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HORD’S CONTAINER SERVICE (704) 466-6008 Volume 132 • Issue 26 • 704-484-1047

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Fireworks viewing areas

City of Kings Mountain’s Revolutionary July 4th RED WHITE & BOOM Fireworks Show Due to safety precautions, the July 4th festivities will feature fireworks only By Janet Hart, City of Kings Mountain Celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Kings Mountain’s Revolutionary 4th RED, WHITE & BOOM fireworks show which begins at 9:45 pm. Prior to the fireworks, a tribute video honoring Kings Mountain’s Class of 2020 graduates will be shown online at 9 pm on the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Facebook page. If you want to see the fireworks, here’s what you need to know: • Social distancing will be

required, and it will be up to you to keep enough distance between yourself and other people. • The tribute to Kings Mountain’s Class of 2020 will be a video and you can watch it live on the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Event’s Facebook page beginning at approximately 9:00 pm on July 4th. • Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:45 pm. You can view the fireworks in person or view it live on the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Event’s Facebook page. • There will not be one central area where Red, White & Boom will be held. • There will not be activities, entertainment, food vendors or city services. • See the Fireworks Show Map for the Viewing Area. Ideal viewing locations will have clear visibility of the

skyline, free of obstructions such as buildings and trees. Select public property for viewing the show and do not utilize private business parking lots. • You will only be allowed to park on one side of any street in Kings Mountain to allow accessibility for emergency vehicles. Do not block business entrances or residential driveways. • Streets will not be closed during the fireworks celebration. Do not gather, sit, or park in the roadway. For more information, you may also call the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com or Facebook page at CityofKMSpecialEvents/. See ad on page 12

Downtown project continues By Loretta Cozart Work continues on the patio outside 133 West, soon to be Kings Mountain’s newest restaurant. Heavy rains during the last few weeks have slowed construction progress outdoors, but a curved sidewalk has been poured and a platform for the new stage is taking shape. The restaurant now sports a new awning on the patio and fresh paint outdoors, indicators that completion is near. In back, a rear entrance has been added. Public access from the Cherokee Street parking lot through to Mountain Street will still be available once the restaurant opens.

The cast and crew prepare before shooting Dead & Gone using the George Washington Carver House. Photo by Loretta Cozart

133 West’s façade updates the 100-plus year-old building. See more photos on page 3. Photo by Loretta Cozart

City needs your help with Census 2020 Kings Mountain's response rate to Census 2020 is slowly rising, but the city still needs your help to complete the census and increase its response rate. You can help by checking with neighbors, friends, family, coworkers, church members from Kings Mountain who may not have completed their Census yet. There are many people who don't have access to the internet to complete the Census on-

line, but they can complete their census via the telephone or by a paper survey sent to them in the mail. Here's a link if you need more information: Take a moment to complete your census, which takes minutes and impacts funding if the city applies for government grants. Those who have not responded by August 1 can expect a surveyor to knock at their door for a personal interview. Kings Mountain is still third in the rankings of Census responses, but the numbers are rising. 1) Boiling Springs, NC: 63.1% 2) Nationwide average: 60.9% 3) Kings Mountain: 58.5% 4) Cleveland County average: 57.8% 5) Shelby: 57.5% 6) Statewide average: 57.2%

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Dead & Gone: short film shot at museum By Loretta Cozart Last Saturday, Brad Hord shot Dead & Gone, at the George Washington Carver House at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum. “This will be the seventh short film that I have written and produced in Cleveland

County,” said Hord. “It is a tale of revenge from beyond the grave that takes an unexpected turn." This short film will be submitted to the Made in Carolinas Film Project, a contest that is organized by the Carolina Film Community, a non-profit organiza-

tion based in Charlotte. After that, the film will be submitted to film festivals all across the U.S. and abroad. The film must be less than four minutes in length to qualify for submission. The short includes two actors, Rachel Petsiavas, of See FILM, Page 8

Gov. Cooper and Speaker Moore respond to veto of small business rescue bill S t a t e H o u s e Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded COOPER Friday to Gov. Cooper's veto of legislation allowing fitness centers to safely operate in North Carolina. The leg-

islation also included a revised outdoor seating policy to address the Governor's MOORE veto of a bill to treat dining and beverage establishments equally. After preparing to reopen under Governor Coo-

per's 'Phase 2' executive order, gym owners were unexpectedly forced to remain closed. As a result, gym owners across the state filed lawsuits against the administration. Noticeably, all states that border North Carolina have reopened fitness facilities. House Bill 594 allows See BILL, Page 8

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