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Good morning, it's David. Amazingly, it's already the last day of August (the 31st) 2021
Today's Weather: 
Mostly cloudy and warm, with possible thunderstorms, rain, gusting winds, and a high of 91.  Tonight there will be a little rain from tropical storm Ida late, and a low of 71. There is a possibility of a weak and brief tornado or two, according to the National Weather Service.
Two Charlotte trolleys coming to Belmont?

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission voted earlier this month to explore leasing at least one, if not two, historic trolleys to Belmont. Currently the Commission is in possession of two trolleys, #1, and #85, which are not being used. The commission seemed to feel that the trolleys would be better preserved in use and in running condition, rather than sitting in storage. If the lease agreement goes through, Belmont would have at least two trolleys, as they already have one that is being refurbished.

2 Free Donuts at Krispy Kreme

From August 30 to September 5, you can get two glazed donuts just by showing your vaccination card.
Gaston county employees get $250 for vaccination

Any Gaston county employee that gets vaccinated by October 15 will receive $250.
If more than 75% get vaccinated by October 15,those employees will receive another
$250, according to County officials.
“The longer we go with a significant percentage of our employees not vaccinated, the greater risk we put ourselves in operationally,” Gaston County Manager Dr. Kim Eagle said.
Restaurant News

Doffer's Canteen under new ownership

Chris Davis, owner of Pita Wheel has bought Doffer's Canteen  in Cramerton from previous owners Jenn and Jason. Chris plans to reopen today.

Bojangles closed

Bojangles closed company owned stores yesterday, and will again September 13th, to give workers a break. However, employees will not be paid for those two days. Tired, Bojangles, tired.
No BBQ at Mallard Creek this year

COVID has derailed yet another event. This time it's the annual Mallard Creek BBQ, normally held on the fourth Thursday in October, at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. The BBQ is a favorite with BBQ lovers and politicians, vying to meet voters before elections in November.
Are you ready for some college football?

East Carolina and Appalachian State square off this Thursday at 7:30 PM at Bank of America Stadium.
Did you notice the male Panther's cheerleaders?

The Panthers walloped the Steelers Friday night 34 to 9. But did you notice the male cheerleaders? Check it out here...
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!
Coolest Charlotte marquee ever?

If you grew up going to the Charlotte Coliseum (before it was Bojangles) this photo might bring back some happy memories. Wish I had known Elvis was coming...
Pumpkin spice is back!

Evindently 25% of adults think late August is the perfect time to sell everything pumpkin spice, up from 19% in 2020.
Mt Holly presents Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot

Friday September 2nd, 6-10 pm
River Jam at the Whitewater Center

Thursday September 2nd: Sarah Jane Struthers

Friday September 3rd: Urban Soil

Saturday September 4th: Dead Horses

Sunday September 5th: Keller & The Keeels
Shows begin at 7:00 PM. Shows are free, parking is $6
A near-death experience changes Cherryville woman's opinion of vaccines

Cheryville's Tara Jones works in healthcare as a practice manager for Atrium Health, but she thought that Covid was political, and that she would never contract Covid. She never imagined that  in the space of two days she would be in the hospital telling her family goodbye via telephone. Read more...
Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
COVID cases up 24% in Gaston County in the last 14 days
Gaston County has had 31,569cases, and 473 deaths.

Mecklenburg County has had 134,000 cases, and 1,034 deaths.

Gaston County's Apple Creek Corporate Center appears to land new company

Late last week, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners authorized the sale of 26.8 acres at the park for "Project Ashbury." County documents state the company behind the project is a food manufacturer that makes pre-packaged meals sold at grocery and convenience stores. The company would hire invest $48 million  and hire about  230 people at the new manufacturing facility, county leaders said. The average wage for those jobs would be around $41,000.

An unexpected blessing...

Sometimes blessings are just waiting to be discovered, even when your heart is more...

by Debi Cloninger McDaniel
 Gaston County jobs

Customer Service rep @ Stabillus $30-$40k per year, Fashion model $20 hr., Property manager $22-$25 hr, Asst. Rural mail carrier $19.06 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 Rosie, she is an 3 and half year old beagle. Rosie is a really sweet girl, she is good with everyone, including kids and other dogs. Rosie was used as a breeding dog for a hunter. It’s now time for Her to be the baby. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

Email [email protected] for an application. Available August 28th.
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