Belmont PD: Purse snatchers targeting senior citizens

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Another spillover effect of having more traffic for economic development? The Walmart Effect hits the Reid neighborhood. Lincoln Street connects back to Wilkinson down by the Auto Zone near Pack Brothers. It is an easy cut-through road.

We hope that the people of our community neighborhoods can feel safe – certainly makes a case for more police wouldn’t you think?

Bond Referendums

The Belmont Chamber of Commerce is endorsing both Bond Referendums on the November 6 ballot.

We are agreeing to this endorsement as well.

Vote yes for the $12 million Parks and Recreation Bonds.




Vote yes for the $175 million School Bonds.

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Carter hasn’t lost charm on Gaston County


(Gazette Photo)

Former President, Jimmy Carter, made a stop in Gastonia on Friday to promote his newest book, “Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Diseases, Building Hope“.


He was a bit late, or so the “waiters-in-line” were told. But it was worth the experience to see a living former US president. He looked old and tired and still had the charm that the textile workers from the mid-70’s remember. Mr. Carter may not have had the “greatest presidency” or been the “most beloved” president, but he has done the most with his post-presidential life.

Nobel laureate, statesman, philanthropist, author, and world-traveler just to name a few expressions that follow his name.

Thank you Mr. President,  for remembering Gaston County and your ties to our area.