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  1. Meet the candidates: Bessemer City Ward 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Gaston Gazette

    ... many businesses in our community and play no favorites. I am a full member of First Wesleyan Church here in Bessemer City. I have donated my time for many elderly citizens in need. Griffin: I'm on City Council. I go to events and I talk to people. ...


  2. One year later: Jordyn DumontRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... 2016. Months before police found Jordyn in a wooded area 500 yards from her Bess Town Road home near Bessemer City, her biological father asked police to check on her. The local Department of Health and Human Services agency completed a ...


  3. Former UNC trustee criticized for a blackfacea commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 |

    ... American maid character and wore makeup as part of her costume. The two attended high school in the 1950s in Bessemer City, a small community in Gaston County. "I mean it wasn't white lips and all that stuff. I probably shouldn't have used the word ...


  4. Meet the candidates: Bessemer City Ward 5 Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... I believe that a detailed budget should be easily accessible via the internet. Guffey: As a potential Bessemer City Council representative, I feel the number one issue our city is currently facing is the declining population and lack of growth in ...


  5. Meet the candidates: Bessemer City Ward 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... is the No. 1 issue facing your town and how do you plan to respond to it? Meeks: The number one issue facing Bessemer City now is the lack of transparency and communication between city government and the community, particularly the Vantine area. If ...


  6. Jail inmate accused of turning toothbrush into knife Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | The Gaston Gazette

    Jeffery Chance Fuller, 24, of 103 Creekside Drive, Bessemer City, has been an inmate in Gaston County Jail since his June arrest on assault and battery and larency of a motor vehicle. But on Wednesday, Gaston County Sheriff's Office deputies reported finding a toothbrush of his filed down to give it the appearance of a knife or shank.


  7. Bessemer grade investigation completeRead the original story

    Monday Aug 7 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Bessemer City Schools superintendent Keith Stewart says his investigation is complete and that he is currently scheduling due process hearings. He was looking into possible employee misconduct involving student grades at Bessemer City High School.


  8. Bessemer City football preview: Jackets look to continue recent momentum Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | The Gaston Gazette

    Before the 2013 high school football season, Bessemer City had won or shared four league titles in its first 88 seasons playing the sport. In the past four years, the Yellow Jackets have shared three Southern Piedmont 1A Conference titles, claimed the school's 300th football victory and seen veteran coach Larry Boone become Bessemer City's all-time winner with 69 victories.


  9. Homeowners blame structural damage on quarry blastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | WSOCTV

    Homeowners in a Bessemer City neighborhood said blasting at a nearby quarry is damaging their homes State officials said a shock wave has to move faster than one foot per second before it can cause structural damage to a home. The manager of the plant nearby said their blasts are well below that standard, but resident Raymond Burr said if that's the case, why does he have noticeable cracks in his home? He and his neighbors said about once a month, that peace is disrupted when plant workers set charges like the one last week.


  10. Bessemer City man accused of child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | The Star Online

    Steven Christopher Neal, 32, has been charged with 10 counts of felony third-degree sex exploitation of a minor, according to warrants for his arrest.


  11. Suspected killer rejects plea dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | Burlington Times News

    ... person.  Boyd, who lived in Burlington, was allegedly dating a woman who lived on McAbee Lane outside of Bessemer City. In July last year, police say Boyd went to the residence with a .380-caliber Smith and Wesson pistol and fought with someone ...


  12. Bessemer City woman celebrates 100th birthday Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 31 | The Gaston Gazette

    There are more than 72,000 people who are at least 100 years old in the United States, and now Bessemer City's Irene Harmon has joined those ranks.  Harmon celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, July 27, and as part of the fun her church through her a birthday party Sunday.  She was born on July 27, 1917, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, before eventually moving to Bessemer City. She's moved a few times throughout her life, but has spent most of it in Gaston County.


  13. Still waiting on findings from Bessemer grade investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    It has been more than a month since officials announced they were conducting an investigation into possible employee misconduct with student grades at Bessemer City High School. She says both the state and Bessemer City schools are conducting separate investigations and that they hope to have a resolution within the next few weeks.


  14. Fourth murder suspect receives no bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... them up to Monday.  Goodwin last made the news when he was allegedly assaulted at a basketball court in Bessemer City on Feb. 20 this year. Dequan McMiller and Michael Meeks III, both 21, were charged in connection with the assault. Both ...


  15. Man accused of habitual larcenyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    A Gastonia man charged with larceny at least four times since 2011 has been charged again with attempting to break into a building.  Brandon Lamar Stroupe, 35, is accused of attempting to break and enter into a residence in Bessemer City on July 6 this year.  Police say Stroupe damaged the personal property of the owner of the residence, specifically a door lock and door frame, in his attempt to break in and commit larceny.


  16. Women charged with revenge pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... ex-husband had a reasonable expectation of privacy with the photos. Mixon, 27, of 1114 Pleasant Court in Bessemer City, is accused of disclosing photos of a Stanley woman on July 1. Mixon never got the women's consent to share the photo and she ...


  17. Boger City 8U wins district tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Lincoln Times-News

    The Boger City Optimist 8U coach-pitch team recently won the Dixie Youth District 3 tournament in Bessemer City by beating Kings Mountain 14-3 in the championship game. They then competed in the N.C. Dixie Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Richfield.


  18. Sumner Group adds two new staff members to Gastonia agency Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... Tech to join the team professionally prior to heading to Meredith College in the fall. A native of Bessemer City, Birtchet is a 2017 honor graduate from the Highland School of Technology, where she earned more than $493,000 ...


  19. Two more charged in drug sweep Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... controlled substance, $20,000 bond Travis Eugene Proctor, 38, Holland Memorial Church Road, Bessemer City, possession with intent to sell/deliver of methamphetamine, sell/deliver methamphetamine Eric Joshua Ellis, 35, of South Deal ...


  20. Grizzlies edge High Point-Thomasville on walkoff wild pitchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... preparing for his sophomore year at Tusculum, hit a two-out, three-run double. Jacob Breakfield, a 2012 Bessemer City, started for Gastonia and got no decision after pitching six innings and yielding seven hits, two runs (one earned) and no ...


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