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Man wanted for murder in South Carolina arrested in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — Following a tip from a detective in South Carolina, the Wheeling Police Department acted quickly to locate and arrest a subject wanted for murder in the Palmetto State. Leanard Herbert Finch, age 31, of Gaffney, South Carolina was wanted for murder in Cherokee County, South Carolina....
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Wheeling police arrest man wanted for murder

Acting on a tip, Wheeling Police say they located a subject wanted for murder in Cherokee County, South Carolina. Around 4:00 pm, Tuesday, Wheeling Police say they received a call from a detective in South Carolina. The detective provided information that a murder suspect may be in the East Wheeling area and provided the nickname […]
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#1 Practical Nursing Program in North Carolina

The Gaston College Licensed Practical Nursing program has once again earned a number one ranking in North Carolina. placed Gaston College at the top of its list of Best LPN programs in the state for 2022. In a Facebook posting, said, “We are happy to announce that Gaston...

Elon baseball player spends summer with Forest City Owls

Will Vergantino flips his bat on his way to first base after receiving a walk against the Asheboro Zookeepers on June 6 at Mcnair Field. The Owls lost 11-4. Elon University baseball player Will Vergantino did not know what to expect when he arrived to play for the Forest City Owls in early June. However, he said he quickly came to love the team and the Forest City, North Carolina, community.

Deputies ask for help locating wanted man in Rutherford County

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a man wanted for threats and a parole violation. Authorities say, John Paul Hudson, 52, of Rutherfordton, is wanted on a parole violation along with a warrant for communicating threats. Anyone with any...

Fast food restaurant in the works for Shelby

A new Taco Bell is coming to Shelby. The city has one restaurant already on East Dixon Boulevard and a second is planned for the former Zaxby’s location near Cleveland Mall four miles down the road. The empty building was vacated last year when a new Zaxby's opened next...

NFL's Carolina Panthers host defending AAAAA state champions Gaffney in joint practice

According to the NCAA, about 7% of high school football players move on to play in college. Of that 7%, only 1.6% go on to make the NFL, so even though playing professional football may be a dream for many high school football players, it's a near impossibility for almost 99% of them that they'll ever have the chance to step foot on the field with an NFL team.

Seafood restaurant on a yacht in Gastonia

Where’s all my seafood lovers ? If she loves seafood she’s toxic so they say lol. This past Saturday the crew over at Mr3s told me they wanted to put me and some of my friends on a yacht and so here I am ! They still have some of the best seafood around and if you guys didn’t know yet they now also have a sit down brick and motor located in Gastonia that you see here in the footage where you can enjoy your meal along with drinks and more , & like I always like to say for you hookah lovers they offer that as well . Oysters are served at the Gastonia location everyday but the Oyster bar is open Saturdays with a full menu of drinks as well as the adult Capri sun pouches . Mr3s Crabpot @mr3sgastonia 📍2431 E.Ozark Ave. Gastonia,NC

League City Post 554 reaches American Legion World Series

League City Post 554 of Texas has reached the American Legion Baseball World Series by defeating Petaluma, CA, 3-2, in the Western regional championship game. The team is one of 8 teams nationwide to advance from their respective regional tournaments to The American Legion Baseball World Series which will be played Aug. 11-16, at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. All 15 games of the 2022 American Legion World Series will be available for viewing via ESPN broadcast or streaming services. Visit The American Legion website for a complete schedule.

Gastonia native named president of New York City Housing Partnership

A Gastonia native and 1990 Hunter Huss graduate was recently named as president and CEO of the NYC Housing Partnership. Jamie Smarr, who still has family in Gastonia, joins the Housing Partnership from The NHP Foundation where he led the non-profit’s Affiliate Program, which seeks joint venture affordable housing partnerships with other not-for-profits and community-based organizations.

Gaston County Reports 8th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022

GASTONIA, N.C. — A raccoon located in Gastonia, N.C. tested positive for rabies. This is the 8th confirmed rabies case in Gaston County in 2022. On Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at 11:01 am, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call regarding a raccoon involved in a fight with a residents’ dog in the area of Windsong Court off of Gaston Day School Road in Gastonia, NC.