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Ready For Plan A?
Schools can begin operating under Plan A for grades K-5 effective October 5th according to a revision of his executive order by Governor Roy Cooper last week.  At least one area school system has already said it won't change to that plan; others will discuss it in upcoming meetings.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

More In-School Classes Possible For Younger Kids
Following an announcement by Governor Roy Cooper Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17th), schools are pondering whether to return to in-person learning five days weekly for students in grades K-5.
Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Partnership To Make Local Medical Supplies
A new and innovative partnership will soon bear some positive fruit. According to Gaston College spokeswoman Stephanie Michael Pickett, it means providing better products for the medical community and potentially creating new small business opportunities.
Friday, September 11, 2020

Union County EMS Gives Gaston College Ambulance
Gaston College’s EMS program is benefiting from the donation of an ambulance from Union County EMS. The Monroe-based agency is affiliated with Atrium Health. The retired vehicle will be used to train students in the emergency medical science program. The ambulance arrived Thursday.
Sunday, September 6, 2020

"Of The Year" Winners Announced For Gaston County Schools
Gaston County Schools has announced its “Of the Year” award recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Zoom video conferencing platform was used to inform the finalists of the winner in each “Of the Year” category: Teacher, New Teacher, Teacher Assistant, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Central Office Administrator.
Saturday, September 5, 2020

At-Large Candidates For School Board
This is the fourth in our series of articles about the candidates for four seats on the Lincoln County Board of Education, commonly called the School Board, in this November's election.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Update On School Opening
While the opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year has gone fairly smoothly for Lincoln County, the same cannot be said for Gaston.

Local Schools Doing Well Adjusting To COVID
Lincoln County Schools and Lincoln Charter School report they are doing well in adjusting to the reality of the pandemic.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Iron Station School Closed Until Aug. 31st
One Lincoln County School is already closed due to the coronavirus.  A decision was made to close Iron Station Elementary School until August 31st.  Students will be taught by remote learning--as they were in the Spring.
Monday, August 17, 2020

Shaw Is Gaston College Instructor Of The Year
Calvin Shaw recently earned a top honor from Gaston College.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Seized Money Presented To Lincoln County Schools
Money seized in 55 narcotics operations was presented to Lincoln County Schools today, August 5, 2020.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Back-To-School Plans
Lincoln County Schools will start the school year with a mix of in-school classes and remote learning.  Lincoln Charter School will begin the year with remote learning, hoping to transition later. Here are details of plans for area schools for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
Monday, July 20, 2020

Shellman Honored For 35 Years At Gaston College
Gaston College recently honored one of its own. Dr. Mark Shellman, the chairman of and an instructor in the college’s information technology department, was recognized for 35 years of service,
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Update On Schools Reopening & More
Here's an update that gives more detail than our report on the Tuesday (July 14th) School Board meeting about the plans for reopening Lincoln County Schools, plus other information.
Thursday, July 16, 2020

School Board Talks Back-To-School
It's going to be a very different back-to-school for 2020-2021.  The Lincoln County Board of Education met Tuesday evening and the main topic of discussion was planning for the coming school year.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dr. Allen Named Interim Superintendent
In addition to discussing plans at its meeting Tuesday evening for reopening of Lincoln County Schools next month, the Board of Education named Dr. Aaron Allen as Interim Supertintendent when Dr. Lory Morrow leaves in October.  
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Back To School?
Back to school?  Some of the many questions may be answered later today (Tuesday July 14th) as Governor Roy Cooper holds a briefing this afternoon and the Lincoln County School Board meets this evening.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Gaston College Music Teacher Judith Porter Honored
Porter was one of 12 exceptional teachers selected from applicants statewide to participate in a unique professional development and curriculum fellowship program.
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Gaston College To Give Out More Than $1 Million
Gaston College will disperse more than $1 million in federal emergency financial aid for students. Gaston College received $2,520,848, with half the funding ($1,260,424) designated to students and the remaining $1,260,424 going to the college for institutional operations and financial costs.
Monday, July 6, 2020

Relief For Businesses Hit By Restrictions
Are you the owner of a small business hit hard by Roy Cooper’s mandated restrictions? You can learn how to navigate these tough times, thanks to Brad Rivers, director of the Gaston College Small Business Center.
Monday, June 29, 2020

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