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It’s Martha’s Party – She Can Dance If She Wants To!

 WORDS & PHOTOS BY BEN DUNGAN A 50th birthday party celebration looks about like what you’d think it would. Friends and family all gathered in...

Sniffling, Sneezing…Cold Season

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN In the previous three winters, I have had two colds. Do the math - that means one entire winter season, I...

For No Particular Reason, I Decided To Wander

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My friend Scott Hirshman once told me that every time he hears the song “Running On Empty” by Jackson Browne, he...

Looking For The Christmas Spirit

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN Every year it happens. We look for the Christmas spirit. We search far and wide to feel the way we are...

Kid Logic And Fresh Apples

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It’s funny what you think is true as a kid and what is actually true. As a kid, I used to wonder...

Gaston County’s Unwritten Rules

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN When you’ve been around for more than 100 years, you tend to get a little stuck in your ways. After all,...

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River District plans groundbreaking

Crescent Communities has made major infrastructure and utility progress in the River District, which is just across the Catawba River from Gaston...

Firehawk Brewpub getting ready!

Do you love the smell of smoke in the air Carolina style?  Firehawk Brewpub in Mount Holly is close to opening. Scope them...

Gastonia’s free excess trash week is here

From March 20 through the 24, Gastonia residents can set out furniture, mattresses, bed springs, dried-out paint, and extra bags or boxes of...

Chronicle Mill in Belmont celebrates long awaited opening

It took ten years, but John and Jennifer Church got it done-congratulations to them!  Chronicle Mill in Belmont celebrated it's grand opening...

Lawsuits filed on behalf of Gaston County teachers over pay issues

The North Carolina Association of Educators filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Gaston County teachers, alleging that the school system failed...