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Stanley Egg 'Hunt' Becomes Drive-Thru Event
A little rainy weather wasn't about to spoil the fun in Stanley, where the Easter Egg Hunt at Harper Park became a 'drive-thru' event.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Hunting Eggs In The Rain
The 72nd annual Lincolnton Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday at Betty Ross Park on S. Madison St.



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Community Meeting May 2
A community involvement meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing for a Proposed Self-Storage Facility on Little Fork Cove Road.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Girl Scouting Thrives At Crouse United Methodist
Girl Scouting takes good girls and makes them even better. The century-old program has long helped to mold tomorrow’s women. And that’s just what is happening at Crouse United Methodist Church, according to Girl Scout Leader Roxie Cogdill of Troop No. 02257 and the church’s pastor, Rev. Jim Sanders.
Saturday, April 20, 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.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Weekend Events
It's Easter weekend--and most of the events happening in our area are Easter-related.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Breakfast Fundraiser For Odyssey NV Team
The NV team from Odyssey Cheer & Tumble will hold a Pancake Breakfast this Saturday morning 7:30 - 10:30 at Fatz Cafe on E. Main St.  They're raising money for a trip to Disney World next month for an international competition.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Fashion Show Raises Money To Support Local Education
The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of key women educators, held their annual fashion show and brunch on April 13 at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. The annual show helps fund Delta Sigma scholarships for future and current educators along with a beginning teacher support project.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This sweet little girl is named Q-Tip. Can you guess why? She has a white tip on her tail!
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Catawba County Honors Employees With 25 Or More Years Of Service
The celebration, which included current employees and retirees, recognized 22 individuals who reached the 25-year service mark with Catawba County in the past year.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Recycling Program Begins In June
The city of Lincolnton will roll out a new recycling program in June.  Residents are urged to sign up now to participate.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

May 6th Public Hearings
The schedule of public hearings for May has been released by the Lincoln County Planning and Zoning Department.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events April 15-18
Kids Art Class, Easter Maker’s Club, Dementia Program, Lego Build, Game Nights, Escape Room and More! All branches will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and on Saturday, April 20 for Easter.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Enter to win 'My Catawba County' Photo Contest
All photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit their best photo to the Catawba County Photo contest this month. The theme is designed to highlight what’s great about Catawba County and to showcase how residents are #makinglivingbetter.
Friday, April 12, 2019

Easter Celebration Held For Oaklawn Community Children
United Way Teen Board partnered with Communities in Schools, and Boy Scouts of America – Piedmont Council to host an Easter event for children in the Oaklawn community on April 9.
Friday, April 12, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Seagrave has the personality like no other dog we have had with us! He is spunky and fun! He is currently one of our “Out the Door Dogs” that has a fee waived adoption, until this Saturday evening, April 13.
Friday, April 12, 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, April 11, 2019

Gaston College Annual Health Fair On April 15
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. This year’s event takes place on Monday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

LINC TECH - Lincoln County STEM Fest '19 Family Event
The Lincoln County Public Library and Lincoln County Public Schools are teaming up to host a Lincoln County STEM Fest ’19 Family Event on Saturday, April 13 in the Lincolnton High School Media Center. All ages are welcome!
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

LHS Drama Club To Present Sister Act
The Lincolnton High School Drama Club will present Sister Act as its spring musical at the Lincoln Cultural Center, with three performances of the hit show on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. both nights and on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Adventures With BSA At Crouse UMC
Crouse United Methodist Church has a long history of supporting Scouting. In addition to Girl Scouting (watch for an article about them to come in the future) they are now charter sponsors for two troops that are under the Boy Scouts of America umbrella.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events April 8-13
Adult Writers, Game of Thrones Party, Stop Motion Animation, Dementia Workshop, Teen Game Night, 3-D Printing and More! Check out these events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Brian Greer Passes At 48
Brian Greer, who with his wife Lorna, sister Angie Kaiser and mother Lynette operated City Lunch on the southeast Courtsquare in Lincolnton, died early Sunday morning.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Warlick Funeral Home.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Still Time To Register For Spring Break Camp
Want to enroll your kids in the Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp? Registration is still open for the camp, which serves kindergartners through sixth graders. The camp will be held April 22-26 at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver and at its Howard’s Creek counterpart in the West Lincoln area.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Rhodes Room Genealogy Department Acquires New Resources
The Rhodes Room, the Catawba County Library’s genealogy department, has recently added three new resources to its collection of historical data, creating an increasingly comprehensive picture of life in Catawba County.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Happy 101st Birthday Pansy!
Pansy Tallent Ritchie celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday, March 17 with family and friends at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Vale, N.C.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Please join us April 6, 2019 for our Bring Me Home Carolinas Event! We will be open from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be discounted adoption fees and many animals looking for their next family.
Friday, April 5, 2019

What's Happening April 6-13
Local Events Coming Up Include Many Fundraisers For Mission Projects, Concerts, Theatre Auditions, Revivals, Lenten Services, The Cherry Blossom Festival And Lots More!
Friday, April 5, 2019

LC Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week!
National Public Health Week is always celebrated during the first full week in April, but we plan to celebrate all month long with our main celebration event, Growing Healthy Families, taking place on Tuesday, April 9 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 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, April 4, 2019

Apartment For Rent In Lincolnton
Three Blocks From Downtown In A Very Quiet Neighborhood.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Lincoln County Movie From Trail Of History April 8
The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society welcomes Producer John Branscum to share WTVI - PBS Charlotte's program "Trail of History" featuring Lincoln County sites and citizens on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

West Lincoln Veterinary Hospital Celebrates 8th Anniversary
West Lincoln Veterinary Hospital is celebrating its 8th annivesary this week.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

LC Republican Party Leadership For 2019-2021
Congressman Patrick McHenry visited Lincolnton on Wednesday, March 20 to meet with the newly elected 2019-2021 Lincoln County Republican Party Executive Committee.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lincoln County Farmers Markets Open April 6
The Lincoln County Farmers Markets will open the 2019 season on Saturday April 6 in Denver and Lincolnton.  The Market at DSS will open starting on Tuesday April 9.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

What's Happening April 1-14
Local Events Coming Up Include Many Fundraisers For Mission Projects, Concerts, Theatre Auditions, Revivals, Lenten Services, The Cherry Blossom Festival And Lots More!
Monday, April 1, 2019

MED Instead Of Meds Begins May 8
Mediterranean Eating Six Week Workshop Registration for sessions to begin May 8 with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hickory Ballet To Perform Alice In Wonderland
During April and May, the Catawba County Library will be showcasing special adaptations of the Alice in Wonderland ballet, as performed by Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts. The performances are interactive, encouraging children to get involved in Alice’s adventures as she tumbles down the rabbit hole. 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Fundraiser For Lincoln County Historical Association
The Lincoln County Historical Association is in the midst of an ongoing fundraiser and the History Museum now has open hours and volunteers are being sought right now for a local excavation project.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Support MDA With Annual Fill The Boot Drive April 6
Continuing a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community, dedicated fire fighters from across Lincoln County will hit the streets and storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at five locations:
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events April 1-6
Book, Crochet and Knitting Clubs, Marvel Avengers Trivia, Toddler Enhanced Story Time, Young Adult Writers, Baby Rhyme Time and story times for toddlers and pre-school - Check out these events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This week’s Pet of the Week is 7-year-old Dove who is a full of love sweetheart! We will be closed Tuesday, April 2 for staff training. Remember to join us April 6 for our Bring Me Home Carolinas Event.
Friday, March 29, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, March 29, 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, March 28, 2019

Rotary Auction Is Saturday
The event has become a Lincolnton tradition: the 26th annual Lincolnton Rotary Auction for Education will be held this Saturday evening at Lincolnton High School.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Second Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the county’s second rabies case of 2019. On March 22, Animal Services responded to a call regarding an altercation among two dogs and a raccoon in Newton.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For March
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dallas Getting New Restaurant
The historic Setzer Building on Trade Street in downtown Dallas won't be torn down after all.  Instead, plans now call for renovating the building; and the town, which bought the building a few years back for $76,000, will actually turn a profit on the sale of the property.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Events This Week
It's the last week of March; Spring has sprung, we're on Daylight Time, and there are only a couple of months of school left in the 2018-2019 school year. Soon we'll be talking about summer events. For now, here are some of the things happening in our area during this week.
Monday, March 25, 2019

No Mugathon This Year
After a successful run of over two decades, a local charitable event won't be held this year.
Monday, March 25, 2019

17th Annual March For Meals Celebrated In Catawba County
Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services participated in the 17th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain healthy and independent at home.
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Apple Festival Board Has New Members
Planning for the 2019 Lincoln County Apple Festival is well underway.  Three new members were named to the Apple Festival Board of Directors this month.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events March 26-30
Book Club, Adult Writers, Movie Night, Calligraphy and Art Classes, and STEAM Slime Day for Grades K-6. Check out these events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Irish Eyes Were Smiling At Heath House On St. Patrick's Day
There’s nothing like comradery, a scavenger hunt and tiny hats to get Irish eyes a’ smiling!  Residents at Heath House, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Lincolnton recently celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a party and a Pot of Gold game.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

STEAM For Grown Ups: The Science Of Distillation
As part of an ongoing series of Adult STEAM programs, the Catawba County Library is coordinating a STEAM session for adults that focuses on the science of distillation. Featuring a distillery tour and a presentation about how grain becomes alcohol.
Saturday, March 23, 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.
Friday, March 22, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Ann Debele Herbertson
It is with both sadness and relief that we publish this report on the passing of Ann Debele Herbertson of Lincolnton.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Upcoming Benefits For Beloved Lincolnton Men
Two upcoming benefits for local men battling cancer happen this Saturday, March 23. A benefit barbecue will be held for Dwight Hoyle at the North 321 Volunteer Fire Department and a benefit pancake breakfast for Brian Greer at Fatz.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Senior Dog Week at LCAS! Come and meet them and fees are waived until they are adopted.  Also news about upcoming low cost rabies vaccines. LCAS will be closed March 23 for Staff Training.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pilot Club Initiates New Member
The Pilot Club of Lincolnton met Monday, March 18 where President Kim Bost initiated their newest member, Stephanie Studdard, and presented her with a Pilot pin, tote bag and yearbook.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

History Presentation Thursday At Newton Library
Local history enthusiasts may be interested in a program this Thursday evening (March 21st) at the Catawba County Main Library in Newton.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Who's Best?
What restaurant in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba or Cleveland county serves the best barbecue?  The Lincoln Herald wants to know your opinion--and the restaurant that's chosen as 'Best Of' will get a month's free advertising.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Community Events March 18-24
Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area during the week ahead.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party Is March 23
Don’t be late! Don’t be late! It’s a very important date! And that date is Saturday, March 23, 7-9 p.m., at Gallery 27 in Lincolnton. The occasion is the opening reception of the annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party exhibition, running through May 10.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Exciting Events Coming Up At Habitat For Humanity Of Lincoln County
As Earth Day rapidly approaches Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County is pleased to announce events leading up to their Earth Day celebration including a Hiring Event, Alpaca Farm Tours, ReStore DIY Art Contest, an Anniversary Celebration and an Easter Sale!
Sunday, March 17, 2019

House Fire Claims Life Of Christian Ministry Client
Usually the stories involving Christian Ministry of Lincoln County are good news. The local charitable organization strives to help the local less fortunate, and oftener than not, the latest news coming out of Christian Ministry is a positive thing, forming a message of hope. But sometimes it’s also sad news.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events March 18-23
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle all three branches of the library will have special events.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Caregiver Workshop At Lincoln County Senior Center
Are you a caregiver? Do you want to learn how to better take care of your elderly or ill loved ones? If so, you’ll want to attend the “Building Better Caregivers” workshop series at the Lincoln County Senior Center, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Local Historian Introduces New Book About Newton
Richard Eller, a history professor at Catawba Valley Community College, has been involved in documenting Catawba County’s past for many years, and his latest book showcases the development of the county seat over many generations.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week & St. Pittie's Day
Si is a senior looking for a family to live his golden years with. He looks to of had a rough past and we are really hoping to help him find a much happier life. We will be opening our doors on St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17, to get some dogs adopted! Join us between 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Thursday, March 14, 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, March 14, 2019

Who's Got Best BBQ?
It's all a matter of taste--and apparently USA Today likes the taste of western North Carolina style barbecue better than that of eastern style.  Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby was named the best barbecue restaurant in the state in their 2019 top 10, and western NC restaurants made up most of the list.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

April 1st Public Hearings
Lincoln County Commissioners and the County Planning Board will hold joint public hearings Monday April 1st--but this time, they'll be in a new location: the County Administration Building (former Lincoln County Schools offices) on North Generals Blvd.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Events This Week
The Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition this Saturday & Sunday headlines events happening this week in our area.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events March 11-16
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Adult Writers, Tech Take Apart, Homeschool Robotics, On-Line Databases, Deciphering Census Records, Teen Game Night and More!
Sunday, March 10, 2019

NLHS Drama Club Presents Disney's The Little Mermaid
March 28-31 at North Lincoln High School - Tickets on sale Now!
Sunday, March 10, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, March 8, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Optimist is a 3-year-old Pit Bull mix. You may have seen him, he has been going to all of our PetSmart adoption events!
Thursday, March 7, 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, March 7, 2019

March 12th, Meet Kathy P. Heafner
Crouse Community History and Photo Project will welcome Kathy P. Heafner who is a short-term medical missionary for the North Carolina Baptists on Mission. She currently serves as a short-term medical missionary in Western Ukraine.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks & Batteries This Weekend
Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. Move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

What A Child Can Do
Raemy Wensil, whose Angel Bows project has raised over $130,000 to help people with cancer, was the guest speaker at the Lincoln County Board of Realtors meeting Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Library To Go Offers Open Houses In Catawba County
At each open house attendees are invited to a behind the scenes peek inside the vehicle and to get a feel for the experience provided when it visits a community facility, non-profit agency, neighborhood, or school without its own media center.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Brooks To Portray Abigail Adams At Historical Society Meeting
Nora Brooks, a highly creative and talented teacher and historian, will portray Abigail on Monday, March 11 for the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society in Denver.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Celebration Of Women's History Month At Hickory Library
An Awards Program and Reception to celebrate and honor contributions by women around the world and in this region will be held Thursday, March 7. This celebration will be hosted at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library starting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Gaston College Career Fair Is March 12
Are you a young person in search of career information? Maybe you’re a local college student, seeking professional guidance or maybe just a part-time job. If so, you’ll want to attend Gaston College’s career fair, scheduled for March 12, 9 a.m.-noon, in the Myers Center Auditorium on the Dallas Campus.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Uncluttering Your Home Presentation At Hickory Library
"Decluttering Your Way to a Peaceful Home" will be presented by author Tami Fox this Monday evening at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library,  375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block in Hickory.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Career Expo Tuesday At Gaston College, Dallas
Gaston College will host its annual Advanced Manufacturing Career Expo at the Dallas campus Tuesday (March 5th).
Monday, March 4, 2019

Burnett Sisters & Colin Ray Wow Audience
Even several who told us they were not bluegrass music fans lauded the performance of the Burnett Sisters and Colin Ray at the Lincoln Cultural Center Sunday afternoon (March 3rd).
Monday, March 4, 2019

Senior Services Wellness Kick-Start Is Wednesday
Kick-start the new year with healthy activities that are sure to move you toward better health and well-being.Wednesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. in the community room of the Lincoln County Senior Center.
Sunday, March 3, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events March 4-9
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Book Club, Crochet & Knitting Club and Young Adult Writers will meet this week.
Sunday, March 3, 2019

First Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
On February 26, Animal Services responded to a call from a Newton resident whose dog was bitten by a skunk.
Friday, March 1, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Dudley is the perfect size! He is around 18 pounds and wants nothing more than to be in your lap.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Mediterranean Eating Six Week Workshop Registration
The Mediterranean Eating Pattern is considered one of the best options for individuals to follow for prevention and reduction in risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Call or email to register for this six week workshop.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Lincolnton #5
For what it's worth, Lincolnton has been ranked by a website known as HomeSnacks as the 5th best town in which to raise a family in North Carolina.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Women Educators Learn About Healthcare & Education In Uganda
Olivia Reid, daughter of Gayle Reid, presented a program on her medical mission trip to Uganda. Olivia traveled with a group of medical volunteers to Mbira, Uganda and assisted in providing a week-long medical clinic for families there.
Thursday, February 28, 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, February 28, 2019

Weekend Events
In case you're wondering, NO, this is not the weekend we go back to Daylight Time...that's next Sunday, March 10th.  Here's what's happening in our area this first weekend of March.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Burnett Sisters Concert Sunday At Cultural Center
Lincolnton's own Colin Ray will join the Burnett Sisters for a concert sponsored by the Lincoln Concert Association this Sunday afternoon (3 PM) at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For March
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in March, including cooking classes 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 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Loray Mill Strike Exhibit Starts March 2
It’s 90 years now since the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia. It’s an event of enormous regional and even national importance, talked about for four generations now in both Gaston and Lincoln counties and elsewhere.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Hopefully you got a box of Thin Mints or S'mores or Lemonades.  This was Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, and Girl Scouts were out and about selling those annual favorites.
Sunday, February 24, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events Feb. 25 - March 2
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Technology Help, Popsicle Bird Feeders, Adult Writers, Makers Club, Adult Painting Class and a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party!
Saturday, February 23, 2019

4-H Volunteer Receives State Recognition
Volunteers from Lincoln County attended the 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference February 1-3, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The delegation joined more than 190 4-H Volunteers from across North Carolina.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Dancing & Golfing For A Cause
The Easterseals UCP Lithia Inn Group Home is hosting two fundraisers to support the special needs of the adults with disabilities and mental health challenges who reside there. A Fundraising Gala at the Laboratory Mill on April 5 and a Charity Golf Tournament April 29.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Events This Week UPDATED
Black History Month events in Lincoln County and Hickory, plays at North Lincoln High School and in Cherryville, Polar Plunge events in Lincolnton, Hickory and Gastonia, and comedy from "Mother Blues" Cohen and a Casino Night at the Lincoln Cultural Center are all a part of the events in our area during the week ahead.

Serving Those In Need
Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Dallas will host a Chicken 'n' Dumplin' Dinner this Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM to raise money for Dallas-High Shoals Christian Ministry.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue will be hosting a HUGE adoption even this weekend at PetSmart in Gastonia.  We will be available with dogs and cats Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Please come out and adopt.  Adopt…don’t buy!
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Gaston County Schools Earns 13 Blue Ribbon Awards
Gaston County Schools was among 31 school districts in North Carolina to win Blue Ribbon Awards for effective school communications and public relations.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This handsome senior is Barkley. He is around 10-years-old and is really wanting a family to spend his last years with.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Use Clover To Provide Nitrogen Fertilizer For Grass
Planting clover in grass is very simple this time of year. Farmers call this “frost seeding” and have used this technique for years in their pastures.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Learn More About Gaston County School Choice At Information Session
Gaston County Schools is hosting an information session on Monday, February 25 to give students and parents an opportunity to learn about the district’s school choice programs for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Catawba Library Book Discussion Focuses on Opioid Epidemic
To heighten awareness of the impact of opioids in our neighborhoods and families, Catawba Valley Community College has chosen Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic as its latest community read on Saturday, February 23 at the Main Library in Newton.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

"Save The Storks" Bus Arrives Feb. 23
According to spokeswoman Dana Gorman, “Save the Storks” is a pro-life women’s health organization, specializing in helping pregnancy resource centers through mobile medical units.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition Announced
It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time once again for the annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. According to Arts Council of Lincoln County spokeswoman Deanna McGinnis, this is the 36th such event.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Girls Win Crowns At Miss Valentine Queen Pageant
Seventeen girls participated in the Miss Valentine Queen Pageant, which was held on Saturday, February 9 at Belmont Central Elementary School. The next pageant for girls ages 0-18 years is the Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant in Cherryville.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, February 15, 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, February 14, 2019

UW Teen Board Hosts Valentine Event At Oaklawn
The United Way Teen Board hosted a Valentine party for kids in the Oaklawn community Tuesday (Feb. 12th).
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Weekend Events
Here's information about some of the things happening in our area this weekend.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Teachers In Gaston County Schools Earn National Certification
Twelve teachers in Gaston County Schools have joined an elite group of educators by earning National Board Certification, the highest standard for the teaching profession. The newly-certified teachers were recognized during a reception at the Gaston County Schools Central Office in Gastonia.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Gaston County Schools To Hold Kindergarten Registration
It’s time for kindergarten registration in Gaston County Schools. This year is the first time parents/guardians will have two ways to register: online or in person.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ECA Offering Scholarships To Lincoln County High School Seniors
Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. – ECA – is offering a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors in each of the four local high schools.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Polar Plunge Set For Saturday February 23rd
The 2019 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics for Lincoln, Catawba and Gaston counties is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday Feb. 11th: 2-1-1 Day
Monday February 11th is National 2-1-1 Day.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Final Lincolnton Curbside Leaf Collection Feb. 15
The final curbside leaf collection route starts on February 15 and ends the City of Lincolnton leaf collection service for this season. All leaves should be raked to the curb for pickup by the city's leaf vacuum truck.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events Feb. 11-16
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mental Health First Aid
Atrium Health sponsored a Mental Health First Aid course at the Lincoln County Dept. of Social Services Saturday (Feb. 9th).  Participants learned about  identifying, understanding and responding to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
Sunday, February 10, 2019

History Group To Showcase Goins Photo Collection
Make plans to attend the February 12 meeting of the Crouse Community History & Photo Project at 4 p.m. The group will view selections from the slide collection of Pastor Ted and Frances Goins. Goins was pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Crouse for 10 years.
Sunday, February 10, 2019

United Way, DSS Host Meeting On Feeding The Hungry
The United Way of Lincoln County, Department of Social Services, and others met Tuesday (Feb. 5th) at DSS to begin collecting information on services that help feed the hungry in Lincoln County.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Gaston College Helps Prepare Future Builders
Do you want to build your career, quite literally? If you’re looking for a job in the construction trades, Gaston College is the place for you to begin.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Alzheimer's Association To Hold Two-Part Workshop In March
The two-part workshop is free and open to individuals with a recent diagnosis and/or in the early stages of Alzheimer's and related dementia diseases, their families and care-partners. General public interested in learning more may also attend. Registration is strongly suggested.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Despite looking like a diva - Katniss is a total doll. She loves head scratches and enjoys anyone's company.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Boy Scout Troop 73 Pancake Breakfast
Calling all pancake lovers! Make plans to attend Boy Scout Troop 73’s Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 9 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the Boger City United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Friday, February 8, 2019

GC Students Encouraged To Apply For Commissioners' School Program
Commissioners’ School is a summer enrichment program open to current ninth grade students (rising tenth graders) in Gaston County. Now in its 33rd year, the leadership development program offers students an opportunity to learn about Gaston County while having fun in a summer camp-type experience.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library Hosts Positive Parenting Classes
To help parents gain the mindset and tools they need for raising healthy, well-adjusted children, the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library will begin hosting a free parenting series next week. 
Thursday, February 7, 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, February 7, 2019

Pillars Of Black History In Eastern Lincoln County
The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society celebrates Black History Month as Dr. Linda Nixon Hudson, Marine veteran and former professor at Eastern Carolina, discusses the five historic pillars of black communities in eastern Lincoln County: Brevard Chapel, Tuckers Grove, Little Egypt, Gold Hill/Rock Hill and Ebenezer.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Realtors Help Habitat
The Lincoln County Board of Realtors presented Habitat for Humanity with a check for $1,000 at their monthly meeting Tuesday at the Lincoln Country Club.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Help Needed Finding Sox
LOST DOG: in the area of RSI at the industrial park north of Lincolnton off Finger Mill Road...not a big news story, but important to the woman who called almost in tears.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Annual Adult Spelling Bee Coming March 26
Yes, it’s time once again for the annual Lincoln County Adult Spelling Bee. And it’s right around the corner. Want to get involved? You or your business, civic group or church may participate and sponsor a team.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Thursday Meeting Cancelled
A community involvement meeting that had been scheduled for Thursday evening (Feb. 7th) at the East Lincoln Community Center on the proposed rezoning of 33 acres on NC16-business for a mixed-use development has been canceled.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Groundhog Day Prediction: More Winter Yet to Come
Six more weeks of winter weather--that's the consensus of Queen Charlotte, the white squirrel Pisgah Pete, and Lincolnton's own groundhog, Gus.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Catawba County Library Honors Black History Month
Throughout February, the Catawba County Library will be celebrating Black History Month by showcasing four “movies that matter” and screening them each Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Main Library in Newton.
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fall Prevention Education This Wednesday
The topic of educating folks about preventing falls will be addressed this Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Lincoln County Senior Center.
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Pie Sampling Was Offered On National Pie Day
On January 24 the Extension and Community Association (ECA) of Lincoln County celebrated National Pie Day by offering samplings of more than 30 different pies to the public.
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events Feb. 4-9
Card Making, Calligraphy, Book Club, Tim Burton Trivia, Young Adult Writers and A Visit With the Toothfairy. Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, February 3, 2019

DABA Fireworks Festival Offers Entertainment Triple-Header
The Denver Area Business Association held a luncheon Wednesday (Jan. 30th) at Verdict Ridge Country Club to announce the entertainment lineup for its 19th annual Fireworks Festival scheduled for Saturday June 29th at East Lincoln High School.
Friday, February 1, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, February 1, 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 31, 2019

Dental Health Rankings
WalletHub, the personal finance website that makes a habit of ranking just about everything, released a report this week ranking the dental health of the fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Immigrant Hospitality Center Holds Open House, Dedication
The Immigrant Hospitality Center at 415 E. Main St. in Lincolnton held an Open House and Dedication Sunday afternoon (Jan. 27th).  The Center will offer services to immigrants in our community including help with immigration paperwork and help in finding service providers.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Johnny K's Family Restaurant
Fresh! That's the word that Johnny Kangaras says best describes his food at Johnny K's Restaurant, 421 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For February
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in February, including musical performances and craft classes. 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.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events Jan. 28 - Feb. 2
National Lego Day, Adult Book Club, Adult Writers, Build an Igloo, Escape Room, and a visit with the Tooth Fairy. Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Catawba Library Program Promotes Early Literacy Through Reading
Parents and caregivers are invited to participate in the Catawba County Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge and give their little ones a powerful learning advantage.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Herter-O'Neal Scholarship Applications Available
This $750 scholarship is targeted toward current and enrolling college students pursuing an Associate or Bachelor's degree in business or a business-related field.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

WIC Benefits Secure Through March
The WIC (Women, Infants & Children) supplemental nutrition program continues to operate during the partial federal government shutdown.  The USDA confirmed Friday that benefits are secured through March.
Friday, January 25, 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 24, 2019

Food, Fun & Facts About 4-H
Come to an event for the whole family to learn about Lincoln County 4-H while participating in fun filled food activities. No fee to attend but you must register by February 11 to attend.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Peanut is a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix that weighs around 13 pounds. He needs a little time to warm up to you, but once he does, all he wants to do is be with you!
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

GFHS-Lincolnton Open House
Gaston Family Health Services-Lincolnton, formerly known as Helping Hands, will hold an open house in its new location at 111 Gamble Drive 4 - 6 PM this Wednesday (Jan. 23rd).
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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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