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School board names new nutrition director


A new director of child nutrition has been named for Lincoln County Schools, following the resignation of Byron Sackett at the end of last month.

 The move came at a special-called meeting of the Board of Education Tuesday evening, during which “personnel recommendations” were unanimously signed off on by School Board members after a closed-session discussion.

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Matt Stover confirmed on Wednesday that among those recommendations approved was the naming of Shelly Rhyne, wife of Lincolnton City Councilman Devin Rhyne, to head up the school system’s Child Nutrition Department.

Rhyne has served as the assistant nutrition director for Gaston County Schools.

School officials have previously declined to comment on Sackett’s departure, other than noting that his resignation took effect on June 30. He recently opened Homesteads Grill and Taphouse, at the former site of the Ryan’s restaurant on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton, earlier this year.

Also among the personnel changes made Tuesday night was the appointment of Aaron Allen as the human resources director for the school district.


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