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Volume 122 ° Issue 42 Wednesday, Octouss 20, 2010
“Classic Gifts & Interior Design Services
By EMILY WEAVER
Editor : ;
Construction is underway at the 275-acre
site of Southern Power's proposed $400 mil-
lion Cleveland County Generating Facility.
Dirt is moving. Concrete is pouring. Power
lines are being laid.
Now a year after the official ground-
breaking, the site off of Battleground Rd.
(Hwy. 216) is showing the signs of what's to
"The foundations are being poured for the
_ gas turbines and generators and the water and
fuel oil tanks are under construction," said G.
Steve Higginbottom, spokesman for Souith-
ern Company - the parent of Southern Power.
"The underground electrical conduit is being
installed for the entire site as well and we're
- See POWER PLANT, 7A
plant on rise
Expansion of Rockwood Holdings Inc.'s
lithium production operation at Chemetall
Foote in Kings Mountain is proceeding from
preparation to construction.
The project is funded in part by a $28.4
million grant from the US Department of En-
ergy to expand and upgrade the production
of lithium materials for advanced transporta-
The plant is being built at the existing
Chemetall Foote Kings Mountain production
site. When completed, the expansion will be
a state-of-the-art facility equipped to produce
battery grade lithium hydroxide.
Currently, the site produces other lithium
salts and lithium metal for primary batteries.
See EXPANSION, 7A
memories of home
Do you have any recipes that have
been passed down in your family? Do
you have any homegrown “words of
wisdom” you’d like to share? Do you
expect a large crowd for the holidays
If you answered yes to any of these
questions, we’d love to hear from you.
We at The Kings Mountain Herald:
will be publishing our annual special
edition celebrating “My Hometown”
next month. Since the aim of this edition
is to celebrate our hometown, we, are
asking our readers to help us remember
why our home is'so important to us.
- The seeds of tradition are often
planted at young ages and with special
care tend to grow to full bloom in adult-
hood. Many of us pass it on to our chil-
dren. It’s the special dishes our mouths
begin to water for before each Thanks-
giving; it’s the places and memories we
return to ii our minds when we think
about the “good ole days”; and it’s the
words, songs, smells, sights and feelings
that take us back to a time and a place
" we called home. :
As we get ready for the holidays, we
want to celebrate the uniqueness of our
“home” here in Cleveland County.
We want to hear from you. To reach
The Kings Mountain Herald, call
emily. firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com, or stop by
our office at 700 E. Gold St., Kings
Homecoming Comeback |
Senior runnnig back Shelton Watson (28) gains some of his 133 yards rush-
ing for Kings Mountain in Friday's game with Ashbrook at Gamble Stadium.
In a last half comeback, Mountaineers turned the tide on the Green Wave,
beating Ashbrook and winning their homecoming game 41-34.
Weekend Rendezvous at fairgrounds
By ELIZABETH STEWART :
Early voting opened smoothly last week with over |
1300 people casting ballots, the biggest vote counts came
on Thursday when over 500 people visited the Board of
Elections office in Shelby.
Before the heavy turnout, Elections Director Debra
Blanton was predicting a 40 percent voter turnout at the
polls Nov. 2. Now Blanton is predicting that 50 percent
of the registered voters in Cleveland County will go to the
"We are simply thrilled that people are coming out |
early to vote," she said.
Blanton reminds citizens that if they missed the regis-
tration deadline they can also register and vote on the |
same day during the early voting period which ends Oct. |
30. A person must have a valid ID to verify residence in
Cleveland County, be a US citizen and 18 years of age by
See TURNOUT, 7A
to host thousands of Scouts Friday
By EMILY WEAVER
Nearly 2,500 scouts from 11 counties are
set to converge on the Cleveland County
Fairgrounds Friday afternoon for a weekend-
long Rendezvous that is considered to be the
largest Boy Scout event to be held this year
in the Southeast.
Tommy King, of the Rendezvous plan-
ning committee, said that they have invited
scouts from throughout the Piedmont district
and others outside the 11 counties it includes
to take part in the action.
It will be a big weekend excursion in the
celebration of this year’s 100th anniversary
of the Boy Scouts of America.
At 9 o’clock Saturday morning, para-
troopers of the 82nd Airborne division will
drop into the fairgrounds with a flag.
Throughout the day, displays and demon-
strations of police, fire and rescue depart-
ments, military service units and others will
fill the field. A C-130 aircraft is scheduled to
fly over the arena.
Parade Oct. 29
The City of Kings Mountain will host the
annual "Great Pumpkin Halloween Parade"
on Friday, Oct. 29.
Children are invited to gather at City Hall
Plaza at 10 a.m. for a send-off by Mayor Rick
Murphrey. The parade will start at the Plaza
on Cherokee and Gold Streets and continue to
Battleground Avenue, Mountain Street and
down Railroad Avenue to the Gazebo for
games and activities at Patriot Park.
Local merchants along the parade route are
encouraged to dress in costumes and pass out
candy. The Mauney Memorial Children's Li-
brary, in cooperation with Partnership for
Children, Community Play and Learn Pro-
gram and Cleveland County Childcare Con-
nections will provide entertainment, games,
Halloween stories, songs and a haystack
search for Halloween goodies. One lucky in-
dividual, in each of the three age groups'
haystacks, will find the "Gold Pumpkin" and
receive a $25 gift certificate to a local toy
store. There will also be an inflatable Bounce
The Kings Mountain Police Department
will provide reflective bags for treats and the
Kings Mountain Fire Department will have an
antique fire truck on display.
For more information call 704-739-0333
or visit www.cityofkm.com.
In excess of 40 leaders will be teaching
merit badge lessons on the “Merit Badge
Midway”. A Ham radio station will offer
scouts the opportunity to talk to scouts in
other countries. The United States Post Of-
fice will offer stamp cancellations of this
year’s commemorative Boy Scout stamps.
Boy Scouts from among the Battleground District raise the flags during the Spring Camporee.
photo by BEN’ PRIVETT
A NASCAR Race World, outdoor camp-
ing exhibits, an exploration into geocaching, ,
a scout history museum, a petting zoo and in-
ternational scouting exhibits will also be fea-
tured at the event.
See RENDEZVOUS, 4A
The silhouette carved from black plyboard in front of the cross in Veterans Park of Kings
Mountain's Mountain Rest Cemetery speaks volumes - a soldier praying over another soldier's
grave that men and women in harm's way can come safely home. Crouse resident Ed Pries
donated the display to Cemetery/Public Works Supt. Jackie Barnette for the cemetery.
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