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Good morning- it's David.
Today will be cloudy and not as warm, with a shower or thunderstorm, and a high of 71 This evening we will have a thunderstorm in spots, otherwise mostly cloudy. The low will be 53..

Amor Vincit Omnia
Happy Mother's Day Sunday to all of the moms out there!
Governor Roy Cooper signs a $1.57 billion dollar COVID-19 bill that includes money for or personal protective equipment, university research, testing, contact tracing, small business loans and food banks. There is also a cool time lapse map of the virus's spread in NC here.

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I can believe it. A new survey says about half of you don't wear pants while working from home, or skirts or shorts...
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will start reopening on Saturday. “Roads and trails will be the first to open, followed two weeks later by campgrounds, picnic pavilions, visitor centers and many secondary roads.” (Observer)
According to a Meredith College survey, North Caolinians are not too anxious to venture out...
Despite protests, most North Carolinians don't want a quick re-opening during Covid-19. 75% support Governor Coopers stay at home order until May 8th.

Margaritas and Moscow Mules to go?
No to-go cocktails on NC menus for now, say NC lawmakers.A proposal to allow up to two mixed drinks didn't make it into a bipartisan relief measure.
Gastonia 9Round owner being cautious about reopening. Owner Julie Spitzer says she is using this time to make sure that her business is truly ready, and to let members know of the changes in store once they do reopen.
Kintegra Health is doing free COVID-19 testing in Gastonia, via a mobile bus. You must be experiencing symptoms of the virus, and make an appointment. Call 704-874-3316 to make an appointment and find out the mobile location for that day.
Can't wait! The Mount Holly Farmer's Market opens this Saturday May 9th!
The Gastonia Farmers Market is already open- see schedule here.
Sad news-The  Java House in downtown Gastonia is closed. The owner says they were unable to secure SBA funding or a PPP loan. More...
After 24 years, the IHOP on cox Road closes,  with no intention to reopen. Corporate did not attribute the closing to COVID-19.
Throughout the year your AC system has most likely accumulated dirt and debris.  Your heating and cooling system is one of the most expensive investments you will make in your home so it’s vital that you keep it in top shape.  It is important that you get your system checked and cleaned each year for efficiency, warranty, and safety reasons. Right now, GSM Services is running an Air Conditioner tune up, cleaning, and safety check for $98  (Reg. $128)

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to keep our customers and team members safe and healthy during these challenging times. If you need us - call, text, or message us today and we will be right out to take care of any comfort issues you have in your home! We have placed a NO CONTACT Service calls & Installation Policy which includes strict procedures to ensure that we still are able to serve our customers and keep them comfortable comfortable while avoiding contact.
Gaston County currently has 24 active positive cases of Coronavirus (down from 30 last week), with 128 recovered, and 3 deaths.You can get daily info at
Retired  NC Supreme Court Justice says Governors order supersedes Gaston County Commissioners Tracy Philbeck's statement regarding business openings. The county does not have the authority to override the governors stay-at-home order. More...
Page Gore, owner of Salon Indigo in Gastonia is concerned about her business, her family, and her employees during the shutdown. She hopes restrictions on salons will be relaxed soon.

Meet Marianna Linares -Miss Gaston County 2020! Interesting note- she has been to Disney World more than 100 times! She also has a degree in Mathmatical Business from Wake Forest University.
Registered nurse, veterinary receptionist, stock room supervisor at Gaston Electronics, 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.
Everybunny needs somebunny, sometimes..

Meet Jezebel, she’s a 6 month old Flemish Giant Holland lop mix. She’s a very big girl and will get much bigger. She is a free roam bunny and uses a litter box to go potty. Jezebel loves cats, dogs and kids as long as they don’t try to hurt her. She's a very active girl she needs plenty of toys to keep her occupied.
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