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Resource Officers Added To Middle & Charter Schools
In addition to Lincoln County High Schools, School Resource Officers will now be in middle and charter schools.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Suspect Arrested After Shooting Deputy
A man who is said to have shot a Cleveland County deputy Tuesday night is now in custody. Sheriff Alan Norman called Dakota Gage Greene, 23, a "violent thug and a coward."
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Five Charged With Murder Of Cleveland County Man
Five people have been charged with murder in the death of a Cleveland County man whose body was found in Cherokee County, SC, last Monday (Aug. 6th).
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Robbery Suspect Arrested
Hickory Police arrested a 24-year-old Hickory woman Tuesday after she allegedly held up the Cubbard Express store on 16th Street NE in that city.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gastonia Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty
A 34-year-old Gastonia man has been charged with Animal Cruelty after a month-long investigation by Gaston County Police.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lincoln County Woman Dies In House Fire
A Lincoln County woman died in a house fire early this morning north of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Another Big Drug Bust In Catawba County
A Texas man was arrested this week in Catawba County after a traffic stop turned up over 50 pounds of crystal meth in his vehicle.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sheriff Attends 96th Annual Training Conference
Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently attended the North Carolina 96th Annual Sheriff’s Association Training Conference held in Craven County, N.C. with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state on July 21-25.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Carver Convicted; Will Serve Life Sentence
One of two men accused of first degree murder in the death of a 90-year-old Dallas man last year, was convicted in Gaston County Superior Court Thursday.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Maiden Police Investigating Robbery From Startown Road Gas Station
Maiden Police Department has released security camera photos from a July 19 robbery at the Times Gas Station on Startown Road in Maiden where two black males had stolen various items including beer and cigarettes.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fraud Investigation Leads To Two Arrests
The arrests came after a report was made concerning the victim’s PayPal account being used to purchase items on eBay.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Stanley Man Arrested For Gastonia Robbery
A Stanley man has been charged with robbing a Gastonia Walgreen's on July 20th.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Crouse Man Arrested For Allowing Drug Activity In His Home
The arrest came after multiple investigations into drug related overdoses that occurred at the man’s home located near the 1400 block of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road, Crouse, NC.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Two Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop & Shooting At Deputy
Two Lincoln County men are in custody after they fled from a traffic stop, wrecked their vehicle and fired a shot at the deputy. They were located at a home on Bynum Road where the homeowner was charged with maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Two More Rabies Cases
Gaston County has reported its second confirmed rabies case of 2018 and Lincoln County its third.  Every one of the counties in our primary coverage area--Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland--has reported at least one case.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Man Flees To Elude Arrest From Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Lincolnton man who broke into a home on Shuford Road where he stole electronics Friday, July 27.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Hickory Police Investigating Shooting Death
Hickory Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl.
Monday, July 30, 2018

A 27-year-old Bessemer City man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Cleveland County jury found him guilty of the murder of a three-year-old girl.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Bandits Rob S E A Wireless - One Arrested
One of three men involved in an armed robbery at S E A Wireless, 625 Riverside Drive in Lincolnton, Saturday afternoon (July 30th) has been arrested.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Bandits Rob S E A Wireless
We've been trying to learn more about the robbery at S E A Wireless, 625 Riverside Drive in Lincolnton, Saturday afternoon.  Hopefully, Lincolnton Police will have a news release on Monday (July 30th).
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Can You Identify These Men?
Lincolnton Police are searching for two men who stole a truck in June.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Suspect Arrested In Conover Shooting
Catawba County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man who is alleged to have shot and killed another man and seriously injured the other man's mother Tuesday night.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Lincoln County Man Charged With Felony Residential Break-In
Deputies responded to the residence on July 20, 2018 after the homeowner reported that a neighbor who lived nearby had broken into his home.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Explorer Post 700 Places Fourth At National Conference
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 placed fourth in the Nation in the Burglary in Progress Response Team Competition at the 2018 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference.
Monday, July 23, 2018

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
A young man who has a history of trouble decided to run from police after a traffic stop on Thursday (July 19th).  He initially eluded officers, but eventually wound up in jail.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Man Sought For Vehicle Break-In & Using Stolen Credit Cards
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Kentucky man wanted for breaking into a motor vehicle and stealing the victim’s wallet then using the credit cards at Walmart on North General Boulevard, Lincolnton, N.C.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Traffic Stop For Minor Violation Leads To Drug Arrest
A traffic stop for a minor traffic violation has led to the arrest of a Swannanoa, North Carolina man for the possession of illegal drugs packaged for sale.
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Three Felony Drug Arrests Made After Multiple Complaints
On Thursday, July 12 Gaston County Police investigators disrupted an on-going drug operation on Cecilia Avenue in Gastonia. Police made several arrests and seized heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and currency.
Friday, July 13, 2018

Chase Ends In Arrest
A 19-year-old from Shelby has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that left several people injured Wednesday at a Kings Mountain smoke shop.
Thursday, July 12, 2018

An elderly Lincoln County man has been charged with attempting to strangle his granddaughter after a domestic dispute Sunday (July 8th).
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Phone Scam Making Rounds In Gaston County
The Gaston County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of a new scam being utilized in the Gaston County area. Citizens are being contacted by 704-842-3795 or 608-371-6666 (these two numbers have been used today, July 10, 2018) but these may not be the only numbers being utilized.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LeeBoy Gives Back To Community With Special Project For LCSO
Lincoln County industry VT LeeBoy, always active in support of community projects, seized the opportunity recently to show its extreme appreciation and gratitude when approached by the Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office regarding a specialized paint project.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Police Involved Shooting
Gastonia Police have reported a police-involved shooting that sent one person to the hospital late Sunday night.
Monday, July 9, 2018

Neighbor's Complaints Lead To One Arrest
Investigators received a number of complaint about the home on Reepsville Road from neighbors about a lot of traffic in and out of the residence.  They began a covert operation that lasted several weeks and determined heroin was being sold out of the residence.
Friday, July 6, 2018

Domestic Dispute Leads To 2nd Degree Kidnapping, Drug Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies’ investigation into a domestic dispute has led to charges against a Lincoln County man.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Warrant Turns Up Stolen Property
A search on the property of a home in the 3800 block of Stoney Creek Drive, Lincolnton, NC led to the seizure of items reportedly stolen in Lincoln and Catawba Counties.
Saturday, June 30, 2018

First Arrest Made Under City's Special Events Ordinance
Several 'street preachers' came to Thursday night's (June 28th) Alive After Five concert with the apparent intention of testing Lincolnton's recently passed Special Events Ordinance.  One of them was arrested.
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Police After Chase
The daughter of a Bessemer City woman who died in July 2016 when her car crashed into another on Frankliin Blvd. after a companion allegedly stole multiple items from the Target store in Gastonia has filed a lawsuit against the officer involved in pursuit of the vehicle, the police department and the city.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Former Sheriff Candidate Indicted
Jason Reid, who was an unsuccessful candidate for Sheriff of Catawba County in May, was in court Friday morning in Lincolnton to face multiple charges involving alleged stalking of an ex-girlfriend.  The judge told him he could get eight years if convicted.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Winston-Salem Robbery Suspect
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man wanted in Winston-Salem, N.C. in connection with an attempted armed robbery.  The incident occurred at a residence in Winston-Salem on June 22, 2018.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Gaston County Jail Using Body Scanner
Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger says a new body scanner now in use at the Gaston County Jail has already caught some contraband and will hopefully help to keep prisoners from getting more into the jail.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced For Threatening To Kill Gaston County DA & ADA
U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today, June 26, that Larry Brandon Moore, 31, of Gastonia, N.C. was sentenced to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for threatening to kill Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell and Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Deborah Gulledge.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Iron Station Man Arrested In Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged an Iron Station man in connection with a June 21, 2018 break-in.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cleveland County Scores Big Drug Bust
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has announced another big drug bust.  Last Saturday, a man believed to be an illegal immigrant, was arrested on drug and other charges after a traffic stop near Grover.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Elderly Stanley Man Reported Missing Again
A Silver Alert was issued Monday afternoon (June 25th) for an elderly Stanley man, Carl Harrison Irvin.
Monday, June 25, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests
A traffic stop on North Generals Bourlevard in Lincolnton for a minor traffic violation has led to the arrest of two men on drug charges.
Monday, June 25, 2018

Maiden Man Charged With Possession Of Stolen Cars
A Maiden man faces multiple charges after being arrested in Hickory early Thursday morning.
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspect
Lincolnton Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attempted to rob the Lincolnton Arby's earlier this month.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Rest Home Resident Still Missing After Almost Five Months
It’s been almost five months since Boger City Rest Home resident Richard Keith Perdue, 53, walked away from the facility and disappeared.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Woman Missing Over Three Weeks
Hickory Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing woman.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Woman Charged With Stealing From Ex-Boyfriend
A former Lincoln County woman has been charged with allegedly stealing two gift cards that had been delivered to the residence of her ex-boyfriend.
Friday, June 15, 2018

Runaway Teen Located In McDowell County, Returned To Parents
A runaway 17-year-old female from Lincoln County was located around 1 a.m. June 14, 2018 by McDowell County Sheriff’s deputies at a residence in their county.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Iron Station Teen Missing
An Iron Station teen apparently left home after an argument.  She is reported as a missing person and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating her.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Voyeurism Case Update
That Cherryville area man who was arrested for attempting to video young girls and women taking showers on his yacht in Myrtle Beach had another day in court Wednesday, and this time was returned to jail on the new charges.

Judge Tosses Abduction Charge, Grants Custody to Grandmother
A grandmother who had been charged with abducting her granddaughter had the charges thrown out by a District Court Judge Tuesday and was also granted an emergency custody order to keep the child.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Attempted Drug Smugglers Arrested
Two women who attempted to smuggle drugs into the Harven Crouse Detention Center have been apprehended.  They were charged last week after the drugs were discovered by jail staff.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Shook Arrested Monday in Newton
Catawba County deputies have arrested a Newton man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend with a baseball bat and hanger and kept her prisoner for three days.  
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cherryville Man Accused of Secretly Videoing Girls
A Cherryville man has been accused of using an iPad to record video of girls in the shower on his yacht in Myrtle Beach.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Erratic Driving Ends in Drug Arrests
Sometimes driving too slow can be just as suspicious as driving too fast--especially if you appear to be having trouble staying in your lane.  That was the case Saturday that led to a traffic stop that ended in drug charges for a South Carolina man and a Maiden woman.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Three Arrested After Traffic Stop for Stolen Tag
Following a vehicle out late at night, a Lincoln County Deputy checked the tag and after learning it was stolen, stopped a vehicle on Salem Church Road in the wee hours of Saturday morning.  The traffic stop led to arrests of three people on multiple charges.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Man Who Said Car Stalled Winds Up in Jail
A report of a man waving a gun in the air while standing in the middle of the road led to the arrest of a Lincoln County man on warrants from Gaston County and new charges in Lincoln County on Saturday (June 9th).
Monday, June 11, 2018

Cleveland County Crackdown on Drugs Continues
A Lincolnton man and a Cherryville woman were among those arrested last week in Cleveland County as a part of Sheriff Alan Norman's crackdown on drugs.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Three Charged After Attempt to Smuggle Drugs into Jail
Three people are facing felony drug conspiracy charges after attempting to provide an inmate drugs while incarcerated at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Budget, Business Incentive Grants Top City Agenda
The Lincolnton City Council approved the FY 2018-2019 Budget at last night’s meeting. The highlights of the coming year’s budget include no tax or utilities fee increases for residents.
Friday, June 8, 2018

Four Arrested in Gaston County Murder
Four people have been arrested in connection with the homicide of a Lincolnton man in Gaston County Thursday morning (June 7th).
Friday, June 8, 2018

City Council Approves New Police Station
It has been talked about for years--now, at last, it's going to happen.  The Lincolnton Police Department is getting a new home.
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Suspicious Person Call Results in Multiple Arrests
Three men have been charged in a larceny from a Denver residence in mid-May after a traffic stop first brought drug charges against one and further investigation brought drug charges and larceny charges against all three.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Another Domestic Violence Case in Catawba County
The Catawba Couny Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted for assaulting his girlfriend in yet another case of domestic violence.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hickory PD Announces New Officers, Promotions
The Hickory Police Dept. held a swearing in ceremony for two new officers and announced the promotion of three others last Friday (June 1st).
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam Phone Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is NOT making calls telling people they are about to be arrested.  It's a scam!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Domestic Violence
Catawba County deputies were called out Thursday to another domestic violence incident.  This time, the wife was shot by the husband after a quarrel.  Both were hospitalized.  He will be facing charges.
Saturday, June 2, 2018

1st Alive After Five Goes Well
The first Alive After Five concert of 2018 in downtown Lincolnton went well.  There was a brief thunderstorm that postponed the music a bit, but when The Entertainers took the stage, the rain was ending and the fun beginning.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Denver Man Still Missing
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a Denver man reported missing two weeks ago.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Interstate 85 Wreck Kills One
One person was killed and another hospitalized after a car slammed into a parked tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 85 near Belmont early Thursday morning (May 31st).
Thursday, May 31, 2018

1st Alive After Five of 2018 Thursday Night
Weather may or may not be a factor in this Thursday night's first Alive After Five of 2018 in downtown Lincolnton.  If it does rain--but there's no lightning in the area--the band could be moved to the Farmers Market on Water Street.  We'll post information if that should occur.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Two Dead in Traffic Accidents
A least two people died in traffic accidents in our area over the extended holiday weekend: one in Cleveland County Friday afternoon, the other very early Tuesday morning in Gaston County.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Domestic Dispute Gets Man Arrested
A Catawba County man was arrested after a domestic dispute ended with him firing a shot at his wife and barricading himself inside his home.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Gastonia Woman Killed in House Fire
A Gastonia woman died in a house fire Tuesday morning prompting an investigation into the cause of the blaze.  The woman was home alone and there was concern about a possible criminal cause, but the fire was later tentatively ruled accidental.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Man Arrested After Hostage Situation
Gaston County Police arrested a South Carolina man Saturday night after he allegedly forced his way into a home and held a woman hostage.
Sunday, May 27, 2018

One Dead, One Left to Die in Gastonia Robberies
Two armed robberies Saturday night (May 26th) in Gastonia left one woman store clerk fighting for her life and another dead.  Two men, one from Gastonia and the other from Rock Hill, SC, have been charged.
Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Officers Join Mount Holly Police Department
The mission of law enforcement throughout America is to protect and serve the public. And in Mount Holly, there’s a new group of men that has joined the Mount Holly Police Department in that noble tradition of protection and service.
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Man Who Tried to Rob Bank Now in Jail
A 30-year-old Kings Mountain man has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to rob the Bank of the Ozarks on w. Mountain St. in that city on Thursday of last week.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Woman Still Missing
A Lincoln County woman who disappeared over four years ago is still missing.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Babysitter Arrested for Murder
A Kings Mountain man has been arrested for murder in the death of a child left in his care.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Catawba County Investigation Results in California Arrest
A California man has been arrested on charges that he attempted to arrange sex via the internet with an underage victim in Catawba County.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Attempted Murder in Domestic Case
A Denver man has been charged with attempted murder after a domestic incident in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunday Incident Leaves Two Dead in Bessemer City
A 62-year-old Dallas man drove his Jeep SUV into the Surf & Turf Lodge restaurant in Bessemer City during lunch hour Sunday, killing his daughter and saughter-in-law. The action appeared to be intentional according to Bessemer City Police Chief Thomas Ellis, Jr.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Siblings Arrested, Two Stolen Vehicles Recovered
A late night traffic stop  led to two arrests and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Missing Denver Man
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Denver man.
Friday, May 18, 2018

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