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17 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Report: Undercover cops buy 30 lbs of pot from owner, others at BBQ restaurant

The owner of a Gaston County restaurant and three others were arrested on multiple drug charges involving selling marijuana out of the establishment.

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Related Topix: Drugs

21 hrs ago | WSOCTV

Parents up against deadline for child care funding

Hundreds of families that depend on money to pay for costly child care across the area are up against a major deadline in May. Many families use that money towards day cares and babysitters.

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WRAL.com

Lawmakers gather data, public feedback on coal ash

The state Environmental Review Commission didn't address any legislation during the three-hour hearing on Earth Day, including a raft of proposals Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled last week.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Gaston Gazette

Son of death row inmate finds his own trouble

Ronnie Phillips was taken aback when he got a phone call from a man accused of taking his wallet and trying to steal his identity.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law

WSOCTV

Police charge 4 after drug investigation at barbecue restaurant

On Tuesday, the Gaston County Police Department Special Investigations Unit charged four people following a drug conspiracy investigation that began in November 2013.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Dallas, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Lawsuits settled in E. coli outbreak at Fair

Two area businesses owners recently settled civil lawsuits that claimed their negligence caused an E. coli outbreak that killed one child and sickened more than 100 people nearly two years ago.

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Related Topix: Cleveland County, NC, Gastonia, NC, Shelby, NC

Business Journal

Gaston furniture company temporarily stops production

A patio furniture company in Gaston County has halted production at its Stanley facility, saying a shortage of components forced the closure.

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Related Topix: Stanley, NC

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Star Online

Family loses dog after pit bull attack

Allen Smith said his three children - ages 4, 8 and 11 - saw the attack, and are now afraid to go outside to play.

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Related Topix: Shelby, NC, Cleveland County, NC, Grover, NC, Kings Mountain, NC

Lincoln Times-News

Crews to resurface US-321 in Gaston

Starting Tuesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin closing sets of ramps along U.S. 321 as work continues on a $7.7 million resurfacing project in Gaston County.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Legislative roundup: Mileage tax sees no support from House

The two candidates for N.C. House District 109 say a proposed "mileage tax" to fund highway construction projects would not have their backing.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sue Kelly

The Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg boosts early voting hours, sites

The following sites open Thursday for early voting in Mecklenburg County April 25-25 and April 28-May 3. For specific times, visit the board of elections website at www.meckboe.org .

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, North Carolina, Cornelius, NC, Iredell County, NC, Union County, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Man accused of sending, receiving child porn

Chris Aman Cislo faces 20 charges of possessing and disseminating child pornography and one charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Related Topix: New Bern, NC, Bessemer City, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Man accused of sending, receiving child porn

Chris Aman Cislo faces 20 charges of possessing and disseminating child pornography and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Related Topix: New Bern, NC, Bessemer City, NC

WBTV

Gastonia police search for two drivers who hit pedestrian

John Wayne King, 53 years old, was crossing the road at approximately 7:50 PM, in front of the Quik Trip gas station near Broad Street.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

At the library: Beginning Spanish Classes At Cherryville Branch Library

Nearly a year ago, your Gaston County Public Library completed, with assistance from hundreds of community residents, a Strategic Planning Process, an in-depth examination of the present and future place of your public library system in our county.

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Related Topix: Cherryville, NC, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

The Gaston Gazette

Gaston College auditorium getting a makeover

Chances are you wouldn't recognize the inside of the Myers Center auditorium on the Dallas campus of Gaston College.

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Related Topix: Dallas, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Two longtime educators honored at Tree of Knowledge Luncheon

The Tree of Knowledge Luncheon was held on March 29 at the St. John's Outreach Center in Gastonia, sponsored by the UNCF Gaston County Committee.

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Related Topix: Canada, Gastonia, NC, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Bennett College

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

GOP race for sheriff's seat now involves two Jeffs, not three

Three GOP candidates - Jeff Baker, Jeff Bryson and Jeff Clark - filed for election earlier this year and will appear on the ballot during the primary May 6. But Baker announced this week he is no longer seeking the office of sheriff and is instead throwing his support behind Clark.

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The Charlotte Observer

Cleveland County to end use of gas to kill shelter animals

Cleveland County's animal shelter will remove the gas chamber it uses to euthanize unwanted animals by the end of June, county commissioners board Chairman Jason Falls said this week.

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Related Topix: Cleveland County, NC, Rowan County, NC, Cleveland, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

4 men, teen charged in east Charlotte robberies

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested four men and a teenager for their involvement in two robberies in east Charlotte this week.

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC

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