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Jeremy Richard Gales, 37, and Megan Danielle Johnson, 34, contacted the Linoln County Sheriff’s Office and met with investigating officer Detective J. Woodard in Lincolnton.

Charles “Block” Smith Gymnasium was recently sold for $50,000 to noted historic group Preservation, NC.

UNCC is among 12 UNC System public universities to receive dedicated funding to address North Carolina’s nursing work force shortage.

Based off information in the case detectives were able to determine the identity of the suspects in both cases. Charles Raymond Stancil was arrested and charged while Savoy Starr is facing charges. Starr has yet to be located and arrested.

Jeremy Richard Gales, 37 and Megan Danielle Johnson, 34, were last seen leaving the residence on July 15, 2024 in the 3500 block of Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC.

Davidson College’s Dr. Denise Simpson has been appointed to a new post at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

After his military service, Tyler Russell worked as a welder and a pipefitter. But you might say that pipefitting wasn’t the right fit for Russell.

Deputies arrived on the scene and took the victim’s son into custody and Lincoln County EMS quickly rendered aid and transported the victim to the hospital.

Sports

The Carolina River Rats 8U is an elite youth travel baseball team based out of Lincolnton. This past weekend they won the 2024 Top Gun SouthEastern Summer World Series Championship!

Coach and SBI agent honored by Mount Holly Sports Hall of Fame

Join us in Cherryville, N.C., for an action-packed week of baseball fun! Enjoy seven days filled with exciting activities, including a free concert by the Band of Oz, a parade of teams, our prestigious Hall of Fame event, an exhilarating …

Even at his young age, he’s cycling his way to greatness in the sport of motocross. He’s rising second-grader Lucas Bradshaw, and at just 7 years old, he’s already making quite the name for himself on the motocross circuit.

One look at this muscular athlete––one of three co-owners of the Rock Fitness in Lincolnton––will show you that McGill is one guy who definitely knows how to take care of himself.

A New York Rangers jersey bearing the number 30 will forever hang in the rafters at Madison Square Garden. The retired jersey honors NHL Hall of Fame goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who retired after a 15-year career with the Rangers due …

Community

Free monthly educational program on Thursday, August 8, 2024, at the Catawba County Library Main Branch, Lower Level, 115 West C Street, in Newton. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.

Experience a five-acre sunflower field at historic Hart Square Village! Take pictures, pick a bouquet, and enjoy bluegrass and old-time music.

American Legion State Tournament & Events, Senior Fest, Lincolnton ComicCon, LTG Annual Meeting, Alive After 5 with The Tonez, and more dates to save for upcoming events. Check out what is happening in our area!Email your Community Events to us …

Partners Health Management (serving Gaston, Lincoln and other counties) and Gaston County health officials wanted to share information about available resources for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or having suicidal thoughts.

CVCC earned “gold chapter of distinction” for the eighth straight year and received the “outstanding chapter” award for 11 consecutive years.

Sophie was a beautiful, spunky, little daredevil. She loved riding dirt bikes, being outside and playing with her cousins. She had a smile that could steal anyone’s heart. This special little toddler passed away after an accident, July 4.

Religion

Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill...

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance...

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away...

With this summer’s extreme heat, Christian Ministry wants you to think of the elderly and homeless.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High...

How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you...

Commentary & Features

On July 19, 1779, without consulting either political or military authorities, Massachusetts launched a 4,000-man naval expedition commanded by Commodore Dudley Saltonstall, Adjutant General Peleg Wadsworth, Brigadier General Solomon Lovell and Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere.

On July 6, 1775, the Second Continental Congress issued a pamphlet entitled "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms", which was written by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson. The declaration lists American grievances but denies any intent …

I’ve followed election cycles for more than 60 years and learned much of what I know at the family dinner table.

In this, another in the series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026, Jennifer Baker tells more about in 1775 the Second Continental Congress drafted an Olive Branch Petition to King George …

In this, another in the series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026, Jennifer Baker writes about SC Governor Edward Rutledge .

This past weekend, I was part of a commemoration of a Revolutionary War battle. It’s not the first time, I’ve donned my “18th century” garments, braved the heat and humidity to pay tribute to area patriots who answered the call …

Obituaries

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Rosa “Tennie” Boyd Isaac, age 80, of Tin Mine Road in Lincolnton, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2024.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph Pinkney Lineberger Jr., of Lincolnton, on Thursday, July 18, 2024.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Walter Furman Martin Jr., age 88, of Mirror Lake Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, July 18, 2024.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Chad Lee Smith, age 51, of Carriage Lane in Lincolnton, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2024.

Colby Setzer, loving husband and father, friend to many, heart of gold, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife on Thursday, July 18, 2024.

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Linda Lee Henderson Greene, 77, of Claremont, fell asleep in Christ on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.

Classifieds

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies the transportation projects that GCLMPO and NCDOT plan to undertake over the next ten years.

Job Listings for the Week of July 14, 2024. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

Huge Moving Sale at 1173 Cat Square Rd., Vale, NC on Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The 67 outdoor warning sirens within a 10 mile radius of the McGuire Nuclear Station will test between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 10, 2024. No public action is required.

Job Listings for the Week of June 30, 2024. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

Job Listings for the Week of June 23, 2024 include a Purchasing Manager, Aluminum Welder, a Residential Sales Specialist, School System Jobs and more!

Today In History

Today in 1903 the Ford Motor Company sells its first car; in 1930 a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Italy kills 1,425 people; and in 1962 Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted Transatlantic TV program.

Today in 1587 a second group of English settlers arrives on Roanoke Island off present-day North Carolina to re-establish a deserted colony.

Today In 2011 NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Today in 1969 Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first human landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours …

Today In 1980 the Summer Olympics in Moscow begin. Some Western countries, including the United States and West Germany, boycott the event; in 1996 the Summer Olympics in Atlanta begin, with Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic flame.

Today In 1969 Apollo 11 makes preparations for landing on the Moon; and in 1976 Gymnast Nadia Comaneci, aged 14, scores first ever perfect 10 at the Olympics.

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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