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Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday, June 8th.

Today there will be times of sun and clouds with widely separated thunderstorms in the afternoon, and a high of 81. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 70.
Gastonia receives $60,000 for bike plan

North Carolina's Transportation Department has given Gastonia $60,000 to develop a plan to make the city more bike accessible.  Many residents are excited to see Gastonia become more bike friendly, and add bicycle lanes.
The Gastonia Planning Committee is asking for input on what the most beneficial areas are to add bike lanes.
Coke mural nearing completion in Mount Holly

Our friend Boyce McKinney is close to finishing the Coca-Cola mural in Mt. Holly. All that's left is the "Sprite-Boy".   Yup, the Sprite Boy- and he doesn't have anything to do with the Sprite lemon lime soft drink. Find out more about the Sprite-Boy here...
9 chained and scarred dogs rescued from alleged dog fighting ring

Rico Pagan is being held on $175,000 bond in the Gaston County Detention Center, charged with 18 felony charges related to dog fighting, cruelty to animals, and drug possession.
Nine dogs, all American Pitbull Terriers, were taken out of state Friday to an undisclosed shelter run by Humane Society specialists.
You've been warned!

Going to a Honey Hunters game, or to pick up tickets? Don't park in the Sav-A-Lot grocery's parking lot. Doing so could get your car booted- and it costs $200 to have it removed. Save-A-Lot has signs posted that say "No Parking for Honey Hunters", but evidently some people don't believe that lightning will strike.
Gaston leaders trying to spur aviation growth

The Gaston County Economic Development Aircraft Financial Incentive Program hopes to lure new planes and airplane hangers to the City owned Gastonia Municipal Airport. The City will provide 3 year grants to those companies that make at least a $10 million dollar investment.

Donny Hicks,  the executive director of the Gaston County Economic Development Commission, said the county wants as many planes based at Gastonia Municipal as possible. While the runway at the airport may be shorter than most, Hicks said trying to spur more investment is an attempt to better maximize the airport as an asset.

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-Get Free Tix

Gastonia will reopen some municipal buildings

Gastonia will reopen the police department, the Garland Center, and many other recreational facilities starting Monday, yesterday, after being closed for Covid for more than a year. Citizens can begin attending City Council meetings on June15th.
Hosting an event?

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

We know we listed Mount Holly and Gastonia music events 2 weeks ago - but we are so excited that we wanted to share them again!
Live music is back in Mt. Holly!
Blue Fridays- Belmont will not be hosting summer music

From the City of Belmont:
The Friday Night Live concert series will not be taking place in 2021, but we hope to see you in 2022.

However-they are hosting Red, White, and Belmont on July 3rd!
Live music is back in Gastonia!
 1 Gaston County person has died of Covid since last Tuesday

1 family has lost a loved one since last Tuesday to Covid. So far Gaston County has lost 442 people to the virus. Right now we have 0 people on a vent, 7 people hospitalized, and have had 27,030 total cases.

It is hard to celebrate when another family had lost a loved one, but we are overjoyed to see the numbers this low.

Read more here:
Jazz  at the Garden

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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).

Order dinner and they will have it ready for you when you arrive!
Please note: Event registration is required and dinner is sold as a separate transaction
A link to the event was not available at press time. Please check for further details.
Gaston County Jobs

Part time at Aldi $14.50 hr, Plastic Mfg Associate $17 hr, Warehouse evenings $18.15 hr., Dock Worker $61,500 yr, 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!
Who names a dog Peanut Butter ? This energetic boy needs a active family with a large yard to run in and lots of peanut butter of course Peanut Butter (A47635862) is a 1 year old Terrier, American Pit-bull mix that weighs 49lbs. He has been hanging out with us for awhile now and has been a good boy while waiting on his forever family to come get him.
His adoption fee is $90 and includes: His neuter, microchip, vaccinations and other vetting.
See Peanut Butter today! Not yet approved? Fill out our adoption questionnaire at
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