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106 East Mountain Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Volume 132 • Issue 50 • 704-484-1047

Wednesday, December 9, 2020


Santa visits Kings Mountain By Loretta Cozart Last month it was announced that Kings Mountain’s Christmas Parade was not meant to be this year. With COVID-19 and the Governor’s executive order preventing mass gatherings, it seemed as if the Grinch had stolen Christmas. Thanks to the hard work of many resourceful people, Santa arrived right on time and started Santa's Community Parade from Patriot Jacks on East King Street. This year’s parade was a bit different. It brought Santa to the people, past their homes and businesses, and into their neighborhoods. From noon to 4 pm, Santa traveled far and wide throughout the city, escorted by Kings Mountain Police Department and Kings Mountain Fire Department. A brief sound of sirens announced Santa’s arrival as he weaved his way through the streets of town. Young and old, folks gathered in their yards, on their porches, or in their cars to welcome Santa and the coming of Christmas. While the pandemic has changed many of the tradi-

The Artisans Pop-Up Market beside the Joy Theater kept shoppers busy Saturday night. The market will be held on December 12 and 19 as part of Kings Mountain’s Home For Christmas celebration. For more details see ad on page 8A.

Santa rode through the streets of Kings Mountain Saturday, bringing Christmas joy to neighborhoods throughout town. See more photos on page 4A. Photos Loretta Cozart tions we have this holiday season, even the Grinch knows that “Christmas Day is in our grasp, So long as we have hands to grasp.” At 5:30 pm, Santa arrived on Railroad Avenue just as the City of Kings Mountain's Christmas Fan-

tasy Light Show began. At dusk, the lights in Grady and Katie Costner’s beautiful holiday decorations came on in Patriots Park. There are plenty of traditional holiday themes throughout the park, as See SANTA, Page 4A

The Costner Light Extravaganza welcomes you to Patriots Park.

Bolin's Daycare to celebrate 50th birthday By Loretta Cozart

Mauney Memorial Library received a new roof and windows with broken seals were replaced. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Bolin’s Daycare will hold a community celebration for their 50th birthday on Saturday, December 19, from 1 pm to 4 pm at 901 Ramseur Street in Kings Mountain. The first 50 people will receive goodie bags. Also offered are door prizes, free refreshments, kid's crafts, and face painting. Santa will See BOLIN , Page 5A


Library renovations ongoing By Loretta Cozart At first glance, visitors might overlook the work that has been done at Mauney Memorial Library this year. Restoration work, done well, maintains a buildings’ original appearance. As a result, the repairs can go unnoticed. Christina Martin, Library Services Manager at Mauney Memorial Library,

understands Mauney Memorial Library project’s scope better any anyone and has been working hard to bring back the 1923 Hord Mansion to its former glory. An $85,000 gift from Kings Mountain’s ABC Board will go a long way to expedite this process. The library was able to finish the 1923 window restoration project and re-do the entire upstairs plaster ceilings and some walls. A company recommended by the North Carolina Historical/Preservation Department does the plasterwork.

The repairs done to the windows keeps as much of the original materials as possible to keep Mauney Memorial Library correct to its original form due to it being on the National Register of Historic Places. “Left for the 1923 house, we have one more phase of flooring downstairs to put in and some more painting,” said Christina Martin. “Upstairs, it would be wonderful to refinish the wooden floors, and we will re-paint the rooms that have not been painted yet. A See LIBRARY, Page 5A

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Primer has been applied to the metal roof of Kiamesha Young’s new real estate company, once the location of McGill’s Exxon. New paint should be applied to the roof this week. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Work at 100 E. King continues By Loretta Cozart During Kings Mountain City Council’s November meeting, Kiamesha Young was granted a Downtown

Kings Mountain Façade Grant for the purpose of façade repairs, rehabilitation, and renovations in the amount of $5,000 for her property at 100 E. King

Street,. On December 5, the roof had been primed and readied for paint once moisture from weekend rains evaporates. See WORK, Page 5A

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