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 Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday June 9th. You are reading the Gaston Alive Newsletter, an e-newsletter with local fun, food, music, people and events.  Feel free to forward to a friend!
Today there will be intervals of clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm, and a high of 87.  This evening will be cloudy with a thunderstorm in the area, and a low of 72.

There are quite a few activities going on at the Whitewater Center, including rafting, kayaking, ropes, ziplines and more. Check  it out!
The head of Gaston County DHHS resigns after Facebook post

A recent Facebook post by Chris Dobbins may have some relation to his sudden resignation, but that is unclear. Dobbins, named Health Director of the Year in 2017,  resigned Monday June 8th. More...

3 year old Princeton and Captain Jason Davis of the Belmont Police Department met at at a protest over the weekend. Prince's mom said "My son reached out his hand, and he grabbed it, and it was beautiful."  They had a reunion yesterday, got to know each other, and went for ice cream.
Gastonia's Parkdale  Mills Awarded Half a billion dollar contract

Parkdale received an order for 60 million reusable isolation gowns for first responders and medical workers. The order is due by September 14. More...
Governor Cooper tells Trump and the RNC that holding a full scale convention in Charlotte in August is "very unlikely"   More...
Get your paddle on!

The Summer Paddle Series is back! Designed for beginners, explore different parts of the river basin. $10 for members, $25 for non-members. Includes kayaks, paddles, and PFDs. Sponsored by the Catawba Riverkeeper. More..
Ames Copper Group to spend $50 Million in Cleveland County

The expansion, slated to happen over 5 years, will include the construction of a new copper smelter plant there to recycle and purify copper. The project is expected to create 46 new jobs with an average salary of $51,700.
Yow! Cherry lemon Sundrop soft serve from Belmont Specialty Foods.
 Gaston County Covid-19 cases up dramatically to 90
Coivd-19 cases are up, way up.Gaston County currently has 90 active positive cases of Coronavirus , with 265 recovered, and 8 deaths.You can get daily info at
Covid-19 Cases are rising in NC, doctors are concerned

Numbers are certainly rising in Gaston county. Cases have risen statewide since Memorial day, although apparently the state still has plenty of capacity to treat Covid-19 cases. More...
Who's Hiring in Gaston County This Week?

Package delivery for Amazon subcontractor, diesel mechanic, full time non CDL driver,  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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You need a puppy!

Email [email protected] for an application.
We have these 5 sweet puppies available for adoption. These babies are the perfect mutts. There are 3 girls and 2 boys. These sweeties are 16 weeks old and are very shy and need time to adjust to their new surroundings. Once they learn to trust you, they will lay next to you begging for belly rubs. They love to play with toys and other dogs and are working on being housetrained.
These babies are looking for a home with kids 8 and over, a fenced in yard and preferably another dog.
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