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Do you check your receipts?  Computerized cash registers that rely on having the right price for items sometimes charge customers more than they should.  The NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Standards Division checks stores periodically to make sure customers are being overcharged.
Monday, January 30, 2023

Maiden Man Charged In Lincoln County Home Invasion
A Maiden man is facing charges in connection with a home invasion that occurred overnight on January 25, 2023.
Friday, January 27, 2023

Police Asking for Help in Identifying Robber
Gastonia Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect who is wanted for stealing $80,000 worth of jewelry from the Kohl's store in east Gastonia on Tuesday of last week (Jan. 17th).
Friday, January 27, 2023

Residence Broken Into On Consecutive Days, Suspects Arrested
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people breaking into the same dwelling on two consecutive days.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Death of Cherryville Man May Have Been Drug Related
Gaston County Police say a Friday (Jan. 20th) incident that left a young Cherryville man dead may have involved drugs.
Sunday, January 22, 2023

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Denver Man Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
On December 13, 2022 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a report in connection with child sexual assault.
Saturday, January 21, 2023

Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Lincoln County man has been charged in connection with child sexual assaults that occurred in 2022.
Friday, January 20, 2023

Conover Man Facing Drug Charges
A Tuesday night/Wednesday morning traffic stop resulted in multiple drug charges against a Conover man.
Friday, January 20, 2023

Missouri Woman Killed Monday When Struck by Vehicle
No charges will be filed in a pedestrian fatality east of Maiden Monday morning (Jan. 16th).
Friday, January 20, 2023

Arrests Made in Kings Mtn. Stabbing
Kings Mountain Police have arrested a Gastonia man and woman in connection with a homicide at a convenience store on Tuesday evening (Jan. 17th).
Friday, January 20, 2023

This Is a Dog-Gone (But Found) Story
Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office answer a variety of calls.  Many of them involve terrible things like breakins or robberies or murders--but they also do other things both on and off the job to keep the community safe and help residents and visitors. 
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Woman Stabbed to Death in Kings Mountain
Kings Mountain Police are investigating a homicide at a convenience store on Tuesday evening (Jan. 17th).
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Newton Man Killed in Tuesday Wreck
An elderly Newton man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at about 5 PM Tuesday (Jan. 17th) when he apparently turned in front of another car as he attempted to turn left after stopping at a stop sign.   
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Pedestrian Killed When Struck by Train
A Lincolnton man was killed Wednesday morning (Jan. 18th) when struck by a train between Edwards and Flint streets.  Police said the man, identified as Jonathan William Elmore, was walking on the tracks.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Denver Deaths Were Murder-Suicide
We've said it many times before, and we'll say it again: "Domestic violence hurts everyone!"  The deaths of two people in the Denver area is apparenly a murder-suicide, and because of domestic violence, three small children are without their mother.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Two Dead in Denver
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office investigators are continuing their investigation into two deaths in the Denver area that appear to be connected.  A 35-year-old woman, Debra Ana Jackson, was shot to death on Monday (Jan. 9th).  The body of a man was found in a pond not far from her home.  Officers are continuing to piece together what happened.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Multiple Misdemeanor Charges in Domestic Violence Case
Lincolnton Police arrested a man Friday (Jan. 6th) after he allegedly held a woman against her will and then attacked a dog.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Second Body Found in Denver Homicide
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating the county's first homicide of 2023 and now a second body has been found, possibly that of a suspect in the death of a  Denver woman who was shot to death on Monday (Jan. 9th). (SEE UPDATE at end of article.)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Multiple Charges Involving Sex With a Minor
A 58-year-old Lincolnton man is in the Lincoln County Jail under a quarter million dollar secured bond pending a January 26th appearance in court on a total of eight charges involving alleged sex acts involving a child.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Denver Woman Found Dead in Her Yard (UPDATED)
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating the county's first homicide of 2023.  A Denver woman was shot to death on Monday (Jan. 9th). (SEE UPDATE at end of article.)
Monday, January 9, 2023

LC Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Shooting Death
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the shooting death of an eastern Lincoln County woman.
Monday, January 9, 2023

Arrested on Sex Charges
A 30-year-old Gastonia man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
Sunday, January 8, 2023

Police Need to Identify Visitors to Home Where a Murder Later Occurred
Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department  are asking for help from the public in identifying people in photographs at an Allison Avenue home where 33-year-old Johnny "Luke" Moore was shot and killed during a home invasion on July 26, 2021.
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Another Upside Down in a Creek Fatal Accident
Much like an accident in Lincolnton nother overturned vehicle in a creek that killed a Dallas man Wednesday afternoon, Gastonia Police say a Spencer Mountain man died when his truck left the roadway and turned upside down in a creek.
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Burgin Presented Key To City
Former Lincolnton Police Chief Terry Burgin, named recently as the US Marshal for North Carolina's Western District, was presented the Key to the City at Thursday night's (Jan. 5th) City Council meeting.
Friday, January 6, 2023

Dallas Man Killed in Wednesday Accident
An elderly Dallas man was killed Wednesday evening when his vehicle ran off South Aspen Street and landed upside down in the creek just south of the Laboratory Road intersection.
Thursday, January 5, 2023

Sometimes Cases Close Themselves
Gastonia Police arrested a woman last week who attempted an armed robbery of a business , and her facemask fell off during the robbery. 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Arrest Made in Christmas Eve Hit & Run
A young Lincolnton man has been charged in connection with a Christmas Eve hit & run that critically injured a pedestrian on the Maiden Highway.
Monday, January 2, 2023

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle Christmas Eve
A Lincolnton man who was struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit and run on Christmas eve remains in serious condition at Atrium Hospital in Charlotte.
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Car Stolen, Set on Fire
Law enforcement agencies in Cleveland and Gaston counties are trying to find the persons responsible for a stranded motorist carjacking.
Friday, December 30, 2022

Telephone Scam Calls Still Active In Lincoln County
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two reported phone scams that have occurred since December 27, 2022.
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Lincolnton Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Lincolnton man has been charged in connection with alleged child sexual assaults.
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Belmont Man Killed In Mountain Wreck
A young man from Belmont who had most recently been living in Asheville was killed in a single vehicle accident in Watauga County Wednesday morning (Dec. 28th).
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Convicted Felon Arrested on Firearms Charges--Again
Catawba County deputies arrested two men and seized numerous firearms from a Catawba residence on Tuesday (Dec. 27th).  
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Violence in Lincolnton
Lincolnton may be becoming a more violent place. Two incidents, one last week and one Tuesday (Dec. 27th) would seem to indicate such.
Thursday, December 29, 2022

One Arrested, Another Charged in Family Dollar Robbery
Gaston County Police have arrested one of two men wanted in an armed robbery at the Family Dollar Store on Davis Park Road on December 9th and are looking for another suspect.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Charlotte Man Arrested In July Vehicle Break-Ins In Denver
A Charlotte man has been arrested in connection with vehicle break-ins in neighborhoods in eastern Lincoln County.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

LCSO "Officers Of The Year 2022" Awards Announced
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam presented law enforcement officers of the year awards on December 15, 2022 at a gathering at Risen Church in Lincolnton.
Friday, December 16, 2022

Sex Offender Gets Long Sentence
A 56-year-old Dallas man will spend the next 35 years in prison aftr being convicted of possession of child pornography.  Timothy Scott Pennington was a known sex offender with prior convictions in Lincoln & Gaston counties.
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Man Who Damaged Lincolnton's Apple Free on Bond
By now, you have surely heard about the damage to the apple that is used for the New Year's Eve Apple Drop on the southeast Courtsquare in Lincolnton. Lincolnton Police issued a news release Thursday afternoon (Dec. 15th) that provides more information about what happened.
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Two Sought as Suspects in Armed Robbery
Two men are being sought by police for robbing the Family Dollar store on Davis Park Road in Gastonia last Friday (Dec. 9th). The two fled in a vehicle that was found a short distance away, but the suspects are still at large.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Four-Year-Old Killed by Gunshot in Gaston County
A four-year-old Gaston County child died from a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 13th) and three adults have been charged in connection with the incident.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Missing Runaway Teen Located And Safe
A teen reported missing on December 8, 2022 has been located and safe.
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Runaway Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.
Friday, December 9, 2022

Teens Have Possession Of Drugs On School Property
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Deputy M. Shaw was parked on N NC 16 Business Hwy near Lincoln Charter School-Denver when he was approached by an individual who stated something was being sold out of a pickup truck parked in the school parking lot.
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Body Found in Catawba County Was Homicide Victim
The Medical examiner has ruled that the body found last Saturday (Dec. 3rd) off Lee Cline Road is that of a homicide victim, but the cause of death was not released in the autopsy report on Thursday.  Fingerprint analysis has now identified the victim in the case as Luiz Enrique Rodriguez, 51, a Catawba County resident.
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Camp Charged With Murder in Wednesday Shooting
Police have charged 50-year-old Muhammed Ali Camp with second degree murder in the shooting death of Valeska Keely Ward, 46, on Wednesday night (Dec. 7th).
Thursday, December 8, 2022

One Dead, One in Custody After Wednesday Night Shooting
A Wednesday night shooting on North Flint Street in Lincolnton left one person dead, another facing charges.
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Sheriff Bill Beam Sworn In To Second Term
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam was sworn in to his second term in office Monday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

48th Annual Cat Square Christmas Parade Routes & Closures
This year’s 48th Annual Cat Square Christmas Parade will be on Saturday December 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parade route, staging and line-up areas are included in this article with a map to click to.  You can also watch the parade online at
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Maiden Man Arrested On Four Counts Indecent Exposure
On Thursday December 1 Maiden Police officers arrested Nelson Alexander Abarca, age 30, of Maiden on four counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Dallas Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
On November 21, 2022 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the sexual assault of a child.  
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ronald Lee Burns Arrested in Shelton, Washington
A Cherryville man accused of molesting little girls who fled while out on bond awaiting trial has been apprehended in Washington state.  Ronald Lee Burns, who had been living under an assumed name there, was arrested after detectives begn investigating new allegations of a child sex offense involving Burns.
Monday, December 5, 2022

Stanley Man Arrested On Gaston & Lincoln County Warrants
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies along with a Gaston County Police Department K-9 unit arrested a Stanley man on a number of charges on Wednesday.
Friday, December 2, 2022

Man Barricades Himself Inside Camper, Sets It On Fire
Around 10 p.m. on November 29, 2022 deputies responded to a possible burglary to a camper parked on the property in the 1300 block of Bess Chapel Church Road, Cherryville.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Road Closures & Detours For The Denver ELBA Christmas Parade Dec. 3
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announces the Road Closures and Detours For The Denver ELBA Christmas Parade on December 3.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Thanksgiving Argument Ends in Shooting
A Gastonia man has been charged with attempted murder after he shot his girlfriend on Thanksgiving morning.
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Father's Girlfriend Charged in Death of Child
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged a 34-year-old Madison County, NC, woman with murder in the death of a four-year-old child from southwestern Catawba County who died last Sunday (Nov. 20th).
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Domestic Dispute Leads To Shooting, One Person Hospitalized
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting incident that left an Iron Station, NC man hospitalized in critical condition.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

LCSO Asking For Public Help In Connection With Theft
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects in the theft of equipment from the Lowe’s at 7144 NC Highway 73 in Denver, NC.
Monday, November 21, 2022

Gastonia Man Arrested in Tony's Ice Cream Fire
A Gastonia man has been arrested after he allegedly set a fire at Tony's Ice Cream on E. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia in early August.  DNA evidence was used to find Marvin Durell McCaskill, who is charged with causing the fire.
Friday, November 18, 2022

Cat Tests Positive For 12th Confirmed Case Of Rabies In Gaston County
On Tuesday, November 13 at 10:20 p.m., the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call regarding a cat that attacked a resident in the 800 block of Fairview Drive in Mt. Holly. 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Gaston County's 11th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022
On Friday, November 11, 2022 at 9:07 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call regarding a raccoon that entered upon the back porch of a residence in the 800 block of St. Marks Church Road in Bessemer City and got in a fight with the resident’s two dogs. 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Week Eleven - Life Saving Techniques And Detention
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about CPR, the use of AEDs, and proper procedures to stop serious bleeding.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Residents Continue To Receive Scam Phone Calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive complaints from citizens being targeted by scammers claiming to represent the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Body Identified as Missing Lincolnton Man
The body found last Wednesday south of Crouse has been identified as that of a Lincolnton man who went missing in July.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Lengthy Investigation, Traffic Stop Lead To Drug Arrests
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s Division arrested two people on drug charges in separate incidents.
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Citizens Police Academy Tours Lincoln County Courthouse
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Academy participants toured the new Lincoln County Courthouse during the 10th week of the program.
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Two Charlotte Men Arrested In Denver Bank Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested and charged two Charlotte men in connection with the robbery of the State Employees Credit Union on NC Highway 73 on November 7, 2022.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Two Local Recruits Graduate From Appalachian Police Academy
Karson Williams of Lincolnton and Maya Kapoor of Huntersville where two of the sixteen students who graduated from Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Academy — a component of the Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP) — on Aug. 27 in Rosen Concert Hall, representing the program’s fifth class.
Monday, November 7, 2022

Two Men Searched For In Denver Bank Robbery
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for two men who robbed a bank in Denver, N.C. today (November 7, 2022).
Monday, November 7, 2022

Fatal Accident
A Hickory woman died in a traffic accident early Friday morning on Highway 16 in Catawba County.
Saturday, November 5, 2022

Taylorsville Man Charged With Felony Posting On Social Media
On October 24, 2022 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies received a report from the victim that a private image of the individual had been posted to a public social media page. 
Friday, November 4, 2022

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