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Gaston Together Announces New Officers, Board
Gaston Together recently announced its new officers and board for the year. The group’s board of directors, also called its council, is its policy-making and fundraising arm.
Saturday, January 25, 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. 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Area Events
Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this weekend and in the week ahead.
Friday, January 24, 2020

DABA Fireworks Show Lineup Announced
The program for this year's entertainment at the Denver Fireworks Spectacular at East Lincoln High School was announced Thursday (Jan. 23rd).
Thursday, January 23, 2020

School Choice Time In Gaston County
It's school choice time in Gaston County, where parents need to apply now for their children to be enrolled in specialty programs at select schools.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ahmani Pegues Is New 4-H Assistant
Ahmani Pegues is the new 4-H Program Assistant for Lincoln County.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Clary, Dellinger In New Positions
The Lincoln County Board of Education made two new appointments at its meeting Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Polar Plunges Coming In February
The slogan has been used: "freezin' for a reason!"  Area Polar Plunge events to help Special Olympics have been scheduled in our area next month.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bulla Joins Tocqueville Society
Ross Bulla of Denver has joined the Tocqueville Society, an elite group of philanthropic givers to the United Way.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Senior Games Registration Starts Jan. 31
The goal of the Lincoln County Senior Games program is to create opportunities for seniors (age 50 and older) to enjoy fun, fitness and fellowship through their participation in both artistic and athletic competitions. Registration packets are available now!
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Members Credit Rock Fitness With Helping Them Stay In Shape
Rock Fitness--with two locations in Lincolnton plus one each in Shelby and Statesville--has been helping members stay in shape since the 1990s.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Welcome To North Carolina!
On Saturday, January 18, the Trevino, Schick and Phillip's families gathered at Charlotte Douglas Airport to welcome Ruben Trevino to North Carolina.
Monday, January 20, 2020

Remembering Dr. King
Monday (Jan. 20th) is MLK Day--a national holiday dedicated to the memory of slain civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 20, 2020

Applications Now Accepted For Bulow Bowman Scholarship
Applications for the Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund are now being accepted through March 6, 2020. The scholarship fund was created by Bulow W. Bowman in honor of her mother, the late Bulow M. Bowman.
Monday, January 20, 2020

Free Pie Tasting For National Pie Day Jan. 23
National Pie Day will be celebrated by members of the Lincoln County Extension and Community Association (ECA) on Thursday, January 23 beginning at 12 noon at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Monday, January 20, 2020

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
All Branches Closed Monday, January 20. Snowfall Science, Who Dun It, Painting and more! Some events may require pre-registration. Check them out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Chloe Billings Honored By Town Of Stanley
The Town of Stanley is celebrating the laudable efforts of a remarkable local girl. Mayor Steven Denton and the Stanley Town Council honored Chloe Billings with a resolution in recognition of her work in creating a community garden on the grounds of the First United Methodist Church of Stanley.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, January 19, 2020

MLK Day Is Monday
Monday (Jan. 20th) is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day--an annual holiday to remember the slain civil rights leader.

License Tag Office Will Reopen Tuesday
Following the death of Larry Craig, who had operated the local office for years, the NC License Tag Office at Town & Country Shopping Center closed until a new contract could be made.  It will reopen Tuesday (Jan. 21st).
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Lions Honor Poster Contest Winners
The Lincolnton Lions Club honored winners in its Peace Poster contest at a recent meeting. One of the winners was also a district and state winner and is now entered in international competition.
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Extension Plant Sale Underway
We are offering Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Elderberry, Figs, Apple, Strawberry and even Asparagus plants. All arrive in mid-March, ready to plant.  Don’t miss out on the fun!
Friday, January 17, 2020

McHenry Will Visit On Monday
Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) will be in Lincoln, Catawba, and Gaston Counties for three events on Monday (Jan. 20th).
Friday, January 17, 2020

Making Holiday Magic
From a door decorating contest, caroling and a holiday light tour to arts and crafts and celebrating with Santa, there was plenty of holiday magic to go around at Heath House, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Lincolnton.
Friday, January 17, 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, January 16, 2020

Happy 8th Birthday Taylor Grace!!
Today is Taylor Burgin’s 8th birthday. In honor of her birthday, Taylor and her family painted the school rock. Taylor's family wishes her a birthday that is as beautiful, incredible and unique as she is!!
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Senior Center Invites You To Explore Virtual Reality
The Lincoln County Senior Center invites you to come explore the world of virtual reality on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and beware of scams aimed at senior citizens on Thursday, Jan. 23. Two important topics you will enjoy!
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Local YMCA Leader Elected To State-Level Board
Gaston County Family YMCA CEO Sharon Padgett has earned a prestigious position. According to YMCA spokeswoman Michele McKinley, Padgett was recently elected by the North Carolina Alliance of YMCA’s to serve on its board of directors.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Register Of Deeds Now Accepting Passport Applications
You can now apply for a Passport at the Lincoln County Register of Deeds office.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Painting, Morse Code, Homeschool programs, DNA Testing, Writer’s Club and more! Some events may require pre-registration. Check them out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, January 12, 2020

History Civil Rights Movement Presented Jan. 16
Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, January 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. for the presentation of the program “Through a Local Lens: A History of the Development of the Modern Civil Rights Movement.”
Sunday, January 12, 2020

Veterans Group To Meet Over Coffee Tuesday
In Lincolnton, there’s a new group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service. The Veterans Coffee Connection will meet for free coffee and doughnuts on Jan. 14 at 8:30 a.m. at the Barbecue King restaurant in Lincolnton.
Saturday, January 11, 2020

West Lincoln Resource Center Completed
A new West Lincoln Resource Center similar to the one at Asbury Academy on Salem Church Road was completed Wednesday (Jan. 8th) thanks to volunteers who helped in the United Way project.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

That's Homer Sherrill From Sherrill's Ford!
Historian Dr. Tom Hanchett will look back at Homer Lee “Pappy” Sherrill, an old-time bluegrass fiddler, whose bands played on WBT Radio and other performers in the early history of country music in our area at the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society meeting on January 13.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Girl Scouts Launch 2020 Cookie Season With New Packaging
Today, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) launch the 2020 Girl Scout cookie season, when Girl Scouts across the country become entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Library Programs Lead Up To Black Angels Performance
As part of a broad community effort, the Catawba County Library is helping bring Black Angels Over Tuskegee to local audiences at 7 p.m. on February 4 at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Tickets are available now.
Monday, January 6, 2020

Nativity Scene Stored Away Until Next Christmas
While many spent Sunday afternoon watching the NFL playoffs, six volunteers gathered on the Courtsquare to remove the Nativity Scene that had been placed there the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Monday, January 6, 2020

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Future Coders, Bird Art, Writer’s Club, Snap Circuits and more! Some events may require pre-registration. Check them out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, January 5, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Drawdy Named To Gardner-Webb Dean's List
Natalee Drawdy of Lincolnton was named to the Gardner-Webb University Dean’s List for the 2019 fall semester. Drawdy is a freshman majoring in Nursing.
Saturday, January 4, 2020

No Cold Pets Project Jan. 4
Helping Animals To Survive (HATS) will hold their fourth annual No Cold Pets Project in the parking lot of Temple Baptist Church, 3115 NC Hwy 27 in Lincolnton on Saturday, January 4 from 12-3 p.m. 
Friday, January 3, 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. 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Denver Fire Department Annual Meeting Thursday
The Denver Fire Department will hold its annual meeting Thursday (Jan. 2nd) at the main fire station in Denver.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

CC Library Shares Most Checked-Out Items From 2019
Curious about what other local people have been reading, listening to, and watching? The Catawba County Library System has just released its most popular check-outs from 2019.
Monday, December 30, 2019

Senior Center Staffers Settle Into New Digs
Since we have moved to our new building, we have signed up more than 70 new participants,” said Kathryn Saine, executive director.
Monday, December 30, 2019

Wards Renew Wedding Vows
Bill and Donna Ward renewed their vows on Sunday morning at the South Gastonia Church of God. 
Monday, December 30, 2019

New Year's Shooters Schedules Announced
Two groups of New Year’s shooters from Cherryville will make the rounds firing their old muskets and chanting in the New Year’s welcome on Wednesday, January 1 beginning at 12 a.m.
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Morgan McPeak Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Morgan McPeak of Denver has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For January
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in January, including musical performances and craft classes. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Saturday, December 28, 2019

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.
Friday, December 27, 2019

Christmas Tree Recycling In Catawba County
"O Christmas tree, what do I do with you now?"
Friday, December 27, 2019

WLHS Alumnus Gives Huge Gift To Sign Fund
Most readers know about the West Lincoln High School Sign Fund.  The school has been raising money for a new electronic sign.  This past week, an early Christmas gift made big progress toward that goal.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gaston County Police Raise Money for One of Their Own
Gaston County Police held a 'no-shave' event in November and early December, raising money for a cause.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

It's Christmas!
The big day is finally here!
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Community Involvement Meeting Jan. 2
Proposed Marine Products Sales Center On N.C. 16 Business
Monday, December 23, 2019

New West Lincoln Library Bookmark Contest
The Lincoln County Public Library is holding a bookmark design contest in celebration of the upcoming grand opening of the new West Lincoln Library Branch in early spring. The contest is open to all school aged children in Lincoln County including all public, private, and home schools.
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Let's Talk About It Book Discussion Series Begins Jan. 14
Hickory Public Library will again host the “Let's Talk About It” book discussion program at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. The theme for this year's series is "Altered Landscapes: North Carolina’s Changing World."
Sunday, December 22, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Master Gardener Class Starts Jan. 15
North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County is about to launch a Lincoln County Master Gardener training that will run from Wednesday, January 15 – Wednesday, April 15, 2020 and meet on every Wednesday for 14 weeks.
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Learn To Eat The Mediterranean Way
Interested in eating the Mediterranean way, but not sure where to start? The Med Instead of Meds class series will help you Go Med by exploring seven simple steps to eating the Med Way.
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Happy 50th Birthday Carol Eason
Carol Herbertson Eason celebrated her 50th birthday this week. Happy Birthday Carol!
Saturday, December 21, 2019

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, December 19, 2019

Saunders Recognized As 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurse
Earlier this year, the State of North Carolina requested nominations from across the state to help recognize 100 practicing NC Public Health Nurses to commemorate the important work that public health nursing has contributed to the role of nursing in the last 100 years.
Thursday, December 19, 2019

'Tis The Season
Many groups, companies and individuals have shared their Christmas joy with others this holiday season through gifts to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, East Lincoln Christian Ministry, the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and other programs to help those in need have a good Christmas.
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Bridge Out On NC180
North-South travelers in Cleveland County will have to make a detour on NC180 after a bridge over the railroad was deemed unsafe.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

'Twas The Week Before Christmas!
It's the week before Christmas and while many of the special holiday events have already happened, there are still some that will happen in the week ahead.
Monday, December 16, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Christmas Activities and More! Some events may require pre-registration. Check us out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cat Square Parade
The Christmas parade season comes to an end this weekend.  Dallas postponed its parade from Friday until Sunday at 4 PM because of the rain.  Shelby's parade was already scheduled for Sunday at 3 PM.  Cherryville's parade was Saturday morning and the Cat Square Parade Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cat Square Parade 1 PM Saturday
This is it--the big one!  The 45th annual Cat Square Christmas Parade is scheduled for 1 PM this Saturday afternoon.  Cherryville also has its Christmas Parade on Saturday at 10:30 AM.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Coach's Kids Embody The Christmas Spirit
Paying somebody back for a kindness or good deed is always a fine idea. But the concept of “paying it forward,” as the new saying goes, has gained much popularity these latter years. And that’s just what Aidan and Sarah Morrison recently did.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Parade Photos: Mt. Holly & Stanley
Throughout Gaston County small towns offer a number of opportunities to experience the Christmas season including parades. With an array of lights and traditions these small towns know how to put on a parade.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Weekend Events
We're only a week and a half away from Christmas.  That means this will be a busy shopping weekend; and there's also a plethora of activities happening in our area.  Here's information about some of them.
Friday, December 13, 2019

First Taste Of Winter
We've had some cold nights--it got down to 20° one morning in November, but our first taste of wintry weather came to areas north of Lincolnton this Friday morning, and the forecast caused some changes.
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Public Notice - Beach Access Discussion
A meeting to discuss the beach access on Unity Church Road with representatives from Duke Energy and members of the Recreation Commission with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be held on Monday, Dec. 16.
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Town Of Stanley Swears In New Officials
Stanley’s newest town council members, Victoria Kiser and Jimmy Ingold, were sworn in at the council’s Dec. 2 meeting at Stanley Middle School. Mayor Steven Denton's new term at the helm of the Town of Stanley will now be for four years.
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Regan Mitchem Wins National Livestock Judging Honors
Regan Mitchem scored well with the judges in the 2019 National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held November 18-20 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Spirit Of The Season Shared In Crouse
The Crouse Merry Christmas Festival was born, planned and held this past Saturday (Dec. 7) at the Crouse Community Building. The free family-friendly festival showed what is loveliest about the season—community, tradition, generosity, and so much shared joy.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Learn More About 4-H
Lincoln County 4-H will host an Open House and Ice Cream Social Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Monday, December 9, 2019

Holiday Events Continue
Holiday events continue this week with more Christmas parades including both Cherryville and Cat Square on Saturday, the "Nutcracker" ballet, the Lincolnton Tour of Homes, and a second weekend of performances of "Miracle on 34th Street."
Monday, December 9, 2019

Denver Christmas Parade
The East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA) held the 11th annual Denver Christmas Parade Saturday (Dec. 7th).
Sunday, December 8, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Christmas Activities and More! Some events may require pre-registration. Check us out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Arts Council Announces Photography Competition
Are you a shutterbug? Then you may want to enter the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual amateur photography competition. Entries will be accepted at the Lincoln Cultural Center, Jan. 6 and 7.
Saturday, December 7, 2019

New Veterans Coffee Group To Meet Dec. 10
Veterans Coffee Connection, a new coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service, will meet this Tuesday, December 10 at 8:30 a.m. at Bar-B-Que King, 2613 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Weekend Events
It's a busy, busy, busy time of the year!  Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, and lots of celebrations!  Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Joanne Caruso Is Grand Marshal For Saturday's Parade
The Grand Marshal for this year’s East Lincoln Betterment Association Denver Christmas Parade is Joanne Caruso, who heads up the Home Meals program for East Lincoln Christian Ministry.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

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, December 5, 2019

ELBA Denver Christmas Parade Saturday
The East Lincoln Betterment Association's Christmas Parade will be held Saturday (Dec. 7th) on NC 16-Business between N. Pilot Knob Rd. and the Captain's Cap restaurant.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Crouse Merry Christmas Festival Dec. 7
Instead of a parade there will be a FREE event for all ages from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Crouse Community Building. Lots of excitement is planned and we invite entrants from past parades too join in the event. Games, marshmallow roast, hot dog sale, Miss and Mister Crouse winners, Santa Claus and lots more.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Stanley Christmas Tree Lighting
The Town on Stanley held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 1 on Main Street.
Monday, December 2, 2019

Christmastime In Lincolnton
The tree has been lighted, the Nativity Scene is in place, and the Christmas Parade drew a huge crowd Sunday afternoon--it's Christmastime in Lincolnton.
Monday, December 2, 2019

Maiden Christmas Parade
The town of Maiden held its annual Christmas Parade Saturday (Nov. 30th).
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Lincoln County Senior Services Craft Bazaar, Dec. 5-6
Besides many craft vendors with various handmade goods made by our seniors we will also have lunch with hot dogs, chips and drinks for sale. We will also have a homemade bake sale. Come join us!
Sunday, December 1, 2019

DAR To Host Christmas Tea & Auction, Dec. 15
The event will be sponsored by the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Vesuvius, the famed 18th-century mansion near Iron Station. Proceeds from this event will repair the headstone of Nancy Wagoner, wife of Revolutionary War Patriot Pvt. Edmond Wagoner. Additional funds will be used for the refurbishment of the Peter Forney Family Cemetery.
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
3-D Printing, Shanklin Library Christmas Party, Adult Writers, Book Club, Crochet/Knitting Club, Upcycled Christmas Cards, Young Adult Writers and More! Some events may require pre-registration. Check us out on Facebook for upcoming events.
Sunday, December 1, 2019

McAdenville Among USA Today's Top 10 Displays
The town is currently listed in the number-two slot in USA Today’s rankings for the best Christmas lights displays in the country. Help make it number-one by voting on-line through Dec. 2.
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Manger Scene Placed On Courtsquare
A crew of six men including Alan Hoyle, who has been placing the Nativity Scene on the Courtsquare for over a decade, put in almost five hours of work Friday evening to get the manger scene placed in time for Lincolnton's Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting.
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For December
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in December, including holiday celebrations and craft classes. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations.
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Community Meetings Planned On East Lincoln Projects
Three community meetings are scheduled--two next week and one the following Monday--about new projects in eastern Lincoln County.  The most controversial will be a huge planned industrial/residential development on the Lincoln-Gaston County line and a proposed public beach at Beattys Ford Park.
Friday, November 29, 2019

Heating Assistance Available
If you need help paying your heating bill, LIEAP may be the answer.  The Department of Social Services will begin taking applications on Monday Dec. 2nd.
Friday, November 29, 2019

Parades & Tree Lightings This Weekend
Maiden will have its Christmas Parade at 3 PM Saturday; Lincolnton's is set for 4 PM Sunday; tree lightings are to be held in Lincolnton following the parade and in East Lincoln at Lake Norman Lutheran Church at 5:30 Sunday evening.
Friday, November 29, 2019

Community Meeting For Rezoning Request Dec. 9 At Living Word Ministries
A community involvement meeting on a Lincoln County rezoning request will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Living Word Ministries to provide information about the proposed industrial park on N.C. 16 at the Lincoln-Gaston County line and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Friday, November 29, 2019

Miss Gastonia, Miss Gaston County Crowned For 2020
The new queens are Miss Gastonia Julia DeSerio, Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Keelie Jones, Miss Gaston County Mariana Linares, and Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen Alexandria Foy.
Thursday, November 28, 2019

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, November 28, 2019

Want A Beach At Beattys Ford Park?
A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday evening (Dec. 3rd) at the East Lincoln Community Center to receive comments on a proposed beach at Beattys Ford Park on Lake Norman.  It's one of three public meetings on proposed projects in the east Lincoln area over the next two weeks.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Is A-Comin'
We don't guarantee that ALL the Christmas events in our area are on this list, but here's a look at many of the things happening during the Holiday season.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Frosty Farm Tour 2019
It was so well-liked by those who went last year that the Cooperative Extension Service is doing a Frosty Farm Tour again this December--and you have a choice of two days to join them for the fun.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nativity Scene Coming Friday
The Nativity Scene that has adorned Lincolnton's Courtsquare for over a decade will be placed on the east side of the Courthouse this Friday afternoon--weather permitting and if we have enough help.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Gallery 27 Has Ugly Sweater Contest For Kids
Hey Kids ages 5 and up pick up your form from local merchants to design a template for an Ugly Christmas Sweater by Dec. 7 Prizes will be awarded in three age categories: 5-8, 9-12 and 13 and up.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Chamber Banquet
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet last Thursday evening (Nov. 21st) at Laboratory Mill, handing out awards to the Man and Woman of the Year, a variety of Chamber awards, and the LEDA (Lincoln Economic Development Association) award for Industry of the Year.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving
For anyone who doesn't know (surely everyone does), Thursday is Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 25, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Community Meeting For Rezoning Request Dec. 3 At Denver Fire Department
A community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department to provide information about the rezoning proposal of a self-storage facility on N.C. 16 Business and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Friday, November 22, 2019

New Female Scouts BSA Troop At Denver UMC
Do you know a girl between the ages of 11 and 18 who may be interested in the outdoors? Then, Troop 88, might be a great choice for them. Troop 88 is the newest Scouts BSA female troop in Lincoln County for any girls between the ages of 11 and 18.
Friday, November 22, 2019

This Weekend
There's so much happening in our area this weekend, it's hard to keep up with everything.  We hope our list of some area events may help.
Friday, November 22, 2019

Reminder To Medicare Beneficiaries Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 7
It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the Open Enrollment Period by contacting local Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors to save money, improve your coverage or both.
Friday, November 22, 2019

Delta Sigma Fall Program Focuses On Foster Children & Member Remembrance Service
The Delta Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held their fall meeting on Thursday, November 14 at Boger City United Methodist Church in Lincolnton.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sheriff Beam Offers Tips For Safe Shopping
This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Local NWTF Chapter Plans Turkey Hunters Care Event
On November 20, local volunteers from the Southfork Limbhangers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will distribute over 50 frozen domestic turkeys to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, Hesed House of Hope, and Amy’s House (Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence).
Monday, November 18, 2019

Christmas Parades Begin This Week
It's still another week until Thanksgiving, but the Christmas parades begin this week.  There may be some we haven't received info about just yet, but if you love a parade, here's a list of the ones we know about so far.
Monday, November 18, 2019

Ribbon Cutting, Mural Unveiling Set For Wednesday
A new mural is to be unveiled this Wednesday afternoon at Hollar Mill in Hickory.
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Got Your Ornament Yet?
The Gastonia Police Department is selling Christmas ornaments to raise funds for its annual Shop with a Cop Christmas charity.
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Game Nights, Adult Writers, Escape Room, Painting, Lego Build and More! Some events may require pre-registration.
Sunday, November 17, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, November 17, 2019

William Mangum Honor Cards Available Now
Exodus Homes' 2019 William Mangum Honor Cards are now available for the holidays. The faith-based United Way agency provides supportive housing for homeless recovering people returning to the community from treatment centers and prison.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

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, November 14, 2019

Getting Ready For Christmas
Veterans Day was Monday and Thanksgiving is sitll two weeks away--but the stores are already filled with Holiday merchandise and as they say, "it'll be here before you know it!"
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

"Still Alice" Thursday At Cultural Center
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club will show the movie "Here's Alice" Thursday evening (Nov. 14th) at 6:30 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main Street in Lincolnton.
Monday, November 11, 2019

"Whimsical World Of Robert Webb," Nov. 16-Dec. 22
“The Whimsical World of Robert Webb,” opens with a free public reception, Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m., at Gallery 27 in Lincolnton. The Cherryville-based artist’s exhibition will run there through Dec. 22.
Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day
Monday is Veterans Day.  Lincolnton will mark the occasion with a Veterans Day Parade at 11 AM followed by a brief ceremony on the Courtsquare.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Help Toys For Tots By Purchasing Stockings (Updated)
Lincoln County Senior Services is asking for your help in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program this year. Buy a Christmas stocking to help fund Toys for Tots by the end of November.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

DHHS Will Host Medicaid Transformation Meeting
Medicaid is changing.  The General Assembly passed legislation changing Medicaid to a managed care program.  Medicaid Transformation takes effect February 1st, but the open enrollment period to choose your plan and providers ends December 13th.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
ALL BRANCHES CLOSED MONDAY, NOV. 11 FOR VETERANS DAY; Homeschool Programs, Fall Science With Pumpkins, Lego Build, Maker’s Club, As Seen On Pinterest, Game Night, Frozen Interactive Movie Night and More! Some events may require pre-registration.
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Jeff Little Trio Sunday At Cultural Center
The Lincoln County Concert Association will present the Jeff Little Trio in concert Sunday at 3 PM at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Veterans Day Food Specials
Union School fed area vets who could come breakfast on Thursday.  There's free (or reduced price) food available for vets on Veterans Day Monday.  Here's a list.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Veterans Day Is Monday
Monday is Veterans Day, but celebrations of the event have actually already begun.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
My name is Roz! I have been to many adoption events and have proved time and time again that I love other dogs and people of all sizes!
Friday, November 8, 2019

Special Veterans Day Program With Bill Young
Bill Young was a 20-year old Marine at the WWII Battle of Iwo Jima. He was later sent to help clean up Nagasaki. He will share his memories at the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 11 at the Mundy House Annex in Denver.
Friday, November 8, 2019

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, November 7, 2019

What's Happening This Weekend
Monday is Veterans Day.  It always comes on Nov. 11th; this year that happens to be on a Monday--which makes for a long holiday weekend for some.  Here's a look at some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

New Veterans Coffee Group To Meet
Veterans Coffee Connection, a new coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service, will begin meeting the second Tuesday of the month, beginning November 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Bar-B-Que King in Lincolnton.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Healthy Holiday Cooking Sessions With LCE
Learn ways to reduce sugar, salt, and saturated fats using healthier substitutes in your holiday recipes. A 3-part series on Healthy Holiday Cooking is coming up with the Lincoln Cooperative Extension Nov. 21, through Dec. 12. Register Now!
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Road Work On Shelby Bypass Requires Weekend Detour
A detour will be necessary on NC180 in Shelby this weekend.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Paul Rhyne Art Competition Has Reception At LCC
Guitarist Fitzgerald McGill provided the music for the event. Anne Cowie won first place, Mary Kamerer won second place and Daphne Hayner, won third place.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Recycled Squirrel Buddies, Meeperbots, Mousebots, Adult Writers, Scan Day, Crochet/Knitting Club, Turkey Pot Craft For Adults, Young Adult Writers and More! Some events may require pre-registration.
Sunday, November 3, 2019

On The Subject Of Homelessness
A new homeless shelter opened two weeks ago in Gastonia; a few weeks ago, a candidate for a promotion with the Lincolnton Police Department made a presentation at the Department of Social Services on the subject of homelessness; Hesed House broke ground in August on an expansion.
Sunday, November 3, 2019

New This Season: Crouse Merry Christmas Festival
It is with sadness the Ladies Auxiliary of the Crouse Fire Department announces that there will not be a Crouse Christmas Parade this year. Instead they are going in a different direction with an event that can be held rain or shine.
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Certified Nursing Assistant II Apprenticeships Through Gaston College
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at Gaston College is participating in Apprenticeship 321, a program through which participants can earn a salary while getting on-the-job training and a cost-free education. A second group of students graduated from the program on Tuesday, October 15.
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Door Decorating Contest Held At Heath House
Halloween brought out everyone’s creative spirit at Heath House with a door decorating contest judged by Lincoln County’s very own Sheriff Bill Beam.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Daylight Saving Time 2019 Ends Nov. 3
If you have a Smartphone you won’t have to worry about setting your clock back one hour Saturday night when you go to bed. But, if you still have an analog clock or watch you will have to manually set your timepiece.
Friday, November 1, 2019

National Adoption Awareness Month
November is National Adoption Awareness Month.  That makes it an ideal time to talk about foster care and adoption.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Oktoberfest Castle Of Cans Sets New Record
Hickory's annual Oktoberfest set a new record with its Castle of Cans project this year.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Medicare Beneficiaries Open Enrollment Period Ends Dec. 7
The Open Enrollment Period continues to give you enough time to review and make changes to your Medicare coverage. Changes must be made by Dec. 7, 2019 to guarantee your coverage will begin without interruption on Jan. 1, 2020.
Friday, November 1, 2019

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, October 31, 2019

Someone's Having A Birthday Today!
Today is Jay Delllinger's birthday! Put a smile on his face today!
Thursday, October 31, 2019

NCCare360 Is Coming
The first of what will be multiple meetings to roll out NCCare360 in Lincoln County was held Wednesday (Oct. 30th) at the Department of Social Services.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Weather & More
It's going to be a wet Halloween!
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Finding A Historic Treasure In Western Catawba County
The Hart Square Annual Festival was recently held with over 300 artisans and docents, who were very knowledgeable, demonstrating and sharing the craftsmanship of the early pioneers of the 1800s in this area.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

National Honor Society Induction Held At WLHS
West Lincoln High School held their National Honor Society induction on Tuesday, October 29 for 24 students.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Events In Our Area
Halloween is this Thursday; the change from Daylight to Standard time occurs early Sunday morning; and yes, the Fall colors in the mountains are now on display.  Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this week and weekend.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lantern Parade Is A Growing Tradition In Mount Holly
Children came dressed in costume and adults waited in wonder for this year’s theme of “Myths, Fables, and Fairy Tales” which became real as over 500 artists, community members, teachers and students showed off their talent.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Community Foundation Recognizes Grant Recipients
The Lincoln County Community Foundation held its annual Awards Recognition event Monday (Oct. 28th) at Lincoln Country Club.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For November
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in November, including musical performances and cooking classes. Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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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