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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1978
Photo By Tom McIntyre
KINGS MOUNTRIN MIRROR
VOL. 89 NO. 27
Men and steel against the bright sky; that is the scene at the site of the
new Kings Mountain Governmental Services Facilities Building on W. Gold St.
The lower rear section of the building has been erected and will serve as the new
home for the city firefighters. The steel skeleton rising on the site now will be a
two-story structure housing the business and administrative offices. Project
architect Moodye Clary said this week the building should be ready for occupancy
by October 1978.
Construction got underway this
week at 711 W. King St. for a new
home office building for Home
Savings and Loan Association.
President-Treasurer Thomas A.
Tate said estimated completion date
is Dec. 1.
Mr. Tate said the new building will
mean that Home Savings will be
able to better serve customers of the
Kings Mountain area.
The present building on E.
Mountain St., beside of the postof-
fice, will be staffed as an uptown
branch of Home Savings with the
main offices on W. King Street to
feature spacious lobby-reception
area, modern offices, drive-in.
windows, and a large parking area.
A colonial theme will be featured in
the two-story brick with the colonial
decor throughout. Carpeting and
wallcovering in the Early American
motif will be utilized.
Russell Falls is general contractor
Wanted: Male contestants for an
all-male beauty pageant Apr. 16 at
7:30 p. m. B. N. Barnes Auditorium.
The Women's Auxiliary of the
Babe Ruth League is sponsoring the
pageant, featuring talented Kings
Mountain men, to help finance the
Babe Ruth softball program in
Kings Mountain. Admission is §1 per
person and all proceeds will help
defray the cost of Southeastern
Regionals which the local leagues
will host in Kings Mountain Aug. 1.
Mrs. Ken Cloninger, publicity
chairman, said that 20 contestants
have already entered the event,
including Josh Hinnant, local
banker; Cleveland County Sheriff
Haywood Allen; Scoop Peeler,
Coroner Bennett Masters, Jake
Dixon, Steve Baker, Scott Ellis, Paul
Fulton, Mike Brown, Grover
Principal Jim Scruggs, Gene Austin,
Jack Brown, Fat Canipe, Clarence
Ashe, Dennis Bolin, Jerry White, D.
C. Payseur, City Commissioner Bill
Grissom, and Babe Ruth President
Jim White and .George B,
All contestants will compete in
talent category and Jonas Bridges,
manager of Radio Station WKMT,
will serve as master of ceremonies.
for McDevitt and Street of Charlotte.
Holland-McGinnis Associates of
Shelby are architects.
Home Savings also operates a
branch office in Bessemer City.
et For Tonight
A public hearing is scheduled
tonight at 7:30 at city hall on the
Small Cities Improvement program,
a new federally-funded project for
communities under 50,000
Kings Mountain is eligible to apply
for funding under the new program
for improvements to streets, cur-
bing and guttering, water and sewer
systems, electrical systems and to
handle surface drainage problems.
The city is eligible for $3,450,000 on
approval of application. A pre-
application is due May 16 and a
complete application must be
submitted by August 30. Funding is
expected to begin by late October.
During three scheduled public
hearings citizens are urged to attend
and bring ideas for the funding
program use. Tonight Mayor John
Moss is expected to outlay the
proposed areas for work to be done.
These areas are in need of street
improvements to the water and
sewer system, and the electrical
system. There are also problems
with surface drainage.
The mayor said he urges citizens
to attend tonight’s meeting with the
idea that no areas of the community
are nailed down yet as far as ex-
penditures of Small Cities funding is
‘“We had to start somewhere and
the list of areas we now have
definitely need work,”’ the mayor
said. “However, there may be other
areas needing just as much work
and this is where citizen input is
In addition to the $3,450,000 Small
Cities qualification, Kings Mountain
is also in line to seek funding
assistance totaling $2,500,000 from
At tonight's meeting the mayor is
expected to give a breakdown of
specific funding amounts going to
the various city departments for
To Be Thursday
The City of Kings Mountain will
begin counting noses Thurs., Apr. 6
to determine an accurate count of
the city's population.
Kings Mountain Police Planning
Officer David Bridges and a staff of
12 employes will begin the census
survey at 8 a. m. Thursday.
Mayor John Moss said Ms.
Francine Ewing, N. C. State
Demographer, will be in Kings
Mountain to assist the census this
week and information gathered may
be used by the state: as a basis for
distribution of funds for many
programs. The city plans to use the
information in preparing for future
programs and services.
All data collected will be held
strictly confidential and used only
for statistical purposes. No agencies
other than the Division of State
Budget and this city will have access
to the completed questionnaires.
The survey will be conducted from
Thurs., Apr. 8 through Wed., Apr. 12.
A census representative will visit
your address during this time. All
representatives will have proper
identification to verify who they are,
but if citizens have any doubts about
the person calling on them they may
call 789-7444 for further information.
Mayor Moss said if citizens plan to
be out of the area or will otherwise
be difficult to iocate during the
census survey, they are asked to
contact the census office or leave the
information with a neighbor. The
census office number is 739-7444 and
the line will be open from 8 a. m.
until 5 p. m. If you have not been
contacted by the end of the census
period you are asked to call this
The census interviewwill take less
than five minutes and will seek such
information as the correct address,
names of each person living at the
KM Toys For Tots
The Fire Department Toys For
Tots Bass Tournament at Moss
Lake is scheduled for Sat., Apr. 16,
according to Police Chief J. D.
The tournament begins at 8 a. m.
and runs until 4 p. m. with first,
second and third place prizes of $150,
$100 and $650. A $26 cash prize will be
offered for the largest bass caught.
Permits to enter the tournament
are $10 per person and are available
at the Moss Lake office Wednesday
through Sunday from 8a. m. until 6
Chief Barrett said there will be a
total of 80 boats and 60 fishermen
(teams of two) allocated for the
tournament. ‘‘There are a few
openings remaining for the tour-
ney,” the chief said.
All proceeds go toward the 1978
Toys For Tots campaign conducted
by the Kings Mountain Fire
The Kings Mountain Lake
Authority also announces the
opening of the annual fishing and
boating season on Moss Lake.
Annual and daily fishing and
boating permits go on sale Wed. Apr.
5from 8 a. m. until 5 p. m. at Moss
Family boating and fishing per-
mits may be obtained at the Kings
Mountain Codes Office, City hall.
‘Genesis’ Is Coming To KM Wednesday
‘‘(Genesis’’ is coming to Kings
Mountain on Wednesday.
This exciting group of 16 members
will appear under the sponsorship of
Kings Mountain Baptist Church at
the church at 8 p. m.
Artist Rendering Of New Home Savings And Loan
Currently touring the United
States, this group of talented singers
and musicians from eight states
thrill audiences with their message
for today's people about