VOL. 95 NUMBER 45
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1982 - KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
VOTING - Tom Meachem of Kings Mountain places his
ballots into the voting machine at the East Kings Mountain
precinct Tuesday. A heavier than anticipated vote was cast in
the city. according to election officials.
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No Surprises In Election
Harris, Hinnant Win
There were no surprises in
Cleveland County in Tuesday’s
mid-term election, except that a
larger-than-expected number of
voters went to the polls. :
With only three races in the
county, the election was about
as exciting as watching a fat lady
strolling down the beach in a str-
Kings Mountain’s J. Ollie Har-
ris won re-lection to the State
Senate along with the two other
incumbents, Helen Rhyne Mar-
vin and Marshall Rauch of
Gastonia. They won easily over
Republican Walter Windley of
Gastonia and Libertarian Alan
Jones of Kings Mountain.
Tenth District Congressman
James T. Broyhill of Lenoir also
won re-election, defeating Liber-
tarian Jhon Rankin of Gaston
In the only other race where
there was competition, Cameron
United Fund Victory
Dinner Is Postponed
The Kings Mountain United
Way Victory Dinner, originally
scheduled for Monday night, has
been postponed until November
15 at 7 pam. at the Holiday Inn
to give divisions more time to
meet their goals. ;
Campaign President Lavon
received pledges of $4,530.49.
Its goal was $2,750.
A $500 contribution by one of
the contractors working on the
hospital expansion program this
week helped the hospital exceed
its goal by 65 percent.
“The hospital is doing just a
beautiful job,” said Ms.
Strickland. “We’re hoping some
of the other divisions will work
harder during the next week and
help out more.”
Kings Mountain Schools is
within $62 of reaching its goal of
closings of several plants in the
area and short working
schedules at others. That divi-
sion thus far has reported
$40,755 in pledges. Its goal is
Frances Caveny Heads
Grover MS Campaign
It was announced today by Dorothy M. Riddle, the Greater
Carolinas Multiple Sclerosis Society Director, that Frances R. Caveny
will head up the appeal to raise funds for the fight against MS (Multi-
ple Sclerosis) in the Grover area.
“Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disease affecting the brain and
spinal cord. It is not contagious nor is it a mental disease. It has been
called the “Mysterious crippler of young adults” because it is usually
first diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50.
Technically, the disease attacks the myelin sheathing of the central
nervous system, destroying it in patches The myelin sheat acts much
like the insulation around telephone wires, and when it.is destroyed,
the flow of nerve impluses to and from the brain is interrupted or
distorted. The resultant symptoms from this destruction of myelin can
be: paralysis, double vision, bladder or bowel problems, loss of balance,
loss of coordination, and speech and hearing difficulties, among others.
There are more than 500,000 people in America with MS.
Ms. Caveny will be looking for volunteers to canvass the
HELPING HAND - Mary Leary, left, of Kings
Mountain receives a helping hand from Willie
Woods of Shelby as she is removed from a van
which carries area kidney patients to Lowell
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which carries the bulk of the
load, has done well despite the
for dialysis. The Cleveland County Kidney
Foundation is the only one in the state with a
“That’s not bad considering
the way the economy is,” Ms.
Strickland noted. ‘The In-
dustrial Division has done a fine
Dwyer Sump, executive direc-
tor of the N.C. United Way, will
be the guest speaker at the
November 15 dinner.
Representatives of the City of
Kings Mountain were in Raleigh
Wednesday to accept the city’s
third consecutive Community of
Excellence Award from Gover-
nor Jim Hunt.
Meetings and seminars .were
scheduled during the day
Wednesday and the awards were
presented during a banquet last
. Representing Kings Mountain
at the banquet were Mayor John
Henry Moss and five members
of the Community of Excellence
Committee, including Larry
Hamrick, Charles ‘Hamilton,
Ruby Alexander, Dan Dilling
and Jerry King.
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Ware of Kins Mountain and T.
Paul Davis won seats on the
Cleveland County Soil and
Water Conservation Board.
BRIDGE OPEN - The Highway 74 bypass
bridge on Piedmont Avenue was opened by
the N.C. State Department of Transportation
Monday afternoon. The stretch of Piedmont
Buddy McKinney, the
‘Democratic choice in the June
primary, won the Cleveland
County Sheriff’s race over
Grover Board Discusses
Police, Yule Parade
By GARY STEWART
The Grover Town Council
may soon consider hiring a se-
‘During its monthly meeting
Monday night at Town Hall,
Commissioner Grady Ross told
Mayor Bill McCarter and other
commissioners that he had had
some complaints about the city’s
policeman ‘not patroling right”
and that one woman in town
“told him recently that she had a
battery stolen from her car and
the incident wasn’t investigated.
Grover’s only police officer,
Jerry Kates, who was hired
recently to replace Chief Mike
Brown, who went into private
business, is on duty 40 hours per
Transports Kidney Patients
Van A Life Saver
By GARY STEWART
Kings Mountain residents
Mary Leary, Blake Robbins,
David Delevie and Nola Brown
have two things in common:
Diseased kidneys that cannot
function: without, the aid of a
dialysis machine and the
Cleveland County Kidney Foun-
dation van which comes through
town six days a week and carries
them, and 14 other Cleveland
Countians, to the Nalle Clinic in
Lowell for treatments.
For those persons the van is a
‘life saver. If the van were not
available, many could not afford
to make the necessary three trips
a week for dialysis and would
live much-shorter lives.
That, and the fact that their
daughter, Rene, is a kidney.
‘transplant patient, is why
Margaret and Ray Ledford of
“Lawndale became’ involved in
organizing a Kidney Foundation
in Cleveland County.
In less than two years of ex-
istence, the county’s foundation
has helped a number of people
enjoy life more-and longer-but
not many people know the foun-
Ledford loves to toot the foun-
dation’s horn, and rightly so. It
won an award last year for being
the New Chapter of the Year in
North Carolina and is the only
chapter in the state with a van
Mrs. Ledford got the idea of a
van transportation program
after seeing a similar program in
Rock Hill, S.C., and Porter
Brothers of Shelby purchased it
for the foundation.
Thanks also to Porter
Brothers, the van is now equip-
ped with a “Tommy Lift”, which
was installed to transport Mary
Leary of Kings Mountain. Ms.
Leary does not have any legs and
without the lift could not get in-
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NOR'
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Sheriff Dale Costner. Costner
was not on the ballot but receiv-
ed 1,490 write-in votes. McKin-
ney received 11,982 votes. He
will take office in April.
In the State Senate race, Mrs.
Marvin, a former Gaston Col-
lege instructor who received
large support from area
educators, led the ticket with
49,588 in the fourcounty area.
Harris ran second with 48,838
and Rauch had 48,569. Windley
received 12,118 votes and Jones
Harris, winning his fifth term,
led the way in Cleveland County
with 11,814 votes. Mrs. Marvin
had 11,213 and Rauch 10,981.
Kings Mountain’s L.E. “Josh”
Hinnant and David M. “Pete”
Stamey ran unopposed for their
seats on the Cleveland County
Board of Commissioners.
Stamey received 12,020 votes
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Photo by Gary Stewart
opening was welcomed by residents of the
who have been detoured around
Cansler Street. The total bypass project is
scheduled for completion in October of 1983.
Ross said when the woman’s
battery was stolen, Kates was
not on duty.
“When he’s not on duty, one
of us (commissioners) should
check on complaints,” Ross said.
“] think we ought to go ahead
and get somebody else.”
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to and out of the van.
The van, which costs $250 a
week to operate, picks up pa-
tients at Hardee’s in Kings
Mountain. Patients do not pay
for the service. Their treatments
at the Nalle Clinic average about
$210. Medicare picks up 80 per-
cent of the tab. :
Most kidney disease victims
over the age of 50 cannot take a
transplant because of health and
age, Ledford explained, so the
van program is a must for them.
Treatments leave most patients
so sick they cannot drive
Cleveland County Kidney
Foundation has 10 transplant
patients, including the Ledfords’
daughter, who has had two
transplants. In North Carolina,
there are over 1,600 people
waiting for kidney transplants.
Nationwide, kidney disease is
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