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Good morning- David here. Today is Tuesday December 1st.

Can you say brrrrr?  It is December, so...

 Today will be partly sunny and cooler, with  a high of 47. Tonight will be clear and cold, with  a low of 27.


Looks like Santa will be at Eastridge Mall this year after all, beginning December 12. From their Facebook page " Working it out with the photo company. Plexiglass, etc. We will post rules and regulations. Just glad Santa will be there!  And as always, no personal photos."
New Industrial Project in North Belmont

According to our sources two new industrial buildings will be built on the former site of a Parkdale Mill in North Belmont. The site is bordered by Woodlawn and Cason Streets. They will have rail access and the site is close to I85. No word yet on possible tenants.
Today is Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a day of global generosity, where people around the world dedicate resources to deserving organizations and causes. It is an opportunity to use your resources to engage with your community, and network with like-minded individuals and philanthropists who value the same institutions that you do. Originally created in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a time to think about what you are thankful for, and show that thankfulness through charitable giving. See all the ways you can give to DSBG here...
The Charlotte Hornets will play their home games at Spectrum Center without fans to begin the 2020-2021 season. “We will continue to work with state and local health officials, as well as the NBA, to develop a plan that will allow fans to return to Spectrum Center in both a safe and timely manner,” the Hornets said in a statement. “We are optimistic that conditions will improve in the coming months and hope to be able to have fans in attendance later in the season. The Hornets were 23-42 last season.
Can you help feed a therapy horse?

Shining Hope Farms has a stable full of hard working therapy horses. These horses weigh over 1000 pounds and eat a lot of food! It cost $24 a week to feed one horse, and they have 29! (at two locations) Get the scoop here..
Support your local charity!

Give your favorite local charity a shout out in next weeks newsletter! Send your info in 50 words or less and we'll relay your shout out to the GA audience. Email your info to:  [email protected]
Gift cards must be purchased at our restaurants-thank you!
Check out this Christmas morning breakfast casserole recipe  by Kristen Robeson don't actually have to wait until Christmas!
Vikings hand Panthers a 28-27 loss

Joey Slye missed two extra point attempts and a crunch time field foal Sunday that would have won the game. Slye tweeted this, “I feel terrible. We needed a win. I have a huge hand in this loss.” More...
The lights are on daily in McAdenville from 5:30-10:00 through December 26- and it's free!

Do you have friends that are super creative? My friend Amy Plunkett made this beautiful wreath...
HB2 expiring...

Portions of the law that replaced North Carolina’s HB2 “bathroom bill” expire on Tuesday, allowing cities to pass new nondiscrimination ordinances. But Charlotte seems to be in no hurry to adopt new rules. Two Democratic council members said “they are worried that if Charlotte acts alone, it will be a repeat of 2016 again, with Republicans in Raleigh overturning their ordinance,” WFAE’s Steve Harrison reported
So did anyone else make a little bit of everything left over from Thanksgiving sandwich?
 7 people dead in Gaston County

 Wear a mask!

 7 Gaston County People Have died of Covid-19 since last Tuesday

We have had 10,276 positive tests to date, and 189 people have died in Gaston County from the virus. The largest group of positive cases are in the 25-49 age group. See interactive graphic here...


Let us help with holiday cooking!
We offer fresh to frozen individual microwaveable meals, family size meals upon request as well as fresh items for pick up weekly. We cater for special events of any size as well. If there is a specific need all you have to do is ask. Order here. or call 704-812-8963
Gaston County Jobs

Assembler, Dixon Valve, Customer Care, banking, Animal care Kennel Attendant, Cad Drafter, Automated Assembly Operator- up to $25 per hour, and more.

Gaston 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.
Mans best friend
From Gaston County Animal Care & Enforcement, meet Tank, a 6 month old terrier/pit bull mix. Tank (A46005537) was chosen by Elizabeth, our Adoption Coordinator as a Staff Paw Pal! Tank is a 6 month old Pittie mix and is one our longest available dog residents. He is rambunctious, loves a good cuddle, and is wanting to find his family for the Holidays!

Fill out a questionnaire here..

Check out other adoptable pets here..
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