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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

Arrested
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.
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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

Police Asking for Help in Izard's Murder
Lincolnton Police are asking for the public's help in finding who killed Johnny Ray Izard, Jr. the night of May 4th.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lowell Man Arrested After Incident at Stanley Park
A 34-year-old Lowell man, Christoper David Hayes, has been arrested after he allegedly took photos of a 10-year-old boy urinating in the bathroom at Stanley's Harper Park on Blacksnake Road.  
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

National Police Week
Perhaps you knew--or perhaps not--but Tuesday was Law Enforcement Memorial Day.  It's a part of National Police Week celebrated this week.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Shooting Incident in Mt. Holly
Mt. Holly Police say an officer shot a man Monday after he threatened to kill a child.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Arrested
A young mother from Iron Station was arrested early Monday morning in southeastern Lincoln County on drug charges.  
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Belmont Man Arrested for Shooting at Vehicles
A Belmont senior citizen has been arrested by Gaston County Police for allegedly shooting at vehicles passing his home near Belmont.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Attempted Robbery Lands Maiden Man in Jail
A Maiden man was arrested Monday after he allegedly attempted to rob the Food Lion grocery store.
Monday, May 14, 2018

22 Suspects Indicted in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
Hickory Police say that a multi-county investigation into drug trafficking has resulted in 22 being arrested and more arrests are expected.  
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Wreck Closes US321 in Catawba County
A wreck involving a car and a tractor-trailer closed down US321 northbound near I-40 in Catawba County Thursday evening.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

More Skimmers
Skimmers have been found on gas pumps at a convenience grocery on highway 150 east of Lincolnton.  There has been a rash of such incidents in our area recently.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Smash & Grab Breakins Reported at Four Denver Businesses
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating four smash and grab breakins at businesses on highway 16 business.  Two of the businesses were at Natalie Commons Drive; the others on the other side of highway 16.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Missing Teen, Possibly Runaway
Gaston County Police have issued a missing person report for a 13-year-old Gastonia girl, Andrea Leann Wildcatt.
Monday, May 7, 2018

Missing Man Found, Arrested
A Lincolnton man who had been reported missing has been found--and arrested.
Monday, May 7, 2018

Police Investigating Homicide
A young Lincolnton man was apparently gunned down on Newbold Street shortly before midnight Friday night.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Iron Station Man Charged After Attempting to Flee
An Iron Station man was arrested Friday after he allegedly attempted to flee Catawba County officers to avoid arrest.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Missing Person Report
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has issued a missing person report for a Lincolnton man.
Friday, May 4, 2018

More "Skimmers" Found in Hickory
Hickory Police say another credit card "skimmer" has been found in use in that city.  
Friday, May 4, 2018

Shooting at Eastridge Mall
A Gastonia man was shot while sitting in a parked car in the parking lot at Eastridge Mall on New Hope Road Thursday afternoon.  Gastonia Police say the shooting was most likely targeted and not a random act.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Another Arrest in Vault Lounge Shooting
Three men have now been arrested in relation to an April 8th shooting that left a man dead outside a Hickory nightspot.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Lincoln County Woman Charged With Felony Identity Theft
A Lincoln County woman has been charged with fraudulently opening a DirecTV account in her daughter’s name.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Traffic Changes Coming
In case anybody missed our report on the Lincolnton City Council meeting for April, one of the things that was approved was a group of changes to city traffic laws related to safety issues.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Bill Beam, Candidate For Sheriff
Bill Beam is one of six candidates facing off in the Republican Primary for Sheriff of Lincoln County.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads To One Charged With Trafficking Cocaine
According to detectives, the man was the passenger of a vehicle that was stopped for a stop sign violation. Upon approach to the vehicle, detectives noticed the passenger was extremely nervous and began profusely sweating.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Carrol Mitchem Running For Sheriff
Carrol Mitchem is one of six candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff of Lincoln County in the May 8th Primary Election.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Jon Propst--Candidate For Sheriff
This is another of our series of articles about and interviews with the candidates running for Sheriff, County Commissioner, NC House and NC Senate in Lincoln County in the May 8th Primary Election.  Jon Propst, currently a lieutenant with the Sheriff's Office, is one of six candidates seeking the office of Sheriff in the GOP Primary.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Missing Man Safely Located
Jeremy Tony Adams, 30, formerly of 1609 Broome Street, Lincolnton, NC was located overnight in Gastonia and is safe.  He has been removed from NCIC.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Gas Pump "Skimmers" Strike Again
Maiden Police are investigating another incidence of gas pump "skimmers' that are used to steal credit card information.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jason Munday--Running For Sheriff
The Lincoln Herald is conducting interviews and posting articles about the candidates for Lincoln County Sheriff, County Commissioner, NC House and NC Senate in the GOP Primary May 8th.  This is the interview with one of those candidates.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Adams was last seen around 3:40 a.m. on April 21, 2018 when he was discharged from the emergency room at CHS-Lincoln.  Due to substance abuse problems in his past the family fears for his safety.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Anthony Huss--Running For Sheriff
Anthony Huss is running for Sheriff--again.  He made a write-in effort four years ago.  This time around, he's running for the Republican nomination.  He's one of six candidates in the GOP Primary May 8th.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Iron Station Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
An Iron Station man has been charged with several child abuse charges after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a sexual assault on a child.
Monday, April 23, 2018


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