From the Publisher – April 2016


It’s the day after UNC lost to Villanova, and the skies are still a brilliant Carolina blue this morning. Both the Panthers and the Tar Heels came so close this year, but it wasn’t to be. But I am still happy to live in a state that is so competitive-it’s a lot of fun! And as they say, there is always next year…

As we had announced earlier, the planned development by Lincoln Harris between the airport and
the Catawba River is making news. It will be a 1300 acre development on par with SouthPark and Ballantyne…eventually. Although not in Gaston County, it is immediately adjacent, so it will be interesting to see how that growth impacts us.

It’s springtime in the Carolinas, and that means lots of outdoor fun and festivals coming up-be sure to check out what’s happening in Belmont on page 10.

As always, please support your neighbors that own local businesses. They add a lot to the character and vibrancy of our area.

Happy spring!

– David