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North Carolina teacher works alongside her 2 daughters

Sep. 05, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — Teaching not only runs in the Hill family, but has also brought Elizabeth Hill and her two daughters, Marie and Tori, under the same roof this school year. “I’d seen really good teachers all through school, and with my mom, I also got to...

North Carolina man opens recovery homes to honor late wife

Aug. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A Gastonia man will honor his late wife by opening another recovery house for people battling addiction six years after the death of his wife in a car wreck. “We were both addicts, but we were able to find freedom and get clean all because of...

NC police department takes diverse step in leadership

Aug. 15, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Leadership within the Gastonia Police Department has gotten more diverse. The department promoted 40-year-old Nancy Brogdon to one of two assistant chief positions in July, making her the highest-ranking Latinx woman in the agency’s history. ...

Care home for people living with HIV, AIDS marks 30 years

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

BELMONT, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Williams remembers moving into the House of Mercy in Belmont nearly nine years ago and immediately wanting to leave. She had lived in her own apartment in Gastonia for 11 years and was used to the life she had there. But Williams, now 69,...

Man charged with murder after street-racing crash kills boy

Jul. 17, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man with a long criminal record has been charged with murder and other counts after police say he was involved in a street-racing crash that killed a 6-year-old boy last month. Donnie Ray Cobb, a 46-year-old from Cleveland...

Interim leader of NJ university gets job on permanent basis

Jun. 29, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The interim president of a private Roman Catholic university in New Jersey will take over the job on a permanent basis. Felician University in Rutherford announced the appointment of James Crawford III on Monday. He becomes the sixth president in...

Street racing blamed in 6-year-old N. Carolina boy's death

Jun. 28, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy was killed in a traffic accident which investigators blame on street racing involving two other cars, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. Liam Lagunas of Monroe was in a child protective seat in the back seat of a vehicle not...

Marine veteran advocates for LGBT equality in North Carolina

Jun. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Timothy Caudill’s resume includes four years of active and four years inactive reserve time serving America as a Marine, including a seven-month deployment in the Middle East. After leaving the Marine Corps in November 2011, the 2005 Forestview...

Police: Toddler found dead in parked car

Jun. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A 2-year-old child has been found dead in a parked car, Gaston County police said. News outlets report that there was a report of a child in cardiac arrest. The child was found in a car at a business in Gastonia around 4 p.m. Thursday. ...