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VOL. 104 NO. 19
Thursday, May 7, 1992
Kings Mountain,
Rick Gage Crusade begins Sunday
After a year's worth of work and
preparation, Rick Gage's crusade
will come to Kings Mountain May
10 through 13 at John Gamble
Chairman for the crusade Rev.
David Philbeck of Macedonia
Baptist Church said he and his
committees coordinated efforts
from 40 local churches to pull this
crusade off.
"We would like to see 3,000
people per night," said Philbeck.
Gage, who was called into
preaching from coaching college
football, has been involved in over
200 crusades over the past five
years throughout the country. He
has spoken to over a million teens
about drugs and alcohol in the
schools with his "On Track" pro-
Starting Saturday at 7 p.m., there
will be a Youth Rally at Central
School. Dana Russell will give a
concert and Gage will speak. It is
free of charge.
Also on Saturday at 7 p.m., the
crusade choir rehearsal will be held
at Second Baptist Church.
Thereafter, the choir will rehearse
each evening in the stadium at
6:15 p.m. Any singer interested in
being in the choir is invited.
Sunday night is Church Night;
Monday night is Sunday School
Night; Tuesday night is Friends
Night; and Wednesday night is
Youth Night.
In addition to the nightly ses-
sions, prayer events have been
planned for each day of the cru-
sade. Prayer coffee will be offered
at E. Gold St. Wesleyan Church
from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Prayer and
fasting from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
each day. And prayer meeting at
the counseling area of the stadium
at 6:30 p.m. each night.
On Wednesday, a free pizza
blast will be held for the youth pri-
or to the crusade at 6:15 p.m. at the
Stadium. j
There are several opportunities
for service. On Saturday at 10 a.m.
volunteers are needed to help set
up for the Sunday service. They
should meet Ray Lewis at the foot-
ball stadium. Also at that time a
publicity blitz is planned and vol-
unteers are needed to cover Kings
Mountain with flyers. Meet at the
E. Gold St. Wesleyan Church.
Anyone wishing to volunteer as
an usher can meet with Ronnie
Wilson at 6 p.m. at the concession
stand at the stadium each night be-
fore the crusade. ;
A nursery will be provided at 6
p.m. at First Baptist Church,
The big hole in Waco Road
Tuesday is now filled with a big
new culvert, replacing the old rust-
ed out and unsafe one.
Some homes were without water
for several days and Spectrum
Industries, the city's big industrial
user of water, was cut back drasti-
cally due to the emergency repairs,
said City Engineer Tom Howard.
Howard said that workers with
the Bridge Maintenance Division
of: ithe Department of
Transportation. replaced the’ gigan-"
tic culvert that had rusted and be-
See Culvert, 3-A
Kings Mountain Chamber of
Commerce is sponsoring a one-day
visit of the bloodmobile Thursday
from 1-6 p.m. at Central United
Methodist Church. :
Goal of the collection is 150
pints of blood, urgently needed to
replenish supplies hard hit by a
spring vacation season taking its
toll on the region's blood invento-
Blood program officials with the
Cleveland County Red Cross
Chapter remind that one unit of
blood can help as many as four pa-
See Bloodmobile, 3-A
State DOT bridge replacement personnel are working to replace an
unsafe culvert on Waco Road in Kings Mountain. The old tin culvert is
being replacing with concrete,
Vanhoy is only clear winner
in county Democrat primary
Retired N. C. State Patrol district supervisor ET
Vanhoy, was the clear winner among 11 Democratic
candidates for three seats up for grabs on the
Cleveland County Board of Commissioners Tuesday
as a light turnout of voters went to the polls.
Second runner incumbent commission chairman
Joe Cabaniss, and third runner newcomer Shelby
Auto Supply owner Cecil Dickson, could face a
runoff if either fourth runner incumbent Jack
Spangler or fifth runner newcomer Sam Gold call for
a runoff within seven days with the Cleveland
County Board of Elections.
Vanhoy, a highway patrolman for 38 years who re-
tired in:1985 and -a resident of the county for 27
years, swept the field with 4,403 votes followed by
Cabaniss with 3,052 votes and Dickson with 2,604.
"I appreciate the confidence of the. people and Tl
ertainly live up to their Specwmtions and give it my
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~ who had served on the ‘commission since
2,205 votes. He was trailed by newcomer Sam Gold,
with 2,135 votes.
A Tunoft election, which is permitted for races in
which no one got more than 40%, would be held
June 2. :
In November the three top three Primary voteget-
ters will face Republican candidates Charlie Harry,
an incumbent; Robert Williams, and Glenn Short.
Harry, Williams, and Short automatically became the
GOP nominees by being the only three Republicans
to seek the positions.
Coleman Goforth had 2,035 votes; Jerry Adams,
the only black candidate, had 2,227; Bob Chadwick,
1,680; Doyne Allison, 1,565; Robert Morgan, 1,458;
See Primary, 3-A
of The Herald Staff
Her students never lost respect
for Sue H. Moss, veteran retired
English teacher who thought the
tap of a yardstick was appropriate
but found she never had to use it.
Mrs. Moss still calls many of her
students on a "first name" basis and
is proud of the fact that she has
taught more than one three genera-
tion family during 36 years of
Bom in a white frame house in
front of West School, Mrs. Moss
Kings Mountain People
Mrs. Moss teaches by example
never lived far from the homeplace
of her parents, the late D. F. and
Fannie Spake Hord who operated
the old Kings Mountain Furniture
Store, now Cooper's, for a quarter
century. Hord, who used to keep
books for Plonk's, bought the fur-
niture business in the early 1920's.
Moss grew up on the corner of
King and Gaston Street but in 1937
the family moved her present
home, which then faced King
Street, to Gaston and remodeled
and brick-veneered it. She and her
late husband set up housekeeping
in the house next door now occu-
pied by her sister and neighbor,
Mrs. H. Tom Fulton. She's proud
that she has had her same address
for over half a century.
A 1929 graduate of Kings
Mountain High School in the 11th
grade she credits her introduction
to English from former teacher
Mrs. W. T. Weir and former KM
Supt. B.N. Barnes. In later years
Moss taught with Mrs. Weir at
Kings Mountain High School when
Barnes was superintendent of
"Students today have a much
See Moss. 2-A
GROVER - Grover Woman's
Club will probably be conducting a
head count of the community soon.
Club officer Evelyn Willis said she
Rescue Squad Building Tuesday morning i
would take Town Council's request
for a population survey to the
Mrs. Willis, also an editor of
"The Grover Rover," said Grover
area citizens are also being asked
to respond to a survey which asks
input on community needs, includ-
ing whether or not citizens would
support new businesses. Efforts are
being made to seek a branch bank
office and a new grocery store for
the area.
The Mountain Fest Run, slated
as part of the Chamber of
Commerce's big Mountain Fest
Celebration on Saturday, May 30,
is shaping up to be one of the top
running events ever held in the
Pam Massey, Public Relations
Director of Southern Bell, present-
ed a $1,000 check to Chamber
President Ruby Alexander and
Mountain Fest Run chairman Dr.
G.K. Howard Jr. Monday to spon-
sor the event.
Howard has scheduled a 10K,
SK and Fun Run (and walk) to be-
gin at 9 a.m. at the intersection of
Cansler and West Mountain streets.
The entry fee, which includes a t-
shirt, is $10 in advance and $12 on
the day of the race.
Fun Run gets sponsor
Mountain Fest, which will be an
all-day event in the downtown
area, promises to be the biggest
community celebration in Kings
Mountain in years. In addition to
the races, there will be an antique
car show at City Stadium, a model
railroad display at the Depot
Center, a historical display at the
old Post Office, plus plenty of
food, crafts and entertainment.
"The thrust of the whole event is
to get people involved with a com-
munity spirit,” said Mrs.
Alexander. "This is the first time
the Chamber has sponsored a run
and we feel like it's going to create
a lot of excitement because it is a
certified run.
See Run, 3-A
Pam Massey, left, public relations director for Southern Bell, pre-
sents a $1,000 check to Ruby Alexander and Dr. G.K. Howard Jr. to be
used to sponsor the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Mountain Fest
KMPD Chief Warren Goforth
and Captain Bob Hayes sustained
minor injuries Monday night while
arresting a suspect breaking win-
dows on Phenix Street.
Hayes suffered glass cuts to his
right arm which required 14 stitch-
cs and was treated at Kings
Mountain Hospital and released.
Goforth, struck with what ap-
pearcd to be a metal pipe, was not
Danicl Eugene Carpenter, 21, of
602 C Phenix Street, was charged
with fclony assault on Goforth, re-
sisting, delaying and obstructing
officers in linc of duty, and damage
to property. His $10,000 bond was
A ncighbor called 911 at 7:46
p.m. Monday to rcport that some-
Martha Hicks Turner, right, was the first :
Grover citizen to cast her vote at the Grover
Veteran Kings Mountain legislator J. Ollie Harris,
who built a reputation for expertise in mental health
programs during 20 years in the N.C. Senate, won the
Democratic nomination for the new 37th Senate seat
created by redistricting Tuesday.
The Kings Mountain mortician ran big in Kings
Mountain and Cleveland-Rutherford Counties over
perennial challenger Bruce Scism, also a Kings
Mountain resident who has unsuccessfully sought a
Senate seat five times.
Harris and Republican Dennis Davis, Crest High
School teacher and a political newcomer, will face-
off in the general election in November. The general
election winner will represent a new Senate district
See Harris, 3-A
Grover to conduct
community survey
In other actions, Council autho-
rized delivery of a new police car,
voted to buy a lawn tractor for the
maintenance department, and ap-
proved bids for paving of Mulber:y
and Poplar Streets and portion of
Briarcliff Street and designated an
additional $40,000 in street repairs
for the fiscal year.
After a request from Grover
Rescue Squad for additional funds,
the board agreed to include the re-
quest at a budget workshop held
after the regular meeting. The town
currently budgets $1200 annually
for the Rescue Squad.
. See Grover, 3-A
Man faces assault charge
one was breaking windows at a
nearby apartment on Phenix Street.
When officers reached the house,
glass was flying, and the suspect,
continuing to break glass, refused
to come out of his residence. Hayes
was reportedly cut by glass when
he reached through a broken win-
dow to the suspect inside the house
and the suspect pulled away from
him. The suspect was unable to be
fingerprinted until Tuesday be-
cause of severe cuts to his hands,
"Somebody inside the house was
just breaking and throwing glass
everywhere," according 10 a wit-
The glass flying continued, ; ac-
cording to the police report, until
See Police, 3-A

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