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Dr. Travis Nixon received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002. He has completed a series of courses at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. This has enabled Dr. Nixon to stay up to date with emerging technologies as well as expand upon his knowledge. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, Gaston County Dental Society and Gaston Study Club. Dr. Nixon and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Nixon are proud parents of 6 year old Alexandria, 4 year old Beckett and 2 years old Luke. They are active members of Parkwood Baptist Church in Gastonia.

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Dr. Manish Sheladia received his DMD degree from Temple University. He has trained at the Dawson Academy where he advanced his skills in TMJ and occlusion. He has practiced dentistry in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Gaston County Dental Society and Gaston Study Club. Dr. Sheladia and his wife, Alpa Sheladia re-located from New Jersey to the Charlotte area where they are happily raising their 7 year old daughter Kira and their 5 year old son Avi.

You and your family deserve advanced dental care. That’s why Christmastown Dentistry in McAdenville offers you comprehensive, state-of-the-art preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in one convenient location. Our professional and friendly staff will ensure that your dental visit is comfortable and pleasant from start to finish. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Sheladia work to establish a customized treatment plan for each patient. It is our intent to know and educate our patients to enable them to make comprehensive decisions regarding their dental needs. FILLINGS / RESTORATIONS • DENTAL SEALANTS • DENTURES BRIDGE • DENTAL IMPLANTS • CROWNS • TOOTH EXTRACTIONS GUM DISEASE LASER THERAPY • NON-SURGICAL ROOT CANAL TEETH WHITENING • SEDATION DENTISTRY 131 MAIN STREET BEFORE PORCELAIN CROWNS

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On May 4, 2013, downtown Belmont transformed into a race course for the first Belmont Criterium which is part of the USA Crits Speed Week. This annual series includes men’s and women’s professional cycling teams from all over the U.S. and other countries.

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ON THE COVER

Contents

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4 Gaston County

34 Town of Stanley

6 Business Recruiting Key Part of Chamber Plan

35 Local Schools

6 Montcross Chamber Board of Directors and Staff

36 Healthcare

7 Gaston County Visitor Center

37 Holy Angels

7 Gaston County Economic Development

37 Sisters of Mercy

8 Area Parks

37 Gaston County Health Department

10 Belmont Parks & Recreation Department

37 Department of Social Services

12 City of Belmont

38 Transportation

14 Mount Holly Parks & Recreation Department

38 Drivers License & Registration

16 City of Mount Holly

38 Post Offices

18 Cramerton Parks & Recreation Department

38 Fire Stations

20 Town of Cramerton

39 Police Stations

22 10 Fun-Filled Things To Do

39 Libraries

24 Lowell Parks & Recreation Department

39 Board of Elections

26 Town of Lowell

41 Recycling Centers

28 Legacy Park in McAdenville

42-46 Montcross Chamber Member Directory

30 Town of McAdenville

47 Important Phone Numbers & Links

32 Harper Park in Stanley

48 Area Map

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Belmont is rapidly becoming a major destination for serious cyclists. South Main Cycles bike shop owner, Steve Pepitone, (pictured far right on the shot below) regularly coordinates rides such as the one shown on the front cover.

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The use of artwork, copy or information without the written consent of The Biz Well Corporation is prohibited. All of the information in this publication is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Every effort has been made to insure accuracy of this publication. The Biz Well Corporation and the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce are not liable for any errors, omissions or products represented in this publication. For advertising information, questions or comments about the magazine, call 704-763-4087 or visit www.gobizwell.com. Special thanks to Bill Ward and Steve Rankin for providing photographs, and ImageMark for printing this publication.


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Town Land Areas in Eastern Gaston County

Town Populations

Belmont

Belmont ................... 10,076 Cramerton ................ 4,165 Lowell ........................... 3,526 McAdenville ................. 698 Mount Holly ......... 13,656 Stanley ........................ 3,556

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2.69 square miles

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1.49 square miles

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Mount Holly

8.50 square miles

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2.27 square miles

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MONTCROSS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Total County ...... 206,086


Gaston County is located in the South-Central Piedmont section of North Carolina. On it’s east border is the Catawba River and Mecklenburg County, to the west is Cleveland County, on the north is Lincoln County and the south is bordered by York County, South Carolina. Gaston was formed from a lower portion of Lincoln County in 1846.

Gaston County is home to a diverse, vibrant and growing business community. The Montcross Area Chamber works pro-actively to develop many partnerships and initiatives with the local towns. These efforts have created a positive and inviting

environment necessary to attract new investments, as well as support established businesses. The local business community continues to grow each day, offering residents and visitors more and more services all done with a smile. 

With its proximity to the bustling city of Charlotte, Gaston County residents and visitors truly enjoy the peaceful suburban lifestyle the area offers. Beautiful neighborhoods, extensive shopping areas, top-rate educational institutions, high-quality healthcare services and a steady economic environment are just a few reasons Gaston County continues to attract new residents and businesses. The area enjoys four distinctive seasons. Moderate summer temperatures and humidity encourage numerous outdoor activities. The average temperature is about 60° ranging from an average summer temperature in the 80’s to a winter average in the 40’s. Meanwhile, spring and fall are both spectacular with blooming flowers to majestic golden leaves of the trees. The average annual precipitation is 44 inches, and the average relative humidity is 54%. The Catawba River with its South Fork provides the major natural drainage for the area.

www.stafford-jewelers.com Because all four seasons are enjoyed here, each season offers an array of activities for the recreation-minded. Neighborhood, community and regional parks offer a great place for walking and running and most of the parks feature children’s activity areas. Other amenities at these local parks include tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, baseball, softball and soccer fields, and horseshoe pits. At the nearby Catawba River, you can boat, fish, water ski and jet ski. The headwaters of the Catawba River extend from the slopes of Grandfather Mountain, near Blowing Rock, to the mountains near Ridgecrest, North Carolina. The basin includes approximately 5,000 miles of waterways and it includes portions of 24 counties in two states (North Carolina and South Carolina).

32 N. Main Street • Belmont, NC Gaston County

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Chamber programs contributing to jobs and growth in region Written by Ted Hall President, Montcross Area Chamber

Businesses are expanding, new businesses are starting and businesses are moving to Belmont, Cramerton and McAdenville, all resulting in economic growth and jobs. The Chamber’s Forward Together five-year plan is contributing to the increase in economic vitality in the participating cities and towns. Forward Together programs were launched in 2012 after 32 companies, foundations and Ted Hall individuals contributed more than $375,000 over President, five years to fund the Chamber’s efforts to create Montcross jobs by strengthening businesses and communities. Area Chamber Supporting entrepreneurs already in business here and encouraging more entrepreneurs to start businesses are key strategies of the Forward Together program. A Chamber staff member provides direct assistance to existing businesses. An Entrepreneurs Roundtable group has been formed, and the Chamber coordinated Gaston County’s first Entrepreneur Summit at Belmont Abbey College last fall.

Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Gina Falco BB&T - Belmont Leeanna London Hannon Orthodontics Drew Jones NC Farm Bureau Insurance

Brian Herre, Chair Park Sterling Bank Brad Thomas, Chair-Elect Creative Solutions Special Events Marc Burns, Treasurer Techtheon Global Solutions Joe Keith, Secretary Gaston College Timothy Roberts, Past-Chair Cottage Keepers DIRECTORS (3rd Year) Vince Hill Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar Greg Botner Wilbert Plastic Services Shannon Prince Holy Angels Peter Cassidy Carolinas RehabilitationMount Holly

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry delivered the keynote address at the first Entrepreneur Summit. A Business Recruiting Council has been formed through a partnership between the Montcross Area Chamber, the City of Belmont, the Town of Cramerton and the Town of McAdenville. These towns adopted a service agreement, contracting with the Chamber to assist the municipal governments in economic development by working to support existing businesses, helping start businesses and recruiting new businesses. The Chamber has assisted more than a dozen businesses interested in establishing an operation or relocating one to the Montcross Area, and several already are in business here. Watch the Chamber calendar for announcements about sessions of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable, the Entrepreneur Summit, which is scheduled for October, and for news on a business plan competition to be launched this spring. For regular updates on these and other Chamber programs and events, sign up for the Chamber’s electronic newsletter at www.MontcrossAreaChamber.com.

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DIRECTORS (1st Year) Walter Payne ImageMark Business Services

Candi Lethcoe Stress Free Home Care DIRECTORS (2nd Year) Delta Sanders Keep Belmont Beautiful Brad Burns Duke Energy

Jane Collins PSNC Energy DIRECTORS (1-Year Terms) Monte Monteleone Belmont Abbey College David Hamrick Gaston Alive! Magazine Lee Hyde McKenney Family Dealerships ADVISORY DIRECTORS Barry Webb Belmont City Manager Michael Peoples Cramerton Town Manager Danny Jackson Mount Holly City Manager Heath Jenkins Stanley Town Manager Farrell Buchanan Mayor of McAdenville Al Greene Lowell City Manager Chad Brown Gaston County Commissioner Dick Cromlish Gaston County Economic Development Commission

Jeff Stanton Stanton Enterprise

STAFF Ted Hall President

Alex Mullineaux CaroMont Health

Teresa Rankin VP Business Services

Melia Lyerly Lyerly Agency

Deborah Ray Benton Office Manager

Join The Chamber Chamber Business Memberships start at only $190 per year, $160 for Non-Profit Organizations, and $90 for Individuals and Couples. A Chamber Membership is a great way to meet people and learn about your community. For more information, visit our website at www.montcrossareachamber.com or call 704-825-5307 ext. 3.


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We are travel educators who go the extra mile to make business travel pleasant and vacation travel extraordinary

The best place for first-time visitors to begin learning about Gaston County is the Visitor Center operated by Gaston County Travel and Tourism at 620 North Main Street in Belmont. That's at I-85 Exit 26 (Belmont Abbey College). There you'll find friendly folks to answer your questions and supply all the maps and brochures you need. The Visitor Center is open 8:30 am5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturdays.

Gaston County Economic Development Commission

620 N. Main Street Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-4046 www.gaston.org The Gaston County Economic Development Commission (GCEDC) is dedicated to attracting and retaining desirable employers to continue improving and diversifying economic opportunities in the County.

Neil Brock & Assoc Inc Neil Brock brockg3@nationwide.com 9 N Main St Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-6868

William K. Gary & Assoc Inc Bill Gary garyw1@nationwide.com 124 S Main St Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-3151

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Local Parks

Area Parks Gaston County offers endless outdoor recreational opportunities for all ages. Relax and enjoy a picnic, take a bike ride, view wildlife, go kayaking or rock climbing, and much more. With an abundance of great hiking and walking trails, the area has many scenic destinations for the outdoor enthusiast. Head out on your own or join a group to get some exercise and fresh air. Area parks offer plenty of open space for kids to run, play ball or ride bikes. There is ample playground equipment in these parks such as slides, swings, tunnels, climbing structures and even a splash playground. Other park amenities include picnic areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, playing fields, disc golf course, world-class horseshoe pits, skateboard park, dog parks, and a fishing lake. The local Parks and Recreation Departments work constantly to preserve, enhance, and expand greenspaces while offering a wide variety of programs and facilities.  •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Lowell Parks & Recreation .......................... 704-824-0099 www.lowellnc.com/parksandrecreation.htm

THERE ARE OVER 10 MILES OF BIKE RIDING TRAILS AT GEORGE POSTON PARK IN LOWELL

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Crescent Park 611 E. Catawba Street Belmont

Rodden Ballfield 135 Vine Street Belmont

Davis Park 204 Park Drive Belmont

Stowe Park 24 S. Main Street Belmont

Gaston County Park at Belmont Central Elementary School 310 Eagle Road Belmont

Central Park High Street Cramerton

Gaston County Park at Catawba Heights Elementary School 101 Ivey Street Belmont Linford Park Cason Street Belmont Reid Park 305 Sacco Street Belmont 8

Lakewood Park Lakewood Subdivision Cramerton Gaston County Park at Cramerton Middle School 601 Cramer Mountain Rd. Cramerton Riverside Park & Greenway Riverside Drive Cramerton

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Gaston County Park at North Belmont 3110 Hickory Grove Road Gastonia South Fork River Park 4185 Mountain View St. Gastonia George Poston Park 1101 Lowell-Spencer Mtn. Rd. Lowell Harold Rankin Park 715 N. Main Sreet Lowell Joe Hudson Park South Main St. - Lowell Legacy Park Elm Street McAdenville McDonald Field 149 Park Drive McAdenville

Pharr Park Main Street McAdenville

Woodlawn Park 521 Woodlawn Avenue Mount Holly

Central Park 127 E. Glendale Avenue Mount Holly

Veterans Park 127 E. Glendale Avenue Mount Holy

Gaston County Park at East Gaston High School 1744 Lane Road Mount Holly

Catawba Heights Neighborhood Park 613 Summerrow Road Mount Holy

Gaston County Park at Pinewood Elementary 1925 N. Main Street Mount Holly River Street Park 330 N. River Street Mount Holly Tuckaseege Park 165 Broome Street Mount Holly

Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly 613 Summerrow Road Mount Holy Harper Park Blacksnake Road Stanley R.M. Thompson Park College Street Stanley


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A LARGE CROWD ALWAYS SHOWS FOR THE FLASHLIGHT EASTER EGG HUNT AT DAVIS PARK.

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Belmont Parks & Recreation Department How many acres of park land does Belmont own?

How do people register for programs?

118 acres. 45 developed, 72 undeveloped

Some online at www.cityofbelmont.org and others at the J. Paul Ford Recreation Center (37 East Woodrow Avenue, Belmont, NC 28012 ).

What is your budget? $531,756

From what sources is the Belmont Parks and Recreation Department funded?

Do I have to be a resident of Belmont to participate in activities and programs? No, but residents get a discount since they pay city taxes.

City taxes

What services does Belmont Parks and Recreation provide? There are recreational and leisure opportunities to the citizens of Belmont of all ages. Many classes are offered at the J. Paul Ford Recreation Center at 37 East Woodrow Avenue. The department has many athletic opportunities for youth ages 3 to 15 in basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, fast pitch softball, tennis, and volleyball. There is also an active senior citizens group, the Belmont Gad–Abouts, who have an activity every week. In addition, the department provides exercise classes for senior adults: Senior Stretch, Senior Line Dance, and Water Exercise- Aquaducks. 10

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Do you rent a sports field, community centers, or picnic shelter? Yes we do.

What are the fees for these rentals? They vary from each facility. More information can be found at: www.cityofbelmont.org

Are dogs allowed in the parks? Yes if they are on a leash, and the owner needs to pick up after the dog.


Belmont Parks & Recreation

GASTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB IS A COMPETITIVE MENS RUGBY UNION TEAM THAT PRACTICES AT NORTH BELMONT PARK.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVAL AT STOWE PARK.

37 East Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 Ph: 704-825-8191 Fax: 704-829-6281 www.cityofbelmont.org/ Departments/ParksandRec reationDepartment.aspx

9 Davis Park 204 Park Drive, Belmont, NC 28012 Davis Park includes playground equipment, picnic tables and baseball/soccer field with restrooms. Davis Park and ballfield can be reserved for practices, birthdays, reunions, etc. The Belmont Parks and Recreation Department puts on nine annual events and festivals each year and partners with the Montcross AreacChamber of Commerce and Belmont Merchants Association on two others. It also coordinates with the Belmont Merchants Association on their Friday Night Live summer concert series.

9 Linford Park Cason Street, Belmont, NC 28012 Linford Park includes natural area, gazebo and one-half basketball court.

9 Reid Park 305 Sacco Street, Belmont, NC 28012 Reid Park includes two lighted Little League fields, playground, picnic tables, and basketball courts.

9 Rodden Ballfield 135 Vine Street, Belmont, NC 28012 Rodden Ballfield may be used for youth soccer, girls fast-pitch, or adult softball.

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SOCCER IS A POPULAR YOUTH ATHLETICS PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES.

SHOWING THEIR DANCING MOVES DURING THE JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL AT STOWE PARK

What kind of opportunities are there for individuals, clubs, or groups to volunteer their services or skills within the Parks and Recreation Department? We accept volunteer coaches for our sports activities. All of our volunteer coaches for youth sports have to pass a background check. If you would like to volunteer your time to help with any of our festivals, call the Parks & Recreation Director at 704-825-8191.

What kind of plans does the Belmont Parks and Recreation Department have for the future? (i.e. new parks, new programs, etc.)

24 S. Main Street, Belmont, NC 28012 Stowe Park includes a concession stand, playground equipment, pre-school playground equipment, picnic shelter, picnic tables, walking track, natural amphitheater with gazebo, soccer / football field, and restrooms. Stowe Park now holds the annual GaribaldiFest, Fall Festival, Summer Celebration, movies and concerts, and enjoyment for its daily visitors.

The City of Belmont is building its first new park in over 30 years on Brook Street in East Belmont. Ebb Gantt Park will feature two full-size soccer fields that can be converted to several youth fields, a 1/2 mile asphalt walking track, playground, picnic shelter, and restrooms. This park will enable the Parks and Recreation Department to move much of its soccer program from its baseball fields, which will free those facilities for baseball. Construction began in March 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by November, 2013.

A new park is under construction in east Belmont, Ebb Gantt Park, with two soccer fields, 1/2 mile walking trail, picnic shelter, playground, and restrooms. Park to be finished in late 2013. Working on designs for the River Park at 1400 East Catawba Street, and plan to construct during 2014-2015. A Skateboard Park on Chronicle Street, renovations of Davis Park, and upgrades on existing parks are all planned after that. www.montcrossareachamber.com

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BELMONT NO R T H

C A R O L I N A

INCORPORATED IN 1895

Belmont City Hall

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elmont is the living definition of terms like "Southern charm", "friendly neighbors" and "a true sense of community".

Population 2010 Census: 10,076

Tax Rate $0.4750 per $100 valuation

City Hall 115 N. Main Street, Belmont, NC 28012 Office Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday ...................... 704-825-5586 www.cityofbelmont.org www.visitbelmontnc.org

City Manager: Barry Webb Mayor: Richard Boyce City Council Charlie Flowers Charlie Martin Martha Stowe Ron Foulk Bill Toole City Council meets at 7:00 pm the first Monday of each month at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public.

Located about 20 miles west of Charlotte, Belmont is set along the banks of the Catawba River and Lake Wylie. This vibrant city offers the charm of a small-town setting with many amenities of big-city living. With a population just over 10,000, Belmont features an abundance of especially desirable community amenities, such as thriving entertainment; numerous shopping and dining options; a highly ranked school system; outstanding recreational facilities; convenient transportation; and ideal proximity to many attractions in the greater Charlotte region. Years ago, the textile industry was once the very core of Belmont's economy. Many of those textile mills have since closed or moved elsewhere. Today, Belmont boasts a flourishing economy rising from diversified industry and new construction. The city is home to a number of businesses, both large and small, and takes great pride in the

Utilities Pay water and sewer bills at City Hall, 115 N. Main Street during normal business hours or mail to P.O. Box 431, Belmont, NC

progress that has occurred over the years. If you're looking for that perfect gift, accessory, or piece of clothing that you've been searching for, look no further than downtown Belmont. There are numerous gift shops, boutiques, specialty stores, and antique stores that invite exploration. Don’t be surprised when people actually say “hi” to you as you stroll down the sidewalk of this vibrant and diverse part of town. The city has revitalized its downtown to accentuate the charm of an old city, with a town clock, iron street lamps, and brick sidewalks. There are two colleges in Belmont: Belmont Abbey College and Gaston College. Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal-arts college affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and the Order of Saint Benedict. Gaston College is a community college and has three campuses throughout the area. The Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Center is located on the eastern edge of the city limits. The City of Belmont is working with the NC Department of Transportatin (NCDOT) to build The Belmont Rail Trail Project. This greenway will provide a safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle connection between downtown, the Sisters of Mercy, Belmont Abbey College, and North Belmont. It is also

Garbage, Recycling & Yard Debris Waste Pro ............................ 704-792-0800 or visit www.cityofbelmont.org

Other Frequent Numbers Police .................................... 704-825-3792 Fire ....................................... 704-825-0502 ........................................ 704-825-2771 Post Office ............................. 704-825-6139 Library ................................... 704-825-5426 Parks & Recreation ................ 704-825-8191 12

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a part of the Carolina Thread Trail. NCDOT hopes to bid the construction of the greenway in the summer of 2013 and have it under construction by the end of 2013.

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Belmont also boasts an active cultural life. One of the region’s biggest beach music concert series, Friday Night Live, takes place on Fridays during the summer months in downtown Belmont on South Main Street - and it is completely free! The Belmont Merchants Association welcomes some of the most popular bands in beach music, including the Embers, Chairmen of the Board, Band of Oz, and many others. So come out on those Friday evenings to enjoy great music and show everyone your shaggin’ dance moves. 

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Mount Holly 9 Catawba Heights Neighborhood Park

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EVEN DOGS ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES AT THE LOCAL PARKS

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Mount Holly Parks & Recreation Department

The city owns 245 acres of park land, of which 44 is developed in our parks.

wellness classes like Zumba and Karate. We have special events like Movies in the Park, and the Toddler Easter Egg Hunt. For our senior citizens we have the Sole Patrol which can be described as a senior citizen activity group. They meet for exercise, fellowship, and fun.

What is your budget?

How do people register for programs?

Our 2012-13 budget is $796,700.

People can register for programs at the Mount Holly Citizens Center, which is at 400 East Central Avenue. The Citizens Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. More information on our programs and parks can be found at www.mtholly.us

How many acres of park land does Mount Holly own?

From what sources is the Parks and Recreation Department funded? Parks and Recreation is funded by taxes, and usage fees.

What services does Mount Holly Parks and Recreation provide? Mount Holly Parks & Recreation provides youth athletics which include: basketball, soccer, girls volleyball, tee-ball, machine pitch baseball, and indoor soccer. We also have a fitness center which is located at the Tuckaseege Community Center. We offer 14

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Do I have to be a resident of Mount Holly to participate in activities and programs? No you do not have to be a resident to participate in our programs.

Do you rent a sports field, community centers, or picnic shelter? Yes we do rent centers and picnic shelters.


Mount Holly Parks & Recreation 400 Central Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 Ph: 704-951-3006 Fax: 704-827-5672 www.mtholly.us/depart ments/parks-recreation/

9 Catawba Heights Neighborhood Park 101 Beatty Road, Mount Holly, NC 28120 Amenities include a playground and benches.

9 Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly VETERANS PARK OFFERS FEATURES SUCH AS TOWERS, SLIDES AND LADDERS TO DEVELOP ATHLETIC SKILLS AS WELL AS HELP CHILDREN WITH THEIR FITNESS, BALANCE AND STRENGTH.

400 Mountain Island Road, Mount Holly, NC 28120. Amenities include a playground, walking trail, and handicapped fishing pier.

9 River Street Park 330 North River Street, Mount Holly, NC 28120 Amenities include a walking trail, picnic shelters, bathrooms, canoe launch, fishing pier, disc golf course, baseball field, playground, sand volleyball court, and outdoor basketball court.

9 Tuckaseege Park 165 Broome Street, Mount Holly, NC 28120 Amenities include a walking trail, dog park, picnic shelters, bathrooms, 3 lighted baseball fields, 1 lighted multi-purpose field, playground, concession stand. THE ENTRANCE SIGN TO RIVER STREET PARK.

9 Veterans Park 127 East Glendale Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120 Amenities include a playground and picnic shelter.

What are the fees for these rentals? For rental reservations fees and availability please call 704-827-3931.

9 Woodlawn Park 515 Woodlawn Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120 Amenities include a playground and 2 outdoor basketball courts.

Are dogs allowed in the parks? Yes, dogs are allowed in our parks, as long as they follow Gaston County leash laws.

What kind of opportunities are there for individuals, clubs, or groups to volunteer their services or skills within the Parks and Recreation Department? We are always looking for volunteer coaches in all of our youth sports. Periodically we also have park clean-up days where people can volunteer to help out.

What kind of plans does the Parks and Recreation Department have for the future? (i.e. new parks, new programs, etc.) Mount Holly Parks & Recreation is always looking for new ways to improve our parks and programs. We are currently in the process of developing our greenway system. If anybody has any ideas on programs they would like to see please contact the department.

DISC GOLF IS A SPORT THAT CAN BE EMJOYED BY ANY AGE.

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BEGINNER OR EXPERT, SINGLE OR FAMILY, YOUNG OR JUST YOUNG AT HEART, THE CATAWBA RIVER PROVIDES THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR PADDLE EXPEDITION.

INCORPORATED IN 1879

Mount Holly Municipal Complex

Population 2010 Census: 13,656

Tax Rate $0.5300 per $100 valuation

City Hall Office 400 East Central Ave., Mount Holly, NC 28120 Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday ........................ 704-951-3000 www.mtholly.us

City Manager: Danny Jackson Mayor: Bryan Hough City Council David Moore, Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Bishop Carolyn Breyare J. Jason Gowen Jim Hope Perry Toomey City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. The Regular Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and the Work Session Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex.

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Water and sewer billing at City Hall, 300 East Central Ave. ............... 704-827-3931

Trash Service The city offers curbside garbage pickup. Residents are assigned a collection day by street routes. ........................... 704-827-9726

Other Frequent Numbers Police ...................................... 704-827-4343 Fire & Rescue .......................... 704-822-2927 Post Office .............................. 704-827-6415 Library ..................................... 704-827-3581 Parks & Recreation .................. 704-951-3005 16

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rom the slow-moving Catawba River to the spectacular parks, Mount Holly is your home for outdoor adventure. Paddle down the Catawba River on a kayak or canoe, or practice your swing at area golf courses. Located just across the river is the US National Whitewater Center, where you can enjoy whitewater rafting, rock climbing, or mountain bike riding. One thing is certain, Mount Holly has fun for all seasons.

regional artists and draws thousands of people each year for its unique food options and a cook-off with prizes. Enjoy live music on two stages as you meander along the downtown district. CaroMont Health has leased thousands of square feet in the Mount Holly Municipal Complex and opened Discover You!, an attraction filled with interactive exhibits designed to inform and educate visitors about healthy living.

A quaint main street with sensational eateries and shopping is a hallmark of Mount Holly. You’ll find a variety of specialty shops offering unique gifts & treasures to cozy bed & breakfasts. The downtown area includes beautiful old historic homes along shady tree-lined streets.

Residents and visitors alike are enthralled by the many unique events and festivals such as Springfest, Concerts and Movies in the Park, Mount Holly Arts Festival (formerly Autumn on Main), and Mount Hollydays, which celebrates the Christmas season. From local artisans, live music, galleries, and more, Mount Holly embraces the arts in the community and schools. In the fall, join numerous vendors at the Mount Holly Arts Festival. This annual event features arts and fine crafts from

DISCOVER YOU! HELPS KIDS LEARN ABOUT A HEATHLY LIFESTYLE WITH HANDS-ON DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS

As Gaston County continues to grow, so do the services available here to meet the medical needs of residents and visitors. CaroMont Health has the state’s permission to build a new emergency center in Mount Holly for emergency medical care in this corner of the county. The Mount Holly MedPlex is slated to be built, near the intersection of N.C. 27 and N.C. 273 in the downtown area.


MAIN STREET IS FILLED WITH A VARIETY OF VENDORS DURING THE ANNUAL SPRINGFEST

The MedPlex has been drawn up as a 46,000-square-foot satellite hospital with 12 treatment rooms, a trauma room and a resuscitation room. It will offer diagnostics, CT scans, ultrasounds and laboratory work, catering to as many as 20,000 people in the surrounding area. A substation for Gaston Emergency Medical Services will also be included. Dining in Mount Holly is a veritable feast. Whether you crave that juicy, cooked - just - right hamburger, real Southern barbecue, or your tastebuds delight in seafood, ethnic Asian or Mexican cuisine, you'll find it right here. There's an abundance of of good eats you can dig into here. It's all for your palate to explore. Enjoy!

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There’s plenty of family-friendly places, events and activities in Mount Holly. From festivals and local attractions to the array of outdoor recreation, shopping and dining delights, you will find yourself surrendering to the enchantment. A reputation for hospitality and warmth is just one of the elements that attract so many to this city. 

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Cramerton 9 C.B Huss Recreation Complex

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Goat Island Park and Greenway THE PLAYGROUND ON GOAT ISLAND IS A POPULAR ATTRACTION.

9 Riverside Park and Greenway

Cramerton Parks & Recreation Department How many acres of park land does Cramerton own?

How do people register for programs?

There are a total of 84 acres.

Registrations can be picked up at the parks and recreation administrative office, town hall, or online at www.cramerton.org

What is your budget?

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The buget is $463,000.

Do I have to be a resident of Cramerton to participate in activities and programs?

From what sources is the Cramerton Parks and Recreation Department funded?

No, but there’s a resident fee and a non-resident fee.

General fund, property taxes and local, state, and federal grants.

Do you rent a sports field, community centers, or picnic shelter?

What services does Cramerton Parks and Recreation provide?

Yes, all of the above can be rented.

Athletic programs for youth: baseball ages 3-15, softball ages 614, soccer ages 3-12, volleyball ages 9-15, basketball ages 3-15, cheerleading ages 3-12. Karate classes, dance classes (tap, Ballet, and Jazz), Zumba and dance out classes, computer classes. Summer athletic camps for each sport are offered, as well as science and math camps, and Spanish camps. We also offer adult sports in volleyball, basketball, and softball, as well as disc golf and corn hole leagues

What are the fees for these rentals?

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Community / Senior Center - $75 residents, $150 non - residents with a refundable $100 deposit. Shelters range from $10-$35 for 3 hour time slot depending on shelter. Gym rental - $25-50 per hour or $200-$300 per day with proper insurance forms and security deposit. Swimming pool rentals are also available. Call 704-824-4231for pricing or visit the website at www.cramerton.org


Cramerton Parks & Recreation 1 Julian Street Cramerton, NC 28032 Ph: 704-824-4231 Fax: 704-829-6281 www.cramerton.org/departments/parks-recreation KAYAKING IS ONE OF MANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE IN CRAMERTON

THE CRAMERTON POOL IS THE PLACE TO BE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

RIVERSIDE PARK IS A GREAT PLACE TO THROW OUT YOUR FISHING LINE

9 C.B Huss Recreation Complex 1 Julian Street, Cramerton, NC 28032 Amenities include a gymnasium, athletic fields, walking track, volleyball courts, playground, fitness room, swimming pool, wading pool, restrooms, gameroom, administrative offices, community center, and senior center.

9 Central Park Between 8th Avenue, 11th Street, and Washington Street, Cramerton, NC 28032 Amenities include a covered shelter. There are plans to renovate the park 2013-2014

9 Goat Island Park and Greenway PERRY FEWELL, CRAMERTON NATIVE AND CURRENT DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR FOR THE NFL’S NEW YORK GIANTS, CUTS THE RIBBON DURING THE GRAND OPENING OF GOAT ISLAND ON JUNE 21, 2012

Are dogs allowed in the parks? Yes as long as the dog is on leash, per the town ordinance.

What kind of opportunities are there for individuals, clubs, or groups to volunteer their services or skills within the Parks and Recreation Department? We have coaching, special events, gym supervision, tutor classes, athletic and concession opportunities that we are always looking for good help and volunteers.

305 Greenwood Place, Cramerton, NC 28032 Amenities include a 1/4 mile paved greenway, additional paved trails, picnic shelters with grills, 5-12 playground, swings, open space, 18 hole disc golf course, fishing pier, canoe / kayak launches.

9 Riverside Park and Greenway 10 Riverside Drive, Cramerton, NC 28032 Amenities include a basketball court, restrooms, picnic shelter, open field area, canoe/kayak launch, fishing pier, and 1/2 mile paved greenway.

9 Cramerton Middle School Athletic Fields 10 Riverside Drive, Cramerton, NC 28032 Amenities include athletic fields and a walking track.

What kind of plans does the Parks and Recreation Department have for the future? (i.e. new parks, new programs, etc.) Three of the main plans we have in the works are: (1) Complete the leagues, family kickball and wiffle ball nights during the summer second phase of Goat Island Park and Greenway to include a second (Goat Island Park). The Parks and Recreation Department will also offer pedestrian bridge that will connect the island to the downtown side tutor / homework classes, and additional computer classes. of Cramerton and local businesses, a dog park, walking trails, observation platform, permanent corn hole boards and outdoor table tennis boards, a 2 - 5 playground and additional swings. (2) Central Park renovation plans: amenities, walking/bike trails, landscaping and parking. (3) Create additional practice fields at Stuart W. Cramer High School to be used for soccer, baseball, lacrosse and football. Some KIDS ENJOY THE EASTER EGG HUNT SPONSORED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT new programs to be offered will be the disc golf www.montcrossareachamber.com

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CRAMERTON NO R T H

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FOUNDED IN 1915 INCORPORATED IN 1967

Cramerton Town Hall

Population 2010 Census: 4,165

Tax Rate $0.4750 per $100 valuation

Town Hall 155 North Main St., Cramerton, NC 28032 Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday ....................... 704-824-4337 www.cramerton.org

Town Manager Michael C. Peoples

Mayor: Ronnie Worley Town Commissioners Houston Helms, Mayor Pro Tem Sam Carpenter Will Cauthen Tammy Lawrence Sandra Ware

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ocated along the banks of the South Fork River, Cramerton was once known as a thriving textile town. Cramerton has a population slightly over 4,100. This small town has big vision that has produced a new Town Center, new park, new high school, Town Hall renovations, and new residential and commercial communities. Cramerton offers something for everyone, including convenience, character and a strong sense of community. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a number of cultural and civic activities throughout the year including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Celebration, Rockin the River, Fall Carnival, and Christmas Parade.

Town Commissioners meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Town Hall

Utilities Water & Sewer - Two Rivers Utilities (TRU) Billing Questions or to Start/Stop Service ................... 704-866-6716 24/7 Emergency .................... 704-866-6843 Automated Service Line ......... 704-866-6714

Trash Service Trash service is Wednesdays & Fridays by Waste Management ............... 704-853-7852

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THE CATAWBA RIVER BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION PROVIDED MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AT THE GOAT ISLAND GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

Every Saturday from May through September. at Town Center in downtown, area farmers and volunteers set up their tables and tents and prop up their sidewalk chalkboards advertising the week’s just-picked seasonal produce, jellies and jams, homemade baked goods. and even various all-natural meats like grass-fed ground beef, steak, pork. It’s a food lover’s paradise–and it’s benefits like these that get numerous people out of bed on Saturday

morning to visit the Cramerton Farmers’ Market.

THERE’S SO MANY OPTIONS FOR GREAT BAKERY ITEMS AT THE FARMER’S MARKET

The opening of Goat Island Park and Greenway in 2012 has been a huge success for the town. Although this park is open, it will still be 2 – 3 more years until it’s completely finished. Phase 2 planning is currently under way and several grants have been submitted to help cover costs associated with this project. Phase 2 will consist of a pedestrian bridge that will connect Town Center to the Island, a dog park, permanent tournament style corn hole boards, outdoor permanent table tennis boards, 2 – 5 year old playground, and a loop trail.

Cramerton has received numerous grants from Adopt-a-Trail, Recreational Trails, and PARTF grant agencies over the last 10 years that have helped with projects like the C.B Huss Addition, Riverside restrooms and greenway, Goat Island, mapping and brochures, and bridges.


LOOKING ACROSS THE SOUTH FORK RIVER TOWARDS GOAT ISLAND PARK

IF YOU LOVE MUSIC, THEN BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ONE OF THE MANY SCHEDULED FREE CONCERTS AT THE OPEN AIR AMPHITHEATER LOCATED IN TOWN CENTER

The completed reconstruction project along Lakewood Road adds to the safety and capacity for traffic flow to nearby Goat Island Park and Greenway and the opening of the new Stuart W. Cramer High School. Included is a new roundabout and entrance road to the school. Designed to accomodate up to 1,500 students, the new high school is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013 Nearby, a 252-unit apartment and commercial project called Village at South Fork is under construction on Wilkinson Boulevard. Future phases will include townhomes and singlefamily homes. 

THE OBSERVATION PIER AND CANOE LAUNCH SITE ON GOAT ISLAND LOOKS OUT OVER THE SOUTH FORK RIVER

Stuart W. Cramer High School on Lakewood Road

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ocated along the banks of the South Fork River, Cramerton is a town rich in textile history and is proud to honor that history by welcoming the new Stuart W. Cramer High School in August 2013. This new state-of-the-art educational facility is a welcome additon to an already superior school district. Residents and visitors can enjoy nature in all its splendor with miles of greenways and blueways. Walk one of the shortest Main Streets in America, browse the shops for a treasure, or tempt your tastebuds at one of our local restaurants. Goat Island, a 30-acre island located in the center of Cramerton has recently been transformed into a park offering amenities for everyone. Adults and children can enjoy the playground, go fishing or canoeing, take in an outdoor concert, play 18 holes of disc golf, or take a stroll around the walking trails. Come see for yourself why this little mill village is a town like no other with so much to offer.

Cramerton Town Hall 155 N. Main Street Cramerton, NC 28032 www.cramerton.org

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BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY OUT FOR FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN GASTON COUNTY, YOU’LL HAVE NO TROUBLE FILLING YOUR DAYS WITH ACTIVITIES. Gaston County is a beautiful four-season destination, offering residents and visitors wonderful opportunities for year-round fun!

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While the gentle transition of each season is appreciated by those in the area, perhaps no season is more eagerly anticipated than summer. Long, lazy days on the river and fun-filled weekend events and festivals mean everyone gets a little something special all summer long. Some of the area’s favorite outdoor pursuits include kayaking, boating and fishing. With numerous days of warm weather, anglers pull out their poles and boaters tune-up their engines.

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Crowders Mountain State Park Located on the western edge of Gaston County. The two peaks, Crowder’s Mountain and King’s Pinnacle, are remnants of an ancient mountain range. Activities include hiking, rock climbing, backcountry camping, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, bird watching, educational programs, and much more! 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-853-5375 www.ncparks.gov

Golfers can hit the fairways, honing their skills at our top-notch courses.

Gaston County is a friendly place, filled with people from all over who smile at strangers as they pass them on the streets. Take time to experience all of the area, and discover the diverse character of each community. 

Located on 400 acres this botanical garden is located just south of Belmont. Features include an orchid conservatory, nine theme gardens, 1-mile nature trail, gift shop, and much more. This is truly a must see for all ages. 6500 South New Hope Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-4490 www.dsbg.org

Trails and parks are popular among bicyclists, walkers and hikers, and the city skate park is in constant motion during the warmest months of the year.

Nothing compares to seeing fall foliage in all its glory during the crisp, cool autumn days of September through late-October. Mother Nature's wonders reveal themselves to you in a miraculous and serene way.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

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US National Whitewater Center Located on the banks of the Catawba River across from Mount Holly. This state-of-the art facility offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation and fun such as whitewater rafting, rock climbing, eco trekking, as well as 14 miles of biking, hiking and running trails. 820 Hawfield Road Charlotte, NC 28214 704-391-3900 www.usnwc.org


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Discover You! CaroMont Health’s interactive health and wellness center has 17 stations designed to encourage visitors to maintain or retain their health. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors 60 and older, $3 children ages 5-18, and free for children 4 years old and younger. 420 E. Central Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-6770 www.discover-you.org

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Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium Exceptional opportunities for visitors of all ages to see the region’s rocks and minerals, hill and rivers, & plants and animals. Includes the largest collections of land mammal species in the Southeast. Visitors can see rotating planets, moons, galaxies, comets, nebulae, asteroids and black holes across the domed ceiling in the planetarium. 500 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 704-866-6908 www.schielemuseum.org

Belmont Historical Society, Inc. Historical exhibits, records and a rather large collection of photo’s, videos, books, and artifacts fill one of Belmont’s oldest homes, which is called a Cultural and Heritage Learning Center. Behind the center, a 1920’s mill village house has been restored. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

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Gaston County Museum of Art & History

40 Catawba Street Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-4848 www.belmontnc-hs.org

This attraction is located in the former Hoffman Hotel which was built in 1852. The museum holds over 5,000 objects, 20,000 documents, and over 400,000 photos which span the period from the 1500’s through the 20th century. Admission is free.

Brevard Station Museum

131 West Main Street Dallas, NC 704-922-7681 www.gastoncountymuseum.org

Visitors can browse numerous historical artifacts and information pertaining to the region around the town of Stanley, NC. There is an abundance of collections displayed, as well as an area for visitors to look 112 Main St. through genealogy Stanley, NC 28012 and family records. 704-263-9801 Admission is free. www.brevardstation.com

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Get your walking shoes on and exlpore some of the area’s natural beauty. The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of greenways and trails that reaches 15 counties including Gaston County. Currently there are 113 miles of The Thread open to the public. Trail heads in Gaston County include: Catawba Creek River Greenway, Catawba River Greenway Tuckaseege Park, Highland Rail Trail, Riverside Greenway, and Spencer Mountain/McAden Blueway.

Christmas Town USA With almost a halfmillion lights decorating some 400 trees throughout town, McAdenville is a popular local attraction each December. Thousands of visitors drive or walk the nearly two mile route through town to view this spectacular holiday display. There’s live entertainment as well as scheduled appearances by Santa.

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Lowell 9 Harold Rankin Park 9 Bob Bolick Park

Lowell Parks & Recreation Department How many acres of park land does Lowell own? The City of Lowell currently has 25 acres of park land.

What is your budget? The budget for the Lowell Recreation Department is $120,000.

From what sources is the Parks and Recreation Department funded? The budget is funded by the City of Lowell general fund.

What services does Lowell Parks and Recreation provide? Baseball, soccer and basketball for ages 3 to 15 years old, Seniors programs, Freedom Festival, Egg Hunt, October Fest and the Christmas Parade.

How do people register for programs? People who want to register can sign up at City Hall Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 am till 5:00 pm. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.lowellnc.com.

Do I have to be a resident of Lowell to participate in activities and programs? All programs are available to anyone. Registration fees for residents are $35 and $45 for non-residents for all sports. Fees for other programs vary.

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Are there sport fields, community centers, or picnic shelter for rent, and what are the fees? Yes, the sports fields, community center and the picnic shelters are available for rent. The costs to rent the fields are $5 per hour. The Community Center fees are $30 for residents of Lowell and $75 for non-residents. There is also a $150 maintenance fee required but is returned if the building is cleaned and no damage has occurred. The Picnic shelter fees are $15 for a half day and $30 for a whole day.

Are dogs allowed in the parks? Yes, dogs are allowed at the park but they must be on a leash and you must clean up after your pet.

What kind of opportunities are there for individuals, clubs, or groups to volunteer their services or skills within the Parks and Recreation Department? Individual, clubs or groups can volunteer to participate in any of our programs but may be required to have a background check.

What kind of plans does the Parks and Recreation Department have for the future? (i.e. new parks, new programs, etc.) The City of Lowell is in the process of updating its capital improvement plans. Go to www.lowellnc.com for more information or call the Lowell Recreation Department at 704-824-0099.


Lowell Parks & Recreation 519 W. First Street Lowell, NC 28098 Ph: 704-824-0099 Fax: 704-824-4700 www.lowellnc.com/ parksandrecreation.htm

MANY ENJOY FELLING LIKE A KID AS THEY ZOOM DOWN THE SLIDE AT THE ANNUAL FREEDOM FEST

George Poston Park is one of 20 parks that the Gaston County Parks and Recreation operates. OCTOBERFEST DRAWS A HUGE CROWD ALONG MAIN STREET KIDS HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE LOWELL EASTER EGG HUNT

Amenities Include:

9 Harold Rankin Park 101 Beatty Road, Mount Holly, NC 28120 Amenities include a playground and benches.

9 Bob Bolick Park ONE OF THE PLAYGROUNDS MAINTAINED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

400 Mountain Island Road, Mount Holly, NC 28120 Amenities include a playground, walking trail, and handicapped fishing pier.

BASEBALL IS A POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM PROVIDED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

1101 Lowell-Spencer Mountain Road Gastonia, NC 28056

9 Softball/Little League Fields 9 Soccer Fields 9 Picnic Facilities 9 Dog Park 9 Mountain Bike Trail 9 Horseshoe Complex 9 Playground Equipment 9 Fishing Lake 9 Nature & Hiking Trails

THE DOG PARK AT GEORGE POSTON PARK PROVIDES A SAFE AND SECURE PLACE FOR DOGS TO SOCIALIZE AND EXERCISE.

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LOWELL NO R T H

C A R O L I N A

INCORPORATED IN 1879

Lowell Town Hall

Population 2010 Census: 3,526

Tax Rate $0.4000 per $100 valuation

Town Hall 101 W. First Street, Lowell, NC 28098 Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday ....................... 704-824-3518 www.lowellnc.com

City Manager Al Greene

Mayor: Judy Horne City Council Terry Benson, Mayor Pro-Tem

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owell is a progressive town with the advantage of being a small community close to a large metropolitan area. The town has a growing population and a large surrounding population that contributes to the success of the community.

Rickie Bush Mike Gault Martha Burris Sam Mitchem City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Town Hall

Utilities Pay water and sewer bills at Town Hall, 101 W. First Street, Lowell, NC 28098

Trash Service Trash containers are scheduled for collection on Monday thru Wednesday according to street location. 704-824-3518 or 704-824-1072

Other Frequent Numbers Police (non-emergency) .......... 704-866-3300 Police (office) ......................... 704-824-8540 Fire ....................................... 704-824-3357 Post Office ..............................704-824-1101 Library ................................... 704-824-1266 Parks & Recreation ................. 704-824-0099 Public Works ........................... 704.824.1072 26

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One of the strong points of this town is it’s location. Located just off I-85 at exit 22, it’s convenient to a variety of restaurants and retail shopping, surely providing something for everyone. The people in Lowell enjoy easy access to some of area’s best features. A short drive to the east is Charlotte, NC. While Gastonia, NC is located to the west. Lowell is close enough to be convenient to those who commute to work, but removed from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. Relaxed residential neighborhoods filled with families, friends, and plenty of open space make this the perfect place to call home. The streets are primarily filled with single family homes, with a few apartment buildings scattered throughout. The housing costs here are reasonably affordable. The residents here enjoy a laid back atmosphere, in a safe and spacious haven with a strong sense of

community. On any given summer evening in Lowell, you’ll find a mix of kids outside playing ball, while neighbors stroll along the sidewalks. The Lowell Farmers Market is always a vibrant food hub and gathering place for locals and farmers. Shopping at the market means getting the best produce, freshly picked. It also means your family will be eat really well. And it means you get to see and bond with some of the people who grow your food. Lowell is lucky to be a four-season city. There’s plenty to do, no matter what the weather throws this way. The town boasts numerous

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miles of hiking, biking and walking trails throughout the local parks and open spaces. There’s nature to be viewed on a brisk walk in winter and fish to be caught on a slow summer day. There are plenty of activities to choose from, no matter what your fitness level or idea of fun. So get out your bathing suit, fishing pole, tennis racket and binoculars and come play in Lowell! Celebrate with family fun, music, kids activities, food, live musical entertainment, community booths and fireworks at the annual Freedom Festival. Live music keeps the festive mood going throughout the day. The celebration includes fun features like kids inflatables, games, face painting, balloon artists, craft booths tasty food, and the Miss Freedom Festival pageant.

THE FLOATS ARE A CROWD FAVORITE AT THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE

Kick off the fall season at the annual Octoberfest. There are numerous booths selling crafts and pottery, as well as a variety of local merchants. Enjoy live music, food and kids activities! This event is sponsored by the City of Lowell and the Lowell Merchants Association. Lowell is a community that takes pride in its events. They are a great way to explore the town, learn something new and connect with family, friends and neighbors. 

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Legacy Park in

McAdenville 9 Elm Street McAdenville, NC 28101

Photo provided by Steve Rankin

How large is Legacy Park?

From what sources was Legacy Park funded?

Approximately .5 acres

In 2010, Town Council, Mayor Farrell Buchanan and Town Manager, Gene McCombs applied for a community development block grant. The amount of $1 million was awarded to McAdenville. A majority of this grant invested in restoring five 19th century buildings on Main Street to provide housing for low to moderate income familes. A portion of the grant has covered the cost for the consruction of the park.

What are the amenities of the park? It features playground equipment, benches, picnic table, and a concrete pad that serves as a stage for performances.

Does the town of McAdenville own the land where the park is located? No, the land is leased from Belmont Land and Investment, which is Pharr Yarns, the textile mill that has essentially shaped the town of McAdenville.

Was any public tax money used for the park? No, not for construction, only maintenance. 28

DEDICATION OF LEGACY PARK IN 2011; PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: BLAIR RECTORMcADENVILLE TOWN COUNCIL; BILL AND CAROL CARSTARPHEN-PHARR YARNS; FARRELL BUCHANAN-MAYOR OF McADENVILLE; CATHERINE PHARR CARSTARPHEN AND J.M. CARSTARPHEN-PHARR YARNS; GENT SIMMONS-TOWN COUNCIL

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Is the park construction complete now or are there plans for more in the future? The park was initially opened for the Christmas season of 2011. In 2012, crews added some additional greenery and the playground equipment. There may be an additional table or trash container added in the future, as there is a need.


Photo provided by Steve Rankin

THE PLAYGROUND AREA OF LEGACY PARK

Town

leaders believe that Legacy Park is a very fitting name for this new park located in the heart of McAdenville. The choice of name recognizes and honors all of the former residents, mill workers, etc., that built a legacy in McAdenville from their hard work, family values and a sense of community. This easy-going town prides itself on its strong sense of history and celebrates what makes it so special today by welcoming thousands of visitors during the Christmas season for it’s annual light show.

A GROUP OF CAROLERS ENTERTAIN THE CROWD DURING THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOWN FESTIVAL HELD AT LEGACY PARK

Photo provided by Steve Rankin

Can the park be rented for special occasions? Yes. It is available for birthday parties, family reunions, wedding receptions, etc.

What are the fees and how does someone inquire about renting it? Please call McAdenville Town Hall at 704-824-3190 to discuss renting the park. The fees are associated with residency – Residents $50 refundable deposit; Non-Residential $100, with $50 refundable. The refund will be based on the park’s condition after the event is held.

Are there any other parks or greenways planned for the future of McAdenville? McAdenville is already a part of the Carolina Thread Trail. There are no plans for any additional town parks at this time.

Photo provided by Steve Rankin

THE TENT IS RAISED FOR THE FESTIVITIES TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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McADENVILLE NO R T H

C A R O L I N A

INCORPORATED IN 1881

McAdenville Town Hall

Photo provided by Steve Rankin

Population 2010 Census: 698

Tax Rate $0.3000 per $100 valuation

Town Hall 125 Main Street McAdenville, NC 28101 Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday ....................... 704-824-3190 Email: mayor@townofmcadenville.org

Mayor: Farrell Buchanan City Council Blair Rector, Mayor Pro Tem Jesse Bachman Darrell Ethridge Carrie Bailey Jim Robinette City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm at Town Hall

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he Town of McAdenville is a cohesive and diverse community where residents and visitors experience a town with characteristic charm. This is a safe, friendly and peaceful atmosphere to live, work, play and raise a family. There’s a reason people feel that McAdenville is so real and genuine - it is! Should you stop someone on the street to ask directions to the local diner, there’s a good chance they’ll just walk you right over. Time has always brought many changes, and the town of McAdenville is no different when it comes to change. McAdenville’s future continues to be as bright as all the Christmas lights on display in this quaint town each year during Christmas. Today's town leaders work together for a better community in which the residents can be proud. But to understand completely the overall importance of the town of McAdenville and its bright future, one must have a full understanding of its rich heritage.

Utilities

Located along the banks of the South Fork River, this area was first settled in 1881 and was then known as Spring Shoals. In 1883, the local textile mill was purchased by Rufus McAden and became McAden Mill and soon the state franchised the community of McAdenville. Ever since then it has been a community built around the textile mill. The mill was hit hard by the Great Depression, and closed in 1935. The mill employees struggled through the aftermath of the Depression until the mill was bought by Pharr Yarns and things began to turn around for the residents of this close-knit community. In 1956, some of the individuals from the McAdenville’s Mens Club decided it would be nice to decorate a few living trees around the Community Center. Nine trees were lit that year. For many years, the Christmas lights have been delighting visitors of all ages! No other place allows you to embrace and experience the magic of the Christmas season quite like McAdenville does today. This annual holiday light show is one of the nation's largest. Over 500,000 red, white and green lights decorate some 375 trees throughout town with special displays that surround the lake at the town’s center.

Pay water and sewer bills at Town Hall, 125 Main Street, during normal business hours ...................... 704-824-3190

Trash Service Harrison Sanitation, Inc. ......... 704-263-2340

Other Frequent Numbers Fire ....................................... 704-824-3922 Post Office ..............................704-824-1509 McAdenville Community Center/ William J Pharr Family YMCA .....704-824-1131 Photo provided by Steve Rankin

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Each year the McAdenville Elementary School holds a contest for its students where the winner has the privilege of pulling the BIG SWITCH to turn on the lights. This annual Christmas celebration has earned McAdenville


Photo provided by Steve Rankin

THE BRIDGE CROSSES THE SOUTH FORK RIVER AND LEADS TO DOWNTOWN McADENVILLE

Photo provided by Steve Rankin

DELANEY REESE GAULT WAS THE STUDENT CHOSEN TO PULL THE BIG SWITCH TO BEGIN THE 2012 CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES

THE LIGHTING OF THE YULE LOG DURING THE 2012 CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES AT LEGACY PARK

the title of “Christmas Town, USA”. This ceremony takes place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville.

crossing the scenic South Fork River. McAdenville’s small town atmosphere and endless beauty resonates the charm of a southern town. Residents revel in four true seasons, each one bringing a myriad of activities and making this area the perfect setting for your outdoor activity or your home base. It’s a place to raise your family, retire and be as busy or as remote as you want to be. And it’s a great place to escape from the maddening city bustle. 

Today, McAdenville is a dynamic community of slightly less than 700 residents. A majority of the old frame mill houses that stood for decades have been replaced with upscale single-family homes built around the town’s central lake. A lighted bridge was built several years ago with sidewalks and bike lanes

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Harper Park in

Stanley 9 Blacksnake Road Stanley, NC 28164

Stanley Parks & Recreation Department What amenities does Harper park offer? There are two baseball fields, a large basketball court, great playground and a Splash Pad for kids to cool off on hot days of summer. There is a very nice picnic pavilion and a paved walking track about 1/3 mile. There is a nature trail still under construction as well as volleyball and horseshoe court.

How many playfields does the Stanley Parks & Recreation Department maintain? 5 fields total

Are dogs allowed in Harper Park? There will be a dog walking area designated at Harper Park. Dogs must be on a leash and cleaned up after.

How many acres is this Park? Harper Park has 17 acres.

What sports does the Stanley Parks and Recreation offer? Tee Ball, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Horseshoes.

How do I register for adult and youth sports programs? To register for sports programs, contact Tug Deason, Stanley Director of Parks and Recreation at 704-263-4779 or go to www.townofstanley.org

Do I have to be a resident of Stanley to participate in programs? No, we welcome everyone.

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What kind of opportunities are there for individuals, clubs, or groups to volunteer their services or skills within the Stanley Parks and Recreation Department? Any group or club that is interested in volunteering is welcome. There will be continuing volunteer opportunities at Harper Park. There is a concession building where assistance on special occasions will be needed. Anyone interested is invited to contact Tug Deason at 704-263-4779 or tugdeason@stanleyrec.org.

What kind of plans does the Parks and Recreation Department have for the future? (i.e. new parks, new programs, etc.) Harper Park will be the site of NC State Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament in July, 2013. This will bring in about sixteen teams from throughout the state for a week of games and fireworks.


Stanley Parks & Recreation 114 S. Main Street Stanley, NC 28164 Ph: 704-263-4000 www.townofstanley.org/ departments/parks-rec/

THE RIBBON-CUTTING FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE PARK

THE ENTRANCE SIGN TO HARPER PARK

Dream comes true for Stanley The dream for a community park in Stanley has been a long one. For more than ten years, Tug Deason, Stanley Director of Parks and Recreation wanted a place where young people could play baseball. He started selling peanuts to raise money for the project. Tug approached the Stanley Revitalization Committee in 2008 to hear their thoughts about making his dream a reality. Soon after, Tug and Stanley Mayor, Frank Guida, talked about their vision of a park in town with new Stanley residents, Ron and Katherine Harper. Without being asked and without hesitation, Mr. Harper said “I will start the ball rolling with a $55,000 donation if you will call it Harper Park. This in turn created much enthusiasm among the people in Stanley and fund-raising efforts soon began. They had golf tournaments, TV raffles, giant yard sales, bake sales, contests, games, sold inscribed pavers, hand-print tiles, trees, benches and sponsorships within the park. Enough money was raised to purchase seventeen acres of land for the park on Blakesnake Road. A state grant was applied for in 2010 and in May 2011 the Town was awarded a matching - funds grant from the State of North Carolina for $500,000. Construction soon started and many residents and companies helped stretch the funds by donating their time and/or materials. Residents and town officials are very proud that the total construction cost of $1,250,000 did not require any Town of Stanley taxpayer funds. Ron Harper was very excited about the plans for the park and said, “Harper Park will not be the biggest park in North Carolina, but it will be the best”. Sadly, Mr. Harper passed away on April 14, 2012. However, he did live long enough to see the completion of the parking areas, most of the lighting and excavation for the play areas and fields. A Grand Opening was held May 11, 2013 to celebrate the extraordinary community effort that has KATHERINE & RON HARPER

THE PLAYGROUND AREA OFFERS ENDLESS FUN AND PLAY

THE OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS

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STANLEY NO R T H

C A R O L I N A

INCORPORATED IN 1879

Stanley Town Hall

Population 2010 Census: 3,556

Tax Rate $0.5400 per $100 valuation

Town Offices 114 S. Main Street, Stanley NC 28164 Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday ....................... 704-263-4779 www.townofstanley.org

Interim Town Manager Heath Jenkins

Across the tranquil fields around this community, you will find a quaint town full of unique opportunities and the people that make it warm and inviting. Stanley’s greatest asset is its residents. With a population just over 3,500 this close-knit community is a great location for those who are looking for an ideal place in which to live and raise their family. Stanley offers reasonably priced housing to fit any family’s budget and has a wide selection of new developments in the area.

Town Clerk Beth Usery

Mayor: Frank Guida

As home to numerous businesses, Main Street has seen a vast array of improvements over the past several years. New storefront signs and town banners have been installed. There’s even been the addition of a town clock which serves as a landmark. Remarkably, these revitalization projects have all been funded through fundraising endeavors. A grand opening was held on May 11, 2013 for the first public park in Stanley. The new recreation facility is named Harper Park for Katherine Harper and the late Ron Harper of Stanley. The Harper’s made a sizable donation to start the construction of the park and the remaining money was raised through other donations and fundraising efforts.

Town Council Stanley boasts a wonderful local attraction at the Brevard Station Museum. The museum’s name is in honor of the importance that the railroad played in the origination of the town. Visitors can spend hours browsing through the varied array of artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the area.

Bud Pate Cathy Kirkland Jan Williams Danny Sparrow Andrew Quinley Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at Town Hall

The Country Fest is a community event that’s all about the family and highlights the best of Stanley. Held annually along Main Street, this fun-filled event offers a variety of kid’s games, activities, food vendors, live music, arts and crafts, and the Little Miss Country Fest Pageant. Come Join the Fun! Admission is free.

Utilities Pay water and sewer bills at Town Hall, 114 S. Main Street during normal business hours ...................... 704-263-4779

Trash Service Trash pickup by Advanced Disposal. .............. 704-596-9428

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COUNTRY FEST BRINGS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO DOWNTOWN STANLEY EACH YEAR

Whether you are attracted here for the slower pace of life or drawn here through relocation, you will find that life gets just a little simpler in Stanley. 


Local Schools

31,775

Total Enrollment of student from PreK–12 in County for 2012 - 2013

Gaston County Schools Administration Offices 943 Osceola Street Gastonia, NC 704-866-6100 www.gaston.k12.nc.us

Public School Hours Elementary Schools Opening between 7:50 & 8:10 am Closing between 2:15 & 2:45 pm

Middle Schools Opening between 7:45 & 8:00 am Closing between 3:00 & 3:15 pm

High Schools Opening between 7:45 & 8:00 am Closing between 2:50 & 3:00 pm

9th

Largest School District in the State

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Total Number of Schools in County

30

Elementary and Primary Schools

11

Middle Schools in County

10

High Schools in County

4

Other Schools in County

Elementary Schools Belmont Central (2-5) 310 Eagle Road Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-8479 Catawba Heights (K-5) 101 Ivey Street Belmont, NC 28012 704-827-3221 J.B. Page Primary (K-1) 215 Ewing Drive Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-2614 Kiser (3-5) 311 East College Street Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-4121 Lowell (K-5) 1500 Power Drive Lowell, NC 28098 704-824-2264 McAdenville (K-5) 275 E. Weslyan Drive McAdenville, NC 28101 704-824-2236

New Hope (K-5) 137 Stowe Road Gastonia, NC 28056 704-824-1617

Cramerton Middle (6-8) 601 Cramer Mountain Rd. Cramerton, NC 28032 704-824-2907

North Belmont (K-5) 210 School Street Belmont, NC 28012 704-827-4043

Holbrook Middle (6-8) 418 S. Church Street Lowell, NC 28098 704-824-2381

Pinewood (K-5) 1925 N Main Street Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-2236

Mt. Holly Middle (6-8) 124 S. Hawthorne Street Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-4811

Ida Rankin (K-5) 301 W. Central Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-7266

Stanley Middle (6-8) 317 Hovis Road Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-2941

Springfield (K-2) 900 South Main Street Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-4091

HighSchools

Middle Schools

East Gaston High (9-12) 1744 Lane Road Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-7251

Belmont Middle (6-8) 110 Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-9619

South Point High (9-12) 906 South Point Road Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-3351

is a community of 51 wooded home sites, all situated on quiet cul-de-sac streets. Our neighborhood is located outside the quaint towns of Belmont and Mt. Holly. Abbington Woods offers the best of Gaston County living combined with quick access to Charlotte, I-85 and I-485 and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Whether you want to build your first home or if you are ready to downsize into your dream home, Abbington Woods is the perfect location. Let Gordon Builders with our 22 years of custom home building experience work to make this vision a reality! • Ranch Homes with Custom Features • Fully Furnished Model Home • Priced from the Low $200's

• Large, Wooded Home Sites • Convenient Location • Ask about 100% USDA Financing

Opens August 2013 *Stuart W. Cramer High (9-12) 100 Lakewood Road Belmont, NC 28012 704-824-7601

Colleges Belmont Abbey College 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-6700 1-888-222-0110 www.belmontabbeycollege.edu Gaston College Kimbrell Campus 7220 W Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-3737 www.gaston.edu

*The new Stuart Cramer High School will open in August 2013 – the district will then have a total of 56 schools with 11 of them high schools.

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Healthcare The healthcare needs of all ages are met with the availability of quality healthcare providers and facilities. A number of diverse medical practices ensure the health of the area’s residents through a wide spectrum of services and programs. With two major healthcare networks in the area - CaroMont Health and Carolinas HealthCare System, area families take comfort in knowing they have excellent medical services close by. There are also an abundance of private physicians’ practices offering everything from allergists to acupuncturists; pediatricians to podiatrists; and sports medicine centers you will find medical assistance right here in Gaston County. CaroMont Regional Medical Center was recently ranked among the 100 top hospitals in the country. This 435-bed facility provides a range of services comparable to those offered by much larger hospitals in major cities. The Birthplace at CaroMont Regional Medical Center is one of the largest and most advanced birthing centers of it’s kind in the nation. This world-class, 52-suite family birthing center creates an environment that is non-medical and the expecting mother stays in the same room throughout labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum.

Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System is the largest health care system in the Carolinas. They have numerous facilities in Gaston County and team of dedicated medical staff to treat everything from primary care, pediatrics, cardiology, rehabilitation and even urgent care. Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mount Holly is an exceptional medical facility located just west of the Catawba River in Mount Holly. This 40-bed rehabilitation hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services for people who have had accidents, head injuries, cancer, amputation and other debilitating conditions. With five family practice offices located throughout the county, Carolinas HealthCare System offers a complete spectrum of outpatient medical care, from newborns to older citizens. Services include pediatric and adult care, sports medicine, treatment of minor injuries physical exams, in-office X-rays and labs. Whatever your needs, there is someone here to care for you! Medical center staff, physicians, dentists, chiropractors, mental health professionals, optometrists and physical therapists are here to serve your needs. Big-city services with hometown personalization sums up the healthcare variety for Gaston County.

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Holy Angels

Department of Social Services

Located in Belmont, this private, nonprofit corporation was founded in 1956 by the Sisters of Mercy. Residential services and innovative programs are provided for children and adults with varying degrees of intellectual developmental disabilities, some of whom are medically fragile. New programs and facilities have been developed as a direct response to the ever changing needs of Holy Angels residents, their families and the community. Programs include the Morrow Center, four Community Group Homes, five ICF/MR group homes (Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded), Little Angels Child Development Center (on-site child care), Great Adventures (social club for residents and members of the community with disabilities), Camp Hope and Cherubs Café & Candy Bouquet (vocational support) in downtown Belmont.

The Gaston County Department of Social Services administers federal, state and county programs focused on improving the well-being of our citizens. Through the delivery of these programs, the Department exists to protect, care and empower children and adults who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves.

6600 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012-2796 704-825-4161 www.holyangelsnc.org

330 North Marietta Street Gastonia, NC 28053 -1578 704-862-7500 Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm HOTLINE ................................................................................. 704-862-7555 For after hours reports on child abuse, neglect, exploitation or emergency HOTLINE ................................................................................. 704-852-6000 For the Domestic Violence Shelter (24 hours)

Sisters of Mercy Sisters of Mercy are women who commit their lives to God, deepening their relationship with God and serving God’s people, especially those who are sick, poor and uneducated. They minister in pastoral care, healthcare, canon law, social work, education, art, music, and bereavement. In addition, their ministries provide transitional housing & services for those with AIDS, homeless women and children and those with significant mental retardation who are also physically fragile. 101 Mercy Drive Belmont, NC 28012 704-829-5260 www.sistersofmercy.org

Gaston County Health Department 991 W. Hudson Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28052 704-853-5000 www.gastonpublichealth.org Hours: Monday, 8:00 AM- 7:00 PM Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Other Health Department Phone Numbers Child Health Clinic .......................................... 704-853-5010 Communicable Disease ................................. 704-853-5002 Dental Health ................................................. 704-853-5191 Environmental Health Lab ............................. 704-853-5212 Environmental Health Program ...................... 704-853-5200 Family Planning ............................................. 704-853-5009 Gaston Diabetes Center ............................... 704-853-5140 Health Education ............................................ 704-853-5118 Laboratory ...................................................... 704-853-5070 Maternity Clinic .............................................. 704-853-5008 Maternity Care Coordinators .......................... 704-853-5107 Tuberculosis (TB) ........................................... 704-853-5007 WIC Program ................................................. 704-853-5100 East Gaston Health Center ............................ 704-827-1351

Caring For Our Neighbors For Over 15 Years! CaroMont Family Medicine - Belmont is large enough to offer services such as on-site x-ray and lab tests, but small enough to know each member of your family by name. Our physicians are board certified and will provide care for your entire family from physicals to sudden illness.

Pictured left to right: Ann Marie Watts, Nurse Practitioner; Dr. M. Jay Petruska; and Dr. Cristian Pantea

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Transportation

Drivers License & Registration

Gaston County provides access to many transportation options including air, highway and rail systems.

Driver's License Office

With over 78,000 miles, North Carolina has the largest statemaintained highway system in the U.S.

2560 W. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28052 704-853-5372

Charlotte Douglas International Airport • Sixth busiest airport in the world (in aircraft movements) • 11th nationally in passenger numbers • As the second largest hub on the east coast 5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway Charlotte, NC 28208 704-359-4900 www.charlotteairport.com

Bus Service Gastonia Transit ..................................................... 704-866-6855 Provides regular, fixed route bus service Monday thru Saturday. There is no service on Sundays. Call for schedules and details.

Park and Ride Looking for a way to save on gas? Check out the Charlotte Area Transit’s Park and Ride. Park at any Park and Ride location around the region and catch your bus, vanpool or carpool. Abbey Plaza Shopping Center 601 Park St., Belmont, NC • Routes: 85x

Railroad Service Amtrak - Gastonia Station Building 350 Hancock Street • Gastonia, NC 28054 1-800-872-7245 www.amtrak.com

Driver's License Office 785 West Charlotte Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-9486

NC Motor Vehicle License Plate Agency 1471 E. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704-864-4856 www.ncdot.org/DMV

Post Offices Belmont Post Office 208 Glenway Street Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-6139 Cramerton Post Office 111 Center Street Cramerton, NC 28032 704-824-7411 Lowell Post Office 206 E. First Street Lowell, NC 28098 704-824-1101

Fire Stations Belmont Fire 301 Keener Boulevard Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-0502 Community Volunteer Fire 1873 Perfection Avenue Belmont, NC 28012 704-827-8249 Cramerton Volunteer Fire 140 Eighth Avenue Cramerton, NC 28032 704-824-3915 East Gaston Volunteer Fire 108 Arrowchem Way Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704-827-8861 Lowell Volunteer Fire 202 Groves Street Lowell, NC 28098 704-824-3357 Lucia Riverbend Volunteer 14124 Lucia Rivervend Hwy. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704-827-5206 McAdenville Volunteer Fire 144 Wesleyan Drive McAdenville NC 28101 704-824-3922 Mount Holly Fire & Rescue 6433 Killian Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-822-2927

McAdenville Post Office 111 Main Street McAdenville, NC 28101 704-824-0915

New Hope Volunteer Fire 4804 S. New Hope Road Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-7019

Mount Holly Post Office 806 W. Central Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-6415

South Point Volunteer Fire 2300 South Point Road Belmont, NC 28012 704-835-3166

Stanley Post Office 301 Old Mount Holly Road Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-2058

Stanley Fire & Rescue 224 S. Main Street Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-4777

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Belmont Police 201 Chronicle Street Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-3792

Individuals who live, work, attend school, or own property in either Gaston or Lincoln County may obtain a library card at no charge. One form of official identification - valid driver's license, utility bill, etc., is required to obtain a library card.

410 W. Franklin Blvd., Suite 50 Gastonia, NC 28052 704-852-6005 www.co.gaston.nc.us/elections

Cramerton Police 155 N. Main Street Cramerton, NC 28032 704-824-8943

Out-of-Region Card Fee: $10.00/yr.

Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Monday-Friday

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To become a registered voter in Gaston County a person must be a citizen of the United States, eighteen (18) years old, and a resident of the precinct for thirty (30) days before the next election.

Main Library 1555 East Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704-868-2164

Lowell Police 101 W. 1st Street Lowell, NC 28098 704-824-8540 Mount Holly Police 125 East Charlotte Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-4343 Stanley Police P.O. Box 279 Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-4778

Belmont Branch 111 Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-5426 Lowell Branch 203 McAdenville Road Lowell, NC 28098 704-824-1266 Mount Holly Branch 245 W. Catawba Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-3581

Gaston County Police Department 420 West Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28052 704-866-3300 www.gastongov.com/ departments/police

Stanley Branch 205 N. Peterson Street Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-4166

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Recycling Centers The following sites accept all materials, including garbage and yard waste. Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:30am-5:30pm; Sunday 1:00pm-5:30pm Crowders Creek 1120 CP Groves Road, Gastonia ................................................. 704-866-4794 Hardin 3155 Philadelphia Church Road, Dallas ....................................... 704-922-5343 New Hope 235 Lake Wylie Road, Belmont .................................................... 704-825-1252 Riverbend 146 Mountain Island Road, Mt. Holly .......................................... 704-827-5327 awenmarketing.com

Tryon 2755 Tryon Courthouse Rd /Hwy 274, Bessemer City ................... 704-629-4326 The following site accepts only limited materials for recycling (this includes aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, steel cans, newspaper, cardboard, and mixed paper). Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:30am-5:30pm; Closed Sunday Farmer's Market Recycling Center 410 E. Long Ave., Gastonia ......................................................... 704-853-8411

Stop to consider when you need to purchase a product or service that it is to your advantage to BUY LOCAL. Not only do you help the local economy by supporting a fellow business but you also keep your dollars local by contributing to the tax base of your town rather than that of another community. The Montcross Area Chamber has been promoting BUY LOCAL since 2008 as a way businesses can help each other through the recession.

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Catawba 300 Prince Street Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-7458

The Cloisters 801 South Main Street Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-822-6366 www.southwoodrealty.com

Riverfront 3012 Riverchase Drive Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-820-0205

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Accomodations - Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfast Hampton Inn Belmont @ Montcross Carolyn Barnes 820 Ceilia Alexander Rd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.6100

Amusement/Party Rentals Pinnacle Amusements Cindy Fisher 8600 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC 28214 704.333.2545 www.pinnacleamusements.com

Robin's Nest Bed & Breakfast Robin Williams 156 N. Main St. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.2420

Apartments Southwood Realty Co. Katie Ratchford 165 S. York St. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.869.6024 www.southwoodrealty.com

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel Beverly Zuchowski 3315 Scott Futrell Dr. Charlotte, NC 28208 704.392.1200 Accountants-Certified Public Butler & Stowe Robert Adams 100 N. Main St. Ste 125 Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.8538 www.butlerstowe.com Lamar Baker, CPA Lamar Baker 6025 W. Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9628 Linda Hedrick Cox, CPA, PA Linda Cox 16 Oak Grove Dr. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.577.2673 Rodney Smallwood, CPA Rodney E Smallwood 100 1/2 S. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8193 Acoustical Ceilings Empire Ceilings & Floors, Inc. Greg Bryant PO Box 551330 Gastonia, NC 28054 704.868.6705 Acupuncturist Bai Shen Acupuncture Shari Miller 203 Glenway St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1584 Advertising Agency The Awen Group LLC Cindy Cook 100 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7888 www.awenmarketing.com

The Belmont Housing Authority Erica Bryson 51 Flowers Ct. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9376 Art Gallery The Christmastown Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery Jay McCosh 129 1/2 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 704.823.1550 www.christmastowngallery.com Assisted Living Carillon Assisted Living Rene Walburn 500 Cramer Mtn. Rd Cramerton, NC 28032 704.823.0500 www.carillonassistedliving.com Terrace Ridge Assisted Living Patti Lineberger 1251 E. Hudson Blvd Gastonia, NC 28054 704.865.5556 Associations Belmont Merchants Association Vincent Hill PO Box 907 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5987 Home Builders Association of Gaston County Tripp McLean 1418 S. York Rd. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.867.0601 www.gastonhomebuilders.org Reflection Pointe Homeowners Association Neil Brennan 111 E. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.861.0833

Lyerly Agency Melia Lyerly 126 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.525.3937 www.lyerly.com

Attorneys Parks H. Wilson, JrAttorney at Law Parks H.Wilson, Jr. 32 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1079 www.parkswilsonlaw.com

The Biz Well Corporation Debbie Cole 159 Pitts School Rd. NW Concord, NC 28027 704.763.4087 www.gobizwell.com

Taylor & McCraw Law Firm, Pllc Yansea Taylor 100 N. Main St. Ste 106 Belmont, NC 28012 704.761.8353 www.taylorlawpllc.com

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W. Porter Rhoton III, Attorney at Law, P.A. W. Porter Rhoton III 32 E. Woodrow Ave Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.2029 Auto Parts & Supplies NAPA Auto Parts-Belmont Ron Herms 6846 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5343 Automobile Repair & Service Handy Lube, Inc. Gerald Handy 6637 W. Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.5823 Automobile-Body Painting & Repair Pack Brothers Collision Center Ronnie Pack 6116 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9271 Automobile-Body Repair Wilburn Auto Body Shop Stephanie Walbourne 515 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.0333 www.wilburnab.com Automobile-Repair & Tire Sales Griffin Tire & Auto Brad Griffin 6030 W. Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.3465 Automobile-Sales & Service Keith Hawthorne Ford Keith Hawthorne 617 N. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5186 McKenney Family Dealerships Paul Lowrance PO Box 708 Belmont, NC 28012 704.864.7786 wwwmckenneycjd.com Automotiv-Service & Repair Firestone Complete Auto Care Jimmy Holloman 6650 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.0133 Awards & Trophies S & L Creations, Inc. Pam Smith 120 E. First St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.824.1930 Banks/Savings & Loans Alliance Bank & Trust Don Harrison 292 W. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.867.5828 www.alliancebanknc.com

BB&T Bank of Belmont Gina Falco 601 Hawley Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.6440 Belmont Federal Savings & Loan Michael Anthony 210 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9861 www.belmontfederal.com CommunityOne Bank Mitchell Johnson 6440 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4728 www.myyesbank.com First National Bank Amy Brown 5800 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1555 www.ibankatfnb.com Park Sterling Bank Sally Dunn 412 S. Hwy 27 Stanley, NC 28164 704.263.1212 www.parksterlingbank.com Park Sterling Bank Sally Dunn 192 E. Woodrow Ave Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7709 www.parksterlingbank.com Park Sterling Bank Sally Dunn 233 S. Main St. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.884.2361 www.parksterlingbank.com PNC Bank John Forgan 100 E. Garrison Blvd Gastonia, NC 28052 704.852.5600 Wells Fargo Bank Russell Anderson 32 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5423 Wells Fargo Bank Shonte Jackson 635 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5260

Botanical Gardens Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Kara Newport 6500 S. New Hope Rd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4490 Business Coaching ActionCOACH Tony Marder 2170 Wynbourne Dr. Gastonia, NC 28506 704.867.5235 www.actioncoach.com/ tonymarder Cable & Satellite Television Time Warner Cable Mike Tanck 2125 Union Rd Gastonia, NC 28054 1.877.566.4892 www.twcable.com

Churches East Belmont Baptist Church Margo Lang 501 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5780 Exodus Church Brian Lowe 27 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.913.6533 Forest Pointe Community Church Phyllis Brann 6700 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1709 www.forestpointe.org Westview Presbyterian Church Reverend Jeff Bost 1020 W. Catawba Ave. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.2026

Catering H & M Catering Megan Kanal 119 Center St. /Ste B Cramerton, NC 28032 704.824.2599

Civic Group Belmont Rotary Richard Churn PO Box 1601 Belmont, NC 28012 704.852.3113

Cemeteries Evergreen A Quiet Place Cemetery Sandy Miller 1462 Armstrong Ford Rd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7171

Gaston County Jaycees Andrea Grenier PO Box 4 Gastonia, NC 28053 704.718.0915

Child Care Centers NewBridge Children's Academy Amanda Hommell 201 S. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.7400 www.newbridgechildrens academy.com Chiropractors Belmont Chiropractic Center David Demperio, DC & Avanda Demperio, DC 5803 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9799 Elite Spine Center Robert Floyd 1212 Spruce St. Ste 211 Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.1002

Wells Fargo Bank-Mt. Holly Jacob Farnham 101 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.827.5822

Gregory Chiropractic Center Matthew Gregory 611 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.9200 www.gregorychiorctr.com

Beer Homebrewing Equipment & Supplies Alternative Beverage Jess Faucette 1500 River Dr. Ste 104 Belmont, NC 28012 704.527.2337 www.ebrew.com

Omni Wellness Center Omni Wellness Center Sally McDaniel 10220 Couloak Dr Charlotte, NC 28216 704.392.9999 www.omniwellnesscenter.com

Bicycle Shop South Main Cycles Steve Pepitone 105 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.578.7240

SouthEast Chiropractic Dr. Rick Snyder 71 McAdenville Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.8727 www.southeastchiro.com

Cleaning Services Robinson Cleaning Company Chris Robinson 220 Mellon Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 704.975.7842 Clubs-Private Gaston Country Club Bob Nock 3700 Country Club Dr. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.864.3283 www.gastoncc.com Pine Island Country Club Larry Yount 1701 Stoneyridge Dr. Charlotte, NC 28214 704.394.1422 River Hills Country Club Jim Sutton One Country Club Dr. Lake Wylie, SC 29710 803.831.2126 www.riverhillscc.org CNA Training CNANOW.org LLC Ronnie Thompson 2833 Valleywood Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.864.2303 www.cnanow.org Coffee Houses Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar Vincent Hill 7 S. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.7711 Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar/ Mt. Holly Vincent Hill 117 N. Main St. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.820.6072


Computer Consultant Techtheon Global Solutions, LLC Marc R. Burns 100 N. Main St., Ste 207 Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.8260 www.techtheon.com Computer Consultant/ Computer Sales/Service/ Repair Carolina IT Professionals, Inc. Phyllis McConnell 243 W. Catawba Ave. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.8102 www.citpinc.com Conference Centers Gastonia Conference Center, LLC Lauren Braxton 145 S. Marietta St. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.869.1949 Consignment Store My Big Sister’s Closet, Inc. Janice Gravely 119 N. Main St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.824.5403 www.mybigsistersclosetboutique.com Contractor-General Crescent Metal Structures, Inc. Eric L. Riley 914 Moose St., Ste E Gastonia, NC 28056 704.824.2009 Homes by John Bailey & Assoc., Inc. John Bailey 45 Shadow Brook Rd. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.931.4091 Integrity Structure of the Carolinas, Inc.. Mel Morgan 339 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9970 McDonald General Contractors Robin McDonald 5110 Wilkinson Blvd Gastonia, NC 28057 704.824.9644 Convenience Stores Handy Pantry #164 Melinda Roberts 505 S. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9576 Copiers-Sales/Services/ Repair Advanced Copier Technologies, Inc. Jerry Simpson, Sr. 713 E. Second Ave. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.868.3022

Sharp Business Systems Dara Barravecchia Hartman 4404-A Stuart Andrew Blvd Charlotte, NC 28217 704.672.3013 Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics Amanda Rubestein 205 Brookstone Dr Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.718.6170 Mary Kay Cosmetics Beth Brennan Mary Kay Costmetics Melanie Abernathy 1458 Charles Jonas Hwy Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.913.4126 Mary Kay Cosmetics Terri Williamson 3514 Heather Lane Gastonia, NC 28056 Credit Unions Truliant Federal Credit Union Tammy Kane 121 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 704.824.4328 ext. 4301 www.trulliantfcu.org Dentists Blowe Family Dentistry Dr. Abby C. Blowe, DDS 549 Highland St. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.822.0007 Nixon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Travis Nixon, DDS 131 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 704.824.4311 www.christmastowndentistry.com Oak Ridge Dental Arts Jenn Felton 203 S. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9635 South Point Family Dentistry Dr. Gary E McCord 1215 Spruce St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5111 www.southpointsmiles.com Educational Resources Bricks 4 Kidz Colleen Kirk 9255 Egret Ridge Belmont, NC 28012 704.574.9140 Embroidery DAC Embroidery Casey Howell 126 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.820.6497 Fullerworks Embroidery & More Laura Fuller Belmont, NC 28012 704.678.4369 www.fullerwork.blogspot.com

Employment Training & Services Gaston County Workforce Development Pat Bailey 330 N. Marietta St. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.862.7867 Employment Contractors Temporary Help GoodWork Staffing @ Division of Goodwill Industries 412 S. Broad St Gastonia, NC 28054 704.830.1404 704.460.5771 Employment ServicesPermanent/Temporary PSU-Personnel Services Unlimited Melony Harrison 998 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.867.4557 Enviromental Services OxyZone Brent Smith 201 Sue Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 704.858.5555 Equine Therapy Center Bit of Hope Ranch Meg Vanderbilt 5001 CR Wood Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.862.0095 Shining Hope Farms Milinda Kirkpatrick 328 Whippoorwill Lane Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.3788 Financial Planner/ Investments Horace Mann Bob Furlong 32 N. Main St. Ste 209 Belmont, NC 28012 704.678.3052 LPL Financial Contact: Todd Van Der Meid, MBA Certified Financial Planner 32 N. Main St., Ste 203 Belmont, NC 28012 704.827.9000 www.vandermeid.com R.J. Schrift Private Asset Management Ryan Schrift, AIF 100 N. Main St. Ste 123 Belmont, NC 28012 704.266.4275 Michael E. Fayed Financial Planning Michael E. Fayed 420 Park St. Ste 100 Belmont, NC 28012 704.266.5200 Financial Planners/ Investments/Securities Benefit Partners, Inc. Charles Lineberger 1536-B Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.867.3628 www.benefitpartnersonline.com

Edward Jones Don Hartsoe 27 Catawba St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7006 www.edwardjones.com Financial Planning & Investment Management Clearbrook Advisory Services LLC Jim Crisp 100 N. Main St., Ste 200 Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.4510 www.clearbrookadvisory.com Financial Service First Investors Sindy Wylie 201 McCullough Dr. Ste 350 Charlotte, NC 28262 704.717.8900 Williford Financial Services Eric Williford 34 W. Myrtle St Belmont, NC 28012 704.266.5020 Flooring-Sales/Installation/ Refinishing Belmont Flooring Center Jody Flowers 21 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9985 www.belmontflooringcenter.com Empire Ceilings & Floors, Inc. Greg Bryant PO Box 551330 Gastonia, NC 28054 704.868.6705 Gaston Floor Company Tommy Huskins 914 Moose St., Ste G Gastonia, NC 28056 704.824.7577 www.gastonfloorco.com Florists Carey Roberts Design Co. LLC Carey Roberts PO Box 663 Belmont, NC 28012 704.718.6987 Foundations CaroMont Health Foundation Penny Cowden 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.834.2088 Funeral Directors Carothers Funeral Home Bill Rhinehart 312 W. Second Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.867.6377 McLean Funeral Directors Billy McLean Rhonda McLean Paul English 515 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5301 Garbage Collection Waste Management Donald Haley 2712 Lowell Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.869.7663

Gift Baskets Edible Arrangements Amy Sabo 2910-C Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28214 704.392.6750 Government Belmont, City of Barry Webb 115 N. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5586 www.cityofbelmont.org Cramerton, Town of Michael Peoples 155 N. Main St. Cramerton, NC 28032 704.824.4337 www.cramerton.org Lowell, City of Mayor Judy L. Horne 101 W. First St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.824.3518 www.lowellnc.com McAdenville, Town of Farrell A. Buchanan 125 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 704.824.3190 Mount Holly, City of Danny Jackson 400 E. Central Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.827.3931 www.mtholly.us Stanley, Town of Frank Guida 114 S. Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 704.263.4779 www.townofstanley.org U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry Brett Keeter 128 W. Main Ave. Ste 115 Gastonia, NC 28053 704.833.0096 Gaston County Sheriff's Office Alan Cloninger 425 N. Marietta St. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.869.6800 Graphic Designs Ideashop Jim Flanders 104 Johnsburry Dr. Stanley, NC 28164 704.263.0598 Greeting Service Welcome Wagon Lori Gable 5380 Coral Ridge Dr. Ste 240 Coral Springs, FL 33076 800.737.4859 www.welcomewagon.com

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Floyd and Blackie's Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Greg Ramsey 137 8th Ave. Cramerton, NC 28032 704.734.8599

Hair Salon Summer Bound Tanning & Hair Salon Cindy Carver 117 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.2345 William Henry Signature SalonBelmont Somer Wilson 15 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9040 William Henry Signature SalonMount Holly Somer Wilson 104 N. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.827.1234 Health & Wellness Omni Wellness Center Sally McDaniel 10220 Couloak Dr Charlotte, NC 28216 704.392.9999 www.omniwellnesscenter.com Health Clubs Robert Lee Stowe, Jr. Family YMCA Susan Mosk 196 YMCA Dr Belmont, NC 28012 704.822.9622 Heating & Air Conditioning Sales/Services/Repair Tommy Bynum Insulation, Heating & Cooling Kellie Ellis 331 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4463 Home Builder Humphrey Construction Butch Humphrey 311 W. Trade St. Dallas, NC 28034 704.922.8631 www.humphreyconstruction.net Home Health Services Gaston Hospice Richard Lahm 258 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.861.8405 www.gastonhospice.org Home Instead Senior Care Roy Goforth 915 N. New Hope Rd. Ste D Gastonia, NC 28054 704.864.5500 Stress Free Home Care Candi Lethcoe PO Box 274 Stanley, NC 28164 704.931.4997 www.stressfreehomecare.com Visiting Angels Jay Hancock 100 N. Main St. Ste 221 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.3350 www.visitingangels.com/gaston (continued on page 44)

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Home Inspection Services Eagle Eye Home Inspections, Inc. Rick Goins 414 Sebring Ct Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.2048 www.eagleeyeinspections.net Home Improvements Love Home Improvements, Inc. Betty Love 119 W. Central Ave Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.3265 Hospitals CaroMont Health, Inc. Alex Mullineaux 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.834.2121 www.caromont.org Importers Bisque Imports DJ Toal 406 E. Catawba St Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.9290 www.bisqueimports.com Individuals Atkinson, Richard & Sybil 501 Stuart Ridge Cramerton, NC 28032 Beasley, BF & Eleanor PO Box 3894 Gastonia, NC 28056 704.616.3330 704.868.8159 Bell, Locke 325 N. Marietta St. Ste 2003 Gastonia, NC 28052 704.852.3139 Boyce, Richard 112 Dorie Dr Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5586 Brown, Jack & Alice 2436 Shaw Ave. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.861.0784 Charzewski, David & Clare 140 Hidden Pastures Dr Cramerton, NC 28032 704.824.7198 Current, Dr. William 224 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.864.0337 Dellinger, Jerry & Joyce 506 Maymont Dr. Cramerton, NC 28032 704.824.0670 Di Gregorio, Gus A. 514 E. Catawba St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.2372 Forrester, Mary Frances 105 Country Woods Lane Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.263.8603 Hall, Ted PO Box 368 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5307 Herre, Paul 5065 Marci Lane Belmont, NC 28012 704.616.5767

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Horsley, Andrew & Beth Jenkins Horsley 18 Circle Dr Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5560 Martin, Charlie & Dot 113 N. Central Ave Belmont, NC 28012 McCallister, Duane 110 Berry Mountain Rd Cramerton, NC 28032 704.823.9901 Mercure, Richard 2611 Tralee Dr. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.691.0567 Philbeck, Tracy PO Box 1240 Dallas, NC 28034 704.617.3087 www.tracyphilbeck.com Pickens, Barbara 220 Margaret Hoffman Dr Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.812.8358 Pinto, James 9813 Glenburn Lane Charlotte, NC 28278 949.421.3378 Pomeroy, Rudy 209 Peachtree St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.689.0070 Queen, Emily 1605 Heritage Ridge Ct. Dallas, NC 28034 704.923.8395 Roberts, Tally 543 Cox Rd Gastonia, NC 28054 704.400.1783 Robinson, David 308 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 Sanders, Delta P. 205 6th St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8721 Stamps, Nancy & Leighton 2004 Gladelynn Ct Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.8149 Hedrick, J. Beth Belmont, NC 28012 813.601.1065 Insurance-Auto/Home/Life/ Business/Renters Farm Bureau Insurance Drew Jones CLU LUTCF 26 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5433 704.813.4234 Farm Bureau Insurance Paul Simpson 26 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5433

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George W Stowe Insurance Agency, Inc. Thomas M. Hunter, Jr 508 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.2620

Janitorial Services Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Kenneth Harlow, Jr. PO Box 356 Lowell, NC 28098 704.898.5270

Nationwide Insurance (Neil Brock & Associates Inc.) Neil Brock 9 N. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.6868 www.agency.nationwide.com/ agent/neil-brock

Jewelers Stafford Jewelers, Inc. Todd Stafford 621 Park St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.6982 www.stafford-jewelers.com

Nationwide InsuranceNC Agency of Brian Spears Terri H. Sullivan PO Box 1274 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8504 864.918.6254 Robert Black Insurance Services Robert D. Black 108 W. Catawba Ave. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.8331 www.robertblackinsurance.com State Farm InsuranceArt Shoemaker Art Shoemaker 305 Belmont Mt Holly Rd Belmont, NC 28012 704.827.8433 State Farm InsurancePhil Champion Phil Champion 27 E. Catawba St., Ste A Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.8944 www.philchampionsf.com Watson Insurance Agency Paul Hendricks, CIC 302 E. Catawba Ave Belmont, NC 28012 704.874.4710 www.watsoninsurance.com

Kitchen & Bath Showroom Innovations Home Design Center, Inc. Deborah Fox 341 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7031 Landscaping Absolute Turf Management, LLC Roger Edwards 204 Amity Circle Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.3774 Cline Landscape Design & Consulting Contact: Kevin Cline PO Box 934 Belmont, NC 28012 704-747-2323 Lawngevity Landscape & Maintenance Kevin Bacon 317 Dogwood Lane Belmont, NC 28012 704.860.7111 www.lawncareofcharlotte.com Treescape Inc. Tracy L.Philbeck 618 Linwood Rd. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.867.4100 www.treescapeonline.com

Insurance- Life & Health Harper Consulting Group Michael Harper CLU FUMI 34 W. Myrtle St Belmont, NC 28012 704.907.1504

Lawn Care Belmont Limousine & Sedan Kevin Bacon 317 Dogwood Lane Belmont, NC 28012 704.860.7111 www.lawncareofcharlotte.com

Interior Decorators/Designer Calloway Home and Interiors Julie Roper PO Box 131 Belmont, NC 28012 704.718.5589

Limousine Services Belmont Limousine & Sedan Laura Canady 7319 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.0666 www.cltexpress.com

Valerie Pressley Interiors Valerie Pressley 304 S. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.651.6222 International Education Consultant World Education Group Richard Ferrin 32 N. Main St. Ste 208 Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.8480 Investment Advisory Service Belmont Capital Advisors, Inc. Joe Pat Roop 217 Glenway Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1560 www.belmontcapital

Linen & Uniform Service Plus Linen & Uniform Service Jody Flowers 1038 Culp Rd. Ste 200 Pineville, NC 28134 704.996.1063 Magazines Gaston Alive! Magazine David Hamrick 128 Birchwood Ct. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.650.8330 Mailing Services-Shipping, Packaging & Printing The UPS Store Rajesh Patel 6428 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.1050 www.theupsstore.com/4544.htm

Manufacturing Carus Corporation Mack Cochran 181 Woodlawn Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.951.3128

Museum The Schiele Museum Debbie Windley 1500 E. Garrison Blvd Gastonia, NC 28054 704.866.6908

Slumpy's Allen Burge 53 Ervin St Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.9293

Newspapers Banner News Wendy Isbell 128-C N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.0580

Spartan Dyers, Inc. George Kelada 217 Sterling St Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.0467 www.spartandyers.com

Gaston Gazette Rick Martin 1893 Remount Rd. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.869.1700

Wilbert Plastic Services Greg Botner 2001 Oaks Parkway Belmont, NC 28012 704.247.3850 Marinas Tailrace Marina Vic Theobalds 1010 Marina Village Rd. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.0000 www.tailracemarina.com Martial Arts Aisok Family Martial Arts Butch Moore 100 S. Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 704.215.3011 Massage Therapist Belmont Massage & Spa Meg Dayton 34 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.489.2229 Merchant Services Capital Bankcard South Chris Kille 2080 E. Franklin Blvd Gastonia, NC 28054 704.464.0395 704.750.1716 www.capitalbankcardsouth.com Metal Fabricators Short Run Pro Cathy Morgan 52 Ervin St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1599 www.shortrunpro.com Mortgage New American Mortgage Sandy Lopez 4201 Congress St. Ste 470 Charlotte, NC 28209 704.674.3386 Motivational/Inspirational Speaker & Customer Service Trainer Denise Price Thomas aka "Gladys Friday" Denise P. Thomas 704.747.8699 Multi-Media Solutions Binary Benefits Caroline Jackson PO Box 12183 Charlotte, NC 28220 704.492.8570 www.binarybenefits.com

Non-Profit Organizations Belmont Connectors of BNI Bill Joles 704.867.3366 Diana Blair 704.825.5250 Belmont Historical Society Gary Cannon 40 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4848 Cancer Services of Gaston County Kim Elmore 306 S. Columbia St. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.864.1271 Catawba River District, Inc. Edna Chirico 1904 Stoneyridge Dr. Charlotte, NC 28216 704.393.4010 www.catawbariverdistrict.org Catherine's House, Inc. Stan Patterson 400 Mercy Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9599 Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Inc. Amanda Ballog 4447 South Blvd Charlotte, NC 28209 704.972.4700 Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County Mary Harris 1840 E. Franklin Boulevard Gastonia, NC 28053 704.864.6536 www.habitatgaston.org Holy Angels, Inc. Regina Moody 6600 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4161 Home Harvest Danielle Thuot 905 N. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 980.989.0435 Keep Belmont Beautiful Judy Closson 1401 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8587 www.keepbelmontbeautiful.org Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties Amy Wadsworth 120 Roechling St Dallas, NC 28034 704.922.0900


United Way of Gaston County Deborah Ally 200 E. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.864.4554 www.unitedwaygaston.org Optometrists Complete Eye Care Dr. Barbara Marcussen & Dr. Harald Vaher 1200 Spruce St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9002 www.completeeyecare.net Summit Eye Associates Dr. Ann Hoscheit Dr. Rachael Wruble, Dr. Sandi Farnham 640 Summit Crossing Pl, Ste 202 Gastonia, NC 28054 704.865.3937 Orthodontists Hannon Orthodontics LeeAnna London 301 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.0002 www.hannonorthodontics.com Outdoor Advertising Bedgood Outdoor Advertising Ken Parrott 509 Bentley Ct Belmont, NC 28032 704.825.8579 www.bedgoodoutdoor.com Fairway Outdoor Advertising Suzanne Davis 543 Cox Rd. Ste D-2 Gastonia, NC 28054 704.864.1088 Outdoor Recreation U.S. Whitewater Center Jeff Wise 5000 Whitewater Ctr Pkwy Charlotte, NC 28214-0543 704.391.3900 www.usnwc.org Painting Contractors Ashley Jenkins Painting Contractor, Inc. Ashley Jenkins 1854 Montclair Ave. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.864.1528 Pet Grooming & Products Happy Dog CafĂŠ & Boutique Teresa McCarter 26 N. Main St. Ste 1 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5987 www.happydogcafe.net Million Dollar Dog Tara Pellegrino 7206 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.266.4137 Pharmacy College Park Pharmacy Bill Thrower, Jr. 682 Park St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5179

CVS Pharmacy-Belmont Jeff Huetteman 6750 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.6929 Photography Image Gallery Dodie Huffman 425 W. Franklin Blvd Gastonia, NC 28054 704.869.8968 www.igstudio.biz Physcians & SurgeonsFamily Practice CaroMont Family MedicineBelmont Carrie Block 209 Park St. Ste 100 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4750 www.caromonthealth.org CaroMont Family MedicineMcAdenville Sonda Friday 105 Elm St McAdenville, NC 28101 704.824.5323 www.caromonthealth.org South Point Family Practice Ginger Hice 1220 Spruce St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5333 Physcians & SurgeonsGastroenterology Comprehensive Digestive Health Khalid Elraie 121 Spruce St., Ste 203 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7060 www.comprehensivegi.com Physcians & SurgeonsGynecology & Obstetrics Ashley Women's Center Belmont Linda R. Bibiloni 1212 Spruce St. Ste. 307 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4449 Physcians & SurgeonsPediatrics CaroMont Pediatric Partners Jamie Crisp 209 Park St, Ste 500 Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.0025 www.caromont.gmh.org Physcians & SurgeonsRheumatology CaroMont RheumatologyBelmont Amanda Blake 1212 Spruce St., Ste 311 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5228 Picture Framer Things Remembered Custom Framing & So Much More! Joy Owens 3805 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.824.0473 www.thingsrememberedframing.com POS Systems, Cash Registers Systems-Supplies & Service Lamar Cash Register Lamar Hice 23 E. Woodrow Ave Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9659

Printers Document Printing J.C. Lewis 104 S. Main St Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.8877

Real Estate Solutions Grady Denton PO Box 168 Belmont, NC 28012 704.905.8469

ImageMark Business Services, Inc. Walter Payne 141 Robins St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.478.8988 www.imagemarkonline.com

Reflection Properties/ Allison Cottingham Allison Cottingham 32 N. Main St. Ste 110 Belmont, NC 28012 704.576.0152 www.belmontncrealty.com

International Minute Press Bill Joles 495 E. Long Ave Gastonia, NC 28054 704.867.3366 Private Lodging Stowe Manor Sam Stowe 217 S. Central Ave Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4847 Promotional Products & Wearables Patz Promotional Products Suzanne Patz 2518 Shannon Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 704.266.4116 www.patzpromo.com Proforma Business & Advertising Products Bill Cleveland 1556-A Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.813.6603

Reflection Properties/Freda Hall Freda Hall 32 N. Main St. Ste 110 Belmont, NC 28012 704.473.1182 www.belmontncrealty.com Steelwood, Inc. Matt Spiva 915 W. 5th St. Ste 250 Charlotte, NC 28202 704.576.8066 www.steelwoodsolutions.com Real Estate - Commercial Centra PropertiesCommercial, LLC Jerry Roche PO Box 323 Cramerton, NC 28032 704.616.3384 Eden Investment Group, LLC Preston Wilson 339 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9970

Public Relations Lyerly Agency, Inc. Melia Lyerly 126 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.525.3937 www.lyerly.com

Forsite Development Inc. Tom McKittrick 5320 Old Pineville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217 704.364.9100 www.forsiteinc.com

Railroad Piedmont & Northern Railway Bill Bartosh 1548 Union Rd., Ste B Gastonia, NC 28054 704.868.0018

Real Estate - Property Management & Rentals Cottage Keepers, LLC Timothy Roberts 34 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.0367 www.cottagekeepersonline.com

Real Estate Allen Tate Realtors-Jan DePriest Jan DePreist 605 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704.868.4188 Coldwell Banker Black & Whisnant Irl Dixon 365 N. New Hope Rd. Ste. 6 Gastonia, NC 28054 704.867.2376 Garibaldi Realty/Wendy Hostetler Wendy Hostetler 100 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7653 704.747.2995 Helen Adam's Realty/Anne Brade Anne Brade 8100 Rocky View Court Belmont, NC 28012 704.650.4951 www.annebrade.com RE/MAX A One Real Estate George NeeSmith 6405 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.9252

Preferred Home Management Lynne Goodwin 1318 Armstrong Ford Rd Belmont, NC 28012 704.813.5126 www.preferredhome management.com Roberts Rentals Aileen Roberts PO Box 551234 Gastonia, NC 28055 704.718.4413 Real Estate Property Management 32 North Main Belmont, LLC David Dorsch PO Box 24222 Charlotte, NC 28224 704.375.7771 Real Estate Residential Developers Abbington Woods John Maxwell 2109 Landon Lane Belmont, NC 28012 704.957.0509 www.abbingtonwoods.com

Belmont Reserve Peggy Alexander 600 S. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.399.7555 www.belmontreserve.com David Weekley Homes Contact: Rob Gislason Rob Gislason 11430 N. Community House Rd, Ste 275 Charlotte, NC 28277 704.972.4200 Eagle Park Homes Community Chris Boone 2820 Selwyn Ave., Ste 350 Charlotte, NC 28209 704.371.4110 www.eaglepark.com Mattamy Homes Marie Lorimer 2401 Whitehall Park Dr. Ste 700 Charlotte, NC 28273 704.375.9373 www.mattamyhomes.com Rhyne's Trace-Livewell Homes Doug Alles 433 Moses Rhyne Dr. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.906.6212 www.livewellhomes.net Recycling Centers & Services Pace Recycling, Inc. Sheila Lambert 1947 C.R. Jones Hwy Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.827.1985 www.pacerecycling.com Rehabilitation Services Carolinas Rehabilitation Mt. Holly Peter Cassidy 275 Beatty Dr Belmont, NC 28012 704.822.2550 www.carolinashealthcare.org Sports Plus Ryan Bowllan 303 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.9800 Restaurant Equipment Repair & Service Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Kenneth Harlow, Jr. PO Box 356 Lowell, NC 28098 704.898.5270 Restaurant-Corp. Office New South Pizza, Inc. (Corporate Offices) Barbara Morgan 100 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4349 Restaurants Amber Jack Seafood & Steaks Melody Karras 4253 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.824.5502 www.amberjackseafood.com Belmont Dairy Queen Ronald Walters 7015 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5106

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Sisters of Mercy South Central Community Myra Joines 101 Mercy Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.5260 www.mercysc.org

Captains Cap Johnny Mageras 670 Park St., Hwy 273 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4103 Catawba Ave BBQ & Grill Kathleen Hover 403 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4472 Chick-fil-A of Belmont Natasha Gilbert 801 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8600 www.chick-fil-a.com/belmont Christopher's 125 North Main Street Chris Earle 125 N. Main St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.879.4073 www.125nmain.com Glenway Premium Pub Louie Politis 55 Glenway St Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.7717 Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks Jeff Duncan 720 McAdenville Rd. Lowell, NC 29098 704.824.8838 McDonalds / Stanton Enterprise, Inc. Jeff Stanton 125 E. Charlotte Ave Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.820.1074 Old Stone Steak House Matthew Matinata 23 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9995 Sake Express Inc. Linda N. Tran 675 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.0400 Sammy's Neighborhood Pub Sammy Balatsias 25 S. Main St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.4266 Taxco Mexican Grill Sabrina A. Chavez 6418 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.2108 www.taxcomexicangrill.com The Farmer's Fork Preston Wilson 119 N. Main St. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.820.6030 Retail Belmont General Store Lane Adams 6 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.0114 Belmont Walk & Run, Inc. Julie Seligman 200 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.968.8233 (continued on page 46)

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Happy Dog Café & Boutique Teresa McCarter 26 N. Main St. Ste 1 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.5987 www.happydogcafe.net

Schools-College & University Belmont Abbey College Monte Monteleone 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.461.6700

Lowe's Home Improvements April Barringer 200 Caldwell Farm Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.6405

Gaston College-Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Center Dr. Joe Keith 7230 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.3737

Wal-Mart of Belmont Robert Kendrick 701 Hawley Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8885 Quilted Thimble Cottage David Thurston 26 N. Main St. Ste 2 Belmont, NC 28012 704.266.6445 www.quiltedthimblecottage.com Retail-Antiques & Collectibles Blythe Gallery Nan Bridgeman 117 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8809 Retail-Gift Boutique Surprise Me Poochie Dotson 132 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1116 www.belmontsurpriseme.com Things Remembered Custom Framing & So Much More! Joy Owens 3805 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.824.0473 www.thingsrememberedframing.com Roof Contractors Love Home Improvements, Inc. Betty Love 119 W. Central Ave Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.827.3265 Max Baxter, Inc. Max Baxter 500 Costner School Rd. Bessemer City, NC 28016 704.629.4064

Johnson & Wales University Jeff Thomas 801 W. Trade St Charlotte, NC 28202 980.598.3105 Montreat CollegeCharlotte Campus Dr. Ed Smith 5200 77 Center Dr. Ste 100 Charlotte, NC 28217 704.357.3390 Schools-Private Dore Academy Roberta Smith 1727 Providence Rd Charlotte, NC 28207 704.365.5490 Gaston Christian School Dr. Marc Stout 1625 Lowell-Bethesda Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.349.5020 www.gastonchristian.org Gaston Day School Martha Jayne Rhyne 2001 Gaston Day School Rd Gastonia, NC 28056 704.864.7744 ext. 174

Security Control Equipment, Systems & Monitoring ADT Security Paul Phillips 2530 Whitehall Park Dr., Ste500 Charlotte, NC 28273 704.244.1817 Senior Citizens' Homecare Visiting Angels Jay Hancock 100 N. Main St. Ste 221 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.3350 www.visitingangels.com/gaston Senior Citizens' Services Home Instead Senior Care Roy Goforth 915 N. New Hope Rd. Ste D Gastonia, NC 28054 704.864.5500 Signs Franklin Signs & Graphics Trent Franklin 105 Henderson St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.824.5505 Sign Connection B.F. Beasley 1660 Pacolet Ct Gastonia, NC 28052 704.868.4500 704.678.2242 www.signcon.com Small Business Consulting Ventureprise Inc. Robert Aldrich 8701 Mallard Creek Rd Charlotte, NC 28262 704.548.9113 www.bencraigcenter.com

Sports Teams Gastonia Grizzlies Jesse Cole 1001 N. Marietta St. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.866.8622

Toilets-Portable Portable Restroom Trailers, LLC Teri Pahon 6428 Wilkinson Blvd., Ste. 141 Belmont, NC 28012 1.877.600.8645 www.portablerestroomtrailers.com

Video Production Binary Benefits Caroline Jackson PO Box 12183 Charlotte, NC 28220 704.492.8570 www.binarybenefits.com

Storage Container Sales/ Rentals 321 Equipment Co. Bryan Dalton 1901 Jenkins Dairy Rd. Gastonia, NC 28053 704.867.2317

Travel Agencies Creative Travel, Inc. Rebecca Johns 34 W. Myrtle St Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.1865 www.creativetraveler.com

Track One Productions, Inc. Tracy Hollifield 1106 Clark Hill Dr Belmont, NC 28012 704.724.3500 www.trackoneproductions.com

Tanning Salon Summer Bound Tanning & Hair Salon Cindy Carver 117 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.2345

Tree Services Treescape Inc. Tracy L.Philbeck 618 Linwood Rd. Gastonia, NC 28052 704.867.4100 www.treescapeonline.com Urgent Care Carolinas Healthcare Urgent Care-Belmont Lorenzo Small 420 Park St. Ste 105 Belmont, NC 28012 704.631.1820

Tax Return Preparation & Filling Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Mike Jennings 109 Tuckaseegee Rd. Mt. Holly, NC 28120 704.853.8030 www.jacksonhewitt.com Telephone Company Comporium Telecom Jeff Brown 2215 Ayrsley Town Blvd Ste I Charlotte, NC 28273 704.499.9930 Television Repair & Service Advanced TV Service Jay Bingham 2818 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.349.8865

Schools-Public Gaston County Schools Contact: Reeves McGlohon 943 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC 28053 704-866-6209

Spas William Henry Signature SalonBelmont Somer Wilson 15 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.9040

Television Stations WJZY-TV Crystal Rose 3501 Performance Rd. Charlotte, NC 28214 704.398.0046

Screen Printing S & L Creations, Inc. Pam Smith 120 E. First St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.824.1930

William Henry Signature SalonMount Holly Somer Wilson 104 N. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 704.827.1234

Textile Manufacturing Pharr Yarns, LLC Bill Carstarphen 100 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 704.823.2213

Utilities Duke Energy Brad Burns 253 Plant Allen Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 704.829.2400 PSNC Energy Julie Roper 800 Gaston Rd Gastonia, NC 28053 704.810.3332 Two Rivers Utilities Matt Bernhardt 1300 N. Broad St Gastonia, NC 28053 704.866.6843 Vending Services Choice USA Full Line Vending Chris Harrison 603 Groves St. Lowell, NC 28098 704.913.5083 www.choiceusavending.com Veternarians South Point Pet Hospital Dr. Jim Dobies 3 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.7774

Warehouse Belmont River Side Complex Ralph Dickson 1820 Spencer Mtn. Rd. Ranlo, NC 28053 704.868.6893 Website Design SND Designs Ryan McGinnis PO Box 963 Gastonia, NC 28053 704.604.1769 www.snddesigns.com Wedding & Party Rentals Country Time Party Rentals Jane Ellington 747 Willis Rd Dallas, NC 28034 704.922.8840 Creative Solutions Special Events Shannon Thomas PO Box 1236 Belmont, NC 28012 704.825.8701 www.csspecialevents.com Window Coverings Budget Blinds Bill Noblitt 4061 Belle Meade Circle Belmont, NC 28012 704.864.8778 www.budgetblinds.com/gastonia Yarn & Needlecraft Things Remembered Custom Framing & So Much More! Joy Owens 3805 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 704.824.0473 www.thingsrememberedframing.com

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Electric Duke Power .......................................... 800-777-9898 www.duke-energy.com Natural Gas PSNC Energy ......................................... 877-776-2427 www.psncenergy.com/en/ Telephone AT&T .................................................... 800-288-2020 www.att.com Windstream ........................... 1-866-971-WIND (9463) www.windstream.com Water Belmont Water Department ................... 704-825-0507 Cramerton Two Rivers Utilities ............... 704-866-6716 Gastonia Water Department .................. 704-866-6843 Mount Holly Water Department ............. 704-827-3931 Cable Time Warner Cable ................................ 877-566-4892 www.twcarolina.com Garbage Belmont Waste Pro ................................ 704-792-0800 Cramerton Waste Management ............. 704-853-7852 Lowell .................................................. 704-824-3518 McAdenville Harrison Sanitation, Inc. ..... 704-263-2340 Mount Holly Solid Waste ...................... 704-827-9726 Stanley - Advanced Disposal .................. 704-596-9428 Gaston County ..................................... 704-922-0267 www.co.gaston.nc.us/SolidWaste

Gaston County Police Dept. ............... 704-866-3320 Gaston County Sheriff’s Dept. ............ 704-869-6800 Crime Stoppers .................................. 704-861-8000 Emergency Management .................... 704-866-3350 After Hours ...... 704-866-3300 Gaston Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) ....... 704-866-3212 Fire Marshall ...................................... 704-866-3355 Highway Patrol .................................. 919-733-7952 North Carolina Road Conditions ......................... 511

CaroMont Regional Medical Center .... 704-834-2000 Carolinas Healthcare Urgent Care ....... 704-631-1820 Miscellaneous North Carolina Poison Control Voice/TDD/TTY ............................... 1-800-222-1222

Gaston County Economic Development Commission ............. 704-825-4046 www.gaston.org Gaston Regional Chamber.............. 704-864-2621 www.gastonchamber.com

Libraries Gaston County Regional Libraries www.glrl.lib.nc.us Main Branch - Gastonia ........................ 704-868-2164 Belmont ............................................... 704-825-5426 Lowell .................................................. 704-824-1266 Mount Holly ......................................... 704-827-3581 Stanley ................................................. 704-263-4166

Cramerton www.cramerton.org Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-8943 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-3915 Town Hall ........................................ 704-824-4337 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-824-4231 Post Office ....................................... 704-824-7411

www.lowellnc.com Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-8540 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-3357 Town Hall ........................................ 704-824-3190 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-824-0099 Post Office ....................................... 704-824-1101

American Red Cross ........................... 704-864-2623

McAdenville

Animal Control .................................. 704-922-8677

www.mcadenville-christmastown.com Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-3922 Town Hall ....................................... 704-824-3190 Post Office ....................................... 704-824-0915

Battered Women’s Shelter .................. 704-852-6000

Gaston County Department of Tourism ........................................................... 704-825-4044 www.visitgaston.org

www.cityofbelmont.org Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-825-3792 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-825-0502 City Hall .......................................... 704-825-5586 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-825-8191 Post Office ....................................... 704-825-6101

Lowell Hospital & Urgent Care

After Hours ...... 704-922-8678 Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce ........................................................... 704-825-5307 www.montcrossareachamber.com

Belmont

Better Business Bureau ...................... 704-927-8611 or 1-877-317-7236 Births, Deaths and Marriages .............. 704-862-7680 Cancer Services of Gaston County .......... 704-864-1271 Cooperative Extension Service ............... 704-922-0301 Gaston County Building Inspections .... 704-866-3960 Gaston County Elections .................... 704-852-6005 Gaston County Health Dept. ............... 704-853-5000 Gaston County Tax Office ................... 704-866-3158

Mount Holly www.mtholly.us Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-827-4343 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-822-2927 City Hall .......................................... 704-827-3931 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-951-3005 Post Office ....................................... 704-827-6415

Gaston County Register of Deeds ........ 704-862-7680

Stanley

Gaston County Parks and Recreation .. 704-922-2160

www.townofstanley.org Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-263-4778 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-263-4777 Town Hall ....................................... 704-263-4779 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-263-4000 Post Office ....................................... 704-263-2058

Gaston County Senior Center .............. 704-922-2170 Gaston County Veterans Service .......... 704-866-3606 Salvation Army ................................... 704-867-6145 Social Services ................................... 704-862-7500 United Way of Gaston County ............. 704-864-4554

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