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Hello Tuesday, it's David. Today is August 24th. Summer is winding down- kids started back to school yesterday.

It may be back to school, but it doesn't feel like fall.Today it will be partly sunny and very warm,with a high of 95. Tonight it will be mainly clear, with a low of 71.

Moonlight on Main
More to come later, but check out this super cool art exhibit and series of events coming to Belmont here!
Gastonia native Wiley Cash releases new novel

Wiley Cash has released a new novel entitled "Ghosts", and it's his fourth book and his first mystery.
Cash will be at Book-a- Million on September 22nd. The novel will be released September 21st.
Cash attended Ashbrook and Gaston Day, before obtaining a bachelors degree from UNC Asheville, and a masters from UNC Greensboro.

Southern grace and charm- beautiful home for sale near Cleveland Country Club Shelby

You'll fall in love with the character of this home from the second you pull into the driveway. They just don't build them like this anymore. This home has room for everyone. Beautiful moldings and built-ins throughout the house, wide staircase and hallways, laundry in upstairs and downstairs, too many features to list. You can enjoy your morning coffee in the sunroom or the backyard looking over the 18th fairway. The owner's suite was added in 2007. More...
From one restauranteur to another-praise for Agave

"Gastonia has some great things going on in the area of Culinary.
The restaurant business has been facing many challenges of service, staffing and product availability. Ambi at Agave has done a great job of maintaining the quality of his food preparation and hospitality of his staff. From one restauranteur to another, Job well done my friend.

Facebook post from Jim Morasso, owner of Webb Custom Kitchen

Scarewcrow Hollow coming soon to DSBG

Explore DSBG's Scarecrow Hollow and be amused by the exhibit of original scarecrows created by local businesses, organizations, and families. The best scarecrows will win a prize based on visitor’s choice. Pick up a ballot at the front admissions desk or scan the QR code to cast a vote for your favorite. Vote through October 31st. Winners will be announced on November 5th.

Date: October 1-31

Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Want to participate?

Scarecrow Hollow is coming up at the Garden, and DSBG member families are invited to participate in this year's exhibit by designing a scarecrow. Your scarecrow can be adorable, funny, handsome, up to you. Set scarecrow trends, go traditional or get creative. Anyone interested is asked to submit a proposal. Be sure to visit the Garden while the scarecrows are on display, October 1- 31. Vote for your favorites, the top scarecrows will win prizes!

Local businesses and community organizations are also encouraged to participate.

If you have any questions about Scarecrow Hollow, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Laurie Edlund at [email protected].

Scarecrow Proposal Link

Rules for entrants

Carowinds moving to weekends only

FYI:Carowinds will move to weekends only after Labor Day. Labor,September 6th.
Honey Hunter's baseball schedule
Mount Holly Farmer's Market

With school starting, there is no better place to find fresh fruits and veggies for the perfect student lunches and snacks! Visit us this Saturday from 8-12pm.
Garth not coming in September

Garth Brooks has canceled his planned stadium concert in Charlotte and four other cities due to rising COVID cases. The other concert locations being canceled are Cincinnati, Baltimore, Foxborough and Nashville. The concert was originally supposed to take place in May of 2020
NC Judges grant voting rights to felons

As of yesterday, approximately 55,000 people on parole or probation for a felony are able to register and vote. This means that as soon as someone leaves prison they have the right to vote.

The laws challengers said that the non-voting laws for felons were created after the civil war-with one purpose: to keep blacks from voting.
Embers to perform in Stanley

The Embers are set to perform in Stanley at the First Annual Coolin' Out Concerts on Main this Thursday, August 26 at 6 PM, downtown by the clock tower.
Live music Mt. Holly Friday Night

Thursday August 26: Abby Bryant & The Echoes

Friday August 27: Bakalao Stars
Saturday August 28: Pressing Strings


Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
COVID vaccine receives FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose vaccine Monday for people ages 16 and up, making it the first Covid-19 vaccine to pass this final regulatory hurdle.

"The FDA's approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic," acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement. "While millions of people have already safely received Covid-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today's milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.
Covid Metrics
Gaston Covid cases surge

983 Gaston county residents tested positive for Covid last week.

Kevin McCarthy, spokesman for Atrium Health said "95% of COVID related hospitalizations and deaths are people who are un-vaccinated".

North Carolina has approximately a  45% fully vaccinated rate.

To mask, or not to mask

Piedmont Charter Schools have reversed their decision to make masks voluntary, and will make masks mandatory until their next board meeting on September 21.

  Gaston County School also changed course, and will require masks until September 20, citing an increase in cases and the Delta variant.
Gaston County Jobs

Truck assembler Daimler $18.61-$27.91 hr, Order picker Target $19.60 hr, Production builder Red Valve $18.50 hr, Automated assembly Stabilus $25.31 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 friend!
Good morning friends! We thought we would fill your news feed with a overload of cuteness today. These are just a few pups waiting for their turn to find their furrever home. Will today be their lucky day? We sure do hope so!

We would love to see you stop by today and come meet some of the great animals we have available for adoption We are open today from 11am -2pm with interactions stopping at 1:30 for approved adopters.

Featured pups below are the following:
Top from left to right: Tamale, Luke, and Maddie.
Bottom from left to right: Gingersnap,and Derby.

Need to get approved? Fill out or adoption questionnaire in person or online at:
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