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falling in Boone.
Saturday's heavy winds blew this huge tree down on the home of Boyd
and Betty Howell on Bethlehem Road, but fortunately there was no serious
damage. Another tree was blown across the driveway, trapping them in-
side their home. Larry McDaniel of the Bethlehem Fire Department
cleared the tree from the driveway.
The wind. blew like crazy’
but did little damage in KM
A tornado watch in Kings Mountain Satur
miles per hour in some areas and a little over an inch and a half rain-
fall made for a mix bag of weather.
If you went outside with an umbrella, the chances were that it was
little cover for the rain which poured in sheets.
Kenneth Kitzmiller, The Herald's weather watcher, said it rained
1.52 inches in the Kings Mountain area but the big news was the high
winds which apparently did no damage.
"The wind blew like crazy," said Kitzmiller.
Tuesday morning a tree fell on a utility line about 10 a.m. in East
Kings Mountain in the Linwood Section. Utility Director Jimmy
Maney said that power was out at 75 homes for about 30 minutes
while electric crews repaired the damage.
Tuesday afternoon there were reports of snow flurries in Upper
Cleveland County near South Mountain and in York, SC. Snow was
¥, high winds up to 30
For several days in a row Kitzmiller recorded below freezing tem-
peratures on his weather charts. Some frost was reported on
November 3 and 4. Kitzmiller said a killing frost wiped out vegetation
on November 5 when the temperatures dipped to 19. :
At this time last year the temperatures were milder and no frost was
reported until Thanksgiving week, he said.
Kitzmiller predicts that this winter won't be mild in Kings
"I guess our utility bills will be higher because we have to keep
warm and it won't matter if the groundhog saw his shadow or not," he
The advice Kitzmiller gives is "bundle up."
The 225 non-certified employees
in the Kings Mountain District
Schools, principals, assistant prin-
cipals and directors got a bonus
Monday night in the form of in-
creases in incremental salary sup-
Previously, non-certified em-
ployees received a yearly supple-
ment of $150. Under the new plan
workers will receive an additional
$25 from this year forward, for
cach year employed, up to $600.
The Kings Mountain Board of
Education also unanimously ap-
proved a two percent supplement
scale for administrators including
program and departmental direc-
tors, principals and assistant princi-
pals. This new scale does not in-
clude assistant superintendents and
The scale ranges from $2,000
for first year assistant principals to
a tenth year high of $4,514 for the
principal of Kings Mountain High
School; $4,181 for the Kings
Mountain Middle School Principal;
$2,390 for Assistant Principals and
$3,584 for elementary and Parker
The Kings Mountain Board of
Elections will conduct a hearing
Monday at 7 p.m. at City Hall
Council Chambers on City
Councilman Jim Guyton's chal-
lenge of the recent municipal elec-
Guyton has not asked for a
recount of the votes in which Jerry
Mullinax led him by two votes
(162-160) nor for a new election
but is challenging alleged impro-
prieties at the East Kings Mountain
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Guyton challenges election
Cites improprieties at East Kings Mountain precinct
hearing, said that the board, which
also includes Tim Miller and
Valerie Boyd, will air the concerns.
The public is invited.
Cook said that Guyton has re-
quested a copy of the East KM
pollbooks in an effort to determine
if any deceased voters' names are
listed on the log of people who vot-
ed in the city election last Tuesday.
"If those allegations are correct
the county board would hear those
challenges and then Jim could go
to the state with it," said Cook.
Nothing is more fun than playing in a cotton wagon. Morgan Scism, Jennifer Scism, Brittany Floyd and
Adam Floyd play in Grandpa Jack Scism's cotton wagon on Jack and Mona Scism's 500-acre farm. The
family is currently harvesting 80 acres of cotton in addition to raising turkeys.
Complaint filed against Board member
The Cleveland County Board of
Elections is notifying Pat Childers
that witnesses are required on her
complaint against a city board of
Debra Blanton, elections super-
visor, said that Mrs. Childers, wife
of mayoral candidate Jim Childers,
complained that Tim Miller, a
member of the Kings Mountain
elections board whose wife,
Shearra, was on the ballot and was
reelected to the Kings Mountain
Board of Education Tuesday, al-
legedly stood over the tabulator on
the county side, not the city side
where he was working, and looked
at or tried to look at voter ballots
Street principals. Directors, such as
Food Service, Vocational
Education and directors of other
special programs would fall in this
Supt. Dr. McRae said that even
though the administrative scale is
in place, it could be cut if there is a
But he says that as long as the
system stays within this scale the
state provides funds for Central of-
fice administrators. No money
comes from local funds.
See Salary, 2-A
Hughes KM Carrousel Princess
Christie Hughes, rising senior at Kings Mountain
High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie
Hughes, has been chosen Carrousel Princess and will
represent the city in the annual Thanksgiving Day
Carolinas Carrousel in Charlotte.
The blue-eyed brunette ranks No. 2 scholastically in
a graduating class of 203 seniors.
She will participate in the four-day festival high-
attended North Carolina Governors School and Tar
Heel Girls State, is a Morehead nominee, was honored
by Woodmen of the World in U. S. History, and serves
as president of the National Honor Society and Beta
club treasurer. She is also active in Student Council,
Science and French clubs and tutors in local elemen-
tary schools. She is a member of Dixon Presbyterian
Church and serves as president of the youth group and
! while they were being inserted in
the voting machines.
Miller worked at the West Kings
Mountain precinct at The Armory
last Tuesday, according to Becky
Cook, Kings Mountain Board of
Elections chairman. Miller
| denies the charges, saying that he
was aware of his position on the
city board and the only time he was
on the county ‘side at the polling
place was to see if he filled out a
paper correctly on a provisional
Both elections officials Cook
and Blanton say the heavy write-in
vote probably led to some of the
confusion on election day.
Blanton said the county board
has corrected an error in the regis-
tration of county commissioner
Mary Shear Accor. Blanton said
the county elections board had
Accor and her husband, Charles
Accor, in the wrong precinct. The
Accors, who live on Dixon School
Road, reported to the East Kings
Mountain precinct to vote in the
school board and sanitary district
elections instead of Grover. Voters
who live in the Dixon Community
were moved from the Community
Center to Grover several years ago.
"They were given their ballots
there but that was our error and this
in no way conflicted with any bal-
lots that did or did not get in the
proper district,” said Blanton.
es get supplement hike
King to School Board: Listen
Billy King, the unsuccessful
write-in candidate in last Tuesday's
school board election, says 702 of
the 2,909 votes cast for him sends
a strong message.
Stella Putnam, who worked with
about a dozen volunteers in a last-
minute campaign for King the
weekend before the election,
agrees. She says that voters want a
Both King and Putnam indicate
they will run two years from now
for the inside-city and at-large
seats up for grabs along with one
outside-city seat. Terms of Ronnie
Hawkins, Billy Houze and Connie
Allison will expire in two years.
King and Putnam said they plan
to file before the registration dead-
See King, 12-A
"Jim is actually challenging vot-
ers instead of the election but we
want to air all these concerns and
hope we won't have these problems
in two years when we vote again."
Guyton says that one registered
voter wasn't allowed to vote and an
unregistered voter was.
That means if there is another
tie, and the two men tied previous-
ly on October 10, that according to
state law they draw straws.
"I won't draw straws,’
See Guyton, 4-A
Park feels bite
of budget fuss
The Kings Mountain National
Military Park closed at 2 p.m.
Tuesday due to federal budget
cuts, according to-Supt. Andrew
According to Loveless, the Park
has closed all visitor facilities in-
cluding parking lots, the Visitor
Center and the historic battlefield
and all trails for an indefinite peri-
The main drive, a connector be-
tween segments of S. C. Highway
216, will remain open subject to
the usual speed restrictions and
commercial vehicle prohibitions.
Loveless said that essential law
enforcement personnel will contin-
ue to provide emergency services
and necessary protection to gov-
ernment property, roads, lands and
wildlife during this period of clo-
A Park employee was finishing
up paperwork Wednesday morning
and answered the telephone but she
said that all other employees had
Tuesday, the Office of
Management and Budget directed
the Federal agencies including the
National Park Service of the U. S.
Department of the Interior to fur-
lough all non-essential Federal per-
sonnel without pay effective imme-
Loveless blamed the closure on
the failure of the Congress and the
Administration in Washington, DC
to reach accord and provide either
an approved budget or extend the
continuing Park resolution which
expired Tuesday at midnight.
The adjoining Kings Mountain
State Park, (telephone 803-222-
3209), with extensive camping,
picnicking and recreational facili-
ties, is administered by the State
Parks Division of the South
Carolina Department of Parks,
Recreation and Tourism and will
be unaffected by the KMNMP clo-
sure. The state park will continue
to operate at normal hours with full
facilities from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Herald to publish early next week
The Kings Mountain Herald will publish one day carly next week be-
cause the Thanksgiving holiday falls on the regular publication date.
The paper will be printed on Tuesday and carry a Wednesday dateline.
Deadline for all advertising and news will be 5 p.m. Monday.
Unemployed? Run a free classified ad
The Kings Mountain, Bessemer City and Cherryville areas have been hit
hard recently with announcements of the closing of numerous plants.
The closing of Carolina Freight, Bike and Dora Textiles in Cherryville,
Danalex and Reeves Brothers in Bessemer City , and Clevemont in Kings
Mountain will put well over 1,000 area people out of work.
If you have lost your job, the Herald wants to help by offering free clas-
sified advertisements. All you need to do is list your skills and the type job \
desired and bring the information to our office at the corner of East King
and Canterbury Road.
The usual deadline for classified ads is Tuesday at 3 p.m., but for next
week's paper the deadline is Monday. The ads can run as often as you like
but must be re-submitted each week.
lighted by the largest Thanksgiving Day parade in the
Southeast and will compete for scholarship prizes to-
taling more than $6,000. \
Hughes will to to Charlotte on Monday, November
20, for activities which will also include trips to
WBTYV, Discovery Place and Carolinas Medical
The big parade, to be televised by WBTV Channel
is expected to be seen by half a million viewers
on the worship committee.
She plans to attend UNC at Chapel Hill, major in
chemistry and study pharmaceutical research at the
School of Pharmacy.
Hughes' great-great-great uncle Hatcher Hughes
won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel, "Hell Bent for
Heaven." She has one sister, Heather.
She lists her hobbies as piano, swimming and play-
ing clarinet in the high school band.
from the 14-county Metrolina region.