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Community celebrating Highland Festival’s 30th year

Community celebrating Highland Festival’s 30th year

The festival started in 1989 as a way to bring the Highland community together and have a little friendly competition between neighborhoods. Over the years, it’s evolved into the week-long affair it is today and honors Gastonia’s rich history in basketball. In honor of its 30th year, organizers are ramping up this week-long celebration by…

Gaston theater bought for $13.2 million

Gaston theater bought for $13.2 million

The 14-screen cinema at 3778 E. Franklin Blvd. — technically within the city limits of Lowell — has operated on the eastern end of the Franklin Square shopping center since being built in 1998. It has been known as the Regal Franklin Square since 2005, when Regal Cinemas bought the 7.3-acre property from Eastern Federal…

MUSIC FOR THE TIMES

MUSIC FOR THE TIMES

Performances of “Liberty Mountain” continue every weekend through July 20 with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information and ticket ordering visit our website: www.libertymountaindrama.com or call 704-730-9408. When you come to see “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain, you’ll enjoy an action-packed, inspiring tale of…

Cleveland Country Club sees improvements

Cleveland Country Club sees improvements

New life has been breathed into the Cleveland Country Club on East Marion Street after members created a nonprofit, Cleveland Country Club Member Acquisition, earlier this year. The group purchased the club and hired Private Club Associates, a nationally recognized private club membership, to take the helm and assume management responsibilities. The management and consulting…

Thankful for their service

Thankful for their service

While walking on the Avon Creek Greenway in Gastonia, Bob Bigger met up with these “brave, dedicated defenders of our freedom,” as he puts it. Bigger said he stopped to thank the men for their service. “Just had to pause and say thanks for the bravery, commitment, and vigilance that keeps us free.” [PHOTO SUBMITTED…

Downtown park redevelopment plan to be unveiled Wednesday

Downtown park redevelopment plan to be unveiled Wednesday

Gastonia City Manager Michael Peoples said they have had multiple conversations with Kuester officials about the overall concept since the beginning of the year. But the information that is presented Wednesday will essentially be as fresh to the city as it will be to the public. “We’ve been waiting on their presentation and we do…

Test Drive: 2019 Lexus IS300 AWD

Test Drive: 2019 Lexus IS300 AWD

Entry Price: $40,760Price as tested: $49,295 This week, we drive the 2019 Lexus IS300 Sedan, a potent sedan that competes with the best in the business. Delivered with a $2,795 “F-Sport” option, our Lexus all-wheel-drive (AWD) tester was a pleasure to drive and provided spirited performance when called on. Notable is that even in performance…

Purple Heart veteran to receive new home

Purple Heart veteran to receive new home

Fifteen years have passed since the attack near the al-Asad Airbase. Gladney survived the assault, but the blast left the Army National Guard staff sergeant with a traumatic brain injury and years of painful memories. Post-traumatic stress disorder caused from his wartime hardships hasn’t gone away, but until 2017 he found comfort in the partner…

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