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14 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Former Gaston youth leader pleads guilty to child sex crimes

A former youth program leader pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing two girls nearly 20 years ago. Mason Curry III received a sentence of seven to 10 years in prison.

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

23 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Gaston County trucker killed in wreck

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate what led up to a wreck Saturday that killed a Gaston County truck driver. Richard Eric Ellis, 57, of 237 Island View Road, Mount Holly, died after the tractor-trailer he was driving veered to the left and struck several trees off Interstate 77 South in Huntersville.

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Related Topix: Truckers, Mount Holly, NC, Huntersville, NC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

City holds firm on classroom trailer rules

A space-starved local school's installation of two modular units this year has highlighted Gastonia's increased focus on keeping up appearances. The classroom trailers now in use behind Piedmont Community Charter School's Secondary Campus aren't currently up to code, due to their visible aluminum exterior.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Selling Gaston County: Whose property sold and for how much?

Thomas E. and Judy E. Randall, Don Randall Sr. and Don Randall Jr to Christopher G. and Ashley S. Eaves, property at 303 Jacob St., Cherryville, $58,000 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to Tyler Morris White and John Morris, property at 409 Planter's Way, Mount Holly, $252,500 Old Well Group LLC to Daniel J. Belshaw, property at 707 King Arthur Drive, 2713 Thomas Trail and 1409 Cambridge Ave., Gastonia, $337,000 Christine L. and Alwin Lee Borner Jr. to Matthew T. and April L. Smith, property at 142 Creek Haven Drive, Gastonia, $122,000 Curtis B. and Tina H. Rowland to David J. and Ruth V. Poteat, property at 110 Arc St., Bessemer City, Gastonia, $107,000 Kedah Properties LLC to Ralph L. and Debbie M. King, property at 3302 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, $78,000 Jessie P. Pilieci to George S. and Patrissa D. Smith, property at 1658-B Robins Next Court, Gastonia, $70,000 John and Barbara S. Kincaid to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cherryville, NC, Gastonia, NC, Mount Holly, NC, Bessemer City, NC, Stanley, NC

WBTV

Missing 11-year-old boy in Gaston County

Gaston County Emergency Operations Center received the call around 9 PM on Saturday, September 13 about Junie Christopher Pagan leaving his home and not returning. Pagan is an 11-year-old black male with light brown skin, black hair and brown eyes.

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Related Topix: South Gastonia, NC, Gastonia, NC

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

State: Tourism up in Gaston, still room for improvement

Tourists spent a record $222 million in Gaston County last year, but Gaston's director of travel and tourism thinks the county has plenty of room to improve. "I'm happy with those numbers," Walter Israel said.

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Related Topix: Gaston, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mecklenburg County, NC

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Recycling: County recognized for efforts to reduce waste

Gaston County Solid Waste and Recycling was awarded two awards at the recent SWANA conference held in Dallas, Texas. Last week, you read about our Landfill Gas Utilization award.

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Related Topix: Dallas, NC, Bessemer City, NC, High Shoals, NC, Gastonia, NC, Spencer Mountain, NC

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Alan Hodge to speak at the Friends of the Library meeting

The Friends of the Library will welcome Our State's Quiz Editor Alan Hodge to the second event of the On The Same Page Literary Festival and the Friends monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Ashe County, NC, Belmont, NC, Kings Mountain, NC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Star Online

Child witnesses violent attack; two men jailed

A 6-year-old child witnessed her father and another man attack her mother and two other men at her mother's home, according to police.

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Related Topix: Kings Mountain, NC, Bessemer City, NC, Shelby, NC, Cleveland County, NC

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WSOCTV

Gaston County residents to see Gay Pride Weekend

Gaston County will see a pride parade and other events this weekend for the Gay Pride Weekend. Organizers expect between 500 and 700 people will take part in the three-day event starting with the march down Main Avenue on Friday.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Fun stuff: Kings of Leon, Art Fest, Producers

Kings of Leon to set Charlotte on fire: One of rock music's biggest acts will be at Charlotte's PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday. Kings of Leon will stop by the outdoor venue, at 707 Pavilion Blvd., to perform hits like "Use Somebody," "Sex on Fire," "Closer" and "Pyro."

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Gastonia, NC, Theater, Arts, The Producers, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Bessemer City, NC, Entertainment

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Celebrating second anniversary, Round Bistro has made name for itself

Not too long ago, a restaurant on the Gaston County culinary landscape celebrated its second anniversary, and in case you're new to town or to this column, that gives me a great excuse to tell you about The Round Bistro. Two years ago, Chef Jack Acheson and Aaron Samole opened up the Round in the spot at the end of the Bi-Lo shopping center at the intersection of New Hope and Redbud roads that was formerly occupied by Johnny B's pizzeria.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Soup

The Star Online

25 years after Hugo: First responders, residents recall hurricane's power

When Hurricane Hugo hit Cleveland County in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, 1989, Perry Davis responded with the rest of the members of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Cleveland County, NC, Fire, Shelby, NC, Belwood, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Gastonia names new chief of police

The city has named Assistant Chief Robert Helton to succeed Chief Stacy Conley after he retires on Sept. 30, City Manager Ed Munn announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Prison

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WBTV

Gaston County mother wants to see son's drug dealer prosecuted

Thirty-four-year old Justin Britton died from a heroin overdose in Asheville last year and now his mother wants to see his drug dealer pay. But she says, Asheville police told her the batch of heroin her son used was tainted, and that's what ultimately ended his life.

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Related Topix: Drugs

The Gaston Gazette

Answer Man: Old Sears building for sale, but not moving

For decades the old Sears building on the 700 block of West Franklin Boulevard was the place to buy tires, a washing machine, clothes, sporting goods, tools and about anything else. But that was a long time ago, and for more than a dozen years that building fronting a major thoroughfare has sat vacant.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Shelby, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Editorial: Literacy is key to bettering Gaston County

Here at home and around the world, there's a day to celebrate just about everything. Labor Day last week.

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Related Topix: Gaston, NC, Opinion

Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Legislative roundup: Ex-lawmaker urges end to gerrymandering

A former Republican legislator from Gaston County says state lawmakers need to end political gerrymandering for the good of the state. William Current, who represented parts of Gaston County in the state House from 2008 through 2012, has been asking candidates for the General Assembly if they'll support legislation creating a nonpartisan commission to redraw political lines.

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Related Topix: US News, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Gastonia, NC

The Gaston Gazette

More arrests made in suspected meth lab

Two women were arrested Friday for their part in a suspected meth lab that police say they found at a Gaston County trailer outside of Bessemer City. Tiffany Michelle Crisp and Shayra Lynn Young each conspired with Jeffrey Blair Lemley Jr. to make methamphetamine, according to arrest warrants.

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Related Topix: Bessemer City, NC, Drugs, Gastonia, NC

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Property bought and sold

Real estate transactions represent transfer of reall property recorded with the Gaston County Register of Deeds. The following information is provided: seller, buyer, location of property and estimated selling price.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC, Gastonia, NC, Mount Holly, NC

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