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Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday, June 1st.

The above photo is Caromont Heath Park (formerly FUSE Stadium) in Gastonia on opening night last Thursday.

Today will be partly sunny and nice, with a  high of 79. Tonight will be mainly clear, with a low of 59.
Baseball is in downtown Gastonia!

Although the Honey Hunters got spanked, it was still a great opening night at Caromont Health Park last Thursday. Magic Johnson was in town to throw out the first pitch.  Attendance was capped at 2000 through Sunday. That was to give fans room to socially distance, and also to allow the staff and management to work out any bugs.

Get tickets here

Kings Mountain Casino Rumbles on

The U.S House Committee on Natural Resources ratified the July 2020 decision to allow 17 acres in Cleveland County to be placed in trust for the Catawba Indians. The Catawba's are expected to open a "pre-launch" casino facility this summer.

A full first phase of the project is expected to open in early 2022 with an additional 1,300 slot machines.

Unemployment work-search requirements change

If you are receiving North Carolina unemployment, beginning June 6th you will be required to contact at least 3 employers weekly to continue receiving benefits. Claimants should contact and register for a job-seeker account.
Questions have been raised about the need for further "no work"  requirements for unemployment benefits as local businesses, especially restaurants, have trouble staffing their kitchens and dining rooms.
Eggs Up Grill coming to former Round Bistro location

Looks like a new breakfast place is opening off of South New Hope Road in Gastonia. Eggs Up Grill has a sign in the old Round Bistro location, and we have reports of work going on in the space.  Never heard of Eggs Up Grill? Check it out here...
Got Cuban?

Awhile back we had heard some buzz that a Cuban restaurant was coming to the old Miles Restaurant location in downtown Gastonia. We certainly hope that is still the case! We will give you an update when we have one.
New Terra Mia is....where?

So now we are hearing that Terra Mia is not moving into the old Peace & Hominy space, but may be looking at space near Harris Teeter in Belmont. Stay tuned.
Irish pub in Belmont-Psych...

There was sign in the former Doffer's Pizza in Belmont that said an Irish Pub was coming soon. Evidently that is not the case. We'll post more as info is available.
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 June show will feature The Reggie Sullivan Band. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic to enjoy the show. (Large coolers, alcoholic beverages, tents and umbrellas not permitted).

June 3rd, 6-8pm
Kyle Larson wins Coca-Cola 600

Kyle Larson won all 4 stages of the longest race on the NASCAR schedule on Sunday. The win gave Ric Hendrick and Hendrick Motorsports their 269th win, passing Petty Enterprises.

Belmont City Council approved Del Webb’s development plans, which will include the construction of a .73 mile segment of the new South Fork Parkway.  The Parkway will provide a connection between Armstrong Ford Rd and Nixon Rd in Phase 1 of the project.  The developer has also agreed to mitigate their impacts through improvements at 7 different intersections.

In addition to roadway improvements, the developer has committed to the design and construction of 2.7 miles of 8′ wide natural surface trail along the South Fork River.

Approved Development Plans and Studies can be found here:

Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

by Foothills Players of NC, at the Little Theater of Gastonia

This weekend June 4th, 5th, & 6th, and June 11th & 12th

Get tickets here
Gaston seniors enjoy mask-less graduation

2167 seniors graduated Friday night from Gaston County public schools. They did so without masks after Governor Roy Cooper lifted the statewide mask mandate May14th.

Other local schools graduating seniors include:

*Gaston Day School graduated 43 seniors
*Gaston Christian graduated 50 seniors
*Gaston Virtual Academy graduated 4 seniors
*Piedmont Community Charter will not hold graduation until June 3.
 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.

The largest number of cases are in the 25-49 age range.

NCAA Baseball Tournament passes us by

Gastonia's CaroMont Health Park will not be included in a list of sites for the 2021 NCAA Baseball Tournament. Greenville and Columbia S.C.  are the closest 2 sites to us.

Forward Together: Gaston County

Join us for a unique event series that brings local businesses, policy experts, and other stakeholders together for an honest discussion about what counties are doing to build a strong economy -- continuing with Gaston County!
virtual event.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

10:00am –11:00am

Gaston County Jobs

Warehouse forklift operator $18.15 hr, Customer service $17 hr, Rural mail carrier $19.06 hr, Asst Store Mgr Aldi $20 hr, Plastic Manufacturing $17 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 Susie-your new best friend!
Meet Susie, she is a 7 year old walker hound mix. This girl believes she is a princess and requires a bed or couch to sleep on. Susie refuses to sleep on a floor! This sweet girl is good with all size dogs, but No cats! She requires a fenced in yard to be able to run around. Susie is house and crate trained. She will snuggle up with you on the couch or in the bed.
Susie is not an apartment dog, she does bark, like a hound.
She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.
Email [email protected] for an application.
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