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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…

Pumpkin patch tradition continues at Boger City United Methodist Church

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of pounds of pumpkins have passed through the property of one Lincoln County church, signifying the start of the fall season while simultaneously bringing smiles to people of all ages. Boger City United Methodist received a truckload of…

Voter registration for city elections nearing deadline

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The deadline for voter registration is just a few days away for those Lincolnton residents planning to participate in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Unregistered voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to sign up. Absentee voting by mail got underway at the end of last…