Kings Mountain Herald 6-23-21

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Volume 135 • Issue 25

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 • 704-484-1047


ACE Party Band to RED, WHITE AND BOOM! highlight RED, WHITE Kings Mountain to celebrate Independence Day, July 3 and BOOM Celebration Two Celebrations… One City

Celebrate our nation’s independence in an all-new way as the City of Kings Mountain presents Red, White, and Boom! On Saturday, July 3, 2021, the City will produce two events simultaneously to honor our country on its 245th birthday and you get to choose which celebration you and your family will attend. Bring your family to Patriots Park in Downtown Kings Mountain for food trucks, inflatables, and live music from Cleveland County’s own ACE Party Band from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. For the first time ever, an amazing patriotic laser light show will take over Patriots Park at 9:45pm!

The City of Kings Mountain will present their signature, unrivaled fireworks display at 9:45pm as well from the Deal Park Walking Track (located behind the YMCA) with music that syncs to your radio at 101.1 FM. Whether you choose to celebrate from Patriots Park (220 South Railroad Avenue) or the Deal Park Walking Track (211 North Cleveland Avenue), Red, White and

Boom in Kings Mountain will be a blast. For more information on both Red, White and Boom celebrations, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at You may also visit their Facebook page at @ cityofkmspecialevents. See ad on page 8A for details.

Band to appear at Liberty Falls Amphitheatre, July 3, 2021

ACE Party Band will perform at Kings Mountain’s Red, White and Boom Celebration on Saturday, July 3.

Cleveland County’s own ACE Party Band will highlight the City of Kings Mountain’s Red, White and Boom Celebration scheduled for July 3, 2021 at Patriots Park. For the first time ever, ACE will appear at Liberty Falls Amphitheatre performing music from all genres spanning over the past 50 years, from Beach and Motown, to Top 40s, Pop,

Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, and Country. Bring your lawn chair, but be prepared to dance! This diverse group of talented musicians is guaranteed to get you up on your feet. The Red, White and Boom Celebration will begin at 6:00pm with ACE Party Band taking the stage at 6:30pm. Patriots Park is located at

220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. For more information on ACE Party Band or the Red White and Boom Celebration, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com.redwhite-boom. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

Take a peek inside City council approves $ the new casino 50.57 million budget By Loretta Cozart

Last Thursday, representatives from Delaware North and the Catawba Nation welcomed the media to Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort located at 538 Kings Mountain Blvd. Approximately 25 media representatives from area newspapers, news magazines, and local television stations converged on the site to participate in the event. The 14,700 sq. foot prelaunch facility was abuzz with workers installing gaming machines. Delaware North’s Chuck Kilroy, General Manager of the facility, shared that 257 slot machines had been installed. By the end of that day, he projected another 117 would be installed.

By Loretta Cozart In a budget Public Hearing held on Tuesday, June 15, City of Kings Mountain council members approved appropriating $50,572,330 (Fifty Million, Five Hundred, seventy-two Thousand, three hundred, thirty Dollars)

council, City Manager Marilyn Sellers said, “This budget is very responsible, it identifies the revenue and expenditures that are necessary to maintain and improve the present level of service to our citizens and customers, meets all state and federal mandates, See BUDGET, Page 5A

The most popular gaming machines are available at the casino, including Buffalo. Photos by Loretta Cozart Sometime during this week all 500 machines should be in place. The prelaunch facility is being constructed from 23 modular units placed sideby-side to form one large room. The gaming area is

about 14,700 square feet and the Administration area is about 4,200 square feet. The remaining six units will be used for an Administrative area and for restrooms. This first piece of the casino See CASINO, Page 2A

Illuminated Market downtown June 26 The second Illuminated Market, comprised of local artisans and vendors, will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 5 to 9 pm. “Our inaugural Illuminated Event was a huge success! With over 20 vendors, music and giveaways, the attendees and vendors were a happy

for operating and capital expenses of the city government and its activities for the 2021 – 2022 Fiscal Year beginning July 1. Councilman David Allen was absent for the meeting and Councilman Jimmy West cast the only dissenting vote. In her remarks to city

bunch!,” said Cobb Lahti, owner of Uncommon Artisans. “We’re planning our second event for this Saturday, from 5-9 pm, co-sponsored by the Main Street Program of the City of Kings Mountain. Our event is held in downtown Kings Mountain on West Mountain Street. This event includes food trucks, music, and face painting. It is free to attend and kid and dog friendly.”

“The downtown Kings Mountain area will be hopping that night, with a fundraiser concert for local venue, The Rooster, happening at the Joy Theatre down the street from the Illuminated Market. The concert will feature local musical groups as it raises money for the completion of a live music venue planned for downtown Gastonia, NC,” Lahti said. See MARKET, Page 2A

This reclaimed barn and property off Shelby Road, Hwy. 74 West, is David and Marie Brinkley’s new wedding and event venue called Turkey Ridge. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Turkey Ridge event venue slated to open in September By Loretta Cozart Last week, David and Marie Brinkley gave the Herald a tour of their newest project, Turkey Ridge, a wedding and corporate event venue located at 4907 E. Dixon Blvd in Kings

Mountain, on the right before you cross Buffalo Creek going to Shelby. “About a year and a half ago we tried to buy this property, but the couple said the property had sold and they were moving to Florida. A short time later,

the woman called saying that the guy who made the offer didn’t have the money. So Marie and I bought it.” “This land had been a horse farm and stable. We decided to keep the 8,000 sq. ft. barn and replace the See VENUE, Page 5A

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