911 Communication Center Receives Training Certification
The Gaston County Police Department 911 Communications Center has been awarded Project 33 Training Program Certification by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO). Gaston County is the only the 3rd dispatch agency in North Carolina and one of only 26th nationally to achieve this certification.
Health Department Offers Opportunities to Get Kids Caught Up on Required School Shots; Officials Urge Whooping Cough Vaccine
Kids across Gaston County are heading back to school, and the Health Department will be offering multiple opportunities in August and September for parents to get required shots for their children.
Health Department Awarded Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention & Support from Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Charlotte affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded the Gaston County Health Department nearly $26,000 for breast cancer services in Gaston County.
Gaston County Police Investigate Cemetery Vandalism
The Gaston County Police Department is investigating recurring vandalism at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery located at 800 N. 13th St., Bessemer City, NC. During the night hours of August 10, 2012, forty-two graves were desecrated.
Southern Docs October Film Series
Southern Docs – a five-part film series featuring documentary films by North Carolina filmmakers, with an introductory appearance on October 2 by noted filmmaker Cynthia Hill
2012/2013 Live @ Your Library Series Announced
The Gaston County Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library, is pleased to announce the 2012 / 2013 Live @ Your Library family performing arts series.
Students Graduate from County Police Citizens’ Police Academy for Youth
The Gaston County Police Department conducted its annual Citizens’ Police Academy for Youth this week. Class sessions were held from 9am to 3pm from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012.
County Police to Assist In Operation Medicine Cabinet Mobile Event
The Home Instead Senior Care office in Gastonia is sponsoring an Operation Medicine CabinetTM. This event provides seniors with a safe way to dispose of expired or no longer used prescription and over the counter medications, which is scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2012.
Murder Suspect Captured
On 6/28/2012 at approximately 10:20 pm the Kings Mountain Police Department responded to a possible shooting call in the area of Kings Rd. and J.E. Herdon Access Rd. Upon arrival they discovered the victim, Larry Jabar Hall (4/29/83), lying beside the roadway deceased.
Gaston Sees First Lab-Confirmed Rabies Case of 2012; Two Unvaccinated Pets Exposed to Rabid Fox, Euthanized
Last week, a fox caught and killed by two dogs in Mount Holly was confirmed by a state laboratory to have rabies.
The pets had not been vaccinated for rabies and were turned over to Gaston County Animal Control to be euthanized, as required by state law.
“This sad case perfectly illustrates why we encourage every pet owner in Gaston County to keep their pet’s rabies vaccines current,” said Animal Control Administrator Reggie Horton. “Even with inside pets, exposure can happen in an instant, and if the pet isn’t vaccinated, you’re likely to lose that pet or face a huge quarantine bill. Staying current on your pet’s rabies vaccine protects them, it protects the community, and it can prevent a lot of heartache.”