Latest Gastonia News

NC groups offer help to pets suffering outside in the cold

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Gaston County pets in need of shelter against harsh wintertime weather can now get some help. Several Gaston County groups have come together under the umbrella of “No Cold Pets-Gaston” to provide free, hand-built wooden dog and cat houses to residents. ...

Thirsty Dog plans to revamp north Belmont with dog bar

Jan. 03, 2022 09:00 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Belmont business owner Jay Pithwa wants to create a one-stop shop of fun for the doglovers of north Belmont with the Thirsty Dog bar. Pithwa and his fiancé Jen Colangelo opened the Thirsty Dog bar, located at 508 Woodlawn St., in December 2020. ...

Police: Suspect fired gun at officers in North Carolina city

Dec. 31, 2021 16:07 PM EST

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. Gastonia police ultimately arrested Charles Thomas Cole after officers with a...

Polar Plunge donations assists kids in Bessemer City

Dec. 26, 2021 00:04 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — In the spirit of the holiday season, dare takers in Bessemer City put their bodies to the test while jumping in a cold pool for a good cause. Sandy Jenkins and her husband, Steve, have conducted an annual polar plunge fundraiser to help ensure kids in Bessemer...

Gastonia downtown business leaders expect growth in 2022

Dec. 19, 2021 00:10 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Gastonia’s downtown business leaders expect the new year to bring even more opportunities for growth to the city’s Main Avenue corridor. Restaurant owners are considering wine pairing events and expanded menus while other business owners say more services...

Schedule shuffling prompted by COVID hits college basketball

Dec. 17, 2021 21:41 PM EST

No. 21 Kentucky will now face North Carolina on Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas after each of their opponents had to drop out due to COVID-19 issues, while No. 16 Seton Hall’s second cancellation in as many days will lead to a forfeit in the Big East Conference standings. ...

5 men arrested for posing as police officers at motel

Dec. 16, 2021 14:07 PM EST

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. of a possible burglary at a motel in the 1400 block of East Franklin...

N. Carolina prison guard accused of having sex with inmate

Dec. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EST

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. 2 about a prison guard involved in sexual activity with...

Gaston County Toys for Tots spreads Christmastime cheer

Dec. 06, 2021 00:02 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of motorcyclists rumbled through Gastonia on Sunday all in an effort to help out Santa to give a child a gift to open Christmas morning. ”This is an amazing because where we get to see other riders while helping kids around the...

New pizza place opening in at former Cici's in Gastonia

Nov. 29, 2021 00:08 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A new pizza buffet restaurant will soon open at the site of a similar restaurant that closed last year. Joe and Carie Scarborough will open Pizza+ Buffet in early December at the site of the former Cici’s Pizza that closed in 2020 due to...