Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday July 7th.
Today will be cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, and a high of 79. This evening it will be cloudy with showers, and a low of 71.
Coronavirus Comfort Food- Milk bread!
Milk bread with an incomparable crumb and buttery taste is a snap to make at home, using supermarket ingredients Also referred to as Hokkaido milk bread, this bread is incredibly soft and airy thanks to a simple technique involving a roux "starter," known as tangzhong. The roux is mixed into the final dough, producing wonderfully tender bread each and every time. Check it out!
CaroMont Health placed 12th in a recent survey of Charlotte metro's largest companies recently. CaroMont has 4,223 employees, placing it just behind the Compass Group (food service), and just ahead of AT&T.
Kannapolis Canon Ballers Cancel Inaugural Season
With Minor League Baseball cancelling the season, the new $52 million dollar Atrium Health ballpark will have to wait until next season for baseball. The Gastonia FUSE project is still under construction, so maybe we dodged that bullet!
Duke energy and Dominion abandon the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
The $8 billion dollar, 600 mile pipeline is dead. Dominion announced separately that it was selling it's gas transmission business to Berkshire Hathaway. The cancellation may also have to do with the fact that the 4th Circuit Court of appeals has ruled against the pipeline on every challenge to their permits brought before the court. The pipeline was opposed by sixteen environmental groups and two private owners. Dominion will continue to operate Dominion Energy North Carolina, based in Gastonia.
A favorite with many, the Carolina Renaissance Festival has been canceled. "We will be back"
Filing for four Gaston County Board of Education seats began yesterday at noon. Candidates may file for four year terms for an at-large seat, as well as Cherryville, Crowders Mountain, and Gastonia townships. Info? Call The Board of Elections at 704-852-6015.
No College football this fall?
This writer gives you all the reasons we shouldn't have a football this year. As much as I hate to say it , he's probably right.
Best of Both Worlds Candy Now Open
Specializing is candy coated fruit such as pineapple, strawberries and grapes, Best of both Worlds Candy is now open at 200 West Main in downtown Gastonia. More...
Gaston's Wealthiest Zip codes
28012, Belmont, was the wealthiest, with a median income of $61, 548
28056, Gastonia was second, with a median income of $61,134
28164. Stanley, was third, with a median income of $55,682
28032, Cramerton, was fourth, with a median income of $55,375
28120, Mount Holly was fifth, with a median income of $54,426
28098, Lowell was sixth, with a median income of $49,391
28021, Cherryville was next, with a median income of $44,827
28034, Dallas, was seventh, with a median income of $44,495
28054, Gastonia, eighth, with a median income of $ 41,319
28016, Bessemer City was next, with a median income of $39,163
28052, Gastonia, was tenth, with a median income of $34,195
Source: Charlotte Business Journal
Gaston County Covid-19 cases up again, to 579
Currently we have 579 active positive cases (up from 416 last week) of Coronavirus , with 759 recovered, and 15 deaths.You can get daily info at Gastongov.com/coronavirus
How is the US doing responding to Covid-19 versus other countries?
The new Hillbilly's BBQ & Steaks is now open in Lowell! They are located at 305 South Main Street. See video here...
Wilmington N.C. native and country superstar Charlie Daniels passed away yesterday in Nashville. His publicist said he died of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
Amazon warehouse, freight manager, Aldi store associate, patient rep, 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...
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Mans best friend
Meet Delilah, she is a 2 year old Dane/lab mix. She is looking for a home with teens and adults. Delilah wants to be the baby and doesn't want to share the attention.
She’s fully house trained and kennel trained. Delilah is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Thanks for spending part of your morning with Gaston Alive. See you next Tuesday-or in print! Have a great day-David