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What Next? (UPDATED)
Lincoln County Commissioners turned thumbs down on a request for rezoning that would have permitted building a new charter school at the intersection of NC 73 and Club Drive.  Now the obvious question is 'what next?'
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bulow Bowman Awards Scholarships To Two LC High School Students
The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund has announced its 2019 undergraduate scholarship awards to Emily Atkinson, graduate of ELHS, and Tanner Buff, graduate NLHS.
Friday, September 13, 2019

Gaston's Overall Student Proficiency Increases Again
The student proficiency rate for Gaston County Schools increased slightly, and the school district experienced its most significant gains in science and middle school math, according to information released by the North Carolina State Board of Education.
Saturday, September 7, 2019

LCS Releases Ready Accountability Report & Graduation Rate
Lincoln County Schools reported that 16 of 21 schools, whose growth status is reported by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), achieved expected growth, with two of those schools exceeding growth expectations.
Friday, September 6, 2019

Medicare Warns About Scam
Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Dr. Justin Arnold Is New At Gaston College
Gaston College has a new face in its economic and work force development department. The college recently hired Dr. Justin Arnold as the department’s associate vice president.
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Superintendent Booker's Back-To-School Message
It’s back to school time in Gaston County! Bright and early Monday morning, the buses will roll, the school bells will ring, and more than 31,000 children (pre-kindergarten through high school) will return to our classrooms.
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Belmont Abbey Announces Plans For New Dorm
Belmont Abbey College has announced plans for a new residence hall to open next year.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Operation BOLO
Law enforcement agencies in Gaston County will participate in a special initiative this week and next to try to improve school safety by educating drivers and vigorously enforcing laws related to school zones, school buses, etc.
Monday, August 19, 2019

This is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting educational choices available in our area.  We welcome reader comments on the articles and on education.
Saturday, August 17, 2019

School Bus Passing Laws
This is not a test to get your Driver's License--but it's something that a lot of drivers apparently don't fully understand.  Here's the official list from the NC Department of Transportation.
Friday, August 16, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles highlighting educational choices available in our area.  We welcome reader comments on the articles and on education.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Virtual Clinic Coming To Lincoln County Schools
Thanks to a $150,000 grant from Kohl's, a school-based virtual clinic is coming to two Lincoln County schools.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting educational choices available in our area.  We welcome reader comments on the articles and on education.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Positive Start For WLHS Class Of 2020
Approximately 60 West Lincoln High School seniors began their final high school year with ‘Prayer By The Rock’ and a ‘Chinese Lantern Kickoff’ on Sunday, August 11 by the school Spirit Rock. The event was planned and hosted by the parents of the Class of 2020.
Monday, August 12, 2019

Mike Lungarini Is New Principal At LCS, Denver
While Lincoln County Schools begin for students Monday (Aug. 12th) the start of school at Lincoln Charter School, Lincolnton and Denver, is Wednesday (Aug. 14th).
Monday, August 12, 2019

School Security
School starts Monday (Aug. 12th) in Lincoln County.  As we prepared for opening day, our thoughts turned to school security in the wake of recent mass shootings that brought back memories of school incidents.
Sunday, August 11, 2019

Course Prepares Students For Construction Careers
Those working in the construction trades know that theirs are jobs that’ll never go away. And if you’d like to enjoy that sort of job security and learn a trade from which you can benefit for the rest of your life, Gaston College can help.
Sunday, August 11, 2019

New Principal At NLHS Already Has Ties To School
Chip Cathey, the new principal at North Lincoln High School already has ties to the school: his oldest son is a North Lincoln grad and another is now a student there.
Saturday, August 10, 2019

This is the first in a series of articles highlighting educational choices available in our area.  We welcome reader comments on the articles and on education.
Friday, August 9, 2019

School Starts Monday
School starts Monday in the Lincoln County Schools.  The early start was made possible by a School Board decision that makes Lincoln County Schools nominally 'year-round.'  While students don't attend every month of the year, teachers started their year in July & won't finish it until next June.
Thursday, August 8, 2019

LEDA Hosts STEM Event; Announces New Logo
Last Thursday (Aug. 1st) the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) hosted Lincoln County Schools' “Educators in the Workforce.”
Sunday, August 4, 2019

College's Customized Training Helps Gaston, Lincoln Counties
Gaston College’s customized training program is a proven leader in developing long-term partnerships that are beneficial to companies in Gaston and Lincoln counties and that support economic development in the region.
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Residents Don't Like Charter School Location
One thing became immediately clear at a community meeting Thursday evening (August 1st) about the new charter school planned for southeastern Lincoln County--residents of the area don't like the proposed location.
Friday, August 2, 2019

Cameron Allen Signs With Bosch
Readers of the Lincoln Herald are no doubt familiar with our occasional articles about high school students who have received scholarships to play sports in college.  What could be better?  Perhaps signing an agreement like the one Cameron Allen did with Bosch.
Monday, July 29, 2019

Lincoln Correctional Center Harvest Produces A Ton Of Food For Community
North Carolina prisons work extremely hard in balancing custody concerns with programming that teaches offenders skills to be put to use back in the community when sentences are served.
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mary Jo Cloninger Memorialized By Scholarship
Female high school grads in Gaston and Lincoln counties can now take advantage of a new full Gaston College scholarship. They can pursue an associate’s degree in business, thanks to the Mary Jo Cloninger Endowed Scholarship.
Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Skinny On Lincoln County's Obesity Rates
Admit it. And there’s no need to be a big, fat liar about it. The year is more than half gone now, and you’re struggling with those new year’s weight-loss resolutions.
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Clarke Named New LHS Principal
The new principal at Lincolnton High School will be a Maiden High School graduate.  Preston Clarke, who most recently served as principal at Valley Crucis Elementary School in Watauga County, was named to replace Tony Worley at LHS by the Lincoln County Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday evening (July 9th).
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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 2018-19 school year.
Sunday, June 30, 2019

New Faces In Places
The resignation of two high school principals and other factors have created a shakeup in the administration of Lincoln County Schools.  The Board of Education met Thursday evening (June 27th) and approved recommendations made by Supt. Dr. Lory Morrow.
Friday, June 28, 2019

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