Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday June 16th.
63 degrees? Yup! Is it Fall already? Today it will be cooler with periods of rain, and a high of 63. This evening it will be cloudy with a little rain, and a low of 60.
Proposed new industrial complex could bring over 10,000 new jobs
A proposed new industrial site could bring over 10,0000 new jobs (direct and indirect) and $462 million in annual compensation to Gaston County. The project would increase the number of jobs in Gaston County by 10%.
Gaston County has previously applied for a BUILD grant yearly since 2017, but they now have a development partner for the 400 acre Lineberger site. NorthPointe Development, based in Kansas city, has the land under contract. More...
Gastonia's Harold Varner lll was unable to keep up with playing partner Jordan Spieth and the other leaders Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Daniel Berger was the eventual winner, with Varner finishing with an even par 70 in the 3rd round. Varner had the solo lead going into the weekend...there is always next week! Up next is the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, which will be played with no spectators.
Gaston County Covid-19 cases rise dramaticallyto 164
Up from 90 last week
Coivd-19 cases are up, way up.Gaston County currently has 164 active positive cases of Coronavirus , with 330 recovered, and 8 deaths.You can get daily info at Gastongov.com/coronavirus
Ready for a little fun? Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster is now open in Banner Elk, across the road from Sugar Mountain. Riders zoom down the track in carts that can hold up to two people. Advance reservations are required on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More...
There is a rumor that The Juicy Crab is coming to the old Denny's location on Franklin Blvd. More competition for the Yummy Crab in Akers Center, and Mr 3"s Crabpot (on Ozark in the former Fatcats location).
A group is wanting the statue of a Confederate private that stands in front of the Gaston County courthouse to be removed. The NAACP and the Gaston County Freedom Fighters are asking that the statue, which stands across form a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. be moved as they find the placement insulting. County commissioner Chad Brown disagrees, feeling that it teaches history. More...
You have to be in it to win it- a Gastonia woman turned $30 into over $70,000. Martha Starnes bought a $300,000,000 Supreme Riches ticket at the Omni Mart on South Union Road in Gastonia.
Free Face Masks
The second Masks for Gastonia will be help at the Gastonia Farmers Market from 5:30-7:00 PM this Thursday, June 18. The Farmers Market is located at 410 Long Ave.
12 Books the New York Times recommends this week
From a diary of a British prisoner in jail for a tax-dodging scheme, to a story about a Girl Scout troop that started in a shelter and inspired the world; there is something here for everyone.
Need a used car? You may have heard that Hertz has declared bankruptcy, and now they are selling used cars at below market prices.Check it out...
Reportedly NASCAR's July All- Star Race will move from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. The move is being made as North Carolina continues to see a rise in Covid-19 cases. Moving the event to Tennessee would allow the race to have fans present.
Lots of folks would like to see a Trader Joe's come to Gaston County. You can help by submitting a location request to Trader Joe's here...
Sammy's Neighborhood Pub in Dallas is coming along, and owner John Bailey is looking for a fall opening. The building is on track to be finished in August. I know Dallas folks are excited!
Shift supervisor A&E $45-$50k, HVAC technician, Practice Manager, First Responder, 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
Life on the streets can be ruff! 🐕
Someone loved Bucky once, long enough to put a collar on him. Unfortunately, that collar became too tight and as Bucky grew, the collar didn't. By the time he reached our door as a stray, the collar had scarred his neck. 🐶
But that's okay- chicks dig scars, right? 😉 And Bucky doesn't let it bother him. He takes treats politely and is interested in squeaky toys.
Who will step up and give this prince a lovely thick collar and a new beginning?
Bucky is available to approved adopters for a $90 adoption fee at 1491 Business Park Ct in Gastonia. This covers his neuter and all medical care associated with his adoption including vaccinations. We estimate he is about 1 year old.