From the Publisher – March 2016


It may not be Spring, but it sure feels like it! Spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20th, but don’t tell the cherry trees. I’m not much for cold, dark rainy winter days, so sunshine and temps in the 60’s and 70’s are just what the doctor ordered. Spring is also when all of the outdoor fun and festivals begin-looking forward to Mount Holly’s Springfest and Belmont’s Criterium.

On page 6 we have a piece about Home Harvest. If you would like locally grown, pesticide free lettuce, cabbage, carrots, green onions, strawberries, or free-range eggs and chicken, grass-fed beef and local goat cheese or honey delivered right to your home or business, be sure to check them out. They not only provide healthy food options, but also employment for individuals that may have had dif culty overcoming barriers to employment.

As always, please support your local merchants, who give Gaston County so much flavor and vitality.

All the best,
– David