Gaston County commissioners have given the green light to spend $1.5 million on new vehicles.
Most of the money -- $1.2 million -- will be used to buy cars, trucks, vans and ambulances. Another $311,000 will be used to buy equipment, pay for decals, taxes and title fees.
County leaders said this is a necessary investment that can't be delayed any longer.
Gaston Co. to spend $1.5 million on new vehicles
Toddler, newborn baby found stabbed to death; father charged
1 dead after RV crashes, catches fire on I-77 in Chester Co., troopers say
MEDIC: Seven people injured in crash on I-85 in northeast Charlotte
1 dead on Vegas Strip shooting, gunman barricaded on bus