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School Board to hear Asbury update

ELIZABETH HEFFNER

Staff Writer

Lincoln County’s Board of Education will recognize several outstanding citizens during its meeting Tuesday night.

The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has chosen Jeff and Alvin Carpenter as the 2014 Conservation Farm Family this year. According to the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts website, the competitive program begins with the selection of an outstanding farmer by the local soil and water conservation district. After competing in area and regional levels, the farms chosen to represent the mountain, piedmont and coast plain regions of the state are judged by a five person panel to the select the state’s Outstanding Conservation Farm Family.

Board members will also recognize one high school student’s recent appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Times-News previously reported that West Lincoln High School senior Matthew Mault is one of 1,200 students nationwide that were selected to attend the academy this fall.

 

Other special presentations and recognitions include:

2014 Battle of the Books Regional Winner

2014 Governor’s School Recipients

NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Championship

NC Poetry Out Loud State Finalist

North Carolina All-State Band

School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

LCAEOP Scholarship and Award Winner

 

Board members will also receive an update on the Asbury Alternative School project. The Times-News reported in April that the board voted unanimously to approve the use of R.J. Leeper Construction, LLC for the project. The $2.3 million contract awarded to R.J. Leeper construction includes the contract with the company as well as the survey, topographical needs and furnishings for the building.

 

Other items on the agenda include:

A request from the Lincoln County Coalitions Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy

A request for the school facility fee to be reduced

An approval of bids in regards to structural pest control

 

The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold its meeting on Tuesday at the Board of Education Administrative Offices on North Generals Blvd in Lincolnton. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a closed session. Open session will begin at 7 p.m.

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