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LC Senior Services End Of Summer Beach Blast
Come see how Lincoln County Seniors (age 60 and over) have fun at the End of Summer Beach Blast on Friday, September 28 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Lincoln County Senior Services Parking Lot. You must register by September 21. 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Library Book Sale Extended
The Lincoln County Public Library's annual book sale at the James W. Warren Citizens Center has been extended through Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

GCLMPO Will Hold Public Sessions Next Week
The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization, the three-county organization that serves as a go-between for local governments and the NC DOT, will hold public sessions next week about planned changes to highway projects in Gaston and Cleveland counties.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

LKNO Performs Saturday At NLHS
The Lake Norman Orchestra will perform a free concert this Saturday evening (September 22nd) in the auditorium of North Lincoln High School, 2737 Lee Lawing Road.  The event is sponsored by the East Lincoln Betterment Association. While admission is free, donations will be accepted.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Catawba County Library To Share Status Of Opioid Epidemic
The Catawba County Library is hosting Lt. Chad Killian of the Catawba County Sherriff’s Office Narcotics Division for an update on the epidemic from a law enforcement perspective. He will speak at the Maiden Branch Library (11 South A Avenue) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

GFD Celebrates Breast Cancer Month With Commemorative T-Shirt
Throughout the month of October, firefighters from the Gastonia Fire Department will wear the shirts while serving the public, to let those who have fought, fighting, or lost love one’s to this disease know that we support them! 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lantern Lit Ghost Tour Reservations
Reserve your spot now for the Dallas Ghost Tours through the historic Dallas Square as costumed storytellers invoke spirits of gruesome murders and midnight callers. Spots are filling up fast!
Monday, September 17, 2018

LHS Class Of 1963 Reunion Sept. 28
If you were a member of the Lincolnton High School Class of 1963 and have not received any information regarding the reunion they would like to hear from you.
Monday, September 17, 2018

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

Lincoln County Senior Services Offers Much To Help You
Senior citizens deserve a lot of benefits. And Lincoln County Senior Services wants you to know about them. The Lincoln County Senior Center, co-located with the Lincoln County campus of Gaston College, has a lot to offer in the way of valuable information.
Monday, September 17, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library September 17-22
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Please Call for any last minute changes due to the inclement weather.
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Maiden Police Open House Postponed
The Maiden Police Department has postponed its Open House in its new location at 400 East Main Street one week until Monday (September 24th) from 3:30 - 6:30 PM.
Saturday, September 15, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Churro is available for adoption and will be at one of our PetSmart locations later this week.
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Weekend Events
The Lincoln County Apple Festival has been postponed until the last Saturday in October, but unless we have a serious problem with the storm, some events in our area will go on as scheduled this weekend. The Lincoln Theatre Guild play "Into the Woods, Jr." at the Cultural Center is among them.

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

Gabby Johnson's Second Book Published
It’s axiomatic that writers must suffer for their art. And if that’s true, Gabby Johnson of Lincolnton has done her share of suffering.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ninth Case Of Rabies Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the ninth case of rabies in the county this year. Previous cases reported this year by Catawba County occurred in Maiden, Vale, Newton, Hickory, Sherrills Ford and Claremont.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lincoln County Prepares For Hurricane Florence
Lincoln County Emergency Management is working with all Emergency Services within Lincoln County to be able to respond to emergencies during this weather event.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Rose Exhibition During Apple Festival Has Been Cancelled
A Rose Exhibition to be held during the Apple Festival on Saturday, September 15 in the First Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall has been cancelled.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lincoln County Marching Band Preview Cancelled
The free preview would have been a chance for each of the four county high school marching bands to perform their field show for the community and each other before the start of their competition season. No plans to reschedule at present.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

It's Apple Festival Week
This is it!  Apple Festival Week has finally arrived.  The big quesion now is whether Hurricane Florence will dampen the festivities.
Monday, September 10, 2018

Lincoln County Youth Win State Honors In Poultry Judging
Lincoln County 4-H Poultry Judging Team members won honors at the NC 4-H State Poultry Judging Contest on July 20. The junior team placed  first in the state.
Monday, September 10, 2018

Lincoln County Schools Requests Input & Feedback In School Calendar Survey
Lincoln County Schools is currently seeking input from parents regarding the school calendar. Input will be used to evaluate the potential opportunities for local flexibility with the school calendar.
Monday, September 10, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library September 10-15
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Apple Festival Book Sale at Citizens Center September 13-15.
Sunday, September 9, 2018

West Lincoln Interact Club Organized
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. It gives young people, mainly high school students, an opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service projects.
Sunday, September 9, 2018

American Flag Program Sept. 11
David Vanderwerken will present a program on the Stars and Stripes at the Lincoln County Senior Center on Sept. 11, 1-2 p.m. Vanderwerken is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War era.
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Big Plans Ahead For Senior Center
The Lincoln County Senior Center has some big building plans coming soon and coming up September 20 is a program on elder law with local attorney Jesse Bone and his associates about important legal issues and topics seniors need to know.
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Alive After Five Concert Series Ends Another Season
The Alive After Five Concerts of 2018 in Downtown Lincolnton have drawn to a close for another year.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Banquet Held
The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District recently held their annual awards banquet at the James W, Warren Citizens Center. Stephen and Leslie Secrest, owners and operators of S&L Chickens, were honored as the 2018 Conservation Farm Family of the Year.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Weekend Events
It's hard to believe, but we're only a week away from the Lincoln County Apple Festival NEXT Saturday (Sep. 15th) in downtown Lincolnton.  There are still plenty of weekend activities this weekend.  Here's some information about some of them.
Friday, September 7, 2018

Library Scan & Share Day At Citizens Center Saturday
The Lincoln County Public Library will sponsor a Scan & Share Day this Saturday (Sep. 8th) at the Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton.
Friday, September 7, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Tasha is just hanging around waiting for her new family to come and adopt her!
Friday, September 7, 2018

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

New 4-H Club Forming For Wildlife Science & Management
WHEP Club (Wildlife Habitat Education Program) for youth ages 9-18 begins this fall. WHEP is designed to teach the fundamentals of wildlife science and management. The first meeting is Friday, September 14.
Friday, September 7, 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.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

School Report Cards Released
The NC Department of Public Instruction has released the preliminary report on school report cards for 2017-2018.  Most area schools saw improvement from a year ago.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

ECA Whole Apple Pie Sales Begin Sept. 10
On Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m., members of the ECA will start selling whole apple pies in the Extension’s demonstration kitchen at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton at 115 W. Main St. Pies will also be sold Sept. 11-13, starting at 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Camp Greene, Hot Springs, N.C. & The War To End All Wars
Dr. Heather Perry from UNC-Charlotte will speak about why America went to war in 1917 at the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society (ELHS) meeting on Monday, September 10 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Notice Of Start Of Public Comment Period For Road Projects
The GCLMPO’s 2018-2027 MTIP and 2045 MTP are being modified to reflect changes to three projects in Gaston County, and the acceleration of the resurfacing of I-85 in Cleveland County.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Piecemakers Quilt Guild To Meet Wednesday
Blessed are the Piecemakers. And you’ll be blessed indeed when you attend the regular monthly meeting of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild on this Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center. This month they will present 24 quilts to the Child Advocacy Center.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Walk To End Alzheimer's Saturday In Gastonia
It's the sixth leading cause of death by disease in America; yet the money for research to find treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's lags far behind what is being spent on other diseases.  The Alzheimer's Association hopes to raise money and awareness as it holds a Walk to End Alzheimer's this Saturday.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Free Prostate Cancer Screening Next Tuesday
Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health will be offering a FREE prostate cancer screening next Thursday (Sep. 11th) 6 - 8 PM at the Wellness Center, 311 E. McBee St. in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Labor Day
Monday is Labor Day.  While Summer doesn't officially end until later in the month, for many, it marks the end of the Summer season.  Government offices, banks, and schools will take the day off.  Most stores will be open their regular hours.
Sunday, September 2, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library September 3-9
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. All branches will be closed Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday.
Sunday, September 2, 2018

NCDOT Releases Key Regional Projects
Twenty regional projects will be programmed for construction in Division 12 (Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties).
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Bluegrass Concert Saturday At Cultural Center
This concert is indoors--where it's cool and comfortable. It's the 4th annual FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, FAMILY & BLUEGRASS MUSIC concert with Deeper Shade of Blue--happening Saturday evening at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Friday, August 31, 2018

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, August 31, 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.
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jump-Start Your Career With Gaston College Program
The “Jump-Start Your Career” program is free to qualifying unemployed or underemployed people. It is designed to help them prepare for interviews and opportunities for employment in local advanced-manufacturing, retail, clerical, customer service and service industries.
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lincoln County 4-H Youth Receive State Presentation Honors
Lincoln County 4-H members recently competed in the NC 4-H Presentation Finals at North Carolina State University. Members competed with over 300 other youth from across the state.
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jim Quick & Coastline Play Thursday Night
The final Alive After Five concert of 2018 is scheduled for this Thursday evening in downtown Lincolnton.

McClain & Carey Win 2018 Dancing With Our Stars
Dancing With Our Stars returned for a third year on August 25 with eight teams competing for the title. The Lincoln Cultural Center (LCC) once again hosted the event at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Tickets continued to sell up until the night of the event with over 1,100 people in attendance.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lincoln Herald Celebrates Sixth Birthday
The Lincoln Herald celebrates its sixth birthday today, Aug. 29. Much of the work that has gone into making the Lincoln Herald a success has been by volunteers who shared the dream of Larry Dellinger and his recognition that the world was different than it had been.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bridge Reopens
After being closed to traffic for a little over two years, the bridge over Hoyle Creek on the Alexis-High Shoals Road is open again.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For September
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in September, 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 Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NC MedAssist's Free Mobile Pharmacy Wednesday
NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event on Wednesday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old Battleground Elementary School, 201 Jeb Seagle Drive in Lincolnton. Identification is not required to participate. Individuals will receive up to 10 medicine cabinet items for their family/home and information on NC MedAssist’s Free Pharmacy Program.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

School Is Open
School opened quietly in most area counties Monday (Aug. 27th).
Monday, August 27, 2018

Crouse FD CruzIn/Hot Dog Sale Date Change
The Crouse Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a “CruzIn” and Hot Dog Sale on Saturday, September 8 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Crouse Community Building. Find out how you can join in the fun! (Date changed from September 1)
Monday, August 27, 2018

Lincoln County Schools Opening Day Monday
As the school year begins for students in the Lincoln County Schools, Dr. Lory Morrow, Superintendent, says that increased safety, digital learning, and preparing students for their lives after graduation will be three primary focus areas for 2018-2019.
Sunday, August 26, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library August 27 - September 1
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, August 26, 2018

This Weekend
Dancing With Our Stars at the James W. Warren Citizens Center is just one of the events that are happening this weekend in our area.
Saturday, August 25, 2018

A 1934 Courthouse Drama August 25-26 In Newton
The event will take place August 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and August 26, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. “on the Square in Newton and throughout the original 1924 County Courthouse, now Museum. It is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to attend.
Friday, August 24, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week: Lucana
Lucana is a special girl who had a very rough start. When she found her way to LCAS she had a large wound on the side of her body. After some TLC (and a half-shaved body) she is back to her normal self!
Friday, August 24, 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.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Oh, Honey!
It’s locally-made honey, and now is the time of year for it at the Rotary Community Garden in downtown Gastonia, according to local writer and Rotary Club member Janice Holly Booth who told the Lincoln Herald last week about a local Girl Scout and an idea of hers that was, well––buzz-worthy.
Thursday, August 23, 2018

ARC Open House Helps 185 Students
The Asbury Resource Center held an Open House Tuesday (August 21st) handing out supplies to help 185 students get ready for back-to-school.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Rose Society To Meet Aug. 26
Visitors are welcome to come hear our latest program for the Rose Society on Sunday, August 26 in Lincolnton. Plans will also be finalized for the Rose Exhibition during the Apple Festival. 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

BCUMC Boy Scout Troop 73 Hot Dog Sale Aug. 25
On Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Troop 73 will be selling hot dogs, chips, and a dessert for $6.00 on the front lawn at Boger City United Methodist Church to raise money for a trip to Sea Base Adventure in the Florida Keys.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Submit Your Recipes For The Apple Dish Contest
Think you have an apple dish good enough to bring in some cash?!?! If so we would love for you to take part in the 2018 Cooperative Extension Apple Dish Contest! The contest is part of the Lincoln County Apple Festival but judging will take place the Saturday BEFORE: Saturday, September 8.
Monday, August 20, 2018

Back-To-School News
Friday August 17th was the first day of school in the Lincoln County Schools--for teachers, that is!  Students start back on August 27th.
Sunday, August 19, 2018

LC Public Library Events Aug. 20-25
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Senior Services Offers Patriotic Events
Lincoln County Senior Services is planning a Day Trip on Thursday, September 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to the House of Flags Museum in Columbus, the Southern Manners Deli for lunch, and a stop at the Lincoln Center and Washburn General Store in Bostic.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Weekend Events
Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Fried Pie Sale Ends Friday--But More To Come
The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association (ECA) Fried Apple Pie Sale ends this Friday--but there's more to come as we get ready for the Apple Festival September 15th.
Friday, August 17, 2018

Former Superintendent Dies From Apparent Heart Attack
Dr. Ed Sadler, Jr., former superintendent of Gaston County Schools, passed away Thursday night (Aug. 16th) at age 71.
Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Weekend Events
Here's a look at some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Helping Hands Celebrates Natl. Health Center Week
Helping Hands Health Center at 206 Gamble Drive in Lincolnton held a Health Fair Wednesday (Aug. 15th) in celebration of National Health Center Week.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Chick-fil-A Opens In Lincolnton
The much anticipated Chick-fil-A restaurant finally opened at 1904 E. Main St. Thursday morning.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dancing With Our Stars Returns Aug. 25
Dancing with Our Stars returns for a third year August 25 with eight teams competing for the sought after title.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Porter is a very sweet and gentle senior who is looking for his second chance of finding the right family. Please join us this Saturday, August 18 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. for our Clear The Shelter Event!
Thursday, August 16, 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, August 15, 2018

North Flint Street Closed At The Bridge For Repairs
North Flint Street in Lincolnton was closed at the bridge to all traffic in both directions early Wednesday morning, August 15. The closure will continue through late Friday evening, August 17.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive Friday
Lincoln County’s fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the first Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Trivia Time" This Thursday At Senior Center
There’s always something fun, educational or useful going on at the Lincoln County Senior Center. “Trivia Time” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, then at 2 p.m. a Medicaid program for long-term care. 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Backpack Distributions & Back-To-School Bashes
Upcoming backpack distributions are being held at the following locations (some are just a distribution, others are fun-filled events with food, activities and games).  If your church or organization is having an event please let us know at the Lincoln Herald and we will add it to our list and/or include in our events calendars.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

4-H Delegation Attends Annual Electric Congress
A delegation from Lincoln County attended the 71st annual 4-H Electric Congress July 10-12 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 170 4-H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 47 counties attended the three-day event.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Helping Hands Holds Health Fair Wednesday
This week (Aug. 12-18) is National Health Center Week.  In celebration of the week, Helping Hands Health Center, currently located in the building adjacent to the Lincoln County Health Dept. on Gamble Drive, will hold a Health Fair this Wednesday (Aug. 15th) from 9 AM - 1 PM.
Monday, August 13, 2018

LC Public Library Events August 13-18
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including Story Times for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers; Young Adult and Adult Writer’s Clubs; a Recycling Presentation; and a Jurassic World Escape Room!
Sunday, August 12, 2018

ECA Fried Apple Pies August 13-17
The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association (ECA) will be selling fried apple pies August 13-17.  Price for a fried pie is $3.00. Walk-ins will be welcome starting at 11 a.m. on Monday and then from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Former Apple Queen Says Pageant Made Her Better
This Saturday night, fifteen young ladies will compete for the title of Lincoln County Apple Queen 2018.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Broesder Wins Apple Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
Judy Broesder was the winner of the 2018 Lincoln County Apple Festival t-shirt design contest.  The Apple Festival t-shirts will be on sale through Apple Festival week at Carolina Trust Bank and the Chamber of Commerce office.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Briarhoppers To Perform Aug. 17
The Briarhoppers––members of the WBT Hall of Fame and the world’s longest continuing bluegrass group––will perform at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. All seats are $10 each.Special guest will be the two-time national flat-picking guitar champion, Allan Shadd.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Historian To Share Program On Local Iron Making 1790-1870
It is time to make plans to attend the August Crouse Community History & Photo Project monthly meeting.  Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 14 at 4 p.m. where you will hear a special presentation about iron making and the local families involved in working the iron furnaces and forges. 
Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend Events
The Apple Queen Pageant at the James W. Warren Citizens Center is just one of the many activities happening this weekend in our area.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Calling All Educators - Apply Now For Bright Ideas Grants
Teachers who apply for a Bright Ideas education grant by Aug. 15 can win funding for classroom projects – and qualify to win an extra $100. Rutherford EMC, along with electric cooperatives across the state, is accepting applications for Bright Ideas grants for creative, classroom-based learning projects.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Kirk Herbertson!
Today is Kirk's birthday! If you see him out and about wish him a Happy Birthday!!
Thursday, August 9, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This pretty girl right here is Peanut Butter. She is looking for a home that will allow her to have all the play time in the world! This Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. we are having our Open House Event. Please join us for food and fun!
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Opens Aug. 10 in Newton
The Historical Association of Catawba County (HACC), in cooperation with the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC), will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “The Way We Worked” will be on view August 10 through September 18.
Thursday, August 9, 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, August 8, 2018

Smithsonian Exhibit Is Paired With Veteran Roundtable
A program aligned with “The Way We Worked,” a Veteran Roundtable Discussion, will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2 p.m., at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.  The Veteran Roundtable will feature eight local veterans who served in WWII, Korean War, Desert Storm, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Caregiver Workshop Is Aug. 18
Are you an adult child, serving as the caregiver of your elderly parents or other loved ones? If you are, or you may be about to assume this critical responsibility, you’ll want to attend the Lincoln County Senior Center’s upcoming free seminar on being a caregiver. Deadline to register is Aug. 10.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

National Night Out Tuesday
National Night Out events will be held Tuesday evening in locations all across America including Lincolnton.
Monday, August 6, 2018

A Place To Grow Receives Donation
On Friday (Aug. 3rd) the Hog Happenin’ Foundation presented a donation of $6,000 to A Place to Grow. The donation will provide funds for the child care center’s Summer Program and Educational  Field Trips.
Monday, August 6, 2018

Celebrating 40 Years Of Beauty
On Saturday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. fifteen local young ladies will take the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center for the 40th Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant.
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Parks & Rec Summer Camp Recap
The Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp has been a lot of fun swimming, playing miniature golf, going to Hickory Dickory Dock, the movies, walking the rail trail, going out for yogurt and so much more!
Sunday, August 5, 2018

This Week At The Lincoln County Library August 6-11
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, August 5, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Loki is only 14-weeks-old and found his way to the shelter. True to his name, he is full of mischief and would do best in a home that is ready for some entertainment!
Friday, August 3, 2018

Reserve Your Spot For A Farm Tour With Cooperative Extension
This September 8th, there will be an opportunity to take a first class, guided agricultural tour through Lincoln County, to see and experience aspects of our county that you might be missing. There are limited seats on the bus for this adventure so reserve your spot as soon as possible for this experience.
Thursday, August 2, 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, August 1, 2018

Comic Con Event Coordinators Happy With Attendance
Lincolnton held its second annual Comic Con on Saturday, July 21 with nearly 2,000 people in attendance, doubling in total from last year. All money collected from the event benefits Communities in Schools of Lincoln County.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Appointment Based Surrender Of Pets To Gaston County Animal Shelter
Animal Care and Enforcement will begin scheduling pet surrender appointments on Thursday, August 2 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  The shelter will continue first come first serve surrenders on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. until August 28. On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 the shelter will fully transition to appointment only surrenders.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Historic Figure Passes
Elizabeth Schrum Carpenter, who was the first woman ever elected to public office in Lincoln County, has died at age 94.  She served as Lincoln County Register of Deeds from 1962 until she retired in 1990.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Catawba County Friends Of The Library Hosts Annual Book Sale
The Catawba County Friends of the Library are hosting their annual book sale in support of library programs that benefit the community. The sale will take place Wednesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 4, at the Main Library in Newton.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Christmas Miracle In July
A special event was held Saturday at East Lincoln High School to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Sunday, July 29, 2018

LC Public Library Events July 30 - August 4
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including Story Times for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers; Young Adult Writer’s Club; and a Harry Potter Birthday Celebration! 
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For August
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in August, including musical performances and trips to local Farmers’ Markets. 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.
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Alive After Five Draws Biggest Crowd Ever
It wasn't quite as big as the Apple Festival--but the crowd who showed up for Thursday night's Alive After Five was the biggest in the history of the event.
Friday, July 27, 2018

4-H Sewing Club Looking For Members
Are you outgoing, creative and interested in sewing, knitting and crocheting?  The 4-H Sassy Stitches Club has openings for youth (both girls and boys) ages 9 to 14 who would like to learn to sew.  Whether you are a complete beginner, or already know how to sew a little, come join the club!
Friday, July 27, 2018

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Max has been looking for a forever home for the last 10 months. He is so ready to break out of the shelter!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Arts Council Accepting Sub-Grant Apps
Are you an artist in search of funding? Then you’ll want to apply for a sub-grant through the Arts Council of Lincoln County (or ACLC). The ACLC is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants through Aug. 28.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

100 Block Of E. Water St. Closed Until Aug. 3
Long planned water main line replacement work on East Water Street between the Court Square and S. Academy was set to begin on Thursday, July 25, 2018. The city anticipates reopening Water Street at the end of next week, August 3, when the water main line replacement is completed.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Red Cross Blood Shortage Continues
Emergency need remains; critical call for type O blood donors to donate now. Check out these opportunities to donate through Aug. 15 to receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.
Wednesday, July 25, 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.

Area Events
The activities for this weekend are getting underway early with many scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Gaston College Introduces New Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Tracks
Beginning in fall 2018, Gaston College is offering three new Early Childhood Education degree tracks. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are in Early Childhood Education—Career Ready, Early Childhood Education—Transfer, and Early Childhood Education—Transfer with Licensure.
Monday, July 23, 2018

UNC School Of The Arts For Catawba County Award Grants
The board of advisors of the UNC School of the Arts for Catawba County Fund announces $14,190 in local grant awards.
Monday, July 23, 2018

LC Library Summer Learning Program Events July 23-28
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library including Adult Writers and Junior Writer Clubs, Crazy Socks Rockerz Band, Rock Through the Ages, Tech Rock Week, Movie Screening, Escape Room, and Summer Learning Park Day!
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Catawba County Program Offers Support To Parents Of Children Under Age 5
Being a parent of a young child is hard work—preparing bottles, changing diapers, giving baths, and the list goes on. It can also be stressful, with concerns about your child’s development, medical diagnoses or safety.
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Glenn Foundation Awards Grant to Gaston College
The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. was awarded a $5,000 grant from The Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation. Grant funds will support an enhanced student experience through the implementation of the Aviso Retention Program.
Sunday, July 22, 2018

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

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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