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Gastonia Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina The Gasto Pursuit of greatness East Lincoln and Ashbrook vie for state titles. In 75<r a saturday March 14, 2015 a of a ? a a Quot Quot a a in god we Trust goes on courthouse Michael Barrett the Gazette Jerry Strickland installation supervisor for sign connection in Gastonia cleans off the newly affixed in god we Trust motto on the Gaston county courthouse in Gastonia on Friday upheld legality of motto regardless of Church state separation by Michael Barrett it took less than 30 minutes Friday morning for workers to install the National motto on the facade of the Gaston county courthouse. When they were done 12 inconspicuous Black letters a tucked under the slightly larger courthouse name a declared the four word phrase Quot in god we sign connection of Gastonia donated the materials and labor for the installation. Quot it was just the right thing to do for us and our Community and we were honoured to have the Opportunity a said Brenda Craig a member of Gastonia City Council and chief financial officer of the company. A it was a Mutual feeling with county leaders that this is something that would be the right thing for Gastonia and Gaston county commissioners voted unanimously last month to install the motto heeding a suggestion by the . Motto action committee to put it on a Public building. Committee Leader Rick Lanier led a similar successful charge in Lexington when he was a Davidson county commissioner More than a decade ago. Their decision angered some area residents who see the act As inappropriate under the philosophy of separating Church and state. A see courthouse Page sati i Trust in god. I done to need a sign to Tell me that. Courthouse employee a should lottery she amp wins be Public rom staff reports Al Man cheated investors out of thousands Gastonia a Micah Christopher Wilson 59, was accused this week of bilking local investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Law enforcement agents with the . Secretary of states securities division on thursday charged Wilson with two counts of felony securities fraud and two counts of obtaining property by false pretences. Investigators allege Wilson deceived multiple victims in Gaston and surrounding counties convincing them to invest Money with him and his company creative financial concepts inc. Wilson is accused of telling investors they would earn at least 8 percent interest on their principal in an unspecified investment. Investigators believe Wilson instead spent the Money himself and used it to pay to other investors. He also failed to Tell investors that he was not registered to sell securities. The Secretary of states office worked in partnership with the Burke county sheriffs office and the Cleveland county sheriffs office on the Case. Secretary of state Elaine f. Marshall said the Gastonia police department also assisted. Wilson is now in custody in the Gaston county jail under a $1 million Bond. A this is an ongoing investigation a Marshall said. A we strongly urge anyone who believes they May be a victim of or. Wilson or creative financial concepts to Contact the Secretary of states securities division at 1-800-688-4507.�?� anyone considering an investment should always first Call the . Secretary of states securities division at i 800-688-4507 to make sure the person offering the investment and the inv surent itself Are properly registered. Wilson forecast High Low ski i Index 69 o pags2a for Complete j 11 Al ctr i business. 6a crossword.4d, 2e lottery numbers.2a classifieds.1-6e i �?Tdebate.4a police reports.3a m be hens Iii the Gazette Angle Killian Sells a scratch off lottery ticket to a customer at the Lowell mini Mart on Mcadenville Road in Lowell on Friday afternoon. North Carolina lawmakers Are debating a change in state Law that would allow lottery winners to remain Anonymous. Lucky folks get pestered but secrets Breed suspicion by Kevin eds when Edward Smith won $50,000 two years ago in the state lottery his Good Luck earned a mention in the Gazette. The Bessemer City Man believes future winners should get the same treatment. Quot i think it ought to go in the paper As soon As they win it a Smith said a that Way All of their family and friends can come by the House and borrow sortie Smith 78, was Only joking about family and friends with their hands out. In fact he said having his lottery win publicized did no to bring him any unwanted attention. But As a daily lottery player Smith said he was serious about keeping Public the identities of people who win the bigger lottery prizes. Even if he dido twin he still likes to know who did he said. North Carolina lawmakers Are debating a change in state Law that would allow lottery winners to remain Anonymous. A not everything is everybody a business Quot said rep. Jason same a Lincoln who said he has t made a final decision on his position. A a in a sure every time a big lottery Winner is announced in the newspaper they have a whole lot of new friends a he said. Rep. Darren Jackson a Wake introduced the Bill. He told the associated press that people with old Fortune be singled out. Possibly opening them up to repeated contacts from charities or potential scammers seeking a piece of the winnings. Jackson a father won a $1 million pow Serball Jackpot in 2007. A see lottery Page 5a Halifax Media group Page edited by Lauren Frame today a obituaries j 26, 3b David Oran 57, Clover . Gwan Justus 88, Gastonia Jaunt Elliott 44, Gastonia Tony Day 67. Gastonia Larry reap 71. Concord Ernast Jonas 73, York . Paulino Long 86, York . Nolon Eaton 36, Cherryville Vivian Harman 91, Gastonia Ann Moody 84, Rock Hill . Jack Millwood 72, Lexington . Worton suntan 86, Denver Plato Hedgepeth 92, Cherryville James Mckahan 73 Loyd Crain 93, Charlotte Ezra Muon 73, York . William Dell Lnger 97, Shelby Doris Dockory 81, Shelby Connie Robinson 65 Gerald Hendricks 78, Cherryville i to cow the Gazette 704 869-1700 delivery questions 704-8691800

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