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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 ...



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 ...



On the calendar - Entertainment & Life  Gaston Gazette

THURSDAYGastonia Toastmasters: 7 to 8:15 a.m., Warlick Family YMCA, 2221 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, Intergenerational Room.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



South Point handles East Gaston, 69-42 - Sports  Gaston Gazette

Red Raiders move on to meet Southwestern 2A Conference regular season champion Shelby in Tuesday's semifinals. BELMONT — South Point and East ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Miss South Point Pageant set for Feb. 17 - Entertainment & Life  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 ...



Gaston students invited to Governor’s School  Gaston Gazette

Thirteen students from public, charter and private schools in Gaston County have been invited to attend the prestigious North Carolina Governor's School this ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



Prep sports rewind: How good mojo has resulted in a change for fortunes for South Point baseball  Gaston Gazette

Here are a few things you may have missed during this past week of prep sports action: Baseball. - South Point finally has its hit parade: Jason Lineberger felt all ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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].



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 ...



Clemsons Tanner Muse comes home  Gaston Gazette

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Established options for education from kindergarten through apprenticeships abound  Charlotte Business Journal

The growing cluster of European-based advanced manufacturers in Gaston County is fueling innovations in education.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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.



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

One of the top wide receivers in the 2020 class has announced his college commitment.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hoops & Halos moving to Charlottes Spectrum Center  Gaston Gazette

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



Teens giving group welcomes new members - Entertainment & Life  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lowell Prayer Breakfast set for May 2  Gaston Gazette

"Love One Another" will be the theme of the annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast at the First Baptist Church of Lowell.The breakfast is scheduled for ...



Schools prepare for “walkout” protests  Gaston Gazette

Schools around the country are preparing for Wednesday's planned student walkouts to protest gun violence. In Gaston County, schools have already been ...



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 ...



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.



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.



‘It lets you know you’re not by yourself’  Gaston Gazette

Human and canine cancer survivors led the first lap at the Bark for Life fundraiser in Belmont on Saturday morning.Accompanied by the family's white, Bichon ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Hometown heroes: 2018 college football review  Shelby Star

Local players on rosters of nine colleges and universities in 2018-19 college bowl lineup.



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.



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Students go on scavenger hunt at local pharmacy  Gaston Gazette

South Point High School Allied Health II Honor students took part in a medical scavenger hunt organized by instructor Gloria Caldwell.The medical challenge ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Investigation at South Point High School  Gaston Gazette

Police are being tight-lipped on an investigation at South Point High School.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



No suspensions for student protest  Gaston Gazette

A group of students who walked out of a Gaston high school last week to protest gun violence will not face disciplinary action. On Feb. 20, about a dozen ...



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