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HORD’S CONTAINER SERVICE (704) 466-6008 Volume 132 • Issue 5

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Kellstrom goes to Miss North Carolina Sophia Kellstrom, a 2017 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, and current Junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, won the Miss Mecklenburg County title on January 11th. This preliminary competition to Miss North Carolina is a preliminary to the Miss America competition. Sophia began competing in pageants to promote her passion for feeding hungry children to larger audiences. She competed at the Duke Energy Center at Spirit Square in Charlotte, in 5 stages of competition: Private Interview, Onstage Question, Evening Gown, Social Impact Initiative and she sang “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman for talent. Sophia will be representing Mecklenburg County in June of this year at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts at the 2020 Miss North Carolina Competition.

KM Main Street will unveil their 5-year vision on Feb. 4 and will be followed by a walking tour of downtown Kings Mountain. Photo by Loretta Cozart

SOPHIA KELLSTROM

KMHS to perform Shrek The Musical The Kings Mountain High School Performing Arts Department will bring Shrek The Musical to Cleveland County February 27 through March 1. Based upon the DreamWorks animated motion picture and the book by William Steig, Shrek The Musical focuses

on the unlikely hero, Shrek, an ogre who starts on a journey to take back his home and ends up learning more about himself, friendship, and love. KMHS and KMMS students bring the fairytale to life. Students began rehearsals in November and

have been working on all aspects of the show - acting, singing, designing, set construction, painting, costuming, building props, and choreography. With this production, students also participate See SHREK Page 7A

KM Main Street unveils strategic work plan Feb. 4 By Loretta Cozart On Feb. 4 at 5:30 pm, Kings Mountain Main Street will unveil its 5-year vision at The Revolution1 located at 211 S. Battleground Ave. A Meet & Greet is scheduled from 5 - 5:30 pm, followed by the presentation at 5:30 pm. The Main Street Advisory Board (MSAB) will

STARGAZING AT THE GATEWAY TRAIL IN FEBRUARY – On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Cleveland County Astronomy Society will demonstrate the Mauney Memorial Library’s refractor telescope from 2:30 - 5:30 pm and then give a viewing at the Gateway Trail. The following week, community members can begin checking out the telescope in two-week intervals.

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host an overview of the new plan, followed by a Downtown Building Tour to see some of the ongoing transformations. Trailblazers have created a pivotal lifestyle center that offers authentic locally owned shopping and dining, live entertainment venues, and multi-generational housing options. Anyone interested in

learning more about the progressive changes in Downtown Kings Mountain is invited to attend and learn more about the Main Street Vision and how it impacts the downtown district and neighboring communities. Three buildings downtown have been renovated and are ready for new tenants: See PLAN, Page 7A

American Legion Riders, Post 155 member Steve Gregory was honored as the club’s 2019 Rider of the Year during their meeting on January 20. Photo by Casey Summit

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