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Old 05-17-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I think you're right. There are plans to build a new HS in Cramerton which will ease some of the crowding at East Gaston (mt. holly) and South Point (Belmont). Since the economy is down I not sure when it will be built.
Now, I'm no expert on Gastonia, but I've been around quite a bit of it & it seems to me that the bad part is the NW quadrant, going towards Bessemer City. Downtown has lots of abandoned buildings, but they aren't falling down (My God, Camden, NJ was the county seat where I used to live. THAT'S bad!) Downtown can be remedied. But with all of those nice properties in South Gastonia, I just don't see them tolerating the current high school permanently.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Now, I'm no expert on Gastonia, but I've been around quite a bit of it & it seems to me that the bad part is the NW quadrant, going towards Bessemer City. Downtown has lots of abandoned buildings, but they aren't falling down (My God, Camden, NJ was the county seat where I used to live. THAT'S bad!) Downtown can be remedied. But with all of those nice properties in South Gastonia, I just don't see them tolerating the current high school permanently.
I also didn't notice the original date of this post, but I did have to add a few things. Gastonia definitely has two identities. The dominating one is the podunk, trailer park trash, etc. that most people think of when they hear about Gastonia. However, as said earlier, there are very nice parts of the city...areas around Gaston Day School Rd., Robinwood, Redbud, Hoffman, etc. often go unnoticed because the emphasis is put on west Gastonia. Schools in those area are comparable to other good schools in the area. Cramerton and Forestview are very good schools that serve students in south Gastonia. Farther east, you have South Point, but that high school serves students in the Belmont area. Sometimes I look around and I can see why people associate Gastonia with nothing but negativity--and at one point, I was one of those who used to make judgment calls too--but there are some good people here too. Sadly, they're just overshadowed by the ones in those shady areas.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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I also didn't notice the original date of this post, but I did have to add a few things. Gastonia definitely has two identities. The dominating one is the podunk, trailer park trash, etc. that most people think of when they hear about Gastonia. However, as said earlier, there are very nice parts of the city...areas around Gaston Day School Rd., Robinwood, Redbud, Hoffman, etc. often go unnoticed because the emphasis is put on west Gastonia. Schools in those area are comparable to other good schools in the area. Cramerton and Forestview are very good schools that serve students in south Gastonia. Farther east, you have South Point, but that high school serves students in the Belmont area. Sometimes I look around and I can see why people associate Gastonia with nothing but negativity--and at one point, I was one of those who used to make judgment calls too--but there are some good people here too. Sadly, they're just overshadowed by the ones in those shady areas.
It's a shame that it's like that. Now I live in City of Kings Mountain, which is generally referred to as Kings Mountain, which is the unincorporated area surrounding the town. Most people, when they hear Kings Mountain assume that it is totally rural, which the city & some of the unincorporated area is not. I think that Gastonia & Kings Mountain are misconstrued the most by a lot of the people in Charlotte.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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It's a shame that it's like that. Now I live in City of Kings Mountain, which is generally referred to as Kings Mountain, which is the unincorporated area surrounding the town. Most people, when they hear Kings Mountain assume that it is totally rural, which the city & some of the unincorporated area is not. I think that Gastonia & Kings Mountain are misconstrued the most by a lot of the people in Charlotte.
I've not heard a lot of bad things about Kings Mountain. I have family there and I think it's a nice-sized town. Haven't been there in a while. I do know, though, that some people have some very country accents there--but don't we all?
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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I've not heard a lot of bad things about Kings Mountain. I have family there and I think it's a nice-sized town. Haven't been there in a while. I do know, though, that some people have some very country accents there--but don't we all?
LOL, well usually, when I suggest Kings Mountain to someone because the schools are very good, people from Charlotte carry on about how rural it is. I finally figured out that they don't know that the town exists & think that the unincorporated area by exit 5 is Kings Mountain.

I mean, really, what's more convenient to a person working uptown, Kings Mountain, or some area of Union county that's south of Charlotte?
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