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Dr. Dana Ayers Is LCS Principal Of The Year
She’s simply the best! She’s Dr. Dana Ayers, and she is the Lincoln County Schools Principal of the Year for 2017. The principal of Lincolnton Middle School for three years now, Ayers is a long-time veteran of public education, with a career spanning nearly two decades.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Battleground Elementary To Host Reading Round Up Night
During the week of October 16-20, Battleground Elementary will be celebrating literacy. On Tuesday, October 17, they will be holding Family Reading Round Up Night from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2017

PACTS Holds Safety Program & Picnic For 1st Graders
The PACTS (Protecting Area Children Through Safety) program started last year as a combination of the former Adopt-A-Cop program and the Fire Safety program.
Friday, October 13, 2017

West Lincoln Rebel Navy Day Held October 4
West Lincoln High School Navy Junior ROTC’s 12th annual “Rebel Navy” Day Pass-in-Review was held Wednesday, October 4 in the football stadium following a morning personnel inspection of the cadet company by Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Chris Cannon, USMC.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Power Restored In Lincolnton
As of 1:49 p.m., the power has been restored in Lincolnton according to news alerts from the City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County.
Monday, October 09, 2017

Power Outage Closes Four Schools, County Offices
The power outage caused by the Sunday evening storm has forced the closure of four schools and of most County offices in Lincolnton for Monday (Oct. 9th).
Monday, October 09, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Tammy Strupp who is the District Data Manager in the Central Office for Lincoln County Schools.
Friday, October 06, 2017

Commissioners Approve Grant For Science Education
Lincoln County Commissioners approved a special grant for science education for Lincoln County schools Monday night (Oct. 2nd). The $50,000 will be used for a special project to be determined by the schools.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

School In Gaston County Achieves Coveted National Honor
Highland School of Technology in Gaston County has been chosen as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School, a distinction presented by the United States Department of Education.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Clint Spencer Means Business!
Like other area schools, West Lincoln High has several new staffers this year. And according to WLHS Principal Brian Clary, among those at his school is Clint Spencer. On Tuesday Spencer told the Lincoln Herald about his career in public education, his family and more.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Cynthia Mull who has been dedicated to the students of Lincoln County Schools for 17 years.
Friday, September 22, 2017

It's Constitution Week
This is Constitution Week, a week set aside to celebrate the US Constitution, the document that is considered the pillar of the American judicial system.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Schools Will Open Two Hours Late Tuesday
Hurricane Irma had weakened to only a tropical depression by Monday night and most of the storm was passing far to the west of our area.  We did get considerable rain and some gusty winds causing some damage and power outages, but no injuries were reported.  Schools announced they would open late on Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lincoln County Schools Beginning Teachers Spotlight
Lincoln County Schools hosted their annual new teacher induction at Lincolnton Middle School prior to the start of the new school year. New teachers to Lincoln County Schools participated in a full day orientation.
Friday, September 08, 2017

Grading The Schools
The North Carolina State Board of Education has released its 2016-2017 Report Card for schools.
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Newbold Reunion
Alumni of Newbold School, which operated from 1952 until 1968, held their biennial reunion Friday-Sunday (Sept. 1-3).  Once students who cheered on their Panthers team, now senior citizens, they reminisced about the good and bad of those days a half century ago.
Monday, September 04, 2017

Solar Power Seminar Scheduled For September 20th
Do solar farms really cause cows not to give milk or stunt the growth of plants nearby? Are they safe and environmentally friendly?  Both reasonable--and unreasonable--questions will be answered at an educational meeting on solar power September 20th at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Monday, September 04, 2017

Dr. Morrow Reception Held Thursday
A reception was held Thursday, August 31 at the Lincoln County Schools Administration Building on Generals Boulevard to meet  new School Superintendent, Dr. Lory Morrow.
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Apprenticeship 321 Program A Big Success
Gaston College’s Apprenticeship 321 program is a smashing success. The program recently graduated three students at a ceremony on the Dallas Campus.
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Reception For New Superintendent Thursday
Those who haven't already will have the opportunity to meet the new Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools at a reception from 4:00 - 6:30 this Thursday (Aug. 31st) at the Lincoln County Schools Administration Building on Generals Blvd.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Schools Open With No Problems
Schools in Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston and Cleveland counties opened with no problems on Monday (Aug. 28th).
Monday, August 28, 2017

Gaston County Schools Anticipates First Day Of School On Aug. 28
It’s back-to-school time in Gaston County!  When the morning bell rings on Monday, August 28, approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) will walk through the schoolhouse doors in neighborhoods across Gaston County to start the 2017-2018 academic year.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

More About Lincoln County Schools New Assistant Principals
Lincoln County Schools welcomes several new Assistant Principals for the upcoming school year. This article lets you know a little bit more about them.
Friday, August 25, 2017

West Lincoln Prepares For Start Of School
According to the calendar, there still remains not quite another month of summer. But summer vacation for local school students ends in just a couple of days. Come Monday morning, it’ll be back to school for thousands of local kids.
Friday, August 25, 2017

Electronic Notary Course At Gaston College
Being certified as an Electronic Notary is a competitive advantage, as electronic notarizations provide significant benefits over paper-based notarizations.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nine New Assistant Principals Are Ready To Meet Students
Nine new Assistant Principals were named for the 2017-18 Lincoln County school year and are looking forward to a great start meeting all the students and parents.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Most area school systems including the Lincoln County Schools will open for the 2017-2018 school year next Monday (August 28th). Lincoln Charter School started classes last week. It's back-to-school time!
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Advanced-Manufacturing Center Dedication Sept. 15
A much-anticipated new facility is coming to Gaston College. It’s the Gaston College Center for Advanced Manufacturing, an educational and training facility located adjacent to the college’s Dallas campus.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Educator Arrested On Drug Charge
A West Lincoln Middle School teacher and coach was arrested this week by Cleveland County authorities on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Kriste Ballard, Kqisha Dagenhart, Beth Penley and Holly Skibo… all new principals to the Lincoln County Schools district this year.
Friday, August 18, 2017

LPD Citizen's Academy Starts In October
The second Lincolnton Police Department Citizen's Academy will be starting in October 2017 and will last six weeks. The academy will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Register Soon For Fall Classes At Gaston College
Registration is now ongoing for Gaston College’s fall semester, which begins Aug. 21. According to college spokeswoman Stephanie Michael Pickett, the school’s campuses in Lincolnton, Dallas and Belmont likely have something for you.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Morrow Takes Over As Superintendent
Tuesday night's (Aug. 8th) School Board meeting was largely uneventful.  Dr. Lory Morrow was sworn in as the new Superintendent of schools.  There were reports on several summer programs and recognitions of several individuals, but no big decisions to be made.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Drama Camp Mangled Up Fairy Tales, Fables & Nursery Rhymes
How fast time flies! The Lincoln Theatre Guild recently held their 25th Annual Drama Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center in July.
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Lincoln County Schools Announces 2017-18 Open Houses
Lincoln County Schools has announced the Open House dates for all the schools in Lincoln County for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Students will have meetings and will visit classrooms and meet teachers.
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Cosmetology Program Ranks 24 On List Of Best College Programs reviewed all accredited beauty and cosmetology schools in the United States to select 50 that provide students with the best learning experience.
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Brusseau Is New Band Director At ELHS
Matthew Brusseau is taking up the baton for the coming 2017-18 year, according to a recent statement from the school. Brusseau comes to East Lincoln after teaching a year at Forbush Middle and High schools in East Bend.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Stephanie O’Hagan who is a Physical Therapist for Lincoln County Schools. She travels to various schools across the county meeting the individual needs of children that face physical obstacles every day.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Hickory Ranks Near Bottom Among Educated Cities In US
A study released this week ranks Hickory (the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton SMSA) 143rd out of the 150 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) in America in terms of the most and least educated cities.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Maiden Lions Recognize 2017 Scholarship Recipient
The 2017 Lamar Murray College Scholarship recipient is Meagan Ruffy from Maiden High School. She will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University in the Fall. The scholarship is a memorial to Maiden Lions Club member Lamar Murray and has been given since 1984.
Monday, July 24, 2017

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