as businesses like Rick’s Body Shop and Keffer Dodge. “We had sixty thousand bottles of water,” Karen

said. “When we got to Kentucky we took the supplies off the trailers and loaded them in three Jeeps and two pickup trucks. We drove through neighborhoods handing the stuff out. It’s something I will never forget.” Another recent event that the club took part in was the December 11 dedication of the Mt. Holly Police Memorial Plaza. About See JEEP, Page 5A

Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause leader Karen Finley with her Jeep “Lucky 7”. She and her husband Larry co-founded the club in 2019. Photo by Alan Hodge age car club,” Karen said. “We have meaning behind everything we do.”

Right now, the club has 1,900 members in North and South Carolina. Many

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These members of Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause made the trip to the tornado hit area in Kentucky.

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TODAY’S QUOTE: I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington

OPINION Pieces of Kings Mountain History The year 2021 has been a hard one for me. After losing my mother and fatherLORETTA in-law in COZART September, I thought things couldn’t get much worse. But on the Thursday afternoon, two days before Christmas, my dear friend Carl McWhirter passed away. Carl was an educator and all who attended Kings Mountain High School in the mid-1950s through the 1980s knew Carl. I met him in August of 1975, and during the next three years we became friends. He taught 10th grade English and literature. Outside of the classroom, he taught me valuable lessons about life. Starting in my 11th grade year, I became his student assistant. One day he shared that his wife would be joining us for lunch. I knew Carolyn because she had been my sophomore guidance counselor. Our conversation that day changed my life forever. Carl and Carolyn encouraged me to switch my classes to college prep courses. Two days later, I was in all new classes. Thanks to them, I went on to college at UNC-Chapel Hill and earned my bachelor’s degree. I admire Carl for many reasons: his sense of humor, his caring for others, his love for family, and his keen understanding of the English language. Of the latter, he amazed me every time we spoke. Carl enjoyed reading the dictionary in college, so for his retirement I bought

him a Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary. On occasion, he would correct my grammar. It didn’t hurt my feelings. He was an English teacher, after all. That simple act reminded me just how much he cared for me. The McWhirter’s four children are about my age, so I knew Carl and Carolyn understood the challenges young people faced. When we spoke, they never told me what to do. Instead, they asked questions, questions that caused me to think about things. I admired them for that, and in time they became more than friends. They were like parents to me. Carl enjoyed teaching and met his students where they were in life. One day, he overheard students talking about extra sensory perception, or ESP. The next day, he and I devised a plan, and he casually mentioned to the students that I had the gift of ESP. Of course, the students then wanted to test me to see if it were true. Our plan was that Carl would ask me if an item was the one the class had chosen. But before he asked the correct item, he would pick an item that was black. That was my clue. The item that followed would be the correct one. The first round went without a hitch, so I was sent out to the hallway and the class was to choose another item. The class took a long time with their decision, so I sneaked over to the door and listened. To my surprise, the class had changed the rules and Carl would not be asking the questions this round. Then I overheard the

chosen item, so I walked back across the hall and waited. As I entered the classroom, Carl’s eyes were as big as saucers. “The jig is up,” I could hear him say. (Hum. Perhaps I do have ESP?) So, the class proceeded to ask about different items and I played along. When we got to the correct item, I hesitated and then confirmed it was the one they had chosen. I looked at Carl and he was awestricken. He had no idea how I had chosen correctly. Each time I think of Carl, I will remember this story. Not because we played a trick on his students, but because he had a such a sense of humor. He also cared for his students. He mentored many of them in his lifetime, not just me, and he met them where they were in life. He had one student who had such a keen grasp of grammar that he kept all her assignments. And he was saddened about the students who were lost in the Vietnam War, so much so that he seldom talked about that time. Later in life, I was fortunate to be visiting when a former student dropped by his house to say hello. Carl remembered him and they chatted about his life and family. It is hard to lose someone at Christmastime. I know, I lost my dad at Christmas in 1992. Subsequently, Carl became my adopted father. He made me think, he made me laugh, and he let me be just who I am, even if I do need a little help with grammar. He always asked about my family, especially my brother James. Each time

Looking Back Melvin Ware recently shared a program from The Kings Mountain Choral Society that performed a concert of sacred and secular music on Tuesday, October 24, 1950, at 8:00 p.m. at the Kings Mountain High School Auditorium at Central School. Melvin’s mother, Eddys Ware (Mrs. Franklin Ware), performed in the concert when he was young. “I would have been 7 years old at the time and don't remember that, although I do know she enjoyed music and loved to sing. Looking through the list of members I recognize many of as being belonging to the ARP church choir which I feel sure is probably true for other church choirs, as well.” Those involved were Director Franklin Pethel, President Burlie Peeler, Jr., Vice President Robert Osborne, Secretary Bernice Harrison, and Treasurer W.P. Fulton. The Accompanist was Mrs. Aubrey Mauney. Case Brothers Piano Company of Charlotte provided a Baldwin Grand Piano and Allen’s Flower Shop provided the flowers. Programs were provided by Elmer Lumber Company. Generous donations from David Mauney, Harris Funeral Home, Victory Chevrolet, and a friend were

acknowledged. A poem at the end of the program reads: For the common things of every day God gave man speech in the common way. For the deeper things men

think and feel, God gave the poet words to reveal. For the heights and depths no words can reach, God gave music, the soul’s own speech.

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we spoke, he would refer to James saying, “I love that boy!” Through Carl and Carolyn, I learned that relationships should be cherished. A person’s value has nothing to do with their job. As God’s children, we all play a role in this world. A college degree doesn’t make one a better person. Carl and Carolyn took care of his aunt in the last decade of her life. And they took care

of a neighbor and took her food in her last years. The took care of me, too, and I am grateful. I was most fortunate because Carl and Carolyn loved me like a daughter. They have a perfectly lovely daughter already who was the apple of her parent’s eye. I’m from a family of five children, so I was just glad to be allowed along for the ride in the McWhirter household. I am blessed

that my adopted family allowed me the opportunity to spend forty-six years with them, through the good times and the bad. That is what families do and I am truly blessed to have been a part of that. I’ll miss Carl like I have missed Carolyn. My heart breaks today, but I have faith that God will bring us together again when my time here on earth is done.

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Cargo ships – America’s old jobs floating at sea Cargo ships waiting to unload at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Glenn Mollette California Guest Editorial could keep some of America’s store shelves bare for a while. These two ports handle the bulk of cargo coming from China. Cargo keeps coming from China, making the congestion craziness only worse. The dozens of ships floating in the Pacific are carrying products that used to be some of America’s good paying jobs. About 90 percent of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported by container. Modern container ships carry over 21,000 TEUs and rival crude oil tankers as the largest commercial vessels on the ocean. A TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) is a measure of volume in units of twenty-foot-long containers. If you have ever seen any of these cargo ships come into the port at Savannah, Georgia, or these California ports then you know its mind-blowing the amount of cargo stacked and transported across the ocean. The weight of the cargo is estimated between 15,000

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to 18,000 tons on most of the ships. General cargo vessels carry packaged items like chemicals, foods, furniture, machinery, motor vehicles, shoes, clothing and more. Dry bulk carriers carry coal, grain, ore and other similar products. Reefer ships are refrigerated ships which specifically carry perishable commodities such as fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products. Roll-on ships are designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semitrailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. China’s exports to the United States were $452.58 billion during 2020, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. The top goods exported from China to the U.S. and their total values for 2018 were electrical machinery ($152 billion), machinery ($117 billion), furniture and bedding ($35 billion), toys and sports equipment ($27 billion), and plastics ($19 billion). Japan’s exports to the United States were $118.79 billion during 2020, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on in-



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ternational trade. These products are vehicles, machinery, electronics, optical and medical, aircraft, pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubbers, toys, games and sports equipment. United States imports from Germany were $117.39 billion during 2020, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. We import most of the same products from Germany as we do Japan including $78 billion dollars in mineral fuels including oil. We continue to hear about all the job openings in the United States. Amazon needs employees, Federal Express, UPS and all the trucking companies are begging for workers. I’ve seen several big banners on trucks begging for drivers at a starting salary of $2,500 a week. Walmart advertises all the time for truckers with a beginning salary of $84,000 a year. There is obviously a lot of work in delivering goods from the shipping ports of America. The shipping ports all have products made in China, Japan, Germany, and other places waiting at them to be delivered. We have – and are – pumping these countries up with billions and billions of dollars. See SHIPS, Page 7A Kings Mountain Herald’s publisher and its advertisers are not responsible or liable for misprints, typographical errors, misinformation herein contained. We reserve the right to edit, reject or accept any articles, advertisements, or information to be printed in this publication. We will provide ad proofs for prepaid ads or ads that are placed by established clients. No proofs may leave our premises without payment and permission and are copyright by Community First Media.

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JEEP From Page 3A 30 club members and their Jeeps formed a procession of honor. The club had also taken part in January 2021 in the “Thin Blue Line” procession in Mt. Holly in honor of MHPD officer Tyler Herndon who lost his life on December 11, 2020 in the line of duty. The club is also a reg-

TOYS From Page 1A Jennifer Elberson for leading the charge to have our associates and guests make a difference this holiday season for children in the area through Toys for Tots,” said Michael Ulizio,

BUDGET From Page 1A In further business, city council approved authorizing the mayor to execute a proposed Amendatory Agreement with Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) which expands the role for KKC to assume the responsibility to draft the entire Comprehensive Plan in place of the original City Staff/KKC work share arrangement and approved a budget amendment in the amount of $40,000 to cover the additional cost. A public hearing was held to consider a Voluntary Contiguous Annexation Petition request from Brinkley Properties of Kings Mountain, LLC for property located on Phifer Road,

ular participant in area parades. They work closely with the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte and on December 22 did a cancer kids run. In addition, they hold an annual rally where upwards of 400 Jeep owners show their vehicles and generally have a good time for a good cause. “We had Jeeps come from as far away as Virginia and Florida,” Karen said. “We raised $22,000

in four hours for the Love Like Lauren Foundation.” So, got a Jeep? Want to join? Contact Karen, the marketing manager at Twisted Sugar in downtown Belmont, at 704-6154281 or find the club on Facebook at Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause. PS- “The club is family oriented,” Karen said. “We don’t do anything that you could not bring your kid or dog to.”

president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. Delaware North, which is a consultant on the casino project, purchased $4,500 worth of toys to give the drive a significant boost. “Delaware North has supported the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign at a number of the

casinos we operate across the country, so we were excited to be able to join the Catawba Two Kings Casino employees and the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority in providing toys for children here in Cleveland and York counties,” said Chuck Kilroy, lead consultant for Delaware North.

consisting of 52.946 acres. According to Stuart Gilbert, Economic Development and Planning Director, the property developer is Prestige Development. The neighborhood will be called Brinkley Meadows and will have 151 individual units costing around $285,000 each. Returning to the regular meeting, city council voted to approve the Voluntary Contiguous Annexation Petition request from Brinkley Properties of Kings Mountain, LLC. Two properties were approved for demolition. The first, at 103 S. Cansler Street, has significant fire damage to the interior and the structure poses hazards to the health, safety, and overall general welfare of the public and community in its current state. The sec-

ond property located at 407 S. Sims Street was declared unfit for human habitation. City council authorized the mayor to execute a Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Kings Mountain and Carolina Power Partners, LLC to connect Dixon School Road and the new proposed Gage Road. In addition, city council authorized the mayor on two items of business. The first, to execute an Assessment Agreement with HPH Partners, LLC as to dark fiber. The second item to adopt a Resolution to authorize the mayor to enter into an Agreement with the North Carolina Local Governmental Employee’s Retirement System to provide employee death benefits.




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City Council Meeting schedule for 2022 The regular schedule for monthly meetings of the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain is adopted at the December regular meeting each year. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at City Hall. The schedule for 2022 is as follows: • January 25 • February 22 • March 29

• April 26 • May 31 • June 28 • July 26 • August 30 • September 27 • October 25 • November 29 • December 13 The agenda package for each meeting, in its entirety is available on the website on the Friday afternoon prior to the meeting.

Regular meetings are live streamed each month and may be found on the “City Council” page on the City’s website at Citizens may address Council during the appropriate times, as defined on the agenda. Sign-up sheets are available on the table located in the lobby for those who wish to speak.

Looking like a scene from a Civil War movie set, black powder smoke rolls across the wet grass at a host’s yard after members of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooter’s, Inc. group fire their guns for the 2020/2021 event. (Photos by Michael E. Powell)

SHOOTING From Page 1A The easy answer to that is because they are… well, TRADITIONS! That said, here is what is happening with each group, as told by a couple of their officers. Rusty Wise, a long-time member of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc. group, said their group is “…back to normal this year as in years past.” He added, “(There are) no special COVID restrictions or anything since the public has access to the vaccines. Of course, things could change, but that is the plan as of this (past) week.” He said their group will start at midnight of Dec. 31, at Black’s Grill and end at Rudisill Stadium approximately at 6:30 p.m. Wise noted pluses for them are that “…membership is up 50 more members this year to date over years past. We expect a huge crowd this year since everyone has been restricted by COVID and wants to get out and celebrate. Also New Year’s falling on Friday night and Saturday will bring out more people. We are preparing for large crowds.” This year, Mr. Wise noted the entire 2022 shoot will be in tribute to the late Carl Boozie Dellinger the group’s past President. Said Wise, “His picture is on our member ID badges this year and we will have a special tribute for Boozie at Rudisill Stadium.” The CNYSI groups has, noted Wise, added 50 shots this year as in years past. He said, “We’ve added Boozie’s family on there (the schedule) this year. We’ve had many people requesting us to shoot for them but we can only get to so many. We will shoot for Mt. Beulah Church this year just like

last year. It’s nice to see a church requesting us to shoot for them. If future new hosts keep requesting we will eventually get to them.” Rusty also said he and his son, Winston have been working really hard on the Cherryville Historical Museum Shooters exhibit. “Winston and I finally finished it. Hopefully, we’ll do a ‘grand opening’ or something for it in the next few weeks.” Traditional New Year’s Shooters group officer Gary Dellinger and his fellow members are looking forward to getting out again to shoot in the New Year, as they always have for many years now. Like all New Year’s shooters, the joy of getting to carry on a great and cherished tradition always puts a smile on their face and a spring in their step, no matter their age or who they are. Said Mr. Dellinger, “We have had a pretty big increase in the number of new members this year. We had 30 new members join last year, and we are already over that number this year with two meetings left. 1997 was the first year we started keeping a cumulative membership list. Prior to that, the membership records are only for that year for those who paid.” Gary continued, “In 1997, we had 101 members. This year, we just went over 650 members. That doesn’t mean they are all active this year, it just means at some time since 1997, they have filled out a membership application, been voted on by the group, and paid their dues.” Dellinger noted that Cherryville makes up the majority of their members, with over half being Cherryville citizens. “Vale, Crouse, Lincolnton and Bessemer City combined make up another 1/4th of the membership, and we even have members from as far away as Michigan and Pennsylvania,” he said.

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As for the schedule, Dellinger said, “We are keeping some changes we made to the schedule last year. We will start at City Hall at midnight as usual, but from there we will be going out of the city limits where it is less populated to continue the route. We will come back into the city around 6 a.m. This follows the traditional intent of the schedule to welcome in the New Year in the city, then go where not as many people will be bothered by the noise while most people sleep. “We followed this route last year, and it was well received. It also puts more shots in the daytime in Cherryville where more citizens have a chance to see what is going on. It is often difficult to see at night when the smoke from the guns limits the view in the darkness.” Gary noted there are a few new shots added this year. “We will be shooting for the Kurt Thornburg family on Hwy. 274, south of town, and the Rev. Keith Huss family on Sellerstown Road. The Brian Kelly family on Hwy. 27 in Vale moved from the Lincoln County pre-shoot route to the New Years route this year as well. We had a few shoots come off the route last year, but we always have new ones wanting to be added, and we like to keep the number of shots to around 55,” he said. In addition to himself as the group’s Vice President, Gary said the other officers for the group this year are Dennis Devine (President), Mark Moss (Secretary), and Will McSwain (Treasurer). Megan Dellinger is the Administrative Assistant, and Scott Harrill is the safety officer and shot coordinator. “Our board members are Bud Mellon, Ryan Pence, Josh Mellon, Charlie Canipe, Jason Wilson, Zeb Mellon, Kevin McSwain, Daniel Hendrick, Colton Brittain, Glenn Wilson, and Barry Sisk,” he said.

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The Best Gifts (4th and Final Part of the Christmas Carols Series) During the Christmas season, we get terribly busy shopping for family and friends. Let us not forget that some of the best gifts in life - money cannot buy! The gifts of unconditional love, forgiveness, and quality time are invaluable. Not only can we give these to those we care about but many people all DANYALE PATTERSON around us are needing someone to demonstrate the love of Christ with them through good works. This brings pleasure to our Heavenly Father, the King of the universe. Hebrews 13:16 (NLT) states, “And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” The Christmas Carol “Little Drummer Boy’’ demonstrates this well. In the song, the little boy felt inadequate to give a valuable gift to the king, because he was poor. Then, he realized that he had a musical talent. He played his little drum and received a big smile of appreciation

from the “newborn king”. This present came from his heart and was more precious than any material item he could have given. As you read the following lyrics, think of ways you can offer meaningful gifts that will touch someone’s life. In fact, the memory of how you shared your time and love will last long after Christmas is over.

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Come they told me Pa rum pum pum pum A newborn King to see Pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring Pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the king Pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum So to honor Him Pa rum pum pum pum When we come Pum pum pum pum… Little baby Pa rum pum pum pum I am a poor boy too Pa rum pum pum pum I have no gift to bring Pa rum pum pum pum That’s fit to give our King Pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum Shall I play for you Pa rum pum pum pum Pa rum pum pum Pum pum pum pum Mary nodded Pa rum pum pum pum

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I played my drum for him Pa rum pum pum pum I played my best for him Pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum Then he smiled at me Pa rum pum pum pum PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Dear God, I praise you as the Ultimate Giver of all that is good. You did not spare your own Son but gave him up for us all -- you graciously give many wonderful things. During this Christmas season and thereafter, guide my steps and use me to be a blessing to my family, friends, and even strangers, so that I may bring glory to your name. Remind me to enjoy the little things in life because one day I`ll look back and realize they were the best gifts. In Jesus’ name I pray - Amen.”

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855

Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062

Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El Bethel Church Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477 Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310 David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Road 704-739-4555

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Library News Wreaths Across America places 2.4M and new books wreaths nationwide, offers BOGO for 2022 By Loretta Cozart

Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne Follow along with stories and songs from the comfort of your own home. Hear stories and sing songs and have fun. Meets from 10:30 until 11 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday on Zoom! Registration is required. Bedtime Storytime Join Miss Anne live on Zoom for the next Bedtime Storytime! Log in on Tuesday, November 23, from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Look for Bedtime Storytime on the last Tuesday of every month! New books at the library: The Beatryce Prophecy By Kate DiCamillo. From Candlewick. From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world. We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home. In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. The Christmas Doctor From Hallmark. Zoey is a traveling doctor who prefers short assignments to staying put, so when she is assigned to a small-town clinic for the holidays, she is surprised when she starts to feel at home. Fodor's Best Road Trips in the USA: 50 Epic Trips Across All 50 States From Fodor's Travel. Whether you want to drive Route 66, head out on the Pacific Coast Highway, or explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, the local Fodor’s travel experts across the United States are here to help! Fodor’s Best Road Trips in the USA guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. My Salinger Year From SHOUT! FACTORY. While working for literary agent Phyllis Westberg,

aspiring writer Joanna Rakoff receives personal advice from reclusive author J. D. Salinger. The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone By Edward Dolnick. From Scribner. The surprising and compelling story of two rival geniuses in an all-out race to decode one of the world’s most famous documents—the Rosetta Stone—and their twenty-yearlong battle to solve the mystery of ancient Egypt’s hieroglyphs. The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the world, attracting millions of visitors to the British museum ever year, and yet most people don’t really know what it is. Discovered in a pile of rubble in 1799, this slab of stone proved to be the key to unlocking a lost language that baffled scholars for centuries. Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple: A New Way to Bake Gluten-Free By Aran Goyoaga. From Sasquatch Books. Cannelle et Vanille's Aran Goyoaga shares 100 recipes that showcase how uncomplicated and delicious gluten-free baking can be. Her previous cookbook was a Most-Anticipated Fall Cookbook from Food & Wine, Food52 and Bon Appetit, a New York Times Holiday Books Pick, and a 2020 James Beard Award Semifinalist. Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple is all about easy-tofollow, gluten-free recipes for enticing breads, cakes, pies, tarts, biscuits, cookies, and includes a special holiday baking chapter. Magic Tree House 2: The Knight at Dawn By Mary Pope Osborne. From Random House Books for Young Readers. The #1 bestselling chapter book is now a graphic novel! Magic. Mystery. Time-travel. Get whisked back to the time of medieval knights with Jack and Annie! A castle. A knight. A quest!

During this year’s National Wreaths Across America observance, more than two million dedicated volunteers placed more than 2.4 million veterans’ wreaths at 3,136 participating locations across the country. At Mountain Rest Cemetery, 657 wreaths were placed on December 18. In Arlington National Cemetery alone, the Wreaths Across America program saw 66 tractor-trailers deliver over 250,000 veterans’ wreaths that were placed by nearly 38,000 volunteers, many of whom were children, some participating for the very first time. Taking the time during the busy season means When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back to the Middle Ages, they're looking for a knight. Instead, they find the Great Hall of a castle where a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren't exactly welcome guests! For the first time in graphic novel--live the adventure again with new full-color vibrant art that brings the magic to life! The Every: A Novel By Dave Eggers. From Vintage. From the award-winning, bestselling author of The Circle comes an exciting new follow-up. When the world’s largest search engine/social media company, The Circle, merges with the planet’s dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous—and, oddly enough, most beloved—monopoly ever known: The Every. Delaney Wells is an unlikely new hire at The Every. A former forest ranger and unwavering tech skeptic, she charms her way into an entry-level job with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within. Creative Cookie Decorating for Everyone: Buttercream Frosting Recipes, Designs, and Tips for Every Occasion By Emily Hutchinson. From Good Books. Create showstopping cook-

(Editor’s Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Star Spangled Recipes,’’ a cookbook published by the American Legion Auxiliary of North Carolina.) HAMBURGER CASSEROLE Laura Snell 1 lb. ground beef, browned 1 med. onion, chopped 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 pkg. frozen Tater Tots Place ground beef in casserole dish. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. EASY BBQ CHICKEN Mildred Essick 1 chicken, cut up 1 cup Cocoa-Cola 1 cup ketchup Salt and pepper to taste Combine ketchup, Coca Cola, salt, and pepper. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours. SUPER BOWL CASSEROLE Tiffany Justice 1 lb. turkey or chicken 2 cans pork & beans or baked beans ¼ cup brown sugar

½ Tbsp. pepper 1 (8 oz). can tomato sauce 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. mustard 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce Cook turkey or chicken in pan 3-5 minutes or until meat changes color. Add onion and heat thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients and heat until mixture begins to simmer. Pour into a 2-quart casserole, cover. Bake in 350-degree oven 30 minutes. Serves 6. Freezes well. Delete brown sugar if using baked beans. INSIDE OUT CHICKEN POT PIE Vickie Whitley 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cubed 1 can creamy chicken mushroom soup 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables Brown chicken. Combine vegetables, chicken, and

soup. Pour into baking dish. Cook until chicken is done. Serve on biscuits. RED VELVET CAKE Bobbie Brooks 5 eggs 1 cup butter 3 cups plain flour ½ tsp. baking powder 1 cup canned milk ½ cup Crisco 3 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 oz./ red food coloring ½ cup cocoa Mix Crisco. Butter. Eggs and sugar. Then add flour, baking soda and milk. Mix all this well. Add vanilla, food coloring and cocoa. Mix this w ell. It will be very thick and creamy. Put it in a tube pan and bake at 300 degrees for 1 ½ hours

much to let veterans and military families know that their service and sacrifice is both seen and appreciated and that they are not alone in their loss. Wreaths Across America is currently offering a buy one, get one wreath special now through January 14 for Wreaths Across America 2022. The deadline to purchase by check is January 8. Wreaths may be purchased online at Please make checks payable to Col. Frederick Hambright DAR and mail to: Col. Frederick Hambright Chapter, 131 Wright Road. Kings Mountain, NC Questions? Please call 704-477-7006.

At Mountain Rest Cemetery, 657 wreaths were placed on December 18.

ies that taste as good as they look! A collection that includes something for everyone, no matter the occasion or season. In Creative Cookie Decorating for Everyone, the follow-up to the beloved Creative Cookie Decorating, Emily Hutchinson takes you through decorating with buttercream, with hundreds of step-by-step photos. She covers each season and holiday with new ideas and designs for your cookies. Unique to this book are instructions for how to flood with buttercream. Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures By Debbie Levy. From National Geographic Kids. From armadillo to zebra, this enchanting picture book pairs the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with playful poems by New York Times best-selling author Debbie Levy to represent the letters of the alphabet and celebrate the diversity of the animal world. This unique alphabet book is a dazzling journey through the animal kingdom. It invites children and their families to linger over Sartore’s spectacular portraits of animals both familiar and little known, to look these incredible creatures in the eye and marvel at their shape, form, and expression. The Left-Handed Twin By Thomas Perry. From Mysterious Press. Rescue artist Jane Whitefield leads a deadly crime syndicate on a wild chase through the Northeast Jane Whitefield helps people disappear. Fearing for their lives, fleeing dangerous situations, her clients come to her when they need to vanish completely―to assume a new identity and establish a new life somewhere they won’t be found. And when people are desperate enough to need her services, they come to the old

house in rural western New York where Jane was raised to begin their escape. All the Feels: A Novel By Olivia Dade. From Avon. Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV's biggest show, Gods of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he's dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling. Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn't be especially difficult. The Rebel Christ By Michael Coren. From Dundurn. When people hear the name Jesus they often think of rightwing politics and conservative attitudes. This book presents the real Jesus: a rebel, a radical, and a revolutionary. Christianity is in crisis, and its founder is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. But what did the real Jesus, the original Jesus, say about the pressing issues of his and our day? Duke, Actually: A Novel By Jenny Holiday. From Avon. There's a royal wedding on, and things are about to get interesting. Meet the man of honor. Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon, and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, is not having a merry Christmas. He's been dumped by a princess, he's unemployed, and his domineering father has sent him to New York to meet a prospective bride he has no interest in. In the city, he meets Dani Martinez, a smart (and gorgeous) professor he's determined to befriend before their best

friends marry in the Eldovian wedding of the century. Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett By Marta McDowell. From Timber Press. “Blooming with photos, illustrations, and botanical paintings, McDowell’s gorgeous book opens an ivy-covered door to new information about one of the world’s most famous authors.” —Angelica Shirley Carpenter, editor of In the Garden New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children's classic The Secret Garden. 100 Flying Birds: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight By Peter Cavanagh. From Firefly Books. "Flight is the essence of birdness. I strive to illustrate the beauty and complexity of avian flight." -- Peter Cavanagh 100 Flying Birds: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight offers a vivid and varied glimpse into the world of birds. Farmhouse: Inspiration for the Classic American Home By Editors of Fine Homebuilding. From Taunton Press. The farmhouse is a classic American icon, combining comfort and simplicity, elegance, and nostalgia, all without pretension. No matter the age or condition, these historic homesteads call to mind the pragmatism of the pioneers who worked the land and raised their families at a time when practicality was key to prosperity.

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SHIPS From Page 4A We hear a lot about infrastructure. We need good roads and bridges, Internet, new pipelines throughout America to carry our water supply and American-made chips for our cars, computers and phones and more. We also must start making all the products just mentioned in America. Our President and Congress must give companies every opportunity in reasonable tax breaks and incentives to compete with foreign countries. If we can bring manufacturing back to the United States then we will return to real jobs in this country that pay enough money for people to raise a family, own a car and save for retirement. Until this happens Americans will only see increasing financial hardships and more jobs floating away.

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This week the North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the Right to Farm Act. The three-judge panel unanimously dismissed a challenge to the law brought by the Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help, North Carolina Environmental Justice Community Action Network and Waterkeeper Alliance in 2019. Rep. Jimmy Dixon, Senior Chair of House Agriculture Committee said, “I am pleased with the recent ruling by the NC Court of Appeals upholding our Right to Farm laws. It is essential that our hard-working family farmers be able to continue feeding a hungry world without unwarranted lawsuits.” House Speaker Tim Moore said, “This is a great victory for farm communities across this state. North Carolina agriculture sustains our communities, provides a source of wellness and good health to North Carolina families, and is an essential driver to the economic health of our state.”

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Former state championship KMHS baseball coach Bruce Clark dies in traffic accident in Duncan, SC Bruce Clark, 61, Kings Mountain High’s state championship baseball coach in 1989 and 1993, died last week in a traffic accident in Duncan, SC, where for the last several years he and his wife have owned and operated a most-fitting restaurant named Game Day Barbecue. The accident involved Clark’s pickup and a tractor trailer on Main Street in Duncan. It took Clark just five years to do what no other KMHS baseball coach accomplished – 100 victories. And, during that time he coached one of the best baseball players to ever come through KMHS, Paul Brannon, who hit a school and state-record 21 home runs during the ’89 season and 41 for his three-year career. Ronny Funderburke, now working in the Cleveland County Schools Administrative office, was one of Clark’s assistant coaches during that exciting fiveyear period. He said one of the reasons for Clark’s success was that he treated practice exactly like a game. “His practices were so intense,” Funderburke said. “His practices were meaningful and purposeful. He was hard on the players but he made a tremendous impact on their lives.” Funderburke said Clark never slacked off during baseball season. He was either coaching in a game or practice, preparing the field for play or mapping his strategy for an upcoming opponent. “In practice, we rehearsed game situations,” Funderburke said, “but he’d sit in the dugout and call out the lineup just like it was a game. And, when he called your name you went to your

Bruce Clark was head baseball coach at Kings Mountain High School from 1989-1993, winning 100 games and two NCHSAA state 3A championships. position. He wanted everything about practice to seem like a real game.” And, Funderburke added what many older fans in Kings Mountain will remember to this day: “He always felt like a game would never be rained out,” he said. “During the game the umpires might call it, but we would practice in the rain.” He referenced the 1989 state championship series at Lancaster Field when the Mountaineers defeated Rockingham County. After an almost day-long pouring rain Clark and his coaches, players and fans worked for hours to cut holes in the ground for the rain the drain, used vacuums, brooms and gasoline to get the water off the field and dry it.

“He always wanted that field to be immaculate,” Funderburke noted. “The work he put on that field was astounding. He put many hours on it. And, he would use a push lawn mower and cut it three times a week, really close to the ground! Even the dirt had to be perfect for every game.” Asked what championship team – the ’89 or ’93 – was the best, Funderburke gave an answer that many people would agree with: “I really think the 1990 team was our best because we lost only one starter off the ’89 team,” he said. “But we lost to North Gaston in the fourth round of the state playoffs.” That statement would probably bring a big smile to the face of current KMHS

head coach, Brad Melton. He was a member of the ’90 and ’91 teams. “I think the biggest thing about Coach Clark was his competitive nature,” Melton said. “He demanded that everyone give their best. We were a group of wild teenage boys and he gave us structure and discipline. “He was one of those coaches who demanded you do what is expected and the results would speak for themselves. “In ’90 we won the conference and went four rounds in the state playoffs and lost to a North Gaston team we had beaten four times previously in the Regional championship game. “I would say the three words to best describe Coach Clark were structure, discipline and perfection. He expected everybody to work hard.” Coach Melton’s younger brother, Kevin Melton, who played on Clark’s state championship 1993 team, said he really liked Coach Clark and enjoyed playing for him. “He was a very good motivator and was good at bringing the most out of his players,” he said.

Kings Mountain High School’s varsity football coaching staff in 1991. Kneeling, head coach Denny Hicks. Standing left to right, Bruce Clark, Chuck Gordon and Tony Leigh. Coach Clark left KMHS after the 1993 school year and later was head football coach at Southern Guilford, North Gaston and Boiling Springs, SC high schools. His sons, Justin and Josh Clark, played for him at North Gaston which their father took to

the 2007 NCHSAA 3A state championship game. Coach Clark left North Gaston to take the head coaching job at Boiling Springs, SC and turned that program into a winner as well. Both of his sons, played collegiately.

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Kings Mountain High senior Peyton Fisher signs to continue his education and baseball career at High Point University. Looking on are his parents Stephen and Monica Fisher. Photo by Gary Smart


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Lady Mountaineers defeat Forestview Kings Mountain High’s girls basketball team rolled over Forestview 56-29 at Parker Gym to go into the Christmas break with a 3-0 record in the Big South Conference. The Lady Mountaineers built a 10-6 first quarter and 24-17 halftime lead, then outscored the Lady Jaguars 16-6 in each of the final two quarters to win going away. Saniya Wilson led the Lady Mountaineers with 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and seven steals. Austyn Dixon had a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Myracle Davis added six

points, eight boards and four steals. Khalia King scored five points and dished out a pair of assists. Alayna Patrick had two points, eight assists, six steals and three rebounds. Tyasya Bell scored four points and grabbed two rebounds. CoRey Simpson had two points and two boards, London Brown two points and Jacie Jarvis one point and three rebounds. Manning led Forestview with 13 points. The KM-Forestview boys game was postponed until a later date.

North Elementary School held a food drive for their students last week. North families supported canned food drive event. The items collected were taken to several Blessing Boxes in town and Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry also received a large donation. Photos by Anna Hughes

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the opportunity to reclaim their lost pet. If an animal has been surrendered by the owner, the release date and time is immediate. If the release date and time falls during a time when the Animal Shelter is not open, the animal will be available when the shelter opens on the next business day. Adoption Hours: • Monday through Friday 10 AM - 4 PM • The shelter is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. In the following circumstances, staff may decline an adoption.

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On December 14, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 key metrics and trends. “As new variants emerge and COVID continues to circulate, getting vaccinated and then boosted is the best way to protect yourself and get us out of this pandemic,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Vaccines and boosters are widely available, and you can make an appointment today to give yourself this protection and more peace of mind.” North Carolina’s key metrics have all been increasing, including people going to the Emergency Department with COVID-like symptoms, cases, the percent of tests that are positive, and hospitalizations. In addition, the state is once again classified as red by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating high community transmission. To reduce the risk of getting COVID-19, North Carolinians should get vaccinated as soon as possible and get a booster as soon as they are eligible. Health leaders also recommend getting tested, even if you are vaccinated, before and after you travel and before gathering with others. Everyone should continue to wear a mask when in indoor public settings. Now everyone 16 and older can get a COVID-19 booster to strengthen and extend the protections against COVID-19. Last week the FDA expanded the authorization of the Pfizer COVID-

19 booster shot to include 16- and 17-year-olds. The Pfizer booster is the first and only COVID-19 booster authorized for use in 16- and 17-year-olds. Parental consent is required. “People who are unvaccinated are vulnerable to COVID-19. Almost all hospitalizations and deaths are in people who are not vaccinated,” Secretary Cohen said. “If you haven’t got vaccinated yet, please talk with a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. With the holidays, colder weather and the potential of a new variant approaching, please don’t wait any longer to get vaccinated.” Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen also highlighted changes in federal law that make obtaining health insurance more affordable. In North Carolina, as many as 116,500 uninsured people are newly eligible for lower premiums, while 112,600 more may be eligible for coverage at no cost. The funding for this is through the American Rescue Plan, which became law in March. To date, North Carolina has administered over 14 million doses of the COVID19 vaccine, with 69 percent of the adult population fully vaccinated. 73 percent of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 94 percent of North Carolinians 65 and over. In Cleveland County, 50 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 47% of the population fully vaccinated.

County COVID numbers surge in December with three deaths By Loretta Cozart Since December 1, Cleveland County has reported 611 COVID-19 cases to NC Department of Health and Human Services. Despite these high numbers, only three Coronavirus deaths were reported in the county during that time. NCDHHS continues to recommend vaccinations and booster shots, testing if you feel sick or have been exposed to the virus, and the wearing of masks.

Throughout December, the daily number of county cases reported were in the double digits, with cases fluctuating from a low of 10 cases daily to as many as 58 on December 13.



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On December 20, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen issued the following advisory, “COVID-19 cases are currently rising in North Carolina due to the Delta variant. The highly contagious variant, Omicron, is beginning to spread rapidly and is expected to cause the highest rates of COVID-19 infections of the pandemic in the coming weeks. The Omicron variant is two to three times as contagious the Delta variant, making it four to six times as contagious

as the original COVID19 virus.” According to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control using both a fast and a slow transmission rate model, a peak could occur as early as January 2022, or as late as April. “Modeled scenarios with faster relative growth rates (of Omicron as compared to Delta) indicate that a large surge of infections could begin in the U.S. in early January 2022 and that the peak daily number of new infections could exceed previous peaks. With low immune evasion, the surge could be lower and occur as late as April 2022. Multiple modeling groups in the United States, as well as those from other countries’ public health agencies, have identified similar trends,” the report stated.

In the U.S., COVID19 deaths have reached 818,765. Worldwide, the number exceeds 4.8 million. North Carolina has experienced 1,607,378 COVID-19 cases since March of 2020. And as of December 20, 19,233 people have died from the virus.

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‘Tis The Season for hunting and fishing

The Cleveland County Sheriff's office took gifts to 150 children through donations provided from generous individuals and organizations. Photos provided

Operation “Merry & Bright” The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has been delivering presents to children and young adults identified through our victim specialist division. These children are identified throughout the year in cooperation with our community partners. This year they took gifts to 150 children in hopes to make their Christmas special. This great undertaking would not be possible without donations from numerous organization and individual donors. Sheriff Norman states “we are fortunate to work in a community that shows such great support for those less fortunate in our community.” We would like to say thank you to all those who participate and allow

us the opportunity have a positive impact in the community. Donors: Todd Melton MACO Inc. Murphy’s Toy Run Dollar General - Patterson Springs and Polkville locations: Marvin Biddix – Re/Max Walmart Shelby Beaver Bail Bonding Denise Sloan Darlene Fairchild - VFW Linda Justice Junior Civitan Club Greater Clev. County Baptist Association

Better Business Bureau tips for holiday returns, exchanges, and gift cards By Juliana O’Rork Returns and Exchanges: Holiday Returns and Exchanges Holiday returns aren’t easy! And we don’t mean the part where you explain to your mother why you returned the sweater she gave you. Stores are not legally required to accept exchanges or give refunds unless the merchandise was defective or misrepresented. While most retailers do offer refund and exchange programs, policies vary greatly from one store to another. Fortunately for shoppers, one positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many retailers have become more lenient in their return policies. But be sure to double check policies this holiday season, even if you are familiar with the brand, as stores can change their policies whenever they want. The following tips should help your holiday returns run more smoothly. Get to know store policies. Before you make a purchase, find out if the store has a return policy and, if so, how it works. Understand that many retailers change their policies for the holiday season. If the store does allow returns or exchanges, find out if you will need to pay a restock fee. Ask the seller if they offer cash refunds, exchanges, or only store credit. Store policies are usually posted at the checkout counter or printed on the back of receipts. Understand online store return policies. If you are shopping online, search for the seller’s return policy and read it through before clicking "buy." Find out if they accept returns or exchanges, and who pays the shipping when an item is returned. In some cases, you can save on shipping fees by returning an online purchase to the local brickand-mortar store. Get the details on a product’s warranty. Most electronics and home appliances come with warran-

ties that are to be fulfilled with the manufacturer, not the retailer. Find out how returns and repairs are handled if an item stops working or needs replacement parts. Will the retailer ship the item to the manufacturer for you? Or will you need to deal with the manufacturer directly? Knowing the answers will leave you well-prepared for any future issues. Keep your receipt and packaging. Most stores will only accept returns and exchanges if you can present the item with its receipt and original packaging. Always include a gift receipt with items you give and hold on to any gift receipts you receive. Bring your ID. To avoid holiday return scams, many stores ask to see your ID when you return an item. Sometimes retailers require you to bring your ID and the original form of payment. If this is the policy of the store where your gift is from, you may need the assistance of the gift giver to be reimbursed. Make returns in a timely fashion. Almost all return policies are valid during a specific time. Some stores modify their return period during the holidays, so don’t risk missing your chance to make your return. Take the item back to the store without delay. Better Business Bureau’s Guide to Gift Cards: Whether you're buying a gift card online or grabbing one off the shelf at a store, shop carefully to make sure you're not falling for a scam. Before purchasing a gift card online, BBB recommends the following tips: Know who you are buying from. Little-known websites advertise gift cards for popular retailers at steep discounts. These websites might be using these offers to steal payment card numbers or other personal information. Instead, go directly to the merchant and purchase a card from them. Buying a physical gift card? Take a closer look.

No matter where gift cards are displayed in the store, thieves are known to remove gift cards from the display rack and record the numbers associated with that card, including the activation PIN. Before purchasing a gift card, look carefully at the packaging for any tears, wrinkles, or other indications of tampering, and see if the PIN is exposed. If anything looks suspicious, it’s probably best to take a different card and turn in the compromised card to the store’s Customer Service Desk. Research how to use the card. Not all retailers have the same policies when issuing a gift card. Double check the terms and conditions on the type of gift card purchased. The Federal Trade Commission has information about re-

The holidays are here, and so are North Carolina’s most popular hunting days. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are traditionally very active hunting days, and with people continuing to recreate outdoors due to COVID-19, wildlife law enforcement officers at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and this year was no exception. “Before you head out the door to hunt or fish, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable and successful outing,” said Captain Branden Jones of the agency’s Law Enforcement Division. “It’s easy to become complacent about safety when hunting and fishing with friends and family, but it’s imperative to keep safety as your number one priority. We want you to continue to make memories and enjoy the outdoors for many years to come.” Jones offers these basic safety tips to hunters and anglers: • Let someone know your whereabouts and an approximate return time. • Always practice firearm safety and point the muzzle in a safe direction. • Be aware of your surroundings, especially when preparing to shoot. Ensure that there aren’t any houses, vehicles, or people in front of or behind your target. • Wear an article of clothing featuring blaze orange. When boating, always wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device. • Do not consume alcoholic beverages before or during hunting or boating. A more in-depth review of safety precautions regarding hunting on land or in a vessel can be found on the agency’s Home From The Hunt™ webpage. For regulations and restrictions on hunting on

land and water, refer to the 2021-2022 Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest. State reduces some lifetime sporting licenses by half: Officials from the Wildlife Resources Commission announced that recent legislation now allows for North Carolina residents, 50 - 69 years old, to purchase a Lifetime Sportsman and Lifetime Unified Sportsman license for $265 and $358 respectively. These new prices are half of what the same resident lifetime licenses cost prior to the change. “We are constantly identifying ways for North Carolinians to take advantage of our states wonderful fishing and hunting opportunities. After careful review, we determined offering a segment our lifetime licenses at a more affordable rate was an option we could pursue,” stated Executive Director Cameron Ingram of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. “We are grateful to be able to offer the new rates and hope eligible resident anglers and hunters will support wildlife conservation by taking advantage of the new pricing.” A Lifetime Sportsman license allows for statewide hunting and inland fishing for residents. It includes privileges for hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl, fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands and fishing in

joint waters. It does not include the bear management e-stamp, non-resident bear license, federal duck stamp or fishing in coastal waters. A Lifetime Unified Sportsman license allows for the same as above, but also includes fishing in coastal waters. Eligible individuals may purchase these licenses online, at a local wildlife service agent or by calling 888-248-6834. Free squirrel hunting webinar offered in January: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers will offer a free online squirrel hunting webinar on Jan. 6 from 7 – 8 p.m. Topics will include species habits, habitats, scouting, essential equipment, effective shot placement, hunting strategies, cleaning, cooking techniques and dish ideas. The class will conclude with an interactive question and answer session. “The webinar is open to all skill levels,” said R3 Hunting Specialist Walter “Deet” James. “However, it’s especially intended for people who have never hunted and lack access to a hunting mentor.” Space is limited and pre-registration online is required. Participants will receive a Zoom link in a confirmation email after registering. The class will be recorded and available to registered participants later. Gray, Red and Fox Squirrel can be hunted statewide. Harvest seasons, as well as bag, possession and season limits are available online and in the 20212022 North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting & Trapping Regulations Digest. For more information about skills based hunting-related opportunities, visit or contact James at walter.james@ncwildife. org or 984-202-1387.

tail gift cards and bank gift cards. Be wary of websites that offer to check your gift card's balance. According to reports, some websites that claim to check your gift card balance are really a way to steal money off your card. These sites ask for your card’s ID number and PIN or security code.

Then, scammers use the information to drain the money off your card. Register your gift card. If the retailer allows the option to register the gift card, take full advantage. This makes it easier to protect the balance, that way you can report it sooner and potentially end up saving the money that is stored on the card. Change the PIN on

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Having qualified on 20th of December, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of LAURA LOUISE HUMPHRIES BARTEE, 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 Keith N. Bartee, Administrator on or before the 29th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 30th of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of WILLARD D. TONEY; AKA, WILLARD DEAN TONEY, 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, Nathan Forb, Administrator, on or before the 8th day of March, 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 December, 2021.

This the 8th day of December, 2021.

Keith N. Bartee, Administrator Estate of: Laura Louise Humphries Bartee 2803 Camp Creek Church Road Mooresboro, NC 28114

Nathan Forb, Administrator Estate of: Willard D. Toney; AKA, Willard Dean Toney 6647 Gardner Lane Charlotte, NC 28270 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law

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Having qualified on 29th of April, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of LALA MARIE WIGGINS TEAGUE; aka, LALA MARIE TEAGUE, 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 Helen Fletcher, Administratrix on or before the 29th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 30th of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JOHN B. TONEY; AKA, JOHN BLAINE TONEY, 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, Nathan Forb, Administrator, on or before the 8th day of March, 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 8th day of December, 2021.

This the 29th day of December, 2021. Helen Fletcher, Administratrix Estate of: Lala Marie Wiggins Teague; aka, Lala Marie Teague 1446 Boyd Road Gastonia, NC 28052 KMH (12/29/2021, 1/05,12 &19/2022)

Nathan Forb, Administrator Estate of: John B. Toney; AKA, John Blaine Toney 6647 Gardner Lane Charlotte, NC 28270 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law KMH (12/08,15, 22 & 29/2021)

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 16th of December, 2021 as Co-Administratrixes of the Estate of MARY WISHER HAMRICK, 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 Deborah Ramsey Davis, Co-Administratrix and/or Susan Ramsey Eng, Co-Administratrix on or before the 22nd day of March, 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 22nd day of December, 2021. Deborah Ramsey Davis, Co-Administratrix Estate of: Mary Wisher Hamrick 819 Ninety-Nine Island Road Blacksburg, SC 29702 and/or Susan Ramsey Eng, Co-Administratrix 156 Quail Hollow Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (12/22, 29/2021 & 1/05 & 12/2022)








Having qualified on 14th of December, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of HAZEL RUTH HIPP, 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, Debra Hipp Fletcher, Executrix, on or before the 22nd day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 16th of December, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of LAURETTE JOY HAWKINS, 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 Mark Sexton, Administrator on or before the 22nd day of March, 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 22nd day of December, 2021.

This the 22nd day of December, 2021.

Debra Hipp Fletcher, Executrix Estate of: Hazel Ruth Hipp 623 E. Gold Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Shreasia Vonielle Sweat, Administratrix Estate of: Nathaniel Levon Sweat 931 Sean Michael Drive, Apt. 101 Dallas, NC 28034

Mark Sexton, Administrator Estate of: Laurette Joy Hawkins 10460 Roosevelt Blvd N. # 384 St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716

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In the Matter of the Estate of: NELLIE J. GOODE, Deceased

EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 21st day of December, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Nannie I. Fletcher, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 30th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 21st day of December, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Nellie J. Goode, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 30th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 29th of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of NATHANIEL LEVON SWEAT, 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 Shreasia Vonielle Sweat, Administratrix on or before the 8th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations in-debted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 8th day of December, 2021.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 21 E 686 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY BRACKETT FALLS EXECUTRIX’S NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified on the 23rd day of July, 2021, as the Executrix of the Estate of Betty Brackett Falls, deceased, late of 604 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, this to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before 90 days of said notice or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned Executrix. This the 15th day of December, 2021.

This the 29th day of December, 2021

This the 29th day of December, 2021

Timothy Edward Fletcher, Ex 1005 Ramseur Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Tenner L. Goode, Ex. 117 Tin Mine Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (12/29 & 1/5,12,19/2022)

KMH (12/29 & 1/5,12,19/2022)

Executrix: Gloria Jean Moore Executrix of the Estate of Betty Brackett Falls 102 Montcliff Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Attorney: Timothy K. Moore, Attorney at Law 305 East King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (704) 739-1221 KMH (12/15, 22, 29/2021 & 1/05/2022)

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EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED Part-time experience painter. May lead to full time. Must have transportation and be drug free. Call Jimmy-704-692-8001.

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs) , Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-2970103

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TABLE TOP SALES BOOTH AVAILABLE. To sell your products over the holidays at our inside location in Kings Mountain, NC. For inquiry call 704-750-6102 or you may e. mail


WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH OPENING at Kings Mountain, NC. Kings Mountain High School is looking for a women’s soccer head coach and possibly assistant coach for the spring season. No teaching positions are available at this time. Anyone interested should email mdbridges@clevelandcountyschools. org. In the email, include playing/coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position.

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

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-2879272. 828-429-7511. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Wray at 704674-0494 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 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.

EMPLOYMENT SIT WITH ELDERLY Parttime. Experience. Reasonable rates. 704-482-0093. A&R CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY is now hiring laborers. Please call Roberto Garcia. (704) 967-5848 NOW HIRING AT ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT. Wait Staff, Cook/Grill Staff, Pizza Preppers. Call (704) 470-0559 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby

WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH OPENING at Kings Mountain, NC. Kings Mountain High School is looking for a women’s soccer head coach and possibly assistant coach for the spring season. No teaching positions are available at this time. Anyone interested should email mdbridges@clevelandcountyschools. org. In the email, include playing/coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position. ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Production Worker, Warehouse, Screen Department needed. Apply in person M-F 8am3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC 28042

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ROOFING, SIDING, GUTTERS, LEAF GUARDS. TIM’S ROOF CONTRACTORS IS YOUR LOCAL PROFESSIONAL ON ALL TYPES OF SHINGLE ROOFING, METAL ROOFING, FLAT ROOFING AND WE INSTALL ALL STYLES AND COLORS OF VINYL SIDING, SOFFITS, FASCIA TRIM AND ALUMINUM WRAP. WE ARE HIGHLY RATED ON GOOGLE 4.9 STARS WITH 162 REVIEWS/ BBB ACCREDITED WITH AN A+ RATING/ BACKGROUND CHECKED PLUS OWENS CORNING PREFERRED CONTRACTORS STATUS. WE OFFER FREE QUOTES / ROOFING REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENT SERVICES. CALL US TO TALK TO THE LOCAL PRO FOR SERVICES IN CLEVELAND, GASTON, LINCOLN AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES. CALL US TODAY 980-5225606 OR CONTACT US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE TIMSROOF.COM. WE WOULD LIKE TO EARN YOUR BUSINESS. (980) 522-5606 SALES@TIMSROOF.COM GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work.”We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal. “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 4185736 childresstracy1@gmail. com 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.


BUSINESS SERVICES PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062.

ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

FOR SALE MATTRESSES, WASHING MACHINE AND MORE! Mattress Sets gently used in spare bedrooms; no stains, lumps, or damages! (1) F $100; (2) - Q - $150 & $250; Adjustable Bed frame - raises/lowers head - new; $250; (1) Washing Machine - clean and gently used - $150, saddlebags for motorcycle - leather $75; medical knee scooters - new; $75 & $100. Must arrange appt. to see and purchase due to being in home. Available Thurs 12/30 until sold. (770) 6018618 lauracarswell2016@ OAK DINING TABLE, 6 CHAIRS. Quality oak with tile inlay, 6 matching chairs, excellent condition (315) 3805259 HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 TWO CEMETERY LOTS. At Cleveland Memorial Cemetery in Boiling Springs. $1,000 each. 828-289-3601. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Full size truck $120, short bed $80, 9’ dump truck $250. Seasoned wood & fire pit wood. Delivery available. (828) 4612379 DON’T WAIT, MOVING SALE. Equipter For Roofing, Metal Shelving, Desks, Tools, Roof Jacks, Metal Cabinets, Job Box, Tool Boxes, Tar Kettle, Paint Sprayers and 1998 Chevy 1 Ton Pick-Up, crew cab. 116 Rogers Street, Shelby, NC 28150, or 704-4770516. 55 GALLON FISH TANK, COMPLETE. Brand new Total Gym and brand new green tool box with some tools. (704) 772-6585 EZ GROUT MUD HOG MIXER. Grout Concrete Mortar Mixers. This mixer is less than 1 year old with very light duty. The mixer is over $11,000 new. (865) 296-2787

704-484-1047 FOR SALE

NEON BEER LIGHTS. (Christmas Gift) All working, some very rare. $150-$1400. Pool table lights.$225-$350 Collecting for 30 years. (704) 533-1269

TABLE TOP SALES BOOTH AVAILABLE. To sell your products over the holidays at our inside location in Kings Mountain, NC. For inquiry call 704-750-6102 or you may e. mail

19.5 FT TRAILER, CUSTOM BUILT. Dual axle with winch ‘69 VW, 60’s VW - Dune body. All 3 $2995.. (704) 533-1269 FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message. CHRISTMAS SALE OF NEW PRODUCTS. 1. Back supports — Gator face mask — Toboggans — Scarfs 2. Compression sleeves for arms, legs and wrist for those who suffer pain in these areas of the body. 3. Our specialty division manufacture and supply Antimicrobial Sneeze sleeves and Handkerchiefs that help to stop the spreading of germs that one would find in flu and common cold. ( Purchase ) 4. We are located at 143 Rollingbrook road — Kings Mountain, NC Sales office open from 9:30 a.m until 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627 HEIL QUAKER CORPORATION OIL Furnace. 85,000 BTU. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 828-248-8060. 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. ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 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.

BELT & DISC SANDER ON METAL STAND. $60; Yamaha keyboard on stand, $50; 3/4 leather coat, zip-out liner, $40. 704-482-2912

AKC REGISTERED BELGIAN MALINOIS PUPS. 9 weeks old. $850 (704) 2842099

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623


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.

ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855

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

JAZZY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR $350. 2 yr old Jazzy power wheelchair. FDA Class II Medical Device. (828) 3150935 zamcey2003@yahoo. com

2017 150CC SCOOTER. “Great Gift For Christmas” Black & Silver (Good Condition) only $550.00. Call (704) 473-5447


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

DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM”. 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 2455895

1967/68 MUSTANG NOS Right and left side quarter panels. Plus NOS taillight panel. All 3 $2100. (704) 5331269


UTILITY TRAILER 6.5’ X 8’. single axle in good condition $1000; Also enclosed goat & calf trailer $500. (704) 6858565

COUCH, 2 TABLES, 2 LAMPS $500. Grey Super Comfy Couch is less than a year old, two light colored wood end tables, two lamps. (828) 315-0935

RECLINER LIFT CHAIR $500. Navy blue. 1 yr old oversized lift recliner. Raises to standing position. velvety soft fabric. (828) 315-0935

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WE NEED YOUR PALLETS. Contact Custom Pallets of the Carolinas. We also need people experienced in pallet repair. Call Amanda at (828) 748-7844 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. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS ANY CONDITION MUST HAVE PROOF OF OWNERSHIP AND ID (704) 487-5244 CRESTMIDDLE@AOL.COM WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. 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

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

TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female, selling as pair. Need fenced yard or house-kept. All shots. $1200. 828-200-7441. REGISTERED ENGLISH SETTER PUPPIES. Ready by Jan. 14th. Will come with first shots, dewormed and micro chipped. Parents are accomplished hunters! Taking Deposits - $600 each. (704) 477-3339 FOUR GREAT LAYING HENS. hand raised, two Golden Comets, two Sapphire Gems, 7 months old, $10 each. 828-785-3265 USE SEAL N HEAL® on dogs & cats to seal wounds with a bitter taste to prevent gnawing, allow healing. At Tractor Supply® ( FREE TO GOOD HOME. Two kittens 6 month old male & female. Cute Black and white. (704) 692-2931 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES $500 EACH. Ready to go December 24. Will have 1st shots & dewormed. Taking deposits now. Henry L. Miller 1608 Walls Church Rd., Ellenboro NC 28040. ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

PETS & LIVESTOCK GUINEAS FOR SALE LAWNDALE AREA. Downsizing guinea flock. 2 months old, 1 year old and 2 years old. $10, $15, $20. We have pearl, pied and sky blue. Serious inquiries message for more info. (704) 477-8564

GOLDENDOODLE F1B PUPS Home raised. Hands on from day one. Ready Dec 22nd. Will be vetted, with first puppy shots and parasite free. Have 10, 5 have deposits. $1500. For questions and more pictures text. Marion (386) 365-9703 TEACUP YORKIE POO CHI. Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $500. Toy Multi Poo Female puppy. 12 wks old, shots UTD, formed, vet checked. $1500. 828-391-0919. YOUNG ADULT RESCUE CATS. Spayed & neutered. Males $80, females $125. Call for selection. (828) 391-0919 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-2455895.



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. 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.

BUFF ORPINGTONS AND RHODE ISLAND REDS. Three ages, $1-$3. Also Liberty 18 gun safe, $425. 704487-9764

2013 HONDA ACCORD SDN. White, Automatic, 84,000 miles, Excellent Condition, Under Warranty, Service Records Available. $12000. Call (704) 600-5491 2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 2003 FORD RANGER XLT. One owner, excellent condition, always garaged, new tires and tune up, $10,000. (704) 8138596

CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE PUPPIES. These two adorable boys are looking for their forever families. Born October 8th, they are vet checked, dewormed, and vaccinated. Asking $600 each. Please call for more details. (704) 734-7088 FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS FOR SALE Flemish Giant baby rabbits for sale. They are great with kids! We have a variety of colors and located in Kings Mountain, NC. (704) 7348392

2006 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C280 4matic, 6 cyl., auto., loaded, good miles, new tires, great car. $2,995 OBO sell or trade. 828-429-8833.


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OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.





POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-429-3287.

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

REAL ESTATE 1976 FORD F100 XLT. Shortbed, automatic, PS, PB, AC. New inside/out, Candy Apple Red paint. New custom red interior, new chrome, 3 pages of upgrades, highly refurbished. Like new. In family almost 30 years. 4 years of work, over $42K invested. Asking $32,900. (704) 5331269


FOR RENT MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 7394417

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

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

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

NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299.

LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS. Will stop taking applications effective December 1, 2021 for our 1 bedroom waiting lists. 704-487-1114


3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit/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.

Installing your child’s car seat local experts can help Safe Kids Cleveland County is led by Cleveland Healthcare Foundation, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support, and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries. For more info, contact them at 980487-3826. There are three types of car seats: rear-facing, forward-facing, and booster seat. Even though there are many different models to choose from, all car seats meet the same U.S. federal

safety standards. To learn about the proper safety seat for your child and how to install it, follow these steps. • Go to a Checkup Event. Safe Kids coalitions have car seat checkup events and inspection stations around the country. • Find an Expert. If there isn’t an event near you, find a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician who can help you. • Do it Yourself. Take time to read the owner manuals for both your vehicle and your car seat. Each type of car seat is different. We have more tips for installing seats for babies, little kids and big kids. Find the best place in the car • The back seat is best. It is the safest place to ride for

all children under age 13. • Find the best position. Not all cars or SUVs allow for a car seat in every place that has a seat belt. Check your car owner manual to see where you can safely put a car seat. • Consider every passenger. Make sure that the car seat or booster seat for each child riding in the car is in the best possible place. Also, make sure other passengers in the car can ride safely, too. Use the Seat Belt or LATCH There are two ways to secure a car seat in a vehicle. Both are safe, but don’t use both at the same time. Here’s a video on installing your car seat. • Seat belt. Place the seat belt through the car seat at

the belt path. Look for arrows and directions on the car seat label to show you the correct belt path to use. Use the top tether on all forward-facing car seats. • LATCH. That stands for lower anchors and tethers for children. Car seats have lower attachments that connect to the car’s lower anchor bars. Use the top tether on all forward-facing car seats. Watch LATCH weight limits. Lower anchor bars have a weight limit of 65 pounds, which includes the weight of the car seat plus the weight of your child. Your car seat label will tell you when to stop using the lower anchors and switch to the seat belt plus tether. Continue to use the top tether until the time your

child moves to the belt positioning booster seat. Get a Snug Fit • Do the Inch Test. A properly installed car seat shouldn’t move more than one inch front to back or side to side when pulled at the seat belt path. This rule applies for forward-facing car seats and rear-facing car seats and when the seat is secured with either the seat belt or LATCH. The top tether makes your forward-facing car seat extra snug. Use it every time! Register your car seat Last year, more than six million car seats were recalled. Was your car seat one of them? And if so, have you made the repair? Safe Kids Worldwide urges parents and caregivers to follow these steps to

ensure their child is as safe as possible in a vehicle. Registering your car seat is the best way for parents to learn about a recall in the most timely and dependable manner – directly from the manufacturer. It’s easy to do. Register online with your car seat manufacturer or You’ll need the model number and date of manufacture found on the label on your car seat. Or fill out and mail in the registration card that came with your car seat. It already includes your car seat’s information. No postage required. Find out if your car seat is recalled. Visit NHTSA’s website, and enter your seat’s brand name and model.


Deciphering Senior Housing Options Dear Savvy Senior, Can you decipher the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating them? I need to find a place for my elderly mother and could use some help. Overwhelmed Daughter Dear Overwhelmed, There’s a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what’s appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and financial situation. Here’s a rundown of the different levels of senior housing and some resources to help you choose one. Independent living: If your mom is in relatively good health and self-sufficient, “independent living communities” are a top option that can offer a sense of community. Typically available to people over age 55, this type of senior housing is usually apartments or town homes that are fully functional. In addition, many communities also offer amenities such as meals served in a common dining area, housekeeping, transportation and a variety of social activities. To locate this type of housing, contact your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-

677-1116 to get your local number), or use an online search tool like Caring. com. Most of these communities are private pay only and can vary greatly in cost ranging anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000 per month. Assisted living: If your mom needs some help with daily living chores, she’ll probably need an “assisted living facility.” These facilities provide help with the activities of daily living – like bathing, dressing, eating, going to the bathroom – as needed, as well as meals, housekeeping, transportation, social activities and medication management. Many facilities also offer special “memory care units” for residents with dementia. Costs for assisted living usually run between $3,000 and $6,000 per month depending on location and services needed. Most residents pay for assisted living from personal funds, while some have long-term care insurance policies. And many state Medicaid programs today also cover some assisted living costs for financially eligible residents. Another similar, but less expensive option to look into is “board and care homes.” These offer many of the same services

as assisted living facilities but in a much smaller home setting. Your Area Aging Agency is again a good resource for finding assisted living facilities and board care homes, as is Caring. com. Nursing homes: If your mom needs ongoing medical and personal care or has very limited mobility, a nursing home, which provides 24-hour skilled nursing care is the next option. To find a good one, use Medicare’s nursing home compare tool at This tool will not only help you locate nursing homes in your area, it also provides a 5-star rating system on recent health inspections, staffing, quality of care, and overall rating. But be aware that nursing home care is very expensive, costing anywhere between $4,500 and $13,000 per month for a semi-private room depending on where you live. Most residents pay from either personal funds, a long-term care insurance policy or through Medicaid after their savings are depleted. Continuing-care retirement communities (CCRC’s): If your mom has the fi-


Blessings of Peace, Joy & Health in the New Year!

nancial resources, a “CCRC” is another option that provides all levels of housing (independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing home care) in one convenient location. But these communities typically require a hefty entrance fee that can range from $20,000 to $500,000 or more, plus ongoing monthly service fees that vary from around $2,000 to over $4,000. To search for CCRC’s visit Need Help? If you’re not sure what your mom needs, consider hiring an aging life care expert ( who can assess your mom and find her appropriate housing for a fee – usually between $300 and $800. Or you can use a senior care advising service like A Place for Mom ( for free. They get paid from the senior living facilities in their network. 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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Mauney Memorial Library decorates for Christmas

Mauney Memorial Library decorated for the Christmas season. After recent renovations, including new paint, flooring, and new roof, the library is will continue to serve the people of Kings Mountain for years to come. (Photos by Anne Hord Gamble)


Stairway to second floor offices.

Christmas Tree in the Library's Reading Room.

A photo of Kings Mountain Pinnacle hangs in the stairway. The gathering room located in the top of the stairs.

Close-up view of the entrance to library.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Loud cheer 5. Defensive nuclear weapon (abbr.) 8. Type of cell 11. Oblong pulpits 13. Pitching statistic 14 Uncommon 15. Liabilities 16. Thin, straight bar 17. Oh goodness! 18. Competitions 20. __ Jima, WW II battleweld 21. Professional assn. (abbr.) 22. Italian mountain range 25. Taking possession of 30. Used in cooking and medicine 31. Water (French) 32. Parent a child 33. Sun-dried brick 38. One point south of due east 41. Female fashion accessory 43. A way of making a copy of 45. A way to debilitate 47. Wings 49. Social insect 50. Dull brown fabrics 55. Indian musical pattern 56. N. England university 57. Portable stands for cofwns 59. Iranian district 60. Envision 61. Passerine bird genus 62. Container 63. Falter 64. Tunisian city CLUES DOWN 1. Cool! 2. Passover offering 3. Swedish rock group 4. Collegiate military organization 5. Large nests 6. Beloved baked good 7. 1980s pop legend 8. Finger millet 9. Hillside 10. Surrender

Decoration of Santa in the Harris Children's Wing.

12. Midway between south and southeast 14. Long, narrow strap 19. Discount 23. A type of cast 24. Large, tropical lizard 25. Half of “Milli Vanilli” 26. Single 27. Big truck 28. Midway between east and southeast 29. Et __: indicates further 34. Insecticide 35. Luke Skywalker’s mentor __-Wan 36. Cast out 37. Breakfast food 39. By reason of 40. One who makes thread 41. Baseball stat 42. Breezed through 44. Frothy mass of bubbles 45. Tony-winning actress Daisy 46. Made of fermented honey and water 47. Member of a Semitic people 48. Monetary unit of the Maldives 51. Run batted in 52. Makes publicly known 53. Disagreement 54. Soluble ribonucleic acid 58. Single-reed instrument

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