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 Happy Tuesday everyone! David here. Today is August 25th.
 Today it will be mostly cloudy and humid, with a high of 86.
This evening will be mainly clear and humid, with  a low of 70.

Check out the 3 priciest homes sold in Gaston County in July

All three of these homes are in Belmont, and on Lake Wylie. A million here, a million there, and pretty soon you are talking about real money...As it turns out however, two of these homes were actually just under $1

Seafood Boil NC is set to open in Mt. Holly on Central Avenue in Mount Holly in about 2 weeks. Who loves some low country boil?
What next for the Confederate Monument?

Moving the Confederate monument in front of the Gaston County courthouse was supposedly a done deal. But the Sons of the Confederate Veterans backed out of taking possession of the monument for fear of a lawsuit related to removal of the statue.
Commissioners had voted 6-1 on August 3rd to move the statue, but now that seems to be up in the air. Stay tuned for animated arguments from both sides.
Stocks of local interest

They say the stock market is the only place where, when everything is on sale, most people run out of the store.
UNCC Delays Start of School Year.

UNC Charlotte will delay in-person classes until October 1. Online classes will begin September 7 as scheduled. UNCC Chancellor Sharon Gaber said they are doing this in hopes that the Coronavirus numbers will stabilize. Students will now move into dorms September 26-29.
NC Recovery Stalled?

North Carolina’s recovery from the pandemic hit a snag in July, with the state’s unemployment rate increasing to 8.5%, up from 7.5% in June, according to numbers released Friday by the Labor Department. It was one of only 9 states to have an increase in the unemployment rate.

Sad news- Lowell's Maya Rita Bakes is closing to due Covid-19. Maya Rita says if you need something for an event, she can put you  in touch with other local bakers. More
 3 People Have Died of Covid-19  Since Last Tuesday

3 people have died of Covid-19 in Gaston County since last Tuesday. To date, we have had 3,846 positive tests, and currently have 1220 active cases, 2565 recovered, and 61 deaths. Check out Gaston County's new dashboard here.  The numbers are finally starting to fall, if ever so slightly.
President Trump made an unscheduled appearance last night in Charlotte. He spoke after Mike Pence. In his speech blasted Democrats and touted his record. Masks were required at the convention, but not many were wearing them. Before and after the convention, about 100 protestors marched through the city chanting "No RNC in CLT".
If you bought this baseball card you wouldn't need to win the lottery. Wow- $3,939,000! which is a new record. My sister in law had a Mike Trout  card in this same auction, but the results are still out.
Gaston County Jobs

Amazon warehouse, cabinet sander and assembler, Nanny (full time), Shipping/receiving clerk,  and more...
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.
Mans best friend
Sebastian got his headshots done and we think he looks mighty professional, don’t you?!
His skills are giving kisses, wagging his whole body, and giving his best smile. Won’t you hire him to be your home cuddle buddy?! 
His adoption fee is discounted through our Love and Go program, he’s only $25 to hire him!
Stop by today to meet him at 1491 Business Park Ct in Gastonia NC. 
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