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Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday, June 15th.

Today will be mostly sunny , with a high of 88 . Tonight will be mainly clear, with a low of 63

The gorgeous crown of Bee Balm above is courtesy of the Mount Holly Community Garden. If you haven't visited - you should! They are at 126 N.Main in Mount Holly-right beside the Methodist Church.
CaroMont Health breaks ground on new Belmont Hospital

CaroMont Health broke ground last Tuesday on a new hospital to be constructed at the intersection of Hwy 273 and I-85.
The facility will have 66 beds, and a 16 room emergency department with a helipad. The facility is slated to open mid 2023.
The Boathouse opens in McAdenville

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has opened the Boathouse in McAdenville. There you can buy a beer, outdoor apparel, take a guided kayak tour, or rent a kayak. More from our friends at Gaston Outside...
Honey Hunters offer special July packages

It's going to be a great summer in Honey Hunters Country with their July Mini-Plans! Secure your seat and get the best home-game experience with their Weekend Plans and You Pick-em Plans.
Jazz at the Garden
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Live On Stage Productions are proud to present Jazz at The Garden the first Thursday of each month through October. The July show will feature The Reggie Buie Jazz Group. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic to enjoy with the show. (Large coolers, alcoholic beverages, tents and umbrellas not permitted).

Live music takes place throughout the year at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from May through September and at each of the Whitewater Center’s festivals.

June 17: Joslyn & Sweet Compression

June 18: Unspoken Tradition

June 19: Virginia Ground


Into axe throwing?

Suddenly throwing axes is all the rage. You can give it a whirl at Valhalla Axe Throwing at 511 Woodlawn Street in Belmont. Check it out...
Northlake Mall in trouble?

A receiver has been appointed for NorthLake Mall, after debt payments allegedly failed to be made. A lawsuit filed
alleges the borrower hasn't kept up with debt payments on the properties.
Dick's Sporting Goods lease expired in January, and the store has permanently closed.
The Charlotte Business Journal counted more than a dozen empty storefronts at Northlake in late February.
Beautiful 1950's home in Gastonia for sale
Beautiful brick home with large screened in side porch perfect for relaxing or entertaining! This gem has all the charm you want in an older home & all the benefits of being newly renovated and updated! Hardwood floors, an open concept & great room fireplace are just a few of the first things you'll notice when you arrive! Just completed kitchen with custom cabinets, marble backsplash, quartz countertops, high-end stainless appliances and center island. Master on main level with new en suite bath & a second bed and full bath on main level! Large fenced backyard with room for gardening. Hardwood floors continue to the second floor with 2 more bedrooms and another full bath. Walk in storage closet for added storage! Basement offers garage space, workshop and a large room for flex space. Come enjoy the quality of life you can only find in historic downtown areas with large trees and quiet streets. Close to shopping, dining, hospital, interstate and downtown.
Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
Honolulu is calling

Hawaii is a 10 hour flight away- and you can fly from Charlotte Douglas. American Airlines has been flying a 777-200 daily to Hawaii since June 2.  One bummer- Hawaii currently mandates a 10-day quarantine for individuals traveling to the island domestically, including residents and fully vaccinated travelers.

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 2 Gaston County people died of Covid since last Tuesday

2 families have lost a loved one since last Tuesday to Covid.  So far Gaston County has lost 441 people to the virus. Right now we have 2 people on a vent, 20 people hospitalized, and have had 26,883 total cases.

In North Carolina, 54% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine — behind the national rate of 63%.

New Delta Variant

The new  Delta variant — which appears to be both more contagious and more severe than earlier versions of the virus — is spreading rapidly within the U.S., after having first been identified in India. It now accounts for about 10 percent of cases, according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former F.D.A. commissioner.

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Love you some Bojangles?

Bojangles is about to be available in more states. They plan to open 25 restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston  areas. In addition, in an agreement with a franchisee, Bojangles will also open 45 new restaurants in Florida and Ohio.
Meanwhile, back in North Carolina, competitors Slim Chickens and Biscuitville are both opening restaurants in the Charlotte Metro area.
Gaston County Jobs

Amazon up to $15.50 hr, Fed Ex $15-$16 hr, Surgery scheduler $16-$19 hr, Daimler Mt. Holly $17.08-$27.91 hr, Warehouse PepsiCo $18.18 hr, and more.

See 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.
Meet your new best friend!
Meet Athena, she is a 4 year old Beagle/blue heeler mix. She weighs 39 pounds.
Athena is very sweet, she loves kids and gets along with dogs and cats. Athena does need a fenced yard where she can run.
She is spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on vaccines.

Email [email protected] for an application.

Next adoption event is June 19th at the Gastonia PetSmart from 12-4. Make sure you are pre-approved to adopt.
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