Gaston County

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Articles about Gaston County

  • Big urban gains, rural losses in the Carolinas

    Since 2010, the home counties of Charlotte and Raleigh have accounted for nearly half of all population growth in North Carolina. Just 10 N.C. counties tallied nearly 80 percent of the state's increased population. (Image: John Chesser, Tableau maps)
  • Rediscovering the South’s forgotten grasslands

    Many people believe early European settlers found an unbroken canopy of trees sheltering the N.C. Piedmont. However, says author Reed Noss, a few generations ago grasslands were abundant across the South. Today they’re rare. Article includes photo gallery of preserved grasslands. (Photo: Laura Fogo)
  • Gastonia working to lure artists downtown

    An artists’ colony in downtown Gastonia? That may sound far-fetched to those who remember Gastonia's textile mill past. But the Community Foundation of Gaston County is working with the nonprofit Artspace to build a project in Gastonia by 2016. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • Charlotte-area residents invited to chart the region's future

    Charlotte-area residents will have an additional opportunity to voice their opinion on the region’s growth. A fourth Mecklenburg County workshop will be held Oct. 24 at Freedom Park as part of the  “CONNECT Our Future” planning program. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)