" breaking and oe VOLUME 95, NUMBER 37 et Co : | 1 US Ah = I IRL LASS a Ee A SECS ZS, SW &- peg lis=o =F 2S mr = 2 VIOINT 8 Pp - —_— = S| | | | | ~~ : THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1982 I dy 1 == D-0 e Boyce Memorial Celebrating Bicentennial For The ARP’s (ED. NOTE: Boyce Memorial A.R.P. Church, along with other churches in the denomination, is celebrating the church's Bicentennial this year. Homecoming services will be observed there Sunday. In the following article. Elizabeth Gamble, a member of the Boyce Memorial congregation, retraces the history of the denomination and the local church.) 1982 has been an interesting and exciting year for the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church as it has been celebrating its Bicentennial. In Philadelphia on November 1, 1782, the church was organiz- ed by the union of the Associate Presbyterians and Reformed Presbyterians, both of whom came from Scotland. Through the long years of its history, the church has often been designated by the initials--A.R.P.’s, but the members always remember they are Associate Reformed Presbyterians. ; The local Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Boyce Memorial, is participating in the observance of this 200th year an- niversary. A history of the denomination compiled by Dr. Harris Blair, a retired minister of “the church now living in Kings Mountain, will be-distributed on September 12 at the Homecom- ing occasion. On the fourth Sun- day of each month, under the topic’ of ‘Bicentennial Moments”, significant facts of church history are presented during the worship service. Dur- ing this Bicentennial year, the Charles Edwards Sunday School class made a beautiful quilt bear- ing the names of present members. It is on display in the Pressly Fellowship Hall. It is sure to become a treasured possession which will be a per- manent mark for this special year in the life of the denomina- tion. Looking back on the il- lustrious history of the denomination, members: of the church have also reviewed the long history of Boyce Memorial. It is one of the oldest churches in Kings Mountain, and according to the late Mrs. Moffatt Ware, a noted historian, it is the oldest church. The church and the town were both organized in , 1876. However, the history of the church goes back to the 1800’s, during which time they worshiped at the Pisgah A.R.P. Church. At that time it was located between Kings Moun- tain and Crowders Mountain, a short distance east of the I-85/74 bridge. The Pisgah congregation wanted to build a new church where the present Pisgah Church is now located, but the Kings Mountain A.R.P.’s didn’t favor this because of the distance. As a result, the Mt. Nebo A.R.P. Church was form- ed in 1856 about two miles from Kings Mountain near 3 today. : The congregation had 69 members in 1856. They wor- shiped there until 1876 when Turn To Page 3-A Nebo . Creek. A cemetery remains there. CELEBRATES BICENTENNIAL - Boyce Memorial A.R.P. Church in Kings Mountain is celebrating : the 200th anniversary of the denomination. Homecoming services are Tyson. — scheduled for Sunday. In the insets, at left is the church's first pastor, Rev. E.E. Boyce, and right is the current pastor, Rev. William Labor Day Quiet In Town Reports during the past week included: Bryan Plumley of 417 Maner Road reported the theft of hub- caps from his car while it was parked at Hardees. Value was listed at $200. Sgt. Bob Hayes in- Labor Day weekend was relatively quite in Kings Moun- tain, with city police reporting no out-of-the-ordinary crimes. As usual, minor wrecks and entering and larcenies kept officers busy. . Officer Roy Dyer investigated. Damage was $25. Dyer in- vestigated. i Dennis Horn of 1409 Shelly Road, Shelton, Ind., reported that someone removed a battery from his car. Value was $50. Of- vestigated. Sam Rogers of 524 Belvedere Circle reported the theft of $20. Corinth Primitive Baptist Church reported that someone broke a window in the church. ficer Raymond Garris in- vestigated. Richard’ Barnett of 1012 North Cansler Street reported that someone broke into a storage building and stole two tables, one coffee table and some used golf clubs. Value was $335. Barnett reported a second break-in at the same location. Items stolen the second time were a gun, a clock radio and a scanner. Value was $440. Of- ficer Gary Sail investigated. Michael Powers Sr. of Lake Montonio Road reported that his golf cart was parked at Kings Mountain Country Club and so- meone stole a class ring, watch and billfold out of it. Total value was $335. Officer Billy Benton investigated. Jerry Adams of 414 Somerset Drive reported the theft of a Delores Hughes of Route 4, Kings Mountain, correctly pick- ed 18 of 20 winners to take the $75 prize in the Herald’s first football contest last week. Ms. Hughes was on the nose on all eight of the area high school games. Her misses were Duke’s win over Tennessee and Boston College’s upset of Texas A&M. The results of last week’s games were Burns over Kings ANOTHER SEASON - Officials flip the coin to signal the start of another football season Friday night at Kings Mountain's John Gam- ble Stadium. The Mountaineers won the toss, but lost the game, 25-18 in overtime to the Photo by Gary Stewart Burns Bulldogs. Co-captains for the Moun- taineers (at left) are Vernon Stowe (75) and Mike Dixon (99). For game details, see page 1-B. : Mountain, Ashbrook over South Point, Shelby over Huss, North Gaston over Latin, East Ruther- ford over Cherryville, Mt. Airy over Bessemer City, Union over Clover, Maiden over East Lin- coln, Duke over Tennessee, moped, valued at $450. Garris investigated. Tom Franks of 411 Fulton Drive reported the theft of a bike valued at $80. Garris in- vestigated. WRECKS The following wrecks were reported during the past week: Cars driven by Timothy James Graham of Hospitality Motel and Albert Odell Perkins of 404 Crocker Road collided Thursday at 8:40 p.m. at the in- tersection of South Battleground and Mountain Street. Damage to Perkins’ 1973 Toyota was $250 and damage to Graham’s 1963 Ford was $300. Officer Dorothy Howell investigated. Friday at 11:55 p.m., Timothy Allen Hamrick of Lakewood Drive was backing from a drive on Boyce Street and hit a car operated by Theodore Smith of 1302 Westwood Drive. Damage Turn To Page 12-A Delores Hughes Wins First Football Contest Florida over Miami, N.C. State over Furman, Ole Miss over Memphis State, Mississippi State over Tulane, South Carolina over Pacific, VPI over Rich- mond, Boston College over Texas A&M, Tulsa over Air Force, Wake Forest over - Western Carolina, Arizona State over Oregon and Penn State over Temple. The second of 10 weekly con- tests is inside today’s paper. Pick the most winners and get us your entry by 5 p.m. Friday, and you'll be the winner. Entries may be brought by the Herald office or mailed to Football Con- test, P.O. Box 752, Kings Moun- tain, N.C. 28086. | 2 3 © | © { © xv Ci ® 5X . oY \ © lI ums N_ac Week The annual Bethware Fair will open Tuesday for a five-day run on the grounds at Bethware Elementary School. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. It will close at midnight each night. Entries for general exhibits will be received Monday from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. and Tueday from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. Judging will be held Wednesdy and entries will be released Sat., Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. The fair is spnsored by the Bethware Progressive Club and is one of the few agricultural fairs in North Carolina that does not charge an admission price. The Oak Grove Fire Depart- ment will be in charge of park- ing, which will be 50 cents per car. The fair will feature Childress rides, exhibits, conces- sions, games and contests for children, and special drawings. Queen of the Fair is Jerri Pat- terson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Patterson and a student at Kings Mountain High School. She is a member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church, where she is church pianist, and she is also pianist for the KMHS choir. She has been a member of All- State Choir and All-State Band,’ is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students | and is a member of the National | Honor Society. She plans to at- % ie, “WL a = a SERRE CE i tend Converse College and ma- = jor in math and computers and minor in music. ; Little Miss Bethware Fair Queen is Lee Ann Masters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben- nett Masters and a fifth grader at Bethware School. She is a member of Central United Methodist Church, where she has had perfect attendance for three years. i 7 CUE JERRI PATTERSON 2X LEE ANN MASTERS ANE

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