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  1. Editorial: Alliance's goals set stage for Gaston to prosperRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | The Gaston Gazette

    After four months, the Greater Gaston Development Corporation's Alliance for Growth has something to show for its estimated 7,000 hours of discussion by groups of local business leaders who are bullish on this community. The group, a Gaston Regional Chamber spin-off, has rolled out its recommendations to get Gaston growing into a strong regional economic force.


  2. Trooper: Teen bicyclist killed when struck by SUV driven by 16-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... and then realized she had hit someone," he said. Beam said that Rozzelle of Gage Way Lane, Mount Holly, attended East Gaston High School. Perry lived about two miles away at 302 Mariposa Road, which would also be in the East Gaston High School ...


  3. TTNWS 12-17 Childrens Home 1.jpgRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Thomasville Times

    ... and community members who donated gifts were generous, but there were some things they couldn't bring with them. Gaston, 7, likes Christmas because it's the birth of Jesus and because he gets to go and be with his family. For some children, going ...


  4. Daniel lands giant largemouth bass at ABA tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Daily Dispatch

    ... hunting regulation proposals for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. It looks like there's no change for Kerr stripers, while Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lakes would go from eight to four fish per person limits. Also, catfish jugs will be allowed to have three ...


  5. Gaston kids snubbed by federal early childhood education grantsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | The Gaston Gazette

    President Barack Obama this week announced nearly $1 billion in federal money for early childhood education. Gaston County will not receive a dime, and local educators say it threatens to put at-risk kids at a bigger disadvantage.


  6. Former conference center manager charged with drumming up weekend hotel businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | The Gaston Gazette

    Bill Owen, the new sales contractor focusing on local hotels for the Gaston tourism board, says Gastonia has an opportunity to tap into bus tours, reunions and more to up occupancy at the hotels. Bill Owen, Gaston's newest tourism expert, says people want to stop over in Gaston County during weekend visits - what with its lower hotel rates and prime location - even if they don't know it yet.


  7. State rejects 3 charter school applications in GastonRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Gaston Gazette

    As the state Board of Education mulls final approval of nearly a dozen new charter schools this week, rejected applicants in Gaston County say the need for alternative education is growing. North Carolina's 11 newly approved charter schools were picked from a pool of 71 applicants.


  8. Texas man goes to prison on Gaston meth convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... of immigration concerns and could be deported because they've each now been convicted of felonies, according to the Gaston County District Attorney's office. The Houston man will be taken to a North Carolina prison to serve out his sentence which ...


  9. New laws affect you if ...Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 30 | The Gaston Gazette

    Dozens of new laws take effect today in North Carolina, ranging from whether a jury or judge will determine guilt in a criminal case to rules governing the use of BB guns by children under the age of 12. 1. You're under the age of 12 and want a BB gun. This one does not apply to the entire state, just eight counties, including Gaston and Mecklenburg.


  10. Man with former ties to Gaston makes headlines for protest arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Gaston Gazette

    A man with ties to Gaston County was arrested Monday at a protest against a Ferguson, Mo., grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Diego Ibanez, 26, was accused of throwing fake blood on New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton as he walked through a crowd of demonstrators in Manhattan's Times Square.


  11. Aquatic vegetation survey results the topic of next LGA meetingRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2014 | Daily Dispatch

    The Lake Gaston Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Lake Gaston Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Brett M. Hartis, Ph.D., aquatics extension and research associate for the Department of Crop Science at N.C. State University.


  12. My Turn: Commissioners need to focus on pressing issues instead of grandstandingRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | The Gaston Gazette

    I was disappointed when I learned of the resolution on the Gaston County Commission's agenda for the November 13 meeting condemning the court's decisions allowing marriage equality in North Carolina. Commissioners have spoken of how this resolution is their way of standing up for the 76 percent who voted for Amendment One.


  13. Gaston leaders pass resolution opposing same-sex marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WBTV

    ... marriage amendment banning same-sex marriages passed by 61 percent of the vote. Williams said more than 76 percent of Gaston County voters rejected same-sex marriage. Karen Turner, second vice chairwoman of the Gaston County Democratic Party, told ...


  14. Gaston attorney honored for 50 years of practicing lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Gaston Gazette

    The N.C. State Bar recently honored Attorney Charles Katzenstein of Katzenstein & Lorance in Gastonia for his 50 years in practice. A native of New York City, Katzenstein was born to an attorney father with family in North Carolina.


  15. Commissioners consider improving Macon's homeplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Daily Dispatch

    On Monday evening, the Warren County Board of Commissioners approved the first phase of a project to improve the historic homeplace of Nathaniel Macon for use as a meeting place. Known as Buck Spring, the property includes more than 70 acres and features Macon's burial site, a pier and boat access on Lake Gaston, nature trail, picnic shelter and playground.


  16. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston kicks off dancing eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Gaston Gazette

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston held its annual kickoff meeting for Dancing for Future Stars on Oct. 23 at Gaston Country Club. Now in its sixth year, the event pairs local celebrities with professional dancers to compete for charity.


  17. Senior German shepherd at risk of being put down on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 |

    The potential "euthanasia" date for a senior German shepherd, who is impounded at the Gaston, North Carolina, animal control, is Thursday, October 30. The dog, who is estimated to be nine or ten years of age, was found on October 24, wearing an orange collar and dragging a chain. He is underweight and has fly strikes on his ears - clues that his life, prior to being found, was less than stellar.


  18. Gaston magistrate resigns over same-sex marriageRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | WBTV

    A Gaston County magistrate is the latest to resign from his job rather than having to perform same-sex marriages. The Gaston Gazette reports Bill Stevenson resigned his job on Oct. 16, one day before he was to return to work as part of his regular seven-day shift.


  19. Wildlife Commission improves fish habitat in five reservoirsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Bladen Journal

    Staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission this summer planted aquatic vegetation in five Piedmont reservoirs to improve fish habitat and provide anglers with better fishing opportunities. Staff planted native vegetation, such as pickerelweed, water willow, soft stem bulrush, white water lily and eelgrass, in W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, Lake Gaston, Lookout Shoals Lake, Lake Townsend and Oak Hollow Lake - bodies of water that lack natural shoreline habitat.


  20. Highway Patrol ID's 2 killed in Gaston wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Gaston Gazette

    Two Charlotte residents were killed, and two others critically injured, in a Wednesday night wreck on U.S. 74 in western Gaston County near Edgewood Road, according to the Highway Patrol and rescue workers. Kevin Nguyen, 44, of 1016 Wilkerson St., Charlotte, and Nong Pen, 58, of 911 Allen St., Charlotte, were front and backseat passengers on the right side of a car that was struck by a tractor-trailer around 6:19 p.m. Wednesday as the driver attempted to make a U-turn on U.S. 74 and head east, said Highway Patrol Trooper John Burgin.


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