Reporter Bill Poteat speaks with Ted Hall, Montcross Chamber President, about Gaston County's economic future, the much-needed bridge between southern Belmont and Charlotte, the importance of community collaboration and challenges facing the area with its accelerating growth.
Gazette reporter Brandy Beard speaks with Celia Frye, wife of First Presbyterian Church of Gastonia senior minister Dr. John Frye Jr.
Eight members of their church recently went on a pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan. Though her husband had been multiple times before, this was Celia's first trip to either country.
Gaston Gazette reporter Bill Poteat speaks with Catawba Lands Conservancy's Tom Okel (executive director), Bret Baronak (Carolina Thread Trail community coordinator) and Allie Schwartz (marketing and communications director).
0:55 - The history and purpose of the conservancy, and how they ensure their land is protected forever.
4:30 - The importance of wildlife preservation, and the kind of wildlife you can find in our local area.
7:30 - How they receive...
Gazette reporter Dashiell Coleman speaks with Catherine Trail, Gastonia actor, producer and founder of 4 Pies Productions. She recently wrapped a film shot nearby in Rock Hill, South Carolina, called "Calm Before."
0:34 - Trail talks about the movie and her role in it.
2:25 - The origins of 4 Pies Productions and their mission.
6:40 - Trail describes a typical day on a shoot and shares some information on the film.
10:40 - Advice for aspiring film students and the challenges of making...
Gazette lifestyle reporter Brandy Beard speaks with Matt Vanderbilt, lead and founding pastor at Vision Church in Gastonia, about the church's origins, how it's grown and transformed in its first three years, and its future.
Gazette reporter Bill Poteat speaks with Michelle Miller, Executive Director at the new Gaston County Family YMCA in Gastonia, about her career, opening the new YMCA and its significance to the community.
0:30 - Michelle's early life up north
2:37 - What brought her to the Charlotte area and her YMCA career
6:45 - The excitement and pressure that comes with opening a new YMCA
11:55 - Her vision for the YMCA's future
13:00 - What the YMCA offers to its members and the community, from...