Kaya Newton Softhll Sizer
Ocie Hill celebrates 90th
birthday with mot
fod tt 5
5. this weekend at South Poin ZA | itt
, aN" ? ~ Z 2
VOL. 105 NO. 31 Thursday, August 5, 1993 Kings Mountai 6 +350¢
Water in the Moss Lake reser-
voir will be lowered five to six feet
beginning September 7 for the city
do do minor repairs along the
beach and shoreline.
Tom Howard, Director of
Community Services, said it will
take about two weeks to complete
the lake lowering, depending on
the volume of rain run-off.
Property owners at Moss Lake
have been notified by letter from
Water Supervisor Walt Ollis of the
city's plans to do maintenance and
repairs on city facilities and prop-
erties. Restoring the normal lake
level will begin around November
Ollis said lake property owners
will have time to do maintenance
on boat docks and other waterfront
facilities. He said lake owners had
asked the city to lower the lake in
the spring months but it was not
feasible due to interference with
spawning of all species of fish.
Howard said the draw down will
be done over a two week period to
prevent problems at the water
plant. He said the city will attempt
to hold the level as close as possi-
ble, depending upon the rainfall.
He said restoration of the normal
lake level will be very much
"The lowering of the lake is a
mea onus the level eva
ery few years for maintenance.”
Property owners need to obtain
city permits for work on the lake
shore, said Ollis.
property for sale
A 112,000-square foot masonry
warehouse/light manufacturing fa-
cility at 200 Kinder Road in Kings
Mountain Industrial Park is part of
an August 12 sealed bid sale being
advertised by The Brumley
Company of Charleston, SC and
NRC Auctions of Chicago, IL.
Properties in the sale are being
sold by First Union National Bank,
Wachovia Corp, South Carolina
National and Federal Bankruptcy
See Auction, 10-A
decided risk on the part of the city
Wanda Allison, center, teaches a group of Bible School students at Pine Manor as Kim Humphries, left,
and Greg Moore assist.
By GARY STEWART
Editor of the Herald
This is the first year of the Bible School program,
Rev. John Houze, pastor of The People's Church on
Highway 161, said sometimes people like to talk about
the problem rather than being part of the solution.
That's why members of his congregation along with
members of Second Baptist Church have undertaken a
mission this week to teach the Bible to children at one
of the city's largest public housing complexes, Pine
This is the third project undertaken at Pine Manor
by The People's Church, which has grown to 60 mem-
bers in just three years of existence.
Children of all ages - and even some adults - are
meeting each evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through
Friday. The opening day crowd Monday was about 45,
and Rev. Houze and the other faithful workers hope to
see over 100 people participate by the week's end.
There are approximately 150 children living at Pine
Manor, and Rev. Houze said his church is reaching
about 95 percent of them in one mission program or
which is called "Outdoor Bible Club." The church also
witnesses at Pine Manor once a month and Alfred Ash,
a church member and public school teacher, teaches
Adult Education each week through a joint program
with Cleveland Community College.
"We see this as a way to give the people here a
chance to know that there is hope,” said Rev. Houze.
Houze has seen several residents of Pine Manor
saved during previous mission cfforts there, and four
families have actually gotten out of the complex and
into their own homes.
"It's giving them self-esteem,” he says. "The Adult
Education program on Tuesday and Thursday nights
has been a tremendous success. It's been going on
since November and people are ‘working for their
diplomas, not a GED."
While the monthly witnessing program is an out-
reach of The People's Church, which is Southern
Baptist, Rev. Houze takes great pride in the fact that
the Bible School is a non-denominational program
See Bible, 3-A
a of North dag,
% Qaph 3
$iqads of Bpwrtt
Davis governor's Volunteer of Year
The only reward Sue Davis
wants for hours of volunteer work
is a smile or a big hug from her son
and his 15 friends at Western
Carolina Center who call her
But Governor Jim Hunt last
week picked the Second Baptist
Church member from 38 nominees
to receive one of six prestigious
"Volunteer of the Year" awards
from the North Carolina
Department of Human Resources.
Her name will be engraved on a
plaque that will hang in a govern-
ment building in Raleigh. A replica
certificate will be framed and
placed at her home beside the
many volunteers awards the busy
homemaker has carned.
Davis and her husband, Carl,
and their pastor, Rev. Gene Land,
went to Raleigh to bring home the
honors for both Mrs. Davis and her
church, among the groups nominat-
ed for an award. The church spon-
sors 30 residents at the Morganton
center at $24 cach and provide
birthday and Christmas gilts, a pro-
ject started by Mrs. Davis about
four ycars ago.
Three times a week the Davises
drive from their home on
Brookwood Drive in Cherryville to
Morganton and visit their son at
Cedar Oak Cottage. Mrs. Davis has
been honored as "Parent of the
AP re Tt a per ne
for Ward 4
Incumbent Ward 4 Councilman
Jerry White assured a race for his
seat when he paid his filing fee to
Elections Board Chairman Becky
Cook Tuesday morning.
With White now in, the race for
four seats in the October 5 city
election numbers ten overall - and
at least two in each individual race.
If run-offs are necessary, they will
be held on November 2.
Citizens have until noon Friday
to file for the four-year terms. The
filing fee is $36. Candidates must
live in the ward which elects him.
The At-large candidate can live
. anywhere in the city limits.
White, who was appointed to fill
the final two years of Scott
Neisler's term when Neisler re-
signed to run for mayor, iS oppos-
ing former Councilman Jim
Childers, who lost his most recent
bid for City Council two years ago.
White said the city has made
great strides in zoning in his two
years on the Council, and he sees
zoning as a major priority in the
coming term four years, also.
"I think the city has worked hard
to get things done in zoning areas,
and we also completed the addition
to the Wastewater Treatment Plant
during my time on the Council.
That puts us in a better position to
"Our zoning ordinances were
Allison must have their fingers
With the deadline for filing for
the Kings Mountain School Board
Friday at noon, the two are still un-
opposed for the two outside city
seats in the November 2 election.
Only two persons have filed for
the At-large seat, former Board
member Billy Houze and Larry
Three join Grover Board race
Three more people filed for the
Grover Town Council during the
past week, assuring at least a four-
person race for the three available
seats in the November 2 election.
Incumbent James N. Howell
filed, along with Noel G. Spivey
and Evelyn Willis. Incumbent Don
Rich filed earlier.
"T just can't help myself when I see a need, I just have
to do something about it...
Year" for two years and before that
won the Maryland Governor's
award after 20,000 hours of volun-
teer service at Great Oak Center in
Silver Springs, Maryland. She was
“also active in the Maryland Cercbal
"My reward is when I walk in
the center and they hear my voice,"
said Mrs. Davis. "One little boy
follows me down the hall, another
one laughs and my son, Leslie, will
smile and reach out and hug my
Carl Davis is as popular as his
wife. The boys call him "Pop."
When they miss a day, the staff
calls to find out what happened.
Davis sews jogging clothes and
shirts for all the boys from materi-
als donated by Sunday School
classes at her church and at least
once a ycar the Center transports
15 boys to the Davis home for a
big birthday bash for Leslic, 44.
This summer they postponed the
trip because of the hot weather.
Davis says she hopes to be part of
a Center fundraising project for an
air-conditioned wheelchair bus.
“The Lord moves in mysterious
ways," says Mrs. Davis, telling the
story of how God directed them
back to North Carolina in 1988 af-
ter 35 years in Maryland.
The Davises moved from Kings
Mountain to Maryland when their
son was 3 1/2 years old to find a
hospital and treatment center for
him. The boy had encephalitis
when he was six months old.
Leslie Davis, now 44, uscs his
hands and arms very little and can't
dress or feed himself. In Maryland,
the Lions Club helped the family
get the boy in a day care program
which also taught the parents how
to care for him. Leslic stayed at
home for 25 years, until his parents
could no longer lift him. Davis is
a retired bus driver with the
Department of Defense in
Washington, DC. Mrs. Davis was a
school crossing guard for 15 years
in Prince George County, MD until
she suffered a mild heart attack in
1979. They are both Kings
Mountain natives. Mrs. Davis! [a-
ther, Ben Bennett, drowned in a
boating accident in 1938. Her
mother, Mrs. Mary Fipps, 88, lives
on First Street and Sue and her sis-
badly outdated and needed revis-
ing," he said. "We need to continue
to update all the zoning ordinances
and continue to bring industry into
Others who previously filed for
City Council include: §
Ward 1 - Charlie Smith, Gilbert
Hamrick and incumbent Elvin
Ward 5 - Incumbent Fred Finger
and Rick Murphrey.
At-large - Kyle Smith, Jerry
Mullinax and Frank Brackett. &
Al Moretz, the incumbent at- i
large Councilman, announced ear-
lier that he would not seek reelec-
awkins, Board chairman, is
completing his first four-year term
on the Board. Allison was appoint-
ed two months ago to fill the re-
mainder of the term of Houze, who
had to resign when he moved in-
side the city limits.
Citizens who live within the
All candidates must file with the
Cleveland County Board of
Elections by noon Friday. The fil-
ing fee is S20.
Timothy Rowland, the third in-
cumbent, has not yet filed, accord-
ing to the Cleveland County Board
Grover citizens interested in
serving four-year terms on the
Council have until noon Friday to
file at the Cleveland County Board
of Elections in Shelby.
ter, Ruth Davis from Rock Hill,SC
share in her care. Davis is the son
of the late Charles and Bessie
Davis. In Kings Mountain Carl
Davis worked as a supervisor at
the Craftspun Mill. Mrs. Davis was
a winder at Burlington Mills
"We were traveling 450 to 500
miles one way to check on moth-
er,” Suc said. "Onc day Carl said
that we should just moye back
home. I said we had to find a place
for Leslic first.”
Two ycars before they decided
to move back home, Leslie was se-
riously ill. While she waited in the
Intensive Care Unit waiting room
onc evening Suc talked with an-
other woman and found out about
Western Carolina Center in
"It's a shame that more people
don't know about that wonderful
facility,” said Carl Davis.
Leslie has learned to cut paper
without getting hurt and he gets a
small salary for his work that he
can use on shopping trips and out-
ings. He has learned how 10 use a
special hole punch, to operate a .
switch box and to hold his own
drinking cup. The boy was on
strong medication for seizures for
30 years and is now off it and no
See Davis, 5-A