From Our State Magazine:

There’s a rhythm in the history of this Gaston County city, and chic restaurants and shops are creating an infectious new beat.

Belmont began with two sounds. The first was the clamor of bells, ringing out through a hushed quiet. On the grounds of Belmont Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1876, the bells can still be heard today. The second was the whistle and metal clanking of trains.

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