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Don’t Miss the Fabulous Things to Do in Gastonia, NC

Don’t Miss the Fabulous Things to Do in Gastonia, NC

As Seen In: Kidding Around Greenville, Author: Melanie Coblentz

Looking for a town to explore on a day trip? Just an hour from the Upstate is Gastonia, NC. We discovered this town is full of things to do. There’s a fabulous museum, parks and some of the best milkshakes in the country according to USA today. Since Gastonia so close to the Upstate it makes a great day trip!

Gaston Readies for BikeFest, Red Bull Events

Gaston Readies for BikeFest, Red Bull Events

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Eric Wildstein , Photo Credit: Mike Hensdill

He rides his BMX bike on the George Poston Park pump track several times each week. This weekend, he’ll be joined there by more than 100 of the nation’s top riders.

Tarheel Cup puts Cramer Mountain Club on map

Tarheel Cup puts Cramer Mountain Club on map

As Seen In: Gaston Lifestyles Sept/Oct 2019, Author: Mark Lackey, Photo Credit: Lynne Brandon

They carved a golf course out of a mountain. It’s a work of art.” That’s how Marty Hutchins recently put it. The golf coach and art teacher at Gastonia’s Highland School of Technology, Hutchins was of course talking about the golf course at Cramerton’s famous Cramer Mountain Club.

Changing Tastes When opportunity presented itself, Charles and Ann Edwards followed it in a new direction

Changing Tastes When opportunity presented itself, Charles and Ann Edwards followed it in a new direction

As Seen In: Piedmont Now Magazine, by Gaston Gazette, Author: Pete M. Anderson

For many years, wine was only a passing interest for Charles and Ann Edwards, would enjoy a glass or two with a meal on occasion. Today it's everyday life for the couple who live near Fallston.

The American Revolution comes alive at Kings Mountain National Military Park

The American Revolution comes alive at Kings Mountain National Military Park

As Seen In: Piedmont Now Magazine, by Gaston Gazette, Author: Pete M. Anderson

Lexington and Concord. Saratoga. Oriskany. Valley Forge. Yorktown. Kings Mountain. That last site may sound out of place in discussion of the others, but many historians, including Thomas Jefferson, consider it as important if not more to the American Revolution.

Gastonia brewery brings home another stash of medals

Gastonia brewery brings home another stash of medals

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Michael Barrett , Photo Credit: John Clark

The hardware and accolades just continue to roll in for Gastonia’s first and only brewery, despite it still being in its relative infancy.

Changes coming to Belmont General Store

Changes coming to Belmont General Store

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Eric Wildstein

The building that once served as the company store for Belmont textile workers will soon welcome some new tenants. This fall, the former Stowe Mercantile Co.-turned Belmont General Store, located at 6 N. Main St. in downtown Belmont, will become home to an outdoor clothing and apparel store and a barber shop.

Red Bull BMX event coming to Gaston

Red Bull BMX event coming to Gaston

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Dashiell Coleman

A trio of bikers watch others bike along on the pump track during the Gaston County Parks and Recreation’s third annual Annual BikeFest Sept. 29, 2018, at George Poston Park.

Tourism has Big Impact on Gaston

Tourism has Big Impact on Gaston

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Dashiell Coleman, Photo Credit: Mike Hensdill

Tourists spend billions of dollars each year in North Carolina, and Gaston County is becoming an increasingly popular place to visit.

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship USA Qualifier in Gaston County September 21-22, 2019

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship USA Qualifier in Gaston County September 21-22, 2019

Author: Maryke Zietsman, Photo Credit: Rider at World Final 2018 / Photo: Dan Griffiths

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship heads to back to the USA - this time its Gaston Country, North Carolina - in what is set to make for an epic day of pump track racing with some of the best riders in MTB and BMX ready to give it all on the track.

100 Years Since Prohibition

100 Years Since Prohibition

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Eric Wildstein

While it was a national legislative dagger to the alcohol industry -banning the legal manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol anywhere in the nation -"prohibition" began many years earlier in Gaston
County and the state of North Carolina.

Tourism Department Receives Accreditation

Tourism Department Receives Accreditation

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Dashiell Coleman

The county's Travel and Tourism Department has been accredited by Destinations International, which runs the DestinationMarketing Accredidation Program.

NBA All-Star weekend a slam dunk for Gaston hotels

NBA All-Star weekend a slam dunk for Gaston hotels

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Eric Wildstein

Gaston County hotels raked in an extra $178K in revenue from NBA All-Star Weekend earlier this month.

While the NBA All-Star festivities took place in Charlotte from Thursday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 17, some fans opted to save some money by staying a short distance down the road across 18 hotels in Gastonia, Belmont and Mount Holly.

Belmont provides quieter alternative to Charlotte

Belmont provides quieter alternative to Charlotte

As Seen In: Business NC, Jan 4, 2019, Author: Bryan Mims, Photo Credit: Business NC

Back in the day, textile mills dominated in Belmont, sewing and spinning and stitching together the livelihoods of people who went home with lint in their hair and ringing in their ears.

Onward and upward for Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia

Onward and upward for Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia

As Seen In: Gaston Lifestyles Jan/Feb 2019, Author: Michael Applegate

With the recent opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia, Gaston County’s hospitality industry grows to a total of 19 hotels, with a combined 1,471 guestrooms. Although adding a property for the first time in nearly a decade is exciting news, the real benefit is that we broadened our destination appeal by incorporating a larger meetings venue into our profile that allows us to serve a previously untapped group meetings market.