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Getty Scott Barber was traveling in Spain when he got the call on Tuesday that would upend his professional life: He was no longer a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers because a cheating scandal had invalidated the test that Barber had just passed. Barber had been a Master Sommelier—one of the wine industry's top designations and one held by just 273 people in the world—for a mere five heady, glorious weeks, part of an elite group of 24 sommeliers that had been awarded the title in St. Louis on September 5. It took Barber, who is president... [Read More]
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Letters and Priority Mail boxes would be affected, if the USPS price increase goes into affect.        ... [Read More]
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A Gastonia man who joined the sex offender registry after he sexually assaulted a child was arrested Wednesday after allegedly visiting a Gaston County middle school.Jesse Alex Yelton was at Southwest Middle School on Friday, sheriff's deputies say. As a sex offender, Yelton is barred from going to places primarily intended for the care or supervision of minors.The 32-year-old joined the registry following his conviction in York County, South Carolina, in 2005, when he committed a lewd act on a... [Read More]
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With the effects of Hurricane Michael likely to sweep across the Carolinas, Gaston County Schools announced there will be no school Thursday.The closure extends to all activities, including parent conferences and sports, the school system announced.The storm made landfall in Florida on Wednesday with winds exceeding 150 mph. National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Kimball said Gaston County could get 4-6 inches of rain from the storm. [Read More]
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Jamestown Sun You tentatively walk down the broad wooden stairs to the basement of the historic 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse. You're faced with the dilemma of which way to go: a dungeon... [Read More]
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