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Endless Outdoor Sporting Events in Gaston County, NC

Endless Outdoor Sporting Events in Gaston County, NC

As Seen In: Sports Planning Guide

With a suburban feel and easy access to the big-city amenities of Charlotte, Gaston County is an ideal location for outdoor sporting events in North Carolina.

Gaston County Museum of Art and History

Gaston County Museum of Art and History

As Seen In: Pg 28 Gaston Lifestyles Sept/Oct 2016, Author: Regan Brooks

The Gaston County Museum of Art and History is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the county. “And that’s a shame,” says Jason Luker. “It’s really about time people knew about us and the wonderful things we have to offer.”

Michael Applegate: come see all Gaston has to offer!

Michael Applegate: come see all Gaston has to offer!

As Seen In: Pg 12 Gaston Lifestyles May/June 2016, Author: Michael Applegate

I believe we’re working toward a common purpose that benefits us all.”

That’s what Michael Applegate recently said about the efforts of Gaston County Travel and Tourism. Applegate, 50, is the department’s new director. He is a CDME or certified destination management executive. Prior to coming on board in his new position in January, Applegate spent four years as the senior vice president of sales and destination services at the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Before that, he spent nine years as the director of research for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.