North Carolina Newspapers

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VOLUME 94, NUMBER 59
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1991
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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UF WORKERS—Pictured abov* arc division directors and
workers ior the 1992 Kings Mountain United Way Campaign.
Left to right, Mark Wilson, lohn McGill, Russell Green, I.C.
Bridges. Ron Bagwell, Alex McCallum, Rev. Tom Patterson,
Lavon Strickland, lohn Cheshire, Joyce Wyte, Rev. Clyde
Bearden and Becky Seism. .
UF Goal $62,150
Kings Mountain United Fund
will kickoff a $62,150 fund drive
next week.
Division directors and workers
met last week with Rev. Clyde
Bearden, campaign chairman,
^ and learned of their division
goals.
The kickoff luncheon will be
held Mon., Sept. 14, at the Holi
day Inn. Weekly report meetings
will be held each following Mon
day at Hank’s Chicken and
Steak Ranch, and the victory
Cancer Goal
• Tops $40,000
The Cleveland County unit of
the American Cancer Society
completed its annual fund drive
Monday and reported donations
of $40,347. The goal was
$40,000.
The annual Awards Dinner
will be held Tues., Sept. 29 at
A 6:30 p.m. at Hank’s Bar H
^ Chicken and Steak Ranch in
Kings Mountain. Hank’s is
formerly Cattletown U.S.A.
Lou Sabettie Sr. served as
campaign chairman for the
Kings Mountain area and was
assisted with the residential drive
by Diane Dellinger.
“We owe a lot of thanks to the
people of Kings Mountain, and
A especially Lou Sabettie, for cx-
^ ceeding the goal,” said Kay
Holshouser of the Cancer Socie
ty office in Shelby. “I’ve never
seen anyone as dedicated as
Lou.”
The Cleveland Coundy Unit
will begin organizing for next
year’s drive in the near future.
Larry Hagman, who stars as J.R.
on the television soap “Dallas”,
% will be the national chairman for
the Great American Smokeout
campaign and will spionsor a
radio contest on “How to Quit
Smoking,” which will be carried
over WKMT. The person
writing the best essay on how to
quit smoking will win a three-
day trip to Hollywood and will
have dinner with J.R.
^ Commissioners
OK Resolution
Kings Mountain City Com
missioners, in a speciaJ called
meeting Friday at noon at the
Governmental Services Facilities
Center, passed a resolution
authorizing Mayor John Henry
Moss to ask the North Carolina
Housing Finance Agency to set
V aside $3 million to assist city
residents in mortgaging of new
homes.
Moss said $30 million has
been set aside for the program,
which is aimed at helping young
couples purchase their first
home.
Loans would be secured
through conventional lending
agencies. Moss said.
^ Subscription
Drive Over
The Kings Mountain Herald’s
“Free for AH" subscription drive
officially ended August 31.
All persons who participated
are urged to turn their sul^rip-
tions and money in immediately
^ at our offices on East King
" Street.
dinner will be held at 7 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 26 at the Holiday
Inn. Jack Callahan, Station
Manager of WSOC Television in
Charlotte, will be the guest
speaker.
Kings Mountain has surpass
ed its goal for many years in a
row, and campaign workers are
confident this year will be no ex
ception.
The goal is almost $9,000
more than the 1981 goal of
$53,500. The drive last year net
ted $57,805.81.
Mark Wilson is serving as
President of this year’s cam
paign. Joyce Wyte is secretary
and Dr. Terry Sellers is publicity
chairman.
Division chairmen include
Becky Seism, Advanced Gifts
and Correspondence: Connie
Putnam, City of Kings Moun
tain; John Cheshire and J.C.
Bridges, Commercial; Ron
Bagwell, Kings Mountain
Hospital; Lavon Strickland, In
dustrial; Rev. Tom Patterson,
Ministerial; Quay Moss, Postal
Services; John L. McGill, Profes
sional; and BiU Davis, Schools.
Five of the nine divisions met
or surpassed their goals last year.
Division goals for the 1982
campaign include Advanced
Gifts and Correspondence,
$3,000; City of Kings Mountain,
$2,000; Commercial, $6,500;
Hospital, $2,500; Industrial,
$41,000; Ministerial, $1,000;
Postal Services, $150; Profes
sional, $3,000; and Schools,
$3,000.
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NEW GAS LINE - Work on the new $222,000
gas transmission line for the city of Kings
Mountain is underway. This section of pipe
Photo by Gary Stewart
was being laid last week near 1-85 and York
Road.
Over 2,200 Students
Ride KM School Buses
By LARRY ALLEN
Asst. Superintendant
On any given day, approx
imately 2200 students will rise
before daybreak and prepare for
their trip to school. This trip will
be taken aboard a North
Carolina public school bus.
Kings Mountain operates 38
school buses as approximately
50% of the students enrollment
depends on the bus as a primary
means of transpiortation. These
buses begin their morning trip
around the district by 7KX)
o’clock each day and usually
complete their routes and are at
school by 8:15 a.m.
Kings Mountain Schools is
one of only a few school districts
that operate three separate bus
fleets within the district. Many
school systems utilize the double
fleet concept but few find it
necessary or feasible to have
three.
The nature of the school
system organization in Kings
Mountain lends itself to greater
efficiency in operation by using
three fleets. All students in
grades K-5 are served by one
fleet of 10 buses, students in
grades 6-7 are served by a fleet of
10 buses, and those students in
grades 8-12 are served by a fleet
of 12 buses.
On any given day, a total of
1,579 miles will be logged by
these 38 buses in providing a
very beneficial service to the
students and parents of our
school district. During the school
year 1980-81, a total of 232,519
miles are logged as only two
minor bump ups were reported
for the entire school year. Of
these two, only one was the fault
of the driver. Neither accident
caused extensive property
damage and no personal injury.
We are proud of the driving
and operational record of years
past. Kings Mountain drivers
have for years displayed a very
dedicated attitude and extreme
sense of pride about their jobs.
The Kings Mountain District
Schools transportation program
operates as an extension of the
total Cleveland County School
Transportation Department.
This may appear to be a little
unusual in view of the fact that
Kings Mountain Schools operate
independently of both Shelby
and Cleveland County. In ex
amining the rationale for this ar
rangement, one must focus on
the total picture of transporta
tion county wide.
Under the direction of Dave
Hinson, 193 buses roll each day
throughout Cleveland County as
1,505,924 miles are driven an
nually to all schools and com
munities throughout the Coun
ty. This central operation is
directed from one large bus
garage and operations center
located behind the Cleveland
County fair ground.
The magnitude and expensive
nature of this program lends
itself to a shared services concept
as each of the three school
systems in Cleveland County
share the services of the bus
garage.
Kings Mountain Schools view
riding the school bus as a
privilege, not a right, in which
any eligible student might par
ticipate. This concept has guided
school administrators as policies
and regulations have been
developed that will allow sup
port for the driver and safe com
fortable conditions for the ma
jority of students.
From time to time, students
cause disturbances on the buses
that result in either the bus being
involved in an accident or
disciplinary action taken against
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Orr Files
For Board
Friday noon is the deadline
for filing the October 6 election
of three comissioners for the Ci
ty of Kings Mountain, and Mon
day is the last day for persons to
register for the election.
William Orr of 507 North
Watterson Street was the only
person to file for office during
the past week. He is seeking the
District Five seat, currently held
by Bill Grissom.
ROSS FILES
Johnny A. Ross filed late
Wednesday ior the District
Five seat on the Kings Moun
tain Boord of Commissioners.
He will be running against
William Orr and Curt Gaff
ney ior the seat currently
held by Commissioner Bill
Grissom. No other details
were available at press time.
Other seats up for grabs are
the District Two and District Six
seats, currently held by Humes
Houston and Jim Dickey, respec
tively. Houston thus far is unop-
Registration
Set Saturday
A special day of registration of
voters for the October 6 Kings
Mountain Board of Commis
sioners election will be held
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. at the Governmental Ser
vices Facilities Center (new city
hall).
Any persons who are not
registered to vote may do so in
the lobby of the GSFC.
Mayor John Moss said pur
pose of the special registration is
to “give everyone, and especially
new citizens, an opportunity to
register at a centralized
location.”
Persons intending to vote in
the October 6 election must be
registered no later than 5 p.m.
Monday.
WILLIAM ORR
posed. Dickey faces a challenge
from Jan Deaton and Johnnie
Caldwell.
Orr said he seeks the District
Five seat “because of my con
cern for the City of Kings Moun
tain. Much progress has been
made but there are still issues we
must face, such as unpaved
streets, many streets in need of
resurfacing and a recreation pro
gram that will involve our senior
citizens.”
Orr said he will face every
issue ‘in the interest of the
citizens of Kings Mountain. I am
not obligated to anyone,” he
said. “1 will vote my conviction
on what I believe is right.”
Orr is married to the former
Mae Sue Boyce and is the father
of one son, Larry Louis Orr, a
captain in the U.S. Army
Reserve and an IBM employee.
Orr graduated from Davidson
High School and served with the
U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
He has served on the N.C.
Department of Public Instruc
tion Advisory Committee and is
now serving his third term as
commissioner on the Kings
Mountain Housing Authority.
He is a trustee of Kings Moun-
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Funeral Services Held
For Jacob G. Hord, 78
Funeral services for Jacob G.
Hord, 78, of Shelby Road, Kings
Mountain, were conducted
Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kings
Mountain Baptist Church by the
Rev. J.C. Goare. Burial was in
Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Hord, a retired groceryinan,
died Thursday at Kings Moun
tain Hospital.
He was a Cleveland County
native and the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. William Hord. He
was a deacon and charter
member of Kings Mountain Bap
tist Church.
He was a member of the first
Kings Mountain High School
football team in 1921.
Surviving are his wife, Edna
Ware Hord; three sons. Bill
Hord of Shelby, Jacob Hord Jr.
of Gastonia, and Ronnie Hord
of Altoona, Pa.; a daughter,
Mrs. Dorus L. (Maxine) Bennett
of Kings Mountain; three
brothers, William Hord of
Bessemer City, Kiser Hord of
Hyattsville, Md., and Horace
Hord of Kings Mountain; four
sisters, Mrs. Banks (Elizabeth)
Wallace of Goldsboro, Mrs.
Bunn (Martha) Goforth, Mrs.
Frances Petty and Mrs. James E.
J.G. HORD
(Dorothy) White, all of Kings
Mountain; and 10 grand
children.
Active pall bearers were Alex
Owens, Odell Benton, J.C.
Bridges, Willie Williams,
Thomas Tate and Eugene
Roberts.
Honorary pallbearers were
Nevette Hughes, Lee Yarbro,
Jack White, Floyd Buchanan
and Yates Jones.
Memorials may be sent to
Kings Mountain ^ptist Church.
Herald Grid Contest
Appears On Page 12
The Kings Mountain Herald’s annual football contest begins this
week, giving are guessperts a chance to win $75 a week during the
next 10 weeks.
The contest appears on page 12-A of today’s paper and includes 20
high school, college and pro games to be played this weekend.
The person predicting the most winners will pocket the prize money,
which is the largest football contest purse offered by any paper in the
Carolinas.
Contestants are reminded to carefully read the rules. We must have
your entry in our hands by 5 p.m. Friday. You may bring them by our
office at the intersection of East King and Canterbury Road, or mail
them to Football Contest, P.O. Hox 752, Kings Mountain, N.C.
28086.
    

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