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VOL. 101 NO. 41
HERE THEY ARE! Becky Cook, elections board chairman, posts the election results Tuesday night
on a big board at City Hall soon after the polls closed. Mrs. Cook had predicted that 25-30% of the regis-
tered voters of the city would turn out at the polls and her prediction was almost on the mark. A total of
1,366 voters voted at the two precints, or 28.5%. Mrs. Cook said the light turnout i$ attributed to no may-
j road race on the ballot. Poll watchers, some of whom may not have been pleased with the outcome, were
i nappy they didn't have to wait long, as is usually the custom in city elections. New voter machines elimi-
ated the long wait and citizens were glad, as were election officials.
> Sewage
The city has issued within the
last two weeks required permits to
all city industrial customers falling
under environmental regulations,
specifying the limitations on their
discharges, according to Walt Ollis,
Waste- Wastewater Director.
Under orders by the state, the
city has until February to complete
steps toward a waste pretreatment
program meeting state and federal
standards. Ollis said the city is 95
to 97 percent finished with that ef-
"Permits were issued to those of
our industrial customers who meet
the criteria for "significant" users,
and define limits on the amounts of
each pollutant which can be ac-
cepted in industrial wastewater
flow," said Ollis.
The permits details what the cus-
tomers have to live with for the
next three years, according to Ollis,
who said this time period was cho-
sen because of the changes which
will occur when the Pilot Creek
plant is expanded and the
Crowders Creek plant comes on-
line. Both are expected to happen
by 1992.
Until 1987, the city tested for 17
pollutants in the water sent to town
See Sewage, 6-A
Ward 2
C Elvin Greene
Gilbert Hamrick
Humes Houston
Thursday, October 12, 1989
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Kings Mountain voters Tuesday narrowly reelected
one incumbent city commissioner-Fred Finger-but sent
the other two incumbents into run-offs Nov. 7.
Minutes after the votes were tallied Tuesday night
C. Elvin Greene called for a run-off against incumbent
Humes Houston and incumbent Harold Phillips called
for a run-off against Scott Neisler.
The second-finishers have until Monday to file a
formal letter of intent with City Elections Chairman
Becky Cooke.
A light turnout of voters, 28.5% of the city's 4800
registered voters, went to the polls Tuesday.
Candidates had to receive more than 50% of the
vote to avoid a runoff.
In Ward 5, where there were only two candidates,
Fred Finger squeaked by newcomer Marshall Camp by
a 34 vote margin of victory. Camp pledges to "try
"I'm naturally well pleased to win reelection and I
want to thank my supporters,” said Finger, who led the
Houston beat two other challengers for his Ward 2
seat but not enough to avoid a run-off and Phillips
placed second among four challengers with newcomer
Neisler leading the crowded race in Ward 6.
Neisler, the top vote-getter in Ward 6 with 584
votes, said he was pleased with the turnout and pleased
at the opportunity to get to know many fine people of
Kings Mountain during the campaign. "This has been a
great experience for me and I'm going to be knocking
on doors and calling on even more people between
now and November," he said. Neisler, 33, running for
the first time for public office, said he is running to
win and and has felt "on a roll" since the public forum
recently in which candidates gave their views on city
issues. Key issues in the campaign, says Neisler, is
electing officials who will work to cut utility bills and
Only Clear Winner
panded senior citizen and youth program in the city.
"Our Senior Center is the pride and crown of the city
of Kings Mountain but I think we can do even more
for them and bring more activities into the Community
Center for youth." While praising the city manager for
his leadership of the city, Neisler maintains there's
more work the commissioners can do.
Greene, 45, said he thought his vote total was good
considering there were three people running for the
same seat. "I'll just have to work harder than ever
now," he said. Greene has run on a platform to expand
one way he suggests that is to build a hydroelectric
plant at Moss Lake. Neisler also wants to see an ex-
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Ward 5
Marshall Camp
Fred Finger
Inside At A Glance
Ward 6
Willard Boyles
Scott Neisler
Harold Phillips
Will Sanders
Jerry White
(28.5% of registered vote of 4800)
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Schools... OA
Classifieds... 1B
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Weddings...... 2
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Senate Bill 2 Pro
activities for senior citizens, youth and disabled of the
community . "I want to see our city grow and I want to
be a voice in District 2 for all the people.”
Incumbent Commissioners Houston, Finger and
Phillips ran on their records and Houston and Phillips
said they will work even harder for reelection in the
Phillips said he was not surprised at the light turnout
on Tuesday nor with the strong showing of chal-
" I want to thank all who did come out and I
feel like we'll have an even stronger showing on Nov.
7 when citizens will also be voting for school board
Houston led the Ward 2 race polling 591 votes to
382 for Elvin Greene and 277 by Gilbert Hamrick.
Greene is a newcomer to politics. In previous elec-
See Vote, 6-A
Schools Okay
The Kings Mountain Board of
Education Monday night agreed to
participate in Senate Bill 2, a pro-
gram which Supt. Bob McRae calls
Legislation" which allows local
school systems to have more flexi-
bility in the running of the schools
but with higher standards of ac-
The board will submit a letter of
intent to participate by October 20
but McRae said the letter is non-
binding should the system later de-
cide not to participate.
McRae said the legislation al-
lows more flexibility in school pro-
grams and expenditure of state
funds. But more accountability
means higher test scores, he said.
Local school systems and indi-
vidual schools within the system
will have more say-so in how the
schools are operated. "Each school
may have different standards they
want to aspire," McRae said. "This
legislation puts the main decision
of what a school should be back
with the local schools."
McRae said systems may apply
for waivers in existing state legisla-
tion in areas such as purchasing of
textbooks, class size, etc.
See Senate, 10-A
The Kings Mountain District
Schools Board of Education today
named two veteran administrators
to leadership posts at the Kings
Mountain Middle School which is
slated to open in August, 1990.
Jerry Hoyle, currently principal at
Kings Mountain Junior High
School, was named Principal for
Administration at the school.
Glenda O'Shields, currently princi-
pal at Central School, was named
Principal for Instruction.
The co-principal concept, while
See Middle, 10-A
Popular Grover Barber Bill Camp, 83, Died Tuesday
Gover Postmaster Fain
Hambright recalls that when he
was a boy he sat on a covered
board in the barber shop at Camp's
Barber Shop where Bill Camp cut
his hair.
Most citizens in the Grover area
have had the same experience.
The prominent and long-time
barber, Mills Hunter (Bill) Camp
died Tuesday. He had closed his
barber shop only about four
months ago due to illness after cut-
ting hair for more than 60 years.
Camp also served for more than
20 years on the town council.
Grover Mayor Pro Tem Ronald
Queen recalled that Camp first
served on the board in the 60's
when the board was composed of
only three members and then
served for many years on the five
member board. He replaced
Grover Postmaster Hambright on
the board.
"Everyone in Grover knew Bill
and the barber shop was a favorite
spot for people to congregate,” said
Camp's son-in-law, Grover Fire
Chief Joe Boheler, said Camp start-
ed cutting hair as a young boy and
didn't stop until illness forced him
to quit. "Even when he was feeling
bad he would go to the barber shop
and cut hair and see his friends."
Funeral services for Camp, 83,
of Walnut Street, Grover, will be
conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at
Grover First Baptist Church of
which he was a member.
Dr. Bobby Gantt and Rev. Paul
Sorrells will officiate and interment
will be in New Hope Baptist
Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to
Grover First Baptist Church and
Hospice of Cleveland County.
A native of Cleveland County,
he was a retired barber and owner
of Camp Barber Shop. He also
served formerly on the Grover
School Board. He was a member of
Grover Lions Club. He was a
He was son of the late Pinkney
Rollins and Georgia White Camp
and was married to the late Elma
Sanders Camp.
Surviving are his son, Norris
Camp of Blacksburg, S.C.; daugh-
ters, Mrs. Billie Ann Boheler and
Mrs. Kay Randle, both of Grover;
six grandchildren; and two great-

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