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Trying to cool off

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New diploma program an option for some students

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Among a number of changes the Lincoln County Board of Education made last month is the addition of a Differential Diploma option for high school students. The alternative program is designed to help students with extenuating circumstances graduate and meet the 28-credit hours needed…

Interlogix Lincolnton gets ‘Carolina Star’ for safety

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Interlogix Lincolnton facility, located in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, became the first site in the county to receive Carolina Star designation during a ceremony Friday afternoon. As the state’s top safety honor, the award is designed to recognize and promote effective safety…

Going The Distance

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60th Anniversary

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Obits 6-29-12

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Ruby Shull Ballard Mrs. Ruby Shull Ballard, age 85, of 2889 Highland Drive Lincolnton passed away on Thursday June 28, 2012. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday July 1, 2012 at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.…

Preparing for safe, fun July 4th festivities

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer While patrons and local families prepare for firework shows and other Fourth of July activities, Lincoln County officials buckle down for one of the busiest times of the year for law-breaking and potentially dangerous situations. Barbecues and family get togethers aren’t on Sheriff David Carpenter’s mind…

Lots to do between now and the Fourth

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Several Fourth of July festivities are planned for the area over the coming days, kicking off Saturday with the Denver Area Business Association’s 12th annual fireworks festival. Taking place at East Lincoln High School, the event will begin with a “Battle of the Bands” at 5…

County splits 3-2 to pass budget with pay hike

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new spending plan for Lincoln County is in place following a split vote by the Board of Commissioners Thursday night. The board voted 3-2, with commissioners George Arena and Carrol Mitchem in opposition, to approve the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget, which had been modified during…

Kids get nutritional look at food from farm to table

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer When taking a bite into a sandwich, often over-looked are the various steps it took to get that tomato – the process of planting, caring for and harvesting that tomato before it was able to be put on a salad or sold in local markets. Lincoln…