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“This festival was started in 1988 to preserve the heritage of blue-collar workers in the South and provide patrons an experience of life as it was lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s around Gaston County. The focal point of this annual 3-day fall festival is a restored operational cotton gin on permanent exhibit […]

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“Don’t feel bad, Gastonia. Every town has a little sister to pick on. “In Raleigh they poke fun at….” — From “Does Gaston County have an image problem?” by Adam Orr in the Gaston Gazette, Jan. 24 (h/t, John L. Robinson)  

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— Click away a leisurely afternoon with these 206 images of Asheville from the Library of Congress. — “The Nylon Capital of the World… need not embellish its past with a bogus story about Leonidas Polk.” — The distinctive architecture of Gaston County’s oldest building “came down the Great Wagon Road.” — Hugh McColl Jr. […]

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A few words with Michael Hill, coordinator of the N.C. Highway Historical Marker Program: Of the 7 markers approved in the last round, 5 recognize blacks and 1 a Cherokee. Is the marker advisory committee playing catch-up? Is this a formal policy? We have no established policy but rather operate based primarily on what comes […]

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