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Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina Where does More than half of your income go business 6a 75c a saturday May 2, 2015 a a june Zug 2012 a grand opening after nearly six years in the works the Park officially opens to the Public. The playground Dock disc Golf baskets walking Trail and the first of two pedestrian Bridges Are in place. Town officials say this is Only the beginning. Work Complete in 2012 represented about 85 percent of cram Erton s plans for the Riverside Oasis. Gazette file photos a a August 2014 a More to come officials break ground on the second phase of the Park. The Park closes so Crews can Complete $1.5 million in additions. A a december 2014 a new Bridge the projects most massive feature a second pedestrian Bridge Rolls into town. The 9,000-Pound Bridge connected eighth Avenue to Goat Island Over the South Fork River and created a connection for the Carolina thread Trail. Goat Island $3. In Worth of fun Cramerton makes room for fishing flinging and fetching John Clark the Gazette Richard wilis hits the Ball As he and friends play pingpong on a table at Goat Island Park in Cramerton during the reopening and dedication event Friday evening. More photos on Pogo a and . By Lauren Batten Cramerton residents got their first peek Friday at new amenities on Goat Island Park. After nearly nine years in the works and two phases of construction the Park has become what town leaders dreamed it would be. Goat Island has been closed for construction for nearly nine months. Its completion represents a total s3.1 million investment in outdoor recreation. The reopening meant freebies music games and food for the folks who came to celebrate. Before children and dogs roamed the 30-acre Island goats were a constant sight a hence the name. Town namesake Stuart Cramer a textile executive put goats on the Island As Early As 1910 to feed on the vegetation. A a May 2, 2015 a a new grand opening the second phase of Goat Island Park opens to the Public. New features a a dog Park a permanent pingpong tables and Cornholme boards a a fishing pier a second Bridge a playground for children Ages 2 to 5 a fitness Pavilion where s memento of fallen son search parties came first now Zippo is upping the Reward by Diane Turbyf the Story of a missing lighter in Stanley made its Way to Pennsylvania this week and inspired an International corporation to help in the search. Hit hard o Brien lost his 21-year-old son when the Marine was killed by a Roadside bomb in Afghanistan four years ago. Last week he lost a memento he carried with him daily a Zippo lighter his son gave him before deploying. Hundreds of people have searched for the lighter and now the Zippo manufacturing co. Wants to pitch in. Shocking loss Nic o Brien told his father to hold on to the lighter until he returned from overseas said tug Deason a Friend of the family. Since the marines death. Richard of Brien has put the lighter in his pocket every Day. Most Days it stayed tucked inside a zippered pocket of the Man s cargo shorts. Of Brien works for the town of Stanley. Ile had just finished cutting grass at Harper Park on april 23 when he patted his pocket and realized the lighter was gone. Nic o Brien Ash memento Page 3a have you seen it what dark Blue lighter with . Marine corps insignia when lost april 23 where Likely in the grass at Harper Park in Stanley Reward $1,000 return to Stanley town Hall or Harper Park 704-263 4779 Halifax Page edited by Lauren Frame Margaret Wood 90, Shelby John Hodge sr., 86, Kings Mountain Betty Mobley 86, Shelby find today s and past obituaries online at . Forecast High 76� it a 50 for Complete weather see Page 2a Day number of of Days year left 122 243 10339 00001 7 daily 75<

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