KM Herald 2-26-20

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HORD’S CONTAINER SERVICE (704) 466-6008 Volume 132 • Issue 9 February 27 through March 1

KMHS to perform Shrek The Musical The Kings Mountain High School Performing Arts Department will perform Shrek The Musical on February 27 through March 1 at Barnes Auditorium in Kings Mountain. 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. The total performance time is approximately 2

hours and 50 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a 6 pm start time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday, with doors opening at 12:30 pm for a 1 pm matinee on Saturday, and 2:30pm for doors and 3 pm start time for Sunday. For more information, visit or www.kmhsarts. org. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.kmhsarts. org for KMHS Renaissance Gold Card holders. Children five and under are free.

American Legion Auxiliary spaghetti dinner Saturday By Loretta Cozart K i n g s Mountain American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 will host a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 6 pm until. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread,

and dessert. The cost for dinner is $10 and supports the American Legion Auxiliary. To ensure your seat, RSVP to the American Legion at 704-739-6387. If no answer, leave a message. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 is a 5019(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.

Sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of John February 26 - Location: Central United Methodist Church. Topic: “I Am the Bread of Life” John 6:35-40. Speaker: Rev.

John Houze, Pastor of Peoples Baptist Church. March 4 - Location: First Presbyterian Church. Topic: “I Am the Light of the World” John 8:12-20. Speaker: Dr. Steve Taylor, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. March 11 – Location: Boyce Memorial ARP Church. Topic: “I Am the Door” John 10:1-


3.1 million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Potts Creek By Loretta Cozart A statement released by the City of Kings Mountain gave notice that it “had a discharge of untreated wastewater of an estimated amount of 3.1 million gallons between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm on February 7. The affected area was Potts Creek near Stoney Point Road and Tiara Drive in Kings Mountain. The untreated wastewater was discharged into tributaries of Potts Creek.” “The Division of Water Resources responded to the event on February 7, and determined the cause was due to experiencing torrential rain that eroded the creek bank causing damage to five sections of terracotta pipe. NC Department of Environmental Quality was notified of the spill,” the press release stated. NCGS 143-215.1C requires owners or operators of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface wa-

KM Community Lenten Services Schedule Community Lenten services begin this week on Wednesday, February 26 and continue through April 1. Theme: The ‘I Am’ • 704-739-7496

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

10. Speaker: Rev. Ron Caulder, Pastor of Eastside Baptist Church. March 18 - Location: Eastside Baptist Church. Topic: “I Am the Good Shepherd” John 10:11-18. Speaker: Dr. Moses Nueman, Executive Director of March 25 - Location: First Church of the Nazarene. Topic: “I Am the


Repair work has been done after an estimated 3.1 million gallons of untreated wastewater was discharged into tributaries of Potts Creek near Stoney Point Road and Tiara Drive in Kings Mountain. Photo Greg Ledford ters. City of Kings Mountain complied with the General Statute, issuing its press release the day of the leak. Hartwell Carson, French Broad Riverkeeper, shared in a statement that “31 known sewage overflows occurred in Western North

Carolina during the recent heavy rains, according to NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) data. However, there has been little to no notification to the public in many of these spills.” “The public has the

right to know about major pollution spills that impact our waterways as soon as possible, and through the technology the public uses today,” said Carson. “The current state law, which only requires polluters to See SPILL, Page 2A

Last week of early voting By Loretta Cozart Early voting ends on Feb. 29, for the upcoming March 3 Presidential Preference and Primary Election. Voters can vote at the Kings Mountain Fire Museum, 269 Cleveland Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or Market Place Shopping Center, (Near

Hobby Lobby/Bargain Hunt), 1740 E. Dixon Blvd. in Shelby. The hours during early voting this week include: Wednesday Feb. 26 to

Friday Feb. 28, from 8 am – 7:30 pm Saturday Feb. 29, from 8 am – 3:00 pm All Cleveland County registered voters are eligible to participate in the three parties (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian) conduct semi-closed primaries. Two parties See VOTING, Page 2A

Temple Baptist Church Arendelle Coronation Party March 7 Frozen JR. musical celebrates 75 years

starts March 13

Temple Baptist Church is celebrating their 75th anniversary on Sunday, March 1. You are invited to join them and help share memories of the church’s past. If you cannot be with them and would like to share a message, it would be presented during the service. Sunday School is at 9:45 am and Worship Service at 11:00 am with a lunch to follow. Their prayer is for the community to fellowship See TEMPLE, Page 2A


Kings Mountain Little Theatre and sponsor, Edward Jones - Jack and Pam Buchanan, proudly presents our upcoming children’s production of the enchanting modern classic – Frozen JR. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show is perfect for all ages and features the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus

five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional rela-

tionship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and See FROZEN, Page 2A

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