Good morning- it's Tuesday November 3rd- please remember to vote (if you haven't already!). It is 23 days until Thanksgiving...can't wait!
Today will be plenty of sun, with a high of 65. Tonight will be clear and chilly, with a low of 38. Time to dig out those sweaters and jackets... and those ridiculous cartoon character fleece lounge pants with the stretchy waist...
Gastonia Ballpark looking great-2 new projects break ground
Much of the seating and multipurpose field appears to be completed-very exciting! Two other projects are under way in the FUSE district. The first in the revitalization of the Trenton Mill building into 89 loft apartments. The second is a 5000 square foot space attached to the Coca Cola building which will be occupied by Durham based Durty Bull Brewing Company, which will also house the first restaurant in the FUSE district.
Holidays at the Garden Tickets on sale
Presale tickets for Holidays at the Garden are on sale now. The event runs November 27 through January 3rd 2021. Info...
A lot of folks are really excited that Sammy's Restaurant and Pub is finally open in Dallas on the Court Square. More..
Folks are excited-Cake Me Away Bakery is coming to Dallas and will be right next between Sammy's and Dallas Paint & Glass. They are not taking orders or publishing an opening date at this time, while they remodel and get everything ship shape.
Belmont Sake Dining Room Reopens
I know a lot of people are happy- the Belmont Sake dining room is open! They ask that you social distance and wear masks when not at your table, and refrain from joining them if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. Let's keep everyone safe!
Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration is negotiating with the Catawba Nation tribe on a plan to offer gambling at a new casino near Kings Mountain. The gaming compact would specify the types of games allowed, and how much the tribe would send the state. Those plans are part of a lawsuit brought by by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, which opposes the new casino.
Rock slide Blocks Section of Blue Ridge Parkway
Sunday's wind and rain continue to impact the Parkway. Park staff discovered a rock slide earlier this afternoon, near Milepost 340 that is blocking both lanes. Expect this area to be closed through the weekend. Visitors will need to find alternate routes via Hwy 80.
It is estimated that 257,000 lost health insurance during the pandemic
This is according to the North Carolina Medical Journal. Because of this many people have skipped needed medications and treatments. North Carolina is one of only 12 states that has not adopted medicaid expansion.
So this is creepy..and cool
Watch Disney's new skinless Robot head meets your gaze and blinks...here
Queen Bee Bakery has new owners
Queen Bee bakery in Mount Holly has new owners. The new owners are Sam and Dominique Robinson, owners of Pop Maizen. The recipes and employees will remain the same.
The Wandering Cup is open-they are a small coffee shop located inside A Little bit of Art at 900 South fork village Drive #G2 in Belmont. More...
Corona virus cases rocket in Gaston County
23 Gaston County People Have died of Covid-19 since last Tuesday
Active cases have shot up from 1645 to 2073. To date 5,695 have recovered, and we have had 7,910 positive tests. 142 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...
Sean Connery Passes
Sean Connery died Saturday in Nassau, the Bahamas, where he had a home. He was 90. Born in Edinburgh, he found fame as cinema’s first James Bond and went on to a long, award-winning film career that lasted nearly 60 years
Gaston County Jobs
Live animal manager at Scheile Museum, Industrial electricians and helpers, Customer service rep $20 + per hour, Quality assurance rep, and more.
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Mans best friend
Meet Poco! (A36296293) - He is a 7 year old Cattle dog mix that is already neutered! Poco came to the shelter because his owner passed away and he had no where else to go. The home he came from had another little dog and two cats. He is very friendly when he meets other dogs he people he doesn't know. Poco gets excited to go outside so he pulls on a leash until he gets his energy out. His coat needs a little help in getting healthy again by having a good diet, staying on flea prevention and a few good baths.
He will have a microchip, already neutered, one month of flea/tick prevention, one month of heart worm prevention, vaccine and deworming. He is heart worm negative.
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