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Traffic Stop For Burned Out Tag Light Leads To Drug Arrests
On October 17, 2019 around 1 a.m. Deputy D. Hendrix was stationary in his patrol car at the intersection of NC Hwy 18 and NC 27 West Highway observing traffic when he observed a vehicle with the license plate light burned out.
Friday, October 18, 2019

City & Street Preachers Reach Agreement
The City of Lincolnton and the Shook brothers--Jeffrey and Jeremy--have reached an agreement that will hopefully end the confrontation between the City and the street preachers.
Friday, October 18, 2019

Man Charged With Breaking & Entering Unoccupied Dwelling
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a 47-year-old man with breaking into an unoccupied dwelling.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Man Located In Buncombe County
Asheville Police located Kermit Perkins, 78, of Saunders Street, Lincolnton, NC and contacted local authorities.  The family was notified and a family member went to Asheville and picked up Mr. Perkins.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lowder Elementary Is Scene Of Special Reunion
At S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, things have neatly come full circle. How? As Principal Scott Carpenter explained this week, it’s a phenomenon longtime educators often experience. You might call it the Mr. Chips syndrome.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gaston Police Seek Suspect For Felony Assault
On October 16, 2019, officers with the Gaston County Police Department investigated a reported kidnapping and domestic assault.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Man
Kermit Perkins, 78, of Lincolnton, NC was last seen at 2:30 p.m. today, October 16, 2019.  Perkins was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota, gray in color with North Carolina license plate DMX7071.  He was pulling a boat trailer with a bass boat on it with boat registration of CL49560.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Man Stabbed, Charged With Assault On A Female
An altercation between a couple as they rode in a car left the man with a stab wound and the female being assaulted.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Detectives Investigating Death Of Man Found In His Residence
Deputies were dispatched to 7119 Doyle Beam Memorial Drive on October 14, 2019 reference a welfare check called in by a neighbor.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Commissioners & School Board: Special Session On Teamwork
Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincoln County Board of Education held a special joint session last Thursday (Oct. 10th).
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Double Murder In Conover
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a Conover man with two counts of murder after two people were shot to death late Sunday night.
Monday, October 14, 2019

Cavendish Is Brewing Up Something Special
Something new is brewing in Gastonia. It’s the Cavendish Brewing Company, located at 207 N. Chester St. in the downtown area. And according to owner Scott Cavendish, you might say things are really “hopping” and in more ways than one.
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Missing Juvenile Returns Home
Allissann Marie Quates, 16, returned to her residence around 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2019 and has been removed from NCIC as a missing juvenile.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Atrium Health Continues Security Enhancements To Ensure Safety For All
Primary entry to the emergency department will continue through the first-floor main exterior entrance located near the Emergency Department roundabout. All visitors will now be required to check-in and receive name badges when visiting the ED. Metal detectors will also be installed. 
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old female.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Probation Search Leads To Drug Arrest
The search of a residence occupied by a man on probation led to an arrest on drug charges and probation violation.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Iron Station Man Arrested For Number Of Break-Ins
An Iron Station man has been arrested in connection with a number of break-ins to trailers and vending machines.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Judge Gives Moore Lengthy Sentence
A Maiden man got a lengthy prison sentence this week after pleading guilty to charges related to molesting a child.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Clary Is Lincoln County Schools Principal Of The Year
Brian Clary is the Lincoln County Schools Principal of the Year. The longtime principal of West Lincoln High School, Clary told The Herald Tuesday that he was surprised but happy to have been chosen.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Altercation Over Two Dogs Fighting
One man was injured and another man arrested following an altercation over their pets fighting.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Deputies Arrest Loomis Street Man During Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Loomis Street, Lincolnton, N.C. man as he attempted to break into homes and a vehicle on Salem Church Road.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

LPD Investigating Cell Phone Larceny
On Monday October 7 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Lincolnton Police Officers were dispatched to Sea Wireless in reference to a Felony Larceny.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Two People Charged In Connection With Theft Of A Vehicle
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged two people in connection with the theft of a vehicle.
Monday, October 7, 2019

STEM Focus Of Upward Bound Summer Academy
You can’t underestimate the importance of STEM. A greater knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be the key to a better future. Master these disciplines, and you can write your own ticket.
Monday, October 7, 2019

McCall To Speak At Oct. 21 Commission Meeting
Lincoln County Commissioner Anita Branch McCall is substantively helping her community as a member of the NACO but three months ago things hit a snag when the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners would not vote to allow her to go and votes for Lincoln County were forfeited.
Sunday, October 6, 2019

LEDA Hosts National Manufacturing Day
Community leaders came together to recognize the importance Industry plays within the community and to kick off LEDA’s Industry Appreciation Month. With over 20% of the county’s workforce involved in some type of manufacturing, LEDA annually honors this substantial part of the local economy.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

City's One Stop Voting Change Garners Most Discussion
At the October Lincolnton City Council Meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Elections (BoE) change to the City’s One Stop voting change dominated the Discussion.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Raleigh Man Given Lengthy Prison Term
A Raleigh man has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the North Carolina Department of Corrections after a Lincoln County jury found him guilty on a number of charges from an incident that occurred at 2645 Painter Lane, Lincolnton, NC on May 6, 2017.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fire At Balls Creek Called "Suspicious"
A Sunday evening (Sep. 29th) fire that destroyed some 40 'tents' at Balls Creek Campground on Buffalo Shoals Road is being called "suspicious."
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Landfill Fire
For the second time in less than a week, firefighters were called out to the Lincoln County Landfill near Crouse Monday evening.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Raccoon Tests Positive For 12th Rabies Case In Gaston County
On Sunday September 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from Sugar Lane in Gastonia in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family cat fought with a raccoon which was killed during the incident.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Apprehended In Carteret County
After being tracked by GPS for over 12 hours across the state of North Carolina John O. Lafferty Jr. was apprehended in Carteret County Monday night by the bail bondsman who had gone part of his bond.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Fails To Make Court Appearance
Law enforcement officers are searching for former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty Jr. after he failed to show up for court Monday, Sept. 30.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Fire Destroys Much of Balls Creek Campground
A Sunday night (Sep. 29th) fire destroyed approximately one-third of the tents at the historic Balls Creek Campground.  At least 14 fire departments fought the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Medal of Honor Winners Talk History, Patriotism, Choices
Three Medal of Honor winners visited Lincolnton Friday (Sep. 27th) for a special program at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Rabies Update
A dog that killed a rabid skunk is still being sought in Gaston County as selected veterninarians offer reduced price rabies shots over the next couple of weeks.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two People Arrested Following Violent Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two people following a violent assault on a man last night.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lincoln County Land Search Team Finds Woman Lost in Woods
The Lincoln County Land Search Team along with Sheriff’s deputies, Lincolnton Fire and Lincoln County EMS located a woman who reportedly was injured and lost in a wooded area.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Missing Woman's Body Found
The body of a missing woman has been found and a Lincolnton man has been charged with her murder.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lafferty Charged With Felony Embezzlement
Former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty, Jr. has been charged with Embezzlement in Excess of $100,000--a Class C felony.  He will have a first appearance in Superior Court on Monday.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective Justin Link is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

11 Confirmed Rabies Cases Now In Gaston County
On Monday September 23 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 1100 block of Sandy Ford Road, Mount Holly, NC in reference to two family dogs who had fought with a skunk. The skunk was killed during this incident.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dog--Possibly Infected With Rabies--Being Sought
Gaston County Animal Control says the county confirmed its 10th case of rabies in a wild animal this week.  This time, the story also includes a warning to avoid not only wild animals--but a stray dog that may be infected.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Applegate: A Treasure Trove Of Travel And Tourism
It’s all about working toward common goals that benefit everyone. Such is a big part of the mission of Gaston County Travel and Tourism.
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Domestic Incident Leaves Man Injured
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a physical domestic incident at 11 p.m. on September 19 where a man was injured.
Friday, September 20, 2019

McHenry Announces Grants to Fire Departments
Congressman Patrick McHenry has announced Department of Homeland Security grants to several local fire departments.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Man Shoots Through Door, Just Misses Deputies
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies escaped injury when a man shot through the door of his home as the officers knocked on the door Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Forsyth County, NC
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Lookadoo with help from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office located the teen last night in Lewisville, N.C.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Open House For Sheriff's Office, EMS & Animal Services
This is a reminder that the Open House for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County EMS, and Lincoln County Animal Services will be held on Saturday, September 21.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

What Next? (UPDATED)
Lincoln County Commissioners turned thumbs down on a request for rezoning that would have permitted building a new charter school at the intersection of NC 73 and Club Drive.  Now the obvious question is 'what next?'
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Vehicle Break-Ins During Maiden Football Game Investigated
Maiden Police officers are investigating three forcible vehicle Breaking & Entering’s that occurred during the Maiden High School football game against St. Stephens Friday night, Sept. 13, in the parking areas at Maiden High School.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Lindsey Rose Monteleone, 17, was reported missing Sunday night (September 15, 2019) after she did not return to her Asbury Church Road home from work at Papa John’s Pizza in Denver, N.C.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Bessemer City Earns "Healthy Gaston" Silver Honors
It’s all about getting healthy. It’s “Healthy Gaston,” an initiative of the Gaston Together Health Care Commission, and it’s a process to help businesses, schools and churches create a culture of wellness for their employees.
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Teen Located In South Carolina
A missing Lincoln County teen was located Friday night (September 13) in Greenville, South Carolina.
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bulow Bowman Awards Scholarships To Two LC High School Students
The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund has announced its 2019 undergraduate scholarship awards to Emily Atkinson, graduate of ELHS, and Tanner Buff, graduate NLHS.
Friday, September 13, 2019

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Belmont Robbery & Kidnapping
A Lincolnton woman has been charged in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that occurred in Belmont Monday night of two Belmont Abbey College baseball players.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Public To Commissioners: Emphatic "No" On School
A proposed scheme to build a new charter school in Denver appears dead in the water. Members of the public, most of them hailing from eastern Lincoln County, voiced passionate and nearly unanimous opposition during a public hearing at Monday night’s 2.5-hour meeting.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Family members say 16-year-old Selena Rodriguez left the residence around 10 p.m. on September 5, 2019.  They say a vehicle was heard outside the home and believe she was picked up by the vehicle but were unable to provide a color or make of vehicle.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Charge Man With Assaulting A Female
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kellom Lane on September 8, 2019 to investigate a possible sexual assault.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Facing Sexual Assault Charge
A Lincoln County man is facing sexual assault charges in connection with an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of September 8, 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Lincoln County Senior Center Closed Through Wednesday
The old site on Academy Street will be closed through Wednesday. The new site, at 612 Center Drive in Lincolnton, will open with very limited class schedules on Thursday and Friday. Normal activities will resume on Monday, Sept. 16.  A Grand Opening and Open House will be held on Friday, Sept. 27.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Gaston's Overall Student Proficiency Increases Again
The student proficiency rate for Gaston County Schools increased slightly, and the school district experienced its most significant gains in science and middle school math, according to information released by the North Carolina State Board of Education.
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Lincoln County Water Rescue Team Moving To Outer Banks
The Lincoln County Water Rescue Team is moving to the Outer Banks to assist with rescue efforts due to Hurricane Dorian. The team was originally dispatched to Plymouth, N.C. then transferred to Washington, N.C. where they awaited assignment.
Friday, September 6, 2019

City Approves Up-Scale Restaurant Incentives
The City Council took a big step to lure upscale restaurants to the downtown area. Called the Targeted Incentive Program, the funding would be in the form of a forgivable loan. The recipients of this loan would have to meet some very strict conditions.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Another Rabies Case
A family pet had to be euthanized after it fought with a rabid skunk.  It was the 7th confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year.
Friday, September 6, 2019

LCS Releases Ready Accountability Report & Graduation Rate
Lincoln County Schools reported that 16 of 21 schools, whose growth status is reported by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), achieved expected growth, with two of those schools exceeding growth expectations.
Friday, September 6, 2019

LC Water Rescue Team Deployed For Hurricane Dorian
The team was dispatched Tuesday afternoon to Plymouth, N.C. which will be the staging area until they receive additional orders from the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center or if Hurricane Dorian impacts the area around Plymouth.
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Medicare Warns About Scam
Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Missing Man Found
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a man reported missing Monday evening (Sep. 2nd) has been found and is safe.
Monday, September 2, 2019

Dallas Fatality Still Being Investigated
A Dallas man was struck & killed on the Dallas-Stanley Highway near his home Friday evening.
Sunday, September 1, 2019

City Council To Consider Restaurant Incentive Program
Want to open a full-service restaurant in downtown Lincolnton?  The City Council will consider two proposals Thursday night that may help an entrepreneur do just that.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Dr. Justin Arnold Is New At Gaston College
Gaston College has a new face in its economic and work force development department. The college recently hired Dr. Justin Arnold as the department’s associate vice president.
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Lincoln Herald Celebrates 7th Anniversary
On Aug. 29, 2012 the Lincoln Herald went live. It's only our seventh anniversary but we hope for many more, and while some of us won't be around to see it, we dream of what the Lincoln Herald will become a decade or two into the future. Thanks to our readers, advertisers and staff for bringing us this far!
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Two More Rabies Cases In Gaston County
Gaston County has recorded its 5th and 6th confirmed rabies cases of 2019. 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Two Arrested After Chase West Of Lincolnton-UPDATED
Two suspects were arrested Sunday (Aug. 25th) after a stolen vehicle wrecked on George Brown Road off Highway 182.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

UPDATE: LPD Needs Public's Help To Locate Two Runaway Juveniles
UPDATE: Jennifer Marie Black, 16,  and Josiah David Coffey, 17, were located Tuesday morning in Kansas. Both individuals are safe and their parents are making arrangements to pick them up.The Lincolnton Police Department appreciates the public’s assistance in locating the two runaway juveniles.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Disarmed Grenade Found In Box At Home
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call Sunday night in the 200 block of Car Farm Road where a grenade was discovered in the basement of a home.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Memorial Held To Honor Slain Officer
A special memorial service was held on the Courtsquare Sunday afternoon to honor and remember Sgt. John Howell, the only Lincoln County law enforcement officer ever killed in the line of duty.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Somerset's Family Asks: "Will Justice Be Done?"
Sunday was a day for memorials.  In Bessemer City, the family of Gary Lee Somerset marked the second anniversary of his murder in southern Lincoln County on August 25th, 2017.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Superintendent Booker's Back-To-School Message
It’s back to school time in Gaston County! Bright and early Monday morning, the buses will roll, the school bells will ring, and more than 31,000 children (pre-kindergarten through high school) will return to our classrooms.
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Another Rabid Skunk
A skunk found on Keever Dairy Farm Road in southern Lincoln County is the county's fourth confirmed rabies case of 2019.
Friday, August 23, 2019

Solar Farm: Addendum
Just when we think the final chapter in the proposed Sailview Solar Farm chapter has been written, the issue--dating back to 2013--is in the news again.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Catawba County Sheriff's Office Welcomes Body Cameras
Catawba County Sheriff's deputies have a new piece of equipment--a body camera.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Gaston County Has 4th Rabies Of 2019
A rabid fox that bit an Alexis area resident is the fourth confirmed case of rabies in Gaston County this year.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Belmont Abbey Announces Plans For New Dorm
Belmont Abbey College has announced plans for a new residence hall to open next year.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

USDA Says "Don't Wash That Chicken!"
Having chicken for dinner?  If the first thing you do is wash that chicken, you may be making a big mistake according to the USDA.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Operation BOLO
Law enforcement agencies in Gaston County will participate in a special initiative this week and next to try to improve school safety by educating drivers and vigorously enforcing laws related to school zones, school buses, etc.
Monday, August 19, 2019

This is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting educational choices available in our area.  We welcome reader comments on the articles and on education.
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cooper, Trump Lead In Civitas Poll
According to a poll this month by Civitas, Governor Roy Cooper leads Republican rivals in early gubernatorial matchups.  The poll also indicates if the election were hold now, President Trump would beat his Democratic rivals.
Friday, August 16, 2019

School Bus Passing Laws
This is not a test to get your Driver's License--but it's something that a lot of drivers apparently don't fully understand.  Here's the official list from the NC Department of Transportation.
Friday, August 16, 2019

Head-On Collision On Lithia Inn Road
A young Lincolnton woman was airlifted to Atrium Health in Charlotte after an accident on Lithia Inn Road Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, August 15, 2019

No Injuries To People, But Pets Die In Fire
No person was injured, but pets inside a home on Henry Dellinger Road perished in an early morning fire Thursday (Aug. 15th).
Thursday, August 15, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles highlighting educational choices available in our area.  We welcome reader comments on the articles and on education.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

School Bus Safety: Does Your Child Know The Rules?
Sheriff Bill Beam Encourages Safety Measures to Avoid Injury.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Virtual Clinic Coming To Lincoln County Schools
Thanks to a $150,000 grant from Kohl's, a school-based virtual clinic is coming to two Lincoln County schools.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sheriff Bill Beam Offers Safety Tips For Back-To-School
Sheriff Bill Beam of Lincoln County offers some safety tips for parents and youngsters as they return to school this year.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting educational choices available in our area.  We welcome reader comments on the articles and on education.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Two People Indicted By Grand Jury On Drug Charges Arrested
Nathan Kenneth Black of Lincolnton and Tevan Montez Ikard of Hudson were indicted on separate drug charges. Black and Ikard were both arrested on August 5, 2019 and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.
Monday, August 12, 2019

Positive Start For WLHS Class Of 2020
Approximately 60 West Lincoln High School seniors began their final high school year with ‘Prayer By The Rock’ and a ‘Chinese Lantern Kickoff’ on Sunday, August 11 by the school Spirit Rock. The event was planned and hosted by the parents of the Class of 2020.
Monday, August 12, 2019

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