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WIN AWARDS — limmy Dickey, right, oi the
King* Mountain layceet poiee with award
winner* during Thursday'* DSA Bonquet at
the Holiday Inn. Left to right are Johnny Hut-
Photo* by Gary Stewart
chins, outstanding young rescue squad
member; Mike Taylor, outstanding young
fireman; Susan Patterson, outstanding young
educator, and Dickey.
Grover Okays Water,
Crossing Guard
Grover—The Town Board
Thursday night at a called
meeting hired a second school
crossing guard and in a surprise
action by vote of 3-2 agreed to
construct a water line to serve an
undeveloped area of Spring
Acres. __.
Herndon and Hambright
Developers requested the 1,448
of six inch line to serve two
houses they propose to build.
Water Commissioner Ronald
Queen, who brought the request
again before the board, said the
firm will purchase 10 taps. The
project is expected to cost ap
proximately $17,454.00 plus
cost of an engineering study and
will include three fire hydrants.
Commissioner Quay Moss
made the motion to run the line,
seconded by Ronald Queen,
with Juanita Pruette also favor
ing. Martha Byers and Edward
Philbeck voted against the mo
Prior to making his motion to
install the water line. Moss made
the motion that a prior action of
the board of Mar. 12, 1979 be
rescinded which did not allow
the construction of water lines in
undeveloped areas unless the
developer was to share cost of
the line. The rescinded motion
carried by 3-2 with Philbeck and
Byers voting against.
During a lengthy discussion,
board members reiterated the
desire to come to decision on the
Hambright-Herndon proposal
which has cropped up at every
city board meeting since June
1976. Moss pointed out that
since the city is obligated to lay a
line to serve the home of Ronald
Queen, and which the board had
promised in June 1976 when
Queen built a residence in Spring
Acres, that it would prove more
feasible and would not cost but
about $5,000 additionally to in
clude the now undeveloped area
which Hoover Herndon and Bob
Hambright plan to develop. The
board had run a two inch line to
serve the Queen property but
Queen told the board he is
unable to get adequate fire in
surance coverage and is now in
violation of the city fire codes.
Queen was not a member of the
town board when he built in Spr
ing aeres in 1976.
Neither Bob Hambright or
Hoover Herndon were present
for the discussion.
But both Moss and Comm.
Juanita Pruette said they would
not favor paving of streets to the^loped arpa. Moss
estimating that the city would
pay up to $30,000 plus to install
a water line and construct the
streets at the same time. “Before
we start constructing roads and
lines for potentially new
residents we ought to concen
trate on our sewer system and
take care of the residents here in
town now", said Moss, who said
that Grover citizens are crying
for sewer service with septic
tanks spilling out into the yards.
Since we’re going to lay the line
to Ronald’s house, 1 think it only
wise that we include the
Briarcliff and Timberlake section
where there are 25 potential lots.
“We’ve got one house stuck out
there now and we owe it to
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a • Ingram
, To Speak
John Ingram, North
Carolina’s Insurance Commis
sioner since 1972, will be the
speaker at Thursday night's
meeting of the Kings Mountain
Kiwants Club at 6:45 p.m. at the
Woman’s Club.
The program is a ladies night
event and wives of Kiwanians
will be special guests.
Kiwanian Kyle Smith is pro
gram chairman and will present
Mr. Ingram.
A native of Randolph Coun
ty, Ingram is currently serving
his second term as the state’s
elected Insurance Commissioner.
He is labeled by national leaders
as a “pacesetter in insurance
reform in the nation, for the con
He also served as the only
Democrat ever elected from the
Montgomery-Randolph County
House District to the N.C.
General Assembly. While serv
ing as a member of the house, he
was the author of House Bill
736, which ratified for North
Carolina the 18-year-old vote,
co-sponsored the absentee ballot
bill, which permitted absentee
ballots in primary elections,
authored House Bill 1414, which
submitted to statewide vote the
referendum for a state zoo which
is located in his home county of
Randolph and was then, as now,
an advocate for automobile in-
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HERE THURSDAY — N.C. Commlssionor oi Insuranc* John In
gram will mako th* addross at Thursday night's mooting oi tho
Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club at 6:45 p.m. at tho Woman's
Fulton Is Named
Man Of The Year
W.S. (Corky) Fulton III was
honored as Young Man of the
Year at the Kings Mountain
Jaycees annual Distinguished
Service Award banquet Thurs
day night at the Holiday Inn.
Fulton, who is employed by
Fulton’s Department Store and
is active in a number of com
munity services, was chosen
from a list of "four outstanding
Others nominated for the se
cond annual award, which last
year went to Lyn Cheshire, were
Tommy Bennett, Jerry Ledford
and Dr. Terry Sellers.
“They were four outstanding
nominees,” said Louis Sabetti,
Jr., who chaired the DSA com
mittee and presented the award.
“It was a real pleasure just look
ing over all the applicants’
Fulton, a Kings Mountain
native and University of North
Carolina graduate, is active in
several civic clubs, including the
Jaycees and Rotary, and other
community and church
He has served as a director
and past president of the Kings
Mountain Chamber of Com
merce, is co-chairman of the
Downtown Revitalization Com
mittee, worked on the
Governor’s Community of Ex
cellence program. United Way,
Heart Fund and is a Deacon at
Boyce Memorial ARP Church.
The Jaycees also presented a
number of other awards, in
cluding the traditional awards
for outstanding firemen, rescue
worker, and outstanding young
educator, plus several special sur
prise awards.
The Outstanding Young
Fireman Award went to Mike
Taylor, a volunteer in the Kings
Mountain Fire Department and
employee of Eaton Corporation.
Taylor is a former paid fireman
at KMFD and is now a lieute
nant in the volunteer unit. He
also does much volunteer work
with the Toys for Tots and
Christmas ' Parade projects,
which are sponsored by the fire
Johnny Hutchins was
honored as Outstanding Young
Rescue Squad Member. A Kings
Mountain native, Hutchins serv
ed as captain of Kings Mountain
Rescue Squad for the past two
terms and is currently treasurer
and a member of the board of
Susan Patterson, Fundamen-
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Tax Listing
Ends Friday
Tax listing will be continued
in No. 4 Township through Fri
day, Jan. 30th.
Meantime, the listing pace
was continuing brisk and citizens
were moving into the lobby,of
the new City Hall to complete
the listing chore.
Lister Betty Ballard declined
to estimate the percentage of the
job completed but said that
many citizens have not yet listed
their taxes, as required by law.
Officials pointed out that
penalties are provided for state
All persons are required to list
their properties for taxes during
January. Included are household
goods, appliances, television and
radio sets, personal jewelry,
dogs, guns and all other articles
of value.
Males between 21 and 50
years of age must list for poll tax.
Persons who have acquired or
disposed of real property during
the year should inform the
listing officials to assure proper
billing for taxes.
Other listers are Mrs. Joann
Hauser, Mrs. Marion Carpenter
and Mrs. Gerry Werner.
MAN OF YEAR — Corky Fulton, right, is presented the Kings
Mountain Jaycees Distinguished Service Award by Joycee
Louis Sabetti Jr. during the Jaycees annual DSA Banquet
Thursday night at Holiday Inn.
Commis sioner s
Win Recount
Bobby Crawford, who with
write-in candidates Duran
Johnson and John Caveny, Jr.
narrowly lost last week’s recount
of ballots cast in the Nov. 4
county commissioner election, is
expected to file an appeal this
week to the courts for a new
The write-ins lost the recount
to incumbent commissioners
Jack Palmer, Jr., Coleman
Goforth and Hugh Dover by a
Margin of 49 percent to 51 per
cent with only about 400 votes
separating them.
The appeal was to have been
filed by Crawford’s attorney,
Tom Kakassy, in Superior Court
on Monday.
It was not until the final ballot
box was counted in Shelby last
Wednesday that the three in
cumbents went ahead of the
write-ins who picked up con
siderable votes in the recount
but fell short of reversing the
earlier reponed results.
One of the write-in candidates,
John Caveny, Jr., of Kings
Mountain, will reportedly pull
out of the race if a new election
is ordered. Caveny said he is op
posed to a new election because
of the expense to taxpayers. “It
would be a mistake”, he said.
Crawford said that “1 made
the decision to appeal but it has
the full support of the Associa
tion of Cleveland County Tax
payers”. He said he will appeal
even if the other two candidates
do not join him in support of a
new election. Crawford said his
telephones rang constantly after
the results of the recount were
announced last week and that
“the people are not satisfied with
a recount and will not be
satisfied until we have a new
election, I think we’ve proven
that a new election is justified.”
Services Held Friday
For Mrs. B.L. Hamilton
Funeral services for Mrs.
Frances Pressly Hamilton, 83, of
Statesville, mother of Mrs. John
Charles McGill of Kings Moun
tain, were conducted Friday
afternoon at 3 p.m. from First
Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church in
Statesville by Dr. Robert J. Mar-
shburn of Atlanta, Ga., inter
ment following in Oakwixxl
Cemetery in Statesville.
Mrs. Hamilton, w idow of Dr.
Buford Lindsay Hamilton, died
Wednesday night.
Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton were
■Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church mis
sionaries to Pakistan for 42
Surviving in addition to her
daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and
Mrs. John C. McGill of Kings
Mountain, arc two sons. Dr.
B.L. Hamilton Jr. of Statesville
and Dr. James Pressly Hamilton
of Charlotte; 13 grandchildren;
four sisters, Mrs. Walter B.
Graham, Mrs. Paul Ashbum
and Mrs. J. Edward Holland, all
of Statesville, and Mrs. James
W. Moses of Dcland, Fla. and
four brothers. Dr. William L.
Pressly atid Dr. David L. Pressly,
both of Statesville, Dr. Henry E.
Pressly and Dr. C. Lowry Press
ly, both of Charlotte.
The family has designated
memorials to the American Mis
sion, Sahiwal, Pakistan, through
the First Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church in
Statesville of which Mrs.
Hamilton was a member.

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