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VOL. 88 NO. 80
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1977
By TOM McINTYRE
James J. Dickey, a former two-
term commissioner, was declared
the winner in Tuesday's runoff
election for the district six board
seat in Kings Mountain.
Dickey polled a total of 594 votes
Tuesday to defeat incumbent
commissioner Fred Wright Jr.
Wright polled 547 votes. The 47-vote
margin was more than enough to
hand Dickey the four-year term,
which begins in December.
In the East Kings Mountain Pre-
cinct Dickey polled 160 votes to
Wright's 267. The difference came in
West KM tabulations where Dickey
polled 395 votes to Wright's 2900.
Dickey called for Tuesday's runoff
when the Oct. 11 election gave
Wright a six vote lead, which was
not enough to give the incumbent a
Following the final tabulations
Tuesday night, Dickey said he was
‘speechless at winning. I really
at think 1t woudl hop pen, Pwd
(Wright) and I grew up together and
Ithink a lot of him. I appreciate the
fact’he ran a good clean campaign.
McCarter Over Westmoreland At Grover
Dickey Defeats Wright In Runoff,
Smith, McDaniel On School Board
Neither he nor I would have had it
any other way.’ .
Dickey said he has some ‘‘cat-
ching up’’ to do on city programs
and that he will seek the help of his
fellow board members and the
mayor to fill him in. “I am familiar
with some ongoing programs, but
there are others I will need more
information on. I feel I can work
with the present board and mayor
and I will do my dead-level best to
serve the people of Kings Mountain
to the best of my ability over the
next four years.’
Dickey joins Commissioners
Humes Houston (district two) and
William R. Grissom (district five)
as the new four-year board mem-
Kyle Smith and Willlam McDaniel
were ,the top votegetters in
Tuesday's election to win the two
vacant Kings Mountain District
Board of Election seats for the next
McDeel vi thrce-way
race for the outside-city seat, was
the leading polister with 982 votes
from the five precincts in the
KATHY FLEMING — Miss North Carolina 1977 will be guest of honor in
the Nov. 20 Kings Mountain Christmas Parade.
Miss N. C. To Appear
In KM Yule Parade
Kathy Fleming — Miss North
Carolina 1977 — will be the guest of
honor in the Nov. 20 Kings Mountain
Miss Fleming is a native of Yadkin
County and a graduate of Ap-
palachian State University. She is
the daughter of Mrs. Elsie Fleming
and the late Dr. Frank Fleming of
Her special training includes 14
years of plano, three years of organ,
six years voice and seven years
Miss North Carolina's visits are
sponsored by the N. C. Jaycees.
To date there are 55 units signed
for the local parade and there are
openings for more. Any individuals,
groups or organizations interested in
entering a unit or float in the parade
should call Wanda Moore at 730-4736,
The 4 p. m. parade kicks off the
annual Christmas shopping season
in Kings Mountain.
district. His opponents, Fain Ham-
bright of Grover and Dr. Joseph
Roberts of Ebenezer Community,
polled 524 and 399 votes. respectively
in Tuesday's election.
Smith won three of the five
precincts and ran Charles Mauney
very close races in the other two to
earn the inside-city seat Tuesday.
Smith polled a total of 912 votes to
McDaniel, a Bethlehem Com-
munity resident and rural route
letter carrier, is a first-time can-
didate for any public office and
In Club Talk
Sen. Helen Rhyne Marvin of
Gastonia is the guest speaker
tonight at Shelby Kiwanis Club.
The 7 p. m. speaker is serving her
first term in the N. C. Senate. She is
an ex-member of Gaston County and
N. C. State Democratic Executive
Committees, is paxt president” of
Gaston County Democratic Women
and was 10th district delegate to the
1972 National Democratic Con-
Sen. Marvin holds a BA in political
science and history from Furman
University, an MA in government
from Louisiana State University and
has 48-hours beyond a masters
degree in political science,
American history and economics,
from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-
Charlotte, University of Vermont
and University of Oslo (Norway).
She is head of the social science
department at Gaston College.
Samuel Roscoe Lovelace, 665,
Margrace Mill nightwatchman,
apparently fell asleep at the wheel of
his car Monday morning at 9:30 a.
m. He died of injuries that afternoon
at 2:45 p. m. in Kings Mountain
Ptl.L. M. V. Reavis, who In.
vestigated the accident, said that
Mr. Lovelace was returning to his
home on Route 4 after working the
night shift at the Margrace Plant.
The car left Rural Road 2814 and
slammed into a tree near the
Lovelace residence, according to
State Highway Patrol requests.
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the
Chapel of Harris Funeral Home by
Rev. Buddy Willlams and Rev.
Oscar Hullender, interment
following in Hullender Cemetery.
Mr. Lovelace was son of the late
William Greenberry and Lula Allen
Lovelace and was married to
Martha Hullender Lovelace who
died May 14, 1974.
Surviving are two stepsons,
Phillip Carpenter of Kings Mountain
and Harold Carpenter of Bessemer
City; and four brothers, J. Frank
Lovelace, James (Bill) Lovelace
and Sylvester Lovelace, all of
Grover, and C. D. Lovelace of York,
Tuesday night he said he ‘hardly
knew what to say. I am honored to
have won and I look forward to
working with Mr. (William) Davis,
our district schools superintendent,
and the other members of the school
board. I have a strong interest in
quality education for our young
KM School Board
people and I will work toward con-
tinually improving our system.’
Smith, a Gaston St. resident and
personnel director for a Gastonia
industry, said, “A lot of people
worked hard for me and with me
during the past six months and I
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KM School Board
JAMES J. DICKEY
J. HAROLD HERNDON
The Kings Mountain United Fund
leads all other campaigns in North
Carolina in the percentage of the
1978 goals achieved, according to
local chairman Pat Cheshire.
Kings Mountain has 138 percent of
its goal achieved at this point, but
the official total will not be known
To Speak Here
U. 8. Congressman James T.
Broyhill will make the address at the
Nov. 17th ladies night banquet of
Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club.
Kiwanians and their wives will
meet for dinner at 6:45 p. m. at the
The veteran Congressman
represents the 10th Congressional
District in North Carolina.
until the annual banquet, Thurs.,
The KMUF 19078 goal is $45,000.
Division chairpeople have reported
a total of $62,116.31 pledged at this
point. That amount is expected to be
higher when final reports are made
at the 6:30 p. m. banquet at Kings
Mountain Junior High.
There are 10 divisions in the local
campaign reporting on the goals and
amounts received for 1978. Five of
the division chairmen report ex-
ceeding their goals while the other
five report receiving slightly under
The divisions, chairpersons, goals
and amounts received are as
Advance Gifts — Larry Wood -
$1,500 — $1,505, Commercial
Polly Phifer — $8,250 — $6,300;
Correspondence — Becky Scism --
$1,000 — $125; Hospital - Jerry
Goal Of $45,000
Ledford — $750 — $583; Industrial —
Carl DeVane's & Charles
$27,500 — $46,020.31; Ministerial —
Bob Boggan — $750 — $540;
Professional — June Lee & Fran
Sincox — $1,750 — $1,785; Schools —
Ronald Nanney — $3,260 — $2,185;
Post Office — Nancy Ross — $250 —
$55; and City Employes — Grace
Wolfe — $2,000 — $2,200.
There are 14 agencies who have
submitted budget requests to the
Kings Mountain United Fund. The
total budget requests equal $45,000
the amount of the 1978 goal.
President of the 1878 KMUF Is
Larry Wood. Cheshire |s chairman
of the drive and Becky Scism is
secretary & treasurer. The i979
campaign officers will be named at
the Nov. 17 banquet and Pete
Auerbach with the North Carolina
United Way Is expected to speak.