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Police searching for missing man last seen walking in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Police in Gaston County are asking for the public’s help locating a Gaston County man who has been missing for several days. Brent Caleb Blackmon, 39, was reported missing on Sunday, June 20, after he was was last seen on Thursday, June 17, walking on Perfection Avenue in Belmont.
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Man accused of shooting woman in face on N.C. highway released on bond

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man accused of shooting a woman in the face on a Lincoln County highway during a fit of road rage was released from jail on bond. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged Londen David Feldman II with shooting into an occupied vehicle in an incident that happened June 20 around 10:40 a.m. on Highway 321 south near the Lincoln-Gaston County line.
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Authentic Mexican Cafe opens in Gastonia

Lenyn Henriquez and Maria Zuniga were tired of driving miles away to enjoy fruit and juice dishes familiar in Mexican culture so they created their own in Gastonia. "The idea came to us two years ago, we wanted to introduce our culture to the community," said Henriquez, in his native Spanish.
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Lumbee tribe leaders ask South Point HS to remove 'offensive' name

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina tribal leaders are doubling down on their calls for South Point High School in Gaston County to remove its mascot name and logo. During a board meeting Monday night, several members of the Lumbee Tribal Council asked Gaston County officials to change the Red Raiders name and retire the logo.
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Carolina Cross Connection lends Gaston community a hand

A hot June day forced Lavonne McGill to retreat to her porch Monday as she watched young people from Carolina Cross Connection tote drills and levels as they built new stairs leading into her Summit Street home in west Gastonia. "They're giving me some freedom to walk up and down...
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Gastonia residents celebrate Juneteenth

Gastonia residents celebrated the longest standing holiday to represent the end of slavery for African-Americans Saturday, also known as Juneteenth. Saturday's celebration at the Rotary Pavilion included performances of African drums, dance, live music and motivational speeches. The event also included food trucks, games and services from black-owned businesses hosted...
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Boone Man Charge With Assault Arrested In Gaston County

A Boone man was arrested in Gaston County on assault charges. Boone Police say on June 9 at approximately 3:00 AM, Boone Police responded to a report of a burglary and assault on Robin Lane, in Boone. The resident was awakened by an unknown male assaulting him in his bed....
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Athletes with Gaston County ties qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games

His own Olympic dreams accomplished, Dallas native Duane Ross will soon have the opportunity to see his son do the same. On Father’s Day no less, Randolph Ross Jr. penned another chapter in his family’s legacy after qualifying for this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games. In Sunday’s U.S. Olympic Track and...