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NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Thursday, June 21, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Just like the name suggests, Earl is a handsome and regal dog who is looking to become a part of someone's family.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Western Piedmont Symphony Society Weekend Events
The Western Piedmont Symphony Society has two events for music lovers this weekend--a Saturday evening fundraiser and a FREE Sunday evening concert.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue will be at the Gastonia PetSmart this Friday evening 6-9 and Saturday afternoon 12-6 with adoptable pets who need a 'forever' home.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NCDOT Holds Public Comment Meeting In Maiden
The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation will hold a drop-in meeting at the Maiden Town Hall Monday (June 25th) to receive public comments on the proposed highway projects for the next decade (2020-2029) in Division 12.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cherryville Fourth Of July Celebration Includes Beauty Pageant
The Miss Fourth of July Pageant will be held on Tuesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building. Girls ages 0-18 years from Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, and surrounding counties may enter the pageant.
Monday, June 18, 2018

Smithsonian Exhibit Travels To Catawba County History Museum
The Historical Association of Catawba County has been selected to host the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, “The Way We Worked,” as part of the Museum on Main Street (MoMS) project – a partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.
Monday, June 18, 2018

LCSS Suicide Awareness Program June 19
Unfortunately, the topic of suicide has been more prevalent in our society lately. This program will discuss the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) approach if someone talks to you about thoughts of suicide.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library June 18-23
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including Snakes Alive – part of the Summer Learning Program for Libraries Rock!
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Weekend Events
Sunday is Father's Day; that means lots of folks will be having a cookout.  There are other things happening this Saturday and Sunday and here's a list of some of them.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Catawba County Dumpster Art Project Unveiled To Community
The Dumpster Art Project invited local artists to transform two Republic Services eight-yard dumpsters into public pieces of art.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bulow Bowman Awards Scholarships
The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund has announced its 2018 undergraduate scholarship awards to Kylie Dugan and Katherine Clements.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, June 15, 2018

Girl Scout Council Honors Girls With Highest Awards
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) is proud to announce it had 65 girls earn the Girl Scout Gold Award and 302 girls earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the two highest awards in Girl Scouting, during the 2017-18 troop year.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Events This Weekend
Sunday is Father's Day; that means lots of folks will be having a cookout.  There are other things happening this Thursday-Friday-Saturday and Sunday and here's a list of some of them.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Schiele Museum Programs at Catawba County Libraries
The Catawba County Public Library is excited to bring the Schiele Museum back to all seven of its locations this summer.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market Now Open
The Catawba County Public Health Farmer's Market is now open every Thursday for the summer season in the Public Health parking lot at 3070 11th Ave. SE in Hickory.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart, 3698 East Franklin Boulevard, this Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday noon to 6 pm.  Here are the ones we've selected as our Pets of the Week.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Community Involvement Meeting June 19
A community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department at 3956 N. NC 16 Business Hwy., Denver, NC for a rezoning request on Kidville Road.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Newton Writer Edits Book On Teen Idols
Local columnist Tammy Wilson is helping to rock the pop culture world with a new book: Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Barrie Howard Performs As Mark Twain June 14
On Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. Barrie Howard, professional actor and musician, will perform as “Mark Twain” at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton, N.C. This is a free event and is suitable for all ages.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lincolnton Police Announce New Volunteer Program
Lincolnton Police Chief Rodney Jordan is hoping to involve volunteers in a new program to help police by being 'another set of eyes' in the community.  It's called C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol) and Jordan hopes to have it underway by this Fall.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Battle Celebration Over, Play Continues Next Two Weekends
The annual celebration of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill ended Sunday, but the play about the battle, "Thunder Over Carolina," will continue next weekend and the weekend after that at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jon Sundell Visits Catawba County Libraries This Week
Jon Sundell plays multiple musical instruments, converses with his puppet friend Señor Gomez in English and Spanish, tells wonderful stories that children of all ages enjoy--and Jon will be at Catawba County libraries this week.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library June 11-16
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including the Summer Learning Kick-Off Party for Libraries Rock!
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Graduation Day All Over
It was graduation day all over.  Some schools had theirs on Friday night, but most area high schools held their graduations on Saturday (June 9th).
Saturday, June 09, 2018

History Program at Mundy House Postponed
A program about historical figure Joseph Graham that had been scheduled for Monday (June 11th) has been postponed two weeks until Monday June 25th.  It will be presented at 6 PM that evening at Munday House on highway 16-business north of Denver.
Saturday, June 09, 2018

Battle of Ramsour's Mill Celebration Continues Sunday
The annual celebration of the Revolutionary War Battle of Ramsour's Mill continues through Sunday.  The event includes battle re-enactments at the battleground on Jeb Seagle Drive near Kiser School.  The first performance of the play "Thunder Over Carolina" which commemorates the battle will be Sunday afternoon at the Cultural Center.

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Hunk! Meet him in person and you will understand how he got his name!
Saturday, June 09, 2018

Splash Pads Now Open At Local Parks
Both Lincoln County Parks and Recreation splash pads are now open seven days a week, weather permitting. In other news, the Lincoln County Senior Games are now officially wrapped up with more than 115 people participating.
Saturday, June 09, 2018

2018 Summer Feeding Program Open Sites
Lincoln County Child Nutrition will be offering free breakfasts and lunches throughout the county for children eighteen years of age and younger. All Sites are closed July 4, 2018.
Friday, June 08, 2018

General Joseph Graham: Lincoln County's Finest!
Jessica Cottle from Davidson College’s Archives Department will speak about Joseph Graham at the Mundy House and History Center of Eastern Lincoln County on Monday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 08, 2018

What's Happening This Weekend
This is the weekend for the Battle of Ramsaur's Mill events.  It's also the weekend for Hog Happenin'--but this year, that event is in Catawba County instead of Lincolnton. It's also graduation weekend for the Lincoln County Schools. Here's information about what's happening this weekend.

Fun in the Summer Sun
The pool at Betty Ross Park on S. Madison St. in Lincolnton will open this Saturday for the Summer season.  The splash pads at First Federal Park, West Lincoln Park and Beattys Ford Park are all open.  So it's time to have some fun in the sun!
Thursday, June 07, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
If you are looking for a job, there are many available.  To be referred for any of the jobs currently listed with the NC Works office on N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, you must be registered with them.  Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration.
Thursday, June 07, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
These are the Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets of the Week.  See them this Friday or Saturday at the Gastonia PetSmart on E. Franklin Blvd.
Thursday, June 07, 2018

Ray, Sadowski Named to Dean's List
Two students from our area have been named to the Dean's List for Spring 2018 at East Tennessee State University.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

On the Road Again
Ever thought about becoming a professional truck driver?  Gaston College has a course that can open the way for a rewarding career.  A July orientation session will be followed by a course starting in August that you can complete by October.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Local Historian To Present Program On Pioneer Aviator
It is time to make plans to attend the Crouse Community History & Photo Project monthly meeting with guest speaker Steve Bailey who will present a program on pioneer aviator Andrew Lewis Anthony.  Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 12 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Patriotic Concert Tuesday Evening in Hickory
A concert of patriotic music is planned by a trio of musicians in downtown Hickory Tuesday evening (June 5th), and for a change, there's no rain the weather forecast.
Monday, June 04, 2018

Lincoln County Volunteer Receives Girl Scout Award
Lisa Taylor of Denver was recently honored during the annual adult awards recognition ceremony as part of the 2018 GSCP2P Annual Meeting in Statesville.
Monday, June 04, 2018

Mcpherson Celebrates 50 Years At Gaston Skills
Linda McPherson has spent 50 years with Gaston Skills, Inc., improving the quality of life for so many people. When McPherson walked into Gaston Skills (or GSI) to begin her new venture half a century ago, she did not know it was the beginning of a new life.
Monday, June 04, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For June
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in June including Father’s Day celebrations and musical performances. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Sunday, June 03, 2018

L-R Announces Dean's List, President's List
Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the University’s Dean's List and President's List for Spring 2018, students whose academic achievements deserve special recognition.
Sunday, June 03, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed.
Sunday, June 03, 2018

Gaston College: For the Training You Need
Gaston College is a great place to begin post-secondary education.  Students can save a lot of money studying while living at home before heading off to a four-year school.  It's also a great resource for training for adults who want to expand their opportunities.
Saturday, June 02, 2018

Hugo Visits Battleground
Hugo, the Charlotte Hornets mascot, visited Battleground School Friday (June 1st) to join in the celebration of the school's reading program for the 2017-2018 school year.  Over 50 students got a free book as a reward for their accomplishments.
Saturday, June 02, 2018

Gaston County Schools Will Graduate Over 2,000
Graduation for Gaston County Schools is Saturday, June 9th.
Saturday, June 02, 2018

"Medicare 101" Seminar Is June 18
Register for upcoming events with Lincoln County Senior Services – June 6 is a free therapeutic massage class, June 18 a free Medicare seminar and a suicide awareness program is June 19.
Friday, June 01, 2018

Events This Weekend
A thundershower postponed the beginning of Lincolnton's Alive After Five Thursday night, but the event went well once the rain subsided.  The chance of rain still exists--but is much less over the weekend.  Here's a list of some of the events happening in our area.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

North Lincoln Sports Boosters Award Scholarhips
The North Lincoln High School Sports Boosters announced winners of $4,000 in scholarshps on Wednesday (May 30th).
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Weekend Events
Again this week, the big question for most outdoor events is the weather.  As of 2 PM Thursday, the Alive After Five Concert was still scheduled for its regular location, E. Main St. at the Courtsquare.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Trail Expansion Grants Announced
The Carolina Thread Trail Board of Governors has announced awards to several cities and organizations that will help pay for improvements and expansions to the trail system.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Gaston College Offers E-Notary Class
Those who have already completed the class and become a licensed Notary Public may want to become certified as Electronic Notaries.  Gaston College has a one-day course that can get you ready.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

First Alive After Five Of 2018 Thursday
The first Alive After Five concert in downtown Lincolnton is scheduled for this Thursday night.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Nurse Aide Classes at Gaston College
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) courses at Gaston College can prepare students for a healthcare services career.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for many.  Here's a list of activities in our area this weekend and Memorial Day (Monday).
Friday, May 25, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Tucker is quite magical and looking for his special, forever home. He was a street kitty who has quickly become accustomed to the comforts of indoors. 
Friday, May 25, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Little Miss Lincoln County Crowns New Court
Winners were crowned Sunday (May 20th) in the Little Miss Lincoln County contest.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Denver Defense Hobbles Back
When one of the partners made an abrupt departure, Denver Defense had to close its doors last week.  While things are totally back to 'normal,' the range will be open again Friday.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Rebel Navy" Earns Distinguished Unit Award
The West Lincoln "Rebel Navy" NJROTC unit has been designated a Distinguished Unit for the seventh consecutive year.  The announcement came during the annual Blue/Gold Award Ceremony last Saturday (May 19th).
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for many.  Here's a list of activities in our area this weekend and Memorial Day (Monday).
Thursday, May 24, 2018

About That Memorial Day Cookout
Memorial Day trails only the 4th of July as a popular day for cooking outside in America.  Labor Day is #3, Father's Day is #4 and Mother's Day is #5.  If you're planning on hot dogs, hamburgers or steaks this Memorial Day, here are some tips from the NC State Cooperative Extension Service.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue is looking for homes for these two Pets of the Week this week.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer Boating Season Begins
Next Monday is Memorial Day.  For many, it's the start of the summer boating season.  Before you put your boat in the water, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reminds that you need to make sure it's ready.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

United Way--It's More Than Most Knew
The United Way of Lincoln County held its annual meeting at the Lincoln Cultural Center earlier this month--announcing that the 2017-2018 goal had been reached and exceeded.  The final tablulation showed an even more successful year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Adoption/Foster Information Meeting Set for June 12th
Family Builders of Catawba Valley invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend the resource family information meeting 6:00-7:30 PM Tuesday, June 12th, at the Family Services Center, 3050 11th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory (behind Catawba Valley Medical Center). 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Saine To Host Memorial Day Weekend Blood Drive
Chloe Saine, a West Lincoln senior who is a member of the Lincoln County Student Advisory Council, will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday (May 27th) at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Catawba County Library Kicks Off Summer Learning Activities
This month, the Catawba County Library kicks off its annual Summer Learning celebration! Boasting a double focus of reading rigor and hands-on learning opportunities, the program seeks to bridge academic years with events designed to help students of all ages maintain skills throughout the summer.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Schools Hold Retirement Dinner
Lincoln County Schools held their annual Retirement Dinner last Thursday (May 17th) at Lincolnton Middle School, saying goodbye to 21 educators who are retiring after this school year.
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Catawba County Lions Hold Freedom Ride
Catawba County Lions will hold their 4th annual Lions Prowl Freedom Ride for motorcyclists this Saturday (May 26th) raise money for the NC Lions Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament at Nags Head, Camp Dogwood and other Lions Club charities. 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Saturday & Sunday Events (Updated)
Outdoor events scheduled for this weekend face the possibility of being rained out. Watch for updates on any you may plan to attend.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area this weekend.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

DKG Initiates New Officers; Awards Scholarships
The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma celebrated its 8th birthday on Thursday, May 10 at Boger City Methodist Church, with the announcement of scholarship winners and initiation of new officers.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Registration Open for L-R Summer Music Program
Registration is now open for Lenoir-Rhyne University’s sixth annual Summer Youth Music Band Camp for middle and high school band students.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake Hickory Sunset Cruise Postponed
The bad news is that due to the rainy weather, the Western Piedmont Symphony Society has had to postpone its Sunset Cruise on Lake Hickory that had been scheduled for this Friday evening (May 18th) until Friday June 1st.  The good news is that for those who were unable to participate this week, reservations are being accepted for the new date.
Friday, May 18, 2018

News From Lincoln County Christian Ministry
The postal workers "Stamp Out Hunger" drive last Saturday (May 12th) was a big success, but Lincoln County Christian Ministry still has needs in its effort to serve the hungry in our community.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Weekend Events
Outdoor events scheduled for this weekend face the possibility of being rained out. Watch for updates on any you may plan to attend.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area this weekend.
Friday, May 18, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Thursday, May 17, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Rufus is a fun loving – never met a stranger type of fella. He really enjoys being active, so if you are an outdoorsy person, Rufus is game!
Thursday, May 17, 2018

4-H Camps Coming Soon
With summer fast approaching, now is the time to enroll your kids in local 4-H camps.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue is looking for homes for these three Pets of the Week this week.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Firmly Rooted Exhibition At Gallery 27
The “Firmly Rooted” exhibition will run May 19-Aug. 31 at Gallery 27. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The exhibit features the works of Stacey Pilkington Smith and Liz McKay.
Monday, May 14, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library May 14-19
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Monday, May 14, 2018

Lenoir-Rhyne University Names New Provost
Lenoir-Rhyne University has named Gary Johnson, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. In addition to his duties as provost, Johnson will be appointed to the rank of professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at LR. He will assume his new role in June.
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Prepare for ASQ Certification at Gaston College
Quality professionals who seek CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) or CQT (Certified Quality Technician) certification from the American Society for Quality can take refresher courses offered by Gaston College Center for Workforce Excellence. The courses prepare students for the ASQ examinations.
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Older Americans Month Celebration May 25th
May is Older Americans Month, and Lincoln County Senior Services will be celebrating with a picnic and other activities at Betty Ross Park on Friday May 25th.
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Girsh Overcomes Obstacles to Earn Two Degrees
When Gaston College held its graduation ceremony at Bojangles' Coliseum on Friday, David Girsch was awarded two associate degrees.
Friday, May 11, 2018

ACLC Student Art Show
The artworks of students in the Lincoln County Schools will be on display until the end of the month at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week
This week has been Teacher Appreciation Week.  The Lincoln County Schools held their annual "Of the Year" awards event Wednesday (May 9th) at the Citizens Center.  The Lincoln Herald asked readers for thoughts on favorite teachers who had influenced their lives.  Here's what some of those who responded had to say.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday
The National Letter Carriers Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger happens this Saturday.  The folks who deliver your mail will be picking up bags of non-perishable food items to help local charities who feed the hungry.  Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is one of those who'll receive some of what is collected.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Weekend Events
The big event of this weekend is, of course, Mother's Day.  We hope you have bought your mother a nice gift--and more important--that you'll spend some time with her.  Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Heaven Brown Completes Scholars of Global Distinction
Heaven Brown, who will earn her Associate of Arts degree when she graduates from Gaston College Friday (May 11th), has completed all the requirements of the College’s Scholars of Global Distinction initiative.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue's Pets of the Week are these two boxer mix pups named Nova and Chevy.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pinning Ceremony Honors Medical Assisting Graduates
Seventeen Medical Assisting students at Gaston College who will graduate Friday were honored in a pinning ceremony Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Catawba County Honors New Members of Quarter Century Club
Five Catawba County  employees with 25 or more years of service were honored May 4th at the annual Quarter Century Club luncheon at Catawba Country Club.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Brandon Hunt Graduates Friday
Brandon Hunt will get his degree from Gaston College on Friday, but what he's learned there has already turned into a career.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

They're Back!
There are a lot of "old wives tales" about how to get rid of fire ants.  Unfortunately, they are mostly useless and do little to solve the problem.  Some can even make it worse.
Monday, May 07, 2018

Special Olympics Celebrates 50th Birthday
Friday April 27th was a special day--it was the day for the Special Olympics of Lincoln County Spring games at Lincolnton High School stadium.
Monday, May 07, 2018

Commercial Printing Co. Marks 60 Years in Business
Commercial Printing Company on N. Aspen Street recently marked its 60th anniversary.
Sunday, May 06, 2018

LHS JROTC Awarded 2017-2018 Distinguished Unit Award
The Lincolnton High School Air Force JROTC unit has been selected for a Distinguished Unit Award.
Sunday, May 06, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library May 7-13
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, May 06, 2018

4-H News
Members of the 4-H Haywires Electric Club  will be building Moxon antennas for Gaston Ham Radio when they meet Tuesday evening at the Citizens Center.
Sunday, May 06, 2018

Environmental News
The Catawba Lands Conservancy has announced a newly protected area along Forney Creek in eastern Lincoln County has extended the Carolina Thread Trail another half mile.  The CLC says it now needs help to preserve habitat for a threatened species of turtle.
Sunday, May 06, 2018

Tomato Growers Offer Scholarship
The North Carolina Tomato Growers Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the coming school year. 
Sunday, May 06, 2018

Mt. Holly Springfest
Mt. Holly held its Springfest Saturday (May 5th).  It's just one of many area events that are happening this month.
Sunday, May 06, 2018

Links to Success Students to Participate in Commencement
Eight students who participated in Gaston College's Gaston Links to Success program will be a part of the college's commencement ceremony this coming Friday.  
Saturday, May 05, 2018

Weekend Events
This Saturday is the last day of Early Voting.  You have until 1 PM to vote in most counties including Lincoln.  The Lincolnton Relay for Life is set for this Saturday night.  Earlier in the day, it's Safe Kids Day at the Y.  Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Saturday, May 05, 2018

This Weekend
Saturday is Cinco de Mayo.  It's also the day for the Kentucky Derby.  Here's a look at some of the events happening in our area this first weekend in May.
Friday, May 04, 2018

Small Town Girls With BIG Dreams Spring Craft Show Saturday
The craft show is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church located at 1982 Salem Church Road, Lincolnton.  Concessions (hot dogs, chips and drinks) will also be sold.
Thursday, May 03, 2018

TED-Ed
Hopefully most readers are at least somewhat familiar with TED talks.  You may have seen them on YouTube--or you may have come across them while surfing the internet.  Some are interesting, some entertaining, some thought-provoking.  The idea behind TED talks has spread--and now includes an off-shoot called TED-Ed.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Relay
Businesses around Lincolnton have been decorating in purple in preparation for this Saturday's Lincolnton Relay for Life event.  It will be held at Lincolnton High School stadium Saturday night.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Safe Kids Day Saturday At Y
The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host Safe Kids Day this Saturday.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Gaston College Annual Health Fair May 3
The annual Gaston College Health Fair promotes health, wellness, fitness and nutrition, and features a variety of health assessments and services, interactive exhibits, free samples, and other activities. 
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Community Meeting On Proposed Expansion Of Combustion-Turbine Plant
A community involvement meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Road, Denver, N.C., to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

This Week In Our Area
Say goodbye to April and hello to May.  Those April showers may bring May flowers--and lots of activities in our area.  Here's a list of some of the things that are happening this week.
Sunday, April 29, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library April 30 - May 5
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Registered Environmental Health Specialist Week Proclaimed
Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April 22-April 28 as Registered Environmental Health Specialist Week in North Carolina to recognize their contribution to public health and improving the quality of life in local communities.
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mikey Ross Dead At 39
Lincolnton lost one of its most beloved local figures on Wednesday who loved people and life. He loved the Carolina Tarheels, supported cancer walk-a-thons and was involved in his community. He also had an infectious smile that could light up a whole room.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Busy Weekend
The Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest is just one of the events happening this weekend in our area.  Here's a list of some of what's happening.
Friday, April 27, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, April 27, 2018

Help Small Town Cheer Team With Big Dreams
The Odyssey Cheerleaders are raising money to travel to the SUPER BOWL of cheer competitions in Florida with a huge yard and bake sale this Saturday.
Friday, April 27, 2018

WCU College Of Fine & Performing Arts Announces Scholarships
Mark Adrian Vollmer of Lincolnton, a WCU junior majoring in commercial and electronic music, received the Music Department Scholarship.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Art Of Storytelling With Darion McCloud April 27
Join the Gaston County Museum and the Dallas Branch Library for a family friendly performance of traditional African American storytelling and folktales by Darion McCloud on Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Weekend Events
This last weekend of April is filled with things to see and do.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this 6-month-old Terrier mix named Lilly.  She weighs about 20-25 pounds. Lilly is good with everyone including other pets.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Food, Wine & Brew Fest Set For Saturday
The much talked-about Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest happens this Saturday in downtown Lincolnton.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For May
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in May including Mother’s Day celebrations and cookouts. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or better is invited to join Seniors Morning Out Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Least Of These Carolinas Celebrates Grand Opening
LOTC began in March of 2013 with the intent to take care of children in foster care. This was birthed in the hearts of two foster moms who wanted to do more for the children forgotten by today’s society. The founders soon discovered there was a lot to do!  The goal of Least of These Carolinas is to begin to restore hope to these children.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Girls Win Crowns In Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant
Nineteen girls participated in the annual Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant held on Friday, April 13 at the Cherryville Community Building.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Happy 100th Birthday Pansy!
Pansy Tallent  Ritchie celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, April 8 with family and friends in the Crouse United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cut-A-Thon To Benefit April Wellman
An April 28 “cut-a-thon” will benefit local hairstylist April Wellman to help defray her medical expenses in her battle with cancer. You can also enjoy hot dogs, hamburger sandwiches, fried pickles, cold drinks, bingo games and a silent auction. There will be a drawing for a cooler.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Delta Sigma's Fashion Show Supports Local Education
This was the eighth year the members of Delta Sigma have produced a fashion show to raise money to support local education and was able to raise over $3,500 from the sale of tickets to help fund scholarships for future and current educators, and their beginning teacher support project.
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Regan Mitchem Attends 2018 National 4-H Conference
A delegation of North Carolina 4-H youth representing six counties including Lincoln County, attended National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Sunday, April 22, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library April 23-28
Clubs, Game Nights, Art, Workshops, Escape Rooms, Technology Fair and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hickory Hops Festival Saturday 1 - 6 PM
Lincolnton's Food, Wine & Brew Fest is a week away, but Hickory is holding its beer festival this Saturday.
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pumpkin Center Super Tanker Project Holds BBQ Saturday
There'll be a BBQ dinner from 10 AM - 4 PM this Saturday (April 21st) at the Pumpkin Center Community Center, 2735 Clubhouse Road (that's off King Wilkinson Road just east of Pumpkin Center Elementary School and St. Luke's Lutheran Church).  There's a story that goes with the dinner that's worth telling--and reading.
Saturday, April 21, 2018

This Weekend
At last, a weekend without rain.  Actually, it may rain late Sunday night, but the weather for weekend activities should be GREAT!  Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Friday, April 20, 2018

History Event Saturday At Machpelah
History buffs will be treated to a rare opportunity to 'meet' two historical figures and tour a historic church this Saturday at Machpelah, off Highway 73 east of Lincolnton.
Friday, April 20, 2018

Kat Vanderbilt Earns Gold Award
To earn her award, Miss Vanderbilt worked with the East Lincoln High School Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity to organize a community-wide family event.
Friday, April 20, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, April 20, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Maine is a majestic kitten. He may be small but he has a purr a lion would be proud of! He would be perfect for anyone wanting lots of smooches and a great companion.
Friday, April 20, 2018

Alda Harvey Scholarship Awarded To Amber Flowers
The Pilot Club of Lincolnton is proud to award the 2018 Alda Harvey Scholarship to Amber Flowers.  Amber is the daughter of Gary and Tracie Flowers and is a senior at West Lincoln High Schoo.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happening This Weekend
Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this weekend.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chick-fil-A Groundbreaking, Pool Reopening Reception
On the calendar for this Friday (April 20th) is the groundbreaking for Lincolnton's Chick-fil-A.  It's expected to be open by August.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Commissioners Take Action On Litter Problem
Lincoln County Commissioners voted Monday night to pay the membership fee for Keep Lincoln County Beautiful to become affiliated with Keep America Beautiful.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Coalition Against Child Abuse Holds Appreciation Luncheon
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse held its annual appreciation luncheon Tuesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue has this 3-year-old Chihuahua / French Bulldog mix named London as our  Pet of the Week.  This little girl weighs about 12 pounds and will stay small.  London is a special needs baby.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

DAR Officers Installed At April Meeting
The Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Executive Officers were installed at their April meeting.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Small Town Girls With BIG Dreams
Raygan Phillips and Karlee Speagle have big dreams for themselves and one of them is about to come true! They are on the competition cheer team at Odyssey Cheer Gym of Lincolnton.  Their team JS04 received an “at large bid” to compete at the SUMMIT which is the “Super Bowl of Cheerleading” and they are having a fundraiser in order to go to it.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Catawba Library To Participate In Statewide Star Party
The Catawba County Library is participating in a statewide celebration focused on outer space and celestial bodies on Friday, April 20 at the Conover Branch and on Saturday, April 21 at the Ridgeview Branch.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library April 16-21
Film Club, LEGO Club, Spiderman Movie, Art For All Ages, Young Adult Writer’s Club, Sensory Storytime and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 15, 2018

One-Hundred-Eleven: The Small Works Show
Visit the opening reception for "One-Hundred-Eleven: The Small Works Show” on April 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Gallery 27 as they celebrate the 111th day of the year. The show will run through May 16.
Sunday, April 15, 2018

NCDOT Holds Meeting About East Lincoln Intersection
The NC16 Bypass was supposed to cut down some of the congestion on NC16-Business, but anyone who travels that road can tell you: it's still subject to regular traffic jams.  The NCDOT is planning improvements at one troublesome intersection.
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Chubby Checker Coming Back To Shelby In May
Chubby Checker is coming back to the Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby for two performances May 19th.  The trip down "Memory Lane" is just one of the shows scheduled for the Spring and Summer season at the theatre on Washington Street in Shelby.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday Events
Another busy weekend in our area brings events including the Cherry Blossom Festival in Cherryville, a Womanless Wedding at LHS, a LTG play "Treasure Island" at the Lincoln Cultural Center, and much more.  Here's a list of some of the things happening this Saturday (April 14th).
Saturday, April 14, 2018

REMC Now Accepting Bright Ideas Education Grant Applications
Educators can now submit an application for the 2018-2019 Bright Ideas grants of up to $1,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

West Lincoln Rescue Squad Barbecued-Chicken Dinner April 28
Time to get in queue for some ’cue! Barbecued chicken, that is. Yes, it’s time once again for the West Lincoln Rescue Squad’s barbecued-chicken dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Suzie Q's ALS Legacy Rally Held To Raise Awareness
The Grooms family held a rally on Saturday, April 7 on the East side of the Lincoln County Courthouse to kick off an annual event in honor and in memory of their wife and mother, Suzette Grooms, who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in April 2013.
Friday, April 13, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Looking for someone who is really relaxed and makes a great cuddling buddy? Shelia is the girl for you!
Friday, April 13, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, April 13, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this handsome little Terrier mix named Sam.  He is 5 years old and weighs about 12-15 pounds.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Prom Dress Giveaway April 14
The United Way Teen Board will hold their annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Asbury Resource Center.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Troop 75 Visits Washington DC During Spring Break
Last week during Spring Break the Boy Scouts from Troop 75 in Lincolnton were away in Washington, DC on a trip of a lifetime which has been planned for more than a year.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WLHS Students Tour Downtown Restaurants
What’s cookin’ in downtown Lincolnton? Members of Camille Sain’s food and nutrition class at West Lincoln High School found out in recent weeks.
Monday, April 09, 2018

Local Woman Attends Parkinson's Forum
Linda Anzovino of Lincolnton attended a congressional policy forum for Parkinson’s disease. Anzovino is much involved with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Monday, April 09, 2018

Technology Day At The Library April 13
The Charles R. Jonas Library invites the community to attend a special "Technology Day" on Friday, April13. There will be STEAM related activities and the opportunity to explore some of the Library's newest technologies including Cubelets, Cubettos, Spheros, Ozobots, Makey-Makey products and Squishy Circuits.
Sunday, April 08, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library April 9-14
Everything from learning about Fire Ants to new Technology and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 08, 2018

Film Club Starts April 16 At Shanklin Library
The Lincoln County Public Library is excited to announce a new Film Club program at the Florence S. Shanklin Library in Denver, N.C. The first film to discuss will be “Hacksaw Ridge” which depicts the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. 
Sunday, April 08, 2018

Farmers Markets Open On Rainy Saturday
"It's the weekend; it's supposed to rain!" we joked with one of the half dozen vendors who showed up for the opening of the Farmers Market at the Rescue Squad Park in Denver.  The Lincolnton market also had only about a half dozen on opening day.
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Broadcasting Program Open House Scheduled April 11 At Gaston College
The Broadcasting Program at Gaston College will hold an Open House on Wednesday, April 11, featuring tours and demonstrations of studio areas, program information, financial aid guidance, and much more.
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Catawba County Celebrates National Library Week
This year – which honors the 60th anniversary of National Library Week – the observation takes place April 8-14, and the theme is ‘Libraries Lead.’
Saturday, April 07, 2018

NLHS Holds National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
The National Honor Society of North Lincoln High School held an Induction Ceremony for their new members this week.
Friday, April 06, 2018

What's Happening
The big event of this weekend is the 25th annual Rotary Auction for Education--happening Saturday evening at the Lincoln Cultural Center.  There are lots of other things happening.  Here's a list of just some of them.

Other Events In The Week Ahead
In our What's Happening article, we detailed some of the major events happening in our area over the weekend and in the week ahead.  There are, of course, others.  Here's information about some of them.
Friday, April 06, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, April 06, 2018

Rotary Auction For Education Saturday Evening
Do you have your ticket yet?  The 25th annual Rotary Auction for Education will be held this Saturday 4 - 10 PM at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.  Advance tickets are on sale through 5 PM Friday; there may be some available at the door, but we can't guarantee it--it's a BIG event!
Friday, April 06, 2018

Smiling Faces At The 71st Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The biggest egg hunt in our area was celebrated on Saturday, March 31, at the Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton as the Lincolnton Parks and Recreation and the Child Advocacy Center hosted the 71st Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Visit With Anna Morrison Jackson - The Belle Of Eastern Lincoln April 9
Step back in time with the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society for a visit with Anna Morrison Jackson, daughter of the first President of Davidson College and wife of General Stonewall Jackson, on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue has this 1-year-old Chihuahua Pomeranian mix named Denny as our  Pet of the Week.  This little man weighs about 8-pounds and will stay small.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Delta Kappa Gamma Members Recognized
The photographic efforts of two Delta Kappa Gamma members, Linda Yoder and Elaine Boysworth, are being recognized in May in the Butterfly Effect Exhibit of the DKG Gallery of Fine Arts.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Farrah and Flint are siblings that were adopted out together, and unfortunately, have found themselves back at the shelter. Don’t forget, this Saturday, April 7th – we are having our Bring Me Home Carolinas adoption event, where all adoption fees will be waived!
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

What's Happening
Spring has sprung; Easter has come and gone; and now things are happening all over our area.  Dozens of events are coming up during the rest of April and the month of May.  Here's a list of some of the ones happening this week.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Historian To Speak About Berlin Airlift
The Catawba County Library is hosting local resident and historian Edwin “Eddie” Ide to speak at three library branches about the storied Berlin Airlift and the role it played in shaping alliances and politics post-World War II on April 7, 14 and 28.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Your Presence Is Requested...
Get  your tickets now for the “Womanless Wedding” on Saturday, April 14 with local celebrities at Lincolnton High School. This is a fundraiser for the LHS Athletic Boosters and Odyssey Cheer SS04.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018

GCLMPO Needs Your Input On Road Projects
Two Public Meetings are coming up in Gastonia and Shelby for input on upcoming GCLMPO projects.
Monday, April 02, 2018

National Public Health Week April 2-6
Each day of NPHW 2018 will focus on a different public health topic that is critical to creating the healthiest nation and a time to recognize the importance of public health workers.
Monday, April 02, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library April 2-7
Story Times For Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers; Soil & Water Conservation For Kids; Book, Young Adult Writers, Crochet & Knitting Clubs; Legos, Makers Club and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 01, 2018

Master Gardeners Invite You To "Clay"!
Lincoln County Master Gardeners is inviting you to drop in at the Shanklin Library in Denver, April 7 and 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine, both Saturdays, to pick up your free soil-test kit and information on clay soil and North Carolina’s native plants.
Sunday, April 01, 2018

Events This Weekend
It's Easter weekend!  Activities this weekend will include lots of Easter Egg Hunts and Sunrise Services.  Read about the ones sponsored by churches in our "Church Events" article in our RELIGION section and more in our EVENTS CALENDAR.
Friday, March 30, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, March 30, 2018

First Case Of Rabies Confirmed In Catawba County In 2018
On March 27, Catawba County Animal Services received a call from a citizen in Maiden whose dog attacked a raccoon in his front yard.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Holiday Schedules
The Easter holiday will bring limited schedule changes in our area.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue has this 6-month-old Chihuahua mix named Declan as our  Pet of the Week.  This little man weighs about 5-pounds and should stay small.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hall Named New Director At Hesed House
John Hall, who worked 17 years with Lincoln County Christian Ministry, has been named the new director at Hesed House, Lincolnton's homeless shelter.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

East Lincoln Middle School Team Wins Adult Spelling Bee
The East Lincoln Middle School Team was the winner again at the 21st annual Adult Spelling Bee held Tuesday evening (March 27th) at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Autumn, Claire, and Cocoa are siblings. Aren’t their markings beautiful? That distinctive coloring is called tortoiseshell.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Scheduled Water Outage April 3
A scheduled water outage at the intersection of NC Hwy 150 West and Love Memorial School Road due to required maintenance will be held on Tuesday, April 3. There will be no water and/or possible low water pressure from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Grants Available For Lincoln County Nonprofits
The Lincoln County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible Lincoln County organizations including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2018 grant cycle.
Monday, March 26, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For April
Seniors morning out activities to include senior health and wellness fair and musical performances.
Monday, March 26, 2018

Update On Science Center
It was in mid-April of last year that Lincoln County Commissioners gave their blessing to a proposed project to bring a Science Center to the old Block Smith Gymnasium on East Rhodes Street in Lincolnton.
Sunday, March 25, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library March 26-31
All Branches of the Lincoln County Public Library will be closed March 30-31 for Good Friday. Monday –Thursday enjoy Crafts, Art, Writing, Trivia, Movies, Job Skills Workshop, Book Discussion and more! 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Gaston County Advanced Manufacturing Career Expo March 29
Middle school and high school students in the Gaston County School System can learn about employment opportunities in manufacturing at the Gaston County Advanced Manufacturing Career Expo.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

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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