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A1A-The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute plays on Saturday, June 4 at Patriots Park. Photos City of Kings Mountain (Photos provided)

City of KM welcomes A1A-The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute to Patriots Park Bring your beach towels and your dancing shoes! The City of Kings Mountain welcomes A1A-The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute LIVE at Patriots Park, Saturday, June 4. Formed in 1991, A1A will bring their Let’s Get Tropical Tour to Kings Mountain covering the tunes of the original Parrot Head, Jimmy Buffett spanning five decades. The only tribute show officially endorsed by Buffett himself, A1A is sure to bring a show filled with high energy and lots of fun! Blackwater will open the show at 6:00 pm fol-

Blackwater Band opens the show at Patriots Park at 6 p.m.

KMHS Awards Night rescheduled Due to severe weather, Kings Mountain High School cancelled Awards Night planned for Thursday, May 26. It has been rescheduled to June 2 at 6 p.m.

Food manufacturer selects Gastonia for expansion and $42M investment Hans Kissle Company, a fresh foods manufacturer, will create 219 new jobs in Gaston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $42.2 million to build a food manufacturing facility in Apple Creek Corporate Center. “North Carolina’s agricultural and manufacturing legacy continues to attract growing companies to counties like Gaston,” said Governor Cooper. “Our skilled workforce and great quality of life are key ingredients

for our thriving manufacturing industry.” Hans Kissle manufactures a wide variety of high quality fresh prepared foods for supermarkets and foodservice customers throughout the United States. Since opening as an in-house commissary for a Massachusetts grocery chain in 1984, the company now serves a menu of 700 items, including premium entrees, delicatessen salads, side dishes, quiches and other great tasting, fresh ready-to-eat foods, to See $42M, Page 11A

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lowed by A1A at 8:00 pm. Look for DJ Eric Bowman to kick off the whole evening at 5:00 pm. Former Performance Racing Network announcer, Chuck Carland will spin tunes for the Cruise-In from Liberty Mountain Garden. And speaking of the Cruise-In, it begins at 5:00 pm. All makes and models are welcome. If you own a Woody Wagon, bring it too! Great food, inflatables for the kids and much more! Best of all…..the concert and Cruise-In are FREE. Patriots Park is located

at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. For more information on the concert or Cruise-In, contact the City of Kings Mountain at 704730-2101 or access their website at The City of Kings Mountain Special Events Department would like to say thank you to their annual sponsors: The City of Kings Mountain, Kings Mountain Travel and Tourism Authority, Two Kings Casino, Butler’s Outdoor Design, Butler’s Tire and Auto, Gutter Guys and Point 135 Real Estate.

Potato Project needs your support, both physical and financial By Doug Sharp The 13th year of the Cleveland County Potato Project (CCPP) is under way with potatoes growing and planting of sweet potato slips about to begin. These events will offer numerous volunteer opportunities. White potatoes will be harvested July 7 and 8. Individuals and groups are welcome to lend a hand. All ages welcome, from 6 to 96. In the meantime, de-bugging is now going full steam. This is also good work for all ages. Good nature lessons here, a good example of man versus the insect world. Sweet potato planting is scheduled to start June 6. Help is needed to assist the mechanical planter. Also, volunteers are needed to drive

to Autreyville, NC (Sampson County near Clinton) to pick up a load of potato slips. This is a trip of approx. 475 to 500 miles. It is a very scenic drive into the heart of sweet potato country. The ideal schedule is to pick up plants on Monday and plant the following days. CCPP is facing a criti-

cal financial situation due to the increase in prices. You can help by contributing to the Cleveland County Potato Project, 107 Quail Hollow Dr. Kings Mtn NC, 28086. CCPP is a 501c3 charity. Dates, times, locations, etc. are available by calling Doug Sharp at 704 472 5128.

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Thomas Martin Vance Thomas Martin Vance, (Tom Vance) age 84, died on March 3, 2022, due to complications of Covid-19 at Atrium Health Carolina Medical Center. Tom was vaccinated and boosted but was immune-comprised due to leukemia and chemotherapy treatments. Tom was preceded in death by his father, James (Jim) McClure Vance, Sr. (1892-1961) and his mother, Joda Blanche Pyatte Vance, (1900-1977) along with five brothers and seven sisters. Tom is survived by his wife, Jean Hicks Vance, and his only child, Michael Thomas Vance of Mint Hill, NC. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Eula Maxine Vance Nicholas of Gainesville, Virginia, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tom was born December 12, 1937, in Crossnore, NC, the southern part of Avery County. He was the youngest of fourteen children. Tom attended the Crossnore School. It was at this school in 7th grade that Tommy found his love for theater, when he was cast in a play directed by his theater teacher, Kate Cornue. After that, he was hooked on theater. Tom graduated from Appalachian State Teacher’s College in 1960 with a degree in English and Social Studies. He continued at Appalachian, where obtained a Master’s in English and Education. After that, he attended UNC Chapel Hill and the University of Georgia for doctoral studies in theater. At Appalachian State, Tom was elected President of the Playcrafters drama club. It was there that he met his future lifelong wife, Jean Hicks from Kings Mountain, NC, when she auditioned in front of him to join the club. Tom was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” at Appalachian State in his senior year. After graduating, Tom taught at several schools, as well as Wingate University. In 1967, he started the

drama program at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). His legacy began in 1974, when Tom and Charles Starnes created the CPCC Summer Theatre, a professional summer stock theater company, where he directed over 150 productions and produced over 250 shows over his lifetime. Tom also was the host of a Television show, “The Tom Vance Show,” which played for decades on the CPCC channel. In 2011-12, the Metrolina Theater Association awarded Tom the “Lifetime Theater Award”. Tom was especially proud of the many fine people, who worked with him in theater and have gone on to achieve considerable success in the theatrical world. Tom discovered many talented people at the start of their careers, and he nurtured them and provide them their first job in the theater industry. Hundreds of them moved to New York and worked on Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, national and international tours, as well as many regional theatres across the country. Many of Tom’s discoveries went on to have amazing careers in the film and television industry, as well. Tom was also so proud of everyone he worked with, but he held a special place in his heart for those that went into the theatre teaching profession, where his gifts will continue to live on. A service was held on Saturday, May 28th at Blair Road United Methodist Church in Mint Hill, NC. Visitation was from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. A 2:00pm service was held at the church followed by a graveside service at Sharon Memorial Gardens (at Monroe Rd/Sharon Amity Rd). That same evening on May 28th at 7:00pm, there was also a celebration in honor of Tom Vance at the Halton Theater on the CPCC campus, near downtown Charlotte. It was part of the celebration of Tom’s life and legacy. On Saturday, June 4th, there will be a drop-in celebration at the Meeting House at 12 Fountain Circle in downtown Crossnore, NC. Drop in anytime between noon and 2PM. There will be photos, music and food, as Tommy’s life is celebrated. The family hopes everyone can drop by.

Melvin Gary Helms

Wade Davis KINGS MOUNTAIN: Jarvis “Wade” Davis, 81, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Testa Family Hospice House. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Buena Greene Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Dover Davis; son, Terry Davis; sister, Ruth Toney; and brothers, Robert, Roger and Ronald Davis. He is survived by his daughter, Felicia Burnett and husband Kyle of Chesnee; son, Jimmy Davis of Kings Mountain; sister, Gaye Pruitt and husband David of Shelby; grandchildren, Terri Michelle Davis of Boiling Springs and Robbie Michael Davis of Cherryville; and three great-grandchildren. A private family burial will take place in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation Center Online condolences:

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Melvin Gary Helms, age 75, of Kings Mountain, passed away Friday, May 27, 2022 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain. Born on December 10, 1946 he was the son of the late Ruby Phillips Helms. In addition, Melvin is preceded in death by his loving wife of 43 years, Judy Bryson Helms. Melvin was an active member of Christian Freedom Church in Kings Mountain and he loved his church family dearly. Melvin is survived by his three children, Julie Helms Beeson of Kings Mountain, NC, Karen Helms Hollingsworth (Timmy) of Wanesville, NC and Chris Helms (Adrienne) of Kings Mountain, NC, Melvin’s grandchildren, Josh, Kaitlin, Erin, Christina (Garrett), Kasey, Avery,


ARRESTS MAY 19: Danny Joe Bridges, 62, 828 N. Piedmont Avenue, driving while impaired, citation. MAY 22: Marcus Leon Odums, 40, 103 Pennant Street, first degree trespass, felony, $1,500 secured bond. MAY 23: Ashley Nichole Johnson, 33, 305 York Road, order for arrest, violations of conditions of release. No bond. MAY 23: James Dupree Evans, 28, Forest City. 2nd degree trespassing, $500 secured bond. INCIDENTS MAY 19: A resident of Northwoods drive reported injury to real property. MAY 20: A resident of George Lewis Road reported theft of a purple 9mm semi-automatic pistol valued at $259. WRECKS MAY 17: Officer Childers said Tyler Grady Bumgardner, 206 Catherine Street, operating a 2014 Ram, struck a 2016 Toyota in the parking lot of LNS Turbo owned by Dusty Ray Detter, 5562 Lennox Drive. Property damage was estimated at $1,500.

MAY 17: Officer Childers said Christy Kimyill Grier, Pennington Place, operating a 2009 Ford on King Street, rearended a 2015 Ford operated by Nancy Anthony Carter of Gastonia. Property damage was estimated at $1,500. MAY19: Officer Collins said Danny Joe Bridges, 828 N. Piedmont Avenue, operating a 2017 Kia, crossed the center line on NC 216 and hit a 2014 Kia operated by Jessica Dew of York, SC doing a total of $5,500 estimated damage. MAY 20: Officer Childers said Jamie Pressley, Mount Holly, operating a 2016 Mack, was in the turning lane on York Road when he attempted to merge in the travel lane and struck a 2021 Chrysler operated by Larry Patterson, 462 Lewis Curry Road. Estimated property damage is $3,000. MAY 21: Officer Cutler said Anthony ONeal Curry, 522 Kilgore Road, lost control of the 2002 Chevrolet he was driving on NC 216, collided with a chain link fence, a utility pole, continued down a ditch and rolled over into a reservoir where two men at Hounds

Christian, Sarah, Kolton and his great-grandchildren; Zayden, Kaizlynn, and Zyla. Also left to cherish his memory, a special friend of the family, Judy Walker and Melvin’s grand fur baby, Ollie. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Testa Family Hospice House of Kings Mountain for their loving care for Melvin. A funeral service was held at 2:00PM on Monday May 30, 2022 at Christian Freedom Church in Kings Mountain. Pastor Ron Carroll officiated the service. The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary and other times at the home of daughter, Julie. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County: 951 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150 and Christian Freedom Church: 246 Range Rd Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Online condolences may be made at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome. com Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.

Drive-In pulled him out of the water and EMS and firemen administered CPR. Curry was pronounced dead at the scene. Property damages were estimated at $4,000 for the 70 feet of chain link fence, 114 Raven Circle: $10,000 for the Duke Power utility pole, and $6,000 for the vehicle. MAY 21: Officer Cooke said Shelly Ann Williams, 204 Cranford Drive, lost control of the 2007 Dodge she was driving on S. Gaston Street and hit a utility pole belonging to the City of Kings Mountain. Property damages were estimated at $15,000 to the pole and $3,000 to the vehicle. MAY 24: Officer Price said Andre Toomer, Homestead, Florida, operating a 2019 Freightliner, was attempting to make a right turn from NC 216 to Benfield Road and the semi-trailer went off onto the right-hand shoulder and truck a utility pole owned by the City of Kings Mountain. Property damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000. The impact caused the pole to be broken

Gaston Co. Police investigate shooting

BRANNON KEITH SCRONCE On Friday, May 13, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Gaston County Police responded to 2532 Lincolnton Highway in Cherryville about a shooting. Upon arrival, Community Policing Officers located a subject who had sustained a gunshot wound. A person of interest was also identified and interviewed. The subject who sustained the gunshot wound, whose name is not being released, was transported to Caromont Regional Medical Center. Emergency surgery was required. The victim is currently recovering from his injuries. Gaston County Police reviewed this case with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office. As a result, Brannon Keith Scronce of 135 Old Well Lane of Lincolnton, has been charged and arrested for the shooting. He is currently in the Gaston County Jail under a $100,000 secure bond. Brannon Scronce’s charges include Assault with a Dangerous Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury and Weapons possession. The investigation continues, and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. M. Rheinson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-8618000. No further info. currently available.

off just above ground level. Property damage was estimated at $7,500. CITATIONS MAY 20: Datrixian Nehemiah Seigle, 18, 1032 Margrace Road, no operator’s license, expired tag, no current inspection, equipment failure, headlamps. MAY 20: Quentin Deshawn Beam, 27, 236 Watterson Road, fictitious tag. MAY 20: Norman Lee Dawkins Jr., 52, 5100 5 Piedmont Avenue, allowing unlicensed person to drive vehicle. MAY 21: Mitchell Murphy Crisp, 39, 705 Harmon Road, revoked license, expired tag, no inspection, no new certificate of title. Mirror violation. MAY 21: Brian Leon Hillman, 46, 109 McCarter Drive, no operator’s license. MAY 26: Zachariah Antonio Omer McIntosh, 135 Ark Street, revoked license. MAY 26: Matthew Eugene Deal, 22, 2132 Brook Forest Drive, allowing unlicensed person to drive vehicle.

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City of KM’s Special Events Dept. announces road closures The City of Kings Mountain Special Events Department will host the 2022 LIVE Music at Patriots Park Concert Series and Cruise-In on Saturday, June 4. Several roads in the Downtown area will be impacted during the events. Railroad Avenue, West Gold Street surrounding Patriots Park and a portion of West Mountain and South Cansler Streets will be closed beginning 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 4 and remain closed or barricaded until 11:00 pm. Further information regarding road closures is listed below. • Partial barricade placement will begin at 8:00 am – some roads will still be accessible during this time, but vehicles must be moved by 2:00 pm • Additional barricade placement will begin at 2:00 pm • Roads closed at 2:00 pm and remain closed until 11:00 pm (ALL unauthorized vehicles will be towed after 2:00 pm). • Arrival time for Cruise-In participants will begin at 4:00 pm with the Cruise-In beginning at 5:00 pm. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm

Heavy traffic heading to Downtown KM • Participants in the Cruise-In and concert goers, must use thoroughfare King Street to Cansler Street for access to Railroad, Mountain and Gold Street Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling through Downtown Kings Mountain due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians walking. Please plan to travel

American Legion veteran’s breakfast to be held June 4 By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain’s American Legion Post 155 veteran’s breakfast is scheduled for June 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the post home on East Gold Street. Veterans and guests can order a made-to-order breakfast of eggs, bacon,

liver mush, gravy, grits, biscuits, toast, coffee and juice. Members of three American Legion branches, Auxiliary, Legion Riders, and Sons of the American Legion volunteer to take requests, deliver orders, and clean up afterward. All veterans are invited to this free breakfast. Others are welcome to attend for a small donation that helps fund future breakfasts.

different roads if you are impacted by this change. For more information on the Concert Series or Cruise-In, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

Street • Parkdale Mill-Located at 500 South Railroad Avenue • Patrick Senior Center-Located at 909 East Kings Street Shuttle service will begin at 4:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM. The City urges patrons to use the shuttle services as parking will be scarce in the downtown. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling through Downtown

Kings Mountain due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians. Please plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by road closures. For more information on the Concert Series or Cruise-In, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

GCPD charges man and woman with sex offenses involving juvenile Gaston County Police have charged Jerry Douglas Gillespie, age 36, and Ashley Jordan Hardee, age 32, of 66 Rex Ave. Gastonia, NC with multiple sex offenses involving child. Gillespie is charged with one (1) felony count of First-Degree Statutory Rape of a Child, two (2) felony counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, and one (1) felony count of Sex Act by Substitute Parent on a Child. Hardee is charged with one (1) felony count of First-Degree Statutory


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Heavy traffic is expected in Downtown Kings Mountain, June 4, as The City of Kings Mountain hosts the Live Music at Patriots Park Concert Series and Cruise-In. Roads impacted during the events will be Railroad Avenue, West Gold Street and a portion of West Mountain and South Cansler Streets. As a result, the City is offering Shuttle Pick-Up and Drop-Off at the following locations: • First Baptist Church-Located at 605 West King



Rape of a Child, one (1) felony count of Indecent Liberties with a Child, one (1) felony count of Child

Abuse by Sexual Act, and one (1) felony count of Incest. The investigation and

resulting charges stem from a report made to the police by Gaston County Child Protective Services after the victim disclosed the abuse to a social worker. Gillespie and Hardee are currently in custody at the Gaston County Jail, both under a $500,000 bond. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. M. Rheinson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information currently available.

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My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kenendy

Pieces of Kings Mountain History Recently, I wrote about Capt. W.T.R. Bell and his Military Academy that once stood LORETTA at the present COZART site of Central School on Ridge Street in Kings Mountain. The military school was active from 1876 until 1887, when Capt. Bell moved his family to Shelby just prior to the new school year commencing. When I learned that students of Capt. Bell decided to place a marker honoring his memory after his death, and that Kings Mountain flatly refused placing it in the town, my curiosity piqued. Through a collaboration between reporter Joe DePriest, and historians Hayne Neisler and Melvin Ware, we have rediscovered the truth behind the story. In the September 2, 1887, Charlotte Chronicle, a story was reprinted from the August 24 Dallas Current written Publisher B.F. Tipton, titled “The King’s Mountain Scandal.” The article alleged that Capt. Bell had an affair with the wife of Dr. F.M. (Francis Marion) Garrett, then the mayor of Kings Mountain, who also owned All Healing Springs Sanitarium at Crowders Mountain. The article states, “We have learned from a reliable source that scandal is once more raging with unwonted energy at King’s Mountain, and Capt. W. T. R. Bell is the central figure as before. This time it is the very family that held up his hands and tried to tide W. T. R. B. over the unfortunate circumstances of a school scandal. But the viper warmed, crawled upon the hearthstone, and left his slime and poison upon a sacred altar that makes a home heaven upon earth. Dr. Garrett’s household and family altar has been broken up and Capt. W. T. R. Bell is the author of its destruction. This time the facts are

so plain that a man, tho’ a fool, may run and read and see to what depths of depravity a man of fine sense and reputed standing may fall when he forgets his obligations to his own family. Capt. Bell has seduced Dr. F. M. Garrett’s wife, and the latter has already signed a paper confessing her guilt, refusing to allow Capt. Bell’s name to be stricken from the confession or any modification in the selected term Adultery.” The cause for the letter being written, and published, appears to be that Dr. W.T.R. Bell had run an advertisement in the July 16, 1887, Charlotte Chronicle announcing he would move his military academy to Shelby. In that article it was stated, “Capt. Bell leaves the best wishes for Kings Mountain’s prosperity, carries with him the very best wishes of the town. The chairman of the board of trustees in accepting his resignation spoke in glowing terms of Capt. Bell and his prosperous work here and wished him success wherever he went.” The article went on to say, “Capt. Bell is a fine educator, and his work here is enough to introduce him to the energetic people of Shelby. Let all his boys speak well of Capt. and he will build up a school that will be an honor to the state.” Dr. Frank Garrett’s wife was Eliza “Lizzie” Jones Garrett. The couple had married in 1880 in Franklin, NC. At the time, Frank was 45 and Lizzie was 23. They moved to Kings Mountain one year later, where Dr. Garrett opened the sanitarium. At the time of the affair, she would have been 30 years old. In response to the original letter in Charlotte Chronicle published September 2, 1887, Lizzie ran a notice of her own stating, “Please insert the enclosed card in your next issue of the daily Chronicle. And oblige, Yours respectfully, Mrs. Dr.

F. M. Garrett. Mrs. Dr. F. M. Garrett wishes to say in her own behalf, that the nature of the article in the Charlotte Chronicle of yesterday both shocked and angered her. She has made no confession to the public, except in the record of articles of separation from her husband, at Shelby, in which the word ‘adultery’ does not occur. She thinks the party who thus published a private family trouble has been actuated by presumption, rather than interest in the public welfare.” By September, Capt. W.T.R. Bell and his wife had moved to Shelby and Bell’s Military Academy in Kings Mountain was no more. But that was not the end of the story. Another article by B.F. Tipton of the Dallas Current was run in the Charlotte Chronicle on September 10, 1887, in which he shared, “An attempt has been made to create the impression that the good people of Kings Mountain regret the removal of W.T. R. Bell to Shelby. This is a mistake. The action of the Trustees of the Kings Mountain High School leaves no doubt that his resignation was not voluntary but forced, as in their solution to the matter, they did not say they regretted the departure, but they regretted the necessity of his resignation. Now what made it necessary for him to resign? To this, there is but one answer – his criminal conduct, which he felt called to expose, and did expose. It is a perversion of the action to say of the Trustees, that it was anything else.” Further in the article, Tipton mentions he had heard rumor of a duel, to which he replies, “all we have to say is that he (W.T.R. Bell) is no better versed in the technicalities of the ‘field of honor’ than he is in the essentials of Morality. It is well known that we have ‘cast the lie back into his teeth,’ and reiterated the charge we have cast against him, ‘knowing

Looking Back

Kings Mountain Court, a seven-unit motor court owned by Dan Huffstetler and built by Kelly Dixon, opened seventy years ago in Kings Mountain. The units were described in the Kings Mountain Herald in the May 29, 1952, edition as being “handsomely decorated, including thick carpeting, tile baths with showers, wall heating, and modern furniture. The chenille bedspreads are woven with a design of the Kings Mountain National Military Park Obelisk.” The two center rooms were designed to used singly or as a suite. The project took six-weeks to build and was located on E. King Street on property formerly owned by H.C. Walters. Photo Herald archives

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whereof we wrote,’ and now we maintain that if the charge is malicious and without foundation, he will resort to the courts of Justice for a vindication of his character, and we hold that, if he does do this, he dare not.” Another article ran in The Daily Review in Wilmington, NC on September 31, 1887, with the last bit of info

we could find regarding the situation. “The whole of the usually quiet little town of Kings Mountain, on the line of the Air Line Railroad, is in a state of intense excitement over the affair of Capt. W.T.R. Bell and Mrs. Dr. F.M. Garrett, and the case is creating such interest as was never done before.” The article went on to

report, “Groups of persons are seen in every public place conversing over the affair, which has become public property. Even the farm people are coming in for miles to stare and gape at the principles in the cause celebre. Rumors of every kind are flying around as to what will take place, and See PIECES, Page 8A

What’s The Difference

More mass killings, what is the answer? Do parents in America want to spend every school day hoping and Glenn Mollette praying Guest Editorial their children will not be heinously murdered? Do children want to spend their days constantly looking up to see who might be entering their room with an assault weapon? Do you want to walk the grocery store aisles wondering if someone has picked your store and this day to shoot at you? Do you enjoy sitting in a house of worship knowing that if a crazed gunman enters your location the exit doors are very few. Movie theatres are anticipating a major boost in attendance this summer. Can you go in peace knowing that your life could be in danger if someone enters with a semi-automatic weapon or an AR-15? The list of possibilities is almost endless as restaurants, sporting events, concerts, shopping malls and more are targets of those who plot evil rampages against innocent people. Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York are the recent locations of horrific killings of the very young and elderly American people doing everyday life – going to school and buying

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groceries. When will this happen at your school, grocery store, house of worship or any place else? At one time, Americans never imagined such horrors as many of us have lived to see. One mass shooting has led to another and another. Your school or church or whatever the event is must plan for an attack every time you gather. If we do not try to protect the people at such events and gatherings, then we are throwing caution to the wind and subjecting people we love to the possibilities of being killed. What is the answer? The Buffalo grocery had an armed guard. This was not enough for a gunman who had strategized and outgunned the security guard who gave his life trying to save others. One major problem is such an evil person has the element of surprise. They have surveyed the location. Innocent people are caught off guard. People may even be carrying weapons but might not even have the time to draw their weapon because the rapid fire of the attacker’s weapon takes that person’s life before he or she can reach for their weapon. What is the answer? Do we equip every teacher in America with a semi-automatic weapon? Should teachers and grocery store shoppers and ministers carry assault weapons at all times?



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Do you want to put on your Sunday dress and then strap on your assault rifle so you might have a chance of defending yourself? State and federal lawmakers continue to wrestle with what to do. One suggestion is to take away all the guns. This might be okay until Russia or China invades us and we all have to fight. The local villain may find a way to order all the parts he needs online to assemble an assault weapon and you have no way to defend yourself. This possibility must be made illegal. Evil finds a way to release hate and fulfill deranged fantasies. This does not mean we give up. Limiting assault weapons to people 25 and older, strict background checks, waiting periods and licenses is possibilities. Limiting all gun purchases to people over 21 is another possibility. Eighteen-year-olds use guns in the military but are trained and strictly supervised. Do Americans really need assault type weapons? Would we be willing to ban them if it would save an elementary school of children from a murderous rampage? It’s all too late for Uvalde, Texas families and so many more. State and federal government must make some real decisions. In the meantime, we have to protect ourselves. Kings Mountain Herald’s publisher and its advertisers are not responsible or liable for misprints, typographical errors, misinformation herein contained. We reserve the right to edit, reject or accept any articles, advertisements, or information to be printed in this publication. We will provide ad proofs for prepaid ads or ads that are placed by established clients. No proofs may leave our premises without payment and permission and are copyright by Community First Media.

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The Priority of Worship H a v e you ever considered God’s call to worship Him as a command? “Ascribe to the Rev. Robert LORD the Patrick, III Pastor glory due His name; Boyce Memorial AARP worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.” This verse from Psalm 29 sounds like an invitation to worship God, but it is more than an invitation! As in other places in Scripture, this call to wor-

ship is extended in the imperative mood. This means it is a command from God Himself that He be worshipped! Interestingly, the Hebrew word most often translated “worship” in the Old Testament of our English Bibles literally means “to bow down.” This idea carries over into the Greek word most often translated “worship” in the New Testament. To bow down is to humble oneself in a show of honor before another who is great. It is a means of demonstrating the greater “worth” of the one who is being honored. Our

English word “worship” is actually a contracted form of “worth-ship.” Do you see how this all ties together? God, Who is unsurpassed in greatness, commands that all serve Him with worship, bowing down, at least figuratively, in declaring His worth above all other things in life! It is not only on earth that God is worshipped. Biblical passages describing heaven clearly demonstrate that worshipping Him is the focus of life in heaven! Isaiah and John both describe visions of heaven, and declare what is sung there: “Holy, Holy, Holy is the

LORD...” In Revelation 4, John sees Elders surrounding God’s throne casting their crowns before Him as they bow, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” As John continues describing heavenly worship in Revelation, not only is God’s holiness praised, but there is a particular focus on celebrating the redeeming work of Jesus for the salvation of sinners. God is worshipped in heaven for Who He is and what He does!

Page 5A Our theme for this column this month is “The Priority of Worship.” For many people, Covid resulted in a prolonged period of limitation on gathering for worship. For some, this made the public worship of God all the more precious. Others grew content in leaving off with gathering with the church for worship. Whichever may be the case for you, we should be reminded of the priority of worship: The LORD doesn’t just invite it; He commands it! And, it is the focus of all who are in heaven. Would you pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven?” Then, make worship of God a priority!

Food Pantry open Thursday, June 2 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry will be open Thursday, June 2, from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Location is East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church.

Allen Memorial Baptist Church Bible School Spark Studios Vacation Bible School will be held at Allen Memorial Baptist Church on June 5th-10th, 5:45 pm-8:30 pm for ages 3-6th grade . A meal will be served nightly. The Church is located at 1222 Longbranch Rd., Grover.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

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

True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

Christian Freedom Baptist Church 260 Range 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

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

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

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

C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507

704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain

New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 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

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

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Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328 Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961 Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152 Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697 Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 704-629-3571 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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Patrick Senior Center June events Programs are open to people aged 55-years and up, unless otherwise noted. Upcoming Special Events in June: • Health Fair: Friday, June 3, 9:00-11:00 a.m. • Dutch Lunch Trip to Hamrick’s and Daddy Joe’s BBQ in Gaffney: Wednesday, June 8, leaving at 9:00 a.m. (sign up and pay $1 transportation fee) • Craft Class with Claudia: Tuesday, June 21, 1:003:00 p.m. (also available via Zoom) • Dementia Education by Senior TLC: Wednesday, June 22, 10:00-11:00 a.m. • Shred Truck: Wednesday, June 22 (bring shredding to center up to a week before) • Scout the Therapy Dog Visit: Thursday, June 23, 10:00-10:30 a.m. • Art Class with Tammy: Thursday, June 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (ages 55+, registration and fee required) • Art Night with Tammy: Tuesday, June 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 16 and over, registration and fee required) • Independence Day Celebration: Friday, July 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (You must sign up before June 24. Cost $3. Seating is limited.) Ongoing Activities at the

Patrick Center: • Ceramics: Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. • Facebook Chat: Mondays, 10:00-10:45 a.m. (online via Facebook) • Color Me Calm: Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. • Quilting: Mondays, 12:30-3:00 p.m. • Beginner Quilting: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. • Intermediate Line Dance (Dance Floor Rockers): Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. • Intermediate Line Dance (Southern Class): Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. *(on hiatus until after Labor Day) • Clogging: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. • Knitting: Tuesdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m. • Veterans Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 a.m. • Tai Chi for Arthritis: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m. • Bible History: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. • REFIT Dance Exercise: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00

p.m. • Volunteer Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 12:15-1:15 p.m. • Monthly Birthday Celebration: 4th Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. • Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (fee required) • Blood Pressure Clinic: 1st Wednesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m. • Food Giveaway: 3rd Wednesday, 1:00-2:30 p.m., (registration required) • Caregiver Support Group: 4th Wednesday, 1:00-2:30 p.m. • Healthy Lifestyles Class: Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 a.m. • Gentle Exercise: Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. • Bingo: Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. • Leaving a Legacy: 1st Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • Coffee & Conversation: Fridays, 8:30-10:00 a.m. • Chorus: Fridays, 10:0011:00 a.m. • Friday Lunch: Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (call to sign up by Thursday at Noon. Cost $3) • WII Bowling League: Fridays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. • Chair Volleyball: Fridays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

(The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Something Old, Something New” from a cookbook published by White Plains Shrinettes.)

SKILLET CABBAGE Barbara Champion 4 cups cabbage, chopped 2 large onions, sliced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 tsp. sugar ¼ cup vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste Combine all the ingredients in a heavy skillet and cook over medium, heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Serve with cornbread. SALMON AND RICE CASSEROLE Maria Shytle Bishop ½ cup uncooked rice 2 eggs, well beaten ½ cup milk ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup fine cracker crumbs 1 (1 lb.) can salmon 1 ½ tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice Cook rice and set aside.

Beat eggs and combine with milk and rice. Toss butter and cracker crumbs together. Stir into mixture. Fold in salmon and remaining ingredients. Put into baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Put cracker crumbs on top before baking. ITALIAN CHICKEN Karen Roper 1 bottle Zesty Italian dressing 4 boneless chicken breasts Breadcrumbs Little melted butter Marinate chicken breasts covered in dressing for 8 hours. Remove from Dressing and dip in breadcrumbs. Place breasts in a greased baking dish. Drizzle melted butter over the top. Bake at 400 degrees in oven until meat browns,

approximately 1 hour. Brown chicken on both sides. You may drizzle a little more dressing and butter over the top while it is baking. BAKED FRIED APPLE PIES Delane Guyton 1 can buttery biscuits 1 stick margarine, melted Dash of cinnamon 1 pkg. dried apples or peaches, sweetened to taste Roll each biscuit into a round circle. Add a ¼ cup apples, fold, and flute edges. Prick with fork. Spray baking sheet with Pam. Place unbaked pies on baking sheet. Brush each pie with margarine. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 400 degrees 20 minutes until brown.

Miss Ware's Class (Photos provided)

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First Grade Author’s Tea at North Elementary School Mrs. Deason’s and Ms. Cannedy’s class

Pinnacle Classical Academy's Dr. Shelly Bullard elected to N.C. Coalition of Charter Schools board Dr. Shelly L. Bullard, Headmaster of Pinnacle Classical Academy in Shelby, has been elected by her peers to a one-year term on the board of directors of the North Carolina Coalition of Charter Schools. Joining Dr. Bullard as new members of the board are Jonathan Bryant of Lincoln Charter School, Garrett McNeill of the Movement Foundation, and Michael Way of Charter One. "We are so proud of Dr. Shelly Bullard's work at Pinnacle Classical Academy," said Debbie Clary, board chair of Pinnacle Classical Academy. "Her peers have recognized 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 educational leadership from Gardner-Webb University. She is also an ad-

junct professor at Queens University in the master's program for school ad-

ministrators and serves on the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board.

First graders at North Elementary School held an Author's Tea for their parents to enjoy. First grade students wrote books about their time in first Grade. Mrs. Deason’s and Ms. Cannedy's class book is


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North Elementary Pep Rally

KMHS cross country runner Rayna Brown, front row center, signs with Cleveland Community College as her parents Deborah and Raymond look on. Back row, left to right, KMHS assistant AD Kevin Cruise, CCC head coach Steve McCachran, KMHS soccer coach Ravis Key and KMHS assistant principal Melissa Wilson. Photo by Gary Smart

North Elementary School students lined the track to help cheer on the third and fourth graders at a pep rally to "Crush the EOG!" The drumline and cheerleaders helped pep up the students and staff as well. See more photos on page 12A. Photos by Gary Smart

The White Plains Shrine Club held their annual golf tournament on May 14, 2022 at the Kings Mountain Country Club. Pictured is the first place team that won the captain’s choice event by shooting 20 under par. Left to right are Bobby Hoskins, Jeff Bridges, Camden Devane, JB Gamble and Joel Summit, representing the Shrine Club. The tournament raised over $40,000 . Congratulations to the White Plains Shrine Club of Kings Mountain for being the #1 Club in the Oasis Temple for raising money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children! Photo provided

Thirty-Three Yetis make All-Academic team Cleveland Community College is proud to announce that thirty-three of its spring sports athletes qualified for the Region 10 All-Academic Team. To be eligible, athletes must pass a minimum of 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must have participated during the semester in which they are

submitted for recognition. Softball: Sydney Hamilton, Savannah Carroll, Carolina Grajales, Sierra Crocker, Morgan McCurry, Arieana Benjamin, Elizabeth Hartsell, Trinity Hatchel, and Brianna Frye Baseball: Jack McKinney, Kael Snethen, Kyle Murphy, Mason Dugas, Davis Turner, Bowden Witcher, Tyler Casciato,

Boone Cartee, Caleb Adair, Cole Curtis, Kyras Dawson, Ricky Dees, Chris De Varona, Avery Bridges, Caleb Lafunor, David Wippler, Greg Johnson, Matias Marchesini, Quentin Romo, Connor Sampers, Graham Brown, Patrick Spangler, Lawrence Gallo, and Kyle Flynn

Jarrett Ledford graduates from Campbell University’s Law School Kings Mountain resident Jarrett Evan Ledford is among the 155 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins

School of Law conferred Juris Doctor degrees on during its 44th hooding and graduation ceremony May 13. The ceremony

was held in Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.








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PIECES From Page 4A the people are discussing the merits of each rumor as it comes. The latest information from a reliable source is to the effect that a duel will occur between Capt. Bell and Dr. Garrett, to take place in

South Carolina.” The article went on to say, “It is alleged that night the son of Capt. Bell went to Dr. Garrett’s house and approaching his (Mr. Garrett’s) son, abused him roundly and shamefully. Young Garrett could not defend himself, being too weakly. Young Bell then seemed to be satisfied

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 10th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ROGER DEAN LEDBETTER, 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, Chaderick Ray Ledbetter, Administrator, on or before the 18th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022. Chaderick Ray Ledbetter, Administrator Estate of: Roger Dean Ledbetter 731 Angels Way Lane Horse Shoe, NC 28742 KMH (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022)


and was afterwards heard to ask a gentleman to act as his father’s second, supposing a duel would be the outcome. What the gentleman replied is not known but the probability is the duel will occur. Excitement is at fever heat,” the article concluded. Little more is known regarding the situation, except for a final notice that ran in the New Era in Shelby on No-

vember 30, 1887, in a section featuring Kings Mountain news. The article shared, “Dr. F.M. Garrett and family have recently moved from our town. Dr. McKay has bought and moved into the Garrett Building.” With his move, Dr. F.M. Garret ended his service as mayor of the City of Kings Mountain. He sold All Healing Springs in 1888 and it became Jones Seminary School,

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 12th day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RAYE WASHBURN SCISM; AKA, DORIS RAYE SCISM, 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, Harrill Gene Washburn, Jr., Executor, on or before the 18th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022. Harrill Gene Washburn, Jr., Executor Estate of: Raye Washburn Scism: aka, Doris Raye Scism 740 River Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139 KMH (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: REBECCA OESCH EDSALL AKA REBECCA LOUISE EDSALL, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 5TH day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of REBECCA OESCH EDSALL AKA REBECCA LOUISE EDSALL, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 12th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.


Autumn E. Fincher, Admin. 4131 4th Street Ln NW Hickory, NC 28601

Having qualified on the 25th day of May, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of THOMAS DWIGHT LEDFORD aka THOMAS D. LEDFORD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executors on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

KMH (5/11, 5/18, 5/25 & 6/1/ 2022)

This the 1st day of June, 2022

This the 11th day of May, 2022

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: STEVEN SCOTT WHITE, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 2nd day of May, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of STEVEN SCOTT WHITE, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administratrix on or before the 11th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 11th day of May, 2022 Angelina Smith, Admin. 1739 Maple Springs Church Road Shelby City, NC 28152 KMH (5/11, 5/18, 5/25 & 6/1/ 2022)

Thomas G. Ledford, Co-Executor 503 N Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150 Robin C. Kiser, Co-Executor 1115 West Cabaniss Road Shelby, NC 28150 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)

Karen A. Tucker City Clerk KMH (6/1 & 6/8/2022)

PUBLIC HEARING MONDAY, JUNE 20TH There will be a Public Hearing for the proposed 20222023. Budget of $2,853,049 for the Kings Mountain ABC Board on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Kings Mountain ABC store at 220 Cleveland Avenue. The meeting is open to the public and a copy of the proposed budget is available for the inspection in the office of the board’s general manager Ailene Ormand. KMH (6-01-2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 5th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of MARTHA N. HAGINS; AKA, MARTHA ANN HAGINS, 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, John Rudasill, Jr., Administrator, on or before the 11th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 11th day of May, 2022. John Rudasill, Jr., Administrator Estate of: Martha N. Hagins; aka, Martha Ann Hagins 615 Hicks Hill Rd Lawndale, NC 28090 KMH (5/11, 18, 25 & 6/01/2022)





In the Matter of the Estate of: MELVIN ROGER HAMMOND, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 26th day of May, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MELVIN ROGER HAMMOND, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)

There will be a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget.

marker honoring Capt. Bell’s memory. Yet, there is a plaque on the wall in a hallway of Central School acknowledging Bell’s Military Academy that once stood on that site. The affair between Capt. Bell and Lizzie Garrett had far a reaching impact in Kings Mountain and around the state. A family was destroyed, and two ongoing business concerns were closed at the height of their success. The quiet community of Kings Mountain had its first scandal spread about the state as the affair that became public property for everyone to read. And now the story has become an indelible and infamous part of our town’s history.


Dana Michelle Hammond Hamrick, Executrix 103 Southern Pine Drive Shelby, NC 28152

The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to be effective July 1, 2022 for the City of Kings Mountain has been presented to the City Council and is available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 101 West Gold Street during normal business hours and on the City’s website at

and later Linwood College. Dr. Garrett moved to Halifax County, NC, where he bought a plantation and lived until his death on April 17, 1891. It is unclear if he and his wife ever reconciled. She died at the home of her father just before Christmas in 1899. Her death notice states, “Mrs. Lizzie F. Garrett, widow of the late Dr. F.M. Garrett, and the daughter of Col. J. F. Jones, died at the residence of her father a few days before Christmas. She had been ill for some time with pneumonia which caused her death.” So now the mystery has been solved, and we now know why Bell’s Military Academy moved from Kings Mountain to Shelby. We also know why the people of Kings Mountain refused the


This the 1st day of June, 2022


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Having qualified on 2nd day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of BONNIE POSTON PUTNAM, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jonathan Dale Poston, Administrator, on or before the 11th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 11th day of May, 2022. Jonathan Dale Poston, Administrator Estate of: Bonnie Poston Putnam 4990 York Hwy Rock Hill, SC 29732 KMH (5/11, 18, 25 & 6/01/2022)







Having qualified on 19th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of GEORGE W. WHITE, 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, Chris White, Administrator, on or before the 25th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 17th day of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of QUEEN ELIZABETH HERNDON, 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, Jeffrey S. Herndon, Executor, on or before the 25th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 25th day of May, 2022.

This the 25th day of May, 2022.

Chris White, Administrator Estate of: George W. White 3041 River Road Shelby, NC 28152

Jeffrey S. Herndon, Executor Estate of: Queen Elizabeth Herndon 104 Timms St. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM WINFERD NORSWORTHY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, William Norsworthy, Administrator, on or before the 1st of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of June, 2022. William Norsworthy, Administrator Estate of: William Winferd Norsworthy 1304 Rainbow Dr Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (6/01, 08, 15 & 22/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: CHERYL ANN FLOYD, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 6th day of May, 2022 as Co-Executrices of the Estate of CHERYL ANN FLOYD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executrices on or before the 27th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 25th day of May, 2022

Teresa Burgess, Co-Ex. 280 Ninety-Nine Island Road Blacksburg, SC 29702 Kathy Tallent, Co-Ex. 206 N. Cansler Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: NANNIE JEANETTE BOLIN ROBINSON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 25th day of May, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Nannie Jeanette Bolin Robinson, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administratrix on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 1st day of June, 2022 Joyce Robinson Houser, Admin 2946 Sparrow Springs Road Gastonia, NC 28052 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)


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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st day of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of SYLVIA WILLIAMS MASON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 11th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 11th day of May, 2022. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of Sylvia Williams Mason 233 E. Graham St. Shelby, NC 28150 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (5/11, 18, 25 & 6/01/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 6th of May, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RUBY FAYE CALDWELL LEE; AKA, RUBY C. LEE, 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, 112 S. Tryon St., Ste. 760, Charlotte, NC 28284 on or before the 25th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 25th day of May, 2022. Eric Scott Halus, Executor Estate of: Ruby Faye Caldwell Lee; aka, Ruby C. Lee Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law 112 S. Tryon St. Ste. 760 Charlotte, NC 28284

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th of April, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of BETTY J. CHAMPION; AKA, BETTY CARTER CHAMPION; AKA, BETTY JEAN CHAMPION, 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 James Jones, Executor on or before the 1st day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of June, 2022. James Jones, Executor Estate of: Betty J. Champion; aka, Betty Carter Champion; aka, Betty Jean Champion 138 Ben Carpenter Road Cherryville, NC 28021 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (6/01, 08, 15 & 22/2022)


In the Matter of the Estate of: BILLIE MAE McCURRY ROBERTS, Deceased


This the 1st day of June, 2022 Steven Carroll, Co-Admin. 1115 Market Street Fort Mill, SC 29708

Having qualified on 3rd day of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ACRES NELSON WATKINS, 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, Stanley Eugene Watkins, Administrator, on or before the 11th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 11th day of May, 2022. Stanley Eugene Watkins, Administrator Estate of Acres Nelson Watkins 703 Hamrick Street Shelby, NC 28150

Alisa C. Criswell, Co-Admin. 10301 Shady Rest Lane Charlotte, NC 28214 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (6/1, 6/8, 6/15 & 6/22/22)

• Misspellings, grammatical errors, or other descriptive language that is inconsistent with the product. • The seller advertises on a social media site and is communicative until the payment is made. • Once the payment clears, they are unreachable. Check out the website before making a purchase: • Visit to check a business’s rating and BBB accreditation status. Impostors have been known to copy the BBB seal. If it is real, clicking on the seal will lead to the company’s BBB profile on BBB. org - check the domain of the URL. • Conduct an internet search with the company name and the word “scam.” This may locate other complaints about the site. • Make a note of the website where the order is placed. Take a screenshot of the item ordered, in case the website disappears, or a different item is received in the mail than what was advertised. • Credit cards often provide more protection against fraud than other payment methods. • Think before you click. Be especially cautious about email solicitations and online ads on social media sites.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 19th day of May, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of CAROLYN PORTER PHILBECK, 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, Sharon O. Kelly, Administratrix, on or before the 25th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 25th day of May, 2022.


Having qualified on the 20th day of May, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of BILLIE MAE McCURRY ROBERTS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Administrators on or before the 3rd day of September, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

supply to help ease the shortage. According to the 2021 BBB S c a m Tracker Risk Report, online shopping scams are the riskiest. With the current supply issues on many items, including formula, scammers are watching. How it works: An ad, post or social media group posts they have baby formula available. The buyer contacts the seller via chat or direct message, showing photos of the cans available. The buyer makes a payment through a peerto-peer platform such as PayPal (a BBB Accredited Business) or Venmo (a BBB Accredited Business), but the formula never arrives. Signs of a potential online purchase scam include: • Positive reviews on the website that have been copied from honest sites or created by scammers. Be aware, some review websites claim to be independent but are funded by scammers. Check • No indication of a brick-and-mortar address or the address shows on a Google map as a parking lot, residence, or unrelated business than what is listed on the website.

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Sharon O. Kelly, Administratrix Estate of: Carolyn Porter Philbeck 1160 Southwood Dr. Clover, SC 29710 KMH (5/25, 6/01, 08 &15/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st day of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of AUTUMN RUBY HOUSER JOHNSON, 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, Richard Clay Johnson, Administrator, on or before the 11th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 11th day of May, 2022. Richard Clay Johnson, Administrator Estate of: Autumn Ruby Houser Johnson 1136 McCombs Road Mooresboro, NC 28114 KMH (5/11, 18, 25 & 6/01/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 9th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of RUTH MOORE WITHERS, 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, Rudolph Brett Withers, Administrator, on or before the 18th of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022.

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

Rudolph Brett Withers, Administrator Estate of: Ruth Moore Withers 8054 Catawba Cove Drive Belmont, NC 28012

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NEEDED HANDYMAN. Handyman Needed to Clean up Around Old Farm. Also Needing a Good Used Utility Vehicle, Mule etc. Call 828248-2184

NEEDED PART TIME CLASS A Tractor Trailer Driver. Off weekends. Apply at Hardin’s Rental; 365 Oak Street Extension, Forest City or call 828286-7871 ext. 4.

LIQUIDATION WOMEN”S BATHING SUITS. Pre-priced up to $42.95, 2 for $2.99! Side Door sale, Saturday June 4th, 9am-5pm. Next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest City. 9am5pm, CASH ONLY at these prices!

NOW HIRING FULL TIME MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for Lanier Pointe Apartments in Shelby. Painting, cleaning, carpentry, routine maintenance, some knowledge of plumbing and electrical helpful. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. EOE. Please call for more info. Resumes may be emailed to: maintenancepos i t i o n 2 815 0 @ g m a i l . c o m (704) 300-1294

KID-SAFE SMARTPHONE OR SMARTWATCH W W W. P H O N E S 411. C O M has KidSafe SmartPhone or SmartWatch with phone, camera & texting but no Internet

LOCAL WEBSITES APPRECIATE YOUR VISIT. Visit or or or or or other local websites NC4Ever@email. com FREE MOBILE HOME TRAILER. Great for scrap metal. Easy access. Approximately 60 feet. 828-429-7200.

HOTEL INDUSTRY POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Lake Lure Inn is seeking Line Cooks, Bussers, Dishwashers, Servers & Banquet Attendants, FT & PT positions available. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Apply in person: 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure or online at EOE (828) 625-2525 jbelcher@ ONE ON ONE CARE IS HIRING for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER NEEDED. Some experience necessary. Must have own transportation. 40 hours week. $17 per hour based on experience. Gastonia & kings mountain area. (704) 435-1065

NAME BRAND LIQUIDATION SALE.. TOOL, Fishing & Hunting name Brand LIQUIDATION SALE. Huge savings up to 90% off original retail. ALL SHOWN ONLY $1.99 Plus Father’s Day GIFTS!. Saturday JUNE 4th SIDE DOOR SALE, Next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest CIty. 9am-5pm, CASH ONLY at these prices! MOBILE HOBBIES RC HOBBY SHOP. We are a local hobby shop in Shelby, NC specializing In surface high end radio controlled vehicles including parts, batteries, chargers, tires etc.. We also have 2 race tracks that hold race events every Saturday weather permitting. Come see us or call us today! (980) 220-1038

MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH. Located in Mooresboro, NC is seeking to hire a church pianist/keyboardist who can skillfully preform a variety of music styles. Applicant must be capable of accompanying a four part choral rehearsal. If interested, please call or text for more info. 828-289-9322 COATS PERFORMANCE YARNS (CLEVEMONT). Coats Performance Yarns (Clevemont) 501 York Road, Kings Mountain. Apply Within. 8 hour shifts. For more information, email Kimberly. or call 704-739-4119. ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Screen Department, Loader. Apply in person M-F 8am-3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042


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 WANTED: MASONS IN TRAINING for large construction project. Please call 352-807-1048.

REED’S LAWN SERVICES Mowing, trimming, edging, bush trimming and more. Free Estimates. Yards starting at $40. (704) 772-5654 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. 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. NEW RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SERVICES are now available. Badger Plumbing is now open to service you at reasonable rates. Call 704-524-3387.

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

REUNIONS 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. The SHS Class of 1980 is having its 42nd class reunion. October 1, 2022. For more information please contact: Pam Blanton Williams at 704-692-2472 or email: or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704284-3303


BUSINESS SERVICES TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 4185736 childresstracy1@gmail. com SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 BLANTON’S TREE SERVICE LLC. Tree Trimming and removal services fully insured. Call for your free estimate 704-692-4203 Kaleb (704) 692-4203 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge, Mulch. 704-472-4737. EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat Jun 4th, 2022 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Two family yard sale. Storage clean out. Children toys and clothes small household items and some vintage items, too many items to list. 134 Crystal Brook Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 INDOOR LIVING ESTATE SALE. Sat Jun 4th, 7AM. Furniture, tools, household, women clothes, shoes, seasonal decor, sewing items, old quilt frames, bee supplies, hives, old garden tillers, old Snapper riding mower, old chain saws, old Huskee riding mower. Flea Market vendors welcome. Rain or shine. Cash only. Everything must go. 651 Ware Road (near Cleveland Mall), Shelby, NC 28152 HUGE MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat Jun 4th, 7am until. You don’t want to miss this! 714 W. Graham St, Shelby, NC 28150 TOWNWIDE YARD SALE, MOORESBORO, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:00AM until. Mooresboro, NC 28114 RUTHERFORD COUNTY

MALE CNA WILL SIT WITH family member on weekends. 704-584-8543. No calls after 6 pm, please. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750

NAME BRAND LIQUIDATION SALE TOOL, Fishing & Hunting name Brand LIQUIDATION SALE. Huge savings up to 90% off original retail. ALL SHOWN ONLY $1.99 Plus Father’s Day GIFTS!. Saturday JUNE 4th SIDE DOOR SALE, Next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest CIty. 9am-5pm, CASH ONLY at these prices! Forest City, NC 28043

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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon




4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808

DINNING ROOM SET $600.00. Cherry dinning room suit, (made by Crescent Furniture Co) China cabinet, dinning room table with 2 extra leaves, 6 chairs (2 are captain chairs, and felt cover pads!

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

STOVE AND REFRIGERATOR. White Frigidaire Stove, smooth top, electric-. Also, White Frigidaire Refrigerator, side by side with ice and water in door - $175ea. Call: 980329-2648, 704-435-8382 WEBBER SUMMIT GRILL. 4-burner, with side burner, in great condition, has Rotisserie. Call 704-472-2248. $500 or best offer.

NAME BRAND LIQUIDATION SALE. TOOL, Fishing & Hunting name Brand LIQUIDATION SALE. Huge savings up to 90% off original retail. ALL SHOWN ONLY $1.99 Plus Father’s Day GIFTS!. Saturday JUNE 4th SIDE DOOR SALE, Next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest CIty. 9am-5pm, CASH ONLY at these prices! B ALLIS CHALMER TRACTOR. With cultivator, motor locked, $400. Various other scrap metal. Camper for junk. Make offer. 828-245-7151. UPRIGHT FRIDGIDARE FREEZER. $200 FIRM. 704477-3400 or (704) 470-5655

TWO BURIAL PLOTS. Sunset Memorial, Forest City. Good Shepherd Section, road frontage. 828-245-7559 or 828-223-3575. 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.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867

COMMERCIAL 48” CUT ZERO TURN MOWER. New 25HP motor, new blades & battery, $2500. (704) 4725844 SEASONED FIREWOOD. Camping & Burn Pit Bundles, stretched wrapped. $5 each. 312 Helton Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-3970 TWO CEMETERY PLOTS side by side, two closing of graves, two vaults. Shriner Section, Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, SC. 864592-3132. TROY-BILT REAR TINE TILLER. Looks great and runs great. $325. Call: (704) 6925338 CRYPT BURIAL PLOT. inside of a Beautiful Mausoleum located at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Sale for: $4000. Call us for more information at 704-477-8405. DOG LOT, TOOLBOX WITH TOOLS. Call for Price. Dog lot is a 16ft by 10ft with top and dog house. The toolbox is on wheels and has a lock and has all kind of tools inside. (704) 419-9016 STEEL STORAGE BUILDING 10X12, Mayse built. $1,800. Steel 3/16, woodburning stove, warmer, $1,000. 2 chest freezers, washer, dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table, 3 used A/C window units. Forest City. 828-289-2570. CHERRY DINING TABLE W/ CHAIRS. 6pc. oak bedroom suite. Bakers rack & table. Two antique cabinets. Great prices. 704-434-5068, leave message. SALON CLOSING, SELLING EVERYTHING. Salon building has been bought and everything inside must be sold. Selling separately or together. All purpose hydraulic recline chairs. Hair dryer chairs. Stylist carts. Plastic trash bins. Plastic towel bins. Mats. Shampoo bowls. Much more. Call or text before 9pm for info. (704) 692-6014 COLLECTIBLE FRANKLIN MINT DOLLS $100.00. 4 porcelain dolls (Princess Grace, 2 Princess Dianna & Jackie O) (803) 320-9809 CURIO $125, OAK CURIO. Excellent shape 20x72x11 (803) 320-9809 asdemby@ PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. Small Japanese Maple. 828-245-0245. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN 4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

336 JOHN DEERE HAY BALER Looks Good and Been In The Dry! $3000 Call (704) 692-3168

RENT TO OWN DUMP TRAILERS. 7 ton $1400 down, $599 month. 5 ton $1000 down, $399 month. Limited supply. “Rent to own on all trailers”. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

COMPLETE HAY BALING EQUIPMENT. Vermeer 405 round baler, $7500, Kunn 9.5 disc mower, $6000. Gill twin V rake $2500. Kunn folding tedder, $2500. Scott Cole (704) 472-4450


CONCRETE WORK: DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, SLABS, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864-577-5953 or 828-755-7649.

I HAVE 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Taking care of the elderly and light housework. (828) 442-8785 JM YARD WORK. Mowing, Trimming & Blowing. Shelby, NC area. John Hubbard. (704) 974-9981


CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

CUB CADET LAWN MOWER. Cuts and runs good. 2166 model. Shaft driven. Sell or trade. $800. 828-429-8833.

BOATS 19’ SKI BOAT WITH TRAILER. 1991 Century Arabian. 3.2 Mercruiser. Interior & exterior is in real good shape. Boat runs very well. Call Richard (828) 429-3791

PETS & LIVESTOCK WHITE HOMING PIGEONS FOR SALE. Suitable for ceremonial white bird release. $20. (704) 472-9481

BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. WANT A GARAGE, BARN, WORKSHOP, STORAGE BUILDING? “WE GOT ‘EM” 20’X20’, 24X30’, 30’X60’. LARGE ON SITE DISPLAY. WE DO GRADING, GRAVEL, CONCRETE, POWER, ETC..... TURN KEY. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. “CHOICE VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Plots For Sale. $3500 each. Negotiable. Text or Call. (919) 272-5503 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. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

WANT TO BUY DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244

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a broad range of retail customers. Hans Kissle’s expansion to the Southeastern United States will increase production and distribution capacity for its food items and add approximately 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space. “We are excited to be able to expand production to meet the growing demand for our premium products from consumers and retail partners in the Southeast,” said Scott Moffitt, CEO of Hans Kissle Company. “Gastonia is a thriving community with a talented workforce, and we are proud to put down roots and call it home for our new facility. We look forward to bringing great jobs to the community and being a positive contributor in many ways.” “It’s no secret that North Carolina is the special ingredient for growing food companies,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “With the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast and the third largest state in the nation for food and beverage processing, Hans Kissle’s decision is a strong signal to other food companies that North Carolina is a great place to do business.” The North Carolina De-

partment of Commerce led the state’s efforts to support Hans Kissle’s location to North Carolina. Altogether, the average annual salary for the new positions meets Gaston County’s average annual wage of $42,018. The project could create a potential annual payroll impact of more than $9.2 million each year. Hans Kissle’s project will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $599 million. Using a formula that considers the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $2,156,400 spread over 12 years. State payments only occur following performance verification by the departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment targets. JDIG projects result in positive net tax revenue to the state treasury, even after taking into consideration the grant’s reimbursement payments to a given company. Because Hans Kissle is locating to Gaston County, classified by the state’s economic tier system as Tier 2, the com-

pany’s JDIG agreement also calls for moving $239,600 into the state’s Industrial Development Fund – Utility Account. The Utility Account helps rural communities across the state finance necessary infrastructure upgrades to attract future business. “This is another great win for our region and state,” said N.C. Senator Kathy Harrington. “We welcome these additional jobs and investment for Gaston County and look forward to seeing what Hans Kissle will grow here.” “We welcome Hans Kissle to North Carolina,” said N.C. Representative John Torbett. “This announcement is yet another example of how Gaston County has a winning recipe for successfully attracting companies across all industries.” In addition to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Food Innovation Lab, the North Carolina Community College System, Gaston College, Gaston County, the Gaston County Economic Development Commission, the City of Gastonia, and Rutherford Electric.

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Gaston Co. PD charge man with animal cruelty and dog fighting On Thursday, April 28, around 9:00 a.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to 1911 Hemlock Avenue in Gastonia, NC after receiving a report of dogs fighting in the back yard of the residence. When Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists arrived, they found one dog deceased in the back yard. They also found 29 other dogs caged in the back yard living in poor conditions. There was an immediate concern for their health as some were found suffering from obvious injuries. After efforts were made to contact the residents, search warrants were obtained to search the residence for evidence related to possible animal cruelty and dog fighting activity. Goats and rabbits were also located at the property. All the animals were removed from the property and examined by a veterinarian for evaluation and medical treatment. All of the animals were eventually transferred to undisclosed locations where they are

TERRANCE MARVIN COOPER being rehabilitated based on their medical needs. They are safe and being well cared for. The Gaston County Police investigated and presented the case to the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office. On Thursday, May 26, Gaston County Police charged Terrance Marvin Cooper, age 39, of 1911 Hemlock Avenue in Gastonia, with 30-counts of Animal Cruelty and 30-counts of Dog Fighting. All offenses charged in this case are felonies. Mr. Cooper is being held at the Gaston County Jail on a $325,000 secured

bond. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement would like to thank our community partners for their assistance and support. Partnering with our community is essential to ensure that our animals achieve the best possible outcomes. Owning, possessing, or training dogs to be used in dog fighting activity is a felony criminal offense. Causing or permitting animals to fight resulting in unjustifiable pain, suffering or death is animal cruelty. Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or other dog fighting activity in Gaston County, is asked to contact Detective J. Brienza at 704-866-3320, Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement at 704-8663300 or CrimeStoppers at 704-861-8000. No further information to be released at this time.










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Gardner-Webb University graduates over 500 students Gardner-Webb University announced over 500 students received degrees during spring commencement exercises held on May 6 -7. Students earned associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from a variety of university programs.

According to the university’s graduate list, eleven are from Kings Mountain: Paul Gash, Robin Griffin, Tammy Lynn, Keana Otis, Hannah Ray, Shila Robbs, Kelsi Skinner, Joellisa Smith, Zachary Smith, Trivis Wright and Yates Reed.

Gaston County graduates include Javonda Adams, Melissa Barnette, Hannah Brewer, Elizabeth Covington, Fairbee Mintz, Victoria Nesnow, Kimberly Ross, Hannah Spargo, Logan Thomas, Luh’Dahvia Wilson and Jason Wray.



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KMHS to graduate 234 seniors in the Class of 2022 Saturday Commencement exercises for the 234 seniors in the Kings Mountain High School Graduating Class of 2022 will be held Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m. in Gamble Stadium on the KMHS campus. “We are praying for good weather so everyone can be outside and enjoy the program,’’ said Dr. Dustin Morehead, Principal, who said there is no limit on the number of people who can attend. No masks are required. In event of rain, the graduation program will be held in B.N. Barnes Auditorium on the school campus. Seniors will practice Thursday and Friday, June 2, and June 3 from 8:30 a.m. -12 noon at the stadium and will be guests at a Senior breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday, June 3. Seniors will lead the graduation program with special music, speeches by the valedictorian, the No. 1 student academically in the class, and the salutatorian, the No. 2 student academically in the Class of 2022. See GRADUATES, Page 8B

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28 graduate from CCC, 6 earn degrees By Loretta Cozart Six Kings Mountain High School graduating seniors have graduated from Cleveland Community College with Associate degrees. The Career and College Promise Program at Cleveland Community College in Shelby provides students with the opportunity to earn certificates, diploma and Associate degrees while they are still in high school. Six senior students

earned Associate degrees and 22 juniors and seniors received certificates after completing various courses of study – a total of 28 graduates. Associate in Arts: Emma Laughter, daughter of Jonathan and Jada Laughter, plans to take a Gap Year before attending Dental Hygiene School at Central Piedmont Community College. In the Gap Year, she plans to earn her

real estate license. Aydin Roper, son of Eric and Heather Roper, plans to EMMA attend the LAUGHTER University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a pre-law track. Jonah Patrick, son of Rob and Kim Patrick, plans



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chanical Engineering. Michelle Bedoya, daughter of Julio and Rosa See CCC, Page 8B

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Kings Mountain High School Class of 2022 Zaquan Adams Angel Aguado David Aleman Mark Allen Natalie Anthony Ravin Arndt Aiden Athitang Kelvin Atkinson-Jacobs Alexander Barr Mary Bearfield Michelle Bedoya Jacqueline BernabeHernandez Dwayne Black Zion Black Riley Bledsoe Kofi Boakye Kaylee Boatman Austin Brackett Weslee Brackett Layson Breakfield Baylee Briggs Evan Briggs Sean Brockington Kalin Brooks Rashaard Brooks Benjamin Brown Bruce Brown Natalie Brown Nevaeh Brown Rayna Brown Jayrhen Burris Savannah Byars Aaliyah Byers Jathan Callahan Mallory Camp

“God got me here,” adversity during COVD brings student to KMHS where he excelled By Loretta Cozart The first two-years of Bruce Brown, III’s high school career years were difficult. The Forestview High School transfer struggled with the challenges of learning during COVID. And the second year of it brought more frustration with on-line learning and not playing football. “It was a struggle for me because of online classes and not having many friends like I might have had if we had in-classroom learning,” Bruce said. “Then my parents moved us to Kings Mountain, and I had no idea what the year would bring. It was diffi-

cult. I decided to suck it up and just make the best of it.” “My experience at Kings Mountain High School was very, very awesome! The teachers and staff are great, and they take academics seriously. I had to work hard and saw a big jump in my grades.” Bruce played football for the Mountaineers and made a lot of friends. “I’ll walk down the hall and folks just yell, ‘Hey, Bruce!’ Some of them I don’t even know, but I still

wave back. The school is very welcoming, and I love it here. People are so friendly.” “After football season ended, I was a bit hard on myself. Lots of other players were getting offers right away and I wasn’t. Just after Christmas, the offers began coming in. I received four total: ATL Prep, Concord University, Aces Elite Sport Academy and Ramah Juco Academy. In the end, I decided on Ramah Juco Academy in Rock Hill,” he said. “And all I can say is

that it is God who got me here!” Bruce encourages others saying, “Life is going to give you tons of curve balls. Take a deep breath and take what the pitcher gives you. Just take that swing! The challenges you face are just God building your faith.” Bruce is the son of Bruce Brown, Jr., and Darion McKenney of Kings Mountain.

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Kings Mountain High School Class of 2022 Daniel Campbell Emma Campbell Ezekiel Cannedy Ethan Capps Jacob Carpenter Ryan Carr Kaylee Carroll Savion Chisholm Rachel Christenbury Jasmine Clark Jalia Coleman Michael Criswell Jermiah Currence Justin Darby KHamani Davidson Dale Davis Trenton Davis DeShawn Dean Camden Deaton Jacob Deaton Macey Deering Brallan Diaz Ryan Dixon Chandler Dodgen Kailey Duncan Seabron Echols Aliza Edmonson Kaemon Edmonson Robert Edwards Elex Ellis Cheyenne Ernst Ava Etters Tavis Evans Jason Feemster Brooke Ferree

Roper to study pre-law at Chapel Hill By Loretta Cozart Aydin Roper is among six students at Kings Mountain High School who earned an associate degree before receiving their high school diplomas. “I chose to work on an associate degree because I liked the thought of earning a degree during high school,” he said. “Because I stayed at home my junior year due to COVID, I wasn’t allowed to take A.P. Classes. So, this was a good opportunity to earn GPA points,” Aydin explained. “And I had a lot of time to focus

on that.” “I was accepted at UNC-Chapel Hill starting in the Fall and plan to study philosophy or English, or double major in both.” In the pre-law path, students major in various undergraduate degrees prior to entering Law School. “I’m excited to be going to Chapel Hill, because it was my number one choice,” Aydin said. In elementary school, Aydin enjoyed Boy Scouts and sports like football, baseball, and soccer. In middle school, during seventh grade, he began playing tennis. In

the summer of 2017, he went to a weeklong tennis camp at UNC Chapel Hill and his game improved dramatically afterwards. He was 1st seed in 8th grade and in the top 4 throughout high school. His senior year he was 2nd seed. He also enjoyed participating in band in high school. “This has been an exciting year for me in band, because Kings Mountain High School got all new brass instruments this year. It was a big accomplishment for the band.” In sixth grade, Aydin began playing trumpet and contin-

ued with that instrument through his freshman year. Then he transitioned to percussion in tenth grade through the remainder of his high school career. When asked why he chose to study law as a profession, Aydin said, “I’ve always been told to find a career helping people, and one that didn’t feel like a job. To me, law was the logical choice. I like to read and to write and both skills play a key role in that profession.” Aydin is the son of Eric and Heather Roper.



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How to make applying to college less stressful Applying to colleges is exciting for many high school students. But that excitement is sometimes tempered by anxiety. The college application process can affect students’ lives for years to come, so it’s understandable why some teenagers might feel stressed as they apply to college. The National Center for Educational Statistics says 69 percent of high school graduates in the United States enroll in college the fall after graduating from high school. Many students begin applying to college before entering their senior year of high school. Students can employ various strategies to make applying to college less stressful.

Create an inventory of student experiences and awards When completing their college applications, students submit a variety of materials. In addition to students’ track records in the classroom, schools will be interested in kids’ extracurricular activities, hobbies, volunteer work, and even things they do during their free time. Parents and students can work together to develop a master list that includes information about what students have accomplished during high school. These may include involvement in certain clubs, participation in sports teams, advanced ranking in scouting programs, or even a

list of books read. Having this document handy will make it that much simpler to fill out college applications. Investigate the Common Application The Common Application began as a niche program for select private liberal arts colleges, but now has grown into an organization that services more than 750 schools. The organization enables students to create an account and complete one basic form that will be accepted by all institutions who are members. The CA helps students streamline the college application process and reduce redundancy. An alert system also helps applicants manage application deadlines.

Avoid applying everywhere Some students think that applying to dozens of schools will improve their chances of being admitted. However, applicants may be wasting their time applying to schools they have no intention of attending, and that only adds to the stress of meeting deadlines. Narrow down the possibilities to a handful of favorite schools and go from there.

Use the resources at your disposal Students who have access to guidance counselors, mentors, college centers, or even teachers who are willing to help with the application process should use these resources wisely. In addition, iPhone and Android apps can help streamline the college application process. Consider scholarships concurrently Some schools automati-

cally consider applicants for scholarships, grants and workstudy programs. But that’s not so with every school, so students may have to apply on their own or rely on third parties for scholarships. Fastweb is a leading online resource to find scholarships to pay for school. Advance preparation can make the college application process a lot less stressful for students and their parents.

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Laughter to study Dental Hygiene at CPCC, using Gap Year to earn real-estate license By Loretta Cozart Emma Laughter has plans to take a Gap Year to study for her real estate license before entering Central Piedmont Community College in the Fall of 2023 to study dental hygiene. “Dental Hygiene is a two-year program, and the profession suits me well. Working on teeth doesn’t gross me out like it might some people. And it sounds overall fitting for me. I’ll begin my career after just two years of study.” “The whole foundation for my plan is to eventually

get into real estate. To get started there, you need a career that pays well,” she explained. “Dental Hygiene is a good career that meets that requirement and has regular hours. I think I am well suited for it.” “In addition to earning my real estate license in the Gap Year, I’ll finish a pre-requisite that is required for the dental hygiene program at CPCC and will enroll in 2023,” she said. Emma Laughter is the daughter of Jada and Jonathan Laughter.

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Did you know? A study from the Gap Year Association found that 77 percent of students who take a gap year do so between high school and college. Parents may not know how to react when their soon-to-be or newly minted high school graduates bring up the idea of taking a gap year, but additional findings from the GYA’s “National Alumni Survey” might inspire parents to look at gap years more positively. For example, the survey, the findings of which were based on the responses of hundreds of American and Canadian citizens who had taken gap years in the past, found that 98 percent of respondents indicated their gap years helped them develop as a person, while 96 percent felt their gap years improved their self-confidence. In addition, 84 percent of respondents felt that they acquired skills to be successful in their careers during their gap years. Perhaps of most interest to parents of high school students contemplating gap years is that 73 percent of survey respondents felt their gap years increased their readiness for college and 57 percent said their gap years helped them determine what they wanted to study in college.



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Make graduation day comfortable Graduation day will arrive before many students have a chance to pause and reflect on their time as students. The pomp and circumstance are deeply rooted traditions passed down through academia. If only comfort was automatically built into the graduation equation. Most graduation ceremonies occur at the end of the school year when temperatures tend to be rather warm. For schools with large student bodies, the distribution of diplomas might take place outdoors on a football field or under a tent. Some ceremonies may take place in poorly ventilated audito-

riums. That can make conditions less than comfortable for graduates. Attire also can make grads uncomfortable. Graduation caps and gowns can be cumbersome, especially the heavily robed and layered gowns that signify higher academia. Finally, graduation ceremonies tend to be lengthy, which can only exacerbate any discomfort grads may feel. Discomfort need not dominate come graduation day. In fact, students can take various steps to ensure graduation day is as comfortable as possible.

• Wear something lightweight. Layering a gown on top of heavy clothing can be a recipe for overheating. Dress accordingly for the weather that day and the venue. Remember, it’s always possible to add a layer. • Stick to sensible shoes. That short trek acrosss the stage to receive the diploma will be watched by hundreds in attendance and possibly recorded for posterity. Avoid slip-ups by wearing comfortable, flat shoes that are skid-resistant. • Bring some tissues along. Reactions and emotions can run high on graduation day. This day is a

milestone, and a few tears may be shed. Have tissues handy to catch stray tears. • Leave ample time. Crowds will be descending on the school for the festivities. Traffic and parking issues are to be expected. Early birds will get the best

parking spaces and will be around to hear their names called. • Stay hydrated. Stuffy auditoriums or sun-baked bleachers can quickly make for an uncomfortable setting. While you shouldn’t bring along a bag, purse or

too many accessories, tuck a small water bottle under your seat to help you stay refreshed throughout the ceremony. Focus on comfort during a graduation ceremony, as the entire experience should be one to savor and enjoy.

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Graduation is steeped in tradition. Come the day of graduation, many grads-to-be might be focusing on receiving their diplomas and then celebrating after the ceremony. The hard work students put in affords them every right to celebrate once they’re officially anointed as new grads, but before the party begins it can be fun to reflect on the many traditions associated

Tassel turning The tradition of turning the tassel does not have the lengthy history of the cap and gown, dating back only decades rather than centuries. Graduates typically turn the tassels after everyone has received their degrees during the ceremony. The turn is symbolic of their transition from student to graduate. Tassels start on the right for high school students and college undergraduates and are then turned to the left, while recipients of master’s degrees and doctorates keep their tassels on the left throughout the com-

“Pomp and Circumstance” This tradition marked by the playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” is rooted in the work of William Shakespeare, which makes it seem like a perfect fit for graduation ceremonies. Sir Edward Elgar composed “Pomp and Circumstance” in 1901 and the title for the song was inspired by a line in the bard’s “Othello.” Elgar received an honorary degree from Yale University in 1905, and during that ceremony “Pomp and Circumstance” was played. The song apparently made a strong impression, as it soon began to be played at various commencement ceremonies, a tradition that continues today.

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with graduation ceremonies. Cap and gown Graduation ceremonies simply wouldn’t be the same without caps and gowns. The tradition is anything but new, as Columbia University notes caps and gowns have been linked to academia since the 12th century. Back then, students wore gowns and hoods to emulate the clergy

who taught them, but also to stay warm. Many universities dressed their scholars in gowns from the 1700s onward. In 1786, one school, Brown University, even mandated that degree candidates be clad in flowing robes and caps at commencement ceremonies. Though educators and students may no longer wear caps and gowns when attending class or around cam-

Tossing caps in the air The tossing of graduation caps in the air is believed to date back more than 100 years. Prior to 1912, graduates of the United States Naval Academy had to serve as midshipmen for two years before they were commissioned as officers. As a result, they still needed their graduation caps. But beginning with the class of 1912, graduates were automatically commissioned as officers, so they no longer needed their hats. That led the graduates to throw them in the air, thus beginning one of the more fun and photo-worthy graduation traditions.


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Patrick to attend the University of Florida By Loretta Cozart Jonah Patrick will attend the University of Florida this Fall, where he plans to enroll in the pre-med track. “I’ve always like math and sciences. I have always liked the idea of being a doctor and feel that I am fit for the course load I plan to pursue,” Jonah said. He stayed busy in high school, playing all four years as quarterback for

CCC From Page 1B Bedoya, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mary Bearfield, daughter of Tonnie Bearfield, plans to attend College of Charleston. Certificates:

GRADUATES From Page 1B Diplomas will be presented by KMHS Principal Dr. Dustin Morehead, assisted by Cleveland County Schools Supt. Dr. Stephan Fisher and Robert Queen, chairman of the Cleveland County Board of Education. The Class of 2022 will be dressed in black robes with white collars and graduation cords which signify the campus clubs

KMHS and running track, participating in the Math Club, Art Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, and was Class President several years. Moving to Florida isn’t a stretch for Jonah. “I grew up in Florida until my family moved to Kings Mountain. My older sister attended school there and still lives in Gainesville. I am familiar with the university and feel comfortable on campus.

And it was chosen as one of the Top 5 public universities in the United States,” he added. Jonah’s mother is veterinarian, and he has worked the last two years at Long Animal Hospital in Charlotte helping in the care of animals helping the doctors and technicians and assisted in the daily flow of patients. Jonah is the son of Robert and Kimberly Patrick of Kings Mountain.

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in which they were active, including National Honor Society, white stole; Beta Club, gold cord; Renaissance club, turquoise cord; CTE Honor Society, purple and white cord; National/International Honor Thespian, royal blue cord; Scholar Thespian, royal blue and gold cord; TR-IM Music Honor Society, light pink cord; National Art Honor Society, multi-colored cord; Student Participation Organization, blue cord; and FCCLA, red and white cord. Senior Class officers

are SPO President Breann Jenkins, Senior Class President Sally Ozmore, and Senior Class Representative Ashlyn Wood. Junior Marshals are Lillian Lutz, Nicholas Spencer, Nicole Poston, Katelyn Fleming, Kylee Falls, Payton Slycord, Saylor Goforth, Cameron Rhom, Mary Quay Moss, Kalon Porter, Colby Carroll, Bailey Bolt, Meagan Carley, Bryan Solis Martinez, Jacob Hamrick, Trace Phillips, Eli Osborne, Jake Lloyd, and Jordan Mull.

Jordyn Sanders with her cousin Elliot, whom she babysits and helps with homework after school. Photo by Jordyn Sanders to earn a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Her decision to teach was influenced by a special teacher in her life. “My fourth-grade teacher was just the best teacher, Mrs. McDaniel, at East Elementary School. She always made our classroom of students feel like a big family. She took time with everyone, and included everyone, and made us feel

special,” she explained. “I hope to teach fifthto sixth-grade English after college. The students are a little older and more self-sufficient. I currently help my fifth-grade cousin after school, and I like what they are taught. I prefer to teach one subject and that is what happens at that grade level,” she said. Jordyn is the daughter of Leah Randall.

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Jordyn Sanders began babysitting family members when she was 15years old and through that experience realized that she got great satisfaction while helping her younger family members with their homework. “In high school I had an opportunity to take classes for college credit through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program through Cleveland Community College. Part of the class involved assisting teachers in the classroom and that experience made me realize that teaching is what I want to do,” Jordyn said. Through the program, she earned her certificate in school age education and can take fewer courses in college as a result. “The CCP Program was the best thing I’ve ever done. College professors visited the high school during the day to teach those classes and the course work counts toward college credits. I would encourage high school students to take advantage of these courses, because there are so many classes to choose from and you get to take college courses in high school. And the classes don’t cost anything extra,” she said. “Reach out to a guidance counselor and explore all the possibilities. You can even earn an associate degree. That saves your family so much money and is a big resource for students.” Jordyn has enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in the Fall, where she plans


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“It’s a blessing,” Cannedy Coached by his dad, Melton to play for JCSU in the Fall By Loretta Cozart Zeke Cannedy began playing basketball when he was just six or seven years old at the YMCA. And he continued playing with KM Elite until the end of seventh grade. He played all four years at Kings Mountain High School before earning a full scholarship with Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Zeke has two memories that will always stand out in his mind from his career at KMHS, where he played post guard and shooting guard. The first memory occurred during his sophomore year, when he played Junior Varsity basketball but was given the opportunity to participate in a Varsity game. In that game with Forestview, Coach Grayson Pierce was hesitant to play him, ac-

cording to Zeke, but the coach finally put him in the game. “I just knew this was my opportunity to show Coach what I could do, that I was ready to play at that level,” Zeke said. “I got on the court and shot eight 3-pointers.” The second memory happened in his senior year during the championship game with Gaston Day in the Christmas Tournament. “We knew Gaston Day was ranked in the Top 5 for North Carolina. But I wasn’t worried about my shooting; I was worried about not winning and wanted to keep the team in the game. We only had two seniors on the team, we were a young team with lots of younger players.” In that game he scored 55 points, a school record, and 30 points came from 10 3-pointers. “After the game finished,

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people told me I had set the school record, but that wasn’t what was on my mind during the game.” “Later that night, I got a call from Johnson C. Smith University offering me a full scholarship for playing basketball. It is such a blessing,” he said. “I plan to study Sports Science and might become an Athletic Trainer. In time, I might also consider teaching or coaching” When asked what advice he would give to future players, without hesitation he replied, “I have three things I always keep in mind. First, put God first; second, stay humble; and third, don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Be the best you can be and put your energy into that.” Zeke is the son of Donna Bess and Elton Cannedy of Kings Mountain.

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By Loretta Cozart At eight-years old, Charlie Melton played on a Little League team coached by his father, Brad. “In those days, dad was teaching me how to play baseball. In high school, as an older player, he coached me to become a better player. After every game, I just remember how cool it was to have my dad with me,” he said. “I have always had a close connection with my dad, and baseball has been a huge part of that.” Now Charlie is taking his next step, going to Appalachian State University in the Fall to major in Building Science with a focus on Construction

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and 13th centuries, students and teachers typically wore clerical clothing because the church was highly influential at this time. Medieval universities helped inspire academic dress, including the familiar graduation cap. Mortarboards are shaped like a square, perhaps to give them a scholarly appearance like a book or to represent the shape of a quad on the campus of England’s

Oxford University, where many graduation dress customs are believed to have originated. Others theorize that the mortarboard, which is named after the flat board used by bricklayers and masons, represents the skill of a master workman. Many graduation caps were initially black or gray. According to the graduation information site Graduation See GRAD CAP, Page 11B

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“It’s a Calling!” KMHS senior plans a welding career By Loretta Cozart Caleigh Hughes took Welding I at Kings Mountain High School because she needed another class to fill her schedule in her junior year. From that decision, Caleigh has found not just a career, but also a calling. “I loved the classes from the second we started hands-on learning. Welding grabbed on to me, and I grabbed on to it,” she said. At first, she was the only female in the class and felt a little intimidated. She wondered if she could do it, but those feelings did not last long. “When we began working hands-on, I wanted to prove myself. And I did! Mr. Owenby told me I was very good at welding and suggested it would be a great career opportunity for me.” In her Welding I class, Hughes earned Top of her Class in Oxy fuel cutting. Her next course was Welding II, which she described as “very fun.” In this course, students move from Stick-welding to MIG welding. Over that semester, Caleigh also earned her

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vidual has completed in the Registry. Welding III continued with Stick and MIG welding, but in this class, students must master horizontal, overhead, and vertical T-welds and V-welds. Her next challenge is

Caleigh Hughes grinding down a plate. T-welding. What started as a class to fill a schedule became a calling for Caleigh. She plans to continue her education through an employer

apprenticeship program at either Cleveland Community College or Gaston College. “Both are excellent programs at great schools that offer wonderful oppor-

tunities. It is going to be a difficult decision. Offers are already coming in and I can’t wait to get started.” Caleigh is the daughter of Jason and Val Hughes.

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Helping others led Brown to earn her CNA in high school By Loretta Cozart Nevaeh Brown decided at an early age she wanted to help people after watching a certified nursing assistant (CNA) help her grandmother. “I like helping people and knew from watching the CNA help my grandmother how important that job is for people,” Nevaeh said in an interview with the Herald. “I enjoy taking care of people and love seeing them smile. CNA’s help people both mentally and physically, by helping them bathe, exercise, dress, or just being there to cheer them up,” she said. “In a hospital, CNAs can help take patients to bingo or other events to help them socialize with others. Getting them out and active can make them happy.” Nevaeh’s sister is in school studying to be a nurse. But she chose to earn her CNA in high school and hopes to get a job in a hospital soon. Her grandmother was an RNA, so helping people is not new to her. She chose to take Allied Health classes while attending Kings Mountain High School and took courses in Nursing Fundamentals with Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. White at the school. “I think everyone should take Health Science classes, even if you are not sure what career you want to go into,” Nevaeh said. “Not only can you graduate high school with a CNA, but you can also use it as a side job if you continue your studies. One way or another, everyone needs to learn how to care for others, whether it be a child, parent, friend, or for themselves. You will need these skills in your

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NEVAEH BROWN (Photo provided) life, and this prepares you for those times.” “It is important we treat others like we want to be treated. Earning a CNA helps you understand what you should expect of caregivers. Knowing that, you’ll know

how to help people and what to expect when you or your family needs that help,” she said. Nevaeh is the daughter of Kristle Lovelace and Jeramie Thurman.

colors reflect their official school colors. While certain degrees warrant different styles of gown, cowls and hoods, mortarboard caps are relatively standard. In addition to the cap, there is a single button at the top. Tassels hang from these buttons. At commencement, tassels are traditionally worn on the right side of the

cap and then moved to the left once graduates receive their diplomas. Graduation caps are part of the larger scope of academic dress that comprises school traditions. Millions of graduates across the globe will don their caps and toss them into the air later in celebration of their hard work.

When Saniya Wilson was just five-years old, she began playing basketball. And since the beginning, her dad, Darrell Wilson, has been there working with her to become a better player. The first team-name she can remember is the Gastonia Terps, and AAU team she played for in seventh grade. “That year, I was an okay player, but then I started getting better,” Saniya said. In eighth grade, Saniya enrolled at Gaston Day, and her game improved greatly. Darrel shared, “But if a player made ten points during a game, the conference policy was for the player sit down so games wouldn’t become blowouts. It just felt like she was being punished for playing well.” So, Saniya decided to attend Kings Mountain High School and play basketball. During her freshman year, she learned to play post because the school already had a very good shooting guard. “I got

pretty good at it and still incorporate some of those post moves when I can.” When her time came to step into the position of Point Guard, Saniya took the ball and ran with it. And she hasn’t looked back since. “One of my favorite games was during my sophomore year, it was at home. I was coming down the court and I looked over at my dad,” Saniya said. “He told me to slow down, so I did and everything slowed down. My opponent ran toward me and did a full 360-spin … and I just waited. I took my jump shot, and it went in! It was crazy and the crowd went wild. I looked over at my dad and he was sweating and shaking his head! I’ll never forget that moment.” “My wife handles the academic side of things in Saniya’s development. I work to help her develop as a player and keep working on her craft. We are so proud of her and feel that the best is yet to come for her,” Darrell explained. Saniya added, “My

advice for any student, in athletics or academics, is to be committed and stay focused. Sports helps me get my mind off things and just be in the moment. They should also associate with people with like goals to keep on the right path. Many good things come from doing that.” Saniya committed to play basketball at Catawba College in the Fall. “They have some great players there and I’m sure we will learn a lot from each other,” she said. “I plan to earn a degree in Sports Management, with a minor in business. Who knows, I might even coach. I probably will.” During high school career, Saniya had a 61-32 record overall, with 43-9 in conference play. Her team had two conference championships, a first in the school’s history. And Saniya is the 2nd girl’s all-time leading scorer at KMHS. “Had it not been for COVID,” Darrell said, “I’m sure she would have been first.”

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