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First Assembly of God in
Shelby was the setting Sun-
day for the wedding of
Miss Trina Emelyn Lovelace
and Terry Miller Jackson, Jr.
Rev. Max S. Clark, Sr.
heard the exchange of vows
in the double ring ceremony.
Libby Morrison was
organist and Jerry Morrison
and Nadine Cook were vocal
Thomas Miller.Sr. escorted
the bride to the altar andl
gave her in marriage. Best
man was Terry Jackson, Sr.
of Grover, father of the
Deborah Hayes of
Charlotte attended her cousin
as matron of honor and
bridesmaids were Sheila
Carter of Gaffney, S.C., Don-
na Phillips of Kings Mountain
and Sharon Jackson of
Charlotte. Keisha Smith was
flower girl and Billy Smith
was ringbearer. Acolyte Dale
Smith lighted the altar
Ushers were George Lytle
of Asheville, Thomas Bennett
MRS. TERRY MILLER JACKSON, JR.
(Trina Emelyn Lovelace)
of Blacksburg, S.C. and Sam
Hare of Durham.
Mrs. Carolyn Jackson
hosted the beautifully ap-
pointed reception after the
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Lovelace of Kings Mountain
and granddaughter of Mrs.
Mary C. Dover and the late
Andy Dover of Kings Moun-
tain and Mrs. Eva Mae
Lovelace and the late Glenn
Lovelace of Kings Mountain.
She is a graduate of Kings
Mountain Senior High
School and is employed by
Dicey Fabric, Inc. of Shelby.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry
Jackson, Sr. of Grover are
parents of the bridegroom
who is the grandson of Mrs.
Lottie Clark of Connecticutt
and the late Zorro Jackson of
Asheville, and Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Miller, Sr. of
Asheville. He is a graduate of
Kings Mountain Senior High
School and is employed by
Dicey Fabric, Inc. of Shelby.
MR. AND MRS. SAM WEIR
Celebrate Golden Wedding Day
“Guiding Light” Star John Bolger
Visits Fans At Cleveland Mall
Story And Photos By Jeff Grigg
Crowds began to swell early Saturday at Cleveland
Mall in Shelby with anticipation of a once in a lifetime
opportunity to meet CBS Soap Opera star and heart-
throb, John Bolger, better known to avid fans as the
dashing and debonair Phillip Spaulding in the long runn-
ing daytime drama, ‘‘The Guiding Light.”
With the most pressing question on the minds of the
audience being that of “Where’s Beth,” John answered
that and many other inquiries both about plot lines and
about his personal life during his two, one-half shows
Saturday afternoon. So if you couldn’t come, here’s the
scoops he let out: ‘Judi Evans (Beth) can come back at
any time when she decides, the writers have left it en-
tirely up to her’’ he said. ‘They gave her two months to
decide (which will be late October).” “They're
strengthening the Bauer family,” he said, with plans to
bring back Hope Bauer and her son Alan Michael and
hopes for Justin Marlor’s return as well.
John stresses that it is important for viewers to write
in. It is a way to gauge the popularity of the characters.
“The producers count every piece of fan mail an actor
receives,” he said, ‘so viewers can have an impact on
“I really enjoy coming to this part of the country,” he
said. “Guiding Light is ranked number 1 east of the
Mississippi. Down here I get to meet the nicest people
and receive the most criticism, something that gets me
A native born New Yorker, John, 31, didn’t plan a
career in acting. From an early age his desire was in the
arts, painting to be exact. While in high school he was
first exposed to acting. He took the part of “Tony” in
“West Side Story”’ where there he met his future wife,
Christina, who played opposite him as Maria. As a
painter he worked behind the scenes building sets.
"Following college he worked as a waiter at night while
assisting behind the scenes. ‘‘Then I realized acting was
something I always wanted to do,”’ replied John.
At 27, John joined the Circle in the Square, a New
York professional acting workshop, where he was the
TALK WITH FANS - John Bolger, who plays Phillip
Spaulding on CBS Soap ‘‘The Guiding Light’’ was on
hand to talk with fans Saturday afternoon at
Cleveland Mall in Shelby. Bolger was invited in con-
junction with Cleveland Mall’s Fourth Anniversary
Celebration. During the two, one-hour shows Bolger
talked with an estimated 1,600 to 1,800 fans who ques-
tioned him on plot lines and his personal background.
AN EXCITED FAN - Cathy Clore, of Kings Moun-
tain, was one of 1,800 fans who arrived Saturday after-
noon to see soap opera star John Bolger of CBS’ *‘The
oldest student. There he learned his craft and received
help in his career.
His first professional job was in Thomas Baby’s play
“Kid Champion’ put on by friends in his workshop.
. “After three weeks in Manhattan I was seen by an agent
and he picked me up,” he said. ‘“There’s so many good
people and so few opportunities,” John exclaimed.
When he came to ‘Guiding Light’ in February 1985, he
had little acting experience and was consequently paid
the lowest possible wage, equal to the walk-ons on the
Now that he is such a vital part of the show it is
sometimes difficult for him to get time off, but when he
is not working, he is spending time at home with his
family. His wife Christina, a professional opera singer,
and daughter, Maria Teresa, who will be four in Oc-
tober, are an important part of his life and he spends as
much time as he can on nights and weekends with them,
but when he can he enjoys browsing art galleries and
His work schedule can be sometimes hectic starting at
7 a.m. and working until sometimes midnight from five
to six days a week. ‘Life on a daytime soap isn’t as
glamorous as some people think,’’ he said. “I don’t have
a limo to pick me up, I still ride the subway every day.”
John enjoys working on the stage. ‘‘I prefer the stage,
it’s really live, there’s no cutting or editing there,” he
said. Last summer John did two off-broadway plays and
this summer plans are in the works for another. ‘I want
the best of both worlds. I want to keep a balance bet-
ween the stage and television or movies,” he said.
“While at the studio I’m still studying, and hopefully
getting better at what I’m doing.” ‘After Guiding Light
I'll still be out there looking for parts.’
If personality has any bearing on his success then it is
assured that he will continue with the best of all possible
worlds. The time spent Saturday proved that John is
both gracious, hospitable, as well as patient, all the vir-
tues of both a fine actor and a great person. The future
success of ‘Guiding Light”’ is assured with John and the
other cast members, so stay tuned to see the fate of
Phillip, the Spauldings and Bauer’s every weekday
afternoon at 3 p.m. on CBS Channel 3.
Weirs Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Weir,
well known Kings Mountain
couple, celebrated their
Golden Wedding Day
September 14th at an an-
niversary reception hosted
by their children at First
Hosting the reception were
Derice and Fred Falls, Jr. of
Gastonia and Marlene and
Arthur Allen, Jr. of
also assisting in receiving
and entertaining were
Theresa and Mark McIntosh
of Gastonia, Chris Falls of
Gastonia and Heather and
Audra Allen of Charlotte.
. Prior to the reception, Sam
and Mary Weir renewed their
marriage vows in an im-
pressive ceremony in the
presence of family members.
Officiating at the service was
their son-in-law, Rev. Fred
Falls, Jr. of Gastonia.
Mrs. Weir was presented a
corsage of yellow roses with
net and ribbon which she pin-
ned to the shoulder of her
aqua chiffon dress which was
accented with pearls at the
Mr. Weir was also
presented a boutonniere of
yellow baby rosebude.
Mrs. Wilson Shaw and Mrs.
W. T. Weir greeted guests
and also said goodbyes and
Heather Allen and Audra
Allen invited guests to
Mrs. Ann Moss and Mrs.
Joe Carrigan cut and served
the anniversary cake and
Mrs. Edgar Glausier and
Mrs. Ray Dowell served
Mrs. Mark McIntosh, Miss
Mary Early, Miss Nome
Chanthapheng and Miss Fi
Chanthapheng assisted in
The gold and white an-
flyersary theme was
beautifully combined in
decorations throughout the
Fellowship Hall. A gold cloth,
overlaid with white lace,
covered the refreshment
table and was caught up with
flowers and ribbons. The
three tiered gold and white
cake was topped with gold
bells with a gold wreath and
the numerals 50 and was cut
and served from one end of
the table. The central ar-
rangement for the table was
a gold five branched
candelabra holding lighted
tapers and yellow and gold
daisies with baby’s breath
and greenery. Punch was
served from a crystal punch
bowl from the opposite end of
the table. Silver appoint-
ments held chicken salad
pastries, cheese biscuits,
mints and party nuts.
Magnolia leaves decorated
the windows of the
Fellowship Hall and palms
and ferns were used as a
background for the tables.
Yellow and gold flowers were
used in the entrance to the
Fellowship Hall. On one table
was an arrangement of
sweetheart anthariums from
friends in Hawaii and also a
greeting from the President
of the United States. Gold and
white snapdragons, daisies
and calla lilies, ferns and
palms decorated the recep-
Mr. Weir, who has retired
from Metropolitan Life In-
surance Co., has long been
active in First Presbyterian
Church, a former Superinten-
dent of the Sunday School and
former teacher. He is an
Elder Emeritus of First
Presbyterian Church and
long active in Kings Moun-
tain Lions Club and other
Mrs. Weir has been active
in First Presbyterian Church
for many years. She taught
Sunday Schoolfor 25 years
and was active in the Choirs.
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