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Ray F. Sun To Visit Summer Lunch & Enrichment Program June 28
Ray F. Sun, the mascot for the NC Department of Public Instruction’s Child Nutrition Division, will visit Boger City UMC this Friday, June 28 to present a nutrition education activity for the children visiting the lunch program. 
Monday, June 24, 2019

Celebrating America's Birthday
Events related to the Fourth of July holiday get underway this week.  Here's a list of some of the ones happening this week and next in our area.
Monday, June 24, 2019

CC Library Previews 'Chasing the Moon' Series
As the nation commemorates the first moon landing 50 years ago, PBS is readying the release of its three-part American Experience series called Chasing the Moon. The Catawba County Library System will be offering a sneak peek of the documentary at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the Main Library in Newton.
Monday, June 24, 2019

Cardio Dance, Exercise Classes, More At Senior Center
Get up and dance! The center offers cardio dance on Mondays, 9-10 a.m. and an exercise class featuring low-intensity exercises from 10-11 a.m. The “Sassy Classy Seniors” low-impact exercise class meets on Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. then on Fridays another cardio dance class at 10 a.m.
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Community, PTO Service Day At Battleground Elementary
Battleground Elementary School will have a day of service on July 13. There is much to be done all round the school, according to BES officials. Contact the school if you would like to help volunteer... Details are in this article!
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events June 24-29
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Note: some events will be held at different locations other than the library.
Sunday, June 23, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Clean-Up Continues
As Catawba County  continues to recover from recent flooding, Emergency Services Director Bryan Blanton responds to questions about next steps. 
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Kelby Costner: Joins Parmalee & Jeff Bates At DABA Denver Festival
Kelby Costner will be making his third straight appearance at the DABA Denver Fireworks & Music Spectacular next weekend (June 29th).
Friday, June 21, 2019

Area Events This Weekend Through July 4th
The Fourth of July, Independence Day, is only two weeks away.  Many events are planned to celebrate America's birthday--some of them before the Fourth.  Here's a list of some of what's happening in our area this weekend and through the 4th of July.
Friday, June 21, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Lotus is a sweet little girl that is available for adoption! She loves to snuggle, is very playful, and is waiting patiently for a new family.
Friday, June 21, 2019

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, June 20, 2019

Make Plans For The 27th Annual Crouse 4th Of July Parade
Spectators are welcome and interested churches, organizations or individuals are urged to ride with their favorite mode of transportation – decorated of course. Note there is change in the parade route this year, details in this article.
Sunday, June 16, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events June 17-22
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Note: some events will be held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Sunday, June 16, 2019

BCUMC Summer Lunch & Enrichment Program Begins June 17
The 5th Annual BCUMC Summer Lunch & Enrichment Program will be held from Monday, June 17 through Friday, July 26 in their Fellowship Hall. A free bag lunch will be served to children 18 years and younger. A healthy snack will be served to adults accompanying their children.
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Pinning Ceremony Honors Gaston College Medical Assisting Graduates
The annual ceremony signifies the completion of the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting. Traditionally in health care programs, graduates receive a pin representing their school program that is worn on their uniform upon completion of the program.
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Teen Upcycling Art Program At Newton Library
The Catawba County Library and the ReSource Warehouse invite teens to exercise their creativity and increase their environmental awareness by transforming recyclable materials into art for free on Monday, June 17 at the Main Library in Newton.
Saturday, June 15, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Do you need a happy-go-lucky pup to put a smile on your face? Then we have one for you!
Friday, June 14, 2019

Help Available For Flood Victims
For those who suffered damage from the flooding over last weekend, some help may be available.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Events In Our Area
It's Father's Day weekend, so don't forget dear old Dad!  Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area this weekend and through July 4th.
Friday, June 14, 2019

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, June 13, 2019

Aubrey Hedgepeth: A Country Music Star Is Born
Soon, you’ll be able to say you knew her when. She’s budding country music star Aubrey Hedgepeth of Lincolnton. The Herald first told you about her last year, when she was a Nashville-bound child star. Tonight she performs in McAdenville.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

United Way Events Benefit Those In Need
Every year as the United Way of Lincoln County raises funds to help its partner agencies, we point out that the United Way is an excellent opportunity to help several local non-profits with a single gift.  Two events this week help to show how your United Way contribution is helping in our area.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Making Plans For The 4th
It may be almost impossible to believe--but it's only three weeks until the 4th of July!
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Smart Cooking With Cooperative Extension Classes
Interested in preparing simple, healthy and delicious food for you and your family? Interested in eating the Mediterranean way but you’re not quite sure where to start? Then these two classes with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will start you on your way!
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Free Summer Learning Programs Available June & July
The Lincoln County Public Library is offering free programs during June and July that focus on literacy, science, technology, art and a variety of other subjects. The annual kick-off event will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
Monday, June 10, 2019

Crouse Community History Project Celebrates 8th Anniversary
Take a trip with us to the “Way Back” as we enjoy photos from the earliest collections submitted and remember all of the wonderful people who made it all possible Tuesday, June 11 at 4 p.m. in the Crouse UMC Fellowship Hall.
Monday, June 10, 2019

Happy Birthday Raymond Luttrell!
Everyone joined in the fun as Sir Purr, the Charlotte Panther’s mascot, came to surprise Raymond Luttrell for his fourth birthday Friday, June 7.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Pottery Market Set For 7th Year
The 7th annual Mid-Year Pottery Market is scheduled for the weekend of July 12th and 13th at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Danarya Jon! She is a very special kitten who needs a special home.
Friday, June 7, 2019

Coming Events In Our Area
Wouldn't you know it!  Much as we need rain, it appears most likely this weekend--the weekend of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill celebration, graduations, etc.
Friday, June 7, 2019

Blast Off For Summer Reading With June 11 Kick-Off Event
“A Universe of Stories,” the 2019 Summer Learning Program at the Lincoln County Public Library, will have a Kick-off Event with games, music, live DJ, and refreshments on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.  Summer programs will include StarLab Lincoln which will feature a portable planetarium.
Friday, June 7, 2019

The Green-Book In NC At Next Historical Meeting June 10
Two guest speakers will discuss listings, articles, and advertisements aimed at Black travelers in the segregated United States of the mid-twentieth century. Dr. Herman Thomas will focus on North Carolina and Jermaine Jackson will speak about his family establishment’s listing in the Green-Book.
Friday, June 7, 2019

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, June 6, 2019

New Recycling Program Begins Friday
The first pickups in Lincolnton's new curbside recycling program will be this Friday.
Thursday, June 6, 2019

School Board Salutes Student Achievements
Tuesday evening's Lincoln County Board of Education special meeting was short on business, but it gave the board an opportunity to recognize student achievements.
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Mountain Island Charter Band Has Spring Concert
The Mountain Island Charter School Band held its spring concert on May 16, capping off both the season itself and the school year with a melodious bang.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Girl Scout Council Honors Girls With Highest Awards
The Girl Scout Gold Award and the Silver Award are the two highest awards girls in Girl Scouting can earn. From the local area two girls received the Gold Award and 13 received the Silver Award.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Annual Wishy-Washy Project Donates 1,080 Bars Of Soap
The Kindergarten classes at Union Elementary School recently delivered 1,080 bars of soap that they collected throughout the 2018-19 school year to Christian Ministries of Lincoln County. 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

That Canadian Quarter May At Last Be Worth Something
That Canadian quarter you got in change somewhere may still not be worth 25¢--but it will be good for food this Thursday at McDonald's.  So will your Mexican centavo--or any other form of international currency or coin.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Apple Festival Update
It's barely Summer, but work on the Lincoln County Apple Festival is well underway.  The first event of the Festival is the Apple Queen Pageant set for August 3rd.  The Apple Festival T-Shirt Design Contest is underway--with a deadline for entries of July 31st.  
Monday, June 3, 2019

On-Water Boaters Training Courses June 22nd & 23rd
Boaters who want to sharpen their skills before taking to the lake this summer may be interested in two boating courses being offered later this month.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Train Show Returns To Benefit Local Museum
The second annual “Rail-Stravaganza,” is coming to the Gastonia Conference Center for two days: June 8 and 9. Tickets for this family-friendly, vendor-filled event are $5 each, and children under 12 are admitted free. All show proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Railroad Museum in Newton.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market To Open June 6
As local summer crops start ripening once again, Catawba County Public Health’s Farmers Market is returning for a seventh season. It is open to the public weekly and accepts cash, debit cards, WIC and senior farmers market vouchers.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events June 3-8
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

"Building Better Caregivers" Now Has New Dates
The workshop has moved to Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., at the Lincoln County Senior Center, and the new dates are June 4, 11 and 18.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Gaston College Foundation Receives Grant From Women's Impact Fund
The Gaston College Foundation announced May 30, 2019 a $76,000 grant from the Women’s Impact Fund. The funds will be used to expand undergraduate research through the SPARC program at Gaston College.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Area Events This Weekend
We're just a week away from graduations--happening next Friday and Saturday.  What's happening this weekend when we welcome the month of June?  Here's a list of some of the things happening in our area.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Alive After Five 2019 Debuts
The Downtown Development Association's 2019 series of Alive After Five concerts got off to a great start Thursday (May 30th) with the Catalinas.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Eastern Lincoln Mobility Study Kickoff
It was both a public forum and a special meeting of Lincoln County Commissioners.  The kickoff meeting for the Eastern Lincoln County Mobility Study was held Thursday evening (May 30th) at the East Lincoln Community Center.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Chamber Of Commerce News
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held a brief ceremony Wednesday morning (May 29th) to dedicate its building to the Timken Foundation.  Timken provided major funding for a project renovating the Chamber building's second floor.
Friday, May 31, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This handsome boy and his three siblings were found by a good Samaritan. They were left on the side of the road in a crate.
Friday, May 31, 2019

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, May 30, 2019

Alive After Five Thursday
Alive After Five kicks off its 2019 season Thursday night on East Main St. at the Courtsquare.  Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the music.  It's free!
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Health Screenings, More June 13 At Citizens Center
The yearly Golden Opportunity Expo showcases services and programs available to older adults in Lincoln County on June 13. You might also want to attend on June 5 a program for caretakers of loved ones.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For June
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, May 29, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Monday, May 27, 2019

"Spaces Between" Exhibition Runs June 1-Aug. 1
Art, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. And sometimes, the truth of that art lies somewhere in the spaces between. “The Spaces Between” exhibition, running June 1-Aug. 1, at Gallery 27 kicks off with an opening reception on Saturday, June 1, 7-9 p.m., at the gallery.
Monday, May 27, 2019

Gaston Chamber Holds Small Business Awards Gala
The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 12th annual Small Business Awards Gala last Tuesday (May 21st).
Sunday, May 26, 2019

Gaston Together Celebrates Community Leaders
Celebrating its own 22 years of service to Gaston County, Gaston Together honored the Greater Gaston Development Corporation’s “Gaston Outside” marketing campaign as the winner of the 2019 Community Leadership Award. Also recognized and honored were HealthNet Gaston with the Circle of Excellence Award and the winner of the “Proudest Kid in Gaston County” Essay Contest.
Sunday, May 26, 2019

Learn The Ins And Outs Of Composting May 29
Ever wondered how to start composting? Register for this year’s Compost Day Celebration, which will be held May 29 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the community garden at the Catawba County Main Library in Newton.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Little Miss Gastonia Pageant Is Sunday, June 9
Girls (ages 0-24 years) from Gaston and surrounding counties are eligible to enter, and they will compete for the 2019 Little Miss Gastonia and Little Miss Gaston County titles. The deadline to enter is June 4.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Regan Mitchem Recipient 2019 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship
Twenty-eight students were awarded $2,000 each; two received $3,500 each including Regan Mitchem of Vale, N.C.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Are you looking for a unique animal to adopt? Allister is the cat for you – check out his eyes!
Friday, May 24, 2019

Happening This Weekend
It's Memorial Day weekend, and many will be heading out of town--some to the beaches for their first beach trip of the year, others to the mountains to cool off.  If you're staying home this weekend, here's a list of some of the things happening in our area.
Thursday, May 23, 2019

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, May 23, 2019

Special Olympics Young Athletes Day
On Friday, May 19 the preschool community in Lincoln County participated in a special event called Young Athletes. Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood sports and educational play program for children aged 2-to-7 years old, with and without intellectual disabilities.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lincoln County Special Olympics Spring Games
More than 250 athletes took part in the annual Lincoln County Special Olympics Spring Games Friday, May 3 at the Lincolnton High School football stadium.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

What's Been Happening April 30 - May 18
Our friend Kirk Herbertson likes to take pictures and he has been out and about Lincolnton during the past few weeks and shared some of his photos with the Lincoln Herald. Here are some of the events you might have missed.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Notice Of Public Hearings
At their June 3rd meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and County Planning Board will hold public hearings on several requests.  The joint meeting will precede the Commissioners' regular business, which will include the public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2020 budget.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Zoning Requests Considered By Commissioners
Lincoln County Commissioners turned down one rezoning request, tabled another and approved the rest of requests for rezoning and conditional use permits at their Monday night meeting (May 20th).
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CaroMont Announces Expansion Plans Including New Belmont Hospital
CaroMont Health, which operates CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia and other medical facilities in Gaston and Lincoln counties, announced plans last week for a new hospital in Belmont.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

One Magic Kiss: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
The Drama Club at Lincoln Charter School recently performed “One Magic Kiss: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Girl Scout Troop 1893 Visits Bahamas During Spring Break
Girl Scout Troop 1893 from Denver, N.C. spent their spring break bridging the gap between two communities an ocean apart fulfilling the dream they had created years prior.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Would You Consider Becoming A Partner In FAM?
Did you know that there are over 115 children who are in the custody of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services due to abuse or neglect?  Over the past 3 years, this number has increased by 30%.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Alzheimer's & Dementia Related Workshops
Now is the time to register for two Alzheimer’s and Dementia workshops coming up in June and July. Both sessions are free and open to the public. Space is limited. 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Relay For Life Celebrates 25 Years
The Lincolnton Relay for Life celebrated its 25th anniversay Saturday night--this time joined by the East Lincoln Relay in a single event for Lincoln County.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Montcross Area Chamber To Hold Business Buzz Breakfast With Mayors
The Montrcoss Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Buzz breakfast next Thursday (May 30th) with the mayors from the six cities and towns in the Montcross Area of eastern Gaston County and the mayor of Gastonia.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Save The Date: Ramsour's Mill Battle Weekend June 8-9
Coming up in June – the Lincoln County Historical Association will present history in the making on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday June 9 for the Ramsour’s Battle Weekend.
Monday, May 20, 2019

ELHS Hands Of Hope Helps Ronald McDonald House
Their hearts are full of love, and their hands, full of hope. They’re the members of the East Lincoln High School Hands of Hope group. And according to Nancy Crates, those involved are making a real difference with the Ronald McDonald House.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Smart Cooking With Cooperative Extension Classes
Interested in preparing simple, healthy and delicious food for you and your family? Interested in eating the Mediterranean way but you’re not quite sure where to start? Then these two classes with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will start you on your way!
Monday, May 20, 2019

Newton-Conover Rotary Club 70th Anniversary Celebrated
The Rotary Club of Newton-Conover was chartered in 1949 and is celebrating 70 years of service and support to the area.  In recognition of the momentous occasion, the Club held a 70th Anniversary Celebration and Rotary Night Dinner to celebrate past accomplishments and honor special Rotarians.
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Megan M. Mitchem Is Named A 2019 Goldwater Scholar
Mitchem was selected from a group of 1,223 natural science, engineering and mathematics students who were nominated by 443 academic institutions to compete for the scholarship. She is one of only two community college students out of the group of 496 students recognized as 2019 Goldwater Scholars.
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Colonial Dames Mark 20th Anniversary
Tammy Wilson of Newton was installed as president of the Catawba Valley Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century recently during a tea marking the chapter’s 20th anniversary. She succeeds immediate past president Melanie Campbell Ford of Charlotte, formerly of Newton.
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Wright Earns Degree Through Tenacity & Determination
Heather Wright graduated with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Gaston College on May 10. On April 22, she won the Early Childhood Education program’s GRIT award for her ability to overcome obstacles in her life.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Gaston College Cosmetology Instructor Earns Her AAS Degree
Among the students who graduated on May 10 from Gaston College with an Associate Degree is Hazeline Dye, who was the first instructor in the College’s Cosmetology program when it began in 2006.
Friday, May 17, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Attention all Beagle lovers, meet Bella! She is around 2-years-old and is currently looking for her ‘furever’ home.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Weekend Events
What's happening this weekend in our area?  Here's a list of some of the events scheduled for May 17-19.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue will be hosting a HUGE adoption event this weekend at PetSmart in Gastonia.  We will be available with dogs and cats Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Please come out and Adopt…don’t buy!
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Letters From The Trenches: Dear Kit, Coming May 18
Charlotte’s Hardin Minor is perhaps best known locally as a mime and for comedic, whimsical work. But on May 18 he’ll be turning serious as he portrays his own grandfather, Capt. Nathaniel Hardin Massie (1897-1967), in a one-man show about one man’s experience in World War I.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

School Board May Meeting
One of the items approved by the Lincoln County Board of Education at its meeting this week was a contract for security cameras for buses.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Troop 10441 Girl Scouts Make Donation To CAPC
Girl Scouts from Conover troop 10441 recently made a contribution of blankets and stuffed animals to the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Music In The Park Saturday
The first of this year's Music in the Park events at Rescue Squad Park in Denver happens this Saturday (May 18th).
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Grants Available For Lincoln County Nonprofits
Lincoln County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Withers New Chief In Stanley
Stanley has a new fire chief.  Eric Withers, who was chosen for the position early last month, has taken the oath of office and is now the new chief.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

D-Xperience Afterschool Care & Summer Camps Opens May 17
It will specialize in afterschool care and hands-on, science-related summer camps for children from all walks of life. 
Monday, May 13, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Monday, May 13, 2019

NCDOT Proposes Additional Lane On US29/74 In Gastonia
The Dept. of Transportation has announced plans to add an additional eastbound lane to US29/74 (Franklin Blvd.) in Gastonia for just over a mile eastward from Cox Road.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Traffic Advisory
Drivers on US 74 in western Gaston County may experience a short detour this week.
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events May 13-18
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library. Game Night for all ages, local author talk, Lego Night, paper marbling and more!
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Photo Contest Winners Celebrate Catawba County
A student, a young mother, and two local photographers walked away with top honors in the Catawba County Library’s ‘My Catawba County’ photography contest on Thursday evening.
Sunday, May 12, 2019

East Lincoln Community Center Has Senior Programs
If you’re a senior, or you have loved ones who are, you’ll want to know about these presentations.
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Law Enforcement Memorial Service May 17 In Hickory
A Memorial Service honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 17 at Catawba Memorial Park, in Hickory, NC. A wreath laying ceremony, playing of bagpipes and Taps, and an honor guard firing a 21-gun salute will be included in the program.
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lake Norman Cleanup Postponed One Week
The Lake Norman Cleanup that had been scheduled for this Saturday as a part of the Great American Cleanup has been postponed until NEXT Saturday (May 18th).
Friday, May 10, 2019

SafeKids Celebrates Bike To School Day In Maiden
SafeKids Catawba County joined with Maiden Police Officers and Maiden Elementary School to celebrate Bike to School Day at the Maiden Recreation Center on May 8, 2019.
Friday, May 10, 2019

Happy Kids & Lots Of Water Games At Lowder Field Day
With a little advance planning, field day can be as special and as much fun as each school plans to make it, along with the help of some great sponsors.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

This Weekend
It's Mother's Day weekend, so there are fewer events happening than some other weekends, but there's still plenty to do and see in our area.  Here's a list of some of what's happening.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Superhero Run To Support Meals On Wheels
Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services is holding its inaugural Superhero Run this Saturday (May 11th) at Conover Park.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

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, May 9, 2019

Do You Want To Control Weeds?
Check out our website for the newsletter which gives more details on each subject listed in this article. The Website is: Lincoln.ces.ncsu.edu . Find the May 2019 newsletter to see all the details. All are welcome to attend meetings and learn more on Weed Management.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

National Nurses Week
This is National Nurses Week, a time to salute those men and women who have chosen nursing as a career.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Cronos is a 13-week-old kitten that is looking for his “furever” home! He came in with two sisters, that have been adopted already – he is the last left from the litter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Scouts From Troop 75 Walk In The Steps Of Patriots
The members of Boy Scout Troop 75 are learning a lot about patriotism. Based out of and sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Lincolnton, Troop 75 recently visited the Citadel and the famed USS Yorktown, both in Charleston.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Samantha Grembecki Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Grembecki, daughter of Michael and Cindi Grembecki and a member of Girl Scout Troop 20160, organized an educational blood drive in her community to teach people about the need for blood and how giving blood benefits so many people in different ways.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Much Happening At Lincoln County Senior Center
As always, there’s a lot going on at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Construction continues on the new senior center and a second building meeting is planned to update everyone on the progress, Older American Celebration is May 31 and don't forget the Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Relay For Life May 18th
The 2019 Relay for Life events for Lincolnton and East Lincoln are now only a little over a week away.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Students Captivate Audience With The Lion King KIDS
The students at Rock Springs Elementary captivated the imagination of their audience last week as they presented Disney’s The Lion King KIDS. The African savannah came to life with the familiar characters from the movie.
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events May 6-11
Check out the events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, May 5, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Publix Provides Little Library For LC Health Department
Publix of Denver has donated a Little Library that is now loaded with books and ready for readers at the Lincoln County Health Department located at 200 Gamble Drive in Lincolnton.
Friday, May 3, 2019

Lincoln County Volunteers Receive National Girl Scout Awards
Each year, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) honors their exceptional volunteers during the organization’s Annual Meeting. Seven volunteers from Lincoln County were recently honored.
Thursday, May 2, 2019

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, May 2, 2019

This Weekend
This first weekend of May is filled with area events.  Among them are Lincolnton's Food, Wine & Brew Fest downtown 11 - 5 Saturday and the Price Is Right for Fighting Child Abuse Saturday night, plus a concert by Orquestra Mayor Sunday at 3 PM, both at the Citizens Center .  Here's  a list of some of the other events scheduled for this weekend.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Deeta is a sweet senior that is looking for a home where she can lounge around.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Library Employee Crafts Model Of Historic Church
She’s created scale models of Old St. Paul’s Church, the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, the Catawba Toll Bridge, and the Matthias Barringer home (former site of the Catawba County Library). Now, she’s added Grace Union Church to her collection of handmade architectural replicas.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Reserve These Dates For Food Preservation Classes
Join us for a series on the various methods of preserving food. We'll be covering water-bath canning, pressure canning, fermentation, and dehydration. Each session will have a hands-on portion where you will get to practice preserving food safely.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Walk To End Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's is a terrible disease.  It robs victims of their minds and their bodies as it progresses--and at this point, there is no cure.  The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's through research & to provide and enhance care and support for all affected.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

"The Price Is Right for Fighting Child Abuse," May 4
Come on down! Yes, it’s time once again for “The Price Is Right for Fighting Child Abuse,” coming up May 4 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in uptown Lincolnton. Doors open at 5 p.m., with food available for purchase, and the game show follows at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and available at the door.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wilson Next Presenter At First Friday With A Local Author
First Friday with a Local Author program will feature author Tamra Wilson on May 3 at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.  Wilson will share her past experiences on becoming a successful writer.  Her works have been published in various well-known publications and she writes columns for the Lincoln Herald.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Burgess Named Children's Protection Award Winner
Darlene Burgess was honored for her efforts on behalf of children by the Catawba County Children's Advocacy & Protection Center at an event held earlier this month.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Child Abuse Prevention
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, held each year to encourage communities to do more to prevent child abuse in every form.
Monday, April 29, 2019

ELBA Hosting Tuesday Meeting
First responders are leaving Lincoln County for better pay, traffic problems are more than a headache for commuters--they may be a life or death problem for emergency responders...these are a couple of the items that will be discussed at a Tuesday meeting sponsored by the East Lincoln Betterment Association.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Community Meeting - Proposed Contractors' Offices On NC-16 Business
A community involvement meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department at 3956 N. NC 16 Business Hwy., Denver, N.C., to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Happening This Week
A busy week is ahead for our area.  Here's a list of some of the events that are planned.
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For May
Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in May, including Mother’s Day celebrations and cooking classes. 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.
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Karmoney McClain--Representing NC & Lincoln County
Lincolnton High School senior Karmoney McClain spent Friday dodging raindrops while at the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Friday, April 26, 2019

"Groundbreaking" Held For West Lincoln Library
A "groundbreaking" ceremony was held Thursday (April 25th) for the new West Lincoln branch of the Lincoln County Library.  It was, of course, purely ceremonial; the library construction is well underway.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Winners Named In Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant
Seventeen girls participated in the 2019 Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant, which was held on Friday evening, April 12 at the Cherryville Community Building.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Area Towns Receive Main Street Accreditation
Cherryville, Shelby, Hickory and Belmont are among 46 North Carolina towns accredited for 2019 in the Main Street America program.
Friday, April 26, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This is Bexley and we have been trying really hard to find him his “furever” home. Bexley has been with us for over two months with no one showing any interest in adopting him.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

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, April 25, 2019

Sheriff's Office Preparing For August National Night Out
It’s still more than three months away but the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has begun preparation for the National Night Out on August 6, 2019 – neighborhoods are encouraged to participate.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

VT LeeBoy Gives Gift To Lincoln County Non-Profits
VT LeeBoy continued its tradition of service to the community with an Easter project to help Hesed House and the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Group Respite Meeting At Senior Center, April 30
Are you caring for an elderly parent or loved one? Nearly one in four caregivers spends more than 40 hours a week caring for those who can’t take care of themselves. And if you’re one of those folks, you can surely use a bit of respite.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Area Events
Here's a list of some of the events happening in our area over the rest of this week and next.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Learn Tips For Better Outdoor Photography
The Catawba County Library will host Clayton Joe Young, CVCC photographic technology director, for a hands-on workshop to help people improve their skills in capturing landscapes and other elements of nature. It takes place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Main Library in Newton.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Earth Day--And Beyond
Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd each year since 1970.  The focus of the observance varies from year to year.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Stanley Egg 'Hunt' Becomes Drive-Thru Event
A little rainy weather wasn't about to spoil the fun in Stanley, where the Easter Egg Hunt at Harper Park became a 'drive-thru' event.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Hunting Eggs In The Rain
The 72nd annual Lincolnton Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday at Betty Ross Park on S. Madison St.



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Community Meeting May 2
A community involvement meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing for a Proposed Self-Storage Facility on Little Fork Cove Road.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Girl Scouting Thrives At Crouse United Methodist
Girl Scouting takes good girls and makes them even better. The century-old program has long helped to mold tomorrow’s women. And that’s just what is happening at Crouse United Methodist Church, according to Girl Scout Leader Roxie Cogdill of Troop No. 02257 and the church’s pastor, Rev. Jim Sanders.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

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, April 19, 2019

Weekend Events
It's Easter weekend--and most of the events happening in our area are Easter-related.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Breakfast Fundraiser For Odyssey NV Team
The NV team from Odyssey Cheer & Tumble will hold a Pancake Breakfast this Saturday morning 7:30 - 10:30 at Fatz Cafe on E. Main St.  They're raising money for a trip to Disney World next month for an international competition.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Fashion Show Raises Money To Support Local Education
The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of key women educators, held their annual fashion show and brunch on April 13 at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. The annual show helps fund Delta Sigma scholarships for future and current educators along with a beginning teacher support project.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This sweet little girl is named Q-Tip. Can you guess why? She has a white tip on her tail!
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Catawba County Honors Employees With 25 Or More Years Of Service
The celebration, which included current employees and retirees, recognized 22 individuals who reached the 25-year service mark with Catawba County in the past year.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Recycling Program Begins In June
The city of Lincolnton will roll out a new recycling program in June.  Residents are urged to sign up now to participate.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

May 6th Public Hearings
The schedule of public hearings for May has been released by the Lincoln County Planning and Zoning Department.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events April 15-18
Kids Art Class, Easter Maker’s Club, Dementia Program, Lego Build, Game Nights, Escape Room and More! All branches will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and on Saturday, April 20 for Easter.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Enter to win 'My Catawba County' Photo Contest
All photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit their best photo to the Catawba County Photo contest this month. The theme is designed to highlight what’s great about Catawba County and to showcase how residents are #makinglivingbetter.
Friday, April 12, 2019

Easter Celebration Held For Oaklawn Community Children
United Way Teen Board partnered with Communities in Schools, and Boy Scouts of America – Piedmont Council to host an Easter event for children in the Oaklawn community on April 9.
Friday, April 12, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Seagrave has the personality like no other dog we have had with us! He is spunky and fun! He is currently one of our “Out the Door Dogs” that has a fee waived adoption, until this Saturday evening, April 13.
Friday, April 12, 2019

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, April 11, 2019

Gaston College Annual Health Fair On April 15
The annual Gaston College Health Fair promotes health, wellness, fitness and nutrition, and features a variety of health assessments and services, interactive exhibits, free samples, and other activities. This year’s event takes place on Monday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

LINC TECH - Lincoln County STEM Fest '19 Family Event
The Lincoln County Public Library and Lincoln County Public Schools are teaming up to host a Lincoln County STEM Fest ’19 Family Event on Saturday, April 13 in the Lincolnton High School Media Center. All ages are welcome!
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

LHS Drama Club To Present Sister Act
The Lincolnton High School Drama Club will present Sister Act as its spring musical at the Lincoln Cultural Center, with three performances of the hit show on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. both nights and on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Adventures With BSA At Crouse UMC
Crouse United Methodist Church has a long history of supporting Scouting. In addition to Girl Scouting (watch for an article about them to come in the future) they are now charter sponsors for two troops that are under the Boy Scouts of America umbrella.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events April 8-13
Adult Writers, Game of Thrones Party, Stop Motion Animation, Dementia Workshop, Teen Game Night, 3-D Printing and More! Check out these events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Brian Greer Passes At 48
Brian Greer, who with his wife Lorna, sister Angie Kaiser and mother Lynette operated City Lunch on the southeast Courtsquare in Lincolnton, died early Sunday morning.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Warlick Funeral Home.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Still Time To Register For Spring Break Camp
Want to enroll your kids in the Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp? Registration is still open for the camp, which serves kindergartners through sixth graders. The camp will be held April 22-26 at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver and at its Howard’s Creek counterpart in the West Lincoln area.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. 
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Rhodes Room Genealogy Department Acquires New Resources
The Rhodes Room, the Catawba County Library’s genealogy department, has recently added three new resources to its collection of historical data, creating an increasingly comprehensive picture of life in Catawba County.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Happy 101st Birthday Pansy!
Pansy Tallent Ritchie celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday, March 17 with family and friends at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Vale, N.C.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
Please join us April 6, 2019 for our Bring Me Home Carolinas Event! We will be open from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be discounted adoption fees and many animals looking for their next family.
Friday, April 5, 2019

What's Happening April 6-13
Local Events Coming Up Include Many Fundraisers For Mission Projects, Concerts, Theatre Auditions, Revivals, Lenten Services, The Cherry Blossom Festival And Lots More!
Friday, April 5, 2019

LC Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week!
National Public Health Week is always celebrated during the first full week in April, but we plan to celebrate all month long with our main celebration event, Growing Healthy Families, taking place on Tuesday, April 9 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019

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, April 4, 2019

Apartment For Rent In Lincolnton
Three Blocks From Downtown In A Very Quiet Neighborhood.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Lincoln County Movie From Trail Of History April 8
The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society welcomes Producer John Branscum to share WTVI - PBS Charlotte's program "Trail of History" featuring Lincoln County sites and citizens on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

West Lincoln Veterinary Hospital Celebrates 8th Anniversary
West Lincoln Veterinary Hospital is celebrating its 8th annivesary this week.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

LC Republican Party Leadership For 2019-2021
Congressman Patrick McHenry visited Lincolnton on Wednesday, March 20 to meet with the newly elected 2019-2021 Lincoln County Republican Party Executive Committee.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lincoln County Farmers Markets Open April 6
The Lincoln County Farmers Markets will open the 2019 season on Saturday April 6 in Denver and Lincolnton.  The Market at DSS will open starting on Tuesday April 9.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

What's Happening April 1-14
Local Events Coming Up Include Many Fundraisers For Mission Projects, Concerts, Theatre Auditions, Revivals, Lenten Services, The Cherry Blossom Festival And Lots More!
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hickory Ballet To Perform Alice In Wonderland
During April and May, the Catawba County Library will be showcasing special adaptations of the Alice in Wonderland ballet, as performed by Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts. The performances are interactive, encouraging children to get involved in Alice’s adventures as she tumbles down the rabbit hole. 
Monday, April 1, 2019

MED Instead Of Meds Begins May 8
Mediterranean Eating Six Week Workshop Registration for sessions to begin May 8 with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Fundraiser For Lincoln County Historical Association
The Lincoln County Historical Association is in the midst of an ongoing fundraiser and the History Museum now has open hours and volunteers are being sought right now for a local excavation project.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Support MDA With Annual Fill The Boot Drive April 6
Continuing a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community, dedicated fire fighters from across Lincoln County will hit the streets and storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at five locations:
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Lincoln County Library Events April 1-6
Book, Crochet and Knitting Clubs, Marvel Avengers Trivia, Toddler Enhanced Story Time, Young Adult Writers, Baby Rhyme Time and story times for toddlers and pre-school - Check out these events happening this week at your local branch of the Lincoln County Public Library.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

LCAS Pet Of The Week
This week’s Pet of the Week is 7-year-old Dove who is a full of love sweetheart! We will be closed Tuesday, April 2 for staff training. Remember to join us April 6 for our Bring Me Home Carolinas Event.
Friday, March 29, 2019

NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Friday, March 29, 2019

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 28, 2019

Rotary Auction Is Saturday
The event has become a Lincolnton tradition: the 26th annual Lincolnton Rotary Auction for Education will be held this Saturday evening at Lincolnton High School.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Second Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the county’s second rabies case of 2019. On March 22, Animal Services responded to a call regarding an altercation among two dogs and a raccoon in Newton.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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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