The Gift that Keeps Giving

By Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr. President, Gates County Community Partnership “The Model – Spearheaded by a passionate entity with knowledge, infrastructure and financial resources.…


GCCP Provides Sponsorship to the Gates County High School Athletic Booster Club

Sports benefit the physical fitness and mental health of participants. They also offer the opportunity to work in a team environment, amplify leadership skills, and develop…


Saunders Legacy Remains

By Cal Bryant Editor, Gates County Index GATESVILLE – As he did while still walking among us, Benjamin Saunders, Sr. is still making headlines. Saunders, who spent 40 years in…


Late Benjamin C. Saunders, Sr. Receives The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society Award

The prestigious award is reserved for NC governors’ highest honor! By Morehead Planetarium and Science Center June 12, 2021 | GATES COUNTY, NC The late Benjamin Saunders, Sr., a…


Gates County Community Partnership Provides Scholarships to North Carolina Promise Plan Recipients

Gates County Community Partnership (GCCP) presented full tuition one-year scholarships to North Carolina Promise Tuition Plan recipients Makayla Hathaway and Emma Taylor, both…


GSK Science in the Summer” is Coming to Students of Gates County

This summer, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is presenting “GSK Science in the Summer” to the students of Gates County. Funded by GlaxoSmithKline, this program is a free…


UNC’s Morehead is Offering “Science Rising!” to County Youth

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is bringing “Science RISING!” to Gates County this summer. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this is a free aerospace science…


Gates County Community Partnership Gifts Computers to Middle and High School Students

Gates County Community Partnership (GCCP) recently donated Chromebooks to students at Central Middle School and Gates County High School as part of Phase 1 of “The Access…


Gates County Community Partnership Donates Bikes to Local Youth

"Nothing provides like a bicycle to a young person. Our directors all have vivid memories of exciting rides throughout the county," exclaimed Sherley Jones, Jr. of Gates County…