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    KINGS
MOUNTAIN
| The Herald
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Vol. 118 No. 44
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Boyles reportedly
will be named
superintendent
"| EMILY WEAVER
Wi eweaver@kingsmountainherald.com
“We don’t have a superin-
tendent until one is elected by
the Board,” says Chairman of
Cleveland County Schools
George Litton in response to a
story in Wednesday morning's
Shelby Daily Star that Dr. Bruce
Boyles of Mooresville will be
appointed at a special meeting
Thursday. “We are meeting on
Thursday at 5 pm to make that
decision.”
The special called closed
meeting will be held in the
Mildred Keeter Auditorium at
Cleveland Community College.
After the meeting, the public
will finally have a chance to
meet their schools new superin-
tendent.
Candidates identities have
been shrouded in secrecy
throughout the five-month-long
search and selection process not
to hinder the public, but to pro-
tect the applicants. An open
and public screening process
would leave some employers
nervous or upset about an
employee who applied for
another job.
Litton could neither confirm
nor deny the allegations of
Kings Mountain native Dr.
Bruce Boyles; Jr;being the
Board's top pick and Cleveland
County’s next possible superin-
tendent. Boyles also felt that it
was inappropriate for him to
comment on the matter without
the Board's final vote.
Central Methodist,
Swoogers to host
bloodmobile visits
Central United Methodist
Church will host a visit of the
Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 1:30 -6
p.m.
Swoogers will host a visit on
Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 12-7:30
p.m. Each person that donates a
pint of blood will receive a free
milk shake.
According to Sandi Bolick of
the Red Cross, all blood types
are needed due to the upcom-
ing holidays.
Grover Christmas
parade December 9
The Grover Christmas parade
will be held Saturday,
December 9 at 1 p.m.
For entry information contact
the Grover Fire Department at
704-937-7321 or Jody Byers at
980-721-6343 or download an
entry form at
www.grovervfd.com.
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The races are heating up as
area candidates go into the
stretch run of the 2006 political
season.
Signs have been out for
months, advertisements are
appearing in almost every
newspaper and TV, and mail-
ings and taped telephone mes-
sages are arriving at every
home.
Between now and Tuesday,
November 7, each potential
voter will be bombarded with
appeals for votes; and then on
Tuesday the results will be in
their hands as voters flock to
level.
view
the polls to help-elect leaders on
the county, state and national
Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and
close at 7:30 p.m. Election
results will be posted on the
Cleveland County Board of
Elections website as results
come in on Tuesday evening. To
the
www.clevelandcounty.com and
click on Board of Elections.
Several area races are draw-
ing a lot of interest. Candidates
have stated their platforms at
recent forums and in advertis-
ing and through personal meet-
ings with voters. See their
advertisements inside today’s
Herald.
The lively county elections
include Cleveland County
Board of Commissioners and
Sheriff races. Two veteran law
enforcement officers seek the
position - incumbent Democrat
Raymond Hamrick, who is
completing his first term in
office, and Republican chal-
lenger Don Allen, who is retired
from the SBL
Four candidates seek two
seats available on the County
Board of Commissioners. They
results go to
— Let the voters decide
Sheriff, commissioners, State House and Senate seats up for grabs Tuesday
are Democrats Eddie Holbrook
and Jo Boggs and Republicans
Kelly Hastings and Bill
Chambless. The seats currently
held by Willie McIntosh and
Jerry Self are up for grabs.
Neither sought reelection to the
Board. McIntosh lost in the
Democratic primary for sheriff.
None of the four have served
previously on the County
Board. Boggs is currently a
member of the Cleveland
County Board of Education.
Holbrook is a former basket-
ball coach at Gardner Webb and
Furman universities. Hastings
SEE ENTIRE LIST OF CANDIDATES IN LOCAL AND STATE ELECTIONS ON PAGE 1B
and Chambless are involved in
real estate.
Johnson
Claudia Glenn seek the Clerk of
Superior Court office. Johnson
is currently an assistant clerk in
the Superior Court office. Glenn
has experience in baking and
financial services.
races are for the NC House
District 111 and NC Senate
District 46 seats.
Mountain incumbent Tim
Mitzi McGraw
and Republican
Democrat
The most popular local State
For the House seat, Kings
See Election, 2A
JOSEPH BRYMER / HERALD
Johnny Harris, right, and Dan Ayscue talk about managing a bank from the Harris building in down-
town Kings Mountain.
Alliance Bank Branch & Trust
to locate in Kings Mountain
~ ELIZABETH STEWART
. Herald Correspondent
A half million dollar investment by Alliance
Bank Branch & Trust of Gastonia in a new full-
service bank in Kings Mountain was announced
Tuesday by Daniel C. Ayscue, Executive Vice-
President.
Ayscue said the bank has purchased two houses
at 312-314 E. King Street (the location of Christmas
Emporium) and will be constructing the building
next year while offering banking services to cus-
tomers from the renovated early 1900's old Rexall
Glad to be home
D’Angelo spends year in Afghanistan
EMILY WEAVER
eweaver@kingsmountainherald.com
Around the time 505th Co. B soldiers
left for Iraq, Philip D'Angelo was being
deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months.
He was deployed with the 228th Signal
Brigade Army National Guard out of
Spartanburg, SC. Afghanistan is not men-
tioned half as much as Iraq on the news,
but he said that certain parts of the coun-
try are just as dangerous as Iraq.
“The diversity of the countryside is pret-
ty grand,” he said. “You've got the desert
in the south and the mountains in the
north. It’s a very different world depend-
ing on where you go.” He said that the
extremes are so great that a traveler could
Drug Store owned by John O.(Johnny) Harris.
Lease arrangements are being completed this
week.
Ayscue said the new facility will be the third
bank opened by Alliance in Gaston and Cleveland
Counties. Ayscue, of Kings Mountain, and bank
President Bill Sudyk, opened the new Gastonia
bank-in October 2004 and just recently opened a
new bank on Dekalb Street in Shelby.
“We have been targeting the Kings Mountain
location for sometime because of our customers
and shareholders from this area and we want to
See Bank, 3A
die from the heat in the south or freeze to
death from the cold in the north.
Just a little further south of Kabul and
in the Pakistan border, laid hot beds of
extremist activity. “Helicopters got shot at
and the occasional mortar round would
come from somewhere out on one of the
mountain sides. But they couldn't hit
anything,” he said. “They're not very
good so they missed. . .And it’s a death
sentence for them because if they send
one round up, they might get away with
it. But if they send two rounds, they're
done. They're gonna get lit up." His wife
Michelle grew very worried when she
read on the news that an explosion went
off near where Philip was supposed to be.
See D’Angelo, 9A
New company to
bring 86 jobs to
Kings Mountain
8 EMILY WEAVER
eweaver@kingsmountainherald.com
Kings Mountain can expect 86
new jobs in the near future from
another new factory. Kitchen
Ventilation. Systems, LLC, based
out of Schofield, Wis., is opening
a manufacturing plant in the
Cleveland County Industrial
Park.
Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue
announced at the Cleveland
County Chamber of Commerce
Friday afternoon, that the plant
will be creating many new
above-average-paying jobs and
investing $5 million into the
county over the next three years.
The company’s move to Kings
Mountain is made possible
through an incentive package
provided by the county and a
One North Carolina Fund grant
worth $68,000.
Kitchen Ventilation Systems,
has purchased the facility that
was built but never occupied
next to Owens & Minor, Inc. in
the industrial park off of US 74-
Business. Because the facility
falls within the city’s ET] (Extra
Territorial Jurisdiction), it will
have a Kings Mountain address
and purchase water, sewer and
gas from the city.
“We're very excited about the
new jobs coming to our commu-
nity,” said Mayor Rick
Murphrey. “The city of. Kings
Mountain continues to work
with the county and the state as
a team to bring those jobs and
attract new industry to the com-
munity.
“Today, companies are looking,
for areas that not only can pro-
vide excellent service in a great
location, but also are looking for
areas that have a good quality of
life. Kings Mountain and the
county provide that,” he said.
A good location, great utility
service, an excellent job pool and
skilled labor force, and good
people were all strong factors
that attracted this new company,
he said.
Murphrey said that now is an
exciting time for the City of
Kings Mountain as they wel-
come Chris*Craft, Indian
Motorcycle, Kitchen Ventilation
Systems, and, within the last six
months, have also welcomed
Lukjan. Along with the industri-
al growth, Kings Mountain citi-
zens are also seeing residential
growth as new houses and sub-
divisions are springing up across
the town.
The company will manufac-
ture commercial kitchen ventila-
tion ‘systems. at the Kings
Mountain location. "While
wages will vary by job function,
the average weekly wage of the
See Company, 3A
Michelle and Philip D’Angelo and their children. D’Angelo is back in Kings Mountain
after serving a year in Afghanistan.
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