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 Happy Tuesday everyone! David here. Today is September 1st.
 Today we will have periods of clouds and sunshine with a brief shower or two, humid, with a high of 88.
This evening will be mainly clear and humid, with  a low of 73.

Dallas jail for sale

Need your own jail? The Dallas jail, built in 1846 and renovated in 1904, is for sale. In the  past the jail has served as a private residence, a civic club’s headquarters, a western wear store, and a popular local restaurant. The Gaston County Museum is partnering with Preservation North Carolina to sell the property. Interested? Contact Preservation North Carolina here...

The apartment community Ashbrook Village was sold recently for $37.2 million. The buyer was New York based Gindi equities, and the seller was Southwood Realty. It was reported that the complex was 99.5% occupied at the time of the sale.
As we have reported before, there is a proposed 400 acre industrial project underway in Gaston County by Northpoint Development. The site, located just north of Franklin Square and I85, will be home to 4.7 million square feet of space between 8 buildings.The new businesses at the site should increase Gaston County employment by about 10%.
Belmont Abbey Reports Covid-19 Cases

Belmont Abbey officials reported 38 active Coronavirus cases last week. They say they do have facilities available for quarantining.They did not report how many of those cases were students.
What is our friend Ben up to now? Something abut a 33 pound Bradford watermelon... Find out here
Be a good citizen- complete the Census

The census impacts a lot of things, like what kind of grocery stores we get, to how many representatives in Congress we have. Worried about privacy? Don't be. The Census will not ask for your social security number, your political party, bank account information, or citizenship status. You can fill out the Census here...
Pizza Farms?
Have you heard of this? Evidently pizza farms are a real thing. Farms have plenty of produce in the summer, so many have built wood fired pizza ovens and serve pizza on warm summer nights. And since it's outside, it's perfect for social distancing. Folks bring camp chairs and blankets, kids gawk at the animals, and run and play to their hearts content. Pizza is usually the only item on the menu, and toppings change with the season. More...
The Carolina Panthers cancelled a scrimmage on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium,to give the players a chance to come together and discuss social justice issues. Nine NFL teams canceled practice Wednesday and Thursday, in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin.
Ready for your closeup?

A new Christmas movies will be filmed in Charlotte, and they are looking for extras. The ad says "All ages, races and types needed.Extras will be paid. The ad just says "by a known network". Details on how to apply here...

Pumpkin Spice Latte-already?

Is it really time already?  Some people think so! Our staff wears pumpkin spice deodorant year round...
 3 Gaston County People Have Died of Covid-19  Since Last Tuesday

3 people have died of Covid-19 in Gaston County since last Tuesday. To date, we have had 4091 positive tests, and currently have 1196 active cases, 2831 recovered, and 64 deaths. Check out Gaston County's new dashboard here.  The numbers are finally starting to fall, if ever so slightly.
Confederate Monument

The Gaston County Freedom Fighters continue to protest the Confederate monument in front of the Gaston County Courthouse.
County commissioners had voted to give the statue to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who later declined to accept citing legal concerns.

Later the commissioners voted 4-3 to rescind the resolution, and voted to keep the statue where it is.Commissioners Hovis and Worley presented an alternate proposal that would have rescinded giving the statue to the SCV, but would have continued to seek a non-profit to give the statue to. The proposal was voted down 4-3.
Remember when?

The original Charlotte Hornet uniforms designed by Alexander Julian are back-sort of. NBA teams are allowed to update their uniforms every five years. The new uniforms feature double pinstripes, similar to the single pinstripes that were part of the uniforms from 1997-2002.
Just announced- no fans allowed at Panthers home opener. They had hoped to have reduced attendance, but their request was denied.
Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding?

Charlotte based WIMS Consulting, founded by Mike Simmons, wants to help you get started via crowdfunding. "A good candidate for this type of fundraising would be a company with a loyal fan base that has a local presence, especially if they are doing something specific that a community can rally around," he said. "To be able to get your community to participate in something like that with companies they know and love is incredible... It's significantly more personal" , says Simmons.

A virtual meet and greet session is scheduled for September 10th
. You can sign up here...
New dates set for Chinese Lantern Festival at DSBG

The new dates are October 15-January 3. 
The Chinese Lantern Festival returns with hundreds of all new lanterns featuring vibrant flora and fauna. Each handmade lantern is constructed by masters of the craft in Zigong, the originator of the festival. Illuminated mythical creatures, flowers, trees, insects, and critters will glow throughout the Garden and interactive light displays and colorful archways will captivate all. Marvel at acrobatic shows, browse the marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts handmade onsite, and explore the lush Asian-inspired garden displays. Tix & info here
Gaston County Jobs

City mail carrier assistant, veterinary receptionist, team member Viva Chicken, Cable installers,  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.
Mans best friend
This is JJ. She is 3 years old and weighs about 65 pounds. JJ is a Red Bone Hound / Boxer mix. She has energy to BURN. JJ is a sweet girl looking for a hiking partner. Wanna go for a run? JJ says give her a call! JJ is spayed, current on all vaccines, microchipped and heartworm negative!
JJ is a sweet girl with a lot of energy, she loves everybody. She needs a home with a fenced yard so she can run and play. She would do best in a home with kids over 8 due to boundless amount of energy.

Email [email protected] for an application.
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