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    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
CANDIDATES:
pack election
office
From page 1A
water/sewer project im-
provements and the fiber
optic line are big projects he
wants to see completed.
Said Falls, “The reason I
* ran for the school board four
years ago is because I felt we
needed a parent influence on
the board, a regular person
that can relate to the average
* person and I listen.” She
added, “It’s very important
that parents and teachers
have someone to talk to
about issues.” Falls said
she’s strong on returning
phone calls and answering
emails and she, along with
other board members, visit
all 29 schools in the district
during the year. “ Being on
the school board is more
than going to a meeting and
we meet and visit with stu-
dents and talk with teachers
at the schools,” she added.
Falls has served three
years on the Head Start pol-
icy council and is active in
Cleveland County Schools
Educational Foundation.
Married to Jeff Falls for 28
years, they have three sons,
Jordan, 29; Brandon, 16, a
junior at Kings Mountain
High School, and Zachary,
12, a 7th grader at KM Mid-
dle School. Terms of Falls,
George Litton, Dale Oliver
and Philip Glover are up this
year.
Spears, 78,
Councilman, of 301 Maner
Road, Ward II Councilman
Michael Eugene Butler, 66,
of 806 Rhodes Ave., and
Tommy Hawkins, 69, Ward
III Councilman of 905
Woodside Dr., said they are
running on their records of
long service to the Kings
Mountain community.
Spears have served on
city council 16 years, includ-
At-Large
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Dean Spears, Mike Butler and Tommy Hawkins, left to right, pay their filing fees at the Boar
of Elections Office Friday at noon as they seek reelection to city council seats. Director of
Elections Debra Blanton assists candidates.
ing two four year terms and
four two year terms on the
board, initially serving in
Ward 4. A life-long resident
of Kings Mountain, he is a
retired building contractor
and a member of First Bap-
tist Church. Retired from
the US Navy and US Navy
Reserves, he served in Korea
and Vietnam. He is married
to Betty Watterson Spears.
They have two children:
Michael Spears and Robin
(Mrs. Tim) Spicer, three
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.
Butler has served three
two year terms and one four
* year term from Ward II and
is running for another four
year term on city council. A
life-long resident of Kings
Mountain, he owns and op-
erates Butler Auto on East
King Street and is a member
of First Wesleyan Church.
¢ He is a Vietnam era veteran
of the US Army who served
in Thailand. Butler and his
wife, Kathy, have two chil-
dren Jason Butler and wife,
Annie, and Bryan Butler and
wife, Stephanie; and four
BEACH BLAST: water, sand.
music & fun set for July 20
From page 1A
ice cream competition and
the big beach ball drop. A
variety of amusement rides
will be open all
day until 10 p.m.
when the event
ends.
Events Coordi-
nator Ellis Noell
said that 50 ven-
dors will be set up
10
* KMH file photo
crafts, and collectibles will
also be for sale.
For more information
visit www.cityofkm.com or
call 704-734-0333.
Beach Bust
is set to begin at
a.m. Saturday,
in Patriots Park of- July 20, in a
i vari f de
fing a varie > downtown Kings
Lebanese to bar- Mountain at
becue and Italian
ice to funnel
cakes. Unique art,
Patriots Park
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grandchildren.
Hawkins, who retired
from Campbell Soup Com-
pany, is a life-long resident
of Kings Mountain. He is
seeking his second four-year
term on city council from
Ward 111 and is active in First
Wesleyan Church. He is
married to the former Kay
Baity and they have three
daughters: Kim (Mrs. John)
Areans of Rye, NY, Zena
(Mrs.Don) Johnson of Kings
Mountain and Tonya (Mrs.
John) Carroll of Pawley Is-
land, SC and five jgrandchily
dren.
Other Cleveland County
residents filing on Friday in-
cluded:
Cleveland County Water
Board: Don Melton, John Z.
Taylor and Amy Elliott
Bridges, all incumbent com-
missioners.
Waco alderman — Patti
Ellis Norman, incumbent.
Casar Town Commis-
sioner — Tommy McNeilly
and Scott White. Offices up
for election are the mayor
and three commissioners.
Shelby City Council —
Kevin Allen, Ward 5, incum-
bent Neil Blanton and Den-
nis Bailey, both of Ward 4.
Offices up for election are
Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5.
Filing .on July 8th was:
Doris Weaver, incumbent
SCHOOL
BOARD:
names
Morehead
new KMMS
Principal
From page 1A
Zion Baptist Church in
Shelby. :
Hun-
n lel]
gradu-
ated
from In-
dianalf
Univer- |
sity of
Penn-
sylvania
anid
taught
four
years at
Burns
Middle
School
while [&
¢ 01° pr Brian Hunnell
pleting
his master’s degree at Gard-
ner-Webb University. He
was assistant principal at
Washington Elementary for
six years and then principal
of West Elementary School
five years. He earned his
Doctorate in Education
from Gardner-Webb in
2008 and has been principal
of KMMS two years. He
and his wife have two chil-
dren.
Mickey Morehead
Photo by LIB STEWART
incumbent
board
Kathy Falls has filed for re-
election.
School
councilwoman from Fallston
where the mayor’s seat and
two council seats are up this
fall; Sharon Martin in
Kingstown who filed for
council. The mayor’s seat
and those of three council
members are up this year;
and Philip Glover, incum-
bent, who has filed for re-
election as a county school
-board member. Four seats
are up on the school board
this year.
Filing ends at noon July
19 at the Board of Elections
Office, 215 Patton Drive,
Shelby.
Although turnout for off-
year elections tends to be
low, the candidates to date
‘say they are out pumping
hands and distributing cam-
paign literature.
Page 3A
Raccoon tests positive for rabies
A raccoon on the property at 104 Myers Street June 26
has tested positive for rabies.
Cleveland County Department Health Director Dorothea
Wyant said the case is the fifth in Cleveland County in 2013.
Wyant said that during the next six months anyone living
in the vicinity of 104 Myers Street need to make sure that all
cats, dogs, and ferrets have a current rabies vaccination.
North Carolina State Law requires all cats and dogs to have
rabies shots at four months of age and require a booster every
three years.
Wyant said residents need to make sure their animals are
under their direct control. Animals that are allowed to run
loose are at risk of coming into contact with a rabid animal.
If your animals are exposed to a rabid animal and not vacci-
nated, the animals will have to euthanized or quarantined for
six months.
‘Best Backyard Burger’ contest
Backyard “grillmiesters” are invited to bring their gas
grills out to Patriots Park during BeachBlast July 20th to
compete in grilling hamburgers to be judged as the “Best
Backyard Burger.”
The grilling competition will be limited to 20 teams that
- will grill hamburgers on their gas grill and compete for the
“Best Burgers of BeachBlast.” Teams will be provided two
pounds of ground beef to prep and grill beginning at 10 a.m.
Set up time begins at 9'a.m.-9 a.m. with grilling starting no
later than 11 a.m. Three hamburgers, approximately 1/3
pound each, will be submitted to the judge’s area no earlier
than 12 noon and no later than 12:30 p.m. Awards ceremony,
with prizes for first, $300; second $200; and third $100 will
be at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team.
Any sauce or combinations of flavors and ingredient cans
be used to season the hamburgers. Recipes are appreciated
but ingredients must be shared.
A special area will be set up at Patriots Park for the teams,
each with a 20 foot by 20 foot area for a small canopy of
chairs, prep area, coolers and the team’s gas grill. Corporate
and service group sponsorship is encouraged. No competi-
tion teams are allowed.
The competition is sponsored by the City of Kings Moun-
tain TDA, VEW Post 9811 and Ora Meat Market, to benefit -
the VFW Veteran’s Relief Fund.
Board OKs Central America
trip for KMHS Spanish Club
The Cleveland County Board of Education on Monday
unanimously approved a Summer 2014 trip to Costa Rica by
the Kings Mountain Spanish Club.
KMHS Spanish teacher Casey Shirey had answered ques-
tions in a previous session about the proposed trip, which
would require students to raise their own money.
“Once the insurance companies got back to them and an-
swered the questions (about liability) everyone was on board
with this idea,” said Greg Shull, the director of communica-
tions for the school system.
Cleveland County students will head back to class August
26. Teachers will report back to work August 14.
Sponsored by
Kings METRE Merald
July 20
Patriots Park
Kings Mountain
Benefitting
Relay for Life
All Proceeds will
‘benefit Relay for
Life, The Green
Banana Project
Name: E-mail:
Address: City:
State: Zip: Phone:
Vanilla
Category you are entering: (Circle only ONE, fill out a separate
application for each category you enter.)
Chocolate
and Nut
There is a $5 entry fee for the Crank-Off. Entrants are required to bring
one (1) gallon of their ice cream for tasting by the public. This is IN ADDITION
to the one (1) gallon required for judging.
Registration will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 20 at Patriots Park,
downtown Kings Mountain. Judging and public tasting begin at 1 p.m. Bring
your own table, paper towels, etc. Tasting cups & spoons provided.
Entries pre-registered by July 12 receive Ice Cream Crank-Off apron. All
entries must be received by July 17. To pre-register, fax this form to 704-739-
0611 or email to wendy@greenbanana project.org
Entrants may sign below to release their winning recipe, if they are chosen,
to be the Green Banana Ice Cream Specialty of the Year, which allows it to
be used to create ice cream products for the benefit of Green Banana Project
fundraising. Signature is not required to participate.
Fruit Gourmet
You Made What!! - Outrageous!!
*No unpasteurized products or raw eggs may be used in the recipes.
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