Author: Bill Poteat

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Elaine Lyerly, president and CEO of one of the most respected brand marketing and public relations agencies in the Southeast, is passionate about many things... [Read More]
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As Earl Weaver, or maybe it was Yogi Berra, once said, "Hope springs eternal in the human breast."However, for longtime fans of the Atlanta Braves,... [Read More]
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The Warlick Family YMCA, which opened late last year, offers its members a host of amenities including two large indoor pools, a plethora of different... [Read More]
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Is there a legal "mistake" in your past that is holding you back from getting the job you want or the house you need? A... [Read More]
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Tuesday, Sept. 4, was not marked in red or circled with stars on my calendar, but it definitely should have been.Why? Because Tuesday, Sept. 4,... [Read More]
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As Montcross Chamber President Ted Hall noted at the end of the "Get Ready Gaston" forum, "a lot of information was provided and a lot... [Read More]
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Without realizing that he was doing so, a 60-year-old homeless man recently pointed out some failings of the health care system in America today.The man,... [Read More]
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EDITOR's NOTE: The following column by Bill Poteat is the first in a series which will run each Saturday through the end of October and... [Read More]
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The River District, slated to be the largest, mixed use community in the history of Charlotte, will have an impact on Gaston County if for... [Read More]
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Gaston County commuters who daily make the white-knuckle journey across the narrow, four-lane bridge on U.S. 74 into Mecklenburg County are happier knowing that the... [Read More]
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During the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, 58,220 Americans died in the conflict.In 2017, 72,000 Americans died as a result of drug overdoses,... [Read More]
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Charlotte Douglas International Airport is, and will continue to be, a primary engine driving the economy not just of Charlotte but of the entire region,... [Read More]
Tying up some loose ends as summer draws to a close...Walking trailsBeginning Sept. 1, I will once again be writing a series of Saturday columns... [Read More]
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Health care professionals from around the region will have the opportunity to learn more about the use of opioids to manage pain and earn continuing... [Read More]
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Gazette reporter and former teacher Bill Poteat examines why teaching is getting more difficult... [Read More]
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During my junior year at Chapel Hill, back in the 1975-76 school year, the "Silent Sam" statue stood directly between the room I rented on Henderson... [Read More]
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Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger, Gastonia Fire Chief Phillip Welch and Gaston Regional Chamber CEO Steve D'Avria all had an appreciation for the National Guard... [Read More]
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Just when I think we have made real progress in this country, prejudice once again rears its ugly head and I am left to question... [Read More]
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Dr. Linda Nguyen O'Connor, now a surgeon at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, was just 5 years old when one of the most infamous days in American... [Read More]
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Recognizing that sexting and cyberbullying pose a threat to young people across the region, Gastonia's Friendship Christian Church plans a seminar focusing on internet safety... [Read More]
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