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Lincoln County Implements Teen Court Program
Lincoln County has recently implemented a Teen Court program, which is an alternative system of restorative justice where youth, who are responsible for an illegal or disruptive action, are tried for (mostly) misdemeanor offenses. 
Monday, January 25, 2021

Guilty
The US Attorney's office says a Gastonia man who was considered a major drug dealer in Gaston County may now face a federal prison sentence of 10 years up to life after being convicted Friday in federal court in Charlotte.
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Speed Limit Now 35 MPH On Portion Of Unity Church Road
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce that the speed limit on a portion of Unity Church Road near Lantana Drive has recently been reduced to 35 mph from 45 mph.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hickory Stabbing
A Hickory man has been charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed two people; one of them, his mother, died from the injuries; the other, a man, is expected to survive.  The suspect barricaded himself in a home but surrendered after a two-hour standoff.
Monday, January 18, 2021

Suspect Arrested In Downtown B&E's
Hickory Police arrested a Boone man Saturday after he allegedly broke into several downtown Hickory businesses on Friday.
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Scronce Jailed On Drug & Other Charges
A Lincoln County man is back in jail in Catawba County after being arrested again on Thursday.  Christopher Reid Scronce faces multiple charges.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Woman Charged With Breaking Into Occupied Dwelling
A woman is facing charges after she broke into an occupied dwelling on Lander’s Church Road on January 13, 2021.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lincoln County Man Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
A Lincoln County man was arrested on January 13, 2021 on child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Two Wanted For Murder
Hickory Police are looking for two subjects from Alexander County in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon that left a 51-year-old Hickory woman dead.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Two Arrested From Nov. 2020 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling
Two people have been arrested in connection with shooting into an occupied Willis Road, Vale, NC dwelling on November 1, 2020.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Fatal Wreck In Maiden
A 75-year-old Maiden man died in a single vehicle accident Monday (Jan. 11th).
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Deputies Recover A Stolen Vehicle, Make Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Dallas woman and recovered a pickup truck reported stolen in Belmont.
Monday, January 11, 2021

Mark Baker Named Maiden Officer Of Year
The Maiden Sportsmen Club recently presented the Maiden Police Department Officer of the Year Award to Officer Mark Baker.
Saturday, January 9, 2021

Dive Team Assists In Gaston County Recovery From Pond
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted Hughes Pond Fire Department recovering a vehicle and a body from a pond near the intersection of Mount Zion Church Road and Highway 274 in Gaston County.
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Missing Girl Found Safe Overnight
12 year old Yasmine Analyse Nicole Pless was returned home overnight after reports of her missing on local news outlets.
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Public Help Wanted
The Gastonia Police Dept. is seeking help from the public in finding the vehicle involved in a fatal hit & run on Christmas Eve.
Friday, January 1, 2021

Two People Charged With Shooting Into An Occupied Dwelling
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for two people charged with shooting into a Willis Road, Vale, NC home on November 1, 2020.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Gastonia Police Recognize New Officers And Sergeants
The Gastonia Police Department recognized eight officers and four sergeants during a virtual Promotional and Swearing-In Ceremony on Dec. 17.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Rash Of Break-Ins To Unlocked Vehicles In Eastern Lincoln
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of break-ins to mostly unlocked vehicles at homes east of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Samuel Dunlap, Jr. Completes BLET
He’s certified to protect and serve. He’s Samuel Lee Dunlap, Jr., and he’s a recent graduate of the BLET (or basic law-enforcement training) program at Gaston College. Now state-certified, he works as an officer for the Belmont Police Department.
Monday, December 28, 2020

Man Who Shot Cop Arrested
The man who allegedly shot a Kings Mountain Police officer on Saturday Dec. 19th will have a first appearance in court Tuesday (Dec. 29th).  Antonio Cortez Anthony faces multiple charges.  The officer, Cpl. Frank Lee Whittington, Jr. was released from the hospital last week.
Monday, December 28, 2020

Can You Identify This Man?
Gastonia Police are asking for help from shoppers who may be able to identify a suspect who allegedly assaulted several women at Gastonia stores in early December.
Saturday, December 26, 2020

Taylorsville Woman Charged With Setting Fire
It's a domestic violence case, but not the typical kind.  Nobody was physically injured (at least not during the Christmas eve incident), but someone could have been.  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office arrested a Taylorsville woman an charged her with first degree arson.
Friday, December 25, 2020

Gastonia Police Searching For Hit & Run Vehicle
Christmas Eve was marred by a traffic fatality in west Gastonia.  A Kings Mountain man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on W. Franklin Blvd. The hit and run fatality was reported early Thursday morning.
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Suspect In Shooting Of Kings Mountain Officer Identified
The suspect in that Kings Mountain shooting has been identified.  He remains hospitalized, but the injured officer was released on Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

GC Police Need Help To Locate Runaway Juvenile
Emily Avelar-Guttierez was last seen leaving her residence on Camp Rotary Road near Gastonia. She is a 14-year-old Hispanic who is 5’3” tall, weighs approximately 130 pounds and has dark hair and brown eyes.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Sheriff's Deputies Deliver Toys For Tots; Award Presented
The toys and other surprises were delivered to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and distributed over the last 10 days in each of the three districts in the county.
Monday, December 21, 2020

Two Charged In June Overdose Deaths
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has charged two people with Death by Distribution after they supplied a drug that resulted in the deaths of two Cleveland County residents.
Monday, December 21, 2020

It Has Happened Again!
It has happened again!  For the third time in the last two weeks, an area law enforcement officer has been shot while doing his job.  The difference this time is that officer Frank Lee Whittington, Jr. of the Kings Mountain police will likely survive.
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Conover Man Gets Federal Prison Sentence
A Conover man is the latest to be convicted as a part of  Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Deputies, Swift Water Rescue, Locate Lost Juveniles
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies and the Swift Water Rescue located and brought to safety three boys who became lost in a wooded area off Brevard Place Road in eastern Lincoln County.
Friday, December 18, 2020

Sheriff's Detectives Locate Missing Teen
A teen missing since December 16, 2020 has been located in Gaston County.
Friday, December 18, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Kidnapping & Other Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a western Lincoln County man with kidnapping and other charges after he threatened family members with a machete.
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Ambreal Renay Watson, is a white female who is 13 years old.  She is 5 feet tall and weighs 110 pounds.  She has brown hair and brown eyes.  When the teen was discovered missing, the guardian also stated the girl’s gray and neon green in color medium sized bicycle was gone.
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Shoplifting Incident Escalates To Murder
Shelby Police say a shoplifting incident earlier this week escalated into a homicide when a store employee pursued and fatally shot a man apparently trying to steal items from a sporting goods store at Cleveland Mall.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Grand Jury Indicts 11; One Suspect In Custody
Eleven people were indicted on drug charges by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on December 14, 2020 and one suspect is already in custody.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Several Break-Ins
A traffic stop following information the vehicle may have been used in a theft has led to charges against the driver in several break-ins in the county.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Stolen Generator
Gaston County Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a vehicle and possible suspect in a theft over the weekend in Bessemer City.  
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Mt. Holly Pays Respect To Fallen Officer
The city of Mount Holly paid respect Sunday evening to a young police officer killed in the line of duty on Friday.  Photographer Bill Ward was there and provided photos of the memorial vigil to the Lincoln Herald.
Monday, December 14, 2020

Public Help Needed
Gastonia Police are seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect who stole a tray of gold rings at a jewelry store in Eastridge Mall last Monday (Dec. 7th).
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Officer Killed While Answering Call
A Mt. Holly police officer was killed while answering a breaking & entering call early Friday morning.
Saturday, December 12, 2020

LC Sheriff's "Officers Of The Year 2020" Awards Announced
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam presented law enforcement officers of the year awards Wednesday to a dedicated detention officer and a two patrol officers.
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Drug Busts
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office reports it has made four new arrests in continuing drug sales investigations.
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Recognize This Man?
Gaston County Police are asking for help from the public in identifying the suspect in a larceny from a Dallas area residence on Tuesday of this week.
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Sheriff's Office To Get Body Cameras, Tazers, Phone App
Among other items of business at their session Monday night (Dec. 7th) Lincoln County Commissioners approved requests from Sheriff Bill Beam to purchase body cameras and new tazers for his officers as well as a phone app for the Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Video Tells The Rest Of The Story
You may have seen a Charlotte TV station's report on an incident at the Lincoln County Courthouse on November 10th.  We believe our readers deserve to know the rest of the story.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Reward Offered In Nov. 1st Burglary/Arson Case
A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in a fire that was set to cover a burglary in early November.
Monday, December 7, 2020

Two Charged In Saturday Incident
Two Shelby men are facing charges after what police described as a 'shootout' at a local business Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Teen
Gastonia Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Four Arrested In Cramerton Murder
Four young Gaston County men in their late teens have been arrested in connection with a burglary and murder in Cramerton early Monday morning.  
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Woman Charged With Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
A Lincoln County woman has been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses by using a debit card that did not belong to her.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving Robbery In Denver
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thanksgiving morning robbery at the Citgo convenience grocery in downtown Denver.
Friday, November 27, 2020

Public Help Needed
Gaston County Police are asking for the public's help in solving two crimes.
Friday, November 27, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Chase Leads To Arrest; Damaged Patrol Vehicle
A chase involving a stolen vehicle led to damage to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office patrol car and the arrest of a man accused of stealing the vehicle. 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Missing Teen Has Been Located In Charlotte
A missing Lincoln County teen has been located and is safe.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Man Charged With Attacking His Mother With A Knife
Around 9 a.m. on November 24, 2020 Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a possible disturbance after 9-1-1 heard a struggle over the telephone.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a runaway juvenile. Miss Ross has a medical condition and it is not sure if she has her medication.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Missing Teen Located
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective M. Lookadoo has located a 15-year-old male who was reported as missing on November 21, 2020.  The missing teen returned home on Monday night.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Man Charged With Setting Fire To Neighbor's Vehicle
On November 22, 2020 officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Gastonia Highway to a keep the peace call so a female could remove her property from her ex-boyfriend’s home.
Monday, November 23, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Recovered Following Chase
While deputies were searching for the vehicle the NC Highway Patrol advised they had chased the vehicle and the car ran into a field near Howard’s Creek Fire Department.  They were able to apprehend the driver after a brief foot chase.
Monday, November 23, 2020

Runaway Teen Missing For The Second Time In Two Weeks
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old male who ran away from home over the weekend. The teen also ran away from home on November 15, 2020 but returned home two days later.
Monday, November 23, 2020

Traffic Accident Leads To Stolen Vehicle Arrest
A Lancaster, S,C, man is facing charges after he wrecked a stolen vehicle he was driving in eastern Lincoln County.
Friday, November 20, 2020

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug And Stolen Gun Arrest
A traffic stop in eastern Lincoln County has led to the arrest of a Stanley, N.C. woman on drug and stolen property charges.
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Lincolnton Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective K. Harrington received a report on October 22, 2020 about the sexual assault of a child following an interview of the 14-year-old female victim at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center.
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Missing Teen Located
The missing teen was located at a relative’s home in Maiden and is in good condition.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Isaiah Richardson, 15, is described as a black male, 5 feet – 4 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  He may be wearing a red t-shirt, black shorts and white shoes.
Monday, November 16, 2020

Student Brings Gun To School
The 8th grade student accidently brought the firearm from home and discovered it when he opened a medical bag that he is required to carry.
Friday, November 13, 2020

Gastonia Shooting Injures Six
Gastonia Police are investigating a shooting incident that left six people injured Thursday night at a Gastonia nightclub.
Friday, November 13, 2020

Three People Charged With Stealing Street Signs
The men were taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. The driver of the vehicle is a 17-year-old juvenile was turned over to his parents. His case will be handled in the Juvenile Justice system.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Deputies Investigating Shooting Incident, One Person Injured
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on November 5, 2020 in western Lincoln County.
Monday, November 9, 2020

Multiple Charges Follow Vehicle Thefts, Chase
The theft of two vehicles, one a car-jacking, and a chase landed a Conover man in the Catawba County jail.
Monday, November 9, 2020

Second Suspect Arrested
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people in connection with a Conover homicide Oct. 19th.  
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Man Charged With Shooting Into An Occupied Vehicle
A Bessemer City man has been charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle as the driver was leaving a convenience store in Crouse, N.C.
Monday, November 2, 2020

21 Indicted In Drug Bust
21 people, 12 Lincoln County residents and nine others, have been indicted on an assortment of charges following a 16-month long undercover drug investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Friday, October 30, 2020
























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