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LINCOLNTON – Students ages 5 and older can learn how to code Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Lincoln County School of Technology.

There are time slots at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the Hour of Code program. Registration can be found at

For more information on Hour of Code, visit


Make gingerbread houses at ELHS

DENVER – East Lincoln High School is hosting its Gingerbread House Decorating Fundraiser Dec. 12.

This decorating extravaganza is for kids and adults of all ages and lasts 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be extra candy provided for decorating needs.

The cost is $25 per house, and two people can work on a house. Proceeds benefit the school’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

For more information, email To register, visit the event’s SignUp Genius page.


GC involved with collaborative program

DALLAS – A new collaborative effort called the Bridges to Baccalaureate Program is designed to help students at UNC-Charlotte, Gaston College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College complete undergraduate biomedical degrees.

The initiative is made possible through support from the National Institutes of Health, according to a release from Gaston College. The program will work with a total of 45 students who will earn their associate degrees at Gaston College or Rowan-Cabarrus Community College before transferring to UNC-Charlotte to complete their bachelor’s degrees in the biomedical sciences.


School putting on holiday program

DENVER – Lincoln Charter School is holding its Elementary Winter Holiday Program Thursday, Dec. 13, at Machado Gym, Upper Building.

This event to get into the holiday spirit begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 6 p.m. student drop-off. Elementary students should wear red uniform shirts and khaki bottoms.

Elementary Music Teacher Tracy Lykes is looking for volunteers before the event. Those interested should contact her directly.


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