Gaston County http://wfae.org en Jeff Jackson Replaces Clodfelter In The State Senate http://wfae.org/post/jeff-jackson-replaces-clodfelter-state-senate <p>Democratic Party leaders gathered at the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte on Saturday to elect the newest state senator: Jeff Jackson.</p><p>Jackson will replace Dan Clodfelter, who resigned from his state senate seat on April 8 to become mayor of Charlotte.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:40:49 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50274 at http://wfae.org Jeff Jackson Replaces Clodfelter In The State Senate Monroe Couple Were Guardians, Not Foster Parents Of Handcuffed Child http://wfae.org/post/monroe-couple-were-guardians-not-foster-parents-handcuffed-child <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Monroe couple charged with child abuse for allegedly handcuffing an 11-year-old boy to their front porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck are not the foster parents of that child, as previously reported. </span>DHHS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the foster care license for Wanda Larson and Dorian Harper expired in 2010.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39567 at http://wfae.org Plan To Widen I-85 In Gaston County Gets Support From Gastonia City Council http://wfae.org/post/plan-widen-i-85-gaston-county-getting-support-gastonia-city-council <p class="MsoNormal">The Gastonia City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved, with two members absent, a resolution in support of widening a 16-mile stretch of I-85 in Gaston County. But, the I-85 project could end up competing for funding with the proposed Garden Parkway.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:00:05 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 36444 at http://wfae.org Plan To Widen I-85 In Gaston County Gets Support From Gastonia City Council 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 Duke Energy Closing Two Coal Plants Ahead Of Schedule http://wfae.org/post/duke-energy-closing-two-coal-plants-ahead-schedule <p>Duke Energy is shutting down two coal-fired power plants this spring. The plants are in Rowan and Gaston counties, and they're closing two years ahead of schedule.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:31:19 +0000 Michael Tomsic 20614 at http://wfae.org Duke Energy Closing Two Coal Plants Ahead Of Schedule Gaston Commissioners Want Gun Permit Records Secret; Approve Resolution http://wfae.org/post/gaston-commissioners-want-gun-permit-records-secret-approve-resolution <p></p><p>Gaston County Commissioners voted 6-0 Thursday night in support of a resolution that calls for the General Assembly to make gun permit records secret. Commissioner Tracy Philbeck says the resolution was in response to news outlets publishing gun permit information after the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut.</p><p>"I'm a strong proponent of government transparency," Philbeck says. "At the same time, I think the press, in a lot of cases, have used the freedom of information act to bring forth an anti-gun agenda to criminalize those that own a gun."</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:01:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20176 at http://wfae.org Gaston DA To Dismiss Cases Involving Testimony Of Indicted Officers http://wfae.org/post/gaston-da-dismiss-cases-involving-testimony-indicted-officers <p>The Gaston County District Attorney says he’ll dismiss all pending cases that hinge on the testimony of four law enforcement officers who were indicted in a federal stolen goods investigation.&nbsp; Locke Bell says his office is reviewing 83 cases to see whether they depend on those officers’ testimonies.&nbsp; Speeding tickets and DWIs would fall into that category.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 02:24:59 +0000 Lisa Miller 14206 at http://wfae.org At-Risk Pregnant Women In Gaston County To Get Home Visits http://wfae.org/post/risk-pregnant-women-gaston-county-get-home-visits <p>Gaston County has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to send nurses into the homes of low-income pregnant mothers. The county&#39;s infant mortality and child poverty rates routinely outpace the rest of the Charlotte region.<br /><br />&quot;Woeful&quot; is the word Gaston Public Health Director Chris Dobbins uses to describe the county&#39;s health statistics for children. &nbsp;<br /><br />&quot;In Gaston County right now, 28 percent of our children live in poverty - 28 percent - that&#39;s a staggering number,&quot; says Dobbins.<br /> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:13:24 +0000 Julie Rose 1379 at http://wfae.org At-Risk Pregnant Women In Gaston County To Get Home Visits