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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

Two Gastonia Officers Win "Top Cop" Awards
Two detectives with the Gastonia Police Department are to receive "Top Cop" Awards at a national gathering in May.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Three Teens Arrested For Weekend Vandalism
Three teens, one from Lincolnton and two from Union County, have been charged in connection with weekend vandalism in downtown Lincolnton, on Clark Creek Road and Startown Road.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Shelby Man in Custody After Hours-Long Standoff
Shelby Police finally took a man into custody shortly after 8:30 Monday evening after an hours-long standoff at a home near Hope Community Church on South Lafayette Street. [Updated information added Tuesday.]
Monday, March 26, 2018

Credit Card Skimmer Found In Maiden Convenience Store Gas Pump
On Monday, March 26, 2018 Maiden Police Officers were notified that a credit card "skimmer' device had been located inside a gas pump at the Circle K convenience store located at 1200 East Main Street in Maiden.
Monday, March 26, 2018

Vandals Strike Downtown
Vandals used spray paint to vandalize several buildings in downtown Lincolnton.  Chief Rodney Jordan told the Lincoln Herald Monday that the police have 'some strong suspects' they'll be interviewing Tuesday and charges are likely.
Monday, March 26, 2018

Shoplifters Beware--Going Back To Store Could Be Felony
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Gaston County man for felony breaking and entering after he was caught stealing a coat from the Belk store in Hickory after having been banned from Belk stores for stealing from a Charlotte store the year before.
Monday, March 26, 2018

Attempt To Serve Outstanding Warrants Leads To Vehicle Chase
An attempt to serve outstanding warrants on a woman in western Lincoln County Friday afternoon (March 23, 2018) led to a vehicle chase of a truck with drugs and various items of drug paraphernalia seized. The driver was on supervised probation for drug charges.
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Gaston County Has 1st Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2018
On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement Division received a call from a citizen in the 2400 block of Gelsinger Ave., Bessemer City who reported a sick raccoon in the backyard of the home.
Friday, March 23, 2018

Task Force Arrests Texas Man For Drug Trafficking
Information from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office in Independence, Virginia on Thursday, March 22 led to the seizure of over three and one half (3-1/2) pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine in Catawba County.
Friday, March 23, 2018

One Arrested, Still Looking For Another In Bad Drug Deal
Michael Lee Etters Jr. (left) was arrested Tuesday, March 20 by Kings Mountain Police; Bobby Eugene Morton (right) remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Are Facebook Comments Public Records?
At Monday night's (March 19th) Lincoln County Commissioners meeting, Anthony Huss, one of six candidates seeking the GOP nomination for Sheriff, asked the Commissioners to have the Records Auditor assigned to the county to investigate what he alleges were public records destroyed by Sheriff David Carpenter.  
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hickory Woman Charged With Felony Cyberstalking
A Hickory woman was arrested today (March 20, 2018) on the felony charge of Disclosure of Private Images by an Adult more commonly known as “Revenge Porn.”
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Huss Asks Commissioners To Investigate Carpenter
Anthony Huss, one of six candidates seeking the GOP nomination for Sheriff, asked Lincoln County Commissioners to have a state agency investigate what he termed illegal destruction of records by current Sheriff David Carpenter.  It was part of the Public Comments portion of Monday night's meeting.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Armed Robbery Investigation At Iron Station Family Dollar
Three suspects entered the store this morning and held the clerk at gunpoint. No one was injured in the incident.  The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in a silver in color car with silver wheels (photo of suspect vehicle now included in article).
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Four People Charged After Bad Drug Deal Leads To Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives have charged four people after a drug deal went bad and the victim was robbed of cash. The two women have been arrested and the two men remain at large and are considered armed and dangerous.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Three People Charged With Selling Drugs
The charges come after the conclusion of separate investigations into the sale, transport, and distribution of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and methamphetamine.  One person has been taken into custody while the other two people have avoided arrest.
Friday, March 16, 2018

National School Walkout
The student protest over the Parkland, Florida, school shooting incident drew mixed reaction in our area.  Most of the protests occurred inside the schools.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lincoln County Man Facing Another Charge Of Child Abuse
A Lincoln County man has been charged in connection with an incident reported to the Sheriff’s Office on March 1, 2018 from the Lincoln County Department of Social Services concerning bruising on an 11-year-old child.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Detectives Investigating Old Plank Road Area Vehicle Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins to unlocked vehicles in an area near Old Plank Road, Iron Station, NC.
Monday, March 12, 2018

Missing 15-Year-Old Runaway
Derrika Lamonte Fields is a 15-year-old female, 5-foot, 4-inches, approximately 175-pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Friday, March 09, 2018

Drug Charges
A Hickory woman is among the latest arrested in the continuing drug dealers roundup in Catawba County.
Friday, March 09, 2018

Man Charged With Making False Bomb Threat
A Lincolnton man has been charged with calling in a false bomb threat to the Timken Company on February 27th.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Five People Facing Gun & Drug Charges
The charges come after the conclusion of several investigations into the sell, transportation, and possession of methamphetamine, opioid pain pills, crack cocaine, and marijuana.
Monday, March 05, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Man Missing Since February 21
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Kings Mountain Man Charged With Attempted Drug Store Robbery
A Kings Mountain man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly tried to rob the Walgreen's in Dallas on Tuesday.
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Missing Teen Returns Home
Gastonia Police report that the missing teen for whom they had asked for the public’s help to locate has now returned home safely.  
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Third Arrest In Early February Incident
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has made another arrest in connection with an incident in early February that left a Lincolnton teen dead in an alleged armed robbery attempt.
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Escaped Convict Dies In Single Vehicle Wreck
A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder escaped Monday (Feb. 26th) but was killed a little over an hour later when he crashed a stolen truck on Interstate 85 just north of Exit 14, the Bessemer City Road exit, in Gastonia.
Monday, February 26, 2018

Teen Sentenced After Admitting To Sex Crimes
A Maiden teenager got a 16 to 24 year sentence last week after pleading guilty to sex crimes with children.
Monday, February 26, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Breaking & Entering Investigation At Hickory Church
Hickory Police are requesting assistance in identifying a suspect in a recent breaking and entering to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church located at 547 6th St. NW that occurred on February 12, 2018.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rest Home Resident Who Walked Away Still Missing
It’s been a month since Boger City Rest Home resident Richard Keith Perdue, 53, walked away from the facility and disappeared.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Two Hickory Men Wanted For Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine
Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence located at 1333 15th St NE, Hickory after receiving information that the residence was involved in the trafficking of Crystal Methamphetamine within the Catawba County area.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Claremont Man Arrested For Trafficking Marijuana
During a search  of the  residence investigators located  and seized  approximately 18 pounds  of high  grade  Marijuana, US Currency, and  other  items associated with  the  distribution of Marijuana.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Unwanted Medication Collection Up For 2017
During 2017, officers collected and destroyed just over 959 pounds of unwanted and outdated medications compared to 675 pounds in 2016.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gaston County Police Investigating Stabbing
Gaston County Police say a social media dispute apparently preceded a stabbing incident near McAdenville on Sunday evening.
Monday, February 19, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Sheriff's Detectives Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies located the missing teen at a residence off Old Plank Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday night. She was safe and returned back to her parent’s home on Lee Lawing Road.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Breiana Lei McAfee, 16, was last seen at her residence in the 3000 block of Lee Lawing Road, Lincolnton, NC around 8 p.m. on February 13, 2018.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thieves Hit Vehicles During A One Hour Lunchtime Spree
Vehicle break-ins occurred outside of three Denver businesses - Jin’s Buffet, Showmars, and Walmart with multiple work tools stolen on February 12.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gaston County Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
A Gaston County man was arrested Friday evening (Feb. 9th) and charged with eleven counts of  sexual exploitation of a minor after police found pornographic images of very young children on his computer.
Monday, February 12, 2018

Fatal Shooting Resulted From Attempted Robbery
That Wednesday evening shooting near the Catawba-Lincoln County line off Startown Road was apparently the result of an attempted robbery.  The incident, shortly after 6 PM that day, left a 17-year-old from Lincolnton dead.  Two other young men have now been charged in the case.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Four People Arrested In Undercover Operation
The charges come after the conclusion of an undercover operation targeting the sale and distribution of cocaine and prescription medication.
Friday, February 09, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Man Missing Since Nov. 1
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 26-year-old man.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Suspect In Hickory Robbery Arrested
Hickory Police reported Thursday morning that a suspect in a robbery at a Hickory pharmacy had been apprehended.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Gastonia Police have arrested the man accused in an incident involving a lewd sexual act at a Gastonia store in late January.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Teen Dead In Shooting Incident
On February 7, 2018 at approximately 6:10 p.m., the Catawba County Sheriffs responded to a shooting call in the area of Startown Road and Blackburn Bridge Road.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at approximately 8:50 p.m. Hickory Police responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 1504 2nd ST NE in reference to an armed robbery.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

SC Man Arrested For Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
A Lancaster, South Carolina man has been arrested in connection with using a forged check to purchase a vehicle.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Simultaneous Search Warrants Executed Across Catawba County
Investigators executed search warrants at three different addresses in Catawba County seizing over $146,000 in US Currancy, over a pound and a half of cocaine, over seven pounds of marijuana and one firearm. 
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Reid Stepping Down From Sheriff's Department
Catawba County Sheriff's Captain Jason Reid is stepping down from his duties with the Catawba County Sheriff's Department.  Reid has announced he will run for Sheriff this year, and says he can't fairly campaign while still working for the department.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Gastonia Police Release Photo Of Suspect
Gastonia Police have released security camera photos of a man wanted for a lewd sex act at a Gastonia store in late January and have tentatively identified a suspect in the case.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Drug Crackdown Continues In Catawba County
Captain Jason Reid of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office says four arrests made last week are significant in the drug crackdown in his county.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

High Shoals Domestic Incident Turns Violent
A domestic dispute turned ugly in High Shoals Saturday and a man who allegedly threw a woman to the floor and stomped on her stomach, then fired a rifle inside the home, is now in jail pending a first court appearance Monday.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Two Women Arrested For Trafficking Cocaine
On Friday February 2, 2018, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested two Lincolnton women for trafficking cocaine and possessing marijuana.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Son Charged With Stabbing Death Of His Father
Nicholas Benjamin Lynch, 21, of 1821 Tomes Road, Lincolnton, NC was charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Oswald Byran Lynch, 59, also of 1821 Tomes Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Friday, February 02, 2018

Two Arrested For Trafficking Opiates In Catawba County
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Antoine Durel Reid of Catawba and Marcus Jerrard Duff of Charlotte stemming from an investigation into the Trafficking of Heroin, Opiates, and Methamphetamine in the Catawba County area.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

One Dead In Stabbing Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a  stabbing incident that left a father dead and his son injured.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Detectives Investigating Sprint Store-Denver Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigation an early morning break-in at the Sprint Store at 7260 Highway 73 in Denver Tuesday morning.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Conover Man Arrested After STAR Team Search
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Tactics and Response (STAR) team executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Conover residence and arrested a man on drug charges.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

No New Clues In Search For Missing Man From Rest Home
With various other measures exhausted in the search for a man missing from the Boger City Rest Home for more than a week, searchers were back on the scene today searching the area again on foot.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Drug Arrest Prompts Internal Investigation
The arrest of a Claremont man on drug charges has prompted an internal investigation by Hickory Police.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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