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Over half of all Gaston County Schools eligible to participate in initiative to reduce hunger in the classroom How to Measure your Elected Official’s Job Performance - Guest Editorial by Scott Lilly of MyMtHolly.com NC Budget & Tax Center: Gaston County Economic Snapshot 2013-2014 Gaston is among the absolute worst counties in the U.S. in helping poor children up the income ladder, ranking 56th out of 2.478 counties.

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fear-03 The Machine of Fear - “I say I am stronger than fear.” – Malala Yousafzai This has been one of those weeks when it’s hard to not be scared. Even as horrible acts of terror and violence happen all too … Continue reading
hd-ext Gaston DHHS Awarded Grant to Improve Local Well Water - GASTONIA — The Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services (Gaston DHHS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 5-year, $666,665 grant by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The grant … Continue reading
Editorial North Carolina editorial roundup - Editorials from across NC from this past week including including The Charlotte Observer on the expansion of the state lottery, The Winston-Salem Journal on the state crime lab backlog, and The Daily Reflector in Greenville … Continue reading
fear-03 The Machine of Fear - “I say I am stronger than fear.” – Malala Yousafzai This has been one of those weeks when it’s hard to not be scared. Even as horrible acts of terror and violence happen all too … Continue reading
7666782_G Gaston needs new leadership with an agenda that serves all of our citizens - In December of last year, the Greater Gaston Development Corporation came out with an ambitious agenda designed to assist Gaston County get back on track. It had become evident to these visionary men and women … Continue reading
The Bessemer City, NC Library The time is now to restore full operating hours at our county library branches - In 2011, in the middle of the recession, the Gaston County budget cut operating hours at all of the public library branches. These cuts came at a time when cuts were deemed necessary across the … Continue reading
Editorial North Carolina editorial roundup - Editorials from across NC from this past week including including The Charlotte Observer on the expansion of the state lottery, The Winston-Salem Journal on the state crime lab backlog, and The Daily Reflector in Greenville … Continue reading
Elder-Abuse-Awareness-Day June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - GASTONIA — On Monday, June 15th, the Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services will recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around … Continue reading
5088504_G NC governor files veto of magistrate marriage exemption bill - Senate Bill 2, which was supported by all of the Gaston County NC House delegation as well as by Sens. Harrington and Curtis, has been vetoed by Governor McCrory. It will take a 3/5 majority … Continue reading