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About two years ago Abby Kenner and Jennifer Stahler met at a Mother of Preschoolers (MOPs) meetup and realized they shared a vision of opening a school in Denver. Both have little ones and were quickly realizing how fast time flies – they wanted a way to get time back with their kids while …

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DALLAS – Students interested in pursuing a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education are invited to apply for SPARC scholarships available at Gaston College. Biology majors are especially encouraged to apply, and Friday, July 20, is the deadline to apply for priority …

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PUMPKIN CENTER – North Lincoln High School celebrated the graduation of its seniors June 8 at the school. The valedictorian was Jackson Cathey, and Loren Palmer was salutatorian among the 247 graduates. 

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DENVER – East Lincoln High students and their families and friends celebrated graduation June 8 at the high school. The event included the presenting students with diplomas as well as speeches from Principal Marybeth Avery, Senior Class President Ramiro Martinez-Jaime, Salutatorian Sierra Gi…

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LINCOLNTON – Eleven Asbury Academy graduates – robed in black, green, red or blue – followed Lincolnton High School Principal Tony Worley and Asbury Principal Beth Penley under a balloon archway as they marched toward their future, moments before switching their graduation tassel June 1.

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Lincoln County Schools hosted its annual of “Of The Year” awards May 9 and honored one person from each school in three categories, including volunteer of the year, classified employee of the year and teacher of the year. Here are the 2018 winners. 

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LINCOLNTON – The 35th annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition was held last month at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The winners of the elementary and middle school competitions are listed below:

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Elizabeth Darling, head of the Career and Technical Education department at East Lincoln High School, has been looking to start a program at the school called ProState, which prepares students for the hospitality industry. She recently secured the Ted Fowler Pursuit of Restaurant Excellence …

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SHERRILLS FORD – Kindergarten teacher Renee Pagoota-Wight has been in the field more than 23 years and has recently given students more opportunities to explore new learning styles. She’s been working toward a certification in natural sciences through the N.C. Office of Environmental Educati…

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LINCOLNTON – Earlier this month Lincoln County Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Rhonda Hager informed the school board that as the school year comes to a close, it seems selecting a valedictorian and salutatorian for each school might be difficult. To prevent the issue …

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IRON STATION – East Lincoln Middle School is seeking proctors for End of Year testing May 30-31. Duties are to walk around the classroom and watch the students from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can work either one or both testing days.

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LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Board of Education held its committee meeting and regular board meeting Tuesday, April 10. The board spent a majority of the committee meeting discussing the proposed calendar change that would make school days longer but cut the number of days. 

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LINCOLNTON – In January the Lincoln County Board of Education discussed the possibility of changing the 2018-19 school calendar so that first-semester exams end before winter break. Since then, board members, staff and a calendar committee have looked into what changes are needed to make tha…

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PUMPKIN CENTER – The North Lincoln High School Indoor Percussion ensemble finished second in the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association (CWEA) competition March 10 at Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C.

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LINCOLNTON – A parent spoke before the Lincoln County Board of Education Tuesday, March 13 to ask the board about its plan regarding student safety. The question came in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and after a threat at East Lincol…

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LINCOLNTON – For a number of years Pumpkin Center Intermediate was the reigning champion for Lincoln County’s Battle of the Books competition. After a few losses, the team came back with a vengeance and placed first with 164 points in the year’s competition, held Friday, March 9.

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Starboard Christian Academy, a new K-5 non-denominational school, was founded by mothers Jennifer Stahler and Abby Keener of Denver, and classes will be held at Westport Baptist Church. To learn more about the private school, which will be open for the 2018-19 school year, Denver Citizen tal…

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Lincoln County Schools highlights teachers, staff and administrators. This week features Ashley Puckett, a sixth-grade English language arts/social studies teacher with Lincolnton Middle School. She has been with Lincolnton Middle School for 11 years. 

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LINCOLNTON – Lincolnton Middle School Principal Dana Ayers and the school’s Exceptional Children department have been working together to raise funds for a special-needs-friendly adaptive playground. Ayers said they have $28,000 of their $33,000 goal, and a dinner, "Build, Bargain and Banque…

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LINCOLNTON – At Asbury Academy, Lincoln County’s alternative public school for middle- and high-schoolers, Principal Beth Penley and her staff continuously experiment with ways to better reach and serve students. In the last couple of months a therapy dog has been added to the mix.

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The percentage of computer scientists who are women has decreased from 37 to 24 percent since 1995, according to the Girls Who Code website. For this reason, and many others, educators like Li…

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DENVER, Colo. – Deciding whether a goat is fit for breeding or determining how well it would sell at a market isn’t a skill set East Lincoln High School student Emily Atkinson thought she’d ev…

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DENVER – One Denver resident who wishes to remain anonymous said his son, a student at East Lincoln Middle School, has been experiencing severe bullying all year, from being shoved in the hall…

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Public Schools of North Carolina recently released a new website where people can find reports on any school or district in the state. The report’s numbers for Lincoln County Schools indicate …

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DENVER – Disheartened by corporate overhead costs, St. James Elementary School parent Wendy Henson decided to take over Santa’s Workshop, an annual week-long pop-up at the school.

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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the SAT scores for all North Carolina School districts this week, and Lincoln County students scored above average.

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DALLAS – The Business and Information Technology Division of Gaston College offers a selection of new programs in the fields of information technology, medical office administration and office…

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While Lincoln County Schools will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day, the Denver and Lincolnton campuses of Lincoln Charter School will remain open in hopes of reminding studen…

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NEWTON – The North Lincoln High School Band of Knights competed Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Fred T. Foard Band Classic in Newton and again earned high marks.

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For those who are interested in honing various skills, learning something new or are seeking to continue their education, Gaston College has an Ed2Go program. The program offers online, non-co…

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DENVER – For a number of years, informal bids have been placed on the 1.17 acre-portion of the G.E. Massey Elementary property that faces East Main Street in Lincolnton, Associate Superintende…

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On Saturday, Oct. 14, the North Lincoln Band of Knights (3A) competed in the 4A division of the East Lincoln Carolina Classic competition, earning high marks in several categories. 

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Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus hosted a one-time event for the year, which was led by Cara Dowling, the school’s PTO president. The entire school participated in a Track Attack fun day…

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Autobell Car Wash assisted more than 100 employees in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia with scholarships toward college tuition for the 2017-18 school year. 

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Lincoln County Schools highlights teachers and administrators. This week features Carla Gillespie, administrative assistant in the Exceptional Children’s Department for Lincoln County Schools.

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DENVER – West Lake Preparatory Academy, a charter school opening in Denver, is slated to be up and running for the 2018-19 school year. The proposed site for the school is off of Triangle Circ…

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LINCOLNTON – The Captain Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Detachment 1265 and Purple Heart Homes are partnering to complete home renovations in Lincolnton for the spouse of late U.S. Marine C…

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Lincoln County Schools highlights teachers, staff and administrators. This week features Tammy Strupp, district data manager for Lincoln County Schools Central Office. 

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LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Board of Education and Superintendent Lory Morrow met on Tuesday, Oct. 3 for a two-hour training session with the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA).

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LINCOLNTON – Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Lory Morrow recently met with faculty, staff, parents and community members at the first two of four community forums. The meetings started a…

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DENVER – East Lincoln High School hosted two events recently geared toward helping students choose and apply to colleges. A college fair was held on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and a college planning ni…

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DENVER – From the famed “Goosebumps” series to a plethora of princess picture books, the Scholastic Book Fair has provided opportunities for children to build their own at-home libraries for decades.

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DENVER – Stephani Clark was recently named the EC Educator of Excellence for Lincoln County Schools and will be recognized in November at the North Carolina Department Public Instruction (NCDP…

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DENVER – Together, high school students at the Lincoln Charter Denver campus served more than 20 Denver agencies on Monday, Sept. 18 to honor Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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DENVER – Though preschool isn’t required in North Carolina, attending a prekindergarten program allows children to begin socializing, delve into learning styles and become more prepared for gr…

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LINCOLNTON – Dr. Lory Morrow, Lincoln County School’s new superintendent, presented the Lincoln County Board of Education with her 100-day plan at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12.  

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DENVER – Earlier this year a Court of Honor ceremony was held at Huntersville Presbyterian Church to recognize those who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, including Denver resident Tyler Ebersold.