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A Knight Of Jazz
The North Lincoln High School Jazz Band, under the direction of band director Kevin Still, performed a “Knight of Jazz” on Monday, February 12 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lincolnton. 
Monday, February 19, 2018

Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition
Time once again to sharpen those pencils and fire up those computers! The Arts Council of Lincoln County is announcing its 35th annual Flo Robinson-Robert Lineberger Literary Competition. Deadline to enter is April 4.
Monday, February 19, 2018

Adult Spelling Bee Buzzing In March 27; Enter By March 9
Participation in the Adult Spelling Bee is a fine way to support both the Chamber and education in Lincoln County, while promoting your business and enjoying an exciting evening of competition.
Monday, February 19, 2018

Changing Plans
The decision by the Lincoln County Board of Education to move the Schools Administrative Offices to what is now Battleground School may provide the final decision on the proposed Government Center.
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Small Attendance At Roads Comment Event
Only four people showed up Thursday (Feb. 15th) when the GCLMPO held a public comment event at Lincolnton City Hall.  Two more such events are scheduled for this week in Gastonia and Shelby.
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Bridges Over Hoyle Creek Will Reopen This Year
Two bridges in Gaston County that have been closed for over two years will be reopening in 2018--one in just over a month and the other by the end of summer.
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Free Firearms Safety Kits Available For Local Residents
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Denver Defense have formed a collaborative effort with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program, to distribute free firearms safety kits to local residents.
Sunday, February 18, 2018

This Weekend
The Special Olympics Polar Plunge Saturday morning at 10:30 at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton is just one of many activities scheduled for this weekend in our area.  Here's a list of some.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Phoenix Crisis Center Offers Help To Rape Victims
A Meet & Greet event this Friday afternoon (Feb. 16th) at CHS-Lincoln will showcase several local agencies including Phoenix Counseling & Crisis Centers. The Phoenix Crisis Center on South Academy Street is now handling assistance for rape victims in Lincoln County.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

There's No One Beta!
East Lincoln High senior Amanda Berry is a member of her school’s chapter of the National Beta Club and at the clubs’ state convention in Greensboro she performed for some 2,500 students and school representatives winning second-place for special talent.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
What is cuter than a single puppy…. Lots of puppies!  Our featured pets for this week are five Dachshund mixed pups and three Terrier mixed pups.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Whelks, Glass & Garden Lights: African-American Cemeteries
Celebrate Black History Month with an exploration of African American archaeology and cemeteries with archaeologist Melissa Timo on Thursday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library in Hickory.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentine's Dance Raises Money For Two Local Organizations
On February 13 former Students of Union Elementary School came together, along with parents and teachers, to organize an afterschool Valentine’s Dance for Hesed House of Hope and Christian Ministries of Lincoln County.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Valentine’s Day is more than just chocolate and roses. It’s about love. And what love could be more pure and more unconditional than a kitten? Don’t forget about LCAS Valentine's adoption special February 14. All adoption fees are only $14.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Roses Now
When Marsha Burton Millsaps, who administers a Facebook page Lincolnton Fan Club, announced that she'd be visiting local nursing home residents in an effort called "Roses Now," we thought it was a great idea.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Does Your Family Love Cows?
Did you know that youth have a chance to attend the State Cattlemen’s Convention near our county? I call it a mini-state fair along Interstate 40, Exit 125! Small expense on travel costs and no hotel costs make this an event not to be missed!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Black History Month: History Of Tucker's Grove
February is Black History Month.  Many programs during the month will celebrate black history.  One of those is scheduled for this Monday evening, Feb. 12th, at the Mundy House on Highway 16 North in Denver.
Monday, February 12, 2018

Gaston County Teacher Named National Teacher Of The Year
Bobbie Cavnar, an English teacher at South Point High School in Belmont, has been named the National Teacher of the Year by the National Education Association.  The honor was announced Friday in Washington, DC.
Sunday, February 11, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Feb. 12-17
Calligraphy and Paper Lantern Maker’s Clubs, Osmo’s, Succeeding with Roses, Escape Room, Legos and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Succeeding With Roses Programs Feb. 12 & 17
Valentine’s Day is upon us and roses are everywhere. Have you ever considered growing your own? Local rose expert, Jo Ann Ostrander, can help you get started. 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy 16th Birthday Patrick Haley!
Wishing Our Wonderful Son The Happiest 16th Birthday That You Can Imagine Today!
Friday, February 09, 2018

Weekend Events
It's the weekend before Valentine's Day--a great time to enjoy an afternoon or evening out with your sweetheart.  Here's a list of some of the events happening this weekend in our area.
Friday, February 09, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, February 09, 2018

Full STEAM Ahead Family Night Held At LMS
Lincolnton Middle School hosted a Spring Family Night on Tuesday, February 6 at the school with students running the booths  about STEAM.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
The Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this beautiful girl named Roxie.  Roxie is a 13-week-old Miniature Pinscher.  She weighs about 10 pounds and should not get over 20-25 pounds.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Parks And Rec Has A Mighty Good Chance!
Take a Chance on Lincoln County Parks and Recreation––Drew Chance, that is. The 39-year-old Lincoln County native and parks and rec veteran is one of several program co-ordinators for the department.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Miles, he is around 2-years-old and is litterbox trained. Miles is looking for a family that enjoys giving face rubs and is ready for lots of cuddling!
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Upcoming Programs With Lincoln County Senior Services
Coming up in February is an Elder Law Program on What is a Trust and the first of several Caregiver Workshops. Save the date for the beginning of a Financial Planning Series in March.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Scheduled Water Outage At NC Hwy 73 & Club Drive Feb. 6
Please be advised that there is a scheduled water outage due to required maintenance at the intersection of NC Hwy 73 and Club Drive. There will be no water and/or possible low water pressure on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, February 05, 2018

Stringfever Concert Moved To Emanuel Reformed Church
Stringfever performs in Florida on Feb. 9th and in California on Feb. 13th, so obviously Lincolnton is right on the way.  The quartet will be here for a concert at Emanuel Reformed Church Sunday Feb. 11th.  For those who attend, it's an event you won't forget.
Monday, February 05, 2018

Lincolnton Middle To Have March 2 Fundraiser
Save the Date and get you tickets early for the “Build, Bargain and Banquet” fundraiser for Lincolnton Middle School’s adaptive playground. Spaghetti dinner, silent auction and a live auction will all take place.
Monday, February 05, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Feb. 4-10
Adult Writer’s Club, LEGOS, Film, Book and Crochet/Knitting Clubs, Break-Out Room and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Meet Tommy Dellinger At History Project Meeting Feb. 13
Crouse Community History and Photo Project will welcome Tommy Dellinger, Advocate for Parkinson’s Research, to their meeting on Tuesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. He will present a program about his recent journey walking across the USA.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Lincoln Unit NAACP Reorganizing
The Lincoln County Unit of the NAACP is reorganizing.  A discussion meeting was held Saturday (Feb. 3rd) at Providence Missionary Baptist Church on East Pine Street.  An organizational meeting has been tentatively set for Saturday March 3rd, also at Providence Baptist.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

This Weekend
There may be some icy road conditions Sunday morning.  The NC DOT worked major roads on Saturday in preparation, but secondary roads may have some icy spots.  Here's the list of events planned for this weekend--with a reminder to visit our website Sunday for any cancellations.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Why Even Give A Vaccine To Animals?
Livestock Extension Agent, Glenn Detweiler, gives a short review of how a vaccine works in the body.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Groundhog Day
Friday was Groundhog Day.  In Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.  In Lincolnton, Gus didn't see anything--he's been deceased for many years.  But the ladies of the Groundhog Association made their rounds as usual.
Friday, February 02, 2018

National Western Round Up 4-H Winners
The Lincoln County 4-H 2017 NC 4-H State Livestock Judging Team Champions joined more than 1,000 youth from more than 33 states including Alberta, Canada at the Western National Roundup January 4-7, 2018 in Denver, Colo.
Friday, February 02, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, February 02, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue is celebrating the Chihuahua breed as our Pet of the Week.  We have a house full of little Chihuahuas that need a forever home.  We have ages from 7-months to 10-years.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Catawba County Schools Announces Make-Up Days
Catawba County Schools have announced make-up days for those missed because of the snow.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Buddha is a 14-pound lover boy who is charming. Some of his favorite things to do include eating, napping, and face rubs!
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Catawba Community Read Examines Questions of Justice, Equality, Poverty
The Catawba County Library, in collaboration with Catawba Valley Community College, is initiating a community read and discussion series of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, an unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy, and winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in nonfiction.
Monday, January 29, 2018

The Legacy Of Harrison Carter Mull - Update
On Saturday, January 27, Kendall and Josh Mull received more donations than they had imagined for the Harrison Strong Project during a community drop-off at Revival Tabernacle in Lincolnton.
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Girl Scout Cookies Are Back
Chances are you've seen them out and about on weekends.  Girl Scouts in our area are selling Girl Scout Cookies now through the end of February.
Sunday, January 28, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Jan. 29 - Feb. 3
Movies, Junior Writer’s Club, Family Trivia Night and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, January 28, 2018

They're Freezin' For A Reason!
Some very brave and very warm-blooded local folks are getting ready now for the annual “Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason” on Feb. 17. Challenges have been extended between individuals and businesses to raise money for Lincoln County Special Olympics. Are you brave enough to accept the challenge?
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Gaston College Earns Major Grant
This federal grant will support the school’s efforts to help high school students earn their high school diplomas and attend college.
Saturday, January 27, 2018

GCLMPO Public Comment Period Jan. 29 - Feb. 28
The Draft FY 2018-2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), The Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) And The Draft Air Quality Determination Report documents will be available for review and public comments Jan. 29 – Feb. 28 in Lincoln, Gaston, and Cleveland counties.
Friday, January 26, 2018

This Weekend
Concerts, a film festival, and a night of Vegas-style fun are a part of this weekend's events happening in our area.
Friday, January 26, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, January 26, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Balto, the Siberian Husky! He is around 4-years-old and is a 55-pound gentleman.
Friday, January 26, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Our featured pets for this week are three Pit Mixed Pups.  These are the cutest babies ever and they want to win your heart.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Abbey Blackburn Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Abbey Blackburn of Denver, N.C. has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Piano Times Three Recital Is Jan. 28
This recital features Lenoir-based pianist Robert Setzer with two of his adult students Todd Wright and John Zika and also with an interesting admission fee: just drop a donation in the basket as you enter to benefit Lincoln Cultural Center projects.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lincoln Quilt Trail Reception
Come explore the heritage that is anything but square. The Arts Council of Lincoln County and the Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority will host a free reception for the debut of the Lincoln Quilt Trail on Thursday, January 25 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Legacy Of Harrison Carter Mull
Josh and Kendall Mull, parents of Harrison, suffered a tragic loss of their baby boy just eighteen days after his arrival. Despite the loss and hurt, this mommy and daddy have showered the hearts of their community and many people in different countries with their faith.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Eagle Scout Honored By Commissioners
Garrett Long, a sophomore at North Lincoln High School, was honored by Lincoln County Commissioners at their Monday night (Jan. 22nd) meeting for attaining his Eagle Scout rank.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Residents Reminded To Prevent Littering On County Roadways
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the National Sheriff’s Association are reminding all drivers that a vehicle carrying trash must be loaded to prevent the items from falling, blowing, dropping, or otherwise escaping from the back of pickup trucks and trailers.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Micro Film Fest At Gallery 27
Cinematic efforts of half an hour or less, some of them mere minutes in length, known as “shorts,” now have their own Oscar category. Some local shorts is the object of Gallery 27’s upcoming Micro Film Fest Jan. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library January 22-27
Writer’s Clubs, Book Club, Art For All Ages, Legos, Technology Help and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For February
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or better is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A variety of activities for February include Valentine’s Day Parties, Heart Health Classes, and celebrations of Black History Month.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Militia Muster & Hearth Cooks
The Lincoln County Historical Association hosted a weekend of post-revolutionary war activities at the Ramsour’s Mill Battleground on Jeb Seagle Road in Lincolnton January 13-14 with the Mecklenburg Militia and Lincoln County Hearth Cooks.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Planning Under Way For Miss Mount Holly Pageant
For the second consecutive year, the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will produce the annual Miss Mount Holly Scholarship Pageant.  It will be held on Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m. at Stuart W. Cramer High School. Deadline to enter is February 2.
Friday, January 19, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Meet Vivian, a 5-year-old terrier mix. She loves people of all ages; especially ones that will let her be a 55-pound lap dog and give her lots of belly rubs.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Epilepsy Awareness Workshop, Jan. 28-29
Do you suffer from epilepsy? Or do you know someone, perhaps a family member or loved one, who does? If so, you or they may want to attend an upcoming epilepsy awareness workshop in Denver or in Lincolnton. Please call to register.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Red Cross Opens Warming Center In Gaston County
Working with emergency management partners, the American Red Cross Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter has opened a warming center in Gaston County for people who have no place to go to get out of the cold until 6 p.m. Jan. 18.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Eger Goes Hairless For United Way
Shaved scalps are popular among many men who are balding.  Rege Eger, Plant Manager for the Timken Company's Lincolnton plant, didn't have that problem.  He got his head shaved for a much better reason.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue will be hosting a HUGE adoption even this weekend at PetSmart in Gastonia.  We will be available with dogs and cats Friday and Saturday.  Please come out and adopt.  Adopt…don’t buy!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trace Your Regional Roots With Genealogy Course
Who’s in your family tree? An upcoming Gaston College course can help you find out. You can utilize the research techniques acquired through the school’s genealogy and local history advanced course.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Senior Center Hosts DEMENTIA LIVE Workshop Tuesday PM
What's it like living with dementia?  That's the question that will be answered in a workshop called DEMENTIA LIVE scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 16th) at the Lincoln County Senior Center.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dementia Live Program Tuesday At LCSS
All caregivers and volunteers of persons with dementia are encouraged to participate in this program on Tuesday, January 16. It will only take 30 minutes of your time to gain a heightened awareness of the challenges faced by those with dementia.
Monday, January 15, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library January 15-20
National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, Osmo’s, Family Game Night, Adult Arts and Crafts and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, January 14, 2018

This Weekend In Our Area
Among things happening this weekend in our area are events related to the Monday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Friday, January 12, 2018

ETSU Announces Fall Dean's List
East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. Congratulations to the 10 students in our area who made the list.
Friday, January 12, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is George. He is a 1-year-old, terrier mix, weighing in at 40-pounds. George is the happiest he can be, the only way to get a photo of him is if you are cuddling him!
Friday, January 12, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this 2-year-old Dachshund mix named Andy.  He weighs about 10-15 pounds. Andy plays well with other dogs, snuggles under the blankets, and has the typical Dachshund stubborn streak.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Extension Plant Sale Underway
Non-branching apple trees grown in pots, and cold hardy kiwis have been added to the catalog for Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s yearly plant sale. Proceeds go toward Extension educational programing, local research in Agriculture, Food Science and 4-H Youth in Lincoln County.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DEQ Seeks Public Input On Plan To Speed Up Coal Ash Cleanup
The public has from Jan. 10 until Feb. 14 to comment on the proposed consent order.  A public hearing on the proposed order will be held Feb. 13 in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Not Too Late To Register For 14 Week Master Gardener Class
North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County is about to launch a Lincoln County Master Gardener training that will run from Wednesday, January 17 through Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and meet on every Wednesday for 14 weeks.
Monday, January 08, 2018

Sunday Events In Our Area
A reception honoring forty years of service to his church and community by Phillip Campbell, the dedication of the new Justice Center in Newton and the first of this year's MLK events in Shelby are among area events planned for Sunday Jan. 7th.
Sunday, January 07, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library January 8-13
Many different clubs this week! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, January 07, 2018

This Weekend
Here's a look at some of the events happening in our area this weekend.
Friday, January 05, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, January 05, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this Cairn Terrier mix named June Bug.  He weighs about 15 pounds. June Bug plays well with other dogs and is also good with people.
Thursday, January 04, 2018

CBCC Blood Drives For January 2018
Area blood drives for Lincoln, Gaston and Catawba counties in which CBCC is giving away a special shirt to all presenting donors (with the exception of movie theater blood drives) in January.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Harley. She is an 8-month-old terrier mix, weighing around 40 pounds.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Holidays Over, Welcome To New Year
City & County offices return to work Wednesday.  The holidays are over--but getting back to normal will take a little longer.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Yoga Classes Won't Stretch Your Budget
Got a yin for yoga? Then sign up for yoga classes with Gaston College where you can find a class that’s right for you and one that won’t stree-eetch your budget.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Poole, Kuhn To Address Arts Council Group
Attendees of the next Creative Pollinators meeting will hear from a noted actress and a local publisher on Jan. 18 at the Gastonia Conference Center. Seating is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Lincoln County's First Baby Of 2018
Waylon Conley Miller was born January 1, 2018 at 1:49 p.m. at Carolinas HealthCare System – Lincoln to Virginia Anthony and Johnathan Miller of Maiden, N.C.
Monday, January 01, 2018

CLC Protects 223 Acres In Lincoln & Gaston Counties
Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) permanently protected 223 acres in Lincoln and Gaston counties this month. The two conserved properties protect water quality and important wildlife habitat.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

This Week At The Lincoln County Library January 2-6
All branches of the library will be closed Monday, January 1 for the New Year’s Holiday. Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year's Shooters Schedules Announced
Two groups of New Year’s shooters from Cherryville will make the rounds firing their old rifles and chanting in the New Year’s welcome on Monday, January 1 beginning at 12 a.m. They will travel from house to house and business to business in Lincoln, Gaston, and Cleveland counties.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Hoping For A Cure: An Update On Abby Grace
I know of several families who are hoping and praying for miracles in 2018.  Those families of whom I speak have children who are battling life-threatening maladies.  One of them is the Fergusons from Dallas, whose daughter Abby Grace is now a teenager.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cherryville Traditional New Year Shooters Schedule For Lincolnton
The Cherryville Traditional New Year Shooters will be in Lincolnton on Saturday, December 30. They will begin at Ferguson’s Ace Hardware in Cherryville at 8 a.m. They should be in the Lincolnton area around 9 a.m. where they’ll stay until approximately 2 p.m. ending in the western end of Lincoln County about 7 p.m.
Friday, December 29, 2017

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, December 29, 2017

Hesed House--Shelter On A Cold Night
The extremely cold weather we're having will likely mean that Hesed House of Hope, Lincolnton's only homeless shelter, will be at full capacity during the week ahead.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets of the Week -- domesticated RABBITS!  We have four little rabbits that need a home.  These are young adult females and are super sweet pets.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Catawba County Public Health Achieves Honors
Catawba County Public Health was awarded Accreditation with Honors status at the North Carolina Local Health Department (NCLHD) Accreditation Board Meeting in Raleigh on December 19. They are among the first of four health departments in the state to receive the honors.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Seniors Morning Out
All of our area counties have programs for senior citizens.  In Lincoln County, they are held at the Senior Center on S. Academy St. in Lincolnton.  For our Catawba County readers, here's news about the Seniors Morning Out programs for January.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pink Heals Group Visits Local Family
The Foothills Chapter of Pink Heals, Inc. rolled into Lincolnton early Saturday morning (Dec. 23rd) to visit a local family.
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Sunday, December 24, 2017

A Christmas Thank You
Lincoln Herald readers will certainly remember the day before Thanksgiving when the father of  Apple Queen Ana Perez was killed in a wreck.  His family is spending its first Christmas without Idael, but wants to express gratitude for those who have shown kindness in the days since that tragedy.
Sunday, December 24, 2017

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Dec. 28-30
All branches will be closed Dec. 25-27 for the Christmas Holiday. Coming up Thursday-Saturday will be Lego WeDo Adventures, a Maker’s Club, the Young Adult Writer’s Club, and an out of school movie.
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Around Lincolnton Dec. 15-18
Some of the events of the holiday season you might have missed in Lincolnton recently included a children’s ballet, a bicycle giveaway, a pancake breakfast, several concerts, a live nativity and a candlelight love feast. Here are some photos from those events.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Poyea Derr Has It All Sewn Up!
The Lincolnton native grew up in the Georgetown neighborhood and began sewing at an early age. She has been a talented seamstress for well more than half a century now and owns a sewing and tailoring business in Gastonia.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

LMS Band Christmas Concert
The Lincolnton Middle School bands held their Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 19 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Friday, December 22, 2017

From World War II, Back Home
Ninety-one year old Charles “Pop” Cecil Stroup graduated in 1943 from Lincolnton High School, served his country during World War II, and is still serving the people of his hometown.
Friday, December 22, 2017

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Girls Win Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Crowns
The 2017 Miss Merry Christmas Pageant was held on Saturday, December 16 at Cherryville Elementary School.  Twelve girls participated in the pageant.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

LCAS Pet Of The Week
King is a 60 pound American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is around 2-years-old and has lived in a shelter environment for a year. We here at Lincoln County Animal Services would like to see King find his forever home before the Holidays.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Schedule Reminders
As you make last minute preparations for Christmas, we have a few reminders that may be helpful.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this 2-year-old Dachshund mix named Brownie.  She weighs about 10-15 pounds. Brownie plays well with other dogs, snuggles under the blankets, and has the typical Dachshund stubborn streak.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Donors Of All Blood Types Urged To Give Blood, Platelets This Holiday Season
Upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drives from December 22 through January 15 in Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

LMS Holds Penny War For Toys For Tots
Lincolnton Middle School held a “Penny War” for Toys for Tots for two weeks that ended on December 15.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Former Firefighter Honored With Homemade Quilt
On Thursday, December 14 the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Lincolnton presented former Lincolnton Firefighter Adam Dancoff with a homemade quilt in honor of his service to the Lincolnton Fire Department.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Barber Shop Debates: Who Has Right-Of-Way
Both local and national issues are often a topic of discussion at the Trim Barber Shop on South Academy Street in Lincolnton.  Last week, the debate was over who has the right of way at the Courtsquare.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

LC Marine Corps League Queens Help With Toys For Tots
Lincoln County Marine Corps League Queens gathered for their Christmas Dinner, donated toys to Lincoln County Toys for Tots and then headed over to the  Lincoln County Veterans Center to prepare toys for 310 families to pick up this Friday and Saturday.
Monday, December 18, 2017

Register For 14 Week Master Gardener Training
North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County is about to launch a Lincoln County Master Gardener training that will run from Wednesday, January 17 through Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and meet on every Wednesday for 14 weeks.
Monday, December 18, 2017

Local Students Attend UNCC Invitational Honor Bands
December 8-9 students from 33 high schools across the region were invited to participate in the second UNCC Invitational Honor Bands.
Sunday, December 17, 2017

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Dec. 18-23
Adult Writer’s Club, Christmas Movies, LEGOS, Family Game Night, Gift Wrapping Party, Breakout Room, Children’s Christmas Party, Bloxels and lots more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Irma Palencia Wins Scholarship
A Gaston College student recently earned an important scholarship. Irma Palencia was announced as the 2017-18 recipient of the Mullen, Holland & Cooper Scholarship.
Saturday, December 16, 2017

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Saturday, December 16, 2017

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Fudge! He is around 9-weeks-old and weighs almost 3 pounds. If you would be interested in adopting him, let us know. This Saturday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Lincoln County Animal Services is having a special adoption event, all adoption fees are waived!
Friday, December 15, 2017

Kiser Intermediate Helped By Second Harvest
The Santa Claus Express recently made a stop at Kiser Intermediate School. Kiser was chosen to take part in this event, in which the Second Harvest Food Bank helps to feed hungry children at Christmas. Also in this effort, the organization helps kids with donations of other necessities.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue will be hosting a HUGE adoption even this weekend at PetSmart in Gastonia.  We will be available with dogs and cats Friday and Saturday.  Please come out and adopt.  Adopt…don’t buy!
Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Fund Tops $85,000
Lincoln County Christian Ministry's Christmas Fund has now received more than $85,000 in contributions--but that's still less than was raised last Christmas.  More is needed to help fund the other programs during the months ahead.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Only A Week Away
We're just over a week away from Christmas.  While many of the holiday related events have already occurred, there are still many happening this weekend and next week as we get ready for Christmas.  Here are some  happening in the Lincolnton area.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Odyssey Cheerleaders Host Pancake Breakfast Saturday
Two teams from Odyssey All-Star Cheer & Tumble will host a  Pancake Breakfast with Santa this Saturday at Fatz Cafe to raise money for a trip to Texas for national competition.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stanley Christmas Parade
Stanley held its Christmas Parade Wednesday (Dec. 13th).  Bill Ward was there to photograph the event.



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stanley Parade Happens Wednesday, Shelby on Sunday
Stanley holds its Christmas Parade this Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 13th) at 3 PM.  Shelby's parade will be Sunday afternoon at 3.  No rescheduling of parades that were cancelled last Saturday will happen.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Puddingstone Concert Sunday
If you've visited Old Salem during the holidays, you may have heard them there.  Now Puddingstone is coming to Lincolnton for a holiday concert this Sunday afternoon at the Cultural Center.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ELBA Denver Parade Winners
Had the Cherryville and Cat Square Christmas parades been held on Saturday,  we would have been there and would have photos of them.  Since they weren't, we'll take a moment to look back on the previous Saturday's ELBA Denver Christmas Parade.
Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Calendar Updated
It was the "lost weekend."  The winter storm caused several Christmas events to be cancelled including the Dallas, Cherryville and Cat Square parades.  Don't fret!  There's still plenty to see and do before Christmas.  Here's a list of some of the Christmas-related events in our area.
Monday, December 11, 2017

Entries Being Accepted For ACLA Annual Amateur Photography Competition
The Arts Council of Lincoln County is once again sponsoring its annual Amateur Photography Competition.  Entries will be accepted 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3 and Friday, January 5 from 10 a.m. until  4 p.m.  at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Monday, December 11, 2017

North Lincoln's Fall Production Of "The Crucible" Rescheduled For Dec. 15 & 17
Originally scheduled for December 7-9, and with only opening night under their belt, the Friday and Saturday night performances had to be postponed due to the snow that invaded Lincoln County on Friday. The performances will now be at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 15 and Sunday, December 17 at 6 p.m..
Sunday, December 10, 2017

United Way Gala Kicked Off December Events
The United Way of Lincoln County kicked off the December events in Lincolnton and Lincoln County with a Gala held in downtown Lincolnton on Friday December 1st.
Sunday, December 10, 2017

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Dec. 11-16
Star Wars Movie, Children’s Christmas Parties, Cookie Swap, Jane Austen Tea, Ornament Exchange, LEGOs and lots more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, December 10, 2017

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Gunner. He is a 2-year-old pit bull mix, around 45 pounds. Gunner came to LCAS as a stray that had been hit by a car. Fortunately the only issue he had was his hip had popped out of place.
Friday, December 08, 2017

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, December 08, 2017

Crouse Christmas Parade Has Room To Grow
The parade might have been small last Saturday, Dec. 2, but there is always the possibility for growth each year and we would like to see it grow. The small southern community of Crouse is everything we love about a small place.
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Lincoln County Library Christmas Festivities
The Lincoln County Public Library will host a special Christmas Program at each library branch during the month of December. Children of all ages will enjoy Christmas stories, holiday crafts, games plus a visit by a special guest from the North Pole.
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
The Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets of the Week are these three reindeer in training.  Baxter is a Beagle/Terrier mix, Millie is a Domestic Short Hair Cat and Jesse is a male Silky Terrier.
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Weekend Events In Lincolnton Area
The fun gets underway early on this weekend just two weeks away from Christmas. Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in the Lincolnton area.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Christmas At War
Several of the songs that have become Christmas favorites have a close association with wars.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

3rd Annual No Cold Pets Project Saturday, Dec. 9
The event will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. or until all supplies are gone. Free cedar and straw bedding, pet houses, food and collars will be given away for any outdoor pet in need. Supplies are limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Breakfast With Santa A Memorable Event
Santa came down from the North Pole last Saturday, December 2 to the Lincoln Cultural Center to enjoy breakfast with some kids and their parents from the Lincolnton area.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

This Is The Big One
The 44th annual Cat Square Christmas Parade happens this Saturday (Dec. 9th).  Always held on the second Saturday in December, this year's parade has been moved up an hour--to a 1 PM start.  Other parades this weekend include Cherryville Saturday morning.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Christmas Calendar Updated
More parades, choral and band concerts, and at least three Christmas plays are a part of this week's Christmas events in our area.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Toys For Tots Santa Pictures Dec. 9
Please join us on Saturday, December 9 from 3-6 p.m. at Morgan's Ice Cream Parlor and More and help provide a brighter Christmas for a child by bringing a new, unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots to have your photo made with Santa.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Parades!
The East Lincoln Betterment Association held its ninth annual Denver Christmas Parade on Saturday (Dec. 2nd).  Parades coming up this week include Belmont, Cramerton and Dallas on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and four on Saturday--Cherryville, Cat Square, Fallston and Lowell.
Monday, December 04, 2017

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Dec. 4-9
LEGOs, Clubs (Writers, Book, Crochet, Knitting, Makers), Ugly Sweater Night, Painting and lots more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, December 03, 2017

Toys For Tots Receives Bicycle Donations
Toys for Tots coordinator Sherry Trevino was presented with a generous donation of 14 bicycles by the staff of the City of Lincolnton Waste Treatment plant on Friday, December 1.
Saturday, December 02, 2017

This Weekend
Breakfast with Santa, "Elf, Jr." the musical, parades in Denver, Crouse, Hardin and elsewhere...they're all a part of this weekend's activities in our area.
Saturday, December 02, 2017

Iron Station Students Take In-House Field Trip To Peru
Students in the 4th and 5th grades were introduced to Peru by sampling Peruvian snacks, learning about the music and instruments used in Peru, weaving with Alpaca fleece and learning about soccer.
Friday, December 01, 2017

Mt. Holly Christmas Parade
Hickory, Mooresville, Maiden, Boiling Springs, Lincolnton...they've all had their Christmas parades--but there's more to come, lots more!  Mt. Holly held its Christmas Parade Thursday (Nov. 30th).  Photographer Bill Ward was there.
Friday, December 01, 2017

Leave It To Patty
The 9th annual East Lincoln Betterment Association Christmas Parade is scheduled for this Saturday (Dec. 2nd) at 12:15 PM.  While there will be lots of beautiful floats, one of them you will have seen before--but in a different form.
Friday, December 01, 2017

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Murphee! Notice anything unique about her? She is a tripod! Murphee was found hit by a car and was brought to us here at LCAS.
Friday, December 01, 2017

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, December 01, 2017

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
The Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is a Plott Hound/Boxer mix named “Bella”.  Bella is 2-years-old and weighs 50-60 pounds.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CBCC December Blood Drives
Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas in bringing joy to children this holiday season through its 13th annual Puppies for Patients program now through December 31. Blood Drives are being held in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland counties.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Denver Parade Is Saturday
The 9th annual East Lincoln Betterment Association Denver Christmas Parade is one of several scheduled for this Saturday (Dec. 2nd).
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Music
Christmas music helps to brighten spirits during the holidays.  Here's some info on places you can find Christmas tunes to enjoy--some of them free.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Calendar Updated
With the parades in Maiden and Lincolnton and tree lightings in Lincolnton, Denver, Stanley, Shelby, Hickory, and elsewhere completed; by now everybody should be in the holiday spirit.  Here's our updated calendar of Christmas events.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Exodus Homes Hosts Lights Festival & Food Crawl
Exodus Homes of Hickory will host its 14th annual Christmas Lights Festival and Food Crawl Monday evening (Dec. 4th).
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Change The World With Computer Science - Hour Of Code Dec. 5
The Lincoln County School of Technology Computer Science program will host an Hour of Code on December 5. Lincoln County Students (ages 5 and up) may register for 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. time slots on the Lincoln County Schools website (www.lcsnc.org), under upcoming events.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Parade Winners
The winners in the judging for the Lincolnton Christmas Parade Sunday (Nov. 26th) were the Girl Scouts, Denver Dentistry and "The Nutcracker" ballet.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pushing The Limits Program At West Lincoln Branch Library
West Lincoln Branch Library will host a free -part reading, viewing and discussion session for adults called Pushing the Limits on Thursday, November 30 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The library is one of a limited number of rural public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lincolnton Firefighters Give Coats To Local Students
On Tuesday, November 21 the Lincolnton Professional Fire Fighters Association (LPFFA) brought some warmth that will help Lincoln County Schools’ students with a donation of over 100 warm coats.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Parades, Tree Lightings Begin Holiday Season
Hickory, Mooresville, Boiling Springs, and now Maiden and Lincolnton have held their annual Christmas parades--but there are many more to come.  The annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony was held in downtown Lincolnton Sunday (Nov. 26th).
Monday, November 27, 2017

Lincolnton Christmas Parade
Lincolnton held its annual Christmas Parade Sunday afternoon (Nov. 26th).  The parade was followed by the Tree Lighting Sunday evening.
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Parade Day
Sunday (Nov. 26th) is Parade Day in Lincolnton.  The Lincolnton Christmas Parade rolls down Main Street starting a 4 PM.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow on the Courtsquare.  Maiden held its Christmas Parade on Saturday.
Sunday, November 26, 2017

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Nov. 27 - Dec. 2
Maker’s Clubs Polar Express Wooden Trains, Family Game Night, Pre-School Gymnastics, Bloxels, Pushing The Limits, Young Writer’s Club and lots more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library
Sunday, November 26, 2017

WL Band Booster Assoc. Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Boosters pledge to raise funds to restore the identity and pride of their award-winning WLHS Marching Band with a custom-made, bold and attractive new uniform.
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dramatic Interpretation Wins LHS Talent Show
Zyon Ross was the first place winner at the Lincolnton High School Talent Show on November 21. Finishing in second place was Iracema Rosado. Mauricio Lozano was named the People’s Choice recipient
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Weekend Events
The Christmas season is here!  Christmas parades are scheduled this weekend in Maiden and Lincolnton, and tree lighting ceremonies in Lincolnton, Denver, Stanley and Newton.  Here's a list of some of what's happening this weekend in our area.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stamey Duo Guest Speakers For DKG Fall Meeting
The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held their fall meeting with exercise trainer Johnny Stamey and his wife Mae, a nurse practitioner.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Annual WSGE 91.7 FM Socks For Seniors Drive Is Underway
The Socks for Seniors drive collects new socks, gloves, and toiletries for people in need during the holiday season.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Some Events You Might Have Missed Around Lincolnton Last Weekend
The Lincoln Herald has had photos contributed from several different events held last weekend. Included in this article in the photo gallery are photos from “A Taffeta Christmas” and the 5th annual Handmade for the Holidays.
Friday, November 24, 2017

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this Australian Shepherd/Lab mix named Jake.  Jake is 6-years-old and weighs about 65-70 pounds.
Thursday, November 23, 2017

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Parsons! He is one handsome 6-month-old, Russian Blue. We are closed for Thanksgiving November 23-24 but will open for regular business hours this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for some great deals and reduced adoption fees!
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day means the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.  Used to be, stores opened early on Black Friday, the day after, but now many of them open on Thanksgiving afternoon and evening to catch the early shoppers.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival
The Catawba Valley Music Revival, Inc. (CVMR) hosted the 4th annual Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival which ran Thursday through Saturday, September 6-8 and attracted around two to three hundred people per day.
Sunday, September 09, 2012

North 321 VFD Community Yard Sale
Every year for 14 years on the second Saturday in May and September, North 321 VFD holds their community yard sale. 
Sunday, September 09, 2012


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