OR Assmann Killian Elected Chairman Retail Merchants Of N.C. Ray A. Killian, senior vice president of Belk Stores Ser- vices, Inc., Charlotte, has been elected chairman of the North Carolina Retail Mer- chants Association (NCRMA). He succeeds John D. Clark, manager of Sears, .Roebuck and Company, Winston-Salem, who will serve as chairman of the oup’s executive committee or 1986. Other NCRMA of- ficers elected were: Mike Jones of Jones Stores, Tabor City, chairman elect and treasurer; and J. Avery Roberts, Rose’s Stores, Henderson, vice chairman. William C. Rustin, Jr. con- tinues to serve as president of the Raleigh-based associa- tion, which represents thousands of retailers statewide. “Retailing is a tremendous force in our state’s economy and we’re continuing to grow at a rapid rate,” said Killian. “There are 55,000 retail - stores selling more than $30 billion worth of goods each year. These stores together employ more than 478,000 people, which is about 17.5% of North Carolina’s total work force. At our current rate of growth, it is expected that the retail industry will be the state’s largest employer by 1987. “Our main goal in the NCRMA is to work with the state legislature and other businesses to create the very best environment for retailers that will help ensure all the advantages of the free enterprise system and will result in stronger and more profitable retail stores in North Carolina,’’ said Killian. Killian, a native of Con- over, joined Belk in 1949 as personnel director of Belk Gardner-Webb Receives: Grant From Sears-Roebuck BOILING SPRINGS—Gardner-Webb College recently received one of 38 unrestricted grants given to privately supported colleges and universities in North Carolina by the Sears- Roebuck Foundation. ‘“‘Gardner-Webb College continues to grow as a result of the generosity of many fine corporations like Sears- Roebuck,” said M. Henry Garrity, vice president for Chicken Stew Set Saturday “All Zou can eat with tea and coffee for $3.50” is how members of the Antioch Volunteer Fire Department | are advertising a chicken stew Sat., Feb. 22. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. and hamburgers and hot dogs will also be for sale at the Fire Department on Antioch Church Road between Grover and Blacksburg, S.C. All proceeds will be used for fire-fighting equipment. Revival Scheduled Revival services will be held March 2-10 at 7 p.m. each evening at Shelby Royster Avenue Church of God. Sunday services will be at 6:30. Guest speaker will be Tim Hill. Special singing will be Philip S. Zweben, Ivey’s, Charlotte. Serving’ on the Board of Directors from Kings Moun- tain is Sen. Ollie Harris of Harris Funeral Home, Inc. Thursday, February 20, 1986-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Page 5B Pfc. Curry 1s Promoted Pfc. Trina V. Curry of Kings Mountain has been pro- moted to Private First Class while serving with the Army in German. Pfc. Curry is stationed in Kaiserslautern as a multichannel communica- tions operator. ; Pfc. Curry is the daughter of Mrs. Mary F. Curry of Kings Mountain and Rev. Carlisle Curry of Wetumpka, Ala. She is a 1983 graduate of Kings Mountain Senior High School. RAY A. KILLIAN Brothers Co. in Charlotte. He was named vice president of personnel, operations and public relations of Belk Stores Services, Inc. in 1964, and was promoted to senior vice president in 1982. The Association’s Board of Directors, which comprises more than 100 retailers from throughout the state, will have its first meeting of 1986 at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte on February 11 and 12. ; NCRMA members elected to serve on the Association’s Executive Committee for 1986, in addition to the of- ficers identified above, are: John Clark, chairman; Robert J. Etheridge, J.C. Penney, Goldsboro; George F. Hemphill, West-Deal Com- pany, Hickory; Harry Kitt- ner, Kittner’s Department Store, Weldon; Sylvia W. Rice, Sylvia's, Wilson; J. Phillipr Pope, Variety Wholesalers, Raleigh; Charles Maready, Kerr Drug Stores, Raleigh; Dewey York, Brendle’s, Elkin; and Deposits in Individual ; Retirement Accounts for 1985 must be made by April 15, 1986. Make yours soon at Gaston Federal where you’ll earn 9.30% interest (with annual yield of 9.745%!) college relations. “Upbeat gifts from corporate citizens assure the continuation of private higher eduction.” The grant makes the 18th gift to G-W by the Sears- Roebuck Foundation totaling in excess of $22,000 over the last 21 years. Funds may be used as the college deems necessary. _ EQUAL HOUSING Romantic charm of country, finest of hand detailed quality with curtains, tiers, bedspreads, shams and table: sunds to match. Heavy quilting plumped with polyester fill, backing with poly/cotton fabric. 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