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Lincoln County Farm Fun
This is one of the best times of the year to get the family out of the house and on to a Lincoln County farm. Reconnecting to farming heritage is easy, IF you know where to go and how to get there.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

New Trees Planted at NLMS
The Denver Beautification Committee with support from the East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA) and a generous donation from the family of the late Dr. Paul Carter, completed a successful tree planting project at North North Lincoln Middle School, 1503 Amity Church Road last Tuesday (Oct. 12th).
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Three Local Girl Scouts Earn Gold Award
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that three local scouts have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Leaf Season
It's fall and that means it's Leaf Season. The free curbside leaf collection service for City of Lincolnton solid waste customers began Friday October 15th and will continue until February 15th.
Monday, October 18, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Gain A New Understanding Of The Universe
NASA will be launching its most powerful space telescope yet, and the Catawba County Library System is inviting you to learn about it from one of the experts!
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Walk To End Alzheimer's Raises More Than $65,000
Hundreds of supporters joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gaston / Cleveland / Lincoln and Walked From Home across the Gastonia, Lincolnton and Shelby area on Oct. 9 to help fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Spain's Role in the American Revolutionary War
Most are familiar with the American revolutionaries having received help from France during our war for independence, but Spain also played a part.  That's the subject of this week's 24th 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, October 16, 2021

No Apple Festival, But Plenty Happening
The Apple Festival got canceled, but there's still plenty to do this weekend.  Here's a look at some of what's happening in our area.
Friday, October 15, 2021

Amy's Closet Benefit For Domestic Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And with that in mind, Amy’s Closet is holding a benefit fundraiser, thanks to some important help from Anna’s Sweet Treats. The fundraiser is Oct. 15 (tomorrow), 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Amy’s Closet Boutique in Lincolnton.
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Gaston County will be holding a rabies vaccination clinic at the Gaston County Health Dept. on W. Hudson Blvd. in Gastonia this Saturday.  The vaccinations are free while 200 doses last--so it's best to get there early.  The clinic is for Gaston County residents only.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Gann Named Exceptional Children Educator of Excellence
Catherine (Cathi) Gann, Exceptional Children’s Teacher at Lincolnton Middle School, has received the 2021 Exceptional Children Educator of Excellence Award.
Monday, October 11, 2021

No Festival This Year, But Plenty Happening
The Lincoln County Apple Festival, which would have been Saturday (Oct. 16th) was canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus--but there are many smaller events that will be happening.
Monday, October 11, 2021

They're Already Talking About Christmas
Lincolnton will have a Christmas Parade but no Tree Lighting ceremony or Apple Drop event on New Year's Eve--but other area towns and communities are planning to go ahead with their holiday events.
Monday, October 11, 2021

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Cultural Center Will Hold Special Event Saturday
The Apple Festival, which has drawn crowds in excess of 25,000, won't be held this year.  But on Saturday (Oct. 16th), which would have been Apple Festival Day, many businesses are holding their own special events--and the Lincoln Cultural Center will have a variety of things to see, do, and buy.
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Eustace vs Blair

October is best known for Oktoberfest and Halloween, but there’s a great deal more to the tenth month than drinking yourself silly and ogling the candy held by little kids in costume. October is also a month chocked full of historically connected events involving Congress and the founding of our country.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Local Honey Rated Best
The Little Beekeeper, a Lincoln County family business, recently won first place in the Honey & Preserves category of the NC Specialty Foods Assocation's 2021 product competition.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Traffic Advisory

 Starting this weekend, the section of North Pilot Knob Road between Hagers Ferry Road and NC16-business will be closed. That section of the road will remain closed during the realignment of the intersection, which is anticipated to be completed by mid-2022.


Thursday, October 7, 2021

ECA Fried Apple Pies For Sale During October
Price for a fried pie is $3.00. Place your order on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week and pick-up your order on Thursday or Friday during the whole month of October.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Happy Birthday Freda!
Happy Birthday Freda!
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Catawba Riversweep Lake Norman Cleanup
The Catawba Riversweep for 2021 was held Saturday (Oct. 2nd).   Volunteers removed tons of trash from the river from Lake James to Lake Wateree.  Keep Lincoln County Beautiful worked on cleaning up part of Lake Norman and Beatty's Ford Park.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Kelly Withrow Named Principal of the Year
Kelly Withrow, Principal at G.E. Massey Elementary School, has been named Lincoln County Schools Principal of the Year.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Facebook Is Down
By the time you read this article, the problem may be fixed; but as of shortly before noon on Monday (Oct. 4th), Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and the What's App website were all down.  [UPDATE: the down time was almost six hours, but it was back up and running by 6 PM.]
Monday, October 4, 2021

Now Taking MLK Unity Award Nominations
Nominations are now being sought for the 2022 Rev. Martin Luther King Unity Awards. The Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition, an arm of Gaston Together, will present the awards Jan. 17, co-inciding with King Day.
Monday, October 4, 2021

Traffic Update
NCDOT has announced a traffic shift on NC16 in Catawba County that will begin this weekend.  
Monday, October 4, 2021

Stanley Holds Country Fest
Stanley held its annual Country Fest Saturday.
Sunday, October 3, 2021

John Barber
This is the 22nd in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. .
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Time To Evaluate Your Medicare Plan
Are Medicare costs hard for you to swallow? Then let the Lincoln County Senior Center and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (or SHIIP) help you out. Open enrollment period for Medicare starts Oct. 15. It runs through Dec. 7. The changes will take effect Jan. 1, so get ready now.
Friday, October 1, 2021

Paint The Pumpkin Purple At Senior Center!
The Lincoln County Senior Center is inviting you to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Reserve your spot for the pumpkin-painting event today by calling the senior center at (704) 732-9053.
Friday, October 1, 2021

Tim Greene Earns Presidential Award
Tim Greene is well known for giving back to others and for his many humanitarian efforts. And in recognition of his long years of work in helping folks in local communities, Greene, a disc jockey for Gaston College FM radio station WSGE 91.7, recently received the Presidential Gold Service Award and Distinguished Humanitarian Award for more than 400 hours of service to local communities and to others across America.
Thursday, September 30, 2021

LCCF Grants Record-Breaking $33,595 To Assist Children, Families & More
The Lincoln County Community Foundation recently awarded a record-breaking $33,595 in grants to 13 local projects – the largest annual grantmaking in the LCCF’s history. The grants will support programs that address a wide range of community needs across Lincoln County.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Walk to End Alzheimer's Oct. 9th
Because of concerns over the spread of the delta variant, the Alzheimer's Association is shifting its Walk to End Alzheimer's from a gathering in downtown Gastonia to a Walk from Home event.  
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Suspicious Package Causes Anxious Afternoon
You could say it was 'much ado about nothing.'  But police, the fire dept. and EMS didn't know it wasn't a legitimate cause for concern until they checked it out.  A suspicious package at the Lincolnton Post Office cause a street closure and some anxious moments Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Turbyfill On The Way To Finishing Her Girl Scout Gold Award
Are you familiar with the Girl Scout Gold Award? The Gold Award is the final and most honorable project for a Girl Scout to complete their journey.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Riversweep Is Saturday
This Saturday (Oct. 2nd) is the day for the Catawba Riversweep, and Keep Lincoln County Beautiful is planning on doing its part on Lake Norman and at Beatty's Ford Park.  Volunteers are needed to help with the cleanup.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

"This Is Not Your Grandma's Library"
Many students learn as much in the library as in the classroom.   Thanks to modern technology, they can access much of what the library offers right at home.  This month, Lincoln County Schools wants to emphasize the importance of using the library for learning.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Concert Sunday at Cultural Center
The Lincoln County Community Concert Association will present its first concert for the 2021-2022 season this Sunday (Oct. 3rd) at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Monday, September 27, 2021

New Website Page Launched For Court Square Project
Lincoln County, in collaboration with the City of Lincolnton, has launched a new website page to keep citizens updated on plans for the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Lincolnton, N.C.
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For October
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. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. 
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Assisted Living Week In The Spotlight
Special events and themed socials were on tap at Heath House aimed at recognizing the hard work and dedication of caregivers in assisted living communities and highlighting the importance of family and remaining connected to loved ones.
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Daniel Pinckney McKissick
This is the 21st in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. .
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Notice Of Public Hearings
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Administration Building.
Friday, September 24, 2021

Notice Of 2021 UWLC Annual Meeting
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 United Way of Lincoln County Annual Meeting will be held by invitation only on Thursday, October 21, 2021, to limit the chance of viral spread. 
Friday, September 24, 2021

Delta Sigma Holds Fall Meeting
The members of the Delta Sigma Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Monday, September 20. After a period of fellowship, President Kennan Eaddy welcomed the group to the Ceremony of Remembrance for Rebecca (Becky) Collins Burke (1940-2020).
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Carolina Caring Awarded $50,000 Grant To Help Children In Need
Thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from The JEM Project, Carolina Caring's Cardinal Kids program will expand into four additional counties and provide its invaluable community-based support to hundreds more families in need.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Farm Jam 2021 Sept. 24th
What could be better than great times in the great outdoors, on a farm, listening to great music with friends a family, for FREE! The “Farm Jam 2021” concert is all about fun-on-the-farm, farmer appreciation, and farmland preservation, and it is meant for YOU.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Union Elementary Named Blue Ribbon School
Union Elemenary School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Cruisin' for a Cause
The 10th annual Cruisin' for a Cause happened Saturday night (Sept. 18th) in downtown Lincolnton.
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sarah Grembecki Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Sarah Grembecki of Denver has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Constitution Week
This is the 20th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. This Friday (September 17th) is Constitution Day and the beginng of Constitution Week.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Clear The Shelters
Is it time to find your #nextbestfriend?  The Clear the Shelters event is happening at area animal shelters.
Friday, September 17, 2021

What's Happening!
Here's information on some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Summer's Last Hurrah--Almost
It was the last Alive After Five concert of 2021, and after a gloomy day with lots of periods of light rain, it wasn't certain it would happen--but it did, and those who attended got a chance to say goodbye to Summer enjoying the music of the Cat5 Band.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Lincoln County School Board Reverses Mandatory Mask Policy
This is the official Lincoln County Schools press release on the Tuesday night (Sept. 14th) decision.  One Lincoln Herald note:  the 4-3 vote was: voting 'yes'--Heather Rhyne, who made the motion, Mark Mullen, Christina Sutton, Tony Jenkins; voting 'no'--Joan Avery, Myra Heavner, Todd Wulfhorst.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Cruisin' For A Cause Happens Saturday
STREET CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT:  This Saturday from 5 - 10 PM, Main Street from Laurel to the Courtsquare and the square itself will be closed to regular traffic.  The annual Cruisin' for a Cause happens Saturday night--raising money for two worthwhile local causes while bringing back memories for many.
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Carolina Caring's Foundation Blessing Of The Animals Sept. 26
The Carolina Caring Foundation invites the community to bring their pets for its first-ever Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Participants can also watch the event online via Facebook Live. 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Alive After Five Thursday
Fall begins next Wednesday (Sept. 22nd) which makes this Thursday's Alive After Five concert in downtown Lincolnton a great way to say goodbye to Summer.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Pumpkin Patch Arrives Sept. 25
From September 25 throughout October, Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch hours will be Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

"Stampede For Student Success," Oct. 2
The event is presented by the Gaston College Foundation. Proceeds from participant entrance fees, donations and sponsorships will go toward the Gaston College Fund, which ensures immediate funding to meet critical campus needs and help students in a variety of ways.
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Joseph Dickson
This is the 19th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Weekend Events
Here's a look at some of the things happening in our area this weekend.
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Public Comment Period Opens on Proposed Lithium Mine
The NC Dept. of Environmental Quality has opened a  public comment period on Piedmont Lithium application to operate a lithium mine near Cherryville.  
Monday, September 6, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Monday, September 6, 2021

The Rise of the Iron Industry in Lincoln County
This is the 18th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Sunday, September 5, 2021

Notice Of Public Hearing For September 13
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. to consider several matters.
Friday, September 3, 2021

Phyllis Davis Brown Earns Patriot Boss Award
Gaston College Upward Bound Director Phyllis Davis Brown recently earned the Patriot Boss Award. She was nominated by U.S. Navy reservist Cody Taylor in recognition of her efforts as a patriotic employer.
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Dancing With Our Stars
This year's "Dancing With Our Stars" was held Saturday night (Aug. 28th) at the Lincoln Cultural Center.  Ginger Black and Ricky Parker were this year's winning dancers.  Lesley Chapman and Toby Schronce were the first runners-up.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

PACE Yourself At The Lincoln County Senior Center!
The Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 612 Center Drive in Lincolnton, will offer a free question-and-answer session about PACE on Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Gaston College Unveils New Look
Gaston College officially unveiled its new look in ceremonies held last week at the Dallas Campus. The school now has new colors (blue and grey), a new logo, a new mascot and more, all tying in with its revitalized athletics program.
Monday, August 30, 2021

Get Healthy At The Lincoln County Senior Center!
You need to get to healthy! That’s what the friendly staffers of the Lincoln County Senior Center want you to do. And with their help and guidance, you can do just that.
Monday, August 30, 2021

Breathing Better--Thanks to Community Effort
Far too many parents treat schools as an alternative to daycare.  When parents get actively involved with their children's education and their health and safety, it improves their chances of being successful--in school and in life.  This is a story about one parent who decided to 'do something.'
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Edenton Tea Party
This is the 17th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For September
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. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. 
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Alive After Five With Blackwater Band
The Alive After Five Summer Concert Series presented music from Blackwater Band on Thursday, August 26. Based out of Clarkton, N.C. Blackwater played Top 40, Blues, Funk and Country  making the event a party experience for everyone.
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Chamblee's Exit One of Many Changes for Lincoln County
Don Chamblee, who has served as Lincoln County's Director of Public Works since 2012, will begin a new job next week in Rock Hill, SC.
Friday, August 27, 2021

Public Notice: September 2 City Council Meeting
The Lincolnton City Council will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Five public hearings are scheduled for citizen comments. The meeting will be live-streamed for citizen viewing.
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Gaston College Programs Facilitate UNC Transfers
A Gaston College program is making it easier for future teachers to transfer to University of North Carolina schools.
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Virtual Community Involvement Meeting For Proposal in Crouse Community
A community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 6 p.m. to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.  
Sunday, August 22, 2021

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Great Wagon Road
This is the 16th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Saturday, August 21, 2021

Ingleside Starts A New Life (Again)!
One of North Carolina’s most significant Federal-style houses has new owners in Lincoln County. It’s only changed hands a handful of times over the last century.
Friday, August 20, 2021

Fifth Annual Kandace Helms Run, Sept. 11
The run is open to everyone, from competitive runners to walkers, including seniors and children. It is always an amazing event full of love and encouragement. Event Shirts and participation medals are guaranteed with your registration through Sept. 1.
Thursday, August 19, 2021

New Cookie Joins Lineup Nationwide For 2022 Season
Today Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the new Adventurefuls cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

More About the Courthouse
After many people have expressed concern and confusion about the plans for reuse of the old Lincoln County courthouse, the County has created an online summary of plans.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Arts Council Now Taking Sub-Grant Application
For the past 44 years, the N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to arts experiences. Using a per capita-based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state, by working in partnership with local arts councils. 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, August 15, 2021

LC Arts Council Calls For Entries In Art Show
The Arts Council of Lincoln County is extending an invitation for entries for its annual Paul Rhyne Juried Fine Art Competition will be on display, Oct. 1-31.
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Yellowjackets!
I am claiming victim status, and this article is my vengeance.  Yellowjackets have staked a claim in my front landscape bed, and are real meanies! 
Saturday, August 14, 2021

How Events Leading up to the Revolution Changed Our Diet
The American Revolution changed America, not only from colonies to a nation, but in other ways--including what Americans ate and drank.  That's the subject this week in the 15th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots & events.
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Traffic Advisory
In case you might be traveling on I-77 in Iredell County and needing to get onto I-40, you need to be aware of a project that will close the I-77 to I-40 ramp Friday evening (Aug. 13th).
Friday, August 13, 2021

Gaston College Announces New Look
Gaston College will hold an event at its Dallas campus next Thursday (Aug. 19th) to announce its new logo and college mascot.  A block party will follow the 3 PM announcement.
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Day of Action
The United Way of Lincoln County's Day of Action is today (Thursday Aug. 12th).
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sheriff Bill Beam Offers Safety Tips For Back To School
Sheriff Bill Beam of Lincoln County offers some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school or their school bus stops this year.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

North Carolina's Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?


Monday, August 9, 2021

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

KLCB River Cleanup is Saturday
Keep Lincoln County Beautiful and the Lincolnton & Lincoln County Parks & Recreation departments will be conducting a litter sweep at Betty Ross Park and along the South Fork River between Lincolnton and Laboratory this Saturday morning.
Friday, August 6, 2021

Cardinal Kids Attend An Event Sponsored By A Kid Again
Carolina Caring’s Cardinal Kids recently attended a fun-filled event at Carowinds sponsored by A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization that provides consistent, cost-free, year-round adventures for children with life-threatening conditions and their families.
Friday, August 6, 2021

Apple Queen Pageant Is Saturday
The 43rd Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant sponsored by the Lincolnton Business & Professional Women's Club will be held Saturday night (Aug. 7th) at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Thursday, August 5, 2021

New NCDOT Roadmap Now Available
Back in the 'good old days,' everybody had at least one road map in the glove compartment (as they were then called) of their cars.  Service stations (another thing of the past) pumped your gas and washed your windshield and gave out road maps.
Thursday, August 5, 2021

GCLMPO Public Comment Period Open Until August 31
The project lists will be available for review and public comments for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan will be received until August 31.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Register Now For Storyteller & Songwriter Free Performance
Michael Reno Harrell will explore Southern Appalachian culture, history, and day to day life in the South through his stories and self-penned songs at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Veterans Coffee Group Meets Tuesday
Veterans Coffee Connection, a coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service will meet this Tuesday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. at BBQ King in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Getting Ready for Back-to-School
The first day of school for Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland & Catawba County Schools (as well as Hickory & Newton-Conover City Schools) will be August 23rd.  Before heading back to school, students will need to have some required vaccinations.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

School Board Reaffirms 'Masks Optional' Policy
Masks will remain purely optional for the start of Lincoln County Schools August 23rd.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Senior Bingo
Senior Bingo returns to Hickory's Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Monday (Aug. 9th).
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Community Involvement Meeting Aug. 10 At EL Community Center
Springs at Westport Club, LLC, is requesting the amendment of a master plan for a conditional zoning district for attached and detached residential development that was approved in 2006. 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Happy Birthday Kathryn Saine Aug. 4
Lincoln County Senior Services staff would like everyone to join them in celebrating the Senior Center director Kathryn Saine's birthday this Wednesday!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

National Night Out Returns This Week On Aug. 5 In Denver
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes first responder-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. 
Monday, August 2, 2021

Jacob & Christian Arney
In four years, we'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday.  Plans for that observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the 13th in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Robot Helps Sisters Care For Patients At Hospice House
Sisters Alice Foster and Pruella “Pru” Nixon have worked at Carolina Caring’s Catawba Valley Hospice House for 15 years in environmental services. Recently, they began using LightStrike™, a disinfection robot proven to destroy SARS-CoV-2, to sanitize patient rooms. 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Library Presents Virtual Turtle Time With The NC Aquarium
Catawba County Library invites you to take a  virtual visit to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach to learn more about these fascinating sea creatures. It takes place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 via Zoom. Register now!
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Alive After Five
Thursday night's Alive After Five drew a huge crowd to downtown Lincolnton.  There's more free music ahead--in Lincolnton, Maiden, and Stanley--and the Apple Queen Pageant is just over a week away.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Parade Of Cans 2021 Food Drive
Parade of Cans is an annual food collection campaign benefiting the Soup Kitchen and Backpack Programs of The Corner Table in Catawba County.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Friday, July 30, 2021

Gaston College Nursing Student Steps Up To Save A Life
What started out as a fun outing for Gaston College LPN students and their teacher turned into an actual life-or-death experience.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rocco Vickers Enjoying A Very Busy Summer!
He is one brilliant young man. He is Rocco Vickers of Lincolnton who this week is participating in the annual Lincoln Theatre Guild Drama Camp and two weeks ago, he joined other outstanding elementary school students from across the country in a career-oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum’s “Pathways to STEM,” held in Greensboro.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For August
Seniors Morning Out sites are now open. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in August including trips to the Hickory Farmer’s Market and many educational programs.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Alive After Five Happens Thursday
Alive After Five, Lincolnton's FREE Summer concert series sponsored by the Downtown Development Association, will happen Thursday (July 29th) as Too Much Sylvia entertains along with a special guest performance by Bo Schronce.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Brady Has Winning Design
Chris Brady's design has been named the winner in the 2021 Lincoln County Apple Festival t-shirt design contest.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Growing Demand Creates New Health Care Programs
This fall, pharmacy technology, health information technology and central sterile processing will join the many other in-demand programs offered through Gaston College’s health and human services division.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Lincoln Cultural Center FREE Concert Saturday
The Lincoln Cultural Center will present Stephen & Jeff Neil, Synergy Twins Electric Violins, in a free outdoor concert this Saturday (July 31st).
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Going To College Over The Internet
Getting a degree from computer-based classes is now easier than ever. And Gaston College was recently recognized as being amongst America’s best community colleges for Internet-based and accelerated classes.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Public Notice: August 5 City Council Meeting
The Lincolnton City Council will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting on August 5 at 7 p.m. Two public hearings are scheduled for citizen comments. The meeting will be live-streamed for citizen viewing.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

News from Catawba County Library
To wrap up its ‘Tails & Tales in the Garden’ series, the Catawba County Library is holding a field trip this Thursday evening.
Monday, July 26, 2021

Be Safe While Enjoying the Lake or River
Summertime means fun on the lake or at the river, but it can also mean tragedy due to drownings.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Things To See In Gaston County
Murals, the Thread Trail, a river island, a botanical garden..they're all a part of the scenery in Gaston County.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Lexi Underwood Is About To Be Everywhere
Lexi Underwood is set to be a superstar.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nicholas Heviner
In four years, we'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday.  Plans for that observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the twelfth in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Christmas Play, Relay for Life Among Weekend Events
A 'Christmas in July' play ("Sanders Family Christmas") and the Relay for Life for Lincoln & Gaston counties top this weekend's list of area events.
Friday, July 23, 2021

For Sale: One Courthouse
Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincolnton City Council held a joint session Thursday afternoon (July 22nd) to hear from the UNC School of Govt. about the possibility of selling the old Lincoln County courthouse when the new one is occupied next year.
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Current NCWORKS Jobs Available
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton.
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Special Meeting Will Focus on Courthouse Reuse
The future use of the current Lincoln County courthouse will be the subject of discussion this Thursday afternoon when Lincoln County Commissioners hold a joint meeting with the Lincolnton City Council. The meeting will be at the Lincoln County Govt. Administration Bldg. on N. Generals Blvd. at 2 PM.

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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