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GA reader Darius sent us this pic of his daughter, enjoying the warm October weather.
Hello Tuesday, it's David. In spite of the pic above, it is cooling off. The highs for the next week or so are mid to high 70's-just about perfect!

Today it will be sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant, with a high of 74. Tonight will be partly cloudy and cool,with a low of 46.

Gaston Day Ranks 4th in local private K-12 schools

Gaston Day School ranked 4th recently in area private K-12 schools. The study was done by Niche, a Pittsburgh based research and review site. They review academic and scholastic achievement, facilities, reviews by parents and teachers, sports, and more.


Gaston Day School, Gastonia

  • North Carolina rank: No. 6
  • National rank: No. 275
  • Overall Niche Grade: A+
  • Academics: A+
  • Diversity: B+
  • Teachers: A
  • College Prep: A+
  • Clubs & Activities: A+
  • Sports: A-
Belmont Police raise awareness

Purple is the color of Domestic Awareness month, and Belmont Police are wearing purple patches to show support. You can have one too- the patches are available at the Belmont Police Department and Sammy's restaurant in downtown Belmont. The patches are $5, and all monies raised go to Hope United Survivor Network of Gaston County.

Gaston County Schools SAT score averages

Nationally, SAT scores evaluate students aptitude in math and evidence based reading and writing, or ERW.  Sores are used to evaluate probable success in college, although in recent years less weight is put on there scores for a variety of factors.

Highland School of Technology averaged 1177
South Point High School averaged 1098
Cherryville High School averaged 1075
Stuart W. Cramer High School averaged 1061
Forestview High School averaged 1053
East Gaston High School averaged 1051
North Gaston High School averaged 1028
Ashbrook High School averaged 986
Hunter Huss High School averaged 929
Bessemer City High School averaged 926

Data was obtained from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

"CH Family, I am so grateful to be accepted into your community. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of my process! Although I am nervous, I look forward to learning, healing and growing.” - Catherine's House newest resident
To help her and other residents "learn, heal, and grow" please consider purchasing a raffle ticket via this link
Win prizes for a great cause!
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail

For more than 20 years the Hickory Grove Haunted Trail has been scaring Gaston County residents - all in good fun! The trail opens this Friday night and goes through October 31st. More...
Heirloom close to opening in Belmont?

We hear the Heirloom restaurant is looking for staff, so hopefully that means they are close to opening. The popular restaurant moved form their Charlotte location to North Main Station on Glenway Street in Belmont.  They will take 3 of the 5 spaces in North Main Station, including the Bumblebee Bakery, which they also own. The restaurant space looks fairly finished, with just a few things left  to button up. The Bakery has a little farther to go, as it is just now having floors put down.
Pizza + Buffet coming to old CiCi's location

Joe and Carie Scarborough are opening a new restaurant in the old CiCi's location. Evidently it will be a similar concept, but with upgraded food and serce. They plan to be open the week of Thanksgiving.

Panthers are 3-3 after losing to the Vikings

The Panthers lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday 34-28 in overtime. The Panthers loosed pretty awful in the first half, as did Sam Darnold.  To be fair,  Darnold got no help from his receivers. The Panthers finished the day with 306 offensive yards, and went 2 for 12 on third down conversions.
Mount Holly's 4th Annual Lantern Parade

Saturday October 23rd @ 7 PM.Everyone is invited! More...
Major progress at Chronicle Mill in Belmont

Construction on the Chronicle Mill in Belmont is moving along swimmingly.
They plan to start leasing in the spring of 2022, so not too far away.
The Chronicle Mill was Belmont's first textile mill. The new Chronicle will offer apartments, as well as retail, restaurant, and office space.
Cheerwine anyone?

As we told you last week, Charlotte's popular 704 shop has come out with a Cheerwine collection.  We'll have to say- the designs are pretty dope.
You can check it out here- they have free shipping on all purchases.
Have you seen Wiley Coyote?

Actually, if you have heard nighttime coyote howling, there is a reason for that. This is the time of year that juvenile coyotes leave their parents and search for territories of their own.
Coyotes don't dwell in thick forests, preferring to be near people- which are sources of food...and small pets. If you have a small pet, it may not be a good idea to let them out alone at night. Coyotes will generally avoid humans, but if venturing out at night it may be a good idea to keep you pet on a leash.
State to listen to Piedmont mining concerns

State officials will be here is person to hear concerns  from residents  affected by the Piedmont Lithium project in Northwest Gaston County. The meeting will take place November 15th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the commissioners room on the second floor of the Gaston County courthouse. An information session will take place at the same location from 5:30-6:00 PM.
Belmont based Piedmont Lithium already owns approximately 3100 acres east of Cherryville.
Hosting an event?

Let us help you get the word out- purchase an event listing!
The Little Theater of Gastonia's season has begun!

Upcoming shows:

Steel Magnolias (Nov. 26 - Dec 5, 2021)
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook (Feb 25 - March 6, 2022)
Something Rotten (May 27 - June 5, 2022)

Covid  trending in a good direction in Gaston the flu!
A Department of Human Health Services study from late August found that those unvaccinated are more than four times as likely to contract COVID-19 and 15 times more likely to die due to the disease

Jobs with Gaston County

Transporter, Admin Asst., automotive techs I,II,III, Police officer, animal care workers, social workers, and more.

See jobs with  Gaston County 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 your new best friend!
Meet Holly. Holly is fully vetted and FREE to adopt at Friends of Gaston County Animal Care & Enforcement. Her sponsor is Andy Osborne. Holly is a very special dog because she is one of the first to be treated at GCACE for heartworms, a new service implemented by the medical director, Dr. Jessica Hildebran, DVM. Holly completed her treatment on September 2. Thanks to this treatment, Holly can now be adopted by the public, and is not restricted to a "rescue only" adoption. Won't you help celebrate Holly's recovery? Submit an application online at:
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