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Denver Year in Review: 2021 filed with memorials, traditions, new projects


A trying start The year began with a somber tone following the late December death of Jamie Seitz, 51, a beloved teacher and coach at Lincoln Charter School. Seitz, 51, died after being hospitalized for COVID-19, providing a region-wide reminder of the potential deadly impacts of the virus. The day after Seitz’s death, hundreds of people sat in their cars […]

COMMENTARY: Do we really need strict dress codes for students?


DENVER — Since in-person instruction returned to Lincoln County Schools, the dress code has become an issue for administrators, students and parents.  In early October, North Lincoln High School Principal Chip Cathey sent an email to parents informing them that staff members had warned students about dress code infractions, and that those who did not comply with the policy would […]

Volleyball opponents team up for ‘Pink Night’


DENVER — Though they were opponents on the court, volleyball teams from two local high schools wore pink during their Sept. 13 match to raise awareness for a disease that affects one in eight women during their lifetimes.  At this year’s “Pink Night” game, players from North Lincoln High and Fred T. Foard High in Newton sported pink jerseys to […]

Lincolnton senior crowned 2021 Apple Queen 


LINCOLNTON — A senior at Lincolnton High School is the new Lincoln County Apple Queen.  Ashley Fisher was crowned by last year’s winner, Ava Parnell, at the pageant on Aug. 7. Fisher, who also won the evening gown portion of the competition, is a member of the varsity tennis team at Lincolnton, and plans to attend Appalachian State University to […]

Students honor moms who died of cancer


DENVER — Every year in the U.S., about 600,000 people die of cancer.  In a year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease claimed the lives of six mothers of students at North Lincoln High School.  On May 26, hundreds of people attended a candlelight memorial at the school, where sons and daughters paid tribute to their moms.  Corinne Delaney […]

PHOTOS: East Lincoln, North Lincoln celebrate graduation

N. Lincoln graduate picked for international internship

DENVER – A college student with local ties was recently selected for a prestigious agricultural internship.  Andrew Berley, a North Lincoln High School graduate and now at N.C. State University, is among 13 students chosen by the World Food Prize Foundation to participate in the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship, where he will spend eight weeks working on food security issues and […]

5 things to know about Lincoln County’s school accountability data


1. State Board of Education releases accountability data  The North Carolina State Board of Education recently released the 2018-19 READY accountability data, which show achievement and academic growth among schools. The report statistics indicate 16 of 21 schools in the county achieved expected growth for the academic year. Schools also received a letter grade of A-F, based on the General […]