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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

Joint Investigation Leads To Seizure Of Drugs, Guns & Money
A joint investigation conducted by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Hickory Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Longview Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Homeland Security led to the seizure of over 19 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.27 pounds of fentanyl, 327 grams of powdered cocaine, two firearms and $91,870.00 in US Currency.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Public's Help Needed In Locating A Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old male.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Alexis Man Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
An Alexis man was arrested last night following a missing person search by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Missing Teen
The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a runaway teen, 14-year-old Isaiah Samuels.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Hit & Run
Kings Mountain Police report two pedestrians were injured and one killed in a hit & run incident Sunday evening (May 8th).  A suspect has been charged.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

More Charges Against Alexis Man
As of May 4, 2022 Martin is charged with five counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of felony possession of stolen goods or property, and one count of felony conversion.  On May 5, 2022 he was charged with one additional felony possession of stolen goods or property.
Monday, May 9, 2022

Silver Alert Cancelled For Missing Lincoln County Man
A Silver Alert issued for a missing Iron Station man has been cancelled after he was found in Durham. Authorities there located Curtis Truitt on the side of the road where his vehicle had run out of gas.
Monday, May 9, 2022

Gaston Police Make Child Porn Arrests
Two Gaston County men, one from Stanley and one from Mt. Holly, have been arrested on child porn charges.
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Human Trafficking Workshop Thursday at Citizens Center
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse/Child Advocacy Center, the United Way of Lincoln County, the UNC School of Government, and the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission will conduct a workshop tomorrow (Thursday May 5th) at the James Warren Citizens Center.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Two Gastonia Women Charged With Murder in Asheville
Two Gastonia women are in jail in Buncombe County after being charged in the death of a three-year-old child who was apparently the son and grandson of the two.  Police say the child may have been starved to death.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Investigation Into Fentanyl Drug Sales Leads To Two Arrests
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigators and Cleveland County narcotics officers formed a joint operation that led to undercover purchases of Fentanyl from the suspects.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sheriff's Detective Locate Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective G. Killian reported Monday night, May 2, 2022 that  a runaway teen has been located and is safe.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Public's Help Needed To Locate A Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective G. Killian is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.
Monday, May 2, 2022

Two Lincoln County Men Facing Drug Trafficking Charges
Two Lincoln County men are facing a number of drug charges following an attempted traffic stop by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics interdiction unit.
Monday, May 2, 2022

Sheriff's Detectives Seeking Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective J. Link is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who was reported missing on April 29, 2022 by her sister who lives in Georgia.
Monday, May 2, 2022

High Dollar Swindlers Plead Guilty
Two men, one from Belmont and one from Grover, face federal prison sentences after entering guilty pleas in federal court to operating a Ponzi scheme in Kings Mountain.
Sunday, May 1, 2022

GC Police Investigate Animal Cruelty & Possible Dog Fighting
On Thursday, April 28, 2022 around 9 a.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to 1911 Hemlock Avenue in Gastonia after receiving a report of dogs fighting in the back yard of the residence.  When Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists arrived, they found a deceased dog in the back yard.  They also found other dogs caged in the back yard living in poor conditions. 
Friday, April 29, 2022

Narcotics Search Warrant Results In Cocaine Seizure
During thE search investigators seized 131.78 grams of cocaine, 1.58 pounds of marijuana, $3,177 in United States Currency, one .45 caliber handgun, ten dosage units of Xanax, six dosage units of Clonazepam and two digital scales with cocaine.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Sheriff Candidate Interviews 2022
On Monday evening (April 25th), the Lincoln Herald conducted interviews with the candidates for Lincoln County Sheriff and Lincoln County Board of Education.
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hillary Ford Among Gaston College Grads
If you’d asked Hillary Ford several years ago what her future plans were, they certainly would not have included college graduation. A mother, a domestic violence survivor, an advocate and sober now for more than five years, she has overcome a lot to get to this point.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads To Large Drug Bust
An early morning traffic stop on April 19 led to the seizure of drugs and cash. 
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Sheriff's Detectives Looking For Suspect In 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.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Deputy Stabbed in Shelby
A Shelby man is facing charges of attempted murder and kidnapping after an incident Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Statesville Man Accused of Setting Four Highway Patrol Cars on Fire
A Statesville man was arrested Monday night after several NC State Highway Patrol vehicles were set on fire outside the 7-Eleven convenience store at 234 Turnersburg Highway in Statesville..
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

LC Officials Announce Grand Opening Of New Courthouse
The new Lincoln County Courthouse is about ready for opening.  The public is invited to an opening ceremony and Open House beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17.  The new courthouse is located just off E. Gaston Street, just past the road to the YMCA.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Weather Blamed for Fatal Wreck
A Catawba man died in an accident very early Monday morning (April 18th) in southeastern Catawba County.  
Monday, April 18, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Woman On Grand Jury Indictments
A traffic stop east of Lincolnton by Sheriff’s Deputy M. Ginther led to the arrest of a woman wanted on a Lincoln County Grand Jury Indictment for illegal drugs.
Friday, April 15, 2022

Lincolnton Police Dept. Accomplishes Much
We here present the second of three articles on the City of Lincolnton’s most recent accomplishments. We’ll also be looking at the City’s future goals with city manager Ritchie Haynes.
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Baxter Charged By Greensboro Police
Greensboro Police say a West Lincoln man has been arrested on charges of impersonating an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Custodio Now Charged With Murder
A college professor has now been charged murder after he allegedly abused a six-week-old child his family was in the process of adopting.
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Burglary & Theft At Self Storage Facility Investigation
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a break-in and theft at a rental storage facility on NC Highway 150 East.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

ELBA Meet the Candidates Night #2 Wednesday
The East Lincoln Betterment Association will hold the second of its Meet the Candidates events Wednesday evening at Unity Presbyterian Church.  Candidates for the Lincoln County Board of Education have been invited.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Drug Arrest
A 28-year-old Maiden man has been charged by Maiden Police with trafficking drugs near a school.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Detectives Investigating Dollar General Stores Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating break-ins at two different Dollar General stores over the weekend.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Deputy Fired After DWI Arrest
An off-duty Catawba County sheriff's deputy was fired Saturday after he apparently passed out behind the wheel of his truck at a convenience store in his hometown (Granite Falls).  
Monday, April 11, 2022

Man Arrested After Attempted Theft At Denver Business
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Charlotte man has been arrested in connection with the attempted theft of a vehicle from a Denver business.
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Lengthy Narcotics Investigation Leads To Arrest & Seizure
A nine-month long investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics division led to the arrest of one person and seizure of drugs and cash.
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Alexis Man Charged With Theft Of Construction Equipment
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged an Alexis man with the theft and possession of construction equipment.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Lincolnton Woman Arrested in Maiden
A young Lincolnton woman faces drug charges after she failed to stop for police in Maiden.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Identity Theft
A Lincolnton woman has been charged with identity theft after a man’s cell phone was stolen.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Gastonia Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Shooter
Gastonia Police are asking for help from the public in finding a car that was being driven by a suspect in a shooting in that city on March 5th.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Man Arrested And Charged With Assaulting His Girlfriend
A Lincoln County man has been charged with attempted murder after assaulting his girlfriend Monday night.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Missing Lincoln County Man Located Deceased Inside Residence
A missing Lincoln County man has been located deceased inside his residence on Daybrook Court, Stanley, N.C.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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