Eat Barbecue ‘With The Shriners Saturday 10 A.M. ‘Til 6 P.M. York Road - East Gold Street PAGE 1-C VOL. 99 NUMBER 40 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA { White Plains Shrine Club OFF TO JAIL—Ptl. Jimm West, cenfer, handcuffs City 1. Commissioner Norman King, left, and Kings Mountain Fire Chief Gene Tigner and prepares to put them in the | White Piains Shrine Club Jail. The ‘‘Lock-Up”’ will be all in fun Friday afternoon and Saturday during Mountaineer Days in the city. Lock-Up To Benefit Children A $10 bill to the prosecutor (Gene Stone) and the cops will pick up your best friend or enemy Friday afternoon and Saturday and throw him in the pokey. It will cost the ‘‘jailbird” $25 but not before everyone sees him behind the bars of the White Plains Lockup. It’s all in fun and a feature of annual Mountaineer Days. _ All proceeds are for crippled and burned children. The Lock-Up is sponsored by the White Plains Shrine Club. Shrine Club members will start drawing up warrants for arrests on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in front of the old bank building in downtown Kings Mountain. Gene Stone will serve as prosecutor and judge for the Friday after- noon and evening Lockup will be the city’s newest lawyer, David Thornton. Saturday judge will be lawyer Scott Clon- inger. Kings Mou#itain pelicemen will assist in picking up the suspects, handcuffing them and escorting them in a city police car to the lockup. Shriners have constructed the small jail in the heart of the business district. The main street of town will be closed to traffic for the big celebra- tion and the jail willbe in the center of the festivities. Shriners will also operate a BBQ stand at several loca- tions “during the festivities Friday and Saturday celebrating the Revelutionary War Battle of Kings Moun- tain, Oct. 7, 1780 when the frontiersmen at Kings Mountain trounced the Brittish loyalists in a battle which was con- sidered the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Monty Thornburg, Assis- tant Director of the city’s Ag- ing Program, was Monday night appointed Interim Director. The city board of commis- sioners, after an executive session of two hours while two dozen senior citizens from the Aging program waited in Council Chambers, made the appointment after accepting the resignation of Director of Aging Teresa Melton who handed Mayor John Henry Moss her resignation Thursday to ac- 25066 MAUNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY PIEDMONT AVE. KINGS MTN. , N.C. 100 S. { MELTON — Since 1889 — Member North Carolina Press Association Robert Morgan To Speak At KM Mountaineer Days SBI Director Robert Morgan, former six-term N. C. Senator and two-term At- torney General, will make the keynote address at 11 a.m. ceremonies Saturday celebrating the 206th birth- day of the Battle of Kings Mountain. Mountaineer Days Friday and Saturday will feature a variety of family fun and entertainment. The big day is Saturday but gospel singing groups will be on the stage in front of the Blazer Building on S. Bat- tleground Avenue beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. A big street dance will begin at 9 p.m. Kings Mountain Fire Department, sponsor of the the area of Railroad Avenue and Gold Street will be hot air balloon rides, and fireworks displays. On-stage events, under the direction of Betsy Wells, will follow this schedule on Satur- day: 10-10:30 a.m., Swinging Mountaineer Band; 10:30-11 a.m., Kings Mountain Senior High School Band; 11-11:30 a.m., Opening; 11:30-11:40 a.m., Costume Contest; 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Joan Baker’s Fashion Show; 12:10-12:50 p.m., Kings Mountain Little Cloggers; 12:50-1 p.m., Tina Hollifield; 1-1:45 p.m., Vickie Arrowood and her dancers; 1:45-2 p.m., Arnold Clayton; 2-2:45 p.m., annual celebration, and the i Kings Mountain Police Department will rope off the streets from the overhead § bridge to Gold and Railroad Avenue and /Souvth 3a tleground and all evenis will be in the downtown area. Fire Chief Gene Tignor ae said that on-stage events will § begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of the old Belk building and in the area of the Old Belk building will be bingo, quilting, an ice cream booth, ‘antique car show, White § Plains Lockup, pottery mak- ing, concession stands and popcorn stands. In front of the Old First Union and inside the building will be various exhibits: Girl Scouts, corn meal grinding, puppet show, petty zoo, com- munity awareness exhibits, cider making, music by Tony Blanton and a car show. In Section C on City Street in the area of Phifer Hard- ware, there will be Boy Scouts, a car show, Cale Yar- borough Race Car, liquor still, putt putt and horse shoe pliching, A big auction will be eld inside the Joy Theatre with an Art Show by Robert Hall from 2 until 2:45 p.m. and a craft show under the direction of Shirley Allen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those exhibits will be in the area of the Joy Theatre along Railroad Avenue. There will also be dried ar- rangements, silk flower ar- rangements, doll bassinets, woodwork, quilting, ceramics, crochet items, wind chimes, folk art pain- ting, glass etching, sewing items, chair covering demonstrations. and dolls. In cept a similar position in Cabarrus County. Upon motion of Commis- sioner Norman King, second- ed by Commissioner Harold Phillips, the board also unanimously authorized the Kings Mountain Aging Board Advisory Board to search for a new director and to make a recommendation, based on annual salary not to exceed $18,000, stipulating that both boards would meet together to establish guidelines cover- ing operational policy of the program. ROBERT MORGAN N.C. SYMPHONY PERFORMS—Students from the Kings Mountain Elementary + Oliver Cloggers; Robert Hall, artist; 2:30-2:50 p.m., Arnold Clayton’s Band; 2:50-3 p.m., Sonia Ross; 3-3:15 p.m., Sandy Wells; 3:15-4 p.m., Dance Reflec- tions, Susan Horne, director; 4-4:30 p.m., Faithful Gospel Singers; 4:30-4:45 p.m., 4:45-5:15 p.m., The Hayes Family; 4:15-5:30 p.m., Jennifer Davison; 5:30-5:50 p.m., Pat- sy Parker and her exer- cisers; 5:50-6:05 p.m., Holly Robinson; 6:06-6:20, Pauline Wright Singers; 6:20-7:20 p.m., New Country Unlimited Band; 7:20-8:20 p.m., Jane Campbell’s Dance Academy; Turn To Page 8-A Schools, above, listen attentively to a Children’s Concert by the N.C. Symphony Tuesday in B.N. Barnes Auditorium. Shriners Barbecue Saturday To Benefit Crippled Children Kings Mountain’s White Plains Shrine Club will hold its final fund-raising event of the season Saturday when it holds a barbecue sale during the town’s annual observance of Mountaineer Days. All proceeds from the sale will go to help burned and cripped children. Barbecue will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. at the vacant lot beside City Auto and Truck Parts at the intersection of East Gold Street and York Road. Shoulders will sell for $30, two barbecue sandwiches barbecue plates for $3.50. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any member of the White Plains Shrine Club or they may be purchased Saturday at the site. Persons holding tickets for barbecue KM Aging Director Teresa Melton Resigns Zeb PlonK;, spokesman for the Advisory Board, reiterated that the Advisory committee felt that in Teresa Melton and Monty Thornburg the city has an outstanding team leading and directing the Aging program and that every reasonable effort should be made to keep them satisfied and working in the Aging program, recommen- ding that the Aging program upgrade the director’s salary to $18,000 and the assistant’s salary to $14,000 annually. Mrs. Melton said her last shoulders may pick them up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Barbecue plates and sand- wiches will be sold between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or until the barbecue is sold out. Live entertainment will be provided by a country and western band all day long. Barbecue may be eaten at the site or taken home. for $3 and children.” day on the job after four-and- one half years with the city is October 8. ‘It is with great sadness and much considera- tion that I submit my resigna- tion’’, she said in a letter to the mayor and city commis- sioners Thursday, ‘Kings Mountain is my home and shall remain.” Mrs. Melton will begin work October 13 as ad- ministrator for the Cabarrus County Office of Aging at salary of $20,661 annually. She was being paid $14,100 in Kings Mountain and said she “We’d like to invite everyone in the area to come out and eat with us, listen to the music and just have a great time,” said John Grant, president of the club. “This is our last big fund-raising event before turn- ing in our money at the annual convention in Asheville, and, of course, all of the money raised will go to help crippled and burned would prefer to remain in Kings Mountain, rather than commute to Concord. ‘So many roadblocks were pu in my way by city officials,’’ she said. Mrs. Melton said she quit Thursday because she was denied a pay raise by city commissioners. In June, dur- ing a public meeting, she ask- ed the board why they had not replied to two letters from her requesting salary ad- justments for herself, Thorn- Turn To Page 10-A Sr —— ga prc

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