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Good morning- David here. Today is Tuesday December 8th.

Time to panic? There are 10 shopping days until Christmas...

Today we will have times of clouds and sun, with  a high of 53, with zero per cent chance of rain. Tonight it will turn cloudy with a little rain late, and a low of 35.


Be bold decorating for the holidays!

Our favorite decorator Brie Hays says after the year we have had-it's time to go bold with those holiday decorations! Check it out...
GSOA Friends and Family Campaign 2020 - 2021
Gaston School of the Arts is continuing its annual GSOA Friends and Family fundraising campaign with a goal of $20,000 this year to offset operating costs. Why do we need more funds? We strive to keep costs affordable for the entire community while still providing excellence in arts education. However, this year, funds are especially needed to offset the losses incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The student fees collected by the school usually cover approximately 63% of our total operating costs, so we must find other means of revenue for about 37% of our budget each year.  
If you love the school and appreciate its work in the community, please join the supporters in the community who faithfully give a gift once or twice a year to the school. 

Donate here

Our heart is broken at the loss of Mount Holly police officer Tyler Herndon. Henrdon was killed Friday night while responding to a call in Mount Holly. Our sincerest condolences to his family, his girlfriend, and all of the Mount Holly and Gaston County police forces. Peace be with you.

65 Years for Christmas lights in McAdenville

The tradition continues in McAdenville, although somewhat smaller due to Covid.
The lights are on daily  from 5:30-10:00 through December 26- and it's free!
Looking for a cool space for your new "locally owned" restaurant?

The owners of Tastebuds Popcorn is looking to lease space in North Belmont (now renamed NoBel!) near the Thirsty Dog on Woodlawn Street in  Belmont. It's probably one of the lowest price per square foot available- think NoDa before it gentrified.Info...
Rezoning requests near Kings Mountain Casino Site

Two differnet LLC's, both connected to Wallace Cheves, have filed rezoning requests on two different sites, seeking to change the zoning from R-20 (residential) to R6-PUD (Planned unit development). Documents show that Cheves is planning massive residential development at the 118-acre site, including both single-family homes and multifamily units.
The Catawba Indian Nation plans to open the first phase of its 60,000 square in Kings Mountain by fall 2021, and it will include at least 1,300 slot machines and a restaurant
Although work on the casino has begun, the project is opposed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.The Catawba Two Kings Resort  site is located just off Dixon School Road, by exit 5 off Interstate 85.
Will North Carolinians get vaccinated?

In an October study by Elon University's survey team, only 37% of registered voters in our state said they would accept a Covid-19 vaccine, with 36% saying they wouldn’t accept it and the rest unsure.
On a side note, I asked my sister, who is a Nurse Practitioner, if she was going to get vaccinated. she said "absolutely!" I asked her which vaccine I shoujld get, and she said "the first one avaialble."
When can you get a vaccine?

According to the New York Times, here is a tentative timeline for when you can expect to get a vaccine:

December: Health care workers and nursing home residents
January: As the vaccine is given in two doses, those receiving the vaccine in December will get a second injection in January.
February and March: 
People over the age of 65 (and especially those over 75); people with medical conditions that put them at risk of death if infected; and essential workers, like those in education, food, transportation and law enforcement.
April, May and June: The most likely scenario is that even people who don’t qualify as a priority — like healthy, nonessential workers younger than 65 — will begin receiving the vaccine by the spring. Most Americans could be vaccinated by early summer.
Be cool like Clark!

You know you want  your very own glass moose mug! You too can be as cool as Clark Griswald!  Check online, they are available at Target, Amazon, and Kohls.
Panthers lose to Broncos, 32-27

Christian McCaffrey was not on the field Sunday, and neither was DJ Moore. Teddy Bridgewater could have used the help. The Bronco's Drew Lock threw of a career high 4 touchdowns to beat the Panthers. The only good news is that at 4-9 the Panthers are close to locking down a top 10 draft pick.
Ice Skating is back at the Whitewater Center

Let your inner Dorothy Hamill or Mario Lemieux out 12-10 PM today.
Details here...
150-Plus Unit  Gastonia Townhome project seeks approval

The project site is located off East Hudson Boulevard and Neal Hawkins Road in south Gastonia. The applicant is The Isaacs Group, a civil engineering group in Charlotte.
The sites are currently zoned RMF (multifamily residential district) and RS-12 (single-family residential district). The application is seeking to change it to an RMF CD (multifamily residential conditional district) zoning designation.
The world is changing trivia
  • DoorDash ($51B) is worth nearly 2x Yum Brands, owner of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC
  • Airbnb ($78B) is worth as much as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt combined
  • Snowflake ($93B) is worth more than Goldman Sachs
 18 people dead in Gaston County-Families Heartbroken

 Wear a mask!

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

We have had 12,534 positive tests to date, and 217 people have died in Gaston County from the virus.  94 people are hospitalized with Covid,  and 7 people are on  ventilators. The largest group affected is ages 25-49. See interactive graphic here...

Gaston County Jobs

Vacation Consultant Expedia Cruises, Patient Services at OrthoCarolina,  Medicare Insurance Agent, Police records supervisor $66-85k per year, 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
Meet Dancer!
Dancer is fully vetted and FREE to adopt through our Shelter Pets To Go! Program in partnership between Animal Care and Enforcement and the Animal League of Gaston County/Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. This week's sponsor is Andy Osborne.
Interested in adopting?
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