— S32 = ala T NE oT ~~ OS =20:C 9) = .hlhh M ” . ~~ x — ~~ X =~ im = ~- Oo O =X New City Phone” « QO ~ io 5 City Hall....... | O z = C ! /£ — Police GEIL | LR i NN be % Eo) Cemetery ....... om » Community Cent( DD Clip And Place Neal Ge: B ~ | VOL. 99 NUMBER 5 THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1986 YOUNG MAN OF YEAR—Dr. Scott Mayse, right, is presented the Distinguished Service Award for 1985 from the Kings Mountain Jaycees by Jaycee President Bob Maner, eft. Jaycees Honor KM Citizens KINGS MOUNTAIN, NOR! ‘Mayse Man Of Year Dr. Scott Mayse, 35, is Kings Mountain’s Young Man . of 1985. The Kings Mountain Jaycees presented the Distinguished Service Award to the Kings Mountain doctor for his leadership of a $750,000 fund drive to build a school-community indoor swimming pool at Kings Mountain Senior High School. ~The civic club also honored a number of Kings Mountain citizens for accomplishments during 1985 and presented engraved plaques to them OUTSTANDING TEENAGERS—Pictured are Outstanding Teenagers of 1985 who were honored by the Kings Mountain Jaycees Tuesday night. From left, Roderick Boyce, KMSHS senior, Allyson Bumgardner, KMJH freshman, and Patrick Hamrick, KMSHS senior. Chamber Banquet Tuesday Thomas E. Clyde, Projects Manager for the new Phillips/DuPont Optical Storage Media Joint Venture. and Ben T. Craig, president of First Union Corporation, will headline the first annual Kings Mountain Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday night at 7 p,m. at Holiday Inn. The program topic will be “Economics of The Region’ and Chamber President Bob Webster will present Mr. Craig, of Lewisville,N.C., as guest speaker and Mr. Clyde as Joost of Mayor John Moss and the Chamber of Com- merce. Phillips/DuPont, which is refurbishing the three-year- old Sulzer-Ruty machinery plant near Grover, will manufacture compact audio discs, popularly known as CDs, and expected to be the hottest selling items in the home electronics industry. Officials have estimated that shipment of discs from the plant could begin as early as December of this year. Clyde joined DuPont in 1965. Craig is a native of Gastonia and became presi- THOMAS E. CLYDE dent of First Union Corpora- tion in November 1985. He was formerly chairman of the board, chief executive of- ficer and director of Nor- thwestern Financial Corpora- tion since 1978. Prior to the program, din- ner music at the piano will be provided by Dr. Roger Miller. Chamber President Bob Helen Marvin To Run For Sixth Senate Term Senator Helen Rhyne Mar- vin,’ Democrat, of Gastonia, filed Friday for election to a sixth term in the N.C. Senate. Senator Marvin has spon- sored landmark legislation in domestic violence relief, equitable distribution of marital property, child sup- ort enforcement and has een active in developing and promoting legislation to im- prove health care delivery, assure clean water quality and provide equal qualit education opportunities to all children in the state, Marvin currently serves as chairman of the Senate Com- mittee on Pensions and Retirement, co-chairman of a legislative study committee on child support enforcement and vice chairman of Senate committee on children and youth. Marvin state that her seniority in the Senate, her experience and track record in working effectively with other legislators, and her commitment to responsible Turn To Page 5-A BEN T. CRAIG Webster encourages the public, and representatives of all business firms in the ci- ty, to attend the banquet. Tickets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce at $10 per person, which includes the cost of dinner and will feature door prizes. Frank Cagle is banquet chairman and Claude Suber is publicity chairman. SENATOR HELEN MARVIN during an appreciation pro- gram at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall Tues- day night. Outstanding Teenagers of the Year are Allyson Bumgardner, freshman at KM Junior High ‘and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bumgardner; and Patrick Hamrick, KMSHS senior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hamrick, Sr., and Roderick Boyce, KMSHS senior, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eury. Marie Ballard, who teaches a combination fourth and fifth grade at East School, was honored as Young Educator of the Year. Frank Burns, Kings Moun- tain firefighter, was honored as Young Firefighter of 1985. Linda Mitchem, who is ac- tive in the Kings Mountain Rescue Squad, was honored as Young Rescuer of 1985. Tom Tate, executive with Home Federal Savings & Loan, was honored as Jaycee Boss of the Year. J.B. Falls, service station owner and operator, was honored as Outstanding Former Jaycee and special presidential awards went to WBTV, Cleveland Mall, David Ray and Jimmy Falls for their promotional efforts of Jaycee special projects and presented by Jaycee President Bob Maner. The keynote address was given by Charlie Justice, Cherryville insuranceman, a former football star in the 1940’s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Turn To Page 4-A Hinnant, Stamey Have Opposition From Cabiness A contest for two seats on the county board of commis- sioners developed this week when incumbents L.E. (Josh) Hinnant and David M. (Pete) Stamey filed for re-election and were challenged by Republican John Cabiness. Deadline for filing for the May 6 primaries and school board election is Feb. 3. Also filing this week were Cleveland County Clerk of Superior Court Ruth Dedmon and incumbent Senators Helen Rhyne Marvin and Marshall Rauch. Mivnant, Kings Mountain banker, was first elected in 1972. He failed in a re-election attempt in 1976, but was ap- pointed in 1977 to fill the unex- pired term of B.E. (Pop) Simmons, who died in office. Hinnant was elected in 1978 and 1982. He served as chair- man in 1985. Stamey issued the follow- ing statement: “l] am filing today as a Democratic candidate for a third term on the Cleveland County Board of Commis- sioners. “lI am grateful to the citizens of Cleveland County for allowing me to serve these past seven years, and I feel that I have established a voting record that has been fiscally responsible and in the best interests of the majority of the people of Cleveland County. YE “Within the next couple o years the County could be in- volved in a major bond issue for school construction, a waste-to-energy project, ad- ditional office space for coun- ty offices, re-evaluation, and either complex issues that could affect our growth and our tax rate, and I would like to continue to represent the taxpayers as we approach these important issues.”’ Cabiness issued the follow- ing statement: Cleveland County needs better government. From our elected officials, we need more leadership and less per- sonal politics. “It’s time for a change in Cleveland County...a change RUTH DEDMON L.E. HINNANT away from the old-style olitics-as-usual to new eadership of intelligence and principle. “What's wrong with the old-style politician’s methods? “Two things: “First, a politician’s ac- tions and decisions tend to be divisive. They tend to separate people into opposing factions based upon political party, or upon geographic ocation or upon personal friendship. ‘‘Second, a politician’s methods create an environ- ment that impedes the ability of our public servants to res- pond to the ‘needs of Cleveland County citizens...a disruptive environment that prevents the honest, efficient performance of their duties by our public servants; thus, wasting taxpayers’ money. “Why, today more than ever, do we need leaders rather than politicians in elected offices? ‘“‘Because local govern- ment has grown rapidly in re- cent years, currently employ- ing 420 people and operating an annual budget of $23 million. Perhaps government oversight could be entrusted to “just politicians’ in 1960 when the county budget was only $1.9 million, but the size and complexity of local government today requires PETE STAMEY efficient, principled manage- ment. “Cleveland County needs new leadership that is capable of grappling with problems presented by big government. This leadership should manifest in three ways: ‘‘First, ‘communication with other levels of govern- ment - Although many areas of local government spending and activity are mandated from Raleigh and Washington, local county commissioners can and should provide input to decision-making officials concerning the proper scope of government activity. This input must go beyond the usual “Give us all we can get” philosophy which serves to pick the pockets of our tax- payers. Cleveland County needs commissioners who can effectively communicate the concerns of taxpayers to Governor Martin’s ad- ministration, the state General Assembly, Congress and the Reagan administra- tion. ‘Second, setting priorities for - spending - Since most government services are pro- vided free to the user, de- mand for them is practically limitless. This leads to never- ending requests for more Turn To Page 5-A Ruth Dedmon Seeking To Retain Clerk’s Position Ruth S. Dedmon, who is serving her fourth term as Clerk of Cleveland County Superior Court, filed for re- election this week. Mrs. Dedmon said in a fil- ing statement: “The office of Clerk of Superior Court has grown to be a very complex one, and continues to grow and change with each session of the Legislature. The Clerk’s Of- fice administered almost 7 million dollars this past fiscal year. This is no small business. The Clerk has ex- tensive administrative responsibilities which re- quire exercise of discretion and sound business practices. A general knowledge of the numerous and varied duties the Clerk must perform is essential if the people of this county are to continue to receive the quality of service they deserve. I feel that I have that knowledge and ex- perience, ard I ask for your continued support as I an- nounce my candidacy for re- election.” A £0

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