Inside Editorials - Obituaries 2h Club News 4-A Sports 6-8A Classifieds 10-11A Church News 12-A School News 13-14A Herald Style 1-B VOL. 97 NUMBER 1 - n A - wee - “ le - een ee ee Ca THURSDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1983 - KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA wo —- = O - OO wo THE BE! Eo BUY IN TC = FOR ON : + U 98087 *OAVY AxexqTl 29 Testa Chevy To Expand Jim Testa Chevrolet of Kings Mountain announced this week plans for a major expansion in which the company plans to spend $250,000 to build a new showroom and expand its Ser- vice and Body Departments. President and General Manager Jim Testa said the pre-: sent used car building which faces York Road (161) will be town down and a new open showroom will be constructed to house three new lines of vehicles which Testa hopes to bring to Kings Mountain soon. Testa said that the Service Department will be expanded 80 percent and the Body Depart- ment will be expanded 100 per- cent. He also said he plans to Turn To Page 5-A CITY COMMISSIONERS TAKE OATH OF OF- FICE - Irvin M. Allen, Jr., left, W. Norman King and Corbet Nicholson. above, are sworn as Sale Of Property Ok’d By City Board A fourth sale of property in the downtown redevelopment district was approved by the city board of commissioners Monday night. Mrs. Arlene Smith’s plans to build a five-operator beauty and men’s hair styling shop on property adjacent to Griffin Drug Co. got the go-ahead - signal. : via to The city board of commis- sioners Monday night denied by vote of 5-1 a request by Betty Sue and Bob Morris to place a trailer park within the one-mile perimeter area on Grover Road. According to statements by proponents and opponents at a packed City Hall Council Chambers Public Hearing, the zoning matter may not be a zon- ing matter at all and involves legal questions which may have to be settled by the courts. Comm. Norman King voted Band Concert On Thursday The annual winter concert of the Kings Mountain District Schools Band will be held Thurs- day, Dec. 15th, at 8 p.m. at B.N. Barnes Auditorium. There is no admission charge and the community is invited to attend. A variety of traditional and seasonal band music will be presented by the Junior High Eighth Grade Band, the Junior High Ninth Grade Band and the Senior High Blazer Band. Denies Request For Mobile Home Park ing board which The board reserved the right to review and approve final plans prior to awarding building per- mit. Community Development Director Gene White said that sale of lots to citizens at the highest responsible bidding price was approved by the city board in July to encourage building in the downtown area. “We are ed” d Mr. White, t in opposition. In denying the re- quest, the board followed the recommendation of the city zon- voted unanimously last week to deny the rezoning request. “Some people object to trailer parks,” said vAndy Neisler, at- torney for the Morrises and their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Mor- ris, but where it is zoned for trailer parks they should expect a trailer park.” Neisler said that the 17 acres of land owned by the Morris family is presently zoned R-20 which allows the development of a trailer park. The Morrises want to rent 21 sites to mobile home owners on their property on Grover Road located adjacent to the residence of Henderson Herndon. Forty-two adjacent property owners signed a petition pro- testing the creation of a trailer park there and attended Mon- day’s public hearing. Attorney Mickey Corry, representing the petitioners, said the creation of a trailer park will greatly reduce the value of their properties and referred to Article 13, Section 130.14 in the county zoning or- Turn To Page 9-A Funeral Services Held For E.C. Martin, 69 Funeral services for Ermon C. (Abe) Martin, 69, of the Dixon Community, former owner and operator for many years of Modern Cleaners on N. Pied- mont Ave., were conducted Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Harris Funeral Home. Rev. Gerry Davis and Rev. Robert Hoyle officiated at the rites and interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Johnny Allison, Curt Gaffney, Corbet Nicholson, George Car- roll, Raeford White, and Bill Childers. Honorary pallbearers were all from Hebron Colony in Boone. Mr. Martin died Saturdav evening in Kings Mountain Hospital after declining health for several years. He was a native of Spartanburg County, S.C. son of the late Merrit and Rose Fisher Martin. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Temple Baptist Church, and a member of Fair- view Lodge 339 AF&AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Hughes Martin; their son, Robert (Bob) Martin of Kings Mountain; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Linder of Spartanburg, S.C. and Mrs. Ruby Stroupe of Kings Moun- tain. The family has designated memorials to Hebron Colony, Route 3, Boone, N.C. 28607. ty adjacent to McGinnis Depa ready to begin construction. The property cannot be sold for a parking lot. “We are excited that small businesses are taking advantage of the city’s offer as an incentive to build and offset high interest costs”. said White. White told the board he is in process of conveying three ment Store to construct a mini mall and Mrs. Alexander has also purchased property west of Joy Theatre on Mountain Street to construct five townhouses. Additionally, the Redevelop- ment Commission is advertising this week two parcels of land, one on the northeast corner of N. Cansler and West King Streets across from Bridges Hardware and the other just Turn To Page 5-A Autopsy Ordered In Sarratt Death An autopsy has been ordered in the death of Sanrda Boyce Sarratt, 32. Mrs. Sarratt, of 213 Parrish Drive, was found dead at her residence at 7 p.m. Tuesday night by her daughter. Cleveland County Coroner Ralph Mitchem said their ap- peared to be no foul play. Miss Sarratt had apparently not been sick, according to her brother, Sammy Boyce, who called Kings Mountain Police Department. Arrangements, which are in- complete, will be announced by J.W. Gill & Son Funeral Home. PHOTOS BY LIB STEWART newly-elected city commissioners. Mr. Allen was elected mayor pro tem. Allen Named Mayor Pro-Tem By ELIZABETH STEWART As its first official business of the new administration, the city board of commissioners Monday night elected newcomer Irvin M. Allen, Jr. Ward 1 Commissioner, as mayor pro tem and then reap- pointed all officials with the ex- ception of department heads. Without comment, the board unanimously adopted Comm. Corbet Nicholson’s motion that the appointment of department heads be tabled for 30 days. Mrs. Ruth P. Dedmon, Clerk of Cleveland County Superior Court, administered the oaths of office to Mayor John Henry Moss, who was sworn for the 19th year and his 8th term, and to re-elected three-term commis- sioners Corbet Nicholson and Mayor of Kings Mountain. ts SWEARING IN CEREMONY-Mayor John Henry Moss takes the oath of office, above, for his eighth term and 19th year as Mayor Moss Calls For More Citizen Input Calling for more citizen par- ticipation, Mayor John Henry Moss pledged his administration Monday night to involving even more citizens on working com- mittees during the next four years and pledged to improve management capabilities which emphasize policy planning, pro- gram monitoring, evaluation of the system and performance budgeting. To accomplish this job, the mayor said “we must have the participation of our most valued resource, our people. We must develop a groundswell of public séntiment to make Kings Moun- tain the kind of place where you want to live and work and we must change our perception of what makes local government good.” “We must not accept apathy”, said the mayor. A new ad- ministration offers challenge and opportunity”, he said, as he in- vited citizens to work together as individuals on a team to make our community great. In connection with his report to citizens, the Mayor read a summary of 1983 progress at both Kings Mountain District Schools and Kings Mountain Hospital and announced that the Kings Mountain Industrial Com- mittee co<chaired by L.E. Hin- nant and Tom Tate are meeting this week with industrial pro- spects. He said that the first in a series of meetings by the Kings Mountain Board of Commis- sioners and the Planning and Zoning Board was held on Tues- day night and that citizen input 1s invited. This Board, which 1s chaired by Wilson Griffin, is reviewing the base zoning map and perimeter map for updating. Photo by Betty Gamble TAKING OATH - Local magistrate Dot Hayes, left, administers the oath of office to Kings Mountain School Board members during last week's meeting at the Administration Office. Board members, and their wives, left to right, are Mr. and Mrs. Bill McDaniel, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hord Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Campbell. W. Norman King, and to newcomer Irvin M. (Tootie) Allen. Prior to the swearing-in ceremony the Mayor took the occasion to present outgoing Commissioner Jim Childers with his nameplate from the commis- sioner’s desk and to publicly thank him for his service to the city. Mr. Childers served two terms as Ward 1 Commissioner. Special guests for the swearing-in ceremonies at City Hall were the mayor’s wife, Elaine Moss; Mrs. Corbet: Nicholson, Mrs. Irvin M. Allen, Jr. and Former Sheriff Haywood Allen of Shelby. The Board set regular and special meeting nights the se- cond and fourth Monday nights, same policy as now applies, and voted to meet at noon on Dec. 29th instead of Monday night, Dec. 26th, because of the holidays. Joe H. McDaniel, Jr. was reappointed city clerk-treasurer, George B. Thomasson was reap- pointed city attorney, W.K. Dickson Co. of Charlotte was reappointed the city consulting engineer, and the city’s five financial institutions were designated fund deposit institu- tions. Turn To Page 9-A Christmas Deadlines : 48 * of Christmas ads and features that will appear, we ask that advertisers and those submitting ar- ticles for the Herald observe the following deadlines: Deadlines for Christmas advertisements will be Monday at 5 p.m. Those merchants wishing to place a Christmas greeting advertisement are asked to call Darrell Austin at 739-7496. Deadlines for regular display and classified advertisements will be 5 p.m. Tuesday. Deadlines for items for the women's section will be 5 p.m. Monday. Deadline for regular news and sports copy will be 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Christmas edition, which will hit the streets Wednesday afternoon and carry a Thursday dateline, will include many Christmas features, recipes, letters to Santa Claus, and greeeting ads from area merchants. Four-Year School Term Considered The Kings Mountain District School Board Wednesday authorized Superintendent William Davis to find out what procedure would have to be used to reduce the length of school board terms from the present six years to four years. Davis said he would present his findings to the board at its January meeting. Newly-<¢lected chairman Bill McDaniel said all candidates in the recent school board election said they favored reducing the terms. “Six years is too long,” ad- ded newly-elected vice<hairman Kyle Smith. McDaniel, Smith, Paul Hord Jr. and Doyle Campbell took the oath of office during the special luncheon meeting at the Turn To Page 3-A Aaunepy Oupoilc Te TXOWIR

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