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Vol. 1 No. 21
Kings Mountain, N.C. Wednesday, January 19, 1972
10 Pages Today
First-Citizens Bank and Trust Company’s New Headquarters On South Battleground.
'New First-Citizens Bank
To Open Here Monday
First - Citizens Bank & Trust Company
will officially open its new Main Office in
Kings Mountain Monday evening, January
Brief opening ceremonies will begin at
5:30 p.m. and will be followed by an Open
House concluding at 7:30. The bank will
open for business in its new quarters at
9 a.m., Tuesday, January 25.
In announcing plans for the opening, Lee
McIntyre, assistant vice president and ex
ecutive officer for First-Citizens in Kings
Mountain, invited all area residents to
visit the newest and most modern bank
ing facility in the County.
First - Citizens’ new office is located
at 407 South Battleground.
Participating in the brief opening cer
emony will be King s Mountain Mayor
John Moss, the Reverend Charles Easley
of St. Mathews Lutheran Church, Harold
Sumner, senior vice president of First-
Citizens and Lee McIntyre.
The spacious 10,000 square foot two-
story building is of contemporary design
and utilizes a combination of brick, glass
and a pebble faced concrete, and features
an interior decor that is designed to blend
with the exterior. A combination of ter-
razzo and carpet will be used on the main
floor, which will house the commercial
and iiustallment loan department
On the second floor of the building will
be located the bookkeeping, proof and
transit department, together with a
records vault, storage and an employee
All major banking services will be pro
vided at First-Citizens’ new main office.
This includes savings, checking, lending,
drive-up window, night depository and safe
deposit boxes.
McIntyre explained that the new banking
facility has been designed to meet the
present needs as well as providing room
for future growth. He also noted that
access to the bank, its parking lot and
drive-up window is available from both
Battleground and Cherokee Streets.
"The building as well as the access have
been designed lor maximum customer
convenience,’’ the bank executive explain
A special feature of the Open House will
be a priz e registration. Some lucky
person will win a new home entertainment
system which includes a combination of
multi-track stereo cassette player, am/
Im stereo radio and recording unit. This
prize will be awarded to someone 16 years
old or over at the conclusion of the Open
House. In addition three radio bike lights
will be given for those 15 and under. To
be eligible to win, simply visit the new
First-Citizens Bank Building during the
Open House and register. It is not nec
essary to be present to win.
Hours forFirst-CiUzens new Main Office
will be from 9 to 1, and 3 to 5, Monday
through Thursday and from 9 to 1 and 3
to 6 on Friday.
New Scout
Troop Formed
A new troop has been formed in the Com
pact Community of Kings Mountain it was
announced today by Mr. Joe Laney, Dis
trict Vice-Chairman, Battleground Dis
trict Boy Scouts of America.
Sponsored by the Compact Community
the following men will serve as: Chair
man, L.L. Adams, Members of the Com
mittee, E.D. Evans, Sam Brown, Roddie
Stephens, Leroy Young and Jake Crocker.
Serving as Scoutmaster will be Cornelius
Edwards and Alfred Stephens.
Memliers of the Troop are: John Ed
wards , Calvin Edwards, Ray Young, Mic
hele Young, James Young, EdwardGoode,
Terry Goode and Alton Mintz.
The Troop has been given Number 412.
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Fastest Cars In Town!
Approximately 30 boys entered the Cub Scout Pack 96 Pine
Derby held last Tuesday night. The little cars were built as
a father-son project for the race.
The winners are shown here from left to right: Wynn Craw
ford, 1st Place winner; Tim Holmes, 2nd Place winner; and
Jeff Campbell, 3rd place winner.
Pack 96 is sponsored by East Gold Wesleyan Church, Pat
Layton, Cubmaster. (Mirror Photo)
Harris Calls It Quits
Mauney To Run For
State Senate Seat
W.K. Mauney, Jr. announced today that
he is a candidate for one of the three
Senate seats from the 25th North Carol
ina Senatorial District composed of Cleve
land, Gaston, Lincoln, and Rutherford
Counties in the May Democratic Primary.
The Kings Mountain native is in his
third term as a member of the North
Carolina General Assembly.
Adding to the surprise of the announce
ment is the tact that State Senator Ollie
Harris, also of Kings Mountain, has de
cided not to run for re-election.
In making the announcement, Mauney
said, "Since my home County is Clevel
and and the present Senator from here.
Senator Ollie Harris, has decided that he
will not be a Candidate for re-election,
at least one of the three Senators to be
elected should be from Cleveland County.
Since I have lived in Kings Mountain all
my life, and lived only one-half mile from
the Gaston County line, I feel that I know
and understand the ne^s of the citizens
of Gaston County as well as I do in my
home County. My mother, who was Sarah
Hoffman was raised in Dallas in Gaston
County and I have grown up with the feel
ing that Dallas was a part of my bmlly.
My father’s grandparents, theRudisills’
home was in Labatory in Lincoln County
and I still go there every year for our
family reunion. After representing Ruth
erford County in the House of Represen
tatives for three terms I feel that I know
the people of Rutherford County and their
needs as well as I know the needs of my
home County. ’’
"I believe that I can represent all four
Counties in this District in the Senate as
if they were all one County.’’
"I have served my Church and Com
munity to the best of my abUity in the
past and will continue to do so. I feel
that my past record of service to the
State, County, and City is one that de
serves father confidence and election to
this high office of State Senator.’’
"I solicit the support of all citizens
in this District who believe that I have
the qualifications and ability to represent
them in Raleigh as they would like to be
represented. During the campaigns for
the primary, I will try to meet and talk
with as many pe(¥le as I can, and adver
tise myself to the Citizens in this Dis
trict who do not know me, so they can
cast their vote In the Primary for me with
confidence that they have cast their vote
for the right man for the right office."
City School Board Adopts
New Personnel Policies
The Kings Mountain City Board of Ed
ucation approved Monday Phase 1 of writ
ten policies for professional personnel.
Phase 1 of the policies is concerned
with absenses and leaves of absneses and
is drawn up by the Association of Class
room Teachers Committee on Policy De
The policies set up specific guidelines
for teachers and other professional per
sonnel. Including a leave of absense for
running for public office, leave of absense
for pregnancy for women with three year
experience, and leaves for study and tra
Regarding political activity, the policy
states that "The Board of Education re
cognizes the right of teachers to partici
pate in political affairs in a manner af
forded other citizens, including the right
to vote, the right to be active members of
a political party of their choice, the right
to campaign for candidates, the right to
seek, campaign for, and serve in public
offi ce themselves. A teacher wUl be
granted a reasonable leave of absense for
the purpose of running for or serving in
public office if such activity interferes
with his teaching duties. Such a leave or
extension of leave shall not be for a long
er period than the current school year.’’
Cox Resigns
As Chamber
Bob Cox has resigned his position as
Manager of the Kings Mountain Chamber
of Commerce effective January 15th.
Cox gave no immediate reason for his
resignation or future plans.
Lee McIntyre, President of the Chamber
of Commerce has announced the results
of the Chamber’s annual election.
The new President is J.C. Bridges.
First Vice President is Joe McDaniel,
and Charles Blanton, Second Vice Presi
New Directors, whose terms expire in
1975, are; Joe Smith, Kings Mountain
Savings and Loan; Bob Smith, First Cit
izens Bank and Trust; and DickShaney,
Carolina Throwing Company.
Carry-over members of the Board of
Directors, terms expiring in 1974 are;
Paul Johnsonbaugh, Oxford Industries;
Jim Jenkins, Burlin^on Industries; Frank
Slncox, McGill’s Clinic.
Members whose terms expire in 1973
are; Jim Yarbro, Sterchl Bros. Stores,
' Inc. ; Jim Lybrand, Lybrands Carpet and
Tile; and Bob Maner, Maner Insurance
The next Board of Directors meeting
will be held January 25th at 9:30 a.m. at
First Citizens Bank and Trust’s new
building. New officers and directors wUl
be installed at this meeting.
“Political activities in support of or in
opposlon to specific candidates or Issues
may not be engaged in while the employees
are officially carrying out their profess
ional responsibilities with students. This,
however, is not to be contrued as pro
hibiting the impartial study and discussion
of political or other controversial issues.
School employees engaging in political
activities shall make it clear that their
utterances and actions are theirs as ind
ividuals and that these, in no manner,
represent the views of the school system.’’
“The Board, while recognizing these
rights, insists that there be;
a. No coercive involvement of students
b. No campaigning on school premises or
school time
c. No use of school equipment or supplies
The position of a teacher will at no
time be in jeopardy due to his political
activities as long as he adheres to the
terms of this policy.
it is the duty of each professional em
ployee to assume the responsibility to
serve when called for jury duty. During
his absnece for this purpose he will re
ceive his full salary and also be entitled
to the compensation or fees received for
jury duty.
Other provisions covered in the pol
icies include; excusing personnel early,
sick leave, and participation in profess
ional organizations.
Dean Westmoreland, Chairman for the
committee on policy development, em
phasized that although many of the pol
icies are already in effect, the main idea
of the written policy is to serve asa mor
ale booster.
The Lions mobile eye clinic was at Bethware School to test pre-schoolers Monday.
In the truck taking the test Is 6 year old Louvenla Ross. Her guardians are Mr, and
Mrs. Willie J. Williams of Route 1, Kings Mountain. Conducting the test Is Betty
Masters. (Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)

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