VOL. 101 NO. 29
At Jr. High
With a month remaining until school opening, con-
struction workers were removing asbestos from the
ceilings at North School and restructuring walls of the
Junior High this week.
Kings Mountain District students report to school on
Aug. 21. Supt. Bob McRae said workmen will be
pushing that deadline to complete the asbestos removal
at cost of $150,000. Asbestos is being removed from
the ceilings of 2/3 of the classrooms at North School,
At the Junior High, site of the proposed Kings
Mountain Middle School, workmen were moving
walls and restructuring space which will be used for
additional classrooms. Once the Middle School is in
place, McRae says the restructuring of the interior
space will be used for team teaching, a major part of
the middle school concept. The additional team rooms
will be utilized this year for adequate size classrooms.
"The major thrust of the Middle School concept is
for teachers to work together to teach the same stu-
dents. They need additional space to plan and talk
about common concerns, a teacher planning area, and
we are restructuring some of the space so that walls,
formerly open, can be closed off," said McRae.
‘Workmen are also completing a covered walkway at
“The renovation project at the Junior High is the
system's major building project this summer as we get
ready for implementation of the Middle School pro-
gram in Kings Mountain," he said.
Additions at the Junior High, which will become
Kings Mountain Middle School in 1990-91, are
$582,658, lower than expected. Low bids on the pro-
jects were considerably less than earlier estimates,
which were based on state school planning predictions.
The 36,000-square -foot classroom addition at the
Junior High will cost about $40 per square foot.
Mike Rhoney, assistant principal
at Central School, was named as-
sistant principal of Kings Mountain
High School in a special meeting
of the Board of Education Monday
Rhoney, 37, replaces John
Goforth, who was recently named
principal at East Elementary
The Board of Education has
scheduled another special meeting
for Monday at 6 p.m. to consider
several matters, including con-
struction projects and naming a
successor to Rhoney at Central.
Supt. Bob McRae said he antici-
Masons Construct Wail At Junior High
14-Year-Old's Organs Donated
When Scottie Goforth climbed
on his father's heavy equipment he
felt ten feet tall and nothing
pleased him more than hearing the
sound of a motor start after he had
tinkered for hours trying to get it in
The 14-year-old Central School
7th grader liked to make go-carts
and lawn mowers run. His father's
tractor was waiting = on
Scottie’'s16th birthday for him to
enter tractor-pulling events.
Death interrupted the family's
dream on Thursday afternoon and
family and friends say the tragedy
leaves unanswered questions.
The popular teenager, a "B" stu-
dent in summer school, had re-
turned from West school in early
afternoon. Teachers said Scottie
was excited that he had passed his
subjects and would be going to the
Junior High in the fall. "I'm not go-
ing to be transferred, I've made it
on my own," he proudly told a
Scottie had been seeing a coun-
selor at Cleveland Mental Health
Clinic. He had another appoint-
ment this week, said his father.
Thursday at 3:40 p.m. Roger
Goforth found his son in the bath-
room of the boy's grandmother's
home on Dixon School Road
bleeding from a gunshot wound to
the head. The youngster was taken
to Kings Mountain Hospital and
then transferred by helicopter to
A contest developed this week
for the outside seat on the Kings
Mountain Board of Education
when Wanza Yelton Davis, retired
Schools Finance Director, filed
Paul Hord Jr. and newcomers
Davis and Ronnie Hawkins-seek
two of the three seats up for grabs
this election year.
Terms of Board Chairman Bill
McDaniel, Hord and Priscilla.
Mauney are expiring. McDaniel ©
pates promoting someone from
within the Kings Mountain system.
"We've got a number of interested
apg: N ium.
people from within the system who atatopiup
FUN IN POOL-Summer school students Chris Parker, left, and Vernon Short enjoy a break on the last
day of summer school for elementary students Tuesday, as students celebrated at Kings Mountain
Lives In Others
Scottie liked to clean guns and put-
ter with things. I can't believe he
would want to end his own life. He
had so much to live for," his father
"Scottie was a real caring kid,
above normal in the caring part. He
was good and helpful and everyone
liked him," said Goforth. His
friends say Scottie was fun loving
and happy, joked a lot. He liked
motorcycle riding and fishing.
Even as Rev. Allan Sinclair and
Rev. James Sanders were conduct-
are very capable and we expect the
position to be filled from within,"
Rhoney, who is single, came to
Central last year from Bessemer
City, where he had taught for sev-
eral years. Prior to joining the
Summer school ends this week
for nearly 300 Kings Mountain stu-
dents who got a second chance at
passing difficult subjects by attend-
ing classes at West School and
small class size is important be-
cause some kids need extra atten-
tion. "We have tried to do this but
each year the requests come in
from more parents. People want to
Summer School Ends Friday
Gaston County School System, he
taught and was an assistant princi-
pal in the Cleveland County
He will bégin his new duties
August 1. In addition to sharing
teacher evaluation and discipline
duties, Rhoney will also oversee
the busing schedule for the high
Kings Mountain High School.
Elementary students flocked to
the swimming pool on their last
day of school Tuesday. Friday will
be the last day of class for students
in grades 8-12 at the high school.
David Greene, lead teacher for
summer school in Kings Mountain
District Schools, said maintaining
send their kids."
Greene said that 123 students in
grades 1-7 have been attending
summer classes at West School.
About 150 students in grades 8-12
are repeating English, science and
math courses at the high school.
All classes in Basic Education Plan
Manned Garbage Containers In Future?
Cleveland County is moving toward a switch from
open garbage containers to "manned" green containers
with recycling capabilities.
Public hearing by the Solid Waste Advisory Board
on the latest proposal for the manned site--property
west of Kennedy Mobile Homes on U.S. 74 West, was
being conducted Wednesday ‘night at the Cleveland
County Law Enforcement Center.
Kings Mountain Insuranceman-Realtor Larry
Hamrick, a member of the Solid Waste Board, said if
no opposition is made to the new site it will go back
to the drawing board and be presented by the Solid
Waste Board to Cleveland County commissioners for
"Commissioners have given us every indication
they are preparing to implement this new concept in
solid waste disposal which will benefit the entire east-
ern section of Cleveland County, including Kings
Mountain," he said.
"This will mean a better, cleaner approach to solid
waste disposal. A compactor would reduce trash by a
4-1 ratio. An attendant would be on duty at the site.
Recycling will save landfill space for the county and
will mean the elimination of green boxes such as the
one on Midpines Road near Kings Mountain," he said.
Hamrick said the manned facility would operate on
a schedule , not available 24 hours per day, as are the
big green boxes. "Some of us will have to change our
habits and schedules," he said.
Once the new proposal is approved by the commis-
sioners, however, Hamrick sees implementation in the
very near future since solid waste funds are included in
the fiscal year budget to run the landfill.
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some students if they wanted to Industries for five years |
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those at the high school. nance officer and office mse: $90.00 ..... Sale 42.50
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INSIDE AT A GLANCE
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