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yGLUME 90 - NUMHER 79 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, i979 - KI/VGS MOUISTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
For Kings Mountain Mayor. . .
City To Receive
Recreation Grant
GILBERT HAMRICK
JOHN HENRY MOSS
JERRY M. MCLLINAX
KM Election Tuesday
Kings Mountain voters will go to
the polls Tuesday to decide contests
For Commissioner
Of District One.. .
For Commissioner
Of District Four. .
tor mayor and three city com-
mlsslonershlp positions.
Top Interest Is In the Mayor’s
race, where Incumbent John Henry
Moss Is challenged by Jerry
Mulllnax and Gilbert Hamrick, In
the District Three race where In
cumbent Corbet Nicholson Is
challenged by Lawrence Baity, T.J.
Ellison and Wayne Worcester, and
In the District Four race where
Incumbent Norman King Is
challenged by Harry (Dutch)
Wilson.
Election Facts
And Figures. .
.. Here are facts on Tuesday’s city
election.
Polls open 6:30 a.m.
Polls close 7:30 p.m.
Voters elect: a mayor and three
district commissioners.
No. of polling places: two ■ West
Kings Mountain at National Guard
Armory and East Kings Mountain at
Kings Mountain Community Center.
No. of ballots - one.
Run-off, If necessary, will be held
Nov. 8.
No. of voters registered to vote:
4,300.
No. of voters expected to vote:
UOO-1500.
Home-free minus opposition tor a
tour-year term Is District 1 Com
missioner Jim Childers.
A total of 10 candidates seek tour
positions at City Hall.
A central office for tabulation of
the ballots will be set up at the new
aty Hall.
Polling places open at 6:30 a.m.,
close at 7:30 p.m. and citizens will
vote at two voting precincts, East
Kings Mountain citizens (district 1,
U and 111 at the KM Community
Center; and West Kings Mountain
voters, districts IV, V and VI at the
National Guard Armory.
Elections Board Chairman Luther
Bennett encourages campaigners to
refrain from soliciting within SO feet
cd the polling places.
Political observers are predfctlng
a run-off In District 111 where two
veteran politicians, Corbet
Nicholson and Ex-C3omm. Tommy
Ellison, are among the four con
tenders along with two political
newcomers.
Political guessperts are predicting
that Mayor John Henry Moss will
easily win re-election to his seventh
and second four year term at the
helm of city government. He Is
opposed by Jerry Mulllnax, and
Hamrick, both of whom are bidding
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For Commissioner Of District Three. . .
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W. NORMAN KING
LAWRENCE BAITY
T,J.EUJSON
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HARRY (DUTCH) WILSON
WAYNE WORCESTER
CORBET NICHOLSON
Kings Mountailn Is recipient of a
tlSS.OOO federal grant from the
Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.
’The funds will be used for the
development of swimming, boating
and support facilities on John Henry
Moss Lake.
Announcement of the grant wag
KM Battle
Celebration
Set Sunday
’Die March of the Overmountain
Men from Sycamore Shoals, Tenn.
will culminate at Kings Mountain
National Military Park Sunday at 3
p.m. at the 198th anniversary
celebration of the Revolutionary
War Battle of Kings Mountain.
Dr. William J. Briggs, Kings
Mountain native and president of
Limestone College at Gaffney, S.C.,
will deliver the keynote address.
Also Included In the program will
be recognition of descendants of
battle participants, a flag ceremony,
and music by the Blacksburg, S.C.
High School Band. ’The formal
program will be followed by a
wreath-laying ceremony at the
United States Monument on the
Battlefield Ridge. Films, exhibits,
and a mlHUa camp can be seen at
the Park’s Visitor Center.
For the convenience of visitors,
additional parking will be provided
at niatb^ Eaton Corporation and at
Kings Mountain State Park. Signs
and traffic officers will direct those
attending to parking areas where
free shuttle bus service will be
provided to and from the am
phitheatre area.
’The reenactment of the Over
mountain Men march began last
Wednesday. As did the original
frontiersmen 199 years ago,
following a brief prayer a group of
marchers left reconstructed Fort
Watauga at Sycamore Shoals near
present day Blizabethton, Tenn.,
enroute to Kings Mountain, scene of
the notable Revolutionary War
battiB
’The march continues for 12 days
and follows as nearly as possible the
original 130-mlle long route known
today as the Overmountain Victory
’Trail. Among the way the group will
camp on, or near, the old en
campment sites used by the patriot
militia as they searched for British
Major Patrick Ferguson and his
Tory force In September and Oc
tober, 1780.
At each campsite the marchers
and spectators will be treated to
jx-Ograms of local music, dance, and
other special events arranged by
participating organizations. Many of
the marchers will be bearing the
clothing and weapons of two cen
turies ago and will follow the trail
tor the entire 130 miles. Those who
do not have period dress or who
cannot spau'e the time to participate
tolly are none the less encouraged to
join in the march and other ac
tivities along the way If only for a
brief period. And hundreds of men,
women, and school children have
turned out already to walk short
segments of the trail In their home
counties as the marchers pass
through.
Initial interest In reenacting the
march occurred In 18TS with a group
of volunteers encouraged by the
Appalachian Consortium, a cultural
and literary organization based In
Boone, North Carolina. Interest has
Increased each year and from this
came the Idea for having the route
considered for inclusion In the
National Historic ’Trail system. A
feasibility study on the trail’s
potential for the status Is presently
underway by the National Park
Service. Recently, Interested
citizens from several states formed
the Overmountain Victory Trail
Association to promote the
preservation of the trail and persons
Interested In Joining may write to
President R.L. Collins at Box 67,
Boone, 28607.
made yesterday by Mayor John
Moss upon notification of Howard N.
Lee, secretary of the North (Carolina
Depsu'tment of Natural Resources
and Community Development
through the offices of State Senator
J. Ollie Harris of Kings Mountain
and State Senator Helen R. Marvin
of Gastonia.
"We are Just delighted that the
city’s application for funding lias
been approved,’’ said the Mayor,
who said that “development of this
facility will bring excellent
recreational activities for our
citizens to appreciate over the
years.’’
...
RAY CASH
HAROLD HERNDON
Cash, Herndon
In Grover Race
A race lor mayor of Grover
developed ’Tuesday afternoon when
Harry Ray Cash filed his notice of
candidacy with Town Clerk Gloria
Horton.
Grover citizens will elect a mayor
and five commissioners on Nov. 6.
Harold Herndon, Incumbent
commissioner, also announced
’Tuesday for re-election. The other
two incumbents, Martha Byers and
’Tommy Keeter, have not yet an
nounced their intentions. Filing
East School
Is Sponsoring
Country Fair
A Big Country Fair is how East
School Parent-Teacher Organization
is billing the Saturday event, from 11
a.m. until 4 p.m., at East School.
Falrgoers will be Invited to enjoy a
variety of games, for all ages, a flea
market featuring a variety of Items,
a children’s closet of used clothes for
Infant size up to 14, and concession
stands featuring homemade hotdogs
with all the trimmings and dessert.
Take-out plates will also be
available.
’The Fair will culminate with
drawing of a lucky winner of a $700
Motorbecane to be presented to a
lucky Ucket holder during the Fair.
“We invite everyone to take part,”
said Chairman Jane (Mrs. Charles)
Dixon.
MELANY ANN CI.ARK
deadline is noon Friday.
Mayor W.W. (Bill) McCart.er hst
already filed for re-election. Other-
seeking a seat are newcome’
Juanita Pruette, Quay Moss, O;
Atkins, Edward Philbeck and Phiil,
Harry.
Cash, 30, is a Grover native, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Cash. He If
married to the former Bettlna Falls
of Kings Mountain and they are
parents of two children. Heather,
age six, and Missy, age three. They
are members of Patterson Grove
Baptist Church and Mr. Cash is
employed by Spector Freight
System of Spartanburg, S.C.
In his filing statement, Mr. Cash
said “There always seems to be talk,
talk, talk In Grover but never
enough action, which Is my major
reason for becoming a candidate for
mayor. Another reason is that I
think our present mayor should face
opposition in this election, sinc e Bill
(Mayor McCarter) was elected in a
write-in campaign two years ago.
Ilie Town Sewer System’s our No. 1
priority lor our citizens and second
priority is our recreation system 1
feel that we deserve a tax cut and
that the recreation system Is a
“must” and should be budgeted
more. I have sat In Council meetings
and heard Council vote to Install
sidewalks, but haven’t seen the vote
get results. A tax cut was mentioned
at one meeting but never got any
further. I have no axe to grind. If
elected I pledge to serve ail the
citizens of Grover.
Melany
Princess
Melsmy Ann Clark, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William N. Clark of Rt
2, Is Kings Mountain Senior High
School Carrousel Princess lor 1»79.
Miss Clark, 17, wm chosen from
seven nominees by a five-member
panel of judges Monday afternoon on
the campus.
She will represent the community
In the 1979 Thanksgiving Day
Csrolinas Carrousel Parade and Its
attendant festivities in Charlotte
Miss aark Is Editor of the KMSHS
Mountaineer newspaper and serves
as school mascot. She Is also active
in the student tutorial program and
in numerous extracurricular ac
tivities on campus.
    

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