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ARRESTS necklaces valued at $1,050.
Robert Edgerton, 28, Kings \ Pine Manor Apt, 612 Charles St.,
Mountain, civil order for arrest % SpE ie of a Nintendo 64
from Gaston County. ~ valued at $129, two Nintendo 64
Carl E. Wilson, 33, Kings games valued at $100, CD player
Mountain, assault on a female. ~ valued at $89, six CDs valued at
Ronald Smith, 27, Kings $90, and four silver colored
Mountain, driving while licensere- bracelets valued at $50:
= voked, expired inspection. Ramada Limited, Kings
: Smith Jr, 410 Hill St., three Mountain, reported the theft of a
counts worthless check. 25” color TV valued at $400.
Fordway Services, Charlotte, re-
CITATIONS ported the theft of two bubble gum
John Young, 29, Kings Mountain, machines valued at $500, and $150
operating a vehicle while license re-
Marcus Brooks, Kings Mountain,
operating a vehicle without having
in full force the financial responsi-
bility required.
First Charter Bank, Kings
Mountain, reported that someone
presented a company check for
cash without authority.
Billy Neal, 919 Grace St., report-
ed that someone broke the window
of his truck and stole CD player
valued at $458, passive EQ for ra-
dio valued at , 200 compact
discs valued at $1500, and did $100
damage to the passenger side win-
Little Dans, 1233 S. Battleground,
reported that a customer obtained
property by false pretenses by writ-
ing a check on an unknown ac-
count number.
Sithhath Himpraphanh, 301 Ellis
St., reported that someone broke
the rear window of his vehicle,
causing $300 damage.
Robert Harris Jr., Cherryville, re-
ported that someone broke into his
vehicle and stole a stereo valued at
$200, amp valued at $170, speakers
valued at $300, and two 10K gold
in quarters at Food Lion.
merican Legion Post 155, Kings
Mountain, reported the theft of a li-
cense plate sticker from a vehicle in
the parking lot.
Jennifer Helms, 517 Baker St., re-
ported that she was threatened.
~ William Roberts, 135 Goforth
Road, reported that he was assault-
Scott Cloninger, 406 Maner St.,
reported damage to his mailbox.
Crystal Burns, 200 Charles St., re-
ported that someone cut her win-
dow screen.
Beverly Wright, 1300 Shelby Rd.,
reported the front tires of her vehi-
cle were cut, total damage $250.
Wynn Crawford, 607 Groves St.,
reported $150 damage to her glass
storm door by someone throwing
an unknown object through the
Food Lion, 1320 Shelby
Rd., reported the theft of an un-
known quantity of Tylenol and
Jennifer Goins, Shelby, reported
that someone spray-painted and
broke the windows in her car and
slashed her tires. Damage was $200
to four tires, $300 to four windows,
$200 to the front windshield, $100
to the sun roof, $50 to the front
park lights, and $1,000 to the paint.
Musical Designs, 402 E. King St.,
reported the theft of a $15 stereo kit
face plate.
Cald he olet, 615
Broadvie r,, reported that some-
one threw small rocks at four vehi-
cles, causing $1,400 in damages.
Vehicles driven by Patricia
Jackson of Kings Mountain and
Cecil Carver of Bessemer City
struck at the Texaco E park-
ing lot at 511 Linwood Road.
Damage to Carver's car was $500.
Vehicles driven by Josie Massey
of Shelby and Barbara Coxen of
Kings Mountain struck on Phifer
Road, causing $2,000 damage to
Massey’s car and $3,000 to Coxen'’s
A car driven by Nancy Brown of
Kings Mountain struck a parked
car in the parking lot of new Image
Hair Salon. Damages were $300 to
Brown's vehicle and $500 to the
Pi vehicle owned by Ruby
urris of Kings Mountain.
Vehicles driven by Robin Dorsett
of Gaffney, SC, and Kay Hamrick of
Plagkabure 5 struck in the park-
ing lot of Dollar General, causing
$1,000 damage to Dorsett’s car and
$3,000 to Hamrick’s.
Vehicles driven by Tammy
Crisps of Kings Mountain and
Andrea Wright of Kings Mountain
struck in the walking track parking
lot on Branch St., causing $1,000
damage to Griggs’ car and $200 to
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"I saw something once that.
was big and round and had lots
of lights onit," Mitchem said. "It
might have been a balloon."
Modern marvels like TV
don't impress Mitchem much.
The content of televison pro-
gramming causes her much dis-
tress. She does have a place in
her heart for old-time radio.
"There's too much ugly stuff
on television for me to watch it.
If people read the Bible, they'll
see what it all means." said
Mitchem. "But I do remember
how much fun we used to have
listening to the radio."
Though Mitchem never held
a job in a factory or office, her
working life has been helping
others. For many years she
cooked and did domestic work
for several Kings Mountain
families. Cooking was always
one of her talents.
"I like to cook," Mitchem said.
"I can cook a little bit of every-
Besides cooking, Mitchem
has musical talent as well.
Playing the tambourine in the
Kings Mountain Senior Center
band has given her the chance
to show off that talent, and do a
bit of traveling as well.
"Oh, we traveled all over
with the band," Mitchem said.
"We went down to Wilmington,
and Columbia, South Carolina
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and we went to the mountains
too. I saw the biggest tree I be-
lieve I ever saw in my life in
Wilmington. We ate dinner one
night down there on a ship."
When asked about the differ-
ence between the way the
world is today, and the way it
was nearly a century ago,
Mitchem is quick to answer.
"People back then was kinder
and took care of one another,"
Mitchem said. "If one got in
trouble, then everyone would
help them out. You wasn't
scared back then either. At
night in summer we kept the
doors open and just put a chair
in front of it to keep the dog
Modern day child rearing is
another subject that Mitchem
has strong opinions on.
"The parents these days don't
sit their children down often
enough for a talk," she said.
"Sometimes the kids need a lit-
tle spanking too. Most kids
nowadays have just got too
much stuff."
These points and others lead
Mitchem to worry about where
the world is heading in the next
"If you read the Bible, things
that it talks about in the end
days are happening right now,"
she says. "Just look at all the
storms and such. Of course, no
one but God knows the exact .
end day."
After nearly a century of liv-
ing, Mitchem takes things a bit
easier. Helping her is step-
daughter Virginia Gordon. A
typical day for Mitchem involve
Bible reading, looking at maga-
zines, and a little bit of walking
around the house.
Living to be 100 years old is
quite a feat. Seeing how young
Alma Mitchem looks for her
age, and how quick her wit still
functions is even more impres-
sive. Anyone with thoughts of
following in those footsteps
might heed one last bit of her
advice to "get work and plenty
of it."
March 25, 1999
* For the Linville Manor seniors; Traywick’s
shearing demonstration brought back memories of
farm days long ago.
“I think he’s great,” said 70-something Leroy
Mayes. “I grew up on a farm and we had lots of
~ animals, but I don’t think I would like to try to clip
that big ram.”
Droves of students, moms, and dads from the
Hedge Farm for a wooly day.
“I've never seen anything like this before,” said
six-year-old Lydia Eaker. “I like the way the wool
feels, but it must be a hard job to get it.”
Eleven-year-old Samuel Mills thought the sheep
shearing process was “pretty neat.”
Home school mothers were also keen on the
Blackberry Hedge Farm experience.
“We try to have field trips as often as possible,”
said Libby Eaker. “This trip was especially good
into yarn and cloth. It’s not only a neat art form, it
exposes the kids to agriculture.”
visitors how to wash, spin, and then weave the wool :
into cloth. As she wove her spell, Richard gave the vi
seniors present a look back at what life was like
when they were young, and also showed the
ed Blackberry Hedge Farm owner Jeff Brendle shows visitors one of his new lambs. Brendle's farm I
was the site of the second annual Sheep and Wool Field Day recently. |
, }
Taking the raw wool that Traywick and Jeff \
SHEEP Brendle had buzzed off “Rambunctious” and some j
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youngsters gathered around what their elders knew
as everyday life.
they are made.”
Watching the visitors to his farm enjoy their =~ ie
afternoon, Jeff Brendle reflected on how the idea of a
sheep and wool field day got began.
“Several parents of school age children knew my
Shelby Home School Co-op also came to Blackberry wife Jane and I had sheep,” said Brendle. “They
called about visiting, so we just decided to do make
a special day of it. It's good that people get to see
where agricultural products come from and how
Eager to spread the word on agriculture in
Cleveland County, Greg Traywick and Jeff and Jane
Brendle are happy to answer questions on sheep
raising as well as a number of other farm-related
inquiries. The Brendle’s Blackberry Hedge Farm is
located at 511 Long Branch'Road, between Kings
since it shows the children how raw wool is turned Mountain and Shelby. Greg Traywick can be reached
at 482-4365, and the Brendle’s phone number is 739-
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Bobby Hussey was 65-7 in
three years as KMHS basketball
coach, leading the 1968 team to
a 25-1 record and the 1970 team
to a 23-1 mark. While at KMHS
he turned out college stars Ken
Mitchem, George Adams, Otis
Cole and Charles Barnes. ©
He also coached the “=!
Mountaineer baseball team
from 1967-70, leading the 1967
team to the Southwestern
Conference title and the 1969
team to the Western N.C. High
Schools Activities Association
Since leaving Kings
Mountain Hussey has coached
on the college level at
Appalachian, Belmont Abbey,
Davidson, Clemson and
Virginia Tech. His Virginia Tech
team handed him his 300th ca-
reer victory earlier this year.
Bryan Jones was Kings
Mountain's first state 3A high
school tennis champion. He lost
only one singles match in three
years with the Mountaineers,
won three SWC Player of the
Year Awards and was State
Player of the Year and High
School All-American his junior
season when he won the state
He played four years at the
University of North Carolina,
where he was All-ACC, ACC
Rookie of the Year, ACC cham-
pion and MVP, and All-
American. He played briefly on
the pro circuit before returning
to North Carolina to work in
pharmaceutical sales.
Easter cantata set
at Church of Christ
The Easter Cantata “No
Greater Love” by John W.
Peterson will be presented by
the choirs of First Baptist
Church of Dallas and First
Congregational United Church
of Christ Kings Mountain, on
Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at
First Congregational UCC, and
Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at First
Baptist Church, Dallas.
The public is invited.
Revival March 28-31
at East KM Church
Revival will be held March
28-31 at East Kings Mountain
Church of God, Highway 161
across from WKMT Radio.
Evangelist is Allen Taylor.
Services are at 11 a.m. and 6
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Pulling together like a family,
the students and staff at Kings
Mountain High began making
and preparing memorials.
"The students made note-
books where they wrote memo-
rials and signed their names,"
said Principal Phil Weathers.
"The also took up donations to
help the family and to purchase
flowers. The students raised
$450 in just one day. Other.
plans include planting a tree in
Clayton's memory."
Parent Teresa Thompson,
whose son Joshua Humphries
had worked with Clayton at
Holiday Store
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McDonald's, was organizing
plans to have a highway memo-
rial erected at the accident site.
The sense of community that
binds everyone at Kings
Mountain High School was felt
even more strongly during this
time of tragedy.
"The student body really
came together over this,"
Weathers said. Everyone has
had a hard time dealing with it.
It has not been a normal school
As the flags in front of Kings
Mountain High School fluttered
at half-staff, the irony of a
young life cut short just as the
new life of spring was bloom-
ing made Clayton's passing all
the more poignant.
p-m. Sunday and 7 p.m. week-
days. .
The public is invited.
First Baptist Choir
to give Easter concert
The Sanctuary Choir of Kings
. Mountain'’s First Baptist Church
will give its Holy Week presen-
tation Sunday at 7 p.m. in the
Church Worship Center.
The sacred concert uses mu-
sic and narration to recreate the
Savior’s sacrifice. The narration
will be presented by the pastor,
~ Dr. John W. Sloan, and his wife,
Martha Sloan.
Accompanists will be Michael
Sisk, organist, and Traci Eaves,
pianist. Morris Jordan, minister
of music, will direct the pro-
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