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Stanley Man Tries To Elude Arrest; Officer Injured
A vehicle chase with speed approaching 100 miles an hour led to a wreck and foot chase of the suspect.
Monday, December 9, 2019

Two Arrested Following Assault In Western Lincoln County
Two people were arrested following an altercation in the 800 block of NC Highway 18 Friday afternoon (December 6, 2019) that involved a shot being fired into an occupied vehicle.
Monday, December 9, 2019

Oakes, Mitchem Filed Last Week; Saine Filed Monday
Two more candidates filed for Lincoln County Commissioner after the opening day of filing last Monday (Dec. 2nd) assuring that we will have a local primary election in March.
Monday, December 9, 2019

New Stop Signs
Lincolnton has more stop signs this week.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Second Person Charged In CBD Oils Theft Arrested
A second person charged in the November 12, 2019 break-in at Alternative Health on North Highway 16 Business in Denver, NC has been arrested.
Friday, December 6, 2019

City Approves New Restaurant
At last night’s City Council meeting, the Council approved the proposal from a group of investors to open a restaurant along with other business including honoring two city retirees.
Friday, December 6, 2019

Local Roots Is Choice Of Council
A team of two couples received the approval Thursday night for their plan to renovate a building on East Water St. for a new full-service restaurant.  Local Roots was chosen over two other applicants to partner with the City in the restoration of the building.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Couple Missing From Lincoln County Located In Lenoir
A couple who went missing from Lincoln County on Monday, December 2, 2019, has been located.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Silver Alert Issued For Elderly Couple Last Seen In Denver
A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing endangered husband and wife who were last seen at the residence of a son in Denver. Authorities believe the couple could possibly be in Tennessee.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Filing Begins For March Primary Election
Filing for the March 3rd primary election began Monday in North Carolina.  Locally, two candidates for County Commissioner and one for City Council filed Monday afternoon.  Congressman Patrick McHenry filed Tuesday for the 10th District Congressional seat.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Gaston County Has 16th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2019
On Sunday November 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 100 block of Z.A. Hunter Road in Bessemer City. The call was in reference to a possible rabid skunk that the family dog had killed.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

One Of Two Men Charged In Theft Of CBD Oils Arrested
One of two people charged in the November 12, 2019 break-in at Alternative Health on North Highway 16 Business in Denver, NC has been arrested. The second is being sought.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Lincoln County Has Sixth Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2019
Lincoln County Animal Services responded to a call in the Crouse area that resulted in a positive rabies result from the NC Laboratory of Public Health. The case involved a skunk found on George Brown Road, in Crouse.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Recovered Vehicle, Drug Charges & False Information
A traffic stop on Reepsville Road on November 29, led to the arrest of two people on a number of charges including possession of a stolen vehicle abd drug charges; and the driver giving officers his brother's name as identification.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Lights Go On Monday Night In Christmastown, USA
The lights go on in McAdenville this Monday evening at 5:30 following a brief ceremony marking the 84th year of the light display.  After Monday, they'll be on nightly beginning at 5 PM--until 9:30 weekdays and 11:00 weekends.
Monday, December 2, 2019

Small Business Christmas Expo Saturday
Santa will be there 11 - 3 and the event continues until 4 PM this Saturday.  It's the 3rd annual Small Business Expo at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Congressional Race Filing May Be Delayed
Filing for Congress in North Carolina's eleven US House districts may be delayed.  Filing for other offices up for election in 2020 begins Monday (Dec. 2nd).
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Detectives Investigating Catalytic Converter Thefts
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a number of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles parked in business and church parking lots.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gastonia Man Charged With Writing Bad Checks
A Gastonia man has been charged with passing bad checks at a local convenience store.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Cargiver Charged With Theft From Elderly Man
A Crouse man was arrested today in connection with the theft of money from an elderly Lincoln County man.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Catawba County Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minors
Charges stem from an ongoing investigation into Matthews alleged possession of thousands of images of child pornography obtained via the internet. 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

This Time Bandit Used Knife
Another armed robbery has been reported in Catawba County.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Man Killed In Gastonia Wreck (UPDATED)
A man was killed Sunday evening when his car ran underneath the trailer as a tractor-trailer backed across the lane of traffic in east Gastonia.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Detention Officer Killed In Wreck
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Jonathan Gidney was killed in a Catawba County traffic accident as we reported earlier.  We have since learned more details and have updated our article.
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Teacher Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges
A former teacher in the Cleveland County Schools has been charged with taking indecent liberties with one of her students.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Shooting & Armed Robbery
Hickory Police are investigating a home invasion, kidnapping and shooting that occurred on Tuesday evening (Nov. 19th) and an armed robbery Wednesday (Nov. 20th).
Thursday, November 21, 2019

New Communications Center Now Open
Lincoln County's new Emergency Communications Center is located at 911 Hollis Henderson Drive.  Chances are you may never drive by and see it, but it is better equipped than ever to send help when you need it.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Medicaid Transition Meeting Still Scheduled For Thursday
North Carolina Medicaid's transition to a managed care program has been delayed--but a meeting scheduled for Thursday evening (Nov. 21st) to explain the changes--which are still coming, it's just not sure when--will still be held.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Another Rabies Case In Gaston County
Gaston County has recorded its 15th case of rabies for 2019.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Man Arrested In Ohio For Crimes Here Five Years Ago
A man wanted for crimes that occurred in Cleveland and Lincoln Counties almost five years ago has been arrested.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Second Person Charged In Gastonia Homicide
Gastonia Police have charged a second person in connection with the shooting death of a Cherryville man Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Human Trafficking?
A traffic stop on Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain resulted in the arrest of the driver of a van and suspected human trafficking, according to police.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A young Shelby man has been charged with murder in a death of a young Cherryville man in Gastonia on Sunday (Nov. 17th).
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Identify Robbery Suspects
On Sunday night, November 17, at approximately 9:02 p.m. the Lincolnton Police Department Patrol Division responded to an armed robbery call at the OM Market located at 851 South Laurel Street in Lincolnton. 
Monday, November 18, 2019

Two Crowned Saturday For LHS
On Saturday (Nov. 16) 11 young ladies took the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center to compete for two separate titles.  Seven competed to be crowned the 2020 Miss Lincolnton High School and four competed for Miss Black and Gold.
Monday, November 18, 2019

Hickory Police Asking For Public Help In Finding Suspect
Hickory Police say a reward is now being offered for helping them locate a man wanted on multiple charges.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Suspect Sought In Animal Cruelty Case
Gaston County Police are investigating a case of cruelty to an animal in which a man threw a caged bunny into Rankin Lake.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

NC Senate Approves New Congressional District Map
The North Carolina Senate approved a new Congressional district map Friday (Nov. 15th); it had been approved by the NC House on Thursday. Unlike other legislation, redistricting maps aren't subject to a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, but Democrats say they may challenge the new map in court.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

New Hickory Police Officers
The City of Hickory has five new police officers.  They were sworn in at a ceremony on Friday (Nov. 15th).
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Alisha Dameron Earns Brace Servant Leader Award
Dameron is the senior director of member experience for the Sally’s and Lincoln County YMCA’s. She is also the cousin of local insurance ace Jackie Dameron.
Friday, November 15, 2019

Sheriff's Office Partners With Local 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 14, 2019

Local Students To Be In Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
It will soon be time once again for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. And this year, Lincoln County high school graduates, now students in the marching band of Western Carolina University, will be seen marching down the avenue in a big way.
Thursday, November 14, 2019

WL Students Named Heisman High School Scholarship Winners
On Tuesday, November 12 West Lincoln High School’s winners were announced as Alexa Bieberich and Kelton Towery for their academic achievements, participation in at least one school sport and for leadership in their school and community.
Thursday, November 14, 2019

CBD Oils Stolen In Eastern Lincoln County Break-In
On November 12, 2019 around 11 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Alternative Health at 4359 N NC 16 Business Hwy where a burglar alarm involving glass breakage was reported.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

School Board Chooses Belcher, Sain At Tuesday Meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Education made two important personnel choices at their meeting Tuesday night (Nov. 12th).
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lincolnton Celebrates Veterans Day
Lincolnton celebrated Veterans Day Monday (Nov. 11th) with a parade and ceremony.
Monday, November 11, 2019

Another Restaurant Downtown?
Since Central Cafe closed, downtown Lincolnton has five eateries in the central business district (three blocks or less from the Courtsquare): City Lunch, Court Street Grille, Graffiti's, GoodWood Pizzeria, and Harvest Moon Grille.  You can also get sandwiches for lunch at The Meating Place, but their primary business is a butcher shop.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lincoln County Health Director To Retire
With almost 34 years of service to Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Board of Health  announced November 8 the upcoming retirement of Health Director Maggie Dollar effective February 1, 2020.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

City Council Approves Exterior Colors For Police Department
The architect submitted four different renderings of possible exterior colors. The Council selected the first option of red, gray and brown. Also, Lt. Robert “Tony” Hallman was honored on his upcoming retirement.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dallas Teen Charged With Sex Offense
A young Dallas man has been charged with a sex offense involving a child.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Man Killed After Threatening Officers With Gun
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says an officer involved shooting incident that left a man dead Friday evening.
Friday, November 8, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Wearing Updated Uniforms & Vests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are wearing updated uniforms and new bullet proof vests that allow the officers to be more mobile and comfortable.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Attempted Suicide In County Jail
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted suicide in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Tuesday night. (November 5, 2019)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Former Teacher/Coach Admits To Having Sex With Students
A former teacher and coach at Fred T. Foard High School will serve a prison sentence of 32 to 58 months for having sexual relations with two female students.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Tuesday (Nov. 5th) Was Election Day
Incumbents did well in the Tuesday elections in area municipalities.  Voters in Cleveland County turned down an additional quarter-cent sales tax again.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8th Case Of Rabies This Year In Catawba County
Another case of rabies has been confirmed in Catawba County--the 8th this year.  Fortunately, the dogs that encountered a rabid skunk had their rabies shots, so they only needed a booster.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Detectives Charge Lincolnton Man With Four Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincolnton man with four felony break-ins including three at the same location.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Middle Schools First Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the first quarter in the middle schools for the 2019-20 school year.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Man Stabbed, Suspect Arrested
A Lincoln County man remains hospitalized and another man is in jail following a stabbing incident on Saturday night, November 2.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Tuesday Is Election Day
Tuesday is election day in area towns and cities--and Cleveland County voters will decide on an additional quarter-cent sales tax.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Arrested; Failure Report Address Change
A registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address was taken into custody Thursday night, October 31.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Local, State & Federal Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests
During the last six months a collaborative investigative effort into the distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana centered around the local area led to the arrests.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gaston County Has 14th Rabies Case Of 2019
Two more cases of rabies in skunks--one in Catawba and another in Gaston County--have emphasized the need to keep your pets vaccinated against the fatal disease.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Seventh Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the county’s seventh rabies case of 2019 following an incident in Maiden. Previous cases reported to the county this year occurred in Claremont, Hickory, Maiden and Newton.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Deputies Searching For Registered Sex Offender
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

First Of Ten Indicted By Grand Jury Arrested
The Lincoln County Grand Jury handed down drug indictments on ten people at their October 28, 2019 session.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Man In The Middle
Panico Peres is the President and CEO of No Borders Consulting.  He is also chairman of the Centralina Workforce Development board of directors.  He spoke recently about emerging workforce issues.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Attempt To Elude Traffic Stop Leads To Fugitive Arrest & Drug Charges
An attempt to flee a traffic stop has landed two men in jail, one as a Fugitive from Justice and both on drug charges.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Deputies Arrest Statesville Man Wanted In Break-In
Robinette is charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, 2nd degree burglary of an unoccupied building, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and possession of a controlled substance on jail grounds.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

One Dog, Truck Still Missing
An Alabama couple says one of their two dogs and their truck, which they reported stolen two weeks ago, are still missing.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Man Wanted In Connection With A Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for an Iredell County man who broke into a residence in the 900 block of McRee Road early Sunday morning.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Man Arrested During Burglary In Progress
A Hickory man was arrested Friday (October 25, 2019) inside an Iron Station man’s outbuilding.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Goforths Help In Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease
More than 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 170,000 people in North Carolina. Being a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can be an emotional experience.
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lincoln Economic Development Hosts Industry Appreciation Dinner
Community leaders came together to recognize the importance Industry plays within the community and to wind up LEDA’s Industry Appreciation Month. Throughout October, the organization holds unique events with local industries, partners in education, and stakeholders recognizing the importance of advanced manufacturing.
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Nurse Susan Murphy Helps Heart Patients
A cardiac rehabilitation nurse for CaroMont Health, rated as one of North Carolina’s top 100 nurses, Murphy is among those leading cardiac education classes for post-hospitalization heart patients.
Friday, October 25, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Gastonia
Detective J. Allen located Trystin Allen Akers, 17, who was reported missing on October 21, 2019, at a motel in Gastonia. He has been reunited with his family.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fenner Pleads Guilty, Gets Life Sentence
After spending nearly two weeks trying to select a jury from Catawba County, the trial of accused cop killer Irving Fenner ended with a guilty plea Tuesday (Oct. 22nd).  Fenner was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Trystin Allen Akers, 17, was reported missing on October 21, 2019.  He was last seen leaving his residence at 3524 Toth Lane, Lincolnton, NC at approximately 4 p.m. on October 15, 2019 in a black four door Honda sedan.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Iron Station Man Facing Another Break-In Charge
An Iron Station man, arrested on October 10, 2019 in connection with break-ins to trailers and vending machines, has been charged with another vending machine break-in.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Black Facing Number Of Charges In Residential Break-Ins
Matthew Hugh Black, 38, of Confederate Road, Lincolnton, NC was arrested on October 12, 2019 and again on October 18, 2019 on the charges.
Monday, October 21, 2019

47th Apple Festival Revisited
The biggest event in Lincoln County happened Saturday (Oct. 19th) in downtown Lincolnton.  The 47th annual Lincoln County Apple Festival drew a huge crowd--and everybody behaved and most said they had a wonderful time.
Monday, October 21, 2019

Traffic Stop For Burned Out Tag Light Leads To Drug Arrests
On October 17, 2019 around 1 a.m. Deputy D. Hendrix was stationary in his patrol car at the intersection of NC Hwy 18 and NC 27 West Highway observing traffic when he observed a vehicle with the license plate light burned out.
Friday, October 18, 2019

City & Street Preachers Reach Agreement
The City of Lincolnton and the Shook brothers--Jeffrey and Jeremy--have reached an agreement that will hopefully end the confrontation between the City and the street preachers.
Friday, October 18, 2019

Man Charged With Breaking & Entering Unoccupied Dwelling
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a 47-year-old man with breaking into an unoccupied dwelling.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Man Located In Buncombe County
Asheville Police located Kermit Perkins, 78, of Saunders Street, Lincolnton, NC and contacted local authorities.  The family was notified and a family member went to Asheville and picked up Mr. Perkins.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lowder Elementary Is Scene Of Special Reunion
At S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, things have neatly come full circle. How? As Principal Scott Carpenter explained this week, it’s a phenomenon longtime educators often experience. You might call it the Mr. Chips syndrome.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gaston Police Seek Suspect For Felony Assault
On October 16, 2019, officers with the Gaston County Police Department investigated a reported kidnapping and domestic assault.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Kermit Perkins, 78, of Lincolnton, NC was last seen at 2:30 p.m. today, October 16, 2019.  Perkins was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota, gray in color with North Carolina license plate DMX7071.  He was pulling a boat trailer with a bass boat on it with boat registration of CL49560.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Man Stabbed, Charged With Assault On A Female
An altercation between a couple as they rode in a car left the man with a stab wound and the female being assaulted.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Detectives Investigating Death Of Man Found In His Residence
Deputies were dispatched to 7119 Doyle Beam Memorial Drive on October 14, 2019 reference a welfare check called in by a neighbor.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Commissioners & School Board: Special Session On Teamwork
Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincoln County Board of Education held a special joint session last Thursday (Oct. 10th).
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Double Murder In Conover
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a Conover man with two counts of murder after two people were shot to death late Sunday night.
Monday, October 14, 2019

Cavendish Is Brewing Up Something Special
Something new is brewing in Gastonia. It’s the Cavendish Brewing Company, located at 207 N. Chester St. in the downtown area. And according to owner Scott Cavendish, you might say things are really “hopping” and in more ways than one.
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Missing Juvenile Returns Home
Allissann Marie Quates, 16, returned to her residence around 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2019 and has been removed from NCIC as a missing juvenile.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Atrium Health Continues Security Enhancements To Ensure Safety For All
Primary entry to the emergency department will continue through the first-floor main exterior entrance located near the Emergency Department roundabout. All visitors will now be required to check-in and receive name badges when visiting the ED. Metal detectors will also be installed. 
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old female.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Probation Search Leads To Drug Arrest
The search of a residence occupied by a man on probation led to an arrest on drug charges and probation violation.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Iron Station Man Arrested For Number Of Break-Ins
An Iron Station man has been arrested in connection with a number of break-ins to trailers and vending machines.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Judge Gives Moore Lengthy Sentence
A Maiden man got a lengthy prison sentence this week after pleading guilty to charges related to molesting a child.
Friday, October 11, 2019

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