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    Meth lab busted
A Friday meth drug bust
at 207 Linwood Road turned
up. several one pot meth
cooks, according to Det. Sgt.
Lisa Proctor of the Kings
Mountain Police Depart-
"ment.
Proctor said that KMPD
had arrested David Edward
Parker, 46 of 207 Linwood
Road, earlier in the day on a
warrant for probation viola-
tion and he was in custody at
the Cleveland County Jail
when police received a call
to assist Probation and Pa-
role at 207 Linwood Road.
Proctor said that KMPD
and the state SBI arrived to
assess the scene and upon
further investigation officers
secured the scene until a
search warrant was obtained.
After a search warrant was
obtained by KMPD joint
agencies searched the resi-
dence.
The search led to locating
the pot cooks.
Officers from the North
Carolina SBI processed the
scene with officers from
KMPD and = Cleveland
County Sheriff’s Office.
Parker is also charged
with felony maintaining a
dwelling, felony manufac-
turing methamphetamine,
felony possession of meth
precursor, and misdemeanor
possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
Grover Fall Festival
‘Saturday,
GROVER - Come out
Saturday and have a spook-
tacular time at the pre-Hal-
loween Fall Festival on
Main Street, says Grover
Mayor J.D. Ledford.
The Oct. 27 festival from
noon until 8 p.m. promises to
be a fun-filled event for the
whole family, featuring live
bands, a wall.of 700 lighted
pumpkins, and a corn maze
which is not just a maze but
a challenge to find six hid-
den trick or treaters.
Entertainment features
include Southern Experience
from noon until 1:30 p.m.’
Emily Minor, former Amer-
ican Idol contestant from 3-
Oct. 27
4:30 p.m. and Nantucket
Sound from 6:15-8 p.m.
An added highlight is the
5K run dedicated to the
memory «of . young . Zoe
‘Brockman with all proceeds
earmarked from the race for
the ‘Niemann-Pick Disease
Foundation.
Headless horsemen car-
riage rides, ‘plenty of food
and crafts, kiddie rides,
crowning of a Pumpkin
+ Queen, a trick or treat trail,
and other events make the
Octoberfest one of the most
“unique fall festivals in the
state which last year at-
tracted crowds to Grover.
YMCA Fall Festival
Thursday, Oct. 25
‘The Kings Mountain
YMCA’s community-wide
Fall Festival Thursday, Oct.
25, will feature fun for all
from 6-8 p.m..
Kevin Osborne, Y Execu-
tive Director, said the events
in the YMCA Gymnasium
are free with a donation of
two canned food items for
the Kings Mountain Crisis
Ministry.
Food, old fashion cake
walks, inflatables for the
kids, and plenty of games are
on the agenda for the two [
hours of entertainment.
“We hope everyone will
come and have a good time
during this family event and
also help out the Crisis Min-
istry,” said Osborne. He said
that staple food items are
needed to stock the pantry at
the Crisis Ministry as the
holidays arrive.
* Last year over 300 people
attended the event.
Early voting begins
Kings Mountain’s early
voting polling place will
open Monday, Oct. 29 and
continue through Nov. 2
from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at
Boyce Memorial ARP
Church on Edgemont Av-
enue. The last day to vote
early is Saturday, Nov.’ 3;
from § a.m.-1 p.m.
City "Council included
funds in the budget for the
satellite site.
Nearly 1,000. people
voted last Thursday at the
Cleveland County Board of
Elections on the first day of
early voting. “It’s been non-
stop ever since,”
Elections
reports the
Director Debra
Blanton. She recommends
voters arrive at the board of
elections early in the morn-
ing or later in the day to
avoid peak * lunchtime
crowds. ?
tivities.
- Cleveland County
church gives to the commu-
nity and free to everyone.’
The City of Kings Mountain will
host the annual “Great Pumpkin Hal-
loween Parade” on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 31. Children are invited to gather at
the City Hall Plaza on Cherokee Street
at Gold Street at 10 a.m. and walk with
Mayor Rick Murphrey on the parade
route ‘to the :
Gazebo at Pa-
triots Park for
post parade ac-
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morial ~~ Library’s
Harris Children’s De-
partment, in cooper-
ation with
Childcare Con-
nections, Partner-
ship for Children
- Community
Play and
Learn Pro-
gram,
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Smart Start, and NC Pre-K will provide
entertainment, games, Halloween sto-
ries, songs, sing-along’s and a haystack
search for Halloween goodies.
One lucky individual, in each of the
three age groups’ haystacks, will find
the “Gold Pumpkin” and receive a
$25.00 gift card to a local toy
store. There will also be an
These superheros marched in the 2011 Great Pumpkin Halloween Parade.
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It's the ‘Great Pumpkin Parade’!
inflatable giant slide and obstacle
course. The Kings Mountain Police De-.
partment will provide reflective bags
- for treats to the children and the Kings
Mountain Fire Department will have a
fire truck on display. Local merchants
are encouraged to dress in costumes to
‘greet the children along the parade
route.
Afterwards, children and parents are
welcome to stay and play, have a picnic
lunch or dine
in one of
the con-
venient
down -
t own
restau-
rants.
Herald file photo
Fairgrounds shut down pending
+ health department investigations
More than three weeks after an E-
coli outbreak hit the Cleveland County
Fair, the fairground has shut Sows for
other events.
Calvin Hastings, manager of ne
Cleveland County Fair, said this week
that all public events at the Cleveland
County Fair are cancelled “in the inter-
est of the general public and until the
exact source and DNA identity of the
strain or strains of the current E-coli
virus are determined.”
Preliminary findings suggest animal
exposure may be the bikely. source of
the outbreak.
‘Hog Happnin
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, the biggest event -
scheduled at the fair the remainder of
the year, has booked the Shelby City
Park.
“We are making the responsible de-
cision to temporarily close all public
events at the fairgrounds pending the
completion of current state and local
health department investigations,”
Hastings said in a press release.
Hastings added, “Since so much is
unknown about the pathogen at this
point, including the finding of a hereto- -
fore unknown and unidentified strain of
E.coli, and sine no source has been
necessary precautionary measures, it
will temporarily suspend all public
events at the facility.”
This suspension, said Hastings, will
remain effective pending further find-
ings and instructions from the state and
local health agencies and the N. C. De-
partment of Agriculture. In the mean-
time, he said the Fair will continue to
work with all state and local health part-
ners in a joint effort to determine the
proximate cause and source of this in-
cident. :
Last week public health officials
identified, the Fair has determined that, = -
in the exercise of all reasonable and
See CLOSED, 5A
Experience choices and their eternal
‘Judgement House’
‘consequences with
, The dramatic walk-
through gospel presentation,
“Judgement House,” at-
tracted 1,345 people to First
Baptist, Church of * Kings
Mountain in the first of two
weekends of performances.
. This coming weekend
will be the final weekend of
this year’s presentation. The
times are Friday, 6:30-10
p.m., Saturday 3:30-10 p.m.
and Sunday 3:30-7 p.m. The
show ‘tours’ begin every 15
minutes.
Rev. Jeff Johnson, Minis-
ter of Students, is the pro-
ducer for the event, a gift the
The drama is the result of
many months of preparation
involving the talents of more
than 200 members of the
~ See JUDGEMENT HOUSE,
5A Saturday and Sunday.
Aaron Allen, in the role of “Josts, "in Ti Heaven hefore a I host in the First Baptist
Church presentation of “Judgement House.” The final weekend of the performance is Friday,
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