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Mother’s Day…& Burger Nuggets

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN The fact that National Burger Month and Mother’s Day share the same month is purely acoincidence. If it were up to...

March Into Spring

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN March. We finally made it. It’s a month that is all about forward progress. After all, it’s in the name. We are...

There’s Something Therapeutic About a Fire Pit

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I used to dread winter. More specifically, I used to dread the time between the middle of January through the end...

Find Your Bliss This Christmas

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN We all have a Christmas story in us. For one kid, it all started with a triple dog dare. And the...

And then one day, you’re wearing a vest…

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It was a fall day, but an unseasonably warm fall day at that. The low wasn’t that low, and the high temperature...

Summer Only Lasts A Season

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It happened one day a few weeks ago. I woke up one Sunday morning to the news that my beloved Dairy...

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Pharr Completes Dynamo 31 Building

McAdenville's Pharr has completed the Dynamo 31 building, which offers 20,000 square feet of adaptive-reuse office space. A substantial portion of the...

W.A. Bess Elementary earns National Blue Ribbon Award

297 schools in the U.S. earned the National Blue Ribbon Award from the Department of Education. Four were earned in North Carolina,...

Upcoming Meeting on Belmont Development

Turnstone Group LLC wants to build a 600 home community in Belmont. The development would be on 275 acres on South Point...

Gastonia gets $$$ for Linwood Road Park

A $500,000 State grant was awarded to Gastonia towards the development of a park on Linwood Road near Crowders Mountain State Park....

Whodunnit? New Gaston County Police Unit works to find out

Captain Billy Downey is the head of the newly established Cold Case Unit for the Gaston County Police.The team works to clear...