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Good morning, it's David. Today is August 3rd, 2021- it's National Watermelon Day!
Today's Weather:  Considerable cloudiness; a passing morning shower followed by a thunderstorm in parts of the area in the afternoon, and a high of 75.  Tonight we will have an evening thunderstorm in parts of the area; otherwise, considerable cloudiness , with a low of 66.
Built in Belmont in 1913 and gorgeous!
Check out the interior...

The Elmore Estate is now complete! After almost a full year of restoration and construction, this one of a kind farmhouse with almost 5000 square feet total between main house and second living quarters is now ready. This home has been lovingly updated while restoring to its former beauty. Situated on over 2.5 acres less than a mile from downtown Belmont, you are first welcomed to this home across the huge wrap-around front porch through the original 1913 entry door where heart of pine floors greet you. Eleven foot ceilings covered in bead-board will wow you as you wander the entrance hall to the huge great room and common areas covered in stately trim and millwork. The amazing chef's kitchen features a 14 foot quartzite island, dual dishwasher, 48" custom range and refrigerator, upper & lower cabinet lighting. Main floor master, guest quarters over 3-car garage, outdoor fireplace. More...
Belmont's TechWorks receives $20,000

Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $615,000 in grants to 19 workforce development and education programs in North Carolina
Gaston Innovation Group in Belmont got $20,000 for its TechWorks Academy.
The Honey Hunters are looking for a name for their mascot and need your help! You can win prizes:  4 Tickets to a Honey Hunters Game, Personalized Home Jersey, Opportunity to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch. Enter here...
The Y is dedicated to serving people through programs that build a healthy mind, body and spirit and we are looking for caring and dedicated employees to help us provide a fun, engaging and enriching atmosphere where everyone belongs! 
Gastonia based Dominion Energy placed 16th on a Charlotte Business Journal list of Charlotte Metro's largest employers. Dominion has 300 employees. Duke energy was first with 7700 employees.

Dallas Electrical Contractors placed 16th in a listing of Charlotte Metro's largest electrical contractors. They have 45 employees. Adams Electric in Charlotte is the largest with 280 employees.
Breweries, brewpubs in Mount Holly

With last weeks City Council approval of the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery's purchase of the old water plant, Mount Holly now has three brewery's or brewpubs on tap: Olde Meck, the Firethorne project by Scott Blackwood, and the former South Main Kitchen and Tavern. We asked Scott Blackwood of Firethorrne's how he feels about the competition, and here's what he had to say "
I’m super excited! This makes Mount Holly a destination for beer/food and water/outdoor activities. The owners of the locations are all coming to town with a spirit of collaboration and I’m so proud to be a part of this!"
White's restaurant in Belmont to close

Sad news- it looks like Caroll, Mary and family have decided to close White's in North  Belmont after 41 years.. They have made the announcement on Facebook, but have not set a closing date yet.


Congrats to our friend and  all around nice guy Aaron Samole for being named a partner in the Webb Custom Kitchen! Jim Morrasso and Bruce Shrake are also partners. (That's Aaron on the left)
Are you ready for some football?

I know I am! The Panthers open against the Colts August 15th on the NFL Network. Matt Rhule wasn't too pleased with yesterday's practice. Holding, false starts, a fumble, and multiple interceptions did not make the coach happy, but he said there were  some bright spots as well.
River Jam at the Whitewater Center
Shows start at 7:00 PM. Shows are free, parking is $6
Lowes and Duke Power to require masks

As Covid numbers begin to turn up sharply again, both Lowe's Home Improvement and Duke Energy are going to require returning office workers to wear asks, even if they are vaccinated. The highly contagious Delta Variant is causing a spike in Covid cases, and the CDC is advising even vaccinated people to wear masks inside.
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 28,100 cases, and 446 deaths.

Mecklenburg County has reached  a sad milestone: 1000 Covid deaths

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 3,268 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, up from 2,633 on Wednesday, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Bojangles joins chicken sandwich war

After a successful test at select locations earlier this year, Bojangles launches the all-new Bo’s Chicken Sandwich system wide. Bo’s Chicken Sandwich features a marinated chicken breast, hand-breaded with a crispy buttermilk coating and dusted with a secret mix of bold spices, layered with creamy, zesty mayonnaise and thick-cut dill pickles, all sandwiched between a toasted and buttered bakery bun.

Have to say-it looks delish!
 Gaston County jobs

Admin professional $20-$23 hr, Child Support Agent $17.64- $27.34 hr, Industrial Sewing $15 hr, Office Assistants w/ City of Gastonia $29.703-$52,396, 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!
Here are a couple of cute pups available at Gaston Animal Care & Enforcement
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