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Elections Office Closes Until May
The Lincoln County Board of Elections decided Tuesday (March 31st) to close the Elections Office until the end of April.  
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
We are overwhelmed with puppies.  We had no idea we would be impacted like this when we took in the 17+ pups.  We are NOT holding adoption events at PetSmart until this is over.  We ARE doing online applications and individual meet and greets to get them adopted. 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Goodnight With Dolly April 2
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is excited to present a weekly read-aloud video series called “Goodnight with Dolly.” The Book Lady sits down to read books from the Imagination Library to children and families. This 10-week series will focus on comforting and reassuring children during the shelter-in-place mandates.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Remote Art Show
The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced North Carolinians to stay at home (by order from the Governor), but life goes on--and so does art.  You may be leaving home only to get medicines from your pharmacy or buy groceries--or you may be having your meds and food delivered, but while you're homebound (shut in), you can still enjoy art--thanks to the Cleveland County Arts Council.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Forest Service Urges Caution, Suggests Delaying Burning
A fire at Lake Norman State Park near Troutman serves as a reminder that Spring wildfire season requires extra caution with any outdoor burning.
Monday, March 30, 2020

Cherryville's Own Bailey Dugan Makes Surgical Masks
Bailey Dugan is stitching up a storm. And it’s all for a good cause.
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Termites Ignoring Social Distancing!
Right in the middle of all of this human “distancing”, termites are getting ready to party like mad in our houses…up-close and unwanted.
Sunday, March 29, 2020

GFHS Becomes Kintegra
Many still call it 'Helping Hands.'  Gaston Family Health Services Lincolnton location on Gamble Drive near the Lincoln County Health Department is about to take on a new name, Kintegra.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Blood Supply Is Critically Short
The Red Cross is experiencing a critical shortage of blood.  
Monday, March 23, 2020

Food Drive
Ross Bulla of the Treadstone Group has organized another food drive to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Food and other items will be collected this week and distributed at a drive-thru on Thursday.
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Know Your Source
A message about COVID-19 from Tom Dyson with the Cooperative Extension Service...
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Visit Your Lincoln County Library Online!
Even though the Lincoln County Public Library is closed you can still visit it online to arrange to pick-up materials curbside; visit the on-line catalog; get a temporary library card; and take advantage of many activities through Facebook Live!
Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Model Citizen
Former Lincoln County Manager, Commissioner, and Lincolnton City Councilman Fred Houser passed Wednesday at age 92.  His legacy of service was tremendous.
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cancellations/Postponements Updated
THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A LATER CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONEMENTS ARTICLE.  

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread.  It has now been reported in all 50 states; North Carolina has over 135 cases; cases have been confirmed in Lincoln, Gaston and Catawba counties.  The disease has forced multiple cancellations & postponements in an effort to slow its spread.


COVID-19 Update: Schools Approve Working from Home
The Lincoln County Board of Education met Friday morning (March 20th) and approved a plan that will allow some school personnel to work from home.  Dr. Lory Morrow issued the following statement.
Friday, March 20, 2020

Artist Ventures Out On His Own
LA, Angelo Smith II, recently held an open house for his newly opened art business. Creating art is nothing new for LA. He started back in 2014 at UMAR art in downtown Lincolnton. After five years there he decided to try to venture out on his own.
Friday, March 20, 2020

Girl Scouts, Nurses Welcome Newborn, March 13
Local Girl Scouts recently welcomed to the world a little lady who just might join them one day. Troop No. 20740 of Lincolnton has a baby shower for the first baby girl born at a Lincoln County hospital on March 12 which is the anniversary of the date that Juliet Gordon Lowe of Savannah founded the Girl Scouts. 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come out and meet our pets at adoption events.  Until further notice, please call 704.263.2444 for adoption schedules.  Events may be scheduled on short notice! 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Lincoln County WIC PROGRAM & COVID-19
This article provides information related to WIC and COVID-19 from the Lincoln County WIC Program including Clinic Status Update, Dangers of Homemade Infant Formula, and Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Guidance.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Innovation Allows Libary to Serve Residents
Like other area counties, Catawba County has closed its public libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic; but the Catawba County Library System will still be serving the public's needs.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Help May Be Available
If the COVID-19 pandemic has put you out of work, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, and the waiting period and some other requirements have been waived during this emergency.  
Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update
Both Lincoln & Gaston counties have now had a confirmed case of COVID-19.  The state of North Carolina has had over 60 cases.  Lincoln County Health Director Davin Madden gave us this update Wednesday (March 18th).
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Update from Lincoln County Schools
We don't mean to alarm our readers--but President Trump calls it a national emergency.  It has been declared an emergency by the Governor, by County Commissioners in Lincoln, Gaston & Catawba counties.  We will continue to provide you the news you need to know about COVID-19.  We're all in this together.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2-1-1 is the Number to Call
While we've reported about it before, most readers have probably never used NC 2-1-1.  In the current situation, it can be an even more than usual valuable resource.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Duke Energy Cutting Customers Breaks During Outbreak
Duke Energy is one of the many regional and national entities cutting people a break these days.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

WLHS DECA Members Score Big At Recent Event
West Lincoln High School is honoring four of its most distinguished students. They’re members of the school’s chapter of the DECA (or Distributive Education Clubs of America), and they are sisters Genevieve and Isabella Shutt and Brooke Beddingfield and Hannah Baxter.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events UPDATED
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 AT 6 P.M. All Branches Of The Lincoln County Public Library Will Close And Remain Closed Until Further Notice.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Military Makeover
The big day finally arrived Thursday (March 12th) for a Lincolnton Army veteran couple who had been chosen for the tv show "Military Makeover" with Montel Williams.
Friday, March 13, 2020

Cleveland County Animal Services Adoption Event
St. Patrick's Day is a "lucky" time for shelter dogs in Cleveland County.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Read Across America Day Celebrated
Read Across America Day was celebrated in many libraries and schools around the area on March 2.  Also know as Dr. Seuss Day, the yearly observance is held on a school day nearest to the March 2 birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

It's Girl Scout Week March 8-14
Every year, Girl Scouts across the country celebrate Girl Scout Week during the week of March 12. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont will celebrate the week with Girl Scout Block Parties happening at four locations across their 40-county jurisdiction.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events
Lot of activities coming up next week at the three branches of the Lincoln County Library. Some events may require pre-registration.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Senior Services Has Much To Offer
From bluegrass to help with taxes, something for everyone during the month of March.
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Comet Back Home
We cover the so-called 'hard' news, but occasionally it's nice to have a 'good news' story to share.  This is one.
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Veterans Coffee Group Meets Tuesday
Veterans Coffee Connection, for veterans of all ages and branches of military service, will meet this Tuesday, March 10 at 8:30 a.m. at Bar-B-Que King in Lincolnton with guest speaker JoAnn Naeger from Blue Rudge Honor Flight.
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks & Batteries This Weekend
Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. Move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Friday, March 6, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart. 
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Cancer Benefit Concert Friday Night
Country singer/songwriter Shane Willis wanted to do more than pray for friends battling cancer.  He put together a benefit concert scheduled for this Friday night (March 6th) at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Spend The Evening With Ulysses S. Grant's Wife
Nora Brooks will portray Ulysses S. Grant’s wife Julia Boggs Dent Grant at the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society’s meeting on Monday, March 9 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Happy Birthday Remy
Today is Remy's Birthday - Hope you have had a wonderful day!
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

McLean Named New WLHS Principal
Dr. Nate McLean, who previously served as assistant principal there, will be returning to West Lincoln High School as its new principal.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

WCCB Photojournalist Chronicles Black History
It’s a fascinating part of local history. It’s the life of Fesso, a slave in what would later become Lincoln County in the 1780’s. And the video documentary that tells his story, “Fesso: The Spy of Ramsour’s Mill,” is the work of Lincolnton native Jonté Blake, a photojournalist with WCCB.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

National Black Balloon Day Is March 6
Lincoln County Schools’ Middle and High Schools will participate in the National Black Balloon Day on March 6 by tying a black balloon at the entry to middle and high schools. The event is coordinated by the Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition Training and Education Committee. 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Gaston College Observes International Women's Day
March is Women’s History Month. And to recognize that in part, Gaston College is celebrating International Women’s Day. An interactive presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday from 12:30-2 p.m.
Monday, March 2, 2020

Community Meeting Tuesday, March 10 In Denver
A community involvement meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Road, Denver, NC, to provide information about a proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Thirty-Seventh Robinson-Lineberger Competition
It’s time once again for the annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition named for the late Flo Robinson and Robert Lineberger, both known for their patronage of local artistic endeavors. All entries must be postmarked by April 13.
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events
Lot of activities coming up next week at the three branches of the Lincoln County Library. Some events may require pre-registration
Sunday, March 1, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, March 1, 2020

It's Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
This is Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Potholes
NCDOT wants the public to know--we do repair potholes when they are reported.  
Friday, February 28, 2020

Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party Is March 21
It’s the bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tenniel, the great English illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Tenniel was born on this day (Feb. 28) in London. 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Area Events
February comes to an end and March begins this weekend.  It's not quite Spring yet, but the daffodils are in bloom--and those Bradford pear trees, so hated by allergy sufferers, can't be far behind.  Here's a look at some of what's happening in our area this weekend and next week.
Friday, February 28, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For March
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.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A Celebration Fit For A King & Queen
Sweethearts celebrated Valentine’s Day with sweet treats at a celebration fit for a king and queen at Heath House, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Lincolnton.
Monday, February 24, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events
Lot of activities coming up next week. Some events may require pre-registration.
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Artists Have Dual Exhibition At Gallery 27
It’s twice as nice. It’s a dual exhibition ongoing right now at Gallery 27. Through March 14, the gallery is exhibiting the works of local artists April Kinley and Heather Maria Tompkins.
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Polar Plunge
The 2020 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics was held Saturday (Feb. 22nd) at Sally's Y in Denver.
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hall Guest Speaker At February Meeting Of Women Educators
The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Society of Women Educators, met Thursday, February 13 with guest speaker John Hall who serves as the Executive Director of Hesed House of Hope.
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Payton Velligan Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Payton Velligan of Denver has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. 
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Taylor Ward Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Taylor Ward of Denver has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Weekend Events
Here's a list of some of the things happening this weekend in our area.
Friday, February 21, 2020

Freezin' For A Reason
Lincoln County's Polar Plunge for Special Olympics will be held Saturday (Feb. 22nd) at Sally's Y, 1601 Forney Creek Parkway in Denver.
Friday, February 21, 2020

Local Veterans Chosen For Military Makeover
A Lincolnton US Army veteran couple have been chosen to receive a completely transformed home on the upcoming season of the Lifetime network's Military Makeover show hosted by talk show legend Montel Williams.
Friday, February 21, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Barry Frady Retires
The line was out the door and down the sidewalk in front of the Food Lion store in Stanley Wednesday as well-wishers showed up to say 'thank you' to Barry Frady, who was retiring at the end of the day.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Another Private Road Dilemma
Residents of Daybrook Court in southeastern Lincoln County are meeting to discuss the cost of getting their road repaired.  For now, some only have access by a footbridge constructed last week.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Voice Your Choice
The Lincoln Herald is conducting a 'totally unscientific' survey of voters.  Our question is simple--who'll get your vote in the March 3rd Primary?
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Monday, February 17, 2020

Lincoln County Library Upcoming Events
All Branches Closed Monday, February 17 for Staff Development. Lot’s of activities coming up the next two weeks. Some events may require pre-registration.
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Celebrating 19th Amendment's 100th Anniversary
This year marks 100 years since women were first guaranteed the right to vote.
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Census Jobs Available
For anyone who is looking for part-time work, the Census may be just what you need.  Temporary workers are being hired for Lincoln & Gaston counties.  The jobs offer flexible hours and experience with the Census isn't a requirement.
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Blanton Celebrates 50 Years At Gaston College
Bob Blanton has spent half a century traveling round the world. And he has opened up a wider world for countless others through his global study tours program at Gaston College.
Saturday, February 15, 2020

LC Environmental Health Office Moving To A New Location
The Lincoln County Department of Environmental Health will be moving to the 2nd floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center beside the Soil and Water Conservation office, located at 115 W. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, on Friday, February 21, 2020. 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Area Towns Honored for Exellence in Electric Systems
Maiden, Gastonia and Dallas all received awards from ElectriCities of North Carolina for their electric power distribution systems at the group's annual awards presentation earlier this month.
Friday, February 14, 2020

Realtors Donate to Child Advocacy Center, Angel Bows
The Lincoln County Board of Realtors presented checks for $500 to the Child Advocacy Center and Angel Bows by Raemy at their February meeting.
Friday, February 14, 2020

Area Events
It's Valentine's weekend; and Monday is Presidents Day.  Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this weekend and early in the week ahead.
Friday, February 14, 2020

GCLMPO Public Comment Period Meetings Feb. 18-20
The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) Has Established A Public Comment Period For The Draft P6.0 Project Submittal List And The Draft FY 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The documents will be available for review and public comments will be received until March 1.
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Plants To Arrive In Mid-March - Still Time To Order
There is still time to order your fruit plants from Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s annual plant sale again!  You don’t want to miss Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Elderberry, Figs, Apple, Strawberry and even Asparagus plants.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Cherryville-Based Club For Head-Bangers Forms
Calling all head-bangers! There’s a new group forming, just for you. According to heavy metal music fan Zakk Phillips of Cherryville, this is a fun organization you’ll want to join.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Subdivision Residents Lose Road Access During Mudslide
On Friday (Feb. 7), in a joint effort as a response to Lincoln Counties Emergency Management Office, East Lincoln Fire Department, Lincoln County EMS and Red Cross took initiative to get out and check on a local community who unfortunately due to the recent torrential rain lost their entire road access in a mudslide.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bridge Out Near Mt. Holly
Thursday's rain and the resulting flooding has caused the NCDOT to close a bridge on NC273 near Mt. Holly.
Monday, February 10, 2020

Time To Explore Pre-K For Your Child For Next School Year
Pre-K can make a big difference for a child who may otherwise begin kindergarten at a disadvantage.  
Monday, February 10, 2020

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Romance Trivia Night, Valentine Cards, Romance Movie Marathon, Crafternoon Pary and more! Some events may require pre-registration. Check them out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Cookie Time!
Girl Scouts all around our area are out and about this weekend selling those famous Girl Scout Cookies.
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Freedom Quilts Of The Underground Railroad
You can learn more about this important chapter in American history when you attend a free public presentation on the freedom quilts of the Underground Railroad, Feb. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center and Providence Missionary Baptist Church
Sunday, February 9, 2020

ECA Scholarship Opportunity
Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. (ECA) is offering a $1,000 scholarship to High School seniors in each of the four local high schools. The deadline date for applications is April 17, 2020.
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Collapsed Culvert Presents Problems For Residents
Another private road has suffered a collapsed culvert, presenting problems for residents.  This one is in southeastern Lincoln County.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Delta Sigma Chapter Focuses On Service And Fellowship
Members of the Delta Sigma chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International spent time together focusing on service and fun Tuesday afternoon, January 27.
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Kennedy Is First Recipient Of Buie Scholarship
Allison Kennedy was recently the first recipient of the Buie Scholarship.
Friday, February 7, 2020

Diabetes Workshop Begins Feb. 25
Lincoln County Senior Services has an upcoming diabetes class that has room for a few more participants.
Friday, February 7, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Friday, February 7, 2020

Area Events Calendar
Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this weekend and during the week ahead.
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Alan Norman Switches To GOP
Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman has switched his registration from Democrat to Republican.  Norman, who is currently serving his third term, won a whopping 87% of the vote in 2018.  His current term wil last until 2022.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

East Water Street Partially Closed In Lincolnton
An alert from the City of Lincolnton notified residents today, Feb. 3, that East Water Street would be closed between Cedar and Laurel Streets until Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a contractor to install a new manhole.
Monday, February 3, 2020

Got Your Cookies Yet?
It's Girl Scout Cookie time!  Girls from area Girl Scout troops are out and about selling those annual favorites.  If you haven't got yours yet, better hurry!  Some varieties are already in short supply.
Sunday, February 2, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Chocolate Spoons, Writer’s Club, Knitting, Crocheting and more! Some events may require pre-registration. Check them out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, February 2, 2020

"Living Healthy With Diabetes" Is Possible
Are you one of the more than 30 million Americans with diabetes? If so, you may want to attend an upcoming six-week self-management workshop at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Register now, space is limited.
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Area Events This Week
It's Groundhog Day; it's Super Bowl Sunday; it's February--and here are some of the things happening this week in our area.
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Town Of Stanley Honors Morehouse Glee Club
On Saturday (Jan. 25) at the First Baptist Church of Stanley, the Town of Stanley honored the group and its director, Dr. David Morrow, with the key to the town.
Saturday, February 1, 2020

School Board Meets With Legislators
The Lincoln County Board of Education held a breakfast meeting with North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine and State Senator Ted Alexander Friday (Jan. 31st).
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart.
Friday, January 31, 2020

CCS Expanding Spanish Immersion Program
The Catawba County Board of Education is expanding its Spanish Immersion language program.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

United Way At Work
The West Lincoln Resource Center Food Pantry is becoming a reality.  It's just one of the many things the United Way of Lincoln County has championed.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For February
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in February, including Valentine’s Day Celebrations and Craft Classes.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

It's Time For Girl Scout Cookies!
If you bought a box (or two) when the sales began earlier this month, chances are you're ready for some more.  Girl Scout Cookie sales will continue through February, but to make sure you get your favorites, buy yours soon.
Monday, January 27, 2020

Gaston College Receives $25,000 Grant
Gaston College recently received $25,000 in grant funding from the North Carolina Glaxo-Smith-Kline Foundation. The funds will be used to expand the Apprenticeship 321 program through the addition of health care occupation pathways, increasing the pipeline of highly-qualified health care workers in Gaston and Lincoln counties.
Monday, January 27, 2020

Gaston County Board Of Education Members Honored
Three members of the Gaston County Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools are the recipients of special recognition for their outstanding efforts and contributions.
Monday, January 27, 2020

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Lincoln County Library Events This Week
Family Game Time, Adult Writers, Igloos and more! Some events may require pre-registration. Check them out on Facebook for more upcoming events.
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Montcross Area Chamber Holds Annual Meeting
The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce held its 60th Annual Meeting in Mt. Holly Thursday evening (Jan. 23rd).
Saturday, January 25, 2020

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

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart. 
Friday, January 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart. 
Thursday, January 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come meet our adoptable pets this weekend at the Gastonia PetSmart. 
Friday, January 3, 2020

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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