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What began as an arrest for probation violation turned into a drug bust on Sunday in Newton.

State Representative Jason Saine has released the following information about items for Lincoln County in the state budget passed late last week.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective J. Lail located a runaway who is safe and back in foster care.

The NC Highway Patrol has reported another fatality involving a speeding motorcycle.

Detective D. Houser discussed law enforcement considerations during traffic stops and gave an overview of traffic crimes and citations.

Two people were arrested on felony warrants Thursday (September 21, 2023) after a brief standoff with Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies.

A Mooresboro man is the latest arrested in the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office's crackdown on illegal drug sales in the county.

It's not a repeat of pandemic, but cases of COVID-19 have increased. Even if you were previously vaccinated, the CDC recommends you get the new vaccine that targets the latest COVID variation.


Here are the soccer & volleyball schedules thru Oct. 5th.

Here are the scores from Friday night's games.

Here's the football schedule for this week and info on where you can hear the games if you are unable to attend.

Here's the latest from high school tennis.

Maiden continues to dominate the Catawba Valley Conference volleyball standings; in the Western Foothills Conference, North Iredell is on top. Here's the latest from volleyball updated Sept. 21st.

The West Lincoln girls golf team won again on Monday. Here's the latest from high school & middle school golf.


Highland School of Technology earns the coveted national honor for a second time.

Job Listings for the Week of September 24 2023. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

Happy Tails is having a two T-shirt logo sponsor fundraiser. The sponsorship submission deadline is Oct. 31. They are raising funds to assist with the vet care of many Rottweller dogs.

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. to consider several matters.

The Lincoln County Schools ESL Center is open and available to our families throughout the school year as well as in the summer. Teachers, principals, social workers, and nurses all benefit from the services they provide.

Job Listings for the Week of September 17, 2023. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.


Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit...

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses...

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends...

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess...

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this...

Music Jam, Country Breakfast, Concerts and more! Save the dates for more upcoming events also! Email your events to us at [email protected].

Commentary & Features

As more of our state’s acreage is developed and our population continues to grow, we’ll have more people actively living and recreating in areas where homes and forest and woodlands meet.

Make plans now for a government shutdown--it's coming!

It seems like four years is such a short time span when we start talking about the Presidential elections. It seems like it is happening earlier and earlier.

"What's the point of going to the public hearings; they're just going to do what they want to do anyway!"

Something we all can identify with as we get older.... Pain!

Before the Battle of Fishing Creek (detailed in a recent article), the Battle of Camden was fought. It was a major victory for the British in the Revolutionary War.


MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Betty Sue Cornwell Schrum, age 93, of Blossom Ridge Drive in Mooresville, and formerly of Lincolnton, died on Friday, September 22, 2023.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Michael Wayne Crawley, 63, of Lincolnton passed away peacefully Thursday, September 21, 2023 in his home.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Harold "Jerry" Ballenger, 86, of Lincolnton passed away on September 18, 2023 at Charlotte Health and Rehabilitation Center.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Anthony “Tony” Roome, age 82, of Lincolnton passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Atrium Health, Lincoln.

MAIDEN, N.C. - James “Jim” Herman Hickman of Maiden passed away on September 19 at the age of 76 surrounded by the love of his family.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Jessica Lynn Propst, 42, of Horsehoe Lake Road, Lincolnton, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023.


Victory Life Church will host their first annual car show with no entry fee from on Saturday, October 14. Donations are welcome. SPACES ARE LIMITED.

The entrance to the Community is from the Reepsville Road, near the Valero Gas Station west of Lincolnton, N.C.

Just 1-1/2 blocks away from Main Street, within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Are you looking for a place to rent?

Today In History

Today in 1777 during the American Revolution Philadelphia is evacuated by Congress and Lancaster, Pennsylvania becomes capital of the United States for one day; and in 1928 The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.

Today in 1789 George Washington appointed Thomas Jefferson as the first United States Secretary of State; in 1969 The Beatles released their last recorded album; and in 1981 American tennis star Serena Williams was born.

Largely because of the efforts of Representative James Madison, who studied the deficiencies of the Constitution, Congress approved twelve articles of amendment on September 25, 1789, and submitted them to the states for ratification.

Today in 1846 General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey during the Mexican-American War, in 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt named Devils Tower a National Monument; and in 1991 Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator passed away.

Famous Birthdays today, Ray Charles was born in 1930, Julio Iglesias in 1943, and in 1949 Bruce Springsteen.

Today in 1692 the last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials was held; in 1761 George III and Charlotte were crowned King and Queen of Great Britain; and in 1776 Nathan Hale was hanged for …

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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