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Uncertainty about virtual charter schools

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Most school officials hope courts will block online classes; others see no problem   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County Board of Education members hope courts will act to block a new virtual charter school from competing with them for students and funding on what they believe will be…

Easier to qualify for reduced price lunch

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Changes in the free and reduced lunch program in the state may save parents time and money, and could  make the process more private and efficient with the addition of new features. The income-level brackets that spell out how much families are allowed to…

Filings ensure 4 contested school board races

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   As candidate filing continues for the Lincoln County Board of Education, all four seats up for election in November will feature contested races. Filing began June 4 and will continue through noon on July 2. Up this year are seats in the new Districts…

Taking aim at summer

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Hall of Fame inductees

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Lincoln Co. families set to host orphans from Eastern Europe

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Starting the end of the month, at least two area families from Providence Church, which meets weekly at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus, will each host a European orphan for a five-week period. Denver residents Tracey and Timmy Rominger plan to host 16-year-old Janis…

Donation to Relay for Life

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Reader’s Forum 6-25-12

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  Supporting Curtis in N.C. Senate runoff   I am writing in support of Dr. David Curtis in the July 17 run-off election for the N.C. Senate, and recommend Lincoln County citizens honor him with their vote. As to his opponent, I have no issues or negative concerns with Sen.…

Ray E. Klutz

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Ray Edward Klutz, 86, of Hickory died June 21, 2012. A funeral service was held on June 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory. The family received friends on June 23, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at…

Donald James Root

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Donald James Root, 71, of Denver died June 22, 2012. The family celebrated Donald’s life at the residence, June 24, 2012 starting at noon. The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver, served the Root family.  …