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VOL. 90 NO. 68 TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1979
KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD
Deadline Sept. 7
Nicholson, King File
To Seek Re-election
Commissioner, DIst. 4
Commissioner, Dlst. 3
Parton, Wright Will
Be Tried For Murder
Danny Allen Parton was
arraigned yesterday In McDowell
County Superior Court at Marlon on
charges of murdering two young
Gaston County women.
The former resident of Bessemer
City is accused with murdering
Cathy Roxamne Caldwell Mosley, 34,
of Bessemer City, and Mary
Kathryn Carnes Dye, 20, of
Parton Is alleged to have con
fessed to the murders and police say
he led them to the shallow graves of
tlie vlcUms July 20th In McDowell
County. Police say that Parton
confessed to six other murders but
later retracted his statements.
Officers have continued to search
for more bodies.
True bills of indictment against
Parton were returned last week by a
McDowell County grand Jury.
Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis
of Asheville granted a delay In
arraignment on request of court-
iq>polnted attorneys for the defense.
True bills of Indictment were also
returned against two co-
denfendants. Kay Frances Wright,
21, of Kings Mountain, laces charges
of accessory after the fact of the
murder of Mrs. Mosley. Miss Wright
remains In custody In McDowell
County Jail. Her bond was reduced
from $60,000 to $10,000 last week.
Henry Guy Burnette, also of the
North Cove Community near
Marlon, laces charges of accessory
In the murders of both women.
Burnette, who testified against
Parton during a probable cause
hearing. Is free under $10,000 bond.
Two of the three Incumbent
commissioners have filed for re-
election in the Oct. 9 local election.
District Three Commissioner
Corbet Nicholson and District Four
Commissioner Norman King paid
their $6 filing fees Monday to Kings
Mountain Elections Board Chair
man Luther Bennett.
At this printing District One
Commissioner James Childers and
Mayor John Henry Moss had not
filed to seek re-election. The can
didate filing deadline Is noon Frl.,
Sept. 7, a little less than two weeks
Nicholson, a native of Gastonia,
has resided In Kings Mountain for 26
years. He is a vetersui of World War
Two In which he served In the U.S.
The commissioner Is a member of
the American Legion and VFW In
Kings Mountain and Is a 32nd degree
mason with local lodge 339 and Is a
_ member of the Clevelsmd County
Shrine Club. The candidate Is
married to the former Elva Holden
also of Gastonia and they are
members of Temple BapUst Church,
where Nicholson serves on the board
of deacons. Nicholson owns and
operates City Heating and Air
Nicholson was first elected to
office In 1973, serving two years on
the board before being reelected In
1976 to serve foiu- years under the
new staggered term system.
•T am running on my past record
of service to the community,” the
candidate said. “I feel we have
accomplished quite a bit on behalf of
the citizens, but there Is more to be
done. One of my goals Is to see an
increased paving, curb, and gutter
program In all sections of the city.”
The commissioner also stated that
he “appreciates the past support the
voters have shown me and I again
ask lor your support. If I am elected,
as always, I will make myself
available to all the citizens.”
Grover Meet Postponed
Due to the Labor Day Holiday the until Mon., Sept. 10.
Monday regularly scheduled
meeUng of the Grover Board of The Board will meet at 7 p.m. In
Commissioners will be postponed Town Hall at Grover.
Senior Portraits Today
.. BETSY WELLS, left. Is shown presenting Mrs.
Jackie Hope with the teacher of the year award at the
Annual Teacher Kick-Off Breakfast held Thurs., Aug.
23 at the Kings Mountain Junior High School Gym. Mrs.
Hope was selected from eight other candidates to
receive the award.
Photo by Katrena McCall
Jackie Hope Is Named
km’s Teacher Of Year
KMSHS seniors are reminded that
tahe Delmar Studios photographer
will be at the high school today and
Wednesday for portraits.
Students eu-e requested to dress
appropriately and follow this
schedule; Tuesday, 9-12 and 1-3:30
p.m., students whose last names
begin with A-I.
Wednesday: 9-12 and 1-3 p.m.
students whose last names begin
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The prayer committee lor the
Christian Growth Celebration has
submitted guidelines lor prayer
efforts during the coming event.
An all day prayer vigil will be held
Thurs.. Aug. 30. First Presbyterian
Church sanctuary will be open at 7
a.m. and will remain open until 9
A spokesman lor the Kings
Mountain Ministerial Association
said, “We are asking people to take
a lew minutes out Thursday to drop
In and pray lor the crusade set lor
At 8 p.m. Thursday, ministers will
be at the church to give a brief talk
on the effects of prayer.
By KATRENA McCALL
Herald Staff Writer
The 1979-80 Kick-Off Breakfast for
area teachers was held Thurs., Aug.
23 at 8:30 In the Kings Mountain
Junior High School Gym, and was
highlighted by the announcement of
Mrs. Jack'» Hope as Kings Moun
tain’s Teacher of the Year.
Betsy Wells, last year’s honoree,
made the announcement.
Mrs. Hope is the daughter of
Herbert and Anne Libby Hoff of
McComb, Mississippi and holds a
B.S. degree from Mississippi College
at Clinton. She has taught fifth grade
at West School for five years, and
previously taught eighth grade In
Cross City, Fla.
“Working with children
exhilarates and stimulates me,”
Mrs. Hope said In a previous In
terview. “Watching a child grow
intellectually and socially and
knowing I’ve had a part in this
process fulfills my goals as a
teacher.” She continued by saying
that her approach for a “total
learning experience” strives to offer
a well-rounded curriculum which
focuses on Individual needs auid
relevant training experience.
In accepting the award Mrs. Hope
said that she was "very pleased and
will do niy best to represent you.”
Following breakfast, Larry Allen,
Director of Federal Programs,
introduced special guests and the
list Included school board members
Alex D. Owens, Marion Thomasson,
Bill McDaniel and Kyle Smith;
board attorney Scott aonlnger.
Mayor John H. Moss, Sen. Ollle
Harris and State Employees Credit
Union Representative Andy High.
School Supt. Bill Davis then ex
pressed to the group his hopes and
concerns for the school year.
'"The future of education rests on
the confidence of the public,” said
Davis. “We each Individually shape
the school system ... We need to be
busy strengthening this position and
not leave ourselves vulnerable to
'those who would do us In’.”
Davis set four major goals for the
future of the Kings Mountain School
System. He feels that we are In an
era of comparative, competitive
education, Instigated by the state
required testing programs which
compare scores from all over the
state. His first aspiration is to bring
the Kings Mountain school scores up
to at least the state average.
”In competency testing programs
last year, 9 percent of our students
failed English and 16 percent failed
math. I would like to see these
percentages reduced to 6 sind 11
percent respectively by the end of
the ’80-’81 school term," Davis said.
The second goal set by Davis was
a reduction In the drop-out rate
which Is presently the highest In the
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with the start of the football
season Just around the comer, the
Hersdd Is gearing for one of Its most
successful promotions...the annual
“Pick The Winners” football con
The contest will run throughout
the high school and college season,
which begins on Frl., Sept. 7, and
area “guessperts” will be taking
shots at the $76 prize money.
The first contest will appear In
next Tuesday’s paper. Contestants
will have until Friday noon to submit
Meanwhile, a limited amount of
space Is available to advertisers.
The contest will be limited to 10
advertisements. Anyone Interested
in having an ad on the page may call
the Herald’s advertising department
All contestants are urged to
closely read the rules next Tuesday.
Often-tlmes entries are disqualified
because contestants neglected the
The main thing to bear In mind Is
that only one entry per person will
be allowed, and entries must be
received by noon Fridays. No
typewritten entries will be accepted.
In case of a tie, the tie-breaker
method will be used. In It, con
testants predict the total number of
points (not the final score) that will
be scored In a selected game. The
person coming closer wins the $76. If
a tie still exists, the money will be
divided If no more than two persons
de. If more than two tie, a drawing
wUl be held to determine the winner.
Games In the first week’s contest
will be played on Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8. So brush up
<Mi your high school and college
football and get ready to pocket
some of that dough!
School Bus Schedules Are Announced
School buses will begin operation
In the Kings Mountain School
District on Fri., Aug. 31, (orientation
day) and schools will operate on an
8:30-11 a.m. schedule for this day
only. 'Tues., Sept. 4 will be the first
full day of operation.
“Students planning to ride buses
to schools should be ready to board
buses by approximately 7-7:16 a.m.
on August 81. The same policies and
procedures utilized during the 1978-
’79 school year will be applicable
until notice of change Is Issued,”
said Larry Allen, transportation
Beginning with the 1979-80 school
year. Kings Mountain schools
transportation will be serving the
students with three different bus
fleets. Fleet No. 1 will serve the
elementary students. No. 2 will
serve the Central students and No. 3
will serve the Junior and senior high
Each elementary bus will follow
the same general route descriptions
as last year. Central School’s and
the Jr.-sr. high school’s bus routes
have been altered to allow for
smoother operation and more ef
ficient use of school time, Allen said.
The following route descriptions
will generally explain the roads,
streets and communities that the
grades 6-12 buses will serve.
No. 30 - Woodbrldge, Oak Grove
Church, Oak Grove Fire Dept, area.
Bell Road, Road 2016 and 1001 to
No. 68 - Waco Road, Seism Road,
Patterson Grove Church, Hughes
Store, Short Road, Spectrum Road,
Belvadere Circle, Watterson Street.
No. 132 - Cherryvllle Highway
(216), Ebenezer Church area. Miller
Road, Stowe Acres, Second Street,
No. 142 - Westover Drive, Highway
74 to Tria’s, Road 2244 and 2248, N.
Roxford Road, Wales Road,
Garrison Road, Crescent Hill Sec
tion, Sipes Street, McGinnis Street,
Parrish Drive, Thornburg, Cansler
No. 199 - Lake Montonla Road,
York Road, Galilee Community,
Pine Manor Apts., Cleveland
Avenue, North Woods.
No. 183 - Foote Mineral Road,
Parkdale Circle, Compact School
Area, Dixon School Road, Love
Valley, Road 216.
No. 61 - Spring Acres In Grover,
Highway 226 (Shelby Road), New
Buffalo Church Road, Hardin’s
Circle, Maple Street, Cleveland
No. 200 - Margrace Road, Mid-
pines, Archdale Farm Road, Roads
2274, 2037 , 2236, Crocker Road,
Fulton Road, Princeton Street,
Somerset Drive, Manor Road.
No. 8 - Bethlehem Road, Road
2260, Yarbrough Road, Roads 2246,
2247 , 2243, 2242, Long Branch Road
(2238), Phifer Road.
No. 10 - Center Street, 2nd Street,
Stowe Acres, Katherine St., State
Roads 2032,2036,2033 to Seism Store,
2034 , 2026, McGinnis Street.
No. 13 - State Roads 2016, 2008,
2018, 2016, 216, Ebenezer Village.
No. 66 - 2238, 2236 to Wrights, 2286,
2273, Bethelhem Fire Department
(2246) to Sidney Barber Shop, Phifer
Road, Quail Run Area, Long Branch
No. 67 - Woodbrldge Area, 2044,
1011, 2046, 2041, 2042, 2244, Highway
74 (Harmon Store Area), Behind
Bethware School, to Cash Grocery.
No. 68 - State Road 2038, 2039, 2033,
2134, 2014, 2016, Oak Grove Area.
No. 60 - State Road 2282, 2281, 2283,
m86, 2246. 2286, 2286, 2296, behind
No. 77 - State Road 2236. 2247, 2246,
2246 (To Bethlehem Fire Depart
ment), 2242 , 2241, Beatty Fish Camp
Area, 2249, 2260.
No. 103 - State Road 2231, 2229,
2230, 2228, 2226, Highway 226.
No. 143 - City of Grover, Spring
Acres, 2279, U.S. 29, ParkJale Area.
No. 176 - Crescent HUl, Childers
Street, Cansler Street, Belvedere
arcle, Mitchem Street, Watterson
Street, Country Club Area, TGY
Area, Hwy. 74 to Yarbro Residence,
Cash’s Grocery Areas, Convalescent
No. 178 - 2236 (Grover Grave
Yard), 2037 . 2238, 2274 , 2263, Mld-
plnes. Chesterfield CourU. Crocker
No. 202 - York Road Area, 2292,
Hwy. 161, 2289. Northwoods, Rhodes
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