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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Adkins takes over as new Main Street Coordinator The City of Kings Mountain welcomes the city’s new Main Street Coordinator, Christy Adkins. Christy has five years of experience working within the Main Street America Program. Her background in construction, renovation and retail gives her the knowledge which has allowed her to be successful in her previous positions in Cross Plains, TN and most recently in Angier, NC. Christy has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Cultural Resource Management from Adams State University in Colorado. Her passion is to make wherever she is a better place than she found it, and lives by the motto that “Transformation begins with a small change, again and again.”
CHRISTY ADKINS Her hobbies are renovating old homes, refinishing furniture and having dogs. Christy has two dogs now, a 13-year-old rescued Dachshund and a 17-yearold Papillion. Christy’s other family includes a step-daughter who lives in Michigan, a son and two granddaughters who live
in Kentucky and a daughter who is finishing the last year of her B.A. in Fine Art at KSU in Georgia. Having been born and raised in Michigan, she has also lived in Florida, Georgia, and for 25 years in Tennessee. Of all of these locations, she prefers North Carolina for the diversity of having mountains, ocean, quaint small towns and thriving metropolitan areas in a vibrant economy. Christy looks forward to meeting the people of Downtown Kings Mountain and to being the advocate for them and their businesses. She has a passion for Main Street and is proud to be part of the Local, State and National Main Street Programs. She is excited to be included on the team helping to bring new growth to Kings See ADKINS, Page 9
Land near casino sells for $2.725M By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain Land Development Partners, LLC purchased 113.32 acres adjacent to the casino for $2.725M from Pyramid Motor Company, according to the deed recorded with the Cleveland County Register of Deeds office on August 3. The transaction closed on July 31. The manager of Kings Mountain Land Develop-
ment Partners, LLC is CHT Enterprises, LLC according to the 2020 Florida Limited Liability Company’s Annual Report filed on June 16. However, their 2019 Annual Report states the manager is AGH Manager, LLC. On September 3, Kings Mountain Land Development Partners signed a Deed of Trust with ASE Solutions, LLC for a loan of $2,900,000. The max-
imum amount that can be borrowed, according to the agreement, is $5,367,109.62. ASE Solutions, LLC is managed by AGH Manager, LLC according to their corporate filing in Florida dated July 23, 2015. AGH Manager, LLC’s 2020 Annual Report shows the authorized persons for the corporation are Alan H. Ginsburg, Gene Harris and Aaron Gorovitz.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Storywalk in KM, October 1-31 The City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department partners with Mauney Memorial Library to present It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown StoryWalk. This unique StoryWalk features the timeless Peanuts tale of Linus Van Pelt’s dream to meet the Great Pumpkin! Located at Patriots Park in Downtown Kings Mountain, this safe, outdoor event will begin October 1 and run throughout the month of October. This month long event allows for families to visit at their leisure to prevent any mass gatherings. Photo ops will be available in Linus’
pumpkin patch. Festive music will fill the air. “Mauney Memorial Library has hosted the StoryWalk experience at the Gateway Trail”, says Christina Martin, of Mauney Memorial Library. “We placed pages of a children’s storybook along the walking trail for families to enjoy. We are excited to partner with the Special Events Department to host this event at Patriots Park.” The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. “This passive activity
connects literacy, the great outdoors, physical activity, and the magic of the holiday season,” says Christy Conner, Special Events Director for the City of Kings Mountain. “How can you and your family participate? It’s simple. Bring your imagination, take a walk, read a book and have an adventure.” Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain. For more information, call the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.kingsmountainevents.com.
NC lawmakers file federal lawsuit alleging backroom elections deal North Carolina lawmakers filed a federal lawsuit to stop “an alleged backroom MOORE elections deal struck by Democrats’ top D.C. attorney with his former client Gov. Roy Cooper and state Attorney General Josh Stein” on Saturday, according to a press release issued on September 26 by NC House Speaker Tim Moore.
The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order and follows a Friday press conference “that detailed the secret settlement reached by the Democratic Attorney General with a Democratic Party front group he recently gave the keynote address to at an annual convention - on elections.” A series of press releases this week by House Speaker Tim Moore laid out the case. The settlement comes after the State Board of Elections previously tried to rewrite absentee ballot laws in May but was unanimously rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission. The Governor then filed a lawsuit seeking to disband the commission, which has
protected North Carolinians against executive overreach since 1986. In early September, a three-judge state court panel upheld absentee ballot laws the settlement now seeks to undo. The North Carolina legislature and Governor further approved the Bipartisan Elections Act of 2020 this summer, preserving and reforming many of the important absentee ballot. When confronted Friday regarding the settlement, “Attorney General Stein dismissed a reporter’s concerns as political noise,” the press release states. On Thursday, two Republican members of the State Board of Elections See LAWSUIT, Page 9
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Advent Academy ribbon cutting Advent Academy held a ribbon cutting Friday, September 25 at 230 Oak Grove Road in Kings Mountain. Advent Academy is for pre-school children ages 2½ through Pre-K with classes being held Monday through Friday from 8:50 am to 12:45 pm. Classes
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