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Gateway Gaston: Serving The Common Good

It’s all about helping one’s fellow human beings. It’s Gateway Gaston. And according to program co-ordinator Dwayne Burks, it’s making a big difference in the lives of countless local folks, getting them connected with the help they need.

Talking Taxes

Gaston County Commissioners and the public got a look at the details of the proposed fiscal 2024 County Budget a week ago.  Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget next Tuesday (May 9th) and are expected to approve the budget and a 60 cents per $100 tax …

Public Comments on Highway Projects Being Received

Comments from the public on proposed highway projects are now being received by the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization.  

Revaluation Appeal Deadline is Friday

"A lot of people complain--but not many do anything about it!"  You've no doubt heard that comment about many things, and you've surely had many people complain about the revaluation of their property.  If you believe your revaluation of property in Lincoln County was in error, the deadline for filing …

City Tax Rate Will Drop--But Your Tax Bill Will Increase

While nothing is finalized yet, and won't be until after a public hearing and vote by the City Council, the property tax rate in Lincolnton, like that of Lincoln County, will decrease for fiscal 2024--but with revaluation showing higher values, your property tax bill will increase.
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LEDA Proposal Was Surprise at Monday's Commission Meeting

It had been talked about before--but a proposal put forth at Monday night's (April 17th) meeting of Lincoln County Commissioners still caught them by surprise.  Cliff Brumfield of LEDA and others addressed Commissioners about bringing a vocational education building and more vo-ed programs to the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College.

Food, Wine & Brew Fest Postponed

Lincolnton's Food, Wine & Brew Fest that had been scheduled for Saturday (April 22nd) has been postponed until September 23rd.  Cherryville's Cherry Blossom Festival will still be held Friday night & Saturday.

Food, Wine & Brew Fest [UPDATE: postponed until September]

UPDATE: The Downtown Development Association's 2023 Food, Wine & Brew Fest in downtown Lincolnton has now been postponed until Sept. 23rd. 

Commissioners Agree on 12¢ Reduction in Tax Rate

It hasn't received final approval yet--but based on discussions at Friday's (April 14th) Lincoln County Commissioners meeting, Lincoln County property tax bills will be going up this year.

Riverbend Project Gets Green Light from Gaston

Gaston County Commissioners rejected the disapproval of the County Planning Board and residents of the area who spoke at two community meetings and a public hearing, and approved a rezoning request that will allow a major industrial and housing complex on the Lincoln-Gaston County line.
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Council Postpones Hearing

The Cherryville City Council postponed a public hearing related to a proposed lithium mine at their Monday night (April 10th) meeting.

Major Brian Greene Will Serve As Interim Chief

No new chief has yet been named for the Lincolnton Police Dept. but Major Brian Greene, who has served as assistant chief, will serve as interim chief until a decision on the successor for Rodney Jordan has been made.

Compromise Ahead?

A decision on a rezoning request for property  adjacent to the Villages of Denver that would allow creation of a new subdivision won't be finalized until the mid-monthly meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners, but it took up most of Monday night's meeting for a public hearing on the request.

Courthouse Redevelopment

What will be done with the old courthouse?  That's the question that was the topic of discussion at a special joint meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners and Lincolnton City Council on Thursday (March 30th).

Shots Fired Into Residence Prompt Meeting on Rentals

Shots fired into a Westport residence two weeks ago prompted a called meeting Thursday night (March 23rd) where the incident and the topic of short-term rentals was the principal discussion.
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