CaroMont Health's 'Cheat Death' Slogan May Be A Goner

Apr 8, 2013
Mark Hames / Charlotte Observer

“Cheat Death” may have a short life as a hospital slogan, at least at CaroMont Health in Gastonia.

The nonprofit company that operates Gastonia’s hospital as well as medical offices in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties is apparently backing off of its new tagline, which was roundly criticized after it was unveiled last week.

Ben Bradford/WFAE

A Gaston County martial arts instructor held a seminar a week ago for teachers about how to respond in a school shooting. First grade teachers, school nurses, and administrators practiced how to defend a classroom should a shooter try to enter, and how to fight back. Similar events have been popping up across the country, run by martial arts gyms, firearms training centers, and even schools, in the wake of Sandy Hook.