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Around Town 2/6/2008

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ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office by March 1. The award recognizes Gaston College employees who have made a significant contribution to the educational success of students, and who have demonstrated a love for lifelong…

Around Town 2/4/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. LSWA OPEN HOUSE Open house and kindergarten registration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Long Shoals…

50th Anniversary

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Ex-football player finds new passion

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There was a time when Damien Forney was focused on one and only one thing: football. “I was always wanting to play football,” said Forney, who played at Lincolnton High School. After graduating in 2002, Forney attended Appalachian State University. He says he made the football team there and thought…

Math program assists parents

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Pumpkin Center Intermediate School hosted a parent math night Thursday to encourage parents to teach their children state standards at home. Approximately 30 parents attended, and each family received a Family Kit with a copy of The North Carolina Standard Course of Study with suggested activities at the end of…

Education Briefs

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STUDENTS’ MEDICINE The school board’s policy committee voted Monday, Jan. 28 to recommend a revised policy to the board. The revised policy does not allow any school official to give any student medicine without a note from the student’s doctor. Mr. Rusty Beam is the chairman of the school board’s…

Crime Stoppers

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Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 if you have uinformation on the following criminal suspects. Michael Anthony Alvarez Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction for felony breaking or entering and felony possession of stolen goods. Male, born 2/10/89 Eyes,…

Woman faces charges of embezzling $15,400

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One person is charged in connection with the embezzlement of more than $15,000 from a Crouse business. Rhonda Faye Rodgers Reid, 49, Connelly Springs, was charged with felony embezzlement of $15,400 over a period of nine months, said Det. Don Mauldin of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Mauldin says that…

Around Town 2/1/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115. W. Main St. The public hearing will consider a request to…