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Herter O'Neal Scholarship Nominations Being Sought
The scholarship is awarded annually to honor the work and dedication of Edith Herter and Frances O’Neal, co-leaders in forming the NCCEAPA in 1973.
Friday, January 28, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For February
Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in February including fitness 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.
Friday, January 28, 2022

Vesuvius Furnace Founders
As we approach the 250th birthday of the United States just over four years away, it is important to understand our nation's history: how it began and how we got here; to appreciate all that is good and learn from mistakes, so we don’t repeat them. Much of what we have today, laid its roots in those revolutionary times. The Lincoln Herald is pleased to offer a series of articles (this is the 35th) for that purpose.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Virtual Community Involvement Meetings, Jan. 25 & 27
Two community involvement meetings for the Northbrook Township will be held during next week on the Zoom platform, joinable via computer, tablet or smartphone, or simply by phone.  
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Carolina Caring Foundation To Host Special Community Celebration
The community is invited to participate in the "Light up a Life" celebration on January 25 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Carolina Caring's Newton campus located at 3975 Robinson Road. The Light Up a Life celebration held in December of 2021 was rescheduled due to rainy weather.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Road Closures For Railroad Repairs
Three roads in eastern Lincoln County are being temporarily closed to facilitate railroad repair.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Lincoln County School Of Technology's EMT Program
Through a partnership with Lincoln County Emergency Services, the Lincoln County School of Technology offers a two-semester program to help students prepare for the EMT certification exam.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Hands-On Muscadine Pruning Workshop And Demonstration (CANCELLED)
Cancelled due to inclement weather causing ice in the parking lot.  It takes a brave gardener to properly prune a muscadine/scuppernong grape vine. You have to get in there in do some serious vine chopping. You might feel like you’ve killed it, or at least that it won’t think you love it anymore
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Hands-On Work With Massage Program
The healing hands of professional massage therapists can make a real difference to those suffering from injuries, scoliosis and other problems, and those hands can earn such skilled practitioners a lot of money.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

MLK Walk & Program Jan. 17
Join us to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and commemorate civil rights and justice for all on Monday, January 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

SAR Grave Marking For William A. Graham III, Jan. 22
The Catawba Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be conducting a compatriot Grave Marking for William A. Graham III on Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m. at the Historic Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Catawba County Animal Shelter Closed Friday-Monday
The Catawba County Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Friday January 14th  and Saturday January 15th due to limited staffing. The shelter is always closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.  It will reopen to the public Tuesday January 18th.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Veterans Coffee Group Meets Jan. 11
Veterans Coffee Connection is a free coffee group, sponsored by Carolina Caring, hosted by BBQ King, and designed to be a welcoming place for veterans to meet other veterans in the area. 
Monday, January 10, 2022

Girl Scouts Kick Off 2022 Cookie Program
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is kicking off the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season this month in western and central North Carolina. Consumers can support local Girl Scout entrepreneurs by purchasing their favorite cookies now.
Monday, January 10, 2022

Valley Forge and the Winter of 1777 - 1778
This is the 34th in our series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. As we experience the cold days of winter, it's a good time to remember what the patriots endured at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778.  
Monday, January 10, 2022

Parks And Rec Moves To New Location
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is on the move. The department’s office is moving this week to its new site, going from Gamble Drive to North Academy Street.
Sunday, January 9, 2022

19th Century Flax Wheel Finds A New Home
Eileen McCloskey DiTullio, daughter of Tillie Eaker McCloskey Brooks, recently brought items from her mother’s extensive collection to the Crouse Community History & Photo Project including an old flax wheel that for sure belonged to her great-grandmother, Sarah Helms Mauney, but because of its age may have belonged to her mom, Mary Anna Waycaster Mauney.
Saturday, January 8, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Monday, January 3, 2022

Just a Reminder... Pay 2021 Property Taxes By Jan. 5
The 2021 Property Tax Notices were mailed mid-July and should be fully paid by January 5, 2022 to avoid interest, additional penalties and further collection remedies.
Friday, December 31, 2021

List Your Taxes For 2022
North Carolina General Statutes require that all individuals or businesses owning or possessing personal property on January 1st that is subject to taxation must list this property annually. Listing will begin on January 1, 2022 thru January 31, 2022.
Friday, December 31, 2021

Stanley Christmas Décor And Yard Contest A Hit
Yards and homes decorated for Christmas are always big parts of the season. And in November, the Town of Stanley Beautification Committee convened to embark upon the goal of a contest recognizing homeowners within the community’s municipal limits for Christmas décor and yard maintenance.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tony Hawk Visits Lincolnton Coffeehouse
A local coffeehouse recently got a visit from a celebrity. Tony Hawk, a longtime professional skateboarder from San Diego, stopped in at the Grounded Coffeeshop two weeks ago, according to shop spokeswoman Brytni Brooks.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For January
Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in January including holiday programs 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
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Keeping the Spirit of Christmas After the Holiday
Perhaps inspired by the spirit of Christmas, many throughout our area have contributed to area charities who helped those in need during the hoiday season.  Of course, the problems of poverty including hunger didn't just emerge during the holidays, and they won't go away now that Christmas has passed.
Sunday, December 26, 2021

After-Christmas: What To Do With the Tree
Some will take them down right away; others may wait a week or more.  When you do take down your Christmas tree, what do you do with it?  
Saturday, December 25, 2021

COVID Christmas Blues
Charlotte musicians The HC Oakes Band has released "The COVID Christmas Blues," a unique Christmas season song.
Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas in Revolutionary Times
This is the 33rd in our series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. For Christmas, here's a short history of Christmas during the time of the American Revolution.
Friday, December 24, 2021

Virtual Community Meeting January 4
A virtual Zoom platform community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 6 p.m. to provide information about the Stanley Martin Homes, LLC proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Free Online Stretch And Breathe Class
Grief and stress are stored in our bodies. Through a sequence of stretching and breathing techniques, the Stretch and Breathe class will help loosen the emotional and physical tightness caused by grief or stressors. All movements can be done standing or sitting and are comfortable for all levels.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

United Way Holiday Helpers Spread Love And Joy
Our Holiday Helpers have been busy spreading Christmas magic by giving to others this holiday season!
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

White Christmas?
We won't be having a White Christmas this year--but then, that's not unusual.  Temperatures in the 70s are more common for Christmas Day than snowfall.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Christian Ministry Heads For Finish Line
Lincoln County Christian Ministry is nearing the culmination of its annual Christmas Fund effort. According to executive director Mitzi Williams, the ministry’s give-out day will be this Thursday, Dec. 23.
Monday, December 20, 2021

Christmas Week Story Walk
It's the week of Christmas!  By now, most of your holiday shopping is done and most of the holiday activities we enjoy have happened.  Still, you may need one or two more gifts--or you may just want to enjoy the beauty of downtown Lincolnton during the holiday season one more time!  The Story Walk is waiting.
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Joint Meetings & Public Hearings January 3
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to consider several requests.
Saturday, December 18, 2021

Anistyn Reel: Ultimate International Princess
On September 5, 2021, Anistyn Reel won the coveted national title of Ultimate International Princess, a multidivisional global pageant system for young women who are focused and driven to be the ultimate versions of themselves.
Saturday, December 18, 2021

Dr. Don Bias To Retire In January
Distinguished family medicine physician recognized for nearly four decades of service to his patients and the community. Dr. Bias is retiring from FryeCare Lincolnton Medical Group, located at 1470 Gaston Street in Lincolnton, effective January 14, 2022.
Friday, December 17, 2021

Corporal Adam Setser
This is the 32nd in our series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Friday, December 17, 2021

George A. Stoudemire Scholarship Accepting Applications
N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lincoln County is accepting applications for the George A. Stoudemire scholarship.
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Young Lincoln Learners
This article features the Young Lincoln Learners partnership Lincoln County Schools has with Chick-Fil-A.
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Happening This Weekend
Carriage and wagon rides--called off last Saturday because of the rain--will return to downtown Lincolnton this Thursday evening along with Santa's House.  This is also the weekend for the Arts Council of Lincoln County's Festival of Trees at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Young Lincoln Learners
Lincoln County Schools have partnered with Chick-fil-A to bring students a leadership academy with a local spin.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Rhyne Chosen to Chair School Board
Heather Rhyne, who had previously served as the vice chair of the Lincoln County Board of Education, was selected by fellow members as the new chairperson at Tuesday evening's monthly meeting.  Christina Sutton was elected vice chair.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Celebrate The Spirit Of Christmas At "Light Up A Life"
Carolina Caring invites the community to an evening of celebration during its 2nd annual Light Up a Life event to be held on Tuesday, December 21 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the organization’s Newton campus located at 3975 Robinson Road in Newton, NC.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Efforts Revived to Restore Old School
An effort initiated five years ago has been revived as a group identifying itself as the Mount Vernon Rosenwald School Project is renewing efforts to save the old school in Iron Station.  
Monday, December 13, 2021

Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
Foundation for the Carolinas is now accepting applications for 2022 scholarships. Applications are available at www.fftc.org/scholarships.
Monday, December 13, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Community Involvement Zoom Meeting
A community involvement Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. to provide information about a proposal about a rezoning request in Denver and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Nancy Morgan Hart

Georgia frontierswoman Nancy Morgan Hart was a legendary hero of the American Revolution who made it her mission to rid the Georgia territory of British Loyalists (Tories). According to various accounts, she captured six, killed one, and oversaw the hanging of five others. She also served as a spy.


Friday, December 10, 2021

Christmas Is A-Comin'
Christmas is a-comin' and these last two weeks before the holiday are packed with activities.
Thursday, December 9, 2021

ELBA Parade Award Winners
The East Lincoln Betterment Association's Denver Christmas Parade was held Saturday (Dec. 4th).  On Tuesday, the best entries in this year's parade were recognized.
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Historian Presents Origins Of Western North Carolina Furniture
Join Catawba County Museum of History’s Historian in Residence Professor Richard Eller for the second in a six-part series about Western North Carolina furniture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14 at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Lincoln County Master Gardeners At Work 2021
If you have enjoyed the Pollinator Garden at Rock Springs Nature Preserve in Denver or visited the new shade garden at the Jonas Library in Lincolnton or noticed the veggies growing at the Sally’s Y Community Garden, then you have seen the results of Lincoln County Master Gardeners’ volunteerism and expertise.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Cat Square Christmas Parade Is Saturday
Carriage and wagon rides in downtown Lincolnton and Santa's House on the northeast Courtsquare Thursday-Saturday (weather permitting); "The Nutcracker" ballet at the Citizens Center, and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at the Cultural Center are all Christmas events this week.  This Saturday is also the day for the annual Cat Square Christmas Parade.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

'Down East' Christmas Events
Christmas events are happening all over.  Here's information about some of what's happening in eastern Lincoln County.
Sunday, December 5, 2021

ELBA Denver Christmas Parade
The East Lincoln Betterment Association held its annual Denver Christmas Parade on Saturday (Dec. 4th).
Sunday, December 5, 2021

Captain Henry Francis (1734-1780)
This is the 30th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. 
Friday, December 3, 2021

Happening This Weekend
Carriage and wagon rides to see the beauty of downtown dressed out for the holidays, a visit with Santa at Santa's House on the northeast Courtsquare, a play at the Cultural Center, and parades--they're all a part of what's happening this weekend in our area.
Friday, December 3, 2021

South of the Border
Christmas parades and other holiday events are happening all over.  Belmont held its Christmas parade Tuesday; Mt. Holly held its parade Wednesday.  
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Christmastown, Carriage Rides, Santa's House & More
A brief ceremony will be held in front of the Stowe Family YMCA in McAdenville this Wednesday evening, then the lights will go on in Christmastown, USA.  In Lincolnton, Thursday (Dec. 2nd) will mark the beginning of Candy Land Christmas.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Safety Around Water Program
The Safety Around Water Program, put on hold last year because of the pandemic, has returned for the 2021-2022 school year.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For December
Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in December including holiday programs and craft classes. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out.
Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Boston Tea Party & North Carolina's Response
You are likely familiar with the Boston Tea Party from your study of history in school, but do you know about North Carolina's follow-up to that event?  This is the 29th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. 
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Let the Celebration Begin!
Thanksgiving has happened.  Small Business Saturday is underway (Nov. 27th).  Now the holiday events will come quickly--beginning with two parades this weekend, a couple of tree lightings, and more.
Saturday, November 27, 2021

It's a Holiday!
Government offices (and some others), banks, and some stores and restaurants are closed this Thursday for Thanksgiving.  
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Recycle That Oil
Deep frying your turkey?  Don't let your cooking oil become an environmental hazard.  Recycle!
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Lincoln County Gives Back In A Big Way For Thanksgiving!
In early November, the United Way of Lincoln County was made aware of several families in need of a Thanksgiving meal at Lincoln Charter School, and due to our continued partnership with Holy Cross Lutheran, we knew we could help connect the charter school families with the meals they needed.
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Ramsey & Willard Promoted in Schools Maintenance Dept.
The Lincoln County School Board approved Ted Ramsey as Maintenance Coordinator and David Willard as Maintenance Supervisor at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 23rd).
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Community Involvement Meeting Nov. 30
A virtual community involvement meeting on the Zoom platform will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 6 p.m. to provide information about a proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing. 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Parades & More
The first of the area's Christmas parades was held Friday evening in Hickory.  Coming up this week, the Maiden parade also goes nighttime this Saturday, and Lincolnton's parade happens Sunday.
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Thanksgiving as a National Holiday
This Thursday (Nov.  25th) is Thanksgiving.  It's an American holiday, but a similar holiday happens on the second Monday in October in Canada.  The history of Thanksgiving in the US is often debated: the first official national holiday was proclaimed by President Lincoln in 1863.  Some trace the tradition back to the Pilgrims celebration in 1621.  Others credit the day's origin to President Washington in 1789.
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Claire Stewart Earns Girl Scout Gold Award
This talented, young lady has just earned the Gold Award for her project to generate awareness of the Eastern box turtle.
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Women Educators Of Delta Sigma Introduced To Project 414
Dr. Cale Sain, Director of Career and Technical Education for Lincoln County Schools, was the guest speaker and shared information regarding myFutureNC and the district’s Project 414 initiative.
Friday, November 19, 2021

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Here's a look at some of the holiday events happening in our area this weekend and in the week ahead.
Friday, November 19, 2021

Vaccination Clinics
Lincoln Charter School  is joining with Atrium Health to offer vaccinations against the COVID virus to students.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

COVID Update

Gaston County Schools will join those in Lincoln & Cleveland counties operating under a 'masks optional' policy after Thanksgiving. Vaccinations against the COVID virus are now available for everyone 5 years old and older, and the fourth wave of the coronavirus appears to have ended.


Monday, November 15, 2021

Gaston County Becomes "Christmas County"!
You and yours won’t want to miss the upcoming festivals and events designed to celebrate Christmastide.
Monday, November 15, 2021

France's Role in the American Revolution
There are now and throughout history have been many who want America to isolate itself from world politics.  The truth is that the United States might never have come into existence without the influence and help of other countries.  This is the 28th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Ho-ho-ho! 'Tis (almost) the Season!
We're not trying to rush things.  We know that it's not yet Thanksgiving--but Christmas events will be happening beginning next weekend.  
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Hesed House Holds Days of Hope Event Saturday
This Saturday (Nov. 13th) begins Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Honor Loved Ones By "Lighting The Tree"
Over the past years, at Christmas, the Crouse United Methodist Church/CUMC Outreach Class has sponsored “Lighting the Tree” and 2021 will see the tradition continue.
Friday, November 12, 2021

Denver UMC Member Creates Veterans' Tribute
It’s a place of rest for the weary––a beautiful bench built to last, created in honor of the military veterans at Denver United Methodist by Alex Kresge a 17-year-old Girl Scout for her Gold Award. A dedication ceremony and luncheon will be held this Sunday at Denver UMC.
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Union School Salutes Vets
Union School held its annual salute to veterans Wednesday (Nov. 10th).
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Health Departments Offering COVID Shots for 5-11 Yr Olds
5 to 11 year olds are now being vaccinated against the COVID virus.  
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

REMINDER: Public Hearings Scheduled On Piedmont Lithium Mining Application
The Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) will hold a public hearing on the Piedmont Lithium Carolinas mining permit application on November 15, 2021, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., followed by a virtual overflow hearing on November 18.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wendy's Story
During Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Carolina Caring shares this sweet story about Wendy and her daughter Rebeca who have been helped by their Cardinal Kids Program.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

WSGE Gets Generous Gift From Supporter
Gaston College radio station WSGE is benefitting from the extraordinary generosity of a longtime supporter.
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Veterans of the Revolution
This is the 27th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.  Thursday is Veterans Day, so we thought it appropriate that we remember America's first veterans, those who fought in our war for independence.
Saturday, November 6, 2021

Moonlit Movies At Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
On Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m., in collaboration with the Hickory Community Theater’s production of Bugsy Malone, the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library will host an outdoor movie night showing the film. 
Friday, November 5, 2021

Fall Crawl Friday Night Downtown
Its predecessor was the Art Crawl that began in the late Winter and early Spring years ago.  The Fall Crawl happens this Friday evening in downtown Lincolnton.
Friday, November 5, 2021

Judah Christian Academy Fall Fest A Big Hit
Stanley Fire Department, Gensmer, Buchanan win chili cook-off
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Daylight Saving Time 2021 Ends Nov. 7
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 7 and clocks will “fall back” to standard time.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Lousy Lanternflies Are Lurking Closer To Lincoln!
After working their way down from Pennsylvania, tree by tree, since coming in from China as egg cases on some cut stone (it is believed), the lanternflies have made it to Carroll County, Va., according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  That is just about 80 miles from Lincolnton, just north of Surry County, N.C.    Not good!
Monday, November 1, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For November
Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in November including cooking programs and craft classes. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jo
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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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