Gaston County

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Articles about Gaston County

  • Red fox. Photo: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

    Like a fox on the run

    Most people around the Gaston County town of Stanley today know nothing about fox hunting. No one hunts foxes here anymore. Once upon a time, however, things were different.
  • Large homes along Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County town of Cornelius. Image: Bing Maps

    No 'small house' trend in region; houses keep growing

    Since the 2008 housing crash, there’s been talk of Americans downsizing and Millennials rejecting large houses. But recent U.S. Census data show that in the Charlotte area, homes only got bigger after 2000.
  • Charlotte's center city. Image: Bing Maps

    Has Charlotte metro income really declined?

    Recently the site FiveThirtyEight.com reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?
  • The bigleaf magnolia has the largest single flower of any native plant in North America. Photo: Crystal Cockman

    A win for Redlair's rare bigleaf magnolia

    Redlair Farm & Forest in Gaston County has been named an N.C. Plant Conservation Program preserve, providing recognition to the unusual native plants that make their home on the property - including the imperiled bigleaf magnolia. (Photo: Crystal Cockman)