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Backyard Fun - Check It Out Now From The Catawba County Library
Looking for outdoor fun at a safe social distance? How about in your own back yard? The Catawba County Library has just released a new series of recreation kits for people of all ages to enjoy in their outdoor spaces.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Graduation Rates For 2020
The North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) has released the 2020 graduation rates for North Carolina's public schools.  The statewide rate went up again; and while Lincoln County's rate slipped slightly from the previous year, it was still the best of any area traditional county school system.  
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Nominations Now Being Accepted For MLK Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Awards that will be held Jan. 18. The event will be presented by the Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition, an initiative of Gaston Together. Further details are pending, subject to State-mandated virus-related restrictions.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, September 18, 2020

CAPC Mum Sale
Mums are the favorite Fall flower of many.  The Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County is holding its annual Mum Sale to support the Erlene Sigmon Fund.
Friday, September 18, 2020

A Special Day For A Special Friend
Howard Outland is living his final months.  His friend, Jeanette Johnson, shared the following article about Howard with us.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Arts Council Announces Annual Photo Competition
Attention, local shutterbugs! The Arts Council of Lincoln County is announcing its annual amateur photography competition. There are categories for both adults and youth.
Monday, September 14, 2020

McAdenville Trims Christmas Celebrations
You might say McAdenville is trimming its trees for Christmas.It’s unknowable at this point just how State-mandated virus-related restrictions may affect the annual celebrations. To that end, the Town of McAdenville and its partner, Pharr Yarns, are getting out in front of the situation and announcing various safety-minded precautions (based upon the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations) and event cancellations for Dec. 1-26.
Monday, September 14, 2020

They're Already Out There; On Tuesday They'll Be Legal
You've no doubt seen many of them already.  Effective Tuesday, they'll be legal.
Monday, September 14, 2020

Time To Get Your Flu Shot
It's time to get your flu shot!  This year, health officials say getting a flu shot is more important than ever because we already have a pandemic (COVID-19) happening--and we need to avoid another medical crisis.  Those with Medicare and veterans can get their flu shot FREE.  The VA is even doing drive-thrus this year.
Sunday, September 13, 2020

GC Museum Reopens To The Public Sept. 15 By Reservation
Over the past several months, museum staff have been working diligently to prepare the museum to open safely and will welcome visitors with a new feature exhibit in the Gathering Room Gallery on opening day.
Sunday, September 13, 2020

YMCA Reopens
The Lincolnton YMCA, where indoor exercise facilities and the pool have been closed under Governor Cooper's Executive Order related to the pandemic, will reopen this week on a limited schedule.
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Youth Invited to Submit Works for CC Library's ARTT Show
Inspired by author Jacqueline Woodson’s virtual program for the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series on October 8 – and to celebrate her novel, Harbor Me – the Catawba County Library is hosting an ARTT show featuring selfies from kids and youth grades 5 and up.
Friday, September 11, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed.  HOWEVER, we will be in PetSmart this Saturday with our pets from noon to 4 p.m.  Please come out and visit!  We have missed you!
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Retiring Library Director Honored

The Catawba County Library’s retiring director, Suzanne White, was recently honored with a prestigious state award.

 


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Screening Of 1916 Flood Film At Hickory Public Library
Join Hickory Public Library for a virtual program with award-winning filmmaker David Weintraub on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4 p.m. A documentary Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 will be screened followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Weintraub and a question and answer period. 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

College Congratulates Trio/Student Support Service
Gaston College recently congratulated the staffers of its TRiO Student Support Service. The service has been funded again for the next five years (until August, 2025), thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Education.
Sunday, September 6, 2020

Deadline For Local Teachers To Apply For Bright Ideas Grants Is Approaching
Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $1,000 from Rutherford EMC through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators with creative ideas for projects for their students must submit their application online by September 15.
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Census Responses Lagging
The response rate for the 2020 US Census has been disappointing.  While most households received at least three request forms in the mail, many failed to return them or to respond online or by phone.  Census takers are now going door-to-door to try to get people who haven't to respond.
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Second Annual Cow Pie Bingo At Sain Corral
Yes, it’s time once again for the second annual cow pie bingo at the Ike Sain Corral in Cat Square. The earthy and aromatic fun is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 26, 3-7 p.m. T-shirt sales are back this year and better than ever!
Friday, September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update
Health officials are concerned that the Labor Day weekend may produce a spike in COVID-19 cases later this month.  That's what happened after Memorial Day weekend in the Spring.
Friday, September 4, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Virtual job fair September 10-11, 2020 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, September 4, 2020

WalletHub Ranks Cities As Best To Worst For Drivers
Lincolnton recently installed new stop signs at intersections on West Sycamore and West Pine streets.  Nearby residents have applauded the move, while some others have been critical.  Lincolnton, as a small town, wasn't included, but WalletHub recently ranked American cities from best to worst in which to drive.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

More Info About School Board Candidates
This is the third in our series of articles about the candidates for four seats on the Lincoln County Board of Education, commonly called the School Board, in this November's election.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

All-Natural Beef Calves Raised & Sold
Three Hundred plus “all-natural” calves weighing 600 pounds left Lincoln and Catawba counties in the last two weeks to graze on wheat fields or eat forage in feedlots.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

"Support For The Journey" Free Online Workshop
Carolina Caring offers free online workshop for those suffering loss.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Tax Collection In Lincoln County
This monthly column is to inform and educate taxpayers about general processes surrounding property ownership in North Carolina and how the Lincoln County Tax Department accesses, evaluates, and taxes your property. Each month, we will delve into a new topic that may contain valuable information to taxpayers.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

College Recognizes Three Silver-Anniversary Staffers
Gaston College recently honored three employees, all of whom have put in 25 years each. And each received a certificate of appreciation and a $150 gift card,
Monday, August 31, 2020

School Board Election Is Important
The election for the Lincoln County Board of Education that will be a part of this November's General Election is very important.  Voters will choose four members of the seven-member board.  This is the second of our articles about those running for those seats.
Monday, August 31, 2020

For Sale: One Jail
Downtown Dallas is perhaps the most important location for Gaston County history.  It was the county seat before Gastonia; it has the historic courthouse and across Main Street is the Gaston County Museum.  Now, a piece of that history is up for sale.
Monday, August 31, 2020

School Board Is Part Of 2020 Election
The 2020 General Election will include national, state, regional and local offices.  One of the local choices will be four members of the Lincoln County Board of Education.  While it won't get the attention of the Presidential, US Senate or Gubernatiorial elections, we believe it's a very important choice.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

I Was Running From God; But He Caught Up With Me
This article could just as easily have been posted under SPORTS or RELIGION--it fits both.  Monday (Aug. 31st) is International Overdose Awareness Day.  It's a time to remember those we've lost, but also to make a pledge to try to help others avoid the same fate.  This is our second article by a former addict--in this case, mostly to alcohol.  We hope it serves as an inspiration to others who are fighting addiction.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Happy 19th Birthday Blaine Williams-Chaney
Wishing a very HAPPY 19th Birthday to you... my cool and handsome son.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Faces Of Overdose
They're more than numbers; they have names.  They were sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers--and they deserve to be remembered.  Monday August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Happy Birthday Allan!
Wishing Allan Carter a very Happy Birthday!
Saturday, August 29, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Friday, August 28, 2020

100-Year-Old Elizabeth Johnson Recognized For Her Service To America
While women throughout America played an important role during World War II, female veteran Private First Class Elizabeth Johnson blazed a trail for African-American women as a member of the “Six Triple Eight,” an all-black battalion of female volunteers working to boost the morale of World War II soldiers.
Friday, August 28, 2020

The Importance Of Gun Safety & The Right Guns
With 2020 looking more and more like 1968, America has become increasingly dangerous. Gun sales and new NRA memberships are at all-time record highs. To this end, U.S. Army veteran Steve Helton of Bessemer City recently spoke with The Herald on the importance of choosing the gun that’s best for you and how to handle it with maximum safety.
Friday, August 28, 2020

BOA Grant Will Help ECCCM COVID-19 Relief Program
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) recently received a grant from Bank of America to help support its COVID-19 Relief Program.
Friday, August 28, 2020

Monday Aug. 31st is Overdose Awareness Day
Monday (Aug. 31st) is Overdose Awareness Day.  Each year for the last several, some 70,000 people in the US have died from drug overdoses. Addiction is not a weakness; it's a disease.  It touches every social and economic class, people of various ethnicities, religious preferences, both the educated and the uneducated.
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Helping Skyler
The mother of a young man seriously injured in an accident in late July that claimed the lives of a Lincoln County mother and son is asking for help via a GoFundMe page.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

United Way Releases Self-Sufficiency Study
The United Way of North Carolina has released its 2020 Statewide Self-Sufficiency Standards for Families Report.  The United Way of Lincoln County shared the report with us and other news outlets.  It tells much about how difficult it is for many to make it in today's world.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

County Takes Big Step Toward Sewer System Expansion
It has been talked about since 2017; now Lincoln County has sold bonds that will finance the expansion of the county's sewer plant.  
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Free Online Mindful Meditation Workshop
There is no getting around it. Grief is hard work. At times, our emotions sweep in and feel like they have completely pulled us under. Carolina Caring will offer a free online workshop on Sept. 3 via Zoom. Registration is required.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Gaston College Has Big Opening Day
Gaston College’s first day of its new semester on Thursday went very well. Many students were taking Internet-based or hybrid classes. Smaller numbers of students, throughout the course of the day and early evening, arrived to take face-to-face classes at the Dallas, Lincolnton and Belmont campuses.
Monday, August 24, 2020

Location! Location! Location!
For anyone who wonders what ever happened to the Lincoln County Farmers Market, it was largely a victim of not meeting a long-known principle of doing business--location, location, location!
Saturday, August 22, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

VFC DAR Presents Awards At Annual Meeting
On 15 August 2020, The Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) held its Annual Meeting for 2020. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, awards were presented in several categories.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed.  HOWEVER, we will be in PetSmart this Saturday with our pets from noon to 4 p.m.  Please come out and visit!  We have missed you!
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Walk To End Alzheimer's Sept. 12
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln continues, but instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across the tri –county area.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Real To Reel Film Festival Happens Next Month
We've called it "The Lost Year."  2020 has certainly been different.  Many events that usually happen annually have been cancelled.  A few have found other ways to happen--like the Apple Queen pageant earlier this month.  Cleveland County's "Real to Reel International Film Festival" was originally scheduled for July.  It was postponed; but now it will happen next month.  It will, however, be different this year.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gaston County Schools Update On Nutrition Program
School began this week for students in most schools in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba & Cleveland counties.  During the coming days, we'll be providing updates from the various school systems related to their operations.  Most of this info is also available on the school systems' websites.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Celebrating The 19th Amendment
August 18th marks the 100th anniversary of an important event in American history--the day all American women got the right to vote.  While some states had already approved women voting and while they had been able to vote in some of the colonies before the US was established, the 19th Amendment made it the law in every state.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lincoln County Schools Opening Day
One school had to close because of the coronavirus, but all-in-all it was a good opening day for Lincoln County Schools.
Monday, August 17, 2020

College's Counselling Centers Open For Students
Gaston College has two counselling centers ready to assist you. Located on the Dallas and Lincolnton campuses, advisers are ready to help you with any last-minute decisions, re the upcoming new semester.
Monday, August 17, 2020

Long Pursues Her Love Of Humanitarianism
A single mother of three, Long works part-time at the Dowd YMCA in Charlotte, attends classes at Gaston College and still finds time to volunteer in her community.
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Community Leader Passes
Several significant figures in the Lincolnton community have passed in the last two weeks; last week, Bishop Franklin Lowery; and this week, Craig R. Wyant and Mary "Pris" Mauney.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Shop Year-Round At Friends Of The Library Book Sales
Each August for many years, the Catawba County Friends of the Library have hosted a large summer book sale to raise funds in support of the library’s mission. This year, instead of a limited four-day event, the Friends of the Library have expanded the ongoing book sales that allow book lovers to shop year-round.
Friday, August 14, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
Job listings for the upcoming week.You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, August 14, 2020

12th Annual Spooktacular Will Be Virtual This Year
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln/Gaston Counties has decided to hold its 12th Annual Spooktacular Event virtually this year given the threat of the COVID-19 virus, Watch for more information to come regarding this year’s virtual event.
Thursday, August 13, 2020

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

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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