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Happy Tuesday everyone! David here. Today is September 29th. Not a bright and sunny day today, but your grass will love it.
 Today will be mostly cloudy and humid, with a couple of heavy thunderstorms, and a high of 77. Tonight  we will have periods of rain, otherwise overcast and cooler, with  a low of 55.

Casino Royale in Kings Mountain?

The debate about the Catwaba Indian Nations right to build a casino in Kings Mountain went before a Senate subcommittee last Thursday. The proposal was supported by Catawba Indian Chief Bill Harris and Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler, and was objected to by Richard Sneed, principal chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. The dispute is in federal court. The Catwaba Indian Nation would also need a Class lll gaming license form the governor, but so far, the governor has not taken a public stance on the project.
In related news, 140 acres near the casino has changed hands, or will soon do so. The new owners are affiliated with Wallace Cheves, a Republican donor and casino developer.
Gaston County's Fly, Drive, Ride-in was a success!

The rain  held off, the music and food were great, and the people came out and enjoyed a great day at Gaston Municipal Airport to raise funds for Camp Centurion. Camp Centurion is a home in Bessemer City for veterans. I go to a lot of car shows, and this was the coolest!  Ferraris, old Mini's, a brand new $200,000 Aston Martin, and lots more!

Bookworms rejoice!

The Main Library, as well as Cherryville, Union Road, Belmont, BC@BC, and Tech@Lowell will lift restrictions to the public. The libraries will be open from 1-2 with a limited capacity. More...
Mailing your ballot?

3%, or about 140 ballots have been rejected out of 3000 ballots submitted in Gaston county so far. The main issue seems to be the voters failed to get a witness signature, or the witness's address was not completed. Be careful, be thorough, and be sure your vote is counted! Requests for absentee ballots has quadrupled since last year.
Panther's Defense Steps up

The Panthers won over the San Diego Chargers 21-16 Sunday-their first victory since week 9 of 2019, ending a 10 game losing streak. Carolina's defense forced three LA turnovers; Joey Slye kicked five field goals, giving coach Matt Rhule his first NFL victory. Christian McCaffrey is still out with a high ankle sprain.
Ski much?

American Airlines announces three seasonal routes beginning December 17 and ending April 5. The routes include Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana, Jackson Hole Airpot in western Wyoming, and Montrose Regional Airport in southwestern Colorado. All are popular ski destinations.
Whiskey Mill is open in Gastonia

Whiskey Mill has opened their second location at 199 south New Hope Road in the old Pizza Hut location. They are open for to go only, until they have staff fully trained.The original location in Bessemer City is open for takeout and dine in. More...

Muddy River Distillery was named a USA TODAY 10BEST Readers' Choice Best Craft Rum Distillery. Muddy River Distillery ranked 2nd among U.S. Craft Rum Distilleries.

Muddy River Distillery is ranked as one of the Top 10 Craft Rum Distilleries for 2020 in the United States. A panel of spirits experts selected 20 nominees, and the winners were determined by popular vote in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. More...
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.
There is a rumor that another Taxco Mexican restaurant is going in the old Hillbilly's BBQ location in Lowell off of I-85. There are some reports of activity/remodeling the building.
Pumpkin Cheesecake-yow!

At Floyd & Blackies Bakery on Main Street in McAdenville. Zero calories...not.
Hundreds of bikers showed up for the first annual "Back the Blue" event at Eastridge Mall in Gastonia. In excess of $5000 was raised for charities supported by the Gastonia and Gaston County Police Departments.
We  are tired of this headline...please wear a mask!

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

Active cases are 1,373. To date 3,723 have recovered, and we have had 5,181 positive tests. 85 people have died from the virus. The largest group of positive cases are in the 25-49 age group. See interactive graphic here...

So a bear goes to Walmart...

This juvenile bear was spotted at the Cherryville Walmart Sunday morning  by Don and Grace Burkey. Maybe he was out of Charmin..
Gaston County Jobs

Courier, City of Gastonia, Inventory Associate, Bus driver, Part Time merchandiser with American Greetings, holiday sales associate, 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 best friend
This handsome fellow is eight-year old Darwin(45427732)!
We believe he is a cattledog or border collie mixed with Lab or a similar retriever based on his markings and overall demeanor. He has a reduced adoption fee of just $25 because he needs a dental cleaning, which will need to be arranged by his new adopter; however, his neuter, microchip, and vaccinations are all covered by his adoption fee. He is also heartworm negative.
Darwin was found as a stray and has a good attitude, though he enjoys shredding anything fabric so he will need some durable dog toys and bedding in his new home. He knows how to sit when requested and did his business on leash when we went for a walk outside, so he probably has some degree of potty training under his belt. He's also affectionate and likes to jump up on people so he can be as cloooossse as he can get.
Darwin was non-reactive to other dogs when passing by in the kennels but has not yet been formally dog tested. GCACE does not test for cat reactivity.
Come meet Darwin and all our other adoptable pets at 1491 Business Park Ct in Gastonia, NC.
Not yet approved? Either fill out an adoption application in person or online:
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