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Good morning, it's David. Today is August 17th, 2021- it's National Nonprofit Day!
Today's Weather: 
Periods of rain, some heavy, from Tropical Rainstorm Fred, a high of 80.  Tonight it will be cloudy with a thunderstorm as Tropical Rainstorm Fred goes by, with a low of 72.
Belmont Middle School Has Grand Opening
The new Belmont Middle School had their grand opening recently.  Major features of the new school: contemporary design, modern classrooms, science labs, state-of-the-art library/media center, cafeteria/multipurpose room, large gymnasium complex, courtyard area, athletic fields.
Gaston County Employees Required to Wear Masks Indoors

Because Covid numbers are at the highest levels since February, Gaston County employees are now required to wear masks indoors, whether they are vaccinated or not.
“This decision is about protecting our employees and citizens and making sure we can continue to serve the public effectively,” County Manager Dr. Kim Eagle said. “As we have throughout this pandemic, we will rely on our health experts to provide us with the best information so we can make informed decisions.”

Next door in Charlotte-the Charlotte City Council and Mayor Vi Lyles plan to issue a proclamation requiring a mask in all indoor public settings in Charlotte. This would follow similar actions in Boone, Durham, Chapel Hill, Asheville, Greensboro and Raleigh in the last week.

Gaston County School Board to require masks

The Gaston County School Board changed course last night and will require staff and students to wear masks through September 20, regardless of vaccination status.
Something BIG coming to Gaston College

Dr. John Hauser, President of Gaston College, says something BIG is coming, but he won't say what...

We heard whispers that it may have to with rebranding - new colors, new mascot, and more. Stay tuned! More...

The Y is dedicated to serving people through programs that build a healthy mind, body and spirit. If you are driven to help make a positive impact on the youth of our community, then we want you to join our team! Take a moment to view available positions and apply online today!
A&W Coming to Gaston County

Franchisees Ronald and Nadyne Jennings will build A&W's in Gaston County, Kings Mountain, and the Fort Mill S.C. area, according to the company. The restaurants are expected to open in the next four years.
Local Farmer's Markets

If you haven't already, check out one of these local farmer's markets!

Gastonia-located at 410 East Long Ave.

Tue: 7:30am - 12:30pm May-October
Thu: 7:30am - 12:30pm May-October
Thu:5:00pm-7pm July-September
Sat: 7:30am - 12:30pm April-November

Mount Holly-located at 226 South Main Street
Sat: 8am-12pm
Sumner Group places on local digital marketing list

Local advertising agency The Sumner Group, headed by Jacque Sumner, placed 16th on a list of metro Charlotte digital advertising agencies compiled by the Charlotte Business Journal. Sumner posted $210,000 in digital income, and $1 million in total revenue in 2020.
200 Gaston County Children in isolation after testing positive for Covid

Gaston County officials say there are about 200 children in isolation for Covid19 after testing positive in the last 10 days.

“The real concern is that we have so many more cases right now than we did last August as school was starting back. Daily counts in 30′s and 40′s compared to the 133 yesterday and 127 we received today,” Gaston County Director of Communications Adam J. Gaub said.

Children ages 12 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine.

“We’ve had numerous requests for additional information related to school-age exposures following Monday’s data update. As we mentioned in the update, we are certainly alarmed at the acceleration of cases locally and state-wide. Cases have increased across all ages and demographics; however the overwhelming majority are from unvaccinated individuals. Vaccination continues to be our best chance of slowing this rapid spread,” Gaston County Public Health Director Steve Eaton said.
Jazz at the Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Live On Stage Productions are proud to present Jazz at The Garden the first Thursday of each month through October. The September show will feature Gino Castillo & the Cuban Boys. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic to enjoy with the show. (Large coolers, alcoholic beverages, tents and umbrellas not permitted).  Tix...
NC $100 gift certificates available as an incentive to get vaccinated

Gaston County is offering $100 gift cards as an incentive to get folks vaccinated, and is offering $25 gift certificates to drivers.

Residents do not need an appointment to get a vaccine. They are available to any resident over the age of 12 Monday through Friday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the health department facility at 991 W. Hudson Blvd., in Gastonia.
Mt Holly music events.
River Jam at the Whitewater Center

Thursday August 19: Ross Adams

Friday August 20: Province of Thieves

Saturday August 21: Justin Fedor & The Denim Denim
Shows begin at 7:00 PM. Shows are free, parking is $6
Free Music Sundays at
1549 Ike Brooks Drive
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

2nd Annual Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie

Mark your Calendars for this Saturday, August 21st and Join Anchored Soul for the “Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie” in Belmont, NC
More info..

Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
 Covid metrics headed in wrong direction
Gaston County has had 29,368 cases, and 449 deaths.

Mecklenburg County has reached a sad milestone: 1000 Covid deaths

Charming 1930's home for sale in Belmont-$525k

European styling in the heart of Belmont, sitting back among dogwood trees on 0.45 acres. Open, bright living areas with recently refinished hardwood floors provide a wonderful flow of energy. Handmade kitchen cabinets & detailing by a former owner/artist, including copper countertops as well as curved cabinets & elevated bar, slide out pantry drawers, all overlooking the breakfast room on one side, and the dining/keeping area on the other. Extensive tile work in both bathrooms, main bathroom with frameless shower surround. Practical yet artistic details throughout the home, such as custom niches for art display. Inviting front patio & porch as well as a large patio in the back. Circular front drive, as well as a gated driveway to the rear garage and fully fenced yard.Tankless water heater, updated windows, 2019 roof. Garage is 735 sq ft with skylights & room for workshop, studio; storage space above! 10 minute walk to DT Belmont. Many updates - see attached Feature List for details.


Communications Manager/Office Administrator
Gaston Community Foundation

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 Gaston County jobs

Warehouse W/Target from $19.60 hr, Truck assembler w/Daimler $18.62- $29.71 hr, Industrial sewing $15 hr, Water Blaster $18 hr, and more.

See Gaston County jobs here...
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 your new best friends!
Meet Maebel, she is a 1 1/2 year old Treeing Walker hound. She weighs 64 pounds. This beautiful girl gets along with other dogs, cats and loves kids. Maebel is house trained and crate trained. She is very smart and a very sweet girl. Maebel does require a fenced yard. Maebel is still a very young girl with lots of puppy energy, she needs room to run.
As with all hounds, Maebel is a "talker", she would not due well in an apartment.
Maebel is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

Email [email protected] for an application.
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