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Harris, Hinnant Win
McKinney Takes Sheriff
Two incumbents were
unseated in the Democratic
Primary Election in Cleveland
County Tuesday.
Bennett Masters, a Kings
Mountain resident and owner of
Masters Funeral Home, lost the
County Coroner’s job he held
for the past eight years to Ralph
Mitchem of Shelby, and Buddy
McKinney, a former deputy
*Democratic House Nominees*
Fifteen Persons Named
To Sex Ed Committee
Fifteen ‘persons--includ
wrezithe comittee, which ‘held an
orientation meeting Tuesday
“night, and which is charged with
the responsibility of developing a
policy and presenting it to the
board of education for adoption
prior to the beginning of the
1982-83 school year.
Other members of the com-
mittee include Bill McDaniel and
Jerry Ledford, both members of
the board of education; Melanie
Ballard, 1.G. Alexander, Lynn
Ledford, Steve Ellis and Jackie
Shell, all employees of Kings
Mountain District Schools; and
Dr. Everette Thombs, Dr. Tom
Patterson, Rev. Gerald Weeks,
Gary: Osburn, Martha Byers,
of ‘education
recently approved the appoint-
ment of the committee after
some parents protested the use
of street slang sex words in a
Reproduction System course
taught in the seventh grade at
Central School.
Allen said members of the
committee discussed the pros
and cons of the issue Tuesday
night and will now take a brief
time for individual members of
the committee to think about
what type of policy needs to be
proposed. .
Allen said recommendations
will be discussed with School At-
torney Scott Cloninger, and will
then be presented “in the form of
a statement” to the school board.
Jane Shields Named
West School Principal.
Jane C. Shields, Coordinator
for Exceptional Children’s Pro-
gram in Kings Mountain District
Schools, has been appointed
principal at West Elementary
School to replace Joe Hedden,
retiring principal.
Ms. Shields, who will assume
her responsibilities on July 1, is a
graduate of Western Carolina
University with a B.S. degree in
Elementary Education. She
received a Masters’ degree in
Education from the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Currently she is enrolled in a
sixth year program at Ap-
palachian = State University
which, when will completed, will
give her an Educational
Specialist Degree.
Ms. Shields is certified to
teach regular and special educa-
tion and holds certification in
supervision and administration.
“l am quite pleased to have
Ms. Shields in this position,” said
Superintendent William F.
Davis. “I know she will come to
West School with expertise and
experience which will provide
excellent opportunities for
students and teachers.”
Ms. Shields brings to the posi-
tion 13 years of experience
which includes teaching in:
Macon County Schools and’
~ Kings Mountain District
Schools. Teaching experiences
includes regular education
grades 4-8 and special education
grades K-5
After nine years of teaching,
Ms. Shields joined the State
Department of Public Instruc-
tion, Division for Exceptional
Children, as a Staff Develop-
ment - Specialist at the
Southwestern Regional Educa-
tion Center in Albemarle. While
at the Regional Center, she serv-
ed 16 local education agencies.
Her major responsibilities includ-
ed staff development training for
regular and special teachers
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with the Cleveland County
Sheriff's Department, won a
landslide victory over incumbent
Dale Costner in the Sheriff’s
In other area races, in-
cumbents held their positions,
with Ollie Harris, Helen Rhyne
Marvin and Marshall Rauch
winning nominations to the
State Senate and Edith Lutz and
Jack Hunt retaining their seats
in the House. Charles “Babe”
Owens of Forest City won the
House seat held by Rep. Bob
Jones, who was killed recently in
a plane crash.
L.E. “Josh” Hinnant of Kings :
Mountain and Pete Stamey re-
tained their seats on the
Cleveland County Board of
Commissioners, defeating first-
time candidate Martha Scism of
Kings Mountain.
Senators Harris, Rhyne and
Rauch will face opposition in the
fall from Walter Windley of
Gastonia. None of the others
face Republican opposition.
McKinney, who was
employed by the Sheriff’s
Department for 10 years prior to
being fired by Costner shortly
after he was appointed Sheriff
upon the retirement of
‘Haywood Allen, completely out-
distanced Costner and three-time
candidate Charles Peeler.
McKinney gathered 8,564 votes
to 4,848 for Costner and 1 126.
for Peeler.
The closest race was for Cor:
was s seeking
‘public office for the first time.
Baby Boy
By Rescuers
Three members of the
Kings: Mountain Rescue
Squad put their advanced
training to use early
Wednesday morning when
they delivered a baby at
Apartment No. 9 at Chester-
field Court.
Second Lieutenant Bill
Hannah, Charles Martin
and Charles Martin Jr. were
dispatched to Chesterfield at
1:20, and at 1:35 delivered a
six pound, 11-ounce baby
The baby and his mother,
Phonevilay Silaphet, were
transported to Kings Moun-
tain Hospital where both
were listed in excellent con-
The baby’s father is Len-
say Silaphet.
The three Rescuers said
when they arrived at
Chesterfield, the baby was
ready to be delivered and
they decided to go ahead
and deliver it rather than
trying to make a transport to
the hospital.
“It took about 15 minutes,
and everything went real
well,” they said.
In a story in last week’s
Herald on the City of Kings
Mountain budget for 1982-83, it
was reproted that the amount
budgeted for professional ser-
vices was $17,500, up from
$12,500 from the 1981-82
budget. That item should have
read that professional services
are $64,000, up from $32,500. A
breakdown of professional ser-
vices for 1982-83 include
$17,500 for the administrative
department; $25,000 for the
general department; $6,000 for
community development;
$8,000 for the electric depart-
ment and $8,500 for the gas
In the commissioners’ race,
Stamey led the way with 9,880
votes, Hinnant collected 8,162
and Mrs. Scism 6,072.
Harris led the voting in the
Senate race, getting 27,903 to
27,041 for Marvin, 24,856 for
Rauch and 16,495 for first-time
candidate Bruce Scism of Kings
Harris had his strongest show-
ing in Cleveland County, gather-
ing 11,426 votes. He added
5,417 in Rutherford, 7,849 in
Gaston and 3,211 in Lincoln.
Mrs. Marvin led the way in
Rutherford and Lincoln counties
and Rauch was the top vote-
: getter in his home county of
Gaston. Mrs. Marvin collected
9,302 votes in Cleveland, 5,983
in Rutherford, 8,021 in Gaston
and 3,734 in Lincoln. Rauch had
8,889 in Cleveland, 4,419 in
Rutherford, 8,428 in Gaston and
3,120 in Lincoln. Scism collected
5,698 in Cleveland, 4,190 in
Rutherford, 4,562 in Gaston and
2,045 in Lincoln.
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Mrs. Lutz, a Belwood resi-
dent, led the way in the House
race, getting 15,839 votes to
15,600 for Hunt, 11,318- for
Owens, 9,367 for R.L. “Bobby”
Wall, 6,350 for Hugh Donald
McBrayer and 3,164 for Jerry
Mrs. Lutz was the top vote-
getter in Cleveland and Polk
counties while Owens carried his
home county of Rutherford.
Mrs. Lutz collected 9,938 votes
in Cleveland, 4,564 in Ruther-
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*County Commissioners*
*Democratic Senate Nominees*
July 4th Celebration
Saturday At Deal Street
The city’s annual In-
dependence Day celebration,
sponsored by the Parks and
Recreation Department, will be
held Saturday beginning at 12
noon at the Deal Street complex.
Pool contests will kickoff the
celebration and there will be an
...A popular part of
City’s July 4th Celebration
unending list of activities bo ti-
nuing through a giant fireworks
extravaganza at
businesses and industries.
Pool events will be held from
noon until 8 p.m., field events
from 3-7 p.m. and a variety
show, disco dance contest and an
open street dance will be held at
8 p.m.
Throughout the day there will
be ongoing events such as kiddie
rides, rides on Kings Mountain’s
antique fire truck, dunking
machine and ballgames.
The schedule of events in-
(Sign up at pool)
12:00 - Diving Contest; 12:30 -
Hobo: contest: 1 p.m. -
Watermelon carry; 1:30 - Can-
nonball Big Splash; 2 p.m. - Inn-
ter tube race; 3 p.m. - Non-
swimmers potato race; 3:30 -
Penny dive; 4 p.m. - Alligator; 5
p.m. until 8 p.m. - Public swimm-
(Sign up at PA tent)
2 3 p.m. - Pie eating contest;
3:30 - Watermelon eating con-
test; 4 p.m. - Jump rope contest;
4:30 - Hollering contest. 5 p.m. -
Chicken chases; 5:30 - Bunny
races; 6 p.m. - Greased pig chase;
6:30 - Greasy pole climb; 7 p.m. -
Hole in the barrel run.
1 p.m. - Horseshoe pitching
contest (Sign up at horseshoe pit
area); 1 p.m. - Championship
carpet golf (Sign up at golf
course); 24 p.m., Waterslide (In
front of community center); 4
p.m. - Championship carpet golf
Prizes, awards and trophies
will be given throughout the da
and complete concessions will be
an SO BH
10:30 pm.
compliments of the city and area :

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