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Big events this weekend in Gaston County

Anyone looking for a chance to have fun in Gaston County this weekend will have plenty of opportunities −from remembering the county's rural heritage, to a play at Belmont Abbey College, there will be car shows, events to enjoy with four-legged friends and a walk to bring awareness to Alzheimer's.
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Gaston Together seeks nominees for its Martin Luther King Unity Award

The Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition, also known as GC3, an initiative of Gaston Together, seeks nominees for its 2023 Gaston Together Martin Luther King Unity Award. The Gaston Together Martin Luther King Unity Award, established in 2004 by the GC3, recognizes current or former Gaston County residents who have helped build bridges of unity across lines of race, class, gender, faith, and/or among municipalities within Gaston County.
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Composting, landfill fee increases and Leif Erickson

News to keep you apprised of: Composting workshop, fee increase at County Recycling Centers and Leif Erickson!. On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, Gaston County Recycling will be offering two workshops for Backyard Composting. We will hold both events at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas. The first...
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Gaston EDC to hold job fair on Tuesday

The Gaston County Economic Develop Commission is holding a job fair on Tuesday, the largest job fair that the EDC has sponsored. The job fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Gaston County Public Library, will consist solely of Gaston County manufacturing companies who are seeking workers, said Richard Randall, the existing industry manager for the EDC. The Gaston EDC is collaborating with Gaston County's workforce development team to hold the event.
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Catawba Lands Conservancy awarded $1.1 million in state grants

CHARLOTTE – The Catawba Lands Conservancy has been awarded $1,142,000 in grant funding from the North Carolina Land and Water Fund to be used for two conservation projects important for protecting water quality and native species around the Catawba River and its tributaries, including the South Fork River. The...
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Gaston County bracing for a rainy weekend

Gaston County can expect a wet weekend, with as much as eight inches of rain expected in a downpour that is forecasted to start on Friday and last into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The rain is expected to begin Friday morning or afternoon as Hurricane Ian makes...
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Catawba Lands Conservancy preserves Gaston County land with $1.1 million grant

Two tracts of land in Gaston County, totaling 115 acres, will be preserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy thanks to a $1.1 million grant. The two conservation projects funded by the North Carolina Land and Water Fund will protect water quality and native species around the Catawba River and its tributaries, including the South Fork River, according to a release from the Catawba Lands Conservancy. ...
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Latin Festival brings flair to Gastonia

Gaston County's growing diversity was on full display Saturday at the Second Annual Latin Festival. Hundreds of people turned out to the WOW Supermarket on West Franklin Boulevard for the event that featured food, live music and dancing, as well as mechanical bulls, vendors and connections to community organizations. Gastonia...
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