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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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Troopers investigating deadly wreck in Chester County

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were investigating a deadly crash in Chester County early Friday morning.

According to troopers, the crash happened just after 5:45 a.m. on West End Road near Stone Road.

Details surrounding the wreck were not immediately available.

Channel 9 has a crew headed to the scene and will have updates on wsoctv.com.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:25:58 -0500

EPA expected to treat coal waste like garbage

(AP) Environmentalists and industry experts expect the first federal standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash more like household garbage than a hazardous material.

The EPA is expected to issue a rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the EPA has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states.

Environmentalists wanted coal ash to be classified as hazardous, which would put Washington in charge of enforcement. The coal industry fought back, citing costs and a damping effect on the recycling market. About 40 percent is reused.

By putting it in same category as trash, citizens and states would enforce the standards.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:39:52 -0500

Troopers: 16-year-old bicyclist hit, killed by SUV in Gaston Co.

North Carolina state troopers told Channel 9 that a teen driver hit and killed a 16-year-old on a bicycle in Gaston County Thursday night.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. on Mariposa Road just outside of Stanly.

Investigators said Matthew Perry was wearing dark clothes and was riding on the wrong side of the road toward Stanly when an SUV hit him head-on.

Troopers said the 16-year-old driver, Peyton Rozzelle, didn't see him and there were no reflectors on Perry’s bike.
 
So far, no charges have been filed.

According to Channel 9's partners at the Gaston Gazette, Rozelle attended East Gaston High School. The boy lived about two miles away on Mariposa Road, which would also be in the East Gaston High School district.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:15:00 -0500

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