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Event recognizes Lincoln County’s elders

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly 100 Lincoln County seniors gathered at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton on Friday to commemorate the local Senior Center’s “Older Americans Celebration.” The event recognizes the month of May being “Older Americans Month,” Senior Center Director Marti Hovis said. The event commenced with awarding…

Relay For Life Charity Pageant

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Helmets key to bike safety

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  AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist   Teaching your children bike safety is important to reduce the risk of injury. Wear a helmet, follow the rules of the road, be visible, and share the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets can prevent head…

Coalition Against Child Abuse receives check

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Extension Grows Here: The National STEM Crisis

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  APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist   The new buzzword across education and the nation is STEM. Perhaps you have heard that our nation is in a STEM crisis. What exactly does that mean? STEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Math. Our nation’s leaders, educators, parents and students…

Service News

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  Airman Jerrett E. Spencer recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, 8-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training…

Community News

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  Matthew Williams and Jeffrey Hill, assistant supervisors with Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s EMS Management Institute on Feb. 28. They were among more than 20 EMS administrators and supervisors across the Southeast who graduated from the program. The Institute was…

Club News

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The North Brook #2 Extension and Community Association Club held its April meeting on April 21 at the North Brook Community Center with 10 members present. President Lucille Johnson welcomed everyone who attended and called the meeting to order after a meal and devotion. Vickie Schrum read the devotion, entitled…

Reid: Long-term care planning a must

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MARTY REID Guest Columnist Retirees unanimously confess that their greatest fear is running out of money. In other words, individuals deplete their retirement assets unexpectedly and are unable to sustain their retirement lifestyle. In many cases, unforeseen health care costs are the culprit. For example, research indicates that individuals may…

Teachers honored at banquet

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The Early Childhood Professionals of Gaston/Lincoln Counties held the 19th annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet at the Citizens Resource Center in Dallas on April 24. The banquet recognized those who work in child care. Some of the awards handed out included the Caring Award, the Pioneer Award, the Family Child Care…