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Two More Announce For Local Seats
Hord Seeks Outside Seat
On District School Board
Paul Hord Jr. today an-
nounced that he will seek re-
election to his outside-city
seat on the Kings Mountain
Board of Education in the
November 5 elections.
Hord has served the school
system for 3% years. He
served the first 18 months by
appointment following the
resignation of Harold
Lineberger and then was
elected to a two-year term.
Hord will be running for a
four-year term under the new
board of education format. In
the past, school trustees were
elected for six years.
“I was highly honored and
deeply grateful for the votes I
received in the last election,”
said Hord, who was the
leading vote-getter in the
school board race.
“I am thoroughly familiar
with the role and respon-
sibilities of the school board,
and in serving I have par-
jeipated in establishing
goals and programs which I
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'E.L. Brown, Ex-Principal, Dies
Dr. E. Lawson Brown, 62,
former principal of Kings
Mountain High School, died
of a heart attack Friday night
in his hometown of Lex-
Dr. Brown had served as
superintendent of Davidson
County Schools until his
retirement in June. He plann-
ed to run for Mayor of Lex-
PAIGN—Mark Wilson, left, is president of
the KM United Way for
Strickland is campaign chairman, Ernest
ington in the November elec-
Brown was dancing with
his wife, Nancy, at a Lex-
ington country club when he
suffered the attack. Friends
and neighbors who were at
the club administered CPR
and Dr. Brown was rushed to
Lexington Memorial Hospital
where he was pronounced
1986, Lavon
dead at 11:40 p.m.
Dr. Brown’s successor as
Davidson County Superinten-
dent, Max Walser, described
him as a ‘‘generous, gracious
person. He liked people more
than anybody I've ever
known,”” Walser said. ‘He
was just very people-
oriented, always wanting so-
meone to share things with
Rome industrial drive leader and Marvin
Chappell, right, is secretary-treasurer of
the campaign for funds for $100,000.
~ United Way Goal $100,000
Kings Mountain’s 1986
Pacesetter United Way Cam-
paign will seek a goal of
$100,000, more than 33 per-
cent more than last year’s
record of giving by area
citizens to 14 causes.
Lavon Strickland, cam-
paign chairman, and United
Way President Mark Wilson
called the goal ‘‘realistic and
much needed” at a paceset-
ters luncheon Tuesday at
Holiday Inn where paceset-
ters mapped the fund drive
organization which will be
kicked off on Sept. 4.
The Pacesetters heading
up the drive are Anvil
Knitwear, Commercial
Shearing, Kings Mountain
Hospital, First Union Na-
tional Bank and Parkdale
Mills. :
School bells ring Tuesday
for Kings Mountain District
School pupils but at all plants
in the system the time
schedule is different.
Here is the schedule:
At K-5 Schools (Elemen-
tary) the bell rings at 8:30
a.m. and school ends at 3
p.m. Kindergarten students
will be dismissed Aug. 20-23
at 11:30 a.m. /
Kings Mountain Schools
‘To Open Next Tuesday
At Central School the
classes start at 8:10 a.m. and
the dismissal bell is at 3 p.m.
At Kings Mountain Junior
High School opens at 8 a.m.
and classes are dismissed at
2:20 p.m.
At Kings Mountain Senior
High classes open at 8 a.m.
and the closing bell rings at 2
Ernest Rome, Anvil Knit
executive, will head up the
big industrial division of the
campaign which seeks a goal
of $65,200.
Other division goals are:
Correspondence, $3,700; City
of Kings Mountain, $3,300;
Commercial, $9,600;
: Hospital, $8,900;
Ministerial, $1,000; Profes-
sional, $2,800; Schools, $5,500.
Newest first-time request
in the budget this year comes
from the Kings Mountain
Fire Department for $500 for
its annual Toys for Tots pro-
gram which aids 400 needy
children during the
Christmas season.
Heading the list of requests
is the American Red Cross
where $15,000 is budgeted for
emergency assistance to vic-
tims of disaster, arranges
communications between
servicemen and their
families, saves lives through
the blood program, first aid
classes, CPR classes and
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him. He was my good friend
and mentor and always gave
me an opportunity to grown
professionally. He trusted
people he worked with to doa
job and left them alone to do
it. He was a very positive per-
son. In my 11 years working
with him I very seldom saw
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The city board of commis-
sioners Monday night ap-
proved a five-year
wastewater contract to the
Town of Grover to treat
residential sewer.
The contract would tie-in
Grover’s proposed sewer
system to the Kings Mountain
Utilities District line near the
Grover Town Council Mon-
day night unanimously pass-
ed six resolutions instructing
City Attorney Andy Ngisler to
begin condemnation pro-
cedures to acquire rights of
way necessary for construc-
tion of a city sewer system.
Neisler told the board he
would file the resolutions
with the Clerk of Superior
Court by the end of the week,
enabling the town to proceed
with letting bids for the $1
million-plus project.
Neisler explained that
under the ‘‘Quick-Taking
Procedure” of the General
Statutes, the rights of way
will belong to the town after
the necessary papers are fil-
ed with the court. ‘After
that,’ he said, “it’s only a
dispute over the price.”
rover began the lengthy
process of appraising the
needed land before
Christmas. Neisler said he
felt the land values listed by
appraiser Ralph Gilbert were
“very generous’ and that he
doesn’t foresee any problems
in the town acquiring the land
at the appraised values.
“Sometimes,” he said,
‘the land owners don’t
automatically get that price
(appraised figure).
Sometimes, it is a lower
When he files the resolu-
tions with the Clerk of Court,
Neisler will also give the
Clerk checks equal to the ap-
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Jim Childers Announces
For City Commissioner
James A. Childers, two-
term former city commis-
sioner from 1975-83, announc-
ed this week he will be a can-
didate for District 6 commis-
sioner in the October 8 city
Childers was defeated by
District 1 Commissioner Ir-
vin (Tootie) Allen for re-
election to his then-District 1
seat two years ago.
Harold Phillips, city com-
missioner in the Bridges Ad-
ministration in the 50’s, and
Jan Deaton, who was
defeated by incumbent Jim
Dickey two years ago in
District 6, have also announc-
ed they are in the running.
Dickey, who has not announc-
ed for re-election, is expected
to be a candidate.
Three seats, those of
District 2 Commissioner
Humes Houston, District 5
Commissioner Curt Gaffney
and District 6 Commissioner
Jim Dickey, are up for grabs.
Childers, 54, of 501 W.
Mountain Street, was born in
Gaffney, S.C. but was reared
and has lived almost all his
Eaton Corporation plant.
According to the contract,
the town would be charged 55
cents per 1,000 gallons per
month plus an additional
$1.50 per gallon ‘‘space
replacement fee.” The con-
tract also places a ceiling on
the amount of residential
wastewater Kings Mountain
would be willing to accept
and specifies that Kings
. Mountain shall have the right
at all times to inspect the tie-
in section and at some point
prior to the tie-in Grover
shall construct a bar-screen
or other method of protecting
down stream units from
foreign materials which
might cause damage to the
sewer line.
“As built” plans of the tie-
in section shall also be sub-
mitted to Kings Mountain, ac-
cording to the document.
One citizen, Clayvon Kelly,
spoke against the proposed
“I'm totally against it”,
said Kelly, who declared,
“It’s Grover’s red wagon,
forget about the people out-
side the city limits.”
life in Kings Mountain. A son
of Mr. and Mrs. W.A.
Childers of Kings Mountain,
he is president of Childers
Roofing, Kings Drive,
Shelby, and was formerly
president of the family-
owned business, Childers
Roofing and Heating, on
Cansler Street. He has three
children, Terry Ann McAbee,
James Nathan (Chip)
Childers and Kevin Childers,
all of Kings Mountain, and
two grandchildren. He is a
member of Second Baptist
He was active in the Babe
Ruth Softball leagues pro-
gram for several years and
was a charter member of the
Kings Mountain Rotary Club.
During his service as a city
commissioner the new public
works building, the new city
hall, and additions to the
sewer treatment plant were
completed and additions and
upgrading of the communit
center were accomplished.
Additions to ballfields, pur-
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. Grover Sewer Contract
~ Approved By KM Board
Kelly told the board that he
is against a contract between
the two towns because a
number - of ‘‘ongoing sewer
problems over the years’
and because he fears “it wil
end up with Kings Mountain
citizens paying for this with a
big bond issue in the
neighborhood of $1 to $5
million.” He also pointed out
recent newspaper articles
which reported the Pilot
Creek treatment plant being
out of compliance on state
The plant has since been
declared in compliance. Kel-
ly said acceptance of Grover
sewage would not benefit
Kings Mountain,
Both Public Works Supt.
Wayne Kimbrell and Kings
Mountain city engineer Walt
Ollis disagreed. Kimbrell told
the board that the 60,000
gallons a day from Grover
would help dilute the high
concentration of waste now at
Pilot Creek. ‘It should be no
hindrance, it would help us,”
he said.
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Former KM Minister
Was Held In Nicaragua
News that their former
minister, one of 29 American
peace activists held by
U.S.-backed contras in
Nicaragua, had been releas-
ed was good news this week
to the congregation of El
Bethel United Methodist
Rev. Golden, 33, served his
first pastorate at El Bethel in
Kings Mountain and Hoey
Memorial Church in Shelby
from 1978 to 1980 and more
recently was pastor of Center
United Methodist Church in
He was a member of the
Witness for Peace contingent
that was seized last Wednes-
day morning along the banks
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