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Vol, II No. 14
Greater Kindis MoiuUain^s Progressive JSewspaper
KINGS MOUNTAIN MIRROR, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1972
12 Pages This Week
Bond Sale In March
Cansler Project Contract
By Jay Ashley
Mirror News Editor
In its regular monthly meeting Tues
day, the Kings Mountain Redevelopment
Commission officially approved the grant
and loan contrpct for the Cansler Street
Urban Renewal Project between the co-
jnmission and the Federal Government,
'he total Federal Capital Grant for the
project is $2,735,593.
Gene White, director of the Redevelop
ment Commission read the resolution to
approve the grant and Irjan to the Cansler
project and added that the "budget has
already been set and the approval is to
make it official.'*
Sale of the bonds for the project will be
in March of 1973. Until then, to start on
the land acquisitions, a direct federal
loan will be applied for. A direct loan,
according to White should be forthcom
ing in about two to three weeks after the
application has been filed.
The gross project cost is listed at
$3,859,816. Of this figure $808,063.00 Is
set for total non-cash grants and aid to be
contributed by the city. This figure of
$808,063.00 is to be provided as "in kind"
contributions. "In kind" includes any
work such as site improvements, utility
work, water and sewer lines and lands
for public housing. Also any work done
by the state or federal government for
the city can be termed as a Kings Moun
tain "in kind’* contribution. For exam
ple an addition to a hospital, even if
funded by federal money, is counted as
part of the city’s "in kind" contribution.
The difference between the gross cost
for the project and the city’s "in kind**
share is $3,051,753. Land sales from the
project will be deducted from this figure
which should equal the $2.7 federal
In approving the Cansler Renewal Pro
ject on December 6, 1971 the city agreed
to pay one-fourth of the actual net cost
of the project. As stated in federal
guidelines, cities with population under
10,000 initiating an urban renewal pro
ject must pay one-fourth while the fed
eral sliare is three-fourths. When the
budget was finalized, the city’s cash
share came to $145,000. Although the
city obligated itself to pay one-fourtli
White said the city’s share willnotbetliat
"The figure projected in the Cansler re
newal project was low according to the
government," White stated, "so an addi
tional project capital grant will be obtain
ed at a later date to reduce the city’s
share." The figure of $114,000 in addi
tional funds was metitiuned but the re
development director says Uie amount
"could possibly be more."
After approval of the execution of the
cootract the commissioners also approv- .
ed the issuance of project loan notes.
These notes are to be issued every
March and are to include the projected
amounts of money needed for one years
operation. This "requisition" of money
is designed to cut down on high interest
on the lump sum.
In other business the redevelopment
board voted to authorize reimbursement
on travel expenses incurred while staff
members are attending a relocation se
minar in Goldsboro on December 10-12.
The seminar is to provide ideas on the
interpretation of iegulations regarding
relocation which will be implemented in
the Cansler project. Director Gene
White, Assistant Director John Hall and
Site Director Hazel Brown are schedu
led to make the trip.
Gene White also took up the matter of
the Duke substation on the Bonnie Mill
property with the board. He said that
Duke has agreed to move the substation
and install a temporary delivery system
for the Mur-Glo. The Redevelopment
Commission agreed that if the Mur-Glo
were to start operations again, the co-
mmlsslon would pay the previously
agreed price of $2500 to the power com
pany. The substation is scheduled to be
moved in a week or so.
Will Herndon and John Plonk were ab
sent from the Tuesday meeting.
Call In And
In an effort to recognize those persons
who have really worked on their home
exteriors and lawns this Christmas sea
son, the MIRROR has started a decora
tion judging contest.
There seems to have been some con
fusion over the situation however. To _ .
be eligible for the judging you must call
the office. Since it would be almost im- ^
possible to see every home in Kings
Mountain you must call us so we will be
sure to make it by your residence.
Remember, the contest applies only to
home exterior and the winning home
will be featured in a pre-Christmas ed
ition of the MIRROR.
Get those calls in before December IT
because that is the judging deadline. The
number to call is 739-3851.
Good Luck and Happy Decorating!
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Faces tell the real story of a parade, and this little fellow was completely engrossed
in the proceedings last Friday. When the float carrying Santa and his Reindeer came
into view, he leaned out from the crowd and began to motion fur Santa to hurry up.
(Mirror Photo by Rodney Dodson)
The end of a perfect parade, as Santa Claus made his appearance of the holiday sea-
son in the Christmas parade Friday, but it was a temporary visit, and for local young
sters, the wait will continue until December 25th. (Mirror Photo)
Summer Should See
Arrests Number 36 For Week Shopping Center Open
rsocf niim,. in OK li/illinm f D1nn#^n
Total arrests for the past week num
bered 36 with over 30 being listed the
first four days of December. Those
booked at the Kings Mountain Police De
John McClean, 27, reckless driving;
James M. Price, Jr., 17, stop light vio
lation; Franklin Bell, 49, public drunk;
L.Z, Dobbins, 63, public drunk; Austin
Fails, 56, public drunk; Horace Mauney,
41, public drunk; Tommy Tidwell, 56, no
insurance; L P. Frix, 30, driving under
the influence; Austin Falls, 56, public
drunk; Willie Hayes, 26, assault on a fe
male; Stokes Gladden, 44, public drunk;
Joe T. Gill, 22, driving under the influe
nce; Virginia M. Reid, 31, 46 in 35; John
Mason Wilson, 31, 50 in 35 zone; William
Norris, 33. 50 in 35 zone: Ralph D. Stra-
nze, 24, 50 in 35 zone; John L. Melton,
23, 50 in 35 zone; Larry J. GUliard, 23,
47 in 35 zone; William L Blanton, 54
46 in 35 zone; Robert D. Waters, 37, dri
ving under the influence; Johnny L. Jones,
25, driving under the influence; Fay Pat
terson Garland, 32, driving under the in
fluence; George Clary, assault with a
deadly wi^apon; William Brent, 36, public
drunk and capias; Moffet R. Green, 36,
driving while intoxicated; Charles L.
Ball, 42, public drunk; Kathron Connor,
44, public drunk; Cecil Campbell, 42,
trespassing; Dwight Foster, 26, assault
on a female; Newman Marcus McCall, 38,
carrying a concealed weapon; Sam Paul
Welch, 28, 48 in 35 zone; Dennis Eugene
Carroll, 16, 50 in 35 zone; Franklin D.
Bell, public drunk; Carol Wanda Hodge,
15, juvenile order; Michael Gene Ellis,
19, improper movement, Newman Mar
cus McCall, 38, driving under the influ
"Right now we’re trying to get the gra
ding done for pouring foundations. If
weather permits, we should be able
to move right along," was the report of
J. Wilson Crawford, part owner and de
veloper of the proposed shopping center
in western Kings Mountain.
The proposed shopping center is loca
ted on the property behind the armory
along U.S. 74 across from Wade Ford.
Total area of the shopping center is ap
proximately 13 acres.
J, Wilson Crawford and Robert. H.
Neill, owners, lessors and developers of
the project announced plans for the cen
ter August 30, 1972. Those plans inclu
ded a Winn-Dixie Food StoreandaMack’s
Variety Store. Agreements with the two
businesses have been made as to floor
plans and type of building to be erected.
The architect for the shopping center
is Friedrich H. Schmitt and Lat Purser
and Associates is the leasing agent.
Crawford also stated that there were
plans for a drug store to be included in
the shopping center but further details
could not be divulged.
First Union Bank of Kings Mountain
may also have a branch in the shopping
center in the future according to Josh
Hinnant, vice president and city execu
tive of the bank. Hinnant stated that the
bank ran a study of the need for a motor
bank in the Kings Mountain area several
weeks ago. The study included such
items as number of customers to be ser
ved as well as pictures of the congested
parking lot at the existing downtown fac
ility. The study, along with the applica
tion for a motor bank in "the vicinity of
Castlewood Road and King Street," was
filed November 3, 1972 with the comp
troller of currency in Washington. Hin-
nant was not sure of when the applica
tion will be approved.
Although it had been expected that Winn-
Dixie would build and be opened by Feb
ruary of 1973, such plans now would be
impossible according to Crawford. "We
ne^ good weather for just a few weeks
so grading can be completed and founda
tions poured. With this done progress
should be good. Contracts for building
are up for bids now and should be con
cluded in a few weeks."
Grocery Theft Occupies Deputies
Oatli Of Office
John Hinnant of Kings Mountain was one of three new County
Commissioners sworn-in to office Monday morning by Super
ior Court Judge B. T. Falls, Jr. See photo inside of the new
board of commissioners. (Mirror PhoU) by Lem Lynch)
A broken windshield and a larceny at
Hardin’s Grocery in Grover occupied
Cleveland County deputies this week in
the Kings Mountain area.
Vassur Hardin, owner and operator of
Hardin’s Grocery in Grover reported
Friday at 10:40 that his moneybox
had been stolen from underneath his
checkout counter. Hardin said that lie
had been out delivering groceries and
that one black man and three black wo
men came into his store. They had re
portedly been in the store the day before.
The three women had Mrs. Hardin in the
back of the store looking at some mer
chandise and the man stayed up front.
After the foursome left it was discov
ered that the box was missing. It con
tained $200 in one dollar bills, five rolls
of quarters, two rolls of nickels and six
rolls of dimes. A book of S i H Green
Stamps was also in the box. The black
man w*as described as 50 years old about
5’ 7" and 160 pounds. One of the three
women had a large afro haircut. Cecil
Murray investigated the larceny.
Mshie Malechi of Route 3, Box 180,
Kings Mountain reported a broken wind
shield in her 1966 Pontiac Tuesday mor
ning. The vandalism took place the night
of the 27th. Deputy B. R. McKinney in
vestigated and reported that a person or
persons had broken the windshield by
throwing a brick through it. No esti
mates of damages were listed.
The Sheriff's Department also issued
a list of arrests in the Kings Mountain
area over the week. Those listed were
John A Cooke, 34, of 607 West Mountain
Street, Kings Mountain, non-support; Ol
iver D. Moore, 57, uf 711 Floyd Street,
/ings Mountain; capias instanter; K-^w-
ard Leonard Moore, 52, of 307 First
Street, Kings Mountain, capias instanter;
James Biddix, 33, Route 2, Kings Moun
tain, assault on a female; Mary Beth Ra
msey, 24, of 809 East Ridge Street, Kings
Mountain, worthless checks; and Land
rum Heavener, 30, of Route 1, Cherry-
ville, assault on a female.
Tw’o fires at the same location and
within five days of each '.ther have kept
Kings .Mountain firemen busy and on the
alert for other such fires.
Both blazes have been at 910 Grace
Street along the railroad track. The
first fire happened at 3:40 p.m. M onday,
.N-'Vember 27, at the same tim^- as an au
to fire at 216 and 1-85, The second time
the call came at 4 p.m. on Saturday, De
.Also last week the fire department an
swered calls to 418 Dixie Trailer Park.
This fire was reported at 4 p.m. Wednes
day. Thursday at 9:45 p.m. the fire de
partment was dispatched to extinguish a
VW on fire at the A a. P Store on S, Bat
tleground. Twenty minutes later that
same day, firemen were called to a fire
at Foote Mineral and found the blaze
already out. The fire was attributed to
a conveyor belt mishap.
The completed shopping center is ex
pected to have over 100,000 square feet
of floor space and a total parking area
of 764 spaces. The Winn-Dixie building
will cover 19,880 square feet and the
Mack’s Variety Store 15,600 square feet.
Crawford said with good weather and
plans going smoothly, the business should
be open this summer.
The application cards necessary for
obtaining 1973 license plates will be
placed in the mail on December I, De
cember 8 and December 20. Department
of Motor Vehicles officials expect this
huge mailing, estimated at more tlian
3,'700,000 cards, to be delivered by Jan
The 1973 Red and White plates will go
on sale throughout the State on January
2. The 1972 plates expire December 31
and their use beyond that date is per
missible only if they are duly register
ed by the Department to the vehicle on
which display is made. Gwners who
have their vehicles properly registered
by the Department have thru February
15 to ubtain new plates.
Surrounding area resid^-nts may obtain
plates at 406 S. l.aFayette St„ Shelby.
Office hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The local license agent. Miles A.
Beam, Jr., points out that "to renew a
plate you must have a renewal card" and
cautions against the misplacing of it
when it is received. He also asks you to
open the envelope, read tlie instructions
and complete the application according
to instructions before presenting it for
a new plate. This will expedite issuance
and keep lines from forming.
The Department of Motor Vehicles has
made arrangements with the Post Office
in Shelby to turn over to the local license
office rf^newal cards which the Post Of
fice has been unable to deliver. Anyone
failing to receive an application card may
possibly find it at the local license of
fice. "It will take from ten days to two
weeks to get application cards from the
Department of Motor Vehicles in Ra
leigh," says Mr. Beam, and he suggests
that those who have not received an ap
plication apply to his office as early as
possible so that there will be time to get
•me out of Raleigh if he does not have it.
Motor vehicles owners .who have not
received their license application card
by January ist. should notify the Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles in Raleigh. "It
will take you from ten days to two weeks
to get one and you should, therefore, act
promptly," says Mr. Beam.