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Man Arrested in Neighbor's Death
Gaston County Police have charged a Stanley man with murder in the death of a neighbor.
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Man Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In 2017 Death
A Lincoln County Superior Court jury found a Lincoln County man guilty of first degree murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction on November 24, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Four Catawba Valley Residents Indicted on Drug Charges
Four Catawba Valley residents--three men from Catawba County and a Burke County woman--have been federally indicted on drug charges in a crackdown on methamphetamine trafficking.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Trooper's Actions Save Woman & Child in Wreck
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper's actions saved the lives of a woman and child in Catawba County Tuesday evening (Nov. 23rd).
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Detectives Investigating Vehicle Theft & Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a vehicle theft and vehicle break-ins in the Sailview subdivision in eastern Lincoln County that occurred in the early morning hours of November 23, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kid Teaching Kids? Cleveland County Case Raises Questions
A former substitute teacher in the Cleveland County Schools has been arrested on sex charges involving students.  The age of the person arrested has raised questions.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Use Internet Purchase Exchange Location At Sheriff's Office
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam wants to remind residents about the Internet Purchase Exchange Location at the Sheriff’s Office on John M. Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, NC.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Missing Mother And Child Located And Safe
Katherine Pell and her son were located at a residence on Drum Street in Lincolnton on November 21, 2021 and are safe.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Hickory Police are investigating a homicide that occurred very early Saturday morning.  
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Mother And Child
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing mother and child.
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Robbery Suspect Killed by Police in Gaston County
A suspect from a Cleveland County robbery was shot and killed by Gaston County officers Tuesday (Nov. 18th) after taking hostages at a business in the Tryon area between Bessemer City & Cherryville.
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Two People Robbed At Gunpoint While Trying To Sell Shoes
Two people were robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell shoes to two unknown suspects in the parking lot of Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Hwy Wednesday afternoon (November 17, 2021).
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Drug, Break-In Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a Lincolnton man in connection with break-ins to storage units in eastern Lincoln County.
Monday, November 15, 2021

Lincoln County Man Dies In Mobile Home Fire
Around 2 a.m. on November 13, 2021 Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to a mobile home fire on Oakbrook Lane, Denver, NC. where the residence was fully engulfed in flames.
Monday, November 15, 2021

UPDATE: Missing Girl Has Been Found
The Lincolnton Police Department says a teen reported missing has now been found and is OK.
Monday, November 15, 2021

Ronnie Messer Files Notice Of Intent To Run For LC Sheriff
Hello, my name is Ronnie Messer, and I am running for Lincoln County Sheriff in the 2022 election. I live with my family in Lincoln County and have a passion for public service.
Friday, November 12, 2021

Shelby Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting
Shelby Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

LCSO Citizen's Police Academy Participants Graduate
Congratulations to the 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy graduates on completing the program!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Two Dead in Hickory Wreck
Two Hickory men died in a single vehicle crash Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Fatal Wreck
A Lincolnton man died in a single vehicle accident on Buffalo Shoals Road Friday night, although the accident was discovered until Saturday morning.  
Monday, November 8, 2021

Man Arrested in Thursday Shooting
Gastonia Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot another Thursday on multiple charges including assault and various drug charges.  
Friday, November 5, 2021

Gaston County's 7th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2021
The raccoon was struck by a vehicle on Monday, November 1. Carolina Wildlife picked the injured raccoon up in the 600 block of Legion Road in Mount Holly. 
Friday, November 5, 2021

Sheriff's Office Partners With Toys For Tots
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots program in Lincoln County to identify needy children this holiday season.
Thursday, November 4, 2021

LCSO Police Academy: Week Ten
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about courtroom testimony and the judicial system, during their tenth week of the program.
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Hickory Grove Rd. Man Arrested on Child Sex Charge
A man who lives on Hickory Grove Road about a mile northwest of McAdenville has been arrested by Gaston County Police on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Two Arrested on Drug Charges
Two men, one from Newton and one from Conover, were arrested ina traffic stop on NC16 at the Buffalo Shoals Road intersection Monday (Nov. 1st) and charged with trafficking in opium and heroin and conspiracy to traffic in opium and heroin.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Missing Girl Located In South Carolina
A missing Lincoln County runaway has been located in York County, S.C.  York County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the 15-year-old girl at a residence in their district.
Monday, November 1, 2021

High Shoals Man Arrested After Standoff With Police
Gaston County Police arrested a 57-year-old High Shoals man Sunday afternoon after an hours long standoff.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Fatal Wreck Friday Near Hardin
A young Gastonia man died in a traffic collision Friday evening on US321 between High Shoals and Dallas.  The wreck closed the southbound lanes of the highway for two hours.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Man Facing Additional Child Sexual Assault Charges
A former Lincoln County man now living in Florida has been arrested on additional child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, October 28, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Nine
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about the Lincoln County Communications Center (911 Center), DWI enforcement, traffic citations, and K9 operations, during their ninth week of this program.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Sheriff Beam Announces Intent To Run For Re-Election
Bill Beam, Sheriff of Lincoln County, announces his intent to run for re-election in the Republican primary on March 8, 2022.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Cleveland County Drug Bust
A Georgia couple are the latest drug dealers arrested in Cleveland County.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

$10,000 Reward Offered In Unsolved Murder
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received a $10,000.00 donation to be used as a reward for information on the murder of William Buster McCarter. 
Monday, October 25, 2021

For the second time in a month, Lincolnton Police are asking for help in locating a 16-year-old Lincolnton High School student.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekend Fatal Wrecks
Traffic accidents claimed lives of two Catawba County residents over the weekend.  
Monday, October 25, 2021

Fake 'Cop' Reported in Catawba County
A man impersonating a law enforcement officer has made two vehicle stops in Catawba County.  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Hickory Police reported the incidents happened Wednesday morning (Oct. 20th).  They are asking for help from the public in identifying the person.  
Thursday, October 21, 2021

No Children Injured in Fatal Crash Involving School Bus
No children were on the bus, so none was injured, but a fatal crash happened Thursday afternoon south of Newton that involved a school bus.
Thursday, October 21, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Eight
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about some of the LCSO special teams, during their eighth week in the program.
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Drug Bust
Maiden Police, with assistance from the Catawba County Sheriff's Office, served a search warrant on a Holly Street residence Monday and arrested two young people on drug charges.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

HP Focusing on Violators of School Bus Laws
This is National School Bus Safety Week.  As a part of the observance, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is conducting Operation Stop Arm, focusing attention on those who violate the legal requirement to stop for stopped school buses.  
Monday, October 18, 2021

Altercation Involving Shot Fired Leads To Arrest
Two people were arrested on October 13, 2021 following an altercation where a shot was fired but no one injured.
Friday, October 15, 2021

Lengthy Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Lincolnton Woman
On October 13, 2021 following a lengthy narcotics investigation into the sale of illegal drugs from a residence at 725 North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC, narcotics investigators were able to gather enough information to secure a search warrant for the residence.
Friday, October 15, 2021

Gaston Co. Man Faces Multiple Charges of Sex With a Child
A man who lives on the Alexis-High Shoals Road near Hoyle's Creek who was charged October 14th with multiple felonies related to alleged sex with a child in his home, had other charges added Oct. 21st when a second alleged victim came forward.  
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Man Charged With Stealing Neighbor's Lawnmower
A Vale, N.C. man was arrested on October 12, 2021 charged with stealing a lawnmower belonging to his neighbor.
Thursday, October 14, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Seven
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about some of the department’s special operation teams, during their seventh week of the 12-week program.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Detectives Locate Missing Child
Four-year-old Justin Antwan Tillman was located today and returned to his biological mother. His maternal grandmother, Johannah Lavonne Tillman, was taken into custody.
Monday, October 11, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate A Missing Child
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective K. Harrington is investigating a missing child that was supposed to have been returned to his mother today.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Lincoln County Man Facing Child Exploitation Charge
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County man with sexual exploitation of a child.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Prisoner Awaiting Sentencing Hangs Himself
A man who was in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Center awaiting sentencing died by hanging overnight.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Missing Lincoln County Man Located, Silver Alert Cancelled
A missing Lincoln County man has been located in Davidson County, N.C. and is safe.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Teen
Lincolnton Police are askng for help from the public in locating a Lincolnton High School student missing since Monday (Oct. 4th).
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Silver Alert Issued For Elderly Lincoln County Man
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for an 89-year-old Lincoln County man who went missing on October 6, 2021.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Six
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants continued their lesson on the use of force, as it relates to law enforcement duties, during their sixth week of this program.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Man Pleads Guilty To Assault And Robbery
A man who brutally beat and robbed the operator of Corner Market on Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC on February 27, 2019 entered a guilty plea in Lincoln County Superior Court today.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Quick Action By Deputies Stop Wrong Way Driver In Denver
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies used their patrol vehicles Saturday night to stop a wrong way driver before she could hurt anyone.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting
A Hickory man who was shot by police last week has now been charged with two felonies.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Five
On Monday, September 27, 2021, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about the use of force, as it relates to law enforcement duties, during the fifth week of this program.
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Missing Father And Son Located In Georgia
LCSO Detective M. Lookadoo was notified by authorities in Jackson County, Georgia and the Georgia Highway Patrol that Adrian Paul Vancleave, 44, and his son, Lincoln Paul Vancleave were located overnight at an exit off I-85.
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Man Who Failed To Return To Court Has Been Arrested
A Lincoln County man who was found guilty by a jury in Lincoln County Superior Court last week has been taken into custody.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Woman On Drug Charges
A traffic stop for an obscured 30 day tag led to the arrest of a Lincoln County woman on drug charges.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Sheriff's Deputy Escapes Injury
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy escaped injury when his vehicle was rammed head-on by a truck driven by a wanted person.
Monday, September 27, 2021

Lincolnton Man Arrested After Wild Friday Incident
He allegedly rammed a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office patrol car, fled into Gaston & then Cleveland counties while shooting at officers, wrecked and ran, still firing at officers.  Now 22-year-old Austin Nathaniel Hannon is in the Gaston County jail facing multiple charges.
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Lincoln County Residents Charged With Area Break-Ins
Catawba County and Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two Lincoln County residents in connection with area break-ins.
Friday, September 24, 2021

Man Found Guilty Failed To Return To Court
A Lincoln County man has been found guilty by a jury in Lincoln County Superior Court but has not been sentenced because he failed to return to court after the first day of the trial.
Friday, September 24, 2021

Woman Charged With Stabbing Man, Leaving The Scene & Crashing Vehicle
A Lincoln County woman is in jail after she assaulted a man with a knife, left the scene in a vehicle and crashed on the Buffalo Shoals Road near the Catawba-Lincoln County line.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Abandoned House Used For Drug Activity Has Been Torn Down
An abandoned house at 1718 Power Line Road, Lincolnton, NC has been torn down and is no longer a blight on the community.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Four
The fourth week of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy 2021 covered the LCSO Detention Center and wrapped up Week Three Crime Scene Processing.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Missing Girl
Lincolnton Police are asking for help from the public in finding a 15-year-old girl who has been reported missing.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Police Asking Help in Finding Stolen Trailer
The Gaston County Police Department is investigating the theft of a dump trailer stolen from a house under construction off Weaver Dairy Road in Bessemer City that occurred sometime between last Tuesday (Sept. 14th at 6:00 PM and 9 AM on Friday (Sept. 17th).
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Victim of Monday Morning Wreck Identified
The victim of a single vehicle accident Monday morning (Sept. 13th) on Interstate 85 near McAdenville has been identified as a 64-year-old Arden, NC, man.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Man Stabbed To Death, Domestic Partner Charged
Gaston County Police have made an arrest in a Tuesday evening stabbing.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Murder Charge In Death Of 14-Year-Old
Gastonia Police have charged a 19-year-old from Shelby, Santonio Azanier Eskridge, with second degree murder in the shooting death of a Gastonia girl, 14-year-old Nivia Danner on Tuesday (Sept. 14th).
Thursday, September 16, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Three
On Monday, September 13, 2021, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about crime scene processing during their third week of the program.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Gaston County Police Search For Man Reported Missing
On September 3, 2021 Jody Wayne Ledford, age 51, of the 1200 block of Mayberry Rd. Dallas, NC was reported missing by family members.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

One Seriously Injured At Betty Ross Park
Lincolnton Police are seeking help from the public as they continue to investigate a Friday (Sept. 10th) incident at Betty Ross Park.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Cause Of Fatal Crash Unknown
One person died in a single vehicle accident between exits 22 and 23 on Interstate 85 Monday morning (Sept. 13th).  The Highway Patrol hasn't yet been able to identify the victim.
Monday, September 13, 2021

Arrested After Hiding In Convenience Store Ceiling
A Lincolnton man was arrested today (September 13, 2021) after hiding from officers in the ceiling of a Denver convenience store.
Monday, September 13, 2021

Missing Girl
Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department are asking the public for help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.
Monday, September 13, 2021

Stolen Motorcycle Recovered; Suspect Arrested After Foot Chase
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a motorcycle stolen from Catawba County and arrested the person operating it after a foot chase.
Friday, September 10, 2021

Detectives Investigating Truck Theft From A Denver Residence
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a truck from a residence in the 5100 block of Turtle Creek Drive in Denver.
Thursday, September 9, 2021

"Project Lifesaver" Training
Eighteen Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies and a South Fork firefighter completed certification training on Project Lifesaver this past weekend.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Two
In week two of the 12-week program, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about controlled substances and narcotics investigations.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
On September 2, 2021 around 9 p.m. officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to an address in reference to a missing 14-year-old girl.
Friday, September 3, 2021

Inmates Receive Covid-19 Vaccines
A group of inmates in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center were administered the Covid-19 vaccine on August 31, 2021.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

LCSO Citizen's Police Academy Gets Underway
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Police Academy got underway on August 30, 2021 with the first night of the 12-week program.  Thirty-one participants were accepted into the program.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Argument at Party City Ends in Hit & Run Fatality
Hickory Police have charged a 20-year-old Maiden man, Austin Wayne Edmonson, of 5021 Raintree Lane, with murder after an incident on Saturday.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Child Porn Charges Filed After Investigation
A young Gastonia man who reported an alleged fraud got himself arrested by police on child porn charges last week.
Monday, August 30, 2021

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