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Has Gaston County Fully Recovered from the Recession? Gaston County Mgr. Earl Mathers discusses the importance of the Hist. Preservation Tax Credits to North Carolina and locally, and makes the case for reinstating them in 2015. Tuesday February 24th thirty seven concerned citizens from all corners of Gaston County came together to start a long overdue Citizens’ Caucus. Rep. Hastings files Protect our Children Act Quick look at 1st year of McCrory’s 2-year NC budget plan Gastonia native credits uncle’s influence for his success

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partisan Partisan Politics Has no Place in Board of Education Races - Recently, members of our state General Assembly filed House Bill 324 in an effort to make all local board of election (also known as “school board”) races partisan affairs. Gaston resident Chris Howell recently lent … Continue reading
North Carolina's Electric Cooper Gov McCrory w linemen N.C. Honors Linemen, Gov. McCrory Signs Lineman Appreciation Day Into Law - The act designates this Saturday, April 18 as Lineman Appreciation Day in 2015; in future years, the occasion will be celebrated on the second Monday of April. Bill sponsors included Rep. Kelly Hastings (R-Gaston). … Continue reading
Election North Carolina NC House Republicans seek to make more elections partisan - Support for making more local and state elections more partisan is split mostly along party lines both in Raleigh and in Gaston County. School board member Chris Howell has already spoken out in support of … Continue reading
partisan Partisan Politics Has no Place in Board of Education Races - Recently, members of our state General Assembly filed House Bill 324 in an effort to make all local board of election (also known as “school board”) races partisan affairs. Gaston resident Chris Howell recently lent … Continue reading
Editorial North Carolina editorial roundup - This week newspaper editorials across NC covered topics such as historic property tax credits, the proposed sales tax shift to rural counties, and the effects of the deferred action immigration program. … Continue reading
Ryan Schrift Ryan Schrift asks Generation Me “Why are we not engaged?” - “Motivating our future leaders is essential. The idea of changing our mission, vision, and legacy may rattle a few traditionalists or baby boomers but the new generations’ need to become a bigger part of the … Continue reading
North Carolina's Electric Cooper Gov McCrory w linemen N.C. Honors Linemen, Gov. McCrory Signs Lineman Appreciation Day Into Law - The act designates this Saturday, April 18 as Lineman Appreciation Day in 2015; in future years, the occasion will be celebrated on the second Monday of April. Bill sponsors included Rep. Kelly Hastings (R-Gaston). … Continue reading
Election North Carolina NC House Republicans seek to make more elections partisan - Support for making more local and state elections more partisan is split mostly along party lines both in Raleigh and in Gaston County. School board member Chris Howell has already spoken out in support of … Continue reading
Editorial North Carolina editorial roundup - This week newspaper editorials across NC covered topics such as historic property tax credits, the proposed sales tax shift to rural counties, and the effects of the deferred action immigration program. … Continue reading