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Good morning, it's David. Today is Tuesday, May 4th. Which means tomorrow is May 5th, or Cinco De Mayo.  See our list of Gaston County restaurants below that are celebrating Cinco De Mayo.

Today will humid and warmer with times of clouds and sun; a couple of afternoon thunderstorms , with a  high of 81. Tonight will be cloudy and warm; a brief late-night shower or two , and a low of 66.
Kirkell Silks now on display at DSBG

For more than 40 years Sarasota, Florida artist Jamie Kirkell has mastered his art of painting on silk to exquisite levels. Now he’s bringing an exhibition of his work to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. His current work incorporates abstracts of floral silk scarves and large tapestries that will be on display in the Garden’s Visitor Pavilion. Beginning in the 1960s, Jamie studied Batik in Java under the direction of Indonesia’s Master Batik artist Bambang Oetoro. Kirkell’s work has been on display at museums, botanical gardens and art centers throughout the United States.
Do you love movies? Gastonia's Regal Theater reopens May 14!
Oops! Terra Mia is absolutely open in McAdenville!

They reopened Saturday after remodeling. Sorry for the confusion!
The Wells Fargo Championship

Where: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
When: May 3-9
What: See 11 of the top 15 players in the world, including defending champion Max Homa, 2-Time champion Rory McIlroy, 2012 champion Rickie Fowler, and World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson, compete at The Wells Fargo Championship.  This year’s tournament will be staged with limited attendance on-site and with health and safety protocols in place.
Tickets: Limited. Wells Fargo Championship Tickets
$22 Million Dollar ballpark ready for opening day

The ribbon has been cut and all systems are go at the Fuse Stadium Ballpark on East Franklin Boulevard in Gastonia. Opening day is May 27.
Bob & Sheri no longer at 107.9 the Link

Local Bob & Sheri fans may have to look a  little harder to find their morning fix, after the Link dropped the morning show after 29 years. Matt & Ramona will now be anchoring the 6-10 a.m. morning show.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibit comes to Charlotte

You have probably seen ads for the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit coming in June, but the Michelangelo exhibit is here now!
Scope it out

Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
New ice cream shop in former Ben & Jerry's space

Joe and Caries Creamery is opening soon-hopefully in June- in the old Ben & Jerry's space in Franklin Square. According to their Facebook post they will have
specialty ice cream, shakes, cheesecakes and fresh cut fries. They are planning to have adult milkshakes as well. (Does that mean what I think it does?)
River Jam at the Whitewater Center is back!

Live music this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. @ 7 PM
Schedule here
No secret-restaurants struggle to find help

If you have been out to eat lately, you may have had a longer than usual wait. That's because of a lack of servers or back of the house staff. Or your favorite restaurant may be closed on certain days, or limiting hours for the same reasons.

Is the lack of staff because of the current unemployment monies being paid out? Is it because of low wages in the restaurant industry overall?

Regardless, in the meantime when going out to eat, please be patient, be kind, and tip well. Most of these servers and bartenders are doing their best to make you happy. And please lighten up on the online comments about bad service until this gets sorted out.
How did the Panthers do in the draft?

Panthers banking on QB Sam Darnold

Folks are are saying that first year GM Scott Fitterer gave a master class in the NFL draft this weekend. While no single player necessarily stands out, overall Fitterer filled the teams needs without overreaching. Here is the list:

Rd 1: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Rd 2: Terrance Marshall, WR, LSU
Rd 3: Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
Rd 3: Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame
Rd 4: Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State
Rd 5: Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa
Rd 5: Keith Taylor, CB, Washington
Rd 6: Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama
Rd 6: Shi Smith, WR, South Carolina
Rd 6: Thomas Fletcher, LS, Alabama
Rd 7: Phil Hoskins, DT, Kentucky

Mother's Day is May 9th.
"Main Street Social
Coming Soon"

So, evidently this is happening in Stately. We'll give you more details when we have them..
Darryl Strawberry stopped by

Strawberry was in Charlotte at the Billy Graham Library signing his book Saturday, and stopped by the String Bean in Belmont afterwards and had a Cowpig burger. Strawberry was an All-Star baseball payer, outfielder and hitter, and played for the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants. That's Shane Grigg on the right, with the String Bean.
These Gaston County restaurants are celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Don Pedro - Gastonia, 3272 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056, Gastonia
Free t-shirt with the purchase of a margarita along with many other drink & food specials - and a live DJ Centenario Jiminez!

The Bottle Tree-
102 Davis Street, Belmont . Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo in The Garden from 5-9. We are featuring live music, Mexican inspired food and drink specials.

La Fuente Mexican Grill -3070 E Franklin Blvd Ste 2 Gastonia. They normally have a mariachi band for Cinco de Mayo.

Azteca-1863 W Franklin Blvd Gastonia.  Buy a $10.95 margarita and get a free t-shirt.

El Valle- 791 W Charlotte Ave Mount Holly. They will feature a  special Cinco de Mayo menu.
 3 Gaston County people died of Covid since last Tuesday

3 families have lost a  loved one since last Tuesday to Covid.  So far Gaston County has lost 427 people to the virus. Right now we have 0 people on a vent, 22 people hospitalized, and have had 26,286 total cases.

The largest number of cases are in the 25-49 age range.

At least 969,752 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 12,651 have died since March 2020, according to state health officials.

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The Art of Mount Holly-A Collaboration

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6 PM EDT – 9 PM EDT

Nurses and Direct Support Professionals Needed
We are recruiting exceptional people to work with our exceptional angels. We need Direct Support Professionals and nurses with a big heart. Holy Angels is hosting a job fair on campus (6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont) on May 7 between 10am-2pm or apply now at
Gaston County Jobs

Office assistant $18-$24 hr, Admin Asst $16-$18hr, Police Camera Admin $30 hr, Rural mail carrier $19.06 hr, School Nurse $25-$35 hr , 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 Annabelle-your new best friend!
Meet Sophie, she is a 9 year old Cairn terrier. She weighs 13 pounds. Sophie is a very sweet girl, she is the sister to Jesse.
These girls owner had relatives with small children move in with her and they are not happy with kids or noises. They do not need to be adopted together. Sophie is looking for a quiet home with no kids. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

Email [email protected] for an application.
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