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1 person shot in Gastonia

Police are investigating a shooting in gastonia that sent at least one victim to the hospital. According to Gaston EMS, one patient was transported by ambulance from an address on the 3900 Block of Old York Road to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Accor

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 21:51:57

Gastonia postpones vote on allowing new development in 'Franklin woods'

The fate of a wooded patch of land across from Gastonia's busiest shopping center won't be known for at least two more months. Gastonia City Council members on Tuesday were poised to finally decide whether to approve a rezoning request that would allow a new retail development on the controversial 1

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 13:58:00

City of Gastonia attempts to make case law

A District Court judge rejected a motion last week that the city of Gastonia's bus service should be immune to lawsuits. Two people have filed lawsuits against the city in relation to an April 4, 2016, bus wreck. But attorney Martha Thompson, representing the city, argued Sept. 11 that the city shou

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 12:31:56

Gastonia wants your opinions on FUSE district

Have you been raring for a good opportunity to speak your mind about Gastonia's multi-million-dollar investment in developing the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment district? Are you gung-ho about the FUSE project, but want more of a say in what shape it takes over the next few years? If those

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 14:20:24

Charges dropped against Gastonia woman in murder-for-hire plot

GASTONIA, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A Gastonia woman accused of plotting to have her husband murdered has walked out of jail, free of charges. FOX 46 Charlotte couldn't find Jessica Philbeck at any of her listed addresses. She was arrested in July for trying to hire someone to kill her husband. Now, she's

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-20 04:54:00

Gastonia residents come together to clean up streets

Politicians, police officers and west Gastonia residents gathered at South Hill Street this Saturday to work together. Armed with weed trimmers, wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes, two dozen people cleaned the streets surrounding the Loray Mill village water tower. Citizens of West Gastonia Unite, an o

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 13:43:59

Police Identify Woman Killed After Train Collides With Vehicle In Gastonia

GASTONIA, NC - Police have released the identity of the woman who died after her vehicle was hit by a train in Gastonia. The accident happened on Cox Road near Lowell Road around 8:15pm. Investigators say 84-year-old Aline Clemmer entered the railroad crossing behind traffic at the stop light at NC

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:00:31

Gaston County Man Tries To Set Himself On Fire After Setting Home On Fire, Fleeing Police

GASTONIA, N.C. - A Gaston County man has been arrested after setting his mobile home and vehicle on fire, and leading police on a chase early Thursday morning. Christopher Brannon Watkins, 26, has been charged with Fraudulent Burning of a Dwelling Home, Burning Personal Proeprty, and Felony Flee to

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:04:19

Fundraiser to help homeless women get Off the Streets

"She's your problem now." That's what the person who dropped Christina Mayberry off at the Off the Streets program told CEO and founder Shaaron Funderburk before leaving her. Mayberry believes people in her life had given up hope of her ever getting herself free from drugs and functioning in society

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 19:11:10

City seeks public input on FUSE district

No effort is more vital to the future health and growth of downtown Gastonia than the development of the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment (FUSE) district. Municipal leaders hope the district will revitalize the area just west of downtown and serve as a bridge to connect downtown to the recent

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 17:49:28

Schiele hosting annual Reptile and Amphibian Day

Explore all things scaly, slimey and slithery at The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium's annual Reptile and Amphibian Day. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 to learn about these often-misunderstood animals and their friends. Activities will be spread out through the m

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2017-09-21 14:39:30


1. Take a sea adventure with 'Little Mermaid Jr.' Its' the final weekend to check out Kings Mountain Little Theatre's production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Rail

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 14:19:00

3 charged with extortion over death threat

Three people were booked into the Gaston County Jail on allegations of threatening to kill someone if a man didn't pay them hundreds of dollars. Tracy Lynn Mastroianni, Reginald Earl McCaskill Jr., and Ontarius Damaaz Brooks were each charged Thursday with felony counts of extortion and conspiracy.

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 12:19:42

77-year-old ballerina proves age is just a number

Madame Suzelle Poole started dancing at age 7 in London, and has danced all over the world. At 77, this ballerina is still dancing. When she's not teaching dancing at the Royale Ballet Dance Academy in Dallas, she brings joy into her community by dancing for free -- Like at Friends Place, an adult d

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-22 02:29:00

Around Town: Seniors invited to share talents at Open Mic Night

An Open Mic Night starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas. Performers are invited to sing, recite poetry, and tell jokes. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share for the potluck meal. You can get more information by ca

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 14:18:06

NC man who tried burning himself alive is charged with burning personal property

A Gaston County man who tried burning himself alive in his car during a police chase was charged Thursday with burning personal property. Investigators say Christopher Brannon Watkins, 26, of Dallas not only tried to set himself and his car on fire, but he set fire to a mobile home on Sept. 20 in th

ROCK HILL HERALD - 2017-09-21 13:25:00

Panthers football camp roars into Dallas school

A W.C. Friday Middle School club helped Special Olympians hit the gridiron with help from the Carolina Panthers. On Thursday morning, students from the Dallas school's Unify Club partnered with about 40 Special Olympians to participate in the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Camp. The camp - which the Pant

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 19:44:41

'Verity' opens 2017-2018 Abbey Players season

The idea for the play "Verity" is something that first came to Belmont Abbey's Simon Donoghue years ago. Donoghue had already taken an interest in the World War II time period, and had the opportunity to co-teach classes at the college about genocide in the 20th century and the rise of fascism. He w

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 14:27:20

Actress: Play will challenge audience emotionally, spiritually

This is the hardest play I have ever done. Not because of the constant changes to the original script. Not because of the lack of adequate rehearsal time. Not even because I and my fellow castmates are creating characters out of thin air. In high school, I often talked with my mom about the limits o

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 14:24:24

Bryan Nichols named Bessemer City High School athletic director

BESSEMER CITY - Bryan Nichols has spent his whole life involved in Bessemer City High School athletics. He graduated from BCHS in 2000, and went to work two years later, at the age of 20, as an assistant football, basketball and track coach at the school. Now, Nichols will take over as Bessemer City

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 04:25:43