North Carolina Newspapers

    Thursday, June 17, 2004
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Vol. 116 No. 25 Since 1889
50 Cents
‘Fishes and
Of The Herald Staff
Kings Mountain's Relay
for Life raised over $75,700
this year.
“Every volunteer, walker,
committee member, team
captain and cancer survivor
is appreciated for their
outstanding dedication to
making a difference,” said
Andrea Whitesides of the
American Cancer Society.
An awards ceremony was
held earlier this month at
the Patrick Senior
Conference and Life Center.
Corporate sponsors
Harris Funeral Home,
Parkdale Mills, First
National Bank, Neisler
Brothers, South Atlantic
League, American Legion,
Kings Mountain Hospital, C
& C Scrap Metal, Triple D
Publishing, Total Care,
Summit Place of Kings
Mountain, STI, Yates
Johnson & Co., Pliana Inc.,
Premier Federal Credit
Union and Warlick and
Hamrick Insurance were
honored for making finan-
cial contributions.
In kind sponsors includ-
ing the Kings Mountain Fire
Department, Echo 1313, H.
Lawrence Patrick Senior
Life and Conference Center,
Kings Mountain Herald,
See Relay, 3A
Tuition to
be decided
“We need to
bring this to
closure by
the end of
the month
so folks can
make plans.
Families are
Dr. Gene Moore
A host of people gathered
respect to deceased President Ronald Reagan. Right, people write words of sympathy to
the Reagan family.
Contractors for the Dixon School Road extension project work against threatening
skies to construct bridge support at the railroad tracks near Margrace Road and
Highway 216 Tuesday morning.
Staff Writer
SHELBY - Cleveland
County Schools
Superintendent Dr. Gene
Moore asked the board during
its Monday night meeting to
set tuition rates for out-of-
county students.
“We need to bring this to
closure by the end of the
month so folks can make
plans,” Moore said. “Families
are anxious.
" Moore said he did not
think Gaston County Schools
were going to send financial
assistance for students living
in the Gaston County portion
of Kings Mountain.
See Tuition, 3A
A biker negotiates a long hill in Kings Mountain National
Military Park during last year’s Over the Mountain
Staff Writer
three hours to pay his the man who
was elected president the
year he was born.
King said people of all
ages and ethnic groups
waited in the long line.
Tight security meant
searches were conducted
before mourners entered
the Capitol Rotunda.
King watched as some
wept and military person-
outside the U.S. Capital Building in Washington, DC to pay
Last week Wayne King stood in line over
nel saluted the flag draped casket.
“It was extremely impressive, makes you
proud to be an American,” he said.
KM Council
passes $26.9
‘04-°05 budget
calls vote
‘rule of 4°
Staff Writer
Kings Mountain City
Council passed a $26.9 mil-
lion budget by a four to
three vote Tuesday night.
“I'm pleased the budget
passed and we're moving
forward,” Mayor Rick
Murphrey said Wednesday
City Councilman Jerry
Mullinax, who along with
council members Brenda
Ross and Kaye Hambright
voted against the budget,
didn’t share the mayor's
enthusiasm. Mullinax was
critical of the increase in
water and sewer rates. He
called the vote a “rule of
Ross spoke out against
transfers from fund to fund,
saying this created a situa-
tion where savings were:
used to pay bills.
“Eventually savings run
out,” she said.
Former councilman Gene
White was the only person
to speak during the hearing
held before the vote. White
asked for a revenue neutral
budget which would offset
the rise in property tax
caused by the county's
revaluation earlier this year.
White also asked city coun-
cil members to reduce their
monthly pay by $100 and to
forgo a Christmas bonus.
The council also voted to
borrow up to $1.48 million
to install lift stations and
sewer lines, dredge Moss
Lake, make inflow and infil-
tration repairs on lines and
repair City Lake dam.
Mullinax cast the lone dis-
senting vote.
White told council that
much of the project was an
on-going expense. During
an interview after the meet-
ing, White said he planned
to contact the Local
Government Commission
regarding the legality of the
During a closed session
vote, council members gave
Murphrey permission to
make an employment offer
to a candidate for city man-
Triathlon set
for Saturday
Staff Writer
Around 400 athletes from
across the country will com-
pete Saturday in the City of
Kings Mountain's Over The
Mountain Triathlon.
The event starts at 8 a.m.
Competitors will swim
across Moss Lake, take a 30-
mile bike ride through
Kings Mountain state and
national parks, then run 7.5
The best place to seé the
cycling portion of the race is
at the Kings Mountain
National Military Park
administrative office,
according to city Events
Coordinator Ellis Noell.
Top athletes are expected
to, cross the finish line at the
Gazebo at Patriots Park at
approximately 10:15 a.m.
A portion of Gold Street
and Railroad Avenue will be
closed. The rest of the
course will be open to vehi-
cles. Emergency personnel
will direct traffic at intersec-
The route includes New
Camp Creek Road, Stoney
Point Road, Crocker Road,
Margrace Road, Dixon
School Road, Battleground
Road, N.C. 216, Unity Road,
Pinnacle Road, N.C. 161,
Gold Street and Phifer Road.
The Southern Arts Society
is co-sponsoting an Over
The Mountain Sports Show.
Acrylic, water, pastel and oil
See Triathlon, 3A
Wayne King joins thousands
in paying respect to Reagan
of Andy Polk, a personal friend and com-
munications director for Representative Sue
Myrick. After attending a service
he said.
King went to Washington at the invitation
Wednesday night at the Rotunda, Myrick
told King that she wit-
nessed people from across
the political spectrum
come together.
“In Washington you
don’t see people lay poli-
tics aside often,” King
While in line Thursday,
King was interviewed by
Charlotte’s WBTV News.
“There was more media
, there than I've ever seen,”
Temperatures reached into the 90s causing
several people to suffer apparent heat
See King, 3A
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