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Man Arrested in Neighbor's Death
Gaston County Police have charged a Stanley man with murder in the death of a neighbor.
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Man Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In 2017 Death
A Lincoln County Superior Court jury found a Lincoln County man guilty of first degree murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction on November 24, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Denver Area Christmas Events This Weekend
The arrival of Thanksgiving means the Christmas season has begun!  Time to trim the tree and do some Christmas shopping.  Here's news about some Denver area Christmas events this weekend.
Thursday, November 25, 2021

COVID Cases Increasing, But Mortality Rate Declining
Experts had warned that the number of new cases of COVID-19 would likely increase again from Thanksgiving until the New Year.  The increase in cases is already occurring in many places.  The good news is that the mortality rate among the fully vaccinated continues to decline.
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Four Catawba Valley Residents Indicted on Drug Charges
Four Catawba Valley residents--three men from Catawba County and a Burke County woman--have been federally indicted on drug charges in a crackdown on methamphetamine trafficking.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Lincoln County Schools Will Pay Bonus
The pandemic has been difficult for many; especially for teachers and others in our educational system who have had to deal with something they had never encountered before.  Lincoln County Schools is saying 'thank you,' like many other school systems across the state, by paying what is called a 'retention bonus.'
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Trooper's Actions Save Woman & Child in Wreck
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper's actions saved the lives of a woman and child in Catawba County Tuesday evening (Nov. 23rd).
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Detectives Investigating Vehicle Theft & Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a vehicle theft and vehicle break-ins in the Sailview subdivision in eastern Lincoln County that occurred in the early morning hours of November 23, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kid Teaching Kids? Cleveland County Case Raises Questions
A former substitute teacher in the Cleveland County Schools has been arrested on sex charges involving students.  The age of the person arrested has raised questions.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Dean Lutz, Judy Holland, Ross Bulla Honored at Banquet
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet last Thursday (Nov. 18th) at Vesuvius Vineyards.
Monday, November 22, 2021

American Woodmark Named Industry of the Year
American Woodmark was recognized at last Thursday's Chamber of Commerce banquet as the Lincoln County Industry of the Year for 2021.  The award had actually been presented in October.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Use Internet Purchase Exchange Location At Sheriff's Office
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam wants to remind residents about the Internet Purchase Exchange Location at the Sheriff’s Office on John M. Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, NC.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Missing Mother And Child Located And Safe
Katherine Pell and her son were located at a residence on Drum Street in Lincolnton on November 21, 2021 and are safe.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Homicide
Hickory Police are investigating a homicide that occurred very early Saturday morning.  
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Mother And Child
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing mother and child.
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Saine Details How State Budget Will Benefit Lincoln County
For the first time in three years, North Carolina has a state budget.  The new budget will provide pay raises for teachers among other state employees.  Those raises will be retroactive to July 1st, but it will likely be January before educators get the money.  Rep. Jason Saine was all smiles after Gov. Roy Cooper signed the budget bill.  
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Robbery Suspect Killed by Police in Gaston County
A suspect from a Cleveland County robbery was shot and killed by Gaston County officers Tuesday (Nov. 18th) after taking hostages at a business in the Tryon area between Bessemer City & Cherryville.
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Two People Robbed At Gunpoint While Trying To Sell Shoes
Two people were robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell shoes to two unknown suspects in the parking lot of Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Hwy Wednesday afternoon (November 17, 2021).
Thursday, November 18, 2021

COVID Update
Here's the latest update on COVID cases including info from the Lincoln County Health Departments COVID SNAPSHOT.
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Christmas Shopping Suggestion
The Christmas shopping season has arrived!  Many stores got the jump on Black Friday with early sales events this year.  After Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, comes Shop Small Saturday, and local businesses who struggled through pandemic restrictions are hoping you'll make it a part of your shopping next weekend.  
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Shopping For Christmas
The Lincoln Cultural Center will present its 8th annual Handmade for the Holidays this Friday evening and Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Drug, Break-In Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a Lincolnton man in connection with break-ins to storage units in eastern Lincoln County.
Monday, November 15, 2021

Lincoln County Man Dies In Mobile Home Fire
Around 2 a.m. on November 13, 2021 Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to a mobile home fire on Oakbrook Lane, Denver, NC. where the residence was fully engulfed in flames.
Monday, November 15, 2021

UPDATE: Missing Girl Has Been Found
The Lincolnton Police Department says a teen reported missing has now been found and is OK.
Monday, November 15, 2021

Car Show & Fly-In at Airport
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport will host the Ralph Sisk Memorial Car Show & Fly-In this Saturday (Nov. 13th) from 10 - 3.
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Lincolnton Celebrates Veterans Day
Lincolnton celebrated Veterans Day Thursday with a parade, a program on the Courtsquare, and a gathering of many who had served at the American Legion building.
Friday, November 12, 2021

Ronnie Messer Files Notice Of Intent To Run For LC Sheriff
Hello, my name is Ronnie Messer, and I am running for Lincoln County Sheriff in the 2022 election. I live with my family in Lincoln County and have a passion for public service.
Friday, November 12, 2021

Unemployment Rate Dips Again
The unemployment rate in Lincoln County dipped to 3.2% in September, the lowest it has been since the pandemic began.
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Shelby Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting
Shelby Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

School Board Maintains 'Masks Optional,' Changes Calendar
The Lincoln County Board of Education reaffirmed its 'masks optional' policy Tuesday night.  The School Board also approved changing the school calendar, making four days 'early release' days when schools will close at noon.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Veterans Day
Thursday (Nov. 11th) is Veterans Day.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

LCSO Citizen's Police Academy Participants Graduate
Congratulations to the 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy graduates on completing the program!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Two Dead in Hickory Wreck
Two Hickory men died in a single vehicle crash Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

COVID Update
COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Lincoln and surrounding counties and in North Carolina.
Monday, November 8, 2021

Fatal Wreck
A Lincolnton man died in a single vehicle accident on Buffalo Shoals Road Friday night, although the accident was discovered until Saturday morning.  
Monday, November 8, 2021

Man Arrested in Thursday Shooting
Gastonia Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot another Thursday on multiple charges including assault and various drug charges.  
Friday, November 5, 2021

Ashe County Man Killed in Catawba County Thursday Night
An Ashe County resident was killed Thursday night when his truck ran out of gas and he was struck by another vehicle that fled the scene.
Friday, November 5, 2021

Gaston County's 7th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2021
The raccoon was struck by a vehicle on Monday, November 1. Carolina Wildlife picked the injured raccoon up in the 600 block of Legion Road in Mount Holly. 
Friday, November 5, 2021

Sheriff's Office Partners With Toys For Tots
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots program in Lincoln County to identify needy children this holiday season.
Thursday, November 4, 2021

LCSO Police Academy: Week Ten
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about courtroom testimony and the judicial system, during their tenth week of the program.
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Election Results
Tuesday (Nov. 2nd) was election day in municipalities in Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland counties.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

School Board Approves New Districts For Elections
The Lincoln County Board of Education approved new districts for school board elections Tuesday (Nov. 2nd).  The approved plan now goes to the Board of Elections and then must be approved by the State Elections Board, but that's largely a formality.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Hickory Grove Rd. Man Arrested on Child Sex Charge
A man who lives on Hickory Grove Road about a mile northwest of McAdenville has been arrested by Gaston County Police on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Two Arrested on Drug Charges
Two men, one from Newton and one from Conover, were arrested ina traffic stop on NC16 at the Buffalo Shoals Road intersection Monday (Nov. 1st) and charged with trafficking in opium and heroin and conspiracy to traffic in opium and heroin.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Missing Girl Located In South Carolina
A missing Lincoln County runaway has been located in York County, S.C.  York County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the 15-year-old girl at a residence in their district.
Monday, November 1, 2021

High Shoals Man Arrested After Standoff With Police
Gaston County Police arrested a 57-year-old High Shoals man Sunday afternoon after an hours long standoff.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Fatal Wreck Friday Near Hardin
A young Gastonia man died in a traffic collision Friday evening on US321 between High Shoals and Dallas.  The wreck closed the southbound lanes of the highway for two hours.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

COVID Update
Lincoln County Schools reported 55 cases of COVID-19 for the week ending Oct. 29th.  Since the mask mandate ended, there have been a total of 215 cases.
Saturday, October 30, 2021

Col. Jerry Baird To Address Veterans Day Event
Col. Jerry Baird, Jr., will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Veterans Day celebration at Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 2021

Ground Broken For New Fiber Innovation Center
Ground was officially broken Wednesday for the new Gaston College Fiber Innovation Center a new structure that will be a world-class, state-of-the-art facility, designed to meet the textile industry’s growing needs and located on the Gaston College Kimbrell Campus in Belmont.
Friday, October 29, 2021

Veterans Day Celebration In Stanley Is Nov. 7
Locally and elsewhere, many will mark the occasion earlier. In Stanley, the Veterans Day celebration will be held Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at 113 E. Parkwood St. in downtown Stanley.
Friday, October 29, 2021

Man Facing Additional Child Sexual Assault Charges
A former Lincoln County man now living in Florida has been arrested on additional child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Safety Awards
This year, because of the pandemic, the annual Safety Awards program is being held virtually this Thursday (Oct. 28th).
Thursday, October 28, 2021

COVID Update
The Lincoln County Health Department's weekly COVID Snapshot shows that the average number of new cases daily continues to decline.
Thursday, October 28, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Nine
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about the Lincoln County Communications Center (911 Center), DWI enforcement, traffic citations, and K9 operations, during their ninth week of this program.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

They're Up!
Those who have seen and admired the banners saluting area veterans in Cherryville will be happy to know that the Veterans Salute banners are now up in downtown Lincolnton.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Sheriff Beam Announces Intent To Run For Re-Election
Bill Beam, Sheriff of Lincoln County, announces his intent to run for re-election in the Republican primary on March 8, 2022.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Cleveland County Drug Bust
A Georgia couple are the latest drug dealers arrested in Cleveland County.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Masks--Catawba County: Yes Lincoln Charter: Optional
Two area school boards took opposite views on masking at Monday (Oct. 25th) meetings.  The Catawba County Board of Education decided to stay with its mask mandate until the next school board meeting on November 8th.  The Lincoln Charter Board voted to make masks optional.
Monday, October 25, 2021

$10,000 Reward Offered In Unsolved Murder
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received a $10,000.00 donation to be used as a reward for information on the murder of William Buster McCarter. 
Monday, October 25, 2021

UPDATE: HE HAS BEEN LOCATED
For the second time in a month, Lincolnton Police are asking for help in locating a 16-year-old Lincolnton High School student.

UPDATE: HE HAS BEEN FOUND!

Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekend Fatal Wrecks
Traffic accidents claimed lives of two Catawba County residents over the weekend.  
Monday, October 25, 2021

COVID in Schools Update
Cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County Schools increased slightly last week, but remain below the number experienced weekly before the school system switched to 'masks optional' on September 29th.  Here are the latest figures.  
Monday, October 25, 2021

Repaving Downtown This Week

Contractors will be busy in the downtown business district of Lincolnton this week resurfacing the cross streets and East Sycamore Street.


Sunday, October 24, 2021

Groundbreaking For New Fiber Center, Oct. 27
Gaston College is connecting the threads for a brighter tomorrow. Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m., there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the college’s new fiber innovation center.
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Donna Caskey Recognized for Workforce Development
Donna Caskey of Dallas, the human resources manager for GSM Services, was announced this week as the 2021 winner of the Bill Ragland Private Sector Award for Outstanding Achievement in Workforce Development.
Friday, October 22, 2021

Fake 'Cop' Reported in Catawba County
A man impersonating a law enforcement officer has made two vehicle stops in Catawba County.  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Hickory Police reported the incidents happened Wednesday morning (Oct. 20th).  They are asking for help from the public in identifying the person.  
Thursday, October 21, 2021

COVID Numbers Continue to Decline
The number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to decline, but the pandemic isn't over as some appear to believe. Here are the latest numbers.
Thursday, October 21, 2021

No Children Injured in Fatal Crash Involving School Bus
No children were on the bus, so none was injured, but a fatal crash happened Thursday afternoon south of Newton that involved a school bus.
Thursday, October 21, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Eight
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about some of the LCSO special teams, during their eighth week in the program.
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Drug Bust
Maiden Police, with assistance from the Catawba County Sheriff's Office, served a search warrant on a Holly Street residence Monday and arrested two young people on drug charges.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

COVID School Report
Gaston County's Board of Education voted Monday evening (Oct. 18th) to continue requiring masks for students, staff and visitors in Gaston County Schools.  The number of new cases of COVID-19 is declining but Health Director Steve Eaton told the board he didn't recommend they make a change at this time.
Monday, October 18, 2021

HP Focusing on Violators of School Bus Laws
This is National School Bus Safety Week.  As a part of the observance, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is conducting Operation Stop Arm, focusing attention on those who violate the legal requirement to stop for stopped school buses.  
Monday, October 18, 2021

Altercation Involving Shot Fired Leads To Arrest
Two people were arrested on October 13, 2021 following an altercation where a shot was fired but no one injured.
Friday, October 15, 2021

Lengthy Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Lincolnton Woman
On October 13, 2021 following a lengthy narcotics investigation into the sale of illegal drugs from a residence at 725 North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC, narcotics investigators were able to gather enough information to secure a search warrant for the residence.
Friday, October 15, 2021

Captain Chris Goodson
Most Lincolntonians aren't familiar with Captain Chris Goodson; but then, he says most of those who have served with him in the the US Navy aren't familiar with Lincolnton, North Carolina.
Friday, October 15, 2021

Hearing Scheduled on Piedmont Lithium Mining Application
Piedmont Lithium wants to establish a lithium mine in northwestern Gaston County southeast of Cherryville and southwest of Crouse.  They've filed an application for a permit with the  North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ).  A public hearing on that application has now been scheduled.  
Friday, October 15, 2021

Gaston Co. Man Faces Multiple Charges of Sex With a Child
A man who lives on the Alexis-High Shoals Road near Hoyle's Creek who was charged October 14th with multiple felonies related to alleged sex with a child in his home, had other charges added Oct. 21st when a second alleged victim came forward.  
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Man Charged With Stealing Neighbor's Lawnmower
A Vale, N.C. man was arrested on October 12, 2021 charged with stealing a lawnmower belonging to his neighbor.
Thursday, October 14, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Seven
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about some of the department’s special operation teams, during their seventh week of the 12-week program.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

McCreary Modern Expanding In Maiden
McCreary Modern, a furniture manufacturer with six plants in Catawba and Caldwell counties, has announced plans for expansion of its operations in Maiden.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Lincoln County Schools Remain 'Masks Optional'
The Lincoln County Board of Education voted 4-3 Tuesday night (Oct. 12th) to continue the 'masks optional' policy that began September 29th for another month.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Homelessness Survey
Homelessness is a problem all across America, including in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland counties.  Lincoln County has created a special committee to look into the problem--and possible remedies.
Monday, October 11, 2021

Detectives Locate Missing Child
Four-year-old Justin Antwan Tillman was located today and returned to his biological mother. His maternal grandmother, Johannah Lavonne Tillman, was taken into custody.
Monday, October 11, 2021

COVID Cases In Schools Declining
Here's the latest on COVID in schools.
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate A Missing Child
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective K. Harrington is investigating a missing child that was supposed to have been returned to his mother today.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Lincoln County Man Facing Child Exploitation Charge
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County man with sexual exploitation of a child.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Prisoner Awaiting Sentencing Hangs Himself
A man who was in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Center awaiting sentencing died by hanging overnight.
Friday, October 8, 2021

School Board Discusses New Election Districts
At its work session Tuesday evening (Oct. 5th), the Lincoln County Board of Education was presented with two possible plans for realignment of the districts for School Board elections.  A decision on the districts will have to be made in time for approval by the State Elections Board prior to the filing period in December.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Council Approves Parade, Nixes Tree Lighting, Apple Drop
Lincolnton will have a Christmas Parade this year--but the Tree Lighting ceremony and the New Year's Eve Apple Drop won't be held.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Missing Lincoln County Man Located, Silver Alert Cancelled
A missing Lincoln County man has been located in Davidson County, N.C. and is safe.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Teen
Lincolnton Police are askng for help from the public in locating a Lincolnton High School student missing since Monday (Oct. 4th).
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Silver Alert Issued For Elderly Lincoln County Man
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for an 89-year-old Lincoln County man who went missing on October 6, 2021.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Six
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants continued their lesson on the use of force, as it relates to law enforcement duties, during their sixth week of this program.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Man Pleads Guilty To Assault And Robbery
A man who brutally beat and robbed the operator of Corner Market on Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC on February 27, 2019 entered a guilty plea in Lincoln County Superior Court today.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Quick Action By Deputies Stop Wrong Way Driver In Denver
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies used their patrol vehicles Saturday night to stop a wrong way driver before she could hurt anyone.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting
A Hickory man who was shot by police last week has now been charged with two felonies.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Schools Masks Update
The weekly report from Lincoln County Schools says the number of COVID-19 cases declined for the second straight week.  The schools went 'masks optional' effective last Wednesday (Sept. 29th).
Monday, October 4, 2021

Incentives Key to Corning Expansion in Hickory
Catawba County and the city of Hickory have announced another major industrial project--and are set to hold a public hearing on incentives for another Tuesday afternoon.  
Sunday, October 3, 2021














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