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Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday, April 6th.

It was a beautiful Easter day Sunday-I hope your day was peaceful and joyous!

Today will be mostly sunny and very warm, with a high of 83. Tonight will be clear, with a low of 52.
Beautiful $1.5 mil lakefront home sold in Belmont

We should all be so lucky!  Custom built with elevated lake views- who wouldn't want to come home to this...but does it have a bowling alley? An ice rink? See if you could make do here...

Wells Fargo Tickets now on sale

Tickets to the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club went on sale yesterday. Scheduled for May 3-9, attendance will be capped at 30%
Forget clowns, bunnies are terrifying

Every year Charlotte based ESPN reporter Ryan McGee posts pictures of terrifying Easter bunnies. Check it out...
Hubert Davis makes history as first black coach of UNC

Davis, 50, spent 9 years as an assistant coach for Dean Smith. He also played for Smith from 1988-1992. He is the first black coach in the history of the program.

“I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this program,’’ Davis said in a statement released by UNC. “I would not be here without Coach Dean Smith, Coach Bill Guthridge and Coach Roy Williams; they taught me so much – and I’m eager to walk their path in my shoes and with my personality.”

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Dominion Energy asking for 7.23% rate hike

Dominion Energy North Carolina Gas, based in Gastonia, has asked the state for a rate hike, averaging 7.23% overall. The average residential customer's bill would go from $58 to $62.
Dominion is starting two "green programs." One would introduce hydrogen into natural gas. The mixture would burn efficiently while significantly reducing the carbon produced.This would be a pilot program not yet  available to customers.
The second would be a "Green Therm" program, which would allow customers to buy
blocks of renewable natural gas, produced from landfills, wastewater plants and other biogas sources, reducing their carbon footprint.
The Mount Holly and Gastonia Farmer's Market's will be open again Saturday April 10th.
A rabid horse? Yup.

It's a rare occurrence, but a horse has tested positive for rabies in Gaston County.The horse has died and no other animals or humans were injured. A veterinarian was treating a sick horse on the 300 block of Robert Road in Cherryville, when it was determined that the horse was showing sings of rabies. The horse died and samples sent to a lab concluded that the horse did indeed have rabies.
Deshaun Watson? Nope, Sam Darnold

The Carolina Panthers picked up Sam Darnold from the New York Jets. Darnold, a USC alum, was picked up by the Jets in the 3rd round of the 2018 draft. He has one year left on his contract, and a 5th year option available for $18 million, should the Panthers decide to go that route.
The Panthers had been considering Deshaun Watson, but recent sexual assault allegations have stalled league wide interest in the former Clemson quarterback.
NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie visits Gaston Christian school

NASCAR drive Corey Lajoie surprised Gaston Christian middle school student Will Armstrong recently. Armstrong was reading a letter he had written for a class project when Lajoie surprised him by coming onstage. See video here...
Gaston County hot spot for industrial development?

Donny Hicks, Executive Director for Gaston County Economic Development Commission said Thursday that he believes Gaston County is poised to be a hotbed for economic development.  He said Gaston county could see 6 to 8
million square feet of new industrial development few years. Gaston County has had about 8 million square feet of development in the last 30 years.
There are already multiple business park projects underway.  Gaston County benefits from the westward push of Charlotte Metro industrial development, proximity to the airport, and the I-85 corridor.

Small businesses make communities feel like home. They do more than sell products, they foster a sense of community. It's no secret that many small businesses have been struggling.

Has a small business, shopkeeper, or employee been especially kind to you, or gone the extra mile when they really didn't have to? Tell us about it, and we'll share in an upcoming newsletter.
Covid-19 Stops With You!
As of Wednesday, everyone 16 and up can get vaccinated


Pfizer is the only vaccine currently offered to 16- and 17-year-olds. Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are for people age 18 and up. And no COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in people younger than 16...yet.

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2 Gaston County people have died of Covid-19 since last Tuesday

2 is still too many

We have had 25,052 positive Gaston County Covid19 tests to date, and 411 people have died due to the virus. Currently 34 people are hospitalized, and 2 people are on a ventilator. The largest group affected is ages 25-49. See interactive graphic here...

North Carolina case count tops 916,000


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Gaston County Jobs

Laborer $15.94 hr, Juvenile Court Counselor $42k-$62k, Amazon warehouse $15-$16 hr, Payroll asst. $38-$51k, Flight School Admissions Rep $40-$65k,  and more.

Gaston jobs here...
Kids today want to be...Youtubers?

What happened to race car driver?
Looking for employees? Did you know that  our "Who's Hiring in Gaston County?" is consistently one of our most clicked links? Contact us to find out more...
Interested in becoming a featured partner and reaching people all across Gaston County? Our advertising team can help. Contact us today to talk about how we can help your business thrive.
Meet Susie-your new best friend!
Meet Susie, she is a 7 year old walker hound mix. This girl believes she is a princess and requires a bed or couch to sleep on. Susie refuses to sleep on a floor! This sweet girl is good with all size dogs, but No cats! She requires a fenced in yard to be able to run around. Susie is house and crate trained. She will snuggle up with you on the couch or in the bed.Susie is not an apartment dog, she does bark, like a hound. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

Email [email protected] for an application.
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