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Good morning- David here. Today is Tuesday November 24th. We are staying home for Thanksgiving instead of traveling to see my sister and mom, because of the virus,  and that makes me sad. But I am thankful for my wife, my life, and being healthy.

It has also been an especially hard year for small business. When you can, make every effort to include a local small business in your gift planning. Amazon really doesn't need your money, and and it could make a big difference to one of your neighbors.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Today will be sunny, with  a high of 60. Tonight we will have increasing clouds, pretty much a 0% chance of rain, and  a low of 42.

Thanksgiving Day there will be a little morning rain and clouds, with a high temperature of 72


Ice, Ice-Skating that is!

The US National Whitewater Center had opened their ice rink, but you have to have a time slot. More info...
McAdenville lights ready to glow

The season continues to shine brightly in Christmas Town USAas well. In its 65th year of bringing nostalgia to the holidays, Christmas Town USA comes to life in McAdenville, N.C., on Dec. 1. Its lights twinkle nightly through Dec. 26 with a variety of safety measures included this year, such as a shortened designated route and removing lit areas where visitors often congregate. Traditions may be trimmed in 2020, but Christmas Town’s street will dance in merriment with thousands of illuminated red, green and white lights. Planning to visit?
So here's how you get a socially distanced Santa pic...this is at Southpark Mall in Charlotte.
Bojangles grows, gets competitor

Who doesn't love Bojanlges? Bojangles, founded in 1977 and with 750 restaurants in 11 states is growing. They are opening 24 hour locations at Loves Travel Stops in as many as 40 locations, including Cordele Georgia, Oklahoma and Mississippi.
In other news, Biscuitville, a family owned chain out of Greensboro, will open it's first Charlotte area location in late fall on Derita Road near Concord Mills Mall.
Looking for Christmas Gifts?

Susan Lambert will be the 'pop up artist' at Arts on the Greenway, this Saturday. Handmade Jewelry for gifts! Sounds like a plan . These are some stacking type rings she finished recently.

Check it out this Saturday, Nov 28th, 11am-4pm Nov 28 at  Arts on the Greenway, located  across the parking lot from the Citizen's Center in Mount Holly.
Support your local charity!

Give your favorite local charity a shout out in next weeks newsletter! Send your info in 50 words or less and we'll relay your shout out to the GA audience. Email your info to:  [email protected]
Gastonia home near Country Club with private bridge...
See what you think...

Home has 1000 foot frontage on golf course, 7.63 acres, asking $934,900.
First NFL start for P.J. Walker results in Panther's victory

PJ Walker was rewarded with the game ball after he led the Panthers to a 20-0 shutout of the Detroit Lions.It was only the second shutout of this NFL season, where shutouts are unusual due to the high powered offenses. More...
2nd Medical School in Charlotte?

Novant and UNC Health have announced a branch campus in Charlotte.
The deal would involve expansion of UNC School of Medicine's Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program, which helps train students to work in rural and/or undeserved areas.  It also offers cohort-based experiences, an option for an international trip and opportunities for community immersion.

UNC's clinical trials and research are also expected to bring more treatment options for patients in the Charlotte Metro area.

Danny Jackson retires as Mount Holly City Manager

Danny Jackson has retired after 33 years of service to the City of Mount Holly. He was also awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest civilian award. Jackson has received many notable awards over the years, and was known for his gracious  and patient personality. He will be sorely missed. Miles Braswell, currently Assistant City Manager, will assume the City Manager role.
Gastonia native and former Gaston Day star Nate Hinton is set to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. Hinton was not taken in the NBA draft, but agreed to a two-way deal with the Mavericks. “I am honored to have been chosen by the Dallas Mavericks,” Hinton said. “I’ve got my foot in the door, and I was hungry but now I’m hungrier. It will be a true blessing, and I thank the coaching staff and administrators for their faith in my ability.”
 10 people dead in Gaston County

 Wear a mask!

 10 Gaston County People Have died of Covid-19 since last Tuesday

We have had 9,637 positive tests to date, and 182 people have died in Gaston County from the virus. The largest group of positive cases are in the 25-49 age group. See interactive graphic here...

Gaston County Jobs

Residential construction laborers $45-$55k, rural mail carrier $18.56 hr, Telecommunicator Gaston County Police, Customer Service rep, $20-$25 hr., and more.

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...
Grammar pet peeve-one of many

Found on the interwebs: " Writing tip: Although the word “signage” has become popular, you can almost always use “sign” or “signs” as a more straightforward alternative. Choosing simple and concrete words rather than more complex and abstract ones strengthens your writing. " And it's a lot less pretentious...and irritating.
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.
Mans best friend
Do you need a superhero to protect your heart? Well, we think Tony Stark (aka A46046424) would be the best one yet!
Tony Stark is an 8 month old Chinese Shar-Pei and Retriever mix. He is smart, handsome, and a little on the rambunctious side...which is how he was named after Tony Stark! #tonystark #ironman His cute little ears and darling face just make you wanna snuggle up and watch Iron Man.
Tony Stark's adoption fee is $90 and includes his vetting, microchip, and neuter. If you're interested in adopting him, stop by to visit him at our shelter.
Not yet approved? Fill out our questionnaire online or in person.
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