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1 hr ago | The Gaston Gazette

Gastonia elected leaders may stagger terms

Gastonia voters who want a say in their local leadership often feel there's a long, cold winter between elections.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

1 hr ago | Lake Wylie Pilot

Expanding no-wake zone on Catawba River OK'd

Four commissioners abstained. A growing number of paddlers in a high-boat traffic area on the Catawba River between Tailrace Marina and the whitewater center has raised safety concerns.

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6 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

In praise of bees and their honey

We take so much of our food supply for granted. One example that comes to mind is honey.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Fruits, Vegetables

9 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Child rapist back in jail after found near day care

A convicted child rapist just released after spending more than a dozen years in prison was put back in jail Monday after being found living near a Gastonia home day care.

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12 hrs ago | WBTV

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Detectives in Gaston County are warning residents to be careful before opening the front door after a man, dressed in a Dish Network shirt, has appeared in several neighborhoods and towns asking for money.

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Related Topix: Bessemer City, NC

16 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Two new apartment complexes leasing

If you're looking for a place to rent in Gaston County, your choices just multiplied.

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Related Topix: Cramerton, NC, Dallas, NC, Charlotte, NC, Gaston, NC, Weather

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Stopping summer learning loss: 1st- and 2nd-graders keeping skills fresh through literacy program

For 31 area students, summer hasn't been a total break from their studies. Since July 7, the rising first- and second-graders have been honing their literacy skills, and having a blast doing it.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WLOS

NC woman's car plunges into river with kids inside

A Gastonia woman was scheduled for a court appearance after the N.C. Highway Patrol said she drove her car into the South Fork of the Catawba River with her children restrained in the rear seat.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Gastonia, NC

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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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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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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