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Man Appears to Have Been Shot By Police Before
A suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning (June 16th) in Bessemer City.  
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New Charges Filed
A Denver man has been charged with two counts of felony death by vehicle in a March 26th wreck on Campground Road that left two older Charlotte men dead.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Murder Charge Filed in Monday Evening Stabbing
-Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives have charged a man in the stabbing death of another Monday evening (June 14th) at the residence of the alleged assailant.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Help Find This Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Police Searching for Three Men
Gastonia police are searching for three suspects in a Saturday morning shooting.
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Fatal Wrecks
Two people died in traffic accidents Friday & Saturday in Lincoln & Catawba counties.
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sex Offender on Probation Arrested Again
A Newton man who was on probation after being convicted of a sex crime has been arrested again by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Budget Approved by 3-2 Vote
Lincoln County Commissioners approved the County Budget for fiscal 2022 Monday evening (June 7th).  The budget increases the property tax rate to 61.9 cents (per $100 valuation)--up two cents from this year.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

100 Deadliest Days of Summer
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Deputy Terminated After DWI
A Catawba County Deputy has been terminated by the Sheriff's Office after he wrecked his patrol car and was charged with DWI by the Highway patrol.
Friday, June 4, 2021

Lynch Sentenced for 2018 Killing
A young Lincolnton man admitted to stabbing his father to death in 2018.  He'll now spend over 20 years in prison.
Friday, June 4, 2021

Fatal Collision Closes NC150 for Three Hours
The driver of a van died on the bridge near the Pinnacle Access Area on NC150 Thursday morning (June 3rd).  The three-vehicle accident blocked the bridge and the road remained closed for three hours.
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Missing Man
The Lncoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating a missing man.  
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Lincolnton Men Charged in Gastonia Homicide
Two Lincolnton men have been charged with the murder of a Gastonia man after his body was found in a burning vehicle on Ozark Avenue (NC-7) early Monday morning (May 31st).
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Indecent Liberties
A Denver man has been arrested on a child sexual assault charge.
Friday, May 28, 2021

East Lincoln Graduation Moved Indoors
The East Lincoln High School graduation (for the class of 2021) has been moved indoors--and it has nothing to do with the possibility of a thundershower that exists for Friday evening.  
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Tuesday Shooting on Gaston Street
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

No Longer Missing

LCSO Detective David Hendrix located Arin Taylor Andrews Tuesday night (May 25, 2021).  She was safe and unharmed.


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Two Killed in Single Vehicle Wrecks in Catawba County
Two people were killed in single vehicle accidents Saturday (May 22nd) and Monday (May 24th) in Catawba County.
Monday, May 24, 2021

Enjoy the Lake--But Stay Safe
While Summer doesn't officially begin until June 20th, for many Memorial Day is considered the beginning of the season.  This year, with temperatures already going into the 90s during the week ahead, the summer boatint season is well underway.
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Senior 'Prank' Results in Arrests
What was called a 'senior prank' did some real damage and caused the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to charge a dozen East Lincoln High seniors.
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Missing Woman Found
A woman who had been reported missing has been located.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Have You Seen Her?
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a woman reported missing.
Thursday, May 13, 2021

One Killed in Drive-By Shooting
Hickory Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 27-year-woman.
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Rabies Confirmed in Hickory
Catawba County has recorded a case of rabies in the Hickory area.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Grand Jury Indicts 14 on Assorted Charges
The Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted 14 people this week in connection with a lengthy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office undercover drug operation.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Odums Charged With Murder
The charge against a young Cherryville woman has been upgraded from assault to first degree murder in the shooting death of a Denver man at her apartment.  
Friday, May 7, 2021

Routine Check Turns Into Chase, Drugs & Guns Arrest
A routne check on a suspicious vehicle at the Quik Stop on NC73 turned into a chase, a wreck, and guns & drugs charges against two Charlotte men.
Friday, May 7, 2021

Back the Blue
One might say they got an early start to Police Week, approved by both the County Commissioners and Lincolnton City Council, as a local observance next week.  Members of Tri-County Back the Blue held a hot dog & hamburger cookout at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton Thursday.
Friday, May 7, 2021

Body Found in Albemarle Is Missing Lincolnton Man
The body of a Lincolnton man reported missing in March of last year has been found in Albemarle.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Commissioners Hold Lengthy Meeting
Monday night's (May 3rd) Lincoln County Commissioners meeting lasted over three hours.  Commissioners approved a resolution designating next week as Police Week, decided to sell the Pleasant Retreat Academy building to Preservation North Carolina, and swapped some property with one of the Commissioners.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Cherryville Police Investigating Shooting
A 22-year-old Cherryville woman has been charged in a shooting Monday night (May 3rd).
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Police Seek Help in Finding Stolen Bike
Gaston County Police are asking for help from the public in finding a stoien dirt bike.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Gastonia Man Accused of Sex Offenses
A 21-year-old Gastonia man faces multiple charges related to alleged sex offenses involving a juvenile girl. 
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Teen Charged With Assault
A 19-year-old from Lincolnton has been charged with sexual assault said to have happened last year.  
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Avery Pleads Guilty--Gets 20 Years
Steve Allen Avery, who killed a woman in 2019 and dumped her body off a bridge, entered a guilty plea to second degree murder this week.
Saturday, May 1, 2021

More Drug Arrests
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has reported two sets of arrests related to illegal drugs--one of them the result of a traffics stop and the other after a lengthy investigation.
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Drug Arrests
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has reported two sets of arrests related to illegal drugs--one of them the result of a lengthy investigation and the other the result of a traffic stop for a non-working headlight.
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Missing Girl Has Been Found
That missing 13-year-old girl was found Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Young Cherryville Woman Charged With Killing Her Child
Cherryville Police have charged a 26-year-old woman with manslaughter in the January death of her three-year-old daughter.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Second Suspect Charged
Gaston County Police have charged a second suspect in an April 14th murder.  Their search for another suspect who was also charged continues.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Man Charged With Murder in Drive-By Shooting
A young Claremont man has been charged with first degree murder in a Wednesday night drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a 7-year-old child.
Friday, April 23, 2021

Homicide in Kings Mtn.
Kings Mtn. Police are investigating a Wednesday evening shooting that left a teenager dead.  Another young Kings Mtn. man has been charged with his murder.
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Child Killed In Drive-By Shooting
Hickory Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Tate Blvd. Wednesday night that claimed the life of a 7-year-old child.
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Rap Video Production Leads To Death, Murder Charge
A Charlotte man has been charged with second degree murder after his niece died from a gunshot wound sustained during recording of a rap video in Gastonia's Highland community last Tuesday.  
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dallas Man Charged In Shooting
Gaston County Police are seeking info on the whereabouts of a murder suspect.
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Three-County Chase Ends in Wreck, Arrest
A chase through three counties ended with a Hickory man arrested on multiple charges.  
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gaston County Police Investigating Shooting
Gaston County Police are investigating a shooting in the Landers Chapel area that resulted in the death of a Bessemer City man.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Missing Teen Is Found OK
A teenager reported missing from eastern Lincoln County has been found safe in Asheville.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Police Make Arrests in Two Shootings
Gastonia Police have made arrests in two shooting incidents, one of them one of two recent homicides.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Can You Identify This Suspect?
Gaston County Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect in the theft of a golf cart from Mountain Island Charter School on Saturday (April 10th).
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Violence in Gastonia
Gastonia Police are investigating four shooting incidents, two of which resulted in deaths.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Missing Woman's Body Found, Man Charged With Murder
Gastonia Police have charged a man from Northampton County with murder in the death of a Gastonia woman.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wreck at NC 18 & NC 27 Intersection
A Monday afternoon collision of a car with a tractor-trailer in northwestern Lincoln County killed a young Cleveland County woman.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Two Missing Persons Have Been Found
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say  two unrelated missing person cases have now been closed.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Police Seeking Information On Two Homicides
Gastonia Police are asking for help from the public in their investigation of two homicides in that city.  
Monday, April 12, 2021

Arrested For 2019 Break=ins
A Catawba County man has been charged with breaking into mini-storage units in Lincoln County in 2019.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Police Seek Help With Missing Person Case
Gaston County Police are asking the public for help in locating a woman missing since March 27th.
Friday, April 9, 2021

Inmates Get Vaccinated
Clusters of COVID-19 have occurred at many jails during the pandemic.  Sheriff Bill Beam used isolation of new arrivals to lessen the likelihood of cases developing at the Harven Crouse Detention facility.  Now, some inmates have also had their COVID vaccinations. 
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hickory Police Say Two Were Injured Wednesday Night
Hickory Police are investigating a shooting incident that left a woman seriously injured Wednesday night.
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Party Turns Violent, One Left Dead
Shelby Police are investigating two incidents involving multiple gunshots Tuesday night into early Wednesday (April 6-7).  The second left an 18-year-old dead.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Updated: Missing Man FOUND
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office had asked for help from the public to finda missing man from western Lincoln County.  He has been found safe in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Shooting
Lincolnton Police are investigating a shooting incident that left two people with injuries and resulted in the arrest of a Lincolnton man.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Public Help Needed To Find Missing Girl
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Denver Man Charged After DSS Reported Allegations
A Denver man was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual crimes involving children.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Gaston County Reports Rabid Horse Near Cherryville
Gaston County had previously reported two cases of rabies this year--both in wild animals: one a fox, the other a skunk.  The third case last week was a horse near Cherryville.
Saturday, April 3, 2021

LCSO Dive Team, EL Firefighters Get Swiftwater Training
Members of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Dive Team and firefighters from the East Lincoln Fire Dept. attended swiftwater rescue training in late March in the NC mountains.
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Passenger
A traffic stop of a vehicle traveling Highway 150 West has led to the arrest of a passenger in the vehicle on outstanding warrants.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Two Hospitalized After Shooting In Maiden
A Hickory man has been charged after a shooting in Maiden Friday night (March 26th) sent two people to hospitals in serious condition.
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Denver Wreck Claims Two Lives
An afternoon collision on Campground Road in Denver killed two Charlotte residents Friday (March 26th).  The wreck closed the road for over two hours.  
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Western Lincoln County Man Charged With Trafficking Drugs
On March 22, 2021 narcotics investigators observed a hand-to-hand transaction in the parking lot of a Lincoln County business.  Officers then made contact with Ray Louis Wylie, 71, of Doyle Beam Memorial Road, Vale, NC and Trenton Christopher Carver, 26, of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
On March 23, 2021 while Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers were conducting a surveillance operation, patrol deputies were dispatched to assist with a traffic stop of a vehicle.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Vale Man Arrested On Drug Charges True Bill of Indictment
The True Bill of Incident involves four felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, one felony count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, and one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of sell, store and manufacture methamphetamine.
Monday, March 22, 2021
























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