DENVER – The After School Program at Lincoln Charter School is requesting audio-visual-related donations.

People can email lori.bouman@lincolncharter.org if interested in donating the following items: PlayStation console, controllers and games (E and E10 rated games only); Nintendo Wii console, controllers and games (E and E10 rated games only); and kid-friendly DVDs.


Schools awarded for PBIS

IRON STATION – East Lincoln Middle School and Catawba Springs Elementary School have been awarded PBIS Green Ribbon school status for 2018.

This is the second year in a row ELMS has achieved the status.

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a school-wide behavior expectations system. “We know that clear and consistent expectations positively impact the learning environment, support high student performance and reduce behavioral problems,” a statement on the ELMS Facebook page reads.


State fiction competition accepting entries

RALEIGH – The N.C. State Fiction Contest is accepting entries for its 2018 competition until Oct. 8. This literary contest is open to N.C. residents and is one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South.

Contestants may enter one story in each of the two contest categories:

• The James Hurst Prize for Fiction ($500): An unpublished short story of no more than 5,000 words. In addition to the winner, several honorable mention awards will be presented.

• The Shorter Fiction Prize ($250): An unpublished short story of no more than 1,200 words. One honorable mention award will be presented.

No emailed entries are accepted, and all entries must be submitted in hard copy. Entries should be mailed to: N.C. State Fiction Contest, Department of English, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8105, Raleigh, N.C. 27695-8105.

Details: go.ncsu.edu/fictioncontest


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