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Welcome, abghtyMy Profile | Logout0 messagesClick Here for E-mail and Text AlertsSearch: Site WebJobs Autos Real Estate ClassifiedsWeather Traffic Yellow Pages56.0°FFair and 56.0°FWinds CalmLast Update: 2009-10-11 19:20:50Click Here for More WeatherADVERTISEMENTThings to do in Gaston CountyEvents Dining Venues1. The 16th Annual Carolina…2. Disney On Ice presents…3. 19th Annual Latin…4. Go Urban Adventure Race –…5. Star Wars: In ConcertClick for More Events Add Your EventsFeatured EventsFind an Eventw hat w hen w here Goyou photos blogs forums explorePublish Your StuffADVERTISEMENTHome > Local NewsFreedom New s photos by Brittany RandolphA cannon is prepared for fire during a battle re-enactment at the Kings Mountain Gatew ayFestival on Saturday.1 of 2Other Articles in this CategoryWeb exclusive: Gastonia Police reportsfor Sunday, Oct. 11, 20093 hours & 28 minutes agoPolice: Teen faces arson charge fortrying to burn down his own homeWoman accused of hitting another in theface with telephone at local strip clubTwo schools get new assistantprincipalsNew state law spurs recycling boom inGastoniaMost Viewed StoriesTwo schools get new assistant principalsFive things to watch in Panthers-Redskinsgame7 Wonders of Gaston County begins withTonys Ice CreamFISH CAMPS: Battered, fried GastonCounty historyNew state law spurs recycling boom inGastoniaMost Commented StoriesGaston school calms tensions after rebelflag flownNobel Peace Prize surprise: 2009 awardgoes to President Barack ObamaGaston County teens plead guilty to rapingPrint Story | E-Mail Story | Font SizeGateway Festival attractspeople from across the countryComments 0 | Recommended 1October 11, 2008 6:21 PMDav id AllenKINGS MOUNTAIN - Shaken by thunderous cannon fire, asmoky field remained quiet for just a moment.A child laughed in the distance.It was something that Verlin Judd traveled across the country tosee."This is kind of something Ive been wanting to do," Judd, aSeattle resident, said Saturday. "Finally, Im here."For Judd, history came to life at the Kings Mountain GatewayFestival. His ancestral relatives fought at the Battle of KingsMountain.As part of the festival, Revolutionary War re-enactors gave Juddand a sizeable audience a glimpse into combat circa 1780.Nearly every gunshot sent onlookers reeling back. The fightculminated with members of the backcountry militia runningredcoats into nearby woods.But a battle re-enactment wasnt all the festival had to offer.For children and pet lovers? A "cute critters" competition. Andgearheads had toys to look over at a car show."The bane of every special events planner is the weather," saidEllis Noell, the citys special events director. "We werefortunate. We got the rain in earlier this part of the week. Skiesare cleared by now. Beautiful blue skies."The event was a celebration of Kings Mountains designation asthe "Gateway City" to three area parks, Noell noted.He estimated there would be a few thousand attendeesthroughout the day.enlargeSECRET: WhiteTeeth TrickDentists Do NOTwant you to knowabout this teethwhitening secret!Visit site...ShelbyResidents: Make$63/Hr Part-Time!$63/hr part-time jobsopen. Requirements:Just a computer.Explore now ...Home News Sports Business Lifestyles Obituaries Interact Blogs Gazette Sites Services Legals10/11/2009 Gateway Festival attracts people from …gastongazette.com/…/mountain-2594… 1/3
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