–Other Voices


Topix is a newsreader/headline scraper,  or commonly known as an aggregator. It is a product of a three-way newspaper investment deal called Topix LLC. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Topix LLC is a privately held company with investment from Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB).

The local newspapers: Gazette is owned by Freedom Communications; Observer is owned by McClatchy; the BannerNews is owned by Republic Newspapers, a privately owned company based out of Kings Mountain.

Belmont –  relatively lively discussion forum,  be wary of offensive language

Mt. Holly – moderately used discussion forum,

Cramerton –

McAdenville –


Gastonia  –   

Charlotte – very lively discussions about Charlotte area news, edited by various people, be watchful for adult commentary


Gaston County Watchdog – pretty pointed commentary, Mt. Holly seems to get a lot of play

Others – Other Voices – Politics

Gaston Politicsoperated and maintained by the Gaston Gazette

Gaston County Democrats – Chairman is Robert Kellogg  

Gaston County RepublicansChairman is Craig Collins.

Libertarian Party – Mecklenburg County is the closest to Belmont

Green Party – NC Green Party, active site in Mecklenburg County

The Meck Deck – John Locke Foundation blogsite, very interesting….

For all you RP  and LARP aficionados:


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