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Shelby, N.C. Native Is Serving With U.S. Navy Construction Battalion
A Shelby, North Carolina native and 2010 Shelby High School graduate is building bridges and roads around the world as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, based in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Friday, July 03, 2015

Railroad Work Has Locals Upset
Residents of Stanley and Alexis were upset Thursday (July 2nd) after railroad work crews closed most crossings up and down the tracks from Stanley to Iron Station.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Baker's Mountain Fire Is Out
The fire that started Monday (June 29th) on the south side of Baker's Mountain near Mountain View is out.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Shelby Gets Second Industrial Announcement In Two Days
Shelby landed its second industrial expansion announcement in two days Wednesday.  Governor Pat McCrory came to Cleveland County for this one.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Baker's Mountain Fire Update
The Baker's Mountain fire, brought under control on Tuesday, kept fire crews busy Wednesday afternoon putting out remaining hot spots.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Police Confirm Body Found Tuesday Was Mayfield
Hickory Police said Wednesday they are treating the death of William Pierre Mayfield as a homicide.  Mayfield had been missing since September.  His body was found Tuesday not far from where he was last seen alive.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Gaston Teachers Learn About Technology
It  was the first week of summer vacation from school, but 33 teachers spent their time getting ready for next year at Pinnacle, a Gaston County Schools professional development program that helps teachers use technology in the classroom.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Fireworks Banned In Lincoln County (MONTANA, That Is!)
It's true: fireworks have been banned in Lincoln County--Lincoln County, MONTANA, that is.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Drug Tip Leads To Marijuana Seizure & Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and Adam District Patrol Deputy Z. Kale, operating on an anonymous tip that drugs were being sold there, responded to a residence in on Bynum Road south of Lincolnton Tuesday afternoon around 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Body Found In Hickory
An autopsy will be performed Wednesday (July 1st) to determine if a body bound off Highway 70 in Hickory on Tuesday is that of a  man missing since last September.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Fire On Baker's Mountain Has Burned 40 Acres
That fire that started Monday (June 29th) continued to burn in the woods south of Baker's Mountain in Catawba County on Tuesday.  Firefighters hoped to have it under control before the end of the day.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Denver Man Charged With Break-In, Felony Possession Of Firearm
A Denver man is facing charges after he allegedly stole items from his father’s home and, in a separate incident, broke into a truck and removed more than $600 worth of property.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Moped Registration Law Takes Effect Wednesday
Beginning Wednesday (July 1st) mopeds must have a license tag to be operated legally in North Carolina.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Catawba County Fire
Firefighters in Catawba County were to return to a woods and grass fire southwest of Mountain View early Tuesday morning (June 30th).  The fire had scorched over 20 acres on Monday.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Belmont Woman No Longer Missing
The Belmont woman police had said was missing and might be in danger is apparently coming home.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

School Board Approves Interim Budget
The Lincoln County Board of Education held a special called meeting Monday evening (June 29th) but most of the discussion was behind closed doors.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Vehicle Break-Ins Northeast Of Lincolnton
All of the break-ins were to unlocked vehicles, occurred overnight and most were discovered when residents got in their vehicles to leave home.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Belmont Woman Missing: May Be In Danger
Belmont Police say a woman missing since June 18th may be in danger.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Firefighters Had Busy Weekend
A house fire on Highway 27 West and a fire at a woodworking shop in southern Lincoln County kept firefighters busy over the weekend.
Monday, June 29, 2015

The "Envy" Of The Medical Uniform Business
In the medical uniform business, Mary McNeill, RN is scrubbing up good. As a nurse, McNeill formed a passion for nursing uniforms. In fact, she liked uniforms so much, she and husband Jeffrey opened their own uniform store, Envy Uniforms and now have three locations.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Salem Church Rd. Road Work (UPDATED)
Signs covered in black tape or lying on the ground seemed to be advance warning that bridge work will close Salem Church Road to thru traffic this week. It was apparent that a road closure is coming.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Confederate Flag Supporters Hold Rally In Gaston County
A large crowd gathered around the Confederate monument in front of the Gaston County Courthouse on North Marietta Street in Gastonia Saturday afternoon (June 27th) to show their support of the Confederate flag.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gaston College Small Business Center Free Seminars
Mark your calendars for this wide range of small business seminars that will be offered from September through November on the Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus in Lincolnton and Kimbrell Campus in Belmont. Each seminar meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Register online.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lead Scare Passes Without Injury
Apparently there was no lead poisoning of any child at the A Place To Grow daycare center in Lincolnton.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Symbols Of Heritage Or Hate?
Controversy over symbols of the Confederacy, including the Confederate flag and monuments to Confederate soldiers, have been a major topic of discussion in the wake of the mass murders in Charleston, SC.  A Saturday event in Gaston County will focus on one aspect of the controversy.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Barbara Adams Wins 2015 Altrusa Award Of Excellence
Barbara Adams, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Gaston College, is the winner of the 2015 Altrusa Award for Excellence.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lawsuit Names Attorney, Widow Among Defendants
A lawsuit has now been filed seeking to recover money misappropriated from a trust fund by attorney Peter Capece.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Independence Day Celebrations Begin This Weekend
If you just can't wait to celebrate America's birthday--you can start this weekend.  The big DABA Fireworks Spectacular is just one of the celebrations scheduled for this Saturday (June 27th).
Friday, June 26, 2015

LEDA Celebrates Completion Of Spec Building
"This is a great example of a public-private partnership developing new opportunities for Lincoln County," said County Commission Chairman Carrol Mitchem.  He and Commissioner Cecelia Martin were among those attending a ribbon cutting on Thursday.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Gaston High School Students Attending N.C. Governor's School
Sixteen high school students from Gaston County Schools are participating in the 2015 session of North Carolina Governor’s School.
Friday, June 26, 2015

City Council Addresses Depot & Caboose
Motion was rejected to sell the caboose at last night’s Council meeting. They approved selling to the Railroad Museum in Newton the items they won plus the old depot contingent on their being able to remove it with a specific time frame.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Ann Davis Wins 2015 Gaston College Staff Excellence Award
The 2015 Gaston College Staff Excellence Award went to Ann Davis, Assistant Coordinator of the College’s Regional Emergency Services Training Center (RESTC). The award was presented on April 24 at the Gaston College Faculty Staff Appreciation Event.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Lincoln County High School Honor Roll Students
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A/B honor roll students for the fourth quarter in the high schools.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Armed Robbery Investigation Leads To One Arrest
The Lincolnton Police Department, along with the assistance of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, executed two search warrants simultaneously at two different addresses on June 23.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lincoln County Middle School Honor Roll Students
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A/B honor roll students for the fourth quarter in the middle schools.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lincolnton Animal Hospital Marks One Year In New Site
They’ve got the cure for what ails your dogs, cats and other critters. They’re the friendly folks at Lincolnton Animal Hospital, and they’ve been in business for 32 years now. And they’re now celebrating a one-year anniversary in their new location.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gaston College Every Step Counts Walking Competition Results
Ten teams participated in the competition. The teams comprised various divisions and departments throughout the college, including the Kimbrell and Lincoln campuses.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Surveillance Operation Leads To Arrests On Trafficking Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested three people Tuesday (June 23, 2015) while conducting a surveillance operation south of Lincolnton on the Gastonia Highway.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gaston County Man Arrested In Cell Tower Thefts
John Samuel Aldridge was arrested on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant in Gaffney, S.C. Two other suspects, Penny Moore Self and Brandon Jackson Kirby have also been arrested in connection with the thefts.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Driver Charged In Motorcyclists' Deaths
The driver whose SUV pulled in front of a Cherryville area couple's motorcycle in Maggie Valley in early June causing a double fatality accident has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

About Farming & Blackberries, Etc.
A symposium on blackberries and raspberries hosted by NC State University gave this reporter the opportunity Saturday (June 21st) to visit one of the area's largest farms and see just how things have changed since the so-called "good old days."
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Paula Dedmon Honored As Gaston College Faculty Emeritus
Gaston College has bestowed the title of Faculty Emeritus on Paula Dedmon, who retired in May 2014 after 25 years at the College.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Allen Turns Himself In To Police
A Gastonia man who allegedly kidnapped his three children and beat their mother, his ex-wife, turned himself in Tuesday (June 23rd) and was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kathryn Pyant Among The Best At LHS
Come August, Pyant will be off to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plans to major in psychology.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

High Shoals Man Breaks Into Occupied Dwelling, Leaves ID Behind
A High Shoals man was arrested Monday night after he broke into an occupied Calloway Road home.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mark Shellman Named Gaston College Instructor Of The Year
Mark Shellman, Instructor of Information Technology, has been named the Gaston College Instructor of the Year.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Cromer Among The Best At LHS
This masterful magus of mathematical magnificence is among the top 10 students in the recently graduated class of 2015 at Lincolnton High School. Cromer, 18, recently spoke with us about his final year at LHS, the years of college ahead, his future and more.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Gastonia Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Of Ex-Wife
Police in Gaston County are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed his ex-wife and kidnapped his three children Monday morning (June 22nd).  The woman is in the hospital; the kids are safe with relatives; and the man is wanted for attempted murder.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Charlotte Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Juvenile
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Charlotte man on charges of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Olivos-Martinez remains in the Lincoln County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.
Monday, June 22, 2015

DABA Festival Kicks Off Independence Celebrations
Independence Day may be nearly two weeks away, but the celebrations are set to begin this coming weekend.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Join Montcross Area Chamber For Morning Networking
The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce has two early morning events scheduled for this week.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Three Dead In Catawba County Wrecks
Three people died in accidents on Catawba County highways over the weekend.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mail Carrier Identified In Storm Accident
Lisa Rudisill Wilkerson of Sherrill’s Ford was delivering mail in Denver when a large tree fell on her USPS vehicle during a thunderstorm Saturday, June 20 around 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

USPS Mail Carrier Killed When Tree Falls On Postal Vehicle
A 43-year-old female mail carrier died this afternoon when a large tree fell on her United State Postal Service vehicle pinning her inside.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Work On NC150 Continues At Lake
Traveling Highway 150 to Mooresville this weekend?  Be prepared for longer than usual delays.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Kings Mountain Navy Petty Officer Competes In 2015 DOD Warrior Games
Navy Fire Controlman 2nd Class Michael Byars, a native of Kings Mountain, N.C., will compete on behalf of Team Navy in the 2015 Department of Defense (DOD) Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 19-28.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Cherryville Project Gets RIA Approval
A Cherryville project was among those announced Thursday (June 18th) as approved by the NC Department of Commerce Rural Infrastructure Authority.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gunman Arrested
The young man who is accused of gunning down nine people at a prayer meeting at a Charleston, SC, church Wednesday night was apprehended Thursday morning (June 18th) in Shelby.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mastermind Martinez Makes Mucho Mathematical Magnificence
The 17-year-old was among the top 10 recent graduates of Lincolnton High School’s class of 2015. For her mathematical prowess, Martinez earned the sobriquet of “the living calculator.”
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Catawba County Schools Honors Retirees
Catawba County Schools held a Retirement Breakfast Monday (June 15th) to honor those teachers and other employees retiring this year.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Three Cheers For Ashley Little!
In August, Little will be off to North Carolina State University to major in animal sciences. She’ll later further her education at a veterinary school. 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Good News from Gaston County Schools, June 2015
Here is some Good News about our schools, students, teachers and staff in Gaston County for June, 2015.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Carolina Nonwovens Announces $13M Investment & 62 Jobs In Maiden
Carolina Nonwovens has announced plans to create 62 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Maiden. The company will consolidate two current facilities from outside Catawba County into the new location.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Trevino Honored For Career Of Service
Following her service during the Vietnam Era, Sherry Trevino devoted herself to the service of all American military veterans. And for her efforts she was honored as the 2015 North Carolina Marine of the Year at the Marine Corps League Convention, this past weekend.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Surveillance Operations Lead To Four Drug Arrests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested four people after conducting two separate surveillance operations in the parking lot of a business located near the 3700 block of Gastonia Highway.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2nd Person Arrested In Connection With Murder Of 77-Year-Old Woman
A Morganton woman has been arrested for attempting to help Chadwick Allen Bean cover-up the murder of his 77-year-old grandmother.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Montcross Area Chamber Holds Networking Event
The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce held a Network After Work event at Greater Gaston Endoscopy on Cox Road in Gastonia Thursday, June 11th.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

West Lincoln High School Class Of 2015
West Lincoln High School had 214 students to graduate on Thursday, June 11.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

North Lincoln High School Class Of 2015
North Lincoln High School had 240 students to graduate on Friday, June 12.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lincolnton High School Class Of 2015
Lincolnton High School had 240 students to graduate on Friday, June 12.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

East Lincoln High School Class Of 2015
East Lincoln High School had 209 students to graduate on Thursday, June 11.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

H-O-T!
Another record-setting hot day is predicted for Tuesday with the temperature approaching the 100° mark.
Monday, June 15, 2015

Lincoln County Man Facing Kidnapping Charges
A Lincoln County man was arrested Friday (June 12, 2015) in connection with an incident that occurred on June 3, 2015 where he assaulted his father and sister and then held his parents against their will overnight.
Monday, June 15, 2015

Bodies Found In Burned Truck Were Gastonia Men
Two men whose bodies were found in a burned out truck in York County, SC, last week have been identified as residents of Gastonia.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

East Gaston Graduation - A Celebration & Remembrance
The 2015 Warriors graduating class of 352 of East Gaston High School in Mount Holly held their graduation Saturday morning in the gymnasium with celebration and remembrance.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Twin White Deer Seen In Lincoln County
Some have seen one, which is rare, but to see twin white deer is ever rarer. Cathy Moore in eastern Lincoln County recently had that experience.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lincolnton Native Sets Sights On Nashville
His boots are planted in Nashville and the 23-year-old Lincolnton native appears to have quite a career ahead of him as a country music star. They will be filming his second music video, June 20, at a show he is doing in Bessemer City.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

What Ever Happened To Pete Capece?
What ever happened to Pete Capece?  That's the underlying question in a scandal that has been the topic of news since late February 2015 when the public first learned of the alleged mishandling of a $1.6 million dollar estate by the respected attorney.
Saturday, June 13, 2015

House Joins Senate In Overriding Veto
The North Carolina House joined the State Senate on Thursday in voting to override Governor McCrory's veto of a bill that allows magistrates and workers in Register of Deeds offices to opt-out of performing weddings or issuing marriage licenses.
Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Truth About The Proposed Changes In Sales Tax Distribution
From what you see on the Charlotte TV stations, you might believe that the proposed changes in North Carolina's sales tax distribution are the worst thing ever.  Perhaps it would be valuable to know a bit more than what they're telling.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Detectives Recover Stolen Golf Cart
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Kelly Paris assisted Rock Hill, S.C. Police in recovering a $6,000 EZ-Go golf cart from a pawn shop in Boger City.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Rash Of Vehicle Break-Ins Northeast Of Lincolnton
Residents began reporting the break-ins on Wednesday to vehicles parked at homes on Buffalo Shoals Road, Ivey Church Road, Kinks Lane, Forest Road and Shuford Road.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Lincolnton Woman OK After Car Split In Half
Emergency workers and the Highway Patrol agree: it's a miracle that nobody was killed in a Wednesday afternoon wreck on US 321.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Two Longtime Lincoln County Teachers Retire
Mr. Neil Underwood along with his wife Joanna, two of Lincoln County’s longstanding Music and Arts educators, announced their retirement earlier this year. The alumni and current students surprised the Underwood’s with a concert on June 6.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Another Murder Charge In Hickory
Hickory Police have announced a second arrest in one of two murders n that city last week.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Narcotics Investigators Make Multiple Drug Arrests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators made four arrests on Wednesday related to four separate undercover operations.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bean Confesses To Killing His Grandmother
A man charged with killing his 77 year old grandmother confessed to the murder before being taken Thursday to the Lincoln County magistrate’s office to be served with the warrant.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Braylon Beam Signs Panthers Contract
Wes and Matt may be pretty good coaches, but the Beam family now has a member who has been named a coach for the Carolina Panthers.  Braylon signed a contract on Tuesday (June 9th).
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bailey Beam: "The Angel of Music"
“Think of me, think of me fondly when we’ve said goodbye…” Such might well be the bittersweet parting words that Bailey Beam would offer to her fellow graduates in the Lincolnton High School class of 2015.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Eckerd Announces Children's Heroes
Two Lincoln Countians, Cathy Davis and Bob Silver, were among the finalists honored at the Eckerd Children's Hero of the Year gala last Friday (June 5th) in Charlotte.  While they were not named the winner in their categories, both said they were honored to be included in the company of the other nominees.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Car Split In Half
A Lincolnton woman faces multiple charges, but the Highway Patrol says she is lucky to be alive after a Wednesday afternoon accident on US 321 between High Shoals and Hardin.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

US Motto Goes Up On Citizens Center
In March, Lincoln County Commissioners approved putting the US Motto, "In God We Trust" over the entrance to the auditorium at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.  By the time you read this article, that will be done.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Corvette Crash Kills Woman In Bessemer City
Speed and alcohol are blamed for a Tuesday night wreck (June 9th) that killed a Bessemer City woman.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Grandson Charged In February Murder Of Elderly Woman - UPDATED
The Lincoln County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment of First Degree Murder Monday (June 8, 2015) against a grandson in the stabbing death of his 77 year old grandmother.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Two People Arrested On Counterfeit Credit Card Fraud, More Charges Filed
Two people were arrested on June 3, 2015 trying to use a cloned credit card at Dollar General on South Highway 16 in Denver while a detective was in the store investigating a similar incident.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hog Happenin' Winners List
The Kansas City Barbecue Society has confirmed the results from the barbecue competition at this year's Hog Happenin' this past weekend in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Arrest Made In Second Hickory Murder Of Last Week
A 24-year-old Hickory man turned himself in to Hickory Police Tuesday evening and has been charged with First Degree Murder.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jake Robinson: From NYC To NC
New York City native Jake Robinson has truly found a new home and many friends in Lincolnton. Born in the borough of the Bronx, Robinson, 18, is among the top graduates of Lincolnton High School’s class of 2015.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

G.E. Massey Terrific Kids
During the past school year G.E. Massey Elementary School in Lincolnton participated in the Terrific Kids program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015


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