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10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Former law firm worker convicted in fraud case

A Gastonia woman will serve jail time for defrauding family members and the state, though not all of her sentence will be carried out behind bars.

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

The Gaston Gazette

Gaston woman's past has police questioning drowning

A Lowell woman's criminal past has North Myrtle Beach Police investigating her reported drowning on both land and water.

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Related Topix: Lowell, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Selling Gaston County: Whose home sold and for how much

Real estate transactions represent transfer of reall property recorded with the Gaston County Register of Deeds.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

WLOS

Family of freed NC slave gather for celebration

Descendants of a freed slave are gathering in Gaston County for a family reunion and to dedicate a new large marble monument at his grave.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Descendants of former slave will dedicate monument at his gravesite in Mount Holly

Historian Teresa Greene, left, and Wanda Holloway, great-great grandaughter of Ransom Hunter, stand beneath the oak tree at his grave in Mount Holly.

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Related Topix: Mount Holly, NC, Charlotte, NC, Dallas, NC

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Gaston Together hosts 2014 Commissioners' School session

Twelve students spent the morning participating in a facilitated mini-community forum meeting, which was held at First United Methodist Church in Gastonia.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Girls win crowns in spring festival pageants

Thirteen girls won crowns in the Miss Cherry Blossom Festival and Miss Down Home Festival pageants sponsored by the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association.

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

The Gaston Gazette

School Board seats up for grabs

He plans to file for re-election but run for the South Point township seat currently held by David Phillips.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Police: Woman pulls knife on neighbor

According to arrest warrants, Christian Loucille Brezeale climbed through an unlocked window on Brewer Court in Dallas on Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Dallas, NC, Personal Finance, Social Security

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

City taking over soccer field for growing program

Belmont wants more time on the field. So the city will take over responsibilities for Belmont Central Elementary School's soccer space.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Dallas continues tradition started by late Polie Cloninger Jr.

It's been more than four decades since Polie Cloninger Jr., and his sons marched into the little field near their Dallas home and launched fireworks into the night sky.

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Related Topix: Dallas, NC, Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Gastonia, NC, Mount Holly, NC

The Star Online

Gospel music: Rick Strickland sharing his musical ministry this weekend

A number of you already know that Rick Strickland, one of Southern Gospel Music's finest tenors, is from right here in Gaston County.

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Related Topix: Gospel, The Kingdom Heirs, Bessemer City, NC, Charlotte, NC, Gastonia, NC

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