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5 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

'Some parents need it': Changes to child care subsidy system could leave some in the cold

After school care could become a thing of the past for some 12,000 young children, under proposed changes in the state budget.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC, Gastonia, NC

5 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

COLUMN: A slice of Mayberry and piece of congealed blueberry pie

There's an episode of "Andy Griffith" where Barney watches a Glenn Ford picture and gets all wound up about how bad security is at the bank.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Country, Andy Griffith, Gastonia, NC

14 hrs ago | WITN

Fake Drowning Incident Costs Taxpayers Near $50K

The fruitless search for a North Carolina woman who apparently faked her drowning at the South Carolina coast cost taxpayers about $50,000.

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Yesterday | The Gaston Gazette

Paddlers get new spot to enter South Fork

Kayakers and canoers now have a more safe and sound way of getting in and out of the South Fork River near McAdenville.

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Related Topix: McAdenville, NC, Spencer Mountain, NC, Cramerton, NC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Lincoln Times-News

Around Town

TODAY Meeting The Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the James Warren Citizens Center on Main Street in Lincolnton in the Board of Commissioners room on the third floor.

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Related Topix: Lincolnton, NC, Dallas, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Gaston County Police searching for suspects in auto parts theft

Gaston County Police are asking for help finding two men involved in the theft of auto parts from a Dallas towing company on Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Dallas, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Gaston Residential breaks ground on new independent living apartments

The $1.2 million eight-unit apartment complex, named in honor of project donors Duke and Dot Kimbrell and located at 909 E. Second Ave., will allow people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently as a way to contribute to their communities, according to GRS Clinical Director Dr. Elizabeth Heywood.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

Lincoln Times-News

McHenry names new district director

Rep. Patrick McHenry announced Wednesday that his former regional director, J. Brett Keeter, will now serve as the district director on his staff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick McHenry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gastonia, NC, Hickory, NC, Black Mountain, NC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Belmont police probe woman's gunshot death

Belmont police say officers found a woman shot to death Thursday morning inside a residence near the city's central business district.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Former nurse has pending charges

A former nurse who stole drugs from her employer is accused of using her career and her position as a pastor's wife to take money from two parishioners.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC

WSOCTV

Gaston Co. officials confirm rabies after man bit by fox

A man was bitten by a fox while walking on a nature trail Tuesday, according to the Gaston County Police Department.

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Related Topix: Ranlo, NC

WBTV

Marker honors first ex-slave to own land in Gaston

A new cemetery marker has been set up in Mount Holly to honor the man thought to be the first freed slave to own property in Gaston County.

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Related Topix: Mount Holly, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WSOCTV

Resident puts up massive tarp to block neighbor's surveillance camera

A Mount Holly man took drastic measures to protect his privacy by putting up a 10-foot-wide strip of tarp around his home.

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The Gaston Gazette

Police: Gaston couple faked drowning to avoid court

A Gaston County woman reported missing in North Myrtle Beach Saturday didn't drown after all, and now police have accused her and her husband of faking her disappearance to avoid a court date.

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Related Topix: Gaston, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Judge holds bond for ministry leader accused of '90s sex crimes with child

Nearly two dozen people filled a Brunswick County courtroom today trying to make the case that a minister charged with sex crimes involving a child two decades ago should be let out of jail.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Cities eye Boulevard spruce up

Could Wilkinson Boulevard in eastern Gaston County better accommodate bicycle traffic? Should the major east-west corridor have more decorative trees and lighting along its eastern border? Those are the type of questions leaders in Cramerton, McAdenville and Belmont want to answer as part of a study that could help determine what a future Wilkinson ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cramerton, NC, Belmont, NC, McAdenville, NC

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Stabbing incident spills into downtown restaurant

A Gastonia teen reportedly stabbed a man Monday night that he had first met in jail.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

WBTV

Family pleads others to keep watch after child dies

Monday, a Gaston County family took their child off life support after he nearly drowned in Mountain Island Lake on July fourth.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

Gastonia's 'Booze it & Lose it' campaign nets 62 charges

As part of the effort, Gastonia Police, Gaston County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol conducted a DWI checkpoint Saturday night on Red Bud Drive near Independence Way.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

The Gaston Gazette

A man with a vision: Chad Melvin named Public Health Hero for work with Boys & Girls Clubs

Reporter's note: This is part two of an occasional series profiling the Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services' 2014 Public Health Heroes.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Bessemer City, NC, Family, Kids

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