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Hall of Fame "
fete March 29
Retired Oakland Raiders star Mickey Marvin will be
guest speaker at the sixth annual Kings Mountain
Chamber of Commerce Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
Monday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Kings Mountain
Marvin, who resides in Hendersonville, played on
two Super Bowl champions and was an All-Pro guard
in 1981 and 1982. He started at guard for the Raiders
for 10 years.
now a scout for the
Raiders in the
played high school
football at West
and played in the
Shrine Bowl and East-
West all-star games
his senior year. At
West Henderson, one
of his coaches was
Mountain High coach
MICKEY MARVIN Marvin also
starred in wrestling, baseball and track in high school.
He was the state heavyweight wrestling champion in
1972 with a 27-0 record and was the first wrestler in
state tournament history to score the maximum num-
ber of points en route to the individual state title.
Marvin was a four-year starter at guard for the
University of Tennessee. He was All-Southeastern
Conference in 1974, 1975 and 1976 and UPI All-
American in 1975 and '76. He was also named to the
Churchman’s Hall of Fame All-American team in 1976
and played in the East-West Shrine game.
He was a fourth round draft choice by the Raiders in
1977. He helped the Raiders defeat the Philadelphia
Eagles 27-10 in Super Bowl XV and helped the
Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Super
Bowl XVII. He was All Pro in 1981 and '82 and re-
tired as a player in 1988.
Marvin is active in various community and
Christian activities in the Hendersonville area. He ran
the Christian Football Camp in Hendersonville in 1981
and 1982 and is active in the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes and Special Olympics. He shares his faith and
personal testimony with high schools, colleges and
churches all across American and speaks with young
people in dealing with drugs and alcohol and the many
pressures on today's youth.
This year's Hall of Fame inductees will be an-
nounced next week. Tickets will go on sale soon at the
Chamber of Commerce office and at various locations
United Fund celebrates
a successful campaign
Marvin, who is
Rev. Oscar Stalcup, Rev. James Allen and Rev. Eugene Land, left to right, show a copy of the advertise-
ment in today's Herald which contains a petition their congregations are circulating locally.
Programs outrage churches
A grassroots petition to the en-
tertainment industry is being circu-
lated by three Kings Mountain
churches "outraged" at the media
for programs they say encourages
teenage violence and destroys tra-
ditional family values.
Family Worship Center Church
of God, Second Baptist Church and
Four Square Gospel Church are
paying for a full-page advertise--
ment.in local and connty newspa-,
pers asking readers to ciip a peti-
tion/coupon and sign it and mail it
to American Family Association,
Tupelo, MS, targeted for
major television network, film,
music and record company.
The action is the : first public
step by local churches gearing up
to fight moral issues.
Ninety-eight members of Second
Baptist Church and over 100
members of Family Worship
Center signed a petition opposing
President Clinton's proposal to lift
the ban of homosexuals in the mili-
tary. Most other churches in the
community are informing church
members in newsletters and asking
them to speak out against this is-
Rev. Oscar Stalcup, pastor of
Four Square Church, says that citi-
zens should turn off their television
sets and boycott the sponsors.
"Make a dent in their pocketbooks
and that will count the most,” he
Stalcup, who said he has mixed
Saorality wd fiat Birans can stp
watching what ‘they find offensive
on television and movies and boy-
cott the sponsors. "Quit buying and
they will go out of business.” He
said his congregation has written
letters to elected officials stating
opposition to abortion, sale of alco-
holic beverages, homosexuality in
the military, etc. and decried what
he calls a free lifestyle. He tells his
; ei A trying to legislate
congregation that "what you love .
can kill you," referring to sex out-
side marriage, AIDS, veneral dis-
ease, fast cars, etc.
Rev. Gene Land, pastor of
Second Baptist Church, said local
churches have been lax in raising
their voices publicly about moral
issues and it's time for churches to
take a stand. "You can't force peo-
ple to obey the laws but if you
don't have laws America is in trou-
"It's time for Middle America to
speak out," said Rev. James Allen,
pastor of Family Worship Center.
He said the President's six month's
moratorium on the homosexuality
issue involving the military is a
Pov Uy "let the furor die out and
people will forget about the issue.
"We have to keep the pressure on
at the state legislative level and in
the U. S. Congress," he said.
"It's more clear than ever that we
are living in the last times when
Sodom and Gomorah is being re-
played again,” said Allen. He said
the Bible tells of sexual perversion,
incest, rape, and child molestation
as the lifestyle of the people of
Sodom and Gomorah. He quoted
evangelist Billy Graham who said
that "today's morality is yesterday's
Local pastors are asking Kings
Mountain area citizens to write
See Churches, 3-A
Maude Norris, personnel direc-
tor of Anvil Knitwear, was praised
by past United Fund president
Glenn Anderson for "working qui-
etly on the sidelines" and spear-
heading the 1992 drive for funds
which reached $123,466.37 this
week, topping its goal of $121,500.
Norris, in turn, thanked
President Pat Carter, divisional
chairmen and volunteers who
pushed in the last weeks of the
campaign to keep the local chapter
from a shortfall.
Kings Mountain United Fund is
one of the top 10 of 77 chapters in
the state to surpass its goal.
Anderson said only 15 chapters
attained goal and he blamed that on
the sluggish economy, high unem-
ployment, and the negative publici-
ty about the national United Way
organization with which Kings
Adopt school program
Businesses and industries were
encouraged to adopt a school,
spend money on special projects if
they want to but most importantly
to be role models and volunteers at
a kick-off program Thursday.
Glee E. Bridges, chairman of the
Education Committee of the Kings
Mountain Chamber of Commerce,
presided at the breakfast hosted by
Southern Bell at Holiday Inn which
attracted a large crowd of educa-
tors, business and industrial lead-
ers and school board members.
Principals at the seven Kings
Mountain schools outlined special
needs, focusing on volunteer work
that costs nothing but a few hours a
day or week and want lists that in-
Mountain is not affiliated. He pre-
dicted an average loss in contribu-
tions state-wide of 8 percent or
$4.9 million, a substantial impact
in the program which benefits
many charitable causes and agen-
Anderson was master of cere-
monies for the annual banquet at
Kings Mountain Middle School
celebrating the completion of the
campaign in Kings Mountain.
Carter was absent due to the death
of his mother in Florida.
Norris presented blue sweat-
shirts from Clevemont Mills on be-
half of Carter, general manager of
the Fruit of the Loom plant, and
engraved plaques to divisional
chairmen. She recognized the in-
dustrial division headed by Mikie
See Fund, 3-A
Maude Norris, 1992 campaign chairman of United Fund and the
new president, is congratulated by master of ceremonies Glenn
Anderson at the annual celebration banquet Monday.
to be sold
Jones Intercable has been sold to Alert Cable TV, a
subsidiary of Cable Vision Industries of Liberty, New
York, the 9th largest cable company in the United
Rob Bridges, regional manager of Jones
Intercable, will ask City Council to transfer the city's
cable franchise Tuesday night at the board's February
meeting at Governmental Facilities Center.
Long-term camping at Moss Lake is also a major
item on the 7:30 p.m. agenda.
Bridges said the new owner is not to be confused
with Cable Vision of Charlotte, Gastonia, Mount
Holly and Belmont which is a separate company. He
said target date for the completion of the sale is May
with the transfer of 11 Jones cable franchises, includ-
ing Kings Mountain.
Local subscribers will see no change in service nor
in the number of channels or location of offices. The
Kings Mountain office will remain in The Herald
building on Canterbury Road. The regional office of
the company will remain in Lowell.
Bridges said Cable Vision Industries of Liberty,
New York is a privately held company and in 35
years of business has sold only one Cable TV system.
He said the new company has plans to upgrade the
"It is not uncommon for Jones to sell because
Jones is funded by limited partnerships and publicly
traded with obligation to their investors," said
Bridges, a 10-year employee.
The question of long-term camping at Moss Lake
has been up in the air for several months.
Recently, the Moss Lake Commission refused to
back down from its original recommendation to
Council that campsite renters move out when leases
expire April 30. City Council had sent the issue back
to the Commission after 15 long term campers ap-
peared to challenge the policy.
The city has been renting camp sites at Moss Lake
for $500 annually, including free lights and water.
Commission members charge that some campers
have become permanent fixtures. They suggest that
all campers pay $10 per day to use the campground
and stay no longer than 14 days to give all citizens of
the city access to the campground.
Commission Chairman Joe Smith said that 60 peo-
ple are on the waiting list to use the sites and only
one present camper is a Kings Mountain taxpayer.
Lake Commission member M. C. Pruette said the
camping issue has been a problem for several years.
"The public interest is not being served by what we
do out there," he told the lake board at a recent meet-
ing also attended by two city commissioners.
KM's Winn-Dixie to cut
ribbon at expanded store
As Winn-Dixie Charlotte, Inc.
prepares to celebrate Thursday the
expansion of its newly remodeled
Kings Mountain store at U.S. 74
and Springs Road, it announces
members of the management team,
Joe B. Holland Jr., who started
his career with Winn-Dixie 15
years ago as a part time bag boy,
will continue as the location man-
ager for the remodeled store.
Holland, originally from
Cherryville, moved to Kings
Mountain over two years ago with
his wife, Lori, and daughter,
Lindsey. Holland said he and his
staff are proud to be able to offer
Kings Mountain customers "even
more with the new and improved
"We are excited Winn-Dixie is
growing along with the communi-
ty," said Holland. "My staff and I
will work hard to serve as a solid
supermarket operator and as a cor-
porate leader within the Kings
Holland said Winn-Dixie will il-
lustrate its strong commitment to
the community during its grand
opening festivities on Thursday,
February 18, at 7:45 a.m. with a
"ribbon of money" cutting ceremo-
ny. This ribbon will consist of 40
five dollar bills, which will be do-
nated to the Kings Mountain Crisis
The remodeled store will feature
a number of specialty departments
including an expanded produce se-
lection, a Cheese Shoppe, a
Fisherman's Wharf for fresh
seafood, a Bakery and a Florist.
"This remodeled store, with its
See Winn-Dixie, 3-A
cluded software and computers for
Glenda O'Shields of Grover
School invites breakfast or lunch
"buddies" for reading programs
which would require an hour a
week of volunteer service. She en-
couraged those interested to work
one-on-one with fourth and fifth
graders and asked the Chamber to
make available speakers on’ select-
O'Shields asked employers to
permit release time for employees
to attend conferences or to eat
lunch with their children several
times a year. She encouraged em-
ployees who are parents to attend
school functions to communicate
regularly with the teachers and to
support children in school assign-
ments. Two-way radios for buses,
science materials, and software and
computers for classrooms were
several projects she earmarked.
West School Principal Sherrill
Toney asked for volunteers to tutor
math and reading students and
asked employers to allow children
to visit business/industry so they
could see them in operation. He
suggested that if West School
could receive special donations of
at least $10,000 a year that PTO
fund raisers could be eliminated.
Televisions in each room of the
new building would be a plus, he
See Schools, 3-A
Hubert Johnson of Spectrum, Glee E. Bridges, education committee chairman, Pam Massey of
Southern Bell and Wade Tyner, president of Kings Mountain Chamber of Commerce, talk about projects
in which industry and business can become involved in to "Adopt A School."