Kelsey Broyles, one of last year's finders of the golden egg.
City Easter Egg
The City of Kings Mountain will host its annual Easter
Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the children's
playground at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA on
Activities will include a petting zoo, games, storytelling
and activities for the children. For the egg hunt, one gold
egg will be mixed in with the other eggs in each age cate-
gory. Each child that finds the golden egg will receive a
$25 gift certificate from “Toys R* Us”.
The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck to begin the
egg hunt. Mauney Memorial Library, the YMCA, Cleve-
land County Childcare Connections and Higher Learning
Childcare Academy will also be participating in the event.
The Easter Bunny will “hop around town” and visit var-
ious daycare centers, assisted living centers and the Patrick
- Senior Center on Thursday, April 5th and Friday, April 6th.
For more information, call 704-734- 0333 or visit
WWW. cityofkm. com
photos by ELLIS NOELL
Kings Mountain people
waved flags from over-
passes and a police escort
and firemen in fire trucks
welcomed Vietnam veter-
ans to Kings Mountain early
Saturday enroute to a big
Welcome Home celebration
at Charlotte Motor Speed-
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Charlie Daniels: It’s all for Vietnam veterans
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"It's all for Vietnam veterans," a
statement repeated not only by Country
music celebrity Charlie Daniels at
Charlotte Motor Speedway: Saturday
for the big Welcome Home Vietnam
Veterans Celebration but by local peo-
ple who stood earlier in the day on
bridges at four overpasses on the LIS 74
Bypass and waved American flags.
A Kings Mountain police escort and
fire trucks from area fire departments
with lights flashing led the motorcade
of buses and cars as they traveled
through Kings Mountain.
"This was a great opportunity for
those who wanted to say thanks to these
brave veterans," said Kings Mountain
Mayor Rick Murphrey. He added, "As
a Vietnam veteran I know what kind of
reception that these men and women re-
ceived on their return. I lived it and
back then we weren't treated very well."
Almost 40 years later, veterans who
served their country during the Vietnam
Conflict got the recognition they de-
served at the inaugural Homecoming by
62,500 people packed into Charlotte
Steven Richardson, 34, and his
brother, Shayne Richardson, 38, both of
Kings Mountain, were in the crowd to
honor their late father, James W.
Richardson, a Vietnam veteran. y
They met up with Ellis Noell (the
city's activities coordinator) at the Pied-
mont Avenue Highway 216 overpass
about 9 a.m. Saturday to watch the mo-
See VETERANS, 7A
Expansion could bring 45 jobs,
$9 million investment to KIM
Kings Mountain City Coun-
cil last Tuesday awarded a
$51,840 incentive grant to
Steag Energy Services for an
expansion at the old Anvil Mill,
304 Linwood Road, which
could bring 45 jobs to Kings
Mountain and a $9 million in-
vestment over a four year pe-
"This is an expansion that
‘we need in our community,"
said Mayor Rick Murphey.
No one spoke during a pub-
lic hearing Sonne by the
The sosahition adopted
unanimously by Council stated
that "as a result of the invest-
ment and job creation by Proj-
ect New Year (STEAG
expansion) the City of Kings
= ELIZABETH STEWART
The tangy smells from a big barbe-
cue pit and dozens of volunteers
working in colorful circus tents will
fill the parking lot of City Auto &
Truck Parts, 209 York Rd., Saturday.
That means yummy eating for BBQ
- lovers at the White Plains Shrine Club
annual barbecue fundraiser, which °
opens at 11 a.m.
"We're cooking 100 butts and 100
chickens and we'll be firing the pits
with hard oak wood all night Friday,"
said White Plains Club President
Paulson said Shriners and
Shrinettes will be serving up chicken
and pork BBQ for $8 a plate, includ-
ing slaw, bun and chips, two sand-
wiches for $6, and Boston butts for
$35 which includes slaw and buns.
See SHRINERS, 7A
photos by NIKI PAULSON:
Freddie Dellinger, right, works with Shrinettes to fix plates at a recent BBQ fundraiser of the White Plains Shrine Club.
Are you ready for some barbecue?
White Plains Shriners Jeff Ward, Tim Morgan, and Erin Howell, seated, get
the BBQ pits ready for Saturday's big barbecue of White Plains Shrine Club.
See STEAG, 7A
: ELIZABETH STEWART
State Rep. Tim Moore
plans, however, to
restoration’ of the old
The total project
Kings Mountain lawyer and
drawn his application for $62,000
in N.C. Rural Center and Com-
Moore said this week that he
$6,000 facade grant from the City
of Kings Mountain to use in
Moore says no to state
money to restore
old bank building
restoration of the facility for
offices will run $180,000,
Moore said. The landmark
has with- posal has been completed by
Stephanie Richards of Main
Street of NC staff and meets
Secretary of Interior stan-
"The city has been very
See MOORE, 7A
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costs for 98525 1
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