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Good morning-I hope you and your family are happy and well during this stressful time. Call your friends family and just check in. Tell the people you love that you love them- we will get through this together!

Today will be cloudy and cooler with occasional rain, followed by steadier rain, high of 57. Occasional rain and drizzle this evening, considerable clouds, low of 45.
A little spring cheer from the yard of my friend Susan Borman...
I'm essential, you're essential? Evidently Hobby Lobby is keeping many of their stores open. As of Monday morning, the Gastonia store was open. Hobby Lobby owner David Green says his wife received a message from God telling her to to keep the stores open. So yarn and googly eyes are essential?  David Green's net worth is $6.5 billion. Michaels is open as well.
Eastridge Mall is closed except for the DMV and the post office.
Can you use some  good news? Check out  John Krasinski- on SGN!
Remote Learning
Gaston County schools begin Phase Two, which is teaching and learning in a virtual format. Find out more...
Trying to keep the kids busy? is offering free digital cooking classes every weekday. Also check out Cosmic Kids Yoga, and GoNoodle.
Gaston County currently has 15 positive cases of Coronavirus. You can get daily info at
It appears that although most parks are closed, many greenways and fields are open. No groups of more than 10 allowed. and social distancing is expected. Check with your municipality to make sure you are in compliance.
Trump says "No way" will he cancel the RNC scheduled for August
Are you safe getting takeout or having food delivered? Check out this cool graphic from NC State.
Spring cleaning while trapped inside? Don't take your donations to Goodwill right now, all North and South Carolina locations are temporarily closed.
Apparently most  Gaston County ABC stores are open regular hours, but the number of people allowed inside at one time is limited. The store at 3856 West Franklin Blvd.  is temporarily closed.
Featured Partner

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
Lowes Home Improvement and several other major retailers doing major hiring...
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is closed to the general public. The usual staff of 52 has been reduced to 9.people.
People On The Move
Let us know about new faces, promotions and awards!  704-650-8330 or email [email protected].
Featured Partner

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
Featured Partner
Animal Care Specialist, Medical receptionist, Field Service and Sales Tech,  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

Presently adoptions are between 12- 2 PM by appointment only.

Animal ID

Species Dog 
Breed Terrier/Mix 
Age 2 years 7 days 
Gender Male 
Size Small 
Color White/Brown 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement 
Location M-kennels 
Intake Date 3/23/2020 
Stage Rescue only


Please complete the adoption questionnaire here and an employee will contact you once the questionnaire has been approved and notify you of a time for interaction with the available pets.

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