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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, March 23, 2018

NC DOT Public Meeting April 19th
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to show plans for improvements at the NC16-Business intersection with Triangle Circle/Unity Church Road on April 19th.
Friday, March 23, 2018

Area Events
It's the first weekend of Spring!  Easter is just a week away, and there were lots of related events including Easter Egg Hunts at many churches and other locations this (and next) weekend.  Some of Saturday's events have been rescheduled.  Read the article for details.
Friday, March 23, 2018

Lincoln County Schools Will Be Closed Election Day
Lincoln County students will have May 8th, Primary Election Day, off from school.  It will be an Optional Teacher Workday.
Friday, March 23, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Charlie and as you see, all he wants is to have his belly rubbed! We believe that Charlie is blind in his left eye, but that doesn’t stop him from being a heart throb.
Friday, March 23, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
The Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is Jolene.  Jolene is a 1-1/2 year old American Pit Bull Terrier.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sheriff's Office To Conduct "Operation Medicine Drop"
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Safe Kids Lincoln County will be conducting “Operation Medicine Drop” on Saturday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wal-Mart Lincolnton. Lincoln County EMS will also be conducting a free health screening and car seat check.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Price Is Right Fundraiser A Big Success
The event, held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center and modelled on “The Price Is Right” TV game show, raised some $25,153.33 tallied so far.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Board Of Equalization & Review To Meet
The Lincoln County Board of Equalization and Review will meet to hear requests from any and all taxpayers that own or control taxable property assessed for taxation in Lincoln County, with respect to the valuation of that property.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Garbage Routes For Lincolnton
The City of Lincolnton will start new garbage pickup routes next Monday (March 26th).
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hostetter To Speak About Writing Novel, Local History
The Catawba County Library’s latest community read – Blue, by local author Joyce Moyer Hostetter – offers a fascinating look at local history and the extraordinary events that unified residents in a time of profound need.
Monday, March 19, 2018

ECA Free Pie Tasting March 22
ECA members bake more than 30 different pies each year and offer taste samplings to the public. This event is used as a thank you to the community for supporting ECA’s fundraising events throughout the year.
Monday, March 19, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library March 19-24
Crafts All Afternoon, Maker’s Club, Book Club, Family Game Night, Teen Escape Room, Legos, Art and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hinton Shares 30-Year Journey From Conviction To Exoneration
Anthony Ray Hinton, who was exonerated after spending 30 years on death row for two murders he didn’t commit, will share his story on Tuesday, March 20, as a part of the recent Community Read of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

New Miss Mount Holly, Outstanding Teen Queens Crowned
The 2018 Miss Mount Holly Scholarship Pageant was held on Sunday, February 18 at Stuart W. Cramer High School.  Fourteen young women competed for the titles of Miss Mount Holly, Miss Mount Holly’s Outstanding Teen, and Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen.
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Petco Invests In Lifesaving Work Of LC Animal Services
Lincoln County Animal Services of Lincoln County, N.C., announced March 15 that it has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Community Cat Program, and cat lifesaving efforts.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Area Events
Crouse area residents can enjoy lunch at the fire department and dinner at the Methodist church this Saturday.  The Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse returns to the Citizens Center while the Chuck Wagon Gang sings "I'll Fly Away" at the Cultural Center.  Those are just some of events in our area this weekend and early next week.
Friday, March 16, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Morris is as loving as they come! Although he came to the shelter as a stray, you would never know it with how affectionate he is.
Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Atrium Health To Lift Visitor Restrictions Due To Flu
Effective at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 16, flu restrictions for visitors 12 and under will be lifted at Charlotte-area Atrium Health hospitals which includes Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue has this beautiful Miniature Australian Shepherd named Gracie as our Pet of the Week.  She has lovely blue eyes and is a black tri color.  This little girl weighs 23 pounds and will not get any bigger.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition A Big Hit
Jemeesa Yarborough of Chapel Hill is the winner of the 2018 Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Library Announces New Early Literacy Programs
The Lincoln County Public Library held a special Celebrate Reading storytime at the Charles R. Jonas Library Wednesday (March 14th) to announce two new programs that are part of the Reading to Make a Difference campaign.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Matter Of Balance Class Starts March 20
Lincoln County Senior Services Matter of Balance Class will begin on Tuesday, March 20 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday through April 12.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Snow?
It's likely that we'll get another brush from winter--snow is likely in the mountains, but outside the mountains, it won't amount to much. A year ago, we had snow on March 12th. Because of the snow, Catawba County Schools decided to close for the day; Lincoln Charter School, Newton-Conover Schools and Hickory Schools decided to close early.
Monday, March 12, 2018

Celebrate Reading With Special Guests & New Book Launch
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will launch the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program  and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library on March 14 at 10:30 a.m. as part of a special Celebrate Reading storytime with guest readers including Representative Jason Saine.
Monday, March 12, 2018

Benefit For Child Abuse Coalition March 17
Come on down! You could be the next contestant for the 11th annual “Price Is Right” for Fighting Child Abuse benefit on St. Patrick’s Day at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. It benefits the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center.
Monday, March 12, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library March 12-17
“Wonder Woman” movie screening, Adult Writer’s Club, Technology Help Workshop, Art for All Ages, Lego Club, Teen Tech and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gold Ribbon Fever At Heath House
Rather than just watch the games on television, Heath House, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Lincolnton, hosted its very own Senior Olympics!
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Davises Win Quilting Contest
Plans are afoot for local quilters’ colorful quilt squares to be displayed in buildings and offices around Lincolnton. These time-honored designs are often seen on barns, including in such local rural areas as Stanley and western Lincoln County.
Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

Weekend Events
No matter where you may be going this weekend, don't forget that come Sunday, we'll be on Daylight Time--so set your clock forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday or you may be late.
Thursday, March 08, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Q-Tip is one of the kitties from our most recent large intake of 58 cats. She doesn’t mind being held, in fact she really enjoys being carried around while you give belly rubs!
Thursday, March 08, 2018

VT LeeBoy Unveils Another 'Pink Project'
The Relay for Life team at VT LeeBoy has been one of the top fundraisers for the Lincolnton Relay for Life for several years.  The backing of the company has been an important part of their success.  In 2016, they built and sold a Pink Paver.  This year, they've done it again--this time with a Pink Pothole Patch Truck.
Thursday, March 08, 2018

Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks & Batteries This Weekend
Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m. Move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Thursday, March 08, 2018

How Two Became 58
Now we can tell you more about those 58 cats that were recently surrendered to Lincoln County Animal Services.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Meet Ted Alexander March 13
Crouse Community History and Photo Project will welcome Ted Alexander, with Preservation North Carolina, as their guest speaker. Come hear him speak about how they have protected over 800 historically significant properties throughout North Carolina including some in Lincoln County.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Elvis Sightings In Lincolnton?
While sightings of Elvis Presley have been few and far between in recent years we certainly missed an opportunity for one as the Lincolnton High School Drama Club presented the musical “All Shook Up” inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Local Woman To Attend Parkinson's Disease Forum
Linda Anzovino of Lincolnton will join more than 300 other advocates, March 19-21. They’ll meet with congressional representatives to share their stories of the personal impact Parkinson’s disease has made on their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

"Les" Cloninger Retiring; Dr. Jonathan Austin Takes Over
After nearly fifty years serving the dental needs of Lincolnton area residents, Dr. John "Les" Cloninger is retiring.  Dr. Jonathan Austin has taken over the dental office on Magnolia Street in Lincolnton.
Monday, March 05, 2018

Soup For Service March 7 At LMS
All Lincoln County Law Enforcement, First Responders (Fire, EMT, EMS) and 911 Communication Department personnel are invited to attend this FREE event as we say “Thank You” for what all of you do in our community. 
Monday, March 05, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library March 5-10
Dr. Seuss Movie, Book Club, Crochet/Knitting Club, Makey-Makey, Snap Circuits, Writer’s Club and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Apply Now For ECA Scholarship
Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. – ECA – is offering a $1,000 scholarship to High School seniors in each of the four local high schools. The deadline date for applications is April 13, 2018.
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Three Community Meetings Scheduled This Week
Three community meetings concerning rezoning proposals are scheduled for this week--one in the West Lincoln area and two in East Lincoln.
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Line Dance Classes Start March 6
Yes, it’s time once again for Lincoln County Parks and Recreation’s line dance classes for all ages starting March 6. Annual Spring Break Camp for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held April 2-6.
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Mad Hatter's Tea Party Is March 10
Don’t be late for this very important date! It’s the Mad Hatter’s tea party, coming up March 10, with an opening reception, 7-9 p.m., at Gallery 27 at 808 NC-27 West in Lincolnton.
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Weekend Events
Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this weekend.
Friday, March 02, 2018

Police Officers Recognized At Council Meeting
Two Lincolnton Police officers were honored at Thursday night's City Council meeting.
Friday, March 02, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Are you an active family that really enjoys the outdoors? Lucy is for you! She is a staff and volunteer favorite.
Friday, March 02, 2018

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

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Our featured pets for this week are two Boxer Mixed Pups.  These are the cutest babies ever and they want to win your heart.
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition, March 10-11
The event is scheduled for March 10 and 11, respectively at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. that Saturday and Sunday, for the semi-finals and finals. And while the judges deliberate on Sunday, Lincolnton High School’s choir will perform a cappella. A reception will follow. Admission to the event is free.
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Union VFD Groundbreaking Friday 6 PM
The Union Volunteer Fire Department will hold a groundbreaking for its new main fire station this Friday evening (March 2nd) at 6 PM at the intersection of Reepsville and Leatherman roads.
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Med Instead Of Meds Class
Interested in learning to eat the Mediterranean way? If so join the Lincoln County NC Cooperative Extension for a 6-session course called Med Instead of Meds where you learn to use pans instead of pills to be a healthier you can be.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

LMS Adaptive Playground Fundraiser March 2
Dinner is from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the silent auction will take place until 7:30 p.m. The live auction will take place in the gym and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The spaghetti meal is $10 per plate.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Catawba County Urges Residents To Practice Tornado Safety
March 4-10 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week; Catawba County emergency officials encourage residents to download the free ReadyNC mobile app.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

58 Cats Surrendered To Lincoln Animal Services
Due to this large cat intake, our regular shelter operations will be limited for cats in the weeks to come. We will remain closed on Tuesday February 27 to provide for the needs of these new arrivals.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Curriculum Fair Held At NLHS
Have you visited a Curriculum Fair yet this year?  More and more schools are holding them – just like North Lincoln High School did on Thursday, February 15.
Monday, February 26, 2018

McGuire Employees Present Big Donation To Local Agencies
Employees at Duke Energy’s McGuire Nuclear Station raised $15,000 to support several community projects and agencies in Lincoln County.
Monday, February 26, 2018

North Lincoln To Have Tech & Supply Drive
The success of the tech supply drive depends on strong community partners and support from North Lincoln High School staff, students and families. All proceeds are used to purchase school materials and upgrade technology and resources in the classrooms.
Monday, February 26, 2018

LC Animal Services To Have Foster Recruitment Sessions
Join us at one of our Foster Recruitment Sessions on March 3, 12 or 17 to learn more about being a foster parent for a cat or dog and how to sign-up to foster.
Monday, February 26, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library February 26 - March 3
Writer’s Clubs, Local Author Night, Family Trivia Night, Art For All Ages, Dr. Seuss Birthday Party and more! Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For March
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. 
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Haley Saunders Earns GSA Gold Award
Part of the Girl Scouts’ mission is to take good, young ladies and make ’em great. And one local Girl Scout veteran is as good as gold: the coveted Girl Scouts of America Gold Award, that is.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, February 23, 2018

Annual Polar Plunge A Big Success
They were freezin’ for a reason. It was the annual “Polar Plunge,” whereby brave local souls dive into a frigid pool at Lincoln County Parks and Recreation’s Betty Ross Park to raise money for Lincoln County Special Olympics.
Thursday, February 22, 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 chunky 9-year-old little Chihuahua named Dinah that needs a forever home.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

American Pickers Coming To NC This Spring
Good News for local fans, yard sale-goers and assorted hoarders of junk in cluttered closets, sheds, barns and garages is that representatives of “American Pickers” are coming to North Carolina very soon.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Dean is a quiet, thoughtful guy who, once he gets to know you, will smooch and happily give you hugs.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DKG Honors Outstanding Membership Chapter Members
At the DKG recent meeting members with special milestones of membership in Delta Kappa Gamma were recognized, the group had a program on “Schools in Africa” and they discussed plans for their upcoming brunch and fashion show.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

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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