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  1. St. Patricka s Day: A weekend of parties, music, and paradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    This weekend, chances are you'll be seeing a lot of green. St. Patrick's Day is Friday and venues across the country are ready to celebrate the Irish.

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  2. A place where coffee, kids and canines combineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    Nearly five years later to the day, the Belmont man opened a business to honor former Belmont Mayor Kevin Loftin. The coffee shop and ice cream parlor named Pearlee and Cille's also pays tribute to Weather's great-aunt and grandmother, respectively.

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  3. Belmont police chief resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    H.C. "Skip" Clark took the job in February 2016. His family never moved to the area and Belmont Mayor Charlie Martin said he thought that led to Clark's decision to quit.

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  4. Community reacts to Belmont school land deal decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    By a 5-2 vote Friday, Gaston County commissioners authorized the county's school board to apply for the necessary permits to construct a new Belmont middle school on the unused land surrounding Stuart W. Cramer High in Cramerton. The school board had previously proposed that commissioners purchase a 78-acre property next to South Point High School on South Point Road for $5.1 million to build the new school.

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  5. My Turn: What now? A question Gaston County needs to answer concerning schools Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    Several weeks ago, I wrote a “My Turn” article for the Gaston Gazette concerning the North Carolina Calendar Law and my desire, as a Board of Education member, to see it changed. I stated in that article how I moved from being a citizen on the sideline of education policy and leadership to being an elected official serving the “will” of the people.

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  6. My Turn: County commissioners making wrong decision on Belmont school Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    On Friday, 15 Gaston County residents spoke before county commissioners regarding the property on South Point Road for a new Belmont Middle School. Twelve of the citizens said they favored the South Point Road location and three were against it.

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  7. Letter: Commissioners not evil, theya re giving kids great school Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    The Board of Commissioners basically approved a $40 million state of the art middle school with access to high school facilities to be built in the South Point Township. It's in essence two miles from the current middle school.

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  8. Land for new school approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    By a 5-2 vote Friday, Gaston County commissioners authorized the county's school board to apply for the necessary permits to construct the new middle school on the unused land surrounding Stuart W. Cramer High in Cramerton. The land is currently owned by the school board.

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  9. Letter: Cramerton doesna t need another schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    I am a long time resident of Cramerton and find the brew ha ha of this new middle school hard to swallow. Looks like a few of the commissioners and board members are grandstanding, trying to show that they are really concerned about costs and location of this new school. When the property in Cramerton was purchased, they paid $8 million to $9 million for the 130 acres.

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  10. Ashbrook hires Brian Andrews as new head football coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    GASTONIA – When Brian Andrews met with the Ashbrook football players on Thursday afternoon to introduce himself as their new coach, he wore the South Point 2016 football championship ring on his finger. It's one of three Andrews won as an assistant coach with the Red Raiders, the first two came in 2003 and 2009 with head coach John Devine, then the last in December with Mickey Lineberger.

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  11. Public comment to be allowed during meeting on new middle school Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    A limited number of local residents will be permitted to speak their piece when Gaston County commissioners meet Friday to discuss the proposed site of a new middle school near Belmont. Commissioners will hold a noon meeting at the Gaston County Courthouse.

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  12. My Turn: County Commission should approve plan to keep middle school in Belmont Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    The actions of the County Commission since Monday's joint meeting with the school board are disappointing. At that meeting, the commission committed to participation in an ad hoc committee with members of the school board to review the contracted land purchase and other potential land parcels for the construction of a new Belmont Middle School.

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  13. Could Belmonta s new middle school land in Cramerton?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    Some Gaston County commissioners appear favorable to put a new middle school for Belmont within the city limits of Cramerton and are expected to vote on that issue at a special called meeting at noon Friday. Commissioners Tracy Philbeck and Ronnie Worley confirmed Wednesday that they expect the county commissioners to vote Friday on whether to replace the current Belmont Middle School with a school built on property that the school system already owns surrounding Stuart W. Cramer High School.

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  14. My Turn: Cramerton property better deal for new Belmont middle school Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    Just a few thoughts I wanted to share regarding the purchase of new property on South Point Road to replace the Belmont Middle School. First, traffic on South Point Road is all ready a nightmare and many of the residents in the area have stated this to the commissioners.

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  15. Around Town: Belmont Historical Society to honor memory of Kevin Loftin Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    The Belmont Historical Society, 40 Catawba St., holds a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, honoring the late Kevin Loftin as 2017 Distinguished Citizen. The public is invited. The former mayor was killed in a car wreck in February 2012.

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  16. Commissioners not sold on land deal for Belmont middle schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    Gaston County commissioners, who control the county's purse strings, delivered harsh criticism and a serious blow to the school board's plan to build a new Belmont middle school on land near South Point High School. But commissioners stopped just short of declaring the Board of Education's proposal to spend $5.1 million on 78 acres of land off South Point Road dead on arrival.

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  17. Childrena s boutique to open in downtown Gastonia this spring Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    Jessica Haywood has been a successful Jack of all trades over the years, blowing in whatever direction the wind took her. Her next professional adventure was still undetermined, until she saw the whimsical stained glass panes on the front of a downtown Gastonia building.

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  18. Unbeaten Grier boys and Southwest girls begin 2017 Gaston County...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    When Lee Welch was hired as Grier Middle School boys basketball coach, he knew exactly what the expectations were. The unbeaten Knights enter Monday's Gaston County Conference boys basketball playoffs as the favorite.

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  19. My Turn: County needs to act now to build new Belmont middle school Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    The Gaston County Board of Education and the Belmont community are excited about the possibility of a brand new facility to replace the existing Belmont Middle School. The new campus will provide state-of-the-art facilities for our students and their teachers who are currently housed in a school that is more than 75 years old.

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  20. Man charged with habitual DWI Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    Police say Maurice Antonio Phinx was driving around 100 mph on N.C. 7 in Belmont, a portion of road with a 45-mph speed limit. A state trooper stopped Phinx near I-85 around 11:30 a.m. and took him into custody.

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