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VOL. 96 NUMBER 46
One Killed,
One Injured
In Robbery
Cleveland County Sheriff’
Department and the State
Bureau of Investigation are con-
tinuing their investigation into
the Monday morning robbery at
Bluebird Mobile Homes which
resulted in the death of a Shelby
man and serious injury of his
elderly father.
Clarence David Jay Sr., 59, of
. 222 Country Club Road, Shelby,
was killed during the robbery
which occured around 10:30
- am. His father and business
partner, Clarence P. Jay, 77, of
212 Country Club Road, Shelby,
was shot at least once in the
head and is now in stable condi-
tion at Charlotte Memorial
Hospital.
The men have sold mobile
homes on the lot about a half-
mile west of the city limits on
Highway 74 for several years. In
recent years, they have also pur-
chased gold and silver. Accor-
ding to law enforcement of-
ficials, they usually kept large
amounts of money on them. The
[in his late teens. They reportedly
fled the ‘scene in a small,
medium-sized, blue automobile.
Officers hope an autopsy to be
performed in Chapel Hill will
provide the number of shots
which killed David Jay and the
calibre of weapon used.
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Rotary
Supper
Is Friday
The Kings Mountain Rotary
Club will sponsor a “Spaghetti
Supper” Friday between 5:00
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Kings
Mountain High School
Cafeteria.
All proceeds will go toward
the Rotary Scholarship Fund.
The public is invited to attend
_ the supper and the high school
football game between Kings
Mountain and Shelby’ im-
mediately following.
J.M. McGINNIS
ount stolen Monday has not.
El
Hord Only
Unopposed
Candidate
Eight persons are seeking four
seats on the Kings Mountain
School Board in Tuesday’s elec-
tion. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and
close at 7:30 p.m. :
This school board election is
unique in that two of the persons
who win will serve less than the
normal six-year term in office.
Because of recent resigna-
tions, seats available are for
terms of two, four and six years.
Only one candidate, Paul
Hord Jr., is unopposed. He is
running for a two-year outside
city seat which he currently
holds. He was appointed to serve
until December in the place of
Harold Lineberger, who resigned
6
Scheduled
In Grover
Grover citizens will go to the
polls Tuesday to elect a mayor
and three commissioners to four-
year terms and two commis-
sioners to two-year terms.
For the first time, Grover is
beginning staggered terms of of-
fice for the six people who will
run city government.
The mayor and the three com-
missioners receiving the highest
number of votes will receive
four-year terms. The two com-
missioner candidates receiving
the fourth and fifth highest vote
total will earn two-year terms.
Those two seats will be available
again in two years, and from
that point on all seats will be
available for four-year terms.
Incumbent Mayor Bill Mc-
Carter, who has served four two-
year terms, faces opposition
from former councilwoman
Martha Byers, who lost to Mc-
Carter in a narrow race for
mayor two years ago.
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J.M. McGinnis, 77,
Dies Saturday At Home
JM. McGinnis Sr., 77, of
Route 1, Kings Mountain, died
Saturday at his home.
A retired textile manager, he
was the son of the late Wiley H.
and Minnie Carpenter McGin-
nis. He was a member of the first
Kings Mountain High School °
football team and attended the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. He was a member of
Resurrection Lutheran Church
and a former Lion.
He is survived by his wife,
Lorene Cornwell McGinnis; one
son, JM. McGinnis Jr. of
Metairie, La.; one daughter,
Mrs. Paul (Kay) Suman of Kings
Mountain; one brother, Gene
McGinnis of Myrtle Beach, S.C;
one sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary
Francis) Proctor of Salisbury; six
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Services were conducted Mon-
day at 3 p.m. at Harris Funeral
Home Chapel by
Phillip M. Squire. Burial was in
Mountain Rest Cemetery.
the Rev. |
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1983
PAUL HORD
BILL McCARTER
Council
Runoffs
In City
Kings Mountain citizens will
return to the polls Tuesday to
elect two city commissioners.
Incumbents Corbet Nicholson
and Norman King face opposi-
tion after failing to receive a ma-
jority vote in the election held
on October 11.
Nicholson, who has held the
District Three council seat for
the past 10 years, faces first-time
politician Ronald Franks, and
King, who has been the District
Four representative since 1963
except for a brief two-year
period in the early 1970s, faces
the Rev. M.L. Campbell,
another newcomer to city
politics. :
Nich
and Irvin “Tootie” Allen
unseated Jim Childers for the
District One commissioner’s job.
Nicholson received 965 votes to
710 for Franks, 194 for Frank
“Bud” Wright and 127 for T.C.
“Red” McKee.
Franks is vice president of
Kings Mountain Federal Savings
and Loan.
King, a retired employee of
Southern Bell, led Campbell by
91 votes in the October election.
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
s Tuesday
For District Three Commissioner
RONNIE FRANKS
CORBET NICHOLSON
For District Four Commissioner
NORMAN KING
M.L. CAMPBELL
No Conflict Of Interest
According to local rumors
there would be a conflict of in-
terest if Ronnie Franks were
elected to the Board of Commis-
sioners on November 8.
Franks, who is opposing in-
cumbent Corbet Nicholson, is
employed by First Federal Sav-
ings and Loan Association of
Kings Mountain, the firm which
the city does some business with.
However, there is “no conflict
of interest” according to the
North Carolina Savings and
Loan League and First Federal
attorneys. All across the state,
bankers and savings and loan of-
ficers are involed in various
levels of local politics. One ex-
ample is L.E. “Josh” Hinnant,
president of First Union Na-
tional Bank of Kings Mountain,
who serves on the Cleveland
County Board of Commis-
sioners.
Franks stated, “I don’t know
where the rumors originated, but
I forsee no conflict of interest
and just want to be able to serve
this corhmunity.”
RONNIE WILSON...sits in his new office behind the principal's desk at Kings Mountain Senior
High School. Looking at current curriculum, he doesn’t forsee any changes in the near future. He
joined the staff this fall.
PHOTO BY GAIL SHYTLE
Principal
Enjoying
New Job
By GAIL SHYTLE
Statf Writer
Ronnie Wilson, who became
the Principal at Kings Mountain
High School this fall, doesn’t
forsee. any changes in school
policies in the near future.
However, he is looking at cur-
riculum and existing programs
and will change those needing
assessment. He stated,“We are
very fortunate to have the cur-
rent facilities at Kings Mountain
High. 1 don’t forsee any im-
mediate changes.”
Mr. Wilson feels that the high
school is a typical example of a
3-A school with curriculum of-
ferings and strong vocational
programs which prepare
students for current job markets.
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