Hello Tuesday, it's David. We have lots of restaurant, food and events news this week-enjoy!
(A friend tells me she reads the weather with her best "weatherman voice" in mind...feel free!)
Today it will be mostly cloudy and not as warm, humid with a thunderstorm, and a high of 76. Tonight there will be considerable clouds and humid, with a couple of showers, and a low of 67.
Confederate statue back in the news
A court hearing regarding the Confederate statue in front of the Gaston county Courthouse has been continued. No new date has been set at this time.
After a deal with the Sons of Confederate Veterans fell through, in August of 2020 Gaston County Commissioners voted 4-3 to keep the statue in front of the courthouse.
Gaston Schools to stick with masks-for now
Your kids are going to have to wear masks while inside school buildings, at least through October 18. The motion to continue the mask mandate was passed by the Gaston County Board of Education by a 6-3 margin.
The Lincolnton Apple Festival is officially canceled
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...
Panthers are 2-0 after beating lackluster Saints
The Panthers beat the hapless Saints yesterday at Bank of America Stadium. Jameis Winston made some poor decisions for the Saints, but in fairness, he was pressured on two-thirds of his drop backs. Hard to believe, and it's still early, etc., etc., but the Panthers are the #1 defense in the NFL.
I scream, you scream
We all scream for ice cream! Joe & Carie's Creamery has opened in the former Ben & Jerry's in Gastonia. They are located between Moe's and Showmar's on Franklin Boulevard.
Main Street Social
Main Street Social has opened in Stanley. They serve fresh roasted coffee, local craft beers and wine. We stopped in on Saturday night and they were hopping! They had Mabry's Q House food truck there-delish! They are located just down from the Woodshed.
Old Stone now has a food truck!
Old Stone now has a new food truck called Old Stone Streetside. Check out their menu-which includes Cheerwine glazed baby back ribs!. Here..
Pumpkins, muscadines, and grapes are ready at Lineberger's Farm on the Stanley-Dallas Highway. More...
You know you live in a small town when...
a new Bojangles makes the news. This one is on Hwy 273 going into Mount Holly.
Gorgeous Gastonia home built in 1937
Beautiful, tasteful and updated, describe this 1937 home on historic South Chester Street in Gastonia. Sometimes realtors say "see to appreciate", this house is all that and more! Check it out...
Live music Mt. Holly Friday Night
September 24: On the Border (Eagles Tribute)
Live music and food trucks 6-10 on Main Street Mount Holly
River Jam at the Whitewater Center
Lots of cool music coming up at the Whitewater Center. $6 to park, music and entrance is free. Performances begin at 7 pm.
Say hello to Mount Holly Helpers, a network that connects students who need volunteer hours with local non-profit organizations, community groups, and businesses!
Who has a student with volunteer needs?
Which community groups or businesses have opportunities for volunteers?
Oh yeah, and who wants to help with this awesome project? We pay in hugs and high-fives...
A student needing volunteer hours with a heart of service could definitely help with the organization and launch of the group, too!
Contact Mary Kathleen here...
Country Fest returns to Stanley
Oct 01, 5:00 PM until: Rides
Oct 02, 8:00 AM -until: Country Fest
Country Fest begins on a Friday evening in early October and ends Saturday evening on Main Street in Downtown Stanley. Country Fest includes carnival rides, live music, food and local vendors.
Limoncello Tiramisu, made with Caravella Limoncello. Available at Estia's Kouzina, Belmont
Covid is still wreaking havoc in Gaston County
PTL Rides Again
"The Eyes of Tammy Faye" starring Jessica Chastain was released nationwide today, although it's not currently playing at the Regal theater in Gastonia. It is playing at Northlake and other Charlotte theaters.
Gaston County Jobs
Store supervisor W/ Lidl $19 hr. Cust Svc Rep $17.50 hr, Production Builder w/Red Valve $18.50 hr, Shipping & Receiving Coordinator w/Decima Corp $15 hr, 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...
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Meet your new best friend!
Meet Pepper, he is a 2 year old Black and Tan Coonhound. He has lots of energy! Pepper needs a strong experienced dog owner to be his pack leader. He has the sweetest disposition and loves everyone. He just likes to run. So he needs a fenced yard and a reason to stay home.
Pepper is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
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