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 Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday, July 14th.
 Today will have a high of 92. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low of 70. If you have been wishing for summer-it's definitely here!

Just upholding the tradition-I've heard that the interwebs were built for cat pictures, and today we have a total of five in this mornings newsletter.

Council votes to remove statue

Gaston County's "Council of Understanding" has voted 7-5 to remove the Confederate statue in front of the courthouse. Originally composed of 6 members in favor of keeping the statue, and six opposed, the Council ultimately voted to recommend to the county commiossioners to  remove the statue. It is unclear at this point what will happen to the statue. One possibility is returning it to the Daughters of the Confederacy, or giving it the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Sammy's Pub Holding Event for family of boy killed in crash

Four members of the Obester family were killed in a crash about a week ago, leaving behind 14 year old son Jacob, who was not with the family at the time.

So today, Sammy's Pub, along with Creative Solutions, the Belmont Police, and other restaurants are holding an event in downtown Belmont. Sammy's has setup an outdoor dining area, and will donate half of their sales today to a fund set up for the family. Cash donations will also be accepted.
The driver that caused the crash has been charged with 5 counts of second-degree murder.

King of all he surveys

According to neighbors, Moe is the most wonderful neighborhood cat ever! Moe lives in Mount Holly, and evidently the whole street enjoys him.
If you haven't tried Decoria's Bagels yet-you should! I tried the bacon, egg and cheese on an everything bagel.(they call it the New Yorker) and it was yum! They are located back in the corner to the left of Best Buy in Gastonia..
Could Duke Energy's Coal Plants be in jeopardy?

Two years ago, the N.C. utilities commission decided that customers, and the not the utility, should pay for coal ash cleanup. That bill could be as high as $9 billion over the next 20 years. But the N.C. Attorney General and the Sierra Club have appealed, and it is expected to go before the N.C. Supreme Court again in August. Also, the fate of coal plants in general could be up in the air, as studies by the Sierra Club show that coal fired plants are more expensive than using power form other Duke plants or buying power on the open market.
Gaston County New Businesses
Climb1 Inc. 111 Forest Drive, Belmont 28012

Taylormade Expressions 115 Maple circle, Belmont 28012

Choosing Real Love LLC 2021 Village View Circle, #104, Belmont 28012

Fulbright Fusion Inc. 5432 Old Course Dr., Cramerton 28032

Celebrating Secondary LLC 4829 Dallas Shoals Highway, Dallas 28034

Bones Bargains Inc. 1008 East Long Ave. #3 Gastonia 28054

National Home Construction LLC 1017 Silverberry St. Gastonia 28054

Holden B. Clark, Attorney at Law PLLC 110 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Gastonia 28052

Grass Excellence LLC  1339 Eddie Street, Gastonia 28054

S&H Noble LLC 1425 Westbrook Circle Gastonia 28052

Black Rhino Entertainment 1524 Shady Bark Drive Gastonia 28054

Nadibody LLC 1668H Lowell Bethesda Road Gastonia 28056

Gameday Foodie LLC 2004 Tomshir Drive Gastonia 28056

Miguel's Home Improvement LLC 2016 Weir Lane Gastonia 28052

Shaun Holden Distributing LLC 2029 Shannon Drive Gastonia 28054

Kid Varsity Apparel LLC 2112 West Second Ave. Gastonia 28052

Capstone Management Group  2212 Union Road #700 Gastonia  28054

Prettyblack LLC  2230 East Franklin Blvd. Gastonia 28054

Coosies Corner LLC 2249 Hudson Landings Drive #G Gastonia 28054

Sold As Is Houses LLC  2745 Stockwood Drive Gastonia 28056

Preach2081 Logistics LLC 715 West 19th Ave. Gastonia 28052

CGD LLC 936 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way #1D Gastonia 28054

Summit Educational Resources 209 Beech Bluff Drive Mount Holly 28120

Nature's Gift 1338 Dartwood Lane, Stanley 28164

Apartment Rents Up?

According to the Charlotte Business Journal, apartment rents in Belmont, Mt. Holly, Gastonia, and Shelby were up 2.9% in the last 3 months to an average of $899.That makes Gaston county rents cheaper than almost anywhere in Charlotte, except for the West Charlotte, Freedom Drive area.
Where the jobs are

Data scientists at LinkedIn recently analyzed millions of job listings to determine which ones are in demand, pay a livable wage, and require skills that can be obtained through remote learning.

According to that  research, the top 5 meeting all those criteria, ranked by number of LinkedIn job listings, are:

  • Sales representatives (~144k job listings on LinkedIn)
  • Software developer (~125k listings)
  • Project manager (~91k listings)
  • Customer service specialist (~90k listings)
  • Data analyst (~21k listings)
The old saying is, nothing happens until somebody sells somebody else something.Revenue makes the wheels turn.
 Gaston County Covid-19 cases continue to rocket upward, now up to 727

Currently we have 727 active positive cases (up from 579 last week) of Coronavirus , with 897 recovered, and 16 deaths.You can get daily info at

Khakis Cramer Mountain is now open!  Khakis is a new restaurant at Cramer Mountain Club serving fresh, delicious dishes and cold, crafty beverages.  More...
Just sayin',,,
Gaston County Jobs

Server-Logan's Roadhouse, Patient Rep, HVAC Technician, Freight Manager, $65-85K per year, and more...
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 (other) best friend
Have you heard the phrase "Like herding cats"? That's about how easy it is to get four kittens to all look the same way at once! Coal, Onyx, Obie and Midnight are all hanging out in our free roaming room today waiting to meet their new families. Anyone looking for a little shadow  of their own this Monday morning?

Kitten adoption fees are $75 and include all vetting needed to head home!

Not yet approved? Fill out a questionnaire today:
Thanks for spending part of your morning with Gaston Alive. See you next Tuesday-or in print! Have a great day-David
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