<P SO = Something To =e adi 2 aa , = OC Yell About! eat SARS Tm 0 Pe M SF U5 LAr y © wD ¥ — = y SENT Zo - Football = TS SUE YW Fe 3 ou ——— o E A i XZ: ZZ. & => pr 30 x —— = fi 51 = i — = Be There { = ag ne a . of z = 2 Friday Night A : ; a “TS ; » Eo OQ ; RL Ga. & / 6 >= 5 Tangle i ’ A =a £ BN 8 bh io ] PT EH hi, Pan Sodio i ; : ; Nor Garoline | sr — Since 1889 — Press Associatid Ne VOL. 99 NUMBER 37 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1986 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH | O iis aA I By =< Mayor Breaks Tie Vote To Delay Public Meeting On Water District Unanswered questions to a proposed Metropolitan water district were Juestiono) by citizens attending Tuesday night’s city board meeting, and by Commissioner Fred Finger - but Mayor John Moss said a public meeting to premature. tion by clarify those questions is still ‘‘We won’t have the answers by Sept. 29th’’, said the Mayor, in breaking a tie vote, 4-3, on a substitute mo- Comm. Humes Houston, to delay, for at least a month, a public meeting, which Finger said was necessary Sept. 29 to. ‘“‘clear the air, answer questions raised in the media and perhaps get some support for the Project The . Mayor, who RED LETTER DAY FOR SMITHS—Linda Smith and her children, above, are all smiles that Mrs. Smith, hospitalized for the past 11 weeks after an accident, is able to walk. From left, Dale Smith, Mrs. Smith, physical therapist Teresa Angeles, Billy Smith and | Keisha Smith, kneeling. ie % Monday was a red letter day for Linda Leigh Smith and her family at Kings Moun- tain Hospital. Mrs. Smith, who suffered a broken left hip and pelvic and underwent four operations after a two-car collision that took her hus- band’s life and injured their two boys, took her first steps after 11 weeks and walked down the hall to East station. Joining in the ‘‘celebration’ were her daughter, Keisha, age six, who started first grade this year at North School; Billy, 9, a third grader, and Dale, 10, a fifth grader, who broke his leg again on the first day of school. The two boys suffered broken legs in the June 22 wreck in which their father was killed instantly. Keisha, asleep in the back seat, was not injured. The 1966 Buick Larry (Buck) Smith was driving on Compact Road had no seat belts. Recalling the tragic accident, Mrs. Smith said the family had been shopping in Gaff- ney, S.C. that Sunday afternoon and were “We usually travel the interstate because returning to their home on Center Street. TR mre = or ii Th Wreck Vietim Linda Smith | Takes First Step In Months { we don’t like curvy Compact Road but that day we took the Compact Road and were taking our time, the children were napping and then suddenly there was a truck on our side of the road. ‘‘He’s going to hit us’’, she screamed, and then passed out. Since the accident and the long period of hospitalization, Mrs. Smith has busied herself with a hobby that her husband also enjoyed, tole painting and crafts, and has been making them in her hospital room, 215, on East Station. She credits her mother, Mrs. Doris Leigh, with being both Mom and Dad to her children during her long hospitalization, God for providing the miracle and hospital doctors and nurses for helping her, along with a ‘“‘great’ physical therapy team at KM Hospital, her pastor and friends from Piedmont Baptist Church “for being there when I needed them’’ and her best friend, Pam Anderson, for helping her to cope with the great loss and tragedy. The Smith family is making adjustments, Turn To Pa ge 5-A acknowledged that he had the idea for a Metropolitan water district, designed to serve a 90 square mile area in Gaston-Cleveland Counties plus a sister lake to Moss Lake, made ‘no financial commitment to the project” and spent no funds in preliminary work done on the ambitious project, which Turn To Page 7-A Board To Fill Vacancies The city board of commis- sioners voted 4-3, the mayor breaking the tie in an ex- ecutive session Tuesday night, to advertise for a Public Works Director to fill a position that has been va- cant since the resignation of Wayne Kimbrell, Nov. 26, 1985. In another major personnel decision, the board also voted to advertise for a City Clerk- Treasurer to succeed the late Joe H. McDaniel, Jr. who died Aug. 19. Mrs. Steve Har- mon, whom the board formal- ly promoted to Assistant City- Clerk, had been serving as Acting Clerk during his two- year illness. The city clerk’s salary was $509.41. The Public Works Director’s salary was $495.19 weekly, During the hour’s ex- acutive session, the board alze teok several other per- sonnel actions, which were taen approved unanimously in open session after the board reconvened. Gene Whitworth was pro- moted from streets to water and sewer maintenance. Elester Sawyer was pro- moted from the street depart- ment to water and sewer con- struction and raised from $5.81 to $7.00 per hour. Chris Short was hired in Property and Maintenance at $4.50 per hour. Jim Dickey, Jr. was hired as a waste treatment plant operator, in training pro- - gram, at $5.50 per hour. The Board authorized Karl Moss to hire three additional people on a temporary basis in water and sewer maintenance construction and transferred one employee from Property and Maintenance and added two employees to the work pro- grams. Turn To Page 8-A ‘two counts. of possession for and trial date is Sept. 30 in ic Photo by Gary Stewart LET'S GO MOUNTIES! - Kings Mountain Hi cheerleaders Heather Bradshaw (left) and Ms Ferebee help lead an excited home crowd in cheers day in’ the Mountaineers’ 42-0 victory over East Lin at Gamble Stadium. The Mountaineers go after t third s¢raight win Friday at home against Hunter F See ganve details and photos in Friday's Heroes ins»: day’s Herald. ¥ 1 Syn... "mmc. { Co -— Te After Last Week’s Raid Two Kings Mountain men - Johnson faces charges of Ear] Collins, 23, of 406 Baker carrying concealed weapon St., and Willard (Pete) and carrying a pistol into a Johnson, 47, of 707 Cleveland house at 608 Mauney Avenue, Ave. and 612 Mauney Ave., ‘an establishment in which were charged by officers of alcoholic beverages are sold Alcoholic Beverage Control and consumed in violation of after a raid on a house at 612 G.S. 14-269.3 and upon proper- Mauney Avenue Friday and ty he does not own,” accor- Saturday. ing to the warrant. Collins faces charges of Johnson’s address on the selling tax paid alcoholic warrant is listed as 608 beverages without first ob- Mauney Avenue and 707 taining applicable ABC per- Cleveland Ave. He was plac- mit and revenue license and ed under $500 unsecured Da sale of alcoholic beverages. Cleveland County District Trial date is September 30th Court. Johnson was arrested in Cleveland County District Saturday, according to the Court. He was arrested Fri- warrant. day night and Saturday night, Arresting officer was ABC according to the warrant. Officer Mark Perry. $200,000 Drive Begins the campaign, which wi To Expand Mauney Library A $200,000 fund-raising project for expansion of city-owned.’ Mauney Memorial Library was launched at Tuesday night’s city Board of Commissioner’s meeting by the Library Board. °~ 4 =Z Bill Davis, retired a of schools will head up =7 w 1 officially get underway in January. -' 0 La The proposed 2,680 square foot addition will include a large * —— multi-purpose room, which will accommodate 75 to 100 Tox children for an assembly-activity room, and also serve as a community room for club meetings. Also planned are a work $41} | , room, office, storage facilities, a book stack room and a new ue Carolina Room, according to Chairman Grady Howard. Pas 7 EE 44 | 0d Xi Two KM Mei Chatica S—— Howard told the board that present space and resources are Sd ee Sabie stretched to the maximum and that the library was unable to =e ore 20 serve all children interested in this summer’s reading pro- ; : gram because of lack of space. The children’s reading room enlargement is padly needed, said Howard. Also present for the presentation were other members of the Library board, including Mrs. George Houser, Mrs. J.C. Bridges, Mrs. Bob Baker, Frank Cagle, Mrs. W. Eugene Mc- Carter and Librarian Rose Turner. Jacob S. Mauney Library, given to the city in 1947 by the J.S. Mauney family, is supported by city and county taxes with a book collection of 24,468 and 19,679 registered bor- rowers. The first library in the 30’s and early 40’s was in the basement of the old City Hall. The present building, which us- Proposed Expansion of Library.... ed to be commonly known as the old Hord homeplace, includ- Hour, a summer reading program, educational movies, and ed at one time a teacherage on the second floor and has been with a network of libraries connected with computers, sup- renovated in recent years. The addition will be on the first plies reading materials and resource materials to hundreds floor level, said Howard, and will retain the architecture and of readers daily. : character of the original construction. After their presentation, the board voted unanimously a The Library sponsors a year round pre-school and Story resolution of support to the project.

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