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Volume 135 • Issue 38

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 • 704-484-1047


Join in the fun each Thursday evening for Pickin’ At The Park. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at Patriot’s Park. (Photo provided)

PICKIN’ AT THE PARK continues throughout the fall City Council unanimously approved the logo design from several presented by marketing agency NP Strategy. Photo provided by KM Main Street Program

Throughout the Summer, the City of Kings Mountain and the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame have proudly sponsored Pickin’ at the Park, an acoustic jam which runs every Thursday night at the

Gazebo located in Patriots Park. It begins at 6:00 p.m. With the success of Pickin’ at the Park, the City of Kings Mountain and the Cleveland County Hall of Fame have decided to continue to host this weekly

event throughout the fall. • Bring your lawn chair and join the fun. • Want to participate? All pickers are welcome! • Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

For more information on Pickin’ at the Park, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or the Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame at 704860-4068.

New KM logo unveiled for the Cleveland County in crisis; hospitals downtown district overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients By Christy Adkins, Main Street Coordinator

The Kings Mountain Main Street Program is accredited through the state of NC Main Street and the National Main Street Programs. The goal of the program is to help the city create a more inviting and beautiful downtown area for the citizens and visitors to enjoy. The program is a public-private partnership between the city and volunteers from the residents of Kings Mountain. Some of the projects the program is working on are

helping to design streetscape elements, promotion, and marketing of the downtown businesses, creating training and a platform to help businesses maintain an online presence, and facilitating communication between city residents and city management, to receive more input and ideas that will make Downtown Kings Mountain even better than it is. The Kings Mountain Main Street Advisory Board just completed work on a new logo. There were several goals for the new logo See LOGO, Page 5A

Two events cancelled due to an increase in COVID-19 cases D u e to an increase in COVID19 cases, City of K i n g s Mountain has cancelled the last Cruise-in and Car show of the season featuring Who’s Bad: The Ultimate

Michael Jackson Experience and October’s Wonderful Adventure to Oz. “Out of an abundance of caution, and to help slow the transmission of COVID-19, we made this difficult decision to cancel two events. We hope our Coronavirus numbers drop as a result and we will monitor the situation regarding our Christmas Events,” said Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler.

By Loretta Cozart In a press conference on Monday at 2 p.m., Cleveland County shared dire news. Cleveland County is in crisis. Cleveland county is experiencing 78 average daily hospitalizations, far more than surrounding counties. The Delta variant is six times more transmissible than the original virus. In the last five weeks, there have been 40 deaths due to the virus. Of those who died, only five were vaccinated. In Cleveland County, only 40 percent of the population has been vaccinated and there is a direct correlation between the number unvaccinated and the number of deaths,” according to Cleveland County staff. And the fastest growing population of infected patients are in the 0 to 17 age group. Dr. Inga Kish, Chief Medical Officer for Atrium Health facilities in Shelby, Kings Mountain and Lincoln spoke regarding cases and their impact upon the medical community. “Cleveland County is experiencing approximately 1,400 new cases of COVID19 each week. The Delta variant is much more potent and one in every 59 patients who contract the virus have died,” she said. Dr. Kish also shared that 40 percent of the patients at Atrium Health Cleveland have the virus and that Kings

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take in who present at our door.” Atrium Cleveland and Atrium Kings Mountain have been on diversion collectively 18 times for a total of 287 hours out of the last 15 days, according to the Cleveland County Health Department’s PowerPoint presentation. Cleveland County has called for Mutual Aid twice in the last three weeks due to most ambulances transporting out of county to hospitals not on diversion status. “Less critical patients can be diverted between Shelby, Kings Mountain, and

Lincolnton. And we continue to look for additional space. Last week, 90 percent of our ER patients were COVID19 positive, this week that number has dropped to 40 percent,” Dr. Kish said. “The hospitals are also looking at the needs of ancillary departments, like pharmacy. Being aligned with Atrium Health, we can share resources across all our hospitals as needed. We have staff to do that.” Then Dr. Kish addresses the four deaths the hospital experienced in four hours. “This is devastating every See CRISIS, Page 5A

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Gaston County Police searching for missing man


Joseph Wayne Todd

Marcia Ware Brinkley

Johnny Belk

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Joseph Wayne Todd, 56, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 16, 2021 at his home. He was born in Guilford County, NC, son of the late Jerry Donnell Todd Sr. and Marian Johnson Todd and was preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Todd, and a sister, Audrey Wellington. Joe attended Second Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. He was self employed in the home improvement industry for more than twenty years. Joe enjoyed collecting anything old and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was able to bring levity to almost any situation. He loved his job and the people he worked for became family to Joe. Always a social person, Joe never met a stranger and could befriend anyone. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend to many. His guidance and love will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of thirty-six years: Susan Ollis Todd, of the home; daughter: Ashley Elizabeth Todd, of the home; brothers: Jerry Donnell Todd Jr., Jay Todd (Renee), Jerome Todd, all of Greensboro, NC and Benjamin Todd of Kings Mountain, NC; sisters: Betty Widger, Cross Level, NC, Wendy White (Jon), Greensboro, NC, Jenny Blackford (Ken), Walnut Cove, NC, and Sara Todd (Bud), Greensboro, NC; numerous nieces and nephews and canine companion: Opie. Funeral service was held on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Second Baptist Church with Reverend Dennis Pruitt officiating Visitation was held on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at the church. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Marcia Ware Brinkley, 69, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away September 13, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Born October 6, 1951 in Charlotte, NC, Marcia graduated from Kings Mountain High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Erskine College. She married Clarence Jack Brinkley in 1975, and the two recently celebrated their 46th year of marriage. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Franklin L. Ware Jr., and Eddys Latham Ware. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Karen Etzkorn and husband Justin, of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Melvin Ware and wife Janet of Blacksburg, SC, and Edwin Ware, of Morganton, NC, as well as four nieces and nephews. An educator at heart, Marcia taught middle school biology for a number of years in Charleston SC. After Karen’s birth she devoted fifteen years as a stay-at-home mother to Karen. She later worked twenty years for Bass Pro Shops, retiring in 2018. Marcia was loved by all who knew her; she was best known and will long be remembered for her genuine smile, joyful laugh, and caring heart. The family received friends beginning at 2:15 on Saturday, September 18, at Boyce Memorial ARP Church in Kings Mountain. The funeral service followed at 3:00 pm in the church Sanctuary officiated by Dr. Rob Patrick. Interment was at Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family is being served by Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain and Byrd and Flanigan Funeral Service of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Memorials may be made to Boyce Memorial ARP Church or charity of your choice. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Johnny Grayson Belk, 81, died suddenly in Morganton, NC on Friday, September 17,2021. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Hall and Irene Belk. Johnny retired as a Kings Mountain Police Officer after 20 years of service. He will be greatly missed but we will see him again. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Connie Hamm. He is survived by his wife, Linda Haynes Belk of 26 years; daughters, Pam West and husband Jimmy, Kathy Clemmer and husband Ray; sons, Jeff Hamm and wife Jody, Rusty Hamm and wife Diane; sister, Annie Mae Propst; grandchildren, Courtney Hamm Clontz and husband Ty, Lea Hamm Crowder and husband Brady, Tyler West, Austin Clemmer, Keiffer Hamm and Kolton Hamm; fishing buddy, Blair Carver and wife Cindy; his beloved cat, Snowball and dogs, Lexie and Rambo. Funeral services will be held 11 am, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Chestnut Ridge Church with Pastor Greg Neely officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Church. A private family burial will take place in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain Online condolences:

Linda Anne Biser Behrens ALEXANDRIA, VA – Linda Anne Biser Behrens, 80, of Alexandria, VA, passed away on September 13, 2020, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. Linda was born in Kings Mountain, NC, on July 11, 1940, to the late Meredith Hill Biser, and Nell Watter-

son Biser. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ernest Behrens Jr., and her sister, Meredith Joyce Biser. She is survived by her daughter, Lira Behrens Gallagher, of Silver Spring, MD; and grandchildren, Charles Townsend Davies and Henry Davies. Linda earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962, and a B.S. in Biology from George Washington University in 1969. She worked for several publications, including the Kings Mountain Herald, as well as the Washington Post and the Washington Star. She also served as a teacher at schools in Virginia and North Carolina. She finished her career as an enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pedestrian fatality on North Cansler Street On Sept. 19 at 8:50 p.m., Kings Mountain Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on North Cansler Street between Walker and Fulton Street involving a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle. Upon first responding officer’s arrival, they located Deidra Ross Moore, 41, of 709 Alexander Street in the roadway unresponsive. She suc-

cumbed to her injuries. The driver of the motor vehicle that struck the pedestrian stopped and is currently cooperating with investigators. The Kings Mountain Police Department is continuing to actively investigate this incident and asking anyone that has information regarding it to contact Cpl. Bryant at 704-7340444.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

On September 3, Jody Wayne Ledford, age 51, of the 1200 block of Mayberry Rd. Dallas, NC was reported missing by family members. He was last seen on September 2, leaving work at Solvere, LLC in Belmont, NC. Ledford’s last contact with family members was late Thursday night September 2nd/early morning Friday, September 3rd. Ledford’s last known contact with anyone was on September 3rd, when he texted his work supervisor and advised he would not be at work that day. Ledford left his cell

WAYNE LEDFORD phone at home and disappeared. When Ledford was last seen, he was driving his 2012 4-door Chevrolet Cruze black

sedan. The vehicle has a NC registration plate of TEL2108. It also has a NC State Wolfpack tag on the front bumper. Jody Wayne Ledford is a white male, age 51, 5ft 8in tall, 185lbs, salt/pepper hair and goatee and he wears glasses. If you see Jody Wayne Ledford or have any information regarding his disappearance, please contact Detective J.M. Hanline with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or call 911.

This is a photo of Mr. Ledford’s 2012 4-door Chevrolet Cruze black sedan he was last seen driving as he left work. (Photos Provided)

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office needs your help The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office needs help to identify the vehicle and occupants in this image. The driver of the vehicle is suspected of trespassing and causing

property damage at a location in the Bradley Rd. area. If you have any information, please call Detective Vickers at 704-4844759 or submit a tip on the app.

■ POLICE ARRESTS SEPT.9: William Dishun Farr, 21, 209 Lackey Street, possession of Schedule 6, marijuana, citation; driving without a license, citation; red light violation, citation. SEPT. 11: Phillip Winton Holland, 28, 303 Linwood Road, failure to appear, $500 secured bond. SEPT. 11: Monterio Dea Adams, 40, Bessemer City, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on female, no bond, suspect transported to Gaston County Police. SEPT. 11: Simon De’Shon Lumpkin, 24, 107 Brayton Lane, indecent exposure, $10,000 unsecured bond. SEPT. 12: Kenneth Edward Benson Kings Mountain, injury to real property, second degree trespass, resist, delay, obstruct, $7,500 secured bond. SEPT. 13: Olivio Lazaro Diaz, 44, Gastonia, violation of domestic violence protection order, no bond. SEPT. 13: Marshall Lankford Gregory, 42, Gastonia, communicating threats, Criminal summons . SEPT. 14: Kenneth Eugene Benson, 58, Kings Mountain, order for arrest, no bond. INCIDENTS SEPT. 10: A resident of S. Cherokee Street reported theft of a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle valued at $13,000.

SEPT. 11: A resident of Gastonia reported theft of a white iPhone XR and currency from a 2008 Mazda parked on Dixon School Road. SEPT. 12: A resident of Morris Street reported $500 damage to her vehicle windshield parked at her residence. SEPT. 13: Kings Mountain Travel Center, 400 Dixon School Road, reported larceny of multiple cartons of cigarettes. SEPT. 15: A resident of Spruce Street said her 2017 Ford was damaged by a yellow substance. SEPT. 15: A resident of Dilling Street reported that her 2015 Chrysler was damaged while parked at her residence. Sept. 16: A resident of Tracy Street reported that his 2011 Hyundai parked at his residence was damaged by three bullet holes and window. CITATIONS SEPT. 11: Philip Holland II, 28, 303 Linwood Road, revoked driver’s license. SEPT. 11: Edmond Bukosi, 70, Pineview Drive, driving carelessly at unsafe speed. SEPT. 11: April Lynn Humphries, 42, 114 Bridges Drive, fictitious tag, borrowed license plate, no vehicle inspection. SEPT. 12: Lakesha Janet Stephens, 43, 1127 Phifer Road, driving on a revoked license.

SEPT. 12: Alba Ruth Esqui Lopez, 43, 1708 Shelby Road, no operator’s license. SEPT. 13: Miranda Dawn Lowman, 32, 407 Walnut Street, no vehicle registration. SEPT. 14; Ronald Edward Fprbes, 2, 614 Bolingbrook Road, fictitious tag, no vehicle insurance. SEPT. 15: Larry Dale Thompson, 50, 755 Bell Road, expired tag, no stop light on rear of vehicle. WRECKS SEPT. 10: Officer Graham said Raul Mejia, Bessemer City, backed his 1991 Ford from a parking space at Silver Express and hit a 2005 Chevrolet operated by Bobby Bingham of Dallas. Property damage was estimated at $2,500 to the Bingham vehicle. SEPT. 11: Officer McKinney said Edmund Joseph Bukowski, Pineview Drive, operating a 2004 Ford on King Street, sideswiped a 2015 Nissan operated by Angela Smith, 202 Edel Street, doing slight damage to both vehicles. The accident happened at 8:35 and three minutes later Bukoski was cited for careless and reckless driving and failure to decrease speed to avoid a collision by Officer Herndon on US 74 Business. Bukosi, operating a 2004 Ford, struck a 2017 Nissan operated by Jacqueline Lockhart, 127

Cambridge Oaks Circle, with estimated property damages of $15,000. Herndon said it appeared Bukowski, who had no recollection of the accident, that there are health issues. SEPT. 11: Officer Dee said Dillon Thomas,507 Monroe Avenue, operating a 2021 Hyundai, traveling on NC 161, slowed in roadway, and was struck by a hit and run driver. Property damage was estimated at $7,500. SEPT. 14: Officer Carpenter said that Joshua Moore, 1212 Northwoods Drive, operating a 2019 Ford, struck a 2020 Nissan operated by Asiah Poston, Spruce Street, at a yellow light at Countryside drive and US 74. Property damages were estimated at $25,000. Poston was transported to the local hospital for treatment. SEPT. 15: Officer Herndon said that Natalya Thompson of Charlotte reported that a hit and run driver struck a parked 2006 Dodge owned by Andre Reid of Crown Court and a parked 2016 Nissan owned by Thompson. The vehicles were parked in the apartment house driveway. Property damages were estimated at $9,000.

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Cleveland County Senators reintroduce Bill to protect Schools continue amateur motorsports from EPA regulations mask mandate Cleveland County Schools will continue requiring students and staff to wear face masks in schools during instruction time. Exemptions are allowed for medical, behavioral, and religious reasons. The school board voted on Monday 5-3 to continue requiring masks to combat Coronavirus in schools. Robert Queen, Danny Blanton, Ron Humphries, Joel Shores, and Greg Tay-

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lor voted to continue the mask policy. Under a new state law, every school board across North Carolina is required to hold a public vote every month on their policies regarding wearing masks at school, regardless of whether officials plan to change the policy.

Superior Court blocks Voter ID Law in new ruling Friday, a threejudge panel blocked North Carolina’s voter ID law, which 56% of North Carolina voters supported in a ballot measure in 2018. Sam Hayes, General Counsel for North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, said, “Once again, liberal judges have defied the will of North Carolinians on election integrity. Voters of this state have repeatedly supported a voter ID requirement – going so far as to enshrine it in our state constitution. Senate Bill

824 is one of the most generous in the country, and it was modeled on those of other states. At trial, Plaintiffs could not produce a single witness who would be unable to vote because of the law.” He continued, “In his dissent, Judge Poovey noted that “[n]ot one scintilla of evidence was introduced during this trial that any legislator acted with racially discriminatory intent.” In fact, the bill was co-sponsored by African-American State Senator Joel Ford. This fight is far from over. We look forward to appealing this partisan ruling on behalf of the people of North Carolina.”

Last w e e k , Senators Richard Burr (RNC), Jon Tester (D-MT), M a r k SENATOR BURR Kelly (DAZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act, legislation to protect American motorsports from unnecessary regulatory overreach by the federal government. For decades, amateur motorsport enthusiasts have converted street vehicles into dedicated racecars to race on non-public roads. However, in 2015, the Obama Administration proposed a rule that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fine these enthusiasts for converting their personal cars into racecars. This rule contradicted Congressional intent in the Clean Air Act, an interpretation that has been upheld for more than 50 years. Although the EPA removed this devastating language from its final rulemaking, the agency still maintains vehicle modification of motorsports is unlawful. “Amateur motorsports are a unique American pastime,” said Senator Burr. “This bipartisan legislation provides certainty for folks

who enjoy America’s longheld racing tradition, in the spirit Congress intended when it passed the Clean Air Act more than 50 years ago. I’m proud to work with my colleagues on this commonsense legislation to protect the legacy of American motorsports for years to come.” “Folks in the motorsport community have always relied on the freedom to modify their vehicles to race and compete,” said Senator Tester. “This legislation will codify that freedom into law by preventing unnecessary regulations on motorsport hobbyists, allowing amateurs and professionals alike to uphold tradition while still following the intent of the Clean Air Act.” “Arizona has a rich tradition of motorsports and racing which also plays a role in our state’s economy,” said Senator Kelly. “The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 will protect Arizona’s amateur racers and auto mechanics from burdensome regulations so these enthusiasts can continue to enjoy the hobby and thrill of motorsports in our state and across the country.” In 1965, Congress passed the Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Act, which amended the Clean Air Act to set the first federal vehicle emission standards. It defined the term

“motor vehicle” as “any self-propelled vehicle designed for transporting persons or property on a street or highway.” In 1970, Congress clarified that the Clean Air Act’s anti-tampering provision for reducing harmful air pollutants does not apply to vehicles manufactured or modified for racing. Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments in 1990, directing the EPA to set emission standards for “non-road vehicles” that contribute to air pollution. It excluded vehicles “used solely for competition” from these new rules. This clarification was instructive as it separated vehicles used in organized racing from “motor vehicles.” After examining the legislative history, it is clear that Congress never intended to provide the EPA with the authority to regulate vehicles used solely for competition, including vehicles modified to be used exclusively for racing. The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act simply reaffirms Congressional intent of the Clean Air Act, further protecting amateur motorsports from unnecessary regulation in the future. Senator Burr first introduced the RPM Act in 2016 and reintroduced it in 2019.

Organizations supporting the RPM Act include: • American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) • Auto Care Association (Auto Care) • Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) • California Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) • Formula Drift • Harley-Davidson • International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) • LKQ Corporation (LKQ Corp) • Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) • Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) • Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) • National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) • North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) • Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) • Performance Racing Industry (PRI) • Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades (SSDA-AT) • Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) • Tire Industry Association (TIA)

New laws protect visitation rights for nursing home residents and Clergy Two new laws in North Carolina will protect visitation and religious rights for patients and long-term care

residents during emergencies, like the COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 351, known

as “Clifford’s Law,” ensures nursing home and long-term care residents are allowed a visitor at least twice per

month during declared disasters and emergencies. It is named for long-term nursing home resident Clifford

Jernigan. His sister, who has visited him each week for 40 years, lost her visitation privileges due to COVID-19 restrictions. Clifford’s mental and physical health saw a severe decline because of the lack of visitation and socialization that he received during the pandemic. “We have all heard the stories or experienced loved ones in long-term care who have suffered immensely due to isolation because of COVID-19 visitation restrictions,” said Rep. Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin), who is the primary sponsor of House Bill 351. “Clifford’s Law will ensure families have access to their loved ones, which is vital to the mental health and well-being of long-term care residents.” House Bill 447, known as “Jeff Rieg Law,” guarantees the right of patients to have a

clergy member visit them in the hospital. It is named after Jeff Rieg, who spent his final days in a Greenville hospital after being hit by a car. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, his family and pastor were restricted from visiting him. After Rep. Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort) got involved, the hospital ultimately allowed the family and a pastor to visit him before he died. “This is a significant and meaningful piece of legislation that upholds the religious freedoms and liberties of North Carolinians,” said Rep. Kidwell, who is the primary sponsor of House Bill 447. “I am so sorry that the Rieg family had to suffer through this, but I hope it is a comfort to know that Jeff was the inspiration for making this law happen.”

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OPINION Pieces of Kings Mountain History

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. –Ronald Reagan

Due to restrictions from the National Park Service, gatherings of more than LORETTA 50 people COZART have been cancelled. With the Delta variant so contagious, large gatherings have also been discouraged by the CDC. As a result, the annual com[1]memoration of the Battle of Kings Mountain will be handled differently this year. Members of the DAR and SAR from the state and national level will attend the ceremony honoring those who fought. Kings Mountain National Military Park plans to share the event via Facebook so the public can watch. Check the https:// page for more information as plans develop. The first recorded commemoration occurred in 1814, when battle participants gathered to reinter the bones of those who were hastily buried after the battle. A speech was given during that event and that document now resides in the NC Archives. During the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, in 1880, a handsome memorial was

The Centennial Monument was unveiled at battleground in 1880; some commemoration events also occurred at Kings Mountain Gold Mine. Photos by NPS placed on the battlefield where the heaviest fighting occurred. Today, we call that marker the Centennial Monument. At the time, getting to the battlefield was a difficult trek. It was noted that 15,000 people attended that event. By the sesquicentennial anniversary, roads had been built providing better attendance at the commemoration. It is estimated that 70,000 people witnessed the 150th anniversary. Attendance for the battle commemoration has

fluctuated over the years, with the second centennial drawing the largest crowd. In recent years, 250 to 400 people, on average, attend the event each year. From a wear-and-tear standpoint, that number of people is much more manageable for the Park Service. Drawing numbers into the thousands would require a much larger staff. It does not require you attending a commemoration to remember those who fought at the Battle of See PIECES, Page 5A

Looking Back

At the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, many gathered at the Battlefield.

Worry rarely changes anything Life presents challenges to us all and most of us understand worry. There are Glenn Mollette enough Guest Editorial ordeals along the way of life to cause each of us to worry our heads off. However, worry will never add another day to our lives. Worry will not smooth a wrinkle, dry a tear or eliminate disease and poverty. It will not keep someone from harm. Worry has never prevented bad news or bad things from happening. Worry rarely changes anything except to make

us tense. This usually results in sleep loss, nausea, ulcers and chest pain. Who needs any of these? Worry often leads to stress and too much stress is never reported as being good for us. Of course, just daily living creates some stress for us all. We have appointments, jobs, deadlines, life goals and commitments. Within these there are expectations that bring about daily stress. Deep down gnawing worry, fretting and fear doesn’t do us much good. When we are filled with worry and fear all the time it only makes our situation worse. Jesus said in Matthew 5:25 to not worry about the needs of this life. “For

this reason, I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” Yet, if we are honest, we’ve all worried about all the above and much more at different times in our lives. Let’s try to think more about caution and prevention and doing what we know to do. For example, take the COVID-19 vaccination. It’s free, and it might save your life and the lives of people you love. Why wouldn’t you do it? This is called prevention. You still might get sick but it might save See WORRY, Page 5A

Breaking and Entering

This photo, from the Kings Mountain Mirror, was taken as the Kings Mountain High School Band marches down Battleground Avenue in December 1972 during the Christmas Parade. It was taken from the top of one of the downtown buildings and is a view very few have experienced. In the background, can be seen Dixon Chevrolet.

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More than 70,000 people attended the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain. This crowd gathered to hear speeches, including one by President Herbert Hoover.

Gaston Co. police make arrest in Dallas murder On Tuesday, September 14, at about 6:57 p.m., the Gaston County Police responded to 1606 Old Spencer Mtn Rd. Dallas, NC in reference to a suspicious death. Police located a deceased white male in the driveway of the residence. It was determined that the victim, Jacob Scott Stroupe, age 36, had suffered a fatal stab wound. After investigating, the Gaston County Police identified and located the suspect involved in the incident. The suspect and

WORRY From Page 4A your life. Your family loves you and needs you. Surely, you care enough about them to get this vaccination. I know people who haven’t gotten the vaccination and I’m concerned. However, I’m encouraging them to go and get the shot. This is something I can do. I can talk to them, fuss

LOGO From Page 1A design: to visually complement the City of Kings Mountain logo; to reflect the growth and vibrancy of downtown Kings Mountain; and to present the Downtown District as a great place to eat, shop, and discover the arts. The Main Street Advisory Board worked with a

CRISIS From Page 1A time we lose a patient,” she said her voice trembling. “Health care workers get downtrodden. They need community support to keep them uplifted in this work. This has been the most dif-

victim were formerly in a domestic relationship and had two children together.

After conferring with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office, County Police have charged and arrested Brandy Kachelle Wilson, age 30, of Gastonia with First Degree Murder. She is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail with no bond, pending a first appearance in court. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. R.C. Cogdill at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

and gripe. Lying awake all night worrying about it will not change anything. Eat right, exercise, take your vitamins, go to the doctor regularly and do what your doctor says to do. Worrying about your health, will not make you healthy. Stop worrying about money. Worrying about money will not make you richer. Go to work. Figure out some way to make a little if you are physically able. Don’t

throw your money away. Look for ways to save some. After this, don’t sit around and worry, just be busy doing something and you won’t have time to worry. Eliminating worry is easier said than done. Pray, meditate, be physically and mentally active. Be creative and on the offense about whatever might be troubling you. Don’t take life sitting down. Tackle what you can and trust everything to God.

marketing agency, NP Strategy, on the logo redesign project. The agency created multiple strong design concepts, and the Advisory Board recognized a unique opportunity in the selected logo design. The triangular shapes within the logo contain icons that represent a wide range of downtown activities. The Advisory Board plans to use the triangle design element in other creative ways, outside of the logo, such as signage

and promotional materials. The boldly colored triangle shapes will serve as a wonderful visual guide that allows visitors to explore and appreciate downtown Kings Mountain. If you have great ideas and are interested in volunteering on the Kings Mountain Main Street Program, please contact Christy Adkins at 704-730-2197 or send an email to christy.

ficult encounter, endeavor, experience that anyone in healthcare has ever taken part of. I have been an emergency medical physician for 24-years, and I have never seen anything like this. And I hope we will never see anything like this in the future. I just want you to know this is happening here, in your own

backyard. It is serious and is impacting us greatly. I hope you will understand the reality of what is going on in our hospitals and our county. I will end on a good note, because my mother always told me that, to end on a positive. “We are here for you, and we will take care of you.”

Brandy Kachelle Wilson

PIECES From Page 4A Kings Mountain, especially as COVID-19 numbers have begun to spike. For those who had ancestors at the battle, it is difficult to not go and show respect. If you want to take a moment to remember the Battle of Kings Mountain, pause at 3 p.m. on October 7. Take time to talk about the battle with your children or grand-

children. If plans work out and the commemoration is shared on Facebook, be sure to watch. The Battle of Kings Mountain was a short one-hour and five-minute event that changed the course of American history. Thomas Jefferson spoke of the battle in a letter written in 1822 expressing his opinion of the battle, “It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with

the seal of our independence.” Washington’s Continental Army had been fighting valiantly for fiveand-half years. Yet only 12 months and 12 days after the Battle of Kings Mountain, General Cornwallis surrendered his British Army to General Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. Our ancestors turned the tide of success indeed.

Hospice Cleveland County 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 on Thursdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. If interested, please call:

Susan Bowling 980-2958595 or Lynn Thomas at 980-295-8596. Hospice 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 shar-

ing time walking together we will experience nature, physical movement, and the memories and spiritual interpretations that assist this period of grieving. Wednesday, October 6 and 20, 2021, 3:00pm at 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. Masks required!




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The Road Not Taken Are you familiar with Robert Frosts’ poem The Road Not Taken? “ T w o roads diverged in a yellow wood, and JEFF WILSON Pastor sorry I First Church could not of the Nazarene travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth;” I had to memorize this poem when I was in the 6th grade. I must admit, that though I couldn’t stand the

assignment at the time, this poem has spoken volumes to me ever since. All too often I find myself lamenting like this unnamed traveler, finding myself at a fork in the road. Needing to choose a direction, trying hard to peer down both roads to determine which way is best. Knowing good and well that what ever path I choose, I will never find myself at this exact moment again. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that is life. We can’t take both roads; we must choose one or the other. How then, do we know that we are making the right choice? Exodus chapter 13 mentions the Israelites and a literal choice they had to make between two roads. Two roads diverged in a desert, and the Israelites had a choice. First, the Israelites were peer-

ing down a shorter road that led through Philistine country, and according to God, would surely lead to a war. The second choice for the Israelites was a much longer road through the desert with an eventual crossing of the Red Sea to deal with. In our humanness, it would make sense to take the shorter road, but when confronted with this decision, the Israelites trusted God, and allowed Him to lead them down the best path, which in the end was longer and had the challenge of a Red Sea crossing. Though the road was challenging, God was faithful in guiding, and providing, even when circumstances seemed hopeless. Life is full of choices, and we can’t take both roads, but we do serve a God who is in the business of guiding us along our journey.

Sometimes we choose wisely, and obediently allow God to guide us, even during challenging circumstances. However, when we make a bad choice, and trust me we will make them, be reminded that God never made a bad choice when He chose us. 2 Thessalonians 2:13, “God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth”. God chose us, He chose to send us Jesus, who can redeem any bad choice we have ever made. If you find yourself traveling down the wrong road, look ahead, there is another fork and another opportunity to make a better choice allowing God to guide your journey.

Peoples Baptist Church 31 anniversary and Revival Peoples Baptist Church located at 1010 Groves Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 will be celebrating their 31st Anniversary and Revival. Anniversary Service will be Sunday, October 3 at 9:00am. Revival Services are Monday – Wednesday, Oct 4 – 6, at 6:30 PM. Revival guest speakers are Pastor Dwight Rutledge of St. Peters Baptist Church, Grover, NC; Pastor Cory Gaines of Maiden Chapel, Maiden, NC and Pastor Quintarro Smith of Victory Temple, Gastonia, NC.

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

KM First Church Of The NazareneChurch 127 Countryside Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

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Girl Talk Ministry helps girls rise above adversities By Loretta Cozart Tiana Roberts just started Girl Talk Ministry, that allows minority girls to discuss everyday life challenges and empower one another on ways to rise above adversities. The program allows adolescent girls to transform their mind and enhance a better life through Christ. A ribbon cutting for the program was held at Vestibule AME Zion Church on September 9. The ministry’s first group meeting will be held at the church the first Tuesday of the month, October 5, for 5th and 6th graders. The second Tuesday of the month, October 12, is for 7th – 8th graders. And the third Tuesday of the month, October 19, is for 9th – 12th graders. Groups meet once monthly from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. When speaking of her motivation for starting the ministry, Roberts said, “The ministry is going to allow girls to see who they are. First, we must know who we are in Christ. If we don’t have a value and understanding of who we are, we will fall for anything. We will draw accustomed to the ways of the world. We are meant to be so much more than who the world tries to make us out to be. God has a purpose for each of us. If we are aligned with what He is doing on the Earth and inside us, we will then be aligned with His purpose to serve Him.” Roberts attended UNC-Greensboro and earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She then earned her master’s degree in Social Work in a joint program with NC A&T and UNC-G. Girl Talk Ministry’s first month of meetings will focus on building trust within the group. Roberts explains, “The first month is for building confidentiality, getting the girls to understand that this is a safe space. The girls shouldn’t need to worry if what I say is going to be heard in the public. We are going to work to build trust within the group and let them know that this is their space. They are safe here and are safe to say whatever they need to

Tiana Roberts has started Girl Talk Ministry with monthly meetings to help young girls, age ten to 18. say. And it is okay to be vulnerable because this space is sacred.” Internships helped Roberts decide her path in life. Her first internship was at the YWCA, one of the oldest and largest multicultural organizations, that works to enhance problem solutions for women, girls, and families. “I feel that within our own environment, we don’t always recognize the limitations because we are so immersed in it.” During an internship for her master’s degree, she realized, “Anxiety and depression are real because the students who are so anxious, they can’t function in the classroom. With COVID-19, many are mourning the loss of a loved one. Often, students must decide, ‘Do I stay at school, or do I go home to support my family. They want to be successful in school but often must decide what is best for them and their family. Women don’t normalize the heavy issues we face; we don’t verbalize our emotions and just try to be strong,” she said. “We must say it is okay to reach out for support. We need to create a space to support each other through things and to encourage one another.” “But when you go off and become a part of something different, you recognize the opportunities that are available,” Roberts said. “People don’t always recognize their potential because they are limited by their environment. So, if you don’t have the resources to go to college, college might

Girl Talk Ministry held its ribbon cutting on September 9 at Vestibule A.M.E. Zion Church. (Photos provided) not be in the forefront of your mind. We really are a product of our environment, and we only know what we know.” “We, as parents, must realize that we sometimes don’t know all the important information our children need. We must say, ‘I am okay to let those that do know how to help my child and talk about it with them. It is okay to have a mentor and others who can help my child with things I don’t know.’ We shouldn’t limit our children based on our own limitations,” said Roberts. “In the grand scheme of things, our children should go to college if they desire to do so. Not only will it help them, but it will also help the entire family. Sometimes they just need the resources to move ahead. We just need to let them know that the resources are there.” To find our more about Girl Talk Ministry, visit their website visit www.girltalkministry. org.

New book shares the people and stories of Sunset Cemetery By Loretta Cozart Dr. June Hadden Hobbs and Joe DePriest were the guest speakers at Broad River Genealogy Society at their September meeting. The two have a new book titled "Tales and Tombstones of Sunset Cemetery: Tracing Lives and Memorial Customs in a Southern Graveyard," featuring photos by Hal Bryant, Hobbs explained that love for Sunset Cemetery spawned their new collaboration. "We met two years ago when the Association of Gravestone Studies met at Gardner-Webb University. Joe wanted to come to a conservation workshop. So, he sent me an email, and we hit it off. Finally, we decided we should go to the cemetery together since we both love Sunset. And, you know, that is the way it would go." Hobbs has more interest in the stories the stones tell, not the people buried there. "I don't take no stock in dead people," Hobbs said using a line from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. "Joe is interested in the people buried at Sunset Cemetery. His style is very personal. He acts like he knows these people. And a lot of them he did know. I'm more academic," Hobbs said. The presentation began with an aerial photo of Sunset Cemetery, comprised of 40 acres of land donated by William Forbes for a town cemetery. In 1831, a group of city fathers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, planned to create a new cemetery, Mt. Auburn. "Their idea was that cemeteries should not be gloomy places. They should be places of retreat," Hobbs said. "Those were called rural, or garden, cemeteries, with beautiful plantings with winding curvy

roads. It was like going into a forest. Often families are buried together there." Until the 1830s, the phrase to describe the place where interment took place was known as burial ground or graveyard. "With the founding of Mt. Auburn, there was a deliberate attempt to shift to the use of the word cemetery, which comes from the Greek word for sleeping place," Hobbs shared. Both Hobbs and DePriest shared stories about different people who reside at the cemetery. One story comes from their chapter, Women You'd Like to have Coffee With. "Joe called me and said, 'Do you know there is a witch buried in Sunset Cemetery?' I didn't, so we met there, and he showed me the stone. He said, 'It's got a pentagram on it, and there were signs that there were stories of Satanic Rights taking place here.' I said, 'Joe, I hate to burst your bubble, but that is an Eastern Star Logo. That is not a Satanic pentagram.' Well, you'd think that would be the end of it. But not with Joe. He had to go digging.” Another chapter men-

tioned was Guys Your Mother Wouldn't Let You Sit with at Church, shares the story of Eddie Dobson. "If you go to find Eddie's grave, mud has washed over his marker, and you almost can't read it. His dad died when he was one-year old. His mother and his grandmother raised him," DePriest said, "He grew up off Gold Street, and as he grew up, he had good taste, especially for clothes." "His mama worked very hard to provide for him, working two jobs: one at the Lily Mill and the other waiting tables at the Shelby Café. Eddie was a charming guy and good-looking guy. They took him to church, but I'm not sure much sunk in,” DePriest said. "He went to UNC-Charlotte had a sideline job – he sold drugs. In 1972, he got arrested and told his roommate they had skip town. They hopped into a Hippie van and moved to Los Angeles, CA." In California, Dobson settled near Hollywood and did well in business with a high-end antique shop. His customers were the cream of Hollywood, the big stars. He lived an opulent lifestyle. And he also sold cocaine out of the backroom of his store. Then someone introduced him to black tar heroin, and he became an addict and developed a $1,000 a day habit and lost everything. So, he started robbing banks. Dobson robbed 64 banks in nine months when the FBI finally caught him. He served ten years of a 15-year sentence and got out. Afterward, he worked for Jack Nicholson. In time, he fell off the wagon and robbed nine more banks. So, he went back to jail. "Dobson had saved enough money to pay for a wake for

ED. NOTE: The recipes in today’s Cooking Conner are from Cooking for A Cure,’’ a cookbook project by Resurrection Lutheran Church for benefit of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.) HOT TOMAT GRITS Shirley Brutko 2 bacon slices coked and chopped 2 cans chicken broth 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup grits 1 (10 oz.) can stewed tomatoes, drained 2 T. green chiles, drained 1 cup Cheddar cheese Mix all ingredients together. Put into small, greased casse-

himself when he died and invited his closest friends. They attended and pitched in to send Dobbs to Sunset Cemetery. And there he is. The world's greatest bank robber," said DePriest. Their book shares the stories of the lives and memories of people buried in Sunset Cemetery. Featured are authors W.J. Cash and Thomas Dixon, whose racist novel was the basis for The Birth of a Nation. Others included in their book are Don Gibson and Bobby "Pepper Head" London, and a paratrooper who died in the Battle of the Bulge. Another figure of statewide significance is O. Max Gardner, former Governor of North Carolina from 19281932, and Ambassador to Great Britain, who died the night before going overseas in 1947. A section of the cemetery was also set aside for enslaved people of color buried in unmarked graves. An 1886 a Kiser map shows in that area had a black school, church, and cemetery. In 1939 a WPA worker was sent to record the graves in that section. He could see the graves more clearly then and estimated that there are 300 graves in a one-and-one-half acre area. Only four graves were marked with wooden headstones. A committee has been formed to place a marker to honor the memory of those neighbors. McFarland Publishing is publishing the book, and the anticipated release date is November 1, according to their website. June Hadden Hobbs is a professor of English and director of Undergraduate Research

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at Gardner-Webb University. She is the author of many articles on tombstones and American women's hymns, and the former editor of Markers, the international journal of the Association for Gravestones Studies. In 2017 she received the Harriette Merrifield Forbes Award for outstanding contributions to the field of gravestone studies, the highest honor a gravestone

1 can cream of celery soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 ½ cups water 6 chicken pieces Salt and pepper to taste ½ pkg. dry onion soup mix Grease 9x13 baking dish and place rice in the bottom. Combine cream soups and water. Pour half of the soup mixture over rice and let stand a few minutes. Place enough chicken for 6 over rice. Add salt and pepper and remaining soup mixture.; Top with dry onion soup. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ to two. Hours. Serves 6. APPLE BETTY Amanda Tackett 6 medium apples ½ cup sliced butter ¾ cup flour ¼ tsp. nutmeg ½ tsp. cinnamon Slice about 6 medium apples in bottom of 8x8 dish with ½ cup sliced butter. Cream sugar and butter and put on top of apples. Mix flour, nutmeg, cinnamon. Put mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes.

scholar can receive. Joe DePriest, has had a 50year newspaper career, including work as a reporter for the Shelby Star, the Charlotte Observer, other local newspapers, and Our State magazine. His North Carolina Newspaper Association Awards include one for an account of his 1994 return to Vietnam, where he served a tour of duty as an Army journalist.

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Catawba River Basin Bikes and Breakfast group an eclectic blend By Alan Hodge Special to the Herald

Folks driving through beautiful downtown Lowell on the second and last Sunday mornings of each month are often astonished to see a long line of vintage and exotic motorcycles parked curbside outside the Grits N Greens restaurant. Many probably wonder what’s going on. Here’s the answer- it’s the twice monthly meeting of the Catawba River Basin Bikes and Breakfast group. The group of guys who comprise the gathering show up on machines going back decades and up to the present day. Brands represented include some familiar ones such as Triumph and Honda, but also others a bit more exotic such as Laverda, Cagiva, Aprilia, and KTM. The bikes gleam in the sun and are certainly eye catching. Members of the group come from a wide variety of backgrounds including retirees, truck drivers, IT professionals, mechanics, and an airline pilot. They call places like Kings Mtn., Belmont, Mt. Holly, Charlotte, Rock Hill, and other locales home. Not surprisingly, the group is dubbed “an eclectic group of motorcyclists with an eclectic blend of bikes”. After breakfast, the group meanders outside to stand and talk bikes, then they often go on rides to area attractions and backroads and ends up in places such as Kings Mtn. State Park, Ninety-Nine Mile Dam, or some other interesting spot.. Al Roof was one of the group’s founders. “In some ways we are a spinoff of the Brit Bike Breakfast Group, which was established by Glenn Kel-

Al Roof, who lives near Kings Mountain, is one of the group’s founders.

The Catawba River Basin Bikes and Breakfast motorcycle group (CARB for short) meets on the second and last Sunday morning at Grits and Greens restaurant in Lowell to share stories and show off their exotic and vintage machines. Photo by Alan Hodge lis in 2012, based out of the Mooresville/Davidson area,” said Roof. “But our Catawba River Basin (CaRB) Bikes & Breakfast group is more than that, in so many ways. It encompasses friends and riding companions from the Brit Bike Breakfast group, the Blue Ridge Pathfinders Motorcycle Club, and the Burger Run group. In 2017 we asked if I could host the Brit Bike Breakfast group on the last Sunday of the month at Grits N Greens Southern Cuisine in Lowell. Almost immediately the attendance at our gathering began to dwarf that of the other Brit Bike Breakfast gatherings, and, at the same time, fewer and fewer British bike were within the mix, with many desiring a more inclusive name, but it became obvious that was not going to happen. Earlier this year, Todd Daczkowski, Greg

Harmon, and I established the Catawba River Basin Bikes & Breakfast group, with Grits N Greens as our home base, meeting the second Sunday and the last Sunday of each month. At present we have 111 riders as members of the Facebook Group Page I set up for the group. I do not have demographics for the group. Off the top of my head, I would say we range in age from the mid-thirties to late-seventies. Motorcycles regularly ridden to our breakfast range from an immaculate Robin Egg Blue 1947 Cushman Model 54 scooter to a state-of-the-art 2019 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S, or perhaps a KTM 1290 Super Duke R. John Clayton of Mt. Holly attended his first breakfast meeting on September 12. He rode his Royal Enfield Himalayan.

“They are a nice group of guys,” Clayton said. “They are fun to be around and have some incredible bikes.” Another local member, Ben Bonds of Belmont, rode his tricked out Yamaha Super Tenere the same day. “They are a group of guys who enjoy riding and each other’s company,” Bonds said. Don’t think that you need a vintage or exotic bike to take part in the gatherings. “If it has two wheels and handlebars you are welcome,” said Roof. Interested in taking part? The next meeting will be September 26. Grab your helmet, hop on your bike and be at Grits and Greens by 8:30am. For more information on this interesting group of riders contact Al Roof at

A rare 1978 six cylinder Honda owned by Lloyd Blythe.

Part of the lineup.

Jim Vanderlinde rode his Triumph up from Rock Hill, SC.

Rick Lee of Rock Hill with his exotic 1972 Italian-made Laverda.

The rear end of a vintage Honda.

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Lady Mountaineers, Crest heading for BSC showdown The Kings Mountain and Crest women’s volleyball teams appear to be heading for a showdown for first place in the Big South 3A Conference Thursday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The Lady Mountaineers and Lady Chargers won both of their games last week and carried 3-0 Big South records into this week. Kings Mountain took care of South Point and Stuart Cramer last week with both contests ending in 3-0 victories.

The Lady Mountaineers defeated South Point 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 Tuesday. Meile Songaila provided 11 service points, 11 serve receptions, seven digs and 17 kills. Paige Bagwell had seven service points and 32 assists, and Aaliyah Byers had six service points, seven serve receptions, 12 digs and 15 kills. The JVs fell 25-23, 25-23. Brooke Hamrick had six kills and three digs; London Brown seven kills, eight digs

and four serve receptions; Caroline Moss eight kills, 12 service points, 10 digs and 14 serve receptions; and Sara Kate Bridges five digs and 24 assists. The varsity swept Stuart Cramer 25-15, 25-12 and 25-14 Thursday at Parker Gym, but the JVs lost again 25-16 25-9. Byers had six serve receptions, six digs, 15 kills and four service points. Songaila added 11 receptions, seven digs, 11 kills, two blocks and

nine service points. Bagwell had 22 assists and 13 service points, and Jessie Ozmore had nine assists and seven service points. London Brown led the JVs with six kills, 12 service points and four digs; Caroline Moss had 10 service points and five serve receptions; Alexa Jones had eight kills, four digs and three serve receptions and Sara Kate Bridges had 16 assists and three digs.

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Zavion Smith (2) follows the blocking of Alex Jackson (57) and Thomas Feemster on a kick return in Friday’s game at Hunter Huss. Photos by Gary Smart

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many years. “They are definitely better,” Lloyd noted. “They run a spread and also I-backs. They are a well-coached team that is getting better every week. They will come ready to play. “They will mix it up a lot between throws and runs,” he added. “They run a bunch of formations so we’ll have to be ready for them.” North Gaston’s quarterback, Kandon Zollo, has hit 34 of 64 passes for 406 yards so far. J.J. Gordon has rushed for 181 yards in three games and Brian Coley comes in with 14 receptions for 222 yards. Coach Clark is the son of Bruce Clark, who was an assistant coach at KMHS in the 1980’s and early 90’s and late in his career was at North Gaston where he led the Wildcats to a runner-up finish in the state. This will be the first of two straight home games for the Mountaineers. A very good Forestview team will be coming to Gamble Stadium the following Friday. “It’s nice to be home for the next two weeks after being on the road so much,” Lloyd said.

KINGS MOUNTAIN MOUNTAINEERS KM’s Jake Lloyd blocks Huskies’ Jesus Marin punt for a touchdown in Mountaineers’ 45-6 win at Huss.




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Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers got off to a slow start in their opening Big South Conference game Friday night at Hunter Huss, but soon heated up and rolled to a 45-6 victory. The win puts KM at 1-0 in the Big South and 3-1 overall heading into a long-awaited home game Friday at Gamble Stadium against North Gaston. After their season opening loss to Shelby at home, the Mountaineers hit the road for wins over Asheville and Burns and they had an open date before going to Huss. The Mountaineers moved the ball well all night but lost the ball on downs and had to punt on their first two possessions. But, after the defense blocked a Huss punt to gain possession on the Huss 23, the points started coming quickly. The Mountaineers built a 45-0 lead in the third period, putting the running clock rule into play. The Huskies’ only touchdown came against KM’s second unit defense. “We played pretty good on both sides of the ball,” Coach Greg Lloyd noted. “The offensive line gave us their best game of the year so far. Tykel Smith and Michael Lubas looked really good. “Our running backs ran real hard and both of our quarterbacks (Lamont Littlejohn and Jonah Patrick) did See HUSS, Page 2B

Kings Mountain High football fans can save a little gas Friday night. After three road games against Asheville, Burns and Hunter Huss, the Mountaineers will be hosting the North Gaston Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. at John Gamble Stadium. The Mountaineers carry a 1-0 Big South Conference and 3-1 overall record into the contest. The Wildcats, coached by Justin Clark, have yet to win a game but Coach Greg Lloyd will be cautioning his players not to take them lightly. “They are a much improved team,” Lloyd said. “They have a more balanced offense this year. They gave a really good Chase team a 10point ball game and they put up 21 points on a really good Forestview defense last week. They are definitely better.” Barring any injuries in practice this week, the Mountaineers should go into the game at 100 percent. “It’s nice to be home for the next two weeks after being on the road so much,” Lloyd noted. This year’s Wildcat team will probably be the strongest they’ve put on the field in

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KM quarterback Jonah Patrick hands off to Thomas Feemster. Deandre Hoyle (1) returns a kick for the Mountaineers in last week’s Big South Conference opener at Hunter Huss. Photos by Gary Smart

Wed., Sept. 22 TBA – High school cross country, Kings Mountain, Burns and Crest at Shelby. 5 p.m. - Middle school football, Burns at Kings Mountain. (Fifth quarter begins at 4:30). Thur., Sept. 23 4 p.m. – High school volleyball, Crest at Kings Mountain. 4:15 - Middle School men’s soccer, Kings Mountain at North Lincoln. 4:15 – Middle school softball, Kings Mountain at North Lincoln. 7 p.m. – High school JV football, Kings Mountain at North Gaston. Fri., Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. - High school football, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. Saturday, Sept. 25 TBA – High school cross country, Kings Mountain at Freedom Invitational.

Mon., Sept. 27 2 p.m. – High school golf, all Big South teams at Kings Mountain Country Club. 3:30 – Middle school cross country, Kings Mountain, Burns and Shelby at Crest. 4 p.m. – High school volleyball, Audrey Kell at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school men’s soccer, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. Tues., Sept. 28 4 p.m. – High school volleyball, Hunter Huss at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. – Middle school golf, Kings Mountain and North Lincoln at West Lincoln 4:15 – Middle school men’s soccer, Burns at Kings Mountain. Wed., Sept. 29 5 p.m. – Middle school football, East Lincoln at Kings Mountain (Fifth quarter begins at 4:30).




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a good job.” “The defense played a solid game, too. All in all it was a good night. “We scored on several passes and did some good things. We were a little slow starting out but we played pretty decent after that. The second quarter was really good to us.” After blocking the punt, KM was penalized five yards for a false start but they scored four plays later on AJ Richardson’s one-yard burst. Jaden Ellis added the PAT for a 7-0 lead with 42.7 seconds left in the opening period. Huss was driving when KM’s Deandre Hoyle intercepted a deep pass and returned it to the KM 41. The Huss defense held, though, and Peyton Fisher got off a 50-yard punt to the Huss eight yard line. On the Huskies’ first play, Richardson tackled Quentayvious Murray for a safety and a 9-0 KM lead. “Deandre Hoyle had a very good game,” Coach Lloyd noted. “Our defense played extremely well. They got off a couple plays against us early, but we put pressure on them and created some turnovers. We had two interceptions. Michael Ward and AJ Richardson did a good job, and Zay Smith did a good job


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tempt was blocked by Jake Lloyd for a touchdown and a 45-0 lead with 4:46 left in the third period. That put the running clock rule into effect and the KM starters left the game. Huss managed to drive 63 yards for its only TD which came on a two-yard run by Javarion Brown.



at safety. We had a lot of contributors.” After the 9-0 start, points came rapidly. The Mountaineers returned the free kick to the Huss 27. Two runs by Thomas Feemster had the Mountaineers in the end zone, and Sel Randolph threw a two-point conversion pass to Seth Neal to run the score to 17-0. Aided by a pass interference call, the Huskies were able to make it as far as the KM 29 before turning the ball over on a pass interception. Taking over on their own 25, it took the Mountaineers just three plays to score with Smith covering the final 32 yards. Ellis’ PAT made it 24-0 with 6:35 on the clock. “I thought Feemster and Smith had some really nice runs,” Lloyd noted. “It was a good all-around play by our offense.” Huss made it to the KM 49 before losing the ball on downs again. Nine plays later Hoyle took a screen pass and rambled 28 yards for a 31-0 halftime lead. After the defense held Huss to three and out to open the second half, KM took just nine plays to score on Robert Kendrick’s twoyard run for a 38-0 lead. Again, the Huskies couldn’t move the ball as they had two straight 15yard penalties and a big sack by Richardson that put them on their own 19. A fourth down punt at-

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JVs roll over Hunter Huss, at North Gaston Thursday Kings Mountain’s JV football team returned to action for the first time in three weeks Thursday night and rolled to a 20-6 victory over the Hunter Huss Huskies at Gamble Stadium. Kings Mountain grabbed a 7-0 lead on its first possession, driving 35 yards after Jakari Roberts partially blocked a Huss punt attempt to give the Mountaineers possession on the Huss 30. After a pass interference, the Mountaineers found themselves at the Huss 15. Two plays later Thomas Fair ran nine yards for a TD, and Max Thompson added the PAT for a 7-0 lead that held up until halftime. Kings Mountain was threatening to score again late in the half but lost a fumble at the Huss 10 yard line. The Mountaineers drove 48 yards in the third

quarter to take a 14-0 lead on a six-yard run by Kameron Adams. Thompson’s PAT made it 14-0. Huss answered quickly, though, and scored on a two-yard quarterback sneak to cut the margin to 14-6. Huss tried to pull off an onside kick, but KM’s CJ Houser recovered it at the 49, setting up the Mountaineers’ clinching touchdown drive. Adams and Wilson keyed a strong KM running attack and Ethan Guy had a key pass reception. Wilson scored on a 16-yard run to seal the win. Huss lost the ball on downs at the KM 16 with 3:21 left. Wilson had two carries for 17 yards and Adams added two carries for nine yards to run out the clock. The JVs are scheduled to go to North Gaston Thursday at 7 p.m.

Kylei Anderson tries to turn the corner on the Hunter Huss defense in Thursday’s game at Gamble Stadium. Photos by Gary Smart

KMMS runner Landon Hogston wins XC meet


Kings Mountain Middle School’s cross country team finished second in its first meet last week on the KM course, but Landon Hogston of the Patriots crossed the finish line first in 13:34.00. The Patriots scored 39 points to trail leader North Lincoln with 23. Crest ran third with 88. Other top ten finishers for the Patriots were Luke Howell, who was fourth in 14:21 and David Johnson who was ninth in 15:27.

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What made the difference was that North Lincoln had the other seven top ten finishers. The Patriots’ Luis Cedillo Barrera was 12th in 17:29, Nate Kaiser 13th in 17:59, Jacob Baker 14th in 18:40 and Colton Willyoung 17th in 19:18. Kings Mountain will go to Lincolnton on September 20 and will compete in the Cleveland County Meet at Shelby on September 27. All runs begin at 3:30 p.m.

Lady Patriots win fourth straight 14-2

Thomas Fair scores for the Mountaineers in last week’s 20-6 win over Hunter Huss at Gamble Stadium.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s softball team ran its record to 4-0 last week with a 14-2 victory over East Lincoln. Maddie Huffman pitched a complete game, striking out 14 batters. It was a close game going into the fifth inning when the

Lady Patriots scored 10 runs to break the game open. Huffman went 3-for-4. Ava Broome went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and an inside the park home run down the right field line. Ava Tipton and Addi Carpenter both went 2-fof-4.

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Patriots blank Take part in this year’s West Lincoln, biggest river cleanup Sept. 25 Burns next up Kings Mountain Middle School’s Patriots got their first win of the season Wednesday with a 32-0 victory over West Lincoln. Dominic Davis had two rushing touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Aiden Smith. Tucker Robinette and Lyric Phonephet added rushing touchdowns, and

Jamarius Williams added a two-point conversion. The Patriot defense was led by Lathan Feemster, Samaj Odums and Josiah Hill. The Patriots carry a 1-0 division and 1-1 overall record into today’s home game against Burns. The Patriots will also be at home next Wednesday against East Lincoln.

Sports Hall of Fame induction October 9 The Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Since no banquet was held last year because of COVID, this year’s ceremony will honor two classes, 2020 and 2021. Tickets are available from any member of the

Hall of Fame committee. They are $15 each and only 250 tickets will be sold. The 2020 inductees include Jim Medlin, Joseph Bell Jr., Marquiz Williamson, Tim Riddle, Diane Williams, the 1998 KMHS track team and David Ray Robinson. The 2021 inductees are Will Wilson, Trina Hamrick and Monty Deaton.

Join MountainTrue on September 25 to take part in the 34th Annual WNC Big Sweep. This is Western North Carolina’s largest single-day river, roadside, and creek cleanup with volunteer events taking place all around Western North Carolina. In our area, MountainTrue is hosting cleanups on the Green and Broad Rivers. For both cleanups, we ask that people bring their own boats and paddles. For those without boats, there are a limited number of kayaks available to reserve in advance. • Green River Big Sweep September 25 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Meet at Lake Adger at noon. We will then shuttle to put in boats at the Big Rock Access. Join MountainTrue for a four-mile river paddle from Big Rock Access to the Lake Adger Marina. We will pick up litter along

the way. Details and sign up: https://mountaintrue. org/event/green-river-bigsweep/ • Sixth Annual Sarah Sweep on the Broad River Join the Broad Riverkeeper for their annual First Broad River cleanup, held to honor the memory of Sarah Spencer — a longtime supporter who died in a car accident in 2016. We will meet at Double Shoals Mill at10:00 a.m. Pack your lunch and plenty

of water and be ready for about 4 hours on this beautiful stretch of river in upper Cleveland County. Details and signup: event/sixth-annual-sarahsweep-on-the-broad-river/ MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities. We are committed to keeping our mountain region a beautiful place to live, work and play. Our members protect our for-

ests, clean up our rivers, plan vibrant and livable communities, and advocate for a sound and sustainable future for all. MountainTrue is active in the Broad, French Broad, Green, Hiwassee, Little Tennessee, and New watersheds, and is home to the Broad Riverkeeper, French Broad Riverkeeper, Green Riverkeeper, and Watauga Riverkeeper.

The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1971 will be having their 50th Reunion on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at Trackview Hall; 205 S Battleground Ave; Kings Moun-

tain, NC 28086. Cost per person is $40.00, includes Dinner. Casual Dress. Please RSVP by Saturday, September 18th.Checks/Money Orders should be made payable to “KM Class of

1971” and mailed to: Lynn Lovelace Brown; 3034 Vernell Lane; Shelby, NC 28150. Questions? Call/text Lynn at 704-813-9552 or e-mail: lbrown3504@aol. com.

Prison system upgrades offender mail security to reduce contraband KMHS Class of 1971 50th Reunion smuggling via mail To make prisons safer and more secure, the North Carolina prison system is changing the way offenders receive mail. Beginning Oct. 18, mail to offenders in a state prison must be sent directly to a private company, TextBehind. Prisons officials said contraband smuggling is the main reason to contract with the Maryland-based company. “The safety and security of our prisons are always foremost,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “Reducing the volume of drugs and other contraband entering our prisons will help us protect our staff, the offenders in our custody, and the public. This new system will be faster and safer.” Reduction in smuggling will occur because TextBehind provides copies of mail to offenders, not the originals. TextBehind, which processes mail for prisons and jails across the nation, will copy the mailed contents, including cards, photos, and artwork. The company will then send the digital files to the prison where the offender is housed. The prison mailroom at that facility will print the pages and deliver them to the offender. This new system is expected to reduce mail delivery times to next-day delivery, once received by TextBehind. “Contraband makes a prison unsafe in so many ways,” said Ishee. “You have offenders struggling for control of the contraband trade. You have the risk of overdoses. Anything we can do to cut that off makes our prisons a safer, more secure place to live and work.” Besides hiding contraband in prison mail, smugglers have learned to make the mail itself into a drug. Paper coated with liquid fentanyl, Suboxone, K2 or other controlled substance is hard to distinguish from

regular paper. “There’s always the possibility that someone—a staff member or an offender—is accidentally exposed to some dangerous substances, whether through breathing it in or its contact with skin,” Ishee said. “Relying on a thirdparty expert to process mail shifts the risk of exposure away from prison staff.” Prison systems across the country have transitioned to digital mail over the past few years, including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas. Numerous jails nationwide have done so as well through several digital-mail delivery businesses. In North Carolina, family and friends of offenders must send their letters directly to TextBehind, beginning Oct. 18. Details will be posted on the Department of Public Safety website on how to do that. Alternatively, all legal mail, case files, supporting documents and court documents must be sent to the prison facility directly by an attorney or legal organization. Such mailings must be clearly marked as legal mail and will be inspected

by Prisons mail handlers at the facility. In addition to processing mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, TextBehind offers an app for smartphone or computer. Those wishing to send offenders letters, greeting cards and uploaded photos and artwork can do so using the app. Downloading the app is free, but fees are charged (starting at 49 cents) to send content. Since the company earns its revenue through app fees, DPS and North Carolina will pay nothing for the service—not even for copies. TextBehind will provide high-speed printers and printer maintenance to all 55 state prisons. This digital system has been piloted in North Carolina's four female prison facilities since February 2020, with few complaints and several benefits. In the year after the female facilities began using TextBehind, disciplinary infractions for substance possession, and use by offenders dropped by 50 percent. Over the same period, the men’s prisons recorded 568 cases of drugs or paraphernalia caught by mailroom staff.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 15th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of BOBBY JOE HARRIS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Romona D. Bradley, Executrix on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 22nd day of September, 2021. Ramona D. Bradley, Executrix Estate of: Bobby Joe Harris 2060 Stoneview Circle Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (9/22, 29, 10/06 &13/2021)

ENERGY DEPARTMENT The City of Kings Mountain owns and operates a natural gas system that provides service to industrial, commercial, and residential customers in and around the city limits of Kings Mountain for use in manufacturing, space heating, water heating, and cooking. Kings Mountain’s Natural gas pipelines quietly, reliably and efficiently deliver natural gas throughout the City for domestic and industrial use. As part of the greater industry’s 2.3 million miles of natural gas and liquid pipelines, Kings Mountain operates natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines that safely deliver large quantities of energy to fuel the economy and keep us warm every day. Pipelines are the safest and most cost effective way of delivering energy in existence. The City of Kings Mountain would like to inform residents about the accident prevention efforts that are undertaken to maintain the excellent pipeline safety record of the industry. Kings Mountain inspects mains and services that are excavated as well as monitors above-ground piping for corrosion. We apply and monitor corrosion prevention measures to prevent steel from deteriorating below ground and regularly patrol surface conditions for hazards to the pipelines. We also use leak detection equipment that can detect the tiniest quantity of gas to determine whether a leak may exist below ground. Equipment is inspected and maintained regularly as well, including below ground emergency valves. In its ‘natural’ state, natural gas is colorless and odorless. The natural gas received by the City of Kings Mountain for its distribution system is mixed with an odorant, so it is easier to recognize a natural gas pipeline release. The odorant added to the natural gas gives the gas a distinctive smell, often described as “rotten egg”. The City monitors the existence of this odorant to ensure its presence. Accidental releases of gas do occasionally occur, and in addition to the distinctive smell, other indications of a release may be a hissing sound, roaring sound, or blowing of dirt or dust. Persistent bubbles in water or pools of liquid with possible bubbling can also indicate a pipeline leak. If you smell, see or hear any indications of a possible natural gas leak, please call the City of Kings Mountain’s Natural Gas Division at 704-734-4516 or emergency officials at 911 immediately. If there is an unintended release of gas, the main hazard is the chance of fire or explosion. If you have a gas release situation, immediately walk away, warning others to stay away or leave the area. Extinguish all sources of ignition such as, open flames, cell phones, pagers, motor vehicles or any other item that may cause a spark or static discharge. From a safe location contact the City of Kings Mountain at the number listed above or emergency officials. The leading cause of accidental releases of gas is due to damage of a below ground line by someone performing excavation or earth moving. The “ONE-CALL” system was setup to help prevent this hazard. If you dig, please contact NC One-Call Center toll-free at 811 or log on to the website to request a location of underground utilities. North Carolina STATE LAW requires that excavators give at least a 3-Day Notice (3 full working days not including the day of the call) prior to excavation. If you have any other questions or concerns about the City’s natural gas system, pipeline safety, or how to recognize or report a pipeline leak please give our office a call at 704-734-4516 between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. Sincerely, Nick Hendricks Jr. Assistant City Manager / Energy Services City of Kings Mountain, NC

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Air Force celebrates 74th anniversary “Off we go into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sun …” opens the U.S. Air Force song. On Saturday, September 18, America celebrated the Air Force’s 74th anniversary. According to the Air Force Historical Research Agency, “The National

Security Act of 1947 became law on July 26, 1947. It created the Department of the Air Force, headed by a Secretary of the Air Force. Under the Department of the Air Force, the act established the United States Air Force, headed by the Chief of Staff, USAF.

On September 18, 1947, W. Stuart Symington became Secretary of the Air Force, and on September 26, Gen. Carl A. Spaatz became the USAF’s first Chief of Staff.” The Air Force started as a small Aeronautical Division established in 1907 within the U.S.

Army Signal Corps. Just 11 years later, the Division’s importance was recognized as the War Department created the U.S. Army Air Service. Its name was changed by the Air Corps Act of 1926, and presence expanded in the War Department build-up prior to our entry

into World War II. In June 1941, the Army Air Forces was established and by the end of the war had become a major military organization. Its significance led 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman to sign into law the National Security Act of 1947, which provided

for three separate military departments: the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. The first Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, W. Stuart Symington, was installed September 18, 1947 – and so on September 18, we observe the Air Force’s 74th birthday.









Having qualified on 3rd of Sept., 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of ETHEL H. TIGNOR, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 8th of August, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of COLEMAN WHITWORTH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 22nd day of September, 2021.

This the 22nd day of September, 2021.

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

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

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









Having qualified on 7th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of CAROLYN ARCHER BRADLEY; AKA, CAROLYN DALE BRADLEY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, April Dawn Melton, Executrix on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 15th day of September, 2021.

Having qualified on 16th of June, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of MICHAEL SCOTT JENKINS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 22nd day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 22nd day of September, 2021.

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

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

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th of August, 2021 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of REBECCA ANN BROOKS WALLACE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Karen Wallace Bollinger, Co-Executrix and/or Debra Wallace Neill, Co-Executrix on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 15th day of September, 2021. Karen Wallace Bollinger, Co-Executrix Estate of: Rebecca Ann Brooks Wallace 1648 Maple Springs Church Road. Shelby, NC 28152 And/or Debra Wallace Neill, Co-Executrix Estate of: Rebecca Ann Brooks Wallace PO Box 912 Boiling Springs, NC 28017 KMH (9/15, 22, 29 & 10/06/2021)









Having qualified on the 27th of August, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of EDWIN REID COSTNER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Clay Reid Costner, Executor on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 13th day of August, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of MICHAEL L. SILVER I deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Vickey W. Silver, Administratrix on or before the 15th day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 18th of August, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of BRENDA R. PHILBECK, AKA; BRENDA R. STORIE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 1st day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of September, 2021.

This the 15th of September, 2021.

This the 15th day of September, 2021.

Janie Storie-Curry, Executrix Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE LAW FIRM PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

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

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

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Having qualified on 10th of August, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of CAROL RAE GAPPA, 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, Louis Paul Alva, Executor on or before the 1st day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on1he 12th of July, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JOHN LARRY GREENE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 8th day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 31st day of August, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of RICHARD FLOWERS, 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 Kathy Tomberlin, Administratrix on or before the 8th day of December, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st of September, 2021.

This the 8th day of September, 2021.

This the 8th day of September, 2021.

Louis Paul Alva, Executor Estate of: Carol Rae Gappa 891 Cedarline Drive Shelby, NC 28150

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

Kathy Tomberlin, Administratrix Estate of: Richard Flowers 120 Tomberlin Path Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LOOKING FOR 1961 CLASS PHOTO. For Compact High School, Kings Mountain, NC. (240) 422-1907

GOOD SAMARITAN NEEDED ASAP. To assist disabled lady with small home repairs. Tools and Materials furnished. $10 hour. 704-974-5706.

HALLOWEEN /CHRISTMAS Decor, Toys, Gifts and clothing at 70%-90% OFF original retail. SIDE DOOR SALE. Oct 2nd 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar Forest City. 132 Commercial Drive, Forest City.

NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. CONNECTED KIDS CDC. Call Mandy or Erica. 704-487-5792. NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. Berryland Clubhouse Inc. Blom@BLC. Ask for Tina Pettis. 704-313-7019. NEED A LABORER at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of SHELBY. Must have a valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. 28152. 704-4724666.

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

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES NEW LOCAL ONLINE MALLS FREE entry this weeks for the first 50. Privacy protected. Your email address will not be shared.

LOCAL MID-DAY DOG WALKER NEEDED. 2 Dogs. One 14. One is 2. Need a midday outing in the yard. 15 to 30 minutes. Monday through Friday. Alternating Saturdays. $40.00 per week Kings Mountain 28086 (845) 541-2412 howardchristine.68@gmail. com


ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. At T&H EQUIPMENT located at 1721 South Post Rd., Shelby NC. “FREE Admission” Tractors Welcomed! Call Hal at 704300-3071, TJ at 704-477-1561 or Neal at 704-481-5800. SIDE DOOR SALE RETURNS. Oct. 2nd. 70%-90% off original retail. Beside Mighty Dollar, 132 Commercial Drive Forest City.

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

REUNIONS MCMURRY REUNION. Will be held Sept 26, 1pm. at Polkville Baptist Family Life Center. Hope to see you’ll there. THE GOODE FAMILY REUNION. The Goode Family of Laurel Hill, NC celebrated it’s first family reunion September 4th 2021. goodefamilync@

BRADFORD PEAR TREES REMOVAL. Whole tree or limbs. FREE Estimates. 828395-0758. 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 FURNITURE REPAIR Hayden Lafon Furniture Repair Offering All Types of Furniture Repair In-Home Repairs, Re - Upholstery and More Free Estimates Call 910-386-2499


BUSINESS SERVICES SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICE. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, 828429-7511 HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME for all your pressure washing needs. Offering: mulching, trees and bushes trimmed, clean flower beds, minor repairs, decks stained & restored. Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449. 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. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058. 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. 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

AUCTIONS PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Oct 1st. Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby NC. Contents of Units: #33 Cooke, #15 McKnight, #26/30 Ross, For Non-Payment/ Lease Violation of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358

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



HALLOWEEN /CHRISTMAS Decor, Toys, Gifts and clothing at 70%-90% OFF original retail. SIDE DOOR SALE. Oct 2nd 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar Forest City. 132 Commercial Drive, Forest City.

WOMENS CLOTHING. Lots of Womens Clothing Sizes 12,18,20. Dresses, Tops, Pocket Books, Pants with jackets. Real Nice Clothing 828-287-0982


FRIDGIDARE WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER. Good clean 15,000 BTU. Do not need. Asking $80 (704) 419-3862 TWIN BEDS, DESK, BOOKCASE, night stand, mattress, comforters, and linens (706) 318-1654 BOAT MOTOR TRAILER/ BIRD CAGE/ AQUARIUM/ RABBIT CAGE. Boat, motor, trailer $1500. Large bird cage $50. Aquarium/stand 50gl $100. Rabbit cage $40. Text for photos. (704) 600-5596 CEMETERY SPACES AND MERCHANDISE CREDIT. 4 Spaces and $1600.00 of merchandise credit at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby NC at great location on grounds. $2500 or BO (617) 997-6248 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. EZ-GO GAS GOLF CART. Needs repair, $800 Troy-Bilt push mower with grass catcher, $100. (704) 477-6458 FOR SALE 3x5 Welding Table. South Bend Commercial Lathe, 2 Large Steel Racks, 1 Small Rack. Call 828-7554273 Leave Message HIS & HERS BIKE SET. 26” Huffy Monaco Bicycles. $100 set. (704) 560-6602 1994 CHEVROLET SILVERADO TRUCK. 2 wheel drive, good running condition, $4,200 Also, 2 riding lawn mowers. Both need a little work. $80 for both. 704-4765112. ADJUSTABLE TWIN BED. HOSPITAL STYLE ADJUSTABLE BED WITH 2 HALF RAILS, EXCELLENT CONDITION ! (704) 4826582 WHEELCHAIR AND ROLLATOR WALKER. Both are large size for a large adult. Both are in excellent condition. $100 each or best offer. (704) 482-6582 1917 DRESSER in excellent condition. Best Offer! Call: 704-466-8741. SO CLEAN 2 CPAP SANITIZER $375 Clean and sanitize your CPAP mask, tubing and equipment easily and often, especially while Covid is a threat. New and sealed in box. Did not need after purchasing from HSA. (704) 472-5871

CLEVELAND COUNTY COLLEGE MANOR COMMUNITY YARD SALE. Sat., Sept. 25th, 7 am-Until. Something for everyone. Come and see. 101 East College Manor Drive, Shelby, NC 28152

MECKLENBURG COUNTY PINEVILLE FALL YARD SALE. Sat., Sept. 25th, 2021 from 7am - 12pm. 18 + Families under the Large Shelter at Lake Park. Clothes, Toys, Household Items and more! Pineville Parks & Rec. 704-889-2400 Pineville, NC 28134 (704) 889-2400

GIFT FOR ANYONE. offers a great gift you can give to anyone and it will be remembered forever! YARD EQUIPMENT SALE. IH Cub Cadet with loader with duel wheels. Rollover box blade. Yard vac trailer, horse drag pan, syrup cane mills. After 5pm. (704) 931-0335 4WHEELER TIRES FOR SALE. Used Good Condition. Never been Punctured. Two 25x8x12.Two 25x10x12. $45.00 Pictures Available. 704-418-5779 (704) 418-5779


NEEDING A PARTS SALESPERSON. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Lincolnton. Apply in person 851 Car Farm, Lincolnton, NC. 704-735-5085

4TH ANNUAL BARN SALE. Sat., Sept. 25, 9AM-3PM. Household items. Proceeds help support local charities. 1706 Grassy Knob Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516.


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

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

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 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. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. 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. 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. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 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.

KANGAROO WALK BEHIND GOLF CADDY. Has new battery, ball washer, basket, seat, cup holder, umbrella, score card holder, rear wheel “Excellent Condition”. Cost $1500 new, will take $500. call (704) 477-2612

NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. 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 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828652-9425 or 954-614-2562. CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

BOATS 96 SEARAY 175, 125 MERC. OUTBOARD $8000 OBO. Fish and Ski model with all the extra equipment and trailer with swing away tongue. Garage kept and maintained. Text for photos. (704) 4732573 wmeyers@carolina.

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK GERMAN MALINOIS (SHEPINOIS) PUPPIES. Born 6/18/21. 2 boys left. Second round of shots, wormed and started on heartworm prevention. Will get third round of shots this weekend. Tan pup will be a big solid dog like his dad. Darker pup is the only one with his dad’s amber eyes. Absolutely stunning. shadowdancer@mochamail. com 5 SAUSAGE HOGS. Weigh about 800-900 lbs. 2 or 3 weigh about 500 lbs. Have to look at them for prices. 40 cases used, clean Mason jars, $4 case. 10 Chihuahua puppies. $100 each. 6 wks old. Need to find homes. (704) 308-4721

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

FRENCH BULLDOG FOR SALE. Male, 10 weeks old, Black, AKC papers, $1,800. 704-538-7784.

7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

LAYING HENS FOR SALE. $10 each. Call (509) 432-4914

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

GASTON COUNTY MOVING SALE. EVERYTHING MUST GO. Sat., Sept. 25th, 2021 from 07:00 AM 12:00 PM, Indoor/Outdoor Furniture, womens clothes, kitchenware, dishes, books, Christmas, household, electronics, tools, DR suite, yard tools; 23 Bowen Drive, Belmont, NC 28012

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon




IN NEED OF A ROLLBACK DRIVER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby, Must have experience and a good driving record. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC (704) 4724666


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

LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS. Chocolate & silver. Parents are AKC registered but selling pups at unregistered prices. DOB 8/821, 1st shots & worming. Taking $200 non refundable deposits now. Chocolate $600, Silver $900. Call or text. Please leave message. (828) 429-0210

“COVETED VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Burial Plots For Sale. Will Sell Together or Individually. Price Negotiable. (919) 272-5503 PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. INDOOR HYDROPONICS GROW SETUP. 2 Big Kahuna Hoods, Four 1000 Watt Hortilux Bulbs, Two 1000 Watt Ballasts, One 600 Watt Ballast, 4’x8’ Tray, 4’x6’ Tray, 40 Gal. Reservoir, 70 Gal. Reservoir, One 8’ Steel Stand, Dehumidifier, 1 Reverse Osmosis System, 2 Blowers, Assorted Feeder Tubes, Pumps, Aerators, Timers, 2 Wall Mount Fans. Several Bags of Growing Medium. Best Offer Over $1000. (864) 978-7958

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

BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. CKC registered 1st shots and dewormed. Vet Health check. Looking for loving homes. Taking deposits now. Price is $1000 (704) 616-6114 GOLDEN DODDLE Puppies For Sale Cream colored Ready Sept 11 $600.00 each First shots and De-wormed Henry Miller 1608 Walls Church Rd, Ellenboro Nc 28040


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PETS & LIVESTOCK GUINEA CHICKS, $5; BANTAM BABIES, $3; Quail, 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943



FREE TO GOOD HOME. Small mixed breed dogs, 2 males, 4 females. All neutered. 704-681-2215, (980) 448-8402

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI, 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 4820441 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Bad engine, Body & Parts good! Rebuilt transmission (Under Warranty). Good tires and battery. 160,000 miles, $1600. (704) 473-9254

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

2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 (828) 9808461 mjohnson2837@gmail. com

2007 FORD F-150 4WD. No mechanical problems, new brakes, 143k miles. $8500. (704) 616-5522 2001 GMC SONOMA Truck. Is in good condition, but needs an engine. $500.00 as is. 704-477-3460.

2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 6926248


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon







1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Excellent location in Shelby. Hardwood floors, not HAP eligible, No pets, No Smoking. Heat & water included in $550 month. (704) 487-5480 1993 WINNEBAGO WARRIOR 21 ft. Class C, 3.0L EFI engine, sleep 6, runs great, info at, non smoker. $2000 contact (704) 4983584

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.



2004 HONDA CIVIC power windows, sunroof, ice cold A/C. $1200.00. 704-4724368.

2 MALTESE DOGS. Male & female. $1000. Also 6” stove pipes, $10 each. (704) 5383809 3 FEMALE GERMAN SHEPHERDS. Date of birth 4/12/21. (704) 466-2325


VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. For rent, 2 bedroom 2 bath with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart inc. Summer & Fall availability. Halloween weekend open. 704-473-1494.


QUALITY, COMFORTABLE, 55+ COMMUNITY Residences at Humboldt Park - 715 Dellinger Rd Shelby. Refreshed unit available now! Welcome home to Residences at Humboldt Park. We are a 55+ apt community located in Shelby just off Dellinger Rd. Under new management, the community features on site amenities and a quiet, peaceful, park like atmosphere. Our refreshed units offer the highest quality of modern living. Humboldt Partners provides safe, clean, quality, affordable housing to our residents and communities. Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 705-4533

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. PRIVATE RV/MOBILE HOME hookup. Text to 336-4143618 for more information.

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 FOR LEASE - OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. Break room included. $1250 per month. 112 E. Dixon Blvd. Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 923-1698 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 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 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 LINCOLN COUNTY 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Unit 2, Rent $550, Deposit $550, Application Fee $25. 1327 Rustic Trail, Lincolnton, NC. 704-472-3100, (704) 4724666 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. ICC AREA Small efficiency apartment. Includes electric, water, sewer and garbage. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Job scams increased during pandemic, BBB study finds Employment scams are on the rise in the turbulent job market created by the COVID19 pandemic, a new Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) study finds. BBB warns job seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft and fake checks to which millions are exposed annually. The in-depth investigative study -- Job Scams: BBB study finds job scams increased during pandemic, warns job seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft and fake checks -- details the many forms employment fraud takes and the

scams that often result. Job scams have been a problem for years. In 2020, BBB estimated 14 million victims with $2 billion in direct losses related to job scams. Last year, the 2020 BBB Employment Scams Report by BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust found job scams to be the riskiest of all the scams they tracked in 2018 and 2019. However, BBB’s study finds that the problem worsened in 2020. Losses reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) about employment scams were up 27% between 2018 and 2020. BBB Institute’s 2020 report on job scams found that this fraud most vic-

timized people ages 25-34, with women filing 67% of complaints about this fraud. The median financial loss reported by these victims was $1,000; in addition, they often reported loss of their time, as 32% were never paid for the work they did for an “employer” that turned out to be fraudulent. Identity theft is a common outcome of job scams, as scammers often steal job seekers’ personal information to open bank accounts to further their fraud. BBB found 34% of victims provided their driver’s license number and 25% provided their Social Security or Social Insurance number. Fake checks also fre-

quently accompany job scams, and they continue to grow. This new BBB study finds that 36% of job scam complaints to BBB involved a fake check, with fake check complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) increasing by 65% between 2015 and 2020. In the two years since BBB issued an investigative study on fake check fraud, losses absorbed by banks themselves due to fake checks went up 40% to reach $1.3 billion. Common fraudulent job offers involving fake checks include mystery shopping or secret shopper jobs, car wrap jobs, nanny or caregiver jobs, and small business jobs such as photography or painting

houses. Employment scam victims frequently become unwitting accomplices in other fraud, used as money mules, to mail fake checks, or to participate in reshipping scams, which represent 65% of the scam job offers reported to BBB Scam Tracker. Scammers “hire” victims from job boards, Facebook, or Craigslist, offering to pay them as much as $2,500 to receive and then send on packages. These fraudsters often use stolen credit card numbers to order laptops, cellphones and high-end goods and have them sent to reshipping victims, instructing them to repackage the goods and providing

shopping labels to send the packages to a new address, often in Russia. The accomplices who were hired for this fraudulent type of work are never paid, and their identities may be used to open bank accounts. The FTC has acted against job scammers, including a fake job placement company the agency sued in 2019. Associated scams such as reshipping schemes and money mule schemes have been a focus for state and federal law enforcement; in December 2020, the Department of Justice announced the results of a worldwide effort to deal with money mules, resulting in action taken against 2,300 people.


How to Handle Your Medicare Coverage if You Move Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in a new plan? Moving Away Dear Moving, Moving can indeed affect your Medicare benefits depending on the type of coverage you have and where you move to. If you and your husband are enrolled in “original Medicare” Part A and Part B, you’ll be happy to know that you won’t need to change your plans when you move because they’re the same throughout the U.S. You will, however, need to notify the Social Security Administration of your change of address, which you can do at myaccount/change-of-address.html or by calling 800-772-1213. But, if you’re enrolled in a Medicare (Part D) prescription drug plan, or a Medicare (Part C) Advantage plan and you move out of your plan’s service area, you’ll need to choose a new plan that serves your new area. Here’s

a breakdown of what you’ll need to do depending on the type of coverage you have. If you have a Part D plan: If you’re in rolled in original Medicare and have a stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, you’ll need to contact your Part D plan to find out if it will work in the area you’re moving to. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to enroll in a new plan that provides coverage in your new location.

You can make this switch the month before you move and up to two months after the move. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait until the next open enrollment (in the fall) and could be penalized for having no acceptable prescription drug coverage. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan: If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, again, contact your plan to find out if it will serve your new area. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to enroll in a new plan that does. To shop for new Advantage and/or Part D prescription drug plans in your new location, see You can switch Advantage plans the

month before you move and up to two months after you move.

But be aware that if you relocate out of your Medicare Advantage plan’s service area and fail to enroll in a new plan in your new area, you’ll automatically be switched to original Medicare. This will happen when your old Medicare Advantage plan is forced to disenroll you because you don’t live within its service area anymore. If you have a Medigap policy: If you’re enrolled in original Medicare and have a supplemental (Medigap) policy, you’ll need to notify your provider that you’re moving, but you should not need to change insurance companies or plans. (Note: there also are Medicare Select plans, which are Medigap plans that are network-based and are available in a few states. These plans may require you to change.) Medigap plans are standardized across the country; for example, Medigap Plan F offers the same coverage in one state as it does in another state (Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have waivers from the federal government allowing them to standardize Medigap plans differently, so plan

designs are different in those three states).

But be aware that Medigap costs vary by location, so your monthly Medigap policy premium may be higher or lower depending on the cost of medical care in your new area. Call your provider and tell them the new ZIP code, and they’ll let you know the cost. Sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised that it’s lower. If it’s not, you could look for a cheaper policy. However, you may have to undergo medical underwriting. Medigap policies come with their own rules for enrolling, and some states have different enrollment standards than others. 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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Cooper vetoes bills targeting public school indoctrination, rioting by MITCH KOKAI Carolina Journal Gov. Roy Cooper has pulled out his veto s t a m p again to reject bills dealing with pub- Gov. Cooper lic school indoctrination and penalties for rioting. Cooper now has vetoed 10 bills this year and 63 bills since becoming governor in 2017. House Bill 324, Ensuring Dignity and Nondiscrimination in Schools, was designed to prevent schools from forcing students to adopt certain controversial beliefs. Supporters and opponents alike linked some of those beliefs to the contro-

versial Critical Race Theory. “The legislature should be focused on supporting teachers, helping students recover lost learning, and investing in our public schools,” Cooper said in his veto message. “Instead, this bill pushes calculated, conspiracy-laden politics into public education.” Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, led the push for the final version of H.B. 324. “It’s perplexing

that Gov. Cooper would veto a bill that affirms the public school system’s role to teach students the full truth about our state’s sometimes ugly past,” Berger said in a prepared statement. “His invented excuse is so plainly refuted by the text of the bill that I question whether he even read it.” “More broadly, Democrats’ choice to oppose a bill saying schools can’t force kids to believe one race is

superior to another really shows how far off the rails the mainstream Democratic Party has gone,” Berger added. The idea that members of one race or sex are superior to another is one of 13 concepts targeted in H.B. 324. The bill would ban schools from promoting those concepts, with “promotion” defined as forcing students or staff to endorse those concepts. House Bill 805, Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder, aimed to step up penalties for people who commit violent acts during protests. “People who commit crimes during riots and at other times should be prosecuted and our laws provide for that, but this legislation is unnecessary and is intended to intimidate and deter people from exercising their constitutional rights to

peacefully protest,” Cooper said in his veto message. Berger’s counterpart in the state House, Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, led the push for H.B. 805. His support for the measure included a rare speech from the floor of the House chamber. Both vetoed bills passed on party-line votes. The Senate approved H.B. 324 with a 25-17 vote, while the House approved it, 61-41. Every “yes” vote came from a Republican, every “no” vote from a Democrat. The Senate approved H.B. 805 with a 25-19 vote, while the House approved it, 63-41. Two House Democrats joined Republicans to support the measure. Every Senate Democrat voted no. Republicans don’t have enough votes in either the House or Senate to override one of Cooper's vetos by

themselves. If every member of the legislative chamber is present and voting, Republicans need support from three House Democrats and two Democratic senators to meet a three-fifths, or 60 percent, threshold. That’s the minimum support needed to overcome the governor's objections. State legislators haven’t voted successfully to override a Cooper veto since December 2018. Cooper has issued 35 vetoes since 2019 after Republicans lost veto-proof supermajority control of the state House and Senate in the 2018 elections. So far, Republican lawmakers have not secured enough Democratic support to set aside any vetoes from the past three years. Along with the two vetoes, Cooper also signed nine bills into law Friday.

Gardner-Webb continues to extend its Geographic reach Fall 2021 Student Body Represents 44 US States and 28 Foreign Countries Gardner-Webb University’s geographic footprint is expanding. While continuing to recruit heavily from Cleveland County and the surrounding Foothills community, GWU is now painting more of the North Carolina map red, is attracting students from new parts of the country, and is rapidly becoming a magnet for students from across the globe. For the 2021 Fall Semester, Gardner-Webb welcomes a diverse student population. The total fall

enrollment—including the traditional undergraduate program, graduate studies and undergraduate online Degree Completion Program—is 3,400 from 44 states (up by one state over Spring 2021). Beyond the institution’s home state of North Carolina, GWU is pulling the most students from South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. “Right now, enrollments at Gardner-Webb are sending a strong two-part message,” observed GWU President Dr. William Downs. “First, our University is increasingly the college of choice for students in our own backyard. Second, the Gardner-Webb name and reputation are

quickly extending across the country and indeed around the world. That means we are faithfully achieving two core elements of our mission, namely to bring a worldclass education to our local community and to then also introduce GWU to the rest of the world. Gardner-Webb University is no longer ‘North Carolina’s best kept secret’!” Students from North Carolina number 2,414 from 93 counties (up by two counties over Spring 2021). Outside of Cleveland County, the highest enrollments are coming from Mecklenburg, Gaston, Rutherford, and Wake counties.

Additionally, included in the total enrollment are 59 international students from 28 countries. The top four countries are Canada, France, Spain and Germany. Remarking on the Class of 2025—GWU’s newest students—Kristen Setzer, vice president for Enrollment Management noted, “This year marks one of the most diverse student populations that Gardner-Webb has welcomed. We are excited to bring first-year students from 24 states and 13 countries onto campus to experience the world-class education and vibrant community that we offer. As we become the first choice for students in

our own backyard, we have also made great progress to achieve our goal of extending the Gardner-Webb University name and reputation beyond the foothills of North Carolina.” Additional Facts about the Class of 2025: Nearly 450 first-year students began their studies at Gardner-Webb in August 2021. • They come from 24 states (top six): • North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania • and 74 N.C. counties (top six): •Cleveland, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Rutherford, Wake, Cabarrus • Top Five

S.C. counties: • Cherokee, Spartanburg, Richland, Greenville, York • Top Five N.C. High Schools: • Crest, Burns, Kings Mountain, RS Central, Shelby • Top Three S.C. High Schools: • Gaffney, Chesnee, Dorman • 21 international students from 13 distinct countries: • Canada, Venezuela, France, Sweden, Belgium, Bermuda, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, Lebanon, Mexico, Serbia, South Korea

Pinnacle Classical Academy’s Friends of Crowders Mountain needs volunteers Sept. 25 Headmaster named to State Charter school board Dr. Shelly L. Bullard, headmaster of Pinnacle Classical Academy in Shelby, has been appointed to a four-year term on the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board. The appointment, made by the North Carolina General Assembly at the recommendation of House Speaker Tim Moore, became effective on September 1, upon approval of legislation by the state House and Senate. “We are so proud of Dr. Shelly Bullard’s work at Pinnacle Classical Academy,” said Debbie Clary, board chair of Pinnacle Classical Academy. “Our lawmakers have recog-

cational leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Dr. Bullard is one of the 11 voting members of the 12-member Charter Schools Advisory Board. The board works to ensure the existence of high-quality charter schools in North Carolina by making recDR. SHELLY L. BULLARD

nized that she is one of the premier charter school leaders in the state.” A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Bullard earned her master’s degree in school administration and her doctorate in edu-

ommendations to the State Board of Education on the adoption of rules regarding all aspects of charter school operation, on the final approval of charter applications, and on charter renewals, nonrenewals, and revocations.



The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. needs volunteers for National Public Lands Day trailwork and/or litter pickup on Saturday, September 25. New state park guidelines require Proof of Vaccination. Volunteers will spread Crush & Run from the trailhead to the T-intersection of Pinnacle

and Crowders trails. Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC at 8:30 a.m.; work finishes at 11:30 a.m. Tools, snacks, and water will be provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trailwork days are heat index(90+)

and weather(rain, snow, strong wind, lightning, storms) dependent, as well as any additional COVID19 restrictions. Please see or www. If questions, contact the park office at 704-853-5375.

Hospice Cleveland Co. events Memory Bear & Pillow Workshop Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear or pillow out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so you must RSVP! Masks required for all participants. Designated

spacing will be established. Please call one of the Hospice Grief Counselors at 704-487-4677 to reserve your space. Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Two Sessions: 9:00am - Noon or 4:00pm - 7:00p, Hospice Administration Building “The Ripple Effect” Online Silent Auction

Fundraiser The auction will start on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Noon and run until noon on Thursday, October 28, 2021. All proceeds will support the general operations of Hospice Cleveland County. To learn more visit Hospice Facebook page, website, or call 704-7513573. Your support is appreciated.

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