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Boo! It's Halloween
Halloween happens Saturday.  It's likely to be quite different for most this year because of the pandemic.
Friday, October 30, 2020

Rabies Update
A rabid skunk found near Grover is the second case of rabies in wild animals in Cleveland County so far this year.  
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween Happenings
Great Pumpkin StoryWalk, Virtual Campfire Tales, Lots of Trunk-or-Treats including drive-thru, a Virtual SpookTacular and more. We add additional events as they become available to us.
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Daylight Saving Time 2020 Ends Nov. 1
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, October 29, 2020

GCM Launches Virtual Día de Muertos Celebration
Spotlighting arts, history, and Latinx culture, the Gaston County Museum has worked with a dedicated panel to provide a free and accessible resource for Día de Muertos 2020 October 31 - November 2.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed.  HOWEVER, we will be in PetSmart this Saturday with our pets from noon to 4 p.m.  Please come out and visit!
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Community Involvement Meeting, Nov. 5
A community involvement meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5 in the lobby of the James W. Warren Citizens Center to provide information about the proposal to rezone 27 acres to permit a land-clearing and inert debris landfill with a disposal area two acres in size east of Camp Creek Road.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Habitat Groundbreaking In Stanley
Gaston County Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking for another Habitat home two weeks ago on Farmington Drive.  The home will be built in the Springfield community, about  7/10ths of a mile past Springfield School, just off the Stanley-Dallas Highway.
Monday, October 26, 2020

Medicare Beneficiaries Reminded To Compare Plans During Open Enrollment
Get one-on-one help from your local SHIIP office by calling Lincoln County Senior Services at 704-732-9053. The Open Enrollment Period began on Oct. 15, 2020. Changes must be made by Dec. 7, 2020 to guarantee your coverage will begin without interruption on Jan. 1, 2021.
Monday, October 26, 2020

Honoring A Fallen Marine
A fallen soldier was honored by the naming of a bridge in his honor last week in Stanley.
Monday, October 26, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablet Distribution
Lincoln County will not be a part of a potassium iodide distribution this Saturday.  A press release issued by Mecklenburg County earlier this week gave that impression.  Lincoln County residents who want to receive new KI tablets can pick them up at the Shanklin Library or Health Dept. beginning Monday.
Friday, October 23, 2020

What's Happening
Cherryville will have a Halloween Parade this Friday evening.  It's just one of the events happening in our area.
Friday, October 23, 2020

Trunk-Or-Treats, Virtual Events & More!
Great Pumpkin StoryWalk, Virtual Campfire Tales, Lots of Trunk-or-Treats including drive-thru, a Virtual SpookTacular and more. We add additional events as they become available to us.
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Election Update
As important as the elections for President, US Senate, Governor, and multiple other statewide offices may be, the races on the back of the ballot are also important.  One of them is the election of four of the seven members of the Lincoln County Board of Education.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Paul Rhyne Art Exhibition Coming Soon
Paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, printmaking and fiber works are eligible for the exhibition. Entries will be accepted at the cultural center Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; and Oct. 26, 2-5 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Apps Taken Now For "CARES" Arts Grants
The North Carolina General Assembly recently designated some $9.4 million in federal “CARES Act” funds for arts councils and arts organizations to mitigate business disruptions caused by COVID-19 between March 1 and Dec. 30.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Gaston College Nursing Programs Recognized
Associate degree and practical nursing programs among NC’s top 10
Monday, October 19, 2020

YMCA Challenges Members To Get Back In Shape
Local YMCA’s are amongst establishments slowly returning to an approximation of normal hours. The COVID crisis initially shut down the YMCA’s a few months back. But now, they’re reopening, and they want to help you shed those pounds you may have gained during the lockdown.
Monday, October 19, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, October 18, 2020

It's Fall, Y'all!
This weekend is supposed to be the peak weekend for Fall color in the North Carolina mountains.  Photographer Bill Ward from Stanley decided it was a perfect time to take a hike (and some photos) on the Hawksbill Mtn. Trail overlooking Linville Gorge.
Saturday, October 17, 2020

ELMS Tree Planting: First of Many
Most people's familiarity with Keep Lincoln County Beautiful is with Patty Korn's roadside litter pickups and perhaps the twice yearly Riversweep cleanup of Lake Norman; but KLCB is much more, as Jeanette Johnson tells us in this article.
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Fall Crawl Happens Friday
The Downtown Development Association will hold a Fall Crawl event this Friday evening.
Friday, October 16, 2020

Back of the Ballot Races Are Also Important
Lincolnton is an anomaly.  Almost all other cities & towns in North Carolina hold their city elections in odd-numbered years.  Lincolnton is also unusual in that its city elections are partisan.  It's one of only seven North Carolina towns and cities that have partisan municipal elections.
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Massage, Nutrition Programs Move To Con-Ed
In order to better serve students and to adapt to changes in enrollment numbers, the college is transitioning its therapeutic massage and nutrition/dietary management programs from regular curriculum for credit to continuing education.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Delta Sigma Members Focus on Legislative Issues & Upcoming Elections
Delta Kappa Gamma promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.  Our meeting focused on current legislative issues and upcoming elections that will have an impact on education.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Early Voting Begins Thursday
Early voting starts Thursday in all 100 North Carolina counties.  Many people have already voted by requesting and completing absentee ballots.  A record number of votes by mail is expected this year--and early voting is also expected to produce a big turnout, but Election Day (Nov. 3rd) will still be the choice of many.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Census Deadline Is Thursday
The deadline for the 2020 Census was extended from September 30th--but it will come to an end this Thursday (Oct. 15th).
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

This Week In Lincolnton
Here's a look at what's happening this week in Lincolnton.
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lincoln Idol
Jordan Lowery was named Lincoln Idol 2020 Saturday night in the competition sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County.  Ciara Davidson and Kenzie Kaylin were second and third place winners.
Sunday, October 11, 2020

CLC Protects Two New Properties, Including Local Dairy Farm & Creamery
A local dairy farm and creamery is now protected from development in perpetuity by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The project was funded in part by the N.C. Land & Water Fund.
Friday, October 9, 2020

CC Commissioners Officially Break Ground At Mountain Creek Park
Phase I of the park will feature a variety of amenities including an 18-mile trail network, pickleball courts, a mountain bike pump track, an adventure playground, a dog park, and canoe and kayak access to Lake Norman.
Friday, October 9, 2020

Covid Creepy Crawlies
Many of you have stocked-up to avoid excess visits among the unmasked, un-sanitized, careless hoards at the grocery store! You can hold-up in your house with surprisingly rare trips into the contaminated world for supplies. BUT, you need to ask yourself… “What might be going on in my pantry with all goods that I have stored up?”
Friday, October 9, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, October 9, 2020

Carwash Cancelled
Saturday’s expected rains have scotched the carwash benefiting local Scout troops.
Friday, October 9, 2020

Happy Birthday Freda!
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Sheriff Bill Beam Issues Appeal To LC Citizens In Fight Against Crime
Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Bill Beam today announced that Lincoln County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
Monday, October 5, 2020

Amy's Closet: It's About More Than Bargain Clothing
October is Domestic Violence Month.  This is the second of our articles about the observance, meant to raise public awareness of an often hidden problem.
Monday, October 5, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, October 4, 2020

A Legacy Of Service
Nobody is irreplaceable, but some leave a legacy that lasts well beyond their time.  One such person is Kathy Vinzant, who recently announced that she'll be retiring as Executive Director of the United Way of Lincoln County early next year.
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Hub Restaurant Has "Cookies For Kids"
The Hub Restaurant is having a “Cookies for Kids” campaign to help with local Christmas angel tree efforts. Every cookie sold will go into a fund to help make kids’ Christmas angel tree wishes come true.
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Carolina Caring Seeks Patient Volunteers
Carolina Caring serves patients in a 12-county region including Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Mecklenburg and Rowan counties. The need for support extends throughout the area and offers residents an opportunity to help their neighbors.
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Najira Davis Is Gaston College's SGA President
Davis began her term in August. She has attended Gaston College since 2016, her freshman year at the Gaston Early College High School (or GECHS).
Sunday, October 4, 2020

A Fond Farewell
A drive-by 'reception' was held Thursday afternoon (Oct. 1st) for Dr. Lory Morrow, who is retiring as Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools.
Friday, October 2, 2020

What's Happening
While most events have been postponed or cancelled because of the virus, there are still some happening in our area.  Here's information about several.
Friday, October 2, 2020

Riversweep 2020 Happens Saturday
Riversweep 2020 happens this Saturday from Lake James to Lake Wateree.  In our area, efforts will be on Lake Norman, Lake Hickory, Mountain Island Lake and other locations on the Catawba River.  
Friday, October 2, 2020

Car-Washing Fundraisers To Benefit Local Scouts
Are you scouting for a way to get your dirty car or truck washed? Well, now you can get your vehicles cleaned and help a worthy cause at the same time. And it’s all coming up on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Friday, October 2, 2020

Blood Drive Oct. 15 At Sheriff's Office
The American Red Cross Bus will be at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, October 15 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Our Tri-County Animal Rescue adoption event will be at Tindol Subaru located at 1901-1 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia.  We will have LOTS of pets to choose from so come on out and join us!
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tenants By The Entirety Vs. Tenants In Common
Ownership of tax parcels can be held in a variety of different ways. In this article, we will focus on holding ownership as Tenants by the Entirety and Tenants in Common.
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Norris Childers School Receives Grant from Dollar General
 A Lincoln County Schools English as a Second Language teacher has been awarded a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to help with her program.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Lincoln County Schools Names Principal Of The Year
Tracy Eley, Principal at Battleground Elementary School, has been named the Lincoln County Schools Principal of the Year.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Happy 50th Anniversary Randy & Wanda
Randy and Wanda Buchanan of Denver, N.C. celebrated 50 years of marriage on September 27, 2020.  They were married on September 27, 1970 in York, S.C.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
We've said it many times before: domestic violence hurts everyone--direct victims of domestic violence, their families, sometimes their jobs, and even the person responsible for the violence.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

'Reception' For Dr. Morrow Moved To Thursday
A drive-by 'reception' for retiring Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools Dr. Lory Morrow has been rescheduled for Thursday afternoon (Oct. 1st).
Monday, September 28, 2020

Pesticide Collection Day Oct. 13
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, will be offering a Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Lincoln and surrounding counties. 
Monday, September 28, 2020

GCLMPO Public Comment Period Sept. 28 - Oct. 28
The documents for amendments to the comprehensive transportation plan bicycle and pedestrian maps will be available for review and written public comments will be received from: September 28 – October 28, 2020. A virtual public meeting will be held: Thursday, October 22, 2020 (6-7 p.m.).
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gaston County Reopening Library, Administration Bldg.
The Gaston County Administration Building in downtown Gastonia and several locations of the Gaston County Library will be reopening Monday (September 28th).
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Aubrey Hedgepeth Among "Lincoln Idol" Hopefuls
It’s onward and upward these days for rising country music star Aubrey Hedgepeth. According to proud mom Danielle Hedgepeth of Lincolnton, Aubrey, 14 and a high school freshman, is among the top 20 contestants in this year’s “Lincoln Idol” contest.
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Blue Cross NC Aids Meals On Wheels
Before COVID-19, nearly one in four senior citizens were threatened by hunger in North Carolina. In April, Meals on Wheels saw an average of 77% more meals and 47% more seniors served compared to the month before. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has made a half million dollar donation to Meals on Wheels to increase seniors’ access to food during the pandemic.
Saturday, September 26, 2020

What's Happening
The weekends are, let's face it, a bit less exciting since the pandemic has limited activities.  Many events have been cancelled--but there are still some taking place.
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Gaston County Museum Presents Campfire Tales
October is right around the corner which traditionally means it’s time for Gaston County Museum's Ghost Tours; however, this year we invite you to tune in each Friday in October as we present Campfire Tales! Look for this free new episodic series on the GCM website and on social media.
Friday, September 25, 2020

ECA Fried Apple Pies Pre-Ordering Begins Sept. 28
The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association (ECA) will be in the James W. Warren Citizens Center the whole month of October frying up their good old-fashioned Fried Apple Pies for pre-order for curbside pickup only on Thursday or Friday.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Carolina Caring Joins Salisbury VA Medical Center To Help Prevent Suicide
During National Suicide Prevention Month, Carolina Caring joins the Salisbury VA Medical Center to present “Suicide Prevention,” a virtual workshop designed to educate veterans and those who love them about how they can help prevent suicide.
Friday, September 25, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Community Groups May Apply For COVID Relief
Community groups providing Internet-based learning during virus-related restrictions can benefit from funding help.
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Free Meds At Senior Center Friday
The Lincoln County Senior Center will hold a drive-thru event giving away free over-the-counter medicines this Friday (Sept. 25th).
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Walk To End Alzheimer's Raises $50,000 To Fight Alzheimer's Disease
Hundreds of area residents participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gaston / Cleveland / Lincoln. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of a large group gathering, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Parks And Rec Facilities Ease Back Open
State-mandated virus-related restrictions have eased up, re Lincoln County Parks and Recreation. That’s the recent word from the department. Park restroom facilities have reopened and local playgrounds reopened earlier this month.
Monday, September 21, 2020

Postponed Prom Makes For Special Night
Mandatory virus-related restrictions postponed or even cancelled proms for countless kids across the country. But one local school, Mountain Island Charter, recently made up for this.
Monday, September 21, 2020

Backyard Fun - Check It Out Now From The Catawba County Library
Looking for outdoor fun at a safe social distance? How about in your own back yard? The Catawba County Library has just released a new series of recreation kits for people of all ages to enjoy in their outdoor spaces.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Graduation Rates For 2020
The North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) has released the 2020 graduation rates for North Carolina's public schools.  The statewide rate went up again; and while Lincoln County's rate slipped slightly from the previous year, it was still the best of any area traditional county school system.  
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Nominations Now Being Accepted For MLK Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Awards that will be held Jan. 18. The event will be presented by the Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition, an initiative of Gaston Together. Further details are pending, subject to State-mandated virus-related restrictions.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, September 18, 2020

CAPC Mum Sale
Mums are the favorite Fall flower of many.  The Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County is holding its annual Mum Sale to support the Erlene Sigmon Fund.
Friday, September 18, 2020

A Special Day For A Special Friend
Howard Outland is living his final months.  His friend, Jeanette Johnson, shared the following article about Howard with us.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Arts Council Announces Annual Photo Competition
Attention, local shutterbugs! The Arts Council of Lincoln County is announcing its annual amateur photography competition. There are categories for both adults and youth.
Monday, September 14, 2020

McAdenville Trims Christmas Celebrations
You might say McAdenville is trimming its trees for Christmas.It’s unknowable at this point just how State-mandated virus-related restrictions may affect the annual celebrations. To that end, the Town of McAdenville and its partner, Pharr Yarns, are getting out in front of the situation and announcing various safety-minded precautions (based upon the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations) and event cancellations for Dec. 1-26.
Monday, September 14, 2020

They're Already Out There; On Tuesday They'll Be Legal
You've no doubt seen many of them already.  Effective Tuesday, they'll be legal.
Monday, September 14, 2020

Time To Get Your Flu Shot
It's time to get your flu shot!  This year, health officials say getting a flu shot is more important than ever because we already have a pandemic (COVID-19) happening--and we need to avoid another medical crisis.  Those with Medicare and veterans can get their flu shot FREE.  The VA is even doing drive-thrus this year.
Sunday, September 13, 2020

GC Museum Reopens To The Public Sept. 15 By Reservation
Over the past several months, museum staff have been working diligently to prepare the museum to open safely and will welcome visitors with a new feature exhibit in the Gathering Room Gallery on opening day.
Sunday, September 13, 2020

YMCA Reopens
The Lincolnton YMCA, where indoor exercise facilities and the pool have been closed under Governor Cooper's Executive Order related to the pandemic, will reopen this week on a limited schedule.
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Youth Invited to Submit Works for CC Library's ARTT Show
Inspired by author Jacqueline Woodson’s virtual program for the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series on October 8 – and to celebrate her novel, Harbor Me – the Catawba County Library is hosting an ARTT show featuring selfies from kids and youth grades 5 and up.
Friday, September 11, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed.  HOWEVER, we will be in PetSmart this Saturday with our pets from noon to 4 p.m.  Please come out and visit!  We have missed you!
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Retiring Library Director Honored

The Catawba County Library’s retiring director, Suzanne White, was recently honored with a prestigious state award.

 


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Screening Of 1916 Flood Film At Hickory Public Library
Join Hickory Public Library for a virtual program with award-winning filmmaker David Weintraub on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4 p.m. A documentary Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 will be screened followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Weintraub and a question and answer period. 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

College Congratulates Trio/Student Support Service
Gaston College recently congratulated the staffers of its TRiO Student Support Service. The service has been funded again for the next five years (until August, 2025), thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Education.
Sunday, September 6, 2020

Deadline For Local Teachers To Apply For Bright Ideas Grants Is Approaching
Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $1,000 from Rutherford EMC through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators with creative ideas for projects for their students must submit their application online by September 15.
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Census Responses Lagging
The response rate for the 2020 US Census has been disappointing.  While most households received at least three request forms in the mail, many failed to return them or to respond online or by phone.  Census takers are now going door-to-door to try to get people who haven't to respond.
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Second Annual Cow Pie Bingo At Sain Corral
Yes, it’s time once again for the second annual cow pie bingo at the Ike Sain Corral in Cat Square. The earthy and aromatic fun is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 26, 3-7 p.m. T-shirt sales are back this year and better than ever!
Friday, September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update
Health officials are concerned that the Labor Day weekend may produce a spike in COVID-19 cases later this month.  That's what happened after Memorial Day weekend in the Spring.
Friday, September 4, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Virtual job fair September 10-11, 2020 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, September 4, 2020

WalletHub Ranks Cities As Best To Worst For Drivers
Lincolnton recently installed new stop signs at intersections on West Sycamore and West Pine streets.  Nearby residents have applauded the move, while some others have been critical.  Lincolnton, as a small town, wasn't included, but WalletHub recently ranked American cities from best to worst in which to drive.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

More Info About School Board Candidates
This is the third in our series of articles about the candidates for four seats on the Lincoln County Board of Education, commonly called the School Board, in this November's election.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

All-Natural Beef Calves Raised & Sold
Three Hundred plus “all-natural” calves weighing 600 pounds left Lincoln and Catawba counties in the last two weeks to graze on wheat fields or eat forage in feedlots.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

"Support For The Journey" Free Online Workshop
Carolina Caring offers free online workshop for those suffering loss.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Tax Collection In Lincoln County
This monthly column is to inform and educate taxpayers about general processes surrounding property ownership in North Carolina and how the Lincoln County Tax Department accesses, evaluates, and taxes your property. Each month, we will delve into a new topic that may contain valuable information to taxpayers.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

College Recognizes Three Silver-Anniversary Staffers
Gaston College recently honored three employees, all of whom have put in 25 years each. And each received a certificate of appreciation and a $150 gift card,
Monday, August 31, 2020

School Board Election Is Important
The election for the Lincoln County Board of Education that will be a part of this November's General Election is very important.  Voters will choose four members of the seven-member board.  This is the second of our articles about those running for those seats.
Monday, August 31, 2020

For Sale: One Jail
Downtown Dallas is perhaps the most important location for Gaston County history.  It was the county seat before Gastonia; it has the historic courthouse and across Main Street is the Gaston County Museum.  Now, a piece of that history is up for sale.
Monday, August 31, 2020

School Board Is Part Of 2020 Election
The 2020 General Election will include national, state, regional and local offices.  One of the local choices will be four members of the Lincoln County Board of Education.  While it won't get the attention of the Presidential, US Senate or Gubernatiorial elections, we believe it's a very important choice.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

I Was Running From God; But He Caught Up With Me
This article could just as easily have been posted under SPORTS or RELIGION--it fits both.  Monday (Aug. 31st) is International Overdose Awareness Day.  It's a time to remember those we've lost, but also to make a pledge to try to help others avoid the same fate.  This is our second article by a former addict--in this case, mostly to alcohol.  We hope it serves as an inspiration to others who are fighting addiction.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Happy 19th Birthday Blaine Williams-Chaney
Wishing a very HAPPY 19th Birthday to you... my cool and handsome son.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Faces Of Overdose
They're more than numbers; they have names.  They were sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers--and they deserve to be remembered.  Monday August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Happy Birthday Allan!
Wishing Allan Carter a very Happy Birthday!
Saturday, August 29, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, August 28, 2020

100-Year-Old Elizabeth Johnson Recognized For Her Service To America
While women throughout America played an important role during World War II, female veteran Private First Class Elizabeth Johnson blazed a trail for African-American women as a member of the “Six Triple Eight,” an all-black battalion of female volunteers working to boost the morale of World War II soldiers.
Friday, August 28, 2020

The Importance Of Gun Safety & The Right Guns
With 2020 looking more and more like 1968, America has become increasingly dangerous. Gun sales and new NRA memberships are at all-time record highs. To this end, U.S. Army veteran Steve Helton of Bessemer City recently spoke with The Herald on the importance of choosing the gun that’s best for you and how to handle it with maximum safety.
Friday, August 28, 2020

BOA Grant Will Help ECCCM COVID-19 Relief Program
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) recently received a grant from Bank of America to help support its COVID-19 Relief Program.
Friday, August 28, 2020

Monday Aug. 31st is Overdose Awareness Day
Monday (Aug. 31st) is Overdose Awareness Day.  Each year for the last several, some 70,000 people in the US have died from drug overdoses. Addiction is not a weakness; it's a disease.  It touches every social and economic class, people of various ethnicities, religious preferences, both the educated and the uneducated.
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Helping Skyler
The mother of a young man seriously injured in an accident in late July that claimed the lives of a Lincoln County mother and son is asking for help via a GoFundMe page.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

United Way Releases Self-Sufficiency Study
The United Way of North Carolina has released its 2020 Statewide Self-Sufficiency Standards for Families Report.  The United Way of Lincoln County shared the report with us and other news outlets.  It tells much about how difficult it is for many to make it in today's world.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

County Takes Big Step Toward Sewer System Expansion
It has been talked about since 2017; now Lincoln County has sold bonds that will finance the expansion of the county's sewer plant.  
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Free Online Mindful Meditation Workshop
There is no getting around it. Grief is hard work. At times, our emotions sweep in and feel like they have completely pulled us under. Carolina Caring will offer a free online workshop on Sept. 3 via Zoom. Registration is required.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Gaston College Has Big Opening Day
Gaston College’s first day of its new semester on Thursday went very well. Many students were taking Internet-based or hybrid classes. Smaller numbers of students, throughout the course of the day and early evening, arrived to take face-to-face classes at the Dallas, Lincolnton and Belmont campuses.
Monday, August 24, 2020

Location! Location! Location!
For anyone who wonders what ever happened to the Lincoln County Farmers Market, it was largely a victim of not meeting a long-known principle of doing business--location, location, location!
Saturday, August 22, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

VFC DAR Presents Awards At Annual Meeting
On 15 August 2020, The Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) held its Annual Meeting for 2020. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, awards were presented in several categories.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed.  HOWEVER, we will be in PetSmart this Saturday with our pets from noon to 4 p.m.  Please come out and visit!  We have missed you!
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Walk To End Alzheimer's Sept. 12
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln continues, but instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across the tri –county area.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Real To Reel Film Festival Happens Next Month
We've called it "The Lost Year."  2020 has certainly been different.  Many events that usually happen annually have been cancelled.  A few have found other ways to happen--like the Apple Queen pageant earlier this month.  Cleveland County's "Real to Reel International Film Festival" was originally scheduled for July.  It was postponed; but now it will happen next month.  It will, however, be different this year.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gaston County Schools Update On Nutrition Program
School began this week for students in most schools in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba & Cleveland counties.  During the coming days, we'll be providing updates from the various school systems related to their operations.  Most of this info is also available on the school systems' websites.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Celebrating The 19th Amendment
August 18th marks the 100th anniversary of an important event in American history--the day all American women got the right to vote.  While some states had already approved women voting and while they had been able to vote in some of the colonies before the US was established, the 19th Amendment made it the law in every state.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lincoln County Schools Opening Day
One school had to close because of the coronavirus, but all-in-all it was a good opening day for Lincoln County Schools.
Monday, August 17, 2020

College's Counselling Centers Open For Students
Gaston College has two counselling centers ready to assist you. Located on the Dallas and Lincolnton campuses, advisers are ready to help you with any last-minute decisions, re the upcoming new semester.
Monday, August 17, 2020

Long Pursues Her Love Of Humanitarianism
A single mother of three, Long works part-time at the Dowd YMCA in Charlotte, attends classes at Gaston College and still finds time to volunteer in her community.
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Community Leader Passes
Several significant figures in the Lincolnton community have passed in the last two weeks; last week, Bishop Franklin Lowery; and this week, Craig R. Wyant and Mary "Pris" Mauney.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Shop Year-Round At Friends Of The Library Book Sales
Each August for many years, the Catawba County Friends of the Library have hosted a large summer book sale to raise funds in support of the library’s mission. This year, instead of a limited four-day event, the Friends of the Library have expanded the ongoing book sales that allow book lovers to shop year-round.
Friday, August 14, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
Job listings for the upcoming week.You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, August 14, 2020

12th Annual Spooktacular Will Be Virtual This Year
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln/Gaston Counties has decided to hold its 12th Annual Spooktacular Event virtually this year given the threat of the COVID-19 virus, Watch for more information to come regarding this year’s virtual event.
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Lincoln County Courthouse Closed August 13-14 For Cleaning
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lincoln County is taking measures to ensure the safety of its employees and citizens by allowing for a cleaning of the courthouse per the Lincoln County Judges.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Back-To-School Time
Lincoln Charter School began its 2020-2021 school year Wednesday (Aug. 12th).  Most other area schools will begin next Monday (Aug. 17th).
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Act Now To Avoid Utility Shutoffs
North Carolina remains under Governor Roy Cooper's Phase 2 of the three-phase reopening plan until at least September 11th.  While most businesses have now been allowed to reopen (with restrictions) a few remain closed.  The moratorium on utility shutoffs for non-payment and evictions also expired at the end of July.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Meet The Briarhoppers' Tom Warlick
We recently told you about the Briarhoppers’ induction into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. The world’s oldest continuous bluegrass band has quite a storied past. And in this article, we’ll introduce you to the man behind its present and future: Lincoln County’s own Tom Warlick,
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Arts Council Of Lincoln County Accepting Sub-Grant Applications
The Arts Council of Lincoln County (ACLC) is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants through August 31, 2020.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Familiar Face In A New Place
Kellie Hardin has joined United Way of Lincoln County as Community Impact and Communications Coordinator.
Monday, August 10, 2020

Blue Cross NC Makes $1 Million Investment To Fight Hunger
Blue Cross NC, recognizing the increased need because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has made a million dollar investment to help fight hunger in North Carolina.
Monday, August 10, 2020

Briarhoppers Inducted Into N.C. Music Hall Of Fame
“It’s Briarhopper time!” Older readers may well recall those words on Charlotte radio station WBT. And recently, the Briarhoppers, formed in 1934, reached another milestone. They were inducted into the class of 2020 of the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Lynn Nichols Wins 2020 Award Of Excellence
Lynn Nichols recently earned the 2020 Award of Excellence from the Gastonia chapter of Altrusa. Altrusa is an international nonprofit group, dedicated to community service, and since 2016, Nichols has been the college’s associate dean of health and human services.
Sunday, August 9, 2020

New Restaurant Kicks Off With Fundraiser
Chances are you saw our recent article "Hope On Horseback," about Shining Hope Farms.  This weekend, a new restaurant, Famous Toastery, will be opening near thew intersection of NC 73 and NC 16, and on Saturday and Sunday, they'll be raising money for  Shining Hope Farms.
Friday, August 7, 2020

Catawba County Road Closed For Emergency Maintenance
N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews have shut down a section of N.C. 10 in Catawba County to perform emergency roadwork.
Friday, August 7, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, August 7, 2020

School Will Be Different This Year
Area schools are sticking with their plans for the reopening of schools over the next two weeks.  One thing is sure: school will be different this year.
Thursday, August 6, 2020

BPW Event Will Be Different This Year
The Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant will happen this Saturday (Aug. 8th) at the Lincoln Cultural Center; but the pageant, sponsored by the Business & Professional Women's club will be different this year.  To see the new Queen crowned, you'll need to purchase access to a live-stream of the event.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Three Rotary Clubs Collaborate To Provide Items
Three Lincoln County Rotary clubs collaborate to provide personal protective supplies and school supplies for 360 needy Lincoln County students.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Christian Ministry Seeks Volunteer Truck-Driver
Can you drive a box truck? Want to help out in a worthy cause? If so, Christian Ministry needs a few volunteers that have experience driving a box truck - retired truck drivers, school bus drivers––we need you!
Monday, August 3, 2020

Gaston College New Semester Registration Ongoing
Registration for Gaston College’s new semester is now ongoing. As of this week new and returning students may register for the semester that begins Aug. 20. Registration ends Aug. 18 at 6 p.m.
Monday, August 3, 2020

Aug. 7 Open House At Judah Christian Academy
A new Christian school is set to open in Stanley. It’s Judah Christian Academy, affiliated with Revival Tabernacle. And it will have an open-house event, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, August 3, 2020

Gaston College Releases Safety Plan For New Semester
Gaston College has released its safety plan for the upcoming new semester, which begins Aug. 20.
Sunday, August 2, 2020

Apple Queen Pageant Saturday
Far more annual events have been cancelled than held this year.  There won't be a Lincoln County Apple Festival--but one of the related events will happen this Saturday (August 8th): the 2020 Apple Queen will be crowned.
Sunday, August 2, 2020

United Way Day of Action
The United Way Day of Action for 2020 was different--but as it has in previous years, it accomplished meeting a community need thanks to the help of individuals, clubs, churches, schools, businesses & industries who care about their neighbors.
Saturday, August 1, 2020

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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