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Gastonia Police Release Surveillance Video Of Possible Suspect In Burglary, Sex Assault Case

Gastonia Police have released a surveillance video possibly showing the suspect wanted in connection to a January 2nd burglary and sexual assault. The video was taken at the Quail Woods Apartments, police say, which is near the Georgetown Woods Apartments where the crimes occurred. The suspect was r


Man accused of stealing lawn service equipment arrested in Gastonia

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A man accused of stealing lawn service equipment in Lincolnton has been arrested in Gastonia, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.


North Carolina Winter Weather: Should You Warm Up Your Car?

CHARLOTTE, NC — Brutally cold Arctic air is headed toward North Carolina this weekend — expect an overnight low in the low 20s on Sunday night and Monday night — so it's time to renew the debate over whether you should start your car to warm it up before you start your commute or school run.


Gastonia residents on alert after man seen on video checking patios, looking in windows

GASTONIA, N.C. - Residents at a Gastonia apartment complex are concerned after a surveillance camera captured a man checking out a sliding porch door during the middle of the night.


Chick-fil-A in Gastonia to close for more than a week

If your dietary world revolves in any way around Chick-fil-A’s lone location in Gastonia, you’re about to have a rough week. The intensely popular restaurant at 3350 E. Franklin Blvd., at one of the entrances to the Franklin Square shopping center, will close at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday. It wil


Groundbreaking held for Avon Community project

The Avon Community Revitalization Groundbreaking Celebration and Luncheon took place on Dec. 6 at 309 N. Rhyne St., Gastonia. The event was held to mark the beginning of work on the first phase of the effort.


Groups, community honor legacy of civil rights leader

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Saint Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, presented by the Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns. Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Thomas S. Gillespie, pastor of Hebron, the Church of Jesus Christ in


Gastonia church ready to break ground on $1.8 million ministry center

Firestone Wesleyan Church had remained largely physically unchanged in the three decades since it had been built. But after a year spent making substantial upgrades to the existing facility, church officials are preparing to break ground on a new $1.8 million multipurpose ministry center that should


3 kids escape Gastonia house fire

Three children left home alone escaped a house fire overnight in Gastonia. The children's father had been cooking food on the stove before leaving the house briefly for unknown reasons, Gastonia Fire said.


Latest Details Presented on New Gastonia Ballpark

Earlier this week, Gastonia, NC officials presented details on a new Gastonia Grizzlies (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) ballpark that will anchor a downtown redevelopment initiative.


Church to honor longtime pastor

A Gastonia church will honor its longtime pastor Sunday. Dr. Darial A. Jackson, senior pastor at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church at 1282 Bradford Heights Road, has led the congregation for 20 years.


North Carolina man jailed on $5 million bond for murder

GREENVILLE — A North Carolina man is jailed on a $5 million bond after authorities say he killed a man at an apartment complex last year. WITN in Greenville reports police said warrants were obtained for Ricardo Hardison last Friday after he had been on the run for nearly two months. Authorities fil


Gaston County Police Telephone Number May Have Been Compromised

GASTON COUNTY, NC — The Gaston County Police Department says their front desk phone number may have been compromised by an unknown person(s). Officials say someone is calling residents from a number matching that of the GCPD front desk, and telling the victims to close their bank accounts.


Second man charged in PetSmart dog theft

A second man has been charged with stealing a former "Pet of the Week" from a Gastonia pet store. Gaston County Police charged James Edward Adair, 27, with taking a Jack Russell terrier named Roscoe from Tri-County Animal Rescue, which was holding an adoption event Jan. 5 at PetSmart. The animal had


Census hiring drive hits Gaston

If you're looking for a job that'll pay you $14.50 an hour without consulting your prior work history, the U.S. Census Bureau has an opportunity for you. The federal agency is looking for thousands of people to help ensure an accurate 2020 population count. The U.S. Census Job Mobile will park in fr


FBI searching for ‘traveling bandit’ believed to have robbed 7 banks, including 1 in North Carolina

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a bank robber who has robbed at least seven banks across the country, according to a news release. Investigators have dubbed him the “traveling bandit” based on the great distances he has covered committing the robberies.


York County middle school student sent porn photos over Snapchat, police say

A female student at a York County middle school has been charged after sending child porn photos over Snapchat, police said. Other charges against additional juveniles are possible, police said.


Piedmont Community Charter stays unbeaten in Southern Piedmont 1A Conference

GASTONIA - Piedmont Community Charter's early season basketball hot streak continued Friday as the Patriots started strong and held off Highland Tech 73-59. The win improved to visiting Patriots to 12-2 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference.


Deputies: Inmate escapes detention center in North Carolina

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina are searching for aninmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening. Officers said the inmate, identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area, may have stolen a car from the Catawba Valley Community Colle


NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood dies at 93

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood, who founded Wood Brothers Racing in 1953, has died. He was 93. Wood Brothers Racing made the announcement of Wood's passing Friday on social media: