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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 ...



Gaston County newsmakers  Gaston Gazette

South Point grad completes basic trainingU.S. Air Force Airman Seth T. Shealy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San ...



Gamecocks land transfer tight end  247Sports

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



Hunter joins Gamecocks 2020 recruiting class  247Sports

South Carolina added to its 2020 recruiting class on Tuesday in the form of three-star cornerback Joey Hunter (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek). Hunter publically ...



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 ...



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 ...



South Point offensive surge continues against R-S Central  Gaston Gazette

BELMONT - Just a week ago, South Point High's baseball team was at what its head coach called “rock bottom.” The Red Raiders had lost three games in three ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



South Points Kubbs is Gaston Teacher of the Year  Gaston Gazette

Kody Kubbs remembers falling in love with history.He was a high school student in Columbus, Ohio, and something about the way his American history teacher's ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Gaston County students win top prizes at math fair  Gaston Gazette

Five students completed math research internships with Gaston STEM Education and Outreach and traveled to the Western Regional Math Fair on March 23, ...



South Point senior tackling STEM gender gap  Gaston Gazette

Claire Mitchell didn't know she stood out until middle school. The South Point High School senior always had a love for solving problems, starting with how to ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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].



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



On to the next stage  Gaston Gazette

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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Clemsons Tanner Muse comes home  Gaston Gazette

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lenten lunch series set to begin - Entertainment & Life  Gaston Gazette

Gastonia churches are teaming up for Lunch and Worship on Wednesdays in Lent.The meal will be served at noon and worship at 12:30 p.m. The cost of the ...



Lent/Easter events - Entertainment & Life  Gaston Gazette

Gastonia churches holding Lenten lunch seriesWednesdays. Meal at noon, worship at 12:30 p.m. Meal: $6 per person. Offering taken for Crisis Assistance ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



Hoops & Halos moving to Charlottes Spectrum Center  Gaston Gazette

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Meet your school board candidates - News  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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Memorial Day observances - Entertainment & Life  Gaston Gazette

Belmont ceremony set for todayBelmont American Legion Post 144 holds a Memorial Day Observance at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, Greenwood Cemetery, 607 ...



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 ...



Central paces county at conference track meet  The Daily Courier

BELMONT Six teams faced off Tuesday in the Southwestern Conference track and field championship meet at South Point High School, with R-S Central ...



Areas top student musicians to put on a clinic  Gaston Gazette

Gaston will host the Charlotte-area's top student musicians during a two-day band clinic.Janeva Wilson, a junior at Bessemer City High, remembers her first foray ...



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.



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 ...



Gaston high schools name valedictorians and salutatorians  Gaston Gazette

Gaston County Schools has 33 students in the Class of 2016 who have achieved valedictorian or salutatorian honors. Each valedictorian and salutatorian was ...



Keep Belmont Beautiful welcomes new members  Gaston Gazette

Pictured are the new board members for Keep Belmont Beautiful. From left, Al Wall; Hampton Rhoton, a youth representative from South Point High; Noah Gadd, ...



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 is wearing a pretty blue cardigan, bright red lipstick and dangly earrings, and she's doing her best to pretend she's not a lesbian. It's a scene ...



South Point marching band performs at college bowl game  Gaston Gazette

South Point High School's marching band, known as the Pride of the Tribe, performed during halftime of Tuesday's Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlan-do, Fla.



Holy Angels pays tribute to volunteers  Gaston Gazette

Holy Angels presented the 2017 Volunteer Awards, during its 27th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet recently.Regina Moody, Holy Angels President/CEO, ...



Belmont troop honors newest Eagle Scout  Gaston Gazette

James Michael Granson was honored during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 30 the Troop 56 Scout Hut behind First United Methodist Church in ...



Mount Holly doctor is N.C. Family Physician of the Year  Charlotte Observer

Dr. Lee A. Beatty, of Riverbend Family Practice in Mount Holly, has been named North Carolina's 2016 Family Physician of the Year by the North Carolina ...



Bigger than just this building  Gaston Gazette

Loray Athletic Club becomes first business to open in redeveloped textile mill.



Deer Shack a labor of love for Lee Spargo  Gaston Gazette

Lee Spargo is a man who truly enjoys his job, which is a good thing considering that from just before Thanksgiving until just before Christmas he often works 20 ...



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 ...



Meet your New Teacher of the Year finalists  Gaston Gazette

They're green in experience, but big in results.Four teachers of elementary-aged children and one middle school teacher have been nominated as finalists for ...



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 ...



Schools to see new leadership  Gaston Gazette

Seven area schools will have new leaders who were recently promoted or appointed to principal positions, but none are strangers to Gaston County schools.



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