HELPING HAND FUND = - 4 in A : dra GIVE TO Three Kings Mountain area industries announced Tues- day they plan to expand their high-tech operations and con- struct new buildings on 45 acres in Kings Mountain In- dustrial Park in 1988. Joe Williams, President of Preparation Machinery Ser- vices of Shelby, Marvin Foy, President of M&M Electric of Gastonia and Charles Bridges, President of Custom Metals Fabrication of Kings Mountain, in a joint state- ment with Mayor John Henry A new shopping center in | East Kings Mountain is being proposed by Charlotte developer and former KM resident Bob Neill who says Food Lion wants to build a se- cond store and two other businesses are interesting in locating on property adjacent to the new ABC Store on Cleveland Avenue at Branch Street. The Food Lion commit- ment hinges on the city relocating three sanitary sewer lines on the property at estimated cost of $48,578.30. Neill said Food Lion would employ 60 to 80 people. The grocery chain now operates a store in West Gate Plaza. Neill said a well known varie- ty store is also interested in the site and he has a client for a third location on the ap- proximately 45,000 square foot property owned by Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Fulton, Jr. Mayor John Henry Moss placed the item on Tuesday night’s meeting agenda of the board but asked the commis- sioners to table it until the next board meeting this month so they would have time to meet with the developer and study the pro- ject further. The Mayor ap- pointed Commissioners Houston and Phillips to review the request. In other actions of a lengthy meeting, which in- cluded two personnel ses- sions, the board: ; Authorized relocation of transmission lines by Duke Power Co. at Commissioners Moss, announced building plans which the Mayor prais- ed as a “continuing develop- ing of KM Industrial Park by small businesses which boost the economy with more employment for the area.” Williams and his wife, who reside in Kings Mountain, own and operate Amanda D’s, a new ladies apparel shop in ‘the downtown area, and also own and operate The Door 1 at Clevelad Mall and The Door 2 at Gaston Mall, two Christian -book - stores. wmoo—- RR = OP Zz oO G oo Z wv nn = . =< ; = 4 r as £ — Ea ~ oO = A i ZR A Ola AB oo { @D A | OE». 2 - - . . | w < = fis oa o VOL. 100 NUMBER 49 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1987 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NOR EB Re P | = Williams has operated Preparation Machinery Ser- vices in Shelby for four years. He plans to develop two and three acre tracts with buildings of 10,000 to 15,000 square foot of space for manufacturing purposes. Williams now employs 20 peo- ple, buys, rebuilds and sells textile machinery for textile mills and high tech electronic control systems. He plans a 15,000 square foot facility with 2,000 feet additionally for office space and initally a a PHOTO BY GARY STEWART Park at cost of $48,075. The Mayor reported efforts to cut the cost had resulted in Duke agreeing to accept $10,000 in- itially, $20,000 on completion of the project and the re- mainder installments. Duke officials met with Mayor Moss, Mayor-Elect Kyle Smith, Commissioner Harold Phillips and Community Development Coordinator Gene White. White said that the next step is to prepare legal agreements to secure right-of-way. Approved amendments for use of Senate Bill 2 Funds allocated to the city to pro- ceed with eligible water and sewer construction projects. Senate Bill 2 share of estimated costs for 74 West area water improvements will amount to $220,000 with er ER SMITH SANTA COMES TO TOWN—Santa Claus came to town Sunday in the annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Fire Department to the delight of crowds of people who lined the parade route. More Parade pictures are on Page 1-B. Shopping Center Planned the local share $306,111.45. Senate Bill 2 costs of the ther- macote Welco Sewer im- provements is $118,950.00 with the city’s share $230,577.15. Released $1915.81 to Isothermal Planning and Development Commission and $37.81 to Centralina Council of Governments, funds to regional lead organizations in Region C. Tabled for the second time request of James R. Dickey, Jr. of Whitehall Madison, Inc. for water for his new develop- ment of 30 homes on Hoyle Road in the area of Reliance Electric Co. Commissioner Fred Finger said that he didn’t receive his agenda nor cost estimates of $45,720.40 Turn To Page 16-A would employ 25 people. “We pride ourselves in our service department and our com- pany, only four years old, has gained a reputation as a sup- plier of used and new machinery. Willims an- ticipates construction will begin in about six months. Custom Metals Fabrication has been a Kings Mountain industry for nearly 13 years at 816 Floyd Street and next year will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Charles - Bridges, who resides with his at Holiday Inn. chairman. gressman Cass Ballenger Cashio vocation. Moss, Kings Mountain native, has served the city longer than any other mayor in INSIDE... Kings Moun- tain High’s Varsity Basketball teams open 00\ their season JD Friday night at Clover. This and other interesting sports stories begin on page 5-A. kokokokok : 18 people have applied for the job of Kings Mountain’s City Manager. See page 16-A. Fkeskokok The KMHS Class of 1937 held its first reunion November 22 at the Holiday Inn. See page 2-B. SEI Kk kgokk Southern Bell plans to cut your telephone bill. See page 5-B. Judy Harmon, Assistant City Clerk for the City of Kings Mountain, is banquet W. Garland Atkins, Publisher of The Kings Mountain Herald, will serve as master of ceremonies and speakers on the program will represent the community-at- arge, government, business and industry. Among those attending will be U.S. Con- Senator J. Ollie Harris of Kings Mountain, Senator Marshall Rauch and Senator Helen Rhyne Marvin, both of Gastonia, Rep. Edith Lutz of Polkville, Rep. Jack Hunt of Lat- timore, County Commissioner Chairman - L.E. Hinnant and Vice Chairman Joyce n, both of Kings Mountain; Mayor Ruddy 'Holt of Albemarle, Mayor Harry q Jmner Af ‘Gastonia, Mayor George Clay of Shelby, a representative of the N.C. League of Municipalities, and a representative from the Governor’s office in Raleigh, J.D. Ellis of Patterson Springs, who serves with the Mayor on the Metropolitan water district project, and many others with whom Moss has been associated over 221% years in city government. Moss’ pastor, Rev. Harwood Smith, pastor of St. Mat- thew’s Lutheran Church, will give the in- family in the Patterson Grove community, said his firm will move into a larger 30,000 square foot facility when completed in Industrial Park. The six day a week operation employs 32 full time people and three full time engineers and fabricates and installs dust suppressors and textile equipment. Bridges said the firm installs all systems they sell all over the South, Canada and overseas. Bridges also trains his of Hickory, Three KM Industries Announce Expansions employees. He anticipates in- itial employment of 50 in the new location. M&M Electric Company of Gastonia will also celebrate its 15th anniversary in 1988 and President Marvin Foy, who resides with his family in Crowder’s Mountain com- munity, looks forward to becoming a KM citizen in about six months. “We are very textile and industry oriented also and design con- Turn To Page 3-A Dinner To Honor Mayor A testimonial dinner, a sell-out event at $10 a plate, to be attended by 250 local and state representatives of industry, business, and government will honor retiring Mayor John Henry Moss Thursday night at 7 p.m. MAYOR JOHN MOSS Kings Mountain’s 113 year history, topping service records of 64 other mayors. The late W.H. McGinnis was mayor 11 years and the late Glee A. Bridges served 10 years. Turn To Page 16-A Community Center Now Out From Under HUD Kings Mountain’s 51,000 square foot Community Center, the largest neighborhood facilities building under federal grant in North Carolina which received probably the largest amount of federal funds in the county to build, is free from HUD restrictions and the U.S. Department of Hous- ing and Urban Development has released the building for use by the city for any pur- pose it wishes to use it. Mayor John Henry Moss made the announcement Tuesday night during his report on municipal buildings before the City Board of Com- missioners. The memorandum, dated May, 1984 from Stephen J. Bollinger, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, was received Jan. 21, 1987. With all federal restrictions removed, the city can use the $3.6 million building as a col- iseum for both commercial and recreational activities, said the Mayor, who sug- gested that the upcoming ad- ministration establish guidelines for its use. The city can now charge for sports events in the Center and also set fees for use of the building, which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has pro- hibited. A 1983 Act repealed the use restrictions. The Mayor reported that consulting engineers with W.K. Dickson Co. had recom- mended that the Old Deal Turn To Page 16-A Smith Plans Work Session Mayor-Elect Kyle Smith . has called a work session for the new administration, in- cluding department heads, for Wednesday, Dec. 16th, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, a day after the new board is sworn in office. Smith said no action will be taken by the board but will focus on plans for the new year to be presented by the board and a report by each Department head of projects ongoing in the city and their input. Smith, accompanied by Mayor John Henry Moss, was visiting in each Department of the city Wednesday to make what officials called ‘‘a smooth ~ fransition.”” Smith, Commissioners-Elect Norma Bridges, Jackie Dean Barrett and Al Moretz will take the oath of office following the 7:30 p.m. last meeting of the current board of commis- sioners Tuesday, Dec. 15th, in Council Chambers. Smith said after Tuesday night’s special board meeting that he intends to have all agenda items in his office five days prior to board meetings and would make the finished agenda available to the press and public three or four days ahead of time. Smith said he planned tohave the agenda in the hands of commissioners to study the weekend prior to .Dec. the meeting which he plans to suggest be neld on Mondays, instead of Tuesdays. Smith said two meetings a month may be required but that the commissioners will be setting meeting dates at the first meeting of the new board 15th following their swearing-in. Commissioner Fred Finger complained at Tuesday’s meeting that he received his agenda late, as he arrived at City Hall for the meeting. PAIR cam le SNL er ee ar et KYLE

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