¥ 1] VOLUME 95, NUMBER 35 Street projects received most of the attention during a brief meeting of the Kings Mountain Board of Commissioners Mon- day night at the Governmental Services Facilities Center. In separate matters, the board discussed widening several streets in the area of Kings Mountain Hospital and Kings Mountain Convalescent Center, requested the North Carolina Department of Transportation to re-surface nine streets that were damaged in connection with the construction of the Highway 74 bypass, and approv- ed a resolution of intent to close Webb Street between Lynn - Street and the Highway 74 bypass. The board received a petition = from about 50 percent of the property owners in the area of the hospital and convalescent home, asking that the city im- prove Sipes Street from Edge- mont Drive to Sims Street. Mayor John Henry Moss presented the commissioners with a plan designed by the city’s consulting engineers, the W.K. Dickson Co., which also includ- ed improvements to Edgemont Drive. Moss said traffic in the area has been increased due to the re- cent expansion of Kings Moun- tain Hospital: Property owners and representatives of the hospital are asking for a 40-feet street for Sims, but the W.K. 50-feet street, which would in- clude a 44-feet street and three- feet sidewalks. Mayor Moss said the city would have to acquire additional right of way from the hospital and some property owners. He plans to work with property owners and bring the matter back to the board at its next ‘meeting. The city is considering widen- ing Edgemont from Boyce Memorial A.R.P. Church to Sipes Street, and also plans to curb and gutter both streets. Curb and gutter--but not widening—is planned for Sipes Street from Sims to Goforth. Moss said the sidewalks could be optional but would be nice for residents of the Convalescent Center, who walk along Sipes Street for exercise. On a motion by Norman King and second by Jim Dickey, the board voted unanimously to re- quest that the State Department of Transportation re-surface nine streets which have been damaged due to increased detour traffic because of work on the Highway 74 bypass. The streets include Highway 74 from Castlewood to the Gaston County line; Walker Street from Cansler to Gantt; Fulton Street from Cansler to Piedmont; Ramseur Street from Fulton to Bridges; Gantt Street Dickson Co. is proposing a from Bridges to McGinnis; Conner Jury ‘The jury was out Wednesday in the tiial of Don/Cenngr of Kings Mountain, who is charged with attempting to hire a fellow inmate at the McDowell Coun- try Prison to kill Gaston County Sheriff C.L. “Sarge” Waldrep. The state and defense rested their cases late Tuesday and summation arguments were scheduled for Wednesday morn- ing. Conner, who is serving 18 to 20 years for the attempted bom- bing of Waldrep’s home in April of 1979, is accused of offering Ernest James Lyall of Sparta $10,000 and a Ford truck to kill Waldrep. Lyall, who has been transfer- red from the McDowell unit to an undisclosed unit, said Conner made the offer in March and raised it to $20,000 in May after Conner failed to make honor- grade prisoner and blamed Waldrep for that failure. Lyall said he turned down the offer, but then changed his mind and told Conner he would kill Waldrep. Instead, he said he told Waldrep of the alleged plot. Co He testified that he wrote a letter to Waldrep telling him that he needed to talk to him, and the two talked on June 9 in Central Prison, where Lyall was being treated for ulcers. Conner was charged on June 16 following an SBI investiga- tion. Another prisoner, James Self of Georgia, testified that Conner also talked to him about killing Waldrep. During Tuesday’s testimony, the defense presented six in- mates who testified that Lyall concocted the story in order to get an early release from prison. Lyall said he was refused parole when he came up for review in March, but he denied that he made up the story to get Waldrep’s help in seeking early release. HOT DOG SALE Kings Mountain Fire Depart- ment will sponsor a hot dog sale at the Kings Mountain Fire Museum Saturday. The museum is located on Cleveland Avenue beside the Kings Mountain Community Center. ni Cl SHRINE OFFICERS - Pictured above are the officers of the White Plains Shrine Club, which was organized here last week and will be chartered September 15. Seated, left to right, are Tom Tate, treasurer: Tom Tindall, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1982 Road Work! Board Considers Three Street Projects Bridges Street from Cansler to Ramseur; Linwood Road from Phillips Street to Cleveland Avenue; Fairview Street from Piedmont to Linwood Road; and Phenix Street from Linwood to its dead end. Mayor Moss said the increas- ed traffic and heavy construc- tion equipment which have used the roads have had a “destruc- tive result on these streets which were not designed for heavy truck usage.” Walt Ollis, a city employee, said Phenix Street has been demolished 100 percent because of the construction of the bypass. The board also unanimously approved the resolution of intent to close Webb Street between Lynn Street and the bypass. The board called for a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. September 27 to receive citizen input and in- structed City Clerk Joe McDaniel to submit a copy of the resolution to each property owner on the street. In other action Monday, the board: *Authorized advertisement for bids for a container truck for the Sanitation Department. * Authorized advertisement for bids for police cars. ~ *Approved a resolution of support of the newly-organized White Plains Shrine Club. Conner testified that he had never offered to pay anyone to shoot Waldrep. “I didn’t have the money to offer anyone,” Conner said. Conner’s wife, Betty, testified that she has become debt-ridden since Conner was sentenced to prison. She testified that she earns the minimum wage for working at a Shelby restaurant and her home is mortgaged to pay lawyer fees. She said she has been on food stamps since last April. She said her husband has never owned a 1965 truck. Steve Thompson of Gaston County, who was serving time in the McDowell prison, said he talked with Lyall on June 16 after Lyall checked into the prison unit. “He said he was setting Don Conner up to get out,” Thomp- son said. “He said he hated to do it to the man, but that it was his only out and that he was going to take it.” If convicted, Conner could face up to 10 years in prison. vice-president; Paul Falls, president; and Mar- vin Biddix. director. Back row, left to right, Dwight Chapman, director; Russell Falls, secretary: Sam Caveny, director; and Bobby Tomlinson, director. | KINGS MOUNTAIN, A : Le ( +s 001 17 TeTxowan ASUneKW v 980827 ‘°U3IW sSBUTH ‘oAY 3UOUPOTA Axexq stream, and there's nothin < “Uh Tw He 3! Eis Hy Grover Chief Quits Grover Police Chief Mike Brown resigned his position Monday after 22 months on the job, leaving the town without police protection. Brown, Grover’s third chief in five years, said he plans to take a job in private business. Brown said he resigned his $12,300-a-year position because of the town council’s “inability to see the police department’s needs, not on my own personal needs.” Brown further stated that the commissioners “are not keeping the best interest of the citizens of the town of Grover in mind in their handling of the police department.” : The administration recently terminated the employment of policeman Derek Johnson and reserve officer Kenneth An- thony. Turn To Page 2-A Shriners Organize Thursday White Plains Shrine Club was officially organized Thursday night at a dinner meeting of the charter members at Hank’s Steak House. Paul Falls was elected the first president of the new club and other officers are Thomas D. Tindall, vice-president; Russell Falls, secretary; and Tom Tate, treasurer. Senior directors are Bobby Tomlinson, Dwight Chapman, Sam Caveny and Marvin Biddix. State Senator J. Ollie Harris was guest speaker at Thursday’s organizational meeting and Calvin Gaddy, Recorder for Oasis Temple of Charlotte, presided at the election of of- ficers. The club also approved by-laws for operation and set an- nual dues at $10.00. SUMMER SCENE - On a hot August day. L there's) nothing more satisfying than a cool Paul than the. water washing oyer rocks and sand. tou ¥. ’3, L : AC fee by % tA more beautiful freshman’ < iia? \ i ui we, a pw a Loan Dr. William Lawrence Mauney, 68, of 704 West Moun- tain Street, Kings Mountain, died Thursday night at Kings Mountain Hospital after several months illness. A native of Cleveland Coun- ty, he was the son of the late R. Lawrence and Jennie Grace Redfern Mauney. He was Cleveland County’s first podiatrist and practiced here for 42 years. He was former presi- dent of the North Carolina Podiatry Society, vice president and director of Sadie Cotton Mill and former vice president of Bonnie Mill. He was educated in the Kings Mountain school system and Fisburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va. In 1936, he graduated from Temple Univer- sity School of Chiropody in Philadelphia, Pa. Following graduation, he did a year of post- graduate study at The Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. In 1947, after serving in World War 11, he established practice in Kings Mountain and Shelby. He entered the U.S. Navy in August of 1943 and was attach- ed to the Naval Hospital Corp. Later, he was transferred to the First Marine Divison, 5th Regi- ment and Headquarters Com- pany of the 1st Battallion with whom he served in the Southwest Pacific. He was in ac- tive combat during the "Okinawan campaign and was ‘later sent to Peking, China, with the same division for occupa- tional duty and acceptance of the Japanese surrender for the Chinese government. Before that mission was completed, Dr. Mauney received orders to be returned to the Navy. He was discharged in 1946. Dr. Mauney retired after 42 years of practice in Cleveland County, during which time he was active in the North Carolina Podiatry Association. He held the office of secretary-treasurer and President of the Association. In 1980, he was given a Life Membership. He was an active member of ; tt >Charlotte, adds ano ch of beauty to the scene. ip Services Held Saturday For Dr. William Mauney of Kings Mountain and Gd 7 NE od St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he served as Councilman, the Lutheran: Brotherhood and Sunday School: President of teacher. In 1975, Dr. Mauney was. awarded the Service Cross of Honor by the William Wilson: Allen Chapter of the United Daughters of Confederacy of Shelby. He was a member of the: North Carolina Jaycees, Kings: Mountain Kiwanis Club, Fair-: view Masonic Lodge No. 339 AF. and A:M., Carolina Con-: sistry, Oasis Shrine Temple,’ American Legion and Veterans: of Foreign Wars. He was twice married, to Billie: Louise Black Mauney, who died in 1951, and Elizabeth Fisher: Winget Mauney, who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Captain William Lawrence: Mauney Jr. of Shaw Air Force; Base, S.C., and Dr. Charles Jef-: ferson Mauney of Kings Moun-: tain; one sister, Mrs. Winnie! Vera Still of Kings Mountain;: and two grandchildren. Services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Mat- thews Lutheran Church by the Rev. Harwood Smith and the Rev. L. Glenn Cloninger. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippl- ed Children, in care of Oasis Temple, 321 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.; or to the American Cancer Society. Photo by Gary Stewart +, ie Baliles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. |"

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