The heat wave boosted more calls
to the Kings Mountain Crisis Min-
istry for assistance last weekend as
power bills went out from the city.
"We are usually busy from the:
15th to the 25th of every month be
cause people need help with utilities,
said Crisis Center Director Rebecca
The hotter-than-usual month al=
most certainly boosted sales for elec-
tric suppliers because of the need for
air-conditioning and fans to supply
the cooling temperatures. *
Lineberger expressed appreciation
to individuals, churches and the City
of Kings Mountain for their generos-
ity. Twice a year a Caring and Shar-
ing program is advertised in ‘the
monthly utility. bills that go out to
Kings Mountain customers of the city
and citizens are invited to contribute
as little as one dollar to the Crisis
Ministry. "We ‘use those dollars to
help people pay their utility bills,"
said Lineberger. The Crisis Center
also helps families with staple food
items and other needs.
The city budgets $10,000 a year to
the Crisis Ministry and at next Tues-
‘day night's 6 p.m. council meeting:
Mayor Rick Murphrey and City
Council will make the official check
~The mayor said the Kings Moun-
tain Crisis Ministry helps many fam-
ilies in these tough economic times.
Volunteers are needed for Twin
Pinks Enduro, a big race for benefit
of breast cancer research, to begin at
8 a.m. Sept. 18 at Kings Mountain
Gateway Trail, 807 S. Battleground
Ellis Noell, the city of Kings
Mountain's events coordinator, said
the race raises awareness of breast
cancer and reflects the tough battle
for women ( and men) diagnosed
with breast cancer who are running
their own Enduro every day.
Twin Pinks is a lap race on a
closed course ( criterium), climbing
the two peaks on the Kings Moun-
tain Gateway Trail on a mix of
smooth gravel and asphalt. Each lap
will be over two miles. There will be
a 1 lap sprint, a 4 lap endurance race
and a 1 lap run run/walk that will
close the day's activities. Cancer
survivors may want to join the fun
walk to add emphasis to the event
for which all funds are earmarked
for research into the insidious dis-
ease. Awards will be presented int
two competitive races.
All participants will receive a T-
shirt. Register on line at
email Noell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Noell at 704-730-2103..
More sponsors are being added
but current sponsors, in addition to
the City of Kings Mountain, are
Ultra, Kings Mountain Family
YMCA, Run for Your Life, Kings
Mountain Gateway Trail and Pa-
triot Jack's Outfitters.
East Elementary second grade teacher Shirley Smith encourages Hannah
Spencer as she colors a picture at open house Tuesday night.
School bells chimed
today for fall term
By ELIZABETH STEWART
School buses rolled today wad
bells rang for the opening of the
2010-2011 fall term of Cleveland -
More than 16,000 students re-
turned to the books along with a
2200 member staff, including 1400
certified staff, including 1150
Teachers were back at work this
week readying the classroom for
students. Kids were enjoying the
last days of summer vacation. Most
were ready to see their friends
Wednesday, make new friends and
FIRST DAY, 7A
New faces and even a few familiar
ones can be found in new offices at
schools in the Kings Mountain area
Amy Moss, a former teacher at
East Elementary, is the new assistant
principal at East and West elementary
Julie Rikard, who most recently
worked in Gaston County Schools, is
joining the staff at Kings Mountain
Middle School as a new assistant prin-
Another Julie Rikard will be re-
turning to Kings Mountain High
Back to school
Johnny “Dalton” Ledbetter sits at the new
desk he will occupy this year in Kinder-
garten at East.
New faces at KM schools
¥ Al i
photos by EMILY WEAVER
School this year to continue leading
curriculum and instruction as an assis-
tant principal. She began her teaching
career at KMHS as an English teacher.
After a number of years teaching, she
served as the media specialist at
KMHS and then KMMS, where she
also worked as a technology facilita-
tor. She joined the high school admin-
istration last year.
Michael Morehead also joined the
Mountaineer administrative team in
early 2010 and will return this year as
Wesley Anthony, Eric'Israel and Craig Gunter, left to right, of ALCOM Services Inc., in-
stall data (wireless) wiring at Bethware Elementary School. Improvements have been
made at various school plants, including security entrances, as Cleveland County schools
open for the fall term today.
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breach or con
game of theft?
Has your bank account been breached or your confi-
Cleveland County Sheriff's detectives have been con-
tacted by concerned citizens regarding unsolicited phone
calls from callers claiming to be representatives of the
State Employee's Credit Union.
"In these instances, the callers informed the potential
victim that their account's status has been changed or the
account's security has been breached," according to au-
thorities. "The potential victim was subsequently re-
quested to provide personal and account information to
the caller in an alleged effort to verify the account and
update its security."
But detectives caution those who share that informa-
tion are susceptible to identity theft.
"The personal and account information could have
* been used by the caller or other parties to access bank ac-
counts, make fraudulent purchases, receive services
fraudulently; or even acquire credit cards under the as-
sumed name," warn detectives.
Kings Mountain Middle and High School students
will be among other students in the county schools par-
- ticipating in a modified health education curriculum this
Bg Powering up
Duke breaks ground
for new KM facility :
new school year. School board members heard the first
reading of the policy Monday night.
Director of Secondary Instruction John Goforth told
the board that the Reproductive and Health Safety pro-
gram at both middle and high schools is being modified
to reflect the NCSCS (NC Standard Course of Study) and
the additional requirements of the Reproductive Health
and Safety Act of 2009 commonly referred to as House
Bill 88, the Healthy Youth Act of 2009 passed by the
North Carolina General Assembly.
."We have been working with Cleveland County
Health Department health educators and the teaching
staff to revise the curriculum to comply with the legisla-
tion passed by the General Assembly," Goforth said,
adding that the revised curriculum is research based and
peer reviewed. The new portion of the curriculum would
SEX ED, 7A
ings Moun Gonerition Support Facility
broke ground last Thursday for a 188,000 sq. ft.
training center at Cleveland County Business Park.
Duke Energy announced in 2009 the selection of
the 30-acre site to house centralized work groups that
provide support for the Duke Energy generation de-
The new facility, a ruining support center for
Duke Energy power plants in the Carolinas, will in-
clude training rooms, an auditorium, and employee
. meeting rooms. The nuclear in-processing group will
be one of the first tenants of the facility in July 2011.
In-processing includes activities that prepare work-
& NC HEALTH