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NC prosecutor dismisses murder count in student’s deathAugust 13, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A local North Carolina prosecutor has dropped a first-degree murder charge against a man whose conviction in the death of a university student was overturned by a judge eight years later.
North Carolina police officers shoot, kill man who took kidsJuly 21, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer responding to a reported kidnapping from a day care shot and killed the suspect as he struck an officer with a car, authorities said.
The city of Gastonia said police responded to a kidnapping call around 12:30 p.m.
Police: NC girl drowns after climbing over locked pool gateJune 14, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina girl drowned last weekend after climbing over the gate at a neighbor’s swimming pool, police said.
Gastonia police officers and fire and rescue personnel were called to a home on South Emerson Street on Saturday afternoon for a report of a possible drowning in a backyard above-ground pool, police said in a news release on Tuesday.
Teen charged in shooting that injured 3 people at NC mallJune 11, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been charged in a shooting that wounded three people at a North Carolina mall, police said.
3 wounded in shooting at North Carolina mall food courtJune 10, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Three people were being treated for wounds that were not life-threatening after a shooting Friday at a mall in North Carolina, police said.
Rick Goodale, a spokesman for the Gastonia Police Department, said the shooting happened around noon Friday in the food court of the Eastridge Mall in Gastonia.
Police: Boy, 8, drove off in mom’s SUV with sibling in backJune 2, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy took off in his mother’s SUV and drove through a North Carolina city with an infant sibling in the back seat, police said.
Gastonia police said the boy’s mother reported that she handed the boy her keys and asked him to start the vehicle as they left a relative’s home on Tuesday night, WSOC-TV reported.
Food company to create more than 200 jobs in North CarolinaMay 24, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fresh foods manufacturer says it is expanding production in the Southeast with plans to invest over $42 million in a North Carolina production facility which will create more than 200 jobs, Gov.
She’s up! Whitmore 1st woman to start Atlantic League gameMay 2, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Kelsie Whitmore played left field and batted ninth for the Staten Island FerryHawks on Sunday, becoming the first woman to start a game in the Atlantic League and one of the first to do so in a league connected to Major League Baseball.
North Carolina authorities break up dog-fighting ringApril 30, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — More than 30 dogs have been seized in a North Carolina city after law enforcement officers broke up a dog-fighting ring, authorities said.
Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a Gastonia address on Thursday to investigate a report of dogs fighting in the backyard, the Gaston Gazette reported.
Ex-North Carolina college professor charged in baby’s deathApril 14, 2022 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged a former North Carolina college professor with first-degree murder after his adopted 6-week-old son died from injuries that investigators said resulted from physical abuse.
Police: Suspect fired gun at officers in North Carolina cityDecember 31, 2021 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was jailed Friday for attempted murder and other charges after firing at police officers as they tried to apprehend him on a city street, authorities said.
5 men arrested for posing as police officers at motelDecember 16, 2021 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Five men have been arrested and accused of posing as police officers looking for someone at a North Carolina motel, police said.
Gastonia police officers responded to a report at 1:10 a.m.
N. Carolina prison guard accused of having sex with inmateDecember 16, 2021 GMT
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prison guard has been charged with sexual activity with an inmate, a sheriff's office said.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that it received a report on Nov.
Convicted felon charged in accidental shooting of 2 childrenNovember 23, 2021 GMT
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A convicted felon who said he accidentally shot two children during target practice at a South Carolina home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after one of the children died, authorities said.
N. Carolina robbery suspect killed after taking hostagesNovember 19, 2021 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A suspect in an armed robbery in North Carolina was shot and killed by law enforcement officers after he took hostages at a different location, police said Friday.
Gaston County Police said in a news release that the suspect fled the scene of an armed robbery on Thursday in adjacent Cleveland County.
Former Gaston County commissioner to serve in NC HouseOctober 21, 2021 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The ex-chairman of a local hospital board who resigned his position last year when his social media postings early during the COVID-19 pandemic got public attention will serve out the term of a North Carolina legislator who died.
Ex-boyfriend charged in death of North Carolina womanOctober 18, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who was reported missing last week has been found dead in South Carolina, and authorities have charged her boyfriend in her death.
The body of LaPorscha Baldwin, 30, of Gastonia was found on Thursday by Fairfield County, South Carolina, sheriff's deputies, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Report: N. Carolina jail violated regulations in two deathsOctober 13, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina jail violated regulations requiring guards to observe inmates at least twice an hour, according to a state agency probing the deaths of two inmates last spring.
North Carolina state Rep. Dana Bumgardner diesOctober 2, 2021 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Rep. Dana Bumgardner has died from cancer.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore confirmed Bumgardner's death on Saturday.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague, Rep.
Lumbee tribal leaders speak out against school’s mascotJune 23, 2021 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Members of the Lumbee Tribal Council are calling for a Gaston County high school to remove a mascot and logo that they call an inaccurate and derogatory representation of Native American people.
North Carolina man sentenced in fatal restaurant crashApril 16, 2021 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced on Friday to at least 38 years in prison for killing his daughter and daughter-in-law in 2018 by driving his Jeep into a restaurant where his family was seated after attending Sunday worship services together...
West Virginia Power baseball to continue in Atlantic LeagueFebruary 24, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Minor league baseball will continue in Charleston, West Virginia, as part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball...
Two attendees at Trump North Carolina rally get COVID-19October 29, 2020 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people who attended President Donald Trump's rally last week in Gastonia, North Carolina, have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an announcement from the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday...
The Latest: Trump tells rally about ’60 Minutes’ interviewOctober 21, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):
President Donald Trump is keeping up a public feud with “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl, who he says took him too seriously after he pleaded for suburban women to love him...
FBI is trying to catch a “bad wig bandit” in North CarolinaJanuary 10, 2020 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is asking the public's help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who's been robbing banks in North Carolina...
10. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SCFebruary 7, 2019 GMT
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New housing units (per 10k residents): 93.6Total new housing units: 14,955 single-family / 8,674 multi-unitTotal valuation of new projects: $4.58 billion1-year population growth: 2.1%1-year employment growth: 2.3%1-year home value growth: 11.50%
Police chief ‘heartbroken’ after body discovered in creekSeptember 27, 2018 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The chief of a North Carolina police department said Thursday he was "heartbroken" over the discovery of a body believed to be that of a missing 6-year-old boy...
FBI joins search for missing Gastonia boySeptember 24, 2018 GMT
The FBI is involved in a search for a missing 6-year-old boy in Gaston County.
Maddox Ritch has Autism and is non-verbal.
Maddox disappeared Saturday in Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, which is about 23 miles west of Charlotte.
Gastonia police say thief tunneled into homeApril 5, 2014 GMT
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Police in Gastonia say someone used an unconventional method to steal electronics and fashions from a woman's home.
Authorities say when the homeowner returned from work, she found a hole in the hardwood floors in one of her bedrooms.