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Vidant Health announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for team members

Vidant Health is a mission-driven organization with a strong, steadfast responsibility to serve and care for all of eastern North Carolina.… Read more

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Citizen volunteers provided crucial aid in frightful Eaton Ferry Road wreck

From the lobby of his workplace Coldwell Banker Advantage of Lake Gaston, Scott Watson knew the roaring sound of a tractor trailer’s brakes… Read more

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LKG Real Estate Market Update: Median price of waterfront homes sold spikes 22%

In the first six months of 2021, our total closed sales, land and homes have totaled $117,586,545 - up from $76,896,814 the same period of … Read more

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The Village Market opens for business on N. Main

LITTLETON - Kay Allen, Deborah Allen and their crew made a day of it on a Friday afternoon in June: lunch at the lake followed by shopping … Read more

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HELP WANTED - Businesses brace for busy season with limited staff

LITTLETON - Early in May, Billy Benson had six interviews scheduled over a span of about three days. Ultimately, one person out of the six … Read more

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Pipeline shutdown fuels chaotic week at pumps

LITTLETON - Mike Howard was already unloading fuel at Lake Gaston for the second time late Saturday morning when he dropped by the Pit Stop… Read more

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Opinion

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LKG Real Estate Market Update: Median price of waterfront homes sold spikes 22%

In the first six months of 2021, our total closed sales, land and homes have totaled $117,586,545 - up from $76,896,814 the same period of … Read more

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem

A very nervous man called 911 and shouted frantically into the telephone: “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes ap… Read more

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Off the Record: Giving in to watching the Olympics

• Shouldn’t Virginia getting good marks for inclusion be a source of pride? The metrics for the CNBC rankings for “America’s top states for… Read more

Obituaries

Barry Lee Nichol

Barry Lee Nichol, 78, of Lake Gaston/Macon, died on Saturday, July 24, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. He was a native of Gree… Read more

Martha “Ruth” Lane

Martha “Ruth” Lane, 64, of Lake Gaston was called to heaven on July 18. Read more

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James Edward “Eddie” Hardee Jr.

James Edward “Eddie” Hardee Jr. passed away at his beloved second home on Lake Gaston on July 21 surrounded by his family. He fought a very… Read more

Arts & Entertainment

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Top 5 Lake Gaston stories of 2020

The year 2020 will forever be linked around the world with COVID-19. A year ago, most of us didn’t know what that combination of letters an… Read more

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Holiday Collection debuts at Artists of Elements

For the next month and more, Artists of Elements will have a distinctly holiday vibe as the Lizard Creek Road art gallery and cultural cent… Read more

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Artists of Elements to feature Wiggins’ quilted leather

When Ellen Newbauer opened Artists of Elements in July, showcasing the work of artists like Lake Gaston local Cathy Wiggins was exactly one… Read more

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