University http://wfae.org en Gaston Secures Federal Grant For High Tech Job Center http://wfae.org/post/gaston-secures-federal-grant-high-tech-job-center <p>Like the rest of the state, Gaston County is facing a shortage of people with the skills required to work in&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">today's high tech factories. Gaston College hopes to address the issue with a training center for students and local residents. This week, the college received a </span><a href="http://www.eda.gov/news/pressreleases/2013/07/01/nc.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">one-and-a half million dollar grant</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the U.S. Department of Commerce.</span></p><p></p><p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 00:51:40 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 30751 at http://wfae.org Gaston Secures Federal Grant For High Tech Job Center Is It Win-GATE Or Win-Get? Wingate University Settles On... http://wfae.org/post/it-win-gate-or-win-get-wingate-university-settles <p></p><p>Back in the mid-1800s, settlers arrived in an area of what was then called Ames Turnout to build a church. Eventually, a school was established. A community grew and Ames Turnout became a town. That town was named after a Baptist minister Washington Manley Wingate. Or maybe it was Wingate, we'll get to that shortly.</p><p>Here's how Mayor Bill Braswell describes his town, population 3,500:</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 04:28:47 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 17629 at http://wfae.org Is It Win-GATE Or Win-Get? Wingate University Settles On...