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Vol. 1 No. 10
Kings Mountain, N.C. Wednesday Nov. 3, 1971
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Park May Be
According to Joe Laney, Redevelopment
Commission Director, the proposed down
town park on Mountain street may be com
pleted before Christmas.
The city was In the process Tuesday of
relocating gas and water lines In the empty
lot. The new lineswill service the entrance
to the walkway.
Laney says he Is trying to get brick mas
ons under contract to rebrlck the walls.
The next step Is to put In concrete footings
> the base of the wall and for the planters
fountain. The brick will be a buff mix
ture selected by the architect, C. Crawford
Murphy of Shelby, and will tie in with the
different brick surfaces downtown.
“We’re trying to maintain a traditional
approach to set the theme for downtown
redevelopment,’’ said Laney, “The park
was designed with people in mind,’’
When completed, the now drap lot will be
decorated with a fountain, three planters,
concrete walkways, and trees.
Members of the Kings Mountain Lions
Club held a fund drive on the highway on
Sunday afternoon, October 31st, for the
White Cane aid to the blind. Donations
from motorists were collected from
3 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. and White Cane Chair
man Ray Holmes reports thatthedrlvewas
’ successful. Those Lions participating
trsre Ray Holmes, Dave Saunders, Jack
^user, Howard Bryant, John Reavis,
Moore, Clarence Peele and Grady Chil
Within Six Months
North Woods Subdivision
To Provide 30 New Homes
North Woods, a new 45 acre sub-division
now under construction here will add 30
new homes to the housing market within
the next six months.
The sub-division, located in a wooded
area on Grove Street Extension, is under
construction by Phillips Development
Corp, of Gaffney, S.C.
Phillips now has 15 sub-divisions built
simultaneously, within a three state area,
plus a number of apartment projects, ac
cording to Paul Woodall, N.C. Marketing
The homes are 3-4 bedrooms, in a price
range of $17,000 - $22,000, withFHAand
VA approved financing. The homes are
built on thelot.andarenotpre-fabricated.
Some of the houses are expected to be
completed within 3-6 weeks.
Construction at North Woods began on
September 20th following a year of market
analysis and research.
Woodall listed several factors in Phillips
decision to create the North Woods Sub
division, including the proposed by-pass,
the Redevelopment Commission's pro
gram of relocation, plus the fact that in
spite of a good building profession locally,
there has not been an over abundance of
housing in Kings Mountain. The FHA was
also said to be interested in providing
medium priced homes for this area.
The initial construction in the first 45
acre section has begun on 12-12 and a half
acres. The developers own an additional
45 acres of property adjoining the sec
C. Douglas Wilson Co., with home offices
in Greenville, S.C., and a subsidiary of
N.C.N.B., is handling the financing of the
In TV Thefts
Susan Davis is crowned 1971 Kings Mountain High School homecoming queen during
halftime ceremonies Friday night.
Doing the honors is Grafton Withers, Student body president.
Kings Mountain defeated Burns 27-0. See more Mirror photos by Lem Lynch inside.
GETS EAGLE AWARD- John Knox McGill, with parents. Dr. and Mrs. John C. McGill,
received scoutlng’s highest honor - The Eagle Award - during services Sunday at the
|ARP Church. His Scoutmaster is James R. Yarbro. (Mirror Photo)
Calls In October
The Kings Mountain Rescue Squad an
swered 89 calls during October. Fifteen
were for auto accidents, thirty-one were
made to the Kings Mountain Hospital for
transportation of patients, six were house
calls, and five service calls. They made
four blood relays for the Kings Mountain
Hospital, directed funeral traffic five
times, answered three D.O.A. Calls,
stand-by duty was conducted for two Mu
sic Park shows, five football games, the
Shelby Fair, Kings Mountain Community
Center and the Charlotte Motor Speed
Out of town trips were made to Duke
Hospital, Charlotte Memorial four times;
Gaston Memoriai two times; Dr. White-
sides office in Gastonia; Cleveland Mem
orial two times, Broughton Hospital in
Morganton and Fayetteville, N.C.
During the month the squad traveled
2,356 miles and stood 1,592 man hours on
duty, trips and meetings.
The Redevelopment Commission was to
conduct a preliminary public hearing Tues
day night on the Cansler Street Urban Re
Director Joe Laney said Tuesday that he
was expecting a good meeting with a good
“1 think the people are beginning to real
ize that our goal is to provide quality hous
ing. We had a neighborhood meeting about
a week and a half ago with a good turnout
and some interesting questions,’’ said
Tuesday’s bearing was to give people the
opportunity to see plans for the project
which is Slimed at developing 150-175 new
homes and apartments in the llOacrearea.
Two men have been charged with rece
iving and possession of stolen property
with the recovery by Gastonia Police of
three television sets stolen here.
Two TV sets stolen from Bridges Radio
and TV, and one from Center Service, were
traced by the serial numbers.
One arrest was made on Friday and one
on Saturday. Investigation is still contin
uing into the thefts, with 17 TV sets taken
from Kings Mountain still unaccounted for.
The police department reports a quiet
Halloween night in Kings Mountain - quiet
er than last year - according to officer
There were 13 arrests reported on Hal
loween night. Five tor possession of fire
crackers, two VPL for beverage purposes,
three driving while intoxicated, two for
speeding, and one for improper muffler.
In all the department has recorded 34
arrests since last Wednesday.
Second Baptist Services Scheduled
St. Paul Concert
The Morristown, Tennessee College
Choir is presenting a concert for the St.
ember Tth, at 2 P.M.
The concert, first scheduled at Central
School, has been changed to the HlghScho-
ol on Phifer Road,
The Police Auxiliary will meet at 7 P. M.
on November StbatthehomeofMrs.Mar-
cellus Hunter at 402 W. Parker Street.
K elt for the sermon at First Presbyter-
Church Sunday by Dr. Paul K, Ausley
is “My Church’’.
Sr. Citizens Meet
The Senior Cltlxens Club will meet at
noon Friday at the Womans Club House for
their regnlu meeting.
Evangelistic preaching and singing ser
vices are scheduled for the week of Nov
ember 8-14 at Second Baptist Church of
Kings Mountain. Tom Patterson of Lum-
berton will be the Evangelist. He is Pastor
of Long Branch Baptist Church in that city.
Rev. Patterson is a graduate of High Point
College and of Southeastern Seminary in
Wake Forest. There will be special groups
present each evening to provide uplifting
Lietuenant Governor Pat Taylor and Sen,
“Skipper" Bowles are running tor Governos,
Attny. General Robert Morgan and deve
loper Hugh Morton are expected to announce
their candidacy soon.
Our question this week is: If the Demo
cratic Primary is a race Involving these
four likely candidates, which do you feel
would be the strongest candidate? Do you
have a personal choice for Governor?
music in the services that will begin at
Among those groups present wUl be. The
Blind Davis Trio of Gastonia, The Adult
and Youth Choirs of Second Baptist, The
Youth Choir of Oak Grove Baptist Church
and the Youth singing and witnessing group
of Unity Baptist Church in Gastonia. All
area residents are invited and urged to
attend these Christ-centered services."
Sign Of The Season
When fall paves the way intowinter, leaving a blanket of fallen Still of 2-3 N. Piedmont Street had to do this week. (Mirror
leaves. It’s time to get out the rake, or broom, as Mrs. G.E. Photo by Lem Lynch)
MRS. BAXTER PAYSEUR; “I feel like Mor
gan would be the strongest, but I’m a Re
publican and won’t get to vote in the Demo
JESSE DOVER: “I think 1 would choose
Morgan... If I voted I would vote tor him."
TED GAMBLE: “I believe Robert Morgan
would be tbe winner in this territory... I
vote lor the man.. He would be my choice."
CLARENCE LEON WADE: "I would say
Pat Taylor. 1 think he would make a good