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THIS WEEK'S INSIDE DEALS WOMEN IN BUSINESS HARBOR FREIGHT INGLES P & G S/ IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SOURCE CVS SEARS IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIII I/8. i~ iii i!] iLilIiiilL the Monroe STILL JUST $1 IN RACKS VoL 47 No. 44 MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE USPS ~7-840 Join the Discussions NTS FOR HOME DELIVERY 4 Sections '32 Pages Wednesday. October 31, 2018 Turns out woman with mental issues armed with C02 gun By' Will The High Falls woman shot and killed by Monroe County depu- ties on Monday had a history of mental illness and was pointing a gun at deputies that turned out to be a CO2 pistol. Ida Christy Stiles, 42, died in her home after being shot by deputies responding to a long and desperate 911 call. "It's very sad" said interim sheriff A1 Shackelford, adding that listen- ing to the 911 tape brings tears to your eyes. "It's obvious she was Mentally unstable" Shackelford said Siltes began her call by asking dispatchers for a deputy, and then asks for more deputies and then for an ambu- lance. "She goes on for quite a bit of time, and she's distraught" said Shackelford. "She talked about See FATALITY Page 6A Lt. Jeff Thompson talks to Sherry O'Neal, left, and Michael Clay, right, at the scene Monday. ELECT ION 2018 By Will Davis Lawson Bittick and Brad Freeman appear to be leading the money race for Monroe County sheriff, raising more than $30,000 for their campaigns, as the county is just days away from its first open sheriff's elec- tion in a generation. Candidates were required to submit See MONEY Page 6A ~'. L9 "~ '.Z) .b, c@ -~ ; Kendall Gantt was named Mary Persons first-ever Homecoming King and was feted v with hehonor f:ihalftime of MP's 40-3 victory over Perry on Friday night. Meanwhile, MP soft- ~: ~,*~ ~ ~J ball staled futur~North Carolina Tar Heel Destiny Middleton, pictured alongside Gantt, was '~ ./I given tl or o~eing the latest MP Homecoming Queen. The always action-packed weekend [. :7 "~-~*,~ = /I incJudec[~a~;~ on Thursday, a pep raJJy on Friday, the game on Friday night and a dance on fZ :@s - ">, t iggly Wiggly I IIIIi~-~ ~' oPens newde] II" ILL i II ,or~s Pigg]y Wiggly opened its dell on 8 08805 9341~ 8 Monday serving hot, home cooking for break- I fast, lunch and dinner. Dell manager Angie Moore said she's spent See DELl Page 6A At press time Tuesday, 4,765 Monroe County voters had already cast early ballots, plus a record 775 absentee ballots already turned in. Election supervisor Kaye Warren said she's checking absentee ballots to make sure they're legitimate. The county has until Friday to break the record of 7,035 early and absen- tee votes, set in 2016. Kemp here on Wed. Gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, left, is slated to bring his bus tour to the Forsyth courthouse square at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Above, Kemp on a previ~>us campaign visit to Forsyth holding his favorite newspaper next to Forsyth councilman Mike Dedd.