Lincoln County

Missing man in Lincoln County found, Silver Alert cancelled

A missing Lincoln County man was located overnight in Buncombe County, Asheville.

Lincoln County man arrested after attempting to break into homes, vehicles

Man sentenced to 78-100 years in prison for 2017 deadly shootout in Lincoln Co.

REPORT: Couple beat man with brick, two-by-four when he tried to break up their fight

  Man charged after missing NC woman killed, tossed off bridge

  Farmers feeling effects of drought in the Carolinas

  Unsealed warrants point to more victims of Lincoln Co. principal accused of sex with students

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Teen reported missing Sunday found, returned to parents

Deputies looking for missing 16-year-old in Lincoln County

Man located after being reported missing from rest home in Lincoln County

  Your tax dollars funding new school bus security cameras, already catching cars illegally passing stopped buses

  Police, school district alerted to concerns with Lincolnton principal a decade before arrest for sex crimes, records show

  Multiple local government websites attacked by hackers

Man tied up, shot during home invasion in Lincoln County

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at a home on Country Club Road around 2:15 a.m.

Two killed in Lincoln County crash

Troopers say the fatal crash happened on NC 182 near Sorrells Baxter Road. A 2014 Ford Mustang ran off the road, struck a fence, overturned and struck a utility pole.

  33-year-old man reported missing in Lincoln County

According to the Lincolnton Police Department, 33-year-old Benjamin (Ben) T. Guynn was last seen leaving his home in the City of Lincolnton on Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m.

  Family of drowned teen finally receives funeral funds from online fundraiser

They say figuring out the process to receive the money will be the last piece to close this chapter.

Lincolnton High gets new leader after former principal charged with student sex crimes

Missing Lincoln Co. woman, last seen leaving jewelry store with man, found safe

  Former Lincolnton HS Principal charged with multiple sex crimes with student

Deputy, woman seriously injured in head-on collision in Lincoln County

NC woman looking for family of soldier who wrote 1944 letter from war

Sheriff: Man knocked female unconscious, stabbed man who tried to intervene multiple times

Governor signs state disaster declaration for Catawba, Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted his request for a disaster declaration for Mecklenburg County and Catawba County, and the contiguous counties of Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Union.

  ‘She was one of a kind’ Hundreds gather to remember teen who drowned in South Fork River

Wednesday, several hundred people were scattered across the front lawn of West Lincoln High School, singing, praying, holding candles, and remembering.

  Early blooms spelled bumper crop instead of disaster for Lincoln County peach crop

When peach trees started blooming in February in Lincoln County, many growers feared the worst. A hard freeze from that point on could have spelled disaster for the the 2019 crop. Not this year.

  Sheriff: ‘Savage’ assault by inmates leaves detention officers with concussion, stitches

As officers were physically moving an unruly inmate to his cell, the report states, two other inmates came up behind the detention officers and began assaulting them.

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend after receiving Father’s Day gift

Deputies say 34-year-old Jeremy Samuel Paris Sartin left the mother of his child with a swollen eye, a bruised nose, dried blood in her nostrils, and marks on her face.

Lincoln County man accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

Deputies say they received the sex assault report on May 22 and interviewed the victim, who provided details of the alleged encounters.

Charlotte man charged with firing handgun into occupied business

Deputies say 39-year-old Emery Demario McQuiller fired a 9 mm handgun at Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab shop employees through an open door around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. The business is located on NC 16 Business Highway.

  Friends mourn Lincoln County man who died in motorcycle collision with fallen tree

Jacob Chase, 24, of Lincoln County, died early Wednesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a tree that had fallen in the road.

Man accused of shooting at employees through door of Lincoln County business

Deputies say 39-year-old Emery Demario McQuiller fired a 9 mm handgun at Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab shop employees through an open door around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. The business is located on NC 16 Business Highway.

  Motorcyclist killed after striking fallen tree in road in Lincoln County

The crash happened around 2 a.m. along Highway 73 near Club Drive and N. Pilot Knob Road, closing the area.

  Sergeant raises $12K for family of fallen Officer Jordan Sheldon

A sergeant in Lincoln County raised $12,000 and presented a check to the mother and brother of fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon Monday afternoon.

Man okay after tree limbs crush deck at home in Lincoln County

High winds blew down big limbs on the man’s car, truck, and crushed his deck.

Lincoln Co. woman still missing after five years

Toasha Nicole Rice also known as Nikki Green on her Facebook page was last seen leaving a friend’s home on Eaker Road in western Lincoln County on May 26, 2014.

  Man charged with robbing, assaulting date he met online

A Taylorsville man says he was knocked out and robbed by a man he met on a dating site earlier this week. The alleged attacker is still being sought.

  94-year-old NC woman meets son after 67 years of searching

Now, after decades of searching, the pair had a long-awaited reunion, in the Charlotte airport. Greg Wendt met his 94-year-old mom.

  Lincolnton father charged after child wounded in accidental shooting

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an incident that occurred Sunday morning in which a 1-year-old was shot and wounded while reportedly playing with a 3-year-old inside of a residence.

  117 pounds of cocaine worth $6.4 million seized in largest drug bust ever in Lincoln County

A search of the vehicle turned up cocaine weighing 117 pounds. Officials say the street value of the cocaine was estimated at $6.4 million and is by far the largest drug bust ever in Lincoln County.

  Lincoln County sheriff gets resourceful with his deputies to make sure Lake Norman is safe this summer

The same officers who watch your kids at school will be watching you this summer at the lake. School resource officers, or SROs, in Lincoln County are going to be monitoring Lake Norman once school lets out for the summer.

$4 AMC kids deal includes movie ticket and snacks

“Summer Movie Camp” is $4 plus tax every Wednesday and includes a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack. The deal is available all summer long!

Lincoln County man charged with sexually assaulting teen girl

Daniel Ray Harris, 52, is charged with one count each of statutory rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child.

17-year-old killed, 3 injured in Lincoln County crash

The wreck happened just before 3 p.m. on Startown Road near the intersection of Eva Court, about one mile north of Lincolnton Middle School.

  Tombstones, cars ruined after tornado hits Lincoln County

Cleanup continues just days after an EF-0 tornado touched down in Gaston County and traveled just north of Lincolnton.

19-year-old reported missing in Lincoln County found safe

Noah Andrew Ayers, who is believed to be suffering from a cognitive impairment, has been located and is safe, officials say.

  Missing Lincolnton man safely returns home

Officials say 32-year-old Riley Ray Higgins, who was last seen by his fiancée Monday morning as she was leaving for work, returned home Wednesday night.

NC manufacturer to pay more than $22K in back wages after DOL uncovers wage, child labor violations

A North Carolina manufacturer will pay more than $22,000 in back wages after the U.S. Department of Labor uncovered wage and child labor violations by the employer.

Lincoln County man accused of sexually assaulting two children

Deputies say Guzman confessed to inappropriately touching the children during an interview Thursday.

Wanted man accused of carjacking coworker with knife could be in Gaston County

Brandon Wayne Morefield, 33, is wanted on one felony count each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle in connection with an incident that occurred Wednesday morning.

  Mother charged in lawnmower accident that seriously injured 8-year-old son

Eight-year-old Braiden Brown and his 2-year-old sister were riding with Brown’s mother on a zero-turn lawnmower when Brown fell off and was struck by the blades on his left leg and both hands. Ashley Holt was arrested Monday on one count of felony negligent child abuse with serious bodily injury.

Two rabies cases reported in Lincoln County

The dogs exposed in both cases had previously received their rabies vaccination and only required a booster vaccination and a home quarantine.

Stolen car taken during carjacking found after police chase in Lincoln Co.

The car came back stolen after a Sanford police officer ran the license plate on the tan Honda Accord.

Man struck by bullet, injured while working on crane tower in Lincoln County

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, one person suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg while working on a crane tower at the Lake Norman Quarry.

  Report: Dogs starved to death in kennels after owner ‘forgot’ about them

The investigation began when a utilities worker turning off power to the home spotted one of the deceased dogs in a kennel in the yard.

  Neighbor offers helping hand after boy injured in NC lawnmower accident

Tattoo artist Josh Mayes is hoping his talents illustrating tattoos can help raise money for a little boy who was seriously hurt during a lawnmower incident in Lincoln County.

  Lincoln County 8-year-old suffers severe injuries after falling from mower

An 8-year-old boy has been airlifted to a Charlotte hospital after falling from a mower that was being ridden by his mother.

  2 arrested after woman assaults deputy serving warrants at Lincoln County home

Officials say two people were arrested after a woman assaulted a deputy who was trying to serve felony arrest warrants in western Lincoln County Friday.

Lincoln County narcotics sting leads to arrest, seizure of over $150K in methamphetamine

Over four pounds of methamphetamine have been seized by officials as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation in North and South Carolina.

Lincoln County police chase ends in suspect’s arrest on drug charges

A police chase that spanned several miles took place in Lincoln County Saturday evening after a suspect with multiple arrest orders was observed in a behaving suspiciously in a Walmart parking lot.

Two women accused of assaulting man with disability with metal broom handle

Authorities say witnesses told officials that is when the women struck the victim several times with a metal broom handle.

  Duo arrested after store owner stabbed, vehicle stolen

32-year-old Billy Joe Franklin III, of Cherryville and 27-year-old Jessica Mae Nations of Gastonia are wanted in connection to a robbery and assault in Lincoln County.

Man who escaped patrol car found 2 days later, still in handcuffs

He has now been charged with larceny of handcuffs in addition to his other charges.

Silver Alert cancelled after missing Lincoln County teenager found safe

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for an 18-year-old female who has been missing since Friday afternoon.

Man initially reported as missing, now wanted for outstanding charges

A Lincoln County man who was initially reported as missing, is now wanted on outstanding charges.

Parent charged with assaulting driver’s education teacher at high school

A Lincoln County parent was charged with assaulting a driver’s education teacher at West Lincoln High School Saturday.

  33-year-old man reported missing from Lincoln County

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, officials are asking for the public’s help in finding 33-year-old Justin Wayne Anthony, who went missing from a residence in western Lincoln County.

Business owner holds suspect at gunpoint until officials arrive

A Lincoln County business owner held a suspect at gunpoint after he attempted to take off with a pickup truck filled with tools.

  West Lincoln Middle School teachers look to reach students in ways that go beyond academics with ‘Zen room’

School teachers are starting to notice that your child’s needs go beyond Math, English or Science. At West Lincoln Middle School, teachers and counselors have created something that’s called the ‘Zen Room’ for emotional support.

  Center looks to help immigrants, first of its kind in Lincolnton

We’ve seen a growing number of people from other countries make their way here to call the Charlotte area home, even the rural areas like in Lincoln County.

  Missing 23-year-old Lincoln County man has been located

Trevor Alan Drennen, 23 of Arden Drive in Lincolnton, was reported missing Monday.

Deputies: Man shoots roommate in hand during argument over loud music

Detectives arrived at the scene and learned that the two men had gotten into an argument because one of the roommates was playing his music too loudly.

Lincoln Co. pair sentenced to prison in child sex assault case

Douglas Glenn Queen Jr, 29, of Maiden, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and felony child abuse. The charges stem from a case involving a toddler that was first reported in September, 2018.

Missing Lincoln Co. woman found safe

On Thursday, family members said they had made contact with Mims and that she was fine.

  Denver woman in the running to become 2018 World Games Athlete of the Year

Denver, NC's Jennifer Thompson is on her way to becoming a household name in a sport that’s becoming more popular in here in the U.S.

  Crash kills woman, leaves 4-year-old son unharmed

The deadly wreck happened around 9:15 a.m. on NC 182 near Harmon Road.

Man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting young teen

Timothy Dishman, 45, was charged with second-degree kidnapping in connection to an incident that happened in September in Catawba County.

  Missing Lincoln Co. woman found after last seen going to dinner with man in November

Katlyn Marie Combs was reported missing by her stepmother on Old Lincolnton Crouse Road. She was last seen around 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 when she left to go out to dinner with a white male driving a full-size white pickup truck.

Lincolnton juvenile apprehended after failure to return to custody

State and local law enforcement officials have apprehended a Lincoln County juvenile.

2 struck while crossing street, 1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Lincoln County

According to Lincoln County Communications, the accident happened Friday evening along King Wilkinson Road and Lee Lawing Road.

  Elementary principal in Lincoln Co. arrested for misdemeanor assault of child

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lincoln County Schools principal on Tuesday and charged him with misdemeanor assault of a child.