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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
TheBestColleges.org 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

School Nutrition Association Members Win At Conference
Lincoln County chapter members attended the School Nutrition Association of North Carolina’s Annual Conference held in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Koury Convention Center during the week of June 19-23, 2017.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Commissioners Vote To Sell Block Smith Gym
Lincoln County Commissioners voted Monday night (July 17th) to sell the Block Smith Gym on Rhodes Street near the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College to STEM Career Path Project, Inc. for one dollar.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Virtual Academy Offers Online Learning For Grades 6-8 In Gaston County
The Virtual Academy is ideal for students in a homeschool setting because they receive additional academic support while enjoying a flexible schedule and participating in learning that is crafted to meet their academic needs.
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Good News From Gaston County Schools, July 2017
All across Gaston County good news is being spread about students, faculty and staff this summer.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Susan McKee who grew up on a farm in a small community outside of Concord, N.C. called Rimertown. Mrs. McKee holds a BS in Agriculture Education with additional certification from North Carolina A&T in Career Exploration. She currently teaches at Asbury Academy.
Friday, July 14, 2017

Explorers Post 700 Members Attend Vigorous Training
Three explorers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 attended a week long Explorer Academy held at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg, N.C. from June 25 to June 30.
Monday, July 10, 2017

Gaston Together Helps Tomorrow's Leaders
Fourteen students from Cherryville, Forestview, Stuart Cramer, Hunter Huss, North Gaston, East Gaston, Mountain Island Charter, Ashbrook,  and South Point high schools spent a recent morning participating in a miniature version of a town hall-type community forum.
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
James Crouse who has been at East Lincoln High School as the School Resource Officer (SRO) for four years.
Friday, June 30, 2017

Rebel Navy JROTC Cadets Graduate From Leadership Academy
The West Lincoln High School “Rebel Navy” Junior ROTC would like to recognize four cadets for their graduation from the NJROTC Area SIX Leadership Academy this summer.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lincoln County High Schools Second Semester Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A/B honor roll students for the second semester in the high schools for the 2016-17 school year.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Open Enrollment Now For Homeschoolers
Are you a homeschooling parent? Then you’ll be glad to know it’s open enrollment time right now for local homeschoolers.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gaston College Textile Tech Director Serves As Adviser
Sam Buff of Lincolnton is now a member of the advisory council for the 2017 Techtextil North America Symposium. The trade show and symposium were held June 20-22 in Chicago and drew some 3,000 visitors.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lincoln County Middle Schools Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A/B honor roll students for the fourth quarter in the middle schools for the 2016-17 school year.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Richard Howell, a PE and Health Teacher at Childers Elementary School who understands the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle for children. 
Friday, June 16, 2017

Luke Zirkle: A Slam-Dunk For ELHS
For Luke Zirkle, being a student at East Lincoln High School was a real slam-dunk. Zirkle, 18, a basketball standout who is gifted both athletically and academically, is among the school’s top students in the class of 2017.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

West Lincoln Awards Diplomas To 198
The commencement exercises for West Lincoln’s Class of 2017 were held Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the school stadium. The Salutatorian Address was given by Haley Cook and Hannah Herrick gave the Valedictorian Address.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Diplomas Awarded To 185 At Lincolnton High School
The commencement exercises for Lincolnton’s Class of 2017 were held Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Sage Surratt was named Valedictorian with Brandon Keneda named as Salutatorian.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

North Lincoln Graduates 230
The commencement exercises for North Lincoln’s Class of 2017 were held Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the school stadium. The Salutatorian Address was given by Caroline Swanger and Austin Hilburn gave the Valedictorian Address.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

East Lincoln Has 219 To Graduate
The commencement exercises for East Lincoln’s Class of 2017 were held Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s stadium. Luke Zirkle was named Valedictorian with Mikayla Lockman named as Salutatorian.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Torres Receives Judith Mann Nursing Scholarship To Continue Her Education
Lincolnton resident Cynthia Torres graduated from Gaston College on May 12 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Earlier in May, she was notified that she had earned the scholarship to continue her education. She was nominated by the Gaston College Associate Degree Nursing faculty.
Friday, June 09, 2017

Hannah Herrick: Among The Best At West
According to Amy Cable, the school’s co-ordinator for advanced-placement (AP) and academically and intellectually gifted (AIG) students, Herrick is among the very best in the Rebels’ class of 2017.
Thursday, June 08, 2017

School Board Names New Superintendent
The Lincoln County Board of Education named the new Superintendent for Lincoln County Schools at a special meeting Tuesday evening (June 6th). Dr. Lory Morrow will be taking over as Dr. Sherry Hoyle retires after 31 years with the Lincoln County Schools.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Mikayla Lockman Among The Best
She’s among the brightest stars in the class of 2017, and she’s happily dancing into her future. A competitive dancer, based out of a Stanley studio, she plans to keep on dancing, continuing this physically demanding activity into her university years.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Graduation Was Important Milestone To Achieving Gloria Areiza's Goal
The road to college graduation was long and arduous for Gloria Areiza, one of the 906 students who graduated from Gaston College on Friday, May 12. She earned her degree in Early Childhood Education.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Budget Hearing Set For Monday Night
Lincoln County Commissioners will hold their public hearing on the 2017-2018 County Budget Monday night (June 5th) as a part of what promises to be a lengthy meeting.
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Goblin's Gift Is Interactive Fantasy Book
Goblin’s Gift is the beginning of the Castles of Imagination series. It will follow the characters through more adventures. John Withers is from the small Lincoln County community of Iron Station, where he and his family still reside. He teaches at Gaston College.
Sunday, June 04, 2017

GC High Schools To Conduct Graduation Ceremonies
More than 2,300 seniors in the Class of 2017 will receive their diploma from Gaston County Schools on June 8 and June 10. Baccalaureate Ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, June 4.
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Gaston College Presents Workforce Development Summit
The Gaston College Workforce Development Summit takes place on Thursday, June 8, in the Myers Center on the Dallas campus of the College. The Summit will feature presentations on current training programs offered by Gaston College and on local workforce and employment trends.
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Rena Summerlin, a music teacher with Lincoln County Schools, who has shared her love for music education with students for 12 years.
Friday, June 02, 2017

Patrick Hance Among The Top Of His Class At LHS
Lincolnton High School’s “High-Q” captain took this year’s team to national-level recognition. He also performs in the marching, concert and jazz bands; and serves in the Interact, Key and Table Tennis clubs.
Thursday, June 01, 2017

SECU Awards Scholarships To Four Lincoln County Seniors
State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, recently presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to four local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. 
Thursday, June 01, 2017

LCHS Lincoln Campus Graduated 45 In Saturday Ceremony
The Lincoln Campus of Lincoln Charter School held their graduation exercises on Saturday, May 27 awarding 45 diplomas to the Class of 2017.
Monday, May 29, 2017

Denver Campus LCHS Graduates 98 In Friday Ceremony
The Denver Campus of Lincoln Charter High School held their commencement exercises on Friday, May 26. Diplomas were awarded to 98 in the Class of 2017.
Monday, May 29, 2017

Retirement Party Held For Dr. Hoyle
A retirement party for Dr. Sherry Hoyle, Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools, was held this week at Catawba Springs Elementary School.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

LCHS Presents Awards To Lincoln Campus Class Of 2017
Awards were presented on Thursday, May 25 to the first graduating class of Lincoln Charter High School-Lincoln Campus.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Cevallos Is Kickin' It!
You might say that Costa Rican native Daniella Cevallos is really kicking it. The soccer standout is among the top graduates at the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School’s class of 2017. Cevallos recently told the Lincoln Herald about her time at the charter school and her future goals, including playing soccer for Montreat.
Friday, May 26, 2017

38th Annual Academic Achievement Awards Banquet
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln County Board of Education co-sponsored the Annual Academic Achievement Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 23 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mallory Miller Among The Best At LHS
Mallory Miller is the sort of name you could well envision seeing on a marquee. And one day, you just might. Miller, 17 and a budding singer and actress, said Tuesday that she hopes to have a career in the Christian music industry.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, plus reminders about upcoming events. This is our last issue of GCS Monday Morning for the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoy the summer!
Monday, May 22, 2017


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