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106 East Mountain Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Volume 135 • Issue 19

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 • 704-484-1047


Family Dollar grand re-opening of KM store Family Dollar, a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Kings Mountain. In addition to providing everyday low prices and a broad assortment of necessities, the renovated store will now include $1.00 Dollar Tree merchandise, additional freezers and coolers and an expanded selection

of food, beauty and essentials, household products, and seasonal items. There will be a grand re-opening on Saturday, May 15. “Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Kings Mountain community and we are excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Jim Van Slyke, See FAMILY DOLLAR, Page 5A

Casino Resort to hold two job fairs The Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort is hosting job fairs on May 19 and 20 to fill 200 positions for its pre-launch temporary gaming facility opening this summer in Kings Mountain. The Two Kings team will hold the job fairs from Noon to 8 p.m. on May 19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20 at the Cleveland Community College Event Center, 1800 East Marion St., Shelby, N.C. Available opportunities include finance, marketing and surveillance positions, cage personnel, drop team members, slot techs and attendants, housekeeping personnel, security staff, bartenders, cocktail servers, culinary and guest service representatives, as well as various supervisory positions. “This is an excellent opportunity to begin your career

and be part of an exciting gaming and hospitality operation,” said Chuck Kilroy, who is leading the efforts of Delaware North, the Catawba Nation’s consultant on the project. “We encourage local residents to come and apply for these positions in this growing business.” Full-time positions include health, dental and vision medical plans, life insurance coverage, paid vacation, and a 401K retirement savings plan. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have two valid forms of identification (e.g., driver’s license, state or tribal ID card or passport). Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume if they have one and be prepared to fill out an application and be interviewed.

NC House members introduce legislation increasing penalties for rioting O n May 4, N o r t h Carolina House Speaker T i m Moore (R-CleveTIM MOORE l a n d ) along with Reps. McNeill (R-Moore, Randolph), Miller (R-Brunswick) and Sauls (R-Lee) introduced legislation significantly increasing penalties for rioting and related crimes

within North Carolina. House Bill 805: Preventing Rioting and Civil Disorder Act would seek to deter future civil unrest through multiple avenues. The legislation would significantly increase penalties for inciting a riot that leads to death, engaging in riots, and engaging in riots that lead to the physical injury of a first responder. Individuals whose person or property are damaged in a riot would be able to recover treble damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees. “Riots and looting devastated many North Carolina downtowns last year at a time when many small See RIOTING, Page 5A

ROCK-A-THON A SUCCESS – The Patrick Center thanks everyone who helped make its first Rock-a-Thon fundraiser for Alzheimer's Disease a success. They especially would like to thank Evelyn Pressley and the Pressley family for their efforts. Also a big thank you to Big Red's Cafe, Sonya Roseboro, and Megan Nations for loaning rocking chairs to use. They appreciate everyone who rocked, and everyone who donated. Volunteers raised over $1,500 and hopefully started a new tradition at the Patrick Center. See more photos on page 4A. Photos by Lynn Lail

Kings Mountain celebrates National Day of Prayer 70th Annual Observance of the National Day Of Prayer The 70th Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer was held at Kings Mountain City Hall on Thursday, May 6 at noon. The theme was “Lord Pour out Your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY”, taken from 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Mayor Scott Neisler opened with a proclamation to pray. Kings Mountain Police Department Honor Guard gave Presentation of the Colors. Chief of Police, Lisa Proctor led the Pledge of Allegiance. Dr. Jonathan Bundon, Worship Pastor of

Mayor Scott Neisler opened the ceremony with a proclamation to pray. (Photos by Angela Padgett) First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain led in singing the National Anthem and God Bless America. Rev. Ron

Caulder, Pastor of Eastside Baptist Church and President of KM Ministerial Association gave the wel-

come from the KM Ministerial Association. Rev. Bruce Gwyn, Pastor, Central See PRAYER, Page 3A

KMLT announces two short plays for next two weekends “Phoebe and the Color Quest” and “The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring” KMLT announces two short plays for its next family-friendly production: Phoebe and the Color Quest and The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring. Both plays are performed together and will run for two weekends: Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15 at

7:30 pm, Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 pm and Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 23 at 3:00 pm. The first of the two plays, Phoebe and the Color Quest, was written and directed by Ashlyn Wood, a 17 year old Junior at Kings Mountain High School. Before spunky Phoebe was born, the color within her village was taken away by the witch of rainbows, Miss Irizelda. Her village is dark and gloomy. The townspeople in the village struggle to find hope and cheer.

Miss Irizelda claimed that the only way to restore the color to the village is by sending the purest of hearts to complete seven tests that correspond to the seven colors of the rainbow. In this heart-warming and fun play the colors are inspired by the seven deadly sins and show how we must overcome them in order to have hope and love shine through….and unlock our own rainbows! The second play, The Mysterious case of the Missing Ring, written by Janie Downey Maxwell

and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc Englewood, CO, is being directed by Sydney Bridges, a 17 year old CCP student at Cleveland Community College. The royal ring is missing, and the queen won’t sleep until the royal detectives (all 13 of them!) find it. You’ve never met a more eclectic and eccentric group As they scour the Queendom in search of the royal ring, the chatty maids follow the harried queen around while the devious See PLAYS, Page 5A

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