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Gastonia hit-and-run leaves 1 with life-threatening injuries - A hit-and-run Friday night sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Pedestrian hit twice, drivers flee Gastonia scene - GASTONIA, N.C. -- Police in Gastonia say a man was hit twice while trying to cross the street.   It happened on East Long Avenue near Broad Street.   Neither driver stopped to help 53-year-old John Wayne King.   He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries around 8 p.m.   Police say the driver of a white SUV hit him first, and then a witness saw a small sedan strike him a second ... - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Old Gastonia mill turning into lofts - GASTONIA, N.C. -- Neighbors hope an old mill and eyesore in Gastonia, which is about to open as new loft-style apartments, will revitalize an area known for crime and blight.    Loray Mill is scheduled to open June 1, 2014. It features nearly 200 apartments plus shops.    The old mill, also formerly known as Firestone Mill, has been empty for 20 years.   Glenn Wiley’s mother worked at the former ... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

3 charged in Gastonia-Charlotte murder case - Police say they believe Brian Dale Jones was killed in Gaston County and his body then dumped on a west Charlotte street. - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Police: Pedestrian struck by 2 cars in hit-and-run - At 7:50 p.m. Friday the Gastonia Police Department responded to a hit-and-run at East Long Avenue near the intersection of Broad Street. John Wayne King, 53, of Gastonia, was crossing East Long Avenue in front of the QT store when he was struck by a large white sports utility vehicle, according to GPD. According to a witness, the vehicle continued on East Long Avenue without stopping. A small ... - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Chapel Grove Optimist Club building in Gastonia catches fire - The Chapel Grove Optimist Club building in Gastonia caught fire Saturday evening, but no one was hurt. - Sat, 12 Apr 2014

Gastonia police say thief tunneled into home - Police in Gastonia say someone used an unconventional method to steal electronics and fashions from a woman's home. - Sun, 06 Apr 2014

Hospital blames Obamacare for 25% cut in nurses’ pay - GASTONIA, N.C. - A number of nurses at a hospital in Gastonia will soon be losing 25-percent of their pay. CaroMont Health says the change in pay is because of the new Affordable Care Act. As a way of recruiting new nurses, CaroMont Health had offered a pay classification with no benefits but with an additional 25-percent boost in pay.  But now the 113 nurses who took that offer have received a ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Gastonia man charged in armed carjacking - GASTONIA, N.C. -- A Gastonia man is behind bars, accused of stealing a woman's car at gunpoint on Sunday. Gastonia Police say 53-year-old Robert Lee Laboo was arrested just five blocks from where he stole a Chevy Impala from a woman at gunpoint early Sunday morning. Around 1:30 Sunday, police say Laboo pointed a gun and stole the vehicle from the victim in the 600 block of Maple Avenue. Laboo ... - Sun, 06 Apr 2014

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Gastonia gears up for all new downtown summer concert series - Gaston Gazette - It didn't help that the former Gastonia Downtown Development Corp. lost its public funding and folded several years ago, leaving no de facto group to oversee summer concerts. Since then, the events have been organized with a patchwork approach from ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Gastonia man caught and charged after fatal wreck in York County - Gaston Gazette - A three-month search for a Gastonia man ended Thursday when he was arrested in connection with a fatal wreck in South Carolina. Anthony Lamar Ogden, 59, has been charged with felony driving under the influence in which death results, according to the ...NC man arrested after deadly drunk driving wreck in York Co. - News Talk 94.3 WRHINC man charged with felony DUI after deadly Fort Mill crash - The State - Fri, 18 Apr 2014

Old Gastonia mill turning into lofts - WCNC - GASTONIA, N.C. -- Neighbors hope an old mill and eyesore in Gastonia, which is about to open as new loft-style apartments, will revitalize an area known for crime and blight. Loray Mill is scheduled to open June 1, 2014. It features nearly 200 ... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

BRIEF: 3 charged in Gastonia-Charlotte murder case - The State - Gaston County police have charged three people in connection with the death of a man that investigators say was killed in Gastonia then dumped on a street in west Charlotte. Avery Joe Lail Jr., 49, of Gastonia, has been charged with first-degree murder.Gaston Co. Police say man helped dump body - WCNC - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Police: 3rd person may be involved in killing of Gastonia man - WSOC Charlotte - GASTONIA, N.C. —. Channel 9 has new information after a Gastonia man's body was discovered on a Charlotte road in March. The man and woman charged in his death appeared in court Monday and investigators could charge a third person in the case.Murder suspect, girlfriend make first court appearance - Gaston Gazette - Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Police arrest pair in Gastonia man's death - Charlotte Observer - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police determined that Jones was killed at a home in the 200 block of Green Chapman Road in Gastonia, and the case was transferred to Gaston County police on Thursday. Police charged Avery Joe Lail Jr., 49, of Gastonia with ...Man charged with murder, woman as accessory (updated) - Gaston Gazette - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Curbside E-recycling in Gastonia? - Gaston Gazette - Gastonia residents with old electronic devices can't just kick them to the curb — at least not if they expect the city to pick them up. But officials are trying to wire up a system that would make it just that easy to dispose of old televisions, VCRs ... - Wed, 09 Apr 2014

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