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Cox Directs College Textile Tech Center
Jasmine Cox is the new executive director of the Gaston College Textile Technology and Fiber Innovation Center.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Lincoln County Schools United Way Partnership
The United Way of Lincoln County is a strong supporter of Lincoln County Schools.  Over the years, the United Way has provided grants and resources to schools across the district.  
Friday, September 23, 2022

Gaston School Board Talks Payroll Problems
Gaston County Schools have had problems with their new payroll system, Oracle, from when it was first introduced in January.  Associate Supt. for Finance Gary Hoskins said progress was being made toward fixing those problems; then came August and what Hoskins called "a perfect storm."
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Chick-Fil-A Now Open At Gaston College
Dr. John Hauser, Gaston College’s president, was among those on hand to welcome the Chick-Fil-A cow mascot at the grand opening festivities. Hauser was joined by Mo, the college’s rhinoceros mascot.
Friday, September 16, 2022

Changing School Report Cards to Better Reflect Education Progress
On September 1st, the NC Dept. of Public Instruction released its 'School Report Cards' for the 2021-2022 school year.  Different from previous versions, which began with the 2012-2013 school year, this year's report cards did not list an A,B,C,D grade for schools.  More changes are likely coming.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Groundbreaking Research For Alzheimer's Disease
According to Christine Fuller of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association Western Carolina Chapter, more than 10,000 researchers recently attended the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, either in person or using Internet-based communication, to share the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia science. 
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Local Leaders Weigh In On Opioid Crisis
Local leaders recently weighed in about this nationwide problem. Among them were Gaston County Police Department Chief Joseph Ramey; Leslie Lee of Gaston Together and the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition; Michelle Mathis of the Olive Branch Ministry, and Assistant Gaston County Manager Karen Whichard.
Friday, September 2, 2022

Case Of Monkeypox Identified In Catawba County Resident
Public Health is working to identify and notify any individuals who may have been in contact with the confirmed case. The patient is in isolation.
Thursday, September 1, 2022

First Day of School
Surely most know that this Monday (Aug. 29th) is the first day of school for Lincoln County Schools and Catawba County Schools.  (Gaston and Cleveland County Schools and Lincoln Charter School had already begun classes for the 2022-2023 school year.)
Be sure to watch for children waiting on buses and allow extra travel time because of the school traffic.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Lincoln County Schools Back-to-School Messages
This Back to School Article includes messages from two perspectives: our Principal of the Year, Kelly Withrow (GE Massey Elementary) and our Teacher of the Year, Rachel Frye (East Lincoln High School).
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

American-Honduran Institutions Collaborate
It’s a partnership between institutions of higher learning in North Carolina and Honduras. Gaston College, North Carolina State University, Catawba Valley Community College and the Central-American Technological University in Tegucigalpa will sign a memorandum of understanding, detailing an exciting new collaboration that will put in place the development and deployment of a series of educational programs.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

It's Back To School Time For Gaston County Schools
Students return to class on Wednesday, August 17 to begin the 2022-2023 academic year.
Sunday, August 14, 2022

GBA Receives $200,000 State Appropriation
It’s some good news on the local economic scene, the Gaston Business Association recently received a $200,000 appropriation from the State of North Carolina to support high-impact education program enhancements in Gaston County’s education networks.
Friday, August 12, 2022

Tom Dyson Going to Catawba County
Tom Dyson, who has served as director of the Cooperative Extension program in Lincoln County since 2014, will become the new director of the Catawba County Extension office effective Monday (July 18th).
Friday, July 15, 2022

LC School Nutrition Employees Celebrate Serving Children
The School Nutrition Association of North Carolina (SNA-NC) held its Annual Conference June 20-23, 2022 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This is the 15th year that the Lincoln County Chapter has received this award for documenting the specified accomplishments and activities of the chapter for school year 2021-2022.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
























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