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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, June 14, 1979, Image 1

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the ipe pal p on ade. rs Es .; VOL. 90, NO. 47 THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1979 KINGS MOUNTAIN MIRROR Heag & Sons Book Bindery, Inc. Mich, 45284 CRRA 15¢ TO » ® By TOM MCINTYRE Editor, Mirror-Herald Incompleted projects in the central business district and the Cansler St. Urban Renewal area will be turned over to the city in Sep- tember and October as the J 4 redevelopment commission begins dissolution. David Holmes, a consultant from Winston-Salem who is assisting the commission in the financial set- tlement of the urban renewal pro- gram, told the city commissioners Monday night that all surplus funds and property acquired to date will be- turned over to the city. He also said the city will be charged with com- pleting remaining acquisitions, relocations and demolitions under commitment. Holmes said the surplus funds and property in the central business district (R-84) will be turned over to the city September 1. The Cansler St. (R-98) will be turned over Oct. 1. “Dissolution” of the redevelop- ment commission is actually a misnomer because the current commission board and the staff will continue on at least six months after Oct. 1 to carry out the final work, under the city’s guidance. Holmes said the city will receive » LP ‘‘estimated $855,000 in surplus funds’ and ‘‘an estimated $375,000 in property’ in the transaction. Out of the surplus funds the final land acquisitions, citizen relocations and sub-standard structure demolitions will be financed. Then any remaining surplus is to go into the CD funded programs. Gene White, executive director of the redevelopment commission, told the city board Monday ‘‘there are less than 20 lots to be acquired, less than 10 families to be relocated and a few buildings to be demolished." ‘Basically, this and some legal loose ends are all that remains to be completed,’”’ White said. ‘‘I think six months from October 1 should be enough time to wrap it all up.” Holmes said the six months period should take no more than $40,000 for administrative and legal costs and that this amount can come from the CD contingency and repaid later .. VOLUNTEER OF YEAR-Mrs. Henry Belk, center, is congratulated as Head Start Program Volunteer of the Year by Mrs. Mary Edwards, left, from the disposal of the acquired property. Holmes said the city will have less stringent guidelines to follow in disposing of the property and no time limit imposed in which to do it. He said the property will have to be used for conforming use, however. Holmes said the property in the Cansler St. area can be disposed of in two stages; first, put up for bids to individuals, second, up for bids to contractors. ‘‘No one may purchase a lot as an investment. They can’t just hold it and not develope the property for what it is designated for —dwelling or businesses. ' The same basic premise applies in the central business district. However, businessmen who pur- chase a lot in the CBD will not have to adhere to the current 90-day construction beginning under the redevelopment commission. In other action Monday night, the board voted to table a request from the Kings Mountain Housing Authority for the city to accept dedication of eight streets located on HA property. "City Will Complete "Urban Renewal Projects Commissioner Jim Childers moved to table to gain time to determine the legality of a stipulation that the streets be ac- cepted only if the housing authority will agree to maintain the streets. The eight streets include Barnett Dr., Parish Dr., Thornburg Dr., Orr Terrace Dr., Harmon Court Dr. McGill Court Dr., N. Tracy St. Ext. and Wilson Terrace Dr. +Voted to forward two rezoning requests to the Kings Mountain . Planning and Zoning Board for review and recommendation; (1) an eight-acre tract facing Margrace Rd. from R-10 to L-I, Neisler Brothers, Inc. (2) property on Rt. 1, Canterbury Rd. from R-20 to L-I, Rufus Thomas. +Voted to maintain the same privilege License fee schedule as last year. + Adopted a resolution declaring Fri., July 13 as Wanza Yelton Davis Day in Kings Mountain in recognition of her election as president of National Association of Educational Office Personnel. Mrs. Davis is finance officer for the Kings Mountain District Schools. Parents Will Aid In Sex Ed Decisions By GARY STEWART Staff Writer Parents will be included on committees to decide whether or not sex education filmstrips, slides or any other presentation by the school nurse or County Health Department can be included in future in- structional programs in the Kings Mountain School District. That decision was made by the board of education at its regular monthly meeting Monday night at the School Administration Offices. Board member June Lee made the motion, seconded by Kyle Smith. School. parent coordinator, and North School Mrs. Henry Belk The action passed unanimously following a brief discussion by the board handful of parents ate tending short meeting. : The subject of sex education has TEACHER OF YEAR NOMINEES Pictured are caused a stir in Kings Mountainsince five of the eight Kings Mountain Teacher of the Year students at the local junior high ‘mominees for 1879-80. From left, Jackie Hope, West School; Connie Bell, North School; Kay Jolley, East participated in a presentation by the Health Department several weeks ago. Many parents were upset that the Health Department showed a filmstrip and then offered youngsters free birth control pills without their parents’ consent. Supt. William Davis sald, ‘‘We (Please turn to page 5A) Head Start Teacher Betty Corry. Mrs. Belk has volunteered 700 hours of ser- vice during the past year at North Photo by Tom McIntyre Headstart Volunteer Honored When her four-year-old son enrolled in the Head Start Program Oa North School, Laura Sue (Mrs. Henry) Belk went back to school as a volunteer. The Kings Mountain mother and grandmother was honored last week as Volunteer of the Year by the @ Cleveland County Head Start Program at a meeting at the Cleveland County Office Building. Mrs. Mary Edwards, parent co- ordinator for the program, presented the plaque to Mrs. Belk which represents 700 hours of volunteer service during the past school year. The Belks reside at 900 N. Ram- seur Street and are also parents of two daughters. They have one .grandchild and Mr. Belk is em- ployed as a mechanic at Mauney Hosiery Mills. James Brian Belk, age four, has enjoyed the past school year as much as ‘Mom’, according to his teacher, Betty Corry, and assistant teacher, Sarah Ager. In addition to serving the classroom on a ‘‘one-to- one basis’, instructing arts and crafts and generally assisting the teachers, Mrs. Belk also attended the state Head Start Association meeting in Raleigh and Cluster D training workshop at UNC- Charlotte. Said Mrs. Edwards in presenting the first annual Head Start volunteer award, ‘Mrs. Belk is a remarkable lady, who has reared two daughters and is going back to school with a young son while contributing so much to Head Start in Kings Mountain. We salute her for her unselfish giving to these children." ..GOOD CITIZENS ALL— Pictured are five of the eight Good Citizens of the Year for Kings Mountain District Schools. From left, Cindy Adams, Laura Anderson, McGinnis. Photos by Tom Mcintyre Myra Yarbrough, Susan Moore and John Webster. Not pictured, Kathy Simpson, Richie Land and Laura School; Barbara Lovelace, KM Junior High; and Billy Lemons, Bethware. Not pictured are Carolyn Mitchell of Grover School, Sherrill Toney of Central School and Lillian Whitworth of KMSHS. Grover Board Approves $116,914 Fiscal Budget By ELIZABETH STEWART Staff Writer GROVER —An operating budget of $116,914.63 for 1979-80 was ap- proved by the Town Board Monday night by 2-1 vote. Comm. Martha Byers, voting against the motions by Comm. Harold Herndon and Comm. Tommy Keeter, said that a salary request of $12,480 for Police Chief Lionel Barnes was not approved at a budget workshop and further negotiations for a salary hike were not received favorably by the board members. The new budget, which is slightly less than last year, reflects a $2,505.76 increase in the police department budget, up from $13,670.40 to $16,176.16 and reflects cuts in virtually all other depart- ments. Included in the budget is the Chief's salary of $8,800 plus a $1600 housing allotment and travel ex- penses of $1680. The budget also provides for a $2,000 appropriation for new equipment, including a scanner, fingerprinting machine, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher. The budget provides for a 2.5 percent pay increase for Town Clerk Gloria Horton, a six percent pay increase for the part-time water department employe, Ronald Queen; and a 16 percent increase for Police Chief Barnes. Commissioners stipulated in the motion to adopt the budget that town employes vacations be cut from two weeks to one week noting that it was more beneficial for them to receive hikes in pay than vacations. Previously, a town employe could receive a one- week vacation after being on the job glx months. After three years, the town employe could receive a two weeks vacation each year after. Mayor McCarter pointed out that present employes would not be af- fected by the vacation cut because they have not been on their jobs long enough to earn two weeks vacation. Mrs. Estelle Tesseneer objected strongly to appropriations of $300 to Grover Rescue Squad and $4,306.50 for Grover Fire Department, which she labeled as ‘‘unsufficient for the tremendous jobs they do’’. She also questioned the $2,000 capital outlay item in the police budget, specifically the need for a finger- printing machine. “It's my un- derstanding that all suspects must be fingerprinted in Shelby since we have no jail in Grover’, she said. Replying, Chief Barnes said that following three break-ins recently he has borrowed fingerprinting equipment from Kings Mountain and the county to obtain prints at the site of the break-ins. Other citizens pressured the council to hire a second policeman for Grover as a back-up for the Chief when he is off-duty. Ray Cash, who Mother Of The Year Is Named Mrs. Rutha McMackin, wife of Alonzo McMackin, was recently tapped ‘‘Mother of the Year” by the congregation of Zoah AME Zion Church. Mrs. McMackin is president of the church Usher Board and of the Young Adult Choir. She is also president of her Sunday School class. Rev. M.B. Robinson, minister of the church, presented an engraved plaque to Mrs. McMackin at mor- ning worship services. Mrs. McMackin is employed by Clevemont Mills in Kings Mountain and the family resides on Lake Montonia Rd. commended Chief Barnes for the work he is doing as Grover's policeman, said that some schedule should be established for weekend patrol. “At 2 a.m. Saturday I counted 200 cars going through town’’, he told the two dozen people present for a lengthy public hearing on the proposed budget. (Please turn to page 5A) Gigantic Yard Sale Is Slated Kings Mountain Emergency Services will sponsor a gigantic yard sale from 8 am. until 5 p.m. Saturday at the new squad building at 608 Alexander Street (behind Temple Baptist Church). Anyone with items to donate to the sale are urged to call 739-8088. MRS. RUTHA McMACKIN ...Mother of Year

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