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Seniors' Valentine's Day Dance Is Feb. 7
Yes, it’s time once again for the annual seniors’ Valentine’s Day dance. The cost of the dance is $6 each. Call the senior center now at (704) 732-9053 to reserve your spot. And be sure to pay by Jan. 25.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events Jan. 21-26
All Branches Will Be Closed Monday, January 21 for MLK Day. Check out the events happening the rest of the week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Area Events
Monday is MLK Day and there are many related activities scheduled in our area.  Here's a list of those and other things happening in our area through Thursday of this week.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Emily Huneycutt's New Book Is Minty-Fresh!
“Princess Peppermint and the Kingdom of Swirls” is a 38-page children’s short story, a hardcover picture book that features the rhyming tale of a princess who goes on adventures through her candy kingdom, meeting all of her friends along the way.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Free Pie Tasting: National Pie Day Coming Up!
National Pie Day will be celebrated by members of the Extension and Community Association (ECA) on Thursday, January 24 beginning at 12 p.m. at Freedom Church, 125 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092. 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

US Census Job-Mobile - Census 2020 Recruitment
The Lincoln County Public Library is excited to host the US Census Job-Mobile in the parking lot of the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton on Tuesday, January 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The U.S. Census Bureau has thousands of temporary jobs available for the 2020 Census.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

New Logo & Happenings At The Gaston County Museum
The Gaston County Museum of Art & History has unveiled a new logo that seeks to merge the history and heritage of the museum with a more contemporary visual. Also currently on display are exhibits on the Gaston County Schools and paintings by Lucy Warlick.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

MLK Day Celebrations Continue
The Coalition of Churches held its Black & Gold Banquet Friday night (Jan. 18th) at Lincoln Country Club.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

MLK Day Celebrations Continue Friday
Monday (Jan. 21st) is Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day.  Rev. Dr. King was actually born on January 15th (1929) but the holiday in his honor is celebrated on the third Monday in January each year.  
Friday, January 18, 2019

Happy Birthday Carrie Reynolds!
Today is Carrie's Birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday Carrie!
Friday, January 18, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Time For Extension Plant Sale
It’s time for the Extension plant sale again!  We are offering Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Elderberry, Figs, Apple, Strawberry and even Asparagus plants. Plant sale proceeds go toward Lincoln County Extension educational efforts.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

How Do Newborn Baby Animals Stay Warm?
I always take an interest in the livestock arrangements placed around nativity scenes at the local churches and homes at Christmastime. There is always the little newborn baby lying out in the cold on a little bit of hay. It just looks miserable!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Barber, Current, Rhodes Earn MLK Awards
Three local leaders have earned this year’s Gaston County Martin Luther King Unity Awards. Donyel Barber, Dr. Will Current and Coach Larry Rhodes, will receive their awards on Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m., at Gastonia’s MLK Plaza.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

He's Half The Man He Used To Be
Steve Myers always wanted to be a fireman.  He knew that if he wanted to have a career as a fulltime firefigher, he'd have to lose much of the weight he carried.  He's now lost over 200 pounds.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events Jan. 14-19
Check out the events happening at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Celebrating MLK In Kingstown
Had he lived, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been 90 this Tuesday (Jan. 15th).  While MLK Day will be next Monday (Jan. 21st), Kingstown celebrated his birthday on Saturday (Jan. 12th).
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Library Friends Host Former Governor/Author Jim Martin
The Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library will host former Governor James G. Martin to speak about his book, Revelation Through Science. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15 at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, January 11, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Chopper and he survived a bad run in with a car. The great news is, he is finally feeling a whole lot better and he is now available for adoption!
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Stop Signs Doing Their Job
Since May 18th of last year, Lincolnton motorists have had to adjust to a change in traffic habits that brought many Facebook comments from disgruntled residents.  The good news is: the stop signs are doing their job.
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Crouse Community History Meeting Jan. 8
This month the Crouse Community History and Photo Project will feature photos from the Dave and Ruth Rutledge collection on Tuesday, January 8 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events Jan. 7-12
Check out the events happening at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. 
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Applications Now Accepted For Bulow Bowman Scholarship
The fund awards scholarships annually to female graduates of Lincoln County high schools who plan to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro or North Carolina State University. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, honors, community service and financial need.
Friday, January 4, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Catawba Library Offers 'Food For Fines' Forgiveness Program
The Catawba County Library believes that lifelong learning should be accessible to everyone and that every county resident should feel at ease in the library’s branches. To help raise the level of comfort, the library is bringing back its Food for Fines forgiveness program, effective January 7-19, 2019.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lenoir-Rhyne University Announces Fall 2018 Honor Roll Students
Lenoir-Rhyne University announces students who have been named to the University’s honor rolls, a distinction given to those who achieve the highest academic standards.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Girls Win Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Crowns
Nineteen girls participated in the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant, which was held on Friday, December 14 at the Cherryville Community Building.  The pageant was an official event of the “A Very Cherry Whoville Christmas” celebration presented by the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year's Festival Was Big Success
The first-ever New Year's Eve Festival in downtown Lincolnton was a big success.  The 'apple' (six feet in diameter) was lowered 30 feet to the ground at midnight Greenwich Mean Time (7 PM locally).  The family-friendly festivities were scheduled so kids could participate and still get home to bed while adults could go to parties if they chose later in the evening.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

One More Christmas Event
No doubt about it--December 2018 was a "December to remember."  For the second year in a row, we had a snow before Christmas, and otherwise, the weatherman gave Noah a challenge with rain, rain and more rain.  But wait--it's not over yet!
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Lincoln County Senior Services Kicks Off New Year
Lincoln County Senior Services is starting 2019 with a flurry of activities. Right now and in the days and weeks ahead you can learn a lot of useful things at the senior center.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Riddick, he is a full blooded Doberman aged around 4-years-old. He is available for adoption at LCAS for an $85.00 adoption fee.
Monday, December 31, 2018

Christmas Music In Lincolnton 2018
During the days leading up to Christmas 2018 there were many events and concerts around Lincolnton to celebrate the season.
Sunday, December 30, 2018

Apple Drop Is Monday At The Court Square
Local event-planners are now taking a bite out of the Big Apple’s New Year’s Eve tradition. From Times Square to the Court Square, they’re taking a page from said tradition to create what they hope will become a new one here.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Pageant Crowns Gastonia, Gaston County & Mount Holly Queens For 2019
Five young women were winners during the annual Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant, and they will represent the Gaston region in the 2019 Miss North Carolina competition.
Friday, December 28, 2018

Applications Being Accepted For Gastonia PD's Citizens Police Academy
Applications are being accepted for the spring semester of Gastonia Police Department's Citizens Police Academy, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 12.
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For January
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in January, including cooking classes and musical performances. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out.
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

United Way Carolina Christmas Gala Benefits Partner Agencies
The United Way of Lincoln County hosted their second annual Carolina Christmas Gala on Friday, November 30 at Vesuvius Vineyards.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Arts Council Announces Annual Amateur Photo Contest
Entries will be accepted Jan. 9 and 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show will be on exhibit in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane Galleries of the LCC, Jan. 14-Feb. 8. There will be an opening reception and awards presentation for the artists and public on Jan. 17.
Friday, December 21, 2018

Gallery 27 Micro Film Festival Is Jan. 11-12
Save the date to see the works of some up-and-coming filmmakers on Jan. 11 or 12 at Gallery 27. The event is free and open to the public. The same films will be shown each night, and popcorn and drinks will be provided. 
Friday, December 21, 2018

Enroll In Next 14-Week Master Gardner Class Training
North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County is about to launch a Lincoln County Master Gardener training that will run from Wednesday, January 16 – Wednesday, April 17, 2019 and meet on every Wednesday for 14 weeks.
Friday, December 21, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, December 21, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Very Cherry Who-Ville To Be Held Even If It Rains Thursday, Dec. 20
In the event of rain Thursday night, December 20, the Very Cherry Who-Ville Christmas on Main Street will be moved to the First Baptist Church Christian Outreach Center.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Catawba County Offers Easy Disposal Of Christmas Trees
If you have enjoyed having a 'live' Christmas tree, wreath or other such natural decoration during the holidays, Catawba County has some good news about how to dispose of them when the holidays are over.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Parades Completed, Christmas One Week Away
The last of the area Christmas parades happened Saturday & Sunday as Hardin helds its parade Saturday and Shelby held its parade Sunday afternoon.  Christmas is now just a week away--next Tuesday.
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Lincoln County Library Events Dec. 17-28
Check out the events happening the next two weeks at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. All branches will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 for Christmas.
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Groundbreaking For New Veterinary Technology Building Held
Prepared with hard hats and shovels in hand, current and former Gaston College Board members turned a bit of soil together at a groundbreaking ceremony, December 4, near the building site of the new Veterinary Medical Technology building on the Gaston College Dallas Campus.
Saturday, December 15, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Cotillion Plans Include Lincoln County
The National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC), a program of etiquette, character education and social dance training for middle school students, has announced plans to reestablish its national program in Lincoln County.
Friday, December 14, 2018

More Christmas Yet To Enjoy
Last year, it happened to Cat Square.  This year, Casar saw its Christmas parade (scheduled for Sunday Dec. 9th) called off because of snow. It isn't snow, but rain, that has caused yet another cancellation: Dallas has decided to cancel its parade which had been planned for Friday (Dec. 14th); it won't be rescheduled.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Annual Arts Council Bike Giveaway Is Dec. 15
What child doesn’t dream of getting a bicycle for Christmas? It’s a time-honored tradition, finding a bike under the Christmas tree. And the Arts Council of Lincoln County is doing its part to make Christmas merrier for local children.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Montcross Area Chamber Holds Networking Event At Holy Angels
The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its December Network After Work event this Thursday at Holy Angels on Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LHS Drama Club Raises Money For Spring Musical
The Lincolnton High School Drama Club’s 13th annual Murder Mystery Dessert Theater was held December 1 at the  James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

GCACE 3rd Annual Shelter Pet Christmas "Pawty"
Animal Care and Enforcement will be holding the 3rd Annual Shelter Pet Christmas "Pawty" from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 at the Gaston County Animal Shelter.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hickory Police Cops For Tots Rescheduled
The Hickory Police Departments annual Cops for Tots Christmas Wish House has been rescheduled for Thursday, Friday and next Monday.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Keep Warm & Be Safe
Bill Ward, sent us some pictures from the Mount Holly and Stanley area that he took yesterday as the roads were beginning to be scrapped….. you can send us your pictures too! Just email them to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Monday, December 10, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Dec. 10-15
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Please check with each individual library for any cancellations or postponements for this week.
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gaston County Schools To Host Job Fair For Prospective Teachers
The job fair is for prospective teachers.  The school district is looking to fill current vacancies and already recruiting teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year. 
Saturday, December 8, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, December 7, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week

Kota is currently available for lap cuddles, belly rubs, and unconditional love!!! Come by and meet and adopt her today - she is just precious!


Thursday, December 6, 2018

It's Coming!
There's not much doubt about it--snow is coming!  We now believe we're going to have a big snowstorm.  The good news is that events during the day on Saturday will be OK--and Saturday night events may make it before the big storm gets going.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DAR Celebrates 90th Anniversary
The Jacob Forney Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated its 90th Anniversary on December 1, 2018, with a reception at the historic Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton, North Carolina.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New LITeracy Trail At Murray's Mill
Catawba County’s third LITeracy Trail was recently installed at Murray’s Mill Historic District, adding another element of family interest to the popular site. Each trail consists of 18 individual stations that progressively trace the narrative of different children’s books while also offering prompts for exercise and further exploration.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Bad Weather Can't Dampen Crouse Christmas Parade
Like it or not, it rained on the annual Crouse Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1.  But the community of Crouse wasn’t going to let a little bad weather ruin their fun.
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas In Gaston County
Mt. Holly held the first of the Gaston County Christmas parades this past week.  There are many more to come--plus lots of other Christmas-time activities.
Sunday, December 2, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Dec. 3-8
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Story Times for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers; Book Club, Crochet & Knitting Club, Ornament Making, Technology Help, Trivia Night and lots More!
Sunday, December 2, 2018

ELBA Denver Christmas Parade
Saturday was a rainy day, but the East Lincoln Betterment Association's Denver Christmas Parade rolled down Highway 16 as planned.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Area Events This Weekend & Early Next Week
The weather will certainly be a factor for some of the events scheduled for this weekend in our area.  The carriage and wagon rides in downtown Lincolnton won't be available; and the ELBA Denver Christmas Parade may get wet--but it will roll at 12:15 Saturday afternoon all the same.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Exodus Homes Christmas Lights Festival Dec. 3
On December 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Exodus Homes will host the 20th annual Christmas Lights Festival at their main campus. The outdoor holiday event has become a family friendly tradition in Hickory, everything is free, and it will be held rain or shine.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas Pageant Planned For Cherryville Holiday Event
The pageant is an official event of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce’s “Whoville Christmas on Main Street” celebration on Dec. 14. To enter the pageant visit the “Little Miss Gastonia Pageant” page on Facebook to download the application.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Yes, There Will Be A Manger Scene
After the Lincoln Herald published an editorial lamenting the absence of the Nativity Scene from the Lincolnton Courtsquare, Facebook lit up with comments.  The good news is: there WILL be a manger scene on the Courtsquare this year.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Weekend Events
Can it possibly be December already?  Thanksgiving came early this year, and the Holiday season is now in full swing. Parades, parties, plays and much more are planned for this weekend.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For December
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day.
Friday, November 30, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Luey and Huey are siblings who are looking for their forever home! They are sweet boys and would be so happy to be adopted together to the same home.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Send A Carol-O-Gram For Christmas
The East Lincoln High School Chorus is doing a Christmas fundraiser that offers an opportunity to send a special Christmas greeting instead of (or in addition to) a Christmas card.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas In Stanley
The Lincoln Herald will be publishing multiple articles about parades and other events related to the celebration of the season.  This one focuses on Christmas in Stanley.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Student Delivers Care Bags To Hesed House
On Thanksgiving afternoon Vanessa Cespedes accompanied by her 8-year-old sister, Maya Cespedes, delivered 24 individual care bags filled with personal hygiene items to the residents of the Hesed House of Hope in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Vendor Fair This Saturday At Lincolnton High
The vendor fair is a fundraiser that is sponsored by the LHS Education Boosters and is their main fundraiser of the year to raise funds to provide two senior scholarships and also do teacher appreciation at Lincolnton High School.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2018 LHS Talent Show
The Lincolnton High School Drama Club sponsored the LHS 2018 Talent Show on November 20 at the Lincoln Cultural Center with 14 acts competiting.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas In Denver
The Lincoln Herald will be publishing multiple articles about parades and other events related to the celebration of the season.  This one focuses on Christmas in Denver.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Give One A Home For The Holidays
The Lincoln County Animal Shelter is offering a Christmas special from now until December 22nd--and a chance to give an animal a home.
Monday, November 26, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Monday, November 26, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library Nov. 26 - Dec. 1
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Story Times for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers; Dash and Dot Robots; and Ornament Making with the Maker’s Club!
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Catawba County Launches "Library To Go"
Catawba County will launch its "Library To Go," a new service designed to expand library access throughout the county.  To introduce the community to the Library To Go, a ribbon cutting will be held at noon Thursday (Nov. 29th) at the Newton Recreation Center at 23 South Brady Avenue in Newton.
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Maiden Christmas Parade
Maiden held its annual Christmas Parade Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Kathy Vinzant: Woman Of The Year
When Victoria Chapman, president of the Lincolnton Business & Professional Women's Club, introduced Kathy Vinzant as the Lincoln County Woman of the Year for 2018, it came as no surprise to many of us who had suggested her for the honor.  She is certainly deserving of recognition for the many things she has done.
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Scouts Recognized
Lincoln County Commissioners recognized five Scouts from Troop #84 at the Commissioners meeting Monday night (Nov. 19th) for achieving Eagle Scout status.
Friday, November 23, 2018

Now We Can Say "Merry Christmas!"
Thanksgiving over, we can now enjoy those turkey day leftovers while getting into the spirit of Christmas.  Here's some info about things happening in our area over the weekend and early next week.
Friday, November 23, 2018

Holiday Attractions
Christmas parades in Maiden and Lincolnton, and tree lighting ceremonies in Lincolnton, Denver, and Stanley are among the Holiday events this weekend.  As the lights are turned on in downtown Lincolnton, the celebration of the holiday with seasonal decorations and light shows gets underway elsewhere, too.
Friday, November 23, 2018

Gaston College Textile Technology Center Marks 75 Years
Seventy-five years is a mighty long time. Hitting that mark of three-quarters of a century is definitely worth celebrating. And that’s just what some local leaders did when they recently gathered to celebrate the diamond anniversary.
Friday, November 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving From Lincoln County Senior Services
The staffers of Lincoln County Senior Services wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving. The Senior Center will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 and 23. But be sure to come back this Monday, 11 a.m.-noon, for the monthly wellness clinic.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

It's Turkey Time!
Some may not, but most will, serve up a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving this Thursday.  It's the traditional Thanksgiving meal.  A word or two of caution about preparing your feast is in order, and if you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, we have some other suggestions.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Christmas In Maiden
The Lincoln Herald will be publishing multiple articles about parades and other events related to the celebration of the season.  This one focuses on Christmas in Maiden.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Jody Rhyne, Lincoln County Man Of The Year
One of the things that happens every year as a part of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet is the naming of the Man and Woman of the Year.  Jody Rhyne and Kathy Vinzant were honored this year.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Orange Season In Alexis
For anyone who doesn't know, it's orange season.  Citrus fruits ripen from late October until after Christmas every year in Florida--just in time to enjoy them at Christmas.  It's also orange season in Alexis!
Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fall, Fall, Fall - Oh What A Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Too many events have been held in the Lincolnton area for the Lincoln Herald to cover sufficiently with a small staff. Our friend Kirk Herbertson has visited quite a few and has contributed some of the photos he took at seven different events. Enjoy!
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Miss LHS, Miss Black & Gold Pageant Tonight, Nov. 17
Tonight, Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. 14 young ladies will compete for two titles -- 2019 Miss LHS and 2019 Miss Black and Gold at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sheriff Carpenter Offers Tips For Safe Shopping
This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours. These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, creates a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Handmade For The Holidays Continues Saturday
Area events this weekend include the 6th annual Handmade for the Holidays show at the Lincoln Cultural Center, continuing Saturday from 9 - 3. Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this weekend and next week before Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Area Events
Thanksgiving comes early this year--next Thursday, November 22nd.  That's as early as the fourth Thursday in November can possibly be.  There are lots of events happening in our area during the week leading up to Thanksgiving.  Here's a list of some of them.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Brown Mountain Lights Phenomenon Explored
The program on Nov. 19 will focus on scientific explanations, but will also explore the history, myths and supernatural explanations surrounding the Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon. Dr. Caton will discuss some of his experiences as a researcher studying the Brown Mountain Lights.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Allison File Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Allison File of Denver, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Would Your Child Like To Raise A Calf?
Youth ages 8 and older are invited to participate in the 4-H Dairy Calf Steer Project in early 2019, which is a youth livestock project being introduced in Catawba and Lincoln County.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Paul Rhyne Art Competition A Big Success
The arts council recently announced the winners of the annual event, which drew some 70 different entries. They will remain on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center through Nov. 30.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Jasmine!
Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born. Happy Birthday Jasmine Dellinger!
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ELBA Planning 10th Annual Denver Christmas Parade
The theme of this year's East Lincoln Betterment Association Denver Christmas Parade is "Believe!"  The parade will be held the first Saturday in December (Dec. 1st) at 12:15 on Business Highway 16.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Seniors Christmas Craft Bazaar Is Dec. 6-7
The fourth annual Lincoln County Senior Services Craft Bazaar will be held Dec. 6 and 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. If you are a senior age 60 or better and would like to sell handmade items contact Senior Services for details and register by Friday, Nov. 30.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas In Lincolnton
The Lincoln Herald will be publishing multiple articles about parades and other events related to the celebration of the season.  This one focuses on Christmas in Lincolnton.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Schools Helping Schools
Early this month,  12,020 pounds of school supplies for an elementary school and a middle school in Jones County, North Carolina, collected by the Lincoln County Schools.  These two schools were destroyed by Hurricane Florence.  
Monday, November 12, 2018

Small Business Christmas Expo Is Nov. 24
It’s all about promoting local small businesses. It’s the second annual Small Business Christmas Expo, and it’s coming up Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in uptown Lincolnton.
Monday, November 12, 2018

The Holiday Season Has Begun
As a service to our community, the Lincoln Herald will be continually posting articles about Holiday season events.  We'll update the information as more details become available.  Hopefully, these articles will help readers to enjoy the Holiday season more.
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Gaston College Lincoln Campus To Have Resource Fair
The fair on Nov. 14 will feature booths and displays that represent various community resources, college services and programs that can provide assistance, advice, support and counseling.
Sunday, November 11, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library November 12-17
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. All Branches will be closed Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Jack Tatum: From Crouse To NFL Star
Lincoln County historian Richard Smith along with CCHPP members, will share with the group the research and process involved in the recent discovery that Oakland Raiders star Jack Tatum was born in Crouse, N.C. and resided in the community with his family and grandparents until the age of six.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Our Community, Our Heritage Festival Nov. 10
The Lincoln County Public Library along with local historians, the State Library and State Archives will host a full day of workshops focusing on genealogy and local history on Saturday, November 10 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Public Input Invited On Hazard Mitigation Plan
A meeting will be held Thursday (Nov. 15th) to gather public input for a Hazard Mitigation Plan for Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Frosty Farm Tour
A successful farm tour during the Summer introduced a lot of eastern Lincoln County residents to the rural areas of the county and the farm scene.  Another tour is planned for the second Saturday in December.  It's called the Frosty Farm Tour.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Veterans Day Weekend Events
A parade, a Culture Crawl, a Christmas Open House shopping event, and a Cruise-In are all a part of what's happening this weekend, as well as other area events.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart for National Adoption Weekend.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christmas Is A-Comin'
The first Christmas parade in our area is a week from this Friday, and with Thanksgiving coming early this year (Nov. 22nd), the Lincolnton parade is only two weeks from this Sunday.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Concert Association Presents Legacy of Motown Revue
The Lincoln County Concert Association will present the Legacy of Motown Revue Sunday November 11th at 3 PM at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Historians To Present Programs On Slavery
Two local historians will present programs on slavery, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Battleground Park, the historic site of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill, in Lincolnton. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. 
Sunday, November 4, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library November 5-10
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Adult Writer’s Club, Book Club, Crochet/Knitting Club, Lego Free Build, Adult Gaming, Maker’s Club, Junior Writing Club, and a Genealogy and History Festival.
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Vanessa's Help For The Homeless Drive
Vanessa is a 7th grader at Lincolnton Middle School who in recent months has become more aware and concerned with the growing number of homeless people in our community. She has started a local drive for items to be given out just before Thanksgiving to folks at the Hesed House.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

GFD Presents Firefighter Jenkins With Sandy Powell Memorial Award
The Gastonia Fire Department would like to recognize Firefighter Dalton Jenkins on receiving the Sandy Powell Memorial Award at the North Carolina State Breathing Equipment School.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

DOT Offers Concrete Field Testing Certification
Your future could be quite literally set in stone. Or in concrete, in this case. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (or NCDOT) is providing training and testing that enables civil engineering technology students at Gaston College to earn top-grade certification as a concrete field testing technician.
Friday, November 2, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Cleveland-Gaston-Lincoln Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Public Meeting
Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln counties are working together to update the regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Natural disasters in our area are inevitably going to occur; however, the purpose of this plan is to assess our community’s natural hazard risks and determine how to lessen our vulnerability when disaster strikes.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Applications Being Accepted For Stoudemire Scholarship
The Stoudemire scholarship provides assistance to support education, preferentially, to students planning to study in areas directly related to the work of Cooperative Extension:  including agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, forestry, youth development.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Daylight Time Ends This Weekend
As we go from Eastern Daylight Time to Eastern Standard Time this weekend, it's a good idea to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms.  It could save your life.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Halloween
There were Halloween celebrations a-plenty Wednesday night.  The weather couldn't have been better for the trick-or-treaters.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Register Now For The Crouse FD Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Parade
At 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 the Crouse Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring their 5th Annual Community Christmas Parade in Downtown Crouse, N.C. Entry forms available at the Crouse Fire Department, Crouse Post Office, Mem’ry Lane Antiques & Finds or at the Crouse Community History & Photo Project Office.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Weekend Events
As the clock switches from Daylight to Standard time Sunday morning, the events take on more of a Fall and Holiday flavor.  Here are some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Daylight Saving Time 2018 Ends Nov. 4
If you have a Smartphone you won’t have to worry about setting your clock back one hour Saturday night when you go to bed. But, if you still have an analog clock or watch you will have to manually set your timepiece.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Halloween Stories
Lincoln County has its fair share of ghost stories, making it a popular destination for paranormal investigators, First in Fright, as of late. Here are a few residents’ most memorable ghost experiences. Happy Halloween!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Someone's Having A Birthday Today!
Today is Jay Delllinger's birthday! Put a smile on his face today!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Couple Celebrates 55th Wedding Anniversary
Dr. and Mrs. A.M. (Bud) Black of Crouse celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on October 27, 2018 at a dinner in the Crouse United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For November
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in November, including cooking classes and musical performances. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

LC Public Library Events Oct. 29 - Nov. 3
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including three events Oct. 29 with a movie, a hoot-a-nanny, and a hulla-boo-loo!
Monday, October 29, 2018

Move Halloween To Saturday?
Wednesday (Oct. 31st) is Halloween.  Many of the parties related to the holiday were held over the weekend.  Some believe the observance should be permanently moved to Saturday.
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Annual Craft Fair Is Nov. 3
It’s time once again for the annual Fall Craft Fair at Boger City UMC sponsored by the Extension and Community Association (or ECA). Some vendor spots still open!
Saturday, October 27, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Sheriff David Carpenter Offers Tips For A Safe Halloween
Soon our streets will be filled with little ghosts, goblins, and witches trick-or-treating this Halloween. “Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common sense practices can keep events safer and more fun,” said Sheriff David Carpenter of Lincoln County.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Get Your ECA Whole Apple Pies Before Saturday!
The ECA group is making Apple Pies again for the Apple Festival on Saturday, October 27. You can purchase one or more before Saturday by coming by the Extension Office today, October 25 or tomorrow, October 26 until 4:30 p.m. each day. All pies left will be sold at the Apple Festival on Saturday.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Gaston College Has Defensive Driving Course
Gaston College is offering a defensive driving course for eligible individuals who have been charged with a traffic violation, or for those who want to be re-familiarized with safe driving techniques. Also the college is offering a refresher course for nurses' aides.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival
The Catawba Valley Music Revival, Inc. (CVMR) hosted the 4th annual Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival which ran Thursday through Saturday, September 6-8 and attracted around two to three hundred people per day.
Sunday, September 9, 2012

North 321 VFD Community Yard Sale
Every year for 14 years on the second Saturday in May and September, North 321 VFD holds their community yard sale. 
Sunday, September 9, 2012


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