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Truck demolished by train at Gold Street crossing Friday By Loretta Cozart On Friday, July 30, at 11:06 am, a Piedmont, LLC landscaping truck hauling equipment on a trailer behind, got caught on a cement pole at the Gold Street railroad crossing in Kings Mountain. According to witnesses, two men in the truck got out to see what got caught just as the crossing arms dropped and the signal indicated an approaching train. The men moved away from the truck and witnesses in downtown watched as the Norfolk Southern cargo train traveling from South to North sounded its horn loudly before impacting and demolishing the truck. Along with the truck, the crossing arm and signal were pulled

from the ground. Nobody was hurt in the accident. The driver of the truck, Joseph David Bridges of Shelby, works for Piedmont, LLC, a landscaping company based in Mooresville, NC Regarding the accident, KMPD Police Chief Lisa Proctor said, “When crossing over any crossing one must make sure that they do so in a safe manner and when you are pulling a trailer you have to allow yourself more room to make the turn based on the length of the trailer.” She went on to day, “There are several other routes one could use in town instead of this location when you are pulling a trailer of any size. It's always best to err on the side See TRAIN, Page 4A

Main Street Coordinator Christy Adkins took this photo of the train wreck as KM Police Department and KM Fire Department respond to the scene. See more photos on page 4A.

Tempers flare Vendor registrations open regarding downtown for NC BeachBlast Festival Festival Streetscape project Full-day set for August 21st at City Council By Loretta Cozart Temp e r s flared during c i t y council as staff, citizens, and city council shared their frustrations over communication related to the downtown Streetscape project.

Early in the meeting, City Manager Marilyn Seller announced an update of Kings Mountain’s Streetscape plan during the city council meeting on July 27. “I'm very excited to give an update on our downtown Streetscape phase two. The streetlight design has been completed, lights and poles have been selected, and all the materials have been See STREETSCAPE, Page 5A

Vendor registration has officially opened for the NC BeachBlast Festival, the City of Kings Mountain’s award winning fullday Carolina Beach Music Festival scheduled for 10:00am-10:00pm, August 21st, 2021. Vendors, who are interested, are encouraged to register at Registration for Arts/

The City of Kings Mountain’s Planning and Zoning Board meets the second Tuesday of every month. This month’s meeting is scheduled for August 10. On the agenda is slated discussion of the city’s new Comprehensive Plan used to implement the new Unified Development Ordinance approved by city council on June 30. During the July 27 City Council Meeting, Planning

Director Stuart Gilbert reminded citizens that this meeting is important since the Comprehensive Plan is the tool used to interpret the UDO. The city has until December 31 to develop the city’s Comprehensive Plan. In addition, the board will also discuss Prestige Corporate Development, LLC’s (Brinkley Properties, LLC, owner) request for voluntary annexation. City Council has scheduled a public hearing for August 31 at 6 pm to rezone property at 1017 Phifer Road, 1025 Phifer Road, and 1027 See PLAN, Page 5A

Food vendors need to register with City of Kings Mountain Special Events to participate in the NC BeachBlast Festival August 21. Photos by City of Kings Mountain

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Craft/Information Vendors-$30.00. Registration for Food/Beverage Vendors-$100.00. Space is limited. To register, vendors must agree to stay for the duration of the event. Bring your grass table skirts, seashells and sand dollars, vendors are asked to decorate booths to match the beach theme of the event. One lucky vendor will win a Mayor’s Choice prize for best set-up. For more information on the NC BeachBlast Festival See BEACHBLAST, Page 5A

NC BeachBlast road closure Aug. 19 - 21 The City of Kings Mountain looks forward to this year’s NC BeachBlast Festival located at Patriots Park. A portion of Railroad Avenue and West Gold Street surrounding Patriots Park will be closed beginning at midnight Thursday, August 19th, 2021, and remain closed or barricaded until midnight, Saturday, August 21, 2021. Please use See ROAD, Page 5A

Proctor and Wingo named Distinguished Women of Clev. Co. By Betsy Wells The Cleveland County Commission for Women will host its twenty-ninth Distinguished Women’s Banquet on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the LeGrand Center, 1800 E. Marion St, Shelby at 6:30 PM. Valerie Boyd (704-8137713) is chairing the 2021 Banquet Committee. Tanzy Wallace (704-300-5439) is co-chair. The Commission solicited nominations from the community to find these “Distinguished Women”. After reviewing the numer-



ous applications that were submitted, the group selected the following women for the

2021 Distinguished Women Awards: See WOMEN, Page 8A

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American Legion Cleveland County schools return Veteran’s breakfast to the classroom August 23 Masks are optional this Saturday Cleveland for now County

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Nell “Jean” (McDaniel) Martin BELMONT, NC – Nell “Jean” (McDaniel) Martin, 91, of Belmont, passed away on July 25, 2021 at Atrium Health-Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby, NC. She was a native of Cherokee County, Blacksburg, SC; lived in Charlotte, NC for 30 years before moving to Belmont, NC. She was the wife of the late J.P. Martin and the daughter of the late John Harley and Willie Bee (Huskey) McDaniel. Jean was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC for over 60 years where she served in the church nursery, member of the WMU and sang in the church choir. She also did volunteer work in the beauty shop at Huntersville Oaks for over 20 years. She is survived by her daughter, Regina Martin Lutz and husband, Robert of Kings Mountain, NC; two granddaughters, Maddie and Natalie and her granddog, Mollie; two sisters, Verita Smith and Betty Jo Wylie of Blacksburg, SC; and one brother, Bobby Dean McDaniel of Wellford, SC. She has many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who loved her. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, LeRoy McDaniel and one sister, Lois Wilson. A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held August 10, 2021, 11 a.m. at Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 1601 Toddville Road, Charlotte, NC. Visitation is at 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service. Submit condolences at

Charles Hambright KINGS MOUNTAIN: Charles Douglas Hambright Jr.,56, died Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Charles Sr. and Peggy Ramsey Hambright. Charles enjoyed deer hunting, laying out in the sun, going down to the creek and spending time with his friends and family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Lee Hambright. He is survived by his son, Christian Hart Hambright of Kings Mountain; sister, Susan Hambright Dover of Kings Mountain; Christains mother, Gail Hambright; nieces, Tamra Greason and Tory Dover; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain. The family received friends from 2pm-3pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the funeral home. Burial followed the service in Clingman Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain Online condolences can be made at:

American Legion Post 155 announces its monthly Veteran’s Breakfast is this Saturday morning, August 7, from 9 am to 11 am at the Otis D. Green Post home on East Gold Street. All veterans are invited to this free breakfast the first Saturday of each month. Guests can dine-in or carry-out their meal. Selections include eggs, bacon, liver mush, gravy, grits, biscuits, toast, coffee, and juice. The gathering is an opportunity for the community

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to support local veterans by joining them for a meal and visiting with them in fellowship. Non-veterans are asked to make a small donation to offset the cost of the meal, enabling American Legion Post to continue the program on a monthly basis.

Cleveland County educators return to the classroom on August 12 with seven planning days before the students return on Monday, August 23. As of the July 26 Cleveland County School Board meeting, students and staff are not required to wear masks in the classroom. The school board voted to leave the option of wearing masks in schools up to the individual. The board voted 6-3, with Robert Queen, Danny Blanton, Rodney

Fitch, Phillip Glover, Ron Humphries, and Joel Shores in favor. Dena Green, Coleman Hunt and Greg Taylor cast the dissenting votes. During the board’s discussion on requiring masks for students, Blanton said, "I feel like it ought to be a parent and teacher's choice. If we have to come back, if the COVID picks up, we step back in. I feel as many calls as I've got - and I know every one of us has received lots of calls about this - we need to leave it to our staff and parent

choice." Green shared her thoughts saying, "Over the last 14 days North Carolina has increased its rates over 200%. Contact tracers are working six days a week just to keep up with new contacts. Region four is increasing. We are in a surge. We have a couple outbreaks in camps right now," said Green. "Right now, our responsibility as a school board is to have our children safe. The new delta variant spreads more rapidly, and kids are getting it more than adults now." The next Cleveland County Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 9.

Governor signs Executive Order requiring Vaccine Verification for state employees Urges other agencies and private employers to do the same On July 29, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human S e r v i c e s GOVERNOR COOPER Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that state government would begin verifying vaccination status of its workers. Employees not vaccinated are required to wear a mask and be tested at least once a week.

Thursday’s announcement comes as North Carolina’s latest upswing in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is driven by unvaccinated North Carolinians. “Until more people get the vaccine, we will continue living with the very real threat of serious disease, and we will continue to see more dangerous and contagious variants like Delta,” said Governor Cooper. NCDHHS updated guidance encourages private sector businesses to, at a minimum, verify vaccination status for their workers as well. The requirement for state government employees applies to cabinet agencies and is included in Executive Order 224. All workers must either: 1. Provide proof that they

are Fully Vaccinated; or 2. Be tested at least once a week for COVID-19. All other state and local government agencies are strongly encouraged to voluntarily adopt similar policies. “There is only one way out of this pandemic and that is vaccination. Our trends are accelerating at an alarmingly fast rate and the highest rates of viral spread are happening in areas with low vaccination rates and among those who are not fully vaccinated,” said Secretary Cohen. “If you are already vaccinated, I call on you to urge your unvaccinated family and friends to get their shot now. It is not an understatement to say that you will save lives by doing so.” The NCDHHS updated

■ POLICE ARRESTS JULY 23: Alexis Brianne Turner, 22, Kings Mountain, breaking and entering, citation. JULY 24: Amber Dodd, 20, 144 Rollingbrook Road, disorderly conduct, citation JULY 26: Cynthia Bridges, 52, 825 Floyd Street, order for arrest, failure to appear, two counts, $500 secured bond. JULY 26: John Fitzgerald Ross, 55, 318 Lake Montonia Road, second degree trespassing, $1,000 secured bond. INCIDENTS JULY 26: A resident of West Gold Street reported theft of a gold 2006 Toyota Camry valued at $2,500. JULY 26: A resident of Ware Street reported theft of a white Trakker Trailer and tag. JULY 26: A resident of Center Street reported $200 damage to his vehicle. JULY 28: A resident of Lackey Street reported $400 damage to her vehicle. WRECK JULY 24: Officer Carpenter said Austin Blackwell, Shelby, operating a 2017 Nissan on Fulton Drive failed to yield rightof-way and struck a 2004 Ford operated by Edmund Bukoski, 104 Putnam Lake Road, traveling south on Margrace Road. Property damage was estimated at $3,700. CITATIONS JULY 12: Tony Horn, 55, Bell Road, expired tag. JULY 12: James Hemphill, 56, 126 Park Grace Road, revoked license. JULY 12: Bobby Hamrick, 43, Bessemer City, revoked license. JULY 12: Danny Haynes, 73, Linwood

Road, expired tag, fictitious tag, no vehicle inspection. JULY 12: David Kitts, 28, Raven Circle 14, revoked license, no tag, no registration, improper equipment. JULY 12: DeShawn Frazier, 33, 17 Chesterfield Court, no tag, no liability insurance. JULY 13; Melcairee Whitworth, 19, 104 Galilee Church Road, careless driving. JULY 13; Boyd Houser, 25, 803 First Street, fictitious tag, revoked license, no liability insurance, no registration, no new certificate of title, failure to carry license. JULY 13: Deborah Henry, 813 Church, no driver’s license, no liability insurance. JULY 13: Brandon Lee Bowen, 38, 1041 Bethlehem Church Road, speeding, careless driving. JULY 14: Constance Costner,50, Bessemer City, expired tag, no registration, no liability insurance, no vehicle inspection, failure to carry registration card. JULY 14: Larry Dean Logan Jr., 30, Dallas, Failure to notify KMPD about an accident involving property damage, child seat belt violation. JULY 14: Daviena Baisden,30, 105 Kimbo Drive, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. JULY 15: Jennifer McCoid, 40, 404 Baker Street,

no tag attached to vehicle. JULY 16: Sherry Sisk, Grover, no registration, no vehicle insurance. JULY 20: Rodney Boyd, Walker Street, expired license, failure to carry valid license. JULY 22: Alesia Wade, 25, 307 Silver Street, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. JULY 22: Samuel Mann, 29, 5009 Tary Court, Revoked license. JULY 23: Colten Berndt, 23, Dover Avenue, revoked license, no registration, no liability insurance, borrowed license plate. JULY 24: Casey Dean Jones, 47, 623 Oak Grove Road, no registration, fictitious tag. JULY 24: Brandon Treadway, 28, Mountainside Drive, revoked license. JULY 25: Ryan O’Neal Black, 37, 116 Crowder Ridge Lane, revoked license, no liability insurance, fictitious tag, borrowed tag, no new certificate of title, revoked registration. JULY 25: Anjerica Crank, 28, 311 Ebenezer Road, revoked license. JULY 26: Ashley Hughes, 19, 201 Fulton Drive, speeding. JULY 28: Zevian Wilson, 18, Bessemer City, driving without license.


guidance reminds unvaccinated people that they need to continue practicing the three Ws – wear a mask in all indoor public settings, wait six feet apart in all public settings and wash hands often. In addition, unvaccinated people should not gather with other unvaccinated people who do not live with them. If they do, they should stay outside and keep 6 feet of distance. In addition, unvaccinated people should not travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new mask guidance this week based on levels of transmission in communities. The new maps designate counties as areas of low (blue), moderate (yellow), substantial (orange) or high (red) transmission. Moving forward, everyone in a

red or orange county in North Carolina, including those who have been vaccinated, should wear a mask in public indoor settings. Additionally, in accordance with the updated CDC guidance, all K-12 schools should require universal masking, regardless of vaccination status. NCDHHS is updating its guidance for schools to align with this recommendation. To date, North Carolina has administered nearly 9.8 million doses of the COVID19 vaccine, with 57 percent of the adult population fully vaccinated. Sixty-one percent of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 86 percent of North Carolinians 65 and over.

NC House Speaker says vaccine choice is a personal matter O n July 26, NC House Speaker T i m Moore responded to the North Carolina DepartTIM MOORE ment of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) announcement that the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) will now require employees at all state healthcare facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30. All DSOHF employees who are not fully vaccinated by the deadline will "be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, for unacceptable personal conduct," according to the announcement. “I have personally been

vaccinated against COVID19, and I have done my best to help educate the public and urge others to get vaccinated if they choose to do so. But at the end of the day, the decision whether, or not, to vaccinate is a personal one and should be made between a doctor and patient. North Carolinians will not be bullied into being vaccinated against their will, particularly with a vaccine that has yet to be approved by the FDA.” He continued, “Our healthcare workers are certainly capable of weighing the risks and benefits and can make their own decision about the vaccine. This mandate could force healthcare workers to choose between their employment and their conscience. Now is not the time to risk losing any of our healthcare workers who have been at the front lines of this pandemic.”


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Mayor apologizes to citizens and city council By Loretta Cozart During the July 27 City Council meeting, Mayor Scott Neisler apologized for his perMAYOR sonal use of a city SCOTT NEISLER vehicle earlier in the month. In the Mayor’s comments and remarks portion of the agenda, Mayor Neisler said, “I have got to humble myself and apologize for something that I've done. I want to start out by saying I had five fireworks shows this past 4th of July, so I stayed busy. I purchased some fireworks for our 4th of July fireworks and (put it) in our magazine. I had fireworks for the Gastonia Honey Hunters in the same magazine. And so, when I went to go get the fireworks, I loaded all the fireworks in a city cargo truck, the Honey Hunters’ and mine from Kings Mountain. Of course, I shot the Kings Mountain show, and the Honey Hunters’ fireworks were still on there. Well, as David (Allen) can attest, when you get done with Kings Mountain’s show, you're dead tired, I mean, dead tired.” Councilman Allen once helped the mayor with his fireworks show, but he does not assist anymore. “We had put all our racks on the truck that I own, and there really wasn't hardly any room for anything. The next day I just got up I said, ‘I'm just going to drive the city truck to Gastonia and shoot the Honey Hunters’ show.’ So, I want to apologize for doing

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that.” The Mayor went on to say, “But there was an officer, Joseph Tally, that saw me doing that, and there's a little bit of misinformation out there because he said, ‘Well you're not driving the correct vehicle, it should be armored, it’s dangerous to be there, and you had to have it placarded.’ “I was only shooting the Honey Hunters’ show because they have such a small venue down there and it was a real small area. I was just shooting Class C fireworks, 1.4, which is consumer grade fireworks that you can buy over the counter. Nobody was in any kind of danger or any unsafe situation by it being in that truck. But it was unforgivable for me to be so lazy. I mean, I should have unloaded my truck, put the fireworks on my truck, and then go to Gastonia and shoot that show. But I just got lazy, and I apologize, and if there's anything that I can do to compensate the city by mileage, or whatever, for using the truck, I’ll be happy to do that. Okay?” Councilman David Allen responded, saying, “Mr. Mayor, I appreciate the fact that you would step up and say that. I know people have seen things and heard things. I appreciate that you would step up and take ownership of them, because I think public trust is by far the most important aspect of our positions. And that's that whole thing about transparency and the idea that we are good stewards of everything. And I appreciate you for stepping up and owning that and making the offer to compensate city (for use of the truck).” The Mayor replied, “Again, I really do apologize but it

didn't want the misinformation of something being a dangerous situation to still be out there, because it really wasn't in that situation.” Councilman Tommy Hawkins also commented saying, “This Mayor here shoots the City of Kings Mountain’s fireworks for nothing. He shoots about $40,000 worth of fireworks for $20,000. This Mayor right here. He does that, and year after year he has done that. He charges the city nothing, so I just want to bring that to everyone's attention. He's apologized, and we accept your apology. He has a passion for our city, and I know that better than anybody. So, I want to bring that to the table and let everybody know this man goes the extra mile.” The Mayor thanked Councilman Hawkins and said, “Again, I apologize.” Councilman Jimmy West was the last to speak saying, “I am not trying to beat up on anybody when I say this, and I think it's going look that way and I promise that's not my intent. But I think it's sad that we get notified by somebody with a different agency when something goes on here that we should have been notified, as a council, and every one of us should have been notified before we started getting information from somebody in Gastonia. And I don't think that speaks a lot for us. I think we dropped the ball when it comes to that.” The Mayor said he waited to apologize when the city council was all together. “That’s on me and I apologize, and it will not happen again, I promise,” he assured city council.

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Medicare celebrates 56th birthday By Loretta Cozart On July 30, 2021, Medicare celebrated its 56th birthday. Medicare has provided Americans 65+ access to quality, affordable health care since it was signed into law in 1965. “For 56 years, Medicare and Medicaid have made health coverage a reality for individuals and families when they have needed it,” said CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. “When President Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to spare the Nation’s seniors of ‘the darkness of sickness without hope,’ nearly half of seniors were uninsured, most hospitals around the country were segregated, and health coverage was out of reach for many. Medicare and Medicaid were critical steps forward in the fight for civil rights that brought the peace of mind that health coverage provides to many, made health care access more equitable by requiring the integration of hospitals, and improved health outcomes across the country.” “Today, nearly 140 million Americans have coverage thanks to Medicare and Medicaid. The health needs of those who rely on these vital CMS programs are always

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Folks on the scene asses the damage to both the vehicle and the signal at the crossing. Photo by Lisa Carter Self

Another shot of demolished truck. Photo by Terry Conner

The truck was destroyed by the train. Photo by Terry Conner

From S. Railroad Avenue, the damage left behind after the train moved on. Photo by Amy Chris Brevard The demolished truck gets hauled away. Photo by Stephanie Lovelace

Grace Graham posted a video of the accident from S. Railroad Avenue. This photo pulled from the video shows the point of impact. Photo by Grace Graham

TRAIN From Page1A of caution and go the extra block or two, instead of trying to cross there with a

trailer.” Preston Brown captured the impact on video, as did Grace Graham who was on S. Railroad Avenue near the intersection. Bystanders took photos of the scene and shared them with the Herald.

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STREETSCAPE From Page 1A quoted as of last week. The DOT responded back to our design and calculations last week and have approved with one minor change. So, we are working on that change and that should be approved soon. All the Wi-Fi equipment has been mounted in phase two. The testing is now being done and everything will be completed within the next two weeks. Documents for bidding is being gathered and will be sent out soon. We are still targeting Thanksgiving for completion, weather permitting and we receive all supplies. So, we are hoping for a Thanksgiving and are still on board with that.” During citizen recognition, developer David Stone requested that the city consider a special committee to improve communication related to Streetscape. “We had an unofficial public meeting on May 10. The most update I’ve had in the last 90-days on the Streetscape is what Marilyn Sellers just shared right there. That’s great news, but the fact is we left the meeting expecting that as soon as you had a detailed plan, more than the detail in the lobby, that you would share it. It hasn’t occurred. We want collaboration

PLAN From Page 1A Phifer Road, consisting of 52.95 acres from R-10, now known as Suburban Residential (SR), to Semi Urban Residential (SU). The Planning and Zoning Board makes recommendations to city council on various issues that come before them. It is the city council’s job to approve or deny such requests during their meetings. The next City Council meeting is August 31. The Planning and Zoning Board members are Chairman Doug Lawing, Ron Humphries, Renee Bost, Ronnie Franks, Joseph Allen, Bobby Elliot, Donald Adkins, Todd Wilson, Chris Jolly, Clinton Bouldin, and Kyle Yarbro.

ROAD From Page 1A extreme caution when traveling on Cansler Street due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians. Please plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by this change. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

and (what we are getting) this doesn’t work for us businesspeople. We’ve asked for more communication on Streetscape and it’s not occurring.” “Here’s what I’d like to see. I'd like a special committee formed with two people on the council, two property owners, two business owners to oversee Streetscape from here to this completion,” he said. “And I'm asking instead of an informal meeting with council with the business meeting, that you do a public hearing with the business owners so that everything goes on record, and we have a clear action plan for how you're going to be better transparent, communicate, and partner with the downtown business owners. it's very clear when we talk off the record things don't get done; there's no follow up. If it takes talking on the record to get the follow up, let's do it. Inaction, that's what breeds distrust,” Stone said.

Later, during the regular meeting, Main Street Coordinator Christy Adkins asked city council to help decide between two logo designs for rebranding downtown. Her committee had a 50/50 split on which logo was better and asked for the council’s input.

Councilman David Allen asked how current business owners responded to the concepts and Adkins replied, “We have not approached a whole lot of the current business owners. We wanted to see what your thoughts were on this before we did that.” Allen said, “I would think that would be a prudent step, since we are looking for buy-in. We are looking for them to support this, so I would think we should take these (concepts) and shop them around and let’s get some feedback from them.” Councilman Jimmy West said he agreed with Councilman Allen. “I think the business owners feel they have been left in the dark long enough. I think their input would be vital in our deciding. If we decide without their input, that would not be a good move.” Adkins was directed by council to get additional input to come to a consensus and bring it before city council again in the next month or two. Before concluding the meeting, Councilman West reiterated his concern that downtown property owners and business feel left out on the Streetscape plan. “I think David had a great idea and I would like to see us look into that more closely to determine if we should make a committee like David recommended to keep everybody abreast. I don’t know if we can do that tonight, but I’d hate to see it fall by the wayside like the last meeting did. We need to try to meet these guys in the middle. We made a pact to do that, and we haven’t done that.” Mayor Neisler reminded

The Kings Mountain Herald | the business owners. “The city has a thing called Main Street that is our vehicle for downtown. I know we’ve been talking about these plans since 2018, so there has been plenty of time that input could have been made. We are waiting on DOT approval, which we didn’t anticipate. Otherwise, we’d be further down the road on this. The fact of the matter is there has been input and there is a vehicle we setup called Main Street where input can be done. I’d like to see it be a part of Main Street where you get together.” West continued, “This meeting in May what we talked about doing, none of that’s been done. And I’m not saying that we dropped the ball, or they dropped the ball. It’s just, the ball has been dropped. (We should) work together as a group to be more informed.” David Stone spoke saying, “Nobody on the Main Street Advisory Board could give me an update on Streetscape because the last four or five meeting have been cancelled. Mr. Mayor, I appreciate you saying that we have a process, but that process is broken.” Councilwoman Annie Thombs spoke saying, “We have a vehicle already in place, but evidently the vehicle is not working to produce the benefits that would be viable for both the property owners and the city. So, I would ask that management would come together and find out what can be done to improve the current vehicle that we have in order to make things functional for all parties concerned. This is the second time we’ve had this request and there must be a solution. You can’t solve a problem on the level of the problem. We need management to come together and fix this, so it doesn’t happen again.” Councilman Allen reminded city council, “The mayor has the power to create an ad-hoc committee. And really what we are talking about is communication. Perhaps we could put together some communication between us and the group and involve whoever you want to, Sir. Obviously, something is not getting communicated. I put that back on you, Sir.”

Jay Rhodes commented, “I was involved starting in 2018 and we had citizen’s involvement. We had Mr. Flowe come, and he visited with every business owner. I

don’t understand what we are arguing over or complaining about. We are going to put sidewalks and lighting in and change the dynamics some. We put picture out and all we are really doing is making the sidewalks where you don’t hurt someone and get new lighting.” Keith Miller explained that the delay in the project was due to a change in leadership at the DOT. “The new people

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decided that, no, they want to slow down and look at it from their perspective, maybe get engineering studies, new requirements. So, we had to deal with new people now.” So, there's no point in showing the public where we're at when we don't know where we're at. Because DOT could make us change a lot of things, it’s their street. Then you got the railroad right-of-way. So, my understanding is that you know the lack of information is more a function of the process sort of got hijacked by the new folks at DOT. That burned six to eight weeks and that’s where we’re at.” Assistant City Manager Nick Hendricks asked to speak. “Gary Spangler, DOT for many, many years retired that staff totally changed. That project went from an easement to a project, which dealt with hydraulics and other processes so there has been a lot of change associated with that. There was an enormous amount of work to go into the hydraulics associated with that process. It went from check the box on easement to a package this thick, creating all of water flow, water outlets, inflows and outflows. So, it was a huge mark to be able to get it from where we were to today. So Gary and Richard Flowe both emailed myself Marilyn. Marilyn asked me about an update, and we did get it approved except for one minor drainage issue right here on the railroad. So, the biggest hurdle has been crossed.” “I think it would behoove me not to say that, and I’m going to say that because I am going to support the City of Kings Mountain employees. City of Kings Mountain’s employees have always done a tremendous job. They worked their butts off over the last many years in the downtown area. The gazebo, you’ve seen it; you’ve seen what's been done down there. The City of Kings Mountain has done a tremendous value to the downtown area and will continue to, just like we treat the downtown just like we do any other part of town. And that is a value. My office is always open, communication is two-way street process. It takes two people, any time you ask me my work, you can always come and meet me anytime, any day, and talk with me about anything you want to talk about. I work pretty much 12-14 hours a day; enjoy the conversation. Come meet with me, I give you all the updates you want to acknowledge you. The Streetscape, there has been several cancellations. Cancel-

lations are called a product of

productivity.When you have

nothing to talk about, there's no use to meet. When the DOT hold you up, there’s nothing else to talk about. When you've already made the decision to pick the light you need, there's no other decision to make. It becomes a time waiting game, so there's no use to continue talking about something until there is a decision that must be made. Lastly, nothing that we do will adversely affect any business or the design thereof. We must come back to your door threshold, we must go back to where you were, and we must meet that grade. So, regardless of the design that you may be doing, could be doing, or should be doing, think about it. We're working on public right-of-way. Public right-of-way is a right-of-way that is owned and operated by the City of Kings Mountain citizens. We only can work in that area, so therefore no design or nobody to change, or we can change anything that adversely effects that. Ken Fieger can come visit me anytime he wants, bring your drawings. We’ll talk about it. But we cannot adversely affect what you have. No different than me not going down and speaking to Papa John's, He hasn't come and said, “Well, wait a minute, you’re going to upset my door.” I can’t. The law says I can only work in my area and wherever his door is, I’ve got to meet that threshold. Meaning ground down, ground over, flatten down and meet the hydraulics. So, as for us holding up the project, that's baloney. I'm getting tired of getting beat up on Streetscape. We work our tails off down there, and continue to work our tails off down there, we spent more money down there, and I've always had open door policy to help anybody coming and going. My projects prove it, and it shows. Any other comments or questions? Jimmy West said, “I got one. I don’t think you know; I wasn’t beating up on you personally, Nick.” “Well, I take it that way, Mr. West, because I’m personally the Project Manager.” “Well, I understand that” West said. “I don’t keep nobody in the dark,” Henricks replied. “Okay. What I asked for was to allow these gentlemen right here who own these businesses to have some input downtown. And this thing got run all around the table here for no reason. And if that offended you, then I am sorry.” “Well, it did,” Hendricks replied.

“Well, I’m sorry that it did,” West said. “Well, I’m sorry, it did,” Hendricks replied. “But the bottom line is nobody came in here to kick your ass over Streetscape,” West said. “Well, it sure felt like it did, Mr. West. It does,” said Hendricks. Mr. West said, “Well, I’m sorry you feel that way.” “I am sorry you feel that way, yes Sir,” Hendricks replied. City Manager Marilyn Sellers interjected saying, “I’ll just have to say I’ve seen a lot of correspondence from staff and emails, and we have really corresponded with all the downtown business through Main Street and through different committees. Staff have reached out: I see a lot of correspondence. But we could always do better, and we will try our best in the future. I'm not sure how, because I've noticed and have personally seen the commitment and the correspondence that they have given.” Councilman West commented, “I don't think anybody's questioning the city side of their commitment, Marilyn. I don't think that at all. I don't think these gentlemen question that. We're just trying to figure out a better way to keep people informed and for them to have their input and we are not doing that. I know and I agree with Nick. We can’t go in there and fix their business for them. I know that; they know that. But they feel like they are kept in the dark.” City Attorney Mickey Corry reminded everyone, “We have gotten so far off the agenda.” Councilman West stated, “I haven’t even seen the plans downtown. So, if I’ve not seen them, I’m sure they haven’t seen them.” Sellers replied, “We’ve not either. They have not been released from the consultant. That is what we keep trying to tell everyone. We don’t have them yet.” Again Atty. Corry reminded city council they had strayed far from the agenda. So, Mayor Neisler asked for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Miller made the motion, and the vote was unanimous.

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The 5 purposes of the Church Purpose one: Mountain. Worship J. D. Greear is I am a pastor. the past President I love the church. of the Southern So, when I was Baptist Convengiven the assigntion. At the annual ment by the Kings session in June, Mountain Minishe challenged terial Associachurches to be tion to write the Bro. Chip Sloan Great CommisPastor five articles for First Baptist Church sion churches. He the Kings Mounsurprised me with Kings Mountain tain Herald in the the following fact. month of August, There are more I thought about the churches churches than there are of Kings Mountain and the Starbucks, Wal-Marts, Mcfive Biblical purposes of Donalds, and Amazon centhe church. Each week, ters COMBINED. I thought I’ll remind you of one of about Kings Mountain. the purposes of the church There are two Starbucks, and challenge you and me one-half of a Wal-Mart, two to fulfill those purposes to McDonalds and no Amazon the glory of God in Kings center. In contrast, accord-

ing to the web, there are sixty-three (63) churches in Kings Mountain. I love the city of Kings Mountain. I want what’s best for Kings Mountain, and I know that what’s best for Kings Mountain is strong churches. Towards that end, I call on Christians throughout our city to renew our commitment to being God’s people in these sixty-three (63) locations. If we, Christians, are to impact our city for Jesus, then we must fulfill the first purpose of the church – worship. More is involved in worship than attendance, singing, and listening to a sermon. For me, worship is two-fold: praise and pre-

sentation. Consider Romans 12:1. Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (NIV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (KJV) Worship is praise and presentation. In praise, we declare Him worthy of our souls, our lives, our all. In praise, we celebrate His grace and mercy. And then, true worship moves from praise to presentation. We

present our bodies to Him for His use. This is reasonable – He gave Himself for us, we hold nothing back from Him. This is true and proper worship – anything else is a cheap and unworthy act of worship. These are challenging days for our nation and our city. What our nation needs and what Kings Mountain needs are strong churches where worship is marked by enthusiastic praise and full surrender to His will. May this coming Lord’s Day be a day of fulfilling the purpose of the church in true and proper worship. Then we will see what God can do with sixty-three churches.

Bash at the Grove Family Fun Day August 8 Oak Grove Baptist Church will hold “Bash at the Grove Family Fun Day” on August 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on their church ball field. This is a community wide event. Everyone is welcome. Activities include: Screamer Slide, Fun House Bounce, Obstacle Course, Caterpillar Kickball, Soccer, Cornhole Toss, food and fellowship. Oak Grove Baptist is located at 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

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

Kings Mountain Church Of The Nazarene 127 Countryside 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

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

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

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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

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215 East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/ KM Hwy. 704-739-7367 Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055 Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331 El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174

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Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714

First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516

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

Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927

First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072

Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496 Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors

First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266 Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011 Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benfield Rd. 704-740-7212 Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811

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Miss Gastonia Julia DeSerio waves to the audience after being named to the top 10 of the Miss North Carolina competition on Saturday, June 26 at the High Point Theatre. DeSerio lives in Shelby and works as the chorus and piano teacher at Crest Middle School. (photos provided)

Crest music teacher takes her place in the spotlight on the Miss NC stage Julia DeSerio, the reigning Miss Gastonia, finishes in the top 10 by TODD HAGANS Special to Community First Media

Julia DeSerio, the chorus and piano teacher at Crest Middle School in Shelby and reigning Miss Gastonia, was a top 10 finalist in the recent 2021 Miss North Carolina competition. Through her participation in the Miss Gastonia and Miss North Carolina programs, DeSerio, 24, has won more than $10,000 in scholarship money. Earning the scholarships moves her closer to being debt free after receiving a music education degree in 2018 from Gardner – Webb University. “I want to thank the people who have invested their time, love, advice, resources, wisdom, and encouragement so I could represent my community in a successful way,” said DeSerio. “Being involved in the Miss Gastonia and Miss North Carolina organizations has made me into a version of Julia that I never knew I could be.” DeSerio said serving as Miss Gastonia has given her the chance to become a local celebrity, make connections in the community, and promote the importance of the fine arts. Young women like DeSerio, who live in Cleveland County, are eligible to compete in the Miss Gastonia/Gaston County/Mount Holly competition, which serves as the area’s qualifying program for Miss North Carolina. “Being able to represent the Gastonia community has been so special,” said DeSerio, who sang “Memory” in Italian for the talent competition. “In addition to winning scholarship money, being in the spotlight, and having the opportunity to compete for Miss North Carolina, I have grown as a person and gained so much

through this experience. It really has changed my life.” As Miss Gastonia, DeSerio has promoted her “Art: The Highest Form of Hope” program that emphasizes the importance of music and the fine arts. In addition to being an advocate for the arts and speaking about how music influenced her life, she organized music programs for children and youth, conducted virtual talent shows to showcase the artistic abilities of others, and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a student planning to pursue a music/arts degree in college. The Miss North Carolina pageant provided plenty of suspense for the area’s representatives. In addition to DeSerio reaching the competition finals, Miss Mount Holly Anne Marie Hagerty and Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Keelie Jones were among the top 10 with Jones finishing as the third runner-up in the Outstanding Teen division and Hagerty being named the first runner-up to Miss North Carolina. Carli Batson, a 21-year-old ballerina from Wilmington, edged out Hagerty for the state crown and the opportunity to advance to the Miss America pageant in December. In the teen competition, 17-year-old Harley Tilque of Charlotte emerged as the winner and gained the opportunity to advance to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando. Other contestants with connections to the Gaston area include Miss Gaston County Mariana Linares; Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen Lexi Foy; Sophia Kellstrom of Kings Mountain, a former Miss Gastonia who competed this year as Miss Mecklenburg County; and Belmont’s Maddy Wilson, who competed as Miss Charlotte. Collectively, Gaston County’s titleholders earned more than $30,000 in scholarships by participating in the local and

state programs. Sixty-seven young women from across the state competed in the pageant, which was held June 24-26 at the High Point Theatre in downtown High Point. It marked the first time in more than 40 years that the event was held outside of the state capital. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium had been the pageant’s home before the move to High Point. Gaston’s five pageant winners have had an extended reign because of the pandemic. DeSerio, Jones, Linares, and Foy won their crown in November 2019, and Hagerty was crowned Miss Mount Holly in February 2020. When last year’s state pageant was postponed and later canceled, the young women agreed to keep their title for another year. Although competing at Miss North Carolina technically marked the end of their reign, they have the option to continue making public appearances until their successor is crowned. “We are extremely proud of the five young women who represented our local organization at the state competition,” said Delores Cox, executive director for the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association. “To have your titleholders win awards and scholarships is wonderful. You beam with pride when they get recognition in front of a statewide audience because the positive attention is good for our program and the community.” Cox said organizers of the annual Miss Gastonia/ Miss Gaston County/Miss Mount Holly competition are focusing now on the next pageant, which will likely be held in January 2022. Young women ages 13-25 who live, work, or attend college in Gaston and surrounding counties may enter. Contestant recruitment begins in September, and information will be posted on the Miss Gastonia website and Facebook page.

Miss Gastonia Julia DeSerio sings “Memory” during the Miss North Carolina preliminary talent competition on Thursday, June 24 at the High Point Theatre. DeSerio is a 2018 graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a degree in music education.

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MACARONI SALAD Ruby Saine 1 (16 oz.) macaroni noodles 1 small onion, chopped 1 med. bell pepper, chopped 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped, optional ¾ c. mayonnaise ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper Cook macaroni until done. Rinse and drain well. Mix in large bowl macaroni and remaining ingredients. Refrigerate. SALAD SUPRENE Eleanor Bess 1 c. crushed pineapple 1 pkg. lime or lemon Jell-O 1 pkg. cream cheese 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise Dissolve Jell-O in 1 cup hot water. Let cool. Mix cream. Pour into mold. Place in refrigerator. Serves 8. NO PEEK CHICKEN Debbie Greene 1 can mushroom soup 1 cup milk

1 cut up frying chicken 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 ¼ c. uncooked rice 1 pkg. dry onion mix Mix the 2 cans of soup; add milk and mix rice into this mixture. Spread in 9x13 inch buttered pan (can use Pam.) Place the pieces of chicken on top of rice and sprinkle the onion soup over top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours. COLD OVEN POUND CAKE Nell Wright 2 sticks Miracle Whip margarine ½ cup Crisco 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups plain flour 1 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. lemon Mix margarine, Crisco and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. Add remaining ingredients. Start in cold oven and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30

minutes in 19-inch tube pan. SUGARLESS CAKE Wilma Dellinger 1 cup chopped dates 1 cup c hopped prunes 1 cup raisins 1 cup cold water 1 stick margarine, melted 2 eggs 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup plain flour 1 c. chopped nuts, optional ¼ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. vanilla Boil dates and prunes in 1 cup water for 3 minutes. Add margarine and raisins. Let col. Mix flour, soda, salt, eggs, nuts, spices and vanilla. Add to fruit mixture and stir to blend. Pour into baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell helps keep our NC rivers clean by MICHAEL E. POWELL David Caldwell and many like him are heroes for our N.C. environment. Caldwell, 57, is the Broad Riverkeeper and, by definition, is the primary protector and spokesperson for the rivers and streams of the Broad River watershed in the Western and Piedmont regions of N.C. Caldwell, who loves being outdoors, is with MountainTrue, an environmental conservation group based in Asheville. “We have 23 full-time employees including four River-keepers,” he said. “We have programs for Clean Waters, Resilient Forests, Healthy Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell, as part of his Communities, Green Energy, and a job, is seen here testing water samples. Creation Care Alliance. We all work For Caldwell, a memorable moment within and across our programs to support each other. We also rely heavily on occurred when he and others helped bring volunteers who get involved in our efforts.” about Duke Power’s coal ash re-moval They also, noted Caldwell, “…work from the banks of the Broad River in 2020. His advice on keeping the rivers and forwith communities and citizens to monitor water quality and advocate for best man- ests clean and clear? “Don’t pollute and don’t accept polluagement practices that will improve our waters for drinking, swimming, and fishing.” tion as a normal part of our world. Simple His jurisdiction starts in the headwaters things like ‘pack it in, pack it out’, or joinalong the Blue Ridge Escarpment and in ing a stream-side or roadside litter cleanup the South Mountains and goes downstream make a difference. If you see pollution, reto the S.C. state line. port it. NCDEQ has a great website with Caldwell said he has been fishing, plenty of opportunities for citizens to get swimming, paddling, and exploring the involved. Get in touch with me if you have Broad River and its tributaries for over 30 concerns about pollution or water quality in years. Additionally, he started the Broad our streams and rivers,” he said. River Paddle Club (a Facebook group For those interested in keeping up with page) in 2011, began doing river cleanups or donating to MountainTrue, Caldwell said in 2012, started Broad River Alliance, a to visit Water-keeper Alliance Affiliate program “Any donation you can make would be in 2015, worked part time and mostly on greatly appreciated and help to fund the a volunteer basis for 3.5 years, and in 2019 work that I do,” he said. became a fully licensed Riverkeeper. Follow his work at Broad Riverkeeper He said no particular training is required to become a Riverkeeper, but added, “A on Facebook and Instagram. If you are interested in this type of work, good understanding of science and ecology he said to find out what programs/organizais helpful. Mostly, one needs to be passiontions are already doing work in your area, ate about the work of protecting our waters, and start volunteering. diligent in the pursuit of science, truth, and For more information on what Mr. Caldenvironmental justice, and willing to stand up and speak out for the communities who well does, email him at, or call (704) 284-9002. depend on these resources.”

A group from Kings Mountain High School helps with a cleanup of trash on Buffalo Creek.

WOMEN From Page 1A 1. Carol Ann Hoard: Known as The Christmas Tree Lady who has spread Christmas cheer and goodwill throughout appearances in New York on “The Today Show” & last year throughout Shelby distributing toilet paper and gift cards during the Covid crisis. 2. Lisa Proctor: First female Chief of Police in Kings Mountain and Cleveland County. A leader in her community. Joined the Kings Mountain Police Department in 1992. Describes herself as a Christian, writer, competitive horseback rider, & cancer survivor. 3. Terricia (Teresa) Wingo: Known as the “Trunk Lady” throughout this area because she gives food, clothing, etc to the needy. Even the shoes off her feet if someone is barefoot and needs shoes. This is her mission in life. A true Good Samaritan. Tickets for the banquet are $40 and may be picked up at the Cleveland County Arts Council on Courthouse Square in Shelby (9AM to 5 PM) Tuesday, Aug 2nd through Friday,

Aug 20th. No tickets will be sold at the door, nor will money be taken at the event. Please go by the Arts Council to get your tickets. Also tickets may be purchased on line at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/2021-distinguished-women-banquet-tickets-163495325921. Check out the Commission for Women’s Facebook page for additional information. Members of the Commission are: Valerie Boyd, Tanzy Wallace, Diane Davis, Debra Blanton, Linda Martin, Robert Miller, Shirley Lail, Mary Accor, Cathy Robertson, Betsy Harnage, Patti Alexander, Joyce Coleman, Sandy Bailey, Holly Wall, Betsy Wells, and Commissioner Ronnie Whetstine. Women who have been honored: (1992) * NC Senator Helen Rhyne Marvin, *Joyce Cashion, *NC Rep Edith Lutz, *Martha Lee Scruggs, *Rosalynd Gilliatt, *Grace Hamrick, *Doris Borders, Patty Dorian, Dorothy Edwards, * Aileen Ford, *Ellen Powell, Dot Roark (1993) Chinetta Brooks, *Arrie Ellis, * Virginia Raymer (1994) Marietta Floyd,

Jacqueline Lavender, *Thelma McVae (1995) Nancy Abasiekong, Suzi Kennedy, Linda Thrift (1996) Anganette Homsley, *Dr. Lonnie Proctor, Elizabeth Shipley (1997) Dr. Dottie McIntyre, *Esther Plummer, Kay Archer Price, *Betty Withrow (1998) Julia Banks, * Adelaide Craver, Anne Short (1999) *Barbara Brock, *Erma Drum, Madge Wray (2000) *Rosaline Hunt, Emily Ousley, *Jackie Rountree (2001) Commissioner Mary Accor, the late Fay Webb Gardner, *Katie Norris, Page Sherer (2002) *Beverly Shuford, *Kathleen Hamrick, * Ezra Bridges (2003) Karla Haynes, *Brenda Page, *Betty Roberts (2004) LouVerne McCray, Jane Bryson Blake, the late Bess Gardner Hoey (2005) *Betty Jean Mauney, *Aloyse Jones, * Annie Farley Dawkins (2006) Margie Christopher, Shirley Lail, Phyllis Sims (2007) Dr. Nellie

David Caldwell, the Cleveland County area’s Broad Riverkeeper, preparing to canoe one of the rivers in his area. (photos provided)

Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell with a group of volunteers and their four-legged mascot after a cleanup on the First Broad River.

Members of Rutherford Outdoor Coalition after a scouting and log-jam clearing on the Broad between Grays Road and Coxe Road. (photo provided)

Aspel, *Lucille Evans, Mary Neisler (2008) Shirley Brutko, *Daeira Roberts, * Evelyn West (2009) Jo Powell Boggs, Lillie Hinton, Zita Roberts (2010) *Sybil Dixon, Jeanne Patterson, Suzette Ross, Elizabeth “Lib” Stewart (2011) * Lou Ballew, Helen Barrow, Elizabeth “Lib” Revels, Ruth Wilson (2012) Annie Mae Ross Beam, Dr.Collette Deviney, Patti Norman, Stella Putnam

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

Venita Roberts (2019) Susan K. Allen, Betty Gamble, Dr. B.J. Zamora (2020) No Banquet-COVID (* deceased) Committee Chairwomen include Valerie Boyd, 2021 Banquet Chair, 704-813-7113 cell. Tanzy Wallace, 2021 Banquet CoChair, 704-300-5439, Betsy Wells, 2021 Publicity Chair. 704-477-7024 cell betsywells@yahoo. com.

Hospice events “Reflections” Sharing Group “Reflections” is a support group offered by Hospice Cleveland County. Through the use of group dynamics and personal reflections, we come to a better understanding of why we feel the way we feel and what may help us cope better. The next Reflections Groups will be Zoom Online Support Groups: Thursdays: August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Thursdays: September 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6:00pm -

7:00pm If interested, please call: Susan Bowling 980-2958595 or Lynn Thomas at 980-295-8596. We will then provide the participant with instructions and information for joining this online group. Grief-Walk Group with Steps to Healing After Loss “We can’t escape or walk away from grief; we walk through it. And walking-not

running, not crawling-is the proper pace to be traveling.” Linus Mundy In sharing time walking together we will experience nature, physical movement, and the memories and spiritual interpretations that assist this period of grieving. Wednesday, August 11 & 25, 2021, 3:00pm , Court Square in Uptown Shelby, corner of Washington and Warren Streets . Call Susan Bowling 980295-8595 or Lynn Thomas 980-295-8596 for more information.

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Mountaineers put on pads today, go full contact Monday High school football practice will get serious today as teams in North Carolina begin heavy practice in preparation for the 2021 fall season that begins August 19-20. For the first time in many years Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers will begin their season against arch-rival Shelby. Those two teams have the longest rivalry in the state dating back to the early 1920s. The JV Mountaineers will be traveling to Shelby on Thursday, Aug. 19 for a 7 p.m. game. The varsity Mountaineers will host the Lions on Friday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 at John Gamble Stadium. The JV schedule will probably see some changes because many schools on their schedule will probably be dropping JV games because of low player turnouts. North Carolina teams began official pre-season practice Monday with light drills in helmets only. They can put on pads today and go to full contact drills next Monday. The Mountaineers have non-conference games

Coach Lineberger keeps close eye on his men

Coach Ted Trahan oversees conditioning

against Shelby, Asheville and Burns and will have a bye on September 9 and 10 before beginning Big South 3A Conference play against Hunter Huss on September 16 and 17. The Mountaineers had a mini-camp last week where they broke off in groups and simulated some plays. While most teams’ turnouts have been low so far this summer because of COVID, on most days

Kings Mountain has had a turnout of about 75 to 80 JV and varsity players. The varsity lost 20 seniors from last spring’s team including many that will be freshmen on college teams this fall. The Mountaineers will be working hard in the next few weeks to settle on a starting lineup. Some of the returning starters include running back Caleb Holland, defensive back/wide receiver Jake Lloyd, junior

Mountaineers get loose during conditioning last week

linebacker AJ Richardson, defensive back Robert Kendrick, kickers Jaden Ellis and Hunter Whisnant, defensive lineman Jason Feemster, and lineman Tykel Smith whose fumble recovery in the end zone clinched the Mountaineers’ second straight victory over arch rival Shelby. Coach Wilson directs defensive linemen

Kickers split the uprights

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Volleyball scrimmage Saturday at KMHS Kings Mountain High volleyball fans can get a first look at their 2021 Lady Mountaineers when they host their annual allday scrimmage Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Games will be played in Donald L. Parker Gymnasium and the mini gym. Admission is $5. All of the KMHS games

will be in Parker Gym. Some of the visiting teams include Shelby, Cherryville, Ashbrook, North Henderson, Highland, South Point, RS Central and East Rutherford. KM’s games will be during the afternoon session (12:30-4 pm). Coach Heather Pasour will take her ladies to North

KINGS MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL 2021 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE DATE Aug. 7 Aug. 12 Aug. 16 Aug. 17 Aug. 19 Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Aug. 30 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 Nov. 2 Nov. 6

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Schedule for tryouts at KM Middle School Here is the schedule for tryouts for Kings Mountain Middle School sports for the fall 2021 season. In order to participate, you must have an up to date physical. Golf – Tryouts August

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Play Ball! American Legion World Series celebrates ten years in Shelby By Loretta Cozart In April, the head of the nation’s largest veterans’ organization announced that The American Legion World Series will be played in Shelby, N.C., August 12-17. The eight-team championship tournament is returning after the premier baseball event was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2021 marks the events 10th year in Shelby. American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford said “As a former American Legion Baseball coach, I am extremely excited about the return of this fantastic event. With the availability of vaccines and additional data showing that young people participating in outdoor activities represent a low risk for spread of the virus, we feel that we can conduct a safe world series. This is a very different environment than what we faced last year. Many of us eagerly await the umpire’s welcoming words of ‘play ball!’” Events for the six-day event include: • Thursday, August 12, Opening Day: Senior Citizens, 55 and older, are admitted free. Cleveland County City Council on Aging will place large containers at the main gate to collect non-perishable food and hygiene items for the pantry at the Neal Senior Center. 6:30 pm – Parade of Champions. • Friday, August 13, Sa-

ALWS KEETER STADIUM (Photo provided)

lute to Academic Achievement Day: JROTC Unit of Blackman High School of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, under the instruction of retired Col. Jeffrey Gaylord, will post the colors for all games on Friday and Saturday. • Saturday, August 14, USAA Military Appreciation Day, 3:30 pm: Ceremony to honor Mitch Harris, Mt. Holly native, U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Navy veteran, former Legion baseball and MLB player, and Lt.

Col. Brad H., a Shelby native, former Legion player, who is currently active Army with U.S. Special Operations Command. • Sunday, August 15, Atrium Health Salute to Healthy Living Day, 10:00 am: Worship Service lead by Pleasant City Church, 3:15 pm: Presentation to J.J. Guinozzo, celebrating 50-years as the scoring czar for the ALWS, 3:40 pm: Autograph session in the McIntosh Law Firm Hospitality Tent with

Mitch Harris; Buddy Green who recommended Harris to the U.S. Naval Academy; Kermit Smith, Appalachian State University head baseball coach and Harris’ Legion coach; and J.J. Guinozzo. • Monday, August 16, Youth Athletic Day, 5:45 pm: Recognition on the field of two North Carolina ALWS Champions: Shelby Post 82 (1945) and Charlotte Post 9 (1965). Members of both teams have been invited to attend.

• Tuesday, August 17, Championship Tuesday: Seven-time NASCAR Champion and current NTT driver Jimmy Johnson will throw out the first pitch. Miss Gastonia 2020 Julie DeSerio will sing the National Anthem. Skydive Carolina parachutists will deliver the game ball. Fireworks after the game. The American Legion will observe Center for Disease Control guidelines and local and state public health mandates for all its national

programs. The American Legion is the largest veterans service organization with nearly 2 million members in more than 12,000 posts across the nation. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans. General Admission, Adult Day Passes tickets, and Student Day Pass tickets remain available. Box Seats, Reserved Seats, and Rocking Chair Seats have sold out. Tickets can be bought online at: baseball/buy-baseball-tickets/

Crest edges KM Atrium Health recognized nationally for commitment to health equity for Wachovia Cup In an incredibly tight race with four teams finishing within six points of each other at the top, Crest edged Kings Mountain 187.5 to 186.5 to win the Wachovia Cup for the Big South Conference for the 2000-21 school year. Stuart Cramer finished two points behind Crest and Forestview just six

points back. Crest won conference championships in baseball, softball, women’s soccer, men’s basketball and women’s golf. Final standings: Crest 187.5, Kings Mountain 186.5, Cramer 185.5, Forestview 181.5, Ashbrook 39, North Gaston 136.7, Hunter Huss 115.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) presented Atrium Health with the 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award for outstanding efforts to advance equity of care to all patients. Among the most prestigious and notable health care recognitions, the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award is an annual recognition of exceptional efforts among hospitals and health care systems to spread lessons learned and integrate diversity, inclusion

and equity into all aspects of operations. The award was presented earlier today to Atrium Health President and CEO Eugene A. Woods at the annual AHA Leadership Summit. Carolyn Boone Lewis was the first African American and first hospital trustee to chair the AHA Board. “Thank you to the AHA

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for recognizing the 70,000 extraordinary individuals in our Atrium Health family who work tirelessly every day to eliminate health disparities and meet the health, housing and food needs of our less fortunate neighbors and friends across the southeast region,” said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. “While we are proud of the progress we’ve made, there is so much more work to be done. We are just getting started and won’t stop until we eliminate health disparities permanently.” The AHA award recognized Atrium Health for its success in applying data, with an equity focus, to its COVID19 response. This included testing more than 25,000 community members for COVID19 through a first-of-its-kind roving testing model, which utilized mobile health units to reach underserved communities with limited access to testing. Leveraging community relationships, Atrium Health partnered with more than 50 host sites in underserved neighborhoods deemed Public Priority Health Areas with high COVID-19 infection rates and the highest health and quality of life disparities. As a result, Atrium Health completely closed the gaps in testing for African American, Black, Hispanic and Latinx community members. “As places of healing, hospitals have a vital role to play in ensuring each person can reach their highest potential for health, regardless of background, ZIP code or any other factor. The Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award acknowledges the leaders that make diversity, inclusion and equity foundational to their operations,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Atrium Health has confronted disparities in health outcomes with renewed urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic. We congratulate Atrium Health and the honorees for using rigorous, data-informed strategies to help bring about change that is much-

needed and long overdue.” Atrium Health has used this same data-driven approach to bring thousands of vaccinations to underserved communities as part of its “Community Immunity For All” collaborative. Launched in January 2021, Community Immunity For All has a unified goal to acknowledge the history of health injustice in communities of color, listen to and collaborate with partner organizations, and educate and support individuals in making informed decisions to best protect their health and well-being. Atrium Health is coordinating onsite vaccination events in partnership with local organizations reaching communities of color to ensure equity in access to safe, effective and FDA-authorized COVID19 vaccines. “Early on in the pandemic, Atrium Health began gathering and reviewing data to determine communities in Charlotte disproportionately affected by COVID-19, in order to provide equitable access to care,” said Kinneil Coltman, senior vice president and Atrium Health’s chief community and social impact officer. “By establishing our own Vaccine Equity Taskforce, we could best identify ways to address disparities and access to testing, and now to life-saving vaccines. To receive this tribute from the American Hospital Association is a true testament to Atrium Health’s longstanding commitment to health equity, even in the wake of the most difficult times.” The Community Immunity For All collaborative extends across the Atrium Health Enterprise to include Wake Forest Baptist Health, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Macon, Georgia-based Atrium Health Navicent. With the support of 150 community partners across the Carolinas and Georgia, more than 180,000 community members have been vaccinated in underserved communities.

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YMCA All-Star baseball teams

8U (ages 7-8) received the District 3 Dixie Youth Sportsmanship Award. Pictured left to right: Back row: Assistant Coach Wes Caldwell, Manager Mick Bullock, Assistant Coach Isaac Proctor, and Assistant Coach Jason Bridges. Middle row: Carson Epps, Chamberlin Kirby, Tucker Caldwell, Easton Wade, and Anderson Terry. Front row: Christian Ward, Daniel Bullock, Wyatt Proctor, Kyle Biddix, Keegan Bridges, and Sawyer Benfield. Photos by YMCA

10U (9-10) placed 5th out of 12 teams in the Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament. Pictured left to right: Back row: Manager Brett Ciaschini, Assistant Coach Marshal Allen, Casey Hendrick, and BJ Schadewald. Middle row: Skylar Martin, Amir Parker, Caleb Wright, Brock Phillips, Dominic Allen, and Jasper Collins. Front row: Mark Goodson, Jace Green, Brody Ciaschini, Bryson Ciaschini, and Casey Hendrick.

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BBB warns: watch out for fraudulent QR codes The Better Business Bureau has issued a QR code Scam Alert. Companies use QR codes to point consumers to their apps, track packages, or view menus. But because these codes can’t be read by the human eye, they have become a way for scammers to disguise malicious links. As QR codes get more popular, BBB Scam Tracker is seeing more reports of con artists using them to mislead consumers. How the Scam Works. You receive an email, a direct message on social media, a text message, a flyer, or a piece of mail that includes a QR code. You are supposed to scan the code with your phone’s camera, and it will open a link. In some scams, the QR code takes you to a phishing website, where you are prompted to enter your personal information or login credentials for scammers to steal. Other times, con artists use QR codes to automatically launch payment apps or follow a malicious social media account. These scams differ greatly, but they all have one thing in common. Scammers hope you will scan the code right away, without taking a closer look. QR codes often appear to come from legitimate sources, so make sure any correspondence is legitimate before you scan the code. For example, one victim told BBB Scam Tracker that they received a fraudulent letter about student loan consolidation. It contained a QR code that appeared to link to the official website. The QR code helped the program, which was a fraud, appear official. In addition, Bitcoin addresses are often sent via QR codes, which makes QR codes a common element in cryptocurrency scams.

One consumer who was contacted by a “binary and forex trader” through Instagram about an investment opportunity said, “after I had paid the withdrawal fee through the Bitcoin machine and sent it to the QR code I was provided, I received another email saying I needed to pay a Cost of Transfer fee. This is when I figured out that something wasn’t right.” How to Avoid QR Scams • If someone you know sends you a QR code, also confirm before scanning it. Whether you receive a text message from a friend or a message on social media from your workmate, contact that person directly before you scan the QR code to make sure they haven’t been hacked. • Don’t open links from strangers. If you receive an unsolicited message from a stranger, don’t scan the QR code, even if they promise you exciting gifts or investment opportunities. • Verify the source. If a QR code appears to come from a reputable source, it’s wise to double check. If the correspondence appears to come from a government agency, call or visit their official website to confirm. • Be wary of short links. If a URL-shortened link appears when you scan a QR code, understand that you can’t know where the code is directing you. It could be hiding a malicious URL. • Watch out for advertising materials that have been tampered with. Some scammers attempt to mislead consumers by altering legitimate business ads by placing stickers over the QR code. Keep an eye out for signs of tampering. • Install a QR scanner with added security. Some antivirus companies have QR scanner apps that check the safety of a scanned link before you open it. They can identify phishing scams, forced app downloads, and other dangerous links.

RESOLUTION 21-25 INTENT TO CONSIDER CLOSING A PORTION OF JAMES STREET WHEREAS, N.C.G.S. § 160A-299 authorizes the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain to close public streets and alleys; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain considers it advisable to conduct a Public Hearing for the purpose of giving consideration to the closing of a portion of James Street, an undeveloped road which lies between Grace Street and the Norfolk Southern railroad right of way.

12U (11-12) placed 3rd in District 3 Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament. Pictured left to right: Back row: Manager Patrick Kiser, Assistant Coach Wes Caldwell, and Brad Deaton. Middle row: Mason Putnam, Jayden Jarvis, Jordayn Gantt, Matthew Kiser, Justin Sherman, Ethan Tran, and Landon Ballard. Front row: Eli Caldwell, Andrew Rikard, Brantley Deaton, and Kiser Richards.

Lost Playwrights Meeting Aug. 7 Lost Playwrights will meet Saturday, August 7 from 1PM till 4 PM at the Pavilion located at 365 Sherwood Dr. S in Flat Rock. This is at a patron's home. Anyone interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing is invited. There are no dues.


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain the following: 1) A Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 31st day of August, 2021 in Council Chambers at City Hall to consider a Resolution closing a portion of James Street, an undeveloped road which lies between Grace Street and the Norfolk Southern railroad right of way. 2) The City Clerk is hereby directed to publish this Resolution of Intent once weekly for four successive weeks in the Kings Mountain Herald.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 12th day of July, 2021 as Administratrix-CTA of the Estate of FLOYD HASTINGS, 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, Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix CTA on or before the 4th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

3) The City Clerk is further directed to transmit by registered or certified mail, to each owner of property abutting upon that portion of said street, a copy of this Resolution of Intent. 4) The City Clerk is further directed to cause adequate notices of this Resolution of Intent and scheduled Public Hearing to be posted as required by N.C.G.S. § 160A-299. PASSED AND ADOPTED this, the 29TH of June, 2021. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA BY:

This the 4th day of August, 2021.

G. Scott Neisler, Mayor

Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix-CTA Estate of: Floyd Hastings P.O. Box 602 Polkville, NC 28136


KMH (8/04, 11, 18 & 25/2021)

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Karen A. Tucker, City Clerk

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Joseph Rochel Hendrick, Sr., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, care of: Thomas J. Gorman, Esquire, Gorman & Associates, P.A., 13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 200, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277, on or before the 21st of October, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 21st day of July, 2021. Joseph Rochel Hendrick, Jr., Executor KMH (7/21, 28, 8/04 & 11//2021)

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Senator Burr reports on improving existing public health programs, Last Wednesday, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a new report highlighting longstanding federal public health programs that support state and local health departments, and recommendations for improving these programs based on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy brief, titled “Preparing for Future Health Threats: Improving and Sustaining Foundational Public Health Capabilities in Response to COVID-19,” is the third in a series of white

papers released by the Ranking Member on the government’s continued pandemic response. The first installment, titled “Modernizing CDC: Ensuring a Strategic Approach and Improving Accountability,” was released in May 2021, and the second paper, titled “Reforming and Strengthening ASPR: Ensuring Specialized Capabilities, Sufficient Capacity, and Specific Authorities to Meet 21st Century Public Health Security Threats,” was released in June 2021. “Local, state, and federal efforts together provide the framework of public health response in our nation,” the report

states The policy brief, “Preparing for Future Health Threats: Improving and Sustaining Foundational Public Health Capabilities in Response to COVID-19,” examines current federal public health programs and ways to enhance foundational capabilities to better support state and local health departments. These capabilities give health departments the resources they need to operate effectively during everyday operations and public health emergencies. Specifically, the report includes the following recommendations: • Addressing Gaps in Public

Health Capabilities: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Congress, collaborating with states, localities, and other stakeholders, should evaluate our ability to ensure public health programs are meeting the mark, and address silos that may exist within and between programs. • Maintaining a Constant Vigilance: A strategic focus on public health preparedness must be maintained by increasing the visibility of public health programs and better characterizing the impact they have on day-today public health to encourage continued support.










Having qualified on 28th day of July, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of CAROLYN M. JENKINS; AKA, CAROLYN CAMPBELL JENKINS; AKA, CAROLYN CAMPBEL JENKINS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Benjamin Ron McKee, Executor on or before the 4th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 5th day of May, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of JAMES SHAKON ASSAD, JR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Karl Assad, Executor on or before the 28th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 12th day of July, 2021 as Administratrix-CTA of the Estate of HILDA PARKER HASTINGS; AKA, HILDA P. HASTINGS, 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, Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix CTA on or before the 4th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 4th day of August, 2021.

This the 28th day of July, 2021.

This the 4th day of August, 2021.

Benjamin Ron McKee, Executor Estate of: Carolyn M. Jenkins; aka, Carolyn Campbell Jenkins; aka, Carolyn Campbel Jenkins PO Box 227 Polkville, NC 28136

Karl Assad, Executor Estate of: James Shakon Assad, Jr. 133 Harrison Drive Blacksburg, SC 29702

Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix-CTA Estate of: Hilda Parker Hastings; AKA, Hilda P. Hastings P.O. Box 602 Polkville, NC 28136

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF LATTIE LEE WEHUNT BINGHAM Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Lattie Lee Wehunt Bingham, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 21st day of October, 2021, 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. This the 21st day of July, 2021. Helen B. Hester Executrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th day of May, 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of RUTH HELMS CAMP; AKA, RUTH H. CAMP, 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, Jonathan Camp, Administrator CTA on or before the 21st day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 21st day of July, 2021. Jonathan Camp, Administrator CTA Estate of: Ruth Helms Camp; AKA, Ruth H. Camp 1524 Reflection Pointe Blvd1526 Malden Ct. Belmont, NC 28012 KMH (7/21, 28, 8/04 & 8/11/2021)

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st day of July, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of EDITH VICTORIA HOFFMAN; AKA, EDITH B. HOFFMAN, 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, Colin L. Holden, Executor on or before the 28th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 28th day of July, 2021. Colin L. Holden, Executor Estate of: Edith Victoria Hoffman; AKA, Edith B. Hoffman 8943 Oransay Way Charlotte, NC 28278 KMH (7/28, 8/04, 11 & 18/2021)










Having qualified on 7th day of June, 2021 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER EUGENE BEAVER, 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, Kirstin Kaila Kale, Administratrix CTA on or before the 14th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 15th of July, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of JOHN CAROL CHAPMAN, 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, Barbara Carico Chapman, Executrix on or before the 21st day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 23rd day of July, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of DENNIS RANDOLPH WALKER, 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, Brent Walker, Executor on or before the 28th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of July, 2021.

This the 21st day of July, 2021.

This the 28th day of July, 2021.

Kirstin Kaila Kale, Administratrix CTA Estate of: Christopher Eugene Beaver 1526 Malden Ct. Crouse, NC 28033

Barbara Carico Chapman, Executrix Estate of: John Carol Chapman 117 Zebbie Road Casar, NC 28020

Brent Walker, Executor Estate of: Dennis Randolph Walker 2810 Royster Road Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 13th day of May, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of WILBUR LEE EARLS, 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, Tammy Cogdell; AKA, Tammy Michelle Cogdell, Administratrix on or before the 28th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 2nd of July, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of JOHNNY MARSHALL BRADLEY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Mickey R. Bradley, Executor on or before the 14th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 21st of July, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of MILDRED J. RAMSEY; AKA, MILDRED BUMGARDNER RAMSEY, 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, Elizabeth R. Ayers; fka, Elizabeth R. Ledford, Executrix on or before the 28th day of October, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of July, 2021.

This the 14th day of July, 2021.

This the 28st day of July, 2021.

Tammy Cogdell; AKA, Tammy Michelle Cogdell, Administratrix Estate of: Wilbur Lee Earls 3268 Pearidge Road Bostic, NC 28018

Mickey R. Bradley, Executor Estate of: Johnny Marshall Bradley 1770 Melrose Dr. Shelby, NC 28152

Elizabeth R. Ayers; fka, Elizabeth R. Ledford, Executrix Estate of: Mildred J. Ramsey, aka, Mildred Bumgardner Ramsey 1425 Padgett Road Shelby, NC 28150

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THE SPANGLER REUNION will be Sunday, August 15th, Double Shoals Baptist Church, 12-Noon, followed by lunch. Please bring well-filled basket.

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL MECHANIC ASE Certified A Plus. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC

BUSINESS SERVICES ROB’S LAWN CARE. I do lawns in the Shelby Area. Reasonable Rates! Call 704487-5065 or (704) 297-0325

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 POLKVILLE SCHOOL ALUMINI REUNION. Sat, August 7, 5pm. All former students are welcome. For more information call Marietta Floyd (704) 487-5480

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) 418-5736 HOME HELPER/COMPANION. Assist with activities of daily living. Excellent references. Cherryville, NC and surrounding areas. Call Denise, 614-551-1658. Thank you. TRACTOR & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE. Bush Hog, scrape driveway, gravel parking pads, lot clearing and much more. Reasonably priced and insured. Call Chuck 704-6927536. (704) 692-7536 REAL ESTATE CLASSES. Register for Real Estate Prelicense, Postlicense and CE at t h o m a s r e s n c @ g m a i l .c o m Top-Rated Virtual Programs - Engaging Instructor - High Pass Rate. (828) 333-7059

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

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


NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. SALVATION ARMY STORE IN SHELBY has part-time positions available for store clerks, truck driver and truck helper. Apply in person at 305 N. Lafayette St., Shelby - 9am-12noon or 1pm-4pm Monday-Thursday. NOW HIRING. Come Grow with us Now Hiring Operators and Laborers, Competitive Pay, Apply online at or call 704-600-6534 NEED HELP TO SIT WITH ELDERLY LADY. Days, Nights and Weekends. In the Bostic Community, Rutherford Co. Compensation depends on qualifications. (She does have cats) If interested call Cathy @ 828-447-2419

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 135 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 980-522-5606 or contact us through our website We would like to earn your business. (980) 522-5606

ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Also hiring for Agency QP. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby.

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.

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

CALL HENRY DODGE. 704470-5241. For Free Estimates on Home Improvement needs. Laminate Floor Installation, $2.50 per square foot. For Labor only.

WANTING TO HIRE: ORDAINED PASTOR for a small, non-denominational, traditional Christian church in the Shelby area. Send resume to: “Pastor”, 836 East Main Street, Shelby, NC 28150

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.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY TOOL SALE Saturday, August 7th, 9:00AM - 11:00AM. Everything must go! 2182 Mount Harmony Church Road, Lawndale, NC 28090 ESTATE TAG SALE. Sat., Aug. 7th, 2021 from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Glassware, linen, cookware, furniture & more! 2132 Chatfield Rd., Shelby, NC 28150

RUTHERFORD COUNTY YARD SALE. Yard Sale 2 weeks, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Rd, Forest City, NC Wed., Aug 4th -7th, from 08:00 AM Until; Tue., Aug 10th -14th 8am until. Too much to list. For more info call 828-245-4496, Forest City, NC 28043 ESTATE/YARD SALE Fri.Sat., Aug. 6-7, 8-5; Furniture, household, tools, rods/reels, canning jars, more. 650 Gun Club Road, Bostic, NC 28018

FOR SALE SYRUP CANE MILL. 3 Yard Vacs. Horse Drawn Pan. Call for info. (704) 931-0335

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058.


ALL TERRAIN MWD ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. Frontier V6 (A7) by Magic Mobility. “Like New!” Must See! Cost $7000 will take $2000. Call (864) 491-3439 DALE EARNHART SR. SOUVENIRS for sale. 704-4660401, (704) 487-9653 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. CAMPER COVER. LEER Fiberglass Camper Cover with Front and Side sliding windows, Excellent Condition, Fits Toyota Tacoma. $400. Call 603-988-3430 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. MAPLE DINING TABLE. 2 leaves, 6 chairs; brand new large microwave; retro 50’s metal dining table, 1/insert; Raytheon Collector’s T.V. 704860-4247 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272.

T.V. STAND FOR SALE. New T.V. Stand, $125.00. Call 704538-8867 or cell, 704-8349848. NICE SUMMER CLOTHES. Shorts, Capris, Tanks, Knit tops, Blouses. Size 10-M. $2$6. 704-484-3128. PIANO FOR SALE. Kimball console piano with bench, good condition, Ideal for students. $200.00 (704) 6007865 NEW MENS BIKE. Cash Only. New Mens Bike, ridden only once, yellow, 3 speed, special mirrors, bike carrier, air pump, $175.00 502-594-5279 RIDING MOWER SNAPPER HIGH VAC 28” Cut. “Runs Like New!” Recently Serviced! Has Mulching Blade & Extra Blade. $350 Cash. (704) 300-0030 FACTORY CHROME WHEELS. Fit 20” Dodge Ram. 55 gallon Aquarium, complete set up w/ stand. Portable AC/Heater with remote L/N. (704) 487-0072 JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. 42” riding mower. Good condition. $250. (704) 473-7726 GREAT DEAL!!! Set of 431x10 R15 Wheels and Tires for Ford Ranger. 90% Wear Left. 250.00. Set of 4 Tires wheels for Kia 205, 55 16. 90% wear. 200.00. Call 828-287-3820.

AMBER HONEY $50. Food Grade Totes $100, Plastic Drums $10, Drums with Lids & Rings $20, Burn Barrels $10. Call Jeff (Hickory, NC). (828) 327-4782 LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. For Info Call (704) 484-4112


PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062.

50+ TRAILERS IN STOCK NOW. More on the way! Areas largest selection, quality, best price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. 828-245-5895.

NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. (704) 473-0341 PART-TIME CHURCH HOSTESS FOR FLORENCE Baptist Church. Duties will include but not limited to: Managing Wednesday Night Fellowship Suppers, Meals for Bereaved Families, Vacation Bible School snack suppers and other special fellowship events. For more information visit the church webpage www.fl or call the church office 828-245-5411.


ONE CEMETERY PLOT in Boiling Springs for sale. $700.00 negotiable. 980-2898841

EXPERIENCED AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Must have own tools and valid drivers license. (704) 445-0970 SALVATION ARMY STORE IN SHELBY has part-time positions available for store clerks, truck driver and truck helper. Apply in person at 305 N. Lafayette St., Shelby - 9am-12noon or 1pm-4pm Monday-Thursday.


USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881. PHOENIX “HEAVY DUTY” TRAVEL SCOOTER. Four wheel. Adjustable seat & arm rest. Anti tilt wheels, headlight. Paid $1300 new. $650 OBO. Call (704) 750-3182 CAMPFIRE WOOD BUNDLES FOR SALE. Seasoned wood, stretch wrapped. Similar size to convenience stores/ home centers. $4.50 per bundle. (704) 435-3970

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. ENCLOSED TRAILER IN STOCK. Dump trailers in stock and more on the way! J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895. 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. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. 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.

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ileene McMurry and picture of Bryce Clemmer for Rutherford County Woodworkers Album. Call 828447-1314.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Two border collie-blue heeler, 2 year old dogs, in need of a loving home with wide open space. Finn (boy) and Rey (girl) are two sweet and lovable litter mates. Rey is smaller and has some back leg issues. Finn is very active. They are great family dogs. They come together as a bonded pair. (704) 915-8886 jason_

WANT TO BUY INTERESTED IN ZERO TURN MOWER. I’m interested in buying a zero turn lawn mower. (No Kohler Engines) Call 704-300-8201 WANT TO BUY R-S Central yearbooks. 75 and older. Call 828-748-9774

AKC REGISTERED LABRADORS. Chocolate AKC Registered Labradors for sale. Vet checked, 1st shots and papers in hand. $800.00 (828) 3456215


COCKA- POO PUPS. Cockapoo Pups born June 6. Parents on site. Tails docked, declawed, Will weigh 15 to 25 pounds. Very Tempermental. $900.00 each 828-305-2181 or 980-622-3058

WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828652-9425 or 954-614-2562.

GUINEAS KEETS BABIES AND BANTAMS. Guineas Keets Babies $5.00. Bantams Babies $2.00 for sale. One to two weeks old. (704) 476-9943


PUG PUPPIES. AKC Pug Puppies, Fawn, Shots, Wormed, and Starter Kit. $800 each. Ready now. (828) 413-5399

LOOKING FOR A MEDIUM SIZE USED TRACTOR AND BUSH HOG. Prefer John Deere. 704-466-0401, (704) 487-9653 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 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

LOST & FOUND LOST! POCKET BOOK TAKEN FROM CAR. South Shelby Area. Reward offered for return. (704) 466-3627

YOUNG PULLETS hatched on April 7th. Easter Eggers, RIR and Golden Comet Chass. #10.00 each. 509432-4914 SIAMESE KITTENS Would love 1 or 2. Will give excellent home in country. 704-4622651 (H) or 828-461-1654 (C). DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.

CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579


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.

FARM & GARDEN 12 ROUND BALES COASTAL HAY. 4.5’ bales. $35 each. Hwy 221 south of Chesnee, left of Cow Bridge Road. (864) 706-9738

2020 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD 12,000 miles, Crew Cab, Gas Engine, Fully Loaded, Bed Cover, Running Boards, $60,000. Call 828475-9807 (704) 538-5637 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 2 Dr-Sport. Dependable, Great deal. For sale as is. $2,000.00. 704-477-3460.

NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

BOATS 14” ALUMINUM BOAT with 30lb. motor. Thrust Guide trolling motor & battery. 2 paddles, 2 life jackets. Battery running lights. Swivel seat in back. $900 Call 980-9253448

PETS & LIVESTOCK HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269

1929 FORD MODEL A REPLICA. Rumble seat and trunk. $10,000.00. 828-305-2763. 2003 DODGE DURANGO SLT. 4x4, V-8, 107,000 miles, new tires, 3rd row seating, rear air, clean, runs great. $5200. (704) 487-0072 2007 BUICK LACROSSE V-6, At, all power, local forest city car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 2009 FORD EDGE 147,862 miles, Call for Price, $1299 DOWN (704) 748-1890 1993 FORD F-150 CARGO VAN for Sale. 60,000 actual miles. 6 cylinder, AT, AC, new tires, Excellent condition. $5,950.00. 704-487-0550 or 704-678-3954.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron (919) 3147579

F1B LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. UTD on shots and dewormed. $600 each. Ready July 31. Reserve yours now. $100 deposit. Henry L. Miller 1608 Walls Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855

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

RHODE ISLAND REDS Pullets. $8.00 each, Laying Hens - $12.00-$14.00, and others. 704-473-1311.



2012 PUMA 26’ TRAVEL TRAILER. Clean like new, new AC, new skylights, 4 new tires, slide out, queen bed, TV incl, Tow and set up equipment incl., $15,000. Call 828475-9807 or (704) 538-5637


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OCEAN LAKE BEACH HOUSE 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. 704472-5182




HOUSE IN LAWNDALE. Nice semi-Private Back Yard! Washer and Dryer Hookup. Call (704)538-7661. Sec Dep, Ref, Background required. (704) 538-7661

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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


NEW 2021 SUZUKI DR 650 DUAL SPORT MOTORCYCLE. Asking $4,500. Mint condition, warranty transferable. Call 864-279-7840. Inman, SC. 2004 BMW RT 1150 Hard bags, 86K miles, blue. (704) 538-8625

VACATIONS 1984 FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW MOTOR HOME. 30 FT., 85,987 miles. $8,995 firm. Never be homeless! 828-4530828. 2014 CEDAR CREEK SILVERBACK 5th wheel, 33 ft., 3 slides, great condition. $32,000. 864-237-5359

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659, (803) 635-9831 OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart. Weeks & weekends available. 704-473-1494.

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



1986 MINNIE WINNIE $1820 20 ft. Class C, 5.7L engine, sleep 4-6 pers, 81k miles, info at, non smoker owner. (910) 4482081


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SMALL MOBILE HOME FOR RENT. 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, electric heat/air, private shaded lot. Criminal background check. Deposit, no pets, near Cleveland Mall. 1 person only. (704) 477-6355 CHRISTIAN SENIOR PERSON OR COUPLE. To rent furnished mobile home with washer & dryer on private lot, Stoney Point Road, Kings Mtn. 1 year lease required. $650-$700 per month. (704) 829-0703 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $190 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299



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Cross county bike ride raises awareness for law enforcement suicide Retired Sergeant Christopher Lowrance began his cross-country bicycle ride on May 3 from Astoria, Oregon and will finish with a full escort at the Gaston County, NC, Police Department on Sunday, August 1. After months of sleeping in a hammock, eating Ramen noodles and spending a lot of time alone, Christopher Lowrance will return home from a heartwarming journey. After 28 years as a police officer, Sgt. Lowrance wanted to finish his career by bringing attention to the mental health issues that plague the law enforcement profession. He decided to ride his bicycle cross-country to raise awareness and money for an organization called Blue H.E.L.P., they are the only organization in the country that tracks law enforcement suicide year over year and assists families in the aftermath. His initial goal was to raise $10,000 to support families in

CHRISTOPHER LOWRANCE the aftermath of a suicide and assist with awareness and prevention programs; he has raised over $46,000. More importantly, Chris has developed a loyal following who have watched his (near) daily

live videos updating them on his journey, the incredible people he met and, his mental health. Reminding people on his most difficult biking days that he simply must keep moving forward, he has

motivated people to discuss mental health, not only in law enforcement, but amongst themselves. In addition to meeting with police departments along the way, Chris was able to meet with some of the families who lost an officer to suicide. As more officers die by their own hand than at the hands of others, this selfless act of respect was important to the families; nothing of this kind has been done before. Chris arrived in Yorktown, VA on Saturday, July 24, the official end of the TransAmerica Bike Trail and began the 350-mile journey home to Gaston County, NC. This time his was not the only bike on the road, a group of first responders from North Carolina traveled up to ride him home. The group which includes local first responders Corporal Robert Ellison (Mount Holly Police Department), Captain Mike McKay (Gastonia Fire Department), Jeff

Sanders (New Hope Volunteer Fire Department),Troy Ratchford (Charlotte Fire Department, Retired Captain), and Mark Andrews (retired District Superintendent, Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church) will arrive at the Gaston County Police Department Sunday, August 1 approximately 2pm. at New Hope Volunteer Fire Department provided a support vehicle for the 350 mile ride home. It is the mission of Blue H.E.L.P. to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers we lost to suicide, assist officers in their search for healing, and to bring awareness to suicide and mental health issues. For more information on Blue H.E.L.P. please visit our website: www.


How to Replace Important Documents That Are Lost or Missing Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me what I need to do to replace a variety of important documents? Our house burned down a few months ago, and we lost everything including our home property deed, car titles, old tax returns, Social Security, Medicare and Covid vaccine cards, birth certificates, marriage license and passports. Stressed Seniors

motor vehicles office. You’ll need to complete a replacement title application form and pay the application fee, which varies by state. You’ll also need to show ID and proof that you own the car, such as your vehicle registration or your license-plate number and VIN (vehicle identification number). To get an application, go to, pick your state, and print it or fill it out on the site.

Dear Stressed, I’m very sorry for your loss, but you’ll be relieved to know that replacing important documents that are destroyed, lost or stolen is pretty easy once you know where to turn. Here are the replacement resources for each document you mentioned.

Property deed: To access your house deed, contact your county clerk’s office, where deeds are usually recorded – you may be charged a small fee to get a copy.

Birth certificates: If you were born in the United States, contact the vital records office in the state where you were born (see index.htm for contact information). This office will give you specific instructions on what you need to do to order a certified copy and what it will cost you – usually between $10 and $30. Car titles: Most states offer replacements through a local department of

Marriage certificate: Contact the vital records office of the state you were married in to order a copy (see You’ll need to provide full names for you and your spouse, the date of your wedding, and the city or town where the wedding was performed. Fees range from $10 to $30. Social Security cards: In most states (except in Alabama, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and West Virginia), you can request a replacement Social Security card online for free at

If you live in a state that the online service is not available, you’ll need to fill out form SS-5 (see ss-5.pdf to print a copy) and take it in or mail it to your nearby Social Security office along with a number of evidence documents that are listed on this form. For more information or to locate the Social Security office that serves your area, call 800-772-1213 or see Medicare cards: If you are enrolled in original Medicare, you can replace a lost or damaged Medicare card by calling Medicare at 800-633-4227, or by logging into your account. If, however, you get Medicare health or drug benefits from a Medicare Advantage Plan, such as an HMO, PPO, or PDP, you’ll need to call your plan to get your card replaced. COVID-19 vaccination card: Your first step is to go back to your vaccination site and see if they’ll give you a replacement. Bring an ID and try to recall the date you were vaccinated. If that’s not feasible, contact your state health department immunization information system (see

cords.html) where you should be able to print out a replacement sheet.

Tax returns: To get copies of old tax returns start with your tax preparer, who usually keeps copies of your returns on file. You can also get copies of federal returns directly from the Internal Revenue Service. You’ll need to fill out and mail in IRS form 4506. To download this form or call 800-829-3676 and ask them to mail you a copy. The cost is $43 for each return requested. Passports: You can apply for a replacement passport at a Passport Application Acceptance Facility. Many post offices, public libraries and local government offices serve as such facilities. You can search for the nearest authorized facility at The fee is $145. 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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