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Hospice responds to COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospice responds to COVID-19 pandemic.

Everything seems strange these days with the COVID-19 pandemic closing schools and churches across the county. But some organizations just can't close down due to the nature of what they do. One such agency is Hospice Cleveland County (HCC).

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KM Casino Approved
KM Casino Approved

At a Friday, March 13, 1 p.m., press conference held inside the Kings Mountain City Hall, Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris stood with members of the Kings Mountain City Council, Cleveland County Commissioners, and Catawba Nation Tribal Council members and spoke about what is described as a "major economic development" for the area.

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Greenway plans 'Meet Me at the River' work day
Greenway plans 'Meet Me at the River' work day

If the idea of spending a day outside getting exercise while helping a local landmark sounds appealing, then mark Saturday, March 21, 2020, on your calendar. On that day the Broad River Greenway (BRG) will host its first-ever "Meet Me at the River" work day.

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Rescue mission banquet celebrates hope
Rescue mission banquet celebrates hope

Stories of hope and inspiration will be the focus at the 8th Annual "Celebrate Hope" Banquet for the Cleveland County Rescue Mission (CCRM) on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the LeGrand Center in Shelby.

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It's time to think about time
It's time to think about time

There's an unusual date coming up on the calendar this week. "February 29" seems a strange thing to see, when we are used to only having 28 days in this, the shortest month of the year. And the history behind this strange, once-everyfour-years-but-not-quite date goes all the way back to (at least) Julius Caesar!

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Symposium offers respite from 'cabin fever'
Symposium offers respite from 'cabin fever'

It has definitely been a strange winter weather-wise. Spring-like warm days have followed days of pouring rain followed by a day or two of frigid temperatures. A few snowflakes have even fluttered down. If the crazy weather is making you feel crazy, the Cleveland County Master Gardeners (CCMG) are offering a respite.

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Meals provide nourishment for body, soul
Meals provide nourishment for body, soul

Every third Thursday in the month, there's a delicious smell of warm food and a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie that fills the kitchen and dining hall at Cleveland County Rescue Mission. Those Thursday evenings are when Common Ground Cafe hosts a pop-up event to bring together area residents for a delicious meal that is available for whatever price the diner can afford to pay.

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"Lunch at the Carrousel' set for Feb. 14"

It has become a tradition in Shelby every Valentine's Day. Families, co-workers and friends choose to mark the day of love by enjoying lunch at the Shelby City Park Carrousel. Tickets are now on sale for this year's "Valentine's Day Lunch at the Carrousel" event, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Foundation gala to benefit local community
Foundation gala to benefit local community

County residents are invited to dine and dance in an intimate evening setting at the HealthCare Foundation of Cleveland County's (HFCC) annual gala, set for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. Now in its fifth year, the 2020 event - "Night in Tuscany" - will include plentiful food, live entertainment and a silent auction.

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Fashion show features scripture clothing
Fashion show features scripture clothing

Fashion shows are not common in Cleveland County, but Gardner-Webb University (GWU) is presenting one that is even more unusual than most. The clothing items for this fashion show will be made of mixed media and will be wearable sculptures that display biblical content.

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'Grand Ole Opry' comes to Shelby Feb. 1
'Grand Ole Opry' comes to Shelby Feb. 1

The Grand Ole Opry (or a close approximation) is coming to Shelby! Featuring artists such as TG Sheppard, Janie Fricke and Darin and Brooke Aldridge, it is all part of a benefit concert called "Remembering Earl" presented by the Earl Scruggs Center (ESC). The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Shelby High School's Malcolm Auditorium.

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CCC preserves climbing opportunities in NC, SC
CCC preserves climbing opportunities in NC, SC

Hikers and climbers at Crowder's Mountain State Park will find the going a little easier very soon thanks to the work of the Carolina Climbers' Coalition (CCC). The group has already had one work day at the park this year, on Jan. 2, 2020, and they have another scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at 9 a.m.

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Seeds in Season offers winter respite
Seeds in Season offers winter respite

The holidays are over, and the winter seems to stretch on for weeks to come. But the Uptown Shelby Association (USA) is offering a new event on Jan. 11, 2020, that will add some pizzazz to the gray days of early January. The Seeds in Season Winter Dinner will take place that Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Uptown Indigo, located at 112 N. Lafayette St. in Shelby.

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'Not just bell ringers at Christmastime'
'Not just bell ringers at Christmastime'

It's often the first sign of Christmas. That familiar sound of ringing and the sight of the bright red kettle at the doorway of area stores. It's the time of year when everyone knows what the Salvation Army (SA) is all about.

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Wanted: Boys & Girls Club alumni
Wanted: Boys & Girls Club alumni

"A long time ago I was sitting exactly where you are sitting today. The things I learned at the Boys (and Girls) Club helped me be successful."

These are the words that Alvin Gentry said in 2016 to the members of the Girls & Boys Club of Cleveland County (BGCCC). Gentry, who is now head coach of the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, grew up in Cleveland County and attended the Club as a boy.

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KM hosts 'Home for Christmas' events
KM hosts 'Home for Christmas' events

The City of Kings Mountain is hoping that you will come "Home for Christmas," even if Kings Mountain isn't your hometown. The celebration, now in its second year, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec.14, and Saturday, Dec. 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each evening in downtown Kings Mountain near Patriots Park.

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Mystery dinner to benefit Boys & Girls Club
Mystery dinner to benefit Boys & Girls Club

The Don Gibson Theatre will be rocking to the tunes of the 1950s on the night of Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. But the guests at this sock hop prom will have to take a break from the celebrating to solve a murder mystery before the night is done.

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