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7 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Shoplifting suspect leads Clover police on 100 mph chase

This photo, provided by Clover Police Department, shows how shoplifting suspect Jerry Lee Dickey used panty hose to tie off a pair of sweat pants.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Proximity to schools on minds of gun park proposal foes

Dean Auten has been on edge ever since he learned of a proposal to relocate Gastonia's public shooting range to south Gaston County.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Warning: I-85 will shut down, blast could be heard Sunday

State workers will shut down a portion of I-85 in Gaston County Sunday morning and those standing outside may hear a blast that will resemble the sound of thunder.

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The Gaston Gazette

At the Library: Red June to play at library on Sept. 27

The Gaston County Public Library is pleased to present the trio Red June in concert at 2 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Asheville, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Mount Holly businesses hit with graffiti

According to police, two white males and one white female sprayed several images of graffiti in downtown Mount Holly on July 18. If anyone has information regarding this incident please contact Detective Terry with Mount Holly Police 704-827-4343 or Gaston County Crime Stoppers 704- 861-8000.

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Related Topix: Mount Holly, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Man takes 6-year plea deal in killing

A man charged with murder accepted a plea deal Thursday that will put him behind bars for a little more than six years.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kings Mountain, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Drive-in's last show coming this weekend

The movie theater, which opened decades before the convenience of cable, is being pushed out by the technology that's replacing film, according to drive-in owner Rick Stinnett.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Bessemer City, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Should school bells ring a little later in the morning?

Starting later could give students more time to sleep but it would make dismissal time later, delaying afternoon extracurricular activities at middle and high schools.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., Teenagers, Mecklenburg County, NC, Gastonia, NC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Belmont man's art exhibit captures mill era's decline

Anthony Rogers was raised in Belmont when its prosperity was tied to the textile mills that kept the city spinning.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC, Gastonia, NC, Charlotte, NC

Lincoln Times-News

West Lincoln Area Council wants changes to county UDO

The West Lincoln Area Council, a group of western Lincoln County business owners and residents, is partnering with county planning officials to develop a comprehensive vision for the western end of the county.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Vale, NC, Catawba County, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Star Online

200-plus jobs coming: Retail, work options growing in Shelby, Kings Mountain

On the eastern end of the county, and even into Gaston County, Walmart announced plans to hire up to 190 new workers for two new neighborhood market locations opening in Kings Mountain and Gastonia.

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

The Gaston Gazette

Gaston firefighters sell T-shirts for breast cancer awareness

The city of Gastonia Fire Department, in partnership with Cancer Services of Gaston County are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a commemorative T-shirt displaying our departments name and likeness.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Dallas mother wants charges after son dies from 'toxic' drug

Melanie Britton knows her son struggled with addiction, but she doesn't think he's the only one to blame for his death.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Dallas, NC, Asheville, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Police investigate fatal fire

A Lowell man died when a shed he was living in caught fire. Freddie Lee Hoover Jr., 48, lived behind his father at 201 Reid St. in Lowell.

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Related Topix: Fire, Lowell, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Engagement: Ray-Shelton

Mary Massey of Gastonia and Jim Ray of Danville, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Michelle Ray, to Michael David Shelton, son of the late Johnny and Edna Shelton of Bradshaw, WV.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Theater, Arts

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Youngest ever Public Health Hero honored for organizing 5k

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

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Related Topix: Mount Holly, NC

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

COLUMN: Reflecting on a Sacred Heart education

As I get older, I tend to find that I reflect more and more on specific things that are pleasant and wonderful remembrances from my past.

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Related Topix: Belmont, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Security beefs up for back-to-schoolers

Students going back to school Monday might not notice the extra security, but it'll be there.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Column: Let's sing the praise of classic church music

One of the great things about Gastonia is the great music in churches and the wonderful fellowship and food that abounds.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wedding

The Gaston Gazette

DA: Indecent liberties charged against teacher did not occur at school

Officials say an incident that ended in a felony charge against a former private school teacher did not happen at the school.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

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