The Gastonia Fire Department responded to a call of a person trapped underground at 128 West Main Avenue at a construction site on Tuesday afternoon. Rescuers lifted a worker who had fallen into a hole leading to the basement of an old building out using a basket and ladder truck. The man was taken to the hospital where he was being treated for multiple injuries.
For many Christians, Lent starts this week with Ash Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016. Parishioners received ashes on their foreheads at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, a predominantly African-American church on Statesville Avenue in Charlotte.
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