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Cruisin' for a Cause
The 10th annual Cruisin' for a Cause happened Saturday night (Sept. 18th) in downtown Lincolnton.
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sarah Grembecki Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Sarah Grembecki of Denver has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Constitution Week
This is the 20th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away. This Friday (September 17th) is Constitution Day and the beginng of Constitution Week.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Clear The Shelters
Is it time to find your #nextbestfriend?  The Clear the Shelters event is happening at area animal shelters.
Friday, September 17, 2021

What's Happening!
Here's information on some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Summer's Last Hurrah--Almost
It was the last Alive After Five concert of 2021, and after a gloomy day with lots of periods of light rain, it wasn't certain it would happen--but it did, and those who attended got a chance to say goodbye to Summer enjoying the music of the Cat5 Band.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Lincoln County School Board Reverses Mandatory Mask Policy
This is the official Lincoln County Schools press release on the Tuesday night (Sept. 14th) decision.  One Lincoln Herald note:  the 4-3 vote was: voting 'yes'--Heather Rhyne, who made the motion, Mark Mullen, Christina Sutton, Tony Jenkins; voting 'no'--Joan Avery, Myra Heavner, Todd Wulfhorst.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Cruisin' For A Cause Happens Saturday
STREET CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT:  This Saturday from 5 - 10 PM, Main Street from Laurel to the Courtsquare and the square itself will be closed to regular traffic.  The annual Cruisin' for a Cause happens Saturday night--raising money for two worthwhile local causes while bringing back memories for many.
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Carolina Caring's Foundation Blessing Of The Animals Sept. 26
The Carolina Caring Foundation invites the community to bring their pets for its first-ever Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Participants can also watch the event online via Facebook Live. 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Alive After Five Thursday
Fall begins next Wednesday (Sept. 22nd) which makes this Thursday's Alive After Five concert in downtown Lincolnton a great way to say goodbye to Summer.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Pumpkin Patch Arrives Sept. 25
From September 25 throughout October, Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch hours will be Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

"Stampede For Student Success," Oct. 2
The event is presented by the Gaston College Foundation. Proceeds from participant entrance fees, donations and sponsorships will go toward the Gaston College Fund, which ensures immediate funding to meet critical campus needs and help students in a variety of ways.
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Joseph Dickson
This is the 19th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Weekend Events
Here's a look at some of the things happening in our area this weekend.
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Public Comment Period Opens on Proposed Lithium Mine
The NC Dept. of Environmental Quality has opened a  public comment period on Piedmont Lithium application to operate a lithium mine near Cherryville.  
Monday, September 6, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Monday, September 6, 2021

The Rise of the Iron Industry in Lincoln County
This is the 18th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Sunday, September 5, 2021

Notice Of Public Hearing For September 13
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. to consider several matters.
Friday, September 3, 2021

Phyllis Davis Brown Earns Patriot Boss Award
Gaston College Upward Bound Director Phyllis Davis Brown recently earned the Patriot Boss Award. She was nominated by U.S. Navy reservist Cody Taylor in recognition of her efforts as a patriotic employer.
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Dancing With Our Stars
This year's "Dancing With Our Stars" was held Saturday night (Aug. 28th) at the Lincoln Cultural Center.  Ginger Black and Ricky Parker were this year's winning dancers.  Lesley Chapman and Toby Schronce were the first runners-up.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

PACE Yourself At The Lincoln County Senior Center!
The Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 612 Center Drive in Lincolnton, will offer a free question-and-answer session about PACE on Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Gaston College Unveils New Look
Gaston College officially unveiled its new look in ceremonies held last week at the Dallas Campus. The school now has new colors (blue and grey), a new logo, a new mascot and more, all tying in with its revitalized athletics program.
Monday, August 30, 2021

Get Healthy At The Lincoln County Senior Center!
You need to get to healthy! That’s what the friendly staffers of the Lincoln County Senior Center want you to do. And with their help and guidance, you can do just that.
Monday, August 30, 2021

Breathing Better--Thanks to Community Effort
Far too many parents treat schools as an alternative to daycare.  When parents get actively involved with their children's education and their health and safety, it improves their chances of being successful--in school and in life.  This is a story about one parent who decided to 'do something.'
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Edenton Tea Party
This is the 17th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For September
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. 
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Alive After Five With Blackwater Band
The Alive After Five Summer Concert Series presented music from Blackwater Band on Thursday, August 26. Based out of Clarkton, N.C. Blackwater played Top 40, Blues, Funk and Country  making the event a party experience for everyone.
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Chamblee's Exit One of Many Changes for Lincoln County
Don Chamblee, who has served as Lincoln County's Director of Public Works since 2012, will begin a new job next week in Rock Hill, SC.
Friday, August 27, 2021

Public Notice: September 2 City Council Meeting
The Lincolnton City Council will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Five public hearings are scheduled for citizen comments. The meeting will be live-streamed for citizen viewing.
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Gaston College Programs Facilitate UNC Transfers
A Gaston College program is making it easier for future teachers to transfer to University of North Carolina schools.
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Virtual Community Involvement Meeting For Proposal in Crouse Community
A community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 6 p.m. to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.  
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Great Wagon Road
This is the 16th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots, events, and other historical information being presented as we prepare for America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away.
Saturday, August 21, 2021

Ingleside Starts A New Life (Again)!
One of North Carolina’s most significant Federal-style houses has new owners in Lincoln County. It’s only changed hands a handful of times over the last century.
Friday, August 20, 2021

Fifth Annual Kandace Helms Run, Sept. 11
The run is open to everyone, from competitive runners to walkers, including seniors and children. It is always an amazing event full of love and encouragement. Event Shirts and participation medals are guaranteed with your registration through Sept. 1.
Thursday, August 19, 2021

New Cookie Joins Lineup Nationwide For 2022 Season
Today Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the new Adventurefuls cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

More About the Courthouse
After many people have expressed concern and confusion about the plans for reuse of the old Lincoln County courthouse, the County has created an online summary of plans.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Arts Council Now Taking Sub-Grant Application
For the past 44 years, the N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to arts experiences. Using a per capita-based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state, by working in partnership with local arts councils. 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, August 15, 2021

LC Arts Council Calls For Entries In Art Show
The Arts Council of Lincoln County is extending an invitation for entries for its annual Paul Rhyne Juried Fine Art Competition will be on display, Oct. 1-31.
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Yellowjackets!
I am claiming victim status, and this article is my vengeance.  Yellowjackets have staked a claim in my front landscape bed, and are real meanies! 
Saturday, August 14, 2021

How Events Leading up to the Revolution Changed Our Diet
The American Revolution changed America, not only from colonies to a nation, but in other ways--including what Americans ate and drank.  That's the subject this week in the 15th in our series of articles from the SAR & DAR about local patriots & events.
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Traffic Advisory
In case you might be traveling on I-77 in Iredell County and needing to get onto I-40, you need to be aware of a project that will close the I-77 to I-40 ramp Friday evening (Aug. 13th).
Friday, August 13, 2021

Gaston College Announces New Look
Gaston College will hold an event at its Dallas campus next Thursday (Aug. 19th) to announce its new logo and college mascot.  A block party will follow the 3 PM announcement.
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Day of Action
The United Way of Lincoln County's Day of Action is today (Thursday Aug. 12th).
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sheriff Bill Beam Offers Safety Tips For Back To School
Sheriff Bill Beam of Lincoln County offers some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school or their school bus stops this year.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

North Carolina's Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?


Monday, August 9, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Saturday, August 7, 2021

KLCB River Cleanup is Saturday
Keep Lincoln County Beautiful and the Lincolnton & Lincoln County Parks & Recreation departments will be conducting a litter sweep at Betty Ross Park and along the South Fork River between Lincolnton and Laboratory this Saturday morning.
Friday, August 6, 2021

Cardinal Kids Attend An Event Sponsored By A Kid Again
Carolina Caring’s Cardinal Kids recently attended a fun-filled event at Carowinds sponsored by A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization that provides consistent, cost-free, year-round adventures for children with life-threatening conditions and their families.
Friday, August 6, 2021

Apple Queen Pageant Is Saturday
The 43rd Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant sponsored by the Lincolnton Business & Professional Women's Club will be held Saturday night (Aug. 7th) at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Thursday, August 5, 2021

New NCDOT Roadmap Now Available
Back in the 'good old days,' everybody had at least one road map in the glove compartment (as they were then called) of their cars.  Service stations (another thing of the past) pumped your gas and washed your windshield and gave out road maps.
Thursday, August 5, 2021

GCLMPO Public Comment Period Open Until August 31
The project lists will be available for review and public comments for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan will be received until August 31.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Register Now For Storyteller & Songwriter Free Performance
Michael Reno Harrell will explore Southern Appalachian culture, history, and day to day life in the South through his stories and self-penned songs at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Veterans Coffee Group Meets Tuesday
Veterans Coffee Connection, a coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service will meet this Tuesday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. at BBQ King in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Getting Ready for Back-to-School
The first day of school for Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland & Catawba County Schools (as well as Hickory & Newton-Conover City Schools) will be August 23rd.  Before heading back to school, students will need to have some required vaccinations.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

School Board Reaffirms 'Masks Optional' Policy
Masks will remain purely optional for the start of Lincoln County Schools August 23rd.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Senior Bingo
Senior Bingo returns to Hickory's Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Monday (Aug. 9th).
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Community Involvement Meeting Aug. 10 At EL Community Center
Springs at Westport Club, LLC, is requesting the amendment of a master plan for a conditional zoning district for attached and detached residential development that was approved in 2006. 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Happy Birthday Kathryn Saine Aug. 4
Lincoln County Senior Services staff would like everyone to join them in celebrating the Senior Center director Kathryn Saine's birthday this Wednesday!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

National Night Out Returns This Week On Aug. 5 In Denver
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes first responder-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. 
Monday, August 2, 2021

Jacob & Christian Arney
In four years, we'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday.  Plans for that observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the 13th in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Robot Helps Sisters Care For Patients At Hospice House
Sisters Alice Foster and Pruella “Pru” Nixon have worked at Carolina Caring’s Catawba Valley Hospice House for 15 years in environmental services. Recently, they began using LightStrike™, a disinfection robot proven to destroy SARS-CoV-2, to sanitize patient rooms. 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Library Presents Virtual Turtle Time With The NC Aquarium
Catawba County Library invites you to take a  virtual visit to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach to learn more about these fascinating sea creatures. It takes place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 via Zoom. Register now!
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Alive After Five
Thursday night's Alive After Five drew a huge crowd to downtown Lincolnton.  There's more free music ahead--in Lincolnton, Maiden, and Stanley--and the Apple Queen Pageant is just over a week away.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Parade Of Cans 2021 Food Drive
Parade of Cans is an annual food collection campaign benefiting the Soup Kitchen and Backpack Programs of The Corner Table in Catawba County.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, July 30, 2021

Gaston College Nursing Student Steps Up To Save A Life
What started out as a fun outing for Gaston College LPN students and their teacher turned into an actual life-or-death experience.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rocco Vickers Enjoying A Very Busy Summer!
He is one brilliant young man. He is Rocco Vickers of Lincolnton who this week is participating in the annual Lincoln Theatre Guild Drama Camp and two weeks ago, he joined other outstanding elementary school students from across the country in a career-oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum’s “Pathways to STEM,” held in Greensboro.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For August
Seniors Morning Out sites are now open. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in August including trips to the Hickory Farmer’s Market and many educational programs.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Alive After Five Happens Thursday
Alive After Five, Lincolnton's FREE Summer concert series sponsored by the Downtown Development Association, will happen Thursday (July 29th) as Too Much Sylvia entertains along with a special guest performance by Bo Schronce.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Brady Has Winning Design
Chris Brady's design has been named the winner in the 2021 Lincoln County Apple Festival t-shirt design contest.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Growing Demand Creates New Health Care Programs
This fall, pharmacy technology, health information technology and central sterile processing will join the many other in-demand programs offered through Gaston College’s health and human services division.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Lincoln Cultural Center FREE Concert Saturday
The Lincoln Cultural Center will present Stephen & Jeff Neil, Synergy Twins Electric Violins, in a free outdoor concert this Saturday (July 31st).
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Going To College Over The Internet
Getting a degree from computer-based classes is now easier than ever. And Gaston College was recently recognized as being amongst America’s best community colleges for Internet-based and accelerated classes.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Public Notice: August 5 City Council Meeting
The Lincolnton City Council will hold its regularly scheduled council meeting on August 5 at 7 p.m. Two public hearings are scheduled for citizen comments. The meeting will be live-streamed for citizen viewing.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

News from Catawba County Library
To wrap up its ‘Tails & Tales in the Garden’ series, the Catawba County Library is holding a field trip this Thursday evening.
Monday, July 26, 2021

Be Safe While Enjoying the Lake or River
Summertime means fun on the lake or at the river, but it can also mean tragedy due to drownings.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Things To See In Gaston County
Murals, the Thread Trail, a river island, a botanical garden..they're all a part of the scenery in Gaston County.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Lexi Underwood Is About To Be Everywhere
Lexi Underwood is set to be a superstar.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nicholas Heviner
In four years, we'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday.  Plans for that observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the twelfth in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Christmas Play, Relay for Life Among Weekend Events
A 'Christmas in July' play ("Sanders Family Christmas") and the Relay for Life for Lincoln & Gaston counties top this weekend's list of area events.
Friday, July 23, 2021

For Sale: One Courthouse
Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincolnton City Council held a joint session Thursday afternoon (July 22nd) to hear from the UNC School of Govt. about the possibility of selling the old Lincoln County courthouse when the new one is occupied next year.
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Current NCWORKS Jobs Available
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton.
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Special Meeting Will Focus on Courthouse Reuse
The future use of the current Lincoln County courthouse will be the subject of discussion this Thursday afternoon when Lincoln County Commissioners hold a joint meeting with the Lincolnton City Council. The meeting will be at the Lincoln County Govt. Administration Bldg. on N. Generals Blvd. at 2 PM.

Library Program Will Discuss Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Hickory's Patrick Beaver Memorial Library will have a special presentation Tuesday evening (July 27th) about the historic Bunker Hill Covered Bridge.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Corner Table Receives $2,000 Grant
Newton's The CornerTable has received a $2,000 gift from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Ringdom
The Eastern Lincoln County Historical Society will hold a meeting Monday August 2nd at 5 PM at the arbor at Rock Springs Campground.  
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

National Night Out
The Gaston County Police Department has announced plans for Gaston County's National Night Out event for 2021.  
Monday, July 19, 2021

Calling All Volunteers for the 2021 Day of Action
The United Way of Lincoln County's Stuff the Bus campaign to collect items to help supply school needs for children whose families might have difficulty affording them continues through August 12th.  On that day, the United Way Day of Action will be held.
Monday, July 19, 2021

Murray's Mill Program at Patrick Beaver Library
Hickory's Patrick Beaver Memorial Library will have a special program Tuesday (July 20th) at 6:30 pm where you can learn more about Murray’s Mill, one of the sites preserved by the Historical Association of Catawba County.
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Catawba County Library News
A free fun show online and making healthy treats for your dog...those are news items this week from the Catawba County Library.
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Sunday Birthdays
Cheyenne Huss will be turning 19. Jaden Scott will be 15.
 
Their family loves them both very much, and sends Happy Birthday wishes for the best birthday ever…

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Nancy Ward
In four years, we'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday.  Plans for that observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the eleventh in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Saturday, July 17, 2021

STUFF THE BUS
With the first day of school just over a month away, the United Way of Lincoln County is asking for more contributions to its STUFF THE BUS campaign.
Friday, July 16, 2021

Road Closures Coming to Hickory
A couple of road closures are coming to Catawba County.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Current NCWORKS Jobs Available
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Update
The number of new cases of COVID-19 is no longer declining: it's now increasing again in many states including North Carolina.  995 new cases were reported statewide on Thursday.  The vaccinations, which have been proved effective, are readily available and free; yet less than half the population of Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston & Cleveland counties have been vaccinated.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Fried Pie Sale Coming in August
Summer is upon us and as much as we're enjoying those peaches and nectarines, we're thinking apples...the Lincoln County Apple Festival, canceled last year because of the pandemic, returns in October, but some related events are happening much sooner.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Palmer Named Principal at Rock Springs
Brian Palmer, who has been serving as Assistant Principal, will now become the new Principal at Rock Springs Elementary School.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Apple Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
The Apple Festival, canceled last year because of the pandemic, will return in October.
The Apple Festival T-Shirt Design Contest will be decided next week.   If you hurry, you can still enter a design this week for consideration.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Craft Programs This Week
Two craft programs are planned for later this week at the main Catawba County Library in Newton.  Adults can learn to make a wall hanging and kids and teens can learn to 'sew a sloth.'
Monday, July 12, 2021

Oktoberfest Returns Oct. 8-9-10
Many events that were cancelled last year because of COVID-19 are returning this year.  Hickory's Oktoberfest is one of them.
Monday, July 12, 2021

Swimming Lessons
The city of Lincolnton Recreation Dept. will be offering swimming lessons at Betty Ross Park.
Monday, July 12, 2021

Summer Fun in Stanley
Stanley held its first Coolin' Out on Main Summer Concert Thursday evening (July 8th).  Photographer Bill Ward supplied photos of the event.
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Hambright
In four years, we'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday.  Plans for that momentous observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the tenth in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Terry Gregoire: A Heart of Gratitude
Terry Gregoire, owner of  Gastonia's Darrel's Garage, says he enjoys life every day.  
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Summer Camps
The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for Summer Programs.
Friday, July 9, 2021

They're Back!
The pandemic had a terrible effect on just about everything.  Normal activities were brought to a halt.  Now, as things are opening up again, the theatre program at East Lincoln High School proudly proclaims, "we're back!"
Friday, July 9, 2021

Catawba County Animal Shelter Closed Next Week
The Catawba County Animal Shelter in Newton will be closed most of next week while reflooring is done at the facility.
Friday, July 9, 2021

Current NCWORKS Jobs Available
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration.
Friday, July 9, 2021

Sheriff's Office Has New Lake Norman Patrol Boat
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has a new boat.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Lincolnton Celebrates Independence Day
Lincolnton held its July 4th Parade and fireworks on Sunday evening.  If you missed the fireworks, you can still see them on the City of Lincolnton website.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

"Hometown Heroes"
Dale Punch's "Hometown Heroes" project is underway.  The public is invited to submit photos of veteran friends and family members for inclusion on banners that will be displayed in Lincolnton's downtown for Veterans Day.  
Monday, July 5, 2021

Being Mindful of Wildlife
It has been said that the world is hardest upon the littlest things.
Monday, July 5, 2021

Westport Parade
The Westport Community celebrated Independence Day on Saturday with their annual parade.
Sunday, July 4, 2021

Stanley Celebrates Early
Since July 4th is on Sunday this year, early celebrations occurred in many locations.  Mt. Holly celebrated Thursday; Cherryville & Stanley celebrated Friday.  Photographer Bill Ward was there for Stanley's event at Harper Park and provided these photos.
Sunday, July 4, 2021

100!
It's a weekend for celebrating!  America's birthday happens Sunday July 4th.  On Saturday, family and friends will gather off Laboratory Road to celebrate the birthday of Juanita C. Dysart.
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Celebrating 25 Years
Dr. John Cloninger  III's dental office celebrated 25 years this past week.  Dr. Cloninger also announced that Dr. Erin Heavner will be joining the practice this month.  
Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge
Sunday is July 4th, America's birthday.  In four years, we'll be celebrating our 250th.  Plans for that momentous observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the ninth in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Still Missing
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is stlll looking for information that may help locate a missing teen. 
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Discover Owls
"Discover Owls" is just one of many special summer programs at the Catawba County Library.  A State Park Ranger will tell about the owls that can be found in North Carolina in this Zoom session on July 13th.
Thursday, July 1, 2021

More Fun in Stanley Next Week
Stanley's Independence celebration this Saturday (July 3rd) is just the first of several summer events.
Thursday, July 1, 2021

"Movers and Shakers"
Gaston Together recently facilitated the 2021 Commissioners’ School.
Thursday, July 1, 2021

NCCCS President Visits Gaston College
The president of the North Carolina Community College System, Thomas A. Stith, visited Gaston College on Tuesday (June 29th).
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. For most of the country, it's held on the first Tuesday in August.  Lincoln County's National Night Out will be held on Thursday August 5th.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Commissioners Unanimously Approve New Animal Ordinance
Lincoln County has a new Animal Ordinance.  Approved earlier this month, it's the first update since the early 1990s.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Author/Illustrator Matt Myers Visits Libraries Tuesday
The Lincoln County Library will have the final visit in its Beyond the Book author series with children’s author and illustrator Matt Myers this Tuesday (June 29th).
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Girl Scouts
Girl Scout troop 20740 made use of the Lincoln Country Club bridge to hold their bridging ceremony June 19th as several girls moved up to the next age level. Kirk Herbertson was there and provided photos.
Monday, June 28, 2021

New West Lincoln Library
The ribbon cutting and dedication for the new West Lincoln Branch Library was held Friday (June 25th).
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Get Your Shots Before Coming to L-R
Lenoir-Rhyne University has joined more than 500 colleges and universities nationwide in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Summer Classes from Gaston County Extension Office
The Gaston County Extension Service is offering multiple summer classes.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Books & Baseball
Kids and teens involved in the Catawba County Library's Summer Reading Program may be eligible for a free ticket to a Hickory Crawdads game.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

The Beatty/Beattie Family and the Tryon Militia
In four years, we'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday.  Plans for the observance are well underway, and the Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR and DAR) are actively involved.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the eighth in a series of articles about local patriots and events.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Saturday's Big Event Includes Cooper Alan
Cooper Alan got his start on TikTok, but he's now a rising country music sensation.  He'll be at the DABA Music & Fireworks Spectacular this Saturday evening at East Lincoln High School stadium.
Friday, June 25, 2021

City Council Approves Recreation Plan
If you believe Lincolnton & Lincoln County need improved recreation facilities, you should be pleased with decisions made by County Commissioners and the City Council this week.  Like Commissioners, who approved a new 10-year master plan on Monday, Council members did the same for the City Thursday night.
Friday, June 25, 2021

What a Weekend!
Wow!  What a weekend!  The celebration of Independence Day week gets underway with a huge country music show and fireworks, and for those who like beach music, it's a weekend full of choices.
Friday, June 25, 2021

West Lincoln Library Holds Dedication, Ribbon Cutting
The dedication and a ribbon cutting will be held at the new West Lincoln Branch Library this Friday morning (June 25th) at 11 AM.
Thursday, June 24, 2021

From Tragedy to Triumph
The Lincoln Herald talked recently with author Cassandra Farmer of Cherryville about  her new book, Life, Love and Legacy:  A Journal of Inspiration, Elevation and Healing. 
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Recreation Plan Detailed
Lincoln County Commissioners voted 4-1 to adopt the concept of the Long-Term Recreation Plan at a special Monday afternoon (June 21st) meeting, but the approval did not include actual allocation of funds to accomplish the plan.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Seniors Morning Out Returns in July
Catawba County's Seniors Morning Out sites are re-opening on Tuesday July 6th.  Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in July including craft and cooking classes.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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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