Cleveland County, NC

Board approves $27 million auditorium projects

The wait for the promised auditoriums at Burns and Crest High School have gone on so long people have speculated if they'll be completed. It seems, at long last, those questions will soon be answered. On May 11, the Cleveland County Board of Education unanimously approved a bid from Beam...
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Troopers: Cleveland Co. wreck kills 16-year-old

SHELBY, N.C. (WBTV) - A 16-year-old is dead following a collision in Cleveland County Wednesday evening. North Carolina Highway Patrol told WBTV the wreck happened at NC 150 and Maple Springs Church Road around 6:40 p.m. Troopers say a white Honda was headed west on 150 and made a left...
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Early College graduates 42 seniors

Cleveland Early College said goodbye on Thursday to what Principal Amber Nichols described as one of the most resilient groups of students to walk through the school halls. "This is a group that spent most of their junior year remote and had their sophomore year interrupted. They met every challenge head on and of course conquered every obstacle that came their way," said Nichols of the 42 members of the school's class of 2022. "This group, even the ones who chose to remain remote, stayed plugged in. They came to any kind of function or event we were able to have. And of course they are great academic scholars."

North Shelby celebrates five graduates

This school year has seen the return of many staple events at North Shelby School — the North Carolina Science Festival, planting potatoes in the Cleveland County Potato Project and prom. On Friday, students got back one of the biggest events of all. Surrounded by classmates, family members, friends and school administrators, five students —  Dasani Allen, Kayanna Williams, Ty'Rez Hopper, Erika Jones and William Jones — were celebrated as the graduating class of 2022. ...

Voters approve beer and wine sales, side with incumbents

Cleveland County voters the sales of malt beverages and unfortified win in unincorporated parts of the county in the primary election Tuesday, according to unofficial results released by the Board of Elections. Nearly 60% of voters cast ballots for measures to allow the sale of beer and wine in areas outside of established cities or...

Cleveland County greenhouse business a mainstay for 30 years

Big Beef, Better Boy, Fantastic, Cherokee Purple — what’s Cleveland County’s favorite tomato? If anyone would know, it’s Justin Lane. His family owns S & K Greenhouses, and each year they sell thousands of vegetables plants at their retail operation on U.S. 74. When it comes to selling tomato plants, Justin has learned...

Primary election day has arrived

Today Cleveland County voters will decide which candidates will face off on Election Day, and whether businesses can sell beer and wine countywide. While voters will have 13 hours to make their way to the polls, just 2,669 out of more than 66,000 registered voters cast their ballots during early voting.

She wrestled boys all her life, but girls will soon have their own sport

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. — Women’s wrestling will officially be a sanctioned high school sport in North Carolina for the 2023-2024 athletic season. Many current high school female wrestlers compete on the boys team since there are no girls teams. The new decision means girls will have their own...

Updated high school baseball, softball playoff schedules for Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln

The NCHSAA baseball and softball playoffs got underway Tuesday for teams in Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties. Bookmark this story for schedules and scores as squads in the tri-county journey through the postseason. True grit: How Cherryville mettle has Ironmen baseball in its first NCHSAA regional final since 2016 Getting it done: Freshman Aidan Ledbetter...

High school welders compete at Cleveland Community College

Welding and metals students at Cleveland County schools met on Wednesday to compete for $4,000 in scholarships and some new gear to use in their shops at school. The contest, hosted by Cleveland Community College in partnership with local businesses and the Cleveland County Schools Career and Technical Education department, brought the top welders...

Vote for Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties' Athletes of the Week, May 2-7

Each week area high school coaches can submit a list of standout performances from their team in the previous week’s games. If your child’s name — or anyone else’s from your child’s team — does not appear on the list following a great performance, please encourage your coach to email their submissions to More: Agosta brothers' 'twin telepathy' aiding East Gaston baseball's pursuit of history More: 'Four years went into that swing': Burns' Webb delivers in clutch...