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VOL. 89 NO. 37
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY. MAY 9,1978
The Kings Mountain Business
Development Corporation will begin
accepting pledges at $10 per share of
stock which go on sale following a
public meeting tonight ( Tuesday)
at 7:30 p. m. at Depot Center.
Purpose of the meeting Is to
receive Input from area
businessmen and citizens on the
types of projects the corporation
should undertake with proposed
Urban Development Action 'Grant
Information of corporation shares
of stocks and the cost will be
discussed at the meeting.
The Interested public Is Invited to
Join In the discussion.
The Kings Mountain District
Schools is cooperating with Oard-
ner-Webb College In developing a
field based college program In Kings
Acj^rdlng to William P. Davis,
local district schools superin
tendent, the intent of the college Is to
provide opportunities for:
(1) Completing college degree
requirements In the evening at a
reduced cost, without traveling very
far to do It.
(2) Business and professional
people to Improve their skills suid
knowledge In areas related to their
occupation or profession.
(3) Enrichment courses In areas
of Interest to people In the Kings
In a letter last week to Kings
Mountain’s business and
professional community, Supt.
Davis said a meeting is scheduled
Wed., May 10 at 10 a. m. at the school
offices for a general discussion on
Dr. Larry Ssde of Gardner - Webb
will conduct the meeting and
business and professional people
firom the community sue urged to
sdtend or to send representatives to
discuss the merits of the proposal.
The school administrative offices
10*0 located at 500 W. Parker St.
In County Commissioner Race
Stamey Calls For Run-Off May
GOVERNOR’S PAGES - Mike OomweU, tar left, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Suman and grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. McQJnnls of Kings Mountain, learned more
about government while serving as a page tor Governor
Jim Hunt recently in the Crime Control and Public
Safety Department at the Capitol. Pictured, from left,
Third running county com
missioner candidate David M.
(Pete) Stamey has called for a run
off primary May 30.
Fourth runner In the May 2
Democratic Primary, Tommy P.
Bridges, said Monday he will not
seek the nomination in the May 30
In the May 2 Democratic Primary
the front runners were Incumbent
commissionersL. E. (Josh) Hlnnant
and C. M. Peeler. Hlnnant polled
4,102 votes. Peeler, 4,003. Stamey
polled 3,803, Bridges 2,937, and fifth
runner, J. D. (Doc) Turner, 2,833.
Stamey will compete for one of the
two seats being offered against both
Ifinnant and Peeler In the May 30
"Since the decision to request a
run-off election In the Cleveland
County Board of Commissioners
race rests with me, I have given the
matter serious thought and con
sideration,” Stamey said in a
statement last weekend. “It Is now
apparent that there will be a run-off
In the U. S. Senate race. This ob
viously means that a run-off In the
commissioners race can be held
with virtually no additional expense
to the county.
Cornwell, Tami Purdue of Raleigh, Governor Hunt,
Sheryl Joy Solomon of Charlotte and Richard D. Owens
of Arden. Back row, from left, Philip Stevenson of
Gamer, Michael Pliller of Greenville, Klrii Strickland
of Middlesex, and Michael Brohawnof Greenville. Mike
Is a ninth grader at Kings Mountain Junior High.
Few Citizens Show
For Grant Hearing
GROVER — Only a heuidful of
citizens attended a public hearing
Friday to discuss the town’s ap
plication for a $500,000 HUD grant
tor a proposed sewer system but
another public hearing is slated this
Friday at 7:30 p. m. In Town Hall In
compliance with grant
Grover Mayor Bill Me Carter said
there was favorable comments.
Total cost of a sewer system has
been estimated at approximately
$1,012,000. Clean water bond monies
would provide 12 percent, the town
12 percent and the remainder would
oome from an EPA grant and other
federal grsints, said Mr. McCarter.
If the grant Is approved, con
struction would begin on the new
system In about six months.
The grant proceedings are result
of a town-wide survey determining
that the Income of about 20 percent
of the 590 population is under $6,800
and the town Is aiq^ilylng for the
federal grant to make the sewer
rates as low as possible, said Mc-
Presently, majority of residences
have septic tanks and others are
hooked Into the Minette Mills
Central School students are hard
at work this week readying for a big
Spring Festival to be held Friday
from 5 until 8 p. m.
Sixth suid seventh graders are
planning yard sales, cake sales, a
baby show, book fair, crafts and arts
I rooms, plus disco rooms, dunking
machines, plant sales, and will serve
hotdogs with all the trimmings and
homemade cakes and Ice cream.
All proceeds sire earmarked for
school projects In the various
departments and the event Is
sponsored by the PTA with Mrs.
Lewis Dellinger as general chair
J Featured In the Art Department,
of which Ann Bennett and Jo Ellis
are instructors, will be a Christmas
j Room and Arts and Oafts Room
ritllled with glfU the young people
I Jhave been msdeing since early
f January. Macriune Items, ceramic
’ Items, trees, and hundreds of craft
t ma suitable for gift-giving will be
I Hotdog plates are available at
1.50 from any student and donations
re being asked with free drawings
sr a 20 pound sugar cured country
Wm and 18-pound live turkey.
[The Spring Festival Is an annual
Ifair at Central and this year's
^ent Is no exception. lAirge crowds
FRONTIER LAND — Fourth Graders dance a square
dance number In a "Frontier l.and” feature of North
School's May Day program. From left, Soiijla Ih'er,
"Based upon the expressed
concerns of my supporters,” Stamey
continued, "and other interested
citizens, I feel a strong obligation to
continue with my efforts to Join in
the leadership of Cleveland Coun
Stamey said, "I sincerely ap
preciate the support I received
May 2. My primary Interest
remains the same — the opportumiy
to contribute my service to the
county. I invite every county citizen
to examine my qualifications and to
Join with me In an effort to continue
to provide Cleveland County with
strong effective leadership”
In his statement Monday. Bridges
said, “I am withdrawing f' the
May 30 run-off. We hav, Uiree
capable men running " ’ hji-
come to respect all thi
can be a stronger
waiting two yea-
election. I plan to '
county during the next two . ea.
asking for support.
“I thank the citizens cf <
County for their confidence In ni'
shown In the May 2 primary vote,
enjoyed meeting friends during thi
campaign and wished I could ha.-e
seen more,” Bridges said.
Tax Notices Pubiished
Delinquent tax listings for the CJlty
of Kings Mountain will begin In
The listings will continue each
Tliesday lor lour weeks. These
listings are lor unpaid 1977 property
Beginning Thurs., May 11 The
Mirror-Herald will publish the
Cleveland County Township No. 4
delinquent tax listings.
The listings wlU be published for
four successive weeks in the
Thursday editions. The listings
represent No. 4 Township property
owners who have not paid their 1977
County Tax Collector James M.
Hardin will hold a public auction
beginning at noon on June 6 at the
county courthouse door to sell, for
cash, to the highest bidder liens on
the real estate described In the
Over $4,000 Is
Raised In Event
l.awson and Angle Huffatetler swing their
A check for $4,227.53 has been sent
to St. Jude Children's Hospitsd from
This amount represents the total
collected to date by the participants
In the Apr. 16 St. Jude Bike-A-Thon
held here. ,
Robert Dodge, chairman of the
event, said the total amount pledged
by individuals, businesses and In
dustries to the riders was $4,539.77.
The amount yet to be turned In
The leader In raising funds to date
Is David Bridges, who collected
$426.76 In pledges. Second runner
with $296 In pledges collected la
First place winner receives a 10-
q>eed bike, donated by Clark Tire of
IGngs Mountain. Dodge said 64 St.
Jude T. shirts and 26 backpacks for
bikers have been ordered for prizes
to other winners in the blke-a-thon.
"As the remainder of the pledge
money Is turned In It will be sent
along to St. Jude Children's Hospital
In Memphis,” Dodge said.
"I feel we had a very successful
fund-raising event for St. Jude's,”
Dodge said, "but It wouldn't have
been possible without the great
cooperation of the citizens,
businesses and Industries In Kings
Dodge said he wished to express
Ns gratitude to the many people who
assisted In the blke-a-thon and to
those who secured pledges and made
the 21-mile ride on Apr. 15.
Dodge listed the following who
served as volunteer workers In the
Robert Crawford, Alan
Whitesides, Ralph Orlndstaff,
Ronnie Hawkins, Tommy King,
Mark Brooks (who co-chalred the
event as representative of the Boy
Scouts), Jerry White, Fire CSilef
Gene Tlgnor, Police Chief J. D.
Barrett, Sheriff Haywood Allen and
his deputies, Terry Lanier and
Eddie Brown, and the members of
Kings Mountain and Grover Rescue
squads and Kings Mountain REACT.
Also Houston Corn. Richard
Reynolds, Mike Sanders, Miss
Pamela Wilson, Jim Downey, Mrs.
Betty Clark, Mrs. Martha
Southards, Bill Bates, Dan Finger,
Mrs Robert Dodge, Fred Thorn
burg, Wilson Griffin, Bob Myers.
Ijtrry Allen, Mrs. O'Shields, Forrest
Whffler. Gary Shields. Mrs. Donna
Ku-s :in(l Mrs Cathy Moretz
Special thanks goes to Melvin
Faucett and employes of Kentucky
Fried Chicken; Richard Hayes and
employes of "nie Pizza Hut; Jim
Thompson and employes of Hai
dee’s; and John D. Clark and
ployes of Goodyear Store. m
The Mirror-Herald and Radio
H. Louis (Luco) Falls ».i.
Post Commander of Oils D
Post 156 In a close race w
Tlgnor last Friday as l ;-;
nalres voted at the Post Hi-
Mr. Falls received 67 vot< s U> Mr ‘
Two other Legionnaires. Uruct.
McDaniel and Tom Mellon, won In
closely-contested races for First
Vice Commander and Second Vice
Cbmmander. Mr. McDaniel polled
69, Randall Elgin 66. and Bobble
Sellers, four, for First Vice Com
mander and Melton polled 79 with
Charles Hampton receiving 47 for
Second Vice (Commander.
In the race for Service Officer,
Jack Hovts, with 77 votes, defeated
Rick Moore, with 32 votes, and
Chsu'lei Walker, with 15.
Other races were uncontested.
I^le Smith was re-elected adjutant,
Joe H. McDaniel was re-elected
adjutant, George Clary was elected
chaplain, Robert Wright, sergeant-
at-arms, Gus Hayes, assistant
sergeant-at-arms, Jim Amos. Judge
advocate, and David J. Delevle.
Officers will be Installed by Post
Oimmander Bob Smith at 7 p m.
Tuesday night at the I’ost Home