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Polar Plunge Donations Assists Kids in Bessemer City

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — In the spirit of the holiday season, dare takers in Bessemer City put their bodies to the test while jumping in a cold pool for a good cause. Sandy Jenkins and her husband, Steve, have conducted an annual polar plunge fundraiser to help ensure kids […] Click here to view original…

Where to shop in Gaston, Cleveland on Black Friday

Where to shop in Gaston, Cleveland on Black Friday

gstewart@gastongazette.com Black Friday 2020 isn’t canceled, but it will certainly be different than in years past across Gaston and Cleveland counties. And, a number of big retailers who used to kick off the holiday shopping season by opening for special hours late on Thanksgiving Day are this year abandoning […] Click here to view original…

Squirrel temporarily knocks out power to over 900 in Gastonia

Squirrel temporarily knocks out power to over 900 in Gastonia

Power outage graphic (Associated Press) GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) – Over 900 customers in Gastonia started Thanksgiving in the dark because of a power outage, city officials said. According to information from the city of Gastonia, power went out at 8:22 a.m. Thursday, impacting approximately 911 customers. WATCH LIVE: WBTV […] Click here to view original…

Golf Subsidy Costs Gastonia $1.2 Million in Five Years

Golf Subsidy Costs Gastonia $1.2 Million in Five Years

Gastonia should get out of the golf-course business and focus on providing essential city services. That’s the key recommendation in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report . “The Municipal Golf Course of Gastonia lost more than $1.2 million over the last five years,” said Dr. Michael […] “The Municipal Golf Course of Gastonia lost…

Gaston County Approves $250 Employee Vaccine Incentive

Gaston County Approves $250 Employee Vaccine Incentive

GASTONIA, N.C. — Gaston County employees will get $250 if they get vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15. Additionally, if more than 75 percent of employees are vaccinated by October 15, those vaccinated will receive an additional $250. According to a news release, increasing vaccination rates among staff will […] Click here to view original…

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