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Sunday, June 26, 2022

1st Annual Rotary Race To Educate Changes Date To September 18
On September 18 the Rotary Clubs of Lincoln County along with the Lincoln County Student Loan Fund will host the 1st Annual Rotary Race to Educate. Teams of four will begin the race at Rescue Squad Park, Denver at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, collecting clues to drive to secret sponsor locations across the county.
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Vet Tech Building Honors Dr. Pat Skinner
Skinner, the college’s president emerita, served in its top post from 1994 to 2020. She spearheaded efforts to create the state-of-the-art vet tech facility, which will now be known as the Patricia A. Skinner Institute of Veterinary Technology.
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Laundromat Family Literacy Center Opens Friday
Soon you’ll be able to combine your laundry and literature. How? According to John Russell, the Lincoln County Public Library’s youth services co-ordinator, it’s the opening and official ribbon-cutting Friday (June 24), 2-3 p.m., of the Laundromat Family Literacy Center at Family Coin Laundry at 130 Vandiver Drive in Lincolnton.
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Alive After Five Thursday Night
Lincolnton will try again.  The first Alive After Five of 2022 got rained out, but the second is scheduled for this Thursday night downtown.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Gourd Patch Affair and Other History Tidbits
Most historians now agree that the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the date for which is one of two on the North Carolina state flag, was probably not authentic.  But what about the celebration of July 4th as America's birthday?  Well, that, too, isn't exactly accurate.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebrating America's Birthday
The celebration of America's birthday gets underway this weekend.  "Thunder Over Carolina," the play about a Revolutionary War battle fought here, will be performed Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at WoodMill Winery.  On Saturday, the Denver Area Business Association's Music & Fireworks Spectactular happens at East Lincoln High School.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Ham Radio Field Day This Saturday
Are you a ham radio enthusiast? If so, you’ll want to attend the Catawba Valley Field Day. The 24-hour event starts this Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m., at the American Legion Post No. 544, located in Hickory.
Monday, June 20, 2022

Historic Mundy House Tours
The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society is offering tours of the historic Mundy House on Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and at 12 p.m., now through September 10.
Monday, June 20, 2022

Luau At The Heath House June 23
Lincolnton assisted living community to welcome public to meet and greet with a fruit bar, beverages and games. The public is invited to come out and mingle with the Heath House’s residents and staff.
Monday, June 20, 2022

Lincoln County Middle Schools 4th Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the fourth quarter in the middle schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Lincolnton Celebrates Juneteenth
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, the day on which slaves in Texas finally got the word that the Civil War was over, the Confederacy had lost, and the 13th Amendment had outlawed slavery, was celebrated in Lincolnton on Saturday (June 18th).
Saturday, June 18, 2022

The History of Tryon County
There's a town in Polk County known as Tryon, NC.  In Gaston County, there's the Tryon community near Bessemer City.  If you live in Lincoln County, where you live was once part of Tryon County.  This is the 50th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026; this week, the history of Tryon County.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration
Juneteenth, now a national holiday, will be celebrated this weekend and Monday across America.  The actual day is June 19th--the day on which in 1865, a Union general arrived at Galveston, Texas, to announce that all slaves were now free.
Friday, June 17, 2022

New Assistant Principals
The Lincoln County Board of Education approved seven new Assistant Principal assignments for the 2022-2023 school year at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night (June 14th).
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Relocation Of Lincoln County Register Of Deeds Office
The Lincoln County Register of Deeds Office will be closed Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21, (except for real estate recordings) to relocate to their new address at 206 Gamble Drive, 2nd Floor, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A Disco Ball And That's Not All
Event will be an opportunity for friends and family to come meet the staff and residents of Somerset Court of Cherryville with a disco-theme that will offer food trucks, vendors, games and more!
Monday, June 13, 2022

Westport July 4th Parade
There will be many parades, fireworks, and other events to celebrate America's birthday.  One of those is the Westport Community parade in eastern Lincoln County.
Monday, June 13, 2022

Celebrating America's Birthday DABA Style
The Denver Area Business Associaion (DABA) started a tradition in 2001--an annual music & fireworks show that has grown each year since except for 2020, when the pandemic forced a cancellation.  This year's show will be Saturday June 25th starting at 4 PM at David Clark Stadium at East Lincoln High School.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration Set for Saturday
This year, for the first time, Juneteenth is an official National Holiday.  It will be celebrated next Monday (June 20th).  Most Juneteenth celebrations will be held on Saturday (June 18th) including one in downtown Lncolnton.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Veterans Coffee Group Meets June 14
Veterans Coffee Connection, a coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service will meet Tuesday, June 14 at 8:30 a.m. at BBQ King in Lincolnton.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Health Directors Share Levine Award for 2022
There were 85 winners of the Ron H. Levine Public Health Award for 2022.  It went to all the public health directors across North Carolina for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards were announced at the  Public Health Leaders Conference on May 19th in Raleigh.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Gardner-Webb Officials Announce Spring 2022 Dean's List & Honor Roll
Gardner-Webb University officials are pleased to announce the Lincoln County, N.C., students named to the Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the 2022 Spring Semester.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Bridge Replacement in Catawba County
Work to replace a bridge on Old Shelby Highway over Camp Creek is scheduled to begin June 20th.  The road will be closed for about 10 months.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence & Halifax Resolves
There are two dates on the North Carolina state flag.  One of those is the date of the legendary Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the name given to a document supposedly produced on May 20, 1775.  Historians now believe it may be a so-called 'urban legend,' but real or not, it's part of our history.  
Friday, June 10, 2022

So You Have Fire Ant Hills In Your Yard!
Tom Dyson, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension knows FIRE ANTS, their history, how they got here and how to get them to leave. Join with the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. when Tom will discuss the history of the County Extension Program and how they can help you.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Music, Music, Music
Alive After Five returns to downtown Lincolnton in two weeks, but weather permitting, there'll be music lots of places nearby this weekend.  Friday night looks OK, but Saturday might have some showers.
Thursday, June 9, 2022

East Gaston High School Class Of 2022
Founded in 1972, East Gaston High School serves the Mount Holly and Stanley communities in Gaston County, N.C. The mascot is a Warrior, with navy and cardinal as the school's official colors. Commencement was held Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. in Arrowhead Stadium.
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Lincoln Charter School Class Of 2022
On Friday, June 3 a Combined Commencement was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 7:30 p.m. with a YouTube Livestream.
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Lasarsky Swims Among Lincoln Charter's Best
She’s teaching them how it’s done and swimming full-steam ahead. She’s future teacher and stand-out swimmer Olivia Lasarsky, and she’s among the best in the class of 2022 at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver Campus.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Lincoln County Public Library Hosts Community Meetings
The Lincoln County Public Library will be hosting two community meetings to gather input about the future of the library’s facilities on the central and eastern parts of Lincoln County.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Akerblom Among Lincoln Charter's Best
You might say that Mason Akerblom is living out his own Hollywood rock star success story. Akerblom, a budding guitarist and Black Sabbath fan is among the top students in the class of ’22 at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver Campus.
Monday, June 6, 2022

Gwen Campau Benefits From Dual-Enrollment
Gwen Campau took the opportunity to take college courses whilst attending high school. With her combination of high school AP (advanced-placement) exam credits and college classes, she has fast-tracked her own future collegiate success, thanks to the “College Now” program.
Monday, June 6, 2022

West Lincoln High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of West Lincoln High School had 176 graduates with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $6,945,728. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

North Lincoln High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of North Lincoln High School had 248 graduates (three more could finish in summer school), with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $7,402,600. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Lincolnton High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of Lincolnton High School had 159 graduates with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $4,002,284. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

East Lincoln High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of East Lincoln High School had 238 graduates with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $3,158,232. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

GC Seniors Earn Top Academic, Perfect Attendance Distinctions
Gaston County Schools has 28 students in the Class of 2022 who have achieved the top academic distinction of valedictorian or salutatorian. Additionally, one senior in the Class of 2022 has earned the distinction of 12 years of perfect attendance.
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Cayden Powell Among Lincoln Charter's Best
For Cayden Powell, it all computes. One of the top grads in the Lincoln Charter School class of ’22, Powell will soon be off pursuing a computer science major at Appalachian State University.
Saturday, June 4, 2022

Lincolnton DMV Office Getting New Examiner Monday
The Lincolnton DMV office is getting a new examiner.
Friday, June 3, 2022

Neff Among Lincoln Charter's Best In Class Of '22
She’s dancing to her own tune and charting her own musical course. Come August, this savvy saxophonist will be off to Appalachian State University to pursue a degree in music education.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Carolina Across 100
Lincoln is one of 37 North Carolina counties selected to participte in a program with the University of North Carolina to enhance efforts to put young adults into career paths that pay a living wage.  
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For June
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Battle of Ramsour's Mill
This is  the 48th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Azaleas Looking A Little "Washed Out"??
The azalea lace bug makes its appearance each year, and does everything it can to leave the leaves of your azaleas looking dull, off color (light tan), stippled, and ugly. Some people call it “washed out.”
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Reynolds Benefits From Dual-Enrollment
Dual-enrollment is an increasingly popular option amongst high school students. By taking advantage of it, students can simultaneously earn high school diplomas and associate’s degrees from community colleges. And according to Gaston College’s public information office, one such student is Emilee Reynolds of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Rae Lee Watson Scores Academic Slam-Dunk!
Academically, you might say Rae Lee Watson has hit a hole in one and made a slam-dunk. A remarkable athlete, known for her prowess on both the basketball court and hitting the links, Watson is third in the class of 2022 at West Lincoln High School.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Blumey Awards
Two students from North Lincoln High School were among the award winners at Sunday's Blumenthal Performing Arts 'Blumey' awards gala.
Monday, May 30, 2022

An Open-And-Shutt Case Of Awesome Academic Achievement!
She is West Lincoln’s best; you betcha, she is. In fact, you could say it’s so indisputable, it’s an open-and-Shutt case. Who is she? She’s Genevieve Shutt, and according to West Lincoln High guidance counsellor Amy Cable, she is the valedictorian of the school’s class of 2022.
Monday, May 30, 2022

CVCC Hospitality Academy
Those who work--or want to work--in the hospitality industry may be interested in Catawba Valley Community College's Hospitality Academy, a program begining in July.
Monday, May 30, 2022

PBML Movies In The Library: Pirates!
Ahoy Maties! Come watch the Muppets search for treasure at this all-ages pirate themed movie screening on June 8 at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library in the library meeting room. Registration is encouraged
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Library Holds Meetings To Discuss Future Facility Needs
The Lincoln County Public Library will be hosting two community meetings next month to gather input about the future of the library’s facilities.
Saturday, May 28, 2022

The Plot to Kill Washington
This is  the 47th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Saturday, May 28, 2022

LC Commissioners & Planning Board Joint Meetings & Public Hearings June 6
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Saturday, May 28, 2022

Carolina Caring Holds Memorial Day Event To Honor Veterans
In acknowledgement of the Memorial Day holiday, Carolina Caring veterans, staff members and volunteers gathered at the serious illness provider’s Salute to Heroes Memorial to honor those who have served our country with pride.
Friday, May 27, 2022

School Lunch Price Increase
The price of school lunches is going up in Lincoln County Schools for the coming school year.  The federally funded program that provided free lunches for all students expires at the end of June.  The price increase is due largely to inflation.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Alive After Five Rained Out
Lincolnton's first Alive After Five concert of 2022 was rained out on Thursday (May 26th).  The Eagles tribute band On the Border had hoped to get the event started early, moving up their start time to 6 PM, but the weather that included a tornado warning, rain, wind and lightning forced a cancellation.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Foothills Antique Power Association Donates To Carolina Caring
The Foothills Antique Power Association of North Carolina held their 19th Annual Antique Power show recently and Carolina Caring was honored to benefit from a portion of the proceeds from the event.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market To Open June 2
Catawba County Public Health’s Farmers Market is returning for its 10th season on June 2, offering fresh produce from local farmers and activities for people of all ages.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Regan Mitchem Named Scholarship Recipient
Twenty-eight North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2022 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Grants Available: Lincoln County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications From Nonprofits
The Lincoln County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2022 grant program. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

City Of Lincolnton Budget Public Hearing June 2
The Lincolnton City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 114 W. Sycamore Street, Lincolnton, for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed budget.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Home Values Soaring
There's no doubt about it--home values have increased, in Lincoln County and almost everywhere else in our area.  But by how much?  Revaluation is underway by area tax offices, and new values will be known next February in a report, the accuracy of which you can trust.
Monday, May 23, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Gardner-Webb Announces Spring 2022 Graduates From Lincoln County
Officials at Gardner-Webb University hosted commencement activities on May 6 and 7. More than 500 graduates were honored over the two days. Power 5 Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann was the guest speaker for Friday’s ceremony held in the Paul Porter Arena in Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Carpenter Retiring from DSS
Tony Carpenter, who has served as Director of the Lincoln County Dept. of Social Services for the last five years, will be retiring at the end of this month.  A reception in his honor was held Friday at DSS.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Samuel Oxford and the Oxford Dam
This is  the 46th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Using Drugs or Alcohol and Driving
Officers from the Lincolnton Police Dept. and other law enforcement agencies held a seminar with students at Asbury Academy earlier this month to point out the dangers of using drugs and alcohol.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Block Party Is Back At The Schiele
The blue block bonanza is back June 4 at The Schiele Museum with Block Party 2.0! Sponsored by PNC Bank, this interactive playscape allows children to build, reach, create and bring their imaginations to life.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Camp Provides Safe Place For Grieving Children
Carolina Caring and Rising Hope Farms in Claremont have teamed up to offer Brighter Days Children’s Camp for youth ages 5 through 18 who have lost someone close to them on Thursday, June 23. Space is limited, register by June 15.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Little Rascals Is "Movie Under The Stars"
The City of Lincolnton Student Advisory Council is hosting a free community movie night on Saturday, May 28  thanks to many gracious sponsors. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., and The Little Rascals will begin at 9 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Congress Can't Raise Their Pay During Their Term
Most people know what the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution is about.  That's also true of the 2nd.  With the recent discussion of Roe vs Wade by the Supreme Court, #14 has been in the news.  But one important amendent is not well known.  It's the subject of this, the 45th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Art Crawl Friday in Downtown Lincolnton
The Spring Art Crawl happens 5:30 - 9 PM this Friday evening (May 20th) in downtown Lincolnton.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Catawba County Eat, Drink, Be Local Festival & Farm Feast June 18-25
The 2022 Eat, Drink Be Local Festival will run from June 18-25 and include farm tours, workshops, cooking demonstrations at the Hickory, Conover and Public Health farmers markets, the grand opening of Raising Roots Farm and a Farm Feast also at Raising Roots Farm.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

CVCC Honors 847 Students During 2022 Commencement Ceremony
The crowning moment for many Catawba Valley Community College students took place on Friday during the college’s spring graduation ceremonies held at the Tarlton Complex on main campus.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

County Kicks Off New Land Use Plan
Lincoln County's current Land Use Plan was adopted in 2018. While there have been some amendments over the years since, it has now been decided that an update to the Plan is in order.  County Commissioners and the County Planning Board held a special session Monday afternoon (May 16th) to talk about Blueprint 2043.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sheriff Says Election Win Wasn't About Him
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam got a resounding victory in the Republican Primary on Tuesday (May 17th) but he says the election wasn't about him: "It was about my people."
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Lentz Recreation Center Open Again
Now that the election is over, the Wm. Lentz Recreation Center (gym) at Betty Ross Park will be reopening for regular recreation activities.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

LCSO Assists Boy Scouts With SAR Merit Badge
This past weekend members of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Land Search team were at Camp Bud Schiele in Rutherfordton teaching Search and Rescue (SAR) Merit Badge to some 216 Scouts.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Corvettes To Benefit Senior Living Community
The public is invited to come out and see automotive history as the Carolina Classics Corvettes car club teams up with Wexford House Assisted Living for a classic car show on Friday, May 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Art Crawl Set Happens Friday
The Spring Art Crawl happens this Friday evening (May 20th) in downtown Lincolnton.
Monday, May 16, 2022

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Toliy Givens 5k June 11th @ Lincoln Charter
Surely everyone is aware of what's been happening in Ukraine.  One way you can help is by participating in (or donating to) the Toliy Givens Memorial 5k at Lincoln Charter School in Denver, happening Saturday June 11th.
Friday, May 13, 2022

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
This Friday (May 20th) is an important date in North Carolina and US history--or is it?  In this  44th in our series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026; we learn more about the alleged Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Catawba County Schools 'Of the Year' Awards
On Tuesday (May 10th) Catawba County Schools honored their 'Of the Year' award winners for 2022.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Linda Pineda-Sabas Earns Academic Award
Linda is the school’s recipient of the North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award. She has overcome many setbacks to get where she is, including family tragedies, emigration and more. 
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Summer Concerts 2022
Maiden had hoped to begin its Jive After Five concert series this Friday (May 13th), but the weatherman had a different idea.  Here's the latest on summer music (and other) events in our area.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

NBC "The Voice" Winner Coming To Maiden
Todd Tilghman, season 18 winner of NBC’s The Voice, will be performing in Maiden on Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. along with the host group “The Littles” and America’s First Family of Gospel Music “The Hoppers.”
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Gourmet Hot Dog Fundraiser This Saturday At The Corner Table
This Saturday, May 14, make plans to stop by The Corner Table for their Gourmet Hot Dog Fundraiser from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. during the annual Foothills Folk Art Festival. The festival and fundraiser will take place rain or shine. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit The Corner Table’s Community Kitchen.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Apprenticeship Helps Kings Mountain Man
Ernest Meeks has new job, debt-free education.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Chafin Earns Honors As Public Safety Student
Michael Chafin is right where he wants to be. The Dallas man will be among Gaston College’s May 13 graduates earning an associate in applied science degree. At the recent student awards celebration ceremony, he was named the Outstanding Public Safety Student for his excellence in the school’s fire protection technology program.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Health Dept. Honors Essay Contest Winners
Lincoln County Board of Health recently awarded scholarships to Jaelyn Freeston, Seraphina Shutt and Lance Beam as a result of the inaugural Public Health Leadership Essay Contest. 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Empty the Shelters
The Gaston County Animal Shelter is participating in a nationwide "Empty the Shelters" event sponsored by Bissell Pet Foundation.  Lower adoption fees are being offered this week.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

LC Health & Wellness Fair Coming May 21
The event will be open to the public for people of all ages. The goal is to promote knowledge of health and wellness resources available in Lincoln County from many different organizations, companies, etc. Free admission and parking. Food, Prizes, Giveaways, and More!
Monday, May 9, 2022

LCSO Taking Applications For Citizen's Police Academy Course
The academy is open to all individuals aged 18 and over who work or reside in Lincoln County. This year’s academy class will be held every Monday from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. from August 15, 2022, to November 21, 2022.
Monday, May 9, 2022

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Second Annual Memorial Day Celebration
Memorial Day is about much more than hotdogs, cook-outs and beach trips. It’s a day for honoring the fallen of America’s military. And in Stanley, this Memorial Day––Monday, May 30, at 11:30 a.m.––will bring the second annual Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund Memorial Day Celebration.
Sunday, May 8, 2022

CVCC Students Recognized for County Park System Artwork
Stephanie Huitron, Gideon Hart and Maddie Barrymore, students in the Advertising + Graphic Design Program at Catawba Valley Community College, were honored during the May 2nd Catawba County Board of Commissioners meeting for their creation of a four-piece artwork series representing the Catawba County Park System.
Sunday, May 8, 2022

United Way Day of Action Friday
The United Way of Lincoln County's annual Day of Action will be held this Friday (May 13th).  Volunteers are needed to work two hour shifts at Oaklawn Community Center or at A Place to Grow.  
Sunday, May 8, 2022

George Washington Becomes Our First President
This is an election year, but not one for a Presidential election.  The next one of those will be in 2024.  As we prepare for America's 250th birthday in 2026, we're offering a series of articles from the DAR & SAR, and this is the 44th in that series.
Saturday, May 7, 2022

KLCB Sponsors Cleanup This Saturday
Keep Lincoln County Beautiful is sponsoring a community cleanup day at Unity Church Road Peninsula this Saturday.
Friday, May 6, 2022

Gaston College Helps With Cyber Defense
NSA designates college national center of excellence.
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Veterans Coffee Group Meets May 10
Veterans Coffee Connection, a coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service will meet Tuesday, May 10 at 8:30 a.m. at BBQ King in Lincolnton.
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Delta Sigma Honors Scholarship & Award Winners
The Delta Sigma Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) met to honor scholarship and award winners, recognize membership milestones, and induct nine new members on April 28.
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Carolina Caring Salutes All Nurses During Nurses Week
For Nurses Week, Carolina Caring put together some heartwarming stories of how their nurses go above and beyond for their patients and families. Brittany Gettys, RN, works in Gastonia, Lincolnton and Cherryville, while their other wonderful nurses work mostly in the Newton and Hickory area.
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Help LCCAC Win A $25,000 Grant By Voting Now
Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center was selected to be one of 200 finalists out of 4,000 entries for a $25,000 grant offered through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. They now need the help of the community by voting for their cause to put them in the top 100 to receive $25,000. Voting is easy but please do so through May 6.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Getting Back to Normal
We survived 'the lost year' (2020) and 2021--now it's time to have some fun!  Many of the events that got canceled because of the pandemic return this year.  
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

State Farm Poker Run Helps Folds of Honor
Area State Farm Insurance agents sponsored a Motorcycle Poker Run Saturday (April 30th) and raised over six thousand dollars for Folds of Honor, an organization providing scholarships to military families.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

And so, it begins...the Revolutionary War
Most consider July 4, 1776 as the start.  That was the date of the Declaration of Independence, and in just over three years, we'll observe America's 250th birthday based on that date.  But the war for America's independence actually began much earlier.
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Mother's Day Drive Thru Friday @ Senior Center
Mother's Day is Sunday (May 8th) and the Lincoln County Senior Center has a special event to honor mothers scheduled for this Friday (May 6th). It's a Mother's Day Drive-Thru.
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Bobby Lutz Tells Us How It Happened
At the May 9 Eastern Lincoln Historical Society meeting college basketball coach Bobby Lutz will tell how the Howard’s Furniture champion softball team put this area on the map! The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Mundy House Annex in Denver and is open to the public.
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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Sunday, May 1, 2022

WSGE Spring Fundraiser, May 1-14
Gaston College’s radio station, located at 91.7 on the left of your FM dial, this year has the theme of “Play It Forward” for its fund drive.
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Senior London England Created Community At Lees-McRae
From participating in Student Government Association to playing on the men’s basketball team, senior London England has not wasted a minute of his four years at Lees-McRae. The Biology major with a minor in Marketing has tackled his college education head-on.
Saturday, April 30, 2022

"Harvey"
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present the comedy "Harvey" this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Relay for Life Friday Night
The Lincoln-Gaston Relay for Life will be held this Friday evening at Gaston College in Dallas.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Mcintyre Pursues Academic & Campus Opportunities At Gardner-Webb
In her first year at Gardner-Webb University, Lauren McIntyre, of Lincolnton, N.C., engaged in campus life by joining several groups and making many friends. “GWU is a small community of believers who want to help you reach your goals and beyond,” described the youth discipleship studies major, who expects to graduate in 2025.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For May
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Gaston County's 4th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022
On Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 6:25 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call for service in the area of Monticello Drive off Redbud Drive in Gastonia, NC where a bat was found in a resident’s yard.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Author Tamra Wilson To Discuss New Book At CC Library
The Catawba County Library will be hosting Tamra Wilson, local author and columnist at The Hickory Daily Record, Observer-News-Enterprise and Lincoln Herald, to discuss her new book and how it benefits the community. The program will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the Main Library in Newton.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Buzz About Beekeeping
Join the Catawba Valley Beekeepers Association for a program on May 2 to learn about all things bees. Free program for all ages but space is limited so call or register on line as soon as possible.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

LCST Carpentry Class Constructs Dog Park Play Structures
Students in the Carpentry I class at the Lincoln County School of Technology have recently been busy constructing and installing dog play structures at the Motz Avenue Dog Park in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Thomas Jefferson
Some of those who were the most important figures in the American Revolution were both heroes and villians.  Thomas Jefferson, who became the third US President, is one.
Monday, April 25, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sandi Patty Concert Friday @ Citizens Center
One of America's best known gospel music artists, Sandi Patty, will be presented in concert this Friday evening (April 22nd) at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.  Many tickets are still available in all sections (as of Friday morning).
Friday, April 22, 2022

Register to Vote Today
If you aren't already registered to vote, this Friday (April 22nd) is the deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election on May 17th or to vote absentee by mail.  [You can, however, register and vote at the same time during Early Voting April 28th-May 14th.]
Friday, April 22, 2022

Mock Trials Precede Opening Of New Courthouse
The impending opening of Lincoln County’s new courthouse is a thing of much anticipation. But before the new facility opens to the public, court officials and staffers will conduct a series of mock trials, May 2-5.
Thursday, April 21, 2022

North Brook Celebrates 100 Years
Last Wednesday (April 13th) North Brook Elementary School held its 100th Year Celebration.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Growing Pains
Lincoln County is feeling growing pains.  The influx of new residents and others who would like to live here is creating traffic problems: it will likely mean the County will have to build another school in East Lincoln in the next few years; and for some, it's destroying what they found desirable about rural or small town life.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tax Revaluation Q & A
Lincoln and most other area counties are in the process of revaluation of properties for tax purposes. The new values--to be released in February 2023--will be used in determining the county tax rate next year. Tax Administrator Susan Sain is doing a series of articles about revaluation. This is the second in that series.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Lincoln County Public Library Wants To Hear From You!
The Lincoln County Public Library is in the process updating its Strategic Plan to help guide the development of services, programming and resources over the next three to five years. They are requesting input from you, the public about how the Library will serve the community in the future.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Pollock Turned Pesos Into Dollars
Chances are you see it every day and use it often--the symbol for the US dollar ($).  This is the 41st in our series of articles  from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026 and it tells the story of how the dollar sign came to be.  
Monday, April 18, 2022

Upcoming Virtual & In-Person Community Involvement Meetings
There are five upcoming Community Involvement Meetings for zoning requests that will be heard at the June 6th joint meeting of the Board of Commissioners and Planning Board. A summary of each request is with dates and times are included.
Monday, April 18, 2022

LC Commissioners & Planning Board Joint Meeting May 2
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Following the joint meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings. 
Monday, April 18, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, April 17, 2022

Lincoln County High Schools Offer AP Capstone Diploma Program
Diploma program focuses on college-level research, collaboration, and presentation skills crucial for college and career success.
Saturday, April 16, 2022

A Hospice Volunteer's Story Of Love & Compassion
Barbara Moyer has served as a Carolina Caring hospice volunteer for more than 40 years. She sees herself as a vessel of the Lord and considers the experiences she’s had while serving patients to be a blessing.
Saturday, April 16, 2022

'Catawba Counts'
Catawba County Schools held a 'Catawba Counts' math competition Tuesday for fourth through sixth graders from Catawba County elementary schools.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Author of Book About Ridgeview to Visit Library
Lincolnton had Newbold.  Bessemer City had Lincoln High.  Gastonia had Highland.  They were the black high schools in the days of segregation.  Integration closed them and a cultural history was largely lost.  Hickory had perhaps the most revered of those schools--Ridgeview.  A descendant of one of Ridgeview's unbeaten 1964 football team will be at the Ridgeview Branch Libary on Saturday April 23rd, to talk about the school, the team and her new book.  
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

County EMS Congratulates PhD Candidate
Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services is congratulating a future PhD candidate. Felicitations are going out to Andrew Brotherton of Newton, a graduate of Bandys High School and a U.S. Army veteran (2014-18).
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

It's Strawberry Season--Almost
The weekend cold spell didn't do much to spoil what may be a great year for strawberries.  That's what Ethan Lineberger at Lineberger's Maple Springs Farm on the Stanley-Dallas Highway told us Monday mornnig.  "This year's may be the best in nearly a decade," he said, "larger and more plentiful."  The first strawberries of the season were to become available Monday afternoon (April 11th).
Monday, April 11, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Blackberry Winter
This morning's dip into the upper 20s may or may not have equaled the record low for the day. The record low for April 10th in Lincoln County was 27° in 2016; this morning, it got down to 27 in some places, 28 or 29 in others.
Sunday, April 10, 2022

National Night Out Returns August 2
Registration for this year’s event is now open. We want to encourage our community members and local businesses to come out and join us.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Veterans Coffee Group Meets April 12
This month’s guest speaker is Jack McCabe, Vietnam veteran and author of the books "Those Left Behind" and “When We Came Home.” 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Standup To Hunger
The Corner Table, the Newton charity that provides a soup kitchen and a Backpack Program for hungry kids will hold it annual comedy night April 26th, inviting supporters to laugh for a cause.  
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

LHS Drama Club Presents "The Addams Family"
The Lincolnton High School Drama Club will present "The Addams Family" this weekend at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
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.
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Double Feature Gardening Talk On Tomatoes & Fire Ants
On Monday, April 4 explore the world of tomatoes and growing them in your garden. Then find out about all you need to know about fire ant control.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Notice Of May 17, 2022 Primary Election For Lincoln County, NC
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to G.S. 163-33(8) that a Primary Election will be held in Lincoln County on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 for Federal, State, Judicial and County. All qualified registered voters are eligible to vote in this election. Click of this article for more information on offices to be elected, who can vote, one-stop voting places and more.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For April
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day.
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Growing
While the Charlotte metro area is growing, the rate of growth in Lincoln County is outpacing that of all but one other county in the Charlotte metro according to the US Census Bureau.
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cherryville Radio Station Switching FM Frequency
Cherryville radio station WCSL will be switching its FM frequency beginning this Friday (April 1st).  The station will continue to broadcast on 1590 AM, but will now be heard at 92.9 FM.  A new FM tower location will also mean increased coverage for the FM signal.  
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Celebrating Week Of The Young Child - April 2-8
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln/Gaston Counties, Inc. invites you to join us in celebrating the 50th Annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC). This fun-filled week is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Applications Now Being Accepted For Bulow Bowman Scholarship
Applications for the Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund are now being accepted through April 18, 2022. The scholarship fund was created by Bulow W. Bowman in honor of her mother, the late Bulow M. Bowman.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

CC Senior Nutrition Services Joins In Month-Long March For Meals Celebration
Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services is participating in the 20th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain healthy and independent at home.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

CAPC Pinwheels For Prevention April 6
The Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County will be holding an event in observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 6, 2022 beginning at noon. This year’s event will be held at Zahra Baker All Children Playground at Kiwanis Park.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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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