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Volume 132 • Issue 51

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 • 704-484-1047


Huggins welcomes you Two communities mourn to Revolution Brewhouse Officer Tyler Herndon killed in the line of duty By Loretta Cozart

Michel Pilar Huggins is the new proprietor at Revolution Bredawhouse Coffee Shop at 211 S. Battleground Avenue, an artisanal coffee house/pub/lounge/cafe in Kings Mountain featuring craft coffee cocktails, craft beer and wine selections. When the shop first opened, Huggins thought she would only offer coffee and coffee cocktails but soon realized she needed to expand her offerings to make the business more profitable. “When I added a full bar, I tripled sales. Then we added entertainment and that has helped a lot too.” On Friday and Saturday, Revolution Brewhouse offers live music. Musician Scott Sanders stopped by to order a coffee and expressed his appreciation to local venues, ”Places like See WELCOMES, Page 7A

Revolution Brewhouse has expanded its offerings to include a full-service bar and live entertainment. Photo Loretta Cozart

Shop local for Christmas By Loretta Cozart With Christmas less than ten days away, many are scrambling for those last minute gifts. Many Kings Mountain merchants offer unique gifts for that special someone on your Christmas list. Downtown Kings Mountain’s Main Street Program is incentivizing your next shopping trip. If you spend $25 downtown between now and midnight December 24, you can be entered to win $250 in Main Street Bucks Just text a photo of your receipt to 704734-8549. Winner will be no-

tified on Dec. 28. If you have not shopped in downtown in a while, check out the shops and make a day of it. With the new restaurants, you have many options from which to choose for lunch. Kick-off your day at Revolution Brewhouse for a cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich to fuel your day of shopping. Downtown has many boutique shops that offer oneof-a-kind gifts. Whether you need unique engraved gifts, from cutting boards to key fobs, Mountain Holiday has you covered. The shop also

sells a wide variety of collectibles, gifts, seasonal, and holiday decorations. They also carry a line of men’s grooming products and tools that make shaving an experience… and less of a chore. Stop in to listen to their Corinthian Bells; that alone will put you in the holiday spirit. Everyone wants gifts from Dellinger’s Jewel Shop. Kings Mountain’s hometown jeweler has served the needs of generations of families as their trusted jeweler for brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, See SHOP, Page 7A

On Friday, Officer Tyler Avery Herndon of Mount Holly Police Department was shot and killed while responding to a break-in at a car wash at 313 Beatty Drive at 3:30 am. A resident of Kings Mountain, Herndon graduated Kings Mountain High School and UNC Charlotte majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He would have celebrated his 26th birthday last Sunday. Authorities said Joshua Funk, 24, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder and is now in custody at the Cleveland County Detention Center without bond. While responding to a break-in at the car wash, police officers encountered an armed suspect. Shots were fired between officers and the suspect and Officer Herndon was hit. He was rushed to CaroMont Regional Medical

OFFICER TYLER HERNDON Center where he later died. In an afternoon press conference, Mount Holly Police Chief Don Roper said, “We are hurting, our department is hurting, our family his hurting, but we will rely on each

other to get through this. The law enforcement community turned out today to support a brother, us and the community." "I've been around for See HERNDON, Page 7A

Officers from across the region attended the vigil for Herndon held at Patriot Park’s Amphitheater in Kings Mountain. See more photos of the vigil on page 2A.

Home for Christmas continues in Kings Mountain By Christy Conner The sights and sounds of Christmas continue in Downtown Kings Mountain as Christmas lights brighten the sky and the sounds of your favorite Christmas tunes fill the air. Bring the kids downtown to meet Santa on Wednesday and Saturday evenings this week. The city added a giant Snow Globe, allowing children to see and talk to Santa while maintaining social distancing. While it is not the traditional sitting on Santa’s lap photo opportunity, kids can still get close and talk with Santa in a safe and protected way. Costner’s Christmas

parking on South Battleground Avenue. These special lights will be available for viewing throughout the Christmas season. Need a special gift for that special someone for

Christmas? December 19 marks the last day of the Artisan Pop-Up Market. Local craft vendors will be on hand once more selling their hand-crafted wares. Our downtown businesses

have extended shopping hours as well. Other surprises await you at the Kings Mountain Home for Christmas Celebration. Dress warmly and remember your mask.

A child poses in front of a beautiful wreath for a Hallmark moment. See more photos on page 6A. Photo provided Lights Extravaganza, a wonderful display of Christmas lights formerly owned by Grady and Katie Costner, continues to greet visitors to Patriots Park. Visitors are encouraged to stay on the path through the park to stroll through this magical wonderland of

lights while enjoying traditional Christmas tunes from Liberty Falls Amphitheatre. The Mayor’s Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show synchronized to music from Let it Snow Radio 87.9 FM, can be viewed by strolling down Railroad Avenue or by

Carriage rides continue through Saturday. Photo by Loretta Cozart

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