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Good morning-this is David working from home.

A little rain this afternoon,, otherwise mostly cloudy, high of 63. Evening rain, otherwise mostly cloudy and mild, low of 58.
Tired of being trapped in the house? Here's a little spring color courtesy of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
Gaston County commissioners propose $50 Million Economic Stimulus Plan.
Lowe's Home  Improvement is donating $25 million to fight COVID-19, which includes $15 million for protective gear for medical professionals. More...
There are three reported cases of Coronavirus  in Gaston County as of yesterday, March 23rd, according to the Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services.
Beverly Knits was going to lay off 20% of their workforce,but now are working full staff to make much needed surgical masks for healthcare workers.
Check out this Solitary Slushy from Muddy River Distillery that you can make for the whole family, or just for the adults!
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Our dining rooms may be closed but we are open and cooking healthy and delicious food. Thanks to all of our customers and friends for supporting us over the years and especially over the challenging past couple of weeks. We are surely grateful for you.

3 Ways to Order Quick and Healthy
Place your order, pull up to the window and drive away with your cooked to order meal.
Save time by ordering ahead. Place your order and pick up your food at the drive-thru or come inside and we will hand it to you at the counter.
Click the DELIVERY button to use Door Dash for quick, convenient delivery right to your door.
Free delivery on your first order -- minimum $15
Check out this historic Loray Mill Loft in Gastonia available on Airbnb. Room for 4, near downtown Gastonia.
Crowder's Mountain state Park is closed as of yesterday. Must be lots of Cornavirus hiding out in those woods.
Governor Cooper orders all schools closed (including Gaston County) until May 15. Kids rejoice, parents not so much. This will be a different and difficult time for many parents, as some have to find child care, and some are trying to work from home as the kids romp through the office or by the kitchen table. Those kids fortunate enough to have laptops or iPads may still be able to work on assignments; hopefully arrangements are being made for those without.
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You 1st Pharmacy has curb side pick-up!
No need to come in- we'll come to you!
Are you looking for a pharmacy that does not only provide you with quality medicines but also support you by offering assistance in adhering to your medication better? If you are, you have come to the right place. Our pharmacists are open to provide you advice and tips on how to properly take your medicines and even help you understand their effects and how they can help you be better. We put YOU first at You 1st Pharmacy and we look forward to partner with YOU for Better Health!
240 East Garrison Blvd,in Water Tower Place Phone 980-320-0160, Fax 980-320-0161
Christmas in March?
McAdenville has decided to bring back some of their Christmas lights to provide some cheer during this difficult time, although 65% of the lights have already been removed. The lights will be on through the end of March.
Speaking of Christmas in March
Although some of us would rather pull our fingernails out with pliers, Hallmark is currently running a Christmas movie marathon now through Sunday at 6 PM. That's 27 movies where the guy or girl goes back to their hometown to  fall back in love with their high school sweetheart, with some snow and tears thrown in for good measure. It's mush, not at all like those Shakespearean Jason Borne flicks.
The Little Theater of Gastonia is delaying the presentation of Mama Mia! until September.  They are still planning to hold the summer camp featuring Moana, Jr. , although they are suspending registration for now.They hope to hold summer camp as scheduled if this crisis passes.
People On The Move
Let us know about new faces, promotions and awards!  704-650-8330 or email [email protected].
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Gaston County Calendar

Please Note:these dates were viable when first listed. Check with each sponsor to be sure event has not been changed or rescheduled. Obviously our calendar is abbreviated at this time.

Now featuring at the  Schiele museum, Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. also Creepy Nature and Teeth Claws Spikes.

Discovery Days at the YMCA,enrichment focused drop-off child care, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays.

May 30, An evening with Maria Howell at the historic Loray Mill,  featuring Noel Freidline and his band. Tickets

Parents Morning Out at the YMCA, Age 2-5, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Time 8:00-12:00
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Cabinet carpenter, Medical front office, Assembly line attendant $14.75 hr, Automotive technician, 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...
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.
Man's Best Friend

Tri county Big Dog Pet of Week - Caroline
The Tri-County Animal Rescue BIG DOG Pet of the Week is this beautiful Husky mix named Caroline. She is 4 years old, good with kids and loves both inside and outside. Caroline is crate trained, house trained and knows basic commands. She has a beautiful tan and cream coat. Check out that beautiful blue eye! Caroline can climb fences. She is not good with other pets so she must be an only dog. Caroline is playful and loves to romp around the yard. If you need a walking buddy then please give this sweet girl a chance! Caroline is spayed, current on vaccines and micro-chipped

Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications. Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete adoption.
If interested in any of our pets, please email
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