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UNC science bus makes stop in Lincoln County

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Alpaca festival funds reading program

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Reading is the basis for everything,” Iron Station resident Shelly Walsh said. She and husband Mike, owners of Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, located on Brevard Place Road, plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from their second annual fall festival this weekend to…

WIC takes hit from federal shutdown

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer While the shutdown of the federal government continues, effects are starting to be felt locally. As of today, the county’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutritional program —which is funded entirely at the federal level — will see an impact as the service will begin…

Staff opposes moving Asbury

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      MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor   The Lincoln County Board of Education held a special called meeting on Monday to gather input from administrators and staff within the Lincoln County Schools system on the future of Asbury Alternative School. And while no concrete decisions regarding Asbury were made…

Christmas is just around the corner

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Arwood charged with stalking ex-girlfriend

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Already facing involuntary manslaughter charges in accidental deaths of two children JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County man charged in the deaths of two young children, including his daughter, was jailed Friday for stalking his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, a student at East Lincoln High School, the Sheriff’s Office said.…

Students’ free lunch in danger

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer     Funding for free or reduced lunches may soon be in jeopardy for students of Lincoln County Schools due to the shutdown of the federal government. Assistant Superintendent for Business Steve Zickefoose updated the Board of Education on the situation Tuesday night. As of…

LHS graduates set to reunite in Myrtle Beach

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     From Friday night football games and typewriting class to cruising the streets of downtown Lincolnton and Latin Club toga initiations, Lincolnton High School graduates from 1960 to 1970 look forward to their first large-scale reunion this weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C., a…

Lincoln ladies Race for the Cure

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Asbury Alternative on agenda for Board of Education

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Education is scheduled to meet twice this week, first tonight during a special-called session. On the agenda for the meeting, taking place at 5 p.m. at Lincoln County Schools’ administrative offices on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton, is discussion on…