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Gastonia is a city located in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 66,277. It is the county seat of Gaston County. It is considered part of the greater Metrolina area, a region of population, of which... (More Info and Source) Gastonia Real Estate

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Family of father killed wants justice and peace

The family of a Charlotte father who was shot and killed in a home invasion called for justice and peace during a gathering Sunday.

Michael Crawford, 44, was shot and killed in his northeast Charlotte home Sept. 17.

Crawford’s family told Channel 9 they believe he was targeted but don’t know why or who would want to harm him.

Investigators said two men broke into the house while Crawford, his fiancée, 3-year-old daughter, stepdaughter, nephew and mother were sleeping.

“My mother said it sounded like thunder,” said Melvin Crawford, who is  Michael’s brother.   “My brother got up out of bed to see what it was and they (the suspects) confronted him in the hallway.”

Melvin said the suspects demanded money and then shot him in the head before fleeing the scene.  No one else was injured.

No arrests have been made.

On Sunday family and friends gathered at Methodist Home Park off Shamrock Drive to push for justice and peace in honor Crawford. Mothers of Murdered Offspring sponsored the vigil.  The group lit candles, shared stories of Crawford and released balloons.

“I hope that people will see that these families are hurting from people doing senseless crimes and acts of violence,” said Monica Smith, who is Crawford’s sister.  Now his daughter will never know him. I’m hoping people will understand it’s a loss for the community.”

The family has asked for anyone with information on this case to call police.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:49:58 -0400

Officials investigating fire in abandoned home

The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned house off of Aubreywood Drive Sunday night.

According to officials, heavy fire and smoke was showing from the structure.

Firefighters had the fire under control in 20 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Check back with for updates.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:55 -0400

General Motors recalls more than 220,000 cars

(Associated Press) General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire.

The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and 2015 model years. There are 205,309 vehicles affected in the U.S.; the rest of the vehicles are in Canada and elsewhere.

GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use. If the brake pads stay partially engaged with the rotor, excessive brake heat may result in a fire.

GM says it knows of no accidents or injuries related to the defect.

GM will notify owners and repair the vehicles for free.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:35:17 -0400

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