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VOL. 96 NUMBER 26 - THURSDAY, June 23, 1983 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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siphon would operate at al max- i)
City commissioners, in a
special noon meeting Wednes-
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY - Kings Mountain Hospital, which has
undergone a $6 million renovation project. will hold open
house at its facilities Sunday from 2-5 p.m. The public is in-
vited to take tours of the facilities and learn the uses of new,
modern equipment. Feature stories and photos of the facilities
are in Section C of today’s Herald.
Open House Is Sunday
day, approved revised plans and
specifications for the improve-
ment of the dam at Moss Lake.
Buck Johnson of the WK.
Dickson Company explained
that a siphon would be used to
lower the lake level by 20 feet. In
earlier plans, the city had plann-
ed to use an under-water valve.
The city plans to purchase a
valve and two fittings to keep in
storage in the case of a future
emergency. Johnson said the
valve needs to ,be on hand
because it takes about six mon-
ths to get one.
Bids on the earlier plan were
rejected at a February board
meeting because Johnson said in-
stalling an underwater valve was
dangerous. If the current plan is
approved by the State Depart-
ment of Natural Resources, the
city will re-advertise for bids.
Johnson said the siphon
would be installed on top of the
dam next to the spillway. Most
of the siphon would rest on
imum velocity of 10 feet per se- ¢
A small vaccum building will
be constructed at the high point
of the line and would hold a
reservoir of air and water.
Pumps would pull air out of the
line which will penetrate the cap
of the dam. When they are filled,
valves would be opened to
discharge the amount of water
A screen installed at the bot-
tom of the siphon would keep
sticks and other debris out “if the
city ever goest to a hydro-electric
system,” Johnson said.
Installation of the siphon and
line through the dam can be
achieved without the use of
divers, Johnson explained.
Under the earlier plan, divers
would have had to go 90 feet
under water level, causing a
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The hospital has purchased additional medical equipment and has
expanded its staff to offer citizens of the Kings Mountain area the best
health care in the area.
Ri Kings Mountain Hospital will hold open house at its renovated
i facility Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m.
Members of the public are encouraged to visit the facility and take
part in one of many guided tours which will be offered.
Slide presentations will be given in the spacious new lobby at this
front entrance of the hospital and departments heads will be on hand
to explain the features and use of all the new equipment which has
The $6 million renovation project included the building of a new,
modern patient wing with virtually all private rooms, a well-equipped
pecial Care Unit, expanded ancillary services and renovation of the
The Kings Mountain Board of a
Groundbreaking for the new facility was held on March 20, 1981.
The new structure was completed in June of 1982 and the extensive
renovation of the old facility was completed just weeks ago.
Many departments have been expanded and relocated and addi-
tional parking areas constructed.
Feature stories and photographs may be found in Section C of to-
day’ s Herald.
ssemer City man sur-
to police after holding a
According to the Cleveland
County Sheriff's Department,
oy Ernest Preston threatened
A Kings Mountain trucking
i company has sued local attorney
Steve Crosby. Quality Exchange
said they approached the car and
asked to see Preston’s driver’s
license. As Barkley was looking
at the license, Preston allegedly
pulled a gun from underneath
the front seat. The officers
reportedly drew their guns and
Preston placed his own gun to
his head and threatened to kill
Several more officers later ar-
Inc. alleges that Crosby con-
verted to .his own use money
that was given to him to make
Dutch Wilson To Run
For District 4 Seat
7 Harry “Dutch” Wilson of 109
Stowe Acres announced Mon-
day that he will seek the District
Four commissioners seat in the
October city elections.
Wilson will seek the seat
- presently held by Commissioner
Norman King. He is the second
citizen to announce his inten-
tions - to run. Irvin “Tootie”
: Allen earlier announced that he
gi is running for the District One
seat presently held by Jim
Wilson’ is a former city
employee. He worked with the
city for 33 years and was
superintendent of the electrical
department for 10 years. He
retired from the city in 1979. He
is now employed in the
maintenance = department of
McBess Industries in Bessemer
“I would like to see a better ci-
ty government,” Wilson said. “I
think there could be something
done about the high utility bills.”
Wilson and his wife, Reba, are
members of Second Baptist
Church. They have one
daughter, Janice Gann, of Kings
Candidate filing for the Oc-
tober 11 election will begin at
noon on August 19 and continue
through noon September 9.
Runoffs, if necessary, will be
held on November 8.
All candidates must file with
Luther Bennett, City Elections
Voter registration deadline is
September 12. Voters who are
not registered may register by
contacting any of the city
registrars for an appointment.
‘The seats of District Three
Commissioner Corbet Nicholson
and Mayor John Henry Moss
will also be available for four-
rived at the scene and after a
two-hour standoff, Preston
reportedly threw his gun to the
ground and surrendered."
He was charged with driving
while intoxicated and carrying a
According to the deputies, the ;
incident began around 7:52 p.m.
when Deputy Mike Brown
received a call about a distur-
bance and possible hostage situa-
payments on debts.
The trucking firm seeks to
recover $18,792.17 plus “in-
terest at the highest legal rate,”
$1,155 in late payments and
overdrawn check charges and
$5,000 in punitive damages for
loss of credit and “undue embar-
Crosby is presently under in-
dictment on charges of
embezzlement and forgery. He is
charged with allegedly cashing a
$16,181 check made out to
himself and a client.
Quality Exchange charges
that on April 25, President Ed
Gardner gave Crosby a check for
$5,168.28 to make a payment
toward a 1979 Peterbuilt truck,
and that on April 28, he was
given another $6,000 check for
another truck payment. The
firm charges that on April 28,
the firm also gave Crosby a
check for $523.26 for payment
of a debt, that on May 13
The last bloodmobile of the
1982-83 fiscal year will be held
Tues., June 28 at First Baptist
Church. Hours are 2:30 p.m. un-
til 8 p.m.
The goal of this community
visit is 150 pints.
Registered nurses, Licensed
Practical nurses and Emergency
Medical Technicians are needed
to assist in taking blood
pressures and temperatures.
Anyone interested should call
Mrs. Tom Tate or the Red Cross
office in Shelby.
tion at a residence on Highway
161 near the South Carolina
line. When Brown arrived, he
found the residence of Patricia
Ann Bolt ransacked and the
. suspect gone in Ms. Bolt’s 1970
Ford station wagon.
Brown sent out a report on
the vehicle, which was later spot-
ted by Barkley and Todd as the
suspect was apparently attemp-
ting to return to the Bolt
Crosby Faces Law Suit
Crosby was given $2,951.78 to
be used as payment for
Cleveland County taxes, and
that on May 16 he was given
$4,148.85 for payment of
highway use taxes to Arizona.
The suit charges that Crosby
diverted all the funds for his own
Education Monday afternoon
Si oles ivved
Withers, who retired last week.
Wilson, who is presently the
principal of the 900-student
Washington High School in
eastern North Carolina, will
begin his duties here on July 11.
His family will move to Kings
Mountain during the summer.
Wilson is a graduate of Shelby
High School and Erskine Col-
lege, where he played baseball
and still holds a number of bat-
ting and fielding records. He
received his Master’s Degree in
Education from the University
of South Carolina and will com-
plete work at East Carolina
University this summer on an
Advanced Degree in School Ad-
He holds North Carolina cer-
tification as a principal and
teacher of math and physical
education. Prior to taking over
as principal of Washington High,
he served as a teacher, coach and
assistant principal in Latta, S.C.,
and as principal of Chesterfield
Junior High in Chesterfield, S.C.
A Baptist, Wilson has served
as a deacon in his church and
was active in many civic affairs
in Washington. He served on the
United Way, Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, National
Association of Secondary School
fairs Council and the Chamber
of Commerce. He is also a lay
He and his wife, Mary, have
two sons, Brad 12, and Robbie,
Governmental Af- _
SUMMER FUN - School's out, the weather's
warm, and there's no better way to spend
some free time than going to the old swimm- be.
Photo by Jeff Grigg
ing hole. Kings Mountain youngsters find the
pool at Deal Street Park the perfect place to