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Woman Missing Over Three Weeks
Hickory Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing woman.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Woman Charged With Stealing From Ex-Boyfriend
A former Lincoln County woman has been charged with allegedly stealing two gift cards that had been delivered to the residence of her ex-boyfriend.
Friday, June 15, 2018

Runaway Teen Located In McDowell County, Returned To Parents
A runaway 17-year-old female from Lincoln County was located around 1 a.m. June 14, 2018 by McDowell County Sheriff’s deputies at a residence in their county.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Iron Station Teen Missing
An Iron Station teen apparently left home after an argument.  She is reported as a missing person and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating her.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Voyeurism Case Update
That Cherryville area man who was arrested for attempting to video young girls and women taking showers on his yacht in Myrtle Beach had another day in court Wednesday, and this time was returned to jail on the new charges.

Judge Tosses Abduction Charge, Grants Custody to Grandmother
A grandmother who had been charged with abducting her granddaughter had the charges thrown out by a District Court Judge Tuesday and was also granted an emergency custody order to keep the child.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Attempted Drug Smugglers Arrested
Two women who attempted to smuggle drugs into the Harven Crouse Detention Center have been apprehended.  They were charged last week after the drugs were discovered by jail staff.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Shook Arrested Monday in Newton
Catawba County deputies have arrested a Newton man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend with a baseball bat and hanger and kept her prisoner for three days.  
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cherryville Man Accused of Secretly Videoing Girls
A Cherryville man has been accused of using an iPad to record video of girls in the shower on his yacht in Myrtle Beach.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Erratic Driving Ends in Drug Arrests
Sometimes driving too slow can be just as suspicious as driving too fast--especially if you appear to be having trouble staying in your lane.  That was the case Saturday that led to a traffic stop that ended in drug charges for a South Carolina man and a Maiden woman.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Three Arrested After Traffic Stop for Stolen Tag
Following a vehicle out late at night, a Lincoln County Deputy checked the tag and after learning it was stolen, stopped a vehicle on Salem Church Road in the wee hours of Saturday morning.  The traffic stop led to arrests of three people on multiple charges.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Man Who Said Car Stalled Winds Up in Jail
A report of a man waving a gun in the air while standing in the middle of the road led to the arrest of a Lincoln County man on warrants from Gaston County and new charges in Lincoln County on Saturday (June 9th).
Monday, June 11, 2018

Cleveland County Crackdown on Drugs Continues
A Lincolnton man and a Cherryville woman were among those arrested last week in Cleveland County as a part of Sheriff Alan Norman's crackdown on drugs.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Three Charged After Attempt to Smuggle Drugs into Jail
Three people are facing felony drug conspiracy charges after attempting to provide an inmate drugs while incarcerated at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Budget, Business Incentive Grants Top City Agenda
The Lincolnton City Council approved the FY 2018-2019 Budget at last night’s meeting. The highlights of the coming year’s budget include no tax or utilities fee increases for residents.
Friday, June 08, 2018

Four Arrested in Gaston County Murder
Four people have been arrested in connection with the homicide of a Lincolnton man in Gaston County Thursday morning (June 7th).
Friday, June 08, 2018

City Council Approves New Police Station
It has been talked about for years--now, at last, it's going to happen.  The Lincolnton Police Department is getting a new home.
Thursday, June 07, 2018

Suspicious Person Call Results in Multiple Arrests
Three men have been charged in a larceny from a Denver residence in mid-May after a traffic stop first brought drug charges against one and further investigation brought drug charges and larceny charges against all three.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Another Domestic Violence Case in Catawba County
The Catawba Couny Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted for assaulting his girlfriend in yet another case of domestic violence.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Hickory PD Announces New Officers, Promotions
The Hickory Police Dept. held a swearing in ceremony for two new officers and announced the promotion of three others last Friday (June 1st).
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam Phone Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is NOT making calls telling people they are about to be arrested.  It's a scam!
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Domestic Violence
Catawba County deputies were called out Thursday to another domestic violence incident.  This time, the wife was shot by the husband after a quarrel.  Both were hospitalized.  He will be facing charges.
Saturday, June 02, 2018

1st Alive After Five Goes Well
The first Alive After Five concert of 2018 in downtown Lincolnton went well.  There was a brief thunderstorm that postponed the music a bit, but when The Entertainers took the stage, the rain was ending and the fun beginning.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Denver Man Still Missing
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a Denver man reported missing two weeks ago.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Interstate 85 Wreck Kills One
One person was killed and another hospitalized after a car slammed into a parked tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 85 near Belmont early Thursday morning (May 31st).
Thursday, May 31, 2018

1st Alive After Five of 2018 Thursday Night
Weather may or may not be a factor in this Thursday night's first Alive After Five of 2018 in downtown Lincolnton.  If it does rain--but there's no lightning in the area--the band could be moved to the Farmers Market on Water Street.  We'll post information if that should occur.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Two Dead in Traffic Accidents
A least two people died in traffic accidents in our area over the extended holiday weekend: one in Cleveland County Friday afternoon, the other very early Tuesday morning in Gaston County.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Domestic Dispute Gets Man Arrested
A Catawba County man was arrested after a domestic dispute ended with him firing a shot at his wife and barricading himself inside his home.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Gastonia Woman Killed in House Fire
A Gastonia woman died in a house fire Tuesday morning prompting an investigation into the cause of the blaze.  The woman was home alone and there was concern about a possible criminal cause, but the fire was later tentatively ruled accidental.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Man Arrested After Hostage Situation
Gaston County Police arrested a South Carolina man Saturday night after he allegedly forced his way into a home and held a woman hostage.
Sunday, May 27, 2018

One Dead, One Left to Die in Gastonia Robberies
Two armed robberies Saturday night (May 26th) in Gastonia left one woman store clerk fighting for her life and another dead.  Two men, one from Gastonia and the other from Rock Hill, SC, have been charged.
Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Officers Join Mount Holly Police Department
The mission of law enforcement throughout America is to protect and serve the public. And in Mount Holly, there’s a new group of men that has joined the Mount Holly Police Department in that noble tradition of protection and service.
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Man Who Tried to Rob Bank Now in Jail
A 30-year-old Kings Mountain man has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to rob the Bank of the Ozarks on w. Mountain St. in that city on Thursday of last week.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Woman Still Missing
A Lincoln County woman who disappeared over four years ago is still missing.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Babysitter Arrested for Murder
A Kings Mountain man has been arrested for murder in the death of a child left in his care.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Catawba County Investigation Results in California Arrest
A California man has been arrested on charges that he attempted to arrange sex via the internet with an underage victim in Catawba County.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Attempted Murder in Domestic Case
A Denver man has been charged with attempted murder after a domestic incident in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunday Incident Leaves Two Dead in Bessemer City
A 62-year-old Dallas man drove his Jeep SUV into the Surf & Turf Lodge restaurant in Bessemer City during lunch hour Sunday, killing his daughter and saughter-in-law. The action appeared to be intentional according to Bessemer City Police Chief Thomas Ellis, Jr.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Siblings Arrested, Two Stolen Vehicles Recovered
A late night traffic stop  led to two arrests and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Missing Denver Man
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Denver man.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Police Asking for Help in Izard's Murder
Lincolnton Police are asking for the public's help in finding who killed Johnny Ray Izard, Jr. the night of May 4th.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lowell Man Arrested After Incident at Stanley Park
A 34-year-old Lowell man, Christoper David Hayes, has been arrested after he allegedly took photos of a 10-year-old boy urinating in the bathroom at Stanley's Harper Park on Blacksnake Road.  
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

National Police Week
Perhaps you knew--or perhaps not--but Tuesday was Law Enforcement Memorial Day.  It's a part of National Police Week celebrated this week.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Shooting Incident in Mt. Holly
Mt. Holly Police say an officer shot a man Monday after he threatened to kill a child.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A young mother from Iron Station was arrested early Monday morning in southeastern Lincoln County on drug charges.  
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Belmont Man Arrested for Shooting at Vehicles
A Belmont senior citizen has been arrested by Gaston County Police for allegedly shooting at vehicles passing his home near Belmont.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Attempted Robbery Lands Maiden Man in Jail
A Maiden man was arrested Monday after he allegedly attempted to rob the Food Lion grocery store.
Monday, May 14, 2018

22 Suspects Indicted in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
Hickory Police say that a multi-county investigation into drug trafficking has resulted in 22 being arrested and more arrests are expected.  
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Wreck Closes US321 in Catawba County
A wreck involving a car and a tractor-trailer closed down US321 northbound near I-40 in Catawba County Thursday evening.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

More Skimmers
Skimmers have been found on gas pumps at a convenience grocery on highway 150 east of Lincolnton.  There has been a rash of such incidents in our area recently.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Smash & Grab Breakins Reported at Four Denver Businesses
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating four smash and grab breakins at businesses on highway 16 business.  Two of the businesses were at Natalie Commons Drive; the others on the other side of highway 16.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Missing Teen, Possibly Runaway
Gaston County Police have issued a missing person report for a 13-year-old Gastonia girl, Andrea Leann Wildcatt.
Monday, May 07, 2018

Missing Man Found, Arrested
A Lincolnton man who had been reported missing has been found--and arrested.
Monday, May 07, 2018

Police Investigating Homicide
A young Lincolnton man was apparently gunned down on Newbold Street shortly before midnight Friday night.
Saturday, May 05, 2018

Iron Station Man Charged After Attempting to Flee
An Iron Station man was arrested Friday after he allegedly attempted to flee Catawba County officers to avoid arrest.
Saturday, May 05, 2018

Missing Person Report
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has issued a missing person report for a Lincolnton man.
Friday, May 04, 2018

More "Skimmers" Found in Hickory
Hickory Police say another credit card "skimmer" has been found in use in that city.  
Friday, May 04, 2018

Shooting at Eastridge Mall
A Gastonia man was shot while sitting in a parked car in the parking lot at Eastridge Mall on New Hope Road Thursday afternoon.  Gastonia Police say the shooting was most likely targeted and not a random act.
Friday, May 04, 2018

Another Arrest in Vault Lounge Shooting
Three men have now been arrested in relation to an April 8th shooting that left a man dead outside a Hickory nightspot.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Lincoln County Woman Charged With Felony Identity Theft
A Lincoln County woman has been charged with fraudulently opening a DirecTV account in her daughter’s name.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Traffic Changes Coming
In case anybody missed our report on the Lincolnton City Council meeting for April, one of the things that was approved was a group of changes to city traffic laws related to safety issues.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Bill Beam, Candidate For Sheriff
Bill Beam is one of six candidates facing off in the Republican Primary for Sheriff of Lincoln County.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads To One Charged With Trafficking Cocaine
According to detectives, the man was the passenger of a vehicle that was stopped for a stop sign violation. Upon approach to the vehicle, detectives noticed the passenger was extremely nervous and began profusely sweating.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Carrol Mitchem Running For Sheriff
Carrol Mitchem is one of six candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff of Lincoln County in the May 8th Primary Election.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Jon Propst--Candidate For Sheriff
This is another of our series of articles about and interviews with the candidates running for Sheriff, County Commissioner, NC House and NC Senate in Lincoln County in the May 8th Primary Election.  Jon Propst, currently a lieutenant with the Sheriff's Office, is one of six candidates seeking the office of Sheriff in the GOP Primary.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Missing Man Safely Located
Jeremy Tony Adams, 30, formerly of 1609 Broome Street, Lincolnton, NC was located overnight in Gastonia and is safe.  He has been removed from NCIC.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Gas Pump "Skimmers" Strike Again
Maiden Police are investigating another incidence of gas pump "skimmers' that are used to steal credit card information.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jason Munday--Running For Sheriff
The Lincoln Herald is conducting interviews and posting articles about the candidates for Lincoln County Sheriff, County Commissioner, NC House and NC Senate in the GOP Primary May 8th.  This is the interview with one of those candidates.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Adams was last seen around 3:40 a.m. on April 21, 2018 when he was discharged from the emergency room at CHS-Lincoln.  Due to substance abuse problems in his past the family fears for his safety.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Anthony Huss--Running For Sheriff
Anthony Huss is running for Sheriff--again.  He made a write-in effort four years ago.  This time around, he's running for the Republican nomination.  He's one of six candidates in the GOP Primary May 8th.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Iron Station Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
An Iron Station man has been charged with several child abuse charges after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a sexual assault on a child.
Monday, April 23, 2018

Traffic Accidents Update
Traffic accidents in our area have sent multiple people to hospitals over the past week.  The latest of the more serious incidents sent a 15-year-old to the hospital in Charlotte Thursday afternoon.
Friday, April 20, 2018

Woman Charged With Stealing, Cashing Mother's Checks
A Lincoln woman is in jail after being accused of writing blank checks of a family member to herself for a total of $6,200.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Man Charged With Kidnapping
Brian Edward Leatherman, 43, of Matthew Miller Road, Vale, NC was found sleeping in the basement of his parent’s home and arrested without incident earlier tonight (April 16).
Monday, April 16, 2018

Stolen Truck Located; Man Still Wanted On Kidnapping Charges
Sheriff’s Deputies locate stolen truck near old North Brook Fire Department; still looking for 43-year-old western Lincoln County man wanted on kidnapping and assault charges.
Monday, April 16, 2018

Information Still Being Sought 10 Years Later
Gaston County Police continue to seek information regarding the whereabouts of Jamie Michelle Fraley who was reported missing on April 11, 2008 from 1850 Lowell Bethesda Road, Gastonia, NC. Jamie was 22-years-old when she disappeared and would be 32-years-old now.
Monday, April 16, 2018

Young Gastonian Charged In Fatal Saturday Night Wreck
Gastonia Police say that 20-year-old Clarence Gilbert Bailey III had been drinking and was texting while driving when his truck crossed the center line and collided head-on with a car Saturday night, killing the driver of the car.
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tim Johnson, Candidate For Sheriff
The May 8th Primary Election will likely decide the next Sheriff of Lincoln County.  Alan Hoyle is running as an Unaffiliated candidate, but the winner of the GOP Primary is considered by most the likely winner in November.  This is our second article with one of the candidates for Sheriff.  Others will follow.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Western Lincoln County Man Wanted On A Number Of Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a 43-year-old western Lincoln County man on a number of charges including kidnapping and domestic violence.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sheriff Recognizes Lincoln County Telecommunicators
This week honors telecommunicators nationwide and the Lincoln County Communications Center workers who answer emergency calls, and dispatch law enforcement and emergency services personnel to render assistance to Lincoln County residents.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sherrills Ford Man Faces Drug Charges
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has reported another arrest for drug offenses.
Monday, April 09, 2018

One Dead, Three Injured After Late Night Incident
Hickory Police are investigating a shooting incident outside a nightclub that left one man dead and three others injured.
Sunday, April 08, 2018

Alan Hoyle: Independent Candidate For Sheriff
Over the next several weeks, the Lincoln Herald will be interviewing the candidates for Lincoln County Sheriff, County Commissioner, NC Senate and NC House.  This is the first in our series.
Sunday, April 08, 2018

Charlotte Teen Charged In Fatal Gaston Wreck
A 16-year-old from Charlotte was speeding and driving recklessly according to the investigating officer.  He has been charged in the Wednesday accident that killed an elderly Gastonia man.
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Florida Woman Charged With Child Abuse While Visiting Here
A Homosassa, Florida woman is facing child abuse charges in connection with incidents that occurred while she was visiting in Lincoln County in late February and early March of 2018.
Friday, April 06, 2018

Denver Man Arrested On Weapons Charges
A Denver man was scheduled for a first appearance in district court in Newton Friday (April 6th) after being arrested on multiple weapons charges earlier in the morning.
Friday, April 06, 2018

Victims Identified
Gastonia Police are continuing their investigation of what has been termed a "double homicide" in that city.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Theft of County Road Signs Increasing, Costing Taxpayers
The theft of county road signs has dramatically increased during the Easter Holiday week with 12 signs reported stolen. The thefts occurred in the Reepsville and Highway 182 areas in western Lincoln County.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Ten People Facing Drug Charges; 5 Arrested, 5 Still Wanted
On Wednesday, April 4, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit announced 10 people are facing multiple drug charges this week following a several month long investigation.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Gastonia Police Investigating Double Homicide
Gastonia Police are investigating what they say appears to be a double homicide at a residence on Mary Avenue, off Bessemer City Road in West Gastonia.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Hickory Police Investigating "Skimmer" At ATM
Hickory Police are investigating a "skimmer" found at an ATM (automatic teller machine) in that city.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Missing Teen Returns Home
A 17-year-old female reported missing has returned home and is safe.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Amy Jo Helms, 17, was last seen leaving her residence in the 1900 block of Noles Circle around 4 p.m. on April 2, 2018.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Teen Convicted Of Making Threats Against Schools
A Gastonia teen has been convicted of making threats against two Gaston County schools.  The incidents there occurred the week before a threat of violence at Lincolnton High School earlier this year.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Lincolnton Woman Facing Misdemeanor Child Abuse Charge
A Lincolnton woman has been charged with one misdemeanor count of child abuse after she allegedly pulled the hair of an 18-month old child at the children’s academy daycare where she worked.
Monday, April 02, 2018

Shootout On US74
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shootout on US74 near Kings Mountain early Saturday morning (March 31st).
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Husband And Wife Linked To Home Break-Ins
The Gaston County Police Department has identified and charged two suspects involved in a home break-in that occurred on Oates Road, Bessemer City, N.C. on March 10, 2018. The same two suspects have been linked to another home break-in on South New Hope Road that occurred on the same day.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Two People Charged In Vehicle Break-In
Chandler Alex Clark of Vale, N.C. and Isaac McKinley Dixon of Lenoir, N.C. have been charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny, larceny of a firearm and possession of stolen goods. Clark is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center while Dixon has not been located.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Police Car Strikes Child
Gaston County Police say one of their patrol cars struck a child in a parking lot off Hudson Boulevard near Robinwood Road Wednesday morning (March 28th).
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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