Billy Overholtz, reporter for the Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer, was named among award winners at the 2019 News and Advertising Conference held April 5-6 in Norfolk, Va.

A mother and her two children were thrown into Lake Gaston Monday evening when the canoe they were riding in overturned on the lake in Northampton County near Gaston Dam, which was in generation mode.

Communication is key. How we prefer to communicate is unique to us as individuals. In day-to-day business, my preferred method of communication is email. It is fast and direct with little room for confusion or interpretation. Best of all, email provides documentation, which I feel is important.

There she goes again. In a rather disorganized rant about how our president is fomenting “hatred, bullying and infantile behavior,” Ms. Vicki has once again chosen to blame President Trump for the problems of our country. She claims that Democrats “are not in favor of killing babies,” yet hi…

There is a pervasive problem all around the Lake Gaston region. I hear about it at many of the meetings I attend in all five counties around Lake Gaston. I read about it in the newspaper and on social media. Recently, I was confronted by it through an anonymous letter received in the mail.

Frank Justis Kidd, 77, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away Mon…

Stephen King Reed, 84, of Littleton, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, at…

Philip Edward West, 69, died on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at …