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Gastonia

New Gastonia Police Chief wants uniform cameras

New Gastonia Police Chief wants uniform camerasGastonia's newly-named Police Chief wants to see relations improved between the department and the local community.
  • Gastonia
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Gastonia man charged in shooting of family member

Gastonia man charged in shooting of family memberGastonia Police say a 25-year-old man shot a family member three times Monday morning.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Climber seriously injured in fall from Crowder's Mountain

Climber seriously injured in fall from Crowder's MountainA climber is in the hospital after falling from Crowder's Mountain Monday afternoon.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Crime

Man shot during domestic dispute in Gastonia

Man shot during domestic dispute in GastoniaThe Gastonia Police Department is investigating a domestic incident that escalated to a shooting.
  • Crime
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Babysitter charged with leaving 3 kids in van at Walmart

Babysitter charged with leaving 3 kids in van at WalmartPolice say a baby sitter has been arrested after she left three young children in a running van at a Wal-Mart while she spoke to a man about buying a car.
  • Crime
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Former coach: "I've been accused of things I haven't done"

Former coach: "I've been accused of things I haven't done"A former high school wrestling coach accused of sex crime said on the stand, "I've been accused of things I haven't done."
  • Local
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Crime

State crosses Goins in sex assault trial

State crosses Goins in sex assault trialThe dialogue gets heated in the Scott Goins trial as the state gets its first opportunity to cross examine Gary "Scott" Goins; the former East Gaston High Wrestling Coach faces child sex charges.
  • Crime
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Crime

Goins talks spiritual transformation at sex assault trial

Goins talks spiritual transformation at sex assault trialScott Goins was back on the stand in his own defense Monday. He told the jury he regrets certain actions during his coaching tenure after having a spiritual transformation. The former East Gaston High School wrestling coach faces multiple child sex charges.
  • Crime
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Crime

Accused takes stand in molestation trial

Accused takes stand in molestation trialIn a surprising move, Scott Goins took the stand in his own defense Friday. The former East Gaston Wrestling Coach is accused of sexually molesting three former wrestlers. The jury also heard from Goins' wife.
  • Crime
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Crime

Pharmacy database leads to start-up meth lab bust

Pharmacy database leads to start-up meth lab bustA man found with precursor materials for a meth lab was busted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, authorities say, in large part due to a national pseudoephedrine-tracking system.
  • Crime
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Gastonia

Gastonia exploring idea of public firearms park

Gastonia exploring idea of public firearms parkA North Carolina city has set aside $150,000 that could be used to buy hundreds of acres for a public shooting park.
  • Gastonia
  • 3 months ago
Crime

Trainer testifies in wrestling coach trial

Trainer testifies in wrestling coach trialFriday, the state called Ronny Huitt, a trainer in Gastonia. He said one of the accusers told him what happened, but didn't want him to tell anyone.
  • Crime
  • 3 months ago
Crime

Gaston Co. cemetery 'maliciously' vandalized

Gaston Co. cemetery 'maliciously' vandalizedGaston County Police are searching for the vandals who 'maliciously' damaged more than a dozen headstones over the weekend.
  • Crime
  • 3 months ago
Local

Woman, 88, dies in hospital after crash in Gastonia

Woman, 88, dies in hospital after crash in GastoniaAn 88-year-old woman died at the hospital on Sunday from injuries she sustained in a crash in Gastonia on Saturday.
  • Local
  • 4 months ago
Local

Kitchen fire does $20K in damage to Gastonia home

Kitchen fire does $20K in damage to Gastonia homeA fire that began in the kitchen spread to the top floor of a home in Gaston County on Sunday, causing about $20,000 in damage.
  • Local
  • 4 months ago
Local

Planning board votes to proceed with I-85 widening

Planning board votes to proceed with I-85 wideningThe Metropolitan Planning Organization representing Gaston and surrounding counties made it clear: they don’t want to delay the widening of the I-85.
  • Local
  • 5 months ago
Local

Lines drawn over NCDOT projects in Gaston County

Lines drawn over NCDOT projects in Gaston CountyBattle lines are being drawn over the potential future widening of I-85 in Gaston County.
  • Local
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

1 extricated, 3 hospitalized in Gastonia crash

1 extricated, 3 hospitalized in Gastonia crashThree people were taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center following a serious crash in Gastonia Thursday afternoon.
  • Local
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

3 extricated from vehicles in Gastonia crash

3 extricated from vehicles in Gastonia crashThree people had to be extricated from vehicles following a two-vehicle crash Monday night in Gastonia.
  • Local
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Dryer fire causes $25K in damage in Gastonia

Dryer fire causes $25K in damage in GastoniaA malfunctioning clothes dryer led to an apartment fire in Gastonia Monday.
  • Local
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Gaston Co. restaurant owner charged in drug operation

Gaston Co. restaurant owner charged in drug operationGaston County police have charged an owner of a local barbecue restaurant with selling marijuana, sometimes from his business, after a long drug investigation that began in November 2013.
  • Local
  • 6 months ago
Gastonia

Old Gastonia mill turning into lofts

Old Gastonia mill turning into loftsLoray Mill is scheduled to open June 1, 2014. It features nearly 200 apartments plus shops.
  • Gastonia
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Local

In lieu of b-day gifts, 3 local teens collect food for animal shelter

In lieu of b-day gifts, 3 local teens collect food for animal shelterThree local teenagers asked guests to their thirteenth birthday to party to bring food for the animal shelter in lieu of gifts.
  • Local
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Local mall opts not to ban teens

Local mall opts not to ban teensIt looks like teenagers will not be banned from a local mall after all.
  • Local
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Gastonia

Free trigger locks encourages responsible gun ownership

Free trigger locks encourages responsible gun ownershipOne of the nation's largest sporting good chains is taking new steps to encourage responsible gun ownership.
  • Gastonia
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Crime

Police say burglar tunneled into Gastonia home

Police say burglar tunneled into Gastonia homeInvestigators say the burglar tunneled into the house on Green Circle Drive through by using the crawl space and breaking in through the floor.
  • Crime
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Gastonia

Police: Man tried to lure Gastonia teen into truck with candy

Police: Man tried to lure Gastonia teen into truck with candyThe girl had just gotten off her school bus and started to walk home when he drove up next to her and offered candy from a purple bowl, according to police.
  • Gastonia
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago