A total of 1,866 residents of No. 3 and No. 4 Townships have signed preliminary survey questionnaires stating they are interested in buying water and sewer from Kings Mountain in a Metro Utility District propos- ed by Mayor John Henry Moss. The figures represent overwhelming response 97.8 percent of the residents of the proposed district-which would include outlying areas of Kings Mountain, Patter- son Springs, Earl and Grover in Cleveland County. Volunteer firemen are also circulating the survey forms in neighboring Gaston County towns of Bessemer City and Cher- ryville, where interest in the water project is also high. Those survey sheets are to be returned by Sept. 30 to Mayor Moss. Mayor Moss at a press conference Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. announced the survey results. Only 42 people surveyed said they would not want to buy utilities from Kings Mountain. Mayor Says 97.8 Percent Want Water 1,866 Respond To Water Survey “I am delighted at the initial first returns of these surveys, which only underscores the need for water in an area hit hard by the drought’, Moss said. ‘‘Residents of this pro- posed district have come to Kings Mountain or a solution to their water problems and during Phase I the district proposal would be to buy water and sewer from Kings Mountain with Phase II the expansion of the treatment facilities and Phase III, the crea- tion of a sister lake to Moss Lake, a project estimated to cost $25.8 million and cover a four year period,”’ he said. The Mayor said the results of the survey will be followed by a feasibility study on the project. Mean- time, the information from the survey sheets have been tabulated and placed in a computer with exactly the detailed requests as to location and services requested. Meantime, some opposition to the propos- ed project surfaced at the recent city board of commissioners meeting. Several citizens, including some commissioners, asked for specifics and answers to questions about financing, which the Mayor said he is unable to give “at this early stage of plann- ing”’. The Mayor said he would honor the citizen's request for a public meeting as soon as he can get the answers. Both L.E. (Josh) Hinnant and Joyce Cashion, county commissioners from Kings Mountain, said they had received several telephone calls from concerned residents in the area which has been targeted for a pro- sed sister lake to Moss Lake. ‘‘There has een some confusion-word has gotten out commissioners are going to levy a tax to construct the lake’’, said Hinnant. Mayor Moss said at the recent city board meeting there will be no increase in taxes. County Manager Joe Hendrick has said Kings Mountain’s water study is indepen- dent of the county and municipalities are within their rights to study issues. Hendrick Turn To Page 5-A MAYOR JOHN HENRY MOSS ...Says Survey Response Good # — 0 = Za is 0) = Inside Secti es 4 Bh» Mm cciion D = 7” 2 & WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. 5 SS Za ever SS RTS Aa D , SEPTEMBER 17, 198 3 = = eT TEE (A= = & KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLIN ~ 0 = = ve 2, NESEY 7 sw o> = | =~ Mm ee Ns ee IS SS 72 & =__ — | MT = wd = = 5 — a $ : Ne 3S = & 1 y y a= > \ / | [ ['Y | of . ~ = og q S| & | 4 | [ b bt CC | Member NED TT . North Carolina ~~ Fa) Since 1889 — j Press Association | Q m @ ! O\ ~ | =D =~ Symphony North Carolina Symphony is slated for Sept. 30th at 1 p.m. in B.N. Barnes Auditorium. The program will be under the direction of Gerhardt Zimmerman, Music Director and Conductor; James Ogle, Associate Conductor; Jackson Parkhurst, Associate Conductor; and Benjamin Swalin, Conductor + Emeritus. The Education Concert Program will include Beethoven's ‘Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92”; Ravel’s ‘“‘Daphnis and Chloe Turn To Page 5-A County Manager Joe Hen- drick has called a meeting of town officials with water systems to attend a meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Room 104-D in the County Law En- forcement Center to discuss and update Cleveland Coun- ty’s future water needs. Hendrick has asked a representative from the State’s Division of Water Resources of the Department Kings Mountain, Shelby, Boiling Springs, Grover and Darrell Austin, general publishers of the Belmont Banner, the Mount Holly News, the Kings Mountain Record (Stanley, Bessemer City, Dallas) announces that Belmont’s Sam Davis has joined the company as adver- relations. sibilities for Southern Bell before retiring, will work in the Belmont, Mount Holly Davis, who worked for 33 | years in public relations and othér management respon- | PRACTICE FOR SYMPHONY - Marie Ballard, left, fourth grade teacher at East School, leads her students in playing the flute in preparation for the N.C. Symphony’s children concert on September 30 at 1 p.m. at Barnes Auditorium. County Water location of water lines and statistics on water capacities and treatment facilities. Hendrick said the informa- tion will be compared by state officials with a previous study completed years ago of potential water sources of Cleveland County-Buffalo Creek, an impoundment on the First Broad River and in Upper Cleveland County and the Broad River. study.” “Regardless of what an- tising director and in public . SAM DAVIS Meeting Tonight quoted in The Shelby Star on Tuesday. From the information ob- tained at tonight's meeting the state will be asked by the county commissioners and CAGO, Cleveland Association of Government Officials, to look at the conty’s overall water supply and future needs. Hendrick said the public is invited to attend the meeting tend but are not conducting tonight’s meeting. Belmont’s Sam Davis Joins Staff Of Herald Publishing i working with our advertisers Stanley communities.’’ Davis is the son of the late S. Moseley Davis and Grace y have three children, Margaret Lynch Smith, Anne Davis Walker and Sam III, all college graduates, and two granddaughters, Kristin and Julia. In high school, Davis was the first person to be named resident of all of his four igh school classes. He attended Davidson Col- District was formed and Kings Mountain has expand- ed its services into the Grover-Bessemer City-Quail Run areas and has just com- pleted a preliminary survey of No. 3 and No. 4 Township water needs, while staking out a proposal for a Metropolitan Water District to take in a 90 plus acre area and an ambitious four year proposal for a $25.8 million water to outlying areas. In Serving With 13 EMT’s and four ambulance attendants now on its roster of qualified volunteers, Kings Mountain again in Kings Mountain as “primary responder’ during a 24 hour period Saturdays tors, was presented to Pete Stamey, Chairman of the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners, last Friday afternoon. The request was not on the agenda for Monday morning’s meeting of the County Board of Commis- sioners, but Captain Richard Byers said he has been assured that the request said today there will ‘‘ab- solutely be no increase in taxes.” The Mayor said he has been deluged with rumors cir- culating in the. past several weeks about the project and that he wants to set the Former Resident Moss Says New Lake Would Is Coming Not Increase Taxes In City What will the proposed record straight that the pro- To KMHS $25.8 million Metropolitan ject is designed to be “a self ; Utility District cost the sustaining project, paid for citizens of Kings Mountain? and operated by the city out A Children’s Concert by the Mayor John Henry Moss Of revenues from the sale of water and sewer services.” The Mayor announced to- day that with overwhelming response from citizens surveyed, that the city could begin soon a feasibility study of the proposed project. Jenny Oates Dies Monday In Myrtle Beach Funeral services for Mrs. ff Rufus (Jenny) Oates, who died Monday at Grand Strand General Hospital in Myrtle Beach, S.C., were conducted Wednesday afternoon from First Baptist Church of Myr- tle Beach, S.C. Mrs. Oates had been in ill health for several years. Mrs. Oates had owned and | operated Sea Cove Motel in | Myrtle Beach, S.C. for some years. For some years she = was active on a local bowling § team. She is survived by her hus- band, Rufus (Blackie) Oates of Kings Mountain; their daughter, Evelyn Califf of Myrtle Beach; their son, Tim Oates, of San Francisco, Calif.; her sister, Margaret Williams, of Kannapolis; her brother, Carlston Rhodes of MRS. RUFUS OATES Dr. Carl Compton and Dr. Jeff Kersey officiated at the rites and interment was in : : i isa 1 iste: ; - Oceanwood Memorial of Natural Resources and Hendrick said ‘a lot of in the Commissioners Room. Metro Utility District that en- Lowell; and two grand ! Community Development to things have happend with Hendrick said that commis- visions creation of a sister children. Cemetery in Myrtle Beach. meet with officials from water since the original sioners are also invited to at- lake to Moss Lake to serve Services Held Sunday Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Beam McAbee, 78, of 804 Second St., who died Thursday in the Kings Moun- tain Hospital, were con- ducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from Second Baptist Church of : i i which she was a member. manager of Herald and the people in the Bel- Rescue Squad wants to begin A Toh Publishing Company, mont, Mount Holly and Teseug-ambulance Service ficiated at ie rites and inter- ment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Mrs. McAbee was a retired Herald, the Cherryville L. Davis of Mount Olive. Heis and Sundays. tenth a Tale i-Ci ied to the former Agnes A petition, signed by all exile emp.oyee, 1ghte Eagle, 2nd ihe Tri ori of Tres iy officers and direc- the late Joe and Lydia Tiddy Beam and widow of James Russell McAbee. She was a native of Cleveland County, born Sept. 27, 1907. Surviving are four sons, Tommy McAbee of Gastonia, Don McAbee, Kenny McAbee and ‘Danny McAbee, all of Kings Mountain; four daughters, Mrs. Sue Holmes, Mrs. Brenda Foster, Mrs. e Upper Cleveland County. The nouncements have been Since the original state Rescuers Town officials have been ask- made, we have to look at the study some years ago, the F or J ose hine McAbee ed to bring maps showing the entire county’”’, Hendrick was Upper Cleveland Water Interested P JOSEPHINE McABEE el Pearson and Mrs. and Mrs. Oveda Gladden, and Stanley areas. Wanda Wilson, all of Kings both of Kings Mountain and Mountain; one brother, Bill Mrs. Grace Homesley of Goins of Raleigh; four Cherryville; 10 grand- sisters, Mrs. Louise Collins of children and one great- Gastonia, Mrs. Eva Roper grandchild. would be on the agenda for the next meeting, probably in October. Turn To Page 2-A “We feel that with the 8reas, and with his expertise lege and graduated from Bowling Green Business University and American Turn To Page 5-A in dealing with the public, he many Yeats Sublic §rVer as will be a big asset to our com- with Southern Bell and in pany,” Austin said. x other management-related ‘‘We look forward to his

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