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 Happy June-it's David. I know we are past Memorial Day, but June really feels like the start of summer.
Today will be mostly sunny and humid, with a high of 84.  This evening will be clear and humid, with a low will be 67.

Amor Vincit Omnia
Gastonia's FUSE project is making real progress, as these photos attest. Find more info here
A little good news-the SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule docked with the international space station on Sunday, becoming the first commercially designed and built spacecraft to do so. Congrats to Elon Musk and team!
Have you missed Necco Wafers? The company that made them went bankrupt in 2018, and there were basically none to be had. But now Spangler Candy has bought them and brought them back. Coming soon to a candy shelf near you! Where is the Lineberger's candy counter when you need it?
Governor Roy Cooper has extended protections for those having trouble paying rent and utility bills due to Covid-19. The ban prohibits utility shutoffs for two months, and pending evictions for three weeks.
The State of North Carolina and GOP officials are still going round and round about the Republican National convention. GOP officials want a full convention, which means 19,000 inside the arena, and hotels and restaurants would need to function at full capacity. They say they need an answer by Wednesday, so we'll see.
Loray Mill event operator loses 30 to 40 events due to Covid-19 event restrictions. Byron Sackett, owner of Homestead Events, wants clarification from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Currently indoor events are restricted to 10 people, and outdoor to 25 people, although there is no limit on indoor seating at a wedding. More...
Gaston County folks are super excited that restaurants are open (partially anyway). Here's a shot from Webb's Custom Kitchen.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is open again- to members.Currently they are open Thursday through Sunday 10-4.
Ouch! Gaston County Covid-19 cases up dramatically
Coivd-19 cases are up, way up.Gaston County currently has 62 active positive cases of Coronavirus , with 237 recovered, and 7 deaths.You can get daily info at
The bar is coming together at the Pita Wheel in downtown Gastonia!
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Man's (other) Best Friend

Sometimes things happen to us beyond our control. For Donnie, his mother lost her life to a dog on the streets. A kindly woman started feeding Donnie and his siblings, but she knew life outside wasn't the gig for this handsome dude, so she brought him here for a fresh start.

He's a maestro that will serenade you with meows, especially when you've got some treats. And something tells us he wouldn't be above taking a bite of your pizza. Can you give this guy a warm spot in your home?

Come meet Donnie at our new shelter, located at 1491 Business Park Court in Gastonia.

Donnie is about two years of age, already neutered and ready to go home for a $75 adoption fee.

Online adoption form:

Make sure to let us know Donnie is the pet you're interested in.

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