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The Cherryville and Catsquare Christmas parades will happen this Saturday (Dec. 9th). Cherryville's parade will march west to east on Main Street this year beginning at 10:30. Catsquare's parade will begin at 1 PM on its usual route. The Dallas …

A Catawba County school bus driver arrested Wednesday (Dec. 6th) for DWI now faces multiple charges of misdemeanor child abuse.

10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2024.

Filing began Monday (Dec. 4th) for the March 5th Primary to the November 2024 election. Several candidates filed for Lincoln County Commissioner and three for the School Board. The big news is that 10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry has announced …

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Maiden, NC man in connection with a break-in and larceny at a Lincoln County business.

On November 28, 2023, the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office requested a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigation involving altering of a court document that occurred in the Lincoln County Courthouse on November 27, 2023.

Nicole Nelson has been named the new Emergency Medical Services Manager for Lincoln County.

This Saturday (Dec. 9th) is the day for the annual Christmas parades in Cherryville and at Catsquare.


The Lincolnton Wolves are still unbeaten after an overtime win Friday night (Dec. 8th) at Burns.

Hickory's Red Tornadoes, champs of the Western Foothills Conference, won the NCHSAA 3A football championship Friday night (Dec. 8th) in Chapel Hill.

The Lincolnton boys, East Lincoln girls and Bandys boys basketball teams are all still unbeaten after Tuesday night (Dec. 5th) games. The North Lincoln girls lost Wednesday for the first time this season. The Foard girls are also unbeaten. Here …

Here are the latest scores & schedule from high school wrestling.

Here are the latest scores and schedule from high school basketball.

Only two area football teams were still playing in the NCHSAA football playoffs. After Friday night's West Region championship, only one. Hickory won a very close 15th victory without a loss while Shelby's season ended at Reidsville.


Cherryville and Catsquare held their annual Christmas parades Saturday (Dec. 9th).

Carroll, a member of Girl Scout Troop 2305, created a sensory music wall at Lincolnton High School for students in the special education/adaptive classes so they could enjoy and benefit from the skills music brings.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies will begin delivering the toys in the Adam, Baker, Charlie and Denver Districts on December 14, 2023.

It's arrival was a little later this year than in years past, but the Nativity Scene that has graced the Lincoln County courthouse lawn in downtown Lincolnton was put in place on Tuesday (Dec. 5th) and will remain there through …

Cherryville will have its Christmas parade this Saturday morning starting at 10:30, but you may want to visit the town during the evening to see the new Christmas lights they've added this year.

There will be a meet-and-greet in Lincolnton, today (Dec. 5) at 6 p.m.; the West Lincoln Library on Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.; Shanklin Library in Denver on Dec. 8, also at 4:30 p.m.; and the Lincoln County Library on …


We’re given just a little glimpse of Mary and Joseph before Jesus was born.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son...

The Lord shall reign ...

But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt...

Lighting the Tree Project, Community Breakfasts, Parents Morning Out, Living Nativity and more; PLUS more dates to save for upcoming events! Email your events to us.

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that...

Commentary & Features

The Catawba Valley SAR & Jacob Forney Chapter DAR held an event Saturday in Lincolnton and the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter DAR holds its annual commemorative tea Sunday (Dec. 10th) recalling the Boston Tea Party. It was one of the events …

Two local events this weekend (Dec. 9th & 10th) will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which happened on Dec. 16, 1772. That may cause some to ask, what does the Boston Tea Party have to do …

In this season of parades and parties and other holiday season activities, it is my hope that you will take time to remember--and share--the true meaning of Christmas.

I follow my mother’s rule: no Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, that red-haired stepchild of a holiday, is squeezed ever tighter between jack-o-lanterns and Santa Claus.

According to the late historian, Michael Gannon (1927-2017), the first Thanksgiving actually occurred in St. Augustine, Fla., in 1565.

This is another in the series of articles from the DAR & SAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.


MAIDEN, N.C. - Gary Neal “Tun” Warren, age 77, of Goodson Road, Maiden passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023.

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Fred Vincent Bennett Jr., 74, of Claremont died December 4, 2023 at Catawba Valley Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

MAIDEN, N.C. - Peggy Joyce Dellinger, 83, of Maiden, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023 at her residence.

NEWTON, N.C. - Ann Harrington Burt, 89, of Newton, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Abernethy Laurels.

CONOVER, N.C. - Exie Cole Little, 79, of Conover passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Catawba Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.

NEWTON, N.C. - Carolyn Mae James Leonard, age 94, of Abernethy Laurels in Newton and formerly of Hoke Street in Lincolnton, passed away Friday, December 1, 2023.


Job Listings for the Week of December 10, 2023 include a Cost Accountant, Warehouse Operator, Bag Packer, Mechanic, Inside Sales Manager and More!

Job Listings for the Week of December 3, 2023 include cost accountant, warehouse operator, bag packer, store associate and more. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

This event will showcase traditional arts, trades, and yuletide pioneer traditions.

Job Listings for the Week of November 13, 2023. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

Crouse United Methodist Church/CUMC Outreach Class sponsors “Lighting the Tree” as a project to help support Christian Ministries of Lincoln County.

Today In History

Today in History in 1851 the first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal; in 1902 Margaret Hamilton, American schoolteacher, actress and voice artist was born; and in 1979 the eradication of the smallpox virus is certified.

Today in History the following notables passed away - 1980 singer-songwriter John Lennon; in 1982 singer-songwriter Marty Robbins; and in 2016 John Glenn, the first American astronaut to go into orbit.

Today in 1941 The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Today in 1492 after exploring the island of Cuba for gold Christopher Columbus lands on an island he names Hispaniola; in 1790 the U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia; and in 1884 the Washington Monument is completed.

Today in 1831 former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives; in 1848 in a message to the U.S. Congress, President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in …

Today in 1783 at Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington bids farewell to his officers; in 1865 North Carolina ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, followed soon by Georgia.

State News

This week, NC By Train added another daily round trip between Raleigh and Charlotte.

Lincolnton doesn't have a municipal election in 2023, but many towns do; and a voter ID will be required.

Lincoln County's unemployment rate for April was the 6th lowest in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the six inductees that will comprise the 2023 class scheduled to be enshrined during the annual induction ceremony on October 19 at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center. Inductees include Scotty McCreery, …

NC MedAssist earned a 2023 Gold/Silver/Bronze Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinic's mission is building healthy communities for all through quality, equitable, accessible healthcare. 

New Website Will Engage Communities Statewide Around Resilience

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