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Volume 133 • Issue 12

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 • 704-484-1047


Sewer slip-lining project begins in downtown KM By Loretta Cozart During the January 26 city council meeting a sewer slip-lining capital project related to the upcoming streetscape project downtown was approved. Last week, city crews began the work budgeted at $400,000. City Manager Marilyn Sellers explained during the January meeting that the condition of the sewer in downtown is not good. Using cure in place slip-lining eliminates tearing up City crews work in a northbound lane of Battleground Avenue near the street to replace E. Gold Street mapping the pipes for the new sewer slip-liner that the existing sewer will repair sewer lines downtown. See SEWER, Page 4A Photo provided by Scott Neisler

Middle and high school students return to school 4-days a week April 12 Full-week schedule begins two weeks later By Loretta Cozart Cleveland County School Board held a special called meeting on Monday, March 15, one year to the day after a similar called meeting was held in 2020 regarding the Coronavirus, according to Cleveland County Schools Superintendent Stephen Fisher. But this meeting was

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held to return students to the classroom for full-time instruction. In a 6-3 vote, Cleveland County School Board decided to in favor of a plan outlined by the superintendent to return students in grades 6-12 to school full-time. All middle and high school

students will return to school on Monday, April 12 four days per week for in-person instruction. Two weeks later, on April 26, those students will return to school full-time. School Board members voting for the plan include: Robert Queen, Rodney Fitch, Ron Humphries, Danny Blanton, Joel Shores and Greg Taylor. Voting against were Philip Glover, Dena Green, and Coleman Hunt.

HOMECOMING QUEEN – Jenna Ramsey was crowned Kings Mountain High School Homecoming Queen for 2021 at the Friday, March 12 Homecoming football game at John Gamble Stadium. Ramsey was nominated by the KMHS Band. Students chose her as one of the five finalists for the Homecoming Court and elected her as Homecoming Queen prior to the football game. She is the daughter of Tandra Ramsey and Billy Ramsey. She is pictured with her father who escorted her. Photo provided by KMHS

Demolition at the Spectrum Dyed Yarns plant is ongoing, although it is not currently clear the extent of the work being done on-site. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Partial demolition at Spectrum Dyed Yarns By Loretta Cozart

The cast for ‘Til Beth Do Us Part prepare for their performances, which will begin this Friday night, March 26 at 7:30. Pictured above L-R: Chad Spurling, Jackie Sibley-Newton, Greg Dixon, Leslie Brown, Sara Corbin and Mary Grace Keller. Photo provided

Demolition around the old Spectrum Yarns, Inc. plant can be seen from both Hwy. 74 and Patterson Road. Portions of the building located at 136 Patterson Road are being torn down, while the office remains intact. The property

housed Spectrum Dyed Yarns until the banking crisis of 2008, when the company announced it could no longer find financing. In August 2013, Spectrum Yarns, Inc. filed a Brownfields Property Application due to contamination caused by a release of chlorinated solvents from

North Elementary School honored their Teacher Assistant and Teacher of the Year at North Elementary School. First Grade Teacher Johnna Wyte received her BS in Elementary Education at UNCC and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She taught adult education for six months before she starting teaching first grade. She taught 18years at Bethware School and 10-years at North Elementary. She is married See NORTH, Page 4A

Pictured left to right are Sonya Nalley, Teacher Assistant of the Year, and Johnna Wyte, Teacher of the Year. Photo by Anna Hughes

a wastewater treatment lagoon associated with the manufacturing operation located on an adjacent site. The entire property, including the subject parcel and the adjacent parcel, was developed for the dyeing and finishing of textile yarns by Spectrum Dyed See SPECTRUM, Page 4A

‘Til Beth Do Us Part North School Teacher and opens this Friday Teacher Assistant of the Year By Jim Champion

Ken and Liz Pflieger, Kings Mountain Little Theatre’s Corporate Sponsor, are pleased to announce the performances of ’Til Beth Do Us Part on Friday, March 26 - 27, at 7:30 and April 2 3 at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Sundays, March 28 and April 4 at 3 pm. Priority is given to season members and they are

able to make a reservation to attend a performance for our plays. All others may purchase tickets at the box office. KMLT will have 30 tickets per performance for purchase at the Box Office

on a first come first served basis. Reserved seating not claimed at least 10 minutes before show time are subject to release for purchase by others seeking tickets. Due to the limited audience capacity allowed under the North Carolina Covid19 Plan, the protocols listed below are being followed. KMLT will maintain stringent health and safety protocols. For more detailed information, please visit www. or the Kings Mountain Little Theatre Facebook page.

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