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Gastonia, North Carolina is located in Gaston County. Zip codes in Gastonia, NC include 28056, 28054, and 28053. The median home price in Gastonia is $139,900 which is roughly $67/per square foot. More Gastonia information.

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Local news for Gastonia, NC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Gastonia Police host kids camp against gangs, drugs

Rising fifth-graders are at a pivotal age, Gastonia police say. That's when students are transitioning to middle school and could start the path to becoming involved with gangs or drugs.

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10 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Downtown Gastonia restaurant rebrands with focus on burgers, wings

Mother-and-son duo Melanie Stover and James Hughes opened Sharkey's Place a little more than two years ago at 141 W. Main Ave. Last month they downsized and rebranded, converting their business into Burger Island.

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14 hrs ago | Lake Wylie Pilot

NC House OKs rewrite of stream protection rules, amid criticism of process

The revision, orchestrated by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, unraveled nearly five years of work by a variety of stakeholders to come up with rules adopted by two state commissions.

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18 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Christian camp hopes to make kids fit

A free Christian runner's camp at the Erwin Center field invites elementary-age children to lace up their sneakers each evening.

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22 hrs ago | WLOS

Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia

Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in Gastonia in the last month.

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Yesterday | The Gaston Gazette

Wonderful wonderland: Gaston School of the Arts brings Alice to the stage

Audiences can peek through the looking-glass and enter a strange and magical world this weekend.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Nephew of former wrestling coach accused of sex crimes testifies about one of the accusers

GASTONIA Defense witnesses on Wednesday testified that they trusted former East Gaston High School wrestling coach Gary Scott Goins and never saw any suspicious actions by the coach.

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The Gaston Gazette

Train robbed of parts while sitting still

More than $150,000 in train parts have been stolen from Piedmont & Northern Railway within the last month.

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The Gaston Gazette

Dead End Road: PFLAG Gaston's latest show focuses on homelessness

PFLAG Gaston is bringing visibility to an issue that's often overlooked. The organization's newest theater production, "Dead End Road: No Turn Around?" addresses homelessness and the impact it has on our city, state, nation and world.

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Lake Wylie Pilot

Expanding no-wake zone on Catawba River OK'd

Four commissioners abstained. A growing number of paddlers in a high-boat traffic area on the Catawba River between Tailrace Marina and the whitewater center has raised safety concerns.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Police: Mom OD's, boyfriend faces child abuse charges

A 3-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital after police said they found the child's mother and her boyfriend were caring for the child while under the influence of drugs.

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The Gaston Gazette

Gastonia man arrested on meth charges

Christopher Lee Sisk, 37, of 1119 Safeway Drive, Gastonia, was charged with possessing, distributing meth precursor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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The Gaston Gazette

Gastonia woman arrested after drug transaction near business

Lincoln County police arrested a Gastonia woman after conducting surveillance near a High Shoals business.

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The Gaston Gazette

Gastonia elected leaders may stagger terms

Gastonia voters who want a say in their local leadership often feel there's a long, cold winter between elections.

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The Gaston Gazette

50th anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe

Richard Wolfe and Frances Culp Wolfe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 26, 2014.

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The Gaston Gazette

Child rapist back in jail after found near day care

A convicted child rapist just released after spending more than a dozen years in prison was put back in jail Monday after being found living near a Gastonia home day care.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

Pharmacy database leads to start-up meth lab bust

A man found with precursor materials for a meth lab was busted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, authorities say, in large part due to a national pseudoephedrine-tracking system.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Defense begins in sex abuse case against Gaston coach

Former high school wrestling coach Scott Goins was in court Thursday, July 17, 2014 as jury selection continued at the Gaston County Courthouse on North Marietta Street in Gastonia.

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The Gaston Gazette

A decade later: Original - Discover Gaston' cover photo recreated for 10th anniversary

On May 15, a group of teenagers gathered on a playground for a photo op. It sounds like an ordinary happening, but for those kids and the photographer, it was a case of deju vu as they revisited a scene from 10 years prior.

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News Observer

NC woman's car plunges into river with kids inside

Authorities say 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland was in the Gaston County Jail under a $25,000 bond with a court date scheduled for Monday.

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