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Lineup of performers to sing National Anthem  Shelby Star

Each game of the American Legion World Series kicks off with the National Anthem.Either performed by a band or belted out by an individual, crowds hear the ...



Hannah Clark leaving her mark on Kings Mountain, Cleveland County sports  Gaston Gazette

There are a lot of important milestones in any athlete's career — their first start, first points and for a few lucky players in the basketball world, their 1000th point.



Photos: PHOTOS: North Gaston at Kings Mountain  Gaston Gazette

Photos from the North Gaston at Kings Mountain basketball games January 29. [JOHN CLARK/THE GASTON GAZETTE]. [1/33]. North Gaston' LT Thomas ...



Everything about your life is a miracle  Shelby Star

David Ford's graduation from Kings Mountain High School is a miracle. By all accounts, he shouldn't be walking across the stage today, shaking school ...



Photos: Crest at Kings Mountain baseball, softball games  Shelby Star

Photos from the softball and baseball games held at Kings Mountain High School on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Buy Photo. [1/21]. [Brittany Randolph/The Star].



Photos: PHOTOS: Cox Mill-Kings Mountain  Gaston Gazette

Kings Mountain played Cox Mill Friday night at Kings Mountain High School. [JOHN CLARK/THE GASTON GAZETTE]. [1/23]. Kings Mountain's Eli Paysour ...



Kings Mountain tops Crest, takes second place in Big South 3A  Gaston Gazette

Due to excessive rainfall that postponed its game against rival Crest, the Kings Mountain football team was afforded extra time to stew over a reputation it felt ...



Kings Mountain High School kids head to national competition  Shelby Star

Members of the Kings Mountain High School band will spend spring break competing with the best.Directed by Andy Washburn and Kevin Clary, the local ...



Soccer club gives Kings Mountain kids a place to play, train  Shelby Star

It's been said that the best way to learn something is by doing it. That theory is regularly put into practice on soccer fields in Kings Mountain. Earlier this year, the ...



Message sent: Crest baseball, softball make emphatic statement at Kings Mountain  Shelby Star

The Crest baseball and softball teams passed their biggest road test of the season thus far with relative ease on Tuesday night. KINGS MOUNTAIN — It may be ...



Senior graduates early to join Army Reserve  Shelby Star

While his classmates were walking the halls of Kings Mountain High School on Tuesday, Ja'Quavion Linder was shipping off to Basic Training.Linder enlisted in ...



Kings Mountains Zeke Littlejohn on pace to break two school records this season  Gaston Gazette

Four years ago, Kings Mountain basketball coach Grayson Pierce made a prediction -- that then-freshman Zeke Littlejohn would leave Kings Mountain as the ...



Meet the new principal at Kings Mountain Middle School  Gaston Gazette

When school resumes in August, there will be a new head Patriot at Kings Mountain Middle School.Dustin Morehead, a former fixture of Kings Mountain High ...



Kings Mountain twins enlist in Army Reserve  Shelby Star

A pair of Kings Mountain twins have always pushed each other's buttons, but now they're pushing one another to new heights as members of the United States ...



Meet the 2019 All-Shelby Star high school basketball team  Shelby Star

Boys co-players of the year: DeQuan George, Shelby and Zeke Littlejohn, Kings Mountain. Boys coach of the year: Aubrey Hollifield, Shelby. Boys first team.



SECU awards scholarships  Shelby Star

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



Cleveland County Schools hosts graduation for 1,101 students  Shelby Star

Cleveland County Schools said goodbye this weekend to the graduating class of 2019. Five of the seven school graduation ceremonies were scheduled on ...



Meet Cleveland Countys Best & Brightest  Asheboro Courier Tribune

Five Cleveland County students shined in The Star and The Gazette's 2019 Best and Brightest.Meet these students who were selected out of 81 applicants for ...



Kings Mountain overcomes 18-point deficit to win at Hoops and Halos  Shelby Star

Down seven starters and running a young squad of mostly former junior varsity stars and freshmen all Kings Mountain head coach Grayson Pierce wanted for ...



Fourth quarter Zeke Littlejohn hot streak pushes Kings Mountain past Marvin Ridge  Shelby Star

Mountaineers will visit Charlotte Catholic on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the third round of the N.C. 3A basketball playoffs. KINGS MOUNTAIN - With his team trailing by ...



Four KMHS class reunions held Homecoming weekend  kmherald

By Loretta Cozart Four Kings Mountain High School classes held reunions last weekend. Celebrating were the Classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, and 1993.



North Gaston and Kings Mountain to meet for 2019 Big South 3A Conference girls basketball championship  Gaston Gazette

Two-time defending champion Ashbrook is knocked out by North Gaston in Wednesday's semifinals.



Kings Mountain High Class of 1971 holds reunion luncheon  Gaston Gazette

The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1971 recently held a reunion luncheon at Italian Garden in Kings Mountain on Oct. 28. There were 48 classmates in ...



Local students selected for prestigious scholarship  Shelby Star

Two local students are participating in North Carolina State University's Goodnight Scholars Program.Fifty total recipients were selected for its class of 2023, ...



Photos: PHOTOS: Dover Foundation, Inc. scholarships  Shelby Star

Cleveland County seniors received scholarships from the Dover Foundation, Inc. at the annual luncheon held at Spinning Leaf on Friday, April 26, 2019.



From A to Z: Looking back on the 2018-19 high school basketball season  Shelby Star

Taking a closer look at the high school basketball season - using the alphabet as a guide, of course.



KM High School Class of 68 reunion rekindles memories  Gaston Gazette

The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1968 held its 50th reunion Oct. 12-13.The festivities began on Friday afternoon at a barbecue held at the home of ...



Kings Mountain closes with flourish, downs Gaston Day for tourney title  Shelby Star

A dominant second half allowed Kings Mountain to take the Mountaineer Classic over Gaston Day.



Crest takes OT thriller, Hunter Huss dominates to advance to Big South 3A final  Gaston Gazette

The Big South 3A tournament final is set. And while one of the top seeds was expected to get there, it is an unfamiliar one creating all the buzz.



Gaston Braves top Cleveland County Post 155-82  Shelby Star

The Gaston Braves survived their trip to Kings Mountain on Thursday, earning an 8-6 win over Cleveland County Post 155-82.The Braves got on the board early ...



Cleveland County Post 155-82 kicks off 2019 campaign this weekend  Shelby Star

Every year, Mike Grayson tells his players the same thing -- they are going to play ball as long as they want to. “If you want to play all summer and win a ...



Once homeless, Tyler Osborne is headed to UNC-Chapel Hill  Shelby Star

Tyler Osborne was already familiar with the Kings Mountain High School graduation stage when he walked across it in June.Stored outdoors under an ...



State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Kings Mountain  Gaston Gazette

Luke Goforth didn't know he would be presenting his welding class project to two state officials on Monday.Goforth was called from his hands-on welding class ...



KMHS graduates 303 students  kmherald

Following in the pattern set by her parents and brother, Gretchen Boyles earned the honor of being Valedictorian of the Kings Mountain High School Class of ...



Theyre from here: Famous folks who call Cleveland County home  Shelby Star

With talent, hard work and good fortune, quite a few Cleveland County residents have risen to stardom.Dozens of acclaimed entertainers, athletes and politicians ...



Spirit Week and Homecoming Big events this week at KMHS  kmherald

Spirit Week is this week – Homecoming week – at Kings Mountain High School. As a highlight of Spirit Week the various clubs select their ...



Local student receives $10,000 scholarship  Gaston Gazette

A Kings Mountain High School student was awarded a substantial scholarship last month.Members with the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation ...



Homecoming queens 2018  Shelby Star

Homecoming is a special time of year for each of Cleveland County's four high schools, when Friday night football becomes something more than just a game.



Photos: PHOTOS: Gaston vs Post 82 Legion baseball  Gaston Gazette

Photos from the game between Post 82 and the Gaston Braves at Kings Mountain High School on Thursday, June 20, 2019. [1/13]. [2/13]. Jackson Ledbetter ...



Who should be the Cleveland County prep basketball player of the week?  Shelby Star

Vote for who you believe was Cleveland County's top high school basketball player over the course of the past week.



Meet the 2019 Dover Foundation scholarship winners  Shelby Star

In celebration of its 75th year in Shelby, the Dover Foundation awarded $150000 in scholarships to 11 Cleveland County students on Friday. The awards were ...



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 ...



Cleveland County Jamboree returns to Shelby High School  Shelby Star

All Cleveland County gridiron rivalries will be put aside Friday night, all in an effort to welcome a new football season.



Danny McDowell, builder of champions, going into Kings Mountain Hall of Fame  kmherald

(Fifth in a six-part series on the 2017 Kings Mountain Hall of Fame inductees. The ceremony is Sat., May 6 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets ...



Hunter Huss second half defense gives it 2019 Big South 3A Conference basketball title  Shelby Star

Huskies rally from halftime deficit against Crest team that had already recorded two upsets this 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 ...



CCC signs new coaches, first batch of athletes  Shelby Star

In March, Cleveland Community College announced it would be launching new athletic programs in cross country and softball the 2019-20 school year, with ...



2019 American Legion baseball preview: Gastonia Post 23, Austin Mitchell look to build on last year  Shelby Star

With preview capsules for Cherryville Post 100, Cleveland County Post 82-155, Gaston Braves Post 144-266 and Lincoln County Post 455. When Gastonia ...



North Gastons Spencer Britton sets all-time career scoring record  Gaston Gazette

Wildcats point guard has led team to seven straight wins entering Wednesday's Big South 3A Conference tournament semifinal game against Ashbrook.



High school football begins in North Carolina  WBTV

Monday marked the start of high school football in the state of North Carolina. This morning at Kings Mountain High School, the Mountaineers hit the field at 9 ...



Area IV American Legion playoff pairings announced. See what awaits the area teams in the postseason.  Shelby Star

Playoff pairings were announced during a meeting Monday of Area IV managers and directors.



Kings Mountain family opens restaurant on Gold Street  Shelby Star

A Kings Mountain family has brought their take of down-home southern food to the heart of the city.Marty and Tammy Meadows opened Gold Street Soup, Salad ...



Bessemer City basketball coach Danny McDowell among those to be inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame  Gaston Gazette

McDowell helped Kings Mountain basketball to titles as an assistant coach in the 1980s and a head coach in the 2000s.



Gateway Trail Butterfly Garden -- a rest stop for monarchs  Shelby Star

As summer slowly slips toward autumn in the western piedmont of North Carolina, a journey of mythical proportions is silently taking place above our heads.



Former Mountaineer football coach Bob Jones to be inducted into Kings Mountain Hall of Fame  kmherald

(Final story of a six-part series on the 2017 Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, May 6 at ...



Kaitlyn Moss crowned Homecoming Queen  kmherald

Kaitlyn Moss, Kings Mountain High School senior, was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday at half-time of the Kings Mountain Mountaineers-RS Central football ...



He loves the kids and they know it  kmherald

A fist bump or high five is Eddie Payne's trademark with some 300 students he sees every day at Kings Mountain High School. The students love him and he ...



Rested Cherryville Post 100 flashes playoff form in Game 1  Shelby Star

Cherryville Post 100 and Cleveland County Post 155-82 matched wits in the first game of their best-of-five series on Tuesday.



Kings Mountains Kevin Mack, Lawndales Tony Scott and River Bend Golf Course professional Phil Wallace are honored  Gaston Gazette

Trio added to Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame on a night in which UNC football coach Larry Fedora is the featured speaker. SHELBY - When Kevin Mack ...



Winners named in Miss Gastonia Pageant  Gaston Gazette

Five young women were winners during the annual Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant, and they will represent the Gaston region in the 2019 Miss North ...



April 18, 2018 | © Community First Media  kmherald

BLAZER BAND – The Kings Mountain High School Blazer Band was one of six high school symphonic bands in the United States invited by the US Army Band ...



Cleveland County Schools honor assistants, teachers and principal of the year  Shelby Star

Cleveland County Schools employees gathered Friday to honor educators at the Outstanding Educators Banquet.Dozens of teachers, teachers assistants and ...



Kings Mountain football preview: Mountaineers hope bad luck is behind them  Gaston Gazette

KINGS MOUNTAIN – With a little luck on its side for a change, Kings Mountain High School's football team should be a contender this season in the revamped ...



Case made for school bonds  Wilkes Journal Patriot

The Wilkes County schools stand to gain an estimated $9 to $10 million for facility needs if a proposed $1.9 billion statewide school bond is put on the ballot and.



Big money for KMHS class of 2017  kmherald

Kings Mountain High School Seniors in the Class of 2017 have won a record $3.1 million dollars in scholarships. Cooper Short received the award as the ...



Kings Mountain unveils stadium upgrades  Gaston Gazette

Fans of the Kings Mountain High School Mountaineers packed out a newly-upgraded Shu Carlton Stadium on Wednesday night.The high school football team's ...



Cleveland Early College High School first seniors to graduate in county  Shelby Star

Caps were thrown and cheers rang loud as the first Class of 2018 students graduated in Cleveland County.The 48 seniors of Cleveland Early College High ...



Two teens accused of making school threats  Shelby Star

Three of the county high schools have received threats in the past month.The most recent threat of violence came last week at Burns High School. On Tuesday ...



New principals at middle, high schools  Shelby Star

Two Cleveland County principals will be changing schools at the close of the 2016-17 school year.Burns Middle School principal Mickey Morehead will take on ...



IN-DEPTH: Parents say free and reduced lunch options are heaven sent  Shelby Star

With more than 60 percent of Cleveland County Schools' student population on free and reduced lunch, the district has taken steps to ensure as many children ...



Cleveland County Fair exhibit winners  Shelby Star

The winners for the Cleveland County Fair competitions are in. Here are the results:Department U - DECORATED HAY BALE CONTESTSection 1 - Sheep ...



Post 100 rolls past Cleveland County, game one played under protest  Lincoln Times-News

For now, Cherryville Post 100 has a 1-0 lead in the first-round best-of-5 series over Cleveland County after Tuesday night's 12-0 five-inning victory at Fraley Field ...



Champion softball teams to be inducted into KM Sports Hall of Fame  kmherald

Members of the 2005 and 2006 Kings Mountain High School softball teams had a plan from day one, and followed it religiously to back-to-back North Carolina ...



Wilson geared up for sophomore season | Sports  N.C. State University Technician Online

NC State infielder Will Wilson has always been a talented baseball player, but few could have anticipated just how successful his 2017 season would be.



Thursday’s Observer-area prep basketball roundup  Charlotte Observer

Here is Thursday's Observer-area high school basketball roundup for December 27, 2018.



Big South 3A All-Conference Football: KMs Ricaylen Mack named offensive player of the year  Gaston Gazette

Kings Mountain running back Ricaylen Mack ran for 793 yards last year as a freshman, stepping into a prominent role early as the Mountaineers dealt with ...



All smiles at North Shelby School graduation  Shelby Star

The graduating class was small but the smiles were large at North Shelby School's graduation ceremony.The 11 graduates of North Shelby celebrated the ...



NCBCA releases its all-district basketball selections. What local players made the list?  Shelby Star

A total of 18 local basketball players were named to the All-District 10 team as selected by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.



Mountaineers run away from 2nd-round foe, 77-43  Gaston Gazette

KINGS MOUNTAIN — Every basketball team wanting to play a fast tempo looks for that key element that ignites that opportunity.Thursday night in a 3A ...



Friday’s basketball roundup: Christian star wins dunkout; Carmel escapes Arby’s upset bid  Charlotte Observer

Here is Friday's high school roundup including #BIG5 top performers, game results and boys and girls capsules.



Mother killed in 3-car crash in Kings Mountain  WSOC Charlotte

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Theresa Barber heard what sounded like an explosion, then saw a young woman get out of a car that had just crashed near her hair salon.



Its all an honor: NCNG soldiers to deploy to Middle East  The Fayetteville Observer

KINGS MOUNTAIN — More than 150 soldiers of the North Carolina Army National Guard are on their way to the Middle East. Soldiers of the Kings ...



Piedmont Chapter of The Links presents scholarships  Gaston Gazette

The Piedmont Chapter hosted its 34th Annual White Rose Luncheon on April 27 at the Gastonia Conference Center.Arnita Dula, chapter president, presented ...



KMHS athletes tops in grades; board weighs driver's ed funding woes  kmherald

Kings Mountain High School's varsity athletes topped their district counterparts academically in the 2012-2013 school year, pulling down an average GPA ...



Kings Mountain steamrolls into third round  Gaston Gazette

KINGS MOUNTAIN — A hungry Mountaineer football team made sure it will have more to do than eat a big meal on Thanksgiving Day. Kings Mountain took ...



All-American runner Chad Pearson going into KM Sports Hall of Fame  kmherald

Chad Pearson is proof that the best athletes are made when no one is looking. Inspired early in life by his cousin, John Foster, and in high school by Coach ...



Man killed in crash  Shelby Star

Only two days into the new year, and a young man was killed in a single-car crash.Hank Fender, 24, of Kings Mountain, succumbed to injuries sustained in a ...



Minority students awarded for excellence - News  Shelby Star

Fifty minority students worked tirelessly this school year to stand out above the rest.They will be honored Friday during the 18th Annual Distinguished Image ...



New officers join Shelbys force  Shelby Star

The community will soon see three new faces on patrol.Joseph Kallay, John Lattimore and Jonathan Martin were sworn into the Shelby Police Department family ...



Alex Sports Hall of Fame inducts Seventh Class  Taylorsville Times

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander County Public Education Foundation held its seventh Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night, ...



City Council gives raise to City Manager  kmherald

City Manager Marilyn Sellers, the city's first woman city manager and veteran city employee for 27 years, received high marks from city council after a ...



Former Mountaineer golfer Michael Jolly to be inducted into KM Sports Hall of Fame  kmherald

(Third in a series of six stories on the 2017 Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The 30th annual banquet and induction ceremony will be held Sat., ...



FINALISTS FOR HOMECOMING QUEEN  kmherald

FINALISTS FOR HOMECOMING QUEEN - Pictured are the five finalists for Kings Mountain High School Homecoming Queen. From left, Brennin Fleisher, ...



Police blotter for January 24, 2017  kmherald

ARRESTS JAN. 13: Shequita Monique Harrison, 33, 213 Morris St., assault with deadly weapon, $5,000 bond, secured. JAN. 14: Shalicia Bridges Griffin, 41, ...



2018 Legion baseball preview  Shelby Star

GASTONIA - When the 2017 American Legion baseball season began, Cherryville Post 100 and Shelby Post 82 were coming off rare first round playoff defeats ...



2017 Charlotte Observer All-Star Scholars  Charlotte Observer

The All-Star Scholars program, now in its 61st year, recognizes students from across the Charlotte region based on academic performance, citizenship, ...



Alex Sports Hall of Fame Class announced  Taylorsville Times

The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the Seventh Hall of Fame Class of ...



Shelby American Legion Post 82s 2018 schedule  Shelby Star

Lady Legion softball begins Thursday, KM Touchdown Club's recent golf fundraiser and Shelby's Pinnacle Classical Academy wins Archery titles. SHELBY ...



Arrest made in years-old hit and run death  Shelby Star

Police say they have arrested the driver who struck a pedestrian almost seven years ago and left her for dead on a busy street.Sheila Patterson, 54, was walking ...



Cambridge Oaks to add 80 units, Council okays rezoning 5-2  kmherald

By 5-2 vote Kings Mountain City Council April 26 okayed a rezoning request from Kiser Enterprises, Bellevue, Washington, to add 80 more units at Cambridge ...



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