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New Life Breathed For Shelter & Volunteers
At Monday night’s commissioner’s meeting, Hannah Beaver breathed new life into not only the animals but many volunteers as well. I am one of them.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Humane Voters Of Lincoln County Support No Kill Plan
Our county now has its own personalized No Kill road map, and all the individual constituents (the shelter staff, the director, animal advocacy groups, rescues, fosters, the contracted veterinarian and community volunteers) can see precisely what role they will play in turning this plan into action.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Presidential Retirement Funding
Recent news articles again highlight the ridiculous Federal funding for former Presidents. Former President Obama will receive approximately $400,000 for delivering a single speech. This type of payment is not unique, as similar opportunities exist for all former Presidents, from Mr. Carter, through Mr. Obama.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Lobbyists Once Again Prevail in Raleigh
The most recent example of how many Republican officials are guided by lobbyists more than by principals is the legislation to modernize the NC Beer distribution law was gutted in favor of protecting those who paid to play. This time Republican leadership sacrificed their belief in less regulation and free markets.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Regarding North Carolina Littering Laws
The littering laws of this state are old and out of date (2001). Littering has gotten out of hand in this state and something needs to be done about it.
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Lincoln County Visit By State Superintendent Of Education
Recently I learned the newly elected State Superintendent of Education, accompanied by two Lincoln County elected officials, visited Lincoln County for the Reagan dinner. He visited the charter school but none of the public schools.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chevrons: Sign Of The Times
Few things intrigue me more than design. Somewhere, someplace there are people deciding what we’ll be wearing next season, what color we’ll “like” and what patterns will emerge on clothing, housewares, giftwrap, upholstery and wallpaper.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time To Curb Further Global Warming
Allen Hubbard, a retired geologist and a member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby from Lincolnton writes about curbing further global warming and its accompanying extreme weather events and maintaining a livable planet for our grandchildren.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

In Response To Letter On The Fantasy Sports Proposed Bill
I was appalled by the intentional misinformation printed in the opinion section of your publication this past week and authored by failed candidate for public office Nic Haag. 
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rep. Jason Saine Is Pushing For New Taxes
It turns out our very own Representative to the General Assembly has been pushing a bill, (HB 279) before our state’s government that would require folks running fantasy sports leagues, of any size, to pay a fee to the state plus a share of the revenues.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Community Over Convenience - Stop Dollar General In Iron Station
Sadly, we, the citizens of Iron Station saw firsthand how far the Dollar General Corporation has strayed from the founding family’s concept of small town community spirit and accountability during the recent Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting on March 7th.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Heafner Thanks Herald For Coverage
Well, you did it again! What wonderful coverage you have given us! We really do appreciate it! Message from Carolyn Heafner about our series of articles about the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kiwanis Club Of Lincoln County Celebrates 75 Years Of Helping Children
We have a rich history of members who have taken time out of their busy schedules to assist children in need. Our Annual Pancake Supper is coming up on March 9 - please join us!
Sunday, March 05, 2017

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