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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 & Catawba counties have been very involved in the effort.
Thursday, July 9, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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