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Goat Island Park in Cramerton is a popular place for outdoor activity


Montcross Area Chamber Board of Directors Advertising Index Getting Here Demographics Gaston County Map Go. See. Do. Parks, Recreation and Green Space Local Parks Belmont Mount Holly Lantern Parade Cramerton Lowell Fire and Police Departments McAdenville Stanley Education Healthcare Post Offices Drivers License & Registration Libraries Recycling Centers Board of Elections Prime For Business Chamber Membership Directory Chamber Programs & Services Elected Officials Important Phone Numbers & Links Area Map

On The Cover

Photographed by Bob Leverone, local artist Teresa Rench proudly lights up the streets of downtown Mount Holly with her Phoenix shaped lantern during the city’s first Lantern Parade. Held last October, school teachers, students and artists participated in the parade coordinated by local artist and Awaken Gallery owner, Emily Andress. This year’s parade promises to be bigger and better with the theme being Myths, Fables, and Fairy Tales! For more information turn to page 23. 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


Welcome to the

“Gateway to Growth in Gaston County”

Uptown Charlotte Emerges In the Background of the Belmont AbbeyCampus


elcome to Gaston County. Whether you’ve chosen to make this your permanent home or you’re visiting, we’re glad you are here and reading a copy of our welcome guide in print or online. The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce publishes this magazine to inform visitors and newcomers, and even long-time residents, about the many attractions, new businesses and exciting developments taking place in our communities. The cities and towns of the Montcross area along Gaston County’s eastern border offer residents the best of small town living, with easy access to all of the attractions of the big city next door. Our public schools are outstanding, and we also have several excellent private school options. We have Gaston College, a two-year community college, and the four-year Belmont Abbey



College. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than a 10-minute drive from Belmont and Mount Holly. In just 20 minutes, eastern Gaston residents can be in uptown Charlotte to see an NFL or NBA game, a play at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center or just to have dinner. When the big city isn’t calling, visitors and residents of the Montcross area communities have lots to enjoy in their own backyard. Unique independently owned restaurants and specialty shops line Main Street in every town, and parks, greenways and other outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant as well. If you’re drawn to water, few communities offer more water access than those of the Montcross area. The

Catawba River marks the eastern border of Gaston County flowing through Mount Holly and Belmont, allowing for beautiful riverfront parks, marinas and waterfront communities. On any given day, you can see kayaks and canoes on the water along with ski boats and fishing boats and often the sleek 65-foot-long shells of the Belmont

Rowing Club, each with eight scullers and a coxswain calling out the cadence. West of Belmont and Mount Holly, flowing through Lowell, McAdenville and Cramerton is the South Fork River, smaller than the Catawba, but ideal for canoes and kayaks and fishing. The two rivers combine in southern Belmont to form Lake Wylie, which totals 13,400 acres and 325 miles of shore line. The spectacular 380-acre Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located along the South Fork River in Belmont, featuring a five-story orchid conservatory, a children’s garden and much more.

If you’re considering our area as your next home, we hope this publication will be a valuable tool in helping you become better acquainted with Gaston County and its communities. When you arrive, please let us know you’re here. We invite you to attend our events and let the Montcross Area Chamber help you connect quickly to sources for services and to new friends. Our website at has lots of valuable information. You can sign up on the site to receive our emails, which will keep you updated on what’s happening in the business community. You’ll find our Chamber staff eager to welcome you, answer questions and provide information.

A Chamber Membership is a great way to meet people and learn about your community. Chamber Business Memberships start at only $250 per year, $185 for Non-Profit Organizations, and $130 for Individuals and Couples. (See page 50 for more information)

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

CHAMBER STAFF 1 Ted Hall, President

2 Teresa Rankin, Vice President

3 Andrea Schrift, Member Services Director 1



If you would like to speak to a Chamber representative, please call us at 704-825-5307 during our office hours of 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday. 100 N Main Street, Suite 100 Belmont, NC 28012 PO Box 368 Belmont, NC 28012


Melia Lyerly Secretary Lyerly Agency

Wil Neumann Gaston Capital Partners

Brad Frazier Belmont Abbey College

Brad Wruble Belmont Eye

Jeff Lee The Vintage Nest

Julie Roper Dominion Energy

Natasha Gilbert Chick-fil-A @ Belmont


Phil Painter ImageMark Business Services

Bill Ingram Regions Bank

Tony Marder ASM Ventures

Jonathan Yandle BB&T Bank

Regina Moody Holy Angels


Katy Windell McLean Funeral Directors

Chuck Moore Gaston County Attorney

Robert Aldrich Aldrich CFO Services

Del Murphy CaroMont Health


Dick Cromlish Gaston County EDC

Robert Larrison Atrium Health

Nicole Flowers Wilbert Plastic Services

Charlie Martin Belmont Mayor

Carey Roberts Past-Chair Carey Roberts Design DIRECTORS (Terms Expiring 2019)

Shannon Thomas Board Chair Creative Solutions Special Events Heath Jenkins Chair-Elect Town of Stanley Paul Lowrance Treasurer McKenney Business Management

David Pugh Cramerton Town Manager

(Terms Expiring 2020)

Chris Kennedy Kennedy Business Solutions Clif Calvert McKenney Family Dealerships


(Terms Expiring 2021)

Michael Peoples Gastonia City Manager Sandy Railey Lowell Mayor Jim Robinette McAdenville Mayor

(1-Year Term)

Greg Beal Mount Holly Planning and Development Director



Advertiser Index A special thank you to these advertisers who make this magazine possible. Please show your support and shop local.

Getting Here

Anatomywise .................................................................. Page 41 Belmont Abbey College ........................................... Page 38 Belmont Realty ............................................................. Page 19 Buddy Harper Team Realty ....................................... Page 1 Budget Blinds ................................................................ Page 43 Carolina Drone Work .................................................. Page 19 Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center .. Page 2 CaroMont Health ................................................... Back Cover Carothers Funeral Home .......................................... Page 42 City of Gastonia ........................................ Inside Back Cover City of Mount Holly ..................................................... Page 22 Creative Solutions Special Events ...................... Page 10 Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden ........................... Page 11 Floyd & Blackies Bakery .......................................... Page 35 Floyd & Blackies Coffee & Ice Cream .............. Page 26 Garibaldi Realty .............................................................. Page 2 Gaston College .............................................................. Page 39 Hannon Orthodontics ................................................ Page 42 Highgarden Real Estate - Dick Fox ..................... Page 10 Holy Angels ..................................................................... Page 18 ImageMark ....................................................................... Page 44

Gaston County’s strategic location is one of the prime reasons why it makes an ideal home for businesses. The area is simple to get to by car, bus, plane or train. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is within minutes of Gaston County and the area roadways give businesses, residents and visitors quick and easy access to the entire metro. It’s ideal for commuters who can easily merge onto major roadways and connect with the job opportunities of a large market, but still enjoy coming home each evening to a quiet, comfortable community. North Carolina has the 2nd largest highway system in the U.S. with 80,000 miles of roadways and 3,300 miles of train tracks.

James R. Hovis, Jr., CPA, PLLC ................................... Page 14 Large Ideas ...................................................................... Page 14 Lowell Merchants Association .............................. Page 30 Maddie Looysen Allstate Agency ........................ Page 18 McKenney Chevrolet .................................................. Page 31 New Bridge Children’s Academy .......................... Page 39


Access to area highways include: US 74, US 321, NC 7, NC 27, and NC 273 among numerous others.

Oak Ridge Dental Arts ............................................... Page 19


Passmore Pools ............................................................. Page 43

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Peace ~N~ Hominy Q Shack .................................. Page 11

Saké Express ..................................................................... Page 1

5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy Charlotte, NC 28208 704-359-4013 Toll Free: I-800-FLY-CDIA Parking: 704-359-4038

South Point Family Dentistry ................................ Page 41

Gastonia Municipal Airport

Southwood Realty ....................................................... Page 11

1126 Gaston Day School Road Gastonia NC 28056 704-869-7844

Pine Island Country Club ......................................... Page 13 Platinum Home Mortgage ....................................... Page 22 Remembering Austin ................................................. Page 42

Stafford Jewelers ......................................................... Page 17

121 N. Oakland Avenue Gastonia, NC 28052 704-866-6855

Gastonia Transit Provides regular, fixed route bus service around Gastonia. 700 N. Broad Street Gastonia, NC 28052 704-866-6056

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) CATS has over 70 bus and rail routes in the greater Charlotte region. 704-336-7433 (RIDE)

The Floating Goat ........................................................ Page 26


Town of Cramerton ..................................................... Page 27


Park and Ride • Abbey Plaza Shopping Center Route: 85x 601 Park Street Belmont, NC 28012

Truliant Federal Credit Union ......... Inside Front Cover

350 Hancock Street Gastonia, NC 28054 800-872-7245

• Gastonia Transit Center Route: 85x 121 North Oakland Street Gastonia, NC 28052

Surprise Me ..................................................................... Page 11

Watson Insurance ........................................................ Page 44 Wm. Blaine Rudisill, DMD PA .................................. Page 40 6

GET HERE BY CAR Three of North Carolina’s five interstate roadways run through, or are minutes away from Gaston County: I-85, I-485, & I-77


GASTON COUNTY By The Numbers Population


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Largest County Population in North Carolina

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Best County for Young Professionals in North Carolina

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Spirit of the Fighting Yank Belmont is one of only five cities in the country to display this statue which was designed by Ernest Moore Viquesney. It was erected to honor all those who served in World War II. The Fighting Yank is an 8 foot tall World War II soldier leaning forward, wearing a helmet, holding a rifle under his left arm and ready to throw a grenade in his right hand. Stowe Park in Downtown Belmont 24 S. Main Street | Belmont, NC 28012

Gaston County Museum of Art & History


Housed in the historic Hoffman Hotel, built 1852, the Gaston County Museum showcases permanent exhibits such as The Ties That Bind, which includes rare artifacts that tell the story of Carolina’s textile history, and North Carolina’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in the Daniel Stowe Carriage House. As a family-friendly facility, the Museum is free of charge and has rotating exhibits related to local art and history, and interactive displays to engage younger audiences as well as old! 131 W. Main Street | Dallas, NC 28034 704-922-7681 |

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Located on 380 acres, this botanical garden is located just south of Belmont along the banks of Lake Wylie. Features include spectacular gardens with sparkling fountains, nature trails, gift shop, and much more. The orchid conservatory is devoted to displaying tropical plants and orchids. A broad variety of educational programs, classes and special events are also offered year-round. This is truly a must-see for all ages. 6500 S. New Hope Road | Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-4490 |


Belmont Historical Society Historical exhibits, records and a 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. Displays tell the story of early times in the greater Belmont area from the Indians who traveled through here to the once thriving textile industry. There’s even a Sports Hall of Fame with memorabilia of the athletes who have been inducted over the years. Behind the center, a 1920’s mill village house has been restored as well as an outdoor kitchen. 40 Catawba Street | Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-4848 | 8


Milican Pictorial History Museum If you are a history buff then this is a must see destination! Housed in The Abram Stowe House, which is the oldest house in Belmont, NC this museum features a unique collection of photographs illustrating local and area history. Admission is free but donations are accepted. 35 E. Catawba Street | Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-5391

Brevard Station Museum Browse numerous historical artifacts and information pertaining to the region around the town of Stanley. There is an abundance of collections displayed, including railroad memorabilia, sports memorabilia and military memorabilia. There is also the Research and Genealogy Center for visitors to look through genealogy and family records. Admission is free but donations are accepted. 112 S. Main Street | Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-9801 |

Schiele Museum of Natural History Exceptional opportunities for visitors of all ages to see the region’s rocks and minerals, hill and rivers, plants and animals. Includes the largest collection of land mammal species in the Southeast. Visitors can see rotating planets, moons, galaxies, comets, asteroids and black holes across the domed ceiling in the planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Boulevard Gastonia, NC 28054 704-866-6908 |

Mount Holly Historical Society Mount Holly Historical Society (MHHS) was founded in 2010 with a vision statement of “Understanding Our Past Today.” Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday each month at 7PM featuring local speakers and are free to members and the general public. MHHS has hosted several past events such as a Veteran’s Day Celebration and an annual Founder’s Day Celebration. 131 S. Main Street | Mount Holly, NC 28120 980-277-1249

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Belmont Abbey College

Abbey Players

Established in 1876, Belmont Abbey College, is a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution with more than 1,500 students. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, the college’s basilica is the spiritual center of the campus. The basilica features stained glass windows exhibited in the 1892 World’s Fair, and a unique baptismal font of historical significance.

The Abbey Players began in 1883 as an academic theatre where Belmont Abbey College students and staff could learn and enjoy the craft of performance. Today, the Abbey Players unite the college community with local and regional performers, designers, and directors to produce thought-provoking plays, stylish comedies, major musicals, and an annual Shakespeare series. 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road | Belmont, NC 28012 704-461-6787 |

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road | Belmont, NC 28012 704-461-6700 |

Located on the banks of the Catawba River across from Mount Holly. This 1,300 acre state-of-the art facility offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation and fun such as whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, zip lines, ropes courses, a canopy tour, as well as 30+ miles of biking, hiking and running trails. 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy Charlotte, NC 28214 704-391-3900


Gastonia Grizzlies African American Museum of History and Culture Gaston County's first-ever African American history and culture museum provides an opportunity to explore, examine, engage and encourage its visitors to seek a better understanding and deeper appreciation for the African-American culture. Located in the revitalized Loray Mill, donated artifacts including photographs, books, and farming equipment highlight the accomplishments of notable Gaston County natives and residents from the past through present day. The Little Korner Bookshop, located in the museum, features books written by and about the Black Experience for all age groups. 300 South Firestone Street, Suite P | Gastonia, NC 28052 980-888-4005 |

Carolina Spedway is attracting crowds on Friday evenings to its dirt race track in southern Gaston County. The 4/10 mile track has excited fans and drivers in Gaston County since 1961. The cars are fast and loud and the racing is intense. There is a concession stand offering a lot of food choices or you can bring in your cooler with your own food and beverages.

This family-owned and operated gourmet popcorn company offers over 200 flavors to choose from. Some of the flavors offered are birthday cake, triple chocolate sea salted caramel, pumpkin spice latte, and dill pickle. Tastebuds Popcorn has been creating the world's best popcorn since 2011 and been featured in Food Network Magazine, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.

6355 Union Road | Gastonia, NC 28056 704-869-0313 |

208 N. Main Street | Belmont, NC 28012 704-461-8755 |

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Cotton Candy Factory

Carolina Speedway


The Gastonia Grizzlies, known as Gaston County’s hometown team, is a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Coastal Plain League. More than 50 Grizzlies players have been drafted by the Major Leagues. The Grizzlies play their home games at Buddy Lewis Field at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia.

If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the place to satisfy your sugar needs. Established by Holy Angels, treat yourself to a cloud of customized cotton candy with 25 different varieties that you can spin yourself. Enjoy a large selection of "penny-candy" sold by the pound, as well as a giant gumball machine named “Big Mama”. 21 N. Main Street | Belmont, NC 28012 704-825-0416

Photo by Steve Rankin

Christmastown USA With almost a half-million 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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Parks, Recreation and Green Space


amilies and visitors alike enjoy our parks and green spaces, along with a diverse selection of recreational choices for everyone. Located on Gaston County’s eastern border is the Catawba River which flows into Lake Wylie near the southern portion of the County. The South Fork River is south and west of the Catawba River and merges with the Catawba at Lake Wylie near the South Carolina boarder. An estimated 10 million people are drawn to The Catawba River and it’s lakes each year. Some of the area’s favorite outdoor pursuits include kayaking, boating and fishing. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in various programs and leagues to keep physically fit or to satisfy a competitive streak. The list of area recreation facilities is



comprised of everything from playgrounds, athletic fields, dog parks, picnic shelters, swimming pools, golf courses, multi-use trails, tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts. The skate park in Mount Holly at Tuckaseege Park is in constant motion during the warmest months of the year. Gaston County is home to the first asphalt pumptrack in North Carolina, with less than 10 asphalt pumptracks currently in the U.S. The 10,000 sq. ft. pumptrack at George Poston Park can be used for multiple sports such as skateboarding, longboarding, roller blading and BMX biking.


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Bob Bolick Park 501 W. First Street, Lowell, NC 28098


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Davis Park 204 Park Dr., Belmont, NC 28012

Stowe Park 24 S. Main St., Belmont, NC 28012

Ebb Gantt Park 500 Brook St., Belmont, NC 28012

Central Park Washington St., Cramerton, NC 28032

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park 1400 Catawba St., Belmont, NC 28012 Linford Park Cason St., Belmont, NC 28012 Reid Park 305 Sacco St., Belmont, NC 28012 Rocky Branch Park 103 Sacco St., Belmont, NC 28012 Rodden Field 151 Vine St., Belmont, NC 28012

Frady Field / Crescent Park 100 6th St., Cramerton, NC 28032 Goat Island Park and Greenway 305 Greenwood Pl., Belmont, NC 28012 Riverside Park and Greenway 75 Riverside Dr., Cramerton, NC 28032 George Poston Park 1101 Lowell Spencer Mountain Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056

Harold Rankin Park 715 N. Main Street, Lowell, NC 28098 Joe Hudson Neighborhood Park 305 Reid Street, Lowell, NC 28098 Legacy Park Elm St., McAdenville, NC 28101 McDonald Field 149 Park Dr., McAdenville, NC 28101 Catawba Heights Neighborhood Park 101 Beaty Rd., Mount Holly, NC 28120 Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly 400 Mountain Island Rd., Mount Holly, NC 28120 River Street Park 300 N. River St., Mount Holly, NC 28120 Tuckaseege Park 165 Broome St., Mount Holly, 28120 Veterans Park 127 E. Glendale Ave., Mount Holly, NC 28120 Woodlawn Park 511 Woodlawn Ave., Mount Holly, NC 28120 Harper Park 301 Blacksnake Rd., Stanley, NC 28164

“Gaston Outside” exists to promote all the great things about Gaston County that make it a great place to start a business and work, raise a family, receive an education, spend the night out with friends, and more. The mission is to “inspire the people of Gaston to share with the world Gaston’s incredible stories and all that it has to offer as a terrific place to live, work and play.” Adventure surrounds us. From the mountains in the west to the rivers in the east, from big city lights to small town spirit - there’s a tenacious energy that runs through Gaston. As Gaston Outside says “No matter what your idea of a good time looks like, you’re bound to find it in Gaston County.” GO live, GO work, GO play - all in Gaston County. For more information visit the website:


Crowders Mountain State Park As the highest point in Gaston County, this 126 acre State Park is located on the western outskirts of Gaston County. The two peaks, Crowder’s Mountain and The Pinnacle are remnants of an ancient mountain range which formed some 400500 million years ago and was gradually worn down by the elements. This is a popular destination for many outdoor enthusiasts such as hiking, rock climbing, backcountry camping, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, and bird watching.

Belmont Rowing Center Rowing, or crew, is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the U.S., and Belmont Rowing Center intends to establish the sport in our region. North Carolina’s mild climate and BRC’s location on a quiet section of the Catawba River just downstream from the Wilkinson Boulevard Bridge provide nearly year-round access to long stretches of calm water - perfect for both experienced and new rowers. Rowing is a low-impact sport that offers a full-body workout for participants of all ages. Novice and varsity rowing programs for youth 13 and above follow the school calendar. Adult programs are available year-round and participants with all levels of experience and expertise, from beginners to elite rowers, are welcome. Visit the website for more information about classes and annual passes. Online registration is currently open for Adult Learn to Row and Learn to Scull classes, and for summer youth camps. BRC participates in National Learn to Row Day, always the first Saturday in June, where curious youth and adults can get in a boat and experience first-hand what rowing looks and feels like. 1500 River Drive #140 | Belmont, NC 28012

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Carolina Thread Trail The Carolina Thread Trail winds its way through Gaston County as part of a regional network of connected greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties. Envisioned as a 20+ year effort, the trail will link people, cities, towns and attractions in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Trail's name was inspired by the region's rich heritage of textiles and weaving fabric. This intricate network of trails will weave together people, communities and nature connecting Carolinians for generations to come.



hether you’re a day-tripper, wedding weekend guest or lifetime resident, this local-business-centered bustling Gaston County city offers something for everyone. “These are our neighbors and friends that own these businesses. It’s just a great sense of community, having these locally-owned businesses downtown,” City Manager Adrian Miller said. “That’s one of the things that I’ve really enjoyed about this city, that it really supports itself. Even if they just moved here yesterday, they’re proud to be here and they want it to be successful.” Over the past several years, an exciting revitalization energy surging through downtown Belmont has brought many vacant buildings back to life. From coffee shops to clothing boutiques, craft beer breweries to special event venues, the city

is seeing much of its downtown real estate fill with local owners and frequent patrons. “We’re delighted to be in Belmont,” said Gigi Hohman, owner of Gigi’s Boutique for nine years. “I am thankful to be a part of the community of merchants here.” The store offers fine consignment for women, including new items from merchants and gently worn clothing and accessories from consignors, creating a “fashion forward” experience for shoppers. “The one thing that we feel really passionate about is that women feel welcome,” she said. Teaming with several other merchants and using one of several downtown event venues, Hohman raised $3,250 during a benefit fashion show to support a local charity.



“All the way around, I hope to be a blessing to Belmont,” she said. From short-term projects to long-term goals, Belmont leaders and business owners are working to promote the city as a welcoming destination for both visitors and residents. Several large-scale capital improvement projects, such as a new middle school and a new amphitheater in downtown’s Stowe Park, help upgrade public facilities and make the city more attractive to business owners. This includes helping potential property owners navigate local zoning ordinances and regulations. “It’s a growing community with a very supportive, probusiness leadership team in city hall,” said Steve Pepitone, Groundbreaking for new Belmont Middle School owner of South Main Cycle and STATION. The city’s frequent attention to downtown planning and design, such as holiday lights and public festivals, help draw customers. "They put a lot of effort into exactly that, into getting people to come downtown,” Pepitone said. “Clearly the people are coming. They are wandering up and down Main Street, and if you’ve got something interesting to offer, they’ll walk through your door.” These efforts as well as an increase in venues, restaurants, hotel rooms and retail shops, have helped promote Belmont as a wedding destination. “We’re getting more and more people who want to get married in Belmont, whether you’re from here or not,” Miller said. "Having your wedding weekend in Belmont is just a lot of fun, both the ceremony and reception. It’s a great Cherub’s Café Cherub’s Café place. It brings in people from all over.” A new Hilton Home2 Suites hotel will bring an additional 100 rooms to the area, and several upcoming transportation projects will help increase access around Belmont. The city is working with the N.C. Department of Transportation to create a greenway along an inactive railway corridor that runs from downtown to Belmont Abbey College. A dynamic entrepreneur community is developing The Wilkinson Boulevard Bridge around TechWorks of Gaston County, a non-profit tech hub spanning the Catawba River and linkcommitted to job creation and economic growth for the ing Mecklenburg and Gaston counties county and the region. will be replaced in 2021, Miller said, TechWorks is housed in a 14,000-square-foot former Kevin Loftin Park and plans include adding 10-foot-wide textile mill building that also is home to a brewery and pub in downtown Belmont. bike and pedestrian paths on either Offering office and co-working space along with side. The bridge will also be designed training, conference and event areas, TechWorks provides to accommodate a future light rail a place for connection, shared knowledge and resources, line, offering service from Uptown where businesses can collaborate, develop new talent Charlotte and the airport. and give back to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Interested? Go to:, or call “We’ve got a lot of short-term Executive Director Terry Cox at 704-709-3543. projects, which are really exciting, but Muddy River Distillery 16


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Belmont Numbers Population: 12,046* Land Area: 9.93 square miles Tax Rate: 47.5¢ per $100 valuation Median Age: 40.1%† Median Household Income: $62,201** Median Home Value: $180,200** Total Housing Units: 4,839** High School Graduate or Higher: 89.5%** Households with Internet Subscription: 81.1%* Sources US Census; *Vintage 2017 Population Estimates: Population Estimates; ••Source: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates; †



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The Veterans Healing Garden will be built at the edge of the Mount Holly Farmers Market



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new topiary garden in this Gaston County city will not only provide beauty to its downtown streets, but also showcase Mount Holly’s strong sense of civic pride and participation. Local insurance agent Adam Lee recently helped enter the city as one of 2,000 non-profit applicants to receive a $25,000 State Farm grant for a community project. A farmer’s market official suggested an ornamental garden that would give local veterans a chance to learn a new skill with therapeutic benefits. Several months later, when a successful social media campaign garnered national support, Mount Holly became one of 40 nationwide grant recipients.

“When you consider how many submissions there were, how many we were up against, we were always in the top 10 of those contestants,” Lee said. “For the little town of Mount Holly to come out ahead like that, it’s a really good reflection of the unity and how this town can come together and get things done.” The funds will help design the garden, which is based on nationally-renown idea from Bishopville, S.C. resident Pearl Fryar. The grant will also support programming as well as provide signage explaining the feature to visitors. “Our hope is that it will be a model for other communities, too,” Lee said. “A lot of times there will be a monument or a memorial of some kind, and that’s one way of honoring veterans, but we wanted to pull in the idea that there are a lot of veterans that are still living that still need our help. We wanted to connect our living veterans with those who have served in the past.” Mount Holly’s close access to big-city attractions while maintaining these types of small-town attributes helps attract new residents and visitors. “Mount Holly is really prime for growth right now being that we’re so

The Veterans Healing Garden will provide a dedicated gathering place for veterans in a highly-visible location in the heart of Mount Holly and will become the origin to connect the Veterans Park and Farmers Market. The State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Grant of $25,000 is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program. It empowers communities to identify causes that will have positive impact if funded. At least one submission was received from each of the 50 states. The funds will provide the construction materials including a water source, soil preparation, and plants for a topiary garden that will be maintained by veterans of the community.

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Mount Holly Numbers Population: 15,635* Land Area: 9.79 square miles Tax Rate: 53¢ per $100 valuation Median Age: 36.7%† Median Household Income: $53,798** Median Home Value: $157,200** Total Housing Units: 6,180** High School Graduate or Higher: 88.9%** Households with Internet Subscription: 80.9%** Sources US Census; *Vintage 2017 Population Estimates: Population Estimates; ••Source: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates; †

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close to Charlotte,” said Assistant City Manager Miles Braswell. “We’ve been doing a lot of planning to get ready for it.” These plans include a new public works headquarters. The campus combines three facilities at one location,

including an 8,000-square-foot administration building and a 10,000-square-foot garage for light and heavy-duty equipment. These buildings bring public works, utilities, parks and recreation and storm water management together in one location.

“It makes for more efficient use, of course,” Braswell said. Relocating these offices to the new complex also freed space in the Massey building, which sits near the river along the city’s greenway. The Gaston County Art Guild chose the facility as its new home with space to support local artists, Braswell said. “They call it ‘Art on the Greenway’ now,” he said. On Mount Holly’s northern boundaries, a new fire station at Mountain Island upgrades and expands emergency services for residents. The $2.4 million, 6,000-square-foot facility includes three bays for emergency vehicles, with one bay and a room leased to Gaston Emergency Medical Services for ambulance service. Mount Holly also continues to capitalize on the city’s natural assets along the Catawba River, with ongoing plans to expand greenway paths. “We are in the planning stages now for our Dutchman's’ Creek Greenway. That will give us another connected point to complete our greenway system,” Braswell said. “That’s just one way residents can get around in the city and get to go out and enjoy the city and nature.”

A new four-story, 90-room Fairfield Inn and Suites being constructed near Exit 27 on Interstate 85 has the potential to bring additional commercial business to that area, Braswell said. Several residential projects on the city’s northern limits are also bringing exciting growth opportunities to Mount Holly. A recent wastewater treatment agreement with the city of Charlotte ensures public works support for existing and new developments in the area. “That’s just another example of how we’re ready for growth in this area,” Braswell said. a 22


Lantern Parade Illuminates The Arts Written by Penelope McClenny | Photographs by Bob Leverone

Nancy Sauser won 2nd place for her colorful snake lantern

Members of the Carolina Panthers PurrCussion Drumline lead the parade

s a 13-foot snake, a 7-foot phoenix and hundreds of other bright lanterns flowed through downtown Mount Holly, one local business owner witnessed her goal of connecting the community to the arts become a reality. “That’s the thing that I think is the most exciting is how beautiful it is,” said Emily Andress, owner of Awaken Gallery and organizer of the first lantern parade in Mount Holly. “The streets were packed. It’s shining a light on how small towns can create pretty impactful events and how they can come together as a community.” Inspired by a festival in France in 2017, Andress reached out to community leaders to plan a similar event for this growing art destination in Gaston County. The Mount Holly Community Development

Foundation funded supplies and travel expenses for Olive Stack, an Irish artist, to host lantern building workshops. Local teachers from elementary, middle and high schools then took supplies and what they had learned to assist any students who wanted to participate. Many local business owners also created lanterns. “We were so shocked last year how many people came out for this,” Andress said. “Last year, we had approximately 200 lanterns. If I get my wish, that will be quadrupled for this years parade. The whole purpose of this for me to start this here was to shine a light on how the arts can change a community and what better way to do it than this, having community members make lanterns and be a part of it, alongside artists and alongside students.”


Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 Parade October 26th This year's parade theme is Myths, Fables, and Fairy Tales! Workshops August 10, 2019 (for area teachers) August 11, 2019 (for artists and community members) Arts on the Greenway 500 E. Central Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 From 10 AM - 5 PM Contact Emily Andress at for more information. Emily Andress proudly displays her Pegasus lantern

Gaston County teachers and students light up the streets




s Cramerton continues to expand its services as a regional eco-tourism hotspot, Town Manager David Pugh enjoys breaks among the municipality’s increasingly popular natural resources. “I just went for a nice pre-lunchtime walk,” Pugh said after returning to his office. The downtown area of



this Gaston County town as well as its parks offer plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors to take advantage of its riverside real estate and other inviting public areas. “It just continues to be an excellent eco-tourism anchor for the area of Cramerton,” Pugh said, referring to the regionally-popular Goat Island Park. For the past

Memorial in Centennial Park Honors Cramerton’s Veterans

several years, the park has served as the hub for a National Trails Day celebration sponsored by the Carolina Thread Trail. This event and many others are drawing an increasing number of visitors and new residents, and city planners have added several features to expand services. Newly installed bike repair stations provide tools to help visiting cyclists enjoy their rides, and water fountains make sure those on the walking trails, playgrounds and other public facilities stay hydrated. “We have a lot of cyclists come through, so we’re making the downtown area more bike friendly,” Pugh said. Although Goat Island and its numerous amenities are the most popular attractions, art installations growing throughout town are adding even more visual interest. A new mural celebrates the town’s

unique history as the producer of “Cramerton khaki,” a durable and comfortable military cloth used by U.S. armed forces during World War II.

Downtown Mural



Cramerton Numbers Population: 4,376* Land Area: 3.83 square miles Tax Rate: 47.5¢ per $100 valuation Median Age: 40.9%† Median Household Income: $76,833** Median Home Value: $216,700** Total Housing Units: 1,598** Pollinator Garden

High School Graduate or Higher: 92.1%** Households with Internet Subscription: 84.4%**

In Central Park, a pollinator project helps to restore the area’s bee population, but doubles as attractive landscaping, said Cramerton Community Committee member Wendy Cauthen. “We hope to do more than that throughout town to help repopulate the bee population,” Cauthen said of the project that not only helps the bees, “but it just makes the park pretty. Something so simple can make



such a difference.” In other exciting developments, a new CaroMont Health primary care facility will bring medical treatment closer to home for Cramerton residents. “We have not had anything like that in the town of Cramerton recently. We’re very excited for that opportunity,” Pugh said. City leaders are also proud that Cramerton offers a wide variety of housing to fit different budget levels and styles, from starter homes to million-dollar estates, mill houses to apartments. “For a smaller community, the housing stock is always diverse,” Pugh said. In the same way, Cramerton’s population also includes a wide variety, from “couples that are brand new to town, to people who are deep in their careers and close to retirement age.” At the same time, volunteers of all ages continue to work hard to keep the town clean and lively, another feature that makes Cramerton a great Gaston County destination. Cauthen and several others, for instance, worked this year to organize a kickball game pitting local firefighters against police officers. “It’s a way to get people out and meet our first responders in a way that is not intimidating,” she said. “We thought kickball would be fun to watch.” This event and other projects, such as the annual river clean-up day and the installation of “small libraries” through-

Sources US Census; *Vintage 2017 Population Estimates: Population Estimates; ••Source: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates; †

Free Little Library near the pedestrian bridge

Pedestrian bridge leading to Goat Island

out town, help show each day that Cramerton is an active city with a committed population “There’s a whole lot of pride from staff and citizens and from a volunteer standpoint,” Pugh said. “There is definitely that can-do attitude.” a

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massive Easter egg hunt and a bustling recycling center are two of the many strong examples that the City of Lowell is on a successful path to becoming a great place to live. “If you want your departments to be good, and you want good things, you have to invest in people,” City Manager Kevin Krouse said, “and that’s what we’ve done here.” Those people include Parks and Recreation Director Cristy Cummings, whose successful media promotion and organization helped stage an egg hunt for more than 600 children. “She’s really good at making it appealing and getting



the word out there,” Krouse said. Cummings uses social media as well as a community calendar on the city’s website to help spread the word on an extensive list of activities the recreation department has planned for residents of all ages. These include youth sports programs as well as classes on wellness, nutrition, cooking, and fall prevention. Events such as a coat drive and a free library give residents a chance to give back to their community. The city’s annual Freedom Festival on Memorial Day weekend as well as a fall festival help round out a robust social calendar. “I love festivals,” Cummings said, listing a few of the

Recycling Center

activities at the Freedom Festival. “We have everything from rides to food truck and local crafts brews, just something for everybody.” Throughout Lowell, clean streets and well-maintained landscaping highlight another result of an investment in city staff. “Our public works is phenomenal,” Krouse said. “They keep it so nice and clean.” This includes improvements to the recycling center which helps provide a much-needed service to residents. “So far, it’s been a fantastic program, and we’re glad that we did it,” Krouse said of the center, which is open three days each week. “It does cost us some money, but it provides a service and it’s actually recyclables going in there. People can know if they put it in there, that whole bin is going to recycling.” These types of programs will help a city that is poised for growth, with several new businesses and housing developments in the works. Auto retailer Sonic Automotive is opening a call center in Lowell, with

Lowell Treat Walk

Freedom Festival

Youth Sports

Lowell Numbers Population: 3,654* Land Area: 2.69 square miles Tax Rate: 40¢ per $100 valuation Median Age: 41.3%† Median Household Income: $48,969** Median Home Value: $122,900** Total Housing Units: 1,513** High School Graduate or Higher: 77.5%** Households with Internet Subscription: 83.9%** Sources US Census; *Vintage 2017 Population Estimates: Population Estimates; ••Source: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates; †



the potential of 500 jobs over the next 12 years and an average annual salary of $54,000, Krouse said. “It was the largest white-collar job announcement in the history of Gaston County,” the city manager said of the complex, which will be built near Exit 22 and offer such amenities as an employee fitness center.

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Several planned subdivisions will provide more than 100 single family homes, and plans for 50 townhomes will give

new residents a variety of real estate options. Several of these plans also include easements for greenway borders and accents, linking residents to Lowell’s growing public areas. New Construction As the city continues to grow, local leaders want to be sure they get plenty of input from residents. To gather input for Lowell’s bicycle and pedestrian plan, residents had access to a survey and a public workshop, Cummings said. “A lot of kids already walk to school. We would love to do some road races,” she said. “I think a lot of people are seeing the need for being active and being outside, so that’s getting a lot of people outside to visit downtown shops and parks. It’s definitely a good trend, and I think that trend is here to stay.” The potential for growth with the support of energetic and engaged employees has set the stage for an exciting future in Lowell, Krouse said. “I’m excited about what we have in store,” he said. “We have a good group of people.” a

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Fire Departments Address


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Belmont Fire

301 Keener Boulevard

Belmont, NC 28012


Community Volunteer Fire

1873 Perfection Avenue

Belmont, NC 28012


Cramerton Volunteer Fire

141 Eighth Avenue

Cramerton, NC 28032


East Gaston Volunteer Fire

108 Arrowchem Way

Mount Holly, NC 28120


Lowell Fire

202 Grove Street

Lowell, NC 28098


Lucia Riverbend Volunteer

14124 Lucia Rivervend Hwy.

Mount Holly, NC 28120


McAdenville Volunteer Fire

144 Wesleyan Drive

McAdenville, NC 28101


Mount Holly Fire

1201 S. Main Street

Mount Holly, NC 28120


Mount Holly Fire

433 Killian Avenue

Mount Holly, NC 28120


New Hope Volunteer Fire

4804 S. New Hope Road

Belmont, NC 28012


South Point Volunteer Fire

2300 South Point Road

Belmont, NC 28012


Stanley Fire

201 Blacksnake Road

Stanley, NC 28164


Police Departments Address


Non-Emergency #

Belmont Police

201 Chronicle Street

Belmont, NC 28012


Cramerton / McAdenville Police

155 N. Main Street

Cramerton, NC 28032


Lowell Police

102 E. 1st Street

Lowell, NC 28098


Mount Holly Police

400 E. Central Avenue

Mount Holly, NC 28120


Stanley Police

230 S. Main Street

Stanley, NC 28164


Gaston County Police Department

420 W. Franklin Boulevard

Gastonia, NC 28053


Gaston County Sherriff’s Office

425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Gastonia NC, 28052





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ach day Mona Fore opens the doors of her downtown McAdenville gift shop, the growing energy of the town brings a smile to her face. “My mother-in-law passed away three years ago, and she always wanted a shop like the one I have,” said Fore, owner of Mona’s Boutique & Gifts. “This would be exactly what she wanted McAdenville to be.” That vision included a more active downtown area that would offer restaurants, shops, parks and more opportunities to enjoy the village’s picturesque

setting well beyond the nationally-known Christmas light celebration. In recent years, the work of local leaders, residents and business owners have helped bring that vision to fruition. “That’s kind of the trajectory that we see, every project that we do is opening doors for more people to come to McAdenville and see what we have to offer,” said Carrie Bailey, who is serving her seventh year as a town councilwoman. Several years ago, the council began working with local property owners to

develop more public use areas throughout McAdenville. One of the most ambitious parts of that plan included moving two water treatment facilities to open more space for parks and a greenway along the town’s riverfront. “It’s probably one of the biggest projects that McAdenville has undertaken,” Bailey said of the greenway, which is set to be completed in mid-2019. The project along the South Fork River includes a 10-foot-wide concrete trail, which can easily accommodate pedestrians, bikes, strollers, rollerblades, and



other types of recreational traffic. A canoe launch will also be included along the trail. While these projects help move McAdenville toward future plans, business owners and local leaders also use every opportunity to create links to the town’s past. The renovation of the former Methodist church created a new, expanded town hall, and the McAdenville Table and Market restaurant preserved numerous pieces of the

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town’s architectural history to showcase throughout the restaurant. "We’re very deliberate whenever plans for growth come along that we maintain the history of the town,” Bailey said. “A lot of towns, I think they forgo one or the other, but we know what we have here is very special.” The town’s population also offers a unique mix of established residents and new arrivals, retirees and young families. “There’s a such diverse age group,” Bailey said. “My husband and I are in our 50’s but we have 20-somethings that live next door and retirees across the street.” For Fore, linking the past to the future strikes a personal chord within her shop. In 1994, a realtor’s office occupied the space. “My husband and I signed the paperwork for our very first house in what’s now my store,” she said. “We’ve kinda

Delicious Treats at Floyd & Blackies Bakery

come full circle.” Like many of the local residents and leaders, linking McAdenville’s past to an exciting future and preserving the smalltown atmosphere while offering modern provisions and services are all central to Fore’s vision for the town. Each month,

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she hosts a give-back shopping day, donating 10 percent of sales to a variety of charitable causes and organizations. “I try to keep it small town, and I love that McAdenville is expanding,” she said. “I think my mother-in-law would be super proud of what the town is.” a

McAdenville Numbers Population: 660* Land Area: 1.49 square miles Tax Rate: 30¢ per $100 valuation Median Age: 48.8%† Median Household Income: $58,125** Median Home Value: $147,800** Total Housing Units: 279** High School Graduate or Higher: 84.3%**

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Households with Internet Subscription: 82.5%**

With a tradition that began in 1956 when the local Men’s Club decided to decorate a number of trees with Christmas lights, McAdenville is now known as “Christmas Town USA”. The glow of all the lights makes McAdenville an annual destination and it has grown to a month-long celebration with light displays involving residents, businesses, and churches. It has grown to be one of the nation's largest, attracting a halfmillion visitors who stroll or slowly drive the 1.3 mile loop through town. Each year, thousands of red, white and green lights decorate nearly 400 trees throughout town with special displays that surround the lake at the town’s center. For more information visit:

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tanley resident and local pastor, Randy Starkey, thought he could brew a great cup of coffee, and he thought he knew most of the residents in this Gaston County town of almost 4,000 residents. He was right about the coffee. “The biggest surprise for me was how many people I didn’t know,” said Starkey, who opened 1Mission Coffee Company in early 2019 with another local pastor and friend, Matt Munday. “I always ask people when they come in if they’re from Stanley. For such a small town, I’ve been shocked at the number of people I’ve gotten to meet.” Starkey’s shop guarantees good coffee, with a portion of the proceeds going to support missions in Haiti and downtown



Stanley beautification projects. Steven Denton, now entering his second year as Stanley’s mayor, lists improving the appearance of downtown as one of his top priorities. Upcoming projects include coordinating with business owners to develop a cohesive exterior paint scheme, installing decorative street lamps, enhancing welcome signs and improving landscaping. “I’m hoping to do that to entice more businesses to look at Stanley and come into our downtown area,” he said. “That’s one thing when I was campaigning that I heard from our citizens, that they wanted downtown to be revitalized.” With a new business park resident,

ERA Polymers, and several housing developments in the works, Stanley continues to experience the wave of growth fueled by many in search of a rural setting with quick access to an urban area. A three-phase, 230-home development is planned just off Highway 27, Denton said, with 50 new homes also planned within the existing Bennington Woods. Another top priority for Denton is helping to reduce residents’ monthly water costs. He and council members are working to renegotiate a current contract with a nearby municipality. “If you took a poll in Stanley, reducing water rates would be near the top every single time,” Denton said.

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Stanley Town Hall

“I think it’s in both parties’ best interests if we can renegotiate the rate.” To help facilitate the meetings that are the catalyst behind many of these changes, Stanley is beginning construction on a new council chamber adjacent to town hall. “I know myself and the council and the town hall staff are looking forward to having it right beside town hall,” he said. “That new building will double the existing square footage.” Denton hopes to spend several more years in the that building. A recent unanimous vote by the town council extended mayoral terms from two to four years, and Denton plans to seek reelection in the fall.

Stanley residents and government leaders foster a strong sense of community, creating a welcoming environment for residents such as Starkey. “This town is very blessed and very gracious in the fact that there are number of pastors who work together to do a lot of things for the town,” Starkey said. “Stanley has been very gracious to allow the churches to come together and do a lot of things.” For Denton, that’s a major selling point in working to keep a position that’s grown on him even more than he expected. “It's an exciting and great time to be involved with the town,” he said. “I’m loving every minute of it.” a


Stanley Numbers Population: 3,703* Land Area: 2.27 square miles Tax Rate: 54¢ per $100 valuation Median Age: 38.1%† Median Household Income: $50,048** Median Home Value: $139,000** Total Housing Units: 1,513** High School Graduate or Higher: 84.2%** Households with Internet Subscription: 68.8%** Sources US Census; *Vintage 2017 Population Estimates: Population Estimates; ••Source: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates; †

Stanley Fire Department received a $5,000 grant from Georgia Pacific


Area Schools Located In Eastern Gaston Name Address Gaston County Schools Admin Offices 943 Osceola Street Gastonia, NC

Phone # 704-866-6100


Elementary Schools Belmont Central Catawba Heights Kiser Lowell McAdenville North Belmont Page Primary Pinewood Rankin Springfield

310 Eagle Road Belmont, NC 28012 101 Ivey Street Belmont, NC 28012 311 E. College Street Stanley, NC 28164 1500 Power Drive Lowell, NC 28098 275 E. Weslyan Drive McAdenville, NC 28101 210 School Street Belmont, NC 28012 215 Ewing Drive Belmont, NC 28012 1925 N. Main Street Mount Holly, NC 28120 301 W. Central Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 900 S. Main Street Stanley, NC 28164

704-836-9137 704-836-9119 704-836-9105 704-836-9118 704-836-9117 704-836-9135 704-836-9116 704-836-9138 704-836-9136 704-836-9106

2-5 K-5 3-5 K-5 K-5 K-5 K-1 K-5 K-5 PreK-2

110 Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012 601 Cramer Mountain Road Cramerton, NC 28032 418 S. Church Street Lowell, NC 28098 124 S. Hawthorne Street Mount Holly, NC 28120 317 Hovis Road Stanley, NC 28164 340 8th Avenue Cramerton, NC 28032

704-836-9611 704-836-9603 704-836-9607 704-836-9610 704-836-9600 704-836-9125

6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 3-10

1744 Lane Road Mount Holly, NC 28120 906 South Point Road Belmont, NC 28012

704-836-9613 704-836-9612

9-12 9-12

101 Lakewood Road Belmont, NC 28012



Middle Schools Belmont Middle Cramerton Middle Holbrook Middle Mount Holly Middle Stanley Middle Virtual Academy High Schools East Gaston High South Point High Stuart W. Cramer High


Private Schools Cramerton Christian Academy Gaston Christian School Gaston Day School Colleges

426 Woodlawn Avenue Cramerton, NC 28032 704-824-2840 1625 Lowell-Bethesda Road Gastonia, NC 28056 704-349-5020 2001 Gaston Day School Road Gastonia, NC 28056 704-864-7744

Belmont Abbey College

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road Belmont, NC 28012


Gaston College Kimbrell Campus

7220 W. Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 28012


K-12 PK-12 PK-12

The communities in Gaston County place a high value on education. That’s why parents who expect quality education for their children aren’t disappointed in the choices available from early childhood to adulthood. An abundance of education choices including public schools, charter schools that provide specialized educational experiences, trade and technical schools equipped to prepare the region’s emerging workforce, private or faithbased schools, along with a multitude of higher learning opportunities are available.


PUBLIC EDUCATION Among the ten largest school districts in the state of North Carolina, Gaston County Schools system educates 32,000+ students (pre-kindergarten through high school) in 55 public schools throughout the county. This award-winning school MONTCROSS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

system provides a comprehensive educational program with outstanding opportunities for students in academics, athletics, fine arts, career and technical education, and extracurricular activities PRIVATE SCHOOLS Inspired by a rich and diverse cultural base, the citizens of Gaston County enjoy a variety of private educational offerings. In all, there are 15 private schools throughout the county. These include Gaston Christian School, founded in 1979 and now with more than 900 students, and Gaston Day School, which was founded in 1967 and has a limited enrollment of 500 students. HIGHER EDUCATION With convenient campuses throughout Gaston and Lincoln County, Gaston College is one of states largest community colleges that is known for the quality of its programming. Over 100 programs of study are offered for those wanting to obtain a diploma, certificate, or two-year Associate Degree. Belmont Abbey College, a private liberal-arts Catholic college, is ranked as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the South by US News and World Report. Founded in 1876 by Benedictine monks, Belmont Abbey College is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to more than 1,400 students. n

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Healthcare Gaston County is home to some of the finest health care facilities and providers in North Carolina. Thousands of skilled, caring health care practitioners in virtually every medical discipline and specialty, are available to local residents. CaroMont Health, a nationally recognized leading healthcare system, is comprised of five affiliate companies including a network of more than 46 primary and specialty physician offices. Named as One of the Nations’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health in March 2018, CaroMont Health is a not-for-profit health system. Established in 1946, CaroMont Regional Medical Center, formerly known as Gaston Memorial Hospital, is a 435-bed general and acute care facility, offering a range of services that rival much larger metropolitan facilities. CaroMont Health continues to expand to meet the growing needs of the community. In 2015, CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Mount Holly opened to meet the emergency medicine needs of residents in eastern Gaston, southern Lincoln and western Mecklenburg counties. This $24 million, 38,000 sq. ft. facility is a free standing emergency department that has 12 treatment

rooms and offers CT scans, as well as diagnostic testing, ultrasounds and laboratory work. Atrium Health is one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations. There are numerous facilities throughout Gaston County and a team of dedicated medical staff to treat everything from primary care, pediatrics, cardiology, rehabilitation, sports medicine and urgent care. With 48,00 square feet and 40 beds, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mount Holly provides rehabilitation care for patients of all ages and for a variety of conditions. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation. If you are suffering from stomach pains, cuts requiring stitches, sprains, broken bones, or other non-life-threatening condition, Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care-Belmont is available to treat your injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an ER visit. CaroMont Health and Atrium Health are not just healthcare systems, but also

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valued community members. Every year, they participate in community events such as health fairs, farmers’ markets, nutrition education programs, ambulance tours, safety demonstrations, and business expos to offer the resources that support a healthy lifestyle in the area. Gaston County is also home to many clinics and health related professionals, including physicians in many specialties. You’ll find a variety of chiropractors, orthopedists, physical therapists, hearing and vision centers, dental specialists, and home health care providers. n

An architect's drawing shows what the proposed hospital would look like from I-85.

CaroMont Health To Build New Hospital In Belmont CaroMont Health plans to invest $325 million in capital projects and facility improvements in Gaston County over the next five years which includes the construction of a hospital in Belmont. In a partnership with Belmont Abbey College, the 60-to-80-room CaroMont Regional Medical Center-Belmont is slated to be built along I-85 near exit 27 at Highway 273, adjacent to the college's athletic fields. CaroMont Health will lease about 40 acres for the $173 million hospital, which will be visible from I-85. While services are still being planned for CaroMont Regional Medical CenterBelmont, the facility is expected to offer an emergency department, inpatient units for patients requiring admission or observation, a labor and delivery unit, and a full complement of diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging. Pending CON approval, the hospital could open as early as 2023.

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Opioid overdoses continue to claim the lives of many victims in North Carolina. This tragic situation doesn’t have to continue. Treatment centers that offer assistance to people with substance use disorders are available throughout the country. There are distinct differences between drug treatment facilities available. This ensures different needs and situations are catered to. Consider your circumstances and needs when choosing which program to enter into. n Residential Rehab Programs require residency at the facility for the duration of the program. n Partial Hospitalization Programs are suitable for those with access to supportive and safe home environments. n Outpatient Drug Rehabs allow patients to live at home and continue with normal commitments, such as family, work or education. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance misuse, get help today.

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FUNERAL • CREMATION • CEMETERY • MAUSOLEUMS • PREPLANNING GASTONIA 2205 Williamsburg Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 704-867-6337

DALLAS 212 West Trade St. Dallas, NC 28034 704-922-3191

STANLEY 412 South Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 704-263-2631

GASTON MEMORIAL PARK 2205 Williamsburg Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 704-865-9521 42


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Post Offices



Phone #


Belmont Post Office

208 Glenway Street

Belmont, NC 28012


M-TU TH-F 8:30AM-5PM; W 8:30AM-12PM; Sat 9AM-12PM

Cramerton Post Office

111 Center Street

Cramerton, NC 28032


M-F 8AM -12PM & 12:30PM-2:30PM; Sat 8:30AM-11AM

Lowell Post Office

206 E. First Street

Lowell, NC 28098



McAdenville Post Office

111 Main Street

McAdenville, NC 28101 704-824-0915

M-F 10AM -12PM & 12:30PM-4:30PM

Mount Holly Post Office

806 W. Central Avenue

Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-6415

M-F 8:30AM-5PM; Sat 9AM-12PM

Stanley Post Office

301 Old Mount Holly Road

Stanley, NC 28164

M 9AM-12PM; TU-TH 1:30PM-5PM; W 9AM-1PM; Sat 8:30AM-11:30PM

Drivers License & Registration


Driver's License Office

Address 785 W. Charlotte Avenue

Town/State/Zip Phone # Mount Holly, NC 28120 704-827-9486

Hours Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM

Driver's License Office

2560 W. Franklin Boulevard

Gastonia, NC 28052


Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM

NCDMV License Tag Bureau

246 N. New Hope Rd., Ste. #239

Gastonia, NC 28054


Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM



Phone #


Main Library

1555 E. Garrison Boulevard

Gastonia, NC 28054


Mon, Tu, & Thur 10AM-9PM; Wed & Sat 10AM-6PM; Fri 10AM-2PM

Belmont Branch

125 Central Avenue

Belmont, NC 28012


Mon, Tu, & Fri 10AM-6PM; Wed & Sat 10AM-2PM; Thur 12PM-8PM

TECH @ Lowell Branch

203 McAdenville Road

Lowell, NC 28098


Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 10AM-6PM; Tu 12PM-8PM

Mount Holly Branch

245 W. Catawba Avenue

Mount Holly, NC 28120


Mon 12PM-8PM; Tu, Thur & Fri 10AM-6PM; Wed & Sat 10AM-2PM

Stanley Branch

205 N. Peterson Street

Stanley, NC 28164


Mon-Thur & Fri 10AM-6PM; Tue 12PM-8PM; Wed & Sat 10AM-2PM


Recycling Centers



Phone #


Crowders Creek

1120 CP Groves Road

Gastonia, NC 28052


Mon-Sat 7:30AM-5:30PM; Sun 1PM-5:30PM

Farmers Market

410 E. Long Avenue

Gastonia, NC 28052


Mon-Fri 7:30AM-5:30PM


3155 Philadelphia Church Road

Dallas, NC 28034


Mon-Sat 7:30AM-5:30PM; Sun 1PM - 5:30PM

Gaston County Recycling

235 Lake Wylie Road

Belmont, NC 28012


Mon-Fri 7AM-5:30PM; Sat 7:30AM-5:30PM; Sun 1:00PM-5:30PM


146 Mountain Island Road

Mount Holly, NC 28120


Mon-Sat 7:30AM-5:30PM; Sunday 1PM - 5:30PM

Board of Elections 410 W. Franklin Blvd., Suite 50, Gastonia, NC 28052 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1396 Gastonia, NC 28053-1396 704-852-6005 Fax: 704-852-6011 Email: Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday


Prime For Business As the third-largest county in the Charlotte Region, Gaston County has a great deal to offer businesses and residents. Most of the County is within a 30 minute drive of Charlotte Douglas International Airport,

which provides a portal for business and leisure travel to the world. Interstate 85 and US Highway 321 provide residents with the ability to be in the mountains quickly or to ship a product efficiently. And Gaston’s long heritage as a hard-working, manufacturing center has been enhanced in recent years with a steady growth in high-tech manufacturing, service-related firms and the rapid expansion of retail stores and shopping centers. Gaston County’s diverse workforce includes more than 2.3 million residents of the Charlotte-Rock Hill-Gastonia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and Gaston itself has a population of over 210,000 (Census Bureau) with a labor force of over 100,000 residents (BLS LAUS). With 18 four year colleges or universities in the Charlotte region, Gaston County employers have access to over 14,000 graduates each year. These 18 higher education institutions have a total annual enrollment of over 62,000. The Charlotte Region is host to ten community colleges across 15 campuses. Among these campuses, the Charlotte Region has a total enrollment of over 53,000 and more than 9,000 annual graduates from the community colleges.

Top Gaston County Employers Company


Gaston County Schools

1,000 & over

Caromont Health

1,000 & over

Gaston County

1,000 & over

Wal-Mart Associates

1,000 & over

American & Efird

1,000 & over

Wix Filtration

1,000 & over

Freightliner Corporation

1,000 & over

City of Gastonia


Pharr Yarns


Gaston College


Dole Fresh Vegetables


Century Employer Organization 250-499 Integrated Staffing Solutions


Barrett Business Services


Sources: The Gaston County Economic Development Commission, The North Carolina Employment Security Commission, Labor Market Information Division



32 North Main Belmont, LLC David Dorsch 1422 Lexington Ave. Charlotte, NC 28203 (704) 335-4441 321 Equipment Co. Bryan Dalton 1901 Jenkins Dairy Rd. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 867-2317 360 TaeKwondo Academy Michael Cunningham 6509 W. Wilkinson Blvd., Unit B Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 773-8178 A Little Bit of Art Mary Steenwyk 900 South Fork Village Dr. #G2 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 476-9882 AAA Trophies, LLC Sally Ormsby 106 W. Dallas Rd. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-0099 AAA Valuations, LLC Rudy Pomeroy 2229 Lake Ridge Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (678) 813-3995 Absolute Turf Management, Inc. Roger Edwards PO Box 1611 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3774 Adam Lee State Farm Adam Lee 247 W. Catawba Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (980) 277-2700 Advanced Copier Technologies, Inc. Jerry Simpson, Sr. 713 E. Second Ave. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 868-3022 Aldrich CFO Services, Inc. Robert Aldrich PO Box 992 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 860-1175 Allen Tate Realtors Angela Dole 203 Glenway St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 813-4530 Allen Tate RealtorsStephen G. Duncan Stephen G. Duncan 203 Glenway St. Belmont, NC 28012 (828) 777-5718 Alliance Bank & Trust Dan Boyd 292 W. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 867-5828 Allwood Insurance Group Inc. Mark Wood 3611 Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd. Ste 205 Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 395-1239 Anatomywise Karen Kleiner 115 N. Main St., Ste 212 Mount Holly, NC 28120 (980) 477-0508

Andrew Lineberger Builders, LLC Andrew Lineberger 108 Bryant St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 606-6458 Andriana Baker, CPA Andriana Baker 6025 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9628 Aria Aesthetics and Wellness Emily Goodrich 15 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9040 Art by J Jeaniene Dibble 1500 River Dr., Ste 256 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 718-4330 Ashley Women's CenterBelmont Linda R. Biblioni 1212 Spruce St., Ste 307 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4449 Ashley Women's CenterGastonia Linda R. Biblioni 1225 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-7416 ASM Ventures Corporation Tony Marder 2307 Villa Oaks Ct. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 408-3593 ATG Entertainment, LLC Brian Hines 3950 Campus Ridge Rd., Ste B Matthews, NC 28105 (704) 537-9300 Atkinson, Richard and Sybil Richard Atkinson 501 Stuart Ridge Cramerton,NC28032 Atrium Health Jeff Thoms PO Box 32861 Charlotte, NC 28232 (704) 631-1200 Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute Gaston Dawn Knight 2610 Aberdeen Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-6282 Auten-Stowe American Legion Post 144 Pat Chaparro 202 Park Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9022 Avery Insurance Group Mark Avery 210 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4134

Balance The Books, LLC Carmen Cocchiola 128 Crestwood Dr. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (860) 575-1235

Belmont Flooring Center Jody Flowers 21 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9985

Bisque Imports DJ Toal 1 Belmont Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-9290

C.L.Helt, Architect, Inc. Tim Johnston 1136 Greenwood Cliff Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 342-1686

Bank of the Ozarks Amy Brown 5800 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1555

Belmont Hearing Center Edward Grubbs 100 N. Main St., Ste 123 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 860-7795

Blair, Trip Trip Blair 85 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 827-6295

Captains Cap Family Fish House Spero Stathopoulos 670 Park St Hwy 273 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4103

Belmont Historical Society Stan Cromlish 40 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4848

Bliss Gallery Regina Moody 25 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0418

Carey Roberts Design Co., LLC Carey Roberts 34 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 718-6987

Banner News Greg Ledford 128-C N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0580 BB&T Bank of Belmont Paige Mixson 601 Hawley Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-6440 BB&T Bank of Mt.Holly Jonathan Yandle 150 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-6726 BBSI (Barrett Business Services, Inc) Ken Myers 1595-F E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 854-5011 Belle Boutique Shannon Gouch 109 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 266-0857 Belmont Abbey College Chris Peeler 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-6700 Belmont Abbey Rotaract Club 100 Belmont Mount Holly Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-6700 Belmont Capital Advisors, Inc. Lauren Barbee 123 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1560 Belmont Chiropractic Center David Demperio, DC 5803 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9799 Belmont Dairy Queen Ronald Walters 7015 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5106 Belmont Executive Offices JC Vargas 6640 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0061 Belmont Eye Brad Wruble 2 Kenwood St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5322

Belmont Housing Authority Erica Bobo 51 Flowers Ct. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9376 Belmont Pediatric Dentistry Oscar Mvula 420 Park St., Ste 101 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 755-4600 Belmont RealtyAllison Cottingham Allison Cottingham 32 N. Main St., Ste 110 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 576-0152 Belmont Realty-Freda Hall Freda Hall 32 N. Main St., Ste 110 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 473-1182

BNI- Belmont Business Builders Brandon Kauffman 4109 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (717) 645-3817 BowerTraust Construction, LLC Deana Kiser 25 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9970 Brandon Kauffman Wilcox Real Estate Group Brandon Kauffman 4109 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (717) 645-3817 Brevard Station Museum Barry Smith 112 S. Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-9801

Belmont Realty-Ted Hall Ted Hall 32 N. Main St., Ste 110 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 477-0683

Brightway Insurance, The Kropfelder Agency Gene Kropfelder 3826 S. New Hope Rd., Ste 3 Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 566-0400

Belmont Rotary Allison Cottingham PO Box 1601 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8362

Brookline Homes, LLC Scott Dirkschneider 425 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (980) 277-1322

Belmont Rowing Center Jude Starrett 1500 River Dr., Ste 140 Belmont, NC 28012

BSI Supplies Mike Dinius 2501 N. Chester St. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 869-9091

Belmont Trolley, Inc. Nate Wells 339 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 651-9605

Buddy Harper Team Realty Buddy Harper 5130 Wilkinson Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 879-7155

Carillon Assisted Living Kristi Evans 500 Cramer Mountain Rd. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 823-0500 Carolina Federal Credit Union Donna Beringer 1200 E. Church St. Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-0186 Carolina IT Professionals, Inc. Phyllis McConnell 243 W. Catawba Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-8102 Carolina ThreeSixty, LLC Bryton Mitchell 123 Branch St., Ste G Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 674-5425 Carolinas Cloud Roy Williams 5821 Fairview Rd., Ste 301 Charlotte, NC 28209 (704) 899-4444 Carolinas Healthcare Riverbend Practice Christie Mistry 215 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 587-2400 Carolinas Healthcare Urgent Care-Belmont Jim Fichtelman 420 Park St., Ste 105 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 631-1820 Carolinas Healthcare Urgent Care-Cox Road Karen French 603 Cox Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 852-9561

Belmont, City of Adrian Miller 115 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5586

Budget Blinds Kirby Crotts 3826 S. New Hope Rd., Ste 10 Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 864-8778

Carolinas Healthcare Urgent Care-Robinwood Christine Grandfield 3320 Robinwood Rd., Ste 100 Gastonia, NC 28056 (980) 487-2930

Benefit Partners, Inc. Charles Lineberger 102 Hidden Pastures Dr., Ste 206 Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 867-3628

Burden Commercial Enterprise Robert Burden 500 Nash Ct. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 207-4907

Carolinas Hospitalist Group- CR Mount Holly Caroline Estrada 275 Beaty Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 512-3346

Back of the Moon Patti Bean 105 E. First St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 879-9392

Belmont Family Medicine 420 Park St., Ste 105-A Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 631-1810

Berry's Container Service Jason Kanupp PO Box 13103 Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 685-7257

Butler & Stowe Robert Adams 100 N. Main St., Ste 125 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8538

Carolinas Plastic Surgery Center Sandra Norville 2391 Court Dr., Ste 120 B Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 874-0095

Bai Shen Acupuncture Shari Miller 684 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1584

Belmont Federal Savings & Loan Mark Yount 210 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9861

Better Air Carolinas Tom Mills 589 Stowe Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 517-2987

C & F Mortgage Corp. Nancy Poteat 1562-C Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-3997

Carolinas Realty JoAnn LaVecchia 514 S. Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-2341



Carolinas Rehabilitation Mt. Holly Mike Hayes 275 Beatty Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 822-2550 CaroMont Breast Surgical Specialists Kay McClure 640 Summit Crossing Pl., Ste 203 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-7390 CaroMont Critical Care Specialists Cheryl Yeager 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-4390 CaroMont Dermatology Sandra Norville 2391 Court Dr., Ste 120-C Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 874-0768 CaroMont Family MedicineBelmont Wendy Brignull 209 Park St., Ste 100 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4750 CaroMont Family MedicineCherryville Selena Barnette 120 S. Mountain St. Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 445-0422

CaroMont Health Foundation Katie Wayne 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-2088 CaroMont Heart & Vascular Gina Johnson 2555 Court Dr., Ste 200 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-2141 CaroMont Heart & VascularBelmont Gina Johnson 1212 Spruce St., Ste 205 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 867-2141 CaroMont Hematology & Oncology Stephanie Perri 2711 X-Ray Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (980) 834-9600 CaroMont Hospitalist Group Cheryl Yeager 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-4390 CaroMont Integrated Pain Specialists Teresa Pruett 660 Summit Crossing Pl., Ste 200 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-5400

CaroMont Family MedicineDallas Gary Jones 600 W. Trade St., Ste A Dallas, NC 28034 (980) 834-9130

CaroMont Integrated Pain Specialists-Belmont Elizabeth Kiser 1212 Spruce St., Ste 305 A Belmont, NC 28012 (980) 834-5762

CaroMont Family MedicineGaston Day Casey Morningstar 1895 Hoffman Rd., Ste A Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-1749

CaroMont Internal MedicineSummit Terry Saye 660 Summit Crossing Pl., Ste 301 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-0735

CaroMont Family MedicineGastonia Charlene Long 2711 X-Ray Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-2420

CaroMont Neurology Landon Woods 815 Cox Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-1700

CaroMont Family MedicineKings Mountain Teresa Whitlock 214 N. Cleveland Ave. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (704) 730-1228 CaroMont Family MedicineMcAdenville Lauren Griffin 105 Elm St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 824-5323 CaroMont Family MedicineStanley Cindy Johnson 700 N. Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-8945 CaroMont Gastroenterology & Hepatology Tia Shaver 2544 Court Dr., Ste G Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 854-9990 CaroMont Gastroenterology & Hepatology-Belmont Tia Shaver 1212 Spruce St., Ste 102 1st Floor Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 854-9990 CaroMont Health Chris Peek 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-2121


CaroMont Neurology-Belmont Landon Woods 1212 Spruce St., Ste 305 B Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 865-1700 CaroMont Neurosurgery & Spine Elizabeth Kiser 811 Cox Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 852-3888 CaroMont Occupational Medicine Jared Dyson 2555 Court Dr., Ste 120 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-3070 CaroMont Palliative Care Physicians Richard Lahm 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 865-5838 CaroMont Pathology David Mills 2525 Court Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-2450 CaroMont Pediatric PartnersBelmont LaTarsha Beam 209 Park St., Ste 500 Belmont, NC28012 (704) 829-0025


CaroMont Pediatric PartnersGastonia LaTarsha Beam 705 Summit Crossing Pl., Ste 150 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-6300

Catawba River Antique Mall Emory Vandiver 406 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2383

Chyrch Realty, LLC Jennifer Church 1004 Middleton Ct. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 651-9605

Comporium Joseph Jackson 6100 Fairview Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210 (704) 449-8451

Catawba River Artisans Jim Biscardi 1833 Pine Mountain Rd. Charlotte, NC 28214 (704) 451-8327

Cinnaholic Floyd Bailey 915F South Point Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 813-6158

Cornerstone Comfort Jason Haggins 2056 Lane Rd. Exn. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 860-9170

CaroMont Physical Therapy Donald Howard 1212 Spruce St., Ste 305 D Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 671-5730

Cathy Mabry Cloninger Center Tara Joyner 330 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 810-6492

Circle S Pest Control, Inc. Ernest Smith 5101 Lineberger Rd. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-5048

Cottage Keepers, LLC Timothy Roberts 34 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-0367

CaroMont Psychiatric Associates 1867 Remount Rd., Ste H Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-3848

Cato Properties Tammey Thomas 7101 E. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2946

CJS Wealth Management Christopher Shaw 100 N. Main St., Ste 126 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 413-4073

Cottage Keepers, LLCGreg Cline Greg Cline 17 Circle Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 860-4460

CaroMont Pulmonary Medicine Michelle Brown 2544 Court Dr., Ste D Gastonia, NC 28054 (980) 834-5864

Central Chiropractic & Sports Medicine David Wright 611 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-9200

Clearbrook Advisory Services, LLC Jim Crisp 100 N. Main St., Ste 200 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-4510

Champion Insurance Agency, Inc - State Farm Phil Champion 140 N. Main St., Ste B Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8944

Clear-View, Inc. Bobby Bishop 103 Browntown Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 747-8284

CaroMont Perinatal Kay McClure 2555 Court Dr., Ste 350 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-6912

CaroMont Pulmonary MedicineMount Holly Michelle Brown 112 Woodlawn Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (980) 834-5864 CaroMont RheumatologyBelmont Amanda Blake 1212 Spruce St., Ste 311 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5228

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Janet Gooch 6425 Wilkinson Blvd., Ste F Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 375-0183

Cottage Keepers, LLCKatie Goforth Katie Goforth 34 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-0367 Courtland Terrace Practice Mgr. 2300 Aberdeen Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-4800

Cloisters of Mt. Holly Apartments Katie Ratchford 801 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (888) 804-1023

Cramer Mountain Club Jon Myers 102 Hidden Pastures Dr. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 578-2905

Cloninger,Cathy Cathy Cloninger PO Box 406 Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 913-0341

Cramerton, Town of David Pugh 155 N. Main St. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 824-4337

Closson, Judy Judy Closson 5424 Amanda Ln. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 842-2004

Creative Solutions Special Events Shannon Thomas 250 Wilson Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 825-8701 Creative Travel, Inc. Rebecca Johns 34 W. Myrtle St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1865

CaroMont RheumatologyGastonia Amanda Blake 635 Cox Rd., Ste E Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-6438

Charzewski, David & Clare David Charzewski 140 Hidden Pastures Dr. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 824-7198

CaroMont Surgical Associates Sandra Norville 2555 Court Dr., Ste 450 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-7652

Cherubs CafĂŠ by Holy Angels Regina Moody 23 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0414

CaroMont Urgent Care-Dallas Gary Jones 600 W. Trade St., Ste B Dallas, NC 28034 (980) 834-9170

Cherubs Cotton Candy Factory Laurie Lewis 21 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0416

CLT Express Chauffeured Transportation Laura Canady 7319 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0666

CaroMont Urgent CareGaston Day Casey Morningstar 1895 Hoffman Rd., Ste B Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 861-8669

Chick-fil-A @ Belmont Natasha Gilbert 801 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8600

Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA Eric Clay 339 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 266-5040

CaroMont Wound Care Teresa Pruett 660 Summit Crossing Pl., Ste 306 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-7830

Choice Benefits David Nichols 4826 Gazebo Ln. York, SC 29745 (803) 831-6254

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park Donald Gloege 2205 Williamsburg Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-6337

Choice USA Full Line Vending Ty Withers 603 Groves St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 478-1073

Coldwell Banker MECA Realty Dac Carver 341 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 266-5060 College Park Pharmacy Bill Thrower, Jr 682 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5179

Crescent Structures, Inc. Eric Riley 914 Moose St., Ste E Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 824-2009 Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Michelle Spreitzer 6500 S. New Hope Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4490 Davenport Design & Print Jeff Davenport 368 Old Fallston Rd. Cherryville, NC 28021 (443) 414-4199 Dellinger, Jerry & Joyce Jerry Dellinger 506 Maymont Dr. Cramerton, NC 28032

Christmastown Dentistry Travis Nixon, DDS 309 Wesleyan Dr. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 824-4311

Collins Cleaners @ Belmont Patrick Collins 915 South Point Rd., Ste A Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-3616

Catawba Apartments Katie Ratchford 300 Prince St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-7458

Chronicle Mill, LLC John & Jennifer Church 96 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 651-9605

Compleat Rehab Rhianna Green 3719 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 830-2136

Denise Price Thomas, DPT Consulting & Training (aka Gladys Friday) Denise Thomas 327 Paradise Cir. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 747-8699

Catawba Regional Hospice Marian Taylor 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658 (828) 466-0466

Chronicle Millworks, LLC Brian Hackett 116 Ledford Dr. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 560-4857

Complete Eye Care Dr. Barbara Marcussen 1200 Spruce St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9002

Design Tech Jonathan Wilson 109 Center St. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 868-8686

Carus Corporation Mack Cochran 181 Woodlawn Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 951-3128

Dilling Heating & Cooling Michael Gulledge 1250 Linwood Rd. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (704) 739-3446

Exodus Church Ben Hoersch 101 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 755-5034

Gaston County Jaycees Andrea Schrift PO Box 4 Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 868-2058

Gastonia Surgical Associates Sandra Noville 2544 Court Dr., Ste H Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 864-7821

H&R Block-Belmont Julie Wagner 7004 E. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3935

Holy Angels, Inc. Regina Moody 6600 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4161

Dominion Energy Jason Ramey 800 Gaston Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 810-3332

Famous Toastery of Belmont Karen Newman 6425 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 981-1135

Gaston County P.A.W.S. Larry Capps 3575 Bryant Cole Way Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 914-7177

Gastonia, City of Michael Peoples 181 South St. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 866-6719

Duke Energy Martha Thompson Charlotte, NC 28214 1-800-777-9898

Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County Kay Peninger 1840 E. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 864-6536

Homebuilders Association Of Gaston County Angela Burgess 2923 Audrey Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-0601

Finial Construction, LLC Andy Mercer 31 N. Main St., Ste B Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-8294

Gaston County Schools Jeff Booker 943 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 866-6209

Gatlin Graphics Sam Gatlin 6428 Wilkinson Blvd. #149 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 962-2578

Firefly House and Gardens Gail Roop 123 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (980) 292-5632

Gaston County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Alan Cloninger 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Way Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 869-6800

Hampton Inn by Hilton Belmont @ Montcross Ashley Dalton 820 Cecilia Alexander Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-6100

Homes by John Bailey & Associates, Inc. John Bailey 1196 Noles Dr. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 931-4091

First Street Home Ruth Everhart 106 First St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 824-3312

Gaston County Travel & Tourism Michael Applegate 620 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4044

Handy Pantry #164 Melinda Roberts 505 S. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9576

Horsley, Andrew & Beth Jenkins Andrew & Beth Jenkins Horsley 18 Circle Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5560

Floyd & Blackies Coffee House & Ice Cream Kathy Ramsey 137 8th Ave. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 879-9100

Gaston County Workforce Development Apryl Smith 330 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 862-7637

Hanks Realty Group Matthew Hanks 3826 S. New Hope Rd., Ste 4 Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 860-8480

House of Mercy Stan Patterson 100 McAuley Cir. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4711

Gerald Griffin Heating & Cooling Services Gerald Griffin 306 Smith Rd. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 913-5243

Hannon Orthodontics-Belmont Leeanna London 301 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0002

Hurd Contracting & Fabrication Eric Hurd 110 Hope Forbes Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 215-6739

Gaston Day School Richard Rankin 2001 Gaston Day School Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 864-7744 ext. 174

Ghianni-Toole, Claudina Claudina Ghianni-Toole Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 560-5717

Happy Dog Cafe & Boutique Teresa McCarter 26 N. Main St., Ste 1 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5987

Gaston Garage Door Inc. Keith Tidwell 1418 S. Marietta St. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 864-5409

Glenway Premium Pub Louie Politis 55 Glenway St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-7717

Harris Teeter Danna Robinson 905 Southpoint Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-6079

ID Associates-CaroMont Medical Group Michelle Brown 2711 X-Ray Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 834-2465

Gaston Gazette Lucy Talley 1893 Remount Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 869-1700

Goodwill Ind. of the Southern Piedmont Phillip Boger 116 Armstrong St. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 916-1610

Hawkeye Aerial Photography Wil Neumann 3215 Grange Ct. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 451-1551

Image Source Dodie Huffman 132 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 869-8968

Healing Platform Amber Pederson 100 N. Main St., Ste 220 Belmont, NC 28012 (352) 978-2060

ImageMark Business Services, Inc. Walter Payne 3145 Northwest Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 865-4912

E&S Eco Power Eric Heusser 814 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (845) 406-5379 East Belmont Baptist Church Jeff Taylor 501 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5780 Eastridge Family Medicine Lisa Nanney 1896 Remount Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 512-3930 Eastwood Homes Matt Downing 2857 Westport Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 399-4663 Edward Jones Investment Don Hartsoe 27 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-7006 Edy-Mac Home Services, Inc. Eddie McDonald 5110 Wilkinson Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 824-1088 Elements of Empowerment, Inc. Delta Sanders 7 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 755-5210 Elias Rauch Media Elias Rauch 126 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 962-0085 Elite Spine Center Robert Floyd 1212 Spruce St., Ste 211 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-1002 EllaB & Co. Boutique Salon Pamela Baxter 900-G04 South Fork Village Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 824-1093 Endocrinology Associates Del Salone 2544 Court Dr., Ste A Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 671-6400 Endocrinology AssociatesBelmont Del Salone 1212 Spruce St., Ste 305 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 671-6400

Forrester, Mary Frances Mary Frances Forrester 105 Country Woods Ln. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 263-8603 Forsite Development, Inc. Tom McKittrick 5320 Old Pineville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 364-9100 Franklin Signs & Graphics Trent Franklin 105 Henderson St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 824-5505 Fuller, Laura Laura Fuller 123 McLeod St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 678-4969 Garibaldi Realty Wendy Hostetler 100 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-7653 Gaston Arts Council Kim George PO Box 242 Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 853-ARTS(2787) Gaston Capital Partners Michael McMahan 1104 Spruce St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8883 Gaston Christian School Dr. Marc Stout 1625 Lowell-Bethesda Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 349-5020

Escape Plan Marketing Drew Horine 606 Jackson St. Gastonia, NC 28052 (980) 285-7782

Gaston College-Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Center Heather Woodson 7220 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3737

Estia's Kouzina Gus Georgoulias 609 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-7005

Gaston County Earl Mathers 128 W. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 866-3101

Gaston Hospice Richard Lahm 258 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 861-8405 Gaston Innovation Group dba TechWorks of Gaston County Terry Thorson Cox 1212 Spruce St., Ste 203 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 709-3543 Gaston Lifestyles Magazine Mo Ally PO Box 550666 Gastonia, NC 28055 (305) 479-2878 Gaston Printing and Signs Chris Etherton 7204 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 267-5633 Gaston Women's Healthcare 620 Summit Crossing Pl., Ste 108 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-2229

Gavel & Dorn Engineering, PLLC Kirk Gavel 6730 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC 28214 (704) 483-2054 Georgio's Restaurant Angelo Koutsoupias 202 Market St., Ste G Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 824-2220

Grant Exterminating Company, Inc. Donna Grant 249 Trakas Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 865-3704 Greater Gaston Development Corporation Mark Cramer 1212 Spruce St., Ste 203 Belmont, NC 28012 (980) 283-7200 Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center Susan Ordway 920 Cox Rd., Ste 201 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 772-4455 Griffin Tire & Auto Brad Griffin 6030 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3465

Hester & Payseur, PLLC Jamie L. Hester 100 Glenway St., Ste A Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-8195 Highgarden Real Estate Dick Fox 723 Hanna Woods Dr. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 661-0044 Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks Jeff Duncan 720 McAdenville Rd. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 824-8838 Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery Treena Crumbley 1508 Charles Roper Jonas Hwy Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-6750

Gastonia Children's Clinic Jacqueline McSwain 2544 Court Dr., Ste C Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-5356

Griffin Waste Services of Charlotte Steed Story 400-A Oakland Dr. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 825-7878

Hogzilla NC BBQ, LLC Lisa Rushing 233 Wilson Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 506-9027

Gastonia Grizzlies David McDonald 1001 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Way Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 866-8622

H&M Catering Megan Litzau-Kanal 119 N. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 820-8611

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Belmont Patricia Farmer 250 Beatty Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 812-2000

I Love Juice Bar Chris Collins 6425 Wilkinson Blvd., Ste H Belmont, NC 28012 (864) 918-7055

Insights at the Lodge, PLLC Susan McHale 102 Hidden Pastures Dr., Ste 215 Cramerton, NC 28032 (504) 236-5642 International Express Trucking, Inc. Howard Shope 141 Robins St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 424-5454 International Minute Press Bill Joles 495 E. Long Ave. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-3366 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Jann Birt 6434 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4118 Jacob, John & Karen John B & Karen Hite Jacob 1213 W. Catawba Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (980) 721-6954 Jean's Flowers, Inc. Debi Goldsmith 123 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9781



Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Katie Gupton 13840 Steele Creek Rd. Charlotte, NC 28278 (704) 534-8266 Johanna Giese-Mary Kay Cosmetics Johanna Giese Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 616-5285 Jordan, Joe Joe Jordan 16 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 830-7794 Just Sew Happy, LLC Pamela Carter 3826-7 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 879-4121 Keep Belmont Beautiful Beryl Campbell 1401 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8587

Life on the Mountain N2 Publishing Cindy Cook 9012 Otter Creek Dr., Apt G Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 692-8939 LKI Realty Troy Knight 1108 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 619-3302 Lowell, City of Kevin Krouse 101 W. First St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 824-3518 Lyerly Agency, Inc. Melia Lyerly 126 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 525-3937

McLean Funeral Directors Billy McLean 515 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5301

NB Technology, LLC Moses Nueman 615 S. College St., 9th floor Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 644-1220

Partners in Primary Care Michelle Mills 2910 E. Franklin Blvd., Ste 1 Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 946-9433

PSU-Personnel Services Unltd Melony Harrison 998 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-4557

McLean Self Storage Tripp McLean 1322 South Point Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 913-2788

NC Farm Bureau Ins. M. Fred Adams, LUTCF, Inc M.Fred Adams 26 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5433 ext. 206

Partnership for ChildrenLincoln Gaston Tabitha Whetstine 120 Roechling St. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-0900

Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church Frank Cancro 503 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9600

McSpadden Custom Homes Doug McSpadden 548 Nautical Dr., Ste 201 Lake Wylie, SC 29710 (704) 825-7324

NC Farm Bureau Insurance Drew Jones Drew Jones 26 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5433

Passionate Esthetics By Ryan with Lenox Salons at the Lodge Ryan Privette 102 Hidden Pastures Dr., Ste F Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 975-5049

R.J. Schrift Private Asset Management Ryan Schrift, AIF 27 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8847

Nellie's Southern Kitchen Joy Auten 36 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 396-7168

Patz Promotional Products Suzanne Patz 2518 Shannon Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 266-4116

Ratchford, Andy & George Ann Andy Ratchford PO Box 626 Belmont, NC 28012 (214) 675-5098

Peace-N-Hominy Q Shack William Rienks 403 E. Catawba St., Ste 200 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 474-7647

Ray Nathan's Stephen Carroll 4571 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (864) 356-7104 RE/MAX Executive Realty Anne Brade 8100 Rocky View Ct. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 650-4951

Mercure, Dick Richard Mercure 2611 Tralee Dr. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 691-0567 Michael E. Fayed Financial Planning Michael E. Fayed 420 Park St., Ste 100 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 266-5200

New Hope Business Center Jennifer Church 3826 S. New Hope Rd., Ste 4 Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 651-9605

Mellow Vapes Bryan Hough 7005 Wilkinson Blvd., Ste K Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-8272

Momentum Construction Steve Meachum 610 B Minuet Ln., Ste 106 Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 672-6033

New South Pizza dba Brixx Pizza Barbara Morgan 100 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4349

Pennsylvania Steel Company Mike Loveland 1000 Hwy 27 South Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 865-0212

Main & Johnson Inc An ActionCOACH Partner Brian Johnson 113 Fielding St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (419) 509-2978

Mona’s Boutique & Gifts Mona Fore 115 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 879-7044

NewBridge Children's Academy Amanda Hommell 201 S. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-7400

Pharr Yarns Bill Carstarphen 100 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 823-2213

Martin, Charlie & Dot Charlie Martin 113 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012

Moore, W. Neil Neil Moore 1505 Southpoint Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 923-9444

Northstar Real Estate Brett Carraway 26 N. Main St., Ste 2 Belmont, NC 28012 (252) 413-7991

Piedmont Lithium, Inc. Patrick Brindle 5706 Dallas Cherryville Hwy 279 Bessemer City, NC 28016 (412) 818-0376

Max Baxter, Inc. Max Baxter 500 Costner School Rd. Bessemer City, NC 28016 (704) 629-4064

Mount Holly, City of Danny Jackson 400 E. Central Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-3931

Northstar Real Estate Rick Gooding 26 N. Main St., Ste 2 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 817-2080

Pine Island Country Club Mike Riddle 1701 Stoneyridge Dr. Charlotte, NC 28214 (704) 394-1422

McAdenville Motors Steve Wetmore 5347 Wilkinson Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 824-7433

Movement Mortgage Sandy Lopez 1000 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 674-3386

Northwestern Mutual Kevin Randall 9115 Harris Corners Pkwy., Ste 400 Charlotte, NC 29269 (704) 494-8063

Pinnix Inc., General Contractors Brad Drury 315 S. South St. Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 867-6383

McAdenville Table & Market John Bailey 129.5 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 879-9042

Muddy River Distillery Robbie & Caroline Delaney 1500 River Dr., Ste 100 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 860-8389

Oak Ridge Dental Arts Eugene K. Olsen DDS 203 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9635

Plastic Materials, Inc. Joe Herring 210 Ash St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 813-0501

McAdenville, Town of Jim Robinette 125 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 824-3190

Mullen, Holland & Cooper, P.A. James Martin 301 S. York Rd. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 864-6751

Office of U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry Brett Keeter 128 W. Main Ave., Ste 115 Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 833-0096

Platinum Home Mortgage Leslie Church 100 N. Main St., Ste 212 Belmont, NC 28012 (980) 938-5686

Lake Wylie Bedding and Furniture Susan Gauff 3826-15 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 770-7741

McDonald's/Stanton Enterprise, Inc. Jeff Stanton 125 E. Charlotte Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 820-1074

MyEyeDr. 640 Summit Crossing Pl., Ste 202 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-3937

Palisades of Belmont Katie Ratchford 1011 Palisades Circle Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 685-8769

PNC Bank John Forgan 100 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 852-5600

Lake Wylie Marine Commission Neil Brennan 9815 David Taylor Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 372-2416

McIntyre Elder Law Greg McIntyre 112 S. Tryon St., Ste 760 Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 259-7040

Nationwide Insurance Neil Brock Agency, Inc. Neil Brock 9 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-6868

Pantron Automation, Inc. Wayne Finley 109 Hubbard St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4965

Portable Restroom Trailers LLC Teri Pahon 6428 Wilkinson Blvd., Ste 144 Belmont, NC 28012 (330) 565-9254

Lamar Cash Register Lamar Hice 23 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9659

McKenney Family Dealerships Clif Calvert 831 S. Main St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 823-1040

Natural Wonders Tours Sharon Johnston 110 W. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 363-5740

Park Street United Methodist Church David Hiatt 120 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8480

Preschool Connection Learning Academy Kathy Beaty 102 Glenway St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-8222

Landmark MD David Layne 100 N. Main St., Ste 121 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8111

McLean Community Steven C. Hinshaw 175 Armstrong Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (980) 283-7150

Naturally Nails Med Spa Chris Hurley 251 Wilmot Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 861-0425

Parks H. Wilson, Jr Attorney At Law Parks Wilson 32 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1079

Proactive Chiropractic & Rehab Center Alec Khlebopros 11010 S. Tryon St., Ste 112 Charlotte, NC 28273 (704) 504-1770

Keith Hawthorne Ford Keith Hawthorne 617 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5186 Kelley's Cars, Inc. Kaye Yaffe 6102 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 826-7300 Kennedy Business Solutions Chris Kennedy PO Box 284 Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 277-3779 Kim's Professional Painting Kim Sprenger O'Cain PO Box 746 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 349-1810 Kumon Math and Reading Center-Belmont Alex Kellogg 6436 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 413-1999 KWL Properties Kenny Livesay 4004 Beechwood Spring Ln. Belmont, NC 28012 (443) 604-4379 L&E Properties Carolyn Helms 551 Highland St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-0801


Maddie Looysen Insurance Agency Susan Maddie 2519 E. Ozark Ave. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 864-0270


RE/MAX Legacy Brandy Mercer 3302 S. New Hope Rd., Ste 400 Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 879-4975 Real Estate Solutions Grady Denton PO Box 168 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 905-8469 Regions Bank Bill Ingram 19430 W. Catawba Ave. Cornelius, NC 28031 (859) 912-1486 Reliable Home Appliance Center Martin Lineberger 3001 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 864-5281 Remembering Austin Nazrul Chowdhury 200 Keyhole Ct. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 747-3448 Representative John Torbett John Torbett 210 Blue Ridge Dr. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-9282 Retirement Dynamics Billy Simmons 408 Trillium Way Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 860-1919 Rhino Wealth Management Todd Van Der Meid, MBA, CFP® 32 N. Main St., Ste 203 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 827-9000 RHSC Development LLC dba Sport Clips Ashley Jordan 6425 Wilkinson Blvd., Ste C Belmont, NC 28012 (803) 487-7713 Right at Home Lou Anne Stovall 100 N. Main St., Ste 107 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 412-3366

Riverfront Apartments Katie Ratchford 3012 River Chase Dr. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 820-0205

Schooley Mitchell Lyall Newby 2012 Tomshire Dr. Gastonia, NC 28056 (469) 231-1140

South Point Family Dentistry Dr. Gary McCord 1215 Spruce St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5111

Stress Free Home Care Corp. Candi Lethcoe 717 S. Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 931-4997

Riverside Flats at Aberfoyle Village dba Aberfoyle Village Apartments, LLC Julie Williams 1200 River Dr. CLUBHOUSE Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 519-4219

Seifert, Ellen Ellen Seifert 501 Dogwood Ln. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 266-4458

South Point Family PracticeBelmont Marck del Castillo 1220 Spruce St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5333

Sub Station II Holly Camp 6425 Wilkinson Blvd., Ste K Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-8230

Riverside Marina & Complex Ralph Dickson 1500 River Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 868-6893 Riverwood Medical Associates Lisa Nanney 3715 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 854-8202 Robert Lee Stowe, Jr. Family YMCA Mary Lima 196 YMCA Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 822-9622 Roberts, Tally Tally Roberts 543 Cox Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 400-1783 Robinson, David David Robinson 308 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 853-9442 Rock Ridge Greenhouses Kevin Mauney 927 Alexis Lucia Rd. Alexis, NC 28006 (704) 263-1096 Rodney Smallwood, CPA Rodney Smallwood 32 N. Main St., Ste 303 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8193 RTR Renovations, LLC Billy Rick 127 S. Main St., Ste A Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 506-4846 S & L Creations, Inc. Pam Smith 120 E. First St. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 824-1930 Sake Express Inc. Linda Tran 675 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-0400 Salon on Center Dina Koutsoupias 119 A Center St. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 824-3900 Sammy's Pub of Belmont John Bailey 25 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4266 Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute- Gastonia Ebonie Wilson 2550 Court Dr., Ste 202 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 861-2294

Selah Media Productions Buck Roberts 6200 Bellingham Dr. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (828) 773-2642 Seven Oaks Church Joey Denton 6014 S. New Hope Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2800 Sharonview Federal Credit Union Julio Porven 1081 Red Ventures Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29707 (704) 969-6926 Sherpa 1001 Morehead Square Dr., Ste 600 Charlotte, NC 28203 (704) 374-0001 Shining Hope Farms Milinda Kirkpatrick 328 Whippoorwill Ln. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-3788 Short Run Pro Victoria Breedlove 710 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1599 Sign Connection Matt Elkin 1660 Pacolet Ct. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 868-4500 Signature Wellness Deborah Matthew 1105 Spruce St., Ste 102 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 752-9346 Simply American Dog Treat Truck Amy Bossard 218 Planetree Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (503) 550-8885

South Point Family PracticeStanley Marck del Castillo 159 E. Dallas Rd. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 825-5333 South Point Pet Hospital Jim Dobies 3 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-7774

Taxco Mexican Grill Sabrina A. Chavez 6418 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2108 Taylor Pelzel Wilcox Real Estate Group Taylor Pelzel 4109 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (828) 228-2271

South Realty LLC Melanie Nichols 145 Riverfront Pkwy. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 685-4104

Taylor, Jonathan Jonathan Taylor 25 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 400-7061

South State Bank-Belmont Karen Price 192 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-7709

Techtheon Global Solutions Marc Burns 6428 West Wilkinson Blvd., Ste 105 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8260

South State Bank-Mt. Holly Jeanne Mack 233 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 884-2361

Terrace Ridge Assisted Living Ivy Lopez 1251 E. Hudson Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-5556

South State Bank-Stanley Michael Grose 412 S. Hwy 27 Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-1212

Tex-Mex Back Road Grill Raquel Cruz 5316 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 890-9102

Southwood Realty Katie Ratchford 165 S. York St. Gastonia NC 28053 (704) 869-6024

The Biz Well Corporation Debbie Cole Concord, NC 28027 (704) 763-4087

Spartan Dyers, Inc. George Kelada 217 Sterling St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-0467 Spectrum Reach LaTasha Brown 1001 Morehead Square Dr., Ste 250 Charlotte, NC 28203 (704) 973-7527

The Cocoa Exchange Ellen Burns McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 737-1963 The Hand Center of the Carolinas Sandra Norville 2391 Court Dr., Ste 120-A Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 866-8976 The Lodge Tavern & Tap Allison Jennings 101 Kenwood St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8044

The UPS Store #4544 Raj Patel 6428 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-1050

Watson Insurance Agency Paul Hendricks,CIC 302 E. Catawba Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 874-4710

The Vintage Nest Jeffrey Lee 119 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-3355

Welcome Wagon & Advertising Rosalind Arbuckle 3230 Gilroy Dr. Indian Land, SC 29707 (703) 629-6585

Tindol Ford Subaru ROUSH Natalie Tindol 1901 E. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 867-8341 Tommy Bynum Heating & Cooling Felicia Mull 331 E. Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4463 Transforming Wellness Essentially Tina Moose Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 718-5480 TruBlue of Gastonia Bob Thomas 2401 Crestview St. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 254-3725 Truliant Federal Credit Union Tammy Kane 121 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 824-4328 Twin Rivers Network Connectors Mike Claypool 1126 Larkspur Ln. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 689-1151 Two Rivers Shag Club, Inc. Kevin Carr 110 Stowe Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 607-5122 U.S. National Whitewater Center Jeff Wise 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy Charlotte, NC 28214 (704) 391-3900

Wellzesta John Robinson 100 N. Main St., Ste 212 Belmont, NC 28012 (864) 214-6530 Wendy's Cathy Alvis 660 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1567 Whitesides & Co., Inc. Clay Gibson 1355-C E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 865-3455 Wilbert Plastic Services Greg Botner 2001 Oaks Parkway Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 247-3850 Wilcox Inc. Jeremy Wilcox 4109 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 461-0604 Wilcox Real Estate Group Kerianne Wilcox 4109 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 909-8600 Wilcox Real Estate Group William J. Howe William Howe 4109 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 747-3444 William Henry Signature SalonBelmont Somer Wilson 15 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9040 William Henry Signature SalonMt.Holly Somer Wilson 104 N. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-1234

Sisters of Mercy South Central Community Beth Thompson 101 Mercy Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-5260

Spruced Goose Station est. by Holy Angels Regina Moody 118 Wesleyan Dr. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 825-4161

Skookum, Inc. Don Post 201 S. Tryon St., Ste 1500 Charlotte NC 28202 (704) 930-7457

Stamps, Leighton & Nancy Leighton & Nancy Stamps 2004 Gladelynn Ct. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8149

Slumpy's Allen Burge 710 Catawba St., Ste D Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-9293

Stanley, Town of Heath Jenkins 416 Highway 27 S. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-4779

Sole Reflection Lynn Wilcox-Galbato 684 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 995-8136

Steelwood Inc. Matt Spiva 2907 Providence Rd., Ste 304 Charlotte, NC 28211 (704) 248-3255

The Residence at Tailrace Marina Thomas Bailey 1001 Marina Village Dr. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 228-7043

W. Porter Rhoton, III, Attorney at Law W. Porter Rhoton III 32 E. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2029

Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home Kay Withers 2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 864-5144

Wal-Mart of Belmont Rusty Evans 701 Hawley Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8885

Woodlawn Funeral Home Carol Carothers 375 Woodlawn Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 820-0608

The Medical Spa Jennifer Bizuneh 530 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 884-2179 The Pointe Church Phyllis Brann 6700 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1709

Sarah Duckworth Events Sarah Duckworth 115 Oak St. Belmont, NC 28012 (802) 345-6566

South Fork Village Apartments Katie Ratchford 1005 South Fork Village Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 842-1463

Stowe Manor Sam Stowe 217 S. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4847

The Schiele Museum Dr. Ann Tippitt 1500 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 866-6908

School Resources, Inc. Dick Cromlish 140 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2322

South Main Cycles Steve Pepitone 4 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8585

Strategic Performance Solutions KM Foreman PO Box 11963 Charlotte, NC 28220 (614) 448-3373

The Teacher Box Libby Stines 225 B Market St. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 868-8269

United Way of Gaston County Linda Slade 200 E. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 864-4554 UrgentVet Pet Clinic James Dobies 600-A Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8868 Visiting Angels Diane Hancock 102 Hidden Pastures Dr., Ste 202 Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 825-3350

William R. Homes, LLC Jimmy Ray 8000 Corporate Center Dr., Ste 100 Charlotte, NC 28226 (704) 541-5772 Williford Financial Services Eric Williford 34 W. Myrtle St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 266-5020 Windmark Consulting, LLC Debbie Windley PO Box 550834 Gastonia, NC 28055 (980) 329-1310


Programs & Services

Elected Officials Belmont

Members of the Chamber have access to a wide array of programs and services Network After Work is a series of after hours events hosted by member businesses, with an emphasis on making business contacts. Sponsorship is available for members only. Morning Spark is the A.M. version of our networking events. they are scheduled several times each year and are sponsored and hosted by member businesses. Ribbon-Cutting ceremonies are offered for members’ new or expanding businesses. Let’s Talk Business gives member business owners opportunities for confidential consulting sessions with the director of the Small Business Center at Gaston College. Business Buzz @ Breakfast events are morning sessions combining networking and information on important local issues. Workshops & Seminars address issues most requested by the membership. Presenters usually are provided by the Small Business Center at Gaston College and sometimes by fellow members of the Chamber on topics in which they have experiencer and expertise. Community Forums planned periodically to address issues important to Chamber members and the community, feature an expanded program with a speaker or panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Sponsorship available for members only. Money$aver: Member-2-Member Discounts save money when you buy products and services from participating Chamber members and offer your own discount to fellow members.

Referrals are made to member businesses when newcomers or visitors come to the Chamber office or request information by phone or email. Chamber Office Displays are available for members’ business cards or brochures. Advertising Discounts for new members by the Gaston Gazette and Banner News. Sponsorships are available for Chamber events and programs including major annual events: • Annual Meeting & Banquet • Golf Tournament • Christmas Parade The Chamber Directory includes a free listing of all member businesses and individuals and is distributed to more than 25,000 readers of the Gaston Gazette and used as a reference throughout the year. Annual Visitor & Newcomer Magazine is a fullcolor magazine featuring the cities and towns of eastern Gaston County and distributed year-round to visitors and newcomers. The Chamber Website includes a free listing of all member businesses and individuals and provides a vital link to newcomers and visitors seeking services. Advertising Opportunities are available to Chamber members on the website, in the Chamber directory, annual visitor and newcomer Welcome Guide and other publications.

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$250.00 $305.00 $355.00 $450.00 $570.00 $700.00 $810.00

Cramerton Town Hall - 155 N. Main Street Cramerton, NC 28032 ........................ 704-824-4337 Town Manager: David C. Pugh Mayor: Will Cauthen Commissioners: Houston Helms | Susan Neeley Donald Rice | Dr. Dixie Abernathy Demetrios Koutsoupias - Mayor Pro Tem The Town Board meets the 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm __________________________________________________________

Lowell City Hall - 101 W. First Street Lowell, NC 28098 .............................. 704-824-3518 City Manager: Kevin Krouse Mayor: Sandy Railey Council: Phil Bonham | DeWayne Chitwood Candy Funderburk | Ken Ervin Thomas Gillespie - Mayor Pro Tem City Council meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pm __________________________________________________________

McAdenville Town Hall - 163 Main Street McAdenville, NC 28101 ...................... 704-824-3190 Town Clerk: Lesley Dellinger Mayor: Jim Robinette Council: Carrie Bailey | Joe Rankin | Greg Richardson Reid Washam | Jay McCosh - Mayor Pro Tem Town Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm __________________________________________________________

Mount Holly City Hall - 400 E. Central Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120 ...................... 704-827-3931 City Manager: Danny Jackson Mayor: Bryan Hough Council: David Moore-Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Breyare | Charles McCorkle | David Moore Jeff Meadows | Lauren Shoemaker | Perry Toomey


Nonprofit organization 501(c)3, church or civic group



Individual/Couple (personal only, no business information)



Optional Link To Your Website


P.O. Box 368 - 100 North Main St., Suite 100, Belmont, NC 28012 Phone: 704-825-5307 | Fax: 704-825-5550 | 50

City Council meets the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00pm __________________________________________________________

Affiliate Member If a business with which you are affiliated is a member, you may have your own membership at this reduced rate.

Additional Opportunities

o City Hall - 115 N. Main Street Belmont, NC 28012 ........................... 704-825-5586 City Manager: Adrian Miller Mayor: Charlie Martin Council: Ron Foulk | Doug Gadd | Ryan Schrift Richard Turner | Martha Stowe - Mayor Pro Tem


City Council meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pm Town Hall - 416 Hwy 27 S. Stanley, NC 28164 ............................. 704-263-4779 Town Manager: Heath Jenkins Mayor: Steven Denton Council: Bud Pate | Rob McMinn | Danny Sparrow Kerry Hart | Cathy Kirkland - Mayor Pro Tem Town Council meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm


Utilities Electric Duke Power .......................................... 800-777-9898 Natural Gas Dominion Energy .................................. 866-366-4357 Cable/Phone/Internet Spectrum .............................................. 855-243-8892 AT&T ................................. Residential - 855-897-9632 Business - 800-288-2020 Open Broadband ................................... 980-434-6736 Water/Sewer Belmont Water Dept .............................. 704-825-5586 Cramerton Two Rivers Utilities ............... 704-866-6716 Lowell Public Works .............................. 704-824-3518 McAdenville .......................................... 704-824-3190 Mount Holly Public Utilities Dept ............ 704-827-3931 Stanley Public Works ............................. 704-263-4779 Garbage Belmont - Waste Pro .............................. 980-255-3800 Cramerton - Waste Management ........... 704-853-7852 Lowell - Streets & Solid Waste ............... 704-824-3518 McAdenville - Harrison Sanitation, Inc. .... 704-263-2340 Mount Holly - Streets & Solid Waste ...... 704-827-9726 Stanley - Waste Connectionsl ................. 704-596-9428

Gaston County Police Dept. ............... 704-866-3320 Gaston County Sheriff’s Dept. ............ 704-869-6800

Gaston County Travel and Tourism ........................................................... 704-825-4044 Gaston County Economic Development Commission ..................................... 704-825-4046 Visit Belmont NC .............. Visit Mount Holly NC ...................... 704-827-3931 Libraries Gaston County Regional Libraries Main Branch - Gastonia ........................ 704-868-2164 Belmont ............................................... 704-825-5426 Lowell .................................................. 704-824-1266 Mount Holly ......................................... 704-827-3581 Stanley ................................................. 704-263-4166 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 ....................................... 704-825-6139

Gaston County 911 Communications .. 704-866-3300


Gaston County Emergency Management .. 704-866-3304 Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-7964 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-879-4231 Town Hall ........................................ 704-824-4337 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-824-4231 Post Office ....................................... 704-824-7411

Gaston County Crime Stoppers ........... 704-861-3320 Gaston Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) ....... 704-866-3212 Fire Marshall ...................................... 704-866-3355 Highway Patrol - Accident Report ........ 919-861-3098 North Carolina Road Conditions ........... 511


Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care-Belmont ......................... 704-631-1820 Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-8540 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-824-3357 Town Hall ........................................ 704-824-3518 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-824-0099 Post Office ....................................... 704-824-1101



Hospital & Urgent Care CaroMont Health ............................... 704-834-2000 CaroMont Regional Medical Center-Mount Holly ............................ 980-834-2266

North Carolina Poison Control Voice/TDD/TTY .............. 1-800-222-1222 American Red Cross ........................... 704-864-2623

Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce ................................ 704-825-5307


Animal Control..704-922-8677 or 704-704-922-8678 Non-Emergencies ........... 704-866-3300 Better Business Bureau ...................... 704-927-8611 or 1-877-317-7236 Births, Deaths and Marriages .............. 704-862-7680 Police Department - Non-emergency (Cramerton) .................................... 704-866-3300 Fire Department - Non-emergency (Cramerton) .................................... 704-879-4231 Town Hall ....................................... 704-824-3190 Post Office ....................................... 704-824-0915

Mount Holly

Gaston County Tax Office ................... 704-866-3067 or 704-866-3719 Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-827-4343 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-822-2927 City Hall .......................................... 704-827-3931 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-827-3931 Post Office ....................................... 704-827-6415

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


Gaston County Parks and Recreation .. 704-922-2160 Police Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-263-4778 Fire Department (non-emergency) ............................. 704-263-3473 Town Hall ....................................... 704-263-4779 Parks and Recreation ....................... 704-263-4779 Post Office ....................................... 704-263-2058

Cancer Services of Gaston County ....... 704-864-1271 Domestic Violence Shelter .................. 704-852-6000 Gaston County Elections .................... 704-852-6005 Gaston County Health Dept. ............... 704-853-5000

Gaston County Senior Center .............. 704-922-2170 Gaston County Veterans Service .......... 704-866-3606 Partners Behavioral Health ...... 888-235-HOPE (4673) Teen Wellness Center .......................... 704-853-5009 United Way of Gaston County ............. 704-864-4554


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