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Senator Harris Leads Ticket
Reagan Elected President, County Write-In Fails
No. 4 Township voters, like
their neighbors in Cleveland
ICounty, went to the polls in
Record numbers Tuesday, sup-
rting most of the big winners,
H^but unlike Cleveland County,
^ went for Ronald Wilson Reagan,
^ 69, who was a landslide winner
' ^in his race against incumbent
•’I,Jimmy Carter to become the
V,'40th president of the United
y.; States.
f The totals in the presidential
<’■ race in No. 4 Township were
2,123 for Reagan and 2,107 for
’ Carter. In Oeveland County the
^ totals were 12^18 for Carter,
™ C#' 10,825 for Reagan, 178 for
Anderson, 49 for Clark, one for
Deberry and write-in for Ted
Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
Kings Mountain citizens also
supported Governor Jim Hunt,
bucking a nationwide
Republican surge to become the
first North Carolina governor
since the Civil War to actively
_ seek an a second term. Hunt, a
V I V Democrat, swept past state Sen.
I Beverly Lake of Raleigh, a
i former conservative Democrat,
I who turned Republican to run
I against him.
I Senator J. Ollie Harris of
|. Kings Mountain led the 2Sth
I District Senatorial ticket in
which three incumbent
Democrats were returned to the
N.C. Senate. Harris received
18,226 votes while Helen Mar
vin Rhyne received 16374 and
Marshall Rauch received
IS383. Their Republican oppo
nent Elliott received 6,460.
V - No. 4 TowfuMp voters went
I with the winner in the close race
! between incumbent Senator
Robert Morgan who was ousted
by newcomer John East,
Republican, as Republicans
gained control of seats in the
United States Senate for the first
time in over a quarter of a cen
No. 4 Township voters heavi
ly favored incumbent Jim
Broyhill in his successful bid for
a 10th term in the U.S. House of
Representativess. Broyhill
defeated Jim Icenhour by a 2-1
margin and Cleveland County
citizens gave him a 2-1 margin
victory over his opponent.
Clevelanders, like Kings
Mountain citizens, supported Lt.
Governor Jimmy Green in his
successful bid for re-election.
Green received 12,489 votes,
Coby received 9,182.
Governor Hunt received
14,706 votes in Cleveland Coun-
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Grover Okays Dog Ordinance
Three incumbent county com
missioners - Jack Palmer Jr., Col
eman Goforth and Hugh Dover,
won re-election Tuesday despite
a concerted write-in effort by the
Association of Cleveland Coun
ty Taxpayers.
Had the vote totals for the
write-in candidates been heavier
in Kings Mountain’s four voting
precincts and it’s two biggest up
town boxes, the race would have
been closer and might have spell
ed the difference. Voters in rural
areas of the county turned out
all day Tuesday in heavy
numbers to write in the names of
Duran Johnson, Bobby
Crawford and John Caveny Jr.
in a protest of higher taxes as
result of county property evalua
No. 4 Township voters gave
Hugh Dover 1337 votes. At
West Kings Mountain precinct
he received 691, at East KM
331, at Grover 182 and at
Bethware 113.
No. 4 Township voters gave
Coleman Goforth 1338 votes.
At West Kings Mountain he
received 697, at East KM 334, at
Grover 180 and at Bethware
No. 4 Township voters gave
Jack Palmer Jr., chairman of the
board, 1396, At West Kings
Mountain he received 665, at
Etist KM 321, at Grover 182
and at Bethware 128.
No. 4 Township voters gave
Duran Johnson 2,180 votes. At
West Kings Mountain precinct
he received 777, at East KM
539, at Grover 306 and at
Bethware 558.
No. 4 Township voters gave
Bobby Crawford 2,189 votes. At
West Kings Mountain precinct
he received 782, at East KM
539, at Grover 309 and at
Bethware 559.
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Beer, Wine
Vote Fails
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Tommy Bridges, Jr., a
22-year-old resident of Kings
Mountain, has returned home
after completing training to join
the staff of Campus Crusade for
Christ International.
Bridges was among 378 per
sons to become staff members of
the interdenominational Chris
tian organization during its sum
mer new-staff training held at
the Colorado State University
campus in Fort Collins, Colo.
The organization currently has
more than 12,700 regular and
associate staff of many na
tionalities working in 131 coun
tries and protectorates around
the world.
Founded in 1951, Campus
Crusade for Christ works with
pastors and churches throughout
the world and has various divi
sions involved with Christian
outreach to college and universi
ty students, church laymen,
families, executives, prisoners,
the military and others.
Through one branch, Chris
tian professionals - physicians,
nurses, teachers, agronomists
and others - combine vocational
and spiritual ministry in Third
Grover Town Council Mon
day night approved five new city
ordinances, including a dog or
dinance aimed at clearing up the
problem of stray dogs running
loose on the streets.
The dog ordinance, approved
after long discussion, will require
the assistance of the Cleveland
County Animal Shelter or result
in the town hiring a part-time
dog catcher.
Roaming dogs have been a
problem in the town for some
time, and the council in ptast
meetings has discussed taking ac
tion short of a leash law.
The new ordinance will re
quire residents to keep their dogs
under control, meaning that
they will have to be attended by
the owner if they’re not on the
owner’s property.
Council members noted that
most of the dogs roaming the
streets are strays. TheyVe been
known to overturn garbage cans
and some elderly persons and
Bridges Joins
Crusade Ministry
World nations.
Bridges’ assignment with
Campus Crusade will involve
working with the Campus
Ministry at the University of
Minnesota at Minneapolis.
Bridges, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy P. Bridges Sr. of Kings
Mountain, attended Kings
Mountain Senior High School,
then earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in textile manage
ment at North Carolina State
University this year.
He is a member of the First
Baptist Church.
When asked about his deci
sion to become a staff member.
Bridges replied, “I saw an oppor
tunity to be involved in helping
to reach the world for Christ.
The very essence of life is a per
sonal relationship with Jesus and
people everywhere need to
“I’m excited about my assign
ment and the opportunity to
serve Cod through working with
Campus Crusade for Christ,” he
added, “because III be teaching
and training college students and
local church members how to
help change our world by pro
claiming the good news of Jesus
While in the Kings Mountain
area. Bridges is available to speak
with church and civic groups
about his work with Campus
Crusade for Christ. He can be
reached at the home of his
parents, P.O. Box 957, or by call
ing (704) 482-2747.
children have expressed fear of
some of the larger dogs.
The ordinance will require
stray dogs to be picked up by an
ofTicial and held for 48 hours. It
also allows for any law officer to
shoot or impound any dog runn
ing loose.
The town hopes an agreement
with the County can be worked
out so that the county dog
wardens will patrol Grover on a
regular basis. If not, Grover will
attempt to hire a part-time dog
catcher, hopefully one already
employed by a neighboring
The commissioners also
discussed at length the new
house trailer ordinance, which
passed unanimously. New
trailers must be placed at least 40
feet away from property lines
and 40 feet away from any other
buildings. The board stressed
that the owner must specify
whether the trailer will be used
as a residence or storage building
and a $20 permit fee will be re
Other ordinances passed in-
•Abandoned property. It in
cludes junked cars, discarded
refrigerators or freezers, and any
other items with airtight snap
•Weeds and Refuge. It per
mits the city to require citizens
to clean any property looked
upon as a public nuisance, at the
owner’s expense.
In other action Monday, the
•Discussed, but took no of
ficial action, on two requests for
water taps, one from Bob Ham-
bright, owner of land in the Spr
ing Acres Subdivision, and
another from five residents on
Highway 226 outside the city
Water Commissioner Ronald
(^een said cast iron pipes for the
proposed projects would cost
$10.50 per foot. Running lines
down 226 would cost $7,176
plus engineer fees and the Spring
Acres project would cost almost
$20,000, he said.
Commissioners urged the out
side city residents to consider
having their property annexed
into the city limits so the town
could reap benefits of property
taxes and the citizens could reap
benefits of water, plus other city
Queen told the board that
Hambright guaranteed the city
that he would build two homes
and purchase 10 water taps at
$250 per tap.
Commissioners figured it
would take the town about 20
years to break even on the two
proposals unless the 226 proper
ty was annexed and Hambright
constructed more than two
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In Grover
Grover citizens voted against
the sale of beer or unfortified
wine for off-premise consump
tion in Tuesday’s referendum in
which 256 citizens went to the
Clyde Randle, registrar, said
the vote totals were: for beer, 92,
against beer, 159; for wine, 83.
against wine, 157.
The beer and wine referen
dum wthe first held in the town’s
history. A total of 93 citizens
had petitioned the town board to
call the special referendum on
the question and 280 citizens
were registered to vote.
In recent weeks, several
church congregations in Grover
had opposed the sale of beer or
wine in Grover. The Grover
Citizens Committee for Legal
Control had spearheaded the
United Fund
Hits $28,000
Kings Mountain United Way
contributions totaled $28310.86
Wednesday, over half its goal of
$53300 for 1981.
“We expect to top our goal,”
said Mark Wilson, campaign
chairman, who invites
volunteers to complete their
solicitations as soon as possible
and report them at a final report
luncheon Monday at noon at
Cattletown Steak House.
Kings Mountain Hospital,
with a goal of $ 1300, went over
the top this week, with dona
tions and pledges totaling
In other areas of the drive,
Wilson reported that the Ad
vance Gifts and Correspondence
Division reported cash on hand
and pledges of $ 1,033. Against a
goal of $2,500, the Commercial
Division had raised $1300 with
a goal of $6,500; the Industrial
Division had attained over half
its goal, reporting $23356.86 of
a goal of $34300; the Ministerial
Association had reported $782
with a goal of $900 and the
Schools Division had repiorted
$289 with a goal of $3,000.
“We are encouraging divi
sional chairmen and volunteers
to complete their drive efforts
this week so that we can receive
a good report at Monday’s
meeting,” said Wilson.
Chairman Wilson expressed
appreciation to Kings Mountain
citizens for their generous
response to the appeal for funds
for numerous community

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