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Union School Student & Mother Killed in Wreck
A Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 27 near Asbury Church Road left a mother and son dead and the husband and father seriously injured.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Two People Missing In Separate Incidents Located
Two people who went missing last week have been located, one in Charlotte and the other in Georgia.
Monday, August 8, 2022

Three Hispanic Women Arrested On Fraud Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged three Hispanic females with stealing a woman’s purse and using her credit cards to purchase gift cards.
Monday, August 8, 2022

Brian Reagan Is New Mount Holly Police Chief
Reagan has resided in Mount Holly for more than two decades, and he has been with the MHPD for 21 years––the past eight as its deputy chief.
Monday, August 8, 2022

Jury Duty Scam Continues
The Jury Duty Scam continues.  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has joined Lincoln County in warning residents--especially senior citizens--not to fall for this scam.
Saturday, August 6, 2022

Vale, NC Man Charged With Shooting Into Occupied Property
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives charged a Vale, N.C. man with shooting into occupied property in connection with a domestic dispute on August 4, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022

Gastonia Police Investigating Two Homicides
Gastonia Police are investigating two homicides--one Thursday evening at the scene of a wreck and the other Wednesday morning.
Friday, August 5, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing LC Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective A. Mocilan is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman.
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Deputy Prevents Man From Jumping From Bridge Into River
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy has been credited with saving a man from jumping from a bridge into the South Fork River.
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Vale Man
Patrick Russell Edwards, 22, of Highway 27 West in Vale, NC was last seen on August 2, 2022 around 6:30 a.m. when he left his residence to go to work.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

National Night Out
Tuesday night was National Night Out in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, and other locations across the nation.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

It's National Night Out!
This Tuesday evening is National Night Out.  There will be nine block parties in various Lincolnton neighborhoods and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will hold its NNO next to the Walmsrt on Highway 73 in east Lincoln.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Ranlo Man Arrested After Attempting to Stab Officers
A Ranlo man was taken into custody after a four-hour standoff Friday (July 29th). Dewey Lee Case apparently tried to stab officers.
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Second Suspect Sought in Drive-by Purse Snatching
An 18-year-old Lincolnton teen who was  charged after allegedly snatching a purse in a drive-by incident on Wednesday of last week made bond, but is now being sought along with a second suspect after additional charges were filed.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Overnight Break-In At Denver Tractor Supply
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an overnight break-in at Tractor Supply on Gilman Road in Denver.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Chief Don Roper Retires After 35-Year Career
The head of the Mount Holly Police Department, now in his 50’s, is calling it a day after 35 years in Gaston County law-enforcement.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Two Fatalities Prove: Mopeds Can Be Dangerous
Two fatalities in 5he last week serve as a reminder that slow=moving mopeds may be an alternative means of transportation--but they can be very dangerous.  
Thursday, July 28, 2022

More Jury Duty Scam Calls This Week In Lincoln County
The caller this week claims to be a representative of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and an officer will be at the victim’s door in five minutes if they don’t give the suspect identification and credit card numbers.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Another Drug House Arrest
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Community Interdiction Team has shut down another drug operation, this time in Kingstown.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

National Night Out is Tuesday
National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," was first held in 1984. The annual event has spread, and in this, its 39th year, it will be celebrated in most places--including Lincolnton and Denver--on Tuesday (August 2nd). The Lincoln County Sherirf's Office will host the one in Denver (next door to Walmart) and in Lincolnton, block parties are scheduled in several neighborhoods.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

LC Residents Receiving Rash Of Jury Duty Scam Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of calls today (July 25, 2022) from concerned residents about calls they received claiming they failed to appear for jury duty and will be arrested.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Man Charged With Disseminating Obscene Materials To Minors
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective J. Talbot has charged an Iron Station man with disseminating obscene materials to minors under the age of 13.
Monday, July 25, 2022

Kings Mtn. Residents Arrested on Drug Charges
People often ask, "if law enforcement suspects a house is being used to sell drugs, why don't they go arrest somebody?"  It's not that simple.  To obtain a warrant, they first need some evidence.  Sometimes it comes in an unexpected way.
Monday, July 25, 2022

Four Arrested in ICONZ Shooting
Gaston County Police have announced multiple arrests in connection with a May 15th shooting incident in the parking lot of ICONZ, a Lowell night spot.  Two Lincolnton men are among those arrested so far.
Friday, July 22, 2022

Shooting Investigation At Lowell Bar Results With Four Arrested, One Still Wanted
The shooting stemmed from a physical altercation in the parking lot. Several parked cars and surrounding buildings were damaged during the shooting. Approximately 50 spent bullet casings were recovered from the scene of the shooting.
Friday, July 22, 2022

Arrests Made In String Of Bank Robberies
A U.S. Marshal's Task Force and Fredericksburg, Virginia Police arrested two men in connection with a string of actual and attempted bank robberies from South Carolina to Virginia including Lincoln County. 
Friday, July 22, 2022

Police File Petition for Release of Video
It will be up to a judge to decide which--if any--of the bodycam videos of Gastonia Police and a homeless man arrested last October gets released.
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Gastonia Man Shot By Police in Alleged Kidnapping Incident
A man police say attempted to run over an officer with his vehicle was shot and killed by Gastonia Police Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Gaston County Police Search For Man Reported Missing
Gaston County Police are searching for Quintin Lee Allen Roark, age 27, of the 100 block of Deaton Ave., Lincolnton, who was reported missing by family members on July 14, 2022.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Runaway Teen Has Been Located And Is Safe
Christopher Gage Johnson was located by Lowell Police on Friday (July 15, 2022).
Monday, July 18, 2022

Commissioners Meet Monday Evening
A controversial rezoning request will be one of the items up for discussion at Monday night's (July 18th) Lincoln County Commissioners meeting.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Sheriff's Detectives Still Trying To Locate Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are still trying to locate a teen who went missing on July 2, 2022.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Schaffer Wins Hank Snyder Beyond The Call Of Duty Award
Lincoln County School Resource Officer Deputy Marvin Schaffer has been named winner of the 2022 North Carolina School Resource Officers Association “Hank Snyder Beyond the Call of Duty” Award.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Gaston County's 6th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022
On Sunday, July 10 at 9:04 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Lewis Farm Road in Bessemer City regarding a skunk found in the front yard at a residence
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Missing Runaway Juvenile Has Been Located And Is Safe
Marquise Thomas Lewis of June Dellinger Road, Stanley, NC was located this afternoon (July 11, 2022) at a residence on Old Beatty Road, Stanley, NC.
Monday, July 11, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help To Locate Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a teen who went missing on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Monday, July 11, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help To Locate Missing Man
UPDATE: This missing man was found safe Thursday evening according to an update from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.  
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Man Accused of Panhandling Freed After Plea Bargain
A once homeless veteran, Joshua Graham Rohrer, has become the subject of news reports, a Facebook page, and a GoFundMe campaign. He had the charges from an October 2021 arrest dismissed in court Wednesday (July 6th) after a plea bargain agreement with the Gaston County District Attorney's office.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A western Lincoln County man is facing several charges in connection with a child sexual assault.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Funk Sentenced to Life for Killing Officer Herndon
The man who shot and killed a Mt. Holly police officer will spend the rest of his life in prison.  Joshua Tyler Funk, who was apprehended while trying to break into Mt. Holly Car Wash & Arcade on December 11th, 2020, pled guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to life in prison for killing  officer Tyler Herndon.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Help Police Solve A Crime
No details were provided, but the Lincolnton Police Dept. issued the following press release Tuesday afternoon (July 5th) asking for help from the public in a criminal investigation.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

New Drug Dogs Coming To The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Thanks to a donation by The Treadstone Group, Inc. and its owner, Ross Bulla, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has purchased two, dual-purpose narcotic detection and tracking canines. 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Two Men Charged With Passing Forged Checks At Same Business
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two men with passing forged checks at the same business.
Monday, July 4, 2022

Thieves Walk Away With Thousands Of Dollars Of Copper Wire
Lincoln County Sheriff Office detectives are investigating the theft from the Lowe’s Hardware in Denver of more than $7,000 worth of copper wire.
Monday, July 4, 2022

Woman Reported Missing In April 2022 Located
Sherry Lee Cornell, 47, formerly of Iron Station, was reported missing on April 29, 2022 by a relative who lives in Georgia.
Monday, June 27, 2022

Deputies Arrest Man Wanted On A Number Of Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Iron Station man on a number of felony charges Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Monday, June 27, 2022

Deputies Investigating Attempted Bank Robbery In Denver
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigation an attempted bank robbery that occurred in Denver on June 24, 2022.
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Sheriff's Detectives Locate Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective G. Killian located Eddie Dean Abernathy earlier today (June 22, 2022).  Abernathy was located at a safe location in a neighboring county.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Lincoln County Man
On June 20, 2022 deputies responded to the 900 block of Moorland Lane reference a missing person.   Detective G. Killian learned from the man’s sister that the last time he was seen was on June 15, 2022.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Lincolnton Man
On June 21, 2022 Jim Dennis Ramsay, 53, of Frontier Lane, Lincolnton, NC was reported missing by his brother.  The brother told officers the last contact he had with Ramsay was on May 20, 2022.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

SC Woman Killed In Wreck On Reepsville Road
A South Carolina woman was killed Sunday (June 19th) in a wreck on Reepsville Road.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Golf Cart Hit by Drunk Driver Near Statesville: Two Dead
Two people were killed Monday night (June 13th) when a car driven by an allegedly drunk driver struck a golf cart in Iredell County. The Highway Patrol reports that the fatal collision occurred on Fort Dobbs Road in a residential area northwest of Statesville.
UPDATE: third person died Monday June 20th, see update in article.

Conover Man Charged in B&E, Murder
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a 25-year-old Conover man with first degree murder, attempted murder and first degree burglarly after an early Sunday morning incident.
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Vale Man Killed in Tuesday Accident
A Vale man hauling a load of gravel was killed Tuesday when his truck overturned on Startown Road.
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Six-Year-Old Drowns in Pool
On hot summer days, a dip in the pool can be refreshing; but if you own a pool, remember that what is fun can also be dangerous.  A six-year-old drowned Saturday (June 11th) in an above-ground pool in Gastonia.  
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Two More People Arrested In Memorial Day Shooting Incident
Jerry Cicero Branch and Bradley Dale Earle were arrested in connection with a Memorial Day Weekend shooting incident.
Monday, June 13, 2022

Gaston County Police Charge Two in Overdose Death
Gaston County Police have charged two alleged drug dealers  in the death of a Gastonia woman in early February.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Lake Norman Residents Urged To Erect Water Front Address Signs
Lake Norman residents in Lincoln County are urged to erect water front address signs as required by the Lincoln County Addressing and Road Naming Ordinance.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Eastridge Mall Shooting
A 17-year-old has been arrested in the shooting at Eastridge Mall that sent three people to the hospital Friday afternoon.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Detectives Looking To Identify Suspect In March Vehicle Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective J. Link is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from the parking lot of 3812 Maiden Highway on March 23, 2022.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Three Injured in Shooting at Eastridge Mall
The latest mass shooting incident was closer to home.  Gastonia Police received a call at 12:!0 PM Friday aftewrnoon (June 10th) to Eastidge Mall where shots had been fired and three people were reported injured.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Shooting in Gastonia Convenience Store Parking Lot
Gastonia Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting that left a youg man dead in the parking lot of a convenience store.
Friday, June 10, 2022

"Smash & Grab" Dollar General Bandits Arrested
Two suspects arrested for breakins at Dollar General stores in Cleveland County may have been the ones who broke into Lincoln County Collar General stores in April.  
Friday, June 10, 2022

Mitchem Arrested on DWI Charge
Carrol Mitchem, Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, was charged Wednesday night with driving while impaired.  The arrest happened near the intersection of NC27 and Shoal Road about 9:30 PM.  
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Deputies Assist With Vehicle Chase From Catawba County
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Catawba County deputies with stopping a vehicle chase that came into Lincoln County on NC 16 Highway today around 6 a.m. June 9.
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Two People Charged After Shots Were Fired Into Residence
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two people after shots were fired into a Denver residence.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Fatal Wreck Tuesday Afternoon
A Vale man who may have swerved to avoid stopped traffic was killed in a head on collision Tuesday afternoon on Startown Road.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Fatal Wreck
The Highway Patrol reports a Cherryville woman died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic collision on NC 73 on Saturday (June 4th).
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Gaston County Police Search For Man Reported Missing
On June 3, 2022 William Millard Stamey, age 83, of the 900 block of Kelly Rd. in Mt. Holly was reported missing by family members. He was last seen on June 3, 2022, around 8 a.m. leaving his residence.


Friday, June 3, 2022

LCSO Denver, NC District Office Now A Full Service Office
The Charlie District office is located at 2493 N. NC Hwy 16 Business and will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 2022

Grand Jury Indicts 12 People On Drug Charges
The Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted 12 people on 78 drug charges in their May 2022 session.Two of the individuals have already been arrested.
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Shooting Leaves One Injured, One Charged With Attempted Murder
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives have charged one man with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Drug Arrest Follows Arrest On Outstanding Warrant
Catawba County deputies arrested a Lenoir woman on an outstandng warrant and also charged her with multiple drug offenses on Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Missing Teen Returns Home Overnight
A teen reported missing on May 31, 2022 returned home overnight and is safe.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Maiden Resident Arrested Following Two Separate Investigations
The charges against Baldwin stemmed from two separate investigations, the Firearm by Felon charge was a Grand Jury Indictment resulting from 2021 case. The Second-Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor charge is the result of a 2022 case in which Baldwin is alleged to have used a cell phone to capture explicit images of a minor.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Teen
Constance Angelina Pierce, 15, of Owl's Den Road, Lincolnton, NC was last seen around 6:30 a.m. on the May 30, 2022 at the residence by the guardian.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Gastonia Couple Charged With Child Sex Crimes
A Gastonia couple has been charged with sexual abuse of the woman's child.
Monday, May 30, 2022

Police Searching for Suspect in Friday Night Murder
Gastonia Police are searching for a suspect in a Friday night shooting.
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Thieves Hit Tractor Supply In Denver Again
Tractor Supply in Denver, N.C. has once again been hit by thieves.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Detectives Investigating Break-In At T-Mobile In Denver
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a break-in and theft of cell phones from the T-Mobile store at139 Cross Center Drive, Denver, NC.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Gastonia Man Charged With Dog Fighting, Animal Cruelty
Gaston County Police Animal Control & Enforcement have charged a Gastonia man believed t be involved in dog fighting with multiple counts of cruelty to animals and dog fighting after an investigation that began in late April.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Three Arrested for Possessing Child Porn
Three  men ranging in age from 19-37 have been charged with possession of child pornography by Gastonia Police.  The arrests were made following investigations of cyber crime by detectives.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Lincolnton Man Charged in Shooting
A Lincolnton man has been charged in a May 13th shooting incident near Cherryville.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Lincoln County Woman Missing For Eight Years
It’s been eight years since Toasha Nicole Rice, also known as Nikki Green on her Facebook page, left a friend’s home on Eaker Road, got into a black four door sedan with an unidentified white woman and vanished. That was on May 26, 2014 and she has not been seen since.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

LCSO Land Search & Drone Teams Find Missing Man
An elderly man who apparently walked away from his home on Saturday night (May 21, 2022) was located Sunday night in a wooded area nearby on Mary Ester Modlin Trail in Iron Station, N.C.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

One Killed in Monday AM Collision
A elderly Claremont man died in a traffic collision after he pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Oxford School Road Monday morning (May 23rd).
Monday, May 23, 2022

Chop Shop Operator in Court Monday
A Maiden man accused of buying and selling stolen catalytic converters has a first appearance in court on the charges he operated a 'chop shop' this Monday (May 23rd).
Monday, May 23, 2022

One Man Charged With Theft From Tractor Supply In Denver
One man who stole a generator from Tractor Supply at 285 Gillman Road in Denver was arrested on May 17, 2022 for the same type crime in Mooresville, N.C.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Citizen Complaints Lead To Drug Dealer Arrest
Citizen complaints about illegal drug activities launched a month long investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division that led to the arrest of one man.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Generator Theft From Tractor Supply In Denver
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a generator from Tractor Supply at 285 Gilman Road on May 15, 2022. Deputies were dispatched to the larceny shortly before 5 p.m. after an employee reported that a white male had loaded the generator on a shopping cart and exited the store without paying.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Vale Man Arrested After SWAT Team Called Out
The good news is that nobody was injured.  A Vale man was arrested after a domestic violence incident Tuesday morning (May 17th). 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Gastonia Police Investigating Two Shooting Incidents
Gastonia Police are investigating two shooting incidents in the Highland Community. The most recent happened early Monday afternoon and sent two 19-year-olds to the hospital where one died. Another shooting happened Friday night in the same neighborhood.
Monday, May 16, 2022

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