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News in Gaston County, North Carolina

5 things to know for Friday
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:33:36 -0800

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday. Authorities search for convicted felon in Catawba County Both local and federal officials have ramped up patrols in the area where a convicted felon ran from deputies in Catawba County. Read the latest on the search here . Troopers: 16-year-old bicyclist hit, killed by SUV in Gaston Co. North ...

Opponents of I-85 project say toll road should be first
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:29:56 -0800

North Carolina's first transportation funding blueprint based on new standards was unveiled Thursday, promising money for hundreds of additional projects for the next decade, many of which would have otherwise been delayed for years. PAST COVERAGE: I-85 widening gaining favor in Gaston County The draft State Transportation Improvement Program presented to the Board of Transportation and Gov. Pat ...

Report: NC Medicaid expansion would create thousands of jobs
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:13 -0800

Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a study issued… Click to Continue »

State rejects 3 charter school applications in Gaston
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:27:10 -0800

As the state Board of Education mulls final approval of nearly a dozen new charter schools this week, rejected applicants in Gaston County say the need for alternative education is growing.

Gaston kids snubbed by federal early childhood education grants
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:57:15 -0800

President Barack Obama announced this week that nearly $1 billion in federal money would go to early childhood education. But Gaston County will not receive a dime, and local educators say it threatens to put at-risk kids at a bigger disadvantage.

Family of 16-year-old killed on bike to driver: ‘Don’t blame yourself’
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:48:41 -0800

North Carolina state troopers told Channel 9 that a teen driver hit and killed a 16-year-old on a bicycle in Gaston County Thursday night. The crash happened around 8 p.m. on Mariposa Road just outside of Stanly. Matthew Perry was wearing all black while riding his bike down the road with no street lights.   It's nearly impossible to see anyone in the dark unless your headlights are shining ...

Dog surrendered after exposed to raccoon with rabies
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:02:03 -0800

A dog was surrendered to Gaston County officials after it was exposed to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies.   On Saturday, the Gaston County Police Department Animal Control Division received a call from a citizen in the area of Goble Street in Gastonia, who reported their dog had been exposed to a raccoon.    Laboratory officials reported Tuesday that the raccoon had tested positive for ...

Two area residents to serve on state boards
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:42:09 -0800

Gov. Pat McCrory appointed two area residents to state boards last week.

16-year-old killed on bicycle ‘was a wonderful kid’
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:09:49 -0800

Whether it was at the North Carolina coast or Mountain Island Lake, 16-year-old Matthew Logan Perry?s face lit up when he reeled in a fish. Click to Continue »

NC’s state parks plan guided hikes on New Year’s Day
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:34:50 -0800

Scheduled hikes closest to the Charlotte area on New Year?s Day include Lake Norman State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park, Morrow Mountain State Park and South Mountains State Park. Click to Continue »