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 Good Tuesday morning everyone! David here.
Today is September 8th.

 Today we will have a hazy sun, and a high of 87.
This evening will be mainly cloudy and  humid, with a late night shower in spots, and a low of 71.

Twin Tops Has New Owners!

Dana Dills Ratchford  and family are the new owners of Twin Tops Fish Camp! Right now they are open for carryout only. Watch Facebook for announcements.
Gaston county officials have launched Gaston Saves- a new initiative to help fight the Coronavirus outbreak and spread. On the new website there is a risk assessment, the numbers pertaining to those infected, and other resources. Check it out here...

Who is ready for the Pita Wheel to open in Gastonia? We are! Check out the new bar stools and Lucille Ball graphic...coolio!
Caromont Health Plans 66 Bed Hospital on Belmont Abbey Campus

Caromont Health has signed a lease with Southern Benedictine Society to build a new hospital on the Belmont Abbey campus, between Exits 26 and 27 facing I85. They are expected to break ground in April of 20201, and be complete by summer 2023.
For more info on how to support this great event for Gaston County Veterans and Camp Centurion, see here
Cherry Almond Granola Crisp

Does that sound good, or what? Try this with some yogurt for breakfast, or vanilla ice cream for dessert. You could get crazy and shave some dark chocolate  or some orange zest over the top. Check it out at

Authentic won the Kentucky Derby yesterday, beating favorite Tis The Law. Because of the virus, the normal crowd of 150,000 was missing. No big hats, no celebrities, no mint juleps. Tis The Law came up a length and a half short, ending his Triple Crown chances. In a day of controversy, the Twin Spires grounds were circled by hundreds of people protesting the death of Breona Taylor, a young woman whose death has become the focus of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Gaston County New Businesses
Dynamic Solutions Provider LLC 4261 Belle MEade Circle Belmont 28012

Styles by V.Catoe LLC  6428 Wilkinson Boulevard #179 Belmont 28012

Guarded Logistics LLC 1583 Green Circle Drive Gastonia 28054

KDBF Corp. 2021 Jefferson Avenue Gastonia 28056

Amossco 1900 Kingston Drive Gastonia 28052

Pound Kakin 112 Tate Street 112 Tate Street Mount Holly 28120

Investera Holdings LLC  2029 Echo Lane Gastonia 28052

Love Estates LLC  299 Ranlo Avenue Gastonia 28054

Damascus Ppe LLC 3572 Fairview Drive Gastonia 28052

The Art Of Healthy Eating LLC 4227  Everest Drive Gastonia 28054

JW Services LLC  502 Oakdale Street, Gastonia 28054

Rocinante services 502 Oakdale Street Gastonia 28054

Research Therapeutics and Nutrition 504 Holiday road Gastonia 28054

Black Rainbow Publishing Co. LLC 3017 River Chase Drive Mount Holly 28120

Deevine Creations LLC  144 Brookstone Drive Mount Holly 28120

Belholly Fitness  203 Belton Drive Mount Holly 28120

Manases Painting 801 South Main Street #108 Mount Holly 28120

You can finally head back to the gym, if you want. Phase 2.5 started at 5 p.m. yesterday and it allows gyms to open at 30 percent capacity; outside gatherings can have up to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors; playground, museums, and bowling alleys can open. Bars must remain closed
NC State Trooper Jerome John Letcavage has been charged with stealing $5000 worth of gym equipment from the Warlick YMCA. Letcavage is a 22 year veteran of the NC Highway Patrol.
Confederate Monument

The Gaston County Board of Commissioners voted to keep the statue where it is-in front of the courthouse- after the Sons of Confederate Veterans declined to accept the statue for fear of legal action. According to WBTV new the commissioners will revisit the issue"in a few months"
Belmont;s own Muddy River Distillery was selected as a 2020 nominee for best craft rum distillery by USA Today 10Best Readers Choice! They need your help to be one of the top 10. Find out more..
Have you seen this woman?

 Gastonia  police are asking for the public’s help solving a missing persons case from 2015.

Rose Maria Patterson, 43, was reported missing on Sept. 2, 2015. Her son had not been able to get in touch with her for a month.

She is 5′2″ tall and weighs 139 lbs.

Officials say Patterson was known to be in the area of 321 South in Gastonia, particularly near Clyde Street and Johns Lane. She also had associates throughout Gastonia as well as Dallas and Matthews. Relatives say she does not have a stable home.


Anyone who has seen Patterson or has information on her whereabouts is urged to call Detective C. Mastro at 704-854-6651, or text or call tips to Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that helps to resolve a case.

 2 Gaston County People Have Died of Covid-19  Since Last Tuesday

Our numbers increased last week, after falling for two consecutive weeks. Gaston County has had 4247 positive cases. We currently have 1250 active cases, with 2931 recovered, and 2 more deaths for a total of 66. Please wear your mask and social distance!
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

Manufacturing Production from $18.23, Med Tech/Aide, Front Desk Patient Relations, Cashier, Childcare teachers, legal assistant, 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
Sooo... they put Grey's Anatomy on Netflix...Anyone else binge-watching it? Here's "Thatcher" (45313076). He doesn't have a history of running out on his wife  (because he's a dog), he doesn't need a liver transplant  (just a neuter, and that's included in his adoption fee, along with shots, and microchip), he just needs a home! And he's definitely better behaved than Meredith's dog Doc... 
This two year old Lab mix uses his sniffer a lot and is interested mostly in treats. (Can't blame him.) He's got that classic lab otter/rudder tail that never stops wagging. Come meet him today
The first step in adopting from our shelter is to fill out an adoption questionnaire:
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