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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

Chloe Billings Recognized By Food Lion In Stanley
Staffers of the Food Lion in Stanley recently recognized co-workers in the class of 2020. Among them is part-time cashier Chloe Billings of Stanley, soon to be a graduate of East Gaston High School.
Thursday, May 14, 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.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

School Board Talks Graduation
Like other school boards in many counties, the Lincoln County Board of Education meeting Tuesday was largely a discussion of possible plans for graduation.  Unlike some other counties, the School Board didn't make a final determination, but approved possible plans that will now be offered as options for each of the four high schools.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Federal Funds Available Through EFSP
Lincoln County has been awarded funds under the federal Emergency Food & Shelter Program. Local agencies can apply for a portion of those funds, but they must do so by May 20th.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

REMC Is Now Accepting Bright Ideas Education Grant Applications
Educators can apply for grants up to $1,000 to fund innovative projects.
Monday, May 11, 2020

Christian Rios Applies Gaston College Knowledge
Rios, now the SGA’s outgoing secretary and among the college’s graduates this month, plans to apply what he has learned as a student liaison to his higher education and professional endeavors.
Monday, May 11, 2020

Journey's Way Has Summer Reading Program
Registration starts May 15 for the nine-week summer reading challenge at Journey’s Way Ministries in downtown Mount Holly. The reading challenge is open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Cash/gift cards prizes will be awarded.
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Jenny Lopez-Saldivar Learns Leadership Skills In SGA
You might say it was an experience to be treasured. Serving as the treasurer for Gaston College’s student government association taught Jenny Lopez-Saldivar both leadership skills and the meaning of friendship. She is among this month’s Gaston College graduates. 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Chilly Weekend
Thursday morning's 35° tied a record set in 1989.  For Saturday, the record is 37° in 1976.  For Sunday, it's 36° in 1966.  We might tie or break the record lows either morning, but Sunday appears more likely.  We won't touch the all-time low for May; that was 28° on May 8, 1989.  Frost is possible both weekend mornings, but especially Sunday.
Friday, May 8, 2020

Digital Resources & Digital Events At The Lincoln County Public Library
The Lincoln County Public Library is closed to the public at this time but staff have been working hard behind the scenes to serve patrons. Library staff are available by phone every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to answer questions or assist those who may have trouble accessing digital resources.
Friday, May 8, 2020

No 'Murder Hornets' Here
Our purpose is NOT to spread alarm.  It is to report the facts.  The article we recently posted from the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture drew comments on Facebook that spreading alarm was what we were doing.  Obviously, those commenting failed to read the article, which said we don't have those pests in NC.  To make sure we set peoples' minds at ease, we asked Tom Dyson of the Extension Service to further explain.
Friday, May 8, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue WILL be at PetSmart this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. outside on the sidewalk.  Please come see us.  WE have missed YOU!
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lincolnton City Council Meeting Will Be By WebEx
When the Lincolnton City Council holds its meeting this Thursday evening (May 7th), the Council chambers at City Hall will be empty.  The meeting is being conducted via WebEx.
Thursday, May 7, 2020

SGA's Herring To Pursue Counselling Career
Gaston College Student Government Association President Tyazia Herring is among the school’s graduates this month. She will pursue higher education with a mind to a future career in counseling. Herring’s term as SGA president will expire with her graduation.
Thursday, May 7, 2020

WLHS Senior Parade
I had seen teachers in other counties and states parading around to celebrate their seniors, students having parades to honor their spring athletes, etc., this is when the thought process began of how and when to have a parade to show the kids that people do understand and care how they feel.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Score: East Lincoln 20, Lincolnton 5
No, it's not a sports score: it's the number of pints of blood collected at blood drives conducted by the YMCA on Monday and Tuesday.  One of the five donors at the Lincolnton location sent us a letter to the editor saying, "we can do better."
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Love Blooms At Heath House
While residents at Heath House, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Lincolnton, may be separated from their families due to current circumstances, they are still keeping connected and engaged with virtual visits and plenty of activities! 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Moreno Achieves Much In SPARC Program
You might say Jesús Vina Moreno really has the “SPARC” of learning. According to Gaston College spokeswoman Stephanie Michael Pickett, earlier this week, Moreno overcame significant challenges to achieve real success.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Florist Raises $4,000 For Stanley Area Food Pantries
105 Main Florist & Home Décor of Stanley has been very busy making yellow, red and patriotic bows to help give back to those in need during the COVID19 crisis.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Deadlines Extended
If your NC Driver License, handicapped placard, etc. are about to expire, one of the bills signed into law Monday by Gov. Cooper gives you a five-month extension.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Think Safety When Mowing
When using mowers-of all kinds, I want to remind everyone to be safe. Most injuries are related to thrown objects or contact with rotating parts.
Monday, May 4, 2020

Distribution Of Potassium Iodide To NC Residents
The five Public Health Departments surrounding McGuire Nuclear Power Plant are providing an update regarding the distribution of potassium iodide (KI) for residents and employers within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the McGuire Nuclear Power Plant. (Los cinco Departamentos de Salud Pública que rodean la Central Nuclear de McGuire están proporcionando una actualización sobre la distribución de yoduro de potasio (KI) para residentes y empleadores dentro de la Zona de Planificación de Emergencias (ZPE) de 10 millas de la Central Nuclear de McGuire.)
Monday, May 4, 2020

No More On-Campus Classes This Year, But Schools Still Busy
Here's the latest update from the Lincoln County Schools.
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Blood Drives
The Lincoln County Family YMCA and Sally's Y will hold blood drives this Monday (May 4th) and Tuesday (May 5th).
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Giving Tuesday
Tuesday (May 5th) has been designated as GivingTuesdayNow.
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Kayla Grigg Earns Diploma And Associate's Degree
Gaston College’s Kayla Grigg will have a graduation that’s twice as nice. Grigg, a senator for its student government association, has simultaneously earned her high school diploma and an associate of arts degree.
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Friday, May 1, 2020

Lincolnton Native Fighting Virus In New York City
Lincolnton native Benjamin Williamson is among those fighting the virus at its Manhattan epicenter. A registered ICU nurse for Atrium Health, Williamson is a graduate of Lincolnton High School (class of ’96), N.C. State University and the Mercy School of Nursing in Charlotte.
Friday, May 1, 2020

Hazardous Waste Collection Event Saturday in Newton

Catawba County’s spring residential household hazardous waste collection event will take place Saturday (May 2nd) 9 AM - 1 PM at the Catawba County Government Center in Newton. 

Friday, May 1, 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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

WSGE 91.7 FM's Tim Greene Purchases Laptop Computers For Students
Students in the NC Works NEXGEN program during the “Stay At Home Order” due to Coronavirus Pandemic did not own computers to complete assignments from home. Two nursing students also received laptop computers.  
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gallery 27 Reschedules "Mad Hatter" Tea Party To June 6
The gallery’s annual “Mad Hatter” Tea Party was recently rescheduled to June 6 at 7 p.m. This year’s event features a 1920’s theme. In other news, registration is now open for the gallery’s annual summer arts camps, coming up July 13-24.
Monday, April 27, 2020

Virtual 4-H Summer Fun Program
4-H Agent, Abigail Isom, and Program Assistant, Ahmani Pegues, have created a virtual summer program for youth interested in learning how to grow their own vegetables. This 12-week program will be held each Wednesday from May 13, through July 29, 2020.
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Birthday In Quarantine, No Problem
Times have been so bizarre. Even more so for kid’s birthdays when the normalcy of a party would traditionally take place.... but when you’re in quarantine what do you do? What can you do???
Friday, April 24, 2020

Chappy Pitts Makes Pens And More In Workshop
You might say Kevin “Chappy” Pitts has drawn on much experience to pen his own unique hobby. In the workshop out back of his home in Iron Station, Pitts creates made-to-order, customized fountain pens, crafting them mostly out of acrylic and wood.
Friday, April 24, 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, April 23, 2020

105 Main Florist Holds Event To Help Food Pantries
The COVID-19 pandemic has created more needs for food pantries than we can remember.  A Stanley business, 105 Main Florist & Home Décor, will hold a special event Saturday to help.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Medical Supply Donation Drive April 24
Want to give back but don’t know how? Donate protective equipment and medical supplies you don’t need, and help keep healthcare professionals safe as they fight coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Wow!
Isabella Shutt is the oldest of three amazing sisters.  In writing this article, we couldn't think of an appropriate headline.  We settled on "Wow!"  It expresses quite well our opinion of this amazing young woman.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Figures
Here are the latest figures on the COVID-19 pandemic...and a link to a short video that may help you survive the stay at home period.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Visit The Museum Without Leaving Home
While our doors may be closed to the public for now, the Gaston County Museum is virtually always open. You can visit without leaving home.

Monday, April 20, 2020

First Section of Shelby Bypass Opens
The first section of the Shelby bypass on US74 is now open--but it won't save you a lot of time if you're traveling that way to get to Asheville.
Sunday, April 19, 2020

Parade Of Lights In Mount Holly
A Parade of Lights was held Friday, April 17 in support and recognition of the frontline workers at CaraMont Regional Medical Center in Mount Holly.
Sunday, April 19, 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, April 16, 2020

Pinwheels & Remembering Zahra--10 Years After
We've already posted one article about April being Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The observance has a deeper meaning for the people who remember the story of a 10-year-old who was murdered ten years ago.
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Stir Crazy Micro-Courses With Cooperative Extension
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is offering 10 FREE on-line classes (beginning April 15) with topics ranging from honey bees to pruning trees and shrubs to battling fire ants!
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Sain
Kimberly Ann Fisher and Tola Robin Sain exchanged wedding vows by the seashore on April 3, 2020 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with the Rev. Chris Tullis officiating.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there won't be a Child Abuse Awareness luncheon and awards ceremony this year.
Monday, April 13, 2020

Red Cross Says Blood Need Is Urgent
The American Red Cross says the COVID-19 pandemic has helped to create a severe shortage of blood.  They're asking all who are healthy to consider making a blood donation.  Among those responding last week were the wife and daughter of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.
Monday, April 13, 2020

Firefighters, EMS Say "Thank You" To Hospital Workers
Firefighters from multiple fire departments, EMS workers and Emergency Management held a 'parade' of sorts Saturday afternoon (April 11th) at Atrium Health-Lincolnton.
Sunday, April 12, 2020

Wear A Mask--To Protect Yourself & Others
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) said you didn't need a face mask.  Their advice has changed.  If you're out and about, face coverings are now recommended.  Here's the latest from the Lincoln County Health Dept.
Sunday, April 12, 2020

Small Business Gives Back For Easter
Unique Crafting Designs of Maiden wanted to make sure they could do their part to help take the burden off some families by giving out over 100 handmade Easter baskets to children this week. 
Sunday, April 12, 2020

County Buildings Closed to Public
Lincoln County government has joined the City of Lincolnton in announcing that government offices will be closed for the next two weeks.
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Public Input Invited
The public has been invited to give input about the strategic transportation corridors of US321 and US74 that are in our area.
Friday, April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Closes City Offices For Two Weeks
The City of Lincolnton is closing city offices and facilities for two weeks beginning Monday.  All buildings and facilities will be closed to visitors through Friday April 24th. Staff will still be available by phone, email & website. All city services will continue uninterrupted for residents.
Friday, April 10, 2020

Happy Easter
It's Good Friday. Sunday is Easter. This year, the events that normally surround these days are missing.
Friday, April 10, 2020

Girl Scout Council Hosts Virtual Programming, Troops
Every Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., Girl Scouts and anyone who is interested can tune into Facebook Live workshops with topics ranging anywhere from STEM and gardening to life skills and family game night. They even host a weekly campfire on Thursday evenings.
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
NOTE: 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, April 9, 2020

Answers to Common Questions About COVID-19
The Catawba County Health Dept. provided us with this article including some of the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19.  While Jennifer McCracken is the Director of Public Health for Catawba County, the information is also applicable to other area counties.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

It's Strawberry Season
"Last year was the worst ever.  This year may be the best!"  That's how Ethan Lineberger talks about the strawberries that are now ripening and ready to enjoy.
Monday, April 6, 2020

Happy 102nd Birthday Pansy!
To be able to live for over 100 years is amazing and beyond that is a blessing. Cheers to Pansy for your 102 years of life full of love, memories and joy from the Lincoln Herald.
Monday, April 6, 2020

"Discover GC" Gaston College Program For Kids
Looking for something for your kids to do this summer? Consider “Discover GC,” a Gaston College program with a wide range of options for students 12 to 18, giving them the chance to gain new life skills, discover career pathways and experience a college campus, as well as blending hands-on learning with fun.
Monday, April 6, 2020

BI-LO Stores Will Close For Easter
Back in the so-called 'good old days' many senior citizens will remember when most retail stores were closed on Sunday.  One grocery chain has announced its stores are going to be closed on one Sunday--April 12th (Easter Sunday).
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The NEW Social Distancing Sewing Bee
A group of women from Lake Forest Church Westlake in Denver have approached the growing COVID-19 crisis and its resulting shortage of face masks by joining together to sew fabric face masks for local area health care providers.
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Donna Ward: Everything's Coming Up Tulips!
For Donna Ward, you might say that these days, everything’s coming up tulips. A surgical technician for Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, Ward and her photographer husband, Bill, are both well-known Stanley-based singers and she has a love of gardening and more.
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Resource Directory
The United Way of Lincoln County has asked us to pass along this COVID-19 Resource Directory for Lincoln County.
Friday, April 3, 2020

Weekend Bridge Work Requires Detour In Shelby
Weekend bridge work on the US74 bypass in Shelby will require some drivers to make a detour this weekend.  The detour is on NC180 (North Post Road).
Friday, April 3, 2020

Lincoln County Govt. Update On COVID-19 Response
While some North Carolina counties have suspended many of their operations, closed some county offices and cut the hours of others, Lincoln County continues to operate as close to normal as possible.  County Government issued this statement Thursday April 2nd.
Thursday, April 2, 2020

City Utility Billing Update
The City of Lincolnton released the following update and reminder on Thursday April 2nd.
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Make Noise To Make A Difference
On Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., Atrium Health, in conjunction with thousands of people across the communities we serve and dozens of local organizations, is launching a “Thank You” campaign to show support to our healthcare workers who brave going into work every in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Update On COVID-19 From Lincoln County Schools
Here's the latest on the Lincoln County Schools about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the schools.
Thursday, April 2, 2020

ECA Scholarships Still Available
With everything being so up in the air, we wanted to put out a reminder that each year the ECA offers four $1,000 scholarships, one for each of the public high schools in Lincoln County. They are still available this year, regardless of the situation created by COVID-19.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Elections Office Closes Until May
The Lincoln County Board of Elections decided Tuesday (March 31st) to close the Elections Office until the end of April.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
We are overwhelmed with puppies.  We had no idea we would be impacted like this when we took in the 17+ pups.  We are NOT holding adoption events at PetSmart until this is over.  We ARE doing online applications and individual meet and greets to get them adopted. 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Goodnight With Dolly April 2
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is excited to present a weekly read-aloud video series called “Goodnight with Dolly.” The Book Lady sits down to read books from the Imagination Library to children and families. This 10-week series will focus on comforting and reassuring children during the shelter-in-place mandates.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Remote Art Show
The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced North Carolinians to stay at home (by order from the Governor), but life goes on--and so does art.  You may be leaving home only to get medicines from your pharmacy or buy groceries--or you may be having your meds and food delivered, but while you're homebound (shut in), you can still enjoy art--thanks to the Cleveland County Arts Council.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Forest Service Urges Caution, Suggests Delaying Burning
A fire at Lake Norman State Park near Troutman serves as a reminder that Spring wildfire season requires extra caution with any outdoor burning.
Monday, March 30, 2020

Cherryville's Own Bailey Dugan Makes Surgical Masks
Bailey Dugan is stitching up a storm. And it’s all for a good cause.
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Termites Ignoring Social Distancing!
Right in the middle of all of this human “distancing”, termites are getting ready to party like mad in our houses…up-close and unwanted.
Sunday, March 29, 2020

GFHS Becomes Kintegra
Many still call it 'Helping Hands.'  Gaston Family Health Services Lincolnton location on Gamble Drive near the Lincoln County Health Department is about to take on a new name, Kintegra.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Blood Supply Is Critically Short
The Red Cross is experiencing a critical shortage of blood.  
Monday, March 23, 2020

Food Drive
Ross Bulla of the Treadstone Group has organized another food drive to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Food and other items will be collected this week and distributed at a drive-thru on Thursday.
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Know Your Source
A message about COVID-19 from Tom Dyson with the Cooperative Extension Service...
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Visit Your Lincoln County Library Online!
Even though the Lincoln County Public Library is closed you can still visit it online to arrange to pick-up materials curbside; visit the on-line catalog; get a temporary library card; and take advantage of many activities through Facebook Live!
Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Model Citizen
Former Lincoln County Manager, Commissioner, and Lincolnton City Councilman Fred Houser passed Wednesday at age 92.  His legacy of service was tremendous.
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cancellations/Postponements Updated
THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A LATER CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONEMENTS ARTICLE.  

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread.  It has now been reported in all 50 states; North Carolina has over 135 cases; cases have been confirmed in Lincoln, Gaston and Catawba counties.  The disease has forced multiple cancellations & postponements in an effort to slow its spread.


COVID-19 Update: Schools Approve Working from Home
The Lincoln County Board of Education met Friday morning (March 20th) and approved a plan that will allow some school personnel to work from home.  Dr. Lory Morrow issued the following statement.
Friday, March 20, 2020

Artist Ventures Out On His Own
LA, Angelo Smith II, recently held an open house for his newly opened art business. Creating art is nothing new for LA. He started back in 2014 at UMAR art in downtown Lincolnton. After five years there he decided to try to venture out on his own.
Friday, March 20, 2020

Girl Scouts, Nurses Welcome Newborn, March 13
Local Girl Scouts recently welcomed to the world a little lady who just might join them one day. Troop No. 20740 of Lincolnton has a baby shower for the first baby girl born at a Lincoln County hospital on March 12 which is the anniversary of the date that Juliet Gordon Lowe of Savannah founded the Girl Scouts. 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come out and meet our pets at adoption events.  Until further notice, please call 704.263.2444 for adoption schedules.  Events may be scheduled on short notice! 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Lincoln County WIC PROGRAM & COVID-19
This article provides information related to WIC and COVID-19 from the Lincoln County WIC Program including Clinic Status Update, Dangers of Homemade Infant Formula, and Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Guidance.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Innovation Allows Libary to Serve Residents
Like other area counties, Catawba County has closed its public libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic; but the Catawba County Library System will still be serving the public's needs.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Help May Be Available
If the COVID-19 pandemic has put you out of work, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, and the waiting period and some other requirements have been waived during this emergency.  
Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update
Both Lincoln & Gaston counties have now had a confirmed case of COVID-19.  The state of North Carolina has had over 60 cases.  Lincoln County Health Director Davin Madden gave us this update Wednesday (March 18th).
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Update from Lincoln County Schools
We don't mean to alarm our readers--but President Trump calls it a national emergency.  It has been declared an emergency by the Governor, by County Commissioners in Lincoln, Gaston & Catawba counties.  We will continue to provide you the news you need to know about COVID-19.  We're all in this together.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2-1-1 is the Number to Call
While we've reported about it before, most readers have probably never used NC 2-1-1.  In the current situation, it can be an even more than usual valuable resource.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Duke Energy Cutting Customers Breaks During Outbreak
Duke Energy is one of the many regional and national entities cutting people a break these days.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

WLHS DECA Members Score Big At Recent Event
West Lincoln High School is honoring four of its most distinguished students. They’re members of the school’s chapter of the DECA (or Distributive Education Clubs of America), and they are sisters Genevieve and Isabella Shutt and Brooke Beddingfield and Hannah Baxter.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events UPDATED
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 AT 6 P.M. All Branches Of The Lincoln County Public Library Will Close And Remain Closed Until Further Notice.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Military Makeover
The big day finally arrived Thursday (March 12th) for a Lincolnton Army veteran couple who had been chosen for the tv show "Military Makeover" with Montel Williams.
Friday, March 13, 2020

Cleveland County Animal Services Adoption Event
St. Patrick's Day is a "lucky" time for shelter dogs in Cleveland County.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Read Across America Day Celebrated
Read Across America Day was celebrated in many libraries and schools around the area on March 2.  Also know as Dr. Seuss Day, the yearly observance is held on a school day nearest to the March 2 birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

It's Girl Scout Week March 8-14
Every year, Girl Scouts across the country celebrate Girl Scout Week during the week of March 12. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont will celebrate the week with Girl Scout Block Parties happening at four locations across their 40-county jurisdiction.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events
Lot of activities coming up next week at the three branches of the Lincoln County Library. Some events may require pre-registration.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Senior Services Has Much To Offer
From bluegrass to help with taxes, something for everyone during the month of March.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Comet Back Home
We cover the so-called 'hard' news, but occasionally it's nice to have a 'good news' story to share.  This is one.
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Veterans Coffee Group Meets Tuesday
Veterans Coffee Connection, for veterans of all ages and branches of military service, will meet this Tuesday, March 10 at 8:30 a.m. at Bar-B-Que King in Lincolnton with guest speaker JoAnn Naeger from Blue Rudge Honor Flight.
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks & Batteries This Weekend
Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. Move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Friday, March 6, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart. 
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Cancer Benefit Concert Friday Night
Country singer/songwriter Shane Willis wanted to do more than pray for friends battling cancer.  He put together a benefit concert scheduled for this Friday night (March 6th) at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Spend The Evening With Ulysses S. Grant's Wife
Nora Brooks will portray Ulysses S. Grant’s wife Julia Boggs Dent Grant at the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society’s meeting on Monday, March 9 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Happy Birthday Remy
Today is Remy's Birthday - Hope you have had a wonderful day!
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

McLean Named New WLHS Principal
Dr. Nate McLean, who previously served as assistant principal there, will be returning to West Lincoln High School as its new principal.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

WCCB Photojournalist Chronicles Black History
It’s a fascinating part of local history. It’s the life of Fesso, a slave in what would later become Lincoln County in the 1780’s. And the video documentary that tells his story, “Fesso: The Spy of Ramsour’s Mill,” is the work of Lincolnton native Jonté Blake, a photojournalist with WCCB.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

National Black Balloon Day Is March 6
Lincoln County Schools’ Middle and High Schools will participate in the National Black Balloon Day on March 6 by tying a black balloon at the entry to middle and high schools. The event is coordinated by the Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition Training and Education Committee. 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Gaston College Observes International Women's Day
March is Women’s History Month. And to recognize that in part, Gaston College is celebrating International Women’s Day. An interactive presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday from 12:30-2 p.m.
Monday, March 2, 2020

Community Meeting Tuesday, March 10 In Denver
A community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Road, Denver, NC, to provide information about a proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Thirty-Seventh Robinson-Lineberger Competition
It’s time once again for the annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition named for the late Flo Robinson and Robert Lineberger, both known for their patronage of local artistic endeavors. All entries must be postmarked by April 13.
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events
Lot of activities coming up next week at the three branches of the Lincoln County Library. Some events may require pre-registration
Sunday, March 1, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, March 1, 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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