For Tino McFarland, entrepreneurship was always the path; construction was the gateway

McFarland Construction opened shop following the Great Recession. It marks its 10th anniversary during a global pandemic.
By Dante Miller | May 15, 2020

Gastonia church serves thousands curbside at drive-thru pantry

Weekly drive-thru pantry at Mt. Zion Restoration Church provides food and supplies to anyone who needs it. Gaston residents can apply for additional help.
By Dante Miller | May 14, 2020

How these essential businesses are faring during the pandemic

Deemed essential, two local businesses are experiencing the ups and downs of customers at home.
By Dante Miller | May 7, 2020

Pfeiffer University provost named Mitchell College president

Also, Johnson C. Smith University hires former graduate as new vice president.
By Dante Miller | May 5, 2020

Couple finds silver lining in canceled wedding celebration

Mecklenburg County resumes courthouse weddings with new rules; lavish celebrations still postponed.
By Dante Miller | May 1, 2020

7 apps other than Zoom to connect with family and friends

Watch movies, play video games or go shopping together with your crew while obeying distancing rules.
By Dante Miller | April 27, 2020

GoodRoad CiderWorks and Mr. 3’s Crab Pot reflect on Covid-19 impacts

Two restaurant owners open up about how they’re coping with the changes and their outlooks for the future.
By Dante Miller | April 17, 2020

Meet Reggie McNeil, the nonprofit exec who took home the $20K SEED20 prize

McNeil pitched his nonprofit, Transforming Youth Movement, to a panel of judges and won $20,000 at last month's event.
By Dante Miller | April 15, 2020

Uptown Farmers Market will launch virtually this weekend

The virtual launch is first in a three-phase opening based on the status of coronavirus-related restrictions.
By Dante Miller | April 14, 2020

Manager at day spa charged with violating state’s stay-at-home order

According to CMPD, workers at the Cool Cave Spa were warned to shut down at least three times before a manager was cited.
By Dante Miller | April 3, 2020