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News in Gaston County, North Carolina
Black Hawk Helicopter Rescues Man Off NC Cliff
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:41:30 -0700
Officials used a Black Hawk helicopter Monday afternoon to save a man who fell nearly 40 feet off a North Carolina mountain. The unidentified climber, 23, was rappelling off Shortoff Mountain in Pisgah National Forest in Banner Elk, N.C., when he fell and bounced off...
State releases report cards for Union, Gaston DSS
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:41:55 -0800
UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- State officials have released their findings after conducting investigations into the Department of Social Services in both Union and Gaston counties. A case of alleged child abuse involving a Union County DSS supervisor prompted the investigation. Police say an 11-year-old boy in Wanda Larson's care was found tied to her porch with a dead chicken dangling from his neck ...
Power restoration could take days
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:12:43 -0800
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Restoring power to customers after the winter storm could takes days, says Duke Engergy. Thousands lost power in Charlotte and surrounding areas. About 3,900 personnel are working to correct the problem. The estimates are as follows: North Carolina Anson County – Saturday, noon Cabarrus County – Saturday, 11:45 p.m. Catawba County – Friday, 3 p.m. Columbus County – Saturday ...
Some NC schools look for teachers, lose others
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:55:45 -0800
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Administrators are scrambling to hire teachers with the new school year less than a week away for most North Carolina students, even as budget-cutting forces layoffs of other workers.
Emergency groups rescue man on Shortoff Mountain
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:46:28 -0700
Several emergency groups worked together to rescue a man from Shortoff Mountain Monday afternoon.
Troopers: Man dies in Gaston Co. wreck
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:39:58 -0800
A man died Friday morning in a wreck in Gaston County, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers. Troopers said Cecil Glen Jenkins, 89, was driving north of Philadelphia Church Road in Dallas when his vehicle hydroplaned and went off the roadway, hitting a mailbox and a ditch culvert. He was wearing a seat belt. Troopers said they believe he was exceeding safe speeds for conditions.
McHenry could face Asheville opponent in second straight election
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:21:24 -0800
Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 17:56 PM. U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry turned away his first Democratic opponent from Asheville two years ago, after Republicans redrew the state’s voting districts and reshaped his stomping grounds.
NCHP investigating fatal accident near N. Gaston High
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:14:07 -0800
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – Crews are on the scene of a fatal accident near North Gaston High School. North Carolina Highway Patrol says they’re investigating a serious accident on Philadelphia Church Road. The driver has been identified as 71-year-old James Lyle Teague, of Dallas. NBC Charlotte's reporter on scene says Teague was killed after crashing into a tree head-on. It appears, authorities say ...
NC regulators shielded Duke's coal ash pollution
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 10:45:32 -0800
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.
Cyclists battle the elements in ‘Mountains to Coast’ bike tour
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:10:41 -0800
Bicyclists from all over the country, including several from New Bern, are cycling through the mountains of North Carolina, the rain and some spectacular sights this week as part of the 14th annual Cycle North Carolina’s “Mountains to Coast” recreational bicycle tour.