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CBD Oils Stolen In Eastern Lincoln County Break-In
On November 12, 2019 around 11 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Alternative Health at 4359 N NC 16 Business Hwy where a burglar alarm involving glass breakage was reported.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

School Board Chooses Belcher, Sain At Tuesday Meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Education made two important personnel choices at their meeting Tuesday night (Nov. 12th).
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lincolnton Celebrates Veterans Day
Lincolnton celebrated Veterans Day Monday (Nov. 11th) with a parade and ceremony.
Monday, November 11, 2019

Another Restaurant Downtown?
Since Central Cafe closed, downtown Lincolnton has five eateries in the central business district (three blocks or less from the Courtsquare): City Lunch, Court Street Grille, Graffiti's, GoodWood Pizzeria, and Harvest Moon Grille.  You can also get sandwiches for lunch at The Meating Place, but their primary business is a butcher shop.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lincoln County Health Director To Retire
With almost 34 years of service to Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Board of Health  announced November 8 the upcoming retirement of Health Director Maggie Dollar effective February 1, 2020.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

City Council Approves Exterior Colors For Police Department
The architect submitted four different renderings of possible exterior colors. The Council selected the first option of red, gray and brown. Also, Lt. Robert “Tony” Hallman was honored on his upcoming retirement.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dallas Teen Charged With Sex Offense
A young Dallas man has been charged with a sex offense involving a child.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Man Killed After Threatening Officers With Gun
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says an officer involved shooting incident that left a man dead Friday evening.
Friday, November 8, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Wearing Updated Uniforms & Vests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are wearing updated uniforms and new bullet proof vests that allow the officers to be more mobile and comfortable.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Attempted Suicide In County Jail
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted suicide in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Tuesday night. (November 5, 2019)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Former Teacher/Coach Admits To Having Sex With Students
A former teacher and coach at Fred T. Foard High School will serve a prison sentence of 32 to 58 months for having sexual relations with two female students.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Tuesday (Nov. 5th) Was Election Day
Incumbents did well in the Tuesday elections in area municipalities.  Voters in Cleveland County turned down an additional quarter-cent sales tax again.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8th Case Of Rabies This Year In Catawba County
Another case of rabies has been confirmed in Catawba County--the 8th this year.  Fortunately, the dogs that encountered a rabid skunk had their rabies shots, so they only needed a booster.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Detectives Charge Lincolnton Man With Four Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincolnton man with four felony break-ins including three at the same location.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Middle Schools First Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the first quarter in the middle schools for the 2019-20 school year.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Man Stabbed, Suspect Arrested
A Lincoln County man remains hospitalized and another man is in jail following a stabbing incident on Saturday night, November 2.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Tuesday Is Election Day
Tuesday is election day in area towns and cities--and Cleveland County voters will decide on an additional quarter-cent sales tax.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Arrested; Failure Report Address Change
A registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address was taken into custody Thursday night, October 31.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Local, State & Federal Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests
During the last six months a collaborative investigative effort into the distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana centered around the local area led to the arrests.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gaston County Has 14th Rabies Case Of 2019
Two more cases of rabies in skunks--one in Catawba and another in Gaston County--have emphasized the need to keep your pets vaccinated against the fatal disease.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Seventh Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the county’s seventh rabies case of 2019 following an incident in Maiden. Previous cases reported to the county this year occurred in Claremont, Hickory, Maiden and Newton.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Deputies Searching For Registered Sex Offender
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

First Of Ten Indicted By Grand Jury Arrested
The Lincoln County Grand Jury handed down drug indictments on ten people at their October 28, 2019 session.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Man In The Middle
Panico Peres is the President and CEO of No Borders Consulting.  He is also chairman of the Centralina Workforce Development board of directors.  He spoke recently about emerging workforce issues.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Attempt To Elude Traffic Stop Leads To Fugitive Arrest & Drug Charges
An attempt to flee a traffic stop has landed two men in jail, one as a Fugitive from Justice and both on drug charges.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Deputies Arrest Statesville Man Wanted In Break-In
Robinette is charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, 2nd degree burglary of an unoccupied building, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and possession of a controlled substance on jail grounds.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

One Dog, Truck Still Missing
An Alabama couple says one of their two dogs and their truck, which they reported stolen two weeks ago, are still missing.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Man Wanted In Connection With A Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for an Iredell County man who broke into a residence in the 900 block of McRee Road early Sunday morning.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Man Arrested During Burglary In Progress
A Hickory man was arrested Friday (October 25, 2019) inside an Iron Station man’s outbuilding.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Goforths Help In Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease
More than 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 170,000 people in North Carolina. Being a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can be an emotional experience.
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lincoln Economic Development Hosts Industry Appreciation Dinner
Community leaders came together to recognize the importance Industry plays within the community and to wind up LEDA’s Industry Appreciation Month. Throughout October, the organization holds unique events with local industries, partners in education, and stakeholders recognizing the importance of advanced manufacturing.
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Nurse Susan Murphy Helps Heart Patients
A cardiac rehabilitation nurse for CaroMont Health, rated as one of North Carolina’s top 100 nurses, Murphy is among those leading cardiac education classes for post-hospitalization heart patients.
Friday, October 25, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Gastonia
Detective J. Allen located Trystin Allen Akers, 17, who was reported missing on October 21, 2019, at a motel in Gastonia. He has been reunited with his family.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fenner Pleads Guilty, Gets Life Sentence
After spending nearly two weeks trying to select a jury from Catawba County, the trial of accused cop killer Irving Fenner ended with a guilty plea Tuesday (Oct. 22nd).  Fenner was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Trystin Allen Akers, 17, was reported missing on October 21, 2019.  He was last seen leaving his residence at 3524 Toth Lane, Lincolnton, NC at approximately 4 p.m. on October 15, 2019 in a black four door Honda sedan.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Iron Station Man Facing Another Break-In Charge
An Iron Station man, arrested on October 10, 2019 in connection with break-ins to trailers and vending machines, has been charged with another vending machine break-in.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Black Facing Number Of Charges In Residential Break-Ins
Matthew Hugh Black, 38, of Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC was arrested on October 12, 2019 and again on October 18, 2019 on the charges.
Monday, October 21, 2019

47th Apple Festival Revisited
The biggest event in Lincoln County happened Saturday (Oct. 19th) in downtown Lincolnton.  The 47th annual Lincoln County Apple Festival drew a huge crowd--and everybody behaved and most said they had a wonderful time.
Monday, October 21, 2019

Traffic Stop For Burned Out Tag Light Leads To Drug Arrests
On October 17, 2019 around 1 a.m. Deputy D. Hendrix was stationary in his patrol car at the intersection of NC Hwy 18 and NC 27 West Highway observing traffic when he observed a vehicle with the license plate light burned out.
Friday, October 18, 2019

City & Street Preachers Reach Agreement
The City of Lincolnton and the Shook brothers--Jeffrey and Jeremy--have reached an agreement that will hopefully end the confrontation between the City and the street preachers.
Friday, October 18, 2019

Man Charged With Breaking & Entering Unoccupied Dwelling
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a 47-year-old man with breaking into an unoccupied dwelling.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Man Located In Buncombe County
Asheville Police located Kermit Perkins, 78, of Saunders Street, Lincolnton, NC and contacted local authorities.  The family was notified and a family member went to Asheville and picked up Mr. Perkins.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lowder Elementary Is Scene Of Special Reunion
At S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, things have neatly come full circle. How? As Principal Scott Carpenter explained this week, it’s a phenomenon longtime educators often experience. You might call it the Mr. Chips syndrome.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gaston Police Seek Suspect For Felony Assault
On October 16, 2019, officers with the Gaston County Police Department investigated a reported kidnapping and domestic assault.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Kermit Perkins, 78, of Lincolnton, NC was last seen at 2:30 p.m. today, October 16, 2019.  Perkins was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota, gray in color with North Carolina license plate DMX7071.  He was pulling a boat trailer with a bass boat on it with boat registration of CL49560.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Man Stabbed, Charged With Assault On A Female
An altercation between a couple as they rode in a car left the man with a stab wound and the female being assaulted.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Detectives Investigating Death Of Man Found In His Residence
Deputies were dispatched to 7119 Doyle Beam Memorial Drive on October 14, 2019 reference a welfare check called in by a neighbor.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Commissioners & School Board: Special Session On Teamwork
Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincoln County Board of Education held a special joint session last Thursday (Oct. 10th).
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Double Murder In Conover
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a Conover man with two counts of murder after two people were shot to death late Sunday night.
Monday, October 14, 2019

Cavendish Is Brewing Up Something Special
Something new is brewing in Gastonia. It’s the Cavendish Brewing Company, located at 207 N. Chester St. in the downtown area. And according to owner Scott Cavendish, you might say things are really “hopping” and in more ways than one.
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Missing Juvenile Returns Home
Allissann Marie Quates, 16, returned to her residence around 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2019 and has been removed from NCIC as a missing juvenile.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Atrium Health Continues Security Enhancements To Ensure Safety For All
Primary entry to the emergency department will continue through the first-floor main exterior entrance located near the Emergency Department roundabout. All visitors will now be required to check-in and receive name badges when visiting the ED. Metal detectors will also be installed. 
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old female.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Probation Search Leads To Drug Arrest
The search of a residence occupied by a man on probation led to an arrest on drug charges and probation violation.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Iron Station Man Arrested For Number Of Break-Ins
An Iron Station man has been arrested in connection with a number of break-ins to trailers and vending machines.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Judge Gives Moore Lengthy Sentence
A Maiden man got a lengthy prison sentence this week after pleading guilty to charges related to molesting a child.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Clary Is Lincoln County Schools Principal Of The Year
Brian Clary is the Lincoln County Schools Principal of the Year. The longtime principal of West Lincoln High School, Clary told The Herald Tuesday that he was surprised but happy to have been chosen.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Altercation Over Two Dogs Fighting
One man was injured and another man arrested following an altercation over their pets fighting.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Deputies Arrest Loomis Street Man During Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Loomis Street, Lincolnton, N.C. man as he attempted to break into homes and a vehicle on Salem Church Road.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

LPD Investigating Cell Phone Larceny
On Monday October 7 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Lincolnton Police Officers were dispatched to Sea Wireless in reference to a Felony Larceny.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Two People Charged In Connection With Theft Of A Vehicle
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged two people in connection with the theft of a vehicle.
Monday, October 7, 2019

STEM Focus Of Upward Bound Summer Academy
You can’t underestimate the importance of STEM. A greater knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be the key to a better future. Master these disciplines, and you can write your own ticket.
Monday, October 7, 2019

McCall To Speak At Oct. 21 Commission Meeting
Lincoln County Commissioner Anita Branch McCall is substantively helping her community as a member of the NACO but three months ago things hit a snag when the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners would not vote to allow her to go and votes for Lincoln County were forfeited.
Sunday, October 6, 2019

LEDA Hosts National Manufacturing Day
Community leaders came together to recognize the importance Industry plays within the community and to kick off LEDA’s Industry Appreciation Month. With over 20% of the county’s workforce involved in some type of manufacturing, LEDA annually honors this substantial part of the local economy.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

City's One Stop Voting Change Garners Most Discussion
At the October Lincolnton City Council Meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Elections (BoE) change to the City’s One Stop voting change dominated the Discussion.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Raleigh Man Given Lengthy Prison Term
A Raleigh man has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the North Carolina Department of Corrections after a Lincoln County jury found him guilty on a number of charges from an incident that occurred at 2645 Painter Lane, Lincolnton, NC on May 6, 2017.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fire At Balls Creek Called "Suspicious"
A Sunday evening (Sep. 29th) fire that destroyed some 40 'tents' at Balls Creek Campground on Buffalo Shoals Road is being called "suspicious."
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Landfill Fire
For the second time in less than a week, firefighters were called out to the Lincoln County Landfill near Crouse Monday evening.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Raccoon Tests Positive For 12th Rabies Case In Gaston County
On Sunday September 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from Sugar Lane in Gastonia in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family cat fought with a raccoon which was killed during the incident.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Apprehended In Carteret County
After being tracked by GPS for over 12 hours across the state of North Carolina John O. Lafferty Jr. was apprehended in Carteret County Monday night by the bail bondsman who had gone part of his bond.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Fails To Make Court Appearance
Law enforcement officers are searching for former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty Jr. after he failed to show up for court Monday, Sept. 30.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Fire Destroys Much of Balls Creek Campground
A Sunday night (Sep. 29th) fire destroyed approximately one-third of the tents at the historic Balls Creek Campground.  At least 14 fire departments fought the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Medal of Honor Winners Talk History, Patriotism, Choices
Three Medal of Honor winners visited Lincolnton Friday (Sep. 27th) for a special program at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Rabies Update
A dog that killed a rabid skunk is still being sought in Gaston County as selected veterninarians offer reduced price rabies shots over the next couple of weeks.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two People Arrested Following Violent Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two people following a violent assault on a man last night.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lincoln County Land Search Team Finds Woman Lost in Woods
The Lincoln County Land Search Team along with Sheriff’s deputies, Lincolnton Fire and Lincoln County EMS located a woman who reportedly was injured and lost in a wooded area.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Missing Woman's Body Found
The body of a missing woman has been found and a Lincolnton man has been charged with her murder.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lafferty Charged With Felony Embezzlement
Former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty, Jr. has been charged with Embezzlement in Excess of $100,000--a Class C felony.  He will have a first appearance in Superior Court on Monday.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective Justin Link is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

11 Confirmed Rabies Cases Now In Gaston County
On Monday September 23 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 1100 block of Sandy Ford Road, Mount Holly, NC in reference to two family dogs who had fought with a skunk. The skunk was killed during this incident.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dog--Possibly Infected With Rabies--Being Sought
Gaston County Animal Control says the county confirmed its 10th case of rabies in a wild animal this week.  This time, the story also includes a warning to avoid not only wild animals--but a stray dog that may be infected.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Applegate: A Treasure Trove Of Travel And Tourism
It’s all about working toward common goals that benefit everyone. Such is a big part of the mission of Gaston County Travel and Tourism.
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Domestic Incident Leaves Man Injured
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a physical domestic incident at 11 p.m. on September 19 where a man was injured.
Friday, September 20, 2019

McHenry Announces Grants to Fire Departments
Congressman Patrick McHenry has announced Department of Homeland Security grants to several local fire departments.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Man Shoots Through Door, Just Misses Deputies
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies escaped injury when a man shot through the door of his home as the officers knocked on the door Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Forsyth County, NC
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Lookadoo with help from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office located the teen last night in Lewisville, N.C.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Open House For Sheriff's Office, EMS & Animal Services
This is a reminder that the Open House for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County EMS, and Lincoln County Animal Services will be held on Saturday, September 21.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

What Next? (UPDATED)
Lincoln County Commissioners turned thumbs down on a request for rezoning that would have permitted building a new charter school at the intersection of NC 73 and Club Drive.  Now the obvious question is 'what next?'
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Vehicle Break-Ins During Maiden Football Game Investigated
Maiden Police officers are investigating three forcible vehicle Breaking & Entering’s that occurred during the Maiden High School football game against St. Stephens Friday night, Sept. 13, in the parking areas at Maiden High School.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Lindsey Rose Monteleone, 17, was reported missing Sunday night (September 15, 2019) after she did not return to her Asbury Church Road home from work at Papa John’s Pizza in Denver, N.C.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Bessemer City Earns "Healthy Gaston" Silver Honors
It’s all about getting healthy. It’s “Healthy Gaston,” an initiative of the Gaston Together Health Care Commission, and it’s a process to help businesses, schools and churches create a culture of wellness for their employees.
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Teen Located In South Carolina
A missing Lincoln County teen was located Friday night (September 13) in Greenville, South Carolina.
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bulow Bowman Awards Scholarships To Two LC High School Students
The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund has announced its 2019 undergraduate scholarship awards to Emily Atkinson, graduate of ELHS, and Tanner Buff, graduate NLHS.
Friday, September 13, 2019

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Belmont Robbery & Kidnapping
A Lincolnton woman has been charged in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that occurred in Belmont Monday night of two Belmont Abbey College baseball players.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Public To Commissioners: Emphatic "No" On School
A proposed scheme to build a new charter school in Denver appears dead in the water. Members of the public, most of them hailing from eastern Lincoln County, voiced passionate and nearly unanimous opposition during a public hearing at Monday night’s 2.5-hour meeting.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Family members say 16-year-old Selena Rodriguez left the residence around 10 p.m. on September 5, 2019.  They say a vehicle was heard outside the home and believe she was picked up by the vehicle but were unable to provide a color or make of vehicle.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Charge Man With Assaulting A Female
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kellom Lane on September 8, 2019 to investigate a possible sexual assault.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Facing Sexual Assault Charge
A Lincoln County man is facing sexual assault charges in connection with an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of September 8, 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Lincoln County Senior Center Closed Through Wednesday
The old site on Academy Street will be closed through Wednesday. The new site, at 612 Center Drive in Lincolnton, will open with very limited class schedules on Thursday and Friday. Normal activities will resume on Monday, Sept. 16.  A Grand Opening and Open House will be held on Friday, Sept. 27.
Monday, September 9, 2019

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