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School Bus Safety: Does Your Child Know The Rules?
Lincoln County School students will return to the classroom beginning on Monday, August 28, 2017. Sheriff David Carpenter encourages school bus safety measures to avoid injury.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hickory Police Still Looking For Hit & Run Driver
Hickory Police continue to search for the vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit and run accident early Monday morning (Aug. 21st).
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Three Charged In Drug Raid
Three men were arrested Tuesday evening by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force in a contiuing crackdown on crack cocaine sales.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Congressman McHenry Holds Final Town Hall Wednesday
10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry will hold the final in his series of Town Hall meetings at the Lincoln County Senior Center this Wednesday evening at 6 PM.  The public is invited to attend and ask questions.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sheriff Carpenter Offers Safety Tips For Back-To-School
Sheriff David Carpenter of Lincoln County offers some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school or their school bus stops this year.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Shelby Man Charged In Lincoln County Break-In & Larceny
A Cleveland County man has been charged in connection with the theft of tools from a Burnhurst Lane, Denver, N.C. residence.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Animal Shelter To Receive Grant From Maddie's Fund
County Manager Kelly Atkins told County Commissioners Monday night that the Clear the Shelter event at the Animal Shelter on Saturday was a big success.  There's more good news today from Animal Control Director Hannah Beaver.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Arrested Again
A Cherryville woman faces additional charges after being arrested by Hickory Police on Saturday (Aug. 19th).
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Apple Festival Now Less Than Month Away
For those of us who were there when it started, it's hard to imagine that the Lincoln County Apple Festival turns 45 this year. John Dancoff and Carole Howell gave a report on plans for this year's festival at the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting Monday night (Aug. 21st).
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back In Jail
A young man who police say is a gang member, on probation after getting a suspended sentence in July despite multiple previous convictions, is back in jail in Gaston County.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Eclipse: Spectacular Or Much Ado About Nothing
After buying a pair of those approved special glasses for watching the solar eclipse, an acquaintance remarked Monday afternoon, "it was much ado about nothing."  It all depended on where you were watching.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Nine New Assistant Principals Are Ready To Meet Students
Nine new Assistant Principals were named for the 2017-18 Lincoln County school year and are looking forward to a great start meeting all the students and parents.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Traffic Stop Of Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Drug Arrests
The Officer searched the vehicle and found various forms of controlled substances in the vehicle to include crack cocaine, marijuana, and various forms of opiate prescription pills.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Hit & Run Fatality
Hickory Police are seeking help from the public in finding a vehicle involved in a hit & run accident in that city early Monday morning (Aug. 21st).
Monday, August 21, 2017

Hickory Murder Suspect Arrested In Morganton
On Sunday, August 20 Hickory Police, with the assistance of Morganton Department of Public Safety, Burke County Sheriff and North Carolina State Highway Patrol, arrested and charged Manuel Villarreal Jr., 30, of Hickory, for the murder of Roberto Beltran.
Monday, August 21, 2017

This Is It!
The big day has finally arrived.  What has been called "the great American eclipse" will happen this Monday afternoon.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Back-To-School
Most area school systems including the Lincoln County Schools will open for the 2017-2018 school year next Monday (August 28th). Lincoln Charter School started classes last week. It's back-to-school time!
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dirt Bike Rider Killed In Crash
Reckless driving and failure to stop for a red light were deemed responsible for a cyclist's death Saturday afternoon (Aug. 19th) in West Gastonia.
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fatal Shooting In Hickory
Hickory Police are searching for a suspect wanted in the shooting death of another man early Saturday morning (Aug. 19th).
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Chamber Business After Hours
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held their August Business After Hours on Thursday, August 17 at Venue On Main in Lincolnton.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sunday AM Alcohol Sales No Big Deal
Conover approved it on Monday, Hickory on Tuesday.  Those Catawba County towns joined Newton in approving Sunday morning sales of alcoholic beverages beginning at 10 AM.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lincolnton Fire Department Holds Badge Pinning Ceremony
The Lincolnton Fire Department (LFD) celebrated recent promotions and new hires in a formal badge pinning ceremony on Wednesday, August 16 in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Seeking Help For PTSD
Throughout our nation’s history, many men and women have given their lives defending our freedom. Many more come home with permanent physical injuries that they will carry with them the rest of their lives.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Advanced-Manufacturing Center Dedication Sept. 15
A much-anticipated new facility is coming to Gaston College. It’s the Gaston College Center for Advanced Manufacturing, an educational and training facility located adjacent to the college’s Dallas campus.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Man
Redmond is described as a white male, six feet tall and weighing 160 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes. Last heard from April 2017 about two weeks after released from Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Detectives Make Arrests In Several Home Break-In
Shawn Scott Bridle, Christopher Ryan Preston, Justin Dru Bragg were charged with a string of home break-ins in eastern Lincoln County.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Educator Arrested On Drug Charge
A West Lincoln Middle School teacher and coach was arrested this week by Cleveland County authorities on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Kriste Ballard, Kqisha Dagenhart, Beth Penley and Holly Skibo… all new principals to the Lincoln County Schools district this year.
Friday, August 18, 2017

McHenry Holds Town Hall Meetings
Congressman Patrick McHenry, who had postponed his Lincolnton Town Hall meeting the first week of August, held two meetings with constituents Wednesday (Aug. 16th), one in Hickory and the other in Shelby.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

LPD Citizen's Academy Starts In October
The second Lincolnton Police Department Citizen's Academy will be starting in October 2017 and will last six weeks. The academy will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Shooting Incident
Deputies were dispatched to the man’s residence in Denver after he reported to the Lincoln County Communications Center that he had shot his ex-girlfriend.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Arrested
Rozzell had been identified by the license plate on the getaway vehicle and security camera footage from an ATM machine at Jerry’s One Stop at 3778 East Highway 27, Lincolnton, NC.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One Suspect Identified, Still Seeking Identity Of Second
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have identified and charged one suspect in the strong armed robbery of Jerry’s One Stop convenience store on East Highway 27 on Monday.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

170 New Jobs Coming To Kings Mountain
Albemarle Corporation says it will add 170 new jobs over several years to its Kings Mountain facility.  The announcement was made Monday (Aug. 14th).
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Drowning On Area Lake
A teenage boy apparently drowned while swimming Monday afternoon (Aug. 14th) at Mountain Island Lake near Mt. Holly.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Watching The Solar Eclipse
Monday (August 21st) is the day. That's when what has been called the Great American Eclipse happens: a total eclipse of the sun--when the moon goes between the earth and the sun and blocks out the sun for a swath that stretches across the US from Oregon to South Carolina.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Detectives Looking For Person Of Interest In Store Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have developed a person of interest in the snatch and grab strong armed robbery today at Jerry’s One Stop at 3778 East Highway 27 in Iron Station.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Convenience Store Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detective are investigating a snatch and grab strong armed robbery today at Jerry’s One Stop at 3778 East Highway 27 in Iron Station.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Due In Court On Monday
A Catawba County man who allegedly fired a pistol at a woman on Highway 274 last March as both his and her vehicles sped down the highway will have his day in court Monday (August 14th).
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Crawley Charged With Possessing Drugs In Jail
A Vale woman has been charged with possession of drugs while incarcerated in the Harven Crouse Detention Center.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Register Soon For Fall Classes At Gaston College
Registration is now ongoing for Gaston College’s fall semester, which begins Aug. 21. According to college spokeswoman Stephanie Michael Pickett, the school’s campuses in Lincolnton, Dallas and Belmont likely have something for you.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thieves Hit Vehicles Near Alexis
Thieves struck homes on Rhyne Road west of Alexis early Saturday (Aug. 12th), stealing items from vehicles, damaging some, and stealing another.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brayden Moss: Proudest Kid in Gaston County!
He is the “Proudest Kid in Gaston County”! The Cherryville-area boy recently won the essay contest of the same name. Moss and his family recently travelled to Raleigh, where they toured the Capitol and met State Sen. Kathy Harrington.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lincoln County Soil & Water Annual Awards Banquet
The Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District held their annual awards banquet on Thursday, August 10.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wanted Man Barricades Himself In Building Near Crouse
Marcus Tyler Holloway and Hannah Elizabeth Hawkins were apprehended by U.S. Marshals and Sheriff’s Deputies after hiding in the basement of a Crouse business. The Lincoln County SWAT team was also called to the location.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ten Charged In Undercover Drug Operation
The undercover and surveillance operation being dubbed “Summer Time Blues” targeted individuals selling a wide range of drugs including opioid pain pills, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Teen Killed On I-40
A Catawba County teen was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night (Aug. 9th) on Interstate 40 near Hickory.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Latest Update On Saturday Fire
A Newton teenager has now been charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in his home when it was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning (Aug. 5th).
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Report From Raleigh
NC State Representative Jason Saine says there are new ways to follow what's going on in Raleigh.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Morrow Takes Over As Superintendent
Tuesday night's (Aug. 8th) School Board meeting was largely uneventful.  Dr. Lory Morrow was sworn in as the new Superintendent of schools.  There were reports on several summer programs and recognitions of several individuals, but no big decisions to be made.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Saturday Morning Fire Update
The man who was found dead after that Saturday morning fire north of Maiden died of a gunshot wound.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Falling Tree, Limbs Cause Problems
A fallen tree blocked Highway 73 for over a half hour Monday afternoon; then falling limbs knocked out power in much of downtown Lincolnton Monday evening.
Monday, August 07, 2017

Lincoln Commissioners Approve Sunday AM Alcohol Sales
Lincoln County joined Lincolnton in approving a change to allow sales of alcoholic beverages beginning at 10 AM on Sundays. The unanimous vote came at Monday night's (Aug. 7th) County Commissioners meeting.
Monday, August 07, 2017

Active Shooter Training Exercise At LMS On Thursday, Aug. 10
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office along with other emergency services and the Lincoln County Schools will conduct active shooter response training on August 10 at Lincolnton Middle School on Startown Road, Lincolnton, N.C.
Monday, August 07, 2017

Missing Runaway Teen Located And Safe
A Lincoln County teen reported missing on August 1, 2017 has been located and returned home.
Monday, August 07, 2017

Apple Queen Crowned Saturday Night
Lincolnton crowned its first Cuban American Apple Queen, Ana Acela Pérez Ochoa, at the 39th annual pageant on Saturday night. She was the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship sponsored by the Business and Professional Women.
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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Drama Camp Mangled Up Fairy Tales, Fables & Nursery Rhymes
How fast time flies! The Lincoln Theatre Guild recently held their 25th Annual Drama Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center in July.
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Ana Perez Ochoa Crowned 39th Apple Queen
We'll have an article with many more details and lots of photos coming later, but for now, let us say "Congratulations" to Ana Perez Ochoa, crowned Saturday night (Aug. 5th) as the 39th Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen.
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Lincoln County Schools Announces 2017-18 Open Houses
Lincoln County Schools has announced the Open House dates for all the schools in Lincoln County for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Students will have meetings and will visit classrooms and meet teachers.
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Theft Of Lottery Tickets
Holloway is charged with obtaining property by false pretenses in Lincoln County but has a number of outstanding warrants in surrounding counties.  Anyone with information about Holloway’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nurse Charged With Stealing Drugs From Patients
A nurse who worked at Cardinal  Healthcare in Lincolnton has been charged with stealing meds intended for patients and planning to sell them.  Wendy Faye Jaynes was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 1st) by Lincolnton police.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Police Arrest Seven, Hunting Four More In Drug Bust
Seven Dallas residents have been arrested and four others are being sought in connection with a drug roundup that concluded a year-long investigation by Gaston County Police, Dallas Police, ATF agents and other law enforcement into drug problems in the Gaston County town.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

NC DHHS Issues Advisory On Fish From Lake Norman
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has issued a fish consumption advisory for one kind of fish from Lake Norman.
Friday, August 04, 2017

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
On August 3, 2017 around 10 p.m. a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol stopped a motorcycle on NC 16 Highway North near Optimist Club Road intersection for not having tail lights on the vehicle.
Friday, August 04, 2017

City Council Holds Long Meeting
The Thursday night (Aug. 3rd) monthly meeting of the Lincolnton City Council was a long one.  In addition to approving earlier Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages, the Council acted on a variety of other items and honored two city residents.
Friday, August 04, 2017

BPW Apple Queen Pageant Happens Saturday
21 young ladies will compete for the title of Lincoln County Apple Queen Saturday evening at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton.  The 39th Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant begins at 6 PM.
Friday, August 04, 2017

City Council Approves Sunday AM Beer Sales
The Lincolnton City Council voted Thursday night to allow sales of alcoholic beverages beginning at 10 AM on Sundays.
Friday, August 04, 2017

Update On July Home Invasion; More Photos Released
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit released additional photos today of a vehicle and person of interest in a Thursday, July 20, 2017 home invasion.
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Lincolnton Man Faces Drug Charges
A 25-year-old Lincolnton man faces two felony drug charges after being arrested Tuesday (Aug. 1st).
Thursday, August 03, 2017

City Council Will Consider 10 AM Sunday Sales Of Alcohol
The Lincolnton City Council will decide Thursday night (August 3rd) whether or not to change the ABC ordinance to allow sales of alcoholic beverages to begin at 10 AM Sundays instead of noon.
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Apple Queen Pageant Saturday Night
The 39th Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant happens this Saturday night.  Doors open at 5:30 PM, and the event starts at 6. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

From The President's Desk
It’s been awhile since I have done a “From the President’s Desk” article but when I got a call recently from a friend of mine who is a Past Chair of the Chamber, I told myself that an article is long overdue.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Sheriff's Deputies Help Family Out Of Burning House
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies helped a western Lincoln County family escape from their burning home in the 6600 block of NC 27 Highway West.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Great Night For National Night Out In Lincolnton
Great weather provided the backdrop for 10 block parties in neighborhoods in Lincolnton to promote cooperation between communities and the police department.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Public's Help Needed In Locating Runaway Teen
Gloria Marie Castillo, 15, of NC 27 Highway West, Lincolnton, NC was last seen at the family residence on Sunday, July 30, 2017, around 11p.m.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Pay Property Tax Now; Save 2%
Those who own property in Lincoln County have until the end of this month (August) to pay their property taxes and get a 2% discount.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

McHenry Postpones Town Hall Meetings
Patrick McHenry won't be holding a Town Hall meeting in Lincolnton this Thursday after all. Jeff Butler in McHenry's Hickory office issued a news release Monday (July 31st) saying that McHenry has a respiratory infection and has postponed the Town Hall meetings scheduled for this week.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

City Council Will Consider Sunday AM Alcohol Sales
The Lincolnton City Council will consider joining other cities and counties in approving Sunday morning sales of alcoholic beverages when they meet Thursday night (August 3rd).
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

City Hires Events & Facilities Coordinator
Lincolnton has a new Events & Facilities Coordinator. Laura Morris has been hired to fill the position vacated by Abby Cole when she joined Partners Behavioral Health Management in February.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Woman Arrested Trying To Return Stolen Merchandise
Suspect was attempting to return merchandise that was stolen from Walmart and was charged with attempted felony obtaining property by false pretense. 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Catawba County Commissioner Barnes Receives NACo Appointment
Catawba County Commissioner Kitty Barnes was appointed to serve as Chair of the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee during the 2017 NACo Annual Conference.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Saine's Bill May Spur Tech Improvements
A bill introduced by Lincoln County State Representative Jason Saine may mean better internet access and cellular phone service by clearing the way for companies to invest in new technology.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Cardinal Quick Stop Grand Opening
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cardinal Quick Stop on Thursday, July 27 with owners, friends and Chamber members in attendance.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Sign Up For Hickory Citizen's Police Academy
Are you interested in learning more about law enforcement to include patrol techniques, community policing, criminal investigation, firearms, or just want to become more familiar with the Hickory Police Department in general?
Monday, July 31, 2017

Tuesday Is National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1st is National Night Out. Celebrations are planned in Lincolnton, Dallas, Gastonia, Stanley, Belmont, Mt. Holly, Shelby and Kings Mountain.
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Cosmetology Program Ranks 24 On List Of Best College Programs
TheBestColleges.org reviewed all accredited beauty and cosmetology schools in the United States to select 50 that provide students with the best learning experience.
Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Program For Lincoln County Veterans Starting Soon
The Lincoln County Register of Deeds in cooperation with the Lincoln County Veterans Services Office wants to honor our Veterans with a new program that will entitle honorably discharged veterans to receive a discount at participating local businesses.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Commissioner McCall At 2017 NACo Annual Conference
Lincoln County Commissioner Anita McCall joined 1,500 county leaders from across the nation in Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference, held July 21-24.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Surveillance Camera Leads To Arrest In Home Break-In
On July 27, 2017 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a breaking and entering call on Todd Lane, Denver, N.C.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Brusseau Is New Band Director At ELHS
Matthew Brusseau is taking up the baton for the coming 2017-18 year, according to a recent statement from the school. Brusseau comes to East Lincoln after teaching a year at Forbush Middle and High schools in East Bend.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Daughter Charged In Theft From Parent's Home
The daughter of a Stanley, N.C. man has been charged with larceny after being accused of removing items from the home after spending the night at the residence.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Denver Man Arrested For Altering Court Document
Christopher Todd Moore altered the Domestic Violence Protection Order issued by Judge Paksoy in Lincoln County to grant him possession of a Gray Chrysler van which was not in the original court ordered document.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Stephanie O’Hagan who is a Physical Therapist for Lincoln County Schools. She travels to various schools across the county meeting the individual needs of children that face physical obstacles every day.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Cyber-Tip Leads To Arrest Of Denver Man
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit received a cyber-tip in early July in reference to a Lincoln County resident uploading child pornography on his computer.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tip Leads To Drug Arrest For Patrol Deputies
A tip about drug activity at a residence on NC Highway 27 East led to the arrest of one person on drug charges.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Iron Station Man Arrested In Newton On Drug Charges
An Iron Station man was arrested Wednesday morning (July 27th) by Newton Police on multiple drug charges.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Four People Arrested During Undercover Operation
Myles Alexander Foote, Martevis Jashawn Simpson, Brandi Nicole Brown and Elizabeth Ann Hicks, all of Statesville, N.C. were arrested after one of the subjects contacted an undercover detective offering to sell drugs.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

East Lincoln Couple Arrested For Trafficking Meth
According to detectives, a surveillance operation began after complaints of drug activity at the couple's residence. Detectives followed the couple to several locations on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Employee Of Painting Company Charged In Theft From Home
An employee hired by a painting contractor has been charged in the theft of two 65 inch televisions from a residence where they were doing work.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017


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