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  1. Lawmaker: Gaston social services 'failed' Jordyn DumontRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | The Gaston Gazette

    A state lawmaker says Gaston County social workers did not do enough to protect 3-year-old Jordyn Ann Dumont, who police found dead last week. And Rep. John Torbett, of Stanley, says an outside agency needs to investigate the county agency's response to reports of neglect involving the child.

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  2. Former East Gaston standout Robert Washington looking to make an...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | The Gaston Gazette

    When former East Gaston High standout Robert Washington signed a football scholarship with the Charlotte 49ers in February, he was the highest-rated incoming freshman signee in the program's brief history. Will that advance billing turn into immediate playing time for the 5-foot-10, 201-pound four-star running back who chose the 49ers after also considering Syracuse, Alabama and Pittsburgh? "I don't know where we're going to go with that," Washington said last Saturday at Charlotte 49ers media day at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

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  3. New food option for Gaston should Charlotte grocer succeed Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | The Gaston Gazette

    The parent company, Southeastern Grocers, based in Florida, announced July 19 that a Bi-Lo at 1620 Ashley Road in Charlotte would be converted into a Harveys Supermarket. Harveys counts about 60 grocery stores throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

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  4. Police: Gaston man pulled knife on SC woman Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 1 | The Gaston Gazette

    Police said a Gaston County man kidnapped a South Carolina woman at knifepoint and took her across the state line. According to arrest records, Brandon Wayne Morefield, who turned 31 about two weeks ago, started the incident with a red-handled kitchen knife held to a woman's throat inside of her house in Clover, S.C. From there, they walked out of her house while Morefield held the knife to her back, and into her 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, according to arrest records.

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  5. Six candidates for board seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 29 | The Gaston Gazette

    Gaston County's school board will likely feature some new faces next year, and a new chairman of the board. The candidate filing period for four seats on the Gaston County Board of Education ended at noon Friday.

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  6. Six candidates on ballot for school board seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 29 | The Gaston Gazette

    Gaston County's school board will likely feature some new faces next year, and a new chairman of the board. The candidate filing period for four seats on the Gaston County Board of Education ended at noon Friday.

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  7. Gaston educators sound off on pay, incentives to teachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    North Carolina Attorney General and democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper held a roundtable discussion with a group of Gaston County public school teachers Wednesday at Nellie's Southern Kitchen in Belmont. The 10 teachers included in the group are all members of the N.C. Association of Educators and were asked by Cooper to attend the discussion.

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  8. What is freedom? How much do we have?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their creator, with certain unalienable rights .. I've been here my whole life.

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  9. Moped drivers need insurance this week Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    People who use the vehicles have until Friday to get at least minimum liability insurance, defined in North Carolina as $30,000 for bodily injury, $60,000 for injury to more than one person and $25,000 for property damage, on their low-powered scooters. The change is a result of a 2015 state House bill and comes one year after drivers were required to register their vehicles with the state Department of Motor Vehicles and pay an annual $24 fee.

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  10. James Worthy still following mom's rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Basketball great James Worthy learned an important lesson from his mom when he was a young man growing up in Gastonia. He'd started a small lawn-mowing business and came home one day after trimming the grass of a few elderly neighbors.

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  11. Gaston girls in Raleigh for Miss N.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    When Stuart W. Cramer High School presented "Hairspray" as its spring musical, two students - Marissa Garrison and Ashlyn Glass - found themselves on stage together in key roles. Garrison portrayed the mean-spirited "Amber," and Glass played "Penny," the nerdy teenager.

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  12. Teen catches record-setting catfishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    A 15-year-old North Carolina boy has set a new record for the heaviest blue catfish to have been caught in the state. The North Carolina Wildlife Commission said in a news release that Landon Evans, of Benson, caught a 117-pound, 8-ounce fish on June 11 on Lake Gaston, breaking the previous record by 10 pounds.

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  13. Gaston has regiona s top school leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Gaston County Schools Superintendent W. Jeffrey Booker has been named the Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year for 2016-17. He bested 10 other public school district superintendents in the Southwest Region, which includes schools in nine counties across the greater Charlotte area.

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  14. 4 school board seats up for grabsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Gaston voters can expect at least one new face on the county's school board after the upcoming general election. Voters in the Nov. 8 general election will have a say in three of the county's township seats on the school board and one at large seat.

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  15. NC names the safest Gaston businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Over the past 15 years, North Carolina has experienced a declining injury and illness rate, which now rests at an all-time low of 2.7 injuries for every 100 full-time workers in private industry, Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said in a statement.

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  16. How a Denver man joined his family to grow Dunkin' in GastonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Some facts for the Grenier and Coughlin family Dunkin' Donuts franchise, courtesy of a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts-based coffeehouse chain. Coughlin needed someone in North Carolina to grow the business.

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  17. 14 Gaston County Schools to get new principalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Four assistant principals will become principals in the school system. Seven principals will transfer to become principals at other Gaston public schools.

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  18. 2 students charged in school fightsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Gaston County police say two fights, one right after the other, led to two Tuesday afternoon arrests at North Gaston High School. An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were arrested after separate fights, according to Gaston County Police Sergeant Josh Hamlin.

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  19. Answer Man: You asked, we helped get answersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    Question: Why is there a big dip on Robinwood Road near the National Guard Armory as you cross the bridge going east? I think it is in both directions actually. Who maintains this road? - Donna Nifong Answer: There was a difference in grades of the road and the bridge after the road was widened, said Jordan-Ashley Walker, a spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation.

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  20. The outdoor classroom in our backyardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | The Gaston Gazette

    The Mountain Island Educational State Forest goes unnoticed by most, despite its 2,000 acres of land stretching from Gaston to Lincoln County. North Carolina operates seven educational state forests to teach the community about nature and the local environment.

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