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Robbery Suspect Arrested
Hickory Police arrested a 24-year-old Hickory woman Tuesday after she allegedly held up the Cubbard Express store on 16th Street NE in that city.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Corning Announces Major Investment In Catawba County
The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced Tuesday (Aug. 14th) that they have signed the first tenant for the Trivium Corporate Center, a 270-acre Class A business park to be built in southeast Hickory. 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lincolnton Chick-fil-A Opens This Week
Lincolnton finally gets a Chick-fil-A this week.  The much anticipated restaurant opens Thursday (Aug. 16th) at 6 AM.  The Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting at 9 AM.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Storm Cleanup Continues
It has been a week now since what the National Weather Service called a microburst but many said was tornadoes hit southern Lincoln and northern Gaston County.
Monday, August 13, 2018

Linda Heavner Gerald's Books Take Off
Former Lincoln County resident Linda Heavner Gerald’s new novel is a hit on Amazon. For many years, Gerald used to live in Cat Square, and she now resides in Florida. One of her books was recently recognized by the annual Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards.
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Cheers To 40 Years
Destiny Shaelyn Self, a rising senior at West Lincoln High School, was crowned the 40th Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Saturday, August 11 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Destiny is the daughter of Shane and Heather Willis.
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Apple Queen Pageant Saturday Night
The 40th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Festival Pageant is scheduled for Saturday evening (Aug. 11th) starting at 6:30 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.  It's the first of many Apple Festival-related activities.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

HUBER, Inc. Coming To Airlie
LEDA makes its second announcement this week of a relocation of an industry to Lincoln County.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Elderly Lincolnton Man Dead After Wednesday Accident
An elderly Lincolnton man died Wednesday (Aug. 8th) following a head-on collision on Highway 27 West.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Eighth Case Of Rabies Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the eighth case of rabies in the county this year. Previous cases reported this year by Catawba County occurred in Maiden, Vale, Newton, Hickory and Sherrills Ford.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Early Voting Will Begin Oct. 17th
Early voting schedules have been approved for the November General Election.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tornadoes Or Not--Damage Was Extensive (Updated)
A severe thunderstorm knocked out power and caused down tree limbs in many places in Lincoln, Catawba, Cleveland and Gaston counties Wednesday afternoon. While the National Weather Service says there was no tornado, many reported seeing funnel clouds. In any case, damage was extensive.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Rising LHS Senior Attends Scientists' Meeting In Boston
Karena Freeman was nominated to attend by a teacher at LHS. But she was not going to be able to attend because of the cost. That’s when someone at the school reached out to Kathy Vinzant at United Way.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Texture Plus Relocating To Lincoln County
One of two economic incentive grants approved by Lincoln County Commissioners Monday night (Aug. 6th) will be used to help Texture Plus, Inc. relocate its corporate headquarters to Lincoln County.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Gastonia Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty
A 34-year-old Gastonia man has been charged with Animal Cruelty after a month-long investigation by Gaston County Police.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BI-LO Celebrates Reopening Of Remodeled Store
BI-LO celebrated the reopening of its remodeled Lincolnton store on Thursday July 26th.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Box Truck Driver Charged In Fatal Wreck Friday
The driver of a box truck that collided with a car Friday (Aug. 3rd) killing an elderly Lincolnton woman has been charged in connection with the wreck.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lincoln County Woman Dies In House Fire
A Lincoln County woman died in a house fire early this morning north of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Planning Board Gives OK To Bed & Breakfast
A public hearing on a proposed bed & breakfast on Lake Norman took over an hour of Monday night's joint meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners and Planning Board.  The Planning Board later gave its approval to the request.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

County Will Build New Courthouse
Lincoln County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday afternoon not to expand the current Lincoln County Courthouse. That decision means the County will have to build a new courthouse.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Recycling Dominates City Council Discussion
Recycling dominated the discussion at the August City Council meeting held Thursday (Aug. 2nd).
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Jason Crabb Concert Celebrates Hesed House 10th Anniversary
Hesed House of Hope, Lincolnton's shelter for the homeless, celebrated its 10th anniversary Friday night with a gospel music concert featuring Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Jason Crabb.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Another Big Drug Bust In Catawba County
A Texas man was arrested this week in Catawba County after a traffic stop turned up over 50 pounds of crystal meth in his vehicle.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Elderly Woman Killed in Wreck on Buffalo Shoals Road
A 71-year-old Lincolnton woman was killed in a collision on Buffalo Shoals Road Friday afternoon.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Sheriff Attends 96th Annual Training Conference
Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently attended the North Carolina 96th Annual Sheriff’s Association Training Conference held in Craven County, N.C. with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state on July 21-25.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Political Season Underway
A brief respite after the May primaries is over and the Fall political season is off to an early start.  Congressman Patrick McHenry addressed the Chamber of Commerce and held another Town Hall meeting Thursday.  Democrats kicked off their Fall campaign opening their Gaston County headquarters on Wednesday.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Vinzant Much Honored For United Way Work
Kathy Vinzant wears a whole closetful of hats.The executive director of the United Way of Lincoln County, Vinzant is involved in so many local efforts, it defies listing.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Carver Convicted; Will Serve Life Sentence
One of two men accused of first degree murder in the death of a 90-year-old Dallas man last year, was convicted in Gaston County Superior Court Thursday.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Maiden Police Investigating Robbery From Startown Road Gas Station
Maiden Police Department has released security camera photos from a July 19 robbery at the Times Gas Station on Startown Road in Maiden where two black males had stolen various items including beer and cigarettes.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fraud Investigation Leads To Two Arrests
The arrests came after a report was made concerning the victim’s PayPal account being used to purchase items on eBay.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Stanley Man Arrested For Gastonia Robbery
A Stanley man has been charged with robbing a Gastonia Walgreen's on July 20th.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Crouse Man Arrested For Allowing Drug Activity In His Home
The arrest came after multiple investigations into drug related overdoses that occurred at the man’s home located near the 1400 block of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road, Crouse, NC.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

McHenry Holds Town Hall Meetings
Congressman Patrick McHenry will hold Town Hall meetings this week and next at locations across the 10th District.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Village Of Denver Holds Q & A Session
The committee that is hoping to incorporate the Village of Denver held the first of several planned information meetings Tuesday night at the East Lincoln Community Center.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Highlights Of United Way's Successes
The fiscal year just completed was a big one for the United Way of Lincoln County. Kathy Vinzent  is the UW Executive Director and Kristi Spencer handles marketing, social media and more.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Two Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop & Shooting At Deputy
Two Lincoln County men are in custody after they fled from a traffic stop, wrecked their vehicle and fired a shot at the deputy. They were located at a home on Bynum Road where the homeowner was charged with maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Two More Rabies Cases
Gaston County has reported its second confirmed rabies case of 2018 and Lincoln County its third.  Every one of the counties in our primary coverage area--Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland--has reported at least one case.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Man Flees To Elude Arrest From Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Lincolnton man who broke into a home on Shuford Road where he stole electronics Friday, July 27.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Hickory Police Investigating Shooting Death
Hickory Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl.
Monday, July 30, 2018

A 27-year-old Bessemer City man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Cleveland County jury found him guilty of the murder of a three-year-old girl.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Police Investigating Saturday Robbery
Lincolnton Police are continuing their search for two of three men who robbed the S E A Wireless store on Riverside Drive Saturday afternoon.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Vickie Sawyer Named Lincoln County's State Senator
A Mooresville woman who is a candidate for the 34th District seat in the NC Senate has been named to fill the unexpired term of Dr. David Curtis representing Lincoln County.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Bandits Rob S E A Wireless - One Arrested
One of three men involved in an armed robbery at S E A Wireless, 625 Riverside Drive in Lincolnton, Saturday afternoon (July 30th) has been arrested.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Bandits Rob S E A Wireless
We've been trying to learn more about the robbery at S E A Wireless, 625 Riverside Drive in Lincolnton, Saturday afternoon.  Hopefully, Lincolnton Police will have a news release on Monday (July 30th).
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Solo Art Exhibition Features Gaston College Alumnus
“Love One Another,” a Solo Art Exhibition by Gaston College graduate Carl Childs, will be featured at the Beam Gallery on the Dallas campus of Gaston College through August 30. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics and leatherworks.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Denver, NC?
Just after the turn of the century, residents in eastern Lincoln County made an effort to incorporate Denver.  Now the effort has been renewed--and this may be the last opportunity for incorporation.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Health Department Holds Open House/Ribbon-Cutting
The Lincoln County Health Department held an Open House and ribbon-cutting Thursday marking its move into its new facility on Gamble Drive.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Can You Identify These Men?
Lincolnton Police are searching for two men who stole a truck in June.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Suspect Arrested In Conover Shooting
Catawba County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man who is alleged to have shot and killed another man and seriously injured the other man's mother Tuesday night.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Local Boards Submit Early Voting Schedules
The North Carolina Board of Elections will make the final decision--but local boards have submitted their proposals for early voting locations and hours for the November General Election.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Another Rabid Skunk
Catawba County has recorded its seventh confirmed case of rabies in a wild animal for 2018.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Pumpkin Center Area Fires Were Intentionally Set
Lincoln County Fire Marshal Rodney Emmett confirmed Tuesday that fires Saturday night were intentionally set.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The two men killed when a plane crashed near the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport off highway 73 east of Lincolnton just before 6 AM Tuesday have been identified as 63-year-old Teddy Heavner and 54-year-old Todd Sain, both of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Lincoln County Man Charged With Felony Residential Break-In
Deputies responded to the residence on July 20, 2018 after the homeowner reported that a neighbor who lived nearby had broken into his home.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Explorer Post 700 Places Fourth At National Conference
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 placed fourth in the Nation in the Burglary in Progress Response Team Competition at the 2018 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Whiskey Mill Bar & Grill Serves Up Good Times
“Life is good!” That’s how local restaurateur Mike Croft puts it. Croft, 51, is the owner-operator of the Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill in his hometown of Bessemer City. He now resides in the Cherryville countryside.
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Quoth The Raven "Nevermore"
We're always excited to report news of new industries or expansions at plants in our area; but as surely as there are success stories, there are also those that end in failure.  This is one such story.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
A young man who has a history of trouble decided to run from police after a traffic stop on Thursday (July 19th).  He initially eluded officers, but eventually wound up in jail.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Heath House Residents Support Our Troops
Heath House, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Lincolnton, and the VFW Post 2031 Auxiliary in Statesville, along with help from the community, recently shipped eight care packages to a 26-member platoon as part of the Adopt a US Soldier Program. 
Thursday, July 19, 2018

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

Grand Re-Opening Held For Communities In Schools
Communities  in Schools had their grand re-opening Friday afternoon in their new home, the former Oaklawn Rosenwald school.
Monday, July 16, 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

Tax Time
Lincoln County property tax bills were mailed last Friday and Catawba County tax bills this Thursday. Cleveland County bills will go out later this month. If you pay your property taxes before the September 1st due date, you can take advantage of a discount in Lincoln and Cleveland counties.
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Catawba County Confirms Sixth Rabies Case Of 2018
Catawba County has announced yet another confirmed case of rabies--this time another skunk in the Newton area.
Thursday, July 12, 2018

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

School Board Meeting
The Lincoln County School Board held its monthly meeting Tuesday, this time coupled with committee meetings that are usually held a week before the full board meeting.
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

Catawba County Confirms Fifth Rabies Case Of 2018
On July 3, Catawba County Animal Services responded to a call from a citizen in Vale whose dog was potentially exposed to a raccoon exhibiting abnormal behavior.
Monday, July 9, 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

Election Roster Complete In Most Counties
The filing for non-partisan races including the Lincoln County Board of Education and Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors ended last week completing the ballot choices for the November election.
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Giant Hogweed--A Dangerous Plant
Giant hogweed is a dangerous plant--an invasive giant herb that can cause burns, blisters and even blindness.
Saturday, July 7, 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

Lincolnton Celebrates America's Birthday
Fireworks lit up the night skies as the July 4th celebration of America’s Birthday came to an end Wednesday night in Lincolnton. Many families arrived earlier yesterday to stake out their spot to watch the annual parade on Main Street.
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Maiden Celebrates The 4th
Maiden held its annual July 4th parade Wednesday morning.  The parade was started by the late Edith Pirkle in 1995.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

DDA Unveils Mural Project
The Downtown Development Association has unveiled its first mural in a series, part of an  interactive art project called “Open Wings, Open Heart.”
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lincoln County Animal Services Reaches No Kill Goal
Lincoln County Animal Services is extremely pleased to announce that we have now attained a live release rate of 90% and above, for both dogs and cats, for 12 months. This forward thinking goal was set for us by the Board of Commissioners back in 2013.
Tuesday, July 3, 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

July 4th Schedules
Most people already know that government offices will be closed Wednesday.  There are some other closings for the July 4th holiday, and they may vary from county to county.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Bodies Of Two Men Recovered From Lake Norman
The bodies of two men reported missing after they went fishing Friday night in a boat they had recently purchased were pulled from Lake Norman early Monday (July 2nd).
Monday, July 2, 2018

Independence Week Celebrations Continue
The celebration of America's birthday is well underway!  Mt. Holly held its celebration Thursday night; Stanley, on Friday; and the Denver Area Business Association held its big Fireworks Show at East Lincoln High School Saturday.  There are many more celebrations planned for this week.
Monday, July 2, 2018

Update On Recycycling
The city of Lincolnton regrets that you may have seen an erroneous ad that indicated recycyling would be a part of this week's adjusted trash pickup schedule.  It will not; but the City is working on coming up with a new recycling program.
Monday, July 2, 2018

Atkins Looks To The New Fiscal Year Of 2018-19
The fiscal year now ended has seen some good accomplishments for Lincoln County. That’s the word this week from county manager Kelly Atkins. In an exclusive with the Lincoln Herald, Atkins said the County’s relationship with the City of Lincolnton remains a strong one, to cite just one instance of the year’s positive aspects.
Sunday, July 1, 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

Senator Curtis Resigns
Lincoln County State Senator Dr. David Curtis told the Lincoln Herald Saturday that he has resigned effective Saturday so that he can return to Raleigh in January to lobby for a healthcare proposal he had advanced in the General Assembly.
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

Happy Birthday, America!
The celebrations of America's birthday began Thursday night and continued Friday evening.  Another big fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday (at East Lincoln High School) and there are multiple events including fireworks and parades set for next week.
Saturday, June 30, 2018

City Council Endorses Term Limits
The Lincolnton City Council held two sessions Thursday--one to discuss hiring an architect to plan for the move of the City Police Dept. to the former Rite-Aid store location recently purchased by the City and the other a regular monthly meeting that would usually have been held the first Monday in the month of July.
Friday, June 29, 2018

Hospital Employees Getting Raise
Employees of Atrium Health, operator of the Carolinas HealthCare System hospitals in Lincolnton, Shelby & Kings Mountain, will be getting a raise in July.
Friday, June 29, 2018

Election Update
The deadline for filing for non-partisan races including the Lincoln County Board of Education and Soil & Water Conservation district supervisors is Monday (July 2nd) at noon.  
Friday, June 29, 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

Score Big With School Nutrition
Lincoln County chapter members attended the School Nutrition Association of North Carolina’s Annual Conference held in Greensboro June 18-22 where they received the Chapter of the Year Award for the 13th consecutive year. Three Lincoln County students were also invited to the trade show as Student Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC) State Art Contest Winners.
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

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