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Maddie Kirlin, left, and Kate Hopkins in the new Naturally Nails MedSpa located inside InStride Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates on Wilmot Drive in Gastonia. [JOHN CLARK/THE GASTON GAZETTE]. Hide caption. Some of the organic nail polishes used at the new Naturally Nails MedSpa located inside ...
Jackson's 2000 Ford Contour was located in a parking lot at the Gastonia Budget Inn. It's unknown just what interaction occurred between Carver and Jackson, though Jackson's son described his father as a charitable man. “He'd help anybody,” David Jackson said then. “All you had to do was ask.”.

A nonprofit is using its resources to provide low-income families in Gaston County access to free over-the-counter medicines. NC MedAssist supports about 15,000 families in North Carolina each year through a free pharmacy event. NC MedAssist's free pharmacy stop in Gastonia takes place from 9 a.m. to ...
Denise Land relaxes before she leads the guided meditation class held inside The Hive at 127 W. Main Ave. in Gastonia March 19. Hive owner Merryman Cassels is focusing on providing different workshops and classes for the community at her downtown shop. [JOHN CLARK/THE GASTON GAZETTE].
A candle left unattended reportedly caused a Gastonia home to go up in flames. Firefighters arrived to the scene just before 4:45 a.m. Sunday of a house fire on the 200 block of South Trenton Street. Heavy fire showed throughout the home, and it took 20 firefighters 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
This “two-car collision” involved a Honda vehicle and a miniature Volkswagen Beetle convertible meant for children. It occurred in a quiet residential area on Echo Lane in Gastonia around 2 p.m. when the Honda barely sideswiped a brick off the edge near the home's front yard. The impact sent the Honda ...

Firefighters said they got the call around 4:45 a.m. When they got to the home in the 200 block of S. Trenton Street, the flames were shooting up into the sky. They got the blaze under control in 15 minutes, but the damage was done. One person who was inside when the fire broke out was able to escape ...
Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz spoke Thursday at the Gastonia Conference Center to the Rotary Club of Gastonia. ... Chairman Howard Schultz takes a moment to pose for a photo with Carol Elliott on Thursday before the Rotary Club of Gastonia meeting at the Gastonia Conference Center.
Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz takes a moment to pose for a photo with Carol Elliott on Thursday before the Rotary Club of Gastonia meeting at the Gastonia Conference Center. The billionaire businessman spoke to the group about his vision for the country. [PHOTO BY TOM ...
Renovations have come to Pearlee & Cille's on Davis Street in Belmont. Posing in the new patio area are (from left) Abby Weathers, 6-year-old Jillian Weathers, Tom Weathers, 8-year-old Racheal Weathers, Kristen Pearsall and Tabatha Chandler. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette]. Hide caption.
More of Gastonia's municipal parks are about to be equipped with devices that can save people's lives. Defibrillators have already been in place at three different city-owned buildings around the area. Though they've never been used, their presence has ensured that someone who suffers a medical ...
Gastonia's commitment to fire protection has elevated the city to an even higher pedestal in the eyes of the experts. State leaders this month bumped the Gastonia Fire Department up another notch in assessing how well it is positioned to fight and prevent fires across the area. The boost stands to pay ...
Two years after a man died from injuries suffered at a Gastonia tire store, his family is suing the company for being negligent in his death. Kenneth Robert Jaynes, 32, was described as a “great, great human being” by then- American Tire & Racing manager Glenn Roberts shortly after a GMC Savana van ...
A Gastonia man allegedly went back to the prison where he was just released and tried to get cellphones and tobacco to inmates. The crime has nearby residents frightened and some are concerned the contraband making its way into prisons could become even more dangerous. The phones fell between ...
Gastonia leaders hope that signing a deal with a new company to oversee their local airfield this summer will help the complex reach another level of success. The city-owned Gastonia Municipal Airport, built in 1946, has been operated and managed by Fly Carolina for going on 12 years. But the regional ...
Four people were recognized this month as part of the first installment of Gastonia's municipal employee awards program. George Sadler, Meredith Sisson, Dustin Ledford and Joey Thompson were all honored during the Gastonia City Council's regular meeting on Feb. 20. The city introduced the new ...
The company that owns Bi-Lo will close two Gastonia stores and one Lincolnton store within the next 90 days in a cost-cutting move, Southeastern Grocers announced Thursday. The Bi-Lo stores at 2204 Union Road and 1955 Davis Park Road in Gastonia, as well as the Bi-Lo at 427 N. Generals Blvd., ...

“It's a sad day here at the police department,” said Gastonia Police Chief Rob Helton. “He was just very outgoing, very likable. I don't think Jeff had any enemies. Just about everybody he knew was a friend.” David Ferguson, who worked with Clark on the squad's tactical unit, said that whenever a crime was ...
... love to have a conversation with Congressman Patrick McHenry on whether or not he is willing to entertain slight modifications to the gun laws and being the process of minimizing this epidemic. Dean Meadows is the preacher at the Gastonia Church of Christ, blogger, and co-founder of Apologia Institute.
GASTONIA, N.C. - Troopers said an elderly man died from an apparent medical condition that caused him to crash into a tree in front of a home on York Highway in Gastonia. Officers said the accident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The man's name was not released. "Couldn't find a heart beat," ...
Indie movie “Calm Before” wrapped filming last month in Gastonia and Rock Hill, South Carolina. Now, the psychological thriller is being edited, and soon it will be entered in film festivals. One of the women who produced the film, Catherine Trail of Gastonia, stopped by The Gazette to give us an update and ...
On Monday, the school board will interview the applicants for about 10 minutes each in open session beginning 2:30 p.m. at the Gaston County Schools Central Office at 943 Osceola St. in Gastonia. Each applicant will begin their interview with a brief opening statement that addresses why they are ...
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- State troopers say one person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Gaston County Saturday afternoon. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a car was traveling south along U.S. 321 before the driver swerved off the shoulder and struck a tree in the 3500 ...
Amy Kotula and her pure-bred Anatolian Shepherd Dog “Kudzu,” of Gastonia, won the “Award of Merit” and several other prestigious honors at the world-famous dog show in New York City on Tuesday. The awards recognize a variety of accomplishments of Kudzu's showing at Westminster. They took home ...
Have a car? Sign up for Uber and get paid to pick people up from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Have a spare room? List your house in trendy Belmont on a vacation rental site like Airbnb. Like dogs? Get started with a service like Rover and make money walking your neighbors' pets. A recent ...
Steve Duncan's impact is evident by the pure number of organizations into which he put his time. The Gaston County lifer spent 30 years with the Gastonia Police Department, where he was an original SWAT team member. He trained Navy officers in shooting, volunteered with the Gaston Young Guns ...
A Gastonia mother is leaving the home where she and her daughter have lived for over a year because of safety concerns following a recent incident. The woman said her apartment in the Garden Villas community was broken into early Tuesday morning by an armed suspect. She agreed to speak about ...
GASTONIA, N.C. - An armed robbery and police chase Thursday night started at a gas station on Bessemer City Road and Northwest Boulevard in Gastonia. The robbery victim told officers that he was robbed at gunpoint at the Super Clean Car Wash and then chased the perpetrator's car for 10 miles until ...
The office manager of Sink or Swin Scuba, a scuba training business in Gastonia, is jumping into Lake Norman. The business helps people become certified divers. Picture above is owner Brent Clevenger and some of his students deep diving in Cozumel, Mexico for a trip. [Photo courtesy of Sink or Swin ...
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotic's Unit targeted the sale and distribution of cocaine and prescription medicine. According to detectives, the subjects charged sold cocaine, pain medication, including Suboxone and Adderall, to undercover detectives on multiple occasions. Detectives say the drug ...
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside a popular retail store in Gastonia. According to Gastonia Police, the incident happened at T.J. Maxx in Gastonia in January. The victim told NBC Charlotte that she was in the pet section of the store when ...
Police believe road rage led to a wreck that sent five people to the hospital Thursday afternoon. Six cars were involved in the collision, which occurred on East Ozark Avenue near Pear Street in northeast Gastonia. Nobody suffered life-threatening injuries, and the woman suspected of initiating the wreck ...
A steady rain and a clogged storm drain wreaked havoc on those hoping to drive through a busy Gaston County intersection on Wednesday afternoon. Traffic was blocked at the intersection of Robinwood and South New Hope roads as dozens of city workers labored to clear the problem. Gastonia Public ...
Clemson's Gabe DeVoe, center, dribbles after grabbing a rebound with seconds left on the clock, while defended by North Carolina's Joel Berry II, left, and Luke Maye during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 82-78.
A person was grazed by a bullet during a break-in in Gaston County Tuesday morning. According to the Gastonia Police Department, a burglary was reported on Eastover Drive just before 3:30 a.m. Police say the burglar reportedly fired multiple shots during the break-in. One of the shots then grazed the ...
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A registered sex offender's reported trip to a school bus to pick up a child last month has put him back in Gaston County Jail. Deonte Vanaaron Brice was put on the sex offender registry in April 2016 when a Gaston County Court convicted him of indecent liberties with an 11 year old. He was 23 years old at ...
Participants on the panel included Ron Shook, a Gastonia immigration attorney who regularly represents Latino clients in his practice, as well as the Rev. Greg Hathaway of New Hope Baptist Church, and Sister Rose Marie Tresp from Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in Belmont. Vera was also one of two ...
Gastonia Mayor Walker Reid believes one of the keys to his election last fall was reaching out to younger voters who have long been ignored. Now, with the help of the 28- and 27-year-old husband and wife who managed his campaign, he wants to take that to the next level. The mechanism is a new ...
A Highway Patrol trooper says a suspected drunken driver was speeding at 101 mph in a 60-mph zone on I-85 in Belmont. Trooper B.D. Michael stopped Jaquan Antonio McDaniel at 1:20 a.m. Monday on I-85 near the N.C. 273 exit after catching him speeding in a 2014 Ford passenger car. But that was not ...
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At Medical Center Pharmacy in Gastonia, where lines of people continue to seek medical intervention, even pharmaceutical staff isn't immune. Two employees have had to miss time with the flu, and pharmacy owner Don Thrower estimates he's diagnosed more than 150 people with the bug in the last week ...
The city of Gastonia's aptitude for putting together a spending plan has garnered some national praise. The Government Finance Officers Association recently presented the city with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018 fiscal year budget report. As a professional association of about ...
Time marched on unapologetically in 1944 after an American pilot crashed during a dogfight over Germany and was killed in World War II. U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Stanley Stegnerski was declared missing and deceased, but never found or fully accounted for. Decades of pining for some confirmation of ...
The possibility of a new lodging coming to the intersection of Interstate 85 and Cox Road was highly anticipated by Gaston County and Gastonia leaders for nearly a decade. When the impending arrival of a Hilton Garden Inn there was announced in 2016, it was cause for celebration. “We're really excited ...
Miles, who grew up in Gastonia, leaves behind a son, husband, four sisters, both parents and many other grieving family members and friends. “Judy is one of those people who make you want to be better,” said Chris Dobbins, director of Gaston County Health and Human Services, where Miles worked for ...
A corner building at the edge of downtown Gastonia could soon become home to a new bar, according to a plan filed with the city. The project involves the two-story brick building at 360 W. Main Ave., which sits across the street and diagonal from the post office, near the intersection with North Chester ...
A Gastonia mom who won Super Bowl tickets for the next 30 years from Bud Light is preparing to head to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota this weekend. Amy Stonger, 34, spoke with reporters Tuesday morning at Standard Distributors, the local distributor of Anheuser-Busch products to Gaston and Lincoln ...
David Turner remembers pedaling his bicycle into downtown Gastonia as a young boy to spend time sorting through the bins of albums at Ja-Jo's Records. “I would take the money I earned from cutting my grandparents' grass and buy Elvis records,” said Turner. “This had to be in the early 70s. We no ...
A new public surveillance system and a substantially upgraded free Wi-Fi network should be up and running in downtown Gastonia by early March. Crews began installing the new infrastructure this week in the historic business district. A total of 52 infrared cameras are being mounted along Main Avenue ...


 

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