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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, ...



4-star WR sees Gamecocks for second time this season  247Sports

Ray Grier staked South Point High School (Belmont, N.C.) to a 14-0 lead last Friday night before the offense even stepped onto the field. The 4-star wide ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Miss South Point Pageant set for Saturday  Gaston Gazette

South Point High School holds its annual Miss South Point Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Gerald Cortner Auditorium at the school, 906 ...



Belmont students walk out protest gun violence  Gaston Gazette

About a dozen students at South Point High in Belmont walked out of the school Tuesday afternoon to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's mass ...



McNeals big night keys North Gaston past South Point  Gaston Gazette

North Gaston found a cure for its shooting woes in a visit to Belmont.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



South Point: Grad knows a strong investment  Gaston Gazette

Gaston County's public schools graduated more than 2200 seniors in the Class of 2018. The Gazette conducted a Q&A with standout students from each of the ...



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 ...



Photos: Mike Hensdill Best of 2018 Photos  Gaston Gazette

Lauren Osborne fires his flintlock musket Saturday morning during the Schiele Museum's annual Harvest Day event. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette]. [2/100].



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Clemsons Tanner Muse comes home  Gaston Gazette

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



Red Raiders, Naseem Jones roll past Stuart Cramer  Gaston Gazette

CRAMERTON — Ever since South Point High School employed the "Red Bone" offense in 1998, its coaches always have tried to find a durable, effective runner ...



Local players to make a big difference in the National Championship game  WBTV

As you watch the National Championship game tonight between Clemson and Alabama, you may hear a few names that you have heard before on Football ...



Perry Fewell named Panthers secondary coach  WCNC.com

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that veteran coach and North Carolina native Perry Fewell has been hired as the ...



Photos: John Clark Best of 2018 Photos  Gaston Gazette

Ashbrook's Joe Palmer fields a ground ball hit up the middle during their game against Stuart Cramer April 20 at Ashbrook High School. [JOHN CLARK/THE ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Teen charged in body-slamming incident at South Pointe HS avoids jail  WSOC Charlotte

The teenager who body-slammed another student at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill last year was sentenced on Tuesday.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hoops & Halos moving to Charlottes Spectrum Center  Gaston Gazette

Dec. 1 event will include Ashbrook, Forestview, North Gaston, South Point, Lincolnton and Lincoln Charter.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Power Five commitment recap: Feb. 9-15  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is in full swing as high school football prospects from around the country are announcing where they will play in college. During 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Home health care provides woman with independence  Gaston Gazette

By her own description, Dimpal Patel is "your typical 23-year-old."She was recently graduated from UNC Charlotte with a bachelor's degree in marketing.



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

BELMONT - In a game befitting the highly-competitive nature of Southwestern Conference basketball this season, South Point's best season in school history ...



Virginia Tech Gets Another Visit From Ray Grier  TechSideline.com

North Carolina 4-star wide receiver Ray Grier took another visit to Virginia Tech last weekend. He's become very familiar with the Hokies.



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.



Southwestern conference returning to historical roots  Gaston Gazette

GASTONIA - When the latest North Carolina High School Athletic Association realignment kicks in this season, some South Point and East Gaston fans are ...



Belmont Harris Teeter to open this month  Gaston Gazette

The new Harris Teeter grocery store in Belmont will open in less than two weeks.The grocery-chain announced that its new location at 905 South Point Road will ...



All-around star of education  Gaston Gazette

She's the only person in Gaston County's public school system to have been named both a Star Student and Star Teacher.It was 14 years ago when Megan ...



No compromise on location of new middle school for Belmont  Gaston Gazette

School board members want a new Belmont middle school built on South Point Road near South Point High School.But questions about a deal to buy the ...



Stuart Cramer girls soccer pulls upset at conference rival Crest  Gaston Gazette

South Point girls soccer continues its winning ways with big first round playoff win, and North Lincoln baseball uses fifth inning flurry to remain alive.



Hometown heroes: Former Gardner-Webb, Belmont Abbey standout in AL Wild Card playoff game  Gaston Gazette

Updates on college football, pro football and pro baseball.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Local native opens new skin care business in Gastonia  Gaston Gazette

Despite being one of the most important organs of the human body, the skin is arguably one of the least respected.Between taking all-around abuse from ...



NCHSAA names 8 to Hall of Fame  HighSchoolOT

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association named eight inductees Thursday morning to its Hall of Fame. This year's class is comprised of: Coach ...



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

BELMONT – Near the end of Wednesday's middle school football game between W.C. Friday and Belmont, the Cavaliers advanced the ball into opponent ...



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.



Wrong-way driver dies, kills Belmont woman  Gaston Gazette

A wrong-way wreck on the I-485 Inner Loop early Saturday morning left two people dead, including a 22-year-old Belmont woman. The wreck occurred around ...



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 ...



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 ...



Belmont Harris Teeter begins hiring  Gaston Gazette

Belmont's newest grocery store won't open until fall, but is already beginning to fill its staffing needs.The new Harris Teeter at the Belmont Town Center shopping ...



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 ...



Cramertons Perry Fewell returns home to support charity named in his honor  Gaston Gazette

CRAMERTON - Since 2013, Perry Fewell's South Point High Class of 1980 classmates have used a community run to raise money for a scholarship for a South ...



Harris Teeter sets opening date for newest Charlotte-area store  The Charlotte Observer

The wait is almost over: Harris Teeter is opening its newest Charlotte-area store in Belmont on Oct. 24.



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.



Pageants: Miss South Point 2017 crowned  Gaston Gazette

The 2017 Miss South Point pageant was held on Feb. 11 at South Point High School in Belmont. Emma Beaty was crowned Miss South Point 2017. Emily Davis ...



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 ...



Meet your school board candidates  Gaston Gazette

Eleven candidates applied to fill the vacant South Point Township seat on the Gaston County Board of Education.On Monday, Feb. 19, the school board will ...



Photos: Middle School Football Championships  Gaston Gazette

(Photos Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette ) Grier Middle School took on the Belmont Middle School for the middle school football championship Thursday ...



Commission chairman wants to investigate school board  Gaston Gazette

The controversy surrounding the location of where the new Belmont middle school could be built continues to cause friction.Some members of the Gaston ...



NC Teacher of the Year goes back to school  Gaston Gazette

He drove more than 40000 miles and flew thousands more to advocate for public education in North Carolina.The William Shakespeare bobble-head doll ...



Belmonts Stowe Park getting new look  Gaston Gazette

Belmont is preparing for its upcoming concert and festival season by making improvements to Stowe Park in its downtown area.The park, which stretches along ...



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.



Ethan Shell, Evan Mauldin lead South Point past North Gaston for tourney title  Gaston Gazette

BELMONT -- The South Point baseball team could not advance its position in the state playoffs this week, but the Red Raiders still wanted to play well in the Big ...



Bracket Breakdown: Analyzing the high school football playoff seedings  Gaston Gazette

The NCHSAA released the high school football state tournament seedings Saturday afternoon, as three Lincoln County teams, three Cleveland County teams ...



Outside agency investigating Belmont land deal  Gaston Gazette

An outside agency is investigating Gaston's public school board. Gaston County Manager Earl Mathers sent an email to county commissioners Tuesday ...



Career Day comes to Cramerton Middle School  Gaston Gazette

The second annual Career Day at Cramerton Middle School on March 16 featured local professionals, leaders and business owners who volunteered their time.



CCC&TI Women's Basketball team signs several talented players from across the area  Caldwell Journal

HUDSON, NC (May 30, 2018)…The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Women's Basketball team has signed several talented players from ...



Game of the Week Preview: Shelby visits South Point for the second time in three weeks  Gaston Gazette

BELMONT – Just 13 days after the state announced the high school football state tournament seedings, a defending state champion is guaranteed to fall on ...



Teen wrestler breaks collarbone during practice, two coaches fired  WBTV

BELMONT, NC (WBTV) - Two wrestling coaches have been fired from their coaching jobs in Gaston County after a 10th grade wrestler suffered a broken bone ...



Parents honor memory of son through opioid education  Gaston Gazette

On the morning of June 9, 2017, Tammy and Nazrul Chowdhury awakened to face a parent's worst nightmare.Their son Austin, only 24, and just weeks removed ...



Gaston schools make gains  Gaston Gazette

Gaston's public schools performed slightly better overall on end-of-year tests and school performance grades, according to data released from the State ...



The Morehead-Cain Foundation announces its Class of 2022 - UNC News  UNC News

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 27, 2018) – The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the first public ...



As a kid in NC, she ‘couldn’t Google gay stuff.’ On TV, she’s out — and a rising star.  The Charlotte Observer

Fortune Feimster never set out from Belmont to become a star. But her college graduation speech sparked a series of fortunate events that led her to Hollywood, ...



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