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HORD’S CONTAINER SERVICE (704) 466-6008 Volume 132 • Issue 48

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Feed the Children set for Friday Dec. 4

No place like home for the holidays

On Friday, Dec. 4, City of Kings Mountain will join forces with Feed the Children and Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry to provide 400 families with food and essentials. The food distribution will take place at Patrick Senior Center Parking Lot from 12 pm – 6 pm. “The city is pleased to have been able to sponsor the Feed the Children event this year,” said Mayor Neisler. “Hopefully it will help

This holiday season may look a little different, but City of Kings Mountain is dedicated to bringing its own special blend of Christmas magic to the community. Santa is making a special trip through Kings Mountain on December 5 from 12 pm-4 pm. Follow the city’s Facebook page for information about this surprise community experience. https://www.facebook.com/ kmspecialevents Join in the fun every Saturday leading up to Christmas: December 5, 12, & 19. Stroll through an incredible Christmas Light Extravaganza, enjoy an Historic Carriage Ride, meet Santa Claus, take a photo with Interactive Characters at Patriots Park, and shop the Downtown Holiday Market.

ease the stress of those less fortunate in our community. This could not have been possible without the support of the ABC Board’s generous gift to the city. Thanks to the Feed the Children organization, the $15,000 cost See CHILDREN, Page 7A

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Christmas in Kings Mountain

Spectators young and old enjoy Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza at Patriots Park and Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show on S. Railroad Avenue. Photos provided The city hosts a weekly Where’s Rudolph? event for children. Rudolph has run

away! He’s been spotted in Downtown Kings Mountain and Santa needs your

help finding him in time for Christmas. To participate, See CHRISTMAS, Page 7A

Murphey’s Toy Run a huge success By Loretta Cozart

Harris Funeral home is located at 108 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain. (Photo by Loretta Cozart)

Free to the public

Harris Funeral Home 2nd annual Christmas Concert December 3 Mark your calendars now for an evening of wonderful music and great fellowship! Harris Funeral Home presents the Servants Voices in concert at the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 PM. This Christmas concert is free for the entire community. Come out and

enjoy some great Christmas music and holiday goodies. There will be plenty of room for social distancing so attendees can all be safe and celebrate Christ as we bring in the season! Harris Funeral Home is located at 108 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Saturday, Murphey’s 26th Annual Scooter Shed Toy Run roared through Kings Mountain, into Shelby and back into town, as riders gathered toys and money while making the 40mile trek to help children this holiday season. “We filled 10 refrigerator boxes full of toys,” said John Murphy, the originator of the event. “We had about 1,000 people there with all the motorcycle riders and helpers, including friends, family, and Masonic Brothers.” The event kicked-off at Murphey’s Scooter Shed on Camelot Court. As riders started their motorcycles and roared onto Phifer Road, supporters lined the street taking pictures and live streaming the event on Facebook. Approximately 500 motorcyclists participated. Rusty Carringer, member of NC Oasis Shriners on Bikes and American Legion Riders, commented as he passed saying, “I have four to five miles of motorcycles riding behind me. This is a great day!” See TOY RUN, Page 4A

Lindsey and John Murphey lead the toy run raising money and gathering donations for children this holiday season. Photo provided

President Trump KMHM annual train exhibit begins Friday lowers prescription drug prices Jan. 1 Pfizer asks health regulators to permit use of its COVID-19 vaccine President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration was issuing two rules to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people, especially seniors. “Today, I am

announcing that we are ending the Unapproved Drugs Initiative program to put a stop to this unfair practice,” he said. According to the president, middlemen inflate the cost of prescription drugs by as much as 1,000 to 5,000 percent. By ending this practice, he said, seniors will receive the discounts on prescription drugs instead pharmacy benefit managers. President Trump also announced, “In a few weeks, See DRUG PRICES, Page 7A

Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s 18th annual Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit opens November 27 and runs through December 26, Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. This annual exhibit, assembled by local “S” Gauge enthusiasts, fills the museum with a model train display as well as railroad memorabilia and antique toys and games. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered scenes that line the tracks. Parents and grandparents will enjoy reminiscing about the toys and games of their childhood. This year will be a lit-

tle different from previous years with a smaller train display to allow for social distancing within the museum. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place for the State of North Carolina, the museum will not hold a Sneak Preview night. The Spirit of Christmas Past event is scheduled for December 5 from 10 am to 5 pm and Late trains will open until 8 pm! Visitors are invited to step back into Christmas’ past with antique toys, electric trains, historic games and roaring fires. The historic Barber House will be decked out for the See TRAIN, Page 7A

The train exhibit allows children of all ages to enjoy “S” Gauge trains, railroad memorabilia, and toys from the past. Photo provided

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