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Kings Mountain Planning & Zon-
ing Board has continued until Aug. 9
property owner Mike Brown's rezon-
ing request for Hound Campground,
a proposed RV Park at 114 Raven
Drive - the back portion of the old
Park Yarn, Glenn Raven Mill prop-
erty on S. Battleground Avenue.
See BROWN, 7A
not guilty of
A local pastor was found not guilty
of soliciting crimes against nature in
Mecklenburg County District Court last
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sex from a Mecklenburg County under-
cover police officer at the Douglas In-
ternational airport overlook in February.
"A police report said Feemster solicited
sex from the officer while “numerous
other families were present.”
The overlook is a popular place for
families to gather and watch planes take
off and land.
After the arrest, Feemster resigned
from Gardner-Webb University School
of Divinity where he was a professor
and has been on leave from his Kings
Mountain pastorate where he has served
Five seats are up for grabs in No-
vember on Kings Mountain City
Council. Candidate filing opens Fri-
day, July 25, at noon and ends Aug. 5
at noon with the Cleveland County
Board of Elections, 215 Patton Drive,
Four-year terms of Mayor Rick
Murphrey, Ward I Councilman
Howard Shipp, Ward 4 Councilman
and mayor pro tem Rodney Gordon,
Ward 5 Councilman Rick Moore and
At-Large Councilman Houston Corn
‘will expire in November. Councilmen
with unexpired terms are Mike But-
ler, Ward 2, Tommy Hawkins, Ward
3, and Dean Spears, At-Large.
Twelve contenders for five open
seats on the Cleveland County Board
of Elections tossed their hats in the
ring as filing closed for some Nov. 8
See SEATS, 7A
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Editor’s Note: If, as some eople think,
water will become the new currency, then
Moss Lake is King’s Mountain’s bank. We
our water supply to catch the eye of job-
spawning industries. The Herald looks at the
water supply in this four-part series.
zz EMILY WEAVER
From the time gold was discovered in the
bottom of a pail of water to the time water
from an old gold mine saved the city, we
should have known its worth. Water has been
our lifeline and as time goes by it appears
more valuable than gold.
Although Kings Mountain has struggled to
now supply water to two other towns and use
history, current status and future of our
| Rus aching Our Thirsk & for
- A crystal clear stream gave birth to a gold rush in
Kings Mountain. Now the water itself is gold and
Moss Lake is the gold mine. Over the next four
weeks we’ll look at this potent resource and how
it affects how we work, play and live. This week...
A little here, a little there & we got by. Next week...
A Bigger Need...A Bigger Lake!
preserve it over the years, the city seems to be ~ and Crowders Creek.
sitting pretty, attracting new customers that The creeks, streams and natural springs
will depend on this valuable resource. * provided extra sustenance for crops, swim-
Water has been an attracting force for cen- ming holes for kids to splash in, fishing holes
turies. for those just wantin’ a bite and - water for | -
The city’s first settlers staked claims on bathing, cooking, cleaning and drinking. Then
nearby creeks. Although the Indians were here one day, a local spring offered up something
first, deeds from 1764-1803, were granted for more.
tracts of land along Beason’s Creek (a branch
of Buffalo Creek); Potts Creek, Kings Creek
See WATER, 6A
international Film Festival
RACING ON A RIBBON OF SALT
photos courtesy of www.BoysofBonneville.com
At right, Curt Wallin, a filmmaker in Utah,
sets up camera on the salt flats to film his
documentary: ‘Boys of Bonneville’, which
will air tonight at the Real to Reel festival.
INSIDE: Documentary goes behind the bars of
Sing Sing; Old fears can ruin a new life - Page 4A
Real to Reel
today at Joy
Filmmaker Curt Wallin of Utah is excited about bring-
ing “Boys of Bonneville” to NASCAR country Wednes-
day (tonight), he said this week encouraging those who
| enjoy top-notch documentaries to fill the seats at the Joy
. Performance Center Wednesday-Saturday for the 12th an-
nual Real to Reel International Film Festival.
Directors from as close as Charlotte and as far away as
Minnesota are expected to attend.
The screenings will begin at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednes-
day) and also on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings
with a matinee on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Advance tickets, $6 per session or Festival passes for
$25, may be purchased at the Cleveland County Arts Cen-
- See FILM, 3A
to heat up park
Beach Blast! It's summertime and 12 hours of
fun "on the beach" Saturday at Patriot's Park in
downtown Kings Mountain.
Registration is open for. a number of competi:
tive events at the 12th annual BeachBlast sponsored
by the City of Kings Mountain.
The Teenie Weenie Bikini Contest (Ages 6 and
under) applications are available at First National
Bank on Mountain St. in Kings Mountain. There is
no entry fee and gift cards will be given to the win-
ners in four different categories. Applications will
also be available on site at the Information Booth,
Saturday morning at 10 a.m. or download from the
See BEACH BLAST, 7A
swim attire, enjoy a slice of watermelon at last
year’s Beach Blast. They are the daughters of
Brian and Tammy Smith.
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