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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 2018-19 school year.
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Cliff Grimsley Earns Prestigious Honor
Gaston College biology instructor wins 2019 N.C. SMT Award for Outstanding Educators. He was honored in connection with his contributions to the state’s excellent STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mountain Island Charter Class Of 2019
The 2019 Commencement for Mountain Island Charter School was held Friday, June 7 in the MICS B Building Gymnasium. There were 128 Raptors graduating in the Class of 2019.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Walton's Attendance Record Follows Footsteps Of His Family
He followed in the footsteps of his older brother and his mom who also had perfect attendance their K-12 school careers. In his household, this was just an expectation. "He has never thought about not going [to school]. It’s like a job; education is important. Never miss a day to learn something new" said his mom.
Monday, June 10, 2019

Lincolnton Class Of 2019
The graduation ceremony for Lincolnton’s Class of 2019 was held Saturday, June 8. Orchid Rhea Holland was named Valedictorian with Ashlyn Elizabeth Rhyne as Salutatorian.
Monday, June 10, 2019

McKenna Houser Is West Lincoln High Salutatorian
Come August, Houser will be going off to North Carolina State University, which she said has always been her dream. Right now she isn't sure what she wants to major in but is thinking a lot about architectural design.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

West Lincoln's Valedictorian Is Off To N.C. State
Proud to be a country girl Regan Mitchem plans to be a vet and come August she will be off to an institution famed for its farming-related endeavors for more than 130 years.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cherryville Class Of 2019
Due to the inclement weather the graduation ceremonies for Cherryville’s Class of 2019 was moved indoors to Starnes Auditorium on Saturday, June 8. The Ironmen held their Baccalaureate Program on June 2 at First Baptist Church in Cherryville.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

West Lincoln Class Of 2019
The graduation ceremony for West Lincoln’s Class of 2019 was held Saturday, June 8 in the gym due to the change in the weather. Regan Haley Mitchem was named Valedictorian with McKenna Ryan Houser as Salutatorian.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

North Lincoln Class Of 2019
The graduation ceremony for North Lincoln’s Class of 2019 was held Friday, June 7 in the gym at North Lincoln due to the change in the weather. Jordan Alexis Cody and William Stowe Rankin were named as Valedictorians with Grace Mackinley Holbrooks as Salutatorian.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

East Lincoln Class Of 2019
The commencement exercises for East Lincoln’s Class of 2019 were held Friday, June 7 in the gym at East Lincoln due to the rainy weather with 209 graduates.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Graduation Moves Indoors
Just a reminder that with the much needed rain arriving in Lincoln County three schools have had to change plans for their graduation ceremonies.
Friday, June 7, 2019

Time Management Skills Equals Perfect Attendance Since Pre-K
Lincolnton High School Principal Tony Worley said: “I congratulate and thank Joseph for his perfect attendance throughout his school life! It is rare today to find a student with perfect attendance but Joseph has proven it is possible. Maintaining good attendance is important in school and work. We wish Joseph the best!”
Friday, June 7, 2019

East Lincoln Grad Has 13 Year Perfect Attendance Record
Joshua Phillip Clay initially set his mind on having perfect attendance in kindergarten after learning his mother had accomplished the same feat in her K-12 education.
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Asbury Academy Graduation Held May 31
Asbury Academy held their 2019 Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. in the common area at the school.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

2018-2019 Cherryville High School Junior Marshals
These 12 students are members of the Class of 2020 and have shown dedication in their education. They are honored to serve their 2019 Senior Class in many events. 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

More Than 2,200 Seniors To Graduate From Gaston County Schools
Graduation for Gaston County Schools is Saturday, June 8, and ten public high schools will conduct ceremonies that day to present diplomas to the Class of 2019. This year, 2,245 seniors will graduate from Gaston County Schools.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Scholarships Announced At LHS Awards Day
Senior scholarships and awards were announced May 24 at the Lincolnton High School Academic Awards Ceremony for 2019.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

2018-2019 West Lincoln High School Junior Marshals
These 12 students are the top-ranked students at West Lincoln High School from the Class of 2020 that have been selected as Junior Marshals. They have earned the honor of leading the Class of 2019 through their graduation exercises.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Drawdy Among Best At Lincolnton Campus Of LCS
Natalee will be off soon to attend Gardner-Webb to pursue a nursing degree. She is one of the 35 students accepted into the bachelor of science in nursing program at the Hunt School of Nursing on the Boiling Springs campus.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

2019 Summer Feeding Program Open Sites
Lincoln County Schools and surrounding counties will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Here is a list for Lincoln County and phone numbers/websites for residents in Catawba, Gaston and other counties to locate a site near them.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jordan Grimes Among Best At Lincoln Charter
She enjoyed a full plate of academic excellence and extra-curricular activities at LCS, and she’ll soon be off to Liberty University majoring in social work. She'll transfer in as a junior and will graduate in 2021.
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Segura Among Best & Brightest At Lincoln Charter
Come August, Segura will be off to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He plans to earn a bachelor’s degree there, majoring in political science and minoring in either Spanish or history.
Sunday, May 26, 2019

Academic Achievement Awards
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its 40th annual Academic Achievement Awards banquet Thursday evening at the James W. Warren Citizens Center--recognizing the top 10 students from each of the Lincoln County Schools high schools and announcing winner's of this year's Bo Moore Scholarships.
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mason Hodges Among The Best At North Lincoln
Come August, Hodges will be off to North Carolina State University. He plans to study civil engineering and obtain a job with Duke Energy when he graduates.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Jordan Cody Among North Lincoln's Best
Come August, Cody will be off to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plans to major in political science and minor in philosophy. “I hope to attend law school,” she said, “and potentially become a human rights attorney or a U.S. attorney.”
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Taylor Crates On Track To Be ELHS Valedictorian
Crates will soon be off for higher studies at the prestigious Trinity College of Dublin where she plans to study economics and philosophy. Following graduation from Trinity, she hopes to attend law school.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Lincoln County Schools Retirement Banquet
Lincoln County Schools held the annual Retirement Banquet Thursday (May 16th) saying "thank you" to 19 teachers, coaches and other employees who either are retiring at the end of this school year or have already retired during 2018-2019.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Delta Sigma Presents Scholarships & Awards
The Delta Sigma chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society announced scholarship and award winners for 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at Boger City United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lincoln County Schools 'Of The Year' Awards
The Lincoln County Schools held their annual 'Of the Year' Awards presentation Wednesday afternoon (May 8th).  Some of the awards had already been announced, but others were announced at the event.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Gaston County Schools Honors Outstanding Educators
Four employees captured the most prestigious awards presented by Gaston County Schools during the 2019 Evening of Excellence ceremony. The program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank was held Monday, May 6 at the Gaston Country Club.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

LHS JROTC Earns Distinguished Service Award
Lincolnton High School’s JROTC cadets are truly taking flight. The unit is one of 376 nationwide to earn the Distinguished Service Award for performance well above and beyond normal expectations. Its members were recently recognized by the United States Air Force for outstanding service to their school and community.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Teachers March On Raleigh
It's becoming an annual event.  A year ago (May 16, 2018) the NCAE sponsored a march on Raleigh in support of education.  This year, the event is planned for Wednesday (May 1st).
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Vasquez, Tallent Amongst A Host Of Gaston College Grads
Mideyshka Vasquez and Nick Tallent are among the school’s top graduates in its class of 2019. Vazquez has excelled as a participant in the college’s SPARC program and Tallent has been nominated as a finalist for the NC State Goodnight Scholars Transfer Program.
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guardian Ad Litem Program Makes A Difference
Gaston County’s guardian ad litem program is making a difference in the lives of many local children.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

J. Cain Leonard II earns MCEP®
The National Institute of Certified Estate Planners (NICEP) is pleased to announce the graduation of Mr. J. Cain Leonard, II from the Master Certified Estate Planner™ course. Mr. Leonard is currently the 2nd MCEP® in the State of North Carolina.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tori Frappier: From Engineering To Education
For Tori Thomas Frappier, nothing is more important than education. The young and dynamic Frappier is among the local professionals under 40 who are helping to shape the future of our region.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lincoln County Middle Schools Third Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the third quarter in the middle schools for the 2018-19 school year.
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Timken Grant Helps Community Build 2019
Through the support of the Timken Foundation, this year’s build will be led by the fundraising efforts and activities of the affiliate’s High School Habitat Campus Chapters.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bosiak District Winner In Shell Science Lab Challenge
Bosiak’s best teaching strategies are immersion in real-world, relevant topics. She says anyone can learn by participating in hands-on activities, particularly through project-based learning projects.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lincoln County Schools Conduct Reunification Drill
In preparation for a natural disaster or shooter evacuation event, Lincoln County Schools in conjunction with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Services, Lincoln County Communications Center, and the Fire Department practiced reunification of students and staff during a school-wide drill at West Lincoln Middle School on Friday, April 5.
Monday, April 8, 2019

Gaston Earns High Rankings In Career & Technical Education
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction has released Career and Technical Education (CTE) test data for the 2017-2018 school year, and it provides “good news” for Gaston County Schools. Among the 10 largest school districts in the state, Gaston County had the highest proficiency rate of 87.8 percent. A student must earn a score of 70 or higher to receive proficiency status.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Local Officers Visit West Lincoln High School Class
Law enforcement officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol visited West Lincoln High School on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to speak to students about many topics including how to conduct yourself if you are ever pulled over in the traffic stop.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Industries Sponsor Internship For College Students
College students from Lincoln County have an opportunity again this year to spend their summer working as an intern with local manufacturers while focusing on projects, problems and processes to encourage work experiences, build resumes and develop a local talent pool.  Deadline to apply for summer work opportunities is April 20th.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Local Principals Complete Leadership Program
Kqisha Dagenhart and Heather Myers recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Gaston College President Announces Plans To Retire
The announcement marks a milestone in her half-century career in higher education in Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina. In August, she will have served as president of Gaston College for 25 years. She is the first woman and fourth president to lead the two-year community college that serves Gaston and Lincoln counties.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Philbeck To Receive Student Excellence Award
In 2017, Philbeck was named the Gaston College Apprentice of the Year. He enrolled in Gaston College in 2015 to join the Apprenticeship 321 program, which provides participants with job-specific training and a cost-free education at Gaston College while they are earning a salary from local employers.
Sunday, March 24, 2019


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