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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

Another Food Product Recall
General Mills has announced a voluntary recall on five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour.  Only certain lots are affected.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Gaston Commissioners Deny Controversial Rezoning Request
Gaston County Commissioners turned down a rezoning request that would have allowed a 1555-home development near the intersection of S. New Hope and Armstrong Ford roads in southeastern Gaston County--but the developer indicated that means the development may still be built--it will just be smaller.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Possible Icy Spots Delaying School Opening
At 5 AM, it was 32° in Lincolnton and Shelby, 34° in Gastonia and 31° in Hickory.  Those temps were still the same at 8 AM.  It will be warming into the upper 40s later today.  The possibility of some icy spots caused some delays.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fuller On King: Love, Vote, Lead
Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller, who is running for the US Senate in the 2020 election, was the speaker for the annual MLK Day breakfast Monday morning (Jan. 21st) at Hinton Memorial United Methodist Church.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ice?
The National Weather Service (NOAA) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area for midnight Tuesday through early Wednesday.  There's a possibility that we'll get some freezing rain that could produce a bit of ice early Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hard Freeze Overnight
The high winds that had been expected for Sunday turned out to be less than expected, but the temperatures did drop throughout the day and will continue to drop overnight--to a low in the teens Monday morning.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Hickory Police Investigating Another Armed Robbery
Another armed robbery last week brings to seven the number of such robberies in the Hickory area since early September.  Police are hoping for a tip from the public to help in finding the culprit.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Man Wanted In Lincoln County Apprehended In Gastonia
Gastonia Police arrested Christopher Brian Bell, 28, of Dallas around 4:15 p.m. on January 17, 2019 on warrants taken out in Lincoln County.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Sheriff Beam Announces Command Staff
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam announced his command staff at a ceremony Thursday (Jan. 17th) at the Harven A. Crouse Law Enforcement Center.
Friday, January 18, 2019

RECALL: Chicken Nuggets
The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a recall of Perdue SimplySmart Organic Gluten-free chicken nuggets.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Phone Scam
Gaston County Police are investigating what appears to be a phone scam that is utilizing a hoax that causes caller i-d to give the appearance that the call is coming from the police.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Lincoln County Man Arrested On Child Abuse Charge
On January 17, 2019 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a man on felony child abuse and assault on a child under 12 years of age charges.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

SNAP Benefits Coming Early
Because of the partial shutdown of the US government, SNAP (food stamp) benefits for February are being loaded to recipients EBT cards this Sunday (Jan. 20th).  Those who get them will need to remember: there won't be any more next month, so don't spend them all at once.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Catawba County EDC Announces Three New Projects
Three industrial projects announced last week and in December will bring over 400 new jobs to Catawba County.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2nd Suspect Charged With Theft Of Lawn Equipment
A second person has been charged in connection with the theft of lawn equipment valued at more than $9,000 from a business on Prince Drive, Lincolnton, NC.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Non-Voters Purged From Registered Voter List
Those people who didn't vote in the 2016 General Election or in any election since have had their names removed from the list of registered voters.  In Lincoln County, over five thousand names were purged.  The number was much larger in other area counties.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Say Missing Man Has Been Located
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say Trevor Alan Drennen has been located.  Deputies were notified today by a family member that contact was made with Drennen and he is in good condition.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report Monday, January 14 concerning a missing man.  Officers were told that Trevor Alan Drennen, 23, of Arden Drive, Lincolnton, NC has not been heard from or seen since January 10, 2019.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fake Bomb Threat Lands Gastonia Teen in Jail
A fake bomb threat at a Gastonia supermarket landed a teen in jail Monday night.  Now he faces likely prison time and the consequences of being a convicted felon.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Argument Between Roommates Leads To Shooting Incident
An argument between roommates ended up with one of the men being shot in the hand and the other charged in the shooting.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Iron Station Man Sentenced To At Least 20 Years In Prison
An Iron Station man pleaded guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court on January 11, 2019 in connection with child sexual assault charges and will spend at least 20 years in prison.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

2nd Person Pleads Guilty In Child Sexual Assault Case
In addition to Douglas Glenn Queen Jr. pleading guilty on Jan. 9, Ashley Nichole Lattimore plead guilty on Jan. 11. She was sentenced to a minimum of 240 months and a maximum of 348 months followed by 30 months supervised probation when she is released from prison.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Gastonia Fire Was Intentionally Set
A Saturday morning fire in Gastonia was intentionally set.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

ICE
The temperature will likely warm enough later Sunday to melt the ice that will present problems early in the day, but the freezing rain has left hazardous conditions that has caused cancellations of some church services.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Campos Wins LCS Spelling Bee; Barker Runner-Up
Hannah Campos (left) took first place by correctly spelling ‘panic.” She is a seventh grader at North Lincoln Middle School. Runner-up was Carrington Barker (right) a fourth grader at GE Massey.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Lincoln County Man Arrested Following Domestic Dispute
A Lincoln County man was arrested Thursday night following a heated domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Deputies responded to the Lincoln County magistrate’s office after the woman came there seeking help.
Friday, January 11, 2019

High Shoals Man Charged In Theft From Former Employer
A High Shoals man has been charged in connection with the theft of lawn equipment valued at more than $8,000 from a business where he had formerly worked.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Woman Located
Family members contacted the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on January 10, 2019 and advised they had made contact with Ms. Mims and she was fine. Mims was removed from NCIC as missing.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Man Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Term In Child Sexual Assault
On January 9, 2019 Douglas Glenn Queen Jr., 29, of Koliha Lane, Maiden appeared in Lincoln County Superior Court on charges first degree statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and felony child abuse. Ashley Nichole Lattimore, 27, also of Koliha Lane, Maiden, NC, is facing the same charges.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Lincolnton Woman
Carmen Graham Mims, 50, of Tomes Road, Lincolnton, NC was reported missing by her father on January 9, 2019.  He advised Detective Kelly Paris that Mims was last seen on January 3, 2019 and was going to Frankfurt, Pennsylvania to pick up an individual.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gaston Police Seek Missing 17-Year-Old Runaway
Destiny ran away from a residence located 3019 Fallswood Drive, Gastonia, NC and was wearing a black hoodie with solid white sleeves, black tights, and black and white shoes.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Teen Accused Of Using Social Media To Solicit Sex
A Stanley teenager was arrested Tuesday on charges that he sent a nude photo of himself to a 13-year-old girl soliciting her for sex.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Can You Identify?
The Gastonia Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a burglary and sexual assault case.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Vehicle Chase Leads To Outstanding Warrants Arrest
A man wanted on outstanding warrants has been apprehended following a vehicle chase that went from western Lincoln County into Cleveland County.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Zickefoose: A Successful Year For City Of Lincolnton
The year 2018 was a positive one for the City of Lincolnton. That’s the recent word from city manager Steve Zickefoose. He cited successful teamwork, good partnerships and hard work in the year just over.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Behind Those Walls: The Timken Company
This is one in a continuing series of articles designed to acquaint readers with the variety of industries operating in Lincoln County.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Dallas Man Arrested After Chase In Catawba County
A Dallas man wanted for probation violation decided to run from Catawba County deputies Sunday--but after a chase, he ended up in jail facing more charges.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Pay Property Taxes Monday To Avoid Penalty
You have only one day left to pay your 2018 property taxes without a penalty.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Helping Hands Moving; Name Changed
What was previously known as Helping Hands Clinic will be opening Monday (Jan. 7th) in its new location on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton.  The new location will be accompanied by a name change, too.
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Flu Season Entering Worst Period
If you haven't had a flu shot in the last several months, you may want to get one before the flu season gets worse.  Flu-like illnesses have claimed at least 10 lives in North Carolina since the end of September--and reports of flu are increasing each week.
Sunday, January 6, 2019

City Honors Three Retiring February 1st
Three who will be retiring Feb. 1st were recognized for their years of service to the city of Lincolnton at the City Council meeting Thursday evening (Jan. 3rd).  Steve Peeler, Dawn Cornelius and Rodney Barkley served the City for a combined 87 years.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Crouse Woman Killed In Wreck On Highway 182
A young Crouse woman was killed Thursday morning (Jan. 3rd) in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 182 about four miles west of Lincolnton.  The Highway Patrol said she was not wearing her seatbelt when she ran off the road and hit a culvert and a tree.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Improvements On The Way To Gaston County Road
The roadway will be widened to create passing zones in four locations between St. Marks Church Road near Cherryville to just west of where N.C. 275 meets N.C. 279 in Dallas.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Three Arrested On Drug Charges; Looking For More
Three more people have been arrested on drug charges and three other people are being sought in connection with a seven-month long drug investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Gas Prices Lowest In Three Years
Gas prices are the lowest they've been since 2015, and they could go a little lower--but not much.  A glut of crude oil stockpiles has left the world oil markets with supply far exceeding demand.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Eaddy Weighs In On The Year Ahead
Lincolnton councilman proud of City’s accomplishments.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

County Manager: Planning Paramount For Growing Needs
Closer co-operation between Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton was among the highlights of 2018. That’s how Lincoln County Manager Kelly Atkins put it recently.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!
Some might say 'turn out the lights, the party's over,' but even though the flurry of Christmas events has passed, this New Year's Day and the upcoming weekend still offer lots of activities in our area.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

14th Case Of Rabies Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the fourteenth case of rabies in the county this year. On December 19, Animal Services responded to a call from a Vale resident whose dog had potential exposure to a raccoon found dead in his yard.
Monday, December 31, 2018

Sheriff's Deputies Respond To Stabbing Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a stabbing incident around 1:40 p.m. on December 30, 2018.
Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Shooters Schedules Announced
Two groups of New Year’s shooters from Cherryville will make the rounds firing their old rifles and chanting in the New Year’s welcome on Tuesday, January 1 beginning at 12 a.m. They will travel from house to house and business to business in Lincoln, Gaston, and Cleveland counties.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Third Case Of Rabies In Gaston County In 2018
Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated an incident on December 22 and impounded a raccoon. The raccoon was processed for rabies testing and was sent to the NC Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Denver Man Charged With 2nd Degree Kidnapping
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Kelsey Harrington has charged a Denver man with 2nd degree kidnapping in connection with an incident that occurred in September of 2018.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Moses Nueman: "Dream Bigger Now!"
For Moses Nueman, Jr., life is all about faith, hard work and following your dreams. Nueman, 45, is the chief executive officer and primary technology adviser for the Gastonia-based company, NB Technology, LLC.
Saturday, December 29, 2018


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