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Water woes on the mend
George Carpenter tells Mayor Rick Murphrey he
looks forward to hooking up to the. city’ s water
City to use new
grant to bring
clean water to
families in need
By ELIZABETH STEWART
Staff writer ; .
Christmas in July came for 22 homeowners on S. Battle-
ground Avenue this week with news from the city that in 90-
120 days they can tap on to the city's water supply.
Tuesday night the Kings Mountain City Council awarded
the $470,000 contract for the construction of the new water-
line to GARAWCO, Inc., low bidder among 12 contractors
for the job.
Mayor Rick Murphrey said that 17 residents of S. Battle-
ground (old Grover Road) have major water problems, in-
cluding rusty pipes and wells drying up.
"This is good news and a blessing," said Susan Carpenter
as she and husband George pointed to the lines of hose run-
ning from their home at 1319 S. Battleground Ave. to neigh-
"Wotderful news, the light at the end of a tunnel," said
Carpenter. "I have pipes strewed everywhere and in winter
they all freeze up. For a long time I've been wanting to hook
on to city water."
The Carpenters’ well ran dry some time ago. They have
looked to others forhelp.
Mrs. Carpenter said that her neighbors have been won- i
derful to them. The Carpenters have tapped onto the P.J.
Tilleys, who live nearby, for drinking water. The Bobby
Herndon family, who lives next door to the Carpenters, have
let them hook onto their water supply for household uses.
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sis BY EMILY WEAVER
Many historians have noted th \at the Battle
of Kings Mountain “turned the tide” of the
American Revolutionary War in favor of the
colonies. The British forces couldn’t beat the.over-
mountain men they faced.
The skirmishes’ that followed that fateful day on that
mountaintop in October 1780 mirrored their slip- |
ping grip that was once a stronghold on the
“new world” settlers. But now they’re back.
The British forces have reoccupied the City
of Kings Mountain and this weekend they will
“fight” to take back the land they lost here.
“As commander of the South Fork Militia I
can assure the good people in the City of Kings
Mountain that we’re going to give our best ef-
fort to liberate them from the British occupa-
= tion forces,”
brigade of reenactors in a special live history tribute
said Rob Lewis, who will lead. a
AB this weekend at the walking track in Kings Moun-
SHoto by E EMILY WEAVER
Reenactors Rob Lewis, commander of the South Fork Mili-
tia, and Jamie Walls, right, get ready for big event this
weekend at the KM walking track off of Cleveland Avenue.
Kings Mountain Police are on the lookout for
these men who were caught on video surveil-
lance cameras stealing a wallet that had acci-
dentally been left behind by another customer.
The incident occurred at the Texaco station on
Cleveland Avenue on June 18th. If you have
any information that might lead to the identifi-
cation of these two suspects, call the KM Po-
lice at 704-734-0444 or CrimeStoppers at
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Library gets three grants
to digitize history, upgrade
equipment and technology
By EMILY WEAVER
The Mauney Memorial Library has
received three grants, totaling nearly
$50,000, from the 2010-2011 Library
Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
which is administered through the State
Library of North Carolina on behalf of
the federal Institute of Museum and Li- ©
A North Carolina ECHO Digitiza-
tion Grant has been approved for fund-
‘ing in the amount of $8,406. With the
grant, the library will partner with the
Kings Mountain Historical Museum and
the Kings Mountain National Military
Park to conduct a project named "Com-
memorating Kings Mountain".
Library Director Sharon Stack, who
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applied for the partnership grant, said
that they will use the funds to digitize
and make available a collaborative dig-
ital collection and online exhibition of
primary documents, including broad-
sides (like a poster or full newspaper
page), pamphlets, and other materials
which’ commemorate the Battle of
Kings Mountain on the milestone an-
niversary dates of 1880 (100th), 1930
(150th), and 1980 (200th anniversary).
The City of Kings Mountain and cel-
ebrations of the Battle of Kings Moun-
tain have shared an "integral
relationship" over the years, Stack said.
Many visitors who came to the battle-
ground stopped over in the city.
In 1930, President Herbert Hoover
gave an address along what is now
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tain. “We have sent out dispatches to other militia
units to aid us in the liberation of the City of Kings
Many of them have returned “the call”. Lewis
said that he looks forward to having 25-40 reen-
actors from at least 12 different brigades join him
at the track in time for the city’s Fabulous 4th on
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City employees got an unexpected
birthday present Tuesday.
Kings Mountain city council voted
to amend the personnel policy with the
addition of "birthday" as an official
holiday to be observed by City of
Kings Mountain employees as ap-
proved in the 2010-2011 budget.
Council also appointed a number of
citizens to committees, including Dr.
Jeff Mauney to the Mauney Memorial
Library Board of Trustees with term
expiring June 30, 2016; councilman
Mike Butler and Brenda Lovelace to
the Kings Mountain Tourism Devel-
opment Board with term expiring June
3, 2012; James' Conrad, Mary Ann
Hendricks, Molly Savage, Emmanuel
Goode, Terri Deal and Carrie Bradley
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