Author: Adam Lawson

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Jamie McConnell's childhood dream of becoming a paramedic came true long ago. But now the longtime GEMS employee is second-in-command of the county's medical services... [Read More]
A popular Gastonia Japanese restaurant is thanking police officers this weekend by letting them eat free.Nobody presenting a badge will pay for their meal at... [Read More]
Ranlo's police chief says fatigue caused by working long hours during Hurricane Florence contributed to two of his officers missing court last week and earning... [Read More]
A longtime sheriff's deputy died this month, 18 years after he retired from a long educational career to work in law enforcement.John Yates Maxwell was... [Read More]
Bratik Naik's warning to the man who robbed him Thursday proved to be prophetic after police quickly arrested a suspect.The Highland Mini Mart owner was... [Read More]
The father of a Forestview High School senior says he's unhappy with the school's response following an alleged gun threat that led to one of its... [Read More]
A Gaston County pharmacist credits the glass barrier separating himself from his clients for saving his life during a brazen attempted robbery.Alpesh Patel was getting... [Read More]
Members of two local law enforcement departments left for the coast this week to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence."It's what you do as... [Read More]
A Gaston County high school student's reported threat of a mass shooting was thwarted after several other students alerted school officials.Hunter Bazzle, 17, told multiple students... [Read More]
Craig Huffstetler returned Monday to a home he recognized, the sun shining and few remnants visible from a massive hurricane that ravaged the Carolina coast.The... [Read More]
Joe Stroman had a stringent, steady routine that he kept constant for 30 years.The Gastonia native worked a regular job with the city fire department... [Read More]
Firefighters near Crowders Mountain were called to an early-morning blaze that destroyed a mobile home Monday.Crowders Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the 300... [Read More]
Greg Ramsey didn't let relentless rain or his location on the banks of the South Fork of the Catawba River stop him from running his... [Read More]
Gaston County residents can expect a miserable, rainy weekend in the wake of Hurricane Florence.That's according to National Weather Service officials, who predict the storm... [Read More]
Changing weather patterns forced Gaston County officials to alter shelter plans for Friday.Ashbrook High School will serve as an evacuation shelter beginning 5 p.m. Friday.Interim... [Read More]
After spending 18 hours over two days driving from Oklahoma into North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence's arrival, all Dakota Gloria and his team of... [Read More]
Gaston County emergency officials plan to open a shelter Friday for evacuees fleeing Hurricane Florence.The Citizens Resource Center at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway in Dallas... [Read More]
Bill Walters wasn't running out of gas, but that didn't stop him from spending $15 and topping off his tank.Hurricane Florence was less than three... [Read More]
As Gaston County Emergency Medical Services prepared to send four ambulances and 10 paramedics to help with the response to Hurricane Florence, Kelli Howze expressed... [Read More]
The tolling of the bell still brings a tear to Jeff Cash's eyes.Seventeen years after terrorists crashed two planes into New York City's World Trade... [Read More]
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