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52 min ago | The Charlotte Observer

Defense begins in sex abuse case against Gaston coach

Former high school wrestling coach Scott Goins was in court Thursday, July 17, 2014 as jury selection continued at the Gaston County Courthouse on North Marietta Street in Gastonia.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

A group effort: Rotary Club, Humane Society, Animal Control named 2014 Public Health Heros

Reporter's note: This is part three of a series profiling the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services' 2014 Public Health Heroes.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Home Gardening, Home

The Gaston Gazette

Kids in car that crashed into river; mom charged with DWI

A Gastonia woman was charged with DWI early Saturday morning after driving into the South Fork of the Catawba River with her children in the rear seat.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Kids, Family

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WBTV

Teen dies after crashing into trees near elementary school

A teenager died in Gaston County after the car he was driving crashed into a set of trees in front of an elementary school and he was thrown from the car.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Gastonia has gun park in its sights

Gastonia leaders are exploring options for a new public firearms park that could replace the city's current shooting site near Rankin Lake.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Bessemer City, NC

The Star Online

Attracting new retail: How some look to stop the "bleed" of customers leaving the county

"We want to stop the bleed of sales going outside the county," said Cleveland County Commissioner Susan Allen.

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Related Topix: Cleveland County, NC, Shelby, NC, Gastonia, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Neighbor's videotaping raises question of protection vs. privacy

The two beliefs have clashed in a neighborhood outside of Mount Holly, bringing attention by neighbors, media and elected officials.

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Related Topix: Mount Holly, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Trainer testifies in wrestling coach trial

Friday, the state called Ronny Huitt, a trainer in Gastonia. He said one of the accusers told him what happened, but didn't want him to tell anyone.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Gaston Gazette

County Police Citizens' Police Academy holds graduation

At the program's conclusion, a graduation ceremony and reception for students and parents were held at the county police headquarters.

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Creative Loafing

Question the Queen City: The Loomis Fargo 'Hillbilly Heist'

Editor's note: We recognize how quickly Charlotte has changed over the years, so here's us trying to preserve its story.

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The Charlotte Observer

High Shoals man charged in rape of 13-year-old

Michael Brian Eller, 43, of High Shoals was arrested and charged with raping and taking indecent liberties against a 13-year-old.

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Related Topix: High Shoals, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Time traveling: Gaston woman looks to past to fuel interest in present

Sarah Park Rankin shows two photos, one old and one new. The first is a black-and-white shot of a wide lane with train tracks and a tidy station lined by clusters of people and handsome brick buildings.

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WBTV

Sex abuse accuser: - Gary Goins asked for my help to commit suicide'

On Thursday, jurors heard more testimony from the final alleged sexual abuse victim of a former Gaston County High School wrestling coach.

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The Gaston Gazette

Convicted rapist accused of failing sex offender list requirements

A Gastonia man convicted of rape was booked into Gaston County Jail for failing to report as a sex offender.

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The Gaston Gazette

17-year-old accused of rape

Levonte Brice, who turned 17 on Feb. 1, supposedly had sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl on several occasions, according to arrest warrants.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Report: Belmont company could move south

Belmont-based Piedmont Energy Systems could move its headquarters and manufacturing operations to South Carolina in a bid to earn tax breaks from York County and to expand, according to documents.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Fun stuff: Bobby Brantley, ladies night & dance madness

Meet-and-greet with 'Lizard Lick Towing' star If you love truTV show "Lizard Lick Towing," you'll want to be stop by Carolina Speedway on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Charlotte, NC, Bessemer City, NC, Entertainment

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Accuser describes alleged physical abuse by wrestling coach

The second accuser spoke of multiple occasions where Goins allegedly sexually molested him in a very similar manner brought to the court by the first accuser last week.

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Shelby Shopper And Info

Aaron Bernard Moss

Aaron Bernard Moss, age 91, formerly of Academy St. died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Carolina Care Center.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Military, US Navy, US News, Chapel Hill, NC

WLOS

Vandals damage a dozen graves in Gaston County

Police said the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday at a cemetery shared by Springfield Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.

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