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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. Over half of all Gaston County Schools eligible to participate in initiative to reduce hunger in the classroom

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ballot-box Gaston BOE’s latest “Ballot Box” Newsletter - The July 2015 edition of the new quarterly newsletter from the Gaston County Board of Elections is out. Inside the issue are sections covering: Candidate Filing Summary Precinct Official Appointments Coming Soon New Board Appointed … Continue reading
NC General Assembly 2015 Session Q&A: Rep. John Torbett N.C. House of Representatives - District 108 Health assessment bill for all public school students moves forward - Rep. John Torbett (R-Stanley) sponsored House Bill 13 that requires parents or legal guardians enrolling a child in any grade in a North Carolina public school to provide a form showing that the child has … Continue reading
heating-and-air-bessemer-city-nc Bessemer City & Cherryville among 9 to achieve Main Street community status - The City of Bessemer City and the town of Cherryville join 7 others in North Carolina to achieve Main Street community status by fulfilling the requirements in accordance with the Main Street Four-Point® program. … 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
How to Measure your Elected Official’s Job Performance - Guest Editorial by Scott Lilly of MyMtHolly.com How to Measure your Elected Official’s Job Performance - Everyone doing any job gets a performance review.  That could be as complex as a complicated bonus program that rewards someone financially for performing some specific metrics well or as simple as a pink slip … 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
Front   NC4VETS NC releases resource guide, updated website for veterans - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory has announced the release of the 2015 resource guide for veterans, along with an updated website that focuses on federal Veterans Affairs benefits and other issues. The guide … Continue reading