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Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina The Gaston Haven to gotten your vehicle registration sticker in the mail find out what a taking so Long in 750 a thursday August 13, 2015police Gaston teen brought gun to church27-year-old also charged in incident teen has been arrested several times this year by Lauren Baheri police said a Cherryville teen brought a gun into a Charlotte Church last sunday. Austin Nathaniel Hannon 16, of Cherryville and 27-year-old Michael Brandon Blake of Charlotte were both charged with carrying a concealed gun. Police said each of them had a gun. Investigators said they do not believe the men intended to harm anyone in the Church. According to police the two went to the first haitian Church of Grace on West sugar Creek Road and asked for someone to Pray with them. Church members told police the two carried backpacks and acted suspiciously. According to a release from Charlotte Mecklenburg police Church leaders did not want to interrupt the service and asked officers to speak with the men later. Officers left the Church but stayed close by police said. Hannon nearly an hour and half later Church leaders called police again saying they confronted the two men who admitted to having guns in their backpacks. Church leaders took the guns until officers arrived the release said. Blake and Hannon were interviewed by police. Investigators said they do not believe the men brought the guns into the Church with malicious intent or at anytime intended to Hurt anyone. Blake Hannon was also charged with Possession of a firearm by a minor. He was jailed sunday and released into a guardians custody monday. Blake was Given a $2,500 Bond. Hannon has been arrested several times this year in Gaston county. He was charged Lune 12 with communicating threats and faces other drug and resisting arrest charges that Stem from february and april incidents. You can reach reporter Lauren Baheri at 704-869-1842 or l Volun Gaston cities rewarding workers for Good deeds by Diane Turbyfill v to 4 ii i a a volunteers by definition work for free but some government agencies Are encouraging employees to give their time while on the clock. Meals on wheels serves lunches to about 400 people each year in Gaston county not counting the program in Gastonia. Getting food on the tables for people in the program requires a lot of work and a lot of helpers. The feeding program has Long relied on Church members and retirees to deliver food but businesses and municipalities have started helping out. A service leadership Bessemer City is one of the latest in the county to allow employees to Volunteer while on the Job. Workers give a Day or two a month to connect with residents and make sure they re Well in addition to fed. City manager James Inman said he was pleased to hear More than 20 employees signed up when Given the option. A it was much higher than i thought a he said. Quot it just reflects the kind of people who work Here. Our folks Are about service and Bessemer Sparks and recreation workers have Long volunteered with the program because the department hosts a group meal site. If Drivers failed to show up employees hopped in their cars and took Over. But now police officers clerks and Public works employees have their own routes. Mount Holly Stanley and Belmont Gazette photos by Mike Hensdill above Otis Whitehurst of Bessemer City delivers a hot meal to Dorlla Holland on tuesday morning As part of the meals on wheels program. Whitehurst who serves on several boards in the City drives two meals on wheels routes each month. Below Nancy Cunningham puts together lunches at first United methodist Church on West Alabama Avenue in Bessemer City on tuesday morning that will later be delivered. Want to Volunteer to help with meals on wheels Call Dale Porter at 704-862-7676. Or Phyllis Chute at 704 862-7825. Program work last year. Otis Whitehurst and Michael Meeks Are two friends in Bessemer City who drive routes a couple of times a month. The men have known about the program since they were boys. Both their mothers volunteered with meals on wheels. A so its kind of a family tradition a Whitehurst said. Meeks and Whitehurst Arentt City employees but they Volunteer on Bessemer City boards and Are immersed in the Community. Driving a meals on wheels route is another Way to stay connected Whitehurst said. A see volunteers Page 3a police officers also deliver meals As do nearly a dozen Gaston county employees. Taking time out about boo volunteers made the High Low 89� 67� for Complete weather see Page 2a i in fit business. .9 a crime news. .3 a debate. .4a classifieds. .7-10d crossword. .4d. 8d lottery numbers. .2a Hall fax Media group Page designed and edited by Erie beam obituaries 12-3b Junior Turner 78, mount Holly Scott Mccaskill 48, Gastonia Barbara Murray 48, Grover Patricia Beaty 75, Gastonia Arthur Mclendon Charlotte Jack Conrad jr., 50, Gastonia Melvin Brakefield 74, York . Jessica Stewart 30, York . Tony Hoilfield 63. Blacksburg . Tina Blackwelder 35, Dallas Patricia Beatty 69, Rock Hill . Jeffrey Wilkes 58, Gastonia Blanche Moore 84, mount Holly Linda Roland 67, Gastonia Bernece Glass 83, Kings Mountain Ora Wilson 85, Lincolnton Cora Rouse by Gastonia Edward Sadler Iii 38, Gastonia to Call the Gazette 704 869 1700 delivery questions 704 869-1800 10339 Quot 00001 7 daily 75<

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