JER { On The Inside.... 3 °: Mounties ! : Unique || Tonight || 7; Ministry : Page 5-A Saceia | f= W p= 25°¢ VOL. 96 NUMBER 35 THURSDAY, August 25, 1983 KINGS MOUNTAIN. NORTH CAROLINA They’re Off And Running Fok Jim Childers To Run For District 1 Seat Jim Childers, who is nearing completion of his second four- year term as Kings Mountain’s District One Commissioner, filed for re-election Friday afternoon. Childers was the first person to file for the October 11 city election. He paid his $5 filing fee shortly after filing began at 12 noon. Candidate filing will con- tinue through 12 noon September 9. In announcing, Childers pointed to several successful pro- jects he’s had a hand in during the 7'4 years he’s served on the board. ii x Turn To Page 6-A Family Harassed The wife and children of the white man accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old black youth last week have been the target of verbal abuse and their apartment at 28 Pine Manor has been broken into twice since the stabbing incident last Tuesday. Thomas Edgar Robinson, 33, who was charged with murder in * the death of T.C. Bowden III, is in Dorethea Dix Hospital in Raleigh undergoing evaluation. His wife, Jean, who has taken: her two children to live with relatives in another area of the city, said she has lost over $1,500 worth of merchandise and clothing in two separate break-ins since the stabbing. Both incidents are under in- vestigation by the Kings Moun- tain Police Department. The apartment was broken in- to the first time late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morn- ing of last week. Mrs. Robinson said she returned to the apart- ment Sunday to pickup some of her things and it had been broken into again. When she entered her children in school Monday morning, she said they were the targets of ver- bal abuse by other children and have been subjected to questions by other children since. “The school officials. have been very cooperative,” she said, “and it’s getting better. “I know the Bowden family and their friends have gone through a lot,” she added. “I'm not condoning what happened, but I don’t think the people should take it out on my children and me. We didn’t anything to do with it.” SUBSCRIPTIONS Due to a computer error, Kings Mountain Herald renewal cards for June and July were not setn out. Anyone who has sud- denly stopped receiving their Herald without a renewal notice should contact the Herald at 739-7496. have 8.8.6 § 4 kkk Corbet Nicholson, incumbent District Three Commissioner, announced today that he will seek re-election in the October 11 city election. Nicholson will face a challenge from T.C. “Red” McKee, a former city fireman, and Ronald Franks, an employee of First Federal Sav- ings and Loan Association of Kings Mountain. “I would like to take this op- portunity to thank my many friends in Kings Mountain for their confidence and trust and would appreciate their continued JIM CHILDERS | Ho Sune # Piso sakion & EY TTR Photo by Cars Stewart IT'S SCALDING HOT - Kings Mountain and North Carolina received its hottest temperature readings of the year this week, with record highs recorded in almost every city in the state. It reached 106 Sunday in Kings Mountain, and was 110 in many eastern cities. Home Savings Won’t Merge three additional savings and loan associations which were also to merge with North Carolina Federal Savings and Loan. “The association relied and voted upon information contain- ed in the joint proxy statement regarding the composition of the Board of Directors of N.C. Federal, ownership of its outstanding shares of stock, and its financial standing. And this joint proxy statement and the reached for comment. The board stock subscription offering issued the following statement: materials was Supplied to on ‘ Rg, association by the employees, of- “The association previously ficers, and agents of N.C. voted in favor of a merger with Federal North Carolina Federal Savings : and Loan Association along with Turn To Page 8-A The proposed merger of Home Savings and Loan of Kings Mountain and North Carolina Federal Savings and Loan of Charlotte is officially off. The Board of Directors of Home Federal, in a meeting Tuesday, voted unanimously to continue operating as it has for the past several years. Tom Tate, president of the association, was out of town Wednesday and could not be Hike kk Nicholson To Run For District 3 Seat eked Fedkk Norman King To Run For District 4 Seat Norman King announced to- day that he will seek re-election to the office of District Four Commissioner for the City of Kings Mountain. King was first elected to his seat in 1963. He thus far has op- position from Harry “Dutch” Wilson and the Rev. M.L. Campbell. “The office of city commis- sioner has been challenging and rewarding,” King said. “Many things have been initiated and completed for the benefit of all citizens, namely the John Moss Lake, community center, “Trgn a To Page gi Services I Facilities i & NORMAN KING Board Okays Repairs To Moss Lake Dam By GARY STEWART Editor For the second time this year, City Commissioners Monday night gave their approval to necessary repairs of the John H. Moss Lake dam. The board accepted a bid of $516,345 from Hickory Con- struction Company, for repairs in phases one and three of the project. The total project cost after administrative and engineering fees will be $577,000. The cost will be shared by the Department of Housing and Urban Develop- ment ($385,000), the state of North Carolina ($144,250) and the City of Kings Mountain $47,750). The repairs should take about a year, noted Ralph Johnson, engineer with the W .K. Dickson Company of Charlotte. At the completion of the project, the ci- ty will be in compliance with all federal and state dam safety re- quirements, Mayor John Moss said. The city has been discussing the repair of the dam for several years. Earlier this year, the board okayed a plan by Johnson to repair the dam, but on the night bids were received, Johnson sug- gested that the board reject them and go back to the drawing board to seek safer ways of in- stalling an underwater valve. “The dam is something that you cannot fix and it stays fixed,” Johnson warned the board. “Maintenance is a must. Especially, you should keep it clean so if something occurs you can detect it early.” The city plans to lower the lake level by 20 feet, or an estimated seven billion gallons of water. Moss said in cases of emergency the lake level can be lowered “in excess of 50 percent.” To lower the water level, a siphon is being installed 30 feet below water level. The main reason for the repairs, however, is the leaking liner of the dam. A new liner will be installed and the area between the old and new liners grouted with concrete. Johnson said the concrete will strengthen as it ages. Commissioners Jim Childers and Jim Dickey, who served with Mayor Moss on the com- mittee which studied the leaking dam situation, urged Johnson to supply the city with a maintenance schedule, so major repairs won’t be necessary again in the future. “Hopefully, in a year we’ll have the pipe lined and will be meeting all the dam criteria,” Moss said. “There are a number of criteria that didn’t exist when the dam was constructed in 1967. In the passing of time, more criteria have become man- datory. But upon completion of this project we'll be in com- pliance with the dam safety lasws.” Johnson said many devices which will be used in repairing the dam will be of use if the city decides to build a hydro-electric plant at the lake. “However, I wouldn’t recom- mend drawing any water out of the lake for a hydro project. Use only the water that goes over the dam,” he said. In other action Monday night, the board: *Approved a request from M.E. White to rezone 26.116 acres on North Cansler Street from general business to Residential-10. *Approved a request from James E. White to rezone 29.769 acres in the Brookwood North sub-division from R-20 to R-6 for the purpose of residential development. Al Moretz, engineer for the project, told the board White plans to have the property annexed into the city limits when the first house is sold in the development. *Accepted a petition to curb and gutter West Parker Street Tura To Page 9-A Bill McDaniel To Run For KM School Board Bill McDaniel announced to- day that he will seek a second six-year term on the Kings Mountain Board of Education. McDaniel will run for one of the two outside city seats available in this year’s race. The other outside seat, currently held by Paul Hord Jr., will be for the two years remaining on the term of Harold Lineberger, who resigned last spring. Hord was appointed to hold that seat until the November election. McDaniel becomes the third person to enter this year’s race. Kyle Smith and Doyle Campbell earlier announced that they would file for the two inside-<city seats, Smith for the six-year term Turn To Page 7-A BILL McDANIEL

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