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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
COVID vaccine clinic in KM Friday By Loretta Cozart Mountain Street Pharmacy and Shelby Drugstore, working in conjunction with the Cleveland County Public Health Center, will host a COVID-19 Vaccine clinic on Friday, March 12 at Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain. Do not call Mountain Street Pharmacy or Shelby Drugstore to schedule an appointment. Those interested in getting the vaccine should call the Patrick Senior Center to complete
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The Wonderland Experience live at Patriots Park By Christy Conner
the screening and pre-registration process. Call 704734-0447 between 1:30 pm – 4 pm. Calls will be taken daily, now through March 11 or until all appointments have been filled. See CLINIC, Page 6A
It’s time to visit Wonderland! The City of Kings Mountain Special Events Department is excited to partner with Sigmon Theatrical to present The Wonderland Experience, an immersive, multi-sensory, intimate theater production where audience members literally walk into and through the world of Alice in Wonderland featuring live characters, interactive activities, breathtaking costumes and scenery, amazing circus feats, puppetry, special effects, and 360º immersive environments. Fall down the rabbit hole (a magical tunnel with swirling lights) and meet Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, solve a riddle by the Cheshire Cat, celebrate at
a mad tea party with the Mad Hatter, and have a royal visit with the Queen of Hearts. Guests can travel through the experience in their own group of family or friends, with a limit of ten (10) people per group.
Tickets, with a scheduled departure time, are required to attend this event in order to reduce crowd size and maximize the guest experience. General Admission tickets are free of charge, and may be secured for your group at www.King-
sMountainEvents.com/ Wonderland. You can also upgrade your group to a VIP Experience for a small fee, including a souvenir photo, and a special gift that unlocks extra magic inside the experience. See PARK, Page 6A
Mrs. Sandra Stirewalt. Photo by Windy Bagwell JENNA RAMSEY
KMMS Employee Homecoming Court chosen of the Month By Loretta Cozart
By Windy Bagwell Congratulations to Mrs. Sandra Stirewalt on being selected as the Kings Mountain Middle School February Employee of the Month. Mrs. Stirewalt is more than just a substitute teacher; she is a hard-working team player that goes the extra mile to help everyone she encoun-
ters. She works tirelessly with individual students to promote their success. Mrs. Stirewalt is well respected throughout our school community. Her contributions to KMMS are much appreciated and very impactful. Congratulations Mrs. Stirewalt! Thank you for all you do for KMMS!
Students at Kings Mountain High School voted for their 2021 Homecoming Court, narrowing the list of 23 nominees to five. Those chosen include Jenna Ramsey – Band, Emma Goff – Art, Bailey Ledford – SPO, Abby Henson – Varsity Cheerleading, and Emma Hern-
don – Ambassadors. Other nominees chosen representing the schools’ organizations and clubs include Madison Ayscue -FCA, Kennedy Barnes - Beta Club, Emily Costner - C.T.E.H.S., D’Erica Davis - Kings Revue, Bailey Dulin – HECS, Olivia Green – Debate Club, Ansley Habel Math Club, Lauren Hul-
lender – Drama, Keegan Irby - Interact Club, Rachel Johnson - Symphonic Chorale, Rachel Longwell – MMAW, Carmyn Mack - International Thespian Society, Katherine Martin – NAHS, Madison Morrow - Tri-M Music Honors Society, Olivia Moss – Milestones, Sara Putnam - Science Club, Kennedy Ross – KMBA, and
Rebecca Alcia Nakamura Trahan - Anime Club. The student body will vote again, choosing their Queen from a member of the Homecoming Court. The winner will be announced on or around March 12. See all nominees on page 5A
Pre-K screenings City to consider a Public Hearing on zoning setbacks for federal tribal land begin on March 22 By Loretta Cozart
Cleveland County Schools begin pre-school screenings March 22 – March 25, and March 29 – April 3. Schedule your child’s screening by calling 704-476-8064 between the hours of 8:30 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Eligible students must live in Cleveland County and be 4-years old by August 31. Office of School Read-
Cleveland County S C H O O L S
iness is located at 308 W. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150. Building B is on the grounds of the old Shelby Middle School – in the small building near tennis courts with parking in the back. Screenings are by appointment only and Cleveland County Schools will not offer make-up screenings.
Kings Mountain City Council will hold a special meeting of the City of Kings Mountain City Council on Wednesday, March 10 at 6 pm to discuss scheduling a public hearing for Tuesday March 30 at 6 pm, allowing them to consider a zoning text amendment allowing no required yard setbacks when federal tribal property is adjacent to the City of Kings Mountain ETJ. The meeting on March 10 is to add the public hearing to the March 30 agenda, so they can consider the text amendment during that meeting.
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