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Jackie D.

WLHS A.S.P.I.R.E Program Registration Now Open For Fall Session
Registration deadline is Monday, August 6 for the West Lincoln High School A.S.P.I.R.E. Fall Session. A.S.P.I.R.E., (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) is a 30-hour training course, with four (4) practice exams, offered by NC Cooperative Extension through NC State University.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

It's Time To Think About Back-To-School Shots
Catawba County Public Health reminds parents to go ahead and schedule visits to get vaccinations out of the way before school starts.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Teen Idols Program Coming To Local Libraries
Tammy Wilson of Newton will present an illustrated talk, “She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols,” at local Catawba County libraries.
Friday, July 20, 2018

Comic-Con Happens Saturday At LHS
Like comic books, super heroes, sci-fi?  Lincolnton's 2nd official Comic-Con happens this Saturday at Lincolnton High School, and it's going to be a blast!
Friday, July 20, 2018

Public To Provide Input On Proposed Road Improvement Projects In Gaston County
Planning is underway to widen two miles of N.C. 279 between north of Robinson-Clemmer Road and North Gaston Street, along with proposed changes to the intersection of N.C. 279 at N.C. 275 in Dallas.
Friday, July 20, 2018

Catawba County Library Forges Partnerships To Expand Access To The Arts
As a new showcase for the arts, the Library has sought out partnerships with local artists and arts organizations to provide residents with meaningful arts experiences and hands-on arts training.
Friday, July 20, 2018

Weekend Events
This will be a busy summer weekend:  there's a play at the Citizens Center, Comic-Con at LHS, a celebration at the Animal Shelter, and fireworks in Ranlo--among the other events.
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Crabb Concert Will Benefit Hesed House Of Hope
A Kentucky-born gospel singer, Crabb has become a huge star in gospel circles over the past decade. The event is coming up Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Charlotte Artist & Illustrator To Appear At Comic Con July 21
John Hairston Jr., a Charlotte native and art teacher at UNC Charlotte, will have his works at the second annual ‘Be A Hero’ Lincolnton Comic Con which benefits Communities in Schools. Hairston was recently commissioned to paint two portraits that hang in the new CIS location.
Thursday, July 19, 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.  Here are the ones we've selected as our Pets of the Week.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

"Stuff The Bus"
It began two decades ago in some parts of the country as a cooperative effort between United Way organizations and Walmart stores. Now the effort to provide school supplies for children whose families might not be able to afford everything they need and for classroom teachers who have too often had to buy supplies themselves has grown to a much larger community effort.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kathy Bosiak Returns From Germany
Lincolnton High School science teacher Kathy Bosiak just got back from another big trip. Bosiak is well known for her educational trips abroad, including to Britain, New Zealand and elsewhere. This time, she travelled to Germany in connection with STEM.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas Miracles In July At ELHS July 28
The Christmas Miracles In July will give area residents the opportunity to help support the lifesaving mission of one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. To be held at East Lincoln High School the event will be an all-day outdoor event from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 2018

LC Library Summer Learning Program Events July 16-21
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including a Magician Storyteller, 3-D Printing, Mineral Spa, Rock Star, Story Times, Rock Painting, Escape Room, Tech Rock, Family Art Class, Movie Day, Young Adult Writers and Crawdads Game Day!
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Gaston Together Facilitates Commissioners' School
Thirteen students spent a recent morning participating in a miniature version of a town hall community forum. Student participants represented Forestview, Stuart Cramer, Hunter Huss, North Gaston, East Gaston, Ashbrook, South Point, Highland, Gaston Day and Bessemer City high schools.
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Magician Storyteller Appearing July 16 For Library's Summer Learning Program
On Monday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. the Lincoln County Public Library will host Mr. Mark Daniel, an accomplished magician and storyteller. If you were to mix the voice of Andy Griffith, the laugh of Mister Rogers with a book lover, a storyteller, a puppeteer, a magician and dad, out would come Mark Daniel!
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dementia Safety Presentation At Senior Center
Do you know someone suffering from dementia? Perhaps you have a family member or another loved one who is afflicted by this sad condition. If so, you’ll want to come by  Lincoln County Senior Services, this Tuesday, July 17, at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, July 13, 2018

WLON Adds Low Power FM Frequency
WLON Radio, Lincolnton's local radio station, has added a low power FM frequency to its broadcasts.  The station, 1050 on the AM dial, now simulcasts on FM frequency 107.5.
Friday, July 13, 2018

Pottery Market Happens Friday Evening & Saturday
It was begun in 2013.  This year's 6th annual Mid-Year Pottery Market at the Lincoln Cultural Center this Friday and Saturday carries on a tradition of pottery-making that dates back to before the founding of our nation.
Friday, July 13, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, July 13, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Cheddar is one lucky kitten! He was hit by a car and had some damage to his hips. Luckily, he found us and is now on the mend.
Friday, July 13, 2018

Percussion Experiences At Catawba County Libraries
The Catawba County Library System is offering percussion experiences to children and teens as part of its annual Summer Learning series. Leading the sessions is the Hickory Music Factory, a local organization that fosters creativity through music and seeks to empower young people through various types of music education programs.
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tobacco Use High Among Western NC High School Students
Western North Carolina high school tobacco use continues to climb, with youth use rising by 4.7 percent to 31.7 percent based on results of the 2017 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey, recently released by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Thursday, July 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, July 11, 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.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bluegrass Jam Every Tuesday At Senior Services
For some time now senior musicians from the area have gathered at Lincoln County Senior Services  every Tuesday morning to swap tunes, compare instruments, and entertain those who love to listen to Bluegrass.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LCSO Explorers Heading To 2018 National Conference
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 is preparing to head to Purdue University located in West Lafayette, Indiand July 16-21.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Gaston College Seeks Applicants For STEM-Related Scholarships
Students interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education are invited to apply for SPARC scholarships available at Gaston College. Biology majors are especially encouraged to apply. Friday, July 20, is the deadline to apply for priority consideration.
Monday, July 9, 2018

July 4th Celebration At Salem Industries
We reported on most of the area's July 4th celebrations--but we missed one.  It was the one held at Salem Industries on Salem Church Road.  Fortunately, United Way volunteer Kristi Spencer sent us some info.
Monday, July 9, 2018

Eat, Drink & Be Local In Catawba County
The 5th annual Eat, Drink and Be Local festival is scheduled to begin this Saturday (July 14th) in Catawba County.
Sunday, July 8, 2018

LC Library Events July 9-14
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including Adult Writers, Tech Rocks, Movie Screenings, Making the Band, VIP Lounge  and a Scooby Doo Movie Marathon!
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Adoptions At PetSmart Saturday
The Lincoln Herald has posted adoption articles including our Lincoln County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week plus articles about adoption events from Tri-County Animal Rescue held at the PetSmart in Gastonia.  Now, Saturdays are adoption day at the new PetSmart in Lincolnton.
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Catawba County Library Introduces Arts @ The Library
To celebrate the debut of Arts @ the Library, the Library will host an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the Main Library in Newton.
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Local Summer Day Camp Off To Good Start
This year’s summer day camp is going very well with field trips to the library, the movies and the pool. They’ve also had a blast at the themed Fridays, including Bike Day.
Friday, July 6, 2018

EL Historical Society Takes A Look Back At Camp Meeting Rules
Did you know at one time the Rock Springs Camp Meeting had a jail and that you could not sell anything near the campground?  On Monday, July 9 come hear Rev. Tony Matthews as he presents the code of conduct and rules over the years for the Camp Meeting.
Friday, July 6, 2018

Crouse Celebrates July 4th
The number of entries for the 26th annual July 4th Parade was outstanding! Many spectators lined the street with their families enjoying some good family fun.
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Little Miss Gastonia Pageant Winners Crowned For 2018
Eighteen girls participated in the 2018 Little Miss Gastonia Pageant held on Sunday, June 10 at Stuart W. Cramer High School.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Westport Celebrates America's Birthday
The 4th of July parade at Westport has become a tradition for the Lake Norman community.
Wednesday, July 4, 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.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library July 2-7
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. The library will be closed Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday. Movie screenings, book clubs, crochet/knitting club, young adult writers and more!
Sunday, July 1, 2018

26th Annual Crouse July 4th Parade, Good Old Fashioned Fun!
If you are looking for good old fashioned family fun, we think you will find nothing better than visiting downtown Crouse for the 4th of July Parade at 4 p.m. on Wednesday July 4th. Rain or Shine.
Sunday, July 1, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, June 29, 2018

Alex Secrest Recognized By Farm Bureau
He was honored for completing the North Carolina Farm Bureau Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders program that is run through N.C. A&T University.
Friday, June 29, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Judy is a beauty! Those large green eyes have everyone falling in love with her.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Weekend Events
The celebration of America's birthday isn't just on the 4th of July--there are celebrations that begin this weekend.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Green Bean Players To Perform Cinderella At Catawba Library Branches
The Catawba County Library System is pleased to welcome the Green Bean Players, the Green Room Community Theatre’s traveling troupe, to perform at all seven library locations as part of its Summer Learning curriculum with the first performance June 28 at the Newton Branch.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

HAM Radio Holds Field Day
Long before Citizens Band (CB) radio became a fad, decades before cell phones, everyday people were able to use radio to communicate with others.  HAM radio, as it's commonly called, is not only a hobby for many who use it to communicate over long distances; it has also been a valuable resource in times of disasters like hurricanes and floods.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

United Way Day Of Action Is Aug. 23
Save this important date to help with some needy work at the Oak Lawn Community Center, and afterwards enjoy a hot dog supper and live music. Volunteers are encouraged to register on the United Way website.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For July
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Wednesday, June 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, 3698 East Franklin Boulevard, this Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday noon to 6 p.m.  Here are the ones we've selected as our Pets of the Week.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Visiting The Mountains For The 4th
If you are staying at home for the week of the 4th, you may want to take a day trip (or perhaps a couple of days) to visit the North Carolina mountains.  It's cooler than the beach (most of the time) and it's closer.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Senior Center Building Closed Thursday & Friday
The Lincoln County Senior Center (located at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College on S. Academy St.) will be closed this Thursday and Friday (June 28-29) for maintenance.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Dr. Sandra Andrews Retiring Thursday
For the last five years, Dr. Sandra Andrews has been the Director of Instructional Technology/Media Services and Public Information Officer for the Lincoln County Schools. Come Thursday (June 28th), she'll be retiring.
Monday, June 25, 2018

Happening This Week
This is the week BEFORE the 4th... there are celebrations of America's birthday that will be happening this week, too.  Here's a list of some of the area events in the week ahead.
Sunday, June 24, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library June 25-30
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including Dancing Stories – part of the Summer Learning Program for Libraries Rock, movie screenings, book clubs, escape rooms, Lego Challenge and more!
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Library To Host Dancing Stories Program June 25 With Actress April Turner
April C. Turner is an accomplished writer, actress and theatre producer. Ms. Turner’s residencies, workshops and theatrical innovations have made her a favorite among community centers, schools and cultural organizations nationwide.
Friday, June 22, 2018

Hickory High Juniorettes Deliver Blankets to CAPC
The Hickory High Juniorettes recently donated blankets to the Children's Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County.
Friday, June 22, 2018

Weekend Events
This is the first weekend of Summer!  The season actually began on Thursday.  Starting next weekend, we'll be enjoying Independence Day celebrations, but there are some things happening this weekend.  Here's information about some of them.
Friday, June 22, 2018

Help Support Project Frontlines
Heath House in Lincolnton is collecting items for care packages to be sent to a 26-member platoon as part of the Adopt A US Soldier Program. 
Friday, June 22, 2018

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

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Just like the name suggests, Earl is a handsome and regal dog who is looking to become a part of someone's family.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Western Piedmont Symphony Society Weekend Events
The Western Piedmont Symphony Society has two events for music lovers this weekend--a Saturday evening fundraiser and a FREE Sunday evening concert.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue will be at the Gastonia PetSmart this Friday evening 6-9 and Saturday afternoon 12-6 with adoptable pets who need a 'forever' home.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NCDOT Holds Public Comment Meeting In Maiden
The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation will hold a drop-in meeting at the Maiden Town Hall Monday (June 25th) to receive public comments on the proposed highway projects for the next decade (2020-2029) in Division 12.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cherryville Fourth Of July Celebration Includes Beauty Pageant
The Miss Fourth of July Pageant will be held on Tuesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building. Girls ages 0-18 years from Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, and surrounding counties may enter the pageant.
Monday, June 18, 2018

Smithsonian Exhibit Travels To Catawba County History Museum
The Historical Association of Catawba County has been selected to host the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, “The Way We Worked,” as part of the Museum on Main Street (MoMS) project – a partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.
Monday, June 18, 2018

LCSS Suicide Awareness Program June 19
Unfortunately, the topic of suicide has been more prevalent in our society lately. This program will discuss the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) approach if someone talks to you about thoughts of suicide.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library June 18-23
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including Snakes Alive – part of the Summer Learning Program for Libraries Rock!
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Weekend Events
Sunday is Father's Day; that means lots of folks will be having a cookout.  There are other things happening this Saturday and Sunday and here's a list of some of them.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Catawba County Dumpster Art Project Unveiled To Community
The Dumpster Art Project invited local artists to transform two Republic Services eight-yard dumpsters into public pieces of art.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bulow Bowman Awards Scholarships
The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund has announced its 2018 undergraduate scholarship awards to Kylie Dugan and Katherine Clements.
Saturday, June 16, 2018

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

Girl Scout Council Honors Girls With Highest Awards
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) is proud to announce it had 65 girls earn the Girl Scout Gold Award and 302 girls earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the two highest awards in Girl Scouting, during the 2017-18 troop year.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Events This Weekend
Sunday is Father's Day; that means lots of folks will be having a cookout.  There are other things happening this Thursday-Friday-Saturday and Sunday and here's a list of some of them.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Schiele Museum Programs at Catawba County Libraries
The Catawba County Public Library is excited to bring the Schiele Museum back to all seven of its locations this summer.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market Now Open
The Catawba County Public Health Farmer's Market is now open every Thursday for the summer season in the Public Health parking lot at 3070 11th Ave. SE in Hickory.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

TCAR 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, 3698 East Franklin Boulevard, this Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday noon to 6 pm.  Here are the ones we've selected as our Pets of the Week.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Community Involvement Meeting June 19
A community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department at 3956 N. NC 16 Business Hwy., Denver, NC for a rezoning request on Kidville Road.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Newton Writer Edits Book On Teen Idols
Local columnist Tammy Wilson is helping to rock the pop culture world with a new book: Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Barrie Howard Performs As Mark Twain June 14
On Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. Barrie Howard, professional actor and musician, will perform as “Mark Twain” at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton, N.C. This is a free event and is suitable for all ages.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lincolnton Police Announce New Volunteer Program
Lincolnton Police Chief Rodney Jordan is hoping to involve volunteers in a new program to help police by being 'another set of eyes' in the community.  It's called C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol) and Jordan hopes to have it underway by this Fall.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Battle Celebration Over, Play Continues Next Two Weekends
The annual celebration of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill ended Sunday, but the play about the battle, "Thunder Over Carolina," will continue next weekend and the weekend after that at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jon Sundell Visits Catawba County Libraries This Week
Jon Sundell plays multiple musical instruments, converses with his puppet friend Señor Gomez in English and Spanish, tells wonderful stories that children of all ages enjoy--and Jon will be at Catawba County libraries this week.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library June 11-16
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including the Summer Learning Kick-Off Party for Libraries Rock!
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Graduation Day All Over
It was graduation day all over.  Some schools had theirs on Friday night, but most area high schools held their graduations on Saturday (June 9th).
Saturday, June 9, 2018

History Program at Mundy House Postponed
A program about historical figure Joseph Graham that had been scheduled for Monday (June 11th) has been postponed two weeks until Monday June 25th.  It will be presented at 6 PM that evening at Munday House on highway 16-business north of Denver.
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Battle of Ramsour's Mill Celebration Continues Sunday
The annual celebration of the Revolutionary War Battle of Ramsour's Mill continues through Sunday.  The event includes battle re-enactments at the battleground on Jeb Seagle Drive near Kiser School.  The first performance of the play "Thunder Over Carolina" which commemorates the battle will be Sunday afternoon at the Cultural Center.

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Hunk! Meet him in person and you will understand how he got his name!
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Splash Pads Now Open At Local Parks
Both Lincoln County Parks and Recreation splash pads are now open seven days a week, weather permitting. In other news, the Lincoln County Senior Games are now officially wrapped up with more than 115 people participating.
Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 Summer Feeding Program Open Sites
Lincoln County Child Nutrition will be offering free breakfasts and lunches throughout the county for children eighteen years of age and younger. All Sites are closed July 4, 2018.
Friday, June 8, 2018

General Joseph Graham: Lincoln County's Finest!
Jessica Cottle from Davidson College’s Archives Department will speak about Joseph Graham at the Mundy House and History Center of Eastern Lincoln County on Monday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 8, 2018

What's Happening This Weekend
This is the weekend for the Battle of Ramsaur's Mill events.  It's also the weekend for Hog Happenin'--but this year, that event is in Catawba County instead of Lincolnton. It's also graduation weekend for the Lincoln County Schools. Here's information about what's happening this weekend.

Fun in the Summer Sun
The pool at Betty Ross Park on S. Madison St. in Lincolnton will open this Saturday for the Summer season.  The splash pads at First Federal Park, West Lincoln Park and Beattys Ford Park are all open.  So it's time to have some fun in the sun!
Thursday, June 7, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
If you are looking for a job, there are many available.  To be referred for any of the jobs currently listed with the NC Works office on N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, you must be registered with them.  Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration.
Thursday, June 7, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
These are the Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets of the Week.  See them this Friday or Saturday at the Gastonia PetSmart on E. Franklin Blvd.
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ray, Sadowski Named to Dean's List
Two students from our area have been named to the Dean's List for Spring 2018 at East Tennessee State University.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

On the Road Again
Ever thought about becoming a professional truck driver?  Gaston College has a course that can open the way for a rewarding career.  A July orientation session will be followed by a course starting in August that you can complete by October.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Local Historian To Present Program On Pioneer Aviator
It is time to make plans to attend the Crouse Community History & Photo Project monthly meeting with guest speaker Steve Bailey who will present a program on pioneer aviator Andrew Lewis Anthony.  Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 12 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Patriotic Concert Tuesday Evening in Hickory
A concert of patriotic music is planned by a trio of musicians in downtown Hickory Tuesday evening (June 5th), and for a change, there's no rain the weather forecast.
Monday, June 4, 2018

Lincoln County Volunteer Receives Girl Scout Award
Lisa Taylor of Denver was recently honored during the annual adult awards recognition ceremony as part of the 2018 GSCP2P Annual Meeting in Statesville.
Monday, June 4, 2018

Mcpherson Celebrates 50 Years At Gaston Skills
Linda McPherson has spent 50 years with Gaston Skills, Inc., improving the quality of life for so many people. When McPherson walked into Gaston Skills (or GSI) to begin her new venture half a century ago, she did not know it was the beginning of a new life.
Monday, June 4, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For June
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in June including Father’s Day celebrations and musical performances. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Sunday, June 3, 2018

L-R Announces Dean's List, President's List
Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the University’s Dean's List and President's List for Spring 2018, students whose academic achievements deserve special recognition.
Sunday, June 3, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed.
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Gaston College: For the Training You Need
Gaston College is a great place to begin post-secondary education.  Students can save a lot of money studying while living at home before heading off to a four-year school.  It's also a great resource for training for adults who want to expand their opportunities.
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Hugo Visits Battleground
Hugo, the Charlotte Hornets mascot, visited Battleground School Friday (June 1st) to join in the celebration of the school's reading program for the 2017-2018 school year.  Over 50 students got a free book as a reward for their accomplishments.
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Gaston County Schools Will Graduate Over 2,000
Graduation for Gaston County Schools is Saturday, June 9th.
Saturday, June 2, 2018

"Medicare 101" Seminar Is June 18
Register for upcoming events with Lincoln County Senior Services – June 6 is a free therapeutic massage class, June 18 a free Medicare seminar and a suicide awareness program is June 19.
Friday, June 1, 2018

Events This Weekend
A thundershower postponed the beginning of Lincolnton's Alive After Five Thursday night, but the event went well once the rain subsided.  The chance of rain still exists--but is much less over the weekend.  Here's a list of some of the events happening in our area.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

North Lincoln Sports Boosters Award Scholarhips
The North Lincoln High School Sports Boosters announced winners of $4,000 in scholarshps on Wednesday (May 30th).
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Weekend Events
Again this week, the big question for most outdoor events is the weather.  As of 2 PM Thursday, the Alive After Five Concert was still scheduled for its regular location, E. Main St. at the Courtsquare.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Trail Expansion Grants Announced
The Carolina Thread Trail Board of Governors has announced awards to several cities and organizations that will help pay for improvements and expansions to the trail system.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Gaston College Offers E-Notary Class
Those who have already completed the class and become a licensed Notary Public may want to become certified as Electronic Notaries.  Gaston College has a one-day course that can get you ready.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

First Alive After Five Of 2018 Thursday
The first Alive After Five concert in downtown Lincolnton is scheduled for this Thursday night.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Nurse Aide Classes at Gaston College
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) courses at Gaston College can prepare students for a healthcare services career.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for many.  Here's a list of activities in our area this weekend and Memorial Day (Monday).
Friday, May 25, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Tucker is quite magical and looking for his special, forever home. He was a street kitty who has quickly become accustomed to the comforts of indoors. 
Friday, May 25, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Little Miss Lincoln County Crowns New Court
Winners were crowned Sunday (May 20th) in the Little Miss Lincoln County contest.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Denver Defense Hobbles Back
When one of the partners made an abrupt departure, Denver Defense had to close its doors last week.  While things are totally back to 'normal,' the range will be open again Friday.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Rebel Navy" Earns Distinguished Unit Award
The West Lincoln "Rebel Navy" NJROTC unit has been designated a Distinguished Unit for the seventh consecutive year.  The announcement came during the annual Blue/Gold Award Ceremony last Saturday (May 19th).
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for many.  Here's a list of activities in our area this weekend and Memorial Day (Monday).
Thursday, May 24, 2018

About That Memorial Day Cookout
Memorial Day trails only the 4th of July as a popular day for cooking outside in America.  Labor Day is #3, Father's Day is #4 and Mother's Day is #5.  If you're planning on hot dogs, hamburgers or steaks this Memorial Day, here are some tips from the NC State Cooperative Extension Service.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue is looking for homes for these two Pets of the Week this week.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer Boating Season Begins
Next Monday is Memorial Day.  For many, it's the start of the summer boating season.  Before you put your boat in the water, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reminds that you need to make sure it's ready.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

United Way--It's More Than Most Knew
The United Way of Lincoln County held its annual meeting at the Lincoln Cultural Center earlier this month--announcing that the 2017-2018 goal had been reached and exceeded.  The final tablulation showed an even more successful year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Adoption/Foster Information Meeting Set for June 12th
Family Builders of Catawba Valley invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend the resource family information meeting 6:00-7:30 PM Tuesday, June 12th, at the Family Services Center, 3050 11th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory (behind Catawba Valley Medical Center). 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Saine To Host Memorial Day Weekend Blood Drive
Chloe Saine, a West Lincoln senior who is a member of the Lincoln County Student Advisory Council, will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday (May 27th) at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Catawba County Library Kicks Off Summer Learning Activities
This month, the Catawba County Library kicks off its annual Summer Learning celebration! Boasting a double focus of reading rigor and hands-on learning opportunities, the program seeks to bridge academic years with events designed to help students of all ages maintain skills throughout the summer.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Schools Hold Retirement Dinner
Lincoln County Schools held their annual Retirement Dinner last Thursday (May 17th) at Lincolnton Middle School, saying goodbye to 21 educators who are retiring after this school year.
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Catawba County Lions Hold Freedom Ride
Catawba County Lions will hold their 4th annual Lions Prowl Freedom Ride for motorcyclists this Saturday (May 26th) raise money for the NC Lions Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament at Nags Head, Camp Dogwood and other Lions Club charities. 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Saturday & Sunday Events (Updated)
Outdoor events scheduled for this weekend face the possibility of being rained out. Watch for updates on any you may plan to attend.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area this weekend.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

DKG Initiates New Officers; Awards Scholarships
The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma celebrated its 8th birthday on Thursday, May 10 at Boger City Methodist Church, with the announcement of scholarship winners and initiation of new officers.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Registration Open for L-R Summer Music Program
Registration is now open for Lenoir-Rhyne University’s sixth annual Summer Youth Music Band Camp for middle and high school band students.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake Hickory Sunset Cruise Postponed
The bad news is that due to the rainy weather, the Western Piedmont Symphony Society has had to postpone its Sunset Cruise on Lake Hickory that had been scheduled for this Friday evening (May 18th) until Friday June 1st.  The good news is that for those who were unable to participate this week, reservations are being accepted for the new date.
Friday, May 18, 2018

News From Lincoln County Christian Ministry
The postal workers "Stamp Out Hunger" drive last Saturday (May 12th) was a big success, but Lincoln County Christian Ministry still has needs in its effort to serve the hungry in our community.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Weekend Events
Outdoor events scheduled for this weekend face the possibility of being rained out. Watch for updates on any you may plan to attend.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area this weekend.
Friday, May 18, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Thursday, May 17, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Rufus is a fun loving – never met a stranger type of fella. He really enjoys being active, so if you are an outdoorsy person, Rufus is game!
Thursday, May 17, 2018

4-H Camps Coming Soon
With summer fast approaching, now is the time to enroll your kids in local 4-H camps.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

TCAR Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue is looking for homes for these three Pets of the Week this week.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Firmly Rooted Exhibition At Gallery 27
The “Firmly Rooted” exhibition will run May 19-Aug. 31 at Gallery 27. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The exhibit features the works of Stacey Pilkington Smith and Liz McKay.
Monday, May 14, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library May 14-19
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Monday, May 14, 2018

Lenoir-Rhyne University Names New Provost
Lenoir-Rhyne University has named Gary Johnson, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. In addition to his duties as provost, Johnson will be appointed to the rank of professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at LR. He will assume his new role in June.
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Prepare for ASQ Certification at Gaston College
Quality professionals who seek CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) or CQT (Certified Quality Technician) certification from the American Society for Quality can take refresher courses offered by Gaston College Center for Workforce Excellence. The courses prepare students for the ASQ examinations.
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Older Americans Month Celebration May 25th
May is Older Americans Month, and Lincoln County Senior Services will be celebrating with a picnic and other activities at Betty Ross Park on Friday May 25th.
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Girsh Overcomes Obstacles to Earn Two Degrees
When Gaston College held its graduation ceremony at Bojangles' Coliseum on Friday, David Girsch was awarded two associate degrees.
Friday, May 11, 2018

ACLC Student Art Show
The artworks of students in the Lincoln County Schools will be on display until the end of the month at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week
This week has been Teacher Appreciation Week.  The Lincoln County Schools held their annual "Of the Year" awards event Wednesday (May 9th) at the Citizens Center.  The Lincoln Herald asked readers for thoughts on favorite teachers who had influenced their lives.  Here's what some of those who responded had to say.
Friday, May 11, 2018

Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday
The National Letter Carriers Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger happens this Saturday.  The folks who deliver your mail will be picking up bags of non-perishable food items to help local charities who feed the hungry.  Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is one of those who'll receive some of what is collected.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

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

Weekend Events
The big event of this weekend is, of course, Mother's Day.  We hope you have bought your mother a nice gift--and more important--that you'll spend some time with her.  Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Heaven Brown Completes Scholars of Global Distinction
Heaven Brown, who will earn her Associate of Arts degree when she graduates from Gaston College Friday (May 11th), has completed all the requirements of the College’s Scholars of Global Distinction initiative.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue's Pets of the Week are these two boxer mix pups named Nova and Chevy.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pinning Ceremony Honors Medical Assisting Graduates
Seventeen Medical Assisting students at Gaston College who will graduate Friday were honored in a pinning ceremony Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Catawba County Honors New Members of Quarter Century Club
Five Catawba County  employees with 25 or more years of service were honored May 4th at the annual Quarter Century Club luncheon at Catawba Country Club.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Brandon Hunt Graduates Friday
Brandon Hunt will get his degree from Gaston College on Friday, but what he's learned there has already turned into a career.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

They're Back!
There are a lot of "old wives tales" about how to get rid of fire ants.  Unfortunately, they are mostly useless and do little to solve the problem.  Some can even make it worse.
Monday, May 7, 2018

Special Olympics Celebrates 50th Birthday
Friday April 27th was a special day--it was the day for the Special Olympics of Lincoln County Spring games at Lincolnton High School stadium.
Monday, May 7, 2018

Commercial Printing Co. Marks 60 Years in Business
Commercial Printing Company on N. Aspen Street recently marked its 60th anniversary.
Sunday, May 6, 2018

LHS JROTC Awarded 2017-2018 Distinguished Unit Award
The Lincolnton High School Air Force JROTC unit has been selected for a Distinguished Unit Award.
Sunday, May 6, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library May 7-13
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, May 6, 2018

4-H News
Members of the 4-H Haywires Electric Club  will be building Moxon antennas for Gaston Ham Radio when they meet Tuesday evening at the Citizens Center.
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Environmental News
The Catawba Lands Conservancy has announced a newly protected area along Forney Creek in eastern Lincoln County has extended the Carolina Thread Trail another half mile.  The CLC says it now needs help to preserve habitat for a threatened species of turtle.
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tomato Growers Offer Scholarship
The North Carolina Tomato Growers Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the coming school year. 
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mt. Holly Springfest
Mt. Holly held its Springfest Saturday (May 5th).  It's just one of many area events that are happening this month.
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Links to Success Students to Participate in Commencement
Eight students who participated in Gaston College's Gaston Links to Success program will be a part of the college's commencement ceremony this coming Friday.  
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Weekend Events
This Saturday is the last day of Early Voting.  You have until 1 PM to vote in most counties including Lincoln.  The Lincolnton Relay for Life is set for this Saturday night.  Earlier in the day, it's Safe Kids Day at the Y.  Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

This Weekend
Saturday is Cinco de Mayo.  It's also the day for the Kentucky Derby.  Here's a look at some of the events happening in our area this first weekend in May.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Small Town Girls With BIG Dreams Spring Craft Show Saturday
The craft show is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church located at 1982 Salem Church Road, Lincolnton.  Concessions (hot dogs, chips and drinks) will also be sold.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

TED-Ed
Hopefully most readers are at least somewhat familiar with TED talks.  You may have seen them on YouTube--or you may have come across them while surfing the internet.  Some are interesting, some entertaining, some thought-provoking.  The idea behind TED talks has spread--and now includes an off-shoot called TED-Ed.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Relay
Businesses around Lincolnton have been decorating in purple in preparation for this Saturday's Lincolnton Relay for Life event.  It will be held at Lincolnton High School stadium Saturday night.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Safe Kids Day Saturday At Y
The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host Safe Kids Day this Saturday.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Gaston College Annual Health Fair May 3
The annual Gaston College Health Fair promotes health, wellness, fitness and nutrition, and features a variety of health assessments and services, interactive exhibits, free samples, and other activities. 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Community Meeting On Proposed Expansion Of Combustion-Turbine Plant
A community involvement meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Road, Denver, N.C., to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This Week In Our Area
Say goodbye to April and hello to May.  Those April showers may bring May flowers--and lots of activities in our area.  Here's a list of some of the things that are happening this week.
Sunday, April 29, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library April 30 - May 5
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Registered Environmental Health Specialist Week Proclaimed
Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April 22-April 28 as Registered Environmental Health Specialist Week in North Carolina to recognize their contribution to public health and improving the quality of life in local communities.
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mikey Ross Dead At 39
Lincolnton lost one of its most beloved local figures on Wednesday who loved people and life. He loved the Carolina Tarheels, supported cancer walk-a-thons and was involved in his community. He also had an infectious smile that could light up a whole room.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Busy Weekend
The Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest is just one of the events happening this weekend in our area.  Here's a list of some of what's happening.
Friday, April 27, 2018

NC Works Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, April 27, 2018

Help Small Town Cheer Team With Big Dreams
The Odyssey Cheerleaders are raising money to travel to the SUPER BOWL of cheer competitions in Florida with a huge yard and bake sale this Saturday.
Friday, April 27, 2018

WCU College Of Fine & Performing Arts Announces Scholarships
Mark Adrian Vollmer of Lincolnton, a WCU junior majoring in commercial and electronic music, received the Music Department Scholarship.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Art Of Storytelling With Darion McCloud April 27
Join the Gaston County Museum and the Dallas Branch Library for a family friendly performance of traditional African American storytelling and folktales by Darion McCloud on Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Weekend Events
This last weekend of April is filled with things to see and do.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this 6-month-old Terrier mix named Lilly.  She weighs about 20-25 pounds. Lilly is good with everyone including other pets.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Food, Wine & Brew Fest Set For Saturday
The much talked-about Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest happens this Saturday in downtown Lincolnton.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For May
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in May including Mother’s Day celebrations and cookouts. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or better is invited to join Seniors Morning Out Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Least Of These Carolinas Celebrates Grand Opening
LOTC began in March of 2013 with the intent to take care of children in foster care. This was birthed in the hearts of two foster moms who wanted to do more for the children forgotten by today’s society. The founders soon discovered there was a lot to do!  The goal of Least of These Carolinas is to begin to restore hope to these children.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Girls Win Crowns In Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant
Nineteen girls participated in the annual Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant held on Friday, April 13 at the Cherryville Community Building.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Happy 100th Birthday Pansy!
Pansy Tallent  Ritchie celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, April 8 with family and friends in the Crouse United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cut-A-Thon To Benefit April Wellman
An April 28 “cut-a-thon” will benefit local hairstylist April Wellman to help defray her medical expenses in her battle with cancer. You can also enjoy hot dogs, hamburger sandwiches, fried pickles, cold drinks, bingo games and a silent auction. There will be a drawing for a cooler.
Tuesday, April 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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