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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women Educators Of Delta Sigma Plan For Upcoming Year
The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on July 23, 2020 to plan for the upcoming year. The meeting was held virtually via Zoom with 28 members attending.  President Kennan Eaddy led the planning session.
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Getting Ready For Back-To-School In Lincoln County
The start of the 2020-2021 school year is now just over two weeks away.  This year is going to be different.  That means parents and students may have a lot of questions.  Here are some of the most often asked & answers.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

PLEASE--Answer The Call!
This information is provided by Catawba County Public Health Director Jennifer McCracken, but with the exception of contact phone numbers, etc., it is also applicable to other area counties.  If someone you know gets COVID-19, you may be called.  It's important to know what to do.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Updated Details On Cloth Face Coverings
Students, teachers and visitors to Lincoln County Schools WILL have to wear a mask or other facial covering.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

New Principal At Banoak
Catawba County Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Leah Hayes as the new Principal of Banoak Elementary School.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mysterious, Potentially Dangerous Seeds Arriving By Mail
People around the country, and even here in Lincoln County, have received unsolicited packages from China with seeds in them. They may be labeled as earrings, which makes them all the more suspicious.
Monday, July 27, 2020

Applications Now Taken For Local Artists' Grants
Are you a local artist in need of money? If so, you may want to apply for State grant monies now being co-ordinated through the Gaston Arts Council, The application process is now open for North Carolina Arts Council grants to support the work of artists in Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Cabarrus and Cleveland counties.
Sunday, July 26, 2020

"Lincoln Idol" & "Lincoln Idol, Jr." In September
Spread the word about the upcoming competitions from the Arts Council of Lincoln County. You could be the next winner and become the county’s newest singing star in the third year of the annual competitions, applications are being accepted right now.
Sunday, July 26, 2020

Apple Queen Pageant WILL Be Held
Many, many regular annual events have been cancelled this year because of the pandemic including the Lincoln County Apple Festival; but one associated event will be held--the BPW's Apple Queen Pageant will take place August 8th, but it will be different this year.
Friday, July 24, 2020

High School Seniors & Adult Booster Shots
As of August 1, 2020 all rising North Carolina High School Seniors are required to have a booster dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine before entering school this year. A Tetanus booster (Td/Tdap) is due for all Adults every 10 years. 
Friday, July 24, 2020

Catawba County Schools "Return To Learn"
For anyone who may have missed it in our article about schools reopening, here's the latest on Catawba County Schools plans.
Friday, July 24, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, July 24, 2020

Senior Services Collecting Purses For Worthy Cause
It’s in the bag. Yes, quite literally, at the Lincoln County Department of Senior Services. How? According to spokeswoman Darlene Stroupe, the department is in the midst of collecting handbags for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease.
Thursday, July 23, 2020

GCLMPO Public Comment Period
The Gaston - Cleveland - Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) has established a Public Comment Period for amendments to the Public Participation Plan. The documents will be available for review and written public comments will be received from now through September 3, 2020.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Rotary Club Of Newton-Conover Installs New Officers
The Rotary Club of Newton-Conover celebrated a new Rotary year on July 21 at Conover Downtown Park with masks and social distancing. New officers and directors were installed, a new theme announced, perfect attendance awards given, and a new member was welcomed.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

New Flag Raised At First Federal Park
Lincolnton got a new street mural; now it has a new flag at First Federal Park.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2020 Alzheimer's Association Walk To End Alzheimer's
Participants Will Walk as Individuals, Families or Small Teams on Sidewalks, Tracks and Trails across Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln Counties in Wake of COVID-19.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Carolinas Cross Connection Helps Local People
Youthful volunteers and staffers of the nonprofit organization were in Lincolnton this week, making a difference in the lives of local citizens in need of significant help around their homes.
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Update On Lincolnton Street Mural Project
The message was "United We Stand," but it was obvious that Lincolnton isn't united from both comments on Facebook and the vandalism that damaged a mural on N. Poplar Street Tuesday night.  As a followup, the City of Lincolnton issued a news release Thursday afternoon.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications.  Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete the adoption. 
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Community-Building Event In Gastonia
The event is the combined effort of the Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition (the parent organization for which is Gaston Together) and the City of Gastonia.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wreck Closes Highway
A multi-vehicle wreck on East Main Street shortly before noon Tuesday (July 14th) closed down traffic in the area.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Lincolnton's Street Mural "United We Stand"
Lincolnton’s “United We Stand” street mural is about community, pride, support, and hope in an uncertain time. In less than two weeks, Demarius Pearson gained approval from City Council, raised funds for supplies, found support from 10 artists, and hopeful people showed up to help paint.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Carolina Caring Offers Free Online Grief Workshop
Carolina Caring is offering an online grief workshop entitled Grief 101 to help you explore the grief process along with strategies for coping and suggestions for self-care.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Town Of Stanley Gets Grant From S.C. Johnson
A good corporate neighbor is stepping in to help the Town of Stanley during a moment of need.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

United Way Day of Action 2020
Because of the pandemic, this year's United Way of Lincoln County Day of Action will be different.  It will still happen--but with adjustments to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
Monday, July 13, 2020

Maiden High Announces New Graduation Plans
Schools in Lincoln & Catawba counties had planned to hold traditional graduation ceremonies later this month after holding special graduation events due to the pandemic--but the pandemic continues and that has forced some changes. Lincoln County Schools will delay theirs until the Christmas break.  In Catawba County, here's the info for Maiden, Bandys & Foard high schools.


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Free Camps To Help Children Cope With Grief
Carolina Caring and Rising Hope Farms have teamed up to offer Brighter Days Children’s Camp. During the memorable one-day camp experience, kids interact with other children who have also lost someone close to them.
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications.  Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete the adoption.
Saturday, July 11, 2020

United Way Helps Feed The Hungry
One of the big needs during the COVID-19 pandemic has been providing food for hungry families.  Your United Way agencies in Lincoln and Catawba counties have been very involved in the effort.
Thursday, July 9, 2020

COVID-19 In Catawba County: A Case Study
Lincoln Herald note: this article submitted Thursday (July 9th) by the director of Catawba County Public Health is an important reminder for all--regardless of your county of residence.
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Cubbage Named New President Of NCPC
The North Carolina Smart Start program has a new leader.  Amy Cubbage has been named president of the NC Partnership for Children.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Free Online Grief Support Group
While limiting face-to-face contact during the fight against COVID helps keep us physically safe, it can also prevent us from mourning a loved one’s death with friends and family, which can make grief recovery much more challenging.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Happy Birthday
Had it been a normal year, the family get-together to celebrate Ms. Essie Foster's 102nd would have been different, but despite the pandemic and restrictions on visiting, relatives of the centenarian celebrated her birthday June 27th at Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center.
Sunday, July 5, 2020

A Different Kind Of Fourth
This definitely won't be your typical Fourth of July.  Most parades have been cancelled; some fireworks shows, as well.  Even family get-togethers may be limited due to concerns about the coronavirus.
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Lincoln County Courthouse Closed July 6-7
The Lincoln County Courthouse will be closed Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7 for cleaning. Anyone needing to file emergency documents with the Lincoln County Clerk of Superior Court can do so by dropping them off at the designated alternate filing location located inside the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Friday, July 3, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications. Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete the adoption.
Friday, July 3, 2020

Animal Services Celebrates Three Years Of No-Kill
It’s something to bark about. Lincoln County Animal Services is celebrating three years of no-kill status at its shelter as of the end of June, according to director Hannah Beaver.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Gaston College Work-Based Learning Very Helpful
The Gaston College Work-Based Learning program provides invaluable help to students seeking potential employers. The program recently held a job fair at the college. According to Gaston College spokeswoman Stephanie Michael Pickett, the event was a big success.
Monday, June 29, 2020

Belmont Church Has Pre-K Graduation
June is always a time for weddings, graduations and other such milestones. People probably typically think of high school and college graduations, when they think of June. But graduation isn’t just for the big kids anymore. And just down the road in Belmont, some little kids recently had a mighty big day.
Saturday, June 27, 2020

What's Happening
What's this?  There's actually something happening?  Yes, the pandemic has pushed aside almost everything--but there are a few things still taking place.
Friday, June 26, 2020

No Swim Advisory Lifted For Ash Hollow Lane
A no swimming advisory issued on May 29, 2020 has been lifted for the area of Ash Hollow Lane in Denver due to a wastewater spill.
Friday, June 26, 2020

10 Local Girl Scouts Graduate With A Strong Sense Of Self
Ten Lincoln County Girls that have graduated in 2020 are striving for a strong sense of self as they move out into the world displaying excellent planning skills. They are working toward independence and freedom seeking to make their own decisions and make a difference.
Friday, June 26, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications.  Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete the adoption.  If interested in any of our pets, please EMAIL tricountyanimalrescue@yahoo.com for an application.
Friday, June 26, 2020

School Board Update
Adjustments to the school calendar and the placement of three assistant principals were part of the special meeting of the School Board Thursday evening (June 25th).
Friday, June 26, 2020

Lawn Maintenance Update From City Of Lincolnton
Please help keep the City of Lincolnton safe and healthy for all our residents by keeping lawns mowed and free of trash, junk, and abandoned vehicles!
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Boger City UMC Awards Jean Dellinger Scholarships
The first group of students have been awarded the Jean Dellinger Scholarships which have been established to support young members of the church in their quest for higher education.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Two New Principals Announced
Two new principals have been announced for Catawba County Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Pandemic Fourth
It's hard to imagine an Independence Day without parades, but this is 2020--what we have called and what may be remembered as 'the lost year.'  Many events that occur every year have been cancelled this year--and July 4th celebrations are among them.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Harmon Overcomes Challenges; Earns Two Degrees
Sharima Natasha Harmon overcame challenges to recently earn not one but two degrees at Gaston College.
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Monday, June 22, 2020

Mundy House Work Day Volunteers Needed
The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society will hold a Work Day on Wednesday, June 24 at the Mundy House from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (weather permitting).
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Lincolnton Lions Club Awards Scholarships
The Lincolnton Lions Club congratulates the Class of 2020 and announces the following students as recipients of our Lincolnton Lions Club Scholarships.
Thursday, June 18, 2020

No Swim Advisory Remains In Effect
A no swimming advisory issued on May 29, 2020 remains in effect for the area of Ash Hollow Lane in Denver due to a wastewater spill.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications.  Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete the adoption.  If interested in any of our pets, please EMAIL tricountyanimalrescue@yahoo.com for an application.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Belmont Abbey College Back To Normal By August
With the virus-related restrictions ending nationwide, schools, colleges and universities are soon returning to normal. Belmont Abbey College has made the decision to open its residential and commuter campus this fall for in-person instruction.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Lincolnton Student Receives Scholarship From LGFCU
Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) proudly congratulates, Natalee Drawdy who is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Board Of Realtors Donates Washer & Dryer To Hesed House
The Lincoln County Board of Realtors recently donated a much needed washer & dryer to Hesed House of Hope, Lincoln County's only homeless shelter.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Pet Food Giveaway
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will have a FREE pet food giveaway this Saturday (June 20th).
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Trash Talk
If you have signed up for FREE notifications from the County, you should already have received this information--but for anyone who didn't, the Airport Convenience Site will be closed temporarily beginning Monday.
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Ryan Davin Races Ahead
Be true to yourself. That’s the advice to the class of 2020 from Ryan Davin. Tied with his twin sister, Anne, for the fourth-place ranking in North Lincoln High School’s class of ’20,  Davin, a noted track stand-out, told us more about himself earlier this week.
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Davin Runs Toward A Bright Future
You might say that she’s running toward success. She’s track-and-field standout Anne Davin who recently tied for fourth-place honors at North Lincoln. And the student with whom she tied is none other than her twin brother, Ryan Davin.
Friday, June 12, 2020

Prayer Meeting On The Courtsquare
What has been called a Unity Rally will be held at 7 PM this Wednesday evening (June 10th) on the Courtsquare in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduates Score A 100 Percent
Fourteen graduates from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Gaston College recently completed their training and passed the state certification exam. Students in the class scored a 100% passing rate.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Sophie Huffman Is ELHS Valedictorian
She is rising to the challenges. She is Sophie Huffman. And according to East Lincoln High Principal Marybeth Avery, she is the school’s valedictorian for the class of 2020.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Catawba County Library Takes 2020 Summer Learning Online
The Catawba County Library has launched its annual Summer Learning program, which helps students and families engage with books, ideas, and information while schools are out of session. 
Monday, June 8, 2020

Reopening Update
In case you didn't know, the pool is open.  Most events have been cancelled or postponed including the first two Alive After Five concerts.
Monday, June 8, 2020

Stanley Celebrates Class Of 2020
The Town of Stanley celebrated the Class of 2020 with a Car Parade on Saturday, June 6. 
Saturday, June 6, 2020

GC Seniors Earn Top Academic, Perfect Attendance Distinction
Gaston County Schools has 22 students in the Class of 2020 who have achieved the top academic distinction of valedictorian or salutatorian. Additionally, one senior in the Class of 2020 has earned the distinction of 13 years of perfect attendance.
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Celebrating 60 Years Of Marriage
Kenneth Farrell and Martha Houser Sain of Vale celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family.  They were married June 4, 1960 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Lawndale.
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Clip Echendu Recognized For Academic Excellence
One of Gaston College’s best and brightest was recently honored for his hard work. Clip Echendu was the college’s recipient of the North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award for 2020.
Friday, June 5, 2020

Patrick Reilly Is ELHS Salutatorian
You might say that he has done a Reilly good job. He is Patrick Reilly of Iron Station. Reilly is the salutatorian for the East Lincoln High School's class of 2020 and a summa cum laude graduate.
Friday, June 5, 2020

2020 Lincoln County Graduates Parade
Unusual times called for different ways to honor the Lincoln County Class of 2020. On Thursday, May 28 seniors from all four of the county high schools (East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln, West Lincoln) cruised around the Court Square and down Main Street for the first Graduates Parade.
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Princeton-Bound, Shutt Is WLHS Salutatorian
For West Lincoln High School’s salutatorian, academic success was so assured, it was open and Shutt. Isabella Shutt, that is.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Lincoln Charter Graduation 2020
The Lincoln Charter School graduation of 2020 was 'a race to the finish line.'
Monday, June 1, 2020

West Lincoln High School Class Of 2020
The 185 members of the WLHS Class of 2020 held a Drive-In Commencement Ceremony on May 30 in the student parking lot. Here are the names of the Top Ten and the Graduates along with a link to pictures from Lincoln County Schools.
Sunday, May 31, 2020

North Lincoln High School Class Of 2020
The 229 members of the NLHS Class of 2020 held a Virtual Graduation Ceremony via YouTube and Social Media May 29. Here are the names of the Top Ten and the Graduates along with a link to the ceremony.
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Lincolnton High School Class Of 2020
The 201 members of the LHS Class of 2020 held a One-on-One Ceremony at the school May 29-30. Here are the names of the Top Ten and the Graduates along with a link to pictures from Lincoln County Schools.
Sunday, May 31, 2020

East Lincoln High School Class Of 2020
The 220 members of the ELHS Class of 2020 held a One-on-One Ceremony at the school May 29-30. Here are the names of the Top Ten and the Graduates along with a link to pictures from Lincoln County Schools.
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sewage Spill
A sewage spill has occurred on Lake Norman.
Friday, May 29, 2020

Congratulations Karstin!
Karstin Alfaro is a 2020 graduate of North Lincoln High School.
Friday, May 29, 2020

Child Care Facilities Presented Signs Of Recognition
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln/ Gaston Counties presented signs of recognition to 57 child care facilities in Lincoln and Gaston Counties who have remained opened during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing high quality early care and education to children of essential workers.
Friday, May 29, 2020

Graduation Day--Sort of
It's Graduation Day--although graduation ceremonies this year are quite different from all others.
Friday, May 29, 2020

Sarah Post Among The Best At Lincoln Charter
The 18-year-old is being recognized as among the best and brightest in the class of 2020 at the Lincoln Charter School Denver Campus. According to chief administrator Jonathan Bryant, Post is a summa cum laude graduate.
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Girl Scout Council Offers Virtual Summer Camp
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) is continuing to keep girls connected and engaged throughout the summer by offering virtual camp sessions during the months of June and July.
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Blood Drives In Our Area
Now that hospitals are once again scheduling some procedures delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for blood has increased.
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Schools COVID-19 Update
The first of the graduation ceremonies will be held this Friday & Saturday at Lincoln County high schools.  Here's the latest about that and about report cards, the Summer Feeding Program & more.
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Public Hearing For City Of Lincolnton 2020-21 Proposed Budget Reminder
The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment concerning the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 which is on file and available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk, second floor of City Hall.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

ELHS To Have Three Graduation Ceremonies
East Lincoln High School will have three commencement ceremonies this Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. both days, in the gym lobby, and again July 31 at 8 p.m. in the football stadium.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NCAREMS Scholarship Awarded To Lincoln County Student
Lincoln County EMS is happy to announce that Audrey Barlow, a recent graduate from Lincoln Charter School, has been awarded the $15,000 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Jonas Guffey Crunches The Numbers
Among the top students in the Lincoln Charter School Lincolnton Campus’s class of 2020, according to chief administrator Jonathan Bryant, Guffey hopes to one day have a career in data and statistical analysis.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Taps Across America
Lincolnton resident Cain Leonard played “Taps” and “America the Beautiful” on the east side of the Lincoln County Courthouse today at 3 p.m.
Monday, May 25, 2020

Shane Fogarty Excels In Early-College High School
Shane Fogarty is at the top of the class of 2020 for the Gaston Early High School (or GECHS) program. May 15, Fogarty also earned his associate in engineering degree by taking mostly upper-level math and science courses at Gaston College.
Monday, May 25, 2020

Graduate Gelena Royster Returns To Gaston College
Gelena Royster is a proud alumna of Gaston College. And according to college spokeswoman Stephanie Michael Pickett, Royster is also a member of the school’s class of 2020. How? She came back last year to earn extra credentials.
Monday, May 25, 2020

Appreciation Gift
Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy recently presented a box of World’s Finest Chocolate to the staff at Lincoln Rehabilitation Center for their hard work and compassion.
Monday, May 25, 2020

Carter Bank Makes Food Bank Donation
As the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic grows, more people than ever are having to rely on food pantries, most of whom in this area receive much of their food from the Metrolina Food Bank.  Carter Bank & Trust has made a sizable donation to food banks in the communities it serves.
Monday, May 25, 2020

West Lincoln High School Announces Top Grads
West Lincoln High School is very proud of all its graduates in the class of 2020. That’s the recent word from the school’s senior counselor, Amy Cable.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Register For Blood Drive At Marvin UMC May 30
The need for blood for medical needs continues, even as other blood drives have been cancelled these past few weeks. This event will help fill that need while following safety protocols for both donors and workers.
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Welcome To Phase Two
Phase Two of Governor Roy Cooper's three phase reopening plan began at 5 PM Friday.
Saturday, May 23, 2020

GC Board Of Education To Appoint Gaston College Trustee
The Gaston County Board of Education is conducting the process to select an appointee for the Gaston College Board of Trustees. The appointee will serve a four-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2020.
Friday, May 22, 2020

Winkler Sisters Celebrate Graduation
They’re a terrific trio with a lot to celebrate. They’re the Winkler sisters: Jael, Anna and Sara, and they’re the daughters of Donna Ward and stepdaughters of Bill Ward of Stanley.
Friday, May 22, 2020

Stay Safe When Driving
Heavy rain sits on our roadways as it gathers in pools and often drivers may not see the gathered water on the highways causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles by hydroplaning.
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications.  Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete the adoption.
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lincoln County Schools Update
Here is the latest update on COVID-19 and its effect on Lincoln County Schools from Superintendent Dr. Lory Morrow.
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lincoln County Farmers Markets Open For 2020 Season
The Lincoln County Farmers Markets will open for the 2020 season on Saturday, May 23. Our Downtown Lincolnton Market will open be open Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. until 12 noon starting May 23 and our Market at DSS will open Thursday mornings, 8 a.m. until 12 noon starting on May 21.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Graduation Update
Here is an update on graduation plans for the Lincoln County Schools.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Public Hearing For City Of Lincolnton 2020-21 Proposed Budget
The Mayor and City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 114 West Sycamore Street, Lincolnton, NC.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gaston County Nixes Traditional Graduation
Gaston County Schools won't have a traditional graduation ceremony this year.  The announcement was made Monday afternoon that instead, a virtual graduation will be placed on Facebook & YouTube and graduating seniors will march across the stage to receive their diplomas--but only one at a time.
Monday, May 18, 2020

Tyler Southward Flourished At Gaston College
A native of Saginaw, Mich., who moved to North Carolina in 2014, he’d never been an enthusiastic student and had dropped out of high school. But in his early 20’s, Southward decided to commit himself to his education and his community.
Monday, May 18, 2020

Kelton Towery Hits An Academic Homerun!
You might say that Kelton Blake Towery has really hit a homerun. Towery, a noted West Lincoln High baseball standout is the school’s valedictorian for the class of 2020. He also earned an associate in science degree through Gaston College’s dual-enrollment program.
Monday, May 18, 2020

COVID Quarrels
The COVID-19 pandemic has created even more animosity and dissension than already existed in a very much divided America.
Friday, May 15, 2020

Three Photographers Offering Free Prom/Graduation Pictures
Congratulations on your milestone! Since events have been cancelled for your local school, three professional photographers have come together to capture student’s images for a 2020 graduation or prom memory as a complimentary gift.
Friday, May 15, 2020

Businesses Reopening, But Events Being Cancelled
Add another to the list of cancelled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  No Denver Days will be held this year.  Lincolnton's July 4th Parade, the Battle of Ramsaur's Mill Reenactment, and other annual events had already been cancelled.  The Denver Fireworks Extravaganza is still planned--but it will be held later this year.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival
The Catawba Valley Music Revival, Inc. (CVMR) hosted the 4th annual Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival which ran Thursday through Saturday, September 6-8 and attracted around two to three hundred people per day.
Sunday, September 9, 2012

North 321 VFD Community Yard Sale
Every year for 14 years on the second Saturday in May and September, North 321 VFD holds their community yard sale. 
Sunday, September 9, 2012












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