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On the calendar - Entertainment & Life  Gaston Gazette

SATURDAYBikefest: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., George Poston Park. The park is home to more than 10 miles of mountain bike trails and was named a National ...



Nick Muse looks to fill key spot for South Carolina  Gaston Gazette

In one week, Nick Muse went from sitting on the couch to playing tight end in the SEC.Muse transferred to South Carolina from William and Mary in June, a move ...



New school year begins Monday  Gaston Gazette

For some, it's their first day of kindergarten or first day of teaching.For others, it's the start of their last year before graduation.But Monday marks the end of ...



Photos: PHOTOS: South Point High School Graduation 2019  Gaston Gazette

Images from the 2019 South Point High School graduation held Saturday, June 8, 2019. [Bill Bostick/Special to the Gazette]. [1/16]. South Points seniors toss ...



South Point aims to contend for state title in 2019  HighSchoolOT

The South Point Red Raiders are the pride of Belmont, NC; but can they win a conference championship in 2019?



September 17th: Adam Kincaid. The ups-and-downs of a summer.  WBTV

September 17th: Adam Kincaid had an eventful summer in his fight against NUT Midline Carcinoma.



Photos: Photo gallery of first day of school  Gaston Gazette

Send your first day of school photos to Kellis@gastongazette.com. Please include student's name, school and who took the photograph. [1/68]. First day of eighth ...



South Carolina football: Tight end Nick Muse granted immediate eligibility  Rivals.com

After a preseason filled with bad news at the the tight end position, the South Carolina football team received good news on Friday. Tight end transfer Nick Muse ...



12 renovation projects slated for Gaston County Schools  Gaston Gazette

Renovation and upgrade projects at 12 schools are planned to begin with funding from borrowed school bonds.The projects represent a portion of the $250 ...



Photos: American Legion Baseball: Asheville at Gaston Braves  Gaston Gazette

Gaston's Dosi Jonas attempts to complete the double play as Jarrett Penland is out at second as the Braves hosted Asheville in American Legion playoff action ...



2019 Belmont Sports Hall of Fame banquet  Gaston Gazette

In South Point High's long and successful athletic history, the school has produced four professional athletes. Two of them were inducted into the Belmont Sports ...



Photos: PHOTOS: RS Central at South Point Baseball  Gaston Gazette

Photos from the R-S Central at South Point baseball game Friday evening at South Point High School. [JOHN CLARK/THE GASTON GAZETTE]. [1/22].



Developer cleared to build more homes in Belmont subdivision  Gaston Gazette

The developer behind a large new subdivision being created in Belmont has received clearance to increase the number of residential lots at the site.A little more ...



New residential community makes debut in Belmont  Gaston Gazette

Montcross Area Chamber members and friends recently previewed the new Laurel Walk community of 76 townhomes and 23 single-family homes in the ...



Miss South Point Pageant set for Feb. 17  Gaston Gazette

South Point High School holds its annual Miss South Point Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Gerald Cortner Auditorium at the school, 906 ...



UNC Football landed two four-star wide receivers in the first week after 2019’s Signing Day  Tar Heel Blog

It was quite the week for the football program, which got a running start to the class of 2020 while the basketball staff remains patient for the class of 2019.



South Points Ray Grier looking to heal up bothersome hamstring injury  Gaston Gazette

A University of North Carolina football commitment, Grier will compete in Saturday's Western N.C. 2A track regionals. It's been a busy year for South Point High ...



South Point boys complete a Southwestern 2A Conference track repeat  Gaston Gazette

After winning last year's Southwestern 2A Conference boys track title, South Point High coach Bill Hannon said his team began the year determined to repeat.



South Point football preview: New coach, title-winning returners give Raiders high hopes  Gaston Gazette

BELMONT - South Point High frequently uses the phrase "Tradition never graduates" when describing its football program.Well, in a year in which a coach and ...



Location determined for new Belmont middle school  Gaston Gazette

A location has been determined to build Belmont's new middle school.On Monday, Gaston's public school board agreed unanimously to purchase a 78-acre ...



Gaston County Schools honors its top employees  Gaston Gazette

Gaston County Schools honored four employees Monday night with its most prestigious awards at the 2019 Evening of Excellence ceremony held at Gaston ...



Former Gaston County teacher pleads guilty to sex with high school student  Charlotte Observer

A former Gaston County teacher, who pleaded guilty to having sex with an 18-year-old student, will avoid jail time and instead serve two years of probation and ...



Bi-Lo grocery store to close in Belmont  Gaston Gazette

Grocery shoppers in Belmont will soon have one fewer option.The Bi-Lo grocery store located at 6507 Wilkinson Boulevard will close on or before March 25, ...



Charlotte Talks: Nation's Top Public School Teacher Is From Gaston County  WFAE

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The nation's top teacher, Bobbie Cavnar, from South Point High in Belmont talks about excellence in teaching and why, after.



Adam Hodge named new South Point football head coach  Gaston Gazette

The 2004 South Point graduate and former defensive coordinator takes over for Mickey Lineberger, who retired in January.



Meet The Gazette/Star Best & Brightest 2019  Gaston Gazette

They've served as mentors, filled backpacks so children would not go hungry on weekends, and created school beautification projects.They've traveled to ...



2020 Four-Star Wide Receiver Ray Grier Announces Commitment  The Spun

One of the top wide receiver recruits in the country has announced his college commitment. Ray Grier, a four-star wide receiver out of Belmont, North Carolina, ...



Gaston high schools name valedictorians and salutatorians  Gaston Gazette

Gaston County Schools has 22 students in the Class of 2019 who have achieved valedictorian or salutatorian honors. Each valedictorian and salutatorian were ...



South Points winningest basketball season in school history ends in state playoffs  Gaston Gazette

League rival East Rutherford eliminates Red Raiders in first round of N.C. 2A.



Photos: PHOTOS: Miss South Point  Gaston Gazette

South Point High School holds its annual Miss South Point Scholarship Pageant 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Gerald Cortner Auditorium at the school, 906 ...



South Point vs. Shelby: A look at six of the best games in the rivalrys history  Gaston Gazette

Schools that have won the most conference and state championships in their respective counties have had many memorable matchups.



Photos: State of Football - Gaston County Middle Schools  Gaston Gazette

Belmont's Aaron Chaney, 10, celebrates with Cam Medlock, 44, after he scored a touchdown during their game against Mount Holly Wednesday afternoon at ...



ALL-STATE BLOCKER LARRY DOWDY COMMITS TO APP STATE  247Sports

In-state offensive lineman Larry Dowdy has committed to Appalachian State after an honor-filled senior season.



182 households being built around Belmonts Harris Teeter  Gaston Gazette

The first big wave of a new mixed-use development in Belmont crashed last year, bringing a long-awaited new grocery store and shopping center along South ...



South Point graduates Kyle Richardson, Tanner Muse enjoy Clemsons whirlwind title tour  Gaston Gazette

Richardson an assistant coach and Muse an All-ACC defensive for Clemson's national championship football team. The past month has been a whirlwind for ...



He was an outsider growing up. Now he’s been named one of the best teachers in the US.  The Charlotte Observer

Gaston County high school teacher Bobbie Cavnar, named the nation's top teacher by the NEA Foundation, says he's happy teaching Shakespeare to teens.



Queen of the Apostles breaks ground on new church  Gaston Gazette

The Roman Catholic congregation of Queen of the Apostles won't have to travel far to its new church under construction in Belmont.The more than 1200-family ...



How unfinished business led former South Point standout Muse back to Clemson for his senior season  Gaston Gazette

The local product earned third-team All-ACC honors after being credited with 76 tackles - 2.5 of them for a loss - two sacks and two interceptions while helping ...



2017 Belmont Sports Hall of Fame is on Oct. 24  Gaston Gazette

Duke baseball coach Chris Pollard featured speaker as former South Point standouts Devon Lowery, Stephen Cowie and Rick Cherry and South Point's 2011 ...



Finalists named for Gaston County Teacher of the Year  Gaston Gazette

Five finalists have been named for Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year 2019-2020.The nominees include teachers from Warlick Academy, Hunter Huss, ...



Art and basketball: How a painting of South Point coach Kody Kubbs made its way into the Red Raiders’ student section  Gaston Gazette

BELMONT — It's part mad scientist, part Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. At South Point High School, they call it “the Kubbs face.”“Apparently I make that face a lot ...



One so selfless and dedicated to our college  Gaston Gazette

On July 18, 2019, Belmont Abbey College said "goodbye" to a precious, dear member of our family. Rita Lewis, “The Face of Belmont Abbey College,” began her ...



Architect selected for new Belmont middle school  Gaston Gazette

Belmont's new middle school will be designed by the same architect as the new Stanley Middle School.The Gaston County Board of Education agreed last week ...



Roundup: Gaston Braves move step closer to berth in Area IV finals  Gaston Gazette

American Legion Baseball. Cherryville 1, Union County 0: In a must-win game for Post 100, it was able to scratch across the game's only run in the sixth, ...



South Point prep football preview: Faces may change, but Red Raiders look to continue tradition of excellence  Gaston Gazette

There's a token of thought in some circles that “Tradition never graduates.”South Point may not have been in mind for whoever coined the phrase, yet with the ...



Belmont Abbeys DeQuon Abrom repeats as Conference Carolinas player of the week  Gaston Gazette

College basketball. Belmont Abbey's DeQuan Abrom has repeated as the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office ...



National Signing Day sees dozens of area standouts make college plans official  Gaston Gazette

See where student-athletes in Gaston County, Clover and Kings Mountain plan to spend their next four years.



On to the next stage  Gaston Gazette

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Meet 2019s Best and Brightest  Gaston Gazette

They're among the top students in Gaston and Cleveland counties.During a reception at The Schiele Museum Thursday night, The Gazette and The Star ...



Myers scholarships presented to Gaston seniors  Gaston Gazette

The First Gaston Foundation Fund, a donor advised fund at the Gaston Community Foundation, has announced the 2019 Albert G. Myers Scholarship recipients.



Clemsons Tanner Muse comes home  Gaston Gazette

Safety from N.C. turns focus to Pitt and ACC Championship in Charlotte.



Gamecocks land transfer tight end  247Sports

The latest addition to the South Carolina Gamecocks football program is William & Mary transfer tight end Nick Muse.



Baseball was the story of 2017 Belmont Sports Hall of Fame  Gaston Gazette

Rick Cherry, Stephen Cowie, Devon Lowery, 2011 South Point baseball team inducted after speech from Duke baseball coach Chris Pollard. BELMONT - On ...



Students react after coach is arrested in child predator sting  WSOC Charlotte

Soccer players at South Point High School in Belmont Saturday talked to Channel 9 about their coach, who was arrested in a major police sting to catch child ...



Gaston teacher steps into classroom for 50th year  Gaston Gazette

For the past 50 years, her passion for teaching has been rivaled only by an enduring devotion to her students.Mamie Chisholm begins her day shortly after 5 ...



Reid High remembered 50 years after closing  Gaston Gazette

Well-wishes from President Barack Obama were just the icing on the cake for a sentimental gathering 50 years after the closing of Reid High School.Belmont's ...



6 new retailers coming to Belmont shopping center  Gaston Gazette

Belmont's newest shopping center will be a one-stop shop for food, fuel and personal grooming.The developer of Belmont Town Center has announced which ...



Sophia Saiz crowned Miss South Point 2018  Gaston Gazette

South Point High School held its annual Miss South Point Pageant on Feb. 17 in the Gerald Cortner Auditorium at the school. South Point senior, Sophia Saiz, ...



Roundup: Cherryville, Gaston Braves take American Legion second round playoff openers  Gaston Gazette

A look at what transpired in local sports on July 7, 2019.



2019 Best and Brightest scholarship winners  Gaston Gazette

$1,500 scholarship. Kristina Vaher, Gaston Christian School. She's helping more children to read at grade level. Kristina Vaher was stunned when she learned ...



South Point football coach Mickey Lineberger retires  Gaston Gazette

Lineberger's career in coaching spanned 40 years. He went 70-15 in six seasons as South Point head football coach, and led the Raiders to the 3A state title this ...



Photos: Gaston County high school football practices  Gaston Gazette

Stuart Cramer and South Point get ready for the upcoming season. Kickoff is Friday, Aug. 18. [MIKE HENSDILL PHOTOS]. [1/25]. Stuart Cramer High School held ...



3 Gaston County teams on to second week of American Legion Baseball playoffs  Gaston Gazette

The second round of American Legion Baseball's Area IV playoffs will have a distinct Gaston County flavor.



Erin Black and Bradley Guffie announce December wedding  Gaston Gazette

Erin Taylor Black and Bradley Devan Guffie announce their engagement.Erin is the daughter of Kenneth and Glenda Black of Stanley, N.C., and Mike and Angie ...



Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships to graduating seniors  Gaston Gazette

State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented $10000 four-year college scholarships to eight local graduating high ...



Police: Teacher had sex with student  Gaston Gazette

Police say a former South Point teacher had a sexual encounter with a student in a car just weeks before his graduation.



Perry Fewell named secondary coach  Panthers.com

CHARLOTTE – Perry Fewell, a coaching veteran with two decades of experience working with NFL defenses, has been hired as the Panthers' secondary coach.



2018-19 Southwestern 2A boys and girls basketball preview  Gaston Gazette

Last year was a breakthrough year for South Point's basketball program. The 2017 Red Raiders recorded the most wins in program history, finishing 18-8 overall ...



Teacher Of The Year Victimized 18-Year-Old Male With Sex In Steamy Car, Cops Say  Daily Caller

This week's female high school teacher busted for allegedly having sex in a steamy car with a fully adult male student is Teika Watkins Helton. Helton, 45, is a ...



Keep Belmont Beautiful awards grants  Gaston Gazette

Once again this spring, Keep Belmont Beautiful has provided a $300 grant for each of the five local elementary schools.Projects completed met guidelines of ...



New deal brewing for Belmont middle school land  Gaston Gazette

After months of controversy, a new plan to build a middle school in Belmont is afoot.Belmont City Council will meet Monday to discuss a developing plan for the ...



Former Belmont teacher back in jail after threatening detective  FOX 46 Charlotte

A former Belmont High School teacher and registered sex offender is behind bars again. Jason Scott Webb is accused of threatening the police officer who put ...



Long Journey Home: Perry Fewell is back in Carolina  Panthers.com

After 34 seasons of coaching elsewhere, Fewell has returned to his home state.



Trooper hit on motorcycle recovering after hours-long surgery  FOX 46 Charlotte

A North Carolina trooper is still in the hospital after he was thrown from his motorcycle Monday afternoon.



4 years, 5 sex charges for school employees  Gaston Gazette

Five Gaston County school employees have been charged with sex offenses against students in the last four years.



Molly’s Kids: Adam Kincaid fighting cancer that has fewer than 100 cases, worldwide  WBTV

The guy in the forefront of this very cool picture is 14-year-old Adam Kincaid from Belmont, the newest one of our amazing #MollysKids.



Teacher charged with soliciting a child (updated)  Gaston Gazette

A local school teacher has been charged with soliciting a minor online for sex. Jason Scott Webb is one of 17 men netted in a sting operation targeting child ...



18 headed to Governors School  Gaston Gazette

Eighteen students from Gaston's public, charter and private high schools are less than a month away from attending the prestigious North Carolina Governor's ...



State of football: Gaston County middle school coaches already adapting to rapidly changing game  Gaston Gazette

A proving ground for young talents, middle school football has been a fall mainstay in Gaston County. Yet as studies linking frequent football-related collisions ...



Closet of Hope receives massive sock donation  Gaston Gazette

Winter coats may get more attention. New blue jeans to begin the school year are always welcome. But it's hard to beat the appeal of a pair of new, warm, ...



Roundup: York soccer hall inductees, Legion hires baseball coach + All-Stars named  Rock Hill Herald

Check out this high school roundup from The Herald, including the initial class of York County Soccer Hall of Fame inductees, Legion Collegiate hires a baseball ...



Belmont middle school land plan stalls, again  Gaston Gazette

Plans for a new middle school in Belmont have again stalled.Gaston County's school board met Friday intending to approve using $485000 in taxpayer money ...



Friends, family remember killed Belmont man  Gaston Gazette

When nobody else was willing to show her the ropes, Kayla Watkins leaned on Jacob Lucas to introduce her to Belmont.The two met in fifth grade and almost ...



Teen wrestler breaks collarbone during practice, two coaches fired  WBTV

Two wrestling coaches have been fired from their coaching jobs in Gaston County after a 10th grade wrestler suffered a broken bone during a practice last week.



Shaw commits to South Carolina  247Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks added another playmaker to the 2020 recruiting class on Thursday afternoon when 3-star athlete Eric Shaw announced his ...



Lineberger Foundation honors South Point athletes  Gaston Gazette

The Jack Lineberger Foundation, in its 20th and final year, presented two awards in Lineberger's memory to Nick Farmer and James Granson.These awards ...



Community reacts to Belmont school land deal decision  Gaston Gazette

By a 5-2 vote Friday, Gaston County commissioners authorized the county's school board to apply for the necessary permits to construct a new Belmont middle ...



Teens giving group welcomes new members  Gaston Gazette

Teens Changing Gaston County (TCGC) has welcomed 15 new members to its board. New applicants were asked to submit an essay with their application that ...



Ethical questions and cost put new Belmont middle school land deal in jeopardy  Gaston Gazette

Some school board members and county commissioners are raising questions about Gaston County Schools' decision to spend $5.1 million for property to build ...



Thompson, Armitage have big days for Southwest; Holbrook rolls in middle school football action  Gaston Gazette

A look at what transpired in local sports on Aug. 29, 2018.



Traffic jams brewing in southeast Gaston County  Gaston Gazette

When developers see southeast Gaston County on a map, they see dollar signs and untapped potential.



Cold weather? South Point-Hibriten wont be anything like 1979  Gaston Gazette

LENOIR - When South Point visits Hibriten on Friday in the Western N.C. 3A title game, weather forecasters are predicting the coldest temperatures of the fall.



Belmont Middle School football team heads to postseason without conceding a point all year (photos)  Gaston Gazette

The Wildcats outscored their opponents 271-0 in the regular season and begin the playoffs Tuesday.



Carrie Elizabeth Carpenter and Chad Eric Parker exchange vows  Gaston Gazette

Carrie Elizabeth Carpenter, of Bessemer City, and Chad Eric Parker, of Belmont, were married on Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m., at the Daniel Stowe Botanical ...



Reunion news - Entertainment & Life  Gaston Gazette

FAMILY REUNIONS Gettys reunion: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Duncan's Creek Presbyterian, 1658 Duncans Creek Road, Ellenboro. Bring a covered dish dinner.



Gastonia teen wins prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship  Gaston Gazette

While schmoozing with some of the top student-academics in the world, he couldn't help but talk about his favorite alternative rock band: Rainbow Kitten ...



Having never started a game before, Tanner Muse now poised to play big role with Clemson defense  Charleston Post Courier

CLEMSON — Tanner Muse knows he can't get them all tickets, but come Saturday, when the Clemson safety makes his first collegiate start, he might have more ...



Cavnar named nation’s top public school teacher  Gaston Gazette

The NEA Foundation has named South Point High teacher Bobbie Cavnar its top educator in the nation. Cavnar was named the 2018 recipient of the NEA ...



Dancing fundraiser hits 10th anniversary in the ballroom  Gaston Gazette

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston has announced the contestants for its 10th annual Dancing for Future Stars fundraiser.Eight local celebrities, most with ...



Police: Sex offender, former teacher threatened investigator again  Gaston Gazette

A registered sex offender and former South Point High School English teacher is back behind bars after once again allegedly threatening a detective who ...



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