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Information from Gaston County Schools

Information from Gaston County Schools August 16, 2022 Uncategorized It’s back to school time in Gaston County! Students return to class on Wednesday, August 17 to begin a new yearIt’s back-to-school time in Gaston County! On Wednesday, August 17, approximately 30,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) and more than 1,900 teachers in Gaston County Schools…

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Gastonia City Budget Includes Increase In Utility Fees

Gastonia City Budget Includes Increase In Utility Fees July 5, 2022 Uncategorized Kara Fohner The Gaston Gazette Gastonia City Council adopted a budget that includes small increases in water, sewer, solid waste and stormwater fees. The 2022-2023 budget, which will take effect July 1, included no adjustment to the property tax rate, which stands at…

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Gaston College Names Vet Tech Building After Former President

Gaston College Names Vet Tech Building After Former President June 28, 2022 Uncategorized Luc Séguret Gaston College named its Institute of Veterinary Technology building after its former president, Patricia Skinner, who helped start the program before retiring two years ago. Dozens of people came out on a sunny Wednesday morning for the naming ceremony held…

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Gaston County Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

Gaston County Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers June 21, 2022 Uncategorized Kevin Ellis The Gaston Gazette Three Gaston County residents have been awarded Governor Volunteer Service awards. Eleanor Crank, 85, received the award for her service to the American Red Cross. During her 16 years of service Crank became nationally recognized as a feeding supervisor, organizing and running…

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2022 DOL Safety Awards Winners

2022 DOL Safety Awards Winners June 21, 2022 Uncategorized Silver Award Criteria:  Rate of days from work must be at least 50% below the industry average First Year American & Efird LLC/Gastonia Plant #01 American & Efird LL/C/Gastonia Plant #56 CLARIANT Corporation/Mount Holly Plant City of Gastonia/Community Services City of Gastonia/Public Works City of Gastonia/Recreation…

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Gaston’s Going Places 6.8.22

Gaston’s Going Places 6.8.22 June 8, 2022 Uncategorized Gaston's Going Places Happy Hump Day!First and foremost, it’s not too late to register for several of our awesome (I’m a little biased) June events. Just click here to see the full calendar. Check out below for more about Gaston County’s award-winning Superintendent, learn about resources for…

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Food manufacturer Häns Kissle to add 219 jobs, invest $42.3M at Gaston County industrial park

Food manufacturer Häns Kissle to add 219 jobs, invest $42.3M at Gaston County industrial park June 7, 2022 Uncategorized By Collin Huguley  –  Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal May 24, 2022 Another manufacturer has landed at Apple Creek Corporate Center in Gaston County. The state’s economic investment committee today approved incentives for Häns Kissle Co., a food manufacturer…

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Gaston County Schools Superintendent Wins Prestigious Award

Gaston County Schools Superintendent Wins Prestigious Award June 7, 2022 Uncategorized Beatriz Guerrero The Gaston Gazette Gaston County Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Booker has been named Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year. Bookers leadership this year has earned him the prestigious award for the second time since 2016-2017. In addition to Gaston County, the Southwest Region includes Anson,…

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Gaston County Commissioners Lower Property Tax Rate

Gaston County Commissioners Lower Property Tax Rate May 31, 2022 Uncategorized Kara Fohner The Gaston Gazette Gaston County commissioners passed a $361 million budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, with a decrease in the property tax rate. Commissioners voted 5-2 to decrease the property tax rate from 83 cents per $100 of assessed…

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New Downtown Gastonia Business Owners Continue Making Progress

New Downtown Gastonia Business Owners Continue Making Progress May 23, 2022 Uncategorized Janiya Winchester The Gaston Gazette Some new downtown Gastonia business owners say owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart. But they still believe seeing their hard work pay off is worth it. WhiskGars Jacob Hibberts open his long-awaited high-end whiskey and cigar lounge, WhiskGars,…

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