City offices closed for Martin Luther King holiday

Martin Luther King memorial marker in Gastonia

City of Gastonia administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

Monday’s garbage and recycling collection will be delayed until Tuesday, Jan. 21. Residents can download the personalized WasteWise app for information about City of Gastonia Solid Waste pickup schedules throughout the year.

On Jan. 20, City transit buses will run on a Saturday schedule. The Schiele Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A new, hands-on exhibit about dinosaur babies, Tiny Titans, opened Jan. 12.

City parks will be open. The Skeet & Trap Range will be closed on Martin Luther King day. City community centers will be closed Jan. 20 except for one special event: The Gaston County NAACP will host a celebration of Dr. King’s life at 3 p.m. at the Erwin Community Center.