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Hello Tuesday, it's David. Today is December 28th. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas-who's ready for 2022?

Weather wise, today will be warm with clouds and sun, and a high of  72. Tonight will be mostly cloudy and warm, with a low of 65.
New Year's Eve/Day Parties & Packages

Webb Custom Kitchen  will be open regular hours and accepting special reservations until 9PM. There will only be one menu served.

The Pickle Bar & Bistro in Dallas has a live music starting at 9 PM. Pouring champagne at midnight.

Freeman's Irish Pub in downtown Gastonia is having an 80's Dance Party. Doors open at 6PM, drink specials all night. Free champagne at midnight.

Primal Brewery in Belmont has live music 12/31 featuring Michael Tracy 7-10PM

The Bottle Tree in Belmont is serving a special NYE menu- looks absolutely delicious! 5-9 PM

NYE at Gaston Pour House, downtown Gastonia. A Night at the Roxbury right here in Gastonia! Mark your calendars.. a few tables are available and the lounges can be reserved. No door charge for general admission. For a table or lounge reservation please inquire via email: [email protected]

The Grand ole Uproar at Ole Dallas Brewery Dallas. Starts at 8PM. We’ve got the Grand Ole Uproar coming in to help celebrate! Food Truck, Tunes and Beer! Come say Happy New Year!

Hyde's Wonderland New Year's Eve Party in downtown Belmont 9:30-12:30 at Jekyl & Hyde.
Raise a glass to 2022! Join us for an evening of live music, fire breathers, GoGo dancers and of course, booze! Let's just pretend like the last two years didn't happen by capping off the year with an Alice in Wonderland themed party you won't forget!
First Day of the Year Walk / “ Hike and Brew “
Mt. Holly will do their first hike and brew January 1 to start the new year off right. Dogs and Children are welcome. Meet in the parking lot behind Jackbeagles and then walk along greenway to Tuck park. When we return, we invite everyone to Jackbeagles for food and a celebratory drink.

New Year’s Eve Trail Race

US National Whitewater Center

Set a resolution, turn on your headlamps, and kick off 2022 by racing through the woods. Three races are available that will take place during the end and beginning of the year.

Did you know?

The Catawba Riverkeeper
is the only on the water and non-profit advocate for the total 8,900 miles of waterways in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin.

Their mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the waters of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin through education, engagement and community involvement on behalf of all those who depend on and enjoy the waterways.

Find out more...
Restaurant News
Pizza + Buffet opens tomorrow at 11AM-yay! They are in the old CiCi's location. Will definitely check it our before or after the movies!

Handel's Ice Cream is opening January 6th. They make ice cream daily, fresh, in-store.Can't wait! They are located at 2272 East Franklin Boulevard near Golden Corral. More...

If you haven't had the chance to try Stateline Burgers you are missing out! Absolutely love their  burgers! Their food truck will be here:
Belmont Abbey College 7th largest

Belmont Abbey College is the 7th largest college in the Charlotte area with 1509 undergraduate students, according to the Charlotte Business Journal.  Annual tuition at Belmont Abbey is $18,500; more than the $3,812 that UNC Charlotte charges, but a lot less than the $55,000 that Davidson charges.
Bill decides land dispute between Catawba and Cherokee Indians

The Catawba Two Kings Casino operates on land that was claimed by  both the Catawba and Cherokee Indians nations. The dispute appears to have been settled by an act of Congress, giving the land to the Catawbas. This allows the Catawbas to continue operating their Catawba Two Kings Casino there.

The bill is a  win for the Catawba tribe but isn’t very different  from where things currently stand. The U.S. Department of Interior announced last year that it found that the Catawba tribe stretched into six counties in North Carolina and placed the land in Cleveland County into a trust for the Catawbas.

Funeral for Officer Mia Goodwin

Officer Mia Goodwin of Charlotte Mecklenburg  Police Department was killed December 22 in a wreck involving two semi-trucks.  Goodwin had just returned to active duty from maternity leave.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at First Baptist Church at 301 South Davidson Street in Charlotte. Visitation is set for 10 and 12 AM. The public is invited to the funeral, but the burial is private.

New Ice Trail

The Whitewater Center’s ice rink has grown to over 24,000 sq. ft. this year and includes four distinct skating areas, including two ice trails and two free skate zones. The new trail addition extends access further into the Upper Pond towards the pump house and provides a brand new experience for guests. 

Centered in the converted pond is an on-ice Airstream serving hot and cold beverages when guests need a skate break. 

Swoon over every scoop!
Handel's Home Made Ice Cream Coming Soon!

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream has been around since 1945, using only the freshest ingredients and recipes exclusive to us-and we never skimp!. We look forward to serving Gaston county and surrounding areas.

2272 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia NC 28054
Facebook - handels.gastonia
Website -

Holiday Specials-On Track Yoga
Holiday Specials- Dec 15 thru Jan 1, 2022

*Yoga Class Specials
* Thai Yoga Therapy (Similar to massage, but more stretching)
*Ayurveda Health Counseling
*Private Yoga Classes
Find out more!

Holidays at the Garden

Through January 2, 2022 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Advance tickets available now, here...
Peace, quiet, 86+ acres surround home built in 1928

Invest in sunny North Carolina on over 86 acres of beautiful land in Dallas. This sale includes three parcels (#'s 165974, 165975, and 165976) and borders the South Fork River! With close proximity to Hwy 321 and Interstates I-85 and I-485, this land has endless possibilities for development or just personal living on a large estate. You'll fall in love with the charming 1924 farmhouse complete with original hardwoods, metal roof, wraparound porch, huge walk-in attic, and fireplaces galore! Call today for additional information! Survey is attached but an updated survey is recommended. Cross-listed with MLS #3803777. Sellers do not wish to sell smaller portions of the total acreage.  More...
Lowell plans new park, public works facility on former textile site

The city of Lowell is planning a new public works facility and park on the grounds of a former textile dying site. The site, located at 1602 North Main Street,  has more than 17 acres and is located near the South Fork River.

The planned park could include an amphitheater, a volleyball court, picnic shelters, a connection to the Carolina Thread Trail, and a playground.

The site may require some environmental remediation, and is likely to be completed in phases over several years.
Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
Booster doses are in!

The Gaston County Heath Department has Covid booster shots available.
 NC COVID cases almost double overnight

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, Dec. 22, reported 4,889 new COVID-19 cases, up from 2,894 the day before. There were 50 additional coronavirus-related deaths on Dec. 22. Health officials don’t specify the dates on which newly reported deaths occurred.
 Gaston County Jobs

Warehouse packer w/Target from $19.60 hr, Floral Manager with Harris Teeter $16-$18 hr, Library Asst. in Belmont $12.78-$19.81 hr, Shipping/Receiving in Dallas $16-$17 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...
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Meet your new best friend!
This sweet Boxer mix senior female needs some love. She has been at the Charlotte Mecklenburg pound for over 6 months and can't get adopted because of her age. She is an absolute angel. She would do best as an only dog. She's a tiny love bug.
Find out more...
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