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"Beauty Of Myth, Magic And Macabre," March 4
They’re inviting you into the world of myth, magic and the macabre. They’re Lincolnton-based artists Stacey Pilkington Smith, Jenna Webb and Crystal Whitesides. Their joint exhibition will have its opening reception, hosted by the Arts Council of Lincoln County, March 4 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Old Courthouse Reuse Study Continues
At the February 2nd meeting of the Lincolnton City Council, Ward 1 Councilman Kevin Demeny gave a report on a meeting he and Mayor Ed Hatley attended of the committee looking into the possible repurposed use of the old Lincoln County Courthouse.
Sunday, February 5, 2023

Anthony Grove Baptist To Have Prom, Feb. 10
“Night to Shine” provides evening of fun for special-needs folks.
Sunday, February 5, 2023

It's Time To Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!
Girl Scouts continue to be in the public eye as Girl Scout cookie booths are up and running across western and central North Carolina. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) is currently conducting its 2023 Girl Scout cookie season through March 5.
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Spelling Bee Winners in Lincoln & Catawba Counties
The annual Spelling Bee championships have been held for Lincoln and Catawba counties.  The winners will advance to the next round in the national competition.
Friday, February 3, 2023

Andrew Ferguson: One of the Black Heroes at Kings Mtn.
Not all blacks in colonial America were slaves.  Some had been freed from slavery here; others came to this continent as free men.  One of them was Andrew Ferguson, one of several black heroes who fought for the Patriots at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Friday, February 3, 2023

Business View Magazine Includes Article on Lincolnton
Lincolnton is one of the towns featured in a recent issue of Business View Magazine.
Friday, February 3, 2023

Groundhog Day Without Gus
The day passed with little fanfare in Lincolnton--a far cry from the days years ago when the Lincoln County Groundhog Association  took Gus, Lincolnton's deceased and preserved, groundhog to various schools and other locations, educating students about the fabled rodents, and offering a local 'prediction' about the weather to come.
Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Keep Lincoln County Beautiful
Jenna Harmon, the Executive Director of Keep Lincoln County Beautiful, made her annual report to Lincoln County Commissioners at their meeting on Monday January 23rd.  Here is some of what she shared with Commissioners.
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Lincoln County Zoning Cases - January BOC Decisions
The following zoning case decisions were made by the Board of County Commissioners on January 23, 2023.
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For February
Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in February including musical performances, craft classes and cooking demonstrations.
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Fort Nashborough
What is today known as Nashville, Tennessee, was once an outpost known as Fort Nashborough.  This is the 77th in our series of articles about early American history from the DAR & SAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Carolina Caring Seeks Compassionate Volunteers, Offers Free Training Feb. 18
Carolina Caring is seeking caring, compassionate volunteers to offer loving support to patients and families and will offer free training on Saturday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Monday, January 23, 2023

Battle of Cowpens
It was in late January 1781 that a major Patriot victory, the Battle of Cowpens, just three months after the Battle of Kings Mountain, and on the heels of four other smaller victories in the Carolinas, made a major contribution to the defeat of the British in the South, leading up to the eventual surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in October of that year.
Sunday, January 22, 2023

Lincoln County Zoning Cases Feb. 6
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. 
Friday, January 20, 2023

Inadvertent Siren Activation At Nuclear Station
Some Denver residents probably wondered why they were hearing a siren Thursday morning. But according to Lincoln County Operations Co-ordinator Ronald Rombs, there was no cause for alarm.
Friday, January 20, 2023

Community Involvement Meeting Jan. 31
A community involvement meeting will be held on January 31, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church at 8210 Unity Church Rd., Denver, NC 28037 to provide information and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Friday, January 20, 2023

Annette Walker Celebrates 30 Years Of Service
Annette Walker, Director of Grief Services at Carolina Caring, was recently honored for 30 years of service.
Friday, January 20, 2023

Jaxson Wilson: Scouting For Ways To Help His Church
For Jaxson Wilson's Eagle Scout project, he recently created an outdoor altar and podium at Bethel Baptist.
Thursday, January 19, 2023

MLK Day 2023
Monday (Jan. 16th) was MLK Day, and Lincolnton joined most of the rest of the nation in observing the day set aside to remember and honor the slain civil rights leader.  A few area towns had parades and other events on Saturday including Newton.  In Kings Mountain, a program called "Meet Dr. King" was performed at the Joy Theatre Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

State Of Educational Attainment In NC Webinar Feb. 6
myFutureNC will host the State of Educational Attainment in North Carolina virtually on Monday, February 6, from 3- 3:45 p.m. Register now!
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Relay for Life 2023
It's still a hundred days away--but efforts are already underway for this year's Lincoln-Gaston Relay for Life, happening April 28th at Gaston College in Dallas.
Sunday, January 15, 2023

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Jennifer Davis Writes Inspirational Books For Women
Jennifer Davis is known for wearing a lot of hats and doing many things well. One of Davis’s many hats is that of a writer. She has written editorial columns for newspapers and has co-authored three books with the Professional Woman Network.
Saturday, January 14, 2023

The Golden Hill Riot
If you've studied American Revolutionary history at all, you're surely familiar with the Boston Massacre, but the first blood shed in America's quest for independence--prior to the Declaration and actual war--was likely in New York City.
Saturday, January 14, 2023

GWU Announces 2022 Summer& Fall Graduates; Recognizes Academic Achievement
Gardner-Webb University is pleased to announce the 2022 Summer and Fall graduates from Lincoln County, N.C., and those undergraduate students who received academic honors.
Friday, January 13, 2023

WSGE's Tim Greene Produces Tribute To MLK
Gaston College radio station stalwart Tim Greene has produced a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.
Friday, January 13, 2023

Monday (Jan. 16th) is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, commonly abbreviated to MLK Day.  It's a national holiday honoring the memory of the slain civil rights leader.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Lincoln County participates In Cardiac-Arrest Study
Lincoln County is one of 63 North Carolina counties participating in a Duke University study evaluating interventions designed to improve outcomes for cardiac-arrest victims outside of hospital settings.
Monday, January 9, 2023

Gaston County Enjoying Economic Development
Gaston County is undergoing an economic renaissance. That’s the recent word from Gaston County Travel and Tourism spokeswoman Melissa McCauley. As McCauley informed, this countywide growth is a real economic shot in the arm.
Sunday, January 8, 2023

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Tax Listing Time
It's tax listing time.  For most people, those who own only a home and cars or trucks, listing in January is no longer necessary as it was years ago.  For others, who own other property subject to listing, and for businesses, this is the month.
Saturday, January 7, 2023

"Common Sense"
Call it what you will; Thomas Paine called it "Common Sense," and with a pamphlet of the same name, the writer/reporter inspired Americans toward revolution and independence from Great Britain.
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Spaghetti Fundraiser For Eagle Scout Project
Bethel Baptist Church member Jaxson Wilson is soon to be an Eagle Scout and is constructing an outdoor place of worship and prayer for the community.  A spaghetti fundraiser will be held Jan. 13-14 at the church. Plates are $10.
Friday, January 6, 2023

Huss - Wallace Wedding
Delinsey Cheyenne Huss and Kyle Christopher Wallace of Cherryville were married December 26, 2022.
Thursday, January 5, 2023

United Way 2023 Campaign Underway
Your contribution to the United Way of Lincoln County helps several local agencies who are United Way partners to provide much needed services in our community.  Whether you give your 'fair share' (a small contibution from each paycheck) or a one-time donation, it's a contribution that is also an investment in improving life in our county.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Gaston's New Year's Baby
Rowyn Lovingood was the New Year's Baby for Gaston County--born at 4:48 Sunday afternoon (Jan. 1st) at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  Rowyn's parents, Seth & Cassidy Lovingood are Lincoln Countians.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

COVID Update
Less than 10% of North Carolinians have had the latest COVID booster vaccination, but 87% have had at least one dose of the original vaccines.  The number of cases of a new variant has increased significantly in recent weeks--but thanks to the vaccines and because some had already had a case of COVID-19 and developed some natural immunity, the number of hospitalizations and deaths hasn't increased that much.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

New Year, New Baby
We reported in a separate article on the first baby of the new year in our area born in Cleveland County; and the article featured a photo of the New Year's baby from Meckleburg County provided by Atrium Health.  We asked for--and they provided--info and a photo of the first baby of the new year in Lincoln County.
Monday, January 2, 2023

Atrium Health Welcomes New Year's Babies
Atrium Health welcomed several New Year's babies across the greater Charlotte region; the first of them born at 12:09 AM Sunday in Cleveland County.  
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Hike in the New Year
If you're not too tired from celebrating Saturday night, you may want to go for a hike in a Catawba County park this Sunday.
Saturday, December 31, 2022

New Year's Shooters Schedules
Two groups of New Year’s shooters from Cherryville will make the rounds firing their old muskets and chanting in the New Year’s welcome on Monday, January 2, 2023 beginning at 12:01 a.m. One group will shoot in the Lincolnton area on Saturday, December 31.
Friday, December 30, 2022

Apple Drop Happens Saturday 5-8 PM
Saturday's Apple Drop on the southeast Courtsquare in Lincolnton may escape the rain after all.  The closer we get to the event, the less likely rain appears to be a problem.
Friday, December 30, 2022

Mille Grazie!
The Belmont-based long-term care facility, famous for helping its special-needs residents for generations, recently held its Mille Grazie (Italian for “a thousand thanks”) event at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. It was an evening of appreciation for Holy Angels’ leaders and recognition of long years of dedicated service.
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Christmas Tree Recycling
Wondering what you'll do with your Christmas tree and other natural decorations after the holiday season is over? Catawba County's Landfill staff, in cooperation with Republic Services, has an answer for you.
Monday, December 26, 2022

CVCC Offers Furniture Fundamentals Class

An next eight-week Furniture Fundamentals class at Catawba Valley Community College Furniture Academy is open for registration. The class starts on Jan. 17th and continues through March 13th. It meets Monday through Thursday from 5-8 PM at the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy (CVFA)  at 973 Locust Street in Newton.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Apple Drop Welcomes New Year 2023
Lincolnton's Apple Drop New Year's Eve celebration happens downtown (southeast Courtsquare) this Saturday (5 - 8 PM).
Sunday, December 25, 2022

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Sunday, December 25, 2022

Santa Tracker
Track Santa and see where he is live!
Saturday, December 24, 2022

Christmas in Revolutionary Times
On television, they'd call it a 'rerun.'  This was the 33rd in our series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away in 2026. For Christmas, we wanted to share again this short history of Christmas during the time of the American Revolution.
Friday, December 23, 2022

Pooveys Decorate Crouse
Labor of love for local couple with Christmas wreaths.
Friday, December 23, 2022

The American Crisis
In December 1776, just months after the Declaration of Independence had been adopted, America's fight for independence was in trouble.  It was then that Thomas Paine released a followup to his "Common Sense" pamphlets called "The American Crisis."
Thursday, December 22, 2022

A Tradition Continues - Chocolate Christmas Houses With Mrs. Helen
Mrs. Helen Dougherty (a Carolina Caring patient) has made Chocolate Christmas Houses and taught others how to make them for many years…think of a gingerbread house, but made of chocolate!
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Frye Named Teacher of the Year--Again!
Rachel Frye, an East Lincoln High School English teacher, has been named the winner of the 2023 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year for the Southwest Region.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Walgreens Offering Flu, COVID-19 Testing

Walgreens is offering flu as well as COVID-19 testing, and providing test results within two hours to help guide treatment decisions and prevent the spread of respiratory illness.

Monday, December 19, 2022

The British Evacuation of Charleston
You probably learned in school that Washington's victory over Cornwallis ended the American Revolution.  It was an important victory, but the war wasn't over.  Dec. 14th is an important day in our history--it's the day the British left Charleston.  In this, our 72nd in this series of articles, Jennifer Baker details more.
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Community Band Prepares For 2023 Season
The Newton-Conover Area Community Band draws from six counties and is preparing for its 2023 season right now, according to co-ordinator Ted Neely, and it’s looking for new members: both adults and high school band students.
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Stanley Christmas Parade
Yes, it was raining...but the Stanley Christmas Parade went on as scheduled Wednesday afternoon.  Two more parades and several other events for the holiday season are still to come.
Thursday, December 15, 2022

LC Sheriff's Deputies Begin Delivery Of Toys For Tots
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies will begin delivery of Toys for Tots this week to needy families in Lincoln County.
Monday, December 12, 2022

Washington at Valley Forge
This Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host an event (2 - 4 pm) at Vesuvius Vineyards, celebrating an often misunderstood event in American Revolution history--the Boston Tea Party. This week's article from the SAR & DAR highlights the history of Christmas season of 1777 and Washington's winter at Valley Forge.
Sunday, December 11, 2022

Gaston County Museum Holds Sunday Event
The Gaston County Museum at 131 W. Main Street in Dallas will hold a 'Cider, Cookies & Carols' event this Sunday (Dec. 11th) from 3 - 5 PM.  
Friday, December 9, 2022

Nurse Helps Save Life Of Airplane Passenger
Denver’s Kassondra Josey “just doing what I was trained to do.”
Thursday, December 8, 2022

This Weekend in Our Area
The big events this weekend are "The Nutcracker" at the James Warren Citizens Center, the Cherryville Christmas Parade Saturday morning, the Catsquare Christmas Parade Saturday afternoon, and the Lincoln Theatre Guild's presentation of "The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon" at the Cultural Center.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

"Mistletoe Magic" At Untapped Territory
Untapped Territory in downtown Lincolnton has brought back a big hit from last Christmas. “Mistletoe Magic” is a free illuminated walk-through Christmas card for making your own magical moment under the twinkling lights. You can bring your family for pictures.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

To Throw or Not To Throw: Answers to the Question
Most Christmas parades including Lincolnton & Denver have officially done away with throwing candy from floats or other parade entries.  The reason is simple: insurance and liability.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Catsquare, Cherryville Parades Saturday
Christmas events continue this week around our area.  Some will visit McAdenville or travel to Charlotte Motor Speedway to see the lights.  Others will enjoy the Lincoln Theatre Guild's Christmas play at the Lincoln Cultural Center.  Some will see the "Nutcracker" at the Citizens Center.  This is also the weekend for the Christmas parades in Cherryville and Catsquare.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Big Weekend For Least Of These Carolinas
According to executive director Susanna Kavanaugh, the group hosted its ninth “Twelve Hours of Christmas” in Gastonia on Saturday and on Lake Norman, Sunday. And Monday, Kavanaugh told The Herald more about the Least of These Carolinas (or LOTC), which helps children in foster care.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

ELBA Holds Denver Christmas Parade
The East Lincoln Betterment Association held its Denver Christmas Parade Saturday afternoon (Dec. 3rd).  It was one of many Christmas events happening in our area.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Washington's Farewell Tour
It was about this time of the year in 1783 that George Washington announced his retirement and began his farewell tour.  Six years later, he would return, not as a general, but as the first President of the United States.
Saturday, December 3, 2022

"American Pickers" Returns To Carolinas
Members of the “American Pickers” television show are planning to return to the Carolinas in February.
Friday, December 2, 2022

Christmas Events in Our Area
Santa's House at First Federal Park (N. Poplar Street) and the carriage & wagon rides in downtown Lincolnton both get underway this Thursday evening.  On Friday, the Lincoln Theatre Guild presents "The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon" at the Cultural Center.  Here's a look at what's happening.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

"Christmas County" Returns!
All across Gaston County, there’s lots to do in December!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For December
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held Monday through Thursday mornings at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Speak Up for Children Tour of Homes
Another of those events that is back post-pandemic is the Holiday Tour of Homes sponsored by Speak Up for Children.
Monday, November 28, 2022

Stanley Holds Tree Lighting
Lincolnton wasn't alone in holding a Tree Lighting Sunday evening (Nov. 27th).  The East Lincoln Betterment Association held its Tree Lighting in front of Lake Norman Lutheran Church and the town of Stanley held its Tree Lighting near the gazebo on Main Street.
Monday, November 28, 2022

Lincolnton Holds Parade & Tree Lighting
Lincolnton held its Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Sunday (Nov. 27th).
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Parade & Tree Lighting Sunday
The Lincolnton Christmas Parade begins at 4 PM this Sunday afternoon, followed by the Tree Lighting on the Courtsquare.
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Grace Lancaster Named Gabriel Scholarship Winner
Grace Lancaster has been awarded the Stephanie Lynn Gabriel Scholarship, named for a CVCC graduate who worked as an EMT until her death in an accident in 2010.  The scholarship, established by Gabriel's parents, helps a student in CVCCs Emergency Medical Science program.
Saturday, November 26, 2022

PFCLG 3rd Annual Warming Tree
Local businesses and community partners are invited to join Partnership staff, board members, and childcare providers in donating new items for community members experiencing homelessness and being served through shelters in Lincoln and Gaston Counties.
Friday, November 25, 2022

Man & Woman Of Year Awards
Lincoln County's Man & Woman of the Year Awards for 2022 were announced a week ago Thursday (Nov. 17th) at the annual Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce banquet at Vesuvius Vineyards. Tracy Bartger was named Woman of the Year and Bob Smith Man of the Year.
Friday, November 25, 2022

Sheriff Offers Tips For Safe Shopping During Holiday Season
“The holiday season is here and shoppers will be crowding local businesses and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals,” said Sheriff Bill Beam of Lincoln County.
Thursday, November 24, 2022

It Wasn't About the Tea
On Sunday December 11th, the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host an event (2 - 4 pm) at Vesuvius Vineyards.  They'll be celebrating an often misunderstood event in American Revolution history--the Boston Tea Party.
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Zoning Requests Community Involvement Meetings
Three upcoming Community Involvement Meetings for zoning requests will be heard at the January 9, 2023 joint meeting of the Board of Commissioners and Planning Board. A summary of each request is in the article with other important dates.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Cherryville Little Theatre Auditions: Go Wilde!
The theatre is having auditions for Oscar Wilde’s immortal classic, The Importance of Being Earnest on Dec. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. both nights.
Monday, November 21, 2022

LC Senior Services Craft Bazaar Dec. 3
One of the most anticipated Craft Bazaars of the season is the Lincoln County Senior Services Bazaar on Saturday, December 3.
Sunday, November 20, 2022

"Jingle Trails," Christmas Village Coming Soon
Yes, Christmas is coming, and with it come countless fun events. Two are on the horizon in Gaston County, according to sponsor Gaston County Parks and Recreation.
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Johnny B Wins Three
Lincolnton DJ John Barkley has done it again!  He was a triple award winner at the Carolina Beach Music Awards over the weekend (Nov. 11-13) in North Myrtle Beach.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Happy Birthday Jasmine!
On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you.
Monday, November 14, 2022

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants
Most of those who fought on the side of the colonies seeking independence during the Ameridan Revolution were volunteers.  Many of them had never trained as soldiers.  There were also mercenaries--some from France, others German and Spanish, who fought for pay.  When the war ended, some of those volunteers were rewarded with grants for land.
Saturday, November 12, 2022

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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