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Investigation Continuing In Accidental Shooting Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing the investigation into an accidental shooting incident that occurred on March 20, 2019 at the Lake Norman Quarry.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Lincolnton Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals
A joint investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln County Animal Services has resulted in animal cruelty charges against a Lincolnton man.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

One Person Injured In Possible Unintentional Shooting
One person suffered a non life threatening gunshot wound to the leg while working on a crane tower at the Lake Norman Quarry.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

LEDA Honors Company Milestones
The Lincoln Economic Development Association held its annual Milestone Awards program at Fairways & Greens restaurant at Lincoln Country Club Wednesday (March 20th) honoring 15 companies on their business longevity.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Early Morning Carjacking
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an early morning carjacking on Sage Court, Denver.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Young Child Injured In Fall From Lawn Mower
An 8-year-old boy suffered severe injuries when he fell from a zero turn lawn mower Tuesday, March 19.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Andrew René Wins Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition
The results are in for this past weekend’s annual competition, and the first-prize winner was baritone Andrew René. Tenor James Smidt took home second-place honors, and third place was a tie between mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty and baritone Adrian Smith. Baritone Edward Bland and Lincoln County’s own Alexandria McNeely received encouragement grants.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Man Charged With Making False Bomb Threat
A Gaston County man has been charged and arrested in connection with a false bomb threat against the business where he worked.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Wright, Deese Arrested Sunday
A Vale couple were arrested Sunday by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers.
Monday, March 18, 2019

A Night In The Dark
A Sunday evening accident left a large section on the west side of Lincolnton in the dark during most of Sunday night.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Deputy Assaulted While Serving Felony Warrants
On Friday, March 15, 2019, a detective with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was assaulted while attempting to serve felony arrest warrants for two individuals in western Lincoln County.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Casino Back In The News
The proposed casino near Kings Mountain hasn't been talked about much for a few years--until this week.  South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill Wednesday that could be a big step toward approval of a casino.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Commissioner Anita McCall Promotes County Issues At NACo Conference
Commissioner McCall joined more than 180 county officials from North Carolina and representatives from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) to attend the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. March 2-6, 2019.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Making Daylight Time Year-Round
Lincoln County's Representative in the NC General Assembly, Jason Saine, has joined with other representatives including Kelly Hastings in filing a bill that if approved would set the stage for year-round observance of Daylight Time in NC.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

County Administrative Offices Moving Next Week
If all goes as planned, Lincoln County's Administrative Offices will move next week to the new County Administration Building on North Generals Blvd.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition This Weekend
You’ve already met local singers Alexandria McNeely and Bailey Beam. Now meet the other contestants in the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition this weekend at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

No Charges
The North Carolina Highway Patrol released its findings Tuesday (March 12th) in the investigation of a fatal accident February 13th involving a Catawba County Sheriff's Office vehicle.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SC Man Charged With Drug Trafficking
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation in western Lincoln County led to the seizure of 478 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of a South Carolina man.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Vehicle Chase Ends With Driver Facing Traffic & Drug Charges
On Saturday, March 9, 2019 deputies observed a suspicious vehicle in the Walmart parking lot at 7131 NC 73 Hwy moving from parking space to parking space.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Lincolnton's Bailey Beam To Sing This Weekend
When you hear her sing, you may just want to stand up and cheer. She’s Lenoir-Rhyne University cheerleader Bailey Beam. And this talented Lincolnton girl will be among the singers competing in this weekend’s annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Melissa Cordell Carves A Path In Democrat Politics
Lincolnton’s Melissa Cordell is making quite a name for herself in state-level politics. Cordell is a legislative intern for the NC General Assembly (and an intern for the Lincoln Herald as well). She is the state council vice-chairman of the College Democrats of NC and in her fourth year at UNC-CH.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Insurance Rates May Be Going Up
North Carolinians--including those in areas not directly affected by the hurricanes that struck the state last summer--are still faced with paying for the damage caused by the storms.  North Carolina insurance companies have submitted a request to increase premiums for homeowners' insurance by 17.4%.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Lincoln County Has First Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2019
On Monday, February 25 Lincoln County Animal Services received a call about a cat that was found dead in the Verdict Ridge Subdivision, in Denver N.C. after potentially exposing a resident. 
Friday, March 8, 2019

City To Resume Curb Side Recycling; Messer Honored
The Lincolnton City Council approved a contact to begin curbside recycling in June with some changes. Finance Department employee Lori Messer was honored for her 30 years of service.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Another Armed Robbery In Hickory
The rash of armed robberies that began last September continued Thursday night in Hickory.  At least seven armed robberies that have occurred since early September remain unresolved so far.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Gas Prices Push Higher--But Oil Prices Slow
Thanks in large part to a surge in crude prices during the first two months of this year, gas prices have jumped nearly 20%; but Friday's world oil market prices may indicate that the increase will soon slow.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Four Hickory Police Officers Sworn-In
Richard J. Reeves of Valdese, Casey L. Willis of Newton, Adam L. Curtis of Drexel and Jaleel D. Smith of Greenville, S.C. were sworn in on March 6 as new officers for the Hickory Police Department.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Two Lincoln County Men Facing Drug Charges
Matthew Blaine Helms of Maiden and Christopher Oneil Smith of Lincolnton are facing drug charges in unrelated incidents.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Charlotte Man Arrested In Georgia On Lincoln County Charges
The arrest came after an investigation into fraudulent credit card use from a local Denver trucking company where several thousand dollars’ worth of goods and services were illegally obtained.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Two Women Arrested For Assaulting Handicapped Man
The charges came after an investigation into an incident that occurred on February 28, 2019 at a group home the man was living at near the 1700 block of Riverview Road in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Commissioners Approve Rebates On Septic Inpsections
At their Monday night meeting (March 4th) Lincoln County Commissioners approved giving up to $500 rebates to builders who had been forced to use private sources to get their septic tanks inspected because of a long delay on inspections by the County Health Department.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Man Arrested For Common Law Robbery & Assault
A Shelby man has been arrested in connection with the assault and robbery of a Johnstown Road woman.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Man Faces Attempted Murder, Arson & Kidnapping Charges
A Claremont man for whom an involuntary commitment order was issued by a Catawba County Magistrate on Saturday now faces multiple charges after an early Sunday morning incident.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Vale's Alexandria McNeely Among Competing Singers
Each year, singers come to Lincolnton from far and wide. They come from Europe. They come from Africa, as in fact several are this year. They all come from around the world to compete in the annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition.
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Crowders Mountain Fall
One of two New York men who were visiting Crowders Mountain State Park in Gaston County on their way back north from Florida fell about 70 feet Friday morning and is recuperating in the hospital.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Rabies
Catawba County has reported its first confirmed case of rabies for 2019.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Retired Lincoln County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dies At 65
On February 28, 2019 retired Lincoln County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Larry Wade Stanley, Sr., 65, of Guy Heavner Road, Lincolnton, NC passed away.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Couple Being Sought For Using Stolen Card
The Maiden Police Department is looking for a couple who allegedly used a stolen debit card to purchase gas earlier this week.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Couple Arrested After Assault, Stealing Van
Billy Joe Franklin and Jessica Mae Nations are now in jail after the couple were allegedly involved in an assault and theft at the Corner Market at 1118 Confederate Road, Lincolnton, Wednesday morning.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Convenience Store Owner Assaulted, Vehicle Stolen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an assault and theft at the Corner Market at 1118 Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC. The suspect and a female passenger fled in the owner’s 2001 gold in color Honda Odyssey with NC license plate number WRS1696.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Elections Board Meets
The new Lincoln County Board of Elections held its organizational meeting Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 26th) at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies End Maiden Police Chase With Stop Sticks
A vehicle chase that began near Maiden around 1 a.m. on February 26, 2019 ended in Lincoln County when sheriff’s deputies’ deployed stop sticks to bring the vehicle to a halt.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

School Board Meets With Legislators
The Lincoln County Board of Education held a breakfast meeting with state legislators who represent Lincoln County on Friday morning (Feb. 22nd), making their case for several legislative items.
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Pinkney Froneberger Calling It A Day
Sixty years in business is quite a remarkable achievement. But after being a life insurance agent since the Eisenhower administration, Pinkney Froneberger says he’s ready to retire.
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Second Person Sentenced In Child Sex Case
A Maiden woman was sentenced this past week after she pled guilty to her involvement in a child sex case in Catawba County.  She--and the man who had already been convicted--had been convicted of a similar crime in another county.
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition Is March 16-17
Get ready for some matchless music and sensational singing coming up in March at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Feb. 22 is the last date for competitors to submit their audio samples into the vocal competition.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man Who Escaped From Sheriff's Patrol Car Apprehended
A handcuffed man who escaped from a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Sunday night has been apprehended.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Man Escapes From Sheriff's Deputy Patrol Car In Handcuffs
A Denver, N.C. man eluded deputies Sunday night (February 17, 2019) after he managed to escape from a patrol car in handcuffs and flee into the nearby neighborhood.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Iron Station Man Charged In Shooting Incident
An Iron Station man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident where shots were fired into an occupied vehicle late Saturday night (February 16, 2019).
Monday, February 18, 2019

Accident Closes Highway
A tractor-trailer rig hauling pizza dough overturned on US321 near mile marker 23 early Monday morning--closing southbound lanes of the highway from Lincolnton to High Shoals.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Lincoln County High Schools First Semester Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the first semester in the high schools for the 2018-19 school year.
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Blum, Inc. Breaks Ground On New Expansion
Blum, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday as it prepared for an expansion of its facility in southeastern Lincoln County.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Woman Located
Brianna Allen Frady who was last seen at North Lincoln High School on February 15, 2019 was located this morning near the Food Lion in Denver, N.C.  She has been returned home and is safe.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Silver Alert Issued For Missing Lincoln County Woman
Breanna Allen Frady, who goes by the nickname of 'Bre', was last seen at North Lincoln High School on the afternoon of February 15. Breanna is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Man Charged With Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County man with buying merchandise and charging it to a business where he previously worked.
Friday, February 15, 2019

Saine Introduces School Calendar Bill
State Rep. Jason Saine has introduced HB71, one of several bills that would give more control over their school calendars to local school boards in North Carolina.
Friday, February 15, 2019

Revaluation: Property Values Are Up All Over
Lincoln County property owners will be getting their Property Revaluation Notices in the mail over the next few days.  They were mailed on Friday (Feb. 15th).
Friday, February 15, 2019

Hickory Man Killed In Early Wednesday Collision
A Hickory man died when his car collided with a Catawba County Sheriff's Office vehicle and then struck a fence in northeast Hickory early Wednesday morning.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Facing Multiple Charges
A young Lincolnton woman is spending Valentine's Day in jail after being arrested by Maiden Police on multiple charges.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Maiden Police Arrest Two On Drug Charges
Maiden Police arrested two young men in unrelated drug busts.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Environmental Health Backlog Brings New Plan Of Action
The backlog of septic permits that has been a source of many complaints from builders may at last be on its way to a resolution.  Health Department officials met with County Commissioners last Friday (Feb. 8th) to talk about what could be done to improve the situation.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Maiden Man Found Safe
The Maiden Police Department issued a press release at 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, February 12, that Shanta Kinte Edwards had been found and was safe. 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Maiden Man
Shanta Kinte Edwards is known to frequent the Lincolnton area, in particular the Oak Lawn neighborhood. Shanta also frequents the Newton and Hickory areas.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Parent Charged With Assaulting Driver's Education Teacher
A Lincoln County parent has been charged with assaulting a driver’s education teacher at West Lincoln High School on February 9, 2019.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Man Goes From A Missing Person To A Wanted Person
A Lincoln County man who was reported as missing on Monday is now listed as wanted on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thieves Setting Fires?
Gastonia Police are investigating a fire that was apparently intentionally set at the Walmart on Myrtle School Road in West Gastonia Monday evening.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who went missing from a residence in western Lincoln County.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Nazrul Chowdhury: Living The American Dream
You might say Nazrul Chowdhury is threading the tapestry of his life with much success. A native of the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, Chowdhury is celebrating three decades in business this year with facilities in Cherryville and Cramerton.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Catawba County Jury Duty Telephone Scam
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports from citizens that have received calls from someone identifying themselves as Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies. The suspect caller states that they missed jury duty and have a warrant out for their arrest.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Boger City Fire Department Honors Firefighters
Annual banquet is occasion of good times, fond memories.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Business Property Owner Holds Theft Suspect At Gunpoint
A theft suspect met his match when he tried to haul off a pickup truck load of tools from the Cronland Lumber Yard on Highway 73.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Recycling, Festivals, Head City Council Agenda
New recycling plan for Lincolnton, Alive After Five dates set and police officer recognized at the February City Council meeting.
Friday, February 8, 2019

BB&T And SunTrust Announce Merger
Two Southern regional banks with multiple offices in our area--BB&T and SunTrust--have announced they are merging in an all-stock deal to create a new bank valued at about $66 billion.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Flu Spreads; Hospitals Impose Visitation Restrictions
With the flu spreading and the death toll this flu season in North Carolina reaching at least 35, area hospitals have imposed visitation restrictions effective Friday (Jan. 8th).
Thursday, February 7, 2019

NLMS Career Fair Held For Eighth Graders
The eighth-grade students at North Lincoln Middle School were given the opportunity to meet with representatives from the community at a Career Fair to learn about career opportunities on Friday, February 1.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Man Attempted Hanging Himself In Lincoln County Jail
A man tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on February 4, 2019.
Monday, February 4, 2019

2019-2020 LC Schools Kindergarten Registration Begins Feb. 4
Registration for children entering kindergarten will begin on Monday, February 4, 2019 and will continue through Friday, March 29, 2019.  Children who will turn five years old on or before August 31, 2019 will need to be registered between those dates.
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Lincoln County Middle Schools Second Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the second quarter in the middle schools for the 2018-19 school year.
Sunday, February 3, 2019

About That Traffic
There is complete agreement that the traffic situation in eastern Lincoln County is bad--and getting worse.  What can be done about it is a matter of discussion.  East Lincoln Betterment Association president Greg Smith addressed Lincoln County Commissioners this week asking for help.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Suspect In Custody For Assault On Female In Catawba County
On February 1, 2019 at 7:39 a.m., Catawba County Communications received a call about a male subject assaulting a female on the ground outside of a residence. The suspect ran from the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival.
Friday, February 1, 2019

MDI Named NC Exporter Of Year
Hickory-based MDI was honored Thursday (Jan. 31st) as the 2018 NC Agricultural  Exporter of the Year.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Woman Says She Won Money, Then Was Stabbed & Robbed
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery and stabbing in an incident that apparently began at one of those gaming locations on Springs Road.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Early Morning Crash Kills Hickory Teen

A Hickory teen was killed in a single vehicle crash early Wednesday morning.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Three Departments Respond to House Fire
Alexis, East Lincoln and Pumpkin Center fire departments answered a call Wednesday afternoon to a house fire at Tucker's Grove.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Iron Station Woman Charged With Embezzlement
An Iron Station woman has been charged with embezzlement from the Denver, N.C. business where she was working and had two outstanding warrants from Gaston County for obtaining property by false pretenses and transferring a stolen vehicle.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

LCSO Dive Team Certified In Advanced Swift Water Rescue
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team began training in June of 2018 and completed certification in December of 2018. The eight-member squad trained on the Nantahala River near Bryson City and the South Fork River in Lincoln County.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Three Inmates Facing Charges For Detention Center Damage
Three inmates in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center are facing possible charges after a hole was found punched in the ceiling of the shower in “B” dorm.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

GC Police Seize Large Quantity Of Methamphetamines
On Thursday, January 24 the Gaston County Police Department arrested Careen Lee Harrell, 35, of Grover, N.C., following a traffic stop.  The traffic stop occurred near Cherryville, N.C.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Lincolnton Man Sentenced To 8 Years In NC Prison System
A Lincolnton man was sentenced in Lincoln County Superior Court to a lengthy prison sentence after accepting a plea agreement in connection with crimes that occurred in 2016 and 2017.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Immigrant Hospitality Center Open House Sunday
The Immigrant Hospitality Center at 415 East Main Street (near the Lincoln Cultural Center) will hold an opening reception this Sunday afternoon (Jan. 27th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
Sunday, January 27, 2019

North 321 VFD Recognizes Firefighters
The North 321 Volunteer Fire Department recently honored its firefighters at their annual banquet. This year’s Fireman of the Year is Assistant Chief Mike Boyles.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

GFHS-Lincolnton Open House
Gaston Family Health Services new Lincolnton location opened earlier this month at 212 Gamble Drive, just across the parking lot from the former location where it was known as Helping Hands.  An Open House and ribbon-cutting were held at the new facilty Thursday (Jan. 24th).
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Sheriff's Patrol Car Involved In Minor Vehicle Accident
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a minor accident Thursday (January 24, 2019) in Denver.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Textile Center, Local Seamstress Help Armed Forces
Gaston College is making a difference for America’s military. The Textile Technology Center is working with clients and partners in the textile industry on product development. the center’s director, Sam Buff of Lincolnton and Linda Thompson of Bessemer City worked on the project. 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Gaston County Police Assist In Capturing Fugitive
The Gaston County Police Department assisted the Bessemer City Police Department and the United States Marshals Service on Thursday, January 24 in capturing Akhenaten Alison.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Longtime Sheriff's Office Employee Mike Greene Dies At 71
He was the first person you saw when you came into the Sheriff's Office.  For many of his twelve years with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Mike Greene sat in the small glass enclosed reception desk just inside the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and greeted people.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Lincolnton Woman Facing New Charges In Catawba County
A Lincolnton woman who had previously been convicted of larceny and trafficking meth now faces new charges.  Jennifer Walker Blake was arrested Wednesday in Catawba County.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Freak Accident Claims Life Of Ethan Dellinger
Ethan Dellinger died Thursday (Jan. 24th), the victim of a freak accident at his father's business in Denver.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

School Budget Topic Of Special Meeting
Lincoln County Commissioners and the Board of Education will hold a joint meeting at 6:30 this Thursday evening at the Schools Administrative Offices at 201 Jeb Seagle Drive in Lincolnton. The topic of discussion will be the Schools budget proposal.
Thursday, January 24, 2019


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