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Raid results in drug arrests
A raid by Kings Mountain Police at Apartment
15 Pine Manor Thursday afternoon resulted in the
arrest of two people on felony drug charges.
Narcotics Officer Lisa Capps said the arrests
came after a month-long investigation and
following complaints by neighbors. ~~
Police obtained a search warrant and confis-
cated 14 large rocks of crack cocaine, two small
rocks of crack cocaine, less than 1/2 ounce of
marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Charged in the raid were Marcella Leigh
Wagner, 22, of Apt. 15, maintaining a dwelling for
controlled substances, possession with intent to
sell and deliver cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her $10,000 bond was secured.
Also charged was Mark Edward Howard, 26, 15
Pine Manor, possession with intent to sell and
deliver crack cocaine, possession of drug para-
phernalia and simple possession of marijuana.
His $5000 bond was secured.
Other officers assisting in the raid were Chief
Council puts Ingles project on the back burner
by ELIZABETH STEWART
of The Herald Staff
By 5-2 vote City Council Monday night put the
Ingles Super Market project on the back burner.
The board rejected a request by Ingles to amend
the city and Ingles’ original annexation agreement
by substituting a septic system for a costly connec-
tion to the city’s sewer lines.
After the meeting Charles Murdock, real estate
developer for the Asheville-based grocery chain,
said he didn’t know if the board's decision would
stop the building of a grocery store on Oak Grove
Road and Scism Road across from Gold Run subdi-
“I will have to report back to Mr. Ingles and see
where he wants to go from here,” he said, adding
that he considered time not a factor for Ingles as
long as the property owners continued to be patient.
Murdock said property owners Judy and Paul
Scism had been “wonderful.”
Mrs. Scism said Ingles holds an option to build
on their property and the contract is still in effect.
City Attorney Mickey Corry said during the spe-
cial meeting Monday night that the city and Ingle’s
present annexation contract is binding and the con-
tract would continue with the terms stipulating that
Ingles pay for all sewer line construction costs.
“As long as Ingles does not back down, the con-
tract will continue,” he said in response to Council-
man Gene White.
White said after the meeting he considered the
Ingles issue “dead.”
Plans for the project began more than two years
ago when council approved a satellite annexation
of the proposed site.
Murdock defended Ingle’s attempt to contain its
costs, responding to criticism from two Gold Run
residents and questions from a council opposed to
“The first shovel of dirt hasn't been turned,” said
Phil Bouchard who said Ingles “has not lived up to
“Look at their other stores, you don’t see any lush
green grass, and landscaping is not one of their pri-
orities,” he said.
Van Wilson, who spoke in 1996 against the an-
nexation plan, said “a lot of people are ticked off by
a company who had guaranteed success with sto-
ries of jobs and thousands expected to flock to the
store by their own account and by newspaper ac-
counts. Ask the people if they want the grocery
store. We don’t want it,” he said.
“I think two years has shown the character of this
* company,” said Wilson.
City Manager Jimmy Maney said Ingles out-of-
pocket costs have soared for constructing sewer
lines to connect to the city system and said an early
plan to bore under U.S. 74 and connect to Spectrum
Dyed yarns line would not work.
“We've got too much on our plate now and I just
don’t see how we can spend that kind of money
when we have the police station to build and other
big projects,” said Councilman Phil Hager who
made the motion to reject the septic tank proposal.
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Richard Reynolds, Captain Houston Corn, Lt.
Melvin Proctor, Sgt. Derek Johnson, Ptl. Tim
Adams, Ptl. Shane Johnson and Ptl. Chad
Man hospitalized after shooting
Tyrone Deshawn Crocker, 24, 520 Crocker Rd.,
was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center Friday
night after he was shot in the leg, Kings Mountain
Ptl. Penny Fulton was investigating officer. The
incident happened on Clinton Drive at 11:06 p.m.
Crocker underwent leg surgery. No one has
Domestic argument ends in stabbing
A domestic argument between two women
resulted in the alleged stabbing of Cynthia Ann
Camp, 110 Cash Road, at her home Saturday
Sgt. J. H. Tessneer, who investigated; said that
warrants are being obtained for the suspect.
Camp was treated at Kings Mountain Hospital
for wounds to her abdomen and hand and
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stand at Eng School of Self Defense in Kings Mountain. Serving up the icy
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Board to appoint Moss Lake members
The appointment of the five
inside-city members on the Moss
Lake Commission is on the
agenda for Monday night's spe-
cial City Council meeting at 7
Last month Council reap-
pointed the two members serving
on the board from the Moss Lake
Property Owner's Association.
Mayor pro tem Norma Bridges,
who presided at Monday's spe-
cial meeting, suggested that Steve
Killian, chairman of the Planning
Board and secretary to the Moss
Lake Commission, recommend a
policy that would state, for in-
stance, if members miss as many
as three straight meetings and are
not excused by the chairman that
they will be dropped from the
board. Councilman Gene White
suggested that board members
attend at least 60 percent of the
meetings during a year of service
but later withdrew his motion
when board members could not
come up with a formula.
In other actions of Monday
night's meeting, the board:
- Alloted $10,000 to the city
recreation budget for expenses of
local ball teams to state playoffs.
Two teams, one composed of 16
to 18 year old girls and one team
of 13 year old boys, have already
qualified for state playoffs and a
third team of 9 and 10 year old
boys is undefeated in regional com-
petition. Maney announced that
Kings Mountain will host the state
playoffs next year.
- Appointed Becky Cook and
Annie Thombs to serve with Coun-
cilmen White, Mullinax and Hager
on the committee to redraw ward
lines and reappointed Jim Belt,
Sandra Murphrey, Betty Corry and
Donna Canova to the Senior Cen-
ter advisory board.
Police Station bids
‘way over’ budget
"by ELIZABETH STEWART
of The Herald Staff
Bids for the new city law enforcement center are “way over
budget,” the low bid for general construction totaling $1,564,194.
City Council received the bid from Pinnix Construction of
Gastonia Monday night and set a special meeting for next Mon-
day at 7 p.m. to possibly award bids.
The board authorized City Manager Jimmy Maney to meet with
Gastonia architects Stewart and Cooper, all prospective low bid-
through “value engineering” to delete some items.
Maney said construction costs have escalated because of build-
ing booms statewide since the city started planning the new po-
lice station two years ago.
In a related action, the board awarded contract to John Jenkins
of Gastonia at a cost of $36,125 for demolition and removal of the
old police station and for digging out the basement and compact-
ing the soil. Law Engineering of Charlotte will conduct a soil com-
paction test to take the site back to grade level.
Maney said that once the police staff vacates the present build-
ing on S. Piedmont Avenue that Jenkins will have 21 days to tear
down the old building and the entire site will be cleared and ready
to begin construction which could be as early as mid August.
Maney told the board that state statutes allow city officials to
negotiate with low bidders for construction work.
“I don’t know what items can be eliminated from the architec-
tural plan but once we meet with them Friday and with Chief
Reynolds we will have more to report for Monday night's special
meeting,” he told the board Monday night.
The low bids for the new police station are $600,000 over the
proposed costs two years ago of $1 million and the costs don’t
include the cost of architectural fees for the project.
Maney said if Council opts to go ahead with the $1.5 million
plus bid that he will need to come up with how to-finance the
extra costs and whether to take those funds from fund balances of
the electric and gas department budgets.
“We don’t want to compromise the new building but we do
need to trim the fat but not diminish the quality of the law en-
forcement building,” said Councilman Phil Hager in making the
motion to table the awarding of bids for more study.
Councilman Jerry Mullinax asked if the additional funds would
be carried over in the 1999-2000 budget and Maney said that bud-
geting must also be done for the current year’s budget.
RIBBON-CUTTING - John Godbold, chairman of the Cleveland
Chamber, Joe Smith, president of the Kings Mountain Business
and Professional Association, Mayor pro tem Norma Bridges, Fred
Gross, Western Division President of BB&T and local BB&T
executive Glenn Anderson cut the ribbon Tuesday morning
marking the completion of renovations of the Kings Mountain BB&T
on King Street. The local bank, which opened in Kings Mountain
in 1979, has undergone extensive refurbishing.
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