The Lincoln County landfill and convenience sites will be open. They close only four days of the year: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's Day. In Catawba County, the Blackburn landfill will be open. In Gaston County, it's a holiday, so keep your trash until Tuesday.
Libraries are closed today, but parks are open. The pool at Betty Ross Park doesn't open until Saturday (it's too cold to swim anyway). The Splash Pad at First Federal Park on N. Poplar Street is open--but it may be bit too cool for most kids (77 is the expected high temp).
Memorial Day observances include one on the Courtsquare in Lincolnton at 2 PM and one in the cemetery next to the Lutheran church in Stanley at 11:30 AM.
Not having access to the internet in 2021 is like not having a radio in the 1940s or a tv in the 1960s. More people get their news from the internet these days than from any other source. Far more people read news online than in print newspapers. The Lincoln Herald has been providing local news for Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston & Cleveland counties FREE online since 2012.