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Happy Tuesday everyone! David here. Today is October 6th. I hope you are enjoying this nice fall weather. Thank goodness we don't have fires or floods, just a beautiful Carolina autumn.
 Today will be nice with plenty of sun, and a high of 79. Tonight will be clear, with  a low of 56.

Are you registered to vote?

It's not too late- but you need to hurry! The deadline is October 9th- but you can register online here...

Caromont building $90M Critical Care Tower

Construction has begun on a 4 story, 146,000 square foot tower at Caromont in Gastonia. The new tower will be to the right of the main tower, and built on top of the main location for operating rooms. The architects designed the building so another tower could be added at a future date when the hospital was built.
Historic Property for sale in Shelby

The historic James Heyward Hull house is for sale in Shelby. Built in 1849, the house had been remodeled into 3 rental units upstairs, an owners unit downstairs, and a rental unit in the back. More...
No Bond, James Bond...

Cineworld Group, owner of Regal theaters, says it suspending operations as of Thursday. This includes the theater in Franklin Square.  A number of big budget films have delayed release, including the Bond film, "No time to die".

“We are like a grocery shop that doesn’t have vegetables, fruit, meat,” Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said in an interview, per the WSJ. “We cannot operate for a long time without a product.”

Three Belmont Businesses close after Ivanka Trump visit

Bliss gallery, Cherub's Cafe, and Cotton candy Factory were all closed for a deep cleaning  after a visit from the presidents daughter. President Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for the  Cornoavirus. The businesses plan to reopen on Saturday. The Trump party also visited Webb Custom Kitchen.
Saturday Night Live  returned Saturday with a live show, the first in six months. Chris Rock hosted and Jim Carrey was a hilarious Joe Biden.
Carolina wins 2nd straight
The Panther's beat the Cardinals 31-21, with Teddy Bridgewater leading an offense that totaled 30 first downs, and nearly 450 total yards.More...
Daniel Stowe's Chinese Lantern Festival Canceled

The Chinese Lantern Festival at DSBG has been canceled due to complications from Covid-19. The Chinese crew that crates the festival was unable to get visas to travel to the U.S. Already have tickets?
The Shrimp Boat, a longtime Gaston County favorite, will reopen today at 11a.m. for sit down dining. They are located at 160 Braddy Lane in Gastonia.
Saving Sarah

Sarah Granados is a wife, a mother, and is fighting for her life. The Mount Holly resident had been through a myriad of medical nightmares, culminating in the need for a multiple organ transplant. The Miami Transplant Institute has accepted her case, but expenses associated with this type of transplant are incredibly overwhelming. Check out her story on her gofundme here,  or her Facebook page here.
Congrats to Belmont's String Bean restaurant, for receiving the Wine Spectators "Best Of Award". To be eligible, a restaurant have at least 90 wine selections.
A little something something from Estia's

If you're on a diet, skip this cinnamon toast under rosé poached peaches, under vanilla ice cream. The rosé is later reduced to a glaze, and the peaches are topped with vanilla powdered sugar and dusted with cinnamon sugar.
Self employment filings are up 16%

According to the US Census Bureau, self-employment filings are up 16% for the first 31 weeks of 2020, compared to the same period a year ago. Are these workers who can't find other work, or folks starting a side hustle to get by?
We  are tired of this headline...please wear a mask!

 4 Gaston County People Have Died of Covid-19 Since last Tuesday

Active cases are down-thankfully- to 1,100. To date 4,399 have recovered, and we have had 5,588 positive tests. 89 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...

African American Covid-19 cases down in Gaston County

Covid-19 numbers for African Americans comprised 30% of cases in Gaston County recently, even though African Americans comprise only about 18% of the Gaston county populace. Now they are around 18%, more in line with the black population as a percentage.
Gaston County Jobs

Auto glass tech trainee, Refuse collector/Reserve driver $30-$50k, accounting assistant, CDL driver, Event coordinator-Whitewater Center, 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...
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 (other) best friend
Meet Romeo, he is 5 months old. This handsome boy is shy, he will need time to adjust. Once comfortable, he will love on you. Romeo is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

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