Home » Archives by category » Local News (Page 1133)

Summer camps packing them in

Share This Post

The Heartland District’s Cub Scout Day Camp broke records this year with 82 campers. The district includes Scout dens from Cherryville, Mount Holly, Stanley and all of Lincoln County. “It’s an effort of the whole district,” Debbie Heafner, co-director, said. “We have a lot of leaders who have come out…

County sets full slate of programs

Share This Post

For the children of Lincoln County, summer doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation offers a Summer Playground Program full of activities to keep kids from turning into couch potatoes. “It’s a weekly-based program,” Lindsay Ross, a program coordinator for…

Archaeology camp has openings

Share This Post

Eighth- and ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to work alongside archaeologist January Porter during Lincoln County’s first archaeological camp. “We’ve wanted to do a camp like this for several years,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Museum of History said. “The students will learn the different methods…

Chesterbrook has classes for various ages

Share This Post

Chesterbrook Academy, a private school for children ages 6 weeks through 4 years, opened Monday on N.C. 73. The academy has camps during the summer months and will begin its “Links to Learning” curriculum in September. One summer camp is geared towards 5-year-old children who have completed kindergarten through fourth-graders,…

Commissioners won’t change APFP measure

Share This Post

County Commissioners Monday rejected calls by school officials to change key parts of a controversial law aimed at managing growth, but added that they would be open to future talks. Lincoln County School Superintendent Dr. David Martin has requested changes to the Adequate Public Facilities Program related to signing off…

Denver Days expands role for religion

Share This Post

For the past five years, churches have had a presence at the Denver Days Fall Festival. This year, religion will play a larger role in the popular annual event. “We were trying to find something fresh and new,” Denver Days committee member Lou Anne Alexander said. Denver Days will open…

Rising juniors preparing for state graduation project

Share This Post

As their senior year draws closer, students in the class of 2010, now rising juniors, have more and more questions about the North Carolina Graduation Project. Lincoln County’s rising 11th-graders will be the first class in the county to complete a graduation project. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Sherry Hoyle and…

Company has waste disposal, recycling help

Share This Post

Entrepreneur Craig Price had a vision to provide manufacturers with waste disposal and recycling services. In 1995, he started Ecotech Inc. in Winston-Salem. Ecotech supplies “manufacturing companies with specialty chemical solutions and equipment as well as environmental and fluids management services,” Price said. Price moved his company to a Lakeside…

Principals named at 2 schools

Share This Post

The Lincoln County Board of Education approved recommendations Monday for vacant principal positions at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools. Chris Kolasinski will be the new principal at Union, and John Robinson will be the new principal at West Middle. Both will begin their new duties on July 1.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

Share This Post

Should stop signs or signals be used at St. James Church Road and Optimist Club Road at the new N.C. 16 when completed? Ann Fuller, Westport: “Actually I’d like to see a bridge because then we wouldn’t have to stop. But a signal would be better.” Linda Millsaps, Denver: “I…